Wence's Restaurant

4.3
932 Reviews
$30 and under
Californian
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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4.3based on all time ratings
4.4
food
4.2
service
3.9
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipKemmaE
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

We arrived at 6:15 and were not served until 7:45. It took 40 minutes to get a glass of water. The food was cold when it arrived on the table and not once did the waiter come and check in until he dropped the check off.

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vipMarkL
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience overall mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, excellent food and perfect atmosphere. My family and I love coming here for all occasions!!

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vipPapaPaul
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Popped in for Happy Hour on Wednesday and TRULY happy we did! Wonderful service, environment, prices, et al!!

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Gwynn
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The Sunday Brunch menu has a nice selection to choose from!
I always enjoy my dining experience at Wence's. However, I feel this is not the place for a
quiet intimate meal.

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vipTerri
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

We normally have excellent service at Wence's but on Saturday our waiter was very abrupt with each encounter with us.

Also, the noise level is now getting to be too much to have a nice conversation.

The food was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The creamer for coffee was soured and when it was replaced at my request the new creamer was sour again. They did comp my coffee at my request. We sat near the door and my wife was cold.

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dptr
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Seated immediately. Service was attentive. Food was great!

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vipKathleenM
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated in the most private and romantic spot in the restaurant. The food was fabulous, as always and the service by Edwardo was exemplary.

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vipJudiG
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The salads and dessert we had were all very good. Unfortunately, even though we dined at noon, they were already out of the brussels sprouts salad. The ambiance, and I use that term loosely, could really use updating. However, we will definitely return as the food is very good.

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vipMarilyn
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

A very fun evening with friends. Delicious drinks and good happy hour food.

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KimB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Really like this place. They were behind on reservations but we were able to wait. The noise level in this place is unbelievable. No matter where you sit it is loud. Patrons don't seem to care how loud they get, but I think it's mostly the acoustics are bad. There is nothing to absorb the sound. I think they should really look into fixing the situation. I would love to bring others here but if the have any hearing problems this is the wrong environment to be in. Great food and service. The drinks are excellent.

Fix the sound and this place could be great.

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vipPhil
San Francisco
85 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

We enjoy the food at Wence's We do NOT enjoyed the extreme level of "din" that is experienced. It seems that no matter how many people are dining, there is a level of ambient noice that adversely affects the experience. Simple conversation at your own table is challenging. On this particular occasion there was one table in the secondary dining room occupied by 5 young women who apparently decided that they would be heard by EVERYONE ELSE, whether we wanted to hear them or not. They were yelling and laughing incredibly loudly such that those of us at the rest of the tables were giving looks to each other. The food is good, but not sure we'll be back.

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Blewis317
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and food. My only reason for not giving 5 stars is due to noise level. It is difficult to carry on a conversation.

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vipSparkle
San Francisco
51 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Jacqueline did a nice job advising and serving.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

It was my moms 82nd birthday, which was ignored by our waitress. We’ve been to Wence’s on many occasions. This time we were disappointed. We had to ask for refills of water and to get coffee. A few of us had cold Benedicts served to us, and the food was ok. They were NOT busy, so to not have attentive service and cold food was very disappointing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I LOVE Wences and are probably there once a week! The service,food and cocktails are all excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Wence’s is one of our go to spots where the food is consistent , could be a tad more creative, but

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible, horrible service and even worse host. Food was subpar. I would strongly rethink patronizing this restaurant.

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LizOB
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our group of 8-10 ladies meets for lunch at Wence’s once a month. The food is always so fresh and delicious, and we love the wide variety of menu options including chef’s specials. The service is excellent, also, and there’s plenty of seating for small or large parties. Wence’s is an outstanding restaurant!

