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've been enjoying the Winery for decades and tonight was no different! Our steaks were so tender we really didn't need knives. The wine was amazing. Our server (Johnny) was delightful and so professional! Another win-win @ the Winery for us! Thank you all...
We celebrated our anniversary at The Winery. Perfect location, in the heart of downtown! We were warmly greeted and treated as if we were special guests. The food was the best Grand Junction has to offer. We enjoyed the Palisade dessert -- it is one not to be missed!
The atmosphere/ambiance here is lovely - quite possibly the best in Grand Junction. The server was a bit loud, and more obtrusive than I would have preferred.
My husband's scallop appetizer, and my lobster bisque were wonderful! The entrees were disappointing: my husband's pork was dry, and had no flavor. In my mixed grill, the tournedos - although cooked rare, as I requested - were drowned in sauce; the scallops had some sort of underdone breaded coating, not crispy, as I would have expected.
I would recommend the restaurant for the atmosphere, wine selection, appetizers and salads. We passed on dessert, so I can't say. . .
Also, don't wear an expensive coat - the coat closet is very small & furs and cashmeres get squeezed in by the nylon Michelin Man parkas.
The fiance and I decided to have a Friday evening here, been to The Winery before. The food is always great, the atmosphere is the concern. An intoxicated women was in the dinning area we were in, felt like the restaurant didn't handle that the best. The restaurant didn't make you feel in place to much either.
Quit simply, the finest restaurant in Western Colorado, consistently for the last 40 years. Especially known by locals and business leaders for world-class steaks and fresh seafood, also features some great pork and chicken dishes, too. Appetizers are famous here, especially the sauteed mushrooms; also try the bacon wrapped scallops. First-class wine list, superb bar, great desserts, outdoor dining, cozy interior - everything needed for a perfect and memorable evening.
A lovely and historic spot in downtown Grand Junction ! We enjoyed our 27th anniversary dinner together here and we were very pleased with the exceptional service from all the staff, especially Aaron ! He was prompt and present when needed but not too much so, which is always appreciated. We were glad that it was a quiet night there and we were able to have a nice conversation without any loud groups distracting us, so we enjoyed our time there very much and definitely plan to go back again, especially when entertaining out-of-town guests ! The wine list is extensive with good choices for every palate, and we appreciated that our good local Colorado wines were well represented !
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 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 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.
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 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.
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 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 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 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.
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