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The Grill at Wente Vineyards

4.1
4.1
268 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
The Grill offers a great place to relax and enjoy a glass of wine with the exceptional view of the 18th green and surrounding vineyards. We are now open for reservations 7 days a week. We will be going Cashless on November 1, 2023.

Current menu favorites:

Wedge Salad
romaine lettuce, bleu cheese dressing, bacon bits, bleu cheese crumbles and cherry tomatoes

Verde Pork Tacos
Braised pork , salsa Verde, onions, cilantro on a corn tortilla with a side of avocado and house made salsa)

Fried Chicken Sandwich
(garlic aioli, bacon, white cheddar, lettuce and tomato on a bolillo roll)

Grilled Hamburger or Cheese Burger
(Beef patty, lettuce, tomato, onion on a brioche bun)

Black Bean Sandwich
(Black bean patty, spicy ketchup, lettuce, tomato on a brioche bun)

Current breakfast menu:
-Breakfast Plate
-Breakfast Burrito
-Breakfast Sandwich
-Buttermilk Pancakes
-Steak and eggs plate

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 9 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Burgers, Winery
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 8:30 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm–6:15 pm
  • Phone number
    (925) 456-2481
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Daniel Massie
  • Neighborhood
    Livermore
  • Cross street
    Concannon and Arroyo
  • Parking details
    Pavement and Gravel. Contactless temperature checks and COVID Self Screening Questionnare required upon arrival prior to exiting vehicle.
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Mothers Day at the Grill

    May 12, 2024 only
    Please join us for Mother's Day on the Wente Grill Patio. We will have a special menu in addition to our lunch menu. Bring Mom out for wine and sunshine on our patio.

What 268 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

268 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    As a former cook at Wente Brothers, I am deeply disappointed with the taste and creativity of the current menu. During my tenure, maintaining high-quality, creative dishes was paramount. However, it's evident there's been a significant decline in standards. Additionally, I was obliged to leave a 20% mandatory tip, despite experiencing a blunder in the service, including a waitress accidentally dropping a dirty fork on my lap, staining my cashmere pants. There was no offer to cover the dry cleaning bill or any gesture to compensate for this inconvenience. It's truly disheartening to witness the decline of Wente.

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  2. BayAreaKay

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, service, and atmosphere. We sat outside on the patio and it was lovely. We've been coming here for years and will continue to do so.

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  3. BonnieR

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was so far above expectation—my husband loved his carnitas tacos—the pork shreds were crisped and perfectly cooked. My wedge salad was so flavorful! Large chunks of blue cheese and a dressing that was incredibly flavorful. The 1883 hamburger used high quality beef and received rave reviews from our seat mate. Couldn’t have been happier with the key lime pie. Fantastic crust. Had a great afternoon on the patio. Highly recommended

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  4. Ronnie

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I made a confirmed reservation a few days in advance, for Outdoor seating on Sunday, February 25, 2024 at 1:00 pm. When I got there, I mentioned my reservation to the hostess. Looking outside, there are several tables outside in direct sunlight, with the umbrellas completely closed. It's the middle of the day and uv levels are climbing. The "hostess" says to us we can sit inside or sit at one of the tables in the sun. She then literally says she "can't open an umbrella for us ". Ridiculous. Worst customer service experience of my entire life. Totally wasted my time driving here. I was about to blow $100 bucks but instead, we walked out and ended up in some random taqueria. Needless to say, I will never return to the Grill. (5040 Arroyo Rd Livermore, CA 94550)

    1 person found this helpful

  5. Jennifer

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was terrible when we were there. Our appetizer didn’t come. We told the waitress and she went in to put in the order again but even after we ate all our food. The appetizer still didn’t arrive so we had to cancel it. Food came our cold and not good. This trip was very disappointed. On top of that, they overcharged our bill. We called and they said that is normal because their restaurant always charge higher than the bill to make sure there is money in the bank to cover the bill. This is ridiculous. First time I heard that kind of excuse. Definitely not coming back there.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Diner food - sandwiches, salads. Pulled pork sandwich and the salads ordered by friends were tasty. . .

