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About Vintage House Restaurant at Messina Hof

Dine in wine country elegance

Located on the Messina Hof Winery estate, The Vintage House offers the finest dining with particular attention to fresh vineyard cuisine. Each and every dish incorporates one of our award-winning wines. Linger over quiet conversation in the romantic Barrel Room or looking out upon our vineyards. Savor a wide variety of scrumptious appetizers, salads and entrees, all designed with wine in mind. Indulge in our decadent desserts, we even offer Bananas Foster flambéed tableside. We are here to serve you! Recognized by Sante" Magazine for our high standards of quality in Fine Dining and Wine Hospitality and rated one of the Most Romantic Restaurants in America by Open Table.

*For parties of 8 or more an automatic gratuity will be added*

4545 Old Reliance Rd.
Bryan, TX 77808
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
American, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Thursday-Friday:11:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am-4:00pm
Dinner: Wednesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 3:00pm

Cross Street:
Earl Rudder Fwy

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(979) 599-7339

Website:
http://www.messinahof.com/

Entertainment:
Messina Hof Winery & Resort, a Texas vineyard established in 1977 by Paul and Merrill Bonarrigo, is rooted in the union of two family heritages.

Our 100-acre estate, of which 42 host the vineyard, is nestled in Bryan, Texas.
In addition to the winery, the estate is home to The Villa bed & breakfast, The Vintage House restaurant and the Winemaster's Room wine bar. Tours and wine tastings are offered seven days a week. Our calendar of events is packed with cooking classes, wine appreciation classes, food and wine pairing seminars, murder mystery and winemaker dinners, and more!

Catering:
No out side catering

Parking Details:
Paved parking lot

Public Transit:
None

Executive Chef:
Chris Shepley

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Wine Premiere Dinner
New Years Eve Celebration
Spring Release Dinner
Harvest Dinners

Specials

TAMU Game Day Special

Saturdays from 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Christmas Eve Brunch

Sunday Dec 24, 2017 from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

New Years Eve Dinner

Sunday Dec 31, 2017 from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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Specials

TAMU Game Day Special

Saturdays from 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Details

A coffee and cocoa rubbed 16 oz bone in ribeye steak panned seared and served with house mashed potatoes / chefs vegetables and our house made Messina Hof BBQ sauce. $36.00 per person, plus tax and tip. Excludes Tax and Tip. This special is offered on TAMU game days only. Special valid Sep 16, 2017 - Nov 25, 2017 on Saturdays from 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM.

Christmas Eve Brunch

Sunday Dec 24, 2017 from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Details

Brunch. Excludes Tax and Tip. Estate winery will close at 3:00 pm. Special valid on Sunday Dec 24, 2017 from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM.

New Years Eve Dinner

Sunday Dec 31, 2017 from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Details

Dinner served 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm Reservations preferred. Excludes Tax and Tip. Special valid on Sunday Dec 31, 2017 from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM.

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Sun 10:00AM - 12:00PM

Wed 5:00PM - 9:00PM

Thu 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 9:00PM

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Vintage House Restaurant at Messina Hof Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.4

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Quiet

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (20)
Good for a Date (19)
Worth the Drive (17)
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Romantic (17)
Notable Wine List (16)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Cozy (9)
Business Meals (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Authentic (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Fun (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Scenic View (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Great for Lunch (5)
Tasting Menu (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Seasonal (3)
Casual (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Spicy (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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·Dined 6 days ago

The food and service were great! I will definitely like to come back to here eat again!

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Spicy, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups
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·Dined 6 days ago

Food was subpar. Would not recommend the gorgonzola chicken or the chocolate lava cake. Wine was awesome.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List
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·Dined 6 days ago

The restaurant was beautiful but the food was just ok.

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 (Central Texas)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Our experience at Messina Hof was excellent! The dining area was beautiful and romantic. The food was excellent and the service prompt!

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Beautiful venue, great service and wonderful food... highly suggest brunch the eggs benedict was divine.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

The manager Erin was very helpful, in getting us sat and properly taken care of. Also, very pleased with Omar's service and addressing my very picky dinner companions. Chef Will even made an appearance at our table to say hello!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Romantic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Skyler Duran was excellent, he was knowledgeable made excellent suggestions and made for an excellent experience at Messina Hof!

