The Vintage Press

4.7
309 Reviews
$31 to $50
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
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 309 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.5
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MariaC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an outstanding traditional turkey dinner. I do wish they would have offered ham in addition. Our server, Jeremy, was terrific. He was very professional, friendly, and attentive. Overall, we had a very nice dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
San Joaquin
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When we were unable to have our usual family gathering for Thanksgiving, we decided to go someplace to make us feel as though we were celebrating anyway. The VP definitely filled the bill. We had a seat on the sunny patio next to a heater, and ordered the 4 course fixed price turkey dinner. It was so beautifully and deliciously done! David greeted us and came by our table later, and went out of his way to make us feel welcomed. Our experience changed what could have been a gloomy day into a festive one. And we had some wonderful leftovers the next day.

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ConnieS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down, the nicest place to go in Visalia. One of the most beautiful and classy places I’ve ever been to. The food and service is top notch. Great for special occasions or just a wonderful meal anytime

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vipShirleyS
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for our anniversary. Everything was amazing!
We were just a little cold. Can’t wait to go inside again. Love your restaurant 👏🏼

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AntoinetteG
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was one of the best we have ever had!! Appetizer, main course and dessert!

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KMart
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always! The Chicken & Waffle special item was such a nice surprise.

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PhilipA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The meal and service were wonderful. Since there is only outdoor dining that affected the ambience.

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DenaC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They are doing a great job!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vintage Press never disappoints.

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TinaC
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The stuffed pumpkin appetizer was amazing and the reason I went there. I heard so much about it. But then I got the scallops and I have to say, those were soooo delish!! If I'm in the area again, I'll be stopping by for sure! Very nice evening!

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vipDennisS
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Always our visit to this restaurant.

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MBrad
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience3

We booked indoor seating because it was an option. We had to sit in the doorway with both sets of doors open an no heater. If we would’ve booked outside we would have recieved a heater. It was around 38-40 degrees... excellent food and dessert

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OpenTable Diner
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor dining with heaters. Cool night so dressed in layers. Our party had pistachio salmon and one had veal. Food was great! Their staff very friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had reservations for 2. A birthday dinner. Meeting in central CA. I drove 6 hours and was not disappointed. This was a dining experience. We shared the escargot, and sampled our dishes. The veal and lamb. I was sad that the oysters were sold out and the crispy lamb sweetbreads was no longer on the menu, but was still impressed with everything on the plate. This was my third best dining experience ever!

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vipJohnR
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The resturant was very crowded and busy. Luckly We had reservations. We arrived 10min before our reservations. We were told it would be a bit,since all tables were full. Not more than twenty minues later we had a table in great location. Greeted by very a professional server. Immediately brought us our cocktail order along with bread and water. The food was excellent. We Will be back.

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SannaC
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and exceptional food. Everything was delicious and the staff went above and beyond. Thank you VP

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RedWineDiva
San Joaquin
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful lunch on the Patio!! Fall weather made it extra special.

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EricaE
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary at the VP and we had a great time. We will be coming back and recommending the dinning experience.

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vcal88
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great following of COVID precautions!

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vipGw28
Cincinnati
25 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Food was great! Really really good.

Because of Covid, we were seated outside on the sidewalk. Our server was super nice and did everything right, but I think it's too hard for the servers to work outside on the sidewalk because everything was pretty long in coming.

We will try again if we can get a seat on the patio inside the restaurant.

Thank you

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ladydi331
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating a birthday for a girls nite out! The roasted pumpkins and filet was excellent!

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GeorgeM
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience1

Food and server were great. But we were seated in the entry way with the sun in one of our faces. Many people entered by us unmasked. Many other tables in the garden were open. We were told they were all reserved. We even noticed 2 ladies moved from a 2 person table to a 4 person table but were still told all other tables were reserved. Did not know we could reserve a specific table. Not happy.

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Illinigirl
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Even for a party of 2 I did not care to be seated in the entry aisle.

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BigO
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience! Delicious food, great service!

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JoseL
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

sitting outside is not as fun... however, the food more than makes up for it. always great!!

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PeggyM
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ordered the pumpkin and pear salad. It was fabulous!! The patio seating was very comfortable. Loved the ambiance and running fountain. For sure will visit again!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good meal however too many fans and it was not that hot

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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BrianK
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always great, tasty cocktails, and friendly staff. Love this place! One of our favorite!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience2

Seated next to a very large loud fan and a street with noisy traffic.

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OpenTable Diner
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was so nice. They have a beautiful outdoor dining area with great ambience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Joaquin
6 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We look forward to Baby Pumpkin season, and it’s so worth the wait. Pumpkins are stuffed with Jarlsburg cheese and chicken, seasoned with peppercorns. Ours came with a side of pear walnut salad with vinaigrette dressing, which was the perfect complement to change an appetizer into a meal. We’re still thinking about how great it was a day later, and we’ll have to go back again before they run out!

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BrandyE
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their brunch is delicious. The tiered plates with pastries and fruit was amazing. We had the best service. Would definitely recommend To family and friends.

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vipgolfgirl
Central Coast
63 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even better than anything I've had in SF or Monterey/Carmel. Everything was amazing. I may need to move here...

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AndreaJ
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone were amazing. The food was delicious. We will be back.

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ShaneS
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our wedding anniversary there for the second year in a row. We absolutely love The Vintage Press and even during these strange times it was still as romantic as ever on the patio.

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BrianR
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was great and the drinks were stiff. Service was great, too.

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OpenTable Diner
San Joaquin
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner for the bride to be.

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LynnM
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Always a great choice for lunch or dinner in Visalia. It was very pleasant out in the courtyard and the food was excellent. The salmon was amazing and the cheesecake melted in the mouth.

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vipLarryA
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time, the food is always top notch. Sarah our server was great.

FAQs

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

The Vintage Press is rated 4.7 stars by 309 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.