About The Winery Restaurant
The Winery Restaurant has been an icon among western Colorado restaurants for over 35 years. The restaurant makes its home in a 95 year old building that used to house a horse drawn fire station. A gas lamp lit, grapevine canopied alley frames this romantic location perfectly. The beautifully remodeled building contains flowered stain glass windows, barn wood and bricks.
Steve Thoms acquired the restaurant in late June of 2004 after taking a couple of years off from his previous restaurant. His mission at he Winery is simple: Show the restaurant and its patrons the attention that they deserve. Use only top quality ingredients, and establish The Winery as the premiere restaurant in the Grand Junction area.
The Winery provides a variety of steaks, chicken, pork and fresh seafood specials nightly in an atmosphere that can not be rivaled anywhere!
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - Close
$31 to $50
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Located in the Historic Downtown Shopping District; enjoy one of the nation's premiere art on the corner programs, street fairs and entertainers on Main Street!
Street parking is available on Main Street or the is a very large parking lot behind our restaurant on Rood Ave. (one block to the north) Park there and look for the building that is covered in grapevines.
In front of the building on Main Street.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Winery Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
The Winery has had a great reputation fo ...
The Winery has had a great reputation for decades: excellent steaks, service and salad! My wife and I spent our 30th Aniversary there for dinner. The mushrooms were too hot with white pepper. The shrimp was over cooked and the tempura batter was not light or flakey. The wine was overpriced but was needed given the aforementioned. To their credit the service was great! Next time it will be the steak or the special only. Too bad.
My birthday dinner at the Winery was exc ...
My birthday dinner at the Winery was excellent! Steaks were cooked perfectly, shallot mashed potatoes suggested by the waiter were very yummy. Palisade peach crumble for dessert was made from local peaches and topped with Tahitian vanilla ice cream; it was great ! Our server was pleasant and attentive. I would recommend the restaurant to anyone looking for a romantic, well prepared meal.
We visit here once a year during the Win ...
We visit here once a year during the Wine Fest. We are looking for good food and a good wine pairing with a local Colorado Wine and are never disappointed.
The service is always quite good. The chef is willing to accommodate some variations in the menu.
The location is very convenient to downtown and an easy walk from downtown hotels.
The bleu cheese encrusted filet was abso ...
The bleu cheese encrusted filet was absolutely the best meat I have ever had. My wife and I were celebrating our anniversary and we love the Winery. Our meals were superb, the service was outstanding (Thanks Ben!) and the ambience perfect.
We were delighted to discover The Winery ...
We were delighted to discover The Winery and dined there three nights we were in Grand Junction. The food was marvelous. My only quibble is we asked for zero fat and naked fish due to 7 cardiac procedures in the past 12 months and each night we had an issue from bacon on the salmon to peanuts on Mahi Mahi to sour cream on beans the third night.
The Winery is a lovely restaurant locate ...
The Winery is a lovely restaurant located on (historic) Main St. In Grand Junction, CO. We walked to it from our hotel (the Hampton Inn). The interior was furnished as if it was a large log cabin, but with all the modern amenities. The food was really good! I would recommend this place.
Husband and I had a very enjoyable leisu ...
Husband and I had a very enjoyable leisurely evening. We wanted to go to a nice place for dinner that was a special night of celebration. The Winery fit and exceeded our expectations with great food and a fabulous staff.
The Winery has always been a gem in the ...
The Winery has always been a gem in the heart of downtown . The noise level grew as a large party,that included teenage girls, grew more intimate groups sitting in the same room. My recommendation is that when a large group comes in to seat them away from the more intimate groups. Also, our server was more friendly when the check came. Before that he was professional but not warm and friendly.
Food was reasonable for the price, in a ...
Food was reasonable for the price, in a nice dining atmosphere. Fantastic wine list with many local Colorado wines. Excellent desert. The only downside was that the service was not at the level of price for the meal. At $80-$100 per person for a meal, you should feel doted upon. I've had better attention at box restaurants. For 3/4 of the meal I sat with an empty wine glass and was never offered another (ordered a single glass of wine). This may have been just our young waitress. I would be willing to try it again sometime.
My husband and I ALWAYS reserve "The Win ...
My husband and I ALWAYS reserve "The Winery" for very special occasions (Birthdays, Anniversarys). The food and service are always impecable, but it is also somewhat pricy. We
recently celebrated his birthday with out-of-town family and paid nearly $300.00 for 4 of us with alcoholic beverages and desert. Again, a lovely place with amazing food and service...just $$$$$.
We were in Grand Junction for a business ...
We were in Grand Junction for a business conference. Three of us were looking for somewhere to have dinner, a local that happened to be in our hotel recommended the Winery. We enjoyed it very much, the atmosphere was quite, but food was delicious and our server John was terrific. They offer a great patio but Grand Junction was having record breaking heat 104 degree's so we were not able to use it. I would definitely go back.
We had our parent's 60th wedding anniver ...
We had our parent's 60th wedding anniversary celebration at The Winery. The entire evening was outstanding. The food was delicious! The staff was excellent in accommodating our family and helped to make this a memorable, enjoyable experience for all of us. Thank you so very much!
Pricey for what you get
Our experience was, to say the least, disappointing. At over $100 for two you would expect better. Our meal was prepared in a timely manner and 50% of what we ordered was flavorful. However, the Au Gratin potatoes and vegetables were over cooked and mushy. The cheese plate was good but the bread consisted of two hard rolls. On the bright side, the service was very good and our dinner was quickly delivered. Perhaps a little to quickly.
Great Ambience, Average Food
My husband and I wanted to treat ourselves on our anniversary and picked the Winery as the place to do just that. We had passed by the patio and admired the looks of the food before but had never dined there.
The service was good; friendly and efficient and answered our questions. Neither of us had tried a 28 day dry aged steak before so that's what my husband ordered; the Kansas City cut for $65. It was a beautiful cut of meat and cooked exactly as he ordered (medium rare) but the taste was definitely lacking in flavor and maybe it's a trait of dry aged meat, but it was a bit on the chewy side. We could have made 4 steaks of equal quality and superior taste for the cost of that one.
I ordered the salmon Alfredo and it was also good, but not worth the $25 flavor wise.
It's a beautiful restaurant and everyone was polite. :) But all-in-all, I think they've overpriced their meals just for the sake of being fancy; the taste of the food did not measure up.
Always a wonderful experience!
Every time we are in Grand Junction, we eat here at least once. The service is outstanding. We love eating on their small, intimate patio during the summer. I wish they had a few more vegetarian options but I can always find something wonderful! My husband loves the steaks as well as the salmon. They have a new espresso machine that makes the experience just that much better!
Over 40 Years of Excellence!
We have been dining at The Winery since 1973. It is still the BEST place in town for a special occasion dinner. Food, service, and ambience all remain excellent. It's our 1st choice for fine dining in our hometown of Grand Junction. Always has been and always will be!
Good, not great
Took some folks to The Winery for a business dinner recently based on hotel recommendation. Have to say I was disappointed in my meal based on the price. Appetizers were good (bacon wrapped shrimp), salad was good, but the steak left a lot to be desired. Not much taste and nothing special. Not good when you are supposed to be a high end steakhouse. Frankly, I had better steaks at Texas Roadhouse and places like that. At least you know what you are getting for the price.
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