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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!
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - Close
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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
We planned a very special evening to celebrate an important day. We were given several very strong recommendations to dine here for special occasions. The place was nice but after waiting 1-1/2 hours for our food to arrive we were long past hungry and did not take but a bit of our entree. Nice place if you prepare by eating somewhere else prior to hold off your hunger while waiting for your meal to be served
Sometimes you just order the wrong thing, but both my husband and my orders were disappointing. And they were expensive too. I ordered the lamb chop special. It came with gloppy cream sauce, breaded zucchini and potatoes. If I ate all that fattening food I'd be sick. The lamb was so tough it was inedible. My husband ordered the mixed grill. The scallops were mushy but his steak was good at least. So, I thought I'll just skip my dinner and have ice cream for dessert. Well, two scoops cost $11. No thanks. We won't be going back.
We went to the Winery to celebrate our anniversary. Everything was perfect. The Hostess, our wait staff, the meal and preparation. It all combined for a great evening. Even the owner stopped by our table two or three times to check on things. Highly recommend the Winery.
Our server, Will, was excellent!!! My husband ordered the monster (30 oz) T-Bone without asking the price.. $60 !.it was pricey, but did not taste extraordinary... it was ok...I had the mixed grill, sea scallops & beef tournedos, (sp.?) which was Ok, the scallops were probably bay scallops, small guys... I really think that business would be better if their pricing on entrees was re-worked. The restaurant is nice, good decor.
A perfect ending to a busy week. We went with a friend/colleague from Kenya who had never been there before. He was impressed with the atmosphere, the service and the food. We had a quiet corner where we could enjoy the meal and the conversation. Perfect! Looking forward to going back.
We love The Winery. Everything went well. The food was excellent. The table ideal. Service was very good if a touch slow but perhaps that was not the servers doing? The only negative was there was table that came in after us a short distance away that were inappropriately rowdy and loud as if they thought they were at Country Jam. Not The Winery's fault these people showed up. We attend the winery on rare special occasions, like an anniversary, to actually get away from that kind of behavior though. We do feel it was bad enough that the server or management should have tended to matter. (maybe they did after we left?)
I was looking for a restaurant to go along with our weekend in Palisade wine country and the ambiance of this restaurant fit that perfectly. We made a reservation and were seated immediately upon arrival, granted the place was mostly empty at 8:30 on a Saturday night. The service was excellent and the entire waitstaff was friendly and attentive. The wine and drink list were not only extensive, but included a lot of local wines and liquors which was nice to see. The menu included a lot of local ingredients as well, and for the most part was well prepared, most notably the appetizers. For our entrees my fiance and I both ordered steaks, her the filet and me the porterhouse, which was a special of theirs for the evening. Despite ordering the filet medium and the porterhouse medium rare, I'm not sure if the waitress noted them incorrectly or the chef cooked them incorrectly, but the filet came out medium rare and the porterhouse medium. She was fine with the filet as it was and really enjoyed it. As for the porterhouse, it was overcooked and there was no sear on it so it was definitely a let down and the low point of the meal for me. We shared a dessert and a specialty coffee after, both of which were delicious and a good close to the meal. I would definitely go back and recommend this restaurant to friends, I would just avoid the steaks next time because they can't seem to cook them correctly. Everything else was well worth the money.
Great place for dinner for any occasion. The owner is personable and very engaged which is welcomed. My porterhouse special was not a good steak...and then on top of that, it was overcooked but I was there for a business meal with a client in their home town so I chose not to voice my disapproval. My associate's filet was overcooked. The appetizer, encrusted brie, was awesome as well vegetables with dinner. I would try again but was disappointed in this visit.
The food is always exquisitely prepared. The specials are truly special! We enjoyed a quiet evening with great food. Service was a bit slow, especially waiting for the bill. And there seemed to be a mix up regarding the appropriate charges for our table. But all was cleared up shortly and we will definitely return!
