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Cafe Champagne Restaurant - Thornton Winery, Temecula, CA

Cafe Champagne Restaurant - Thornton Winery

4.1
4.1
1476 Reviews
$30 and under
Californian
Café Champagne at Thornton Winery is a "want to do" for every visitor to the Temecula Valley. Since 1988, from growing herbs to cutting home-grown flowers, every effort has been made to offer the perfect combination of French Country Elegance and Gold Medal-winning Contemporary Cuisine.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Californian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–7:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (951) 699-0099

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Mark Couch

  • Private party facilities

    Private Function Space CapacitiesWhether you're planning a business lunch for 10 or a reception for 400, we've got the perfect space to fit your needs.Fountain Terrace CourtyardEvent Guest Count Minimum of 30*Seated Meal Function - 400 person maximumBuffet Meal Function - 300 person maximum(outdoor venue)Vineyard View RoomEvent Guest Count Minimum of 30*Seated Meal Function - 70 person maximumBuffet Meal Function - 50 person maxiumumWinery Production RoomEvent Guest Count Minimum of 30*Seated Meal Function - 100 person maximumBuffet Meal Function - 80 person maximum(availability based on wine production schedule)Champagne LoungeEvent Guest Count Minimum of 20*Seated Meal Function - 30 person maximumBuffet Meal Function - 20 person maximum

  • Private party contact

    Sharon Gallagher: (951) 699-0099

  • Neighborhood

    Temecula

  • Cross street

    Butterfield Stage

  • Parking details

    Paved parking lot

  • Entertainment

    We have live bands every Friday night starting in March. We also have large concerts from artists like Melissa Etheridge and Kenny G. Please call for more details.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Temecula / Wine County

    Great for Brunch

  • Temecula / Wine County

    Hot Spot

  • Temecula / Wine County

    Great for Lunch

  • Temecula / Wine County

    Notable Wine List

  • Temecula / Wine County

    Outdoor Dining

  • Temecula / Wine County

    Scenic View

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service5ambience2
    While the service ultimately made up for where we sat, I was disappointed that my reservation on OpenTable wasn’t honored correctly. I specifically made reservations inside the restaurant because of the heat. When my entire party and I showed up (on time), the inside dining area was full. We considered leaving the property at this time but because we were celebrating, we decided to stay and try to enjoy ourselves on the patio. Our server was very attentive and quick. She made sure we had everything we needed. Lesson learned from now on—don’t just rely on the online reservation. Make sure you call and triple check that your request is being accommodated!
  2. TD

    TroyD

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    It’s always relaxing to be at the winery on the hill AKA Thornton Winery.
  3. SC

    SherrieC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    The food was disappointing. I had the French toast. It was lukewarm.
  4. KN

    KN32

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience1
    From the website and menu, you expect this to be an upscale venue. However, we had to sit inside due to the heat and it felt like we were dining in an old Recreation Center. The outdoor dining area looks a lot nicer. The food was absolutely delicious, the champagne flight was amazing, and Lisa did a great job Serving us.
  5. BB

    BrianB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    The food was overpriced and subpar. It was a huge disappointment.
  6. c

    clairew

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Big portions even for lunch menu but food was overall delicious. Worth the money. Server was very attentive.
  7. TR

    TomR

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience4
    Our steak was OK, not great. Our vegetables were not cooked. Potatoes were good.
  8. R

    Rudy

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I went to an Elton John Tribute concert and enjoyed dinner at the restaurant. The food was superb, the service was excellent and the ambience was terrific. We really enjoyed our evening.
  9. MD

    MartaD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Worst dinner seats for the show. Our table was behind the speakers on the stage. We couldn’t even see the entertainer on the stage. Food was sub-par. Would not recommend doing a dinner and a show at this venue.
  10. LO

    LindaO

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and entertainment was and is always Great!!
  11. K

    Keithp

    Orange County

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Everyone was great except the Nats those flies were driving me crazy . Food was great, wine was amazing !! The bathroom was fair someone made a mess so I cleaned the toilet and floor in front of the toilet . I have nothing but great things to say about our waitress !! She was fantastic
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    Food took longer then expected, and when asked we got a cold answer “we know we had a big order a head of yours “ but they never took the time to check our table and let us know 50+ minutes for entre calamari/ flatbread filled a little to long
  13. MT

    MimiT

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The restaurant didn’t tell me the limited menu due to Friday concert night, and no wine tasting. It was too hot 108 degree to sit in the patio and eat. The band was ok, one singer fainted due to extreme heat
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Not sure what happened but I was just there a few weeks ago for lunch and it was amazing. Last evening however I was very disappointed. The food seemed like it was warmed up in the microwave. Neither of us were able to complete our meals.
  15. VB

    VeronicaB

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Band Awesome servers Estephania and Samuel. Estephania has an excellent personality and we loved !
  16. PK

    PaulaK

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Each time we visit Cafe Champagne, the quality of the food seems to diminish. The restaurant was so good when we first started going here. The service is outstanding still!!! Everyone that works here is great!! No complaint there. The food just is not what it once was. I hope they improve in that area. I would still recommend the restaurant to my friends, however I would be candid about the food.
  17. GR

    GRWNJPR

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    The omelette and onion rings were awful. You would think a simple omelette would be easy to make and have it be tasty. The eggs for the omelette were over cooked and dry. Hardly any veggies in the omelette. The onion rings batter was chewy like you are biting into a piece of bread. The turkey club sandwich was ok. The burger was good. One of the helper dropped the closed container of dipping sauce on the floor, she picked it up and put it back on the plate and asked if we are ok with it 😳 Our server was sassy and edgy with us, and was trying to be nice towards the end so he can get a good tip. I reserved a table outside and when we arrived, they tried to coerce us into sitting inside because of no space outside even though I specifically booked outdoor table. They finally arranged a table outside half way in the sun. Totally overpriced for the quality! You go to a winery to pay extra for your food but expect good quality food and good winery vibe. NOT at all the case. Very disappointed.
  18. TH

