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, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine
Dewz Ratings and Reviews
We had reserved a table on the Internet ...
We had reserved a table on the Internet beforehand. When we arrived, we were told to wait at the bar until our table is fully set. A quick look at the half empty dining area proved that all vacant tables were already set. This was clearly a trick to have us get a drink at the bar. The bartender even came to us in an attempt to incite us to have a drink. The selection of wines was quite good, though.
Once seated at our table, the service was way too intrusive and wannabe refined, interrupting our conversation all the time by asking if we wanted more wine while we only had a sip of it.
I would not recommend this restaurant if you're looking for a quiet place to have dinner for two.
The food was OK but expensive.
TL;DR: more a show-off restaurant than an actual refined establishment.
Dewz, overall, is the finest dining in M ...
Dewz, overall, is the finest dining in Modesto. We always choose it for a special occasion. The food never fails, the service never fails, and the decor is lovely. It can be a bit noisy, but that's a good thing. It is always well-attended, even on weeknights...thus, the noise. They are always very accommodating and will rearrange tables so that it makes it easier to converse. I really would not change a thing at Dewz. For wine lovers, they now have an adjoining wine bar...very chic.
Food and service was great!! Had a drink ...
Food and service was great!! Had a drink and appetizers before dinner. The bar tinder does a great job in finding & making the perfect drink that your in the mood for.
I wold recommend this place for your next celebration or a great dinner with your significant other.
First time I haven't been really pleased ...
First time I haven't been really pleased with my meal. Thought the salad wasn't anything special for $9.00 and the steak for $34.00 was ok. Didn't really care for the coating/my fault for not noticing it was encrusted with cheese. My friend had the Lobster Bisque and likened it to Campbell's soup, didn't eat but a few bites. When they saw the bowl almost untouched, didn't even ask why. Next time I'll try their new side with wine and a smaller menu.
The food was fantastic as usual. We did ...
The food was fantastic as usual. We did get a fairly new server who was nice but he checked in with us a lot regarding food and service. We couldn't seem to have a long conversation without interruption. Other than that the food is the best around and wine selection is superb.
My 2nd time here,tthis was a very specia ...
My 2nd time here,tthis was a very special occasion. My fiancé and I were celebrating our engagement just the two of us.
We been here before for a date and everything was great.
This time the place seemed to be understaffed and our reservation was pushed 30 min.
We're given a an appetizers on the house but once we sat,we felt rushed.
The food compensated the situation but my fiancé didn't want to stay for dessert.
Dewz is our favorite date night restaura ...
Dewz is our favorite date night restaurant in the area!! It has a romantic atmosphere and wonderful food and the service is top notch!! This is also our go to restaurant before going to the Gallo Theatre. Truly a Wonderful experience every time.
Thank you for sending this rating...My e ...
Thank you for sending this rating...My experience last Tuesday was not what I had at Dewz before. It was for 11:30 with my daughter in law as a gift. I was so disappointed with the food. The lettuce was so wilted and no dressing. The chili was no beans and just hamburger with grease on top and tasted awful. I know Dewz in better than that. Even the cobbler was all nuts with crust no apples except 2-3 thin silced apples. That is 2-3 slices. It was way over prized. I blame the chef who was on duty.
Thank you, Vince and Sandy Chase
Atmosphere and ambiance were nice, with ...
Atmosphere and ambiance were nice, with the feel of a larger city. Seating was not crowded, and nicely appointed. The wine list (by the glass) was adequate, just OK. I've heard the bar is good, so maybe I should have had a mixed drink. For Starters we had the grilled brie, which was very good. Next course we shared a Caesar salad. The dressing was good and garlicky, but the romaine heart was a tired, not crisp (I would expect very fresh produce from Rato Bros or other local source). Next, my spouse enjoyed the salmon gingered-miso-honey glaze, which was excellent. I had the the Filet mignon. It was cooked as ordered (medium rare), but seemed to lack flavor or distinction. Maybe the seasoning? Or lack of aging? I have better from Costco, and on my BBQ.
The staff was friendly and helpful, but we were seated near the kitchen, which meant constant traffic by our table. I mean constant. The wait between courses was exceptionally long. If we were going to the theatre or other venue after the meal, it would have been a problem.
Overall, it was a mildly good experience. It was a bit pricy, but I don't mind paying for it if it's top notch. It was a bit less than that. We've had a lot(s) better meals in SF/Bay Area for the same money. Its hard to have a equivalent experience in Modesto (I keep hoping).
First of all, let me say that I spent ov ...
First of all, let me say that I spent over 20 years working in high end restaurants, so I wouldn't want to deter anyone from trying this place out. Clearly I am biased. On that note, my biggest complaint is that the food was definitely not up to par, especially for the price. I ordered the filet mignon, for $45. While the meat was quite good it was so overpowered by it's accompaniments that it was barely detectable. My husband ordered the veal, again pricey for the preparation, which had been pounded severely in an attempt to tenderize it (which did not work). It was sinewy and was also overpowered by the preparation. A good cut of meat is worth the price...it shouldn't need to be buried under a mountain of ingredients that diminish the flavor.
The service however, was impeccable. The staff was attentive and courteous. If they can clean up the menu we may give it another shot.
we've been to Dewz for 3 Anniversary din ...
we've been to Dewz for 3 Anniversary dinners before, but this year we were disappointed. We arrived at 6:15 & got our food at 8:00; my filet was dry & overcooked. Our server was very busy & never came back so we could order dessert. Had to flag him down several times to get the bill. Disappointing pricey anniversary dinner.
A good time as always but our table was ...
A good time as always but our table was available 30 minutes late and when they finally sat us, a third of the tables were empty. Why did it take so long to get us a table? Food was tasty but took a long time and when the plates finally arrived they were super hot (a long time under the heat lamp) and my medium-rare steak was closer to medium-well. We have had better service in the past so we will give Dewz another shot -- hopefully it was just an off night for them.
Dewz is a great restaurant, the best fin ...
Dewz is a great restaurant, the best fine dining in Modesto in my opinion. I hate that the two person tables are so close together though. You feel like you can hear everything the people near you are saying and vice versa. Food was a little overcooked too.
Dewz is a great place. We took friends t ...
Dewz is a great place. We took friends there, was somewhat disappointed when the cesar salad was not prepared table side. I had told the other couple how how great Dewz salad was, oh well. It seems they are cutting back, compared to other visits.
We've celebrated special occasions befor ...
We've celebrated special occasions before at Dewz and it is perfect for doing so. Upon early arrival, I sat in a very comfortable corner of the bar and enjoyed a glass of wine delivered with friendly service. After my husband arrived, we were seated at our table on time and had a great dinner including an appetizer, main course (filet mignon!!) and a dessert recommended by our server. It's overall a great place to go for a really good (and nice) meal).
Great restaurant I make it a point to v ...
Great restaurant I make it a point to visit Dewz whenever I am in Modesto. The wine is divine and the food is nothing short of spectacular. The most important element for me is they are consistent in service and food quality..
Best upscale place to eat in Modesto! T ...
Best upscale place to eat in Modesto! The food is great and good portions. The wait staff is always friendly and informative. We ordered some wine, and the taste that they give you is almost as much as a regular pour. I have been there multiple times for dinner, and the food is always outstanding. The menu changes based on what is seasonally available. If you order the Caesar salad, they make the dressing from scratch in front of you! Our server was very knowledgeable about what wines would be good with our meal, and he even gave us a desert liqueur at the end of dinner on the house. Thanks Dewz for a great night!
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