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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.
Livermore, CA 94550
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
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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.
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.
For your convenience, The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards offers our guests complimentary parking
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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.
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.
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 !
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