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 Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
The Winery Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
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.
We were pretty disappointed this visit. Valentine's Day dinner for me and wife and they ran out of Kansas City cut steaks??? Valentines Day desert a pound cake with mousse for $15 was 2 single cakes the size of a candy bar and not very good at all. Asked to speak to owner but he was out after surgery as per our waiter. Really, to drop $200 on dinner and wish you went to Outback or Texas Roadhouse instead really is a disappointment.
While the food was tasty, I have gotten ...
While the food was tasty, I have gotten as good, if not better, food for a lot less at other restaurants. I live closer to a resort area and can get food as good for a lot less. I ate at a restaurant in Vegas for about the same price and the food was much better and the service was extraordinary. They couldn't do enough for you. I had heard good things about The Winery however, I was somewhat disappointed.
First time Diner
There aren't any find dining establishments in rand Junction, so my husband and I constantly try to find one. I read reviews on The Winery, and made the decision to check them out for our 18th Anniversary, which is Valentines Day. We made reservations, ofcourse, and upon entering loved the location, and the ambiance inside. It was very quiet when we first sat down, and our waiter was a nice, polite, young man.
The long stem roses they provided at the door was a nice treat. Some of the reviews had mentioned dry chicken, so we stayed away from that. However, we had the cheese sampler, and really enjoyed it.
I do not drink alot of wine, but the waiter was able to bring me a glass that suited perfectly what I described to him. He even wrote it down for me to buy a bottle at the winery later :)
One of the specials was a 22 oz tbone that had been aged, which they suggested splitting, and they were wonderful in providing us both with the sides instead of just one side and making us split that as well. It was perfectly cooked and juicy. The vegetables were also perfectly cooked, crispy, with just the right amount of seasoning.
As we were deciding on what desert to take home with us, they just happened to bring us The Palisade (OMGoodness)!!! for our anniversary. It was amazing!
I would definitely go back here for another special evening, and found this restaurant to be far superior than other "fine dining" establishments in Grand Junction.
Twelve of us planned an 80th birthday dinner and The Winery put us in a small room where there was another large party--probably 20. It was so loud we couldn't even celebrate. The food was TOO EXPENSIVE - $750 - and very salty. The shrimp tasted like it came from the freezer. The 'special' was medallions of tenderloin that were grisly. Will not go back.
Good and a suggestion or two
Clearly, the ambience and food are great. However, I do not want to be best buddies with the wait staff, so please don't try to pry personal information out of me. Also, at the best restaurant in town, the waiters should know that those who have been properly educated put their knife and fork together when finished. It ruins an evening to be asked "are you done sir?" when I have clearly indicated by the placement of my utensils that I am done.
Food was tasty, and decor is nice.
Not to sound like a martyr but... I have not been out anywhere except Doctors visits since my double mastectomy in July and the numerous Chemo treatments since. So when my husband asked me where I wanted to go for my Birthday I said "the Winery" of course.
My husband had the special - filet with crostini - it was wonderful.
I had the chicken stuffed with some kind of cheese, I ate the cheese out of the middle but the chicken was awful. I should have known better than to order chicken because usually it seems to be dry, but figured the quality would be great at the Winery. Sorry to say I was disappointed.
In addition - the mixed vegies where cooked nicely but way too much oregano or something that just ruined the vegies.
I hate to complain - I really do. With all of that said I guess the next visit will be with the type of food choice more thought out.
The service was great and I did have the Cream Brule gratis, it was very good.
The best place in Grand Junction, Colorado
We have been faithful patrons at the Winery. It is a gem of a restaurant--always good food and good service. It is by far the most romantic restaurant in town, and it is quiet and easy to carry on a conversation with a group. I would highly recommend this restaurant over any other for a nice dinner out, a romantic dining experience, and good food.
Just don't order the Veal!
I'll start by saying the Wine Restaurant has been my favorite restaurant, however last experience wasn't as good. One of the dishes we ordered, the Veil, was absolutely awful. It tasted like pepper, garlic and oil! We also ordered a steak that was fantastic. When I explained to the waiter that the Veal was not good, he merely said I'm sorry, and did not offer anything else or to take off the bill. I was very surprised it was handled this way.
The wine was excellent, and of course the Paradise chocolate desert was fabulous, steak wonderful, however I was surprised and disappointed about the Veal.
TheWinery in GrandJunction
Downtown favorite where you enter via a charming alleyway with great outdoor seating. Rustic interior with exposed brick walls a wood beams followed by white table cloth service with a view to the kitchen . Above average food from a wide ranging menu. Definitely worth a revisit
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