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“Great food ...for a quick lunch”

The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards
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Ranked #1 of 217 Restaurants in Livermore
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $50
Cuisines: American, French, Italian
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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.
Reviewed December 8, 2012

There is a restaurant which is on the premises which is the Grill section and sits just outside of the Golf Store on the premises but which overlooks the Wente Golf course.
It has a wonderful limited selection of delightful sandwiches and beverages. It was a sunny day and we ate on the patio portion outside of the golf clubhouse. The food was cooked to perfection and since I ordered a fish sandwich , it was cooked tender and not dry..which I was very pleased. The waitstaff was attentive and respectful and kept the water glasses filled and since we were a large party, i was pleased that the food only took about thirty minutes to be served to us.
I would recommend it for people on the run and to business associates and friends who are visiting livermore. The scenery of rolling hills surrounding the area are beautiful as well .
Keep in mind that the menu is limited. I would not suggest it for family with small children.
Most of the customers were golfers or business people.

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Reviewed November 16, 2012

Very good. They dress up here, my husband and I don't normally dress up that much but it's a fun change. We like the mini sausage appetizer! Every time I have come I have thoroughly enjoyed my experience.

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Reviewed November 15, 2012

Years ago this was simply the one of the best restaurants in the East Bay with outstanding food and service, that you paid for but it was worth it. However several years ago their great chief, Kimball Jones left, and when that happened the place went into decline. Tables were added and the place became more crowded. Food quality and service went down but prices remained the same or went up. The owners became creative in ways to dip into diners wallets such as establishing a fee based diners club with some benefits to attract snob appeal. It seems as though when after Mr. Jones left they are changing chiefs every year or two. Our last meal there was for Valentines Day several years ago and while not not bad, it simply did not meet our expectations as to quality or service for the price we paid when compared to previous experiences. This used to be our special occasion restaurant. Not any more. We since have found another one, in Livermore, that exceeds Wente, in food quality, presentation and service, and at the same or lower price point, depending on what we order.
Tip: While Wente attempts to use their Valet parking services you do not have to. You can self park in one of they lots. I decided to give a Very Good rating based on past experiences and the fact that while the food is still good, the presentation and service are simply not in line with the prices they now charge.

2  Thank GymAW
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Reviewed November 15, 2012

We enjoy going here to truly enjoy a delectable meal. We've been here many times over the years & it has yet to disappoint! The dishes we've had are simply soooo good that you savor EVERY BITE!!! Thinking of this place makes my mouth water!!!! =o)

Thank Leslie S
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Reviewed November 1, 2012

We attended a beautiful wedding at the vineyard. The setting was on the large lawn between the restaurant and the building that houses their tasting room. The arrangements for the ceremony, and dinner were very nicely done.

There were over 200 guests seated around a dance floor. It was so windy that everyone was cold. The chivalrous men shared their jackets with the bare shouldered fashionable ladies! There were lots of gas heaters that helped keep people warm.

The food was excellent from the tabled and passed appetizers to the buffet dinner and cake. There were multiple salads and besides beef, chicken and fish, they also had special towered eggplant entrees for vegetarians.

The staff was very attentive and they did an excellent job of making everyone feel welcome.

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Thank SKG109
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