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About The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards

The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards features ingredient-driven California wine country cuisine using sustainably and organically grown local ingredients. While the menu holds its foundation in American dishes, it is influenced by French and Italian provincial cuisine. The seasonal menu changes daily, utilizing produce from The Restaurant's on-site organic production garden. The award-winning wine list offers more than 1,000 selections, providing numerous options for wine pairings.

5050 Arroyo Rd.
Livermore, CA 94550
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Californian, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Friday - Saturday: 11:30am -2:30pm
Dinner: 5:00 – 8:00 Sunday - Monday
5:00 - 8:45 Tuesday - Saturday
Sunday Brunch: 10:30am - 2:30pm

Cross Street:
Concannon

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(925) 456-2450

Website:
http://www.wentevineyards.com/restaurant/

Entertainment:
Northern California’s most unique concert experiences, The Concerts at Wente Vineyards offer the ultimate entertainment experience by combining stellar performances by top name headliners with the stunning ambiance of a spectacular vineyard setting. Harry Connick Jr, Sheryl Crow, Bill Cosby, James Taylor, Kenny Loggins, The Fray and Natalie Merchant are among the performers who have appeared at Wente. For more information, visit us online at www.wentevineyards.com/concerts.

Catering:
Serving the Greater Bay Area, Catering with Wente Vineyards provides a full range of personalized catering options. From intimate gatherings to large celebrations, family to corporate events, Wente Vineyards infuses its wine country style into every occasion. Catering with Wente Vineyards shares The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards philosophy to use the very best sustainably and organically grown local ingredients to create sublime wine country fare. Executive Catering Chef Jeff Farlow leads the catering team.

Parking Details:
For your convenience, The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards offers our guests complimentary parking

Executive Chef:
Mike Ward

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Wente Vineyards can accommodate a variety of special events including rehearsal dinners, showers, anniversaries and other occasions. Our historic, hand-dug sandstone caves are perfect for private wine tastings and other events.

Private Dining

Nestled in the rolling hills of the Livermore Valley Wine Country, Wente Vineyards provides a setting and experience unmatched in the Bay Area. From intimate gatherings to large celebrations, family parties to corporate events, Wente Vineyards infuses wine country hospitality into every event.

The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

service

4.6

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4.6

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3.9

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92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (57)
Good for Anniversaries (48)
Good for Birthdays (40)
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Good for a Date (39)
Notable Wine List (39)
Worth the Drive (35)
Fit for Foodies (34)
Scenic View (32)
Quiet Conversation (31)
Great for Outdoor Dining (30)
Local Ingredients (29)
Romantic (27)
Great for Lunch (26)
Sunday Lunch (24)
Creative Cuisine (24)
Business Meals (22)
Good for Groups (22)
Great for Brunch (19)
Seasonal (15)
Cozy (14)
Authentic (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Casual (8)
Healthy (8)
Organic (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Fun (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

Always a relaxing and satisfying experience, all around.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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·Dined 2 days ago

My husband and I made a brunch reservation at Wente Restaurant as a small Valentine's Day celebration/promotion celebration for my husband. Our reservation was at 10:30, right as the dining room opened. The hostess led us to a small room away from the large family ahead of us, which was considerate. Our waiter's name was Kevin, and when we had a question about making a small change to the brunch pre fixe, he was able to accommodate us with no issue. He also gave us great detail about the various menu items, which are changed monthly.

My husband and I both loved what we chose on the menu. For drinks, he had the mimosa and I had the red sangria. The next course was an apple cinnamon muffin, but Kevin was able to get my husband a small plate of fruit in its place. Afterwards, I had the baby beets while my husband had the ceasar salad, and the for the final course, I had the eggs benedict and my husband had the Berkshire pork chop. We were thrilled with every single course. The portions were generous during the final course, but we were able to pack up the leftovers no problem (and had them for dinner the same night!). We loved our experience overall and we plan on going back for the next special occasion!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

The meal and service was average and expensive. This was historically I nice special restaurant. The menu is now limited and our food was warm, not hot. Scallops fishy, pork chop had too much carbon and fat.

Sorry to see this gem deteriorate.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined 4 days ago

Great Food. Pork Chops are a must! Desserts are creative and wines are spectacular!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Great food but only small number of choices compared to the past. No longer any local olive oil nor can you order a single glass of the Wente Champagne to start the meal with. Ambiance and service all to the very good Wente levels.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 13, 2018

We sat at the bar for a drink first. Top notch bar service!

