Judy Aspesi and her son Scott established Dewz Restaurant in 1997. Judy, Scott and their staff strive to continuously provide Dewz customers with great food and excellent service.
Scott named Dewz in honor of his only brother Dewayne who passed away in 1996 at the very young age of 26 after an arduous battle with leukemia.
Along with Executive Chef Vincent, Judy and Scott are 'hands on' owners who energetically oversee the restaurant's everyday operations. Vincent purchases only the finest fresh ingredients for our patrons' dishes and is committed to the meticulous preparation of each plate to asure that you, our guests, enjoy the finest of dining experiences.
Come and experience why we have been voted by readers of the Modesto Bee regional newspaper as their favorite fine dining restaurant for 2008, 2009, and 2010, plus several Awards of Excellence from the Wine Spectator magazine for having one of the most outstanding restaurant wine lists in the world.
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:30pm
15th and 16th St.
$31 to $50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Private Party Facilities:
We can accommodate private parties up to 20 people with a generous set menu.
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wine
Dewz Ratings and Reviews
Great service,great food,great drinks!iI ...
Great service,great food,great drinks!iI loved everything about our visit.
We were able to have a very nice evening with friends. Great meal.
Service was top-notch; we loved the tabl ...
Service was top-notch; we loved the table side Caesar Salad. Can recommend without hesitation.
Enjoyed a leisurely evening beginning wi ...
Enjoyed a leisurely evening beginning with a cocktail in the bar. Never felt rushed, the service excellent. Food was great, too. From the table made Ceasar salad, the halibut entree, to the mocha caramel ice cream cake, loved every bite!
Server was friendly eventhough we arrive ...
Server was friendly eventhough we arrived just before closing time. Too few menu options for kids.
I paid $50.00 for a cold flavorless filet mignon and $25.00 for 3 non-alcoholic drinks. would not go back and was definitely not happy when I left. Oysters were mediocre. Pasta was tasty as was the deserts. specialty drinks were a piece of liquid heaven but not worth $8.00 for a few oz.
Perfect Evening at Dewz
Thanks to Scott, Nathan, and the Dewz staff for another wonderful evening. We brought some special friends with us this evening and had really talked the place up. You certainly didn't disappoint. The food was great as always - finely got around to trying the chicken - outstanding. As with any meal, great service carries great food over the top, and we couldn't ask for better than Nathan. Truly a perfect evening at Dewz.
Staff was very accommodating since we we ...
Staff was very accommodating since we were going to event at Gallo Center. The food and presentation were awesome!
Once again, excellent!
Once again, excellent!
We arrived early on a Tuesday and invited friends from Stockton who had never experienced Dewz'. We don't come into Modesto often, but when we do Dewz is the place to go. Top notch food, very appropriate pricing, attentive and professional service, and a very pleasant ambience. Our friends told our wait person how much they enjoyed the dinner and what a pleasant atmosphere to have a conversation. What a great evening!
Graet Spot in Modesto
Scott and his team are wounderfull. If you are not in a hurry and really want to enjoy your meal Dewz is the spot in Modesto. They have a wonderful wine list and the menu is full from meats to fish dishes. The wait staff are knowledgeable and friendly. They do all the little things that make a dinning experience great. I have visited Dews several times and the quality and consistency is there for a first class dinning experience.
Saturday March 12th
I made a reservation on-line. The on-line service I used indicated there was only 1 reservation left, at the time I selected, but the restaurant was only half-full when I arrived. I was shown to my table promptly. The waiter was very knowlegable (sp) about the menu and took great emphasis on describing in detail all the various flavors of the many sauces that accompanied some selections. This place is a bit too pretentious for me but the bill turned out to be a little less than I expected despite my date having 2 glasses of wine and I had 2 bottles of beer. I could easily spent the same amount or less at Verona's Cucina or even Red Lobster (if you order the lobster specials)!!!! I asked to be out of the restaurant in 1 hour and 20 minutes but we ran 10 minutes late forcing my date to rush dessert so that we would not miss a show we were going to see. Overall, I would go to Dewz again. I recommend it as a good place to take a date, or for a special occasion, but not for a business dinner. Red Rum
We had eaten at Dewz before, we had good ...
We had eaten at Dewz before, we had good service, food was excellent, this time wasn't so good, loud, waited over 30 minutes for our salads, my husband ordered Jack Daniels, but was served another brand instead. I think next time we will try another restaurant.
Always have a great meal at Dewz. Was a little disappointed they had no Gallo Winery Chardonnay (Bridlewood, William Hill). Each brand I ordered, they were out of. Doesn't make for an impressive wine list if you don't have wine from one of the cities largest employers.
out of towner was impressed
We thought Dewz was a real find in Modesto. would recommend if your in Modesto or near and looking for a metro city feel. Great bartender, makes a killer martini. Desserts were definitely a super treat and one of the best parts of the menu.
Excellent service and food.
Excellent service and food.
Food is fabulous!
Filte was prepared wonderfully! Only bad thing is parking-had my car broken into and everything stolen and window and frame broken:-(!
Our first time to Dewz. Service was imp ...
