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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

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4.5

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (92)
Good for Anniversaries (62)
Good for a Date (58)
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Notable Wine List (57)
Worth the Drive (55)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (51)
Good for Birthdays (49)
Scenic View (48)
Creative Cuisine (43)
Local Ingredients (37)
Great for Lunch (35)
Good for Groups (32)
Great for Brunch (31)
Sunday Lunch (28)
Quiet Conversation (27)
Business Meals (22)
Seasonal (19)
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Neighborhood Gem (15)
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Good Vegetarian Options (5)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2011

We've gone to Wente for many years to celebrate various occasions. Last evening we invited another couple to join us. This was the first time we were disappointed with the service and not too thrilled about the food. The menu didn't offer enough variety and what it offered was an odd mix of food combinations. However, that would have been tolerable had our waiter done his job. He disappeared for a long time during our meal. Never asked if we wanted more cocktails (nor was he around for us to ask) and then we he dropped off our dessert menus--it wasn't for another 20 minutes until he came back to ask for our order. At that point, we were upset and decided to forget about dessert and coffee :-( This was our worst Wente experience ever!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 6, 2011

We look forward to having our Xmas lunch at your restaurant every year. The food (especially the pork chop) is amazing! The service was great!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 4, 2011

Top of the list. A great place just for the ride the great food and service is a wonderful plus.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 4, 2011

Food seems to have fallen a notch or two, and I've been going there on at least an annual basis for 20 years. Hash browns were little squares of potatotes soaking in grease. Bisciut for benedict was a nice twist, but just creates no texture for an eggs benedict. Hash and caesar salad were very good.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 4, 2011

We went for brunch and found that the way the food was prepare was not the way it has been done in the past. The eggs were runny and the meat on the eggs benedict was not great The beef hash was just cube up corned beef with cabbage and potates and egg runny. They never ask how we wanted the eggs. Also the potatos were deep fried hash browns, tasted very greasey. The sticky buns were with pecans, they only had half dozen in each bun. They were suppose to give a coupon for $25.00 when you buy $50.00 or more and we never recived that.
All in all it was very disappointing. Would think twice before going back.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2011

Every year is a challenge to find a great place for our staff holiday party. Dinner at Wente was a grand slam! The food was terrific, the service was exceptional, and the wines outstanding. It is a fact that my team would be very happy to visit Wente again... and soon!

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2011

We had a wonderful lunch at Wente. Amazing food. Wonderful, attentive, knowledgeable service. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2011

We had a really nice experience again, as always. The food was delicious. The decorations really classy and nice. And our waiter Christopher was a germ. Made the evening special.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2011

Although a neighborhood gem, it's exclusively and beautifully located in the vineyards. Excellent food-especially the pork chop, incredible service----attentive, but not 'in your face'.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2011

Wente offers consistently great food paired with good service. It's a simple but beautiful dining room & is usually on the quieter side. I often find the dining room on the cool side, so ladies go prepared.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 29, 2011

Although the food was good, this restaurant is overpriced for the value received. I would not go back again.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 29, 2011

Wonderful treasure. The food was delicious and the chef used the fresh produce from the on-site garden. The Pork Chops and the Chicken were amazing. The beet salad was surprising twist on a salad. All the menu choices sounded fantastic-it was hard to choose.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 29, 2011

As always...awesome. Hands down the best restaurant from Sunol to Walnut Creek. Really have never had anything better. Truly amazing food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2011

Wente continues to be our most favorite "local" restaurant. Great when entertaining guests and/or family.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2011

We had a great time and food was awesome! Definitely going back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2011

nice food and service as always. The Pork Chop is their signature. Highly Recommend it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2011

Menu was wonderful. Food was beautifully presented. Wine was lovely.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 22, 2011

Another great meal at Wente Vineyards! We dine here at least twice a month and have never had a bad meal. Tonight was no exception. Both of our entrees -- the agnolotti and the rock cod -- were excellent. Service, as usual, was gracious and attentive. Dining at the restaurant is an enjoyable way to end a day of wine-tasting or golf in the Livermore Valley.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 21, 2011

One of the finest meals I have enjoyed in a long time. The flavors were fresh and vibrant and the service and setting exceptional.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 21, 2011

I'm more of a "causal restaurant" diner so lunch at Wente was a real treat for me. From the moment we came into the parking lot, we were treated well. Our server was excellent, attentive but not overly so. The food was excellent. I had the Agnolotti and my friend had the Roast pork and ham French Dip. To be honest, the hardest part was making a choice from the many tempting offers on the menu. The wine she recommended was perfect with the meal. It was a relaxing time in a great atmosphere. We will definitly be back.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 20, 2011

This is a really high quality place with terrific food, and of course outstanding wine.
Came for brunch. Will definitely be back for dinner, particularly if we have out of town guests to entertain.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2011

Been there many times. As usual, the food was fantastic (pork chop!).

