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welcome to The Grill at Wente Vineyards  - The Grill at Wente Vineyards, Livermore, CA

The Grill at Wente Vineyards

4.1
4.1
223 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:

California Chile Pork Tacos
(Braised Pork in a chile sauce, onions, cilantro on a corn tortilla with a side of avocado and house made salsa)

Fried Chicken Sandwich
(sriracha mayo, pepper jack cheese, bacon, butter lettuce, tomato on a brioche bun)


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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Thu–Sun 7:30 am–11:00 am Lunch Thu–Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Bar Thu–Sun 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (925) 456-2481

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Sergio Orozco

  • 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

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What 223 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
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • East Bay

    Great for brunch

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  1. DF

    DebiF

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Quick bite of lunch.
  2. S

    Sunny

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    1 Burger was great (husband liked it) 2 Fried chicken sandwich was just ok since chicken had no taste and I put a ton of ketchup to eat it 3 view is great
  3. d

    davet

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Try the 1883 burger with a fried egg on top. Outstanding!
  4. LC

    LindaC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The setting outside is beautiful, the pork tacos and wedge salad delicious, and our waiter, Tony was very attentive and friendly. We will definitely go back.
  5. MS

    MikeS

    San Francisco

    64 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall2food4service4ambience4
    Kind of a bait and switch. We checked the menu on the Wente website. Several appetizers, four salad, three burgers and four sandwiches - just what we were looking for. When we got there, we were given the ‘reduced menu’ - same appetizers, one salad, one burger…..and that’s it. On the plus side, artichoke dip and burger were delicious. But, one entree? Too bad. Great setting for casual dinner or lunch, but not unless they add to the ACTUAL menu. Having a menu showing several options only to find one is really poor customer service. Would have left but we’d already driven 15 minutes to get out there
  6. HK

    HelenK

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    We booked this restaurant thinking it was the fine dining restaurant at Wente, which must have closed during the pandemic. This is a golf course grill. Very informal. Perfectly fine, but just not the nice Sunday brunch we were expecting.
  7. S

    Spiffynap

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great outdoor setting, yummy food (lunch) and excellent, friendly service. A winner!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    The location and ambience was nice, food was just ok, however the service was horrible. Especially disappointed by the veiled rudeness/animosity toward us, of the man that seated us and brought us our menus and napkins/forks etc. He displayed annoyance from the get-go and quite frankly was condescending toward us whenever anyone politely asked very regular and expected questions as a diner. We were all very polite and smiling and friendly toward him the whole time. Honestly felt like he had an underlying problem with us even before he seated us or had any verbal interaction with us. He was giving my daughter a dirty look of disgust and annoyance even before she or anyone else interacted with him to get seated (she was the first one to arrive at the check in booth for our reservation). So disappointed in the indecency of this person. We felt totally unwelcomed.
  9. HH

    HHayes

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience5
    The breakfast menu is slim pickings. They have had much better breakfast menu 10-20 years ago. We used to like coming here almost every weekend for breakfast, but it has gone down in quality and quantity over the years. You used to be able to get a small steak with eggs, some sausages, poached eggs, etc…. It was our go-to on Saturdays since it wasn’t crowded and a hidden gem with a pretty view. We thought we would try it again after Covid restrictions, but it just didn’t live up to expectations. We tried… We’d like to support them, but if they don’t have much on the menu, then what can you do? There are much better options as far as breakfast places in Downtown Pleasanton and Livermore.
  10. JG

    JoannG

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very welcoming. Service and food was great! We will be back!
  11. JS

    JustinS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Pork taco's had no flavor, second cocktail (that was the same as the first) was not made to same. As always Wente makes great wine, which we enjoyed.
  12. M

    Mark

    San Francisco

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great to sit outside and watch the golfers play. Good food, cocktails and wine (of course!).
  13. e

    edrs

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall4food2service2ambience3
    Anniversary
  14. KG

    KateGong

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a "Thank You For Your Help" luncheon for a good friend. We were greeted right away and we got to choose the "outside under the awning" table. Unfortunately there was a loud group of men next to us for 30 minutes but once they left, it was much better. We didn't ask to move because we liked the location. We ordered burgers and a salad, all were satisfying. The view was great, watched golfers as they ended their game shake hands, and the beautiful hills. We weren't rushed although it was noon hours, and had a very lovely lunch. Thank you Wente's staff for a good lunch and a time of connecting with friends. Good job.
  15. S

    Satisfied

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    We were very dissapointed about where the Restaurant was located. We haven't been back for 20 years and expected to visit the restaurant we remembered. We did not want to have lunch with a bunch of loud golfers and horibel ambiance. We finally found out that the original restauant wss the Wente Tasting Room. So we went their for a tasting and the atmospher was great. Why dont Wente Bring back the oringinal location. Never will we go back to the Grill. Sorry
  16. E

    Epicurean

    San Francisco

    62 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Haven’t been here in so long and went to the spot where the old restaurant used to be. The new area is nice, but way more of a casual setting. Beautiful views of the course and hills, but I miss the ambiance of the restaurant. Food and service was good.
  17. ST

    StaceyT

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and nice outdoor atmosphere. Casual dining
  18. CS

