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“ambience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Vintage Press

Vintage Press
216 North Willis Street, Visalia, CA 93291-6006
559 733 3033
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Ranked #1 of 237 restaurants in Visalia
Cuisines: American, Italian, Polynesian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
alberta
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“ambience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

If you have not been to this restaurant you don't know what you are missing. went for lunch yesterday and had there baby pumpkins with salad. was excellent - good service and easy to have good conversations.. You must try if you have not yet.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Duesseldorf, Germany
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Fantastic!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

Rarely has a restaurant been such an pleasant surprise as the Vintage Press was for us.

We chose it based on reviews in Tripadvisor, but were not expecting such an amazing combination of outstanding service, flawless cuisine, impeccable wine selection, and impressive decor.

The place transports you in a very well maintained 1930's decor, which feels authentic, despite it dating from the 1970s. Everything from furniture to decorations is very tastefully selected and it flows very well together.

The food was very high quality, some of the best steaks I've had in California.

However, what was truly impressive was the extensive wine list, which was comparable to Michelin restaurants in larger cities. Well done!

All in all, somewhat pricey (~$70 per person) but I would return in a heartbeat.

Visited November 2012
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Los Angeles, California
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130 reviews 130 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 66 cities Reviews in 66 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“Absolutely a must for anyone”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

One of the finist restaurants in the world and we have travelled everywhere. Excellent menu, great, great dining rooms, exquisite atmosphere, fabulous deserts especially the salted butterscotch pudding. Lovely town to visit.

Half way between LA and San Francisco. Perfect for a lunch or dinner stop off Route 99. We never never miss it on our journeys in California. I am writing this as I am preparing to leave on a Thanksgiving trip to Oakhurst/Yosemite and my mouth is watering as I am contemplating my first stop, as always , at the Vintage Press. I will go to Yosemite just to stop at Visilia.

And most important, the prices are incredibly reasonable for this quality. Believe me I am not exaggerating.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hampshire, UK
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23 reviews 23 reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Recommended as best in town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

The owner at Spalding House recommended the Vintage Press to us but suggested we may want to share a main course as the portions are big. She was right but we also discovered they charge $4.50 to share! Atmosphere a bit formal but food delicious.

Visited September 2012
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Los Banos, California
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Lovely atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

This was our first experience dining at the Vintage Press Restaurante. We found the atmosphere to be romantic, quiet and the ambiance very enjoyable. There was plenty of parking.
The servers were very helpful and right there when we had a question or needed more bread,wine, etc.
We both ordered the salmon with a pistachio crust. It literally melted in our mouth. The accompanying vegetable: string beans, sliced red potatoes, and a small portion of beets was also delicious. Two types of bread were served (warm) which added to the meal. We also ordered cheese cake for dessert and that was a delicious ending to a wonderful meal!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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