Monica's Livermore

4.4
138 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Set in the historic building of one of Livermore's original winery's, Monica’s Livermore is dedicated to creating handcrafted breakfast and lunch American "comfort” food and baked goods taking into account the season and availability as well as natural, local, organic, and sustainable ingredients whenever possible.

Monica is a farm-to-table devotee that celebrates the efforts of the growers, ranchers, brewers and winemakers who are our neighbors, purveyors and friends. We source our products from purveyors who share our vision and passion and create ingredients that we believe to be the best available.

Call us to hear more about our live music and featured small plates!
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vipHOLLYA
Tahoe
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The salmon and chicken Parmesan were so delicious. Wait staff were friendly and attentive and the band, The Unoriginals, were awesome! Highly recommend this place, just dress warm as most of the seating is on the heated patio.

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4438812
Las Vegas
41 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was our first time eating dinner. Everyone’s good was great! The band playing also made it a great experience! We will be back!

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MonicaH
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks and live music on friday night!

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JoeP
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Live music and table service was great - but appetizers were inedible - were sent back but still appeared on bill; 20% tip remained on bill despite separate, additional tip was written on credit card payment receipt. This was the second time we experienced this billing issue - couldn't believe this occurred twice now - management did not call me back when we inquired.

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VincentD
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Below average

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vipHOLLYA
Tahoe
9 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We sat on the patio, wait staff was friendly and attentive, food came out fast and was delicious. They add a 20% tip to the bill during live music, we were happy to pay it because the band was great.

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Blanqui
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the ambient and atmosphere but most of all the customer service.

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DebraM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place in the tri-valley !!
I always look forward to eating there

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NicoleO
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Monica’s has delicious foods! They have dinner Thursday-Saturday and live music during dinner on those nights. The only negative is that I wish the music wasn’t so loud. You can’t hear yourself think.... also, there is a little bit of inconsistency with how they cook their meats, so if they do just let them know and they’ll be happy to fix it.

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BeverlyG
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The portion size for the entree’s were massive. But the appetizers left me wanting and were overpriced.

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vipDavidB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good arrangements for outside seating.
Live music over the weekend.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating there - food choices excellent- service fantastic- good delish

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WilliamH
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Web site they open on 26th book with you guys 29th. The were not open. Disappointing may not give them another try web site should not have said open and open table should of had them as closed

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marg
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places to go. Such a good experience.

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vipLoriW
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner on Sat evening outdoors on the patio under their new Tent - it was great!! The Tent set up with the heaters is very impressive! As it got late we put our coat on, but it was still very pleasant - I don't think we left until 9:30pm-ish and it was just then starting to get a little cold. During these times when we have to do outdoor dining, I would say Monica's setup is an A+! #SupportLocal

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Tiffany
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful. It was our server’s first day at Monica’s and he was amazing. The cocktails were great and food was delicious. Service was quick and awesome. So great!

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JanetH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a blast celebrating my husbands birthday. This was our first time there for dinner. It was GREAT. The band was amazing! Definitely coming back. Thank you

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the salads

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vipChristinefoodieatheart
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a party of eight we were seated as soon as we got in.The server was excellent, the food came on time, the food was delicious, the ambience was fantastic.They have live music on Friday and Saturday and it was great!! We all really enjoyed our evening It was our first time trying Monica’s we will definitely be back!!!!

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JoanneM
Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Service was friendly and fast. Really liked the live music. Love the atmosphere. We bought some delicious looking pastries can’t wait to try

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TomR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great music. Comfortable venue, excellent service. Good selection of beers.

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kira
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Monica’s for breakfast lunch or Dinner. They recently added dinner and live music on fridays and it was so fun. The guitarist sang covers of some great tunes and the guests sang along on a few . It was great ! Food is always fresh and delicious, not fussy. The servers are extraordinary, very attentive and helpful. They have great drink selection and full bar. This place is a local favorite and probably the best in the Tri valley area !

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1945Foodlover
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience2

Food was great but not a good place to catch up with an old friend. Noise level made it hard to talk.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Service was marginal at best. My meal was delivered a full 5 minutes after my companion’s. It smelled like sewer water when sitting outside. Very disappointed as Monica’s is usually spot-on.

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PattyM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Finally got a chance to try Monica's - what a treat. We had the famous crab sandwich which was really good. Lively atmosphere, good service, generous portions and a full bar, which was a surprise. We will be back to work our way through the menu!

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BlayneG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Musician Ted G on patio was fantastic! Has a great time.

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AnnK
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Monica's is my favorite local restaurant for breakfast, lunch or bakery treat...delicious food and delightful staff!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

It was my daughter's choice for her 27th birthday. She loved her pancakes

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

GrEat food. I had the crab sandwich which was great. My friend had a burger. They were both very large and we took half home. I understand that the breakfasts are very good too. My only concern is that I haven’t received my Open Table points

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DianeJ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Going back to work my way through the menu. Excellent Breakfast!

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BobS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

fortunately it wasn't crowded and we were sat quickly our server was good the food came to our table in a reasonable time and the food was good I would definitely recommend Monica's

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vipMS72
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Too pricey for what you get in terms of food

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vipmarkm
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We would love to come again, we had a great time with the music. The food was incredible, halibut, salmon. We had the shrimp cocktail. All very good.
Thank you for the great time.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fun place to have a birthday brunch! Service and food was fantastic. Make sure to make reservations 30 days out for large groups.

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dmaz
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

What a fun place! We had a wonderful time sitting on the patio, eating, drinking, and listening to live music. There was repeated confusion between the wait staff as to which table got what food. I don’t think they ever got it right on the first try. Other than that, it was a wonderful experience.

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LisaT
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Overall we enjoyed our dinner. Waiter was a lil late with dinner but made up for it by comping our drinks. Food was good along with the music. Note they open at 5pm but you cant order dinner until 6pm. If you have back problems dont sit at a high table, tall chairs are brutal.

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Steve
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Just one great place for breakfasting or lunching with a friend. Just found out they also take reservations (needed for weekend's brunch) A large step up for a comfortable gathering with friends.

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DeniseF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience2

service was sooo slow and they really were not that busy

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

As always, food was good. I had the skirt steak dinner and it was good! Other members of my party had the fried chicken and they liked it as well. The music was okay that night. Service was a bit slow, especially considering they weren’t that busy when we were there. Slow service seems to be the norm with Monica’s. But, Overall good.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice branch location and the food was great

FAQs

Monica's Livermore offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (925) 292-5568.

Monica's Livermore is rated 4.4 stars by 138 OpenTable diners.

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.