Wence's Restaurant

4.5
748 reviews
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WENCE'S Restaurant is a family owned business where we believe even the smallest details matter to ensure every customer is pleased and eager to return. Our friendly staff will provide you with impeccable service and in the back you will find Chef Gerardo Wence and his highly skilled staff preparing you an outstanding meal!
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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Pork chop over cooked - a big no
Did not like brandy cherry that dissolved into tiny pieces in my drink

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ES
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent customer service. People were attentive and accommodating. Food was very delicious. Definitely would go back and try something else on their menu!

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s
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Efficient service, outstanding food. Will go back again.

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s
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of our favorite places. It has never failed us. I have had pretty much everything on the menu and of course I have my favorites, Salmon is outstanding. I would always recommend a reservation, however if you don't just belly up to the bar! You won't be disappointed.

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JB
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A real hidden treat. Go to Wences, you won't be disappointed

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T
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wence's is the place to go for Sunday Brunch! Service is fantastic! Michelle the bartender is welcoming, friendly and her wonderful service is top notch!
Food is great, Huevo's Ranchero are delicious!
We always have a great time there. I miss Sunday brunch in Austin, this is a little piece of home. Thanks

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C
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

I always love coming here, but bothe if ya ordered the salmon, and had the runs all night.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great neighborhood spot

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GS
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food at Wence’s was excellent. I had the Salad Nicoise and my friends the Tuna Tower and Fish Tacos. For dessert we shared a to die for Apple Crumble. The server was attentive. One in the group bemoaned the fact that they do not serve espresso, but that is a small price to pay for everything else that’s excellent.

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P
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I have been to this restaurant a few times and love the menu (has a little bit of everything) and wine list. The ambience is very comfortable and pleasant and above all, not too loud.

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M
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always can count on Wence’s to be the best meal and value in the city of Pleasant Hill. Once again they did not disappoint.

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JB
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Max our waiter was superb and on point the entire time we were there seated. The food outstanding. I had their lobster chowder and it is in the top 2 best chowders I have ever had and my wife had the crab stack, really great.

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TC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

I’ve had several meals here, the last time was brunch, any place for a Sunday brunch is going to be a mad house but the wait staff and kitchen were really off their game, missing items galore, and since the wait staff was no where to be found, we had no one to tell about the missing things until the food was getting cold or those who were hungry enough at our table had finished their meals. No reduction in price offered for missing food items, just an offer to bring out the lone side (avocado, bacon, and creamer for the coffee) after the meals were already finished.

Dinner here is a much different experience, I think the A-team is on during that time, excellent service and the food was perfect.

We will be back for dinner, but they lost us for brunch and lunch customers.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Wences is always noisy. That’s too bad. It wasn’t bad tho as we were against a wall. Noise dampening baffles could help.

Sea bass off the menu (with mussels, oysters, shrimp) was AWEsome! 4 out of five of us had it and loved it. Highly recommend that sea bass dish.
Thoroughly enjoyable night!

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K
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The crab stack was excellent as always. My friend had the lobster bisque (special) and she said it was delicious.

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MD
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was great! Service was fantastic. It is a popular place and was very loud when we got there...! As tables started to clear, the noise levels decreased a bit. It was a great find, and we will definitely be back!

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S
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was excellent. Slow to arrive but so worth the wait! Our server was great too. Unfortunately a very noisy table close to us with 4 women whose screaming and yelling was sometimes unbearable! I really think they could have been told to keep it down as disturbing everyone in the restaurant! But will go back-:)

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EY
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Food was disappointing this last visit. The Ceasar salad was very strange. They chopped it up like a chopped salad and the dressing tasted like a watery bottled (anchovieless) dressing.

The oysters were good and the artichoke was pretty good. The scampi pasta was also strange. Too much sauce and too sweet. Service was quite good and the ambience is very good.

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l
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food with a nice variety on the menu. Service excellent! Be sure you have a reservation!

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R
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The first time my wife and I dined at this restaurant, everything was very good , and we definitely will be back.

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D
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Great food, slow service. But will go again.

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K
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here for late VDay dinner. Great service and food as always. My husband loved the lamb chop special. Wences is our favorite place. Great experience

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice ambience. Food was delicious, service was excellent!

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EG
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

It was a very pleasant experience. The menu is varied, and the food is good. Good service as well.

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CL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always 5 stars

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LB
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

excellent food, service and value. A little noisy but the restaurant was busy, everyone seemed to be having a good time so not sure much could have been done about that.
Thank you

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

They lobster, lemony pasta was excellent. Want to try to lobster tacos next time. Food and service were excellent!!! Ambience nice, lighting lower, noise but not overpowering. Enjoyed our table for two with velvet chairs.

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JM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Server was polite but our business lunch took a lot longer than expected. Food was slow to arrive, but all of us enjoyed our individual lunches. Also took a long time for our server to return to give us the check. If time wasn’t a constraint, lunch here would be great but our time off from the office was limited.

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IM
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow the food here was wonderful! We had 4 apps and shared them, and they were all on point. Each person ordered something remarkably different from the others and we all loved everything! Thanks! We will be back! PS if you could master a spicy jalapeno margarita with Mezcal, that would be the icing on the cake!

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DS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went with a group of friends.. This is becoming our new favorite restaurant- great service and menu, delicious food and well priced! This was my 5th experience at Wence’s and it is consistently wonderful!

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s
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ordered the Salmon and it was Fantastic. Our service was wonderful and the place is very clean and lively. We had our dinner at prime time on a Saturday night. For sure it wasn't quiet, however for a popular place this is to be expected.

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CL
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent food & service. Easy to get to & beats fighting the downtown traffic in Walnut Creek for a great meal. Casual but you feel like you are fine dining.

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D
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and very tasty food. We would go there again. Especially if you looking for plenty of seafood dishes.

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H
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

It is so noisy it is very hard to talk at your table. Food was good and service was good.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful cocktails and delicious seafood! Lobster chowder was beyond awesome! Love this place! A gem in Pleasant Hill!

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O
San Francisco
42 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Wences is always consistently good. Great spot for kids. The octopus was good, a little salty but prepared well and not too chewy. My wife's ribeye was good and roasted vegetables was a good accompaniment. The cookie.melt dessert was great my son and wife love it.

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R
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

My only complained is that ordering the dessert takes about 15-20 mins. to wait when it was served.

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Q
San Francisco
152 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Wonderful place, great food, excellent service -BUT REALLY NOISY!

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a
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and great food. Never disappointed when we dine here. Waitress made sure to ask us if we wanted anything before happy hour ended, our food was delicious, drinks excellent and the kids menu food was great as well. Really a great restaurant.

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D
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

It was an excellent dining experience!!

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