    CatherineS

    Tahoe

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience5
    Wente is a beautiful property with stunning views. The Grille must be going through some changes, we had the caesar salad with grilled chicken. The lettuce was yellow, not green , way overdressed and the chicken was dry and no flavor. The Grille was not busy, however service was slow. I had requested additional water, waiter didn’t return with the water, only the bill. It is not our intention to return.
  19. SH

    StevenH

    San Francisco

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Good comfort food, very reasonable wine pricing. Nice outdoor patio setting overlooking golf course.
  20. CL

    CatherineL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the view and the food. I highly recommend this place. It's gorgeous and our server was awesome too! :)
  21. BA

    BattleAxe

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    This is not the old Wente Restaurant experience. It is a perfectly serviceable golf course grill with a decent view. Nothing special about the food or experience.
  22. CW

    CarolynW

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome place to be!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    No doubt they were short on personal!
  24. CQ

    CaryQ

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    First I should say that I’m a hard rater - unlike Uber, I don’t consider five stars to be the norm. This used to be a quite nice restaurant before covid, and they haven’t gotten their groove back. The ambience is very nice - you are overlooking a small golf course when eating outside - you won’t want to even think about eating in the dingy interior. But they don’t have enough umbrellas to cover all the tables, so you may be dining in the full blast of the Livermore sun. We only narrowly avoided that fate by borrowing some coverage from a neighboring umbrella. So they lose one star for that. The service was very slow - we sat there more than 20 minutes before even getting water, and we’d probably be there still if I hadn’t gone over to a waiter. So for being understaffed, they lose another star. Finally, the menu is very limited - they call themselves a grill but basically offer three varieties of hamburger and some salads. I ordered the crab cakes and they were the worst I ever had: they looked - and tasted - like they came in a carton from Costco. So for outsourcing their cooking to a chain store, they lose yet another star. But I wish this place good luck in getting back up to snuff, since it has the potential to be good.
  25. LJ

    LJMartin

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Lovely venue overlooking the vineyards and golf course. Golf course clubhouse - casual and basic fare. Not somewhere I would go again for a special occassion though.
  26. S

    Shyam

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Went on a Thursday morning around 10.30. The place was buzzing with ppl who came to play golf, but lucky for us the grill/restaurant was not busy. We were offered to take any seat (inside or outside) and we promptly took one of the the patio outside seat and boy, the view was amazing and so relaxing. The service was excellent as well. We’re first offered the breakfast menu and then the drinks menu. The wine and the cocktails arrived first followed by the food. Everything was perfect !
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The wine is great. The patio and course view is nice. The food is not impressive, even more a golf course, quick bite. The crab cakes are crab “bites” and management should change the name on the menu.
  28. BH

    BruceH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Beautiful day and great food. Service could be better considering the price.
  29. MA

    MariaA

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I can’t wait to go back again...it was a perfect dinner after the Wente white party
  30. LB

    LauraB

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very much enjoyed our lunch here, the staff was friendly & attentive without hovering and the other diners were friendly & conversational. Beautiful grounds, great food and of course, delicious wine. We'll return again
  31. AG

    ArchanaG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely felt very welcoming!! Very lovely ambiance!!
  32. JR

    JeffreyR

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    What a letdown. We had been to the restaurant at Wente Vineyards before, but it appeared that it is gone now. So we tried The Grill. No ambiance, mediocre grill/pool food, and extremely slow service. We had high expectations from having been to the other restaurant here, but we won’t make this mistake again. Really disappointed, as we enjoy the wines.
  33. EA

    EricA

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience5
    One should never have to find someone to check in. Thankfully the bar tender was helpful while the other person counted silverware. I was so looking forward to a great experience, knowing the Wente brand, but there was not a variety of wine, food was processed, “hard water” spots on the silverware. The company was great and it was a beautiful day to be out with friends..somewhere else.
  34. RB

    RobertB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Will not go back. Food was Ok, service was not good.
  35. I

    Ivywag

    San Francisco

    40 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    We arrived a few minutes late (had called ahead to let them know.). They seated us at a table in full sun with no offer of an umbrella. We all got sunburned. We took some friends to what we thought was the restaurant patio but apparently that lovely spot has closed. This is a hamburger place at the golf clubhouse. The patio had lovely views though. Our server was very nice but service was really slow—think 3 hours for lunch—in the hot sun. We probably will not return. For what it is, it was okay, but nothing like the restaurant which is no longer open.
  36. RE

    RolandE

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding location, $value , food and service- Chicken sandwich is the best in our valley. A bottle of wine is priced at its retail price at Safeway 👍✔️
  37. C

    Cali

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Lovely setting, however the service was off. The 1883 burger was amazing! However, our water glass was covered in lipstick, and one of our drinks didn’t arrive until we asked for our check. That was not ideal, and very off putting.
  38. KP

    KimP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    The food selection and quality was uninspiring. The interior of the restaurant is plain. But oh, sit outside on the patio, order a glass of Wente wine and the experience improves tremendously! And that’s the reason we keep going back. It’s a lovely way to spend time in LIvermore’s wine country.
  39. MR

    MikeR

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Service was very poor, only place to sit was in the hot sun, and food was fair for a high price. This will be the last time I go back.
  40. JL

    JustinLeslie

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Absolutely no bueno on service. Food was acceptable.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 223 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today
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 Thu–Sun 7:30 am–11:00 am Lunch Thu–Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Bar Thu–Sun 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • 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, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Sergio Orozco

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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