The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards
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Too much curry on the sea bass and my pork chop was very tough
Jessie and Jorge were awesome! Made my husbands 60th birthday extra special. Thank you!
The day started at the winery with a tasting, hosted by Grady our wine educator. He provided an exceptional tasting experience and we joined the wine club. Grady recommend the restaurant at the vineyard for dinner and we made reservations. Our server at the restaurant was also fantastic! Unfortunately we couldn’t remember her name, but she had fantastic nails with her dogs painted on them!!! We had the tartare, cauliflower soup, and wagu steak! Everything was delicious, the entire Wente experience from start to finish exceed our expectations! We will back, very soon!!
Sierra Millet & Eric Fiegi
So nice and intimate! Great customer service !!! We will be back. Thank you so much .
My husband and I love their Sunday brunches out on the deck during summer, but for special occasions year-round we gladly splurge on having dinner inside, as we just did with cousins visiting from Manhattan. It was their wedding anniversary and the restaurant did not disappoint! They gave us all a complimentary champagne toast, and dessert for the couple, plus the service was exceptional and the dinner menu was sublime. The four of us feasted on perfectly prepared pork chops, quail and a vegetarian tagine. We drank delicious Nth Degree Cabernet Sauvignon and coffee with dessert. The dining room was beautifully appointed, the service was luxurious, attentive but not interfering in our conversation. We never felt rushed and enjoyed our leisurely dining experience for over two hours. As I say, this is our favorite destination for special splurges not far from home.
Excellent place, both for a business discussion or a romantic date.
The food was good but not worth the exorbitant prices.
Fantastic service and great food
The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards is without a doubt my favorite restaurant in the Tri-Valley. Food is always incredible, ambiance is great, good wine list and great wait staff!
the restaurant staff was well aware of our 30th Anniversary celebration but no-one acknowledged it or gave a touch on our celebration. The receptionist lady was kind to bring a sheet menu with "Anniversary Menu" on it but that was all. The table setting was good but felt kind of strange to be in a corner where there is no special decoration for the occasion. The table next to me had a guy sitting with the legs all the way out causing the waiter to trip, the waiter apologized but the customer did not even acknowledge the apology, this customer never adjusted his legs for my wife to pass by to go the restrooms and I made eye contact with him and he was defiant looking. The service was great but I was expecting a more enthusiastic reception with a touch on our Anniversary for my wife but saw nothing and to make it worse I had a defiant customer next to me with his legs stretching out of his table, preventing us (my wife, the waiter, and I) to walk by or to the restroom.
My husband and I have visited Wente multiple times during the past year. We have found the food quality and service to always be outstanding. Our one request, for those of us who visit frequently, would be to see more specials offered in addition to the regular menu.
It was great. Perfect place to relax and enjoy some wine.
Great food, excellent service. A lovely evening. Try the pastrami toast...yum!
Great ambiance, great service, food was fantastic - highly recommend!
We had a great dinner. Everything was delicious and the service was great too
Our appetizer, the beet salad was amazing and our cocktails too. But the server wasn’t interested In us. She quickly moved away when she checked on us, & was dismissive. I observed her reprimand 2 staff members before we were even seated and both of them gave us better attention before she addresses us, than she did all night. The main courses were bland and not worth their cost. The flourless chocolate cake was like a brick. Overall the pretentious service and high price were very disappointing and we love fine dining. We won’t be returning to that restaurant.
Always an amazing experience. Thank you Jason you are awesome
The prices don’t support the service or food quality received. Steak was cooked perfectly, but it was heavily sauced and everything was drowned in dressings. Service assumed we were new to wine and when we asked for a specific recommendation, the suggestions were far off from what we were asking for and we did not receive service from the sommelier. Overall, felt like its able to get away with lower quality and higher prices based on the Wente name.
Great place for special occasions, wonderful place to bring someone with discerning taste. I highly recommend.
Absolutely delicious. Perfect place for an anniversary dinner.
My husband and I joined another couple for an evening out. The restaurant was full but still not too noisy to talk easily and be heard. The food was excellent. We are doing the Whole30 and asked for a couple of changes to the menu items which the restaurant was happy to accommodate. We look forward to going back in February when we can have a glass of wine!
Amazing wine, crab salad, scallops, duck and of course, pork chop!
I came with a friend for the Chef's Tasting Menu Lunch. Service was wonderful and perfectly timed, the wine was delicious, and the ambiance was very relaxing. A wonderful value as well.
