Cin-Cin Wine Bar
Cin-Cin Wine Bar

Cin-Cin Wine Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cincinwinebar.com/
  • Phone: 4083548006x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
    Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm,
    Happy Hour: Monday - Saturday: 4:00 - 6:00pm
    Late Night Happy Hour: Thurs - Sat: 9:00 - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Shingo Katsura
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Cin-Cin can create the perfect party platters for your event. Call a minimum of 48 hours in advance to place your order, then come pick it up on the day of your event.
  • Private Party Facilities: Please call for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Lisa 4083548006x
  • Special Events: Whether it’s a Girl’s Night Out, Employee Appreciation or Birthday,Cin-Cin can host your special event. We’ll work with you to create a special menu for your event. Let us design a shared plate menu, wine pairing dinner or prix fixe menu. Call Cin-Cin at 408-354-8006.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Highway 9
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: There is private parking behind the restaurant. The entrance is on Village Lane.
A word from Cin-Cin Wine Bar
Cin-Cin [chin-chin] is an Italian toast meaning "to your health."

Cin-Cin is a neighborhood wine bar for friends and family to enjoy food and wine produced by sustainable, organic and biodynamic methods. Cin-Cin is a place where you can nourish your palate with pure, sophisticated and intense flavors.

Owners: Lisa Rhorer and Pasquale Romano.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Cin-Cin Wine Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
120 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (73)notable wine list (65)neighborhood gem (62)special occasion (52)romantic (38)good for groups (33)vibrant bar scene (33)hot spot (24)late-night find (18)great for lunch (4)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Terrific Tapas in Los Gatos
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Terrific tapas in Los Gatos. Great wine list, attentive service, and delicious food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great night with the girls...
    SlowService
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We had a group of 8 and they did an amazing job serving us. We had a great night with great food and wine. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We have been to Cin-Cin several times before and had great meals. This time not at all! The food was average and the service was terrible! We waited sooo long for our food and drinks. And it wa not worth waiting for. Out of four items, the soup was the only impressive dish. Will not come back; too many other options in the area.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Julia
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    My first time and will go back very soon! Amazing place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Dinner at Cin Cin
    Vina
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    We had a fantastic experience at Cin Cin Wine Bar. The food was well thought and delicious and the wine was perfect. I will definitely be returning!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    Califor127
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This was my second time here. My first time was with a group of 5, this time just with my boyfriend. It was a tiny bit too loud for a romantic dinner, but we still had a really great time and I loved the Korean Tacos, Cheese plate and wine flights were as amazing as I remembered the first time. I was a little let down by the braised short ribs, but when the amazing waitress Mimi saw I has only eaten half my plate she took my meal off of the bill. She really didn't have to do that, but it was such a nice gesture that I will be coming back far more often. The cost of the main course immediately went to her tip. She was also great at helping us pick out cheeses for our cheese plate and to decide on wine flights. I will be back soon!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for drinks and nibbles
    LJ2014
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The beef sliders and Korean tacos are to die for! Delicious and wide variety of small plates.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Evening
    MichaelPA
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    From the opening "nibbles" of citrus olives to the final desserts, our family dinner at Cin Cin made for a perfectly memorable celebration of my wife's birthday. The food was delicious, service efficient and friendly, and atmosphere warm and pleasant. We are more than likely to go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wine flights & small bites
    Aims
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    My husband and I shared 3 different red wine flights and many small plates….the brussels sprouts, beef tacos, and scallops were particularly delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time
    ps25
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    First visit...will return. Late night snack....Just shared a few small plates plan to try other menu items in the future. Wine was very good also shared 2 flights.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • parentVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I usually give this restaurant high reviews. Unfortunately this visit the service was terrible.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food
    happy
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Wanted a nice dinner with a bottle of wine and was pleasantly surprised and happy with everything.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cin-sational
    CinCin1
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Upon entering Cin-cin I was immediately aware of the wonderful atmosphere. A friendly host escorted us to our table. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable of food and our wine selections. I was amazed how much we enjoyed the food that satisfied all our senses. The flavor of the small plates that were served was sensational. Shrimp and grits, wild mushroom empanadas, grilled octopus, and steamed buns with pork bellynwere just a few of the fabulous small plates we loved. The whole experience was wonderful. I am going to recommend this restaurant to all of my friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, nice wine
    robb42
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    It's really fun to share the small plates, most of which are really tasty. My only complaint is that the place can get a bit noisy when full (which is often)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friendly Service
    Stuart
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Appreciated the excellent service - great place to celebrate our wedding anniversary
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yum!!!
    Livinlife
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We were celebrating a friends BD, and the energy was great for this. The food was very good but the service was excellent. Our server was extremely attentive, answered any questions we had, in great detail. It was a nice, un rushed dinner. My only complaint is I expected more wine by the glass options from a wine bar. The few offered were meh... Overall- Good Time
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Food & Amazing Venue
    SimplyDivine
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    This was my second time here and it was amazing, just as the first time. The food is always good and the wine, even better!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Variety of flavors
    Delish2014
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Being able to order 4 small plates and an appetizer (for two) and a flight of wines was an amazing way to taste a variety of flavors of foods! Loved it and will definitely be back. Charcuterie appetizer, mushroom empanadas, smoked salmon, korean tacos and sliders were all amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was Great
    DowntownDiner
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    At a Wine Bar I would have expected fewer young children...although most were well behaved, not what I was expecting for a night out....would definitely book a later reservation in the future, if we were to return