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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Our servers were fabulous. I'm just sorry I don't remember their names. Highly recommend the flamed dessert....

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for Groups, Fun, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Casual
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 2, 2017

We did Comfort Special again this week. The Lasagna was perfectly seasoned and great cheeses. Paired very well with the Gewurtztriminer (sp). Madison made the meal even more enjoyable with her excellent, attentive service and friendly conversation.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Fun, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Had lunch there on 10/27 and the meal was wonderful. The selection of each wine for each meal was first rate! Our waiter did an excellent job explaining the selection of wine for each entrée and we were thoroughly happy with all aspects of the meal.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 26, 2017

From the moment we walked in, very attentive staff. Brook had our table and explained each of the specials to us ... including soup of day, fish of day and Thursday Comfort Food special. We shared a cup of beef barley (it sounded too good, not to sample ... GLAD we did, excellent combination of flavors). We each had the comfort food, Baby Back Ribs and twice baked potato- excellent, tender and flavorful ribs. Ribs went perfectly with Petite Verdot. Dessert was also special offering of the week - almond cherry pie, perfect with the Glory (a fortified Muscat). Throughout the evening, Brook was super attentive and helpful! We’ll be back soon, especially for their Thursday Comfort Food offering (changes weekly)

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

EXCELLENt food. Excellent service. Fantastic wine. Will definitely return!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 20, 2017

The duck was amazing. Great wine. Great service. A little loud. Out of the way but worth the drive.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

I've only been once before this most recent time and the food was AMAZING that day but this time not so much. I'm not sure if the chicken was overdone or What but it was a bit chewy. Omar our server was great though and the place was super quiet.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Wonderful evening of food, wine, and conversation. I was very impressed with the subdued and elegant atmosphere as well as the room temperature and absence of loud music. Candle was lit that was at our table which was a nice touch.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

The food was excellent and it is a beautiful restaurant. The service was very slow. It took the waitress forever to greet us and there was no one else in the restaurant. Also, the choice of music was great but it kept cutting off and then on. Very annoying. With no one in the restaurant I would think we would have had first class attention and they would have fixed the music problem. We get a better experience at other fine dining restaurants in town. We will not be going back to this restaurant.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Scenic View
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The food was fantastic as usual, and the service can’t be beat. The wine is hard to beat!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Groups, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Seasonal, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Tea, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Spicy, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Fun, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We had dinner at Messina Hof in March, it was not a pleasant evening. We returned in October hoping for the restaurant to redeem itself. It did, service was wonderful, the waiter was very personable and attentive, the food was very good, and the wine, excellent.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Loved feeding the turtles...seeing barrels of wine love the large vineyard and it has like a Victorian like atmosphere! My whole family enjoyed est at the restaurant. Our server was super attentive and friendly. Will be going back with my hubby for our anniversary bed and breakfast stay there next year spring! Can't wait.

Tags: Fun, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Authentic
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vip
 (San Antonio)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Second trip to this restaurant, food was great again. Service was good, place is wonderful.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Brook took expert care of us for my wife's birthday (with assists from Jacob and Tammy). Her presentation of the Legend Salad (including the story behind it) was excellent. Chef Chris and Alex did a perfect job with the pecan-crusted sea bass, which paired perfectly with our wine. For dessert, the "big fire" presentation of the Cherries Jubilee flambé tableside was a great finish to the evening.

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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Great atmosphere! Service has very good! Food was good! Uncooked veggies was the only complaint I had. Not a big deal considering. Our server Brooke was very accommodating and friendly!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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·Dined on August 25, 2017

Another great experience!
Colette was great and our meal superb!

Tags: Cozy, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 20, 2017

One of the top restaurants in bcs. Love this place...our go to romatic place

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fun, Tasting Menu, Happy Hour, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Steaks were excellent and the service was fantastic! Also loved the dessert!

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Antonio)·Dined on August 18, 2017

After leaving this review we were contacted by the restaurant, offered an apology and their sincere desire to try again. We accepted their apology and a gift card for use the next time we try the restaurant. Very unexpected and appreciated. Will leave another review after our return visit.



