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“Beautiful setting!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Restaurant at Ponte

The Restaurant at Ponte
35053 Rancho California Rd., Temecula, CA 92591
951-694-8855
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Ranked #8 of 337 Restaurants in Temecula
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Anza
Description: Recognized by OpenTable as one of the top 50 restaurants in the US for outdoor dining, the Restaurant at Ponte prepares wine country cuisine in a casual outdoor atmosphere. We are leading the way toward a community of wineries and restaurants dedicated to promoting local, sustainable farmers and ranchers. Our dishes feature top quality seasonal and regional ingredients prepared in our kitchen and enhanced when paired with our wines. The Restaurant is open daily, although hours do vary. The Restaurant at Ponte is open in inclement weather. Heaters and blankets are available in the winter, and misters and fans are used in the summer. Guests Arriving By Limo or Private Bus: A separate limo reservation is required for the weekends. To submit a limo request, please go to the "Plan A Visit" tab at www.pontewinery.com.
Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Beautiful setting!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

The patio at the Restaurant at Ponte is a lovely setting overlooking the vineyard. During the day, it is a perfect place to enjoy the Temecula Wine Country. However, we were disappointed with the service the day we were there. Despite our making reservations and checking in, we sat and waited for 30 minutes even though there were empty tables. There was clearly not enough wait staff to handle the lunch time business. When we complained, the hostess made it up to us by offering us wine and an appetizer, which was greatly appreciated. We noticed that she was offering apologies to many patrons during our time there. The food was good - although it should have been for the prices!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Amanda M, Guest Relations Manager at The Restaurant at Ponte, responded to this review, February 28, 2013
We apologize that the service at The Restaurant was not what our guests have come to expect when visiting Ponte. We hope you will give us another chance the next time you are in California!
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Temecula, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“An OK Restaurant”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

The Restaurant at Ponte has it's positive and negative points. We have had several meals here and most were good to very good, but some have been only average.

Visited November 2012
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Amanda M, Guest Relations Manager at The Restaurant at Ponte, responded to this review, February 11, 2013
Hello, We are glad to hear you have had some wonderful past experiences at The Restaurant at Ponte. However, I apologize it hasn't always been stellar and we hope to welcome you back again soon to show you what Ponte is all about! Cheers, Amanda M.
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Everett, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“A little pricey”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

Food is pretty good here, service was attentive in the beginning then kind of fell off towards the end. The dining area is nice, but it's a little pricey considering the menu.

Visited October 2012
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Amanda M, Guest Relations Manager at The Restaurant at Ponte, responded to this review, February 11, 2013
Hi Michael, We apologize you didn't experience the stellar customer service that our guests have come to expect. We hope you will consider another visit the next time you are in Temecula, so we can show you what Ponte is all about! Cheers, Amanda M.
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Souther California
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243 reviews 243 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 134 cities Reviews in 134 cities
187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
“Always Fab”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Been here many times and always great. Great food and Patio is great. Really good service. Never have worry taking someone new there as it is always good.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Amanda M, Guest Relations Manager at The Restaurant at Ponte, responded to this review, February 4, 2013
We love that The Restaurant at Ponte is your go to place for bringing guests, thank you for being a fan! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Cheers, Amanda M.
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TEMECULA
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Great Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Went with two friends. We each had a different salad and they were delicious. The champagne dressing is the best. We each purchased a bottle at their shop but sadly it did not taste as good as the restaurants

Visited December 2012
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Amanda M, Guest Relations Manager at The Restaurant at Ponte, responded to this review, February 4, 2013
We are glad you and your friends enjoyed your visit to The Restaurant at Ponte. The dressing is one our staff's favorites too! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Cheers, Amanda M.
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