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“Tasty, innovative meal in the vineyards” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards

The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards
5050 Arroyo Road, Livermore, CA 94550
925.456.2300
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Ranked #3 of 168 Restaurants in Livermore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $50
Cuisines: Italian, French, American
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Concannon
Description: 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.
San Francisco, CA
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127 reviews 127 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 74 cities Reviews in 74 cities
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
“Tasty, innovative meal in the vineyards”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We had been to this restaurant two times before, and it did not impress us at those times. However, on our third try at this restaurant (motivated by consistently good reviews recently), we felt that the cooking had reached a new high. We started out with eggs stuffed with crab meat; for the main entrees, one of us had Walu and the other Grouper. Both dishes were cooked perfectly with an interesting blend of ingredients and ample portions of fish. The wine list was extensive. We chose a pinot noir from Oregon. All bottles on this particular Saturday were sold at half-price--so we drank half of our bottle and took the rest home.

The service was very good--a little intrusive but fine.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Livermore, CA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great for a special night out”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Its a little out of the way, but worth it. The food is great, the service is good and the location is beautiful.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Livermore, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“top notch all the way”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

you can't go wrong. It is a bit pricey but if you have the cash and love wine you will thouroghly enjoy the ambiance and setting of Wente's Vineyard

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Livermore, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Always excellent!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

I am a Livermore native and grew up with the Wente family. We are all proud of their awesome accomplishments in our beautiful community.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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oklahoma
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Excellent meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Good service, good décor. The smoked pork chop is my favorite. Peaceful rural setting. Unrushed and comfortable.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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