We celebrated my wife's birthday there. The restaurant has nice ambiance - exactly what you expect for a restaurant called "the Winery". The food and wine list, as well as the cocktails were made with local ingredients. The have a patio for those who wish to dine outside. We chose inside due to the temperatures that day. Inside we sat in a very quiet area where we could enjoy the meal, and converse without being interrupted. Our server was very good, and knowledgeable.
We will come back the next time we are in the area.
It's simple. The winery is consistently excellent. My first dinner there was 16 years ago, it was outstanding. Have gone many times since and it is outstanding every single time. When I want a nice night out at an upscale restaurant, with excellent food and amazing food, The Winery is always at the top of the list.
Went to this restaurant while visiting family in the area. I live in a city known for great restaurants, and was pleasantly surprised at the variety on the menu, the quality of the food, and the extensive wine list. Our food was cooked perfectly, and portions were generous.
The food was excellent as usual. I must say I was dissapointed that salads no longer served with meals but must be ordered extra. Also they used to serve incredible brad and we were not served any bread with our meal. For the increase in prices salad and bread should come with the meal
I took my wife for our 15th anniversary, we had been here when we first got together and hadn't been back since. The food was great, the cocktails were very good, and the waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu and drinks. The noise level was very low and we were able to have a nice conversation. I hope to have a date night here again soon.
Our meal was an extremely enjoyable experience. The menu and nightly specials were all tempting. My husband had a filet and I order scallops from the appetizer menu plus added veggies. Both were outstanding. The wine list was varied and affordable. Our waitress was knowledgable and attentive. Just before dessert a party of 14 was seated in her section. The manager came over to introduce himself and tell us not to be concerned about the large party. He would personally be sure we had the attention we deserved. Now that is something we have never experienced and truly appreciated. We will be back!
As usual, our visit to The Winery was stellar! It is our favorite restaurant ANYWHERE, & we applaud Steve Thoms on leading/training his wait staff beautifully. He even serves his patrons sometimes, & ALWAYS comes to each table at least once to welcome his guests, making us all feel very special. We don't live in Grand Junction, but whenever we are there shopping or attending a movie, we plan to have dinner there, & have NEVER been disappointed! Obviously, we highly recommend this fine restaurant to everyone. We were there celebrating our anniversary, but we don't need a special occasion at all! As to "Molecular Gastronomy", I have no idea how much scientific research Steve & his staff are conducting along these lines, so you'll have to ask them! :)
Wonderful evening. Visited based on hotel staff recommendation.
The entire Winery team was awesome from hostess to our wait person, Brooke. Especially enjoyed the visit from the manager, who my Manhattan, which was excellent. The warm spinach salad was excellent as we're our filet and rib eye. The cheesecake was a great finish. We will return!
Service was great, food was good and cooked to order. Large portions it would be good to split. I really liked the flavor of the potatoes and how they cook crispy bacon around my salmon dish was quite special. I wish they had seated us away from a view of the bathrooms since we were on of the first tables seated on an off night. But other than that last item the experience was very nice.
Good wine selection too
I have had many delicious meals at the winery over the years and this one was no exception. However, coming from the San Francisco Bay area, I continue to be surprised at how expensive it is there, considering it is in Grand Junction! I am also surprised that after several decades, there have been few upgrades in the interior which is rather dark inside. However, if you want good food in Grand Junction and can afford their prices, this is the place to go.
My daughter graduated from college and we went there to celebrate. It was a very nice time and we loved the food, the drinks, the waiter, and the whole atmosphere. It is definitely worth a trip there and the $. Thanks for helping us celebrate this milestone in style. P.S. The chocolate mousse dessert shared by all four of us was the best we have ever tasted.
My wife and I were there for our anniversary. We both got the filet, and were not dissapointed. So tender and flavor to die for! The sides and salads were excellent as well. Great service too. Wil, our server, was awesome! For that special occasion, The Winery is THE place!
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