The Grill at Wente Vineyards

3.4
164 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, with a limited menu.

The current menu at the grill consist of:

Chicken Tacos
(Braised chicken, house salsa, onions, cilantro on a corn tortilla)

Pork Tacos
(Braised Pork, house salsa, onions, cilantro on a corn tortilla)

BBQ Chicken Sandwich
(Braised chicken, house BBQ sauce, cheddar cheese on a brioche bun)

BBQ Pork Sandwich
(Braised pork, house BBQ sauce, cheddar cheese on a brioche bun)

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

Grilled hot dog
(All beef hot dong on a toasted bun)

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

Breakfast Burrito
(Eggs , bacon, potatoes in a flour tortil

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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 164 people are saying
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YayaA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The food and drinks were ok, but it was not worth the price. The setting is great. I would not go again.

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KimberlyW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

On a nice warm sunny day this is a lovely patio overlooking the green of a golf course. The menu is limited with basic burger or BBQ pork sandwiches, fries or chips, and a couple of salads. Of course there is wine and beer. Nothing special if you are looking for basic burger in very casual setting in the wine country.

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vipAgSh
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Poor food, good views, drinkable wine for the price

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MyOpinion
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

It was nice to be outside. Unfortunately this was a day it seemed they were short staffed so the service was very slow and painful.

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AlexM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great burger and really good, inexpensive wine. Servers were friendly but inattentive and forgetful. The place is swarming with wasps, but they warned us about it before seating us. Great atmosphere, beautiful view of the vineyard and 18th hole of the golf course. Speaking of which, this is one of the best courses in NorCal

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SeaFairy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience5

Bees, watery salad dressing on Romain but supposed to be a wedge salad, mini (guessing frozen crab cakes) and Bloody Mary with one olive (no celery or anything else)!

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Julia
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Was not what I expected at all.

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nana
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I was expecting better food, even though it was on a golf course.

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LoveLivermore
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Sadly, there’s not enough room to properly provide feedback. Email will be sent to management. In a nutshell, not the same overall experience (quality of food, service, hospitality) as in years past.

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vipMatt
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Quality of food is poor. Drinks were good but pork sand and pork tacos were dry and no flavor.

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John
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Had a reservation and they had no tables. The waiters seemed overwhelmed. They were out of Eric's chard and the crab cakes. But the views are beautiful

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rumors4
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Didn’t stay, next to nothing on the menu. Didn’t stay!

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vipFeliciaT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ryan is the best. He took very good care of us. Glad they added more items to the menu. The caesar salad is one of my favorites.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

There were so many bees around we couldn’t enjoy our food. When we ask to be moved the server said there’s no table available and there’s nothing he can do. He couldn’t have been a little more accommodating or sympathetic with the situation. We came for lunch before wine tasting celebrating my friend’s engagement. The experience was really bad and my friends were quite upset. Also the burgers were over cooked and dry, the tacos and chicken sandwich were not good.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Thought we were booking fine dining only to realize after we got there that the old high quality restaurant has been converted into wine tasting area and food is at the club house grill. Good burger but expensive and swarmed by wasps. Beer served in plastic cup. Probably fine to go to after golf but not for dining experience

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Carolyn
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Ate outside. Didn't know it was reservation only due to limited staff, so came back later. The servers were busy and you could see that needed another person or two. Food was great as always and the Bloody Mary was spucy.

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vipCydeck
San Francisco
45 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

There are only a few options on the menu. The food is okay but not the quality you would expect from a golf course at a reputable winery. The service is pretty bad. It took a long time to get our food and refills of water. We ordered a coffee (twice) and after a 15 min wait it came out lukewarm…. Thankfully we were not charged for it.
Finally, to make matters much worse, prices are outrageous. $10 for industrial crab cakes and $24 for a burger with a small portion of fries. We totaled just under $100 for two for an overall unimpressive and forgettable lunch experience.
The winery is nice and the staff friendly. We’ll go back for wine tasting but certainly not for lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Slow service. Reduced menu.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Team gathering and fine wine tasting

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KristinaSpringer
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

I really miss the restaurant! The food at the Grill is pretty standard fare (burgers, hot dogs, etc) and they have great value for
bottles of wine. The view is the gold course and ambiance was beautiful. The food was just a miss for me.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Disappointed the restaurant was not open for full dining.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Still very limited menu, but great service

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vipDana
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made a reservation for Monday. The grill is open on Mondays for golfers only. Obviously, there is an issue that can be solved. However, the staff were rude. That is not acceptable. From what I could tell it is a simple concessionary.