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  7. CraigM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Arrived 30 minutes early. Empty seats everywhere but they claimed the kitchen was backed up. Asked us to wait outside for 15-20 minute and they would come get us. 20 minute came and went but nothing happened. Went in and the host seemed to be scared to seat us. Had to go talk to some lady who was sitting at a table with a lap top and get permission. Food was excellent

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  8. MitziM

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing Bloody Mary’s and burgers!

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  9. OSharon

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Be prepared if dining outdoors, bees show up and are attracted to meat, tables placed near a/c units drown out conversation. Choose your table if possible. The food and service compensate!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had lunch @ 11:45 Thurs and it was fantastic for the 3 of us. Had the Salmon, Halibut and Braised short rib ravioli. All were delicious. Ambience and service was superb . Y

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  11. ShankarM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was great, but we still miss the old fine dining restaurant.

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  12. DianeR

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love our waitress! She has been there for years and always does a terrific job! Our only negative is that we wish they didn't omit the tuna melt which was always a favorite! Happy the menu does have more variety too. However, do miss the Wente Restaurant a lot and wish they never changed it to what it is now. We had many a special dinners there as well as our daughter's wedding 5 years ago:( Thank goodness The Grill is still there and they are letting it open to the public 7 days a week!

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  13. catfish

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We are glad that they bring back the grill chef and not take out food in a take out box. Quality of food is much better than during COVID but not as good as it used to be.

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  14. Stacey

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food always consistent and delicious. Staff was great. They had a problem with yellow jackets that day for outdoor dining and recommended diners to eat inside.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Es un lugar hermoso y tranquilo para disfrutar con la familia y amigos. Maicy nos atendio de lo mas amable y atenta, gracias a personas como ella quieres volver al restaurante. La comida estuvo muy rica. It is a beautiful and quiet place to enjoy with family and friends. Maicy was very kind and attentive, thanks to people like her you want to come back to the restaurant. The food was very tasty.

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  16. Cyan

    San Francisco

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful time on the patio - great wine, great food and we always enjoy Janann! She is really fun and always delivers great service. We are returning next week with our group of six! 👍

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  17. DoreenF

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Way too pricey with the alcohol drinks Were not informed of the prices…no alcohol menu

    1 person found this helpful

  18. RichardA

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We sat outside, it was great day. Very peaceful and neat area. The food was well worth it, I think it’s a great value. I am looking forward to going back. I do wish they were open for dinner, they were excellent.

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  19. lyfca

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This is a great restaurant for a relaxing lunch. The service was excellent. We were seated on the veranda looking out to the golf course. We had artichoke dip as starter. It was steaming hot and delicious. My husband and I shared a salad and a burger. They were split into two separate servings for us. That I called great service. We sat around to chat after finishing our lunch. They kept on refilling our water cups. Thank you for the attentive service. The only thing is I wish they had the portable credit card payment device so that I didn't have to go inside to use my Apple Watch to pay.

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  20. gotrock49

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    When calling to make our reservation I was on interminable hold. Never got to talk to anyone. Eventually I made my reservation on line. Apparently there was no available table for 5:00 so I had to make the reservation for 3:45. When we got there, the place was virtually empty and it stayed that way the whole time we were there. The menu is very limited. Overpriced burgers and sandwiches. I expected more from a Wente property.

    1 person found this helpful

  21. FionaH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great Value for Money (food and drink) - they need better plates.

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  22. JillF

    New York City

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The food is pricey, but good. The service was HORRIBLE. We were the only 2 people in the restaurant. Our server was more interested in sitting and chatting with her coworkers than serving us. Unfortunately, we are experiencing this most places we go now.

    1 person found this helpful

  23. JoanneD

    Cleveland

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just a great place to relax and enjoy the outdoors in a beautiful setting…..visiting from Ohioz

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  24. James

    San Francisco

    34 reviews

    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The menu is limited but everything we ordered was of very good quality and well prepared. The service was friendly and competent. We especially enjoyed the Wente chardonnay we ordered--a good value.

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  25. Stacey

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Relaxing place to meet friends and enjoy a good meal.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent ! Love it Can’t wait to come back!!!!!!

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  27. FredH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    We were seriously disappointed that Wente had moved the restaurant to the Grill on the Golf Course. The restaurant in the past was a destination. Unfortunately, the Grill lacks Professional wait staff. We will not likely be returning.

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  28. 4438812

    Las Vegas

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place! So peaceful and beautiful. Food and service was great. We will definitely come back soon.

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  29. JCraig

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    The ambiance and food were the only things that made the extremely poor service bearable. I had asked to be seated on the porch vs the lower seating. Not accommodated. Waitress finally noticed us and brought water. Served us our ice tea. Ordered. Waited over 1 hour without one check back to see if drinks needed filling or why there was such a delay. Only after asking hostess why we were waiting so long did the waitress return to say the kitchen was backed up. We thought she forgot to place the order. Had to ask hostess for bill etc. etc. We really wanted to enjoy a beautiful birthday lunch in this beautiful spot with good food, but the service makes us hesitant to return. :(

    1 person found this helpful

  30. MichaelT

    Seattle

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ambiance.....A wonderful setting to relax and enjoy! Taste...The Wine and food very tasty Service...A knowledgeable and enjoyable staff

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  31. CarolinaR

    San Francisco

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice place to eat lunch during bike ride. Bike friendly. Staff was supper.

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  32. Golfer

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Our waiter was great but we reserved an outdoor table through open table but when we arrived, we were told that they were booked and did not have a table for us. What is the point of making a reservation?

    1 person found this helpful

  33. Bravo

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    When is the Restaurant going to open? The Grill is such a huge disappointment.

    2 people found this helpful

  34. SarahS

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    One of the best grass-fed burgers I've ever had! Perfectly cooked. The other dishes looked good as well. Fantastic service as well- you just dont find that anymore. Thank you so much for making our small company event so enjoyable! Definitely hope to return if Im in the area.

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  35. ElishaC

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Apparently they were down a cook and it shows. The staff was slow and the food was not good. I didn’t realize the main restaurant at Wente had closed and the grill was all that is left for food. We had a great tasting at the tasting room only to be highly disappointed afterward at the Grill. Never again.

    1 person found this helpful

  36. Topher

    Denver

    49 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    It was very sunny and they wouldn’t allow us to put up the umbrella even though it was t windy It wasn’t as nice as I thought it would be and the food was decent

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Wente used to have a great restaurant and now they just have the golf club area to eat. The inside looks like a diner but the outside is nice! Food is very meh, the new wine testing area is gorgeous though.

    1 person found this helpful

  38. Einstein

    Philadelphia

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible view, delicious food, excellent service all at a reasonable price!

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  39. GlennL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food and service was really outstanding, save room for the homemade Key Lime pie or order to take home as my wife and I did. Embarrassed that I do not remember our servers name but he was outstanding--very personable and honest.

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  40. D3hd

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambience, especially on a sunny day, can't be beat. The mixed greens salad and burger were excellent, the pork sandwich quite good, and the chicken sandwich okay. Wish the menu were larger and more consistently flavorful.

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FAQs

The Grill at Wente Vineyards offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (925) 456-2481.

The Grill at Wente Vineyards is rated 4.1 stars by 268 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 9 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Grill at Wente Vineyards

5040 Arroyo Rd, Livermore, CA 94550

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Concannon and Arroyo
  • Neighborhood
    Livermore
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 8:30 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm–6:15 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Burgers, Winery
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Pavement and Gravel. Contactless temperature checks and COVID Self Screening Questionnare required upon arrival prior to exiting vehicle.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Daniel Massie
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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