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The Restaurant at Ponte

35053 Rancho California Rd, Temecula, CA 92591-4008
+1 951-252-1770
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Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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CUISINES
American, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
DETAILS
35053 Rancho California Rd, Temecula, CA 92591-4008
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Reviewed 3 days ago

An interesting menu, although somewhat limited. Indoor or outdoor seating with heaters when needed. Ladies are offered a basket to put their purses in rather than sit them on the floor--a nice touch! Excellent service and professional staff. A pleasant experience.

Thank 645penny
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you are planning on having lunch or or a late afternoon bite, I suggest you either call ahead or make reservations as soon as you arrive before you do wine tasting. Their wine is excellent as well as their food. The tasting room atmosphere...More

Thank GLohrey
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a perfect day when we arrived at Ponte. We were hungry and walked from the Inn to the restaurant. The sun was shining and a light breeze blowing. We had a wonderful salad and delicious salmon burger. Don't usually eat fries, but decided...More

Thank Rita Q
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have not been here for a while as the last meal was OK and the mist system made a soggy mess on the tablecloth.Today was another story. I chose a spring bowl salad. It was good and recommended. I would eat it again. the...More

Thank vintagechina
PonteWinery, Manager at The Restaurant at Ponte, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience with us, and providing feedback about your visit. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the great cuisine at The Restaurant at Ponte, but were unable to get more information about our winery or Wine Club. If you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I visit Ponte regularly; we're members and choose to pick up our membership wines at the winery rather than have them shipped to us, just because we enjoy visiting the winery, tasting the latest wine releases, and having lunch or an early...More

Thank Jeffrey M
PonteWinery, Manager at The Restaurant at Ponte, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, and for your recent visit to The Restaurant at Ponte. We are thrilled to hear that you are able to dine with us often, and enjoy the beauty of the property! We look forward to seeing you again soon... Cheers!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I decided to visit after reading the reviews that claim this was the best outdoor dining in Temecula. The grounds were nice but depending on where you are seated, you don't really get to see the view outside of the dining area....More

Thank HubbyChubby
PonteWinery, Manager at The Restaurant at Ponte, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience with us, and for providing useful feedback. We strive for exceptional cuisine, but it sounds like we may have missed the mark during your recent visit. We hope you will dine with us again soon so we can truly...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We always make this a must stop for lunch when in Temecula. The winery grounds are covered in blooms and makes for a nice walk around before or after dining or tasting. No matter the weather they are covered, open air seating but also provides...More

Thank monetkids
PonteWinery, Manager at The Restaurant at Ponte, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We agree; our Chef is absolutely amazing and creates the most impressive cuisine at The Restaurant at Ponte. She is truly a gem! We are thrilled to hear that you were able to enjoy some Ponte favorites...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This has been one of our regular stops for years for wine. We recently are at the restaurant for lunch and were quite surprised at the reasonable prices and great food. The hotel also has "the cellar" which has great live music on the weekends....More

Thank bnmpaul
PonteWinery, Manager at The Restaurant at Ponte, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are so glad you have had the opportunity to dine with us at The Restaurant at Ponte, and enjoy live music at The Cellar Lounge at Ponte Vineyard Inn. We hope you will be back soon to enjoy an...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The patio dining at Ponte cannot be beat. Weekends are tough without a reservation but week days are much easier. The hostess was very nice and provided a table without having to wait on a nice sunny week day. She provided a wicker basket to...More

Thank DMHappyTravel
PonteWinery, Manager at The Restaurant at Ponte, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, and for your kind words! It sounds like you and your guests had a great meal at The Restaurant at Ponte, and a fun day exploring our property and Tasting Room. We hope you will stop by again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a wonderful dinner, Samon and Duck where delicious, signed up for wine club. Dinner including two good bottles of wine for a 150 Dlls, you can´t beat this. Worth the trip,

Thank Oscar M
PonteWinery, Manager at The Restaurant at Ponte, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, and welcome to the Ponte Wine Club! We are happy to hear that you had a great experience, and we look forward to seeing you back at the winery again soon!

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#1Cardinalsfan
I found out a few days ago that my daughters friend from Temecula will be joining her for christmas at our home in Illinois. I would like to get him a gift card for your restaurant since it is the #1 rated on Trip Advisor. Is there any way that I could get a gift card by next friday? Linda WEbb 618.304.0474
20 December 2015|
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Response from nancy l | Reviewed this property |
yes contact Ponte and use your charge card and they will send it flat rate 2 or 3 days 951-694-8855
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 50
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 18:00
Monday
11:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 16:00
Thursday
11:00 - 16:00
Friday
11:00 - 20:00
Saturday
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35053 Rancho California Rd, Temecula, CA 92591-4008
    (Anza)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Temecula
  • Phone Number: +1 951-252-1770
  • E-mail
Description
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 see our website.