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The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards

4.5
3633 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Perfect For:
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List
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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Californian, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday 5PM - 9PM

Groups & Private Events: Please contact our Private Events Office at 925.456.2425.

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Phone number
(925) 456-2450
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Mike Ward
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Concannon
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Parking details
For your convenience, The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards offers our guests complimentary parking
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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.
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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.
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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.

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Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Celebrate mom at our Mother's Day Brunch on Sunday, May 13th. We will be offering a three course, prixe fixe menu created by our very own Executive Chef Mike Ward. The Restaurant will be open from 10:30AM – 2:30PM.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 3633 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great experience from start to finish.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

A very nice time, food tasty, service was excellent

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Everything was fabulous

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Excellent service, food always great. however, dessert (Marshmellow/ chocolate cake), just ok. Cake was dry and Marshmellow was stiff and seemed dried out.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Enjoyed our meal very much! Excellent service and food recommendations. However had planned this trip specifically to try the tasting menu for a special birthday and was disappointed it is no longer offered.
Still had a great meal and enjoyed our meal. Everything we had was outstanding

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

great food and great service as expected at one of our favorite local restaurants.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Due to an accident involving a downed powerline a mile down the road, we were unable to dine at Wente that evening. The entire staff was wonderful in explaining the mishap to us. I promise we'll be back.

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Nice place, but they have a habit of not getting the order right and not following through on fixing it. Critical, life threatening allergies are not taken seriously. Would not recommend.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

My wife and I went to celebrate my Birthday. The staff were very welcoming and we were seated on the patio. Great atmosphere. We had a drink, ordered our dinner and were assisted by the wine Director that help us choose a wine the perfectly complimented our meal. Thank you Wente Staff, we'll be back.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Awesome birthday dinner

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

It remains the best restaurant for anniversaries, birthdays, and all special occasions.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Excellent place to be with loved ones. For special occasions and serene atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

We are NEVER disappointed when we dine at The Restaurant at Wente. Every occasion to dine there is special 😊
The servers, the food, the ambiance - all exemplary!

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

As usual an excellent menu, service, etc... I will say that I have had filet's there on several occasion and I think this was the best one ever!! Hats off to Chef Mike on this one!

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

My husband and I had a wonderful evening celebrating our 35th wedding anniversary. Our server, Jason, was knowledgeable about the menu and recommended an exceptional wine from Oregon to accompany our meal. We were left in peace to enjoy our meal at a leisurely pace, and Jason did just the right amount of checking in to make sure we had everything we needed, and to top up our wine glasses of course! Thank you, Jason!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

My sons 21st birthday dinner- great food and service- decanted 4 bottles of 97 Cabs— great night out for a group of 10.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

The service was fantastic and flawless. The food was comparable to similar venues in big cities, such as SF, NYC and Paris. Portions were generous, flavors divine. It was an anniversary celebration and I had requested - in the online reservation and the confirmation call - a quiet and non-drafty seat, because I’m always freezing. I was assured such. Sadly, the table in the oval section of the restaurant was cold and drafty whenever the front door opened. I was cold the entire time. The ambiance was just ok x noisy because of glass and wood, and a table nearby who was very “celebratory “. There also was a bit of echo with the high ceilings, which was not present in the mail dining room. Overall I’d give the venue a solid 4 with a few improvements as noted.

Ps: the grounds are gorgeous and hope you’ll catch a sunset there

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Everything was great as always.
The only questionable thing was tzaziki sauce with the scallop and mussel dish, but I could push that off to the side so it was ok. Get the beet salad!!!

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3.0Dined on March 10, 2018

As always, the food was very good - tasty and nicely presented. However, the prices seem steep for what you get. I aso found the service to be spotty. Our server was very gracious, but stumbled on a couple of points - he did not let me taste the wine before he poured a glass for each of us and I had to ask twice for a couple of plates for a shared appetizer (I should not have had to ask at all).

A nice place for a once-in-a-while "fancy" dinner but nothing more.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

We went for our brother’s birthday after wine tasting. They took care of us and being members had its perks. We will be back soon!! Great food, ambiance and service.

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3.0Dined on March 7, 2018

I would have given this visit 5 stars except there were a couple of issues. The first issue is they are apparently short staffed in the kitchen at the moment, so it did take quite a while to get our meals. However, they did make up for the delay through a complementary glass of Wente wine, which was appreciated.

The second issue involved the couple next to us that had an energetic toddler with them that was hard to control. The child was loud and did tend to scream every once in a while, which got everyone's attention in the dining room. The parents were trying to keep their child quiet, but were unsuccessful. Towards the end of our time there the father was playing with the child trying to keep her occupied, and he had actually become louder than the child (probably influenced by his consumption of his adult beverages). It finally got quiet a few minutes before we left for home, and as we walked out we understood why they had gotten quiet. The mother was breast feeding the child.

We go to Wente on a regular basis and are Entertainment Club members. This is the only time something like this has happened to us there. Normally the dining rooms have noise levels that are in line with what you would expect, and the service is normally very timely. I'm writing this visit off as an anomaly and this visit won't prevent us from coming back. The food, as always, was outstanding, and the wait staff were doing the best that they could.

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4.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Expensive for the portions of food on the plate. The food was prepared well and enjoyed by both my husband and I but forty two dollars for two pieces of fish seems a bit much, however fresh it was.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Wente never disappoints!! As always, thank you for the wonderful food, wine and service.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Our server was an excellent sommelier. His suggestions for wine pairings with our appetizers and main courses were exceptional. I will definitely return to enjoy some of the best wine offered in the east bay.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Always love eating at Wente Restaurant. It is the only place in this area that provides fine dining, beautiful ambiance amidst the golf course and surrounding vineyards!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Wonderful. Had old east coast Navy friends as luncheon guests. Superb.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

We liked everything about the restaurant. The food was excellent, as was the service. As expected, the wine list is wonderful. Next time, we will try to leave room so we can sample the dessert menu.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

been here over 15 years don't know what else to say. Being a vegetarian it is limited.

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3.0Dined on February 24, 2018

The food is great but the service is terrible. We had to ask 2 times for butter/oil for our bread, we had to ask for a steak knife for the pork chop we ordered, we had to ask for refills for coffee. When I spend $150 for lunch, I expect service to be top notch.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

The food and service here we’re beyond wonderful. The waiter was very knowledgeable about the ingredients in each dish. Food was tailored to our health needs while remaining incredibly good. Two of us had the scallops which were absolutely delicious. Another member of our party had the pork chop which has received rave reviews and he said the reviews were well-deserved.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Great evening. I know the menu changes so this may not apply - pork chop was delicious. Bone marrow appetizer - never thought I would say this or try it - amazing. Great service. Great ambience. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Wente remains our favorite restaurant in the San Francisco Bay Area. The location is lovely, and the drive there prepares one for a special evening. The servers are gracious, and the food always is delicious. We look forward to our next visit!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Always a relaxing and satisfying experience, all around.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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!

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Thanks , we will be back

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on February 16, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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. 😊

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