About Ernie's Food & Spirits
Ernie’s Food & Spirits….a luxury boutique restaurant is strategically located between Modesto, Stockton and Tracy. EFS brings a new twist on “California Modern” Cuisine to the central valley. Our menu is a composition of small plates to share, which are ideal in the lounge, as well as traditional entrée selections unique modern elements.
"Bringing Manhattan to Manteca"
Californian, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday-Thursday 4:00PM-9:00PM
Dinner: Friday-Saturday 4:00PM-10:00PM
Closed on Sundays
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Our onsite venue, Ernie’s Rendezvous Room, is a private space that can accommodate up to 80 guests for a seated dinner. From standing cocktail receptions with a caviar bar to seated dinners with an artistic flare, Chef Midgley can design your menu around your event. In addition, EFS Catering is prepared to work with you at the venue of your choice to plan and design private events for up to 300 guests.
Private Party Contact:
Marie Houston: 2092398790x
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
Ernie's Food & Spirits Ratings and Reviews
Great dining in the last place you would expect it
I definitely didn't expect much the first time my wife said we were going to dinner in Manteca. And when you first pull into the parking lot you're even more hesitant. It's completely out of place in an old shopping center I guess you would call it, that's now a casino of some kind? But hidden away in the corner is Ernies. Once you step inside that door, you forget where you are. It's very well appointed with a great bar, outstanding steaks and service that truly makes you feel welcome. We've been back at least a dozen times since we found Ernies. They have a delicious Kobi filet that you have to try at least once. They even accommodated our party of 24---with prior reservations of course. I would highly recommend Ernies. I haven't had a bad meal there yet.
I travel 60 miles each way to eat at Ernie's
Fantastic food, Great wine selection. service is incredible. I would recommend Ernie's to everyone that loves to relax and enjoy a perfect meal.
Date nite with my wife, couldn't have been better. The octopus appetizer was spot on. I had the rib eye and she had the fish special, (some Hawaiian variety). Rib Eye was perfectly cooked and the topping was outstanding. The fish was excellent as well. Peach bread pudding for dessert, was devoured, no leftovers. Great job
Manteca's best kept secret!
Why haven't I heard of this place before! What a gem! I will definitely be singing Ernie's praises from the rooftops to all of my friends. The top-notch service and quality food make for an excellent fine-dining experience! Looking forward to coming back. The trip up from Modesto is worth it!
Ernie's is by far the best restaurant in ...
Ernie's is by far the best restaurant in the Valley. The Food, Service and Friendliness of the Staff were Stellar. We have found a Gem and look forward to another visit soon!
AMY is an amazing hostess she always remembers me and my family. Marie is an effective manager. John Fisher is an inovative Executive Chef that comes out of the kitchen to check in his guests in the small quant romantics establishment. John is always procuring the finest ingredients and meats from around The World that make foodie like me and my family happy to return monthly. I also really appreciate that they use OpenTable for efficient reservation, as I never have had to wait for my table once I have checked in with the wonderful AMY!
This place is definitely a hidden gem. Even from the parking lot you have no idea what you're about to walk into, and it's amazing. The interior design is just beautiful, you definitely forget you're in Manteca. Food recs: The truffle martini, the french onion soup, and the lamb. For dessert we tried the cheesecake... it definitely tasted fresh and homemade, but was lacking in flavor. Overall, I would definitely go back for a celebration/nice occasion. It's pricey, but worth it.
Small, hidden, gem
Unassuming from the outside, beautiful inside. Great food, nice choices, lunch or dinner.
They keep interrupting our conversations ...
They keep interrupting our conversations to clear table.
ERNIES FOR FOOD
We had a great experience. The food was great, the service seamless and professional, and the ambiance was quiet and made for easy conversation.
Best in Manteca
Once again we had a great meal and service. Was there for my wife's birthday and everything was excellent. Can't wait until we go back again. The veal ravioli made a great entree. Heidi is a great server and mixologist.
Great for a relaxing business lunch!
A friend and I met to discuss business over lunch and needed a place close to our next scheduled appointment. I had heard about Ernie's and found it had very positive reviews on multiple sites, so made reservations through Open Table. We were delighted about the entire experience and both my friend and I plan to return with our husbands for a nice evening out.
Good food,Great service from Lisa.We will return soon.
Never been disappointed in the times we've eatten at Ernie's. Will continue to go back.
Went for my friends Birthday and Boyfrie ...
Went for my friends Birthday and Boyfriends . We really enjoyed ourselves . Great place over all for everything .
This was the 6th time we've eaten at Ernies and have never been disappointed and neither have our dinner guests.
Been to Ernie's several times and always enjoyable
Thanks very much for helping to make this a special 50th birthday celebration for our son. Food and service were very good given it was a busy evening.
A gem in Mateca
Don't judge Ernie's from the outside! We thought we had the wrong address when we arrived, but once we stepped inside the dining room we expected we were in for an excellent dining experience, and we weren't disappointed. We both started with excellent butternut soup - thick. creamy, and not overly spiced. I had perfectly cooked chicken (sous vide with crisped skin) beautifully plated. Desserts were too tempting to share. Service was outstanding. We'll definitely be back.
