The Grill at Wente Vineyards

4.4
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$31 to $50
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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.
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I
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was delicious even though limited. Setting fabulous.

B
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We will miss the Entertainment Club perks. With those perks, it is a much better value.

a
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took a friend there for her B.Day lunch as I always rave about the 1883 burger so she wanted to try one. It did not disappoint - she thought it was soooo delicious!! Our server, Monica, was very pleasant, attentive and cordial and provided excellent service! My friend and I stayed quite a while so when Monica ended her shift, another server who I had the pleasure of her service in the past (JanAnn) took over and made sure we were still o.k., checking in from time to time. We couldn't have asked for a better experience - it was ever-so-delightful!!

BB
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place to stop for a nice lunch. The weather was beautiful so we sat outside and enjoyed lunch while watching the golfers go by.

ST
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place for outdoor seating on a good weather day. Good food and relaxing atmosphere.

JH
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our group had a great reunion and a very good lunch. Everyone was very nice and did not rush us out.

R
San Francisco
53 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Relaxing, beautiful view. Great place for visitors.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best friend in town from Hong Kong. They loved the place. We had an awesome time!

CH
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our friend's birthday on the deck at the Grill. Our service was perfect. Very accommodating - we asked to move to a more shaded table and this was done immediately. The lunch was very good. Our server helped us with the birthday cake we brought. Lovely afternoon!

TT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Location is fantastic. Service and food is very good overall.
Parking was easy and very convenient.

G
Los Angeles
355 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New menu that is for sharing. Outstanding shrimp and chicken dish. Enjoyed their Chardonnay

SM
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a reservation but due to traffic I was unable to keep the arranged time. I called the restaurant and they were happy to accommodate our circumstances. We started our first time dining there on a good note. The food and services was excellent. I would eat there again.

DN
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5food3service4ambience5

We were able to have a group work and eat with no disruptions and enjoy a wonderful view.

m
San Francisco
67 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

I made reservation through Open Table and mentioned it was a Birthday dinner. We sat out on the patio and enjoyed the beautiful view. We ordered the steak which the waiter said was the best thing on the menu. Unfortunately it was smothered in a heavy sauce with a really strong flavor that totally overwhelmed the taste of the meat, although the salad, veggies and potatoes were fine. However the wine was totally overpriced. Practically all of their wines were over $20 a glass and many of them were up to $30 or more. There were hardly any wines at a reasonable price for those of us who prefer to have choices in the $10-15 range. The wines were okay but not worth those prices. Also, they never acknowledged this was a birthday dinner.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Birthday lunch with the girls

B
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good is always good.

M
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The Thai salad was really boring. They should go back to their Chinese chicken salad.

c
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nice outdoor location for a casual lunch, although both lunches (SW salad, mini quesadillas) both had a bit too much spiciness for our taste. Great wine selection tho.

B
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Very disappointed in the quality of the food -extremely salty, salad limp and brown. Pricing high for food not even up to standard of a fast food place.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

3 couples had lunch and split the bill 3 ways on credit cards. All of us were double charged. We contacted the restaurant and left voicemails to try and correct. None of us received a call back. All are currently disputing the duplicate charge with our credit card companies. This is on top of the And let's not forget that I don't think anyone ever heard back from the restaurant manager other than someone saying they were having a problem with their System that day and someone would call is back. Never happened. Add that to the mediocre food, less than stellar service and mediocre minus wine.

RB
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful lunch next to golf course. Great hillside view with beautiful trees !

CR
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The service was good. The food was OK, but not great. Burgers were good, the quesadilla was not. I am sorry Wente closed their main restaurant. The grill is as good as any other place in Livermore, The Grill offers a nice view of the golf course. It is a place to go after a round of golf, not for a lunch with friends.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A very beautiful place for lunch. Very relaxing.

BF
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing setting and incredible food! Everything is shareable which allows you to try a few different options on the menu. You will want to try everything!

A
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food was decent and service was ok. We waited for a long time for each item luckily we were not in a hurry. The view was beautiful from were we sat. Probably will not come back again it's not worth the price and view.

N
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Nestled in a quiet valley, Wente by the Golf Course has always been my favorite place to chill with a glass of wine. The restaurant is perfect for a casual or formal dining.

RI
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I thought the charge for small portions was a bit much. Good service, though.

C
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

I found that the Wente grill was way too expensive for the cuisine that was offered. Unfortunately, the cuisine was uninspired and very low brow. $24 for a hamburger that wasn't that good tasting.... If it was a good tasting hamburger I would give a better rating.

RS
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our lunch with out of town friends. They were impressed with the food and service and so were we. Thank you

C
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful Livermore day on the patio. Excellent food, service & ambiance. We love time spent at the grille with dear friends every week!

BG
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The Grill not up to par on my latest visit. I made a reservation, but was greeted with "There will be a 45 minute wait time at lunch today." When I mentioned a reservation I was immediately taken to a table. BUT, I learned the 45 minute wait was the time it would take to have food arrive at the table! Food quality wasn't up to par either. I ordered a Reuben sandwich. I expected fresh cut meat from a freshly cooked corned beef brisket, what I got instead was thin sliced deli meat! The only really good part of lunch was the appetizer (hot cheesy artichoke dip). However, location and view was outstanding overlooking the golf course & mountains, and the service was good. So, I will try again but maybe change the time of day for the meal.

OT
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was terrible and the food was meh for the Wente name. I thought the food would be decent since the restaurant is closed maybe the grill should step up their game a bit.

C
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have to say, it was a gorgeous day and we sat outside,...when you're having a glass of rose, eating a great lunch, and overlooking the hills of Livermore what more can you ask for? The food was very good. The artichoke dip was TO DIE FOR if you are an artichoke dip fan, otherwise the other appies are great too. Also, the portions are a nice size. Ladies, if you live in the Tri-Valley then you should give it a try - ou wont be disappointed.

D
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience5

Meal great location great. Gratuity included and we were not advised. Tipped on total. Once I realized the mistake I’ve been trying to speak to manager. No call back.

C
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The Grill is a lovely setting. The food is mostly good but not with the prices in my mind. I got the Reuben sandwich. It was large and tasted fine but the bread was grilled so crispy it sliced my mouth all up. I started to dread each bite knowing it would cause more pain

VF
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We enjoyed our after-tasting lunch at the Wente Grill. The menu was rather limited. I ordered a hamburger with no bun, since there weren’t any real gluten free items. It was good, but not great.

OT
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is really good and fresh, the prices may be a bit high for a sandwich or burger, but definitely very good.

C
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It is always a pleasure to dine at the grill. Good food and friendly service. We live close by in the Beautiful Livermore Valley. We were celebrating a dear friend’s 70th birthday.

p
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Wobbly table legs and air compressor to wash golfers shoes was unacceptable. We moved ourselves to another table.Food not worth the money. Charged $3.00 for a slice of bread, really.
BBQ pork was bland. French fries were good.Asian salad uneventful.
There were 4 dining and none were impressed. I expected so much more from a Wente facility.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We live this place for lunch or brunch. They gave a full bar snd if you’re a member, you get a glass of Wente wine with each entree. Service is OK, but friendly. I think it’s a staffing thing. Love the outside seating overlooking the greens.

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