About The Winery Restaurant

The Winery Restaurant has been an icon among western Colorado restaurants for over 35 years. The restaurant makes its home in a 95 year old building that used to house a horse drawn fire station. A gas lamp lit, grapevine canopied alley frames this romantic location perfectly. The beautifully remodeled building contains flowered stain glass windows, barn wood and bricks.

Steve Thoms acquired the restaurant in late June of 2004 after taking a couple of years off from his previous restaurant. His mission at he Winery is simple: Show the restaurant and its patrons the attention that they deserve. Use only top quality ingredients, and establish The Winery as the premiere restaurant in the Grand Junction area.

The Winery provides a variety of steaks, chicken, pork and fresh seafood specials nightly in an atmosphere that can not be rivaled anywhere!

642 Main Street
Grand Junction, CO 81501
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - Close

Cross Street:
7th Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(970) 242-4100

Website:
http://www.winery-restaurant.com/

Entertainment:
Located in the Historic Downtown Shopping District; enjoy one of the nation's premiere art on the corner programs, street fairs and entertainers on Main Street!

Parking Details:
Street parking is available on Main Street or the is a very large parking lot behind our restaurant on Rood Ave. (one block to the north) Park there and look for the building that is covered in grapevines.

Public Transit:
In front of the building on Main Street.

Executive Chef:
Jim Keith

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Winery Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.0

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Quiet

92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (27)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
Special Occasion (20)
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Cozy (19)
Romantic (18)
Notable Wine List (17)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Business Meals (9)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Fun (4)
Healthy (4)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Seasonal (2)
Casual (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Organic (1)
People Watching (1)
Scenic View (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Authentic (1)
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 (Dallas)·Dined 5 days ago

This was one of th3 best meals I’ve had in years own in a very long time.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Fun, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 13, 2018

We were celebrating our sixtieth wedding anniversary. We had another couple with us and we all enjoyed the evening very much. The food was great. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. The ambience was also very good.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fun, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Food was excellent at The Winery but expensive for Grand Junction. 4 people total with tip came to about $315. Everyone had a steak dinner (7 drinks among 8 people) and the steaks were cooked perfectly. Salad was not included but should have been for the price. Wine was pricey. Waitress was excellent.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Excellent food; expensive, but I can overlook that when the food is excellent. We got sat next to the kitchen so there were staff parading by us, which was a bit unnecessary since the restaurant wasn't full. I should have said something!

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 5, 2018

This is one of our favorite places for special occasions. The service ous stellar and the food amazing!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 2, 2018

We dined at the Winery to celebrate our anniversary. The food, wine and service was above the standard at many restaurants.

Tags: Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 28, 2018

I had not visited in about 15 years. It was exceptional as always. Mushrooms are a must have!

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Fiance and I went while I was in town for a conference. We were expecting a hefty tab but when the check came it was a bit more than we anticipated. I ordered the unlisted Kansas City Strip which came with a side of cooked vegetables and their 3 cheese au gratin potatoes, the steak was perfect and melted in your mouth. She ordered the Tournaedoes and Scallops which came with the same vegetables and a compliment of mashed potatoes, I personally wasn't a fan of the gravy sauce they put on the steak but the scallops were delicious. Their signature dessert "The Palisade" is a delicious mountain of chocolate, heavily consider sharing the plate and it will save you a little and you will still leave satisfied.

Make sure you have a couple c-notes to drop when the check comes though... the ambiance, service and food all comes at a price.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Owner came and said hello. Very knowledgeable staff. I’ll come back for sure.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Definitely would have the blackened salmon daily special everyday, it was amazing.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Notable Wine List
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We celebrated our anniversary at this quiet, upscale restaurant with excellent service, excellent food choices, great tasting meals and an overall wonderful experience.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Scenic View
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Over priced, $9.00 for a 3.00 salad. no potato with meal. salad was extra?? great meal but out of my budget for what was served.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Cozy
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 8, 2018

We have dined at the Winery for special occasions for the past 30 years, the food is always exceptional, the portions most adequate. That said it’s still a special occasion place because of the quiet ambience and prices.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Years Eve dinner. The owner was having a bad night and our server was obviously distracted by something. We ordered an appetizer and when asked about the main course, I asked that he give us some time to enjoy our drinks. He boldly stated that he wouldn't serve all of our food at the same time. Salads came out wrong and he failed to submit our entire order to the kitchen, so the lobster tail was not served with the steak. This is unusual, as we have dined here often and service is usually impeccable.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The Winery never disappoints. I’m a creature of habit but always order something different every time I come here. The stuffed chicken breasts, need roulades with scallops, sea bass, their amazing steaks - it’s just to die for with an equally to die for wine list!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Every entree was just delicious. Most elegant dining in our town.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 27, 2017

After a bit of a rocky start the restaurant staff provided a great experience. The food was excellent.