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vipMarv
San Francisco
49 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Really love this neighborhood gem but the Sunday evening we brought our cousins here, the restaurant wasn’t firing on all engines. My thought is that they were busier than they expected.
We sat in the large dining room and all the tables were occupied. I had requested a table in the bar area per my reservation however this was not acknowledged when we checked in—we were just taken to the large dining room. I was surprised since when I’ve been here before mostly the space has been empty. The room had a noise level that made it difficult for us to hear our conversation primarily because there was a little girl nearby who was way out of control!
I have been served by our waiter to great effect in the past, but I think he misunderstood ( maybe he couldn’t hear me?) and forgot to take my drink and my entrée order! Everyone was quite happy with their food selections ( 3 king salmons and a hamburger!) but on the three king salmon entrées all of our mashed potatoes were cold.
I will be back of course but it would be nice for the restaurant to take note of some of these issues, since this was the first time for the rest of my party.

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vipRomanticOnes
San Francisco
90 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We have been to Wence's several times over the last 5 or so years. This time, it was for my wife's 65th birthday, and we wanted to celebrate with family. As always, Wence's doesn't disappoint, in food, or service. We had a lovely meal, had brought a beautiful cake, which Wence's cut and distributed. The service was very good, and very attentive. I had the Pasta Jambalaya, which is one of my favorites.

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Mvega
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st time there. Great experience. Kind helpful server. Clean nice upscale restaurant. Delicious food and good drinks. Stayed for 3 hours, great atmosphere! 5 stars definitely.

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zacharys
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Noisy but always fun. Crowd pleasers. Great cocktails. Food is one of the best in CCC

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Phyllis
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always happy with the friendly, professional service! Food always great!

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CarolC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ou server (Ana) was outstanding and offered, by far, our best of many Wence’s dining experiences.

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Contessa
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service ....great meal .....good selection at bar.....something for everyone!

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DebbieT
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner with friends, everything was perfect!

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vipJohnB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything great except they could use some sound dampening panels on the walls and/or ceilings to reduce the noisy room sounds.

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tammyl
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

We had to ask several times to have dishes removed when we were finished with them ie after appetizers and before main dishes

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vipFoodie
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was good. (Fish was kind of stinky.) Service was okay, but server made an error with the bill (overcharged) and when I questioned him, he was quick to deny it or offer apologies. Paid the bill and called the restaurant the next day to speak with the manager (Sandra). Sandra confirmed the error and offered her sincerest apologies and informed me to ask for her next time I’m in the restaurant to resolve this issue.

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vipAnitaZ
San Francisco
76 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The food is great but service is hit or miss. They struggle with having enough staff.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We took our oldest son and his girlfriend for dinner on a Friday night. The crab cake appetizer was very good, the sauce and capers as well as the veggie slaw took it to another level.
My husband had the salmon and said it was one of the best he’s had- cooked perfectly. Our son had the seafood pasta and liked the sauce so much he cleaned the bowl with bread to get every last drop.
We had both the pumpkin cheesecake and the dulce de leche creme brûlée for dessert. Both had great flavor.
It was rather noisy, but that’s to be expected for a busy Friday night.

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ANDRAC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here for a wedding anniversary. Awesome food (as always) and attentive service. Definitely recommend making reservations as it was really busy.

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Rockey
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience5

New Year’s Eve

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RegisG
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very nice restaurant. Good was good, service as well. The noise level is however too high for my taste

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For a little restaurant in the suburb, what more could you ask for?
Great food, ambiance, and service. Need more of this in the burbs!

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DavidS
Fargo
9 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch selection, and good parking. The Eggs Benedict was delicious. Fast service.

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vipSherylG
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience2

Place was packed. It’s the holidays and all but the food just wasn’t there. My salmon was swimming in some unnecessary sauce. My friends had the filet mignon eggs Benedict and said the meat was awful. Same for my friend who had the filet Cobb salad.
I love Wence’s and I hope our bad food was just a fluke.
The service however was great!!! No complaints there.

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vipbrendanm
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The Filet was awesome!!

FAQs

Wence's Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (925) 566-8971.

Wence's Restaurant is rated 4.3 stars by 932 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.