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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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food

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service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

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Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (94)
Good for Anniversaries (63)
Notable Wine List (58)
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Good for a Date (58)
Worth the Drive (54)
Romantic (54)
Great for Outdoor Dining (53)
Good for Birthdays (51)
Fit for Foodies (50)
Scenic View (48)
Creative Cuisine (43)
Local Ingredients (39)
Great for Lunch (33)
Great for Brunch (31)
Good for Groups (30)
Sunday Lunch (28)
Quiet Conversation (27)
Business Meals (21)
Authentic (18)
Seasonal (18)
Healthy (15)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Organic (15)
Casual (14)
Tasting Menu (11)
Cozy (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Disabled Access (9)
Fun (8)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Hot Spot (6)
Live Music (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Comfort Food (4)
People Watching (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined a day ago

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

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

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 4 days ago

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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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·Dined on October 21, 2017

A group of close friends and I decided to get together at a local winery since Napa was a little too smoky for our taste. So we headed down to Livermore planning to spend a day at multiple wineries. We ended up staying at Wente the entire day from 11am - 6:30 am. From to the Vineyard Tasting Room to the Restaurant and back to the Vineyward Tasting Room, we were met with delightful staff with each interaction. The servers for the wine tasting were very knowledgeable and friendly. The food servers at the restaurant always had a smile. We were there for almost four hours dining on wine and two rounds of delicious appetizers at the restaurant alone, and not once did we feel like we were not welcomed. Every item we selected was so delicious from the cheese board to the pasta, salads, and prawns. I ended up becoming a member because of the fantastic experience and number of tasty wines we devoured. Thanks for creating such an amazing experience for me and my friends of 20+years. Can't wait to come back again!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 20, 2017

I love the seasonal menu and creative dishes. Service is always excellent and the wine list is commendable. Great spot for a special occasion lunch or dinner. We had the pasta and fried chicken, both great fall comfort foods. Will be back soon.

Tags: Seasonal, People Watching, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 17, 2017

I love this restaurant! The staff is the friendliest staff I have ever had at any restaurant. From the cocktails to the food, everything was exceptional! Can't wait to be back.

Tags: Organic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 17, 2017

This is one of my go to restaurants for date night. The staff is always so attentive and friendly! It was our anniversary and our server acknowledge it as soon as he came up to the table. The food can sometimes take a little while, but the staff is so attentive and friendly, it never really feels like you are waiting that long. Our dessert plate said "Happy Anniversary" on it, as did our menu. The menu was a very nice touch, however we also got a card at the end of the meal, that I thought wasn't necessary, a little overkill. I let the manager know that night, Caitlin, when she came over to our table. Always my favorite go to place! Can't wait to be back.

Tags: Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Excellent Service - Excellent Food - Excellent Atmosphere !!! Thank you for the Wonderful Experience. It is great to have a Class-Act Dining Option so close to home :)

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The service was horrible!!!! It took 45 minute to receive our entrees. Unacceptable!!

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·Dined on October 12, 2017

My wife & I met an old friend and her boyfriend here. They were visiting from out of town, so we were looking for a place about halfway between us, and got this recommendation from a friend. We had an EXCELLENT meal, accompanied by wine bought from the tasting room. The pear salad was incredible, and the pork chop I had was absolutely top-notch. The chef also went out of his way to construct a special vegan entree for my wife, so a big "thumbs-up" for that.

The service was impeccable, well-paced and friendly.

Overall, a really outstanding meal. It's a bit pricey, but delivers great food and great service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Organic
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

Beautiful restaurant and delicious food but I think the menu selection was lacking and portions too small for the price.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 9, 2017

This was for my husband's birthday. We have been there several times, typically for a special occasion. The service and food was fantastic and looking forward to our next experience there.

Tags: Seasonal, Romantic, Organic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Fabulous time

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

I’ve normally had great experiences at Wente which is why this was extra disappointing. The service was exceptionally slow despite a fairly thin crowd, food was good but overpriced and I was asked if I wanted to add truffle oil to my steak without being told there was a $20 charge. Won’t be going back any time soon and I’m a former club member, that’s how discouraging this evening was.

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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 8, 2017

My husband and I chose went vineyards to celebrate our 18th anniversary and we were very disappointed. It was our first time visiting and it will probably be our last. Our first complaint at how slow our server was. It took a long time to come to our table, being our drinks, check on us after our food was delivered etc. everything was slow and the restaurant was not busy. My main concern was my food. She said the pork chop was the restaurant specialty so I thought if they have been making it for 31 years it should be good. It was not good. It came out looking raw in the middle. I mentioned it to her and she said that it was ok and that if it was cooked more it would be too dry. I disagree because I have had a pork chop come out more cooked than this and it was still tender. I kept the dish for a while and let my husband have a portion of it but I just could not eat it so I asked if she could have the chef cook it a little further (not much, just so that it didn't look as raw). It came back out burnt.... and she comes to the table 10 minutes later and asks how it is. I told her it was burnt. She asked if I wanted a fresh piece and I told her no. It was late at that point because it had taken her so long to attend to us I just wanted to go home. So she brings the bill and takes off a "portion of the pork chop". I still had to pay for some of the pork that was put on my husband's plate! For a reputable vineyard restaurant I was appalled at how cheap they were. I was unhappy with my food for our anniversary dinner and they still charged me for a portion of it. I have never been to a restaurant who handled unsatisfactory food this way.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We thoroughly enjoy our lunches at Wente. Sitting outside is so pleasant. The food is always excellent and the service is warm and accommodating. Worth the drive and the price.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

This was one of the worst experiences we have had at a restaurant. And for the prices that they charge, there is no excuse for this and I notice other reviews said similar things. After being seated outside, which is great, we were greeted immediately by our server and our orders were taken. Then it took quite awhile just to get the one appetizer we ordered. By one hour and 20 minutes later, we still had not gotten our entrees. We kept asking and the excuse given was that the kitchen was backed up. We were there at 2:00 PM and there was not a large crowd so not sure how the kitchen was backed up, not to mention a table behind us, who were seated after us, got their entrees. Once the appetizer was served, we really never saw our server until we asked for him. One hour into this and he was very apologetic and said he would get the food. Twenty minutes later and still no food. My husband finally went inside to find the server and tell him to forget it and that we were leaving. He then presented us with the bill for the few things we ordered, which totaled $91! We asked him if there was anything that could be done since we never got our main courses and he said he would talk to the manager. Another 20 minutes later and we never saw him. My husband finally got the manager who profusely apologized, comped what we had gotten and said the kitchen was backed up. Such a lame excuse! There were not enough people in the restaurant to be backed up. Needless to say, we will never return to this place and will warn all of our friends. If you want to tour or taste at the Wente winery, then do that but find somewhere else to eat.

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vip
 (Edmonton)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great food. Great service. Great place. I will most definitely be back. My husband and I shared the Pork Belly appetizer! Yummm. I had the pork loin and husband had the fried chicken. Both were sumptuous. Great place for dates and special occasions.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The food wine pairing dinner was outstanding.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Great food, would definitely go back!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We were a foursome meeting for the Sunday brunch. The menu selections are limited and not worth eating. The chef seems to think an almost raw egg on top of so-so food would be enjoyable. The tast5less food was drowned in egg yolk and without much taste.

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