We were seated and the service was excellent!

My girlfriend had the butternut squash ravioli with truffle and I had the tasting menu. The highlight was the butternut squash ravioli for both of us! Excellent dish! We had the beet salad which was also excellent but a bit heavy on the rich goat cheese. The tasting menu was good with one minor issue with an undercooked flank steak dish but it was corrected quickly (and they gave us a free dessert). The dessert that came with the tasting menu was the chocolate mouse pictured below and was top notch! The other dessert was a very pretty panna cotta dish but the gelatin was just too over powering. It needed more fresh ingredients to cut the gelatin or lighten it, like some fresh fruit, and certainly they need to remove the extra gelatin on the plate used as a garnish.

The interior and ambiance were delightful. We'd definitely go back again.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2018

As always, Wente provides excellence in wine, food, service and ambiance. If you want a special treat away from the normal restaurants, give Wente a try. My Husband and I have been coming here for years and are never disappointed. Become a Wente Entertainment Club Member and start enjoying the extra’s when you visit. The card is well worth the price if you make Wente one of your favorite Restaurant destinations. 😊

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Cozy, Casual, Romantic, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Afternoon Coffee, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Always a treat, and always a "special occasion" to visit and dine at Went Vineyards. Very happy with beautiful location, attentive and friendly service, and first-class food at Went. Treat yourself.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Entirely unsatisfactory this time. Ordered the prix-fixe for brunch, started with a sweet muffin, we all decided to save that for last, which we mentioned to the waiter as he brought them. Then we waited. And waited. And waited. 45 minutes after sitting I had to go to the front desk to ask for our salad course. Finally arrives. Cleared. Then we wait, and wait, and wait for our mains. Its now one hour and twenty minutes later and we are getting our eggs. 1:20 for eggs! By then we had more or less finished our wine on an empty stomach, which made us feel a little blah, and we had pretty much lost our appetite. Left us feeling grumpy the rest of the day, for 300+ for 4 people. Never again. To top it off, we wandered into the winery building after since that's where the member tastings were last time and were more or less told we were trespassing on private property and to leave immediately. Went to the tasting room and it reeked of stale sweat. Picked up shipment, got home, terminated membership.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Service was outstanding, nice to see people still care about customer service. Food was excellent as well. If you are Wente wine club member, this is a must do. As a bonus we got to witness a marriage proposal. Very nice

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

I was there one Saturday to propose to my GF. I called very last minute and everybody was so nice and helpful and totally helped me out with everything. Staff was super friendly and very low key with keeping everything a secret. It was a amazing experience and i totally recommend this place (tasting and restaurant) to everybody!

Tags: Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, People Watching
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Service is excellent, ambiance is also excellent. You should go during daylight to take full advantage of the vineyard setting. Food ranges to quite good (appetizers) to just fair (my main entree consisted of a huge slab of meat placed over a small bed of vegetables).

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Beautiful restaurant at a beautiful winery. Great food, great service!! Very laid back. Don't be in a hurry! Enjoy the ambiance!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2018

This one of the best gems in the East Bay. Great food, great service, and the staff are perfect. Every time we eat there, it's always perfect.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2018

I really liked this place, I wish to come back, but I didn't find vegan options there. The food was great anyway.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Organic, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We stopped for a quick lunch on the patio & it was awesome. The service, the wine & food, was top notch. I can't wait to visit again.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Would recommend to everyone. Everything and everyone is always so welcoming and nice.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Casual, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

I needed a vegan option and they made a delicious meal

Tags: Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Decided to try Wente again after a few years. I’ve always liked the atmosphere but the food has disappointed me every time I go. This was no exception. Pork chop was 1/3 fat and the steak tartare was terrible. The chef needs to pay attention to what goes out of the kitchen.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 30, 2018

The new menu is too limited if you do not want to select the fixed menu with wine pairing.

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vip
 (Tahoe)·Dined on January 28, 2018

We did some wine tasting before and the bought some bottles to bring into the restaurant.
Dinner was great and we had a wonderful time.

