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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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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (80)
Good for a Date (56)
Good for Anniversaries (52)
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Worth the Drive (47)
Good for Birthdays (46)
Notable Wine List (45)
Fit for Foodies (44)
Romantic (41)
Great for Outdoor Dining (40)
Scenic View (39)
Local Ingredients (34)
Creative Cuisine (33)
Great for Brunch (31)
Great for Lunch (31)
Good for Groups (28)
Business Meals (26)
Sunday Lunch (25)
Quiet Conversation (24)
Seasonal (22)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Authentic (14)
Healthy (13)
Cozy (12)
Organic (12)
Casual (10)
Tasting Menu (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
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Comfort Food (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Disabled Access (5)
Kid-friendly (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Live Music (3)
People Watching (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Happy Hour (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

Wente Restaurant is our family's first choice to celebrate special occasions. The food and service is always exceptional. And the location is very pleasant.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

This is always a fun place to go. Great food and fond memories!

Tags: Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined 4 days ago

Restaurant is nice inside. Service is generally good. In summer months with outside dining. If there is a wedding going on it is too noisy.

Tags: Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 5, 2017

Chose this place mid day and booked a reservation. We arrived on time and was immediately seated. Jason was our waiter and helped us out with all of our dinner questions. My wife is gluten free and he explained all the choices and options that were available to her and also what the chef could rearrange to make her happy. When they said the pork chop was worth every penny, they were not joking. It was absolutely amazing, and the flavor was out of this world. My wife's filet was cooked to her liking (med/well) and was still tender as could be. We paired with a Wente pino wine and at the end of our dinner the flavors we could still taste in our mouths made us make note that we will be making the hour and fifteen minute drive from home again to dine here!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

Classy, great service - our first time there & will definitely be back for romantic dinner experience & intimate ambiance!😍👌🏼

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

A mixture of pluses and minuses. The lunch menu offered very few healthy options for non red meat eaters, but the vegetarian scramble that came with diced potatoes - and nothing else - was very good. Home baked cranberry-orange muffins @ $10. each were optional. The restaurant is pretty. Lovely views. The service was good. The bathroom needs serious updating. Later we returned for a quick bite. Although the butternut squash soup was delicious, it was only lukewarm and on the pricey side at $15. The homemade bread that was only brought when we asked for it was wonderful.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Live Music
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

My daughter and I decided to try the wine pairing menu. We were so gelad we did. The dinner was so delicious- from for the pork belly and roasted beets, the butternut squash risotto with truffles( done withna light hand and absolutely delicious) to the perfectly prepared pork tenderloin. Every course was seasoned perfectly and the selected wines on point. Our waitress was fantastic- . We will definitely come back again and again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Extremely disappointed. Usually the food and the service is great. Tonight the server seemed disinterested in our experience. And the food was all room temperature and lacking flavor. Just tasted salty. Unfortunately for the price you pay at Wente we can’t see going back again. It’s unfortunate because typically it is a jewel in the valley.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Although we were sad to see the hamburgers are no longer on the menu our food was good

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We always enjoy the beautiful main dining room, great service, and very good food. We prefer to come for lunch or brunch so we can also enjoy the scenery outside the restaurant. It's so disappointing that they don't open on Mondays through Thursdays anymore.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The food was good but prices went up a lot

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We eat here quite often and enjoy the fact that the staff, while all friendly and professional, have also mostly been there for a long time. The menu changes regularly and this time we really enjoyed their take on fried chicken (the accompanying Ranch style dressing for dipping seemed a bit out of place) but truffle honey or such would have made it epic! The steak tartare and crispy shrimp (chipotle?) starters were wonderful and seating outside is always a plus in November!?

Tags: Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Seasonal, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Excellent atmosphere, great service, host was awesome, food was spectacular

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2017

I’ve eaten at Wende for many years and had exceptional service, which is why this evening was such a shock. I literally could not get our water over to our table, and had to get up 5 times during dinner to ask for service of one kind or another. Our reservation was for 8, but we arrived and were seated early (7:45). We did not get our dinner served until 9 p.m. I had to ask for everything from water, to silverware, to order a drink and to ask for the temperature to be adjusted. No one ever came over to ask how our meal was, and when we finally got our bill, it was incorrect. I had to flag down someone again to get our waiter. Honestly, he appeared high, and his indifference was verging on rude. The food was its usual reliably great quality, even if it took 75 minutes to get. Also, it was my daughter’s birthday, and they did comp the desert, which was nice. I hate to be stingy on tips - I know its all pooled, so it won’t really effect him, especially during the holidays, but this fail was so over the top. Granted our reservation was obviously the last, and we were the last out of the restaurants (not entirely our fault as it took so long to get our food), but if you cannot accommodate customers at a certain reservation time, I suggest not making those reservation times available.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Food was excellent, service was good, great ambiance. Great place to celebrate a special occasion. Was a little disappointed though that they didn’t offer a complimentary dessert despite me mentioning the reservation was for a birthday on OpenTable.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Every time that we’ve dined here we have had an exceptional experience. The staff is always very friendly and accommodating and the food and the wine menu are fantastic. Great place for a date or special occasion and I think it’s safe to say, this is probably the finest restaurant in Livermore when looking for fine dining.

