Wine Cellar Restaurant
Wine Cellar Restaurant

Wine Cellar Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.winecellarlosgatos.com/
  • Phone: 4083544808
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm; Sunday Brunch: 11:30am - 2:00pm (Winter Hours - During Summer we open at 10:30am)
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Wayne Hashman
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Wine Cellar takes catering requests on a case-by-case basis. Call or email Lisa for details.
  • Private Party Facilities: Wine Cellar Restaurant has been helping guests celebrate special occasions for over 40 yrs! Our intimate ambiance will be sure to please and we will work closely with you to establish the perfect seating arrangement, menu, wine selection...and even that little something extra. Contact us today!
  • Private Party Contact: Lisa 4083544808
  • Entertainment: Wine Cellar periodically offers Entertainment. Please visit our Website and view our Bulletin Board to find out what we are currently offering.
  • Special Events: Wine Cellar periodically has Special Events ranging from Live Entertainment, to Wine Tastings, Winemaker Dinners, Happy Hour Specials etc. You may visit our website at any time and view our Bulletin Board to see what we are currently offering.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Mullen Avenue
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Wine Cellar is located in Old Town Center which has a private parking lot on both sides of University Avenue - the one across the street has an entrance under Sur la Table. There are also public lots located between University and N. Santa Cruz Avenues.
A word from Wine Cellar Restaurant
Tucked in a corner of historic Old Town Center, the Wine Cellar Restaurant has been a Los Gatos favorite since 1966. Dine al fresco on the Wine Cellar's award-winning patio and enjoy breathtaking views of the Santa Cruz Mountains or venture downstairs for a more intimate experience with warm, golden washed walls and candle-lit booths. Choose from our Famous Swiss and Gruyere Fondue, Fresh Seafood including Abalone, Hearty Pastas, All Natural, Free Range Lamb, All Natural Chicken and Pork. Wine Cellar also features flavorful and tender PAINTED HILLS All Natural Beef raised with No Added Antibiotics or Hormones and a 100% Vegetarian Diet. Don't forget to save room for Chocolate Fondue or one of our other Homemade Desserts! Extensive Wine List and Special Wine Events. Voted "Best Outdoor Dining", "Most Romantic Restaurant" and "Best Steak"! PLEASE NOTE: We are unable to book parties over 5 people online. Please call the restaurant for availability.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Wine Cellar Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
132 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (108)great for lunch (62)neighborhood gem (62)special occasion (61)fit for foodies (56)romantic (44)notable wine list (39)good for groups (30)great for brunch (29)scenic view (20)hot spot (7)kid-friendly (6)vibrant bar scene (6)late-night find (4)Show More
  • EleanoreVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    We frequent The Wine Cellar often. It is one our favorite restaurants. The ambiance, food and service are always top notch. They seem to know how to do things as a restaurant. We always look forward to this place and we are seldom disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Patio Dining
    Gourmetgal14
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    The Wine Cellar is consistently wonderful. Service and food terrific, and dining on the patio on a sunny Autumn day can't be beat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and Service
    Sam22VIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We had a late reservation due to a previous commitment and the wine Cellar was able to accommodate us. The stuffed sole was outsanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Good food and ambiance. Expensive. Outdoor dining area is nice too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Dinner
    hammertime
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    My husband went for our 7 year anniversary. The food was unreal we had the calamari appetizer, shared a bowl of the soup of the day which was a white bean and squash, and then each had an entrée. He had the braised short ribs and I had the open face seafood ravioli. It was a ton of food which we brought some home. We really didn't want to stop eating. We had not been in a while and definitely look forward to going back very soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Old Faithful
    happyeater
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The Wne Cellar has been around for quite a while and continues to be one of my favorite places to eat. Great food! Good service. Friendly staff. The weather was too hot to eat outside the day we were there so we switched to inside ith no problem and we were a party of 7 people!! Outside is very nice on a cooler day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lovely place to dine
    foodie
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We had a wonderful server. Tim was great. Fun and knowledgeable. Our food was delicious as was the wine. We were celebrating our friends birthday. It's a lovely place inside and also has a great outdoor seating area. It's first come first serve for the outdoor seating so we chose to eat downstairs rather than wait. I recommend them highly. We will certainly come back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Afternoon lunch date
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    The food and service is always excellent. I especially enjoy the abalone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Decent spot
    cpe123VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I saw that most of the reviews were for lunch - had dinner outside & it was just ok. The service was very good - the food average & the outside patio - while pleasant enough is still adjacent to a walkway from the parking lot to the shopping center (no views of the hills for us - we faced the shops). Tuna appetizer was fair, riblets were good. Entrees - sea bass, and short ribs (boneless) were ok. Perhaps will try for lunch next time.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Eddie and Jesse are excellent servers. They paid close attention to the needs of my friend who was on oxygen.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place for a special occaision.