We waited for our food quiet some time due to them running out of mash potatoes. Things happen! But besides that it was a good experience. We will be back.
Wente never disappoints. Wonderful property, wonderful menu, wonderfully fresh ingredients, wonderful service, and of course, wonderful wine list.
The food is amazing. The ambiance is generally very good. Servers can be a bit hit or miss. This last visit outlet server seemed distracted and asked us twice if we wanted an appetizer after we had already ordered one.
By far still the best place to eat in Livermore
Our meal was amazing! We loved every bite!
The service was excellent. Excellent restaurant for a special occasion.
Average food at astronomical prices. Gouge-worthy wine prices.
This was the best New Year's dinner that my husband and I have ever enjoyed. It really helped to book a late table at 8:30pm since the restaurant was relatively quiet so we could talk. Our server was simply phenomenal - prompt and friendly with out hovering - and yet always there when you needed her. We started the prix fixe menu with the Garden Beet Salad and my husband the Caeser salad; he doesn't normally care for Caesar salads but he said this one was exceptional. We then had the Gulf Shrimp (large and whole but dissembled so you need not do the messy dissection) and the Pain Levain Toast with prosciutto and cheese and arugula and stone ground mustard - both excellent. We had the filet mignon - perfectly cooked medium - and the blackened sea bass that was just the right amount of spice and moisture. The accompanying sides were well chosen, fresh, and tasty. The dark chocolate torte and citrus cheesecake were exceptional. Also we were given complementary champagne, an excellent wine list was reduced by 50% (their usual Monday reduction which they kindly applied to New Years Eve), and a very sweet parting gift of sea salt blend developed by the Wente kitchen. Truly the best New Years Eve dinner (especially after the abysmal rest of 2018) which helped set up maybe a better 2019.
Awesome meal and outstanding service. It was an excellent ending to 2018.
We were pleasantly surprised at how outstanding the food was. My last few experiences at Wente were just okay, but your new Chef has taken the food to the next level. Our waiter was attentive, and made excellent suggestions on food and wine. Overall, one of the best restaurant experiences I've had recently. I will be back!
Great place to have lunch. Great atmosphere and service. Will be back.
My husband and I went to Wente Restaurant for a date night. The food was excellent. We had the Cauliflower Bisque and the Beet and Goat Cheese Salad, both wonderful, for starters. My husband had the sea bass with a spicy couscous, shrimp, and mussel mixture which was spicy and tasty kind of like a gumbo. I had the signature smoked pork chop on polenta with a tangy apple sauce. Both wonderful. We were too full for dessert. Service was excellent.
Every time we come here lately, I want to give our dining experience one less star. We have been coming here for about 18 years - it used to be really special, now it's just expensive. I realize that I am getting older and it seems that dressing up for dinner is a thing from the past. It almost seems that clothing is optional nowadays. However, the service and food need not decline due to a dress code or lack-there-of. I ordered the 14oz Dry-Aged Wagyu Ribeye which was priced at $65.00. Everything is a la carte here, so the salad was extra. Some things that really bothered me; my ribeye was paired with Papas Bravas, Chimichurri, Brussels and Sauce Diane that were all merged like a stew versus being "paired" with the meal. They do served bread with the meal, but not until you order your meal? Really??
Our waiter was very "OK" - he kept asking "can I do anything for the table" - how about simply is everything ok - do you need anything? Geeze, there were only two of us. In the past few years, the Restaurant at Wente's has severely declined. It was really cool in the past as almost every night had a new and exciting menu. Now its the same menu for an entire month. It was almost always local and fresh - now "the beef was fed our wine and was hand massaged in order to make it so tender". Oh, back to my steak - it was among the toughest Ribeyes I ever eaten. I should have sent it back, but then I would have had to wait while my wife ate alone.
I wonder if I want to back here - the food, atmosphere and service have declined to the level of a cheap overpriced steakhouse. I don't see them surviving for more than a few years. What will the mega winery put in its place?
Besides other times of the year, we always celebrate our Anniversary at Wente and it is always a wonderful evening! The staff are friendly, food and wine knowledgeable and the food is delicious!
As always AMAZING!!! Caitlyn out does herself to make us feel wonderful and Sheri is the best server always
The food is great! Beet salad of December wasn't the best taste combination and rossoto was too huge and more salty that I like, but rest of the food was perfect! I wish it would be at least one vegan option.
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Absolutely delicious from start to finish!