The moly thing I always wonder is why I have to leave my coat on the back of a chair...a coat room would really make this place perfect.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 17, 2011

In town for business and couldn't get this close to wine country without visiting. Wente was recently named American Winery of the Year by Wine Enthusiast, so I was excited. The tasting room did not disappoint and the attendant was friendly and found time to chat about the wine even though they were a bit busy. We were early for our reservation by about an hour, but had no problem being seated early. We brought a bottle from the tasting room and used our free corkage coupon, which was a great deal. The food was excellent. Service was a little slow, but not intolerable when you have a nice bottle of wine. Beautiful scenery, vineyards and beautiful buildings. Kind of a long cab ride (about 30 min) from Pleasanton, but well worth it!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 16, 2011

While looking for something else, I came across the Wente Vineyards Restaurant menu online. I was drooling by the time I got to the end of the page and decided I must try this place. I gathered a group of coworkers to try it out this week and everybody raved about how good it was even in to the next day! Everything we tried was fantastic, including the wine.

The service was good too. Our numbers changed a bit at the last minute, but the restaurant was very accomodating and moved us to a table that worked better for our group. Service was a little slow, but the waiter was very knowledgeable about the dishes and how they were prepared.

I would highly recommend this place to anyone. Being a vineyard, it's remote so use a GPS!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 15, 2011

Fantastic location, gorgeous food and outstanding service! My highest recommendations!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 15, 2011

Loved the atmosphere. Beautiful setting. Great place for a romantic dinner for two. The food was to die for. My overall experience was fabulous. I will be dinning there often.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 13, 2011

Food was Outstanding! Service was above and beyond

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2011

I recently ate dinner at the Wente Restaurant and found it to be very pleasant. The food by far was top notch, and the taste was exceptional. Wente has found itself to have a sense of originality when it comes to thier menu for both taste and preparation. I will definitely be visiting Wente again soon and recommend to anyone.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2011

We had a very enjoyable evening with our family at The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards. Good service great ambiance and overall a very nice experience, one that we will fondly remember

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2011

The parking lot need to be deverted correctly...when I left, I got confused and the person at the gate were not paying attention. Just curious to why the gates were all closed.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2011

This has become a destination restaurant for us.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 11, 2011

The setting and restaurant was very nice. I have eaten there in the past and really enjoyed both the setting and the food. This time, the food was off just a bit. The NY Strip Steak had a wonderful flavor however, it was a quite chewy / tough. Definitely not worth the price charged. I still enjoyed the overall experience and give the restaurant a "Good" rating.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2011

Excellent food with a warm inviting atmosphere. We'll be going back!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2011

Excellent food with a warm inviting atmosphere. We'll be going back!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2011

High priced average taste, expensive wines by the glass - winery should be able to pour wines more affordably for the consumer.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2011

Our meal at Wente was memorable. The food was excellent, service was prompt and the wine was delicious.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 9, 2011

I have been to Wente many times, 90% of the time I order the "signature" pork chop because it uniquely different and was always accomponied by something delicious. Wente has a new chef. They still serve the pork chop, but it was prepared differntly (less applewood smoke) and went from unique to ordinary accomponied by some bitter flat leaf parsley. BTW - it is no longer referred to as the "signature" pork chop on the menu. S&T

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 8, 2011

We had a 6:30pm reservation and the restaurant ran out of bread and ended up serving biscuits instead. Overall food was OK but not outstanding. Its location is a little far from town and 580 Freeway so it would be good for special occasions and probably not for drop-in on a Thursday night thing.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 6, 2011

This restaurant never lets me down! The pork chops are divine - nice and smoky. Wonderful service. The only reason I only gave 3 stars on the ambiance is because a pesky flight snuck into the restaurant and seemed to just hover at our table. Other than that, everything was great :)Also went to their tasting room after lunch and spent the rest of the day there! The tasting room people are a riot! :)

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 6, 2011

Wente is one of my favorite restaurants. It is expensive but worth it!

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