    SanJoseJoe
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Great place to go for a special event. The food is high quality, tasty, many healthy choices, fantastic desserts, the bread is fresh warm sourdough! We go there for birthdays, anniversaries, the occaisional date night or special lunch. Not cheap but if you avoid alcohol, an affordable treat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Los Gatos Reliable
    Disappointed
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    The six of us had a pleasant lunch-mostly salads except for one order of the eggplant roulade that comes with vegetables and spaghetti. Everyone was happy with their choices. My only complaint is that leftovers were packaged up in a styrofoam container in a plastic bag. Really?
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Quite different than it used to be
    LGLocal
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    I've been going to this place since the last century, when it was a place for fruit and cheese, bottle of wine and live music, all served up in small, intimate booths. Now it's a restaurant, much more open, brighter and quite nice. The service was outstanding and the food very well prepared. Our waiter, Garfield, was friendly, knowledgeable offered helpful info about several dishes we were considering. and We were there on a Tuesday so the place had only a few customers and the noise level allowed for a pleasant conversation. But on busy nights the noise goes up quite a bit and causes more of a diner atmosphere. I'm not sure how one would correct this but it is the only negative about this restaurant as far as I'm concerned.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice patio
    TruckeeloverVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    The food was good and sitting outside was very nice. The service was slow.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Loved the food. Service was ok; super ambiance. Great downtown LG location.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Patio Dining
    GolfinflyfisherVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We had our dinner on the patio. Great service with a nice atmosphere. The food was equally good. The three of us had salads which were good sized, and entrees were the filet (outstanding), seared ahi and the short rib special. The short ribs were good - although I wouldn't categorize them as outstanding. Presentation of the meals was also great. I would recommend this as a great spot in Los Gatos.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary dinner
    Vinylfever
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We were returning after a great experience last year. It started out a little rocky on the service but the waiter recovered. The food was great as usual. I had sent a note to the restaurant that we were celebrating our anniversary and that was totally missed by either the hostess or server. We were sat near a noisy group of 8 that made it a little less romantic. Otherwise it wasn't a bad experience.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Lunch
    lauriepgVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We are never disappointed at the Wine Cellar. We have enjoyed countless dinners & brunches at the Wine Cellar, but this was our first Saturday lunch. The food was delicious & the service was perfect. We were with friends & our waiter graciously allowed us to linger as long as we wanted.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Experience
    FoodLover
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We've been to the Wine Cellar many times. It's a oerfect place for taking out of town guests or just for a nice, cozy date night. The food is excellent, and the service is superb. It's a little loud when full, but still possible to have a convo, albeit difficult. This last time it all really came together. Our server, Tim, was perfectly attentive but also understanding as we caught up with friends from high school. That's about 35 years of catching up! The food was executed perfectly, and my fettucini paella style was wonderfully layered, with tender scallops, clams, and prawns, caught just at the right moment of deliciousness. In all honesty, we've had the menu before. The execution was the delightful difference this time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great first time!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We had a nice outdoor table and it was quiet enough to hear one another and yet lively enough with a full patio to be enjoyable!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    perfect as always. We love the Wine Cellar. We sat outside with friends. Perfect summer evening. Food was great as was the service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Perfect Evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Treated a friend of mine to dinner here to celebrate her birthday and we had a wonderful time, as usual! The food was delicious and the service was wonderful and we were able to sit on the patio and enjoy the perfect weather. She said the Fisherman's Stew is her new favorite dish and I had the salmon, perfectly prepared, which was excellent. We can't wait to come back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent experience
    luvtheoutdoors
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I had been once before with my daughter and had a great time, so when my friend's birthday came along, I had no doubts that this would be the place to treat her to lunch. The outdoor patio is great, looks almost magical with the sun sipping through the umbrellas and the flowers surrounding the already beautiful area. I can't wait to go with my husband for a date night!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always enjoyable...
    ZGirlVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Always an enjoyable experience. Great patio, superb waiter. This visit my entree lunch salad of arugula & chicken was not to my satisfaction. Anticipated it to be different that what was presented. No worries, will definitely be back to enjoy many of the dishes I like. My guests all thoroughly enjoyed their lunches.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Group dining
    Glenn
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    3 couples enjoyed the variety of food offered and were able to talk to each other with a relatively quiet background. Overall, service and food was good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food!
    fondueme
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    The fondue was delectable and could be a meal on its own. The fish and chips were light and tasty. It was my first time there and there were many items on the menu that I plan to try at another time. I will be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect birthday celebration
    Watergirl
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I treated my friend to her birthday dinner here and we had a fab time! The waiter Garfleid was so attentive we never waited for anything! The food was delicious and the price was very reasonable! I put down in the remarks that I was taking a friend there for her birthday and they brought out the most delicious Hot Fudge Sunday! So thoughtful and delicious! A great time was had by all! Thank you and cannot wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious food and wine!
    MimiDawn
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We've been to the Wine Cellar now 3 times. Once for lunch and twice for dinner. The food & wine list are great! We're new to the area and it's become one of our favorites!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellence
    HappyDiner
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The Wine Cellar in lovely Los Gatos continues to offer the best meal in town for a fair price. And the acoustics (downstairs) are simply the best. You are seated next to people but you never hear them as the sound is dampened due to the great design. Thus - the best for a romantic meal. I almost always take my lovely wife here for our anniversary! And of course the food and service is fantastic
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Comfortable Place to Dine
    Collie2
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We always enjoy dining at the Wine Cellar. Tuesdays there is no corking fee which is a plus. I have never had a bad meal there. I had lamb chops which were cooked the way I requested. They had an interesting sauce. My wife almost always gets the chicken piccata. The servers are friendly, but not pushy. the only thing that I don't like is that dogs are not allowed in their outdoor dining area while the restaurant next door does as does another one across the street.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Suzanne
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    This is always a great experience! I would come here just for the salad, crab cakes and fondue, but everything else is always delicious. The service was wonderful... I bring out-of-town guests here often, and am never disappointed!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DebgVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We sat outside and had a wonderful lunch. Food was delicious!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Been there several times and enjoyed the food and ambiance.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ahhhhh, so nice!
    losgatoskitty
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Took some business associates to dinner here. We ate outside, but inside is also wonderful. I had lamb chops prepared perfectly. The other had salmon, and chicken marsala. Everyone loved the entire experience. I will always consider it for a top destination for dining in Los Gatos
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • one of the best
    hanny1012
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    when I came to this restaurant, my first instinct from the outside seating was that this whole place was going to be packed. To my surprise, it wasn't packed at all and had a nice feel to it. The waiter was extremely nice and on it. The food took a little while to get there but that's because of how well it is made. Probably the best meal I've ever had. Even regular soda tasted better lol. It's very pricey, like you won't get a plate for less than 30 dollars but it's worth it
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very nice
    1215
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    we went to celebrate two birthdays. it took a while to get our food but it was worth the wait. it was not crowded at 5pm but by the time the time we left it was filling up. it is a little high priced.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    It was fantastic. My daughters favorite place for dining.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • nice2dine
    nice2dine
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I made a reservation for four with Open Table for Friday, August 1st at 6pm and made a note within OT website to the restaurant asking for a table outside. We arrived on time, the hostess told us there were no tables available outside and we would need to wait 15 to 20 minutes. We agreed and while we waited we observed a number of open tables with no people seated. There was one table for four with only one person seated there. We waited for 15, 20, 30, 45 minutes and when it came to an hour we relented to sit inside and have appetizers, later we were seated for our entree outside. I asked the manager and I ask Open Table what is the purpose of making a reservation if the restaurant doesn't honor them....?
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top-notch service and wine list
    reluctantfoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We started with stuffed poblano pepper and then moved on to melt in your mouth braised lamb, and perfect chicken piccata. Nothing not to like about this place. Nice wine selection, top notch service and a perfect patio setting for a summer dinner. Will repeat soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yummy
    allie
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The abalone appetizer was delicious, but I wish it was larger! The halibut special entree was amazing. It was well paired with potatoes, vegetable and a tasty sauce. The NY steak entree was also very tasty, but the potatoes and beans were a little too salty for us. Both of the entree portions were quite large, so you won't leave hungry. Skip the key lime pie for dessert. It was bitter and burnt tasting.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate