The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards

4.7
3667 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Notable Wine List
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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.
Additional
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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5.0Dined 2 days ago

What a very special experience we enjoyed from start to finish! We thoroughly enjoyed visiting with Jeff in the tasting room where he helped us discover Nth Degree Pinot Noir. We had a special Happy Birthday menu which was a nice touch and complementary sparkling wine toast before we even ordered. Mark C and his service team were first rate! Fabulous service and of course exceptional food the signature pork chop with seasonal preparation. All in all a very memorable evening, thank you all for making it so special!

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4.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Visit of friends from Germany.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Meet up with friends

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

The food, wine pairing, and service was very good. I had actually called the restaurant and they did advise me that they are no longer serving brunch on Sundays, which was a disappointment as we have been going there for 20 plus years etc. In fact, several customers actually left since they did not know about the change in menus. So I would recommend that the restaurant advise them of the changes.

That being said, both my wife and I had an enjoyable experience and would recommend it to the customers.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Paul was fantastic. Wine Pairing Prix Fixe lunch was a pleasant and totally enjoyable experience!

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Delicious food paired with delicious wine! Pork chop with peach chutney was very flavorful!

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Just amazing !

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

We enjoyed wine & a dinner outside under the twinkle lights with the sweet sounds of wedding music just over the divide. Very romantic night to celebrate our wedding anniversary.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

My favorite restaurant in the bay area!!!

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Great attentive service, not too overbearing. Pork Chop dish is definitely a must have, however, they went a bit heavy on the sauce today. Would definitely recommend this dish along with a few appetizers

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Wente never disappoints. We devoured the ribeye and pork chop...both amazing. Big salads to start. Gave us a glass of bubbly to start as it way my wife's birthday. Such a lovely setting!

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

We celebrated our 33 anniversary dining on the patio, while watching a couple who were celebrating at their wedding reception on the lawn area. It was a beautiful view! The food was amazing. We started with salads. My husband had the wedge with a very tasty dressing, I had the yummy beet salad. The beets were fresh from the nearby garden. For our entrees, my husband enjoyed the pork chop, and I had the delicious filet mignon. The filet was served with a barley based side dish that was amazing. After dinner, we were served a special anniversary dessert. The service was great. It was a memorable meal.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Wonderful Prix fixe menu with wine pairing under the mottled shade of large trees. Attentive service and tasty food.

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

My wife and I celebrated our 15 year anniversary at Wente. Excellent food, we found our favorite wine on the half price list, and service was spot on. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a romantic dinner, quiet, and staffed by people that know every dish.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

The restaurant at Wente is outstanding. The Prix fix was well designed are very good. The main choices were a duck breast over polenta or a beef short rib pasta. The wine pairing was perfect. The pork belly starter was nice as well. Our only complaint is that the optional cheese course was poorly conceived with very little and poor quality cheese.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Partner’s birthday

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Great location, food and Service.

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2.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Food is good but overpriced. The service does not match the quality of the food. We asked for a wine list and the steward came right over and start telling us about there reduced price wines which were still $100 a bottle. We felt we were getting a high pressure sales pitch like a car dealership. After we order a $60 dollar bottle of wine we received extremely slow service. It was really disappointing as the restaurant has so much potential but does not live up to it.

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Wente has found itself again, and the cuisine is back to its level of excellence. But, wow, is it pricey. This will have to be a special occasion destination. The service is impeccable and the ambiance lovely, so we will be back. But, at those prices, only for something really extraordinary.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

We have celebrated four straight anniveraries at The Restaurant at Wente and plan to continue indefinitely. The food, wine and staff make it the best restaurant in the East Bay at minimum, possibly the whole Bay Area.

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Enough cannot be said about the food, atmosphere, and outstanding service. Dine Tues Weds Thurs and choose one of the half price high end wines. We always walk to our car with happy faces.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Wente had a new wine and food pairing brunch. It was a great experience; and wait staff was excellent

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4.0Dined on May 17, 2018

As always, the meal was FABULOUS, I have never been disappointed! Every time the dining experience has always been top-notch and have been well attended to however on this past visit I was disappointed with the waiter. He pushed hordeurves on us three times and three times I had to tell him we were not interested. He then tried to push the wine. We weren’t drinking that night. We asked for bread (took forever) and when it arrived he had brought us three pieces on a plate... on a plate! Not on the standard wooden cutting board. Then he was no where to be seen. We had to ask the “bus boy” for more bread and water, after which the bus boy was very attentive to us... he got the majority of my tip! I’ll go back again but if we get the same waiter as this past time I’ll ask for someone else. Still, great atmosphere, great food and wonderful ambiance.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We were celebrating our anniversary everyone knew and was very polite.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Love Wente Restaurant. One of my favorites. Amazing wine list, great food. Heard your mot doing lunch or brunch anymore.😢 I loved the polenta with the pork chop. I want more.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Great food!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Dined at Went for my boyfriends birthday. Such a wonderful evening. Warm greeting right when we walked in. I had requested a perimeter table near the window, which they accommodated. Complimentary champagne was served as soon as we were seated. And the menu was personalized with “HappyBirthday”. Nice touches! Food was amazing and our server suggested the perfect wine pairings. Marc, our server, was knowledgeable, friendly, attentive and fun. And, didn’t hurt that his name is the same as the birthday boy. :-)
Great experience all around. Thank you, Wente, for a memorable evening. DH

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Wente is a beautiful place to go for special occasions. It is a bit of a drive so we go early or for lunch to take in the bucolic view. Great wine and fabulous food. It never disappoints.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Fantastic waiter and supportive chef as one diner could not eat garlic or onion

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Welcoming staff, great menu, attractive venue, noisy but manageable for conversation. Delicious bread, beet salad, Caesar, smoked pork chops, Wagu rib eye, and risotto with shrimp. We loved all our dishes, which were beautifully presented. Old school service that's attentive without being obtrusive. Dinner at the Restaurant at Wente Vineyards is a perfect way to end a day of wine tasting!

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

The space is absolutely gorgeous. The food options and quality as well as quantity were also superb. And the sommelier and server both demonstrated a knowledge of the wines and proper pairings to our palates which was appreciated. Overall a great experience and a reminder of how much I enjoyed the place before. I won’t need to find an excuse to go back. It is appropriate for a business dinner but also special occasion, date night or just simply lunch/dinner on a tuesday. Ha!

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Took my daughter here to celebrate her 10th birthday. It was memorable...food was great and they even printed a personalized menu for her. Great service. Kinda pricey but you get what you pay for.

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Delicious food, great atmosphere, exceptional service

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Lovely setting amidst the vineyards and huge oaks of the Livermore hills... well worth the drive from EBay...and absolutely wonderful service and wine list. Cocktails were awesome, appetizers fabulous and so were the main courses. In all, a lovely place for a special occasion!

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Great experience from start to finish.

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4.0Dined on April 20, 2018

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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