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Diners' Choice: Great for fine wines restaurants in East Bay

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the most notable wine lists in East Bay? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Commis Dining Room restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1202)
$50 and over
Californian
Oakland
About the restaurant
Commis in Oakland is a Two-Star Michelin rated fine dining restaurant by James Beard Foundation Nominated Chef James Syhabout that serves a multi-course Tasting Menu.

Diners at Commis are invited to linger for 2.5 to 3 hours over an multi-course meal in a warm, comfortable and relaxing dining room appointed by glowing glass light pendants, dark furniture, bare walnut tables, dim lit candles and floral arrangements.

Delivered by the attentive service staff and sommeliers, the cuisine of Commis showcases some of the best Northern California ingredients that are in season through modern and classic cooking techniques. The cuisine aims to bridge the flavors, textures and temperatures of the East and West with every course with the intention to excite and satisfy.



Top review
DeniseJvip
Dined on Jul 7, 2024
Excellent the food continues to be elevated to a higher level every time we go here. Creative and innovative dining experience. One of the best restaurants in the bay.
A photo of Commis Bar restaurant
4.9
4.9 (17)
$50 and over
Californian
Oakland
About the restaurant
With only 10 bar height chairs at the cocktail bar, the COMMIS BAR experience offers a fixed 4-course menu highlighting some the best seasonal Northern California ingredients through modern and classic cooking techniques.

Diners at the bar are invited for 1.5 to 2 hours over the entire course of the meal with the shorter fixed menu compared to our full length DINING ROOM menu experience.



Top review
EmilyS
Dined on Jul 3, 2024
My husband and I found every dish to be excellent - and unlike anything we'd ever tasted. It felt as if each food was the product of creative genius. The wine was excellent too. Eating at Le Commis was a blissful experience. The atmosphere was lovely, with lots of attentive waiters and soft music. I also appreciated the way the perfect utensils were delivered just in time for each course. Our only complaint was that the chairs at the bar were uncomfortable.
A photo of Shadowbrook Winery restaurant
4.9
4.9 (516)
$50 and over
Winery
Walnut Creek
About the restaurant
Shadowbrook Winery has become the East Bay’s most decorated winery in San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition with over 69 medals. Shadowbrook is a small production family-owned winery located in the foothills of Mt. Diablo. We produce and offer a wide range of exceptional red wines and some white wine offerings as well.

We are by reservation only. Please plan accordingly.

From seasonal salads and charcuterie to a small selection of entrees, Shadowbrook Winery’s Menu is perfectly paired with selections of our finest vintages.

Top review
FancyQ
Dined 2 days ago
Beautiful patio with a view of vineyard and Mt. Diablo. Great food. Perfect for a special occasion.
A photo of Bellanico Restaurant and Wine Bar restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2036)
$30 and under
Italian
Oakland
About the restaurant
Bellanico Restaurant & Wine Bar saves some tables for walk-ins, please call Bellanico directly for large party reservations. Bellanico is a continuation of Chris Shepherd & Elizabeth Frumusa’s successful restaurant in San Francisco, Aperto in Potrero Hill. Bellanico is a neighborhood restaurant located in the Glenview district of Oakland. The name Bellanico is derived from their daughters’ nicknames, Bella & Nico. The Bellanico staff take great pride in food, service and wine. We serve rustic Italian cuisine that changes seasonally. We are dedicated to serving the best seasonal, local, sustainable and organic products that they can find. Bellanico features Pitman Farms Chicken, Prather Ranch Meat, Duroc Pork and only wild caught fish and seafood. It also features a wine bar offering Old World wines with an emphasis on Italian wines. There are more than 25 wines by the glass & 6 different flights of wine.
Top review
SMV1
Dined 7 days ago
Excellent food, very good service. Al though the restaurant was not very full, there was something about the design of the dining room that made it noisier than it should have been. Although we were seated quite far from the front of the restaurant, we clearly heard conversations from the front. We are very sensitive to noise, but the quality of everything else made it worth enduring.
A photo of Enoteca Molinari restaurant
4.8
4.8 (570)
$31 to $50
Italian
Oakland
About the restaurant
Enoteca Molinari is an Italian restaurant & wine bar (with heated outdoor seating) that specializes in house-made pasta and Italian dishes using local and seasonal ingredients. Enjoy our all Italian wine list and don't forget to try some dessert.

Please make sure to give us 24 hours of notice if you can't make your reservation.

Thank you for your understanding!

