The Grill at Wente Vineyards

3.2
145 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 tortilla)

BLT Sandwich
(Bacon, lettuce, tomato on a brioche bun)




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 145 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
3.2based on recent ratings
3.0
food
3.4
service
3.8
ambience
3.2
value
Noise · Moderate
62% of people would recommend it to a friend
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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!

MG
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
13 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
3 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.

JM
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.

JB
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
17 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.

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vipTerryR
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious hamburger, lovely setting and good service. Great for a casual luncheon outdoors.

GB
GeenaB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a wonderful time, I had never been here before and I was more than pleased.

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AmyH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

This is a snack shack serving items like hot dogs, burgers, tacos, candy and chips. They could not even give the child with us a hot dog because the hot dogs were still frozen and "not thawed out". The tacos were flavorless. You order through a window and they drop your food at the table in to- go containers. We were expecting something completely different from Wente and made the mistake of bringing our mom here for her 85th birthday. Now we need a compete do-over and we need to take her somewhere else. The scenery is nice overlooking the golf course so if you just want wine in a plastic cup and a view you might enjoy it. But the food was awful.

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4438812
Las Vegas
35 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience3

Food menu was limited due to Covid restrictions, so we didn’t eat. Enjoyed a bottle of their Wente Wine and enjoyed the beautiful view.

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choochoo
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

COVID has really taken a big toll on this place. Venue great, menu has shrunk, plastic plates and wine glasses but still priced very high.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Would not Recommend. Made this reservation to take my mom to lunch for her birthday, we were excited but ultimately we were very disappointed to see that the food was ordered through a window and delivered to you in a take out box. It honestly seemed like we were in a drive thru. Having spoken to others in the order line, the experience wasn’t what anyone was expecting. We ended up leaving and going somewhere downtown, with an actual waitstaff, for lunch instead.

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alsv
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Not what I expected. Sandwiches and other fare for the golf course. Not even remotely that nice. Will not return.

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Dianne
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Experience was sufficient waitress could have been a bit more cheerful ambiance was great needed some music overall 3 star ⭐️

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I know COVID has changed things, but window service with only a handful of options, paper boxes and plastic glasses at this point is disappointing. View is always nice, but so is a lot of other places.

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KirkR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Wente Grill is a great spot for lunch on the patio overlooking the golf course and the hills.

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vipDawn
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

I really like eating here but it has changed due to Covid. Now, one must order at a small window...find a table outside to eat. I spent $65.00 for wine,a taco and a burger. Gave a nice tip. When it arrived it was in styrofoam and plastic forks and glasses. I asked for a real glass for my wine...they said no. Will not be going back and will cancel my wine membership too.

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LouisS
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Covid19 Review: service was poor, but specifically because of pandemic protocols. Food was decent but over priced, menu very limited.
Wine served in plastic glasses.... this is a winery for Pete Sakes!$! Give us a proper glass. Calming afternoon by the links.

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TeresaH
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girls outing

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Meblong
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

dont know what is going on at wente for the food. The restaurant is gone - the grille was dismal both in variety of food and quality. Wente was my go to place for elegant dining in the East Bay. Will it ever come back?????

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SavannahB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Not worth the hype. Yes the view was pretty.. but the service was rude and short and the sandwiches were dry and boring for $40. Went down the street to wine tasting and got actual glasses, here we got plastic solo cups and food in a box.

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MargaretL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Disappointed in the venue, food was similar to a hotdog stand.

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VeeR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Been to the Grill several time prior to COVID and it was great experiences. It’s just so different now and hope it will get better in the future after COVID.

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vipRalphS
San Francisco
54 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience5

As of this date your "reservation" is actually "first come" with a line for ordering from a black board menu. There is a server who brings your boxed "to go" orders to your table and will correct orders as required. On this day the weather was amazing which added stars to the overall experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

I thought I was going to the restaurant
It is a hamburger grill
My mistake the restaurant is closed during the pandemic
Service is outstanding

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 3.2 stars by 145 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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