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·Dined on November 21, 2017

Was fantastic food nice romantic environment service was great wine was perfectly selected for meal

Tags: Great for Lunch, Cozy, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Half off bottle month?! 10+ Wagyu - delicious! Excellent crudo. Look forward to going back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Going to this restaurant is a dining treat for us to take family and friends. We appreciate the food choices and quality. Table service was a bit slow but our server was very informed about the menu items. We did relax and enjoy a long, leisurely brunch. The patio was a bit chilly for one of our guests; I didn't anticipate that.

One disappointment was arriving at our reservation time to find no host at the desk. We waited before someone helped us then waited again while our table was prepared, about ten minutes more.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Wente treats you like royalty. We had 30 minutes to kill between their tasting room closing and our dinner reservations. They graciously started a fire for us to keep us warm with a bottle of wine. The service is always excellent and I have never been disappointed with their food.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Absolutely a favorite every time! Management is spot on, food is perfect, and waitstaff is exceptional!
My parents fly up from NM specifically to eat here!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Paleo Friendly, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Organic, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 14, 2017

I always enjoy dining at Wente. The risotto was very rich. I would love some lighter veggie-centric options like just a plate with 2-3 veggie sides.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Creative Cuisine, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Beautiful vineyard site, good wine list, premium local meats and produce. Great for a special occasion.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

I took a business associate from the East Coast and she really enjoyed the outdoor dining and the meatless options. She also fell in love with non alcholic options.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Personnel are first class. Food is exceptional. Great dining experience!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Veteran’s Day

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2017

I have dined at Wente many times. I have been critical of the food or service twice. Yesterday's experience was excellent. Jesse, our waiter, was superb as was the food. The pork chop was perfectly prepared as was the mushroom risotto.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

We love coming to Wente to celebrate special occasions! We always ask for Sheri L to serve us because she provides fantastic service. The food is always top notch!! Thank you for making my Dad's birthday extra special!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Organic, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 7, 2017

I made a reservation, called to confrim and was told i had "no", reservation..I have proff i did make one..I never came ..So the only experience I have is making reservation ;that I was told i never made... Not sure if i will try again

Tags: Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Our server was excellent but had to keep making excuses for the service. We first ordered a Spanish cava but she had to recommend something else when she brought it to us because it wasn’t cold. She then brought another bottle of sparkling wine that was not cold either and we had to wait for it to cool down in the ice bucket. Our meal took about 45 minutes to come to our table, and my wife’s entree was NOT what she ordered. It took only five minutes to correct that, so why did we wait 45 minutes to start? Once we had our meals, they were very good. The dessert was also very good and it was complimentary due to the earlier mishaps. I hope that we will have a better experience next time since we have been here several times before and enjoyed our experience. Good luck to us for the next time!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

The meal was perfection. Squash soup was a bit of heaven, pork chop a visual and gustatory delight, and this is the first time in a long time I’ve been served s HOT cup of espresso. Beautiful experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Everything was excellent, food, ambiance, service. Nice wine list, reasonably priced. We will definitely be back.

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

I am never disappointed when coming here for brunch! My boyfriend and I had a wonderful anniversary brunch and chose the pre-fixed menu because it had more breakfast items on there than the regular menu. I highly recommend this as it comes with a mimosa, 3 courses that vary in size, and filling but not over the top heavy. We got the scones, french toast bites, corned beef hash, eggs benedict, and the steak tartar. It was so good!

Aside from the amazing food, the scenery and ambiance NEVER disappoints. I really recommend this top notch restaurant if you have never been. Its a favorite of mine for special occasions.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Cozy, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Seasonal, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Anniversary

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The food was fabulous. I had the scallops, and they were delicious and seared perfectly and served with delicious accompaniments. My husband had the salmon, and he said it was also delicious. It was my birthday, and they honored my request and gave us a very pretty table by the window. The service is a bit on the slow side, but I imagined they do that so the customers feel unhurried and can relax and enjoy their meal. We highly recommend Wente for any reason, and we go here often for special occasions.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

All was good until the entrees. We're regulars, and we brought guests in. Food was good until the entrees. Salmon was under-cooked and no one wanted to eat it. Pork chop was 100% gristle and fat; you'd know before cooking it that it wasn't fit to serve. Service was good until the entrees. Wente mishandled the poor entree quality and we never saw anyone but our waiter. That being said, next time we have company, we're most likely to take them to Pleasanton or Napa. Very disappointing.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

It was very pleasant evening. My son enjoyed his birthday at Wente. Thank you.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Our food was excellent. Very pleasant experience. Beautiful afternoon.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We love the restaurant at Wente. However we were disappointed when we arrived a few minutes before our reservation to have a drink in the bar and there were no seats available and were told the outside area was for dining. Also we found the brunette hostess to be very rude. She walked us to our table and didn't say a word ! We had to ask " here ? this table ? " Important for Wente to know that hostesses are a reflection of the restaurant and should be overly welcoming and friendly - otherwise they shouldn't work with the public !

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Always such a lovely time. Sorry they won’t be accepting Passport anymore

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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