Great place, spendy but 5 star elegant dining with outstanding service
Ernie's is a great restaurant, located in the heart of the central valley. The combination of fresh ingredients and a highly skilled kitchen, make for some of the best food in all the valley. Their Filet Mignon is comparable to other fine dining locations in Napa, and the San Francisco Bay Area. I would also recommend the Ribeye. If you get either of these steaks, I would recommend their bourbon mushroom sauce.
I would recommend this place if you are in the neighborhood and would like a meal that will not disappoint.
Annual Valentine’s dinner with another couple. This is our third year coming to Ernie’s
The food is good not great; the service was extremely slow, disorganized, and simply lacking. The manager was helpful but the evening was ruined by then.
This was our first time at Ernie’s. The service was outstanding from the moment we stepped in the door to the time we left. The food was delicious and our steaks cooked to our liking. We have been to several top notch steakhouses and restaurants so we were pleased with Ernie’s.
portions for the main course was quite satisfying, cooked to perfection. Very tasty. Our Valentine's Day experience, though expensive, was worth it. the only thing we all felt (party of 4) , and remarked on ,to each other, was that we hardly lifted our forks off the plates for the last bite of each of the 5 courses, when someone appeared to hurriedly take away the plates, giving us the feeling that they wanted us to be done and out. I think a brief"May I take your plates?" would be a nicer approach. I definitely do want to go back and try their regular menu and see if the food is as good as on this special occasion. For such a nice restaurant, the noise level was very high, in the area in which we were seated, almost like you are in a school auditorium, though the room was small. They need some sound-absorbing surfaces. The chef made his very quick and perfunctory pass-by greeting, like a mailman dropping off letters,moving just as quickly as when our plates were removed.
Food was top notch. Service suffered as I think they were understaffed. 2 1/2 hrs is ok for dinner if it's initiated by the client.
The chef is amazing and the food was delicious. The Server was delightful.
Wonderful atmosphere and great food
The menu was so expensive for the quality of food that was served.
A bit expensive but worth every penny. Service was excellent food was excellent small appetizer portions but very delicious
Very friendly service and very good food.
An excellent wine list.
The food and service were good. It is a great restaurant considering there is not another fine dining place on the area. I would definitely return.
Delicious!! I had the halibut special with Brussels sprout bacon risotto and the seasonal veggies-yum! Excellent service! Can’t wait until we come back....
For the first time in many dinners at Ernie’s I received both bad food and poor service. The foie gras first course was obviously precooked and then not brought back to serving temp. The halibut was severely over cooked. Our wait person quick dropped off plates and said he would be right back to see how things were. He didn’t return for thirty minutes. The manager walked by at the end of the meal and without actually stopping looked at us and asked “So how were you dinners, good?” And then just kept walking.
My go to place for food, service and atmosphere. Best place in Valley by far.
A little loud but overall very comfortable with fantastic food! Definitely go!
The food, desert, cocktails were all excellent. I was not the least bit disappointed in any aspect of the meal. We were pleasantly surprised to find the restaurant and Lounge had a very cool vibe. We set out to Manteca looking for a new restaurant adventure and we were extremely pleased with the experience.
We've been to Ernie's before and just like our previous dinners ,I have no complaints. We started withThe Duck liver and the octopus for appetizer. It was fabulous. Cesar salad before our steaks came out. Tri-tip for my husband and filet for me. Both were fabulous. Don't change a thing. Was very satisfied. This place is a bit pricey but I don't mind paying $300 plus for a outstanding meal. Very happy
We love Ernie’s — wonderful place, great ambiance and service, and wow, the food is fantastic. Hands down, Ernie’s is THE gem of the Central Valley.
Lovely! Good food, wine, and dessert. Nice ambiance. Good find!!
The staff was excellent and the food was very good. They have a great wine list also.
Everything was great
We plan to come back with friends and family.
Erine’s is simply the best around. Two thumbs up and five stars!!!
Possibly one of the best meals I’ve ever had! The service was outstanding, the food was outstanding and the halibut was above and beyond outstanding !
Ernie’s is a great find. Will go back again and again.
We celebrated my son's bday here. It was just perfect for a special treat. Everything was excellent from service to the quality of food. It's tricky to find since it's in the getto. They should put a sign in the front but it's right next to the casino.
I've always had a very nice dining experience st Ernie's and will always recommend it. It is pricey though
The menu is diverse, gourmet, and menu changes seasonally. The Chef tries new menu items and is always receptive to feedback. The wait staff are professional. This restaurant is a hiden gem in Manteca, if you are looking for a fine dining experience this is the place.
Service was excellent. Food choices were delicious from soup and salad through the entree and dessert.
Loved it! Food, ambiance, service were all fabulous!
Food was very good, though I was disappointed with the French onion soup. Excellent wine list! Reasonably priced overall. Wonderful decor.
A hidden treasure in Manteca. Little known place but big on service and ambiance. It was well worth the price.
Delicious dinner and very good service! We were celebrating our anniversary and the little touches like a personalized menu and wait staff wishing us a happy anniversary made it special. The seared scallops are amazing, as is the affogato for dessert.
My wife really like the place because it made her feel like our secret hidden restaurant. The lobster was great, but the steak could have been better for the price. It didn't taste like it was freshly prepared. It was sub par compared to El Rancho's steak. Overall I give them a 4 out of 5. The service a 5 of 5.
When you see the location of Ernie's in a strip mall next to a casino, you wonder what you have gotten into. Then you walk inside to an elegant, beautifully appointed dining room with linen and soft leather banquettes that is quiet and peaceful. The wait staff is impeccable , knowledgeable and accommodating, and the food is excellent, but just a little pricey. Very impressed and happy we went.
Great place for special occasions. It was our 40th wedding anniversary. Service is excellent. Ambience was excellent. The food is excellent as well. I had the scallops which were awesome. My husband had the lamb, same thing he had last time. This time it wasn't quite as flavorful. It needed more seasoning . But it was still great!
Great place! But pricy...
We were surprised when we entered what appeared on the outside to be rather simple building. We were pleasantly surprised on the inside. We enjoyed great food and great service. Even the menu had written across the top, "Congratulations on your 49th anniversary." We were very impressed. We will be back.
Took my wife for our wedding anniversary. She said it was the best meal she has ever had. We started with appetizers, soup of the day, main course, and ended with dessert. The staff knew it was our anniversary and they told us several times "Happy anniversary" the chef also came out and wished us a happy anniversary as well. The menu was personalized for us as well with once again happy anniversary.
Our waiter was outstanding he was there when we needed him but never rushing us. I had the halibut special my husband had the filet both were perfectly cooked