We have been to Ernie's several times an ...
We have been to Ernie's several times and unfortunately this was not a good experience. The waitress forgot a few things including my husband's salad, what he ordered and we asked for bread twice and water and they forgot. My lobster was not good, it tasted old, I didn't eat it. The calamari used to be a favorite for us at Ernie's but we didn't like it this time either. 😁 The manager insisted on removing the lobster from our bill which was nice.
We recently moved to the area and thought we would need to go to the Bay Area for dinner to celebrate our wedding anniversary. My husband got this recommendation from someone at my daughters school. From the outside it is very unassuming, the inside was really nice when we opened the door. Modern decor, the ambience was really nice. We were greeted very nicely when we arrived, the attention from the staff was great, the chef even came around to check on everything. The food was so spectacular, words can't describe not only how yummy it was, but also how visually appealing it was. I look forward to going here again in the future. It really is worth the money to go here, you won't regret it.
Food is good, servers are nice but we fe ...
Food is good, servers are nice but we feel we were rushed
This is our favorite restaurant around.. ...
This is our favorite restaurant around...and you don't feel like you're in Manteca. The food is always amazing. If you go, you have to try the Caesar salad. So amazing. The salmon is always delicious, too. The service is spot on. Definitely pricier than other places around, but alway worth every penny.
The high price was not supported by the quality of food. The food was good but did not warrant the high price. Everything else was great.
Trip advisor had you talked highly so I wanted....
To try your restaurant. Meat was cooked perfectly. Flavors/sauces (I tried 3 different ones) accompanying the meat were just ok for my palate. Garlic mash was watery. Polenta was good tho. The ambiance and the staff was great once you got away from the crowd in the parking lot for the card room next door. Still, for the pricing, the food should be special. Maybe just a so so night. Good restaurant. Not great. Pricey.
The best kept secret in Manteca
Ernie's is one of the best restaurants in the area. I could go every week. I love the food, and the staff. If you have not eaten there, you are missing a great, great place.
Exquisite Food, beautiful presentation
Exquisite Food, beautiful presentation. Dry Aged Rib-Eye steak was heavenly. Creamed Spinach was the best we have ever had - a must try. Our waitress and other staff was on hand at all times and attentive to our special requests. The prices are obviously high but you do get what you pay for. Perfect for a special occasion.
Ernie's was impressive
We had lunch for 6. Food was prompt and delicious, and the variety offered was very nice. Upscale feel, we will certainly return.
Hidden Gem - Prepare to be Amazed
Very unassuming location. Absolutely beautiful inside. All aspects of the meal were exceptional - from the bread to the dessert. Each item we each had was superb. The staff was attentive, friendly, competent, and down to earth. Highly recommended, but be prepared to pay for the excellence.
Great place to celebrate
Ernie's is always on the top of my Manteca celebration lunch spots. Very good food, excellent service. All great!
Excellent food, locally!!
Good and service was excellent! Clarissa was very attentive and offered tasty recommendations. The filet was perfect. The asparagus was excellent. My husband ordered the rib eye (his favorite cut), while it was very good, he admitted my filet was better. We will definitely return and bring friends and family.
Great as usual 5 Stars
Clarissa is the best food server,5 out of 5 Stars.WE will return soon.
Our dinning experience was exceptional a ...
Our dinning experience was exceptional also our waitress was outstanding. Best dinning experience in the valley
Food was excellent. Service was slow. ...
Food was excellent. Service was slow. Once in the building the restaurant has a pleasant atomosphere.
the only legit fine dining restaurant in the valley!!
Great dining experience……
Clarissa is the best Food server/Bartender in the area!!!!!!!
Great food and service,returning on the 8th for more great food.5 Stars
Superb service and atmosphere. My food w ...
Superb service and atmosphere. My food was absolutely delicious and our waitress and the chef were very careful about checking on ingredients to make sure I could eat the dish. They even customized our appetizer which was to die for beef carpaccio. My in house dry aged steak was excellent and cooked perfectly. The seafood linguini was the best I have ever had. The drinks were awesome too. We had a great experience and will be back soon.
Personable wait staff--knowledgeable about the menu and food preparation. My husband and I split a wonderful grilled Cesar salad; our entrees were the special Tune and a Roast Chicken. Both of us were very happy campers! In fact, we had to pass on dessert we were so full, but it gives us something to look forward to next time and I'm sure there will be a next time.
EVERYONE IN OUR PARTY LOVED THEIR LUNCH ...
EVERYONE IN OUR PARTY LOVED THEIR LUNCH AND WOULD DEFINITELY BOOK AGAIN
Good Local Gem
I've lived in Manteca my entire life and there hasn't been a place with such class and elegance like Ernie's. This is a good GEM that reminds my of San Francisco dining experience. Beautiful atmosphere, amazing service, delicious food.
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