Our first time to Dewz. Service was impeccable! Ambiance was also great for my husband and I to have a quite dinner. Portion sizes a bit small, but appetizer and entrees were very good. While the table side Caesar salad was intended to be fun to watch, I didn't think the actual taste of the salad was all that great, we would get a different salad next time. Good location (walking distance) to Gallo Center for the Arts and would certainly go back to Dewz for another event in the Modesto area.
Everything was perfect for a birthday dinner, food, wine, and service! Totally enjoyed the experience
EXCELLENT SERVICE, GREAT FOOD AND PRESENTATION AS ALWAYS. LIKE EATING IN A SAN FRANCISCO RESTAURANT BUT IN MODESTO
This place is exceptional from the service to the food. Never disappoints!
Food was delicious and service was excel ...
Food was delicious and service was excellent!
The service was excellent as was the food. Very nice and comfortable.
We made a reservation with open table bu ...
We made a reservation with open table but when we arrived, they had no table in dining room for us. We sat at s table in bar area and it was probably better than being in the dining room! Great service. Great food.
Everything was excellent. The food surpa ...
Everything was excellent. The food surpassed all my expectations. The staff was extremely friendly and vet attentive. Only one negative thing and that was that I had a reservation for 7:30 and wasn't seated until 8:04 but they did seem to be quite busy and they immediately apologized about the wait. So all in all an amazing dinning experience.
Everything was exceptional as always! To ...
Everything was exceptional as always! Took my special request of previous menu item without question. Service is top notch from bar tender, hostess, server and back servers... they perfectly compliment each other. Unfortunately, one patron was intoxicated and quite rude. He was left there by his party and felt it was his duty to include the remainder of the dining room in his folies. In all of our years this has been the only time anything like this has ever happened. If not for him this would have been yet another perfect experience. Thank you to the staff of Dewz! See you soon.
Yet, another Wonderful experience at Dewz!
Overall, great experience! My two sons and I treated my fiancé for his birthday. They made it kid-friendly as the server brought out a delicious cheese pizza for the boys. My fiancé told the server to surprise him when ordering our meals. The server brought over an "off the menu" dish and mann, it was delicious! (Sea bass dish) Dewz made a special night even more special! Special thank you to our server, Hector! Thank you for making our night extra special for our birthday man!
Always a treat
We always enjoy going to Dewz. We went early on a Wednesday night and the place was very quiet. We started with the calamari appetizer, but it was a little greasy, but we still managed to eat all of it. We then shared a caesar salad which was prepared perfectly. My husband had the prawn and pasta entree and thoroughly enjoyed it. I ordered the veal dish prepared with Marsala wine. It was very sweet, so I was disappointed.
Dewz - very good
As usual, we had a very nice dining experience. The food was excellent. Service was a little bit slow which was unusual for Dewz.
Used to feel more upscale
Not quite sure what it is but this place feels less upscale and more ordinary than what it used to. It could be due to the fact that they don't use tablecloths anymore. The laminate table tops look common and it is just doesn't have the same feel as an elegant restaurant with white tablecloths. The tabletops just don't feel as clean and without a cloth and I felt hesitant setting my utensils directly on the table. Hoping that they consider bringing back the tablecloths.
This was our first time at Dews. The res ...
This was our first time at Dews. The restaurant was exactly what we expected, however, the food was not great. Both of our steaks were so overdone we had to ask for sauce to dip the steak in. Otherwise, decent service.
Worth the price
We really enjoyed Dewz! It's so nice to have a fine dining experience in Modesto! I would highly recommend it. It's on the expensive end but I feel like we got what we paid for and the service was great. Our dinners were very good, but for me the highlights were the lobster bisque and the desserts! I had the cinnamon bread pudding and my husband had the cream brûlée - they were both delicious!!
Very comfortable yet at the same time eligant!
The wait staff was very knowledgeable and friendly. Professional yet not pushy, I'll BE BACK FOR SURE! Thanks much for the great meal, service, and overall evening!
Amazing dining experience
The food was amazing and the staff go out of their way to make your dining experience an unforgettable one!
A Succulent & Devine *treat*
We had a Great dinning experience & it more than exceeded our expectations,.from the Professional friendly staff to the excellent wine list,succulent dishes & the delicious desert menu not to mention the tasteful decor and purfect music selection ,.. We can't wait to return & just want to say what a wonderful job they are doing & wish you continued success, ..We definitely will be returning,..love that the owner named the restaurant after his brother had passed, . Made the evening even more special, .& He would definitely be proud of the amazing job he's done,.
Although it can get pricey Dewz always comes through with an amazing dinner! Great for a special night out. My husband says their blue cheese new York is the best steak he has ever had. Service is always outstanding too.
We took my 88 year old aunt out for a holiday lunch recently. We were seated in the corner which we love, and were immediately greeted by our server. Our service was exceptional, the food delicious, and our time enjoyed by all. The only disappointment was I had looked on line at the lunch menu and was looking forward to the ravioli and our waiter apologized that the web page was out of date. Please update your menus, Dewz. We will be back, of course.
As always Scott and his staff did an ama ...
As always Scott and his staff did an amazing job and the food was fantastic.
Best Restaurant In Modesto!!
We go to DEWZ at least twice a year and always on our anniversary. The service is always great, the ambiance is relaxing and the food is always amazing!! The mixed drinks are always delicious and they also have a great wine bar next door. We would recommend DEWZ to anyone!
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