The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards

4.7
3684 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List
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 a day ago

Very good. Always my favorite . I got married in Wente . Went back for anniversary

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4.0Dined a day ago

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.

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4.0Dined 2 days ago

There wasn't enough food for the price. Wine was nice and you could ask to taste again.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

The location and atmosphere was great. We met other patron and they are all regular from the local area.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

A beautiful venue with great food and a vast wine list. We will return!

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4.0Dined on July 8, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Excelent venue for a birthday celebration. Service was outstanding.

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Everything was great. Jason our server was attentive and always great to see Marc.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

It was my son’s 27th birthday. The tasting menu was superb. the service impeccable. Really loved it!

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4.0Dined on July 1, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on June 28, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Food was great, service was a bit slow.wish they were open for brunch more often! Would go every weekend!

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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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