Tags: Cozy, Fun
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We enjoyed an evening with our business partners for Christmas.
The food was amazing and the service was excellent!
Thank you for never disappointing us!
The Winery is the best restaurant in western Colorado!

Tags: Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Casual, Special Occasion, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Cozy
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We are regular visitors to the area and we always scheduled dinner at the Winery. Food is excellent, the service attentive andfriendly, and the setting is excellent. It is one of our very favorite restaurants, and we will always return when in Grand Junctin agian.

A great place for a delightful dinner and evening!

Tags: Good for Groups, Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Disabled Access, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Very professional, courteous , order-to-table time rate, and perfectly cooked.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Dinner at The Winery was amazing. A little pricey, but definitely worth it. Both of our meals were incredible!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Went to The Winery for a first date because I wanted to make a good first impression and just like I thought, the restaurant delivered. The service was excellent, the food was exceptional, and the environment was very comfortable. My date was very thankful for me taking her there since it was her first time. It's not a cheap meal, but you definitely get what u pay for. The food is great and my water glass was never under half full the whole night. I will definitely recommend The Winery to my friends and family!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Good food, good service, good environment, good experience.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Everything was good but I think is too much expensive.good service except the ticket ,we were celebrating my friend birthday and didn’t ask for a desert but they gave us one anyway.The waitress said it was from the restaurant so we accepted.we didn’t want to be rude but what a gift,they charged us this $12.99 for that, I think that was very rude and disrespectful.so we pay and left.The dessert wasn’t any good and we didn’t choose it!i almost forgot that they were cleaning everything so we have to go even we were having drinks.

Tags: Good for a Date, Organic
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Our table was Very loud & the manager visited our table & said, “he wasn’t going to apologize for being busy”. Two of us got very sick immediately after our dinner. Our server was awesome though!!

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Overall a very good restaurant. Very consistent in quality. There fish servings are small. I new that coming in and ordered the sea bass knowing that. Very tasty but still for the price the size of the fish fillet is small. I look at the winery as more of a chop house style restaurant and I know that with any of the meat dishes you order you won't be disappointed. Staff friendly and professional.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 18, 2017

It was my sons birthday and I wanted a nice setting for the celebration. We relocated to Grand Junction quite recently and I was pleased to find an upscale restaurant here. My son had Chilean Sea Bass, his wife had the Filet Mignon and I had the Filet Oscar, everything was perfect.
The waiter was excellant, even got my coat for me. We'll be back!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Very disappointed. Expected a wonderful meal but was very disappointed.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great food!

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 (London)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Nicest restaurant I have found in Grand junction!

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We were very happy with the service, food and the invironiment.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great place for a special occasion.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Went for 50th birthday celebration with family. It was a perfect evening for a mature family dinner. Great service. Delicious food!

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Good dinner. Met owner and enjoyed trading restaurant stories. We own a restaurant too

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The Winery was a fabulous place to celebrate our anniversary! The food was top-notch, the wine list extensive, the service very attentive (without interfering with conversation) and the atmosphere very comfortable. A hidden retreat from the ordinary.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 3, 2017

This was our second golf trip to Grand Junction and our second trip to The Winery. Dinner at The Winery was a must do for our group. There are 12 of us (mostly senior citizens) and I believe we had the same server both years. Our server was very patient with our group.
The food was exceptional! My only criticism is that the food was so good, I ate it all and didn't have room for dessert.
We'll see you next year!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 29, 2017

The food was okay, but for the price I would not consider it a great experience. For a place that has a lot of red meat on the menu, they would do well to figure out how to prepare steaks like competitive steakhouses. There is another higher end restaurant nearby (whose name I won't mention here) that is similarly priced but provides a better dining experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Grossly over priced based on the quality of the food. We will not return to this restaurant.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 25, 2017

I was in town on business and chose this restaurant based upon open table reviews. Although my experience here was satisfactory, the food was good (not excellent) and for the price a bit disappointing. I had the lamb chop special with a cherry glaze. The glaze was good and the chops average. Although the portion was sufficient for me, it would not have been for a hearty appetite. This is probably a good restaurant for this area, but compared to many that I have eaten at overall it was ok.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Cozy
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Our server was amazing. I wish i could remember his name. He was formal, and yet fun and friendly. We will definitely go again when we're in that neck of the woods.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Comfort Food, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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