Grazie mille!

Top review
TerriB
Dined 1 day ago
We've been coming here for years. Consistently excellent food. Although there's no fancy cocktail menu, cocktails are available, and they make a fantastic negroni!
A photo of Uncle Yu's at the Vineyard restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1909)
$30 and under
Pan-Asian
Livermore
About the restaurant
Currently, our back parking lot is under construction due to the development of Stockman's Park. Parking is limited, but the parking lot is still accessible from L Street, or Railroad Avenue. We also have a few designated parking spaces near our rear entrance, but if all of those spaces are full, there is also a parking garage on Railroad Avenue. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience!

Winner of Diablo's Best of the East Bay Award, Uncle Yu's delivers Asian cuisine with a twist.

Innovative Asian cuisine enhanced with quality ingredients, paired with a Wine Spectator Award winning wine list, striking atmosphere and engaging service create the perfect dining experience.

Whether you desire a quick bite, a fantastic glass of wine, a meal with the family or a sommelier's wine paired dinner, Uncle Yu's delivers!

In addition to our dining room, we have a lively lounge and bar, a beautiful outdoor patio and a private room for special occasions and holiday parties.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Great food and great service . Ambience was good as well for family outing.
A photo of Chianti Reserve restaurant
4.7
4.7 (661)
$30 and under
Italian
Pleasanton
About the restaurant
**** We will be offering take-out from 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM. ****

Reserve is proud to have been voted the Best Italian and Best Seafood in the East Bay by the Bay Area News Group.

Chianti Reserve prepares the finest authentic and homemade Italian cuisine in Pleasanton. We bring a little taste of Italy to downtown serving your favorite Italian meals. All of our pasta is homemade and prepared daily. Our chefs use only the freshest ingredients and extra virgin olive oil.

Our head chef, Bilarddi Carteli, was trained in Italy and along with our wait staff strives to ensure that you will always feel at home. The Chianti Reserve maître d’ is a wine expert and will help you pair your wine with your meal. Our management team is proud to provide the highest quality of meals and service, making Chianti Reserve your first and best choice.

Check out our menu and specials at http://www.chiantireserve.com.

Top review
Nukevip
Dined 2 days ago
What a delicious lunch meal, Tutto Mare / Spaghetti! Actually, the best I’ve had is a long long time….. Thank you
A photo of Locanda Wine Bar restaurant
4.7
4.7 (225)
$30 and under
Italian
Livermore
About the restaurant
Welcome to Locanda Wine Bar! We specialize in the delicious Italian dishes, handmade craft cocktails and incredible wines.


Top review
johnvip
Dined 1 day ago
Very nice place great ambience great food will be back
A photo of Massimo Ristorante restaurant
4.5
4.5 (1138)
$31 to $50
Italian
Walnut Creek
About the restaurant
Massimo Ristorante is one of Walnut Creek’s best italian dining Restaurants. Savor our Northern Italian inspired cuisine specialties featuring prime meats, poultry, fresh seafood, superb pastas, and tempting appetizers. Enjoy the warm weather and dine alfresco on our charming patio.

To compliment our mouth-watering cuisine, indulge in one of more than 200 bottle selections of premium wines or a full bar serving specialty cocktails. Banquet rooms are available for private parties, business functions, and holiday gatherings. For your parking convenience, there is plenty of street parking and a five story parking structure located directly across the street.

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 5 days ago
Our first time dining here . Absolutely fantastic experience. Service was spot on and food was excellent. Can’t wait to return
A photo of The Grill at Wente Vineyards restaurant
4.4
4.4 (283)
$31 to $50
American
Livermore
About the restaurant
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 7 days a week. We will be going Cashless on November 1, 2023.

Current menu favorites:

DIP TRIO: ARTICHOKE DIP / ROASTED RED PEPPER FETA / LEMON AND GARLIC HUMMUS

DR. PEPPER RIBS

WATERMELON SALAD

VINYARD APPLE SALAD

PIMENTO SMASH BURGER

LOBSTER GRILLED CHEESE

SMOKED HALF CHICKEN



Current Breakfast Menu:
-Breakfast Plate
-Breakfast Burrito
-Breakfast Sandwich
-Buttermilk Pancakes
-Steak and eggs plate

Top review
CQ27vip
Dined on Jun 18, 2024
I went to the Grill at Wente for the first time with a couple of friends. The setting is beautiful, the food is delicious (wedge salad with chicken 😋), and the service was great! I will definitely be back!
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