    TessH

    Orange County

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The service was very good and the food and wine were great. It is really overpriced though. $29 for a hamburger and $28 for a club sandwich is crazy. Nothing special about either. They need to back off $5 on every dish.
  19. TH

    TomH

    Palm Springs

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience4
    Service was excellent with lots of attention and a very pleasant view with both inside and outside options. But pricing was notably higher than very comparable options for both food and wine. Did not feel they matched in value. For example, the small-ish plain margherita pizza was $29. Hey, it's pizza, really? Most wines by the glass were $16+. There is better value out there. Additionally, there is a $4 split charge and a 3% cost-recovery add-on.
  20. J

    Jewels

    Exclusive

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful time and our waitress was outstanding.
  21. MW

    MattW

    Austin

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, great wine. First class patient service.
  22. M

    Michael

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The restaurant was busy and the staff seemed overwhelmed which affected the service. It seemed like we were being rushed to order and eat but when it came to get our bill it was almost impossible and I had to walk it over to them. and they also got our order wrong. Food was still good though.
  23. KR

    KenR

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience2
    Overall just okay. Mostly just overpriced for the quality of the food, and the ambience of the location. I’ve lived in Temecula for over 18 years. Over this time The value of the restaurant has gone down. $25 or so for a hamburger is just plain outrageous.
  24. JK

    JenniferK

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    Very slow service . Food all good but over priced for what it is . Would eat there again it is pretty and a good menu
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious as always
  26. LW

    LindaW

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    Food quality horrible, and overpriced. $28 for fish and chips. $27 for a small cheese plate with 3 paper thin pieces of salami with grapes, nuts, crackers, cheese and 4 olives. No alcohol, only wine and 3 craft beers on the menu. Only good thing was music, and table service. They need to do better with that menu.
  27. DS

    DeniseS

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food2service5ambience5
    The overall service was good. However, a couple dinners we ordered was just fair. The turkey sandwich apparently had been sitting out before serving and the bread was very hard or stale. The salmon dish would have been better if the food was hot, not lukewarm. I always enjoy this venue, but the food should be presented much better.
  28. LF

    LeeF

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ham and cheese sandwich was delicious! Highly recommend it.
  29. n

    nomnom

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    no coffee options besides incredibly awful brewed hot coffee; giving big 1990s diner energy - for example, the french toast said it came with "citrus curd" and "fruit compote" on "thick cut brioche" but was literally a tsp of marmalade and jam on a piece of regular supermarket bread. super underwhelming for the price.
  30. SH

    ShannH

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience4
    The calamarie was overcooked, and even though food was good, it was a little pricey; $30 for a burger is a kittle pricey. Service was outstanding; Ashlee was the best
  31. SM

    SusanM

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Really wonder food and service. Too bad the dining area does not use the neighboring space (tables available but looks to be saved for large parties) giving you an unobstructed view of the gardens.
  32. PK

    PaulaK

    Las Vegas

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We have always enjoyed dining at Cafe Champagne. The atmosphere is nice and the food is good. I usually give a higher rating but on this visit the salmon was not up to par as in the past.
  33. LD

    LeanaD

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The view was amazing, service impeccable and the food outstanding! Will def return & bring friends.
  34. r

    rdrool

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to the brunch. Had Chilaquiles and my husband had the French toast. It was very good.
  35. VL

    VLE2

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Cafe Champagne Restaurant at Thornton Winery is one of my favorite places. The ambiance and the food are great.
  36. HA

    HolliA

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, the staff was incredibly friendly and helpful, and the views were lovely.
  37. TM

    TimiraM

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Small inside but very intimate. Small gnat problem but attentive staff.
  38. YF

    YusufF

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed our time with Thornton and we will be back.
  39. r

    redmor

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    I would recommend both the restaurant and winery to family and friends. The group I went with had a great time.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The place was nice good wine and food

FAQs

Cafe Champagne Restaurant - Thornton Winery offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (951) 699-0099.

Cafe Champagne Restaurant - Thornton Winery is rated 4.1 stars by 1476 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today
Google Map for Cafe Champagne Restaurant - Thornton Winery

32575 Rancho California Rd, Temecula, CA 92591

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Butterfield Stage

  • Neighborhood

    Temecula

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–7:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Californian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Paved parking lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Mark Couch

  • Entertainment

    We have live bands every Friday night starting in March. We also have large concerts from artists like Melissa Etheridge and Kenny G. Please call for more details.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (951) 699-0099

  • Private party facilities

    Private Function Space CapacitiesWhether you're planning a business lunch for 10 or a reception for 400, we've got the perfect space to fit your needs.Fountain Terrace CourtyardEvent Guest Count Minimum of 30*Seated Meal Function - 400 person maximumBuffet Meal Function - 300 person maximum(outdoor venue)Vineyard View RoomEvent Guest Count Minimum of 30*Seated Meal Function - 70 person maximumBuffet Meal Function - 50 person maxiumumWinery Production RoomEvent Guest Count Minimum of 30*Seated Meal Function - 100 person maximumBuffet Meal Function - 80 person maximum(availability based on wine production schedule)Champagne LoungeEvent Guest Count Minimum of 20*Seated Meal Function - 30 person maximumBuffet Meal Function - 20 person maximum

  • Private party contact

    Sharon Gallagher: (951) 699-0099

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