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The Vineyard Restaurant

4.3
4.3
12 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Since 1977 the Mariscotti family has owned and operated The Vineyard Restaurant. Modeled after a winery, the large wooden barrels, high ceilings and friendly wait staff create a relaxed atmosphere. The Vineyard serves American food influenced by our Italian heritage and the bountiful foods of Central California. We feature menu items such as Lamb Shank braised in red wine, locally grown Mary's Chicken fried Italian style and our popular Filet Mignon with zinfandel butter and portabella mushroom. The restaurant has a full bar featuring the wines of Madera County. Located in the center of California at the junction of Highway 99 and Highway 145, The Vineyard is a natural meeting place for business and family events. The restaurant has been featured as one of the top restaurants in Central California by publications such as; The Wine Spectator, The American Automobile Association's Via Magazine, Fresno Magazine and The Northern California Golf Magazine.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, American, Steak
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm. We are open for Saturday lunches and Sundays for private parties.
  • Phone number
    (559) 674-9470
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Hector Medina
  • Private party facilities
    We have hosted weddings, birthdays, class reunions and business meetings. For large parties you can reserve the entire restaurant. Certain restrictions do apply. We have experience with private parties for any occasion, including after funeral receptions. So if you need banquet or private party facilities in the center of California. Contact us. We have done many different types of events and can work to accommodate you and your event.
  • Private party contact
    Michele Owenby: (559) 674-0923
  • Neighborhood
    Madera
  • Cross street
    Olive
  • Parking details
    Plenty of free parking in our parking lot or on the street. Our parking lot can accommodate trailers and buses. The Vineyard has easy access to Hiway 99 and Hiway 145. The Hiway 99 and 145 intersection is a main junction for access to Yosemite National Park. It is the easiest route to enter Yosemite Valley from the famed southern entrance with it's spectacular view of Half Dome and El Capitan. The Vineyard Restaurant is less than an hour's drive from Yosemite Park.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 12 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.1Ambience

NoiseModerate

12 Reviews
  1. Infrabill

    San Francisco

    75 reviews

    3.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2010

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The bus boy was awesome. The waitress was fair. She forgot various things like the butter for the bread and the bruschetta. We had asked for a warm table and we got sat next to the window - not very warm, but managable. Overall, it was a good sound dinner with good service. My hope was that it would be great because of the reviews that it had gotten prior. I did like the convenience of it being right off the freeway en route to Yosemite.

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  2. RayM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2010

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been dining at the Vineyard since 1985. Chris and his family do a wonderful job and have one of the best chefs I've ever had the pleasure of dining with. Hector is an imaginative artist with food. The Vineyards "Slow Food" events are not to be missed.

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  3. dianeb

    San Joaquin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2010

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Vineyard never disappoints. The food is always great, the menu is interesting, and the service is excellent.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2010

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the moment I walked into the restaurant we were greeted as though we were regulars. The bartender was most gracious in making a recommendation for a fun Friday night libation prior to dinner; it was a Lemon Drop and it was outstanding. Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu and quite accommodating when I requested an appetizer that was not on the menu. The Seared Ahi Tuna appetizer was delicious and quite a generous portion. The Lamb Shank was so tender that the meat fell off the bone. Did not indulge in the homemade desserts but I did enjoy a fabulous Irish Coffee. The Vineyard is a “do-over” on my list of fine dining establishments in the Fresno area.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2010

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I really like this restaurant. The service especially is excellent: knowledgeable, always there when needed, but not obsequious. Very reasonable corkage ($10 per). Reasonable prices (6 persons,2 courses,$162 including $20 corkage on two bottles). Lamb shanks and seafood pasta and pumpkin ravioli very good, mushroom lasagna and house lasagna and stuffed chicken, excellent. THE restaurant in Madera. Locals love it, and many drive from surrounding areas (we drove from Fresno).

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  6. PeterS

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2009

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Lots of fun with two tables of ten! Service was great in spite of the crowds. Food was wonderful.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2009

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    awesome place they use local produce and local wines. the employees are great

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  8. WesB

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2009

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a great time at the Vineyard Restaurant. The food was great. The owner even came over and opened one of our bottles of wine we brought for the occasion.

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  9. Moreover

    Palm Springs

    81 reviews

    4.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2009

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The Vineyard was a treat to stop at for lunch for our family on a long journey driving back home to Southern California. The olive spread accompanying the bread was tasty. The shrimp panini was prepared untraditionally and was more like a ciabbata sandwich but nonetheless it was delicious with avocado and chipotle dressing. The special of the day was terrific being a choice of stuffed fish with a lobster sauce. And the cream of mushroom sauce was perfect with chunks of vegies aside from the mushrooms. A wonderful menu here.

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  10. discriminodine

    Portland

    132 reviews

    3.0

    132 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2009

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The crab and shrimp cake hor d'oeuvre was quite good. There are few nonmeat food choices. There was nothing wrong the two main courses we had but there was nothing special about them either. It is a good place to break a journey and have a solid meal. It is a good value compared to equivalent city restaurants.

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FAQs

The Vineyard Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (559) 674-9470.

The Vineyard Restaurant is rated 4.3 stars by 12 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for The Vineyard Restaurant

605 South I Street, Madera, CA 93637

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Olive
  • Neighborhood
    Madera
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm. We are open for Saturday lunches and Sundays for private parties.
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, American, Steak
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Plenty of free parking in our parking lot or on the street. Our parking lot can accommodate trailers and buses. The Vineyard has easy access to Hiway 99 and Hiway 145. The Hiway 99 and 145 intersection is a main junction for access to Yosemite National Park. It is the easiest route to enter Yosemite Valley from the famed southern entrance with it's spectacular view of Half Dome and El Capitan. The Vineyard Restaurant is less than an hour's drive from Yosemite Park.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Hector Medina
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (559) 674-9470
  • Private party facilities
    We have hosted weddings, birthdays, class reunions and business meetings. For large parties you can reserve the entire restaurant. Certain restrictions do apply. We have experience with private parties for any occasion, including after funeral receptions. So if you need banquet or private party facilities in the center of California. Contact us. We have done many different types of events and can work to accommodate you and your event.
  • Private party contact
    Michele Owenby: (559) 674-0923
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