Uncle Yu's at the Vineyard - Livermore

It was a total fluke that we ended up at this place. PG&E shut the power off for some planned work they neglected to alert us about. It was Fathers Day, which meant that all our usual restaurants were fully booked, so I searched OpenTable for places with outdoor seating and found this place had a table at 4:00. So off we went on a suburban adventure.

When we got there I was very surprised to see the huge wine list, and even more surprised at how sophisticated it was.

Dim sum sampler was excellent, as were the lobster siu mai.

Highlight of the meal for me were spicy fried wild shrimp. The Hokkaido scallops were good too.

Tea-smoked duck all done up classy like little burritos, very nice with a good red Burgundy.

Had a glass of excellent old Riesling Spätlese for dessert.

Really pleasant three-hour lunch with lots of exceptional wines by the glass. Looking forward to going back with some wine-loving friends to dig into the bottle list.

Separate ownership from the other Uncle Yu’s in the area since 2014.




I am surprised you had such a positive experience. The last 2 times we have eaten there was so bad I wrote them off. The wine list was the only positive.

From your pictures, the quality of the food look much better than what we received.

I was surprised too. I didn’t expect such careful sourcing or precise cooking at an upscale suburban place.

@JonDough how long ago were you last there?

Maybe 6 months ago. If we are in the area and going to spend that much money we usually go to Range Life down the street.