Wence's Restaurant

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813 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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KL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious as always!! This is our 4th company event there :)

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Q
San Francisco
161 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good food, good service, good location but VERY noisy!

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M
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious seafood and great service.

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EO
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

The halibut special for the evening was overdone. The broccoli side was mush. The food in general was mediocre and overpriced. I was surprised that they didn’t comp my mom’s desert for her 93rd birthday celebration, especially when we ordered so many other items for a substantial bill total.

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RC
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

soup was like warm the ontray cam as we were having our soup still so the dinner got cool

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M
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent prime rib! The staff were very friendly and professional. Definitely a place to go back to again and again!

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PP
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are regular visitors to Wentz’s for the food, service and convenience. Michelle was our bartender and we couldn’t have been happier to see her upon our arrival. She treats us like family whenever we arrive. Pleatpass our thanks, Paul & Bonnie

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Q
San Francisco
162 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A neighborhood spot with great food and service!

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WL
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food at a VERY affordable price. We've been eating there for years.

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TN
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I took my cousin to Wence's for her birthday. It was the first time that she had ever been there. She a=was so impressed with everything that she has repeatedly said that she will be taking her children and grandchildren there so that they too can experience it all.

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J
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

We have been to Wence's several times. Every time we've been there I have experienced flies and tiny flying bugs hovering around the table. We've enjoyed the food but will not be back. It is so noisy that it spoils the dining experience.

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SA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is top notch, but the server seemed overwhelmed. We had to ask for beer 3-5 times before receiving any type of service. I will be back again for sure just maybe not on a holiday.

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SF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Father’s Day!

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GJ
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It was a Father’s Day and they did absolutely nothing to recognize it- not even a Happy Father’s Day to my husband. The food was mediocre- toast would’ve been appreciated with omelette- thumbs down

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

My last time at Wence’s after being a weekly regular customer for a long time. They showed no regards for that.

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KA
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Food took a really long t

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VV
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Wonderful meal. Loved all the seafood options. The oysters were fresh and delicious.

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TH
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 5ambience 1

The noise level was so bad you could not have a conversation at your own table

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CV
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The day we came in for lunch, the computer system was down. At first, the service was slow, but then The waitress was great given the circumstances.

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Really nice experience. Service was great, everyone enjoyed their food and drinks, and overall had a great time. Will be going back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

With the Caveat that it is way too noisy.

This is one of my “go to” restaurants.

Been there many times, at lunch mainly.
For dinner over Holiday I felt I shd make a reservation

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KL
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second time there within a week and it was just as good as it was before. We will DEFINITELY be back.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

We went for brunch on Sunday. The food was okay. Nothing to write home about. I had the huevos rancheros, and the rest of the party had a burger and eggs Benedict. It was really loud inside mostly due to the bar. It took forever to get drinks, and the service is what you would expect for a much less expensive experience.

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V
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

The food here was good. The service was very poor. Nice people but the delivery was slow and the waiters did not clean the table of the empty glasses so there wasn’t much room for the food.

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Q
San Francisco
162 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great restaurant! Food is excellent and the service is really good -but very noisy!

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L
Portland
25 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Simply Awesome. Try the Seabass

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VA
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food friendly, fast service!

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KD
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and plentiful.. most of us had boxes to take home food. The lobster chowder was excellent! The service was great.. she was very accommodating and very responsive. We would go again

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S
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Food and service were ok. The noise level is ridiculous! On a scale of 1-10 with 1 being quiet, it was definitely an 11! Couldn’t hear my wife who was sitting across from me. Couldn’t hear our waiter either. The noisiest restaurant we have ever been in.

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TB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

Extremely loud in the restaurant on Friday. Took a long time to get food, but food was excellent.

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Q
San Francisco
162 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We love this restaurant -even though it's a high energy place (very noisy). Nevertheless, the food and service are great so we continue to come here!

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EM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always good here and we always enjoy coming. We love Jose, the bartender, who always makes wonderful drinks and is very personable and pleasant to be with. Everything about the restaurant is nice. I especially love having the crab tower when I come for lunch. It is great for lunch or dinner

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LP
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food with a feel of home made and a touch of elegance!
Will be returning soon!

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S
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was having lunch with a business associate. We had great service, the food was outstanding and the atmosphere was perfect.

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M
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall experience was wonderful. On special events they have a limited menu which we didn’t know about ahead of time, however there were many great things to choose from. Our service was wonderful and we will definitely go back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was wonderful and I look forward to coming back again when in town.

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KL
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was absolutely amazing!! This was my second time but my husband's first time and he was absolutely blown away.

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KB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food is always delicious. The service is pretty fast most of the time. It gets extremely loud in the bar area and it often carries over to the main dining area. They really should do something about that. I could barely hear my friend who was sitting directly across the table from me.

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D
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice setting. Quiet. Easy parking. Great salmon dinner.

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OT
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was good but the sevice was bad. The waiter only came once to check if we need anything. Had to ask for the check once we were done.

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