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and wine
    Tdog89511
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Loved the toasted nuts to start, all our courses had excellent flavor and came out timely. Definitely will return.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic, as always!
    Perplexed
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    My wife and I love Cin Cin, and it's our favorite "date night" dinner location. The food is amazing, as is the service and location. Can't go wrong here, really.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • True to many other reviews
    pianoman
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    I was at Cin-Cin with my wife on a Thursday night. From past reservation attempts, I knew it was a popular restaurant. We've opted to limit our dining that evening to a few small plates, and they were all very good. A couple were spicier than we expected, but still delicious. Nice house red. We'll be back to try some of the large plates. Not extremely loud, but when the place is at full swing, the noise level can hamper conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never disappointed
    BiscuitVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    We love Cin Cin. Their small plates are always unique, tasty and well prepared. The wine list has some nice choices. The pork belly buns and fish tacos are my absolute favorites
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasantly Surprised
    Intrepidfi
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    My first time and not knowing what to expect I looked it up online and I must say most of the reviews were spot on. I enjoyed everything from the service to the wine and the food.. I will be going back and commending Cin Cin to all my friends
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • excellenr small plates!
    CarpeDiemVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Fantastic wine list, delicious tapas, small plates, large plates of wonderfully prepared delicacies
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fine dining
    Lovegoodfood
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The food is impeccable, very obvious Cin-Cin spends time on the special meals for the night. The small plates are interesting and very tasty. Erika
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We will be back
    stevehogan
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    It's the little things that detract. While the food was very good and our waiter was friendly, overall the service seemed disconnected. Here's a few simple rules: 1) The cocktails should arrive before the appetizers. 2) When you offer the customer a few more crostini, please bring them soon, not 10 minutes later. Just disconnected. On the plus side, the food was delightful and we will probably revisit on a less-busy evening and give it another chance.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Perfect Evening
    DietzVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Service was spot on, our waitress was so much fun and engaging. Food was very good and well paced, don't miss the deviled eggs, pork belly buns and the bacon mac & cheese. Previously I swore I wasn't coming back due to service and food issues but I am so glad my husband asked to try it again. Cin Cin is now back on our date night list of restaurant choices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wine bar with cocktails, good food
    stephanie
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Chose this wine bar because they had a food menu and cocktails, instead of just cheese plates, beer and wine. We got more than we asked for! Great price on the bubbly flight ($13 for 3, 3-oz pours); the men had martinis. We chose a "nibbler" and 5 small plates to share - perfect for 5 of us. I gave 3 stars for service because we only got 4 of the small plates but we were full by then anyway - our server was attentive and our water was continually refilled by other staff (they leave large bottles on the table for refilling your own water, but the staff came by to refill also). The small plates are decent sized, and you have the option on some of them of adding - both the empanadas and sliders we added a fourth instead of the standard three.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesome tapas!
    disappointed
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Went here on a Saturday night and had a fantastic evening. They had a nice selection of wine that wasn't overwhelming to peruse nor ridiculously pricey. We ordered a bunch of small plates to share and everything was delicious - the goat cheese crostini and the Korean tacos were especially amazing! Our waiter was very nice and accommodating and brought out the dishes at a good pace to allow us to have a nice relaxing meal. Definitely would eat here again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Best happy hour. This restaurant has good food, wine and drinks, as well as a congenial atmosphere.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food! Would def go back
    Nina
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Loved the beet salad. The roasted vegetables and mushroom empanadas were good too.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Service and good was perfect! Place was packed on a Tuesday night! We will be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charming but a little loud
    Mrshenny
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Ambiance was nice but it was a little loud especially with the music on. The food was excellent and the wine selection nice. Our particular waiter was ho hum but the rest of the service staff was very attentive. It was particularly nice to have half off wine on Monday night. This was my second time there and I will definitely go back again.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Food, Wine and Service
    4theloveofwine
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Executive Chef Shingo Katsura creates some beautiful dishes that taste delicious and he enjoys incorporating a variety of textures. The menu at Cin-Cin has taken flight under his direction. Monday night's are 50% off all wine bottles. Choose from their award winning wine list. Ask your server for a recommendation. Remember to order dessert. Pastry chef Mimi creates some desserts worthy of a fine dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent for small plates
    SJSoutherner
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Really enjoyed the option for small plates and the selection was great. The food was tasty and their late night happy hour was something great to accidentally happen upon
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • YUM.
    FoodLover
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    SO good. Get the sikrong mu tod (short ribs) for sure! Everything was tasty though, we also got: hoi nang rom sod (oysters) which were huge, pau pia yuan (fresh shrimp spring rolls), the kiow wan pak (veggie green curry), mu hang lei (beef red curry) and a few other things that I can't remember :) The sakhoo sai mu, which are steamed tapioca dumplings with pork & peanuts, were surprisingly good, almost like a dessert! Definitely worth trying at least once for the texture alone. We had a group of about 10 people and even though they were pretty busy, our service was great. They were very attentive and had everything out in a timely manner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Our favorite place!!! Creative and delicious!! Jared is our favorite waiter!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    sparky
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    A fantastic selection of small plates; a large group of us met here and ate family style and everything we tried was delightful. The drinks, appetizers, and small plates were all delicious and there were plenty of options for both vegetarians and carnivores.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our favorite place to dine!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    This is a true gem of a place...we dine early with the kids and love the food all the time..never a disappointment.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate