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
Very good. Always my favorite . I got married in Wente . Went back for anniversary
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!
Visit of friends from Germany.
Meet up with friends
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.
Paul was fantastic. Wine Pairing Prix Fixe lunch was a pleasant and totally enjoyable experience!
Delicious food paired with delicious wine! Pork chop with peach chutney was very flavorful!
Just amazing !
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.
My favorite restaurant in the bay area!!!
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
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!
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.
Wonderful Prix fixe menu with wine pairing under the mottled shade of large trees. Attentive service and tasty food.
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.
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.
Great location, food and Service.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wente had a new wine and food pairing brunch. It was a great experience; and wait staff was excellent
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.