Garre Cafe

4.6
820 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Experience old Italy as the scent of freshly baked focaccia bread sets the mood for a truly moving dining experience. With a beautiful Italian garden, wine barrels and surrounding vineyards the stress and worry of the day disappear. Enjoy our eclectic menu featuring California cuisine with a Mediterranean influence paired with our handcrafted wines. With both indoor and outdoor seating the café is perfect for a business lunch, an intimate date or family gatherings.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 820 people are saying
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vipGo4dining
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall we were very satisfied. The wait staff was very attentive, friendly and courteous.

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StarrTrek
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. Dined outdoors. Beautiful day.

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AKNG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This restaurant has good food, nice ambience and great service!

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vipLocalWineVoyager
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor dining next to a firepit.
The food was great and the server was amazing.
We were a small family group and had a great time.
Sparkling wine with appetizers and Sangiovese with the main courses paired perfectly.

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JoyceK
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The setting is wonderful up on a bit of a hill with vineyards and hills below. The heating in the tent needs work. The table next to us was heated by something that looked and sounded like a vacuum cleaner. Very hard for us to hear ourselves talk. Surely there's a quiet way to produce heat.

The calamari appetizer was extraordinary but the smoked salmon on flat bread was dry and overpriced.

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RobinP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a very nice lunch outside on the patio - birthday celebration COVID style. Hooked on the lavender mimosa (didn't expect to like it).

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vipChris
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Garre Cafe never disappoints. Great place to enjoy their wines after picking some up in the tasting room.

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scotalan
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting, good menu and wine choices. Friendly and efficient staff.

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GoodEats
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We wanted somewhere to celebrate our friends birthday, and we wanted a nice place and indoors! This spot hit all our marks - great wine list, awesome appetizers, dinner was delicious and desert was my favorite!! Love a restaurant where you can tell the product was made from scratch!! We truly enjoyed our night out here at Garre! The staff was fun and very attentive. Thanks all!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic as always. The service was great. We felt comfortable with the spacing and attention to following health protocols.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was delicious on the patio. All was good except the heaters were not working and it was a little chilly on the patio .

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JanisD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A terrific and safe environment. The food, atmosphere and the entire team was terrifc.

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prabalikag
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food quality was great. Everything tasted delicious and served at the right temperature.

Service could have been better.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love, love, live this place. Fabulous food, fabulous space and fabulous staff. Can’t wait foe my next visit.

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Dave
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last 2-previous times we were there, I had the halibut, which has always been one on of my favorites, but this time I went for the carbonara. Wow! It was absolutely delicious and such a generous helping I took about a third of it home with me. I may never have halibut there again unless they abandon the carbonara. Of course we also had the fried olives as an appetizer, which is what we always do. Even if you don't have any need, visit the wash room - its the best one I've ever seen.
Dave

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LorraineF
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was light and pleasant. The server was personable, focused and timely. The menu had a variety from hamburgers to Mixed green salads. The desserts were kind of exotic and everything I expected. I would recommend this cafe for a casual lunch, a business lunch or a romantic lunch.

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JillF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Selection of food great, nice size portions on plates, friendly service. Went early had a great table, around 1pm is busy!

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vipmmcampi
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was nice eat indoors with COVID practices in place. The food didn’t miss a beat. Service was terrific! We will be back to eat again soon!

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vipMarilynW
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely outdoor meal that felt safe and comfortable. All COVID precautions were being taken be the hostess and servers, although I was surprised that other guests didn't mask up when servers came to their tables. Our food was delicious and we'd definitely go back for outdoor seating again since it's a very spacious patio.

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SheilaE
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a beautiful day. I loved it! Food was excellent and affordable. Great mimosas.

JK
JoyceK
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Livermore wine country is beautiful, and the outdoor seating allows you to really experience casual dining at it's best, but the food is not casual necessarily, as they have may items that are not "sandwich or pizza" If you have time to sit and enjoy, this is a great place to go to spend it.

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vipWilliam
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A nice place to dine outside, some views, good table spacing. Try the "gravy" if you never have.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, Soothing ambiance, & Excellent service!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience2

They didn’t have propane for the outdoor heaters!

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Rovina
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Was excited to eat here however was a little disappointed. Since we can’t sit indoors, I assumed that their heaters would work. None of their heaters worked. The bread was cold but overall the food was decent. They can add some string lights and make the outdoor patio a little more welcoming and warm. Not sure if I’d go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hidden gem! The owner came around to check on everyone and was very nice. The food and service was great!

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TomJ
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

My lunch was excellent, but my wife was served the wrong salad. They were nice and brought her a side of tomatoes and cucumbers. She liked it, but would have preferred what she ordered.

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AnnO
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The salad was good. I was really looking forward to the pulled pork sandwich. Unfortunately it was dry and they gave me all the dark, dry, crusty pieces.
The Garre sparkling wine was exquisite but it should be served more chilled.

Service and value was good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great place to eat, right inside a winery. The views are beautiful, the food is delicious and the staff accommodating. It’s a gem of a place. I highly recommend it.

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StarrTrek
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor dining experience was excellent! Felt safe as all COVID-19 precautions were taken.

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SaiK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place with lot of open space. We sat in the back patio and it was like a private seating. The serving staff were extremely polite and service was quick. There were many vegetarian choices. Definitely recommend this for a nice romantic outing or with a bunch of friends

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wildlifemom
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite go to place for a quiet lunch or dinner.

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Gordy
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Your waiter Trevor I believe, was OUTSTANDING!! He KNOWS his mimosas for sure ☺️

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PennyL
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alway love eating at Garre beautiful scenery best food ever and their wine is good too!!

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Cavegirl
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting in the vineyards.

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JnuttG
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, they accommodated is even tho we were late!
The food was delicious, and scenery was beautiful! Will definitely go again!

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vipTheaterdinner
San Francisco
47 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service was excellent. Carbonara was fair as chicken was VERY dry. 11:00 on a Sunday and there was no brunch menu.That was disappointing.

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MichaelJ
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Overall, the food was very mediocre, and was not served hot, either. Our server, while pleasant and sweet, was on day two at the restaurant, and was nowhere near ready to undertake that responsibility, without shadowing someone along with her who was experienced.
When they finally did bring the food, they brought my lunch companion, the completely wrong dish. They did indeed rectify the mistake, it turns out they had the right dish, but the server brought someone else’s food, and by the time they brought the correct dish, it was also not hot any longer.
Overall, it’s overpriced, the location is not very Vineyard lake, as they have some perfunctory vines planted in front just for looks. The rest of the place looks out at a gravel road, and some very unimpressive local scenery.
The only High Point, was the desert… Which was excellent, well presented, tasty, and beautiful to look at. Too bad the rest of the mail couldn’t have fallen under those parameters.
Will definitely not return.

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vipEddie
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. We sat by the fire pit and enjoyed the ambiance.

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LARK
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding. The menu is extensive - something for everything. The food was healthy, fresh and seasonal! The stone fruit and blood orange mimosas were delicious. Prices are reasonable. And the location is smack in the middle of a beautiful vineyard. What more could you ask for? Love it!

FAQs

Garre Cafe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (925) 371-8200 ext. 110.

Garre Cafe is rated 4.6 stars by 820 OpenTable diners.

Garre Cafe does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://garrewinery.com.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.