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The Vintage Press

4.6
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246 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
The Vintage Press is one of Central California's most elegant dining experiences. Since 1966, the Vartanian family has welcomed local residents, visitors and dignitaries alike on many special occasions. Wine Spectator writes The Vintage Press has "one of the best wine lists in the world" while Fodor's raves we're "the best restaurant in the Central Valley" and the L.A. Times applauds us as "a bastion of culinary merit." With four distinctive rooms and classic menus that reflect the current season, we invite you to join us at your earliest opportunity.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 246 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
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4.6
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4.2
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KMart
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Very nice way to spend a Sunday morning however; the service was much slower than typical VP expectations. Took almost 10 minutes to order our beverages and then they ended up coming out with our food another 20 minutes later. Timing just seemed to be off a little but food is always fantastic!

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crystalh
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again David outshines himself as he always comes by the table and greets us. I also am very thankful of the addition of 2 new swamp coolers which made it so easy to sit out in 95 degree weather. I have reservations this Friday and next Tuesday for lunch. I am very pleased.

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Brown
San Joaquin
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Disappointed that there was no mention of our friends 50th anniversary, even tho I had told them when I made reservations and confirmed it to the hostess.

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AcostaV
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was good to get out. The food was good and service was excellent.

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TedS
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an awesome meal. The veal is the best I have ever had! A great restaurant for any occasion.

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crystalh
San Joaquin
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the ambience and people, David does a wonderful job as always. I have reservations for Monday as well

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OpenTable Diner
San Joaquin
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’d been getting take-out lunches from the VP that really brightened our days during the worst of the pandemic, but of course our food was even better when it was right out of the kitchen. I had the curry chicken salad with fruit, and my husband had the eggplant sandwich. Both were so delicious, it makes my mouth water to think about them. And the cheesecake- SO creamy! And of course, the owner/chef makes sure that all his guests are happy. This is a special place!

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EricM
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Definitely an excellent spot for a date or special event.

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MelodyC
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The vintage press has amazing food and service. A must especially if you are celebrating.

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TammieR
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service was spot on!
We will definitely be going back.

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DennisS
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal and service. It was our anniversary and we intend to spend all our anniversaries at this restaurant.

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JanieS
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall, we had a great experience. First and foremost, I witnessed the staff’s dedication to cleanliness as I saw them change out table clothes in between seating and exhibit a lot of care when interacting with guests. We dressed up a little, with my wife in a dress and I in a sport coat, but the attire ran the spectrum. As for the meal, the wine list (a big thing for me) is voluminous and excellent. We ordered the mushroom puff pastry, French onion soup, and shrimp cocktail as appetizers. They were all excellent. For our entrees, we ordered filet and lobster. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed all the food and the service was excellent. The chef even came out at the end of the meal to see if we enjoyed everything. When you’re in the neighborhood, definitely stop in (and order from their phenomenal wine list 🍷).

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Matt
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not a single complaint or negative thing to say. Great place, service and food

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AliceM
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have not been there in a while and it was very good

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BLINKY
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

THE PATIO WAS VERY OUT DATED AAND NEEDED A BIG CLEAN UP OR REMODELLING. THE INSIDE WAS SO DARK AND DISMAL. WOULD NOT GO BACK, VERY DISAPPOINTED.

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PriscillaC
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside and it was very nice. Our service was outstanding and the food was extremely good. There was a nice selection to choose from and it all looked wonderful. I sincerely recommend the Sunday brunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always! Provided a great experience even during these times.

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LynnH
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was great. Steaks cooked perfectly. A little higher priced than what we had anticipated. Disappointed that the soup or salad weren't included in the dinner, but we understand it's been tough being closed for business for several months. Service was great too!

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CentralValleyFoodie
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A must stop for foodies and the chef comes out and welcomes his guests. Nice treat.

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MichelleG
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Grilled Eggplant sandwich was to die for! Delicious! Service and atmosphere was fantastic. All in all, it was a lovely lunch!

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TheodoreS
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food. The mushroom pastry is a great appetizer. The veal medallions is the best i have ever had a restaurant. Great place for fine dining

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Estee
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Celebrated my birthday on Sunday. The food as usual, was amazing. Had a really great time with the exception of a rude diner in the next table over. Our server was amazing and handled everything with grace and professionalism.
We'll continue the birthday tradition at VP in the future.

Thank you

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MikeE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A meal at the "V.P." is always a wonderful experience.

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OpenTable Diner
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!

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BernV
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Glad to see waitresses wearing masks. Like the spacing of tables. Had a corner booth--very comfortable. The food was outstanding. Warm bread to start was perfect. Will be back in a week.

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vipLarryA
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy going to the Vintage Press, it is our all time favorite restaurant! The people are always so friendly and make you feel like family. This was our first time to dine in since the Covid 19 Shutdown, great to be back. We had the halibut and it was amazing. We look forward to the time when the recipe club dinners start back. Welcome back!

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MichelleG
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service at the Vintage Press was fantastic! It was so great to be able to dine in person and experience their lovely ambiance.

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MickyMic
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant. The food and service is always impeccable.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Perfect evening, food was delicious, service very good.

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Leilani
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start to finish the meal was excellent. Service was great. Food and drinks came in a quick manner. The hostesses were extremely attentive. We will definitely be dining at The Vintage Press again!

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AdeleL
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Would go again if in the area

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PaulaM
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the ambiance--relaxing and comfortable with a nostalgic elegance. 3 of us lunched and all had the absolutely scrumptious angel hair pasta with chicken! I will definitely return as there are many options on a varied menu that I want to try! And I drove an hour and 15 minutes to get there and it was well worth the drive! Great for special occasions, date night, or luncheon with friends. I highly recommend it!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very unique place service was great, food was excellent. Perfect place to go out for special occasions.

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vipEastsider
Tahoe
10 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration, happened to be day after Valentines Day, and was not disappointed. Restaurant was properly staffed, on time reservation, great variety of menu. Wife had Salmon, I had mahi-mahi both were excellent. We shared a dessert but the Chef brought out a chocolate dipped strawberry plate for the occasion. Waitress was professional and anticipated our requests.

Vintage Press is a go to place for fine dining.

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EricR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!

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Lizz
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

First time going there and let me say that I will definitely be going back. The food was so tasty and the ambiance was perfect. Even though it was Valentines Day the service was great they’d just take a little longer but it’s okay it’s understandable servers had other tables to take care of. & I can’t forget how cute the butter was served in a heart shape. Loved it definitely recommend it.

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JonathanC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing and perfect, from the vibe to the food to the service

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vipStanW
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food , Serverice, Ambiance are always perfect. We have never been disappointed.

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Maribelle85z
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a lovely evening. I ate too much of the appetizer to fully enjoy my meal however I tasted everything. From the soup, to my meal it was very satisfying. My husband loved all the food as well. I also ate too much bread which didnt help. It was crusty and soft as bread should be. I did tell the waitress to let the chef know when she took it back to bag it to go, that his cooking was superb as everytime I have been to the Vintage Press. Throughly enjoyed the great ambiance for a quiet and secluded atmosphere.

FAQs

The Vintage Press offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (559) 733-3033.

The Vintage Press is rated 4.6 stars by 246 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.