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vipBoomguy
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Limited menu, had to order food at a window, however they did bring food to you. All food served in “to go” containers.

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dtimoh
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We were extremely surprised that Open Table would book a reservation for the ratty set-up Wente Vineyards is foisting on unsuspecting diners: walk up to a window to order your burger or hot dog, then seat yourself! Avoid this place and visit Garre Winery for a real brunch.

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vipRogerS
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience3

Service was great!

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MartinG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I was expecting better food and service. The place is beutifull but the foos was not as expected

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vipcatfish
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

It doesn’t seem to be the same restaurant that we used to go. Since they reopen, this is the first time back for us. The table service, the regular menu is gone! The bar tender not only has to do his job of bar tending but also has to ck in guests with reservations and take order. Food is delivered in take out boxes. The food is subpar. It’s like cafeteria food but with a full service restaurant price. We are very disappointed 😞

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vipGregoryK
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

There is no real service here at the Grill. You order your food at a walk up window and someone will bring it to your table in a to-go box.

I wanted the Wetmore Cab but they were out. How does a winery run out of wine? She said it was in the cave up on the hill.

There is also a limited menu.

I’ll wait until service is restored before I go back. I can go to any drive up window anywhere to get the experience we received. Covid or no Covid, other establishment are doing more for their patrons.

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Stump
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Sitting on the patio in the sun is great. Nice view. Walk up self-service window is fine, but the options are limited.

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JillM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Disappointed

Website is extremely misleading.

Thought the reservation made was for the restaurant's outdoor area under the canopy of trees next to the restaurant (an early Mother's Day).

Instead, we were directed to the Pro Shop and around to the back to the snack bar - a walk-up counter where you pay and grab drinks, and then food is brought out by the very hardworking server/cashier/bartender.

So happy Mom has a good sense of humor!

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Tiffany
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I had been to the Grill twice previously and it was an amazing experience. Excellent service, great food, etc. This time, perhaps due to Covid, it was not ideal. We had reservations but were told by the staff that those did not matter and the table wasn’t actually reserved. The food was not great, especially for the value. And we didn’t even get a side with our breakfasts which is bananas to me. Overall, I would definitely not return. Service was OK at best, we had to even ask for cutlery, the wait was extreme and we were even told, “reservations don’t really matter.” Finally, I was shocked as an Nth degree wine club member that I didn’t get a bottle discount on the two bottles I purchased.

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Lovemysomefood
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience5

I’m not sure why they are even taking reservations the restaurant isn’t even open. It’s a snack shack basically. We ordered food through a window and it was delivered in styrofoam. We enjoyed a nice bottle of wine too but it was disappointing not to get full service. Our county has lifted Covid restrictions for indoor dining so not sure why they haven’t, hopefully they will open up again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Covid experience was not what I expected. Wine in plastic cups=horrible. Only a few items to choose from on the menu, not very many options and the food comes in to go boxes. Makes the experience ’cheap’. No servers, you have to go up to a window to order.

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JeanetteB
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible, wine in plastic glasses instead of glass, have to order your own food at a window, won’t go back

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Ajjj
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

The grill was fine. You have to go to the window to order and then your server brings your food to the table. Food was good although my hamburger didn’t have any aioli sauce or mayonnaise, or other sauces as I recall from pre-COVID dining. It was a great day to be outside!

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Luv2eats
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Wente is so beautiful! Of course due to covid things are still restricted. Food was just okay, as it was at the golfers grill. However; the view and wine was spectacular. Still worth the visit on a beautiful day.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Normally one of my favorite spots, but the food was dry and tasteless. They used solo cups for the wine and the food came in styrofoam containers. I understand COVID restrictions, but this was a little over the top. I could have handled most of this stuff, but the food was horrible and they ran out of the wine we were drinking. I’m still not sure how that happens at a winery. We won’t be back anytime soon.

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NancyJ
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The ambience and service was really good. I would have enjoyed more food selections. (Salads)

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COAvalancheFoodie
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Wasn’t informed that they weren’t operating as normal. You order at a window, and their menu is made up of burgers, sandwiches, etc. ...doesn’t exactly pair well with wine.

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 3.4 stars by 164 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.

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