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The Vintage Press, Visalia, CA

The Vintage Press

4.7
4.7
432 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
The Vintage Press is one of Central California's most elegant dining experiences. Since 1966, the Vartanian family has welcomed local residents, visitors and dignitaries alike on many special occasions. Wine Spectator writes The Vintage Press has "one of the best wine lists in the world" while Fodor's raves we're "the best restaurant in the Central Valley" and the L.A. Times applauds us as "a bastion of culinary merit." With four distinctive rooms and classic menus that reflect the current season, we invite you to join us at your earliest opportunity.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–2:00 pm Cocktails Daily 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–9:30 pm Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (559) 733-3033
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Catering
    We cater events of all sizes across the city and beyond; working in concert with meeting planners, party promoters and event specialists to design the perfect menu and schedule of white-glove service to assure a flawless function with maximum enjoyment!
  • Private party facilities
    Are you hosting a business dinner, reception or social gathering? Maybe you need the perfect spot for a meet-up event, a birthday, or a celebration? We'll help you host an event that your guests won't soon forget! Our party planner will help you with everything: from customizing your menu and wine/cocktail selections to creating the perfect setting and picture perfect environment for you and your guests.
  • Neighbourhood
    Visalia
  • Cross Street
    Center Street and Willis Ave
  • Parking Details
    Private lot available with public lot adjacent to the building available for patron usage.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 432 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.7
4.7 based on all time ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

432 Reviews
  1. NayA

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our service and server were perfect!!! Food was excellent and my boyfriend enjoyed having his 50th birthday dinner celebrated at VP!!

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  2. JimM

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and great service! We’re never disappointed! The food is first class and prepared and cooked so perfectly

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We heard good things about this restaurant but our dinner experience wasn’t as expected. Our table was ready 20mins late, which is ok as we waited at the bar. However, the bartenders gave zero consideration to our party. We had to ask for a drinks menu. Nobody took our order after 15mins until we asked for our orders to be taken. Then our group had to head over our table. Service wasn’t at the level of such a restaurant. Everything was long, we received our plates about 40 mins after our appetizers. When the plates came, our appetizers plates were still on the table along with our empty cocktail drinks. Our food was very salty especially the sauces. Cocktails and wine was really good tho. The restaurant was not more than 60% full so I’m not sure If they were understaffed and they got overwhelmed but I’m not sure we will give another shot to this place.

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  4. Chuy

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time we visited this Restaurant, Ms McKenna the young lady that waited on us, did an outstanding job. Food was excellent.

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  5. CatherineL

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have been going to The Vintage Press for about ten years. The reason I keep going back is because of the food, the service, and the atmosphere. I’ve enjoyed everything I have ordered there. I was just there this week and ordered the pistachio crusted salmon, yummy. Had a new Waitress, she was outstanding.

    1 person found this helpful

  6. PatrickF

    Orange County

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing vintage restaurant with great food options and a massive wine list that makes you wanna try everything. Thank you for a great dinning experience

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  7. LydiaW

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Brunch in town! Everything was delicious and so far the best Arnold Palmer I ever had!

    1 person found this helpful

  8. SusanW

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent restaurant and food, but our waitress forgot to bring us the brunch appetizers. Someone else brought our food and when I asked about our bread and fruit plates she promptly brought them, sliding over our breakfast. Everyone else around us had them shortly after being seated. Our waitress only stopped by after we had our meal to drop off the bill. She was pleasant and I was hoping to impress my husband for Father’s Day. He was happy but I was not, since I splurged on this restaurant.

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  9. Jennifer

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful time at brunch. I can’t say enough nice things. The food was amazing. Family friendly.

    1 person found this helpful

  10. Gill

    San Joaquin

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent menu choices and great variety of cocktails. Desert was wonderful! Very relaxing and an overall awesome atmosphere!

    1 person found this helpful

  11. DenB

    San Francisco

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful atmosphere and excellent food. Great for a special occasion but we noticed a few business meetings happening. Service was very good although we were surprised we had to ask for an ice bucket for our bottle of Chardonnay. Minor item. Would definitely recommend and look forward to coming here again next time we visit Visalia.

    1 person found this helpful

  12. MaribelR

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful experience, it exceeded my expectations from the ambiance to the food and all the staff it was an awesome experience and a beautiful surprise for our Anniversary! Thank you!

    1 person found this helpful

  13. JenniferS

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It was odd because our reservation was made for 2:00pm (online via OpenTable, from the restaurants web site) but when we arrived we were notified by staff that the kitchen closes at 2:00pm to prepare for dinner. They didn't understand how we were able reserve that time slot. They did still seat us but wait staff told us we needed to hurry up to get our order into the kitchen. Some of us were visiting for the first time and definitely felt rushed to order and didn't get to really look over the menu. I had the Salmon Salad and it was excellent! The waitress kept our glasses full and the chef's did not seem to cut corners even with the confusion. I will definitely visit again but will call in my reservation next time.

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  14. JoshuaD

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    First time going. The food was excellent. We will be back.