Tags: Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2018

The food was great. It was my wife's birthday and they presented her with a menu that said Happy Birthday. The dessert had Happy Birthday written on the plate and we were given a complementary tasting of Wente's sparkling wine. It was a very nice evening. Our server, Marc, was very attentive. He was at our table checking on us at just the right times.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Wente never disappoints. I have been eating there for years and often joke it is the best restaurant in San Jose...because we don't mind the drive to eat there. Great wines, lovely setting, excellent service, but then the best part is the food. Quality, seasonal ingredients at every course. I will say we do miss the lamb pastrami appetizer which is what would bring us to the restaurant monthly, but the crab toast we had this last Sunday was excellent. I also had the white bean and chorizo soup which came out looking like a thick tomato bisque (it was good, but I wasn't expecting that) and my husband's hanger steak came with lentils instead of the creamy mashed potatoes he was waiting for since that is how it was described. It really doesn't matter what you order because everything that comes out is delicious. If I had to find a criticism it would be the price. My soup was $16 (but worth every penny it was so good), and my husband's steak at lunch without sides was $40.....gone from the menu was a sandwich or burger option and they stopped serving lunch during the week.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Disappointing experience. We arrived early and they would not seat us. The table we were given was vacant the entire time they made us wait. There many tables open. We were seated in a drafty area and it was cold. My husbands chicken came raw. The outside was browned and it was extremely raw on the inside throughout. They took it back and it took another 20 minutes to get his food. Needless to say everyone else was done. We saw numerous of the same meal delivered to other tables while he waited and waited for his meal. We have been there many times. We’re not going back any more. Average food for an expensive price not as good as it used to be.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Anniversay

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Flavor was good, but portions were minute. Selections on menu too limiting

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 22, 2018

We had a very enjoyable dining experience. The service was excellent and the ambiance was perfect for our 46th anniversary celebration. We enjoyed the dungeness crab toasts as a preview to our filet entree. Not big dessert eaters, but the wait staff surprised us with a scoop of vanilla ice cream served on a plate inscribed with Happy 46th Anniversary in chocolate.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Our waiter Chris was so great. Wine was amazing. This is our absolute favorite restaurant. Take the time to get here and then relax and take it all in.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The addition of the tasting menu is great. Amazing food and wine pairings.

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Celebrating our First Date Anniversary. We eat here a few times a year and have always had good experiences. Including the concert series. The setting is warm, lovely without being too stuffy feeling. We eat on the earlier side so we can see the outdoors, which is lovely and get to see the setting sun with the view and lights. We always find the food very good but this evening the food was above and beyond excellent. The service, with Mark our waiter, was also way, way above and beyond. A super experience!

Tags: Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We have always enjoyed our meals at Wente Restaurant and using Open Table reservations.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Chris was wonderfully attentive. We really enjoyed the sublime sea scallops and crudo appetizer.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 15, 2018

When we arrive at 5:15pm on Monday night, the restaurant had a very odd smell---something between sewage and Clorox.

Food was mediocre, not terribly warm when it reached our table. Scallops were very salty. I have enjoyed many meals at Wente in the past that were outstanding and truly a memorable dining experience. Something was really missing. Monday night was simply mediocre at best.

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vip
 (Singapore)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Great food and great service, only complaint was I table was next to a large piece of furniture, one of those table that some restaurants stuff in to take full advantage of the space. My wife and I both had the pork belly to start with and the filet . Taste is so fresh and well paired.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Our family gathered here for a post-holiday get together. Most had never been before and all were impressed with the the food, service, wine, and ambience.

Wente has been a favorite of mine as a place to lunch with friends especially in warmer weather outside. It is always a pleasure to linger over the wonderful food.

We especially enjoyed the fish appetizer, the cheese and charcuterie plate, and pork chop, but everything was tasty.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Year's Eve fixed menu, great meal with great wine pairing.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We celebrated our anniversary at Wente for the 2nd year in a row. This time we had the tasting menu. The food and the wine pairing were good with a couple of exceptions. I was not fond of 1 of the wines and the dessert was a bit heavy for our taste. The pork tenderloin, which was not on the main menu, but only with the tasting menu, was beyond fabulous. Great stuff.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Visit the Tasting Room across the courtyard before 6:30 pm. Elegant restaurant atmosphere for special occasions or just a fine dinner experience.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Excellent food. Loved coming here until they stopped selling gift cards at Costco! They had raised their prices, now too expensive without the Costco gift cards.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We've been going to Wente's since they first opened. For years it has been my favorite restaurant in the Valley. Now, every time we go the portions seem smaller and the price is higher. The food is still great but the value is not so much.

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