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Thu, 5/24
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The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards

4.6
3647 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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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.
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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

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 4 days ago

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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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Due to an accident involving a downed powerline a mile down the road, we were unable to dine at Wente that evening. The entire staff was wonderful in explaining the mishap to us. I promise we'll be back.

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Nice place, but they have a habit of not getting the order right and not following through on fixing it. Critical, life threatening allergies are not taken seriously. Would not recommend.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

My wife and I went to celebrate my Birthday. The staff were very welcoming and we were seated on the patio. Great atmosphere. We had a drink, ordered our dinner and were assisted by the wine Director that help us choose a wine the perfectly complimented our meal. Thank you Wente Staff, we'll be back.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Awesome birthday dinner

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

It remains the best restaurant for anniversaries, birthdays, and all special occasions.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Excellent place to be with loved ones. For special occasions and serene atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

We are NEVER disappointed when we dine at The Restaurant at Wente. Every occasion to dine there is special 😊
The servers, the food, the ambiance - all exemplary!

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

As usual an excellent menu, service, etc... I will say that I have had filet's there on several occasion and I think this was the best one ever!! Hats off to Chef Mike on this one!

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

My husband and I had a wonderful evening celebrating our 35th wedding anniversary. Our server, Jason, was knowledgeable about the menu and recommended an exceptional wine from Oregon to accompany our meal. We were left in peace to enjoy our meal at a leisurely pace, and Jason did just the right amount of checking in to make sure we had everything we needed, and to top up our wine glasses of course! Thank you, Jason!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

My sons 21st birthday dinner- great food and service- decanted 4 bottles of 97 Cabs— great night out for a group of 10.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

The service was fantastic and flawless. The food was comparable to similar venues in big cities, such as SF, NYC and Paris. Portions were generous, flavors divine. It was an anniversary celebration and I had requested - in the online reservation and the confirmation call - a quiet and non-drafty seat, because I’m always freezing. I was assured such. Sadly, the table in the oval section of the restaurant was cold and drafty whenever the front door opened. I was cold the entire time. The ambiance was just ok x noisy because of glass and wood, and a table nearby who was very “celebratory “. There also was a bit of echo with the high ceilings, which was not present in the mail dining room. Overall I’d give the venue a solid 4 with a few improvements as noted.

Ps: the grounds are gorgeous and hope you’ll catch a sunset there

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Everything was great as always.
The only questionable thing was tzaziki sauce with the scallop and mussel dish, but I could push that off to the side so it was ok. Get the beet salad!!!

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3.0Dined on March 10, 2018

As always, the food was very good - tasty and nicely presented. However, the prices seem steep for what you get. I aso found the service to be spotty. Our server was very gracious, but stumbled on a couple of points - he did not let me taste the wine before he poured a glass for each of us and I had to ask twice for a couple of plates for a shared appetizer (I should not have had to ask at all).

A nice place for a once-in-a-while "fancy" dinner but nothing more.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

We went for our brother’s birthday after wine tasting. They took care of us and being members had its perks. We will be back soon!! Great food, ambiance and service.

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3.0Dined on March 7, 2018

I would have given this visit 5 stars except there were a couple of issues. The first issue is they are apparently short staffed in the kitchen at the moment, so it did take quite a while to get our meals. However, they did make up for the delay through a complementary glass of Wente wine, which was appreciated.

The second issue involved the couple next to us that had an energetic toddler with them that was hard to control. The child was loud and did tend to scream every once in a while, which got everyone's attention in the dining room. The parents were trying to keep their child quiet, but were unsuccessful. Towards the end of our time there the father was playing with the child trying to keep her occupied, and he had actually become louder than the child (probably influenced by his consumption of his adult beverages). It finally got quiet a few minutes before we left for home, and as we walked out we understood why they had gotten quiet. The mother was breast feeding the child.

We go to Wente on a regular basis and are Entertainment Club members. This is the only time something like this has happened to us there. Normally the dining rooms have noise levels that are in line with what you would expect, and the service is normally very timely. I'm writing this visit off as an anomaly and this visit won't prevent us from coming back. The food, as always, was outstanding, and the wait staff were doing the best that they could.

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4.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Expensive for the portions of food on the plate. The food was prepared well and enjoyed by both my husband and I but forty two dollars for two pieces of fish seems a bit much, however fresh it was.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Wente never disappoints!! As always, thank you for the wonderful food, wine and service.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Our server was an excellent sommelier. His suggestions for wine pairings with our appetizers and main courses were exceptional. I will definitely return to enjoy some of the best wine offered in the east bay.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Always love eating at Wente Restaurant. It is the only place in this area that provides fine dining, beautiful ambiance amidst the golf course and surrounding vineyards!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Wonderful. Had old east coast Navy friends as luncheon guests. Superb.

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