First review
We decided on supper here last minute while moving our daughter into her apartment. The atmosphere was great, the food was wonderful, the service was non-existent. Let me start by saying the restaurant was not that full, so what follows was not a function of an over worked staff. Don't know if our waitress was new or what the problem was. She was friendly, we ordered 2 cheese plates that never arrived, ordered 4 different wines, that were never refilled, And the other 4 people at the table did not even get drink orders taken. Saw her when we first arrived, and not again until our food arrived. We were a party of 8 so we got to pay the 20% tip anyway, very unlikely we will revisit, which is disappointing because the food was very good.

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 (Central Texas)·Dined on August 17, 2017

My only complaint was that the special server listed as an appetizer, not an entre. No clear. Tasty, but an appetizer nonetheless.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Vegan, Romantic
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·Dined on August 17, 2017

Tables are separated enough that you feel like you are having a private meal. Unique menu choices and not disappointed with the final product. Beautiful presentation and tastes as good as it looks. We met with clients and it was the perfect atmosphere to build on relationships. We will definitely be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on August 13, 2017

This place has an interesting feel to it. It was nice but missing something I can't put my finger on. Either way, my mom LOVED the club sandwich and can't wait to go back for another.
Prices were reasonable and that bread and oil dip - MMMMM!

Tags: Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Food and ambiance was so much more than I ever expected. Most local wineries have sub-optimal wines. Theirs was remarkably good. Calamari was literally the best I've ever had (and we are NJ coastal Italian family). Our server, Madison, was simply exceptional. Just fabulous, in every sense of the word.

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 (Houston)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Went here with some out of town friends for a Sunday brunch, we certainly were pleased we did the food and service is simply outstanding, we even met and chatted with the owners (Paul & Merrill) they are very engaging people and you can see the passion that they have for what they do, I highly recommend you put this on your to do list.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch
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 (Central Texas)·Dined on July 22, 2017

This is one of our go to special events restaurants. Beutiful senery, great food, good service, can take a stroll before or after dinner to see the grounds which are fantastic. Highly recomend.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Healthy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Vegan, Scenic View, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, People Watching, Organic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Central Texas)·Dined on July 13, 2017

We were there for our second time for our anniversary and found it to be a wonderful place for such an occasion. It being a Thursday evening it was very quiet which I enjoyed immensely. The food was excellent even though the beef was a minute amount dry for my husband especially since I prefer mine well done. The waitress was very friendly and cheerful and the service was exceptional. He wine was excellent! We will go back again soon.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Lovely meal! The tableside Bananas Foster was probably the best we have ever eaten. All the food was extremely tasty and I love that they use locally grown ingredients (fig jam from a fig tree on their property!). Just a great experience....highly recommend!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Houston)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Great way to celebrate anniversary.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Austin)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Great dinner, with Bananas Foster made tableside for dessert. Plus take a walk over to the Wine room for some Sherry or Port and sit by the turtle pond.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Central Texas)·Dined on June 23, 2017

I love this place. It felt very cozy and the winery made for a great view! The wait staff, particularly Madison, was very helpful and friendly even though we showed up pretty late at night. The food tasted exactly how'd you imagine at a small scenic restaurant. Everything about this place screams romantic night out without having to travel to the French countryside. I will definitely be coming back for more special occasions and will recommend this place to somebody looking for a unique dining experience and a way to impress the significant other.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Paleo Friendly, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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 (Central Texas)·Dined on June 15, 2017

My sister and I come to Messina Hoff for wine and a nice quiet lunch together every year on our sister trip. We will never leave this out of our annual vacation for just the two of us. The service is always excellent and it is quiet and a wonderful ambiance. The food is amazing and it allows for some great picture opportunities!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Nice get away for Saturday afternoon lunch over looking the Vineyard at Missina Hoff. Ambiance, good wine, and interesting choice in food. Enjoyed the quite atmosphere and elegant feel of the dining room. We had Penne Pasta with Chicken, Salmon, and the hamburger. All cooked perfectly and seasoned just right.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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 (Austin)·Dined on May 27, 2017

So nice , cozy and relaxing experience !! Perfect for a date night or picnic

Tags: Cozy, Late-night Find, Authentic, Casual
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