    1 person found this helpful

  15. TerriB

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very special experience. Second time in less than a week! First with my father and this time with my sister. Awesome.

    1 person found this helpful

  16. Noreen

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely loved the experience. Definitely a good place for catching up with friends.

    1 person found this helpful

  17. JoanB

    San Joaquin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We got a gift certificate to celebrate retirement. No better way to celebrate.

    1 person found this helpful

  18. TerryL

    San Joaquin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice choice in food selection. Great service and always wonderful surroundings.!

    1 person found this helpful

  19. Riley

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant with a decent selection of fresh food. The wine selection was the most extensive I have seen in the area. The menu could be improved with some non-alcoholic drinks from the bar (not just the current “low” alcohol options). The service was alright, but not at the level the restaurant is aspiring towards. For example, I’ve never been to a fine dining establishment where I had to box up my own leftovers. My party also had to wait 10 min after our reservation time to be seated, even though the restaurant was empty at 530pm. The service was just not worth the prices.

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  20. Aretiredgi

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Expensive but all entrees were excellent. My steak was overcooked, but still very tender.

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  21. WilliamM

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fabulous in every way. Cuisine, wine list, service and ambiance. We'll definitely go back when in the area.

    1 person found this helpful

  22. KathiH

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful brunch for our anniversary. The staff was attentive and helpful. Wonderful meal!

    1 person found this helpful

  23. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Anniversary

    1 person found this helpful

  24. shellir

    San Joaquin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took a friend from out of town and you all did me proud!! As always. Never have a bad experience. Wonderful service, food was amazing, great atmosphere and loved the music. Thank so much for a lovely time!

    1 person found this helpful

  25. MarleneC

    Key West

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food and good service ! We enjoyed our time at Vintage press !

    1 person found this helpful

  26. Roman

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Good for celebrations. A lot of atmosphere but the food is a bit too expensive and the wait time can be excruciating. The servers are doing everything they can, so that's a plus, but I kind of felt bad for them and so I didn't feel comfortable asking for more stuff.

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  27. Cyister13

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Good time with family. Will return.

    1 person found this helpful

  28. ElizabethJ

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful ambiance. Attentive service. Great food.

    1 person found this helpful

  29. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love going here as they never disappoint. Beautiful atmosphere, professional service, and best meal around!

    1 person found this helpful

  30. AliceE

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband took me to the VP for my birthday dinner. Our waiter Josh was absolutely amazing and the food was good. They made my birthday extra special!

    1 person found this helpful

  31. MaryL

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The halibut & salmon were delicious! Service was great! Lovely evening celebrating my mom’s 77th bday!

    1 person found this helpful

  32. CarolC

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The Vintage Press is a wonderfully excellent restaurant with excellent food and service hidden in the heart of rural central California. For those who don't know the area but love exceptional food, it is an unexpected pleasure and exciting find. The service and atmosphere is that of a fine establishment celebrated in one of the larger cities of the Golden State. It never fails to please.

    1 person found this helpful

  33. TonishaS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took my mom here for a Mother’s Day dinner. Waitress was attentive and even handled a spider we pointed out. The food was delicious. First time having escargot and it was great. Will be back again definitely. The staff was amazing and sat us right away. The lamb was cooked perfectly as well. Mom also enjoyed the lemon drop drink. My Arnold Palmer was great as well.

    1 person found this helpful

  34. RakeSource

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Mother’s Day meal!

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  35. SmileyGirl

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The patio stays cool, even on a warm day. The food was delicious! The service was friendly and accurate.

    1 person found this helpful

  36. LarryA

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Vintage Press is without a doubt the best restaurant in Kings or Tulare County. It is the definition of fine dining. The food is always excellent and the service is always friendly and extremely effecient.

    1 person found this helpful

  37. JessicaG

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it. Service was wonderful, food was delicious, not much more I could ask for.

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  38. HenryR

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual, the food and service were excellent. My wife and I both had the salmon which was prepared to perfection. The freshly baked bread is always a treat.

    1 person found this helpful

  39. KristieC

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mother’s Day. It was perfect

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  40. Marvelous

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent short rib with polenta and a very nice wine selection.

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The Vintage Press offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (559) 733-3033.

The Vintage Press is rated 4.7 stars by 432 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for The Vintage Press

216 N Willis St, Visalia, CA 93291-6006

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Center Street and Willis Ave
  • Neighbourhood
    Visalia
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–2:00 pm Cocktails Daily 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–9:30 pm Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Private lot available with public lot adjacent to the building available for patron usage.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (559) 733-3033
  • Catering
    We cater events of all sizes across the city and beyond; working in concert with meeting planners, party promoters and event specialists to design the perfect menu and schedule of white-glove service to assure a flawless function with maximum enjoyment!
  • Private party facilities
    Are you hosting a business dinner, reception or social gathering? Maybe you need the perfect spot for a meet-up event, a birthday, or a celebration? We'll help you host an event that your guests won't soon forget! Our party planner will help you with everything: from customizing your menu and wine/cocktail selections to creating the perfect setting and picture perfect environment for you and your guests.
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