The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards
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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.View Private Dining Details
Occasion was Anniversary. Server great given the circumstances. Service was slow. Kitchen did not prepare burger as requested. Kitchen mixed up anniversary dessert. Food not very hot. Picture taken with someone else’s anniversary dessert ( cake). The good points: ambiance nice. Wine recommendation by Server great. Salads awesome. French fries really tasty. Pork Chop good. Banana Peanut Butter dessert good. On a positive note Wente did pick up tab for $55 Burger & paid for dessert. Not sure we would go back. Limited menu options. It was unfortunate because this was our third wedding anniversary. Very disappointed. We were married at Wentes Murriettas Well 8/9/15 & it was awesome.
Had a relaxing and good dinner with my husband. We shared an outstanding cucumber and melon salad with a yummy spicy dressing that did not overwhelm the cucumber and melon.
Our friend’s Birthday was cause for celebration here. The atmosphere was sedated and simple & elegant; perfect for atmosphere & dinner conversation. The wine suggested was also perfect in which we all enjoyed.
The food was beyond satisfaction with the pork chop, prime rib and scallops pertlfectly cooked with right amount of flavoring. I especially liked my husband’s polenta under his pork chop. What I wouldn’t give for that polenta recipe!
We're getting married here this year and have been trying out the restaurant for a while. With the lunch tasting menu, we were able to try so many different items. We shared everything off the tasting menu and thought everything was fantastic. I'm looking forward to trying another menu in the future! The only downside was that service was a little slow after we got through our second course, but it was a nice day out so we didn't mind.
Best meal and service in a long time. Knowledgeable server provided interesting history about Wente and the wines. Couldn’t have been more perfect.
Tested out their lunch tasting menu with pairings. It was better than our expectations coupled with the pairings were great experience to a location that we’ve visited over the years as refreshing change. Will try one of their dinner pairings to compare.
Fairly pricey for both food and drink (we had Saturday brunch and it was $165.00 for two) but excellent service.
Our 38th Wedding Anniversary And Wente was ready for it. We had personalized printed menus and a special dessert.
Wonderful Prefix menu accompanied by an excellent wine pairing. I recommend adding a couple of more scallops to the entree. I ordered the scallops that came with only two; not filling, the other option was a filet mignon. I asked for bread to complete my meal. We will return though.
Great experience. Jason was great! Tried different dishes and everything was delicious.
Currently, every lunchtime from Friday to Sunday, Wente's 'The Vineyard Table' serves up terrific value in a relaxed atmosphere with its tasting menu of exquisite food, accompanying wine and great service. Catch it while it while it lasts you won't be disappointed.
The food and service were both elegant and excellent.
Creativity and originality were evident not only in the choices but in the preparation and presentation of each dish and even the cocktails.
Wonderful for elegant evening.
Fantastic restaurant and service! The pre fixed lunch menu was ideal with choices for me and my wife. The filet, although a little small, was cooked perfectly. Never had pearled barley with mushrooms, but it went extremely well with the filet. The scallops had a perfect sear - a simple dish, but prepared better than any restaurant I’ve been to. The wine pairings were perfect with the meal. Will definitely come back.
Great dining experience even for the non-wine drinker. Excellent service, delicious food and a very reasonable price given the quantity and quality.
I live in Livermore, and I have been to the Restaurant at Wente Vineyards many times. This time was by far the best. The menu was daring, with surprising new flavors in the appetizers, salad, and dessert. The cocktails were excellent, and the service was impeccable. I highly recommend this restaurant for fine dining.
Oh to be able to afford going more often. Glad we were able to be seated earlier than our reservation time.
Met for a business meeting. We sat outside on the patio. My guests got lost, make sure you GPS to the restaurant. While I waited, Jason took great care of me. Made sure to come by and chat. Kept my sparkling glass full. Music at the tasting bar was going on and was not too loud, very nice.
I don't know why I forget about going here for brunch, so good, so relaxing.
We wanted brunch so we checked the menu and booked a table. When we arrived we were surprised to find that there was no brunch service. Instead, we were offered a pre-set lunch menu for twice the price of our expected brunch.
As an alternative to the pre-set menu, our waiter offered burgers at the bar. Seeing that it was Sunday at noon and that we were not likely to get a brunch reservation at another place, we realized we were stuck. Our waiter said that our situation wasn’t uncommon so, at least we were not alone in the bait and switch.
Was the food good? Yes, but the portions were incredibly small when compared to the price. What was more of a surprise was the lack of surprise shown by our waiter and the “take it or leave it” choice we had to make.
Oh, and they slipped another guest on our bill. Charging us for 4 instead of 3. In the end we all left hungry so I poached some eggs when we got home.
Anniversary was great people next to us were very loud
Very good. Always my favorite . I got married in Wente . Went back for anniversary
This restaurant is excellent in every aspect. Yes, it is pricey but you absolutely get what you pay for.
Took my husband here for this 30th birthday. We went in the for wine pairings lunch and food was great. I told them ahead of time when they called to confirm the reservation that I wouldn’t be able to drink. The staff member told me that it not affect the price even if I didn’t have the wines, and that they’d substitute my wine with something non-alcoholic. I was happy with that news.
However, when the bill came they had charged me for my drink pairings. I’m a little disappointed considering it was two mocktails substituting 4-5 wine pairings. I wish they had told me it wouldn’t be included. It was a little misleading.
We still had a nice time and we loved the food.
There wasn't enough food for the price. Wine was nice and you could ask to taste again.
The location and atmosphere was great. We met other patron and they are all regular from the local area.
Made a reservation at the Restaurant at Wente for a Saturday evening. Staff greeted us and took us to our table quickly. We had the choice to eat inside or outside, and since the evening was nice we picked outside.
Great waiters who didn't intrude in our dinner and showed only when needed, and paid attention to any of our requests. The dinner was good and walking afterward around the restaurant was nice.
Definitely a great evening in a great location.
A beautiful venue with great food and a vast wine list. We will return!
Pricey, but worth it for special occasions. The food was excellent and the service was attentive and the waiter even checked with the chef about the spice level of a dish. The one error the waiter made was forgetting a glass of wine to be brought with the entrees which was quickly addressed. When he found out it was an anniversary, he brought complimentary champagne which was a nice touch, and they customized the dessert for our anniversary as well which was also very much appreciated.
Excelent venue for a birthday celebration. Service was outstanding.
The service was absolutely impeccable. The food is great! Always a favorite restaurant of ours for a special occasion. Can’t wait to come back.
Everything was great. Jason our server was attentive and always great to see Marc.
It was my son’s 27th birthday. The tasting menu was superb. the service impeccable. Really loved it!
Wente recently switched to a prix fixe with wine pairings format for lunch. While this is controversial for many longtime Wente patrons, I really like the challenge of trying some new combinations I might not otherwise choose to order on my own. Plus, the wine pairings are really nice. We had a great server.
I really really wish they would bring back Sunday brunch, though. That was my FAVORITE.
Enjoyed a delicious meal, and great service at a local favorite. New management has made key changes, and brought back consistence in food and service.
The restaurant has adopted a new format Friday-Sunday with a three-course food and wine pairing for $65. Two choices each of starter, main and dessert, all paired with a wine. It was a chance to taste some wines we were not familiar with that were selected specifically for that pairing. Good for a special occasion with classic indoor seating and plenty of outdoor seating on the expansive patios.
Using my entertainment club seemed to cause difficulty for my waiter and when asking to close my check it took an extremely long time. It took so long that I walked inside to obtain my check for the waiter.
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!
Wente is our favorite restaurant for special occasions: beautiful setting, great food, fine service. This time we especially enjoyed the service of Andrew, whose good personality added a lot to our evening.
Food was great, service was a bit slow.wish they were open for brunch more often! Would go every weekend!