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Wine Experience Cafe and World Cellar
Wine Experience Cafe and World Cellar
  • Address:
    6240 S Main St L115
    (behind Woody Creek Bakery)
    Aurora, CO 80016
    Neighborhood:
    Aurora
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $31 to $50

Wine Experience Cafe and World Cellar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.Wineexperiencecafe.com
  • Phone: (303) 690-1025
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 12:00 - 4:00pm


    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 8:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Jason Lee
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We provide a very nice tapas option with wine pairing for parties. We are next to World Cellar fine wine and spirits shop that will assist us in the wine tasting portion for your catering. Chef Jason can also prepare full entree catering for groups up to twenty-five.
  • Private Party Facilities: We conduct parties for up to 70 guests in our establishment. We will close the restaurant to the public in order to accommodate large parties. Parties of 20-40 would be located in the main part of the restaurant while other guest would be seated in the opposite half.
  • Private Party Contact: Eldon Larson (303) 690-1025
  • Entertainment: Wine, Beer and Spirits tasting dinners with special guest speakers conducted several times per month. These dinner are usually five courses paired with six different wines, beers or spirits. Please call us for our monthly schedule.
  • Special Events & Promotions: We have wine tasting events 4 or 5 times per year. We also prepare Wine, Beer and Spirits tasting dinners with special guest speakers conducted several times per month. These dinner are usually five courses paired with six different wines, beers or spirits. Please call us for our monthly schedule.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: State Ave.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: We have sixty plus parking spaces located directly in front of our entrance. Parking is free of charge.
A word from Wine Experience Cafe and World Cellar
A contemporary dining establishment featuring food with an international flair. Chef Jason Lee is known for creating exciting wine friendly cuisine that changes with the seasons. Owner Eldon Larson has over 30 years experience and has traveled extensively to the world’s greatest wine regions. He is proud to bring his knowledge to the metro area. Relax in our comfortable curved couch area or enjoy several courses in our softly lit dining room. Wine Experience Café boasts an elegant fabric ceiling, contemporary lighting, bay fire place and exciting colors. After dinner you can step into the World Cellar Fine Wine Shop to purchase the wines enjoyed at Wine Experience Café. **Highlights: saffron scented mussels- mussels, garlic, white wine, bacon, tomato, fresh lemon + saffron **steak fritte- grilled kansas city strip, steak fries, grilled asparagus + house steak sauce **pan seared halibut- black truffle and spring onion mashed potatoes, sautéed peas + herbed beurre blancContinued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "A restaurant that you would find in LoDo or DTC resides in the Aurora suburbs?!?! Wow!! Great food, Service with real attention to detail, and a diverse...well-priced...wine list. Wine Experience is a gem."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "We had a wonderful time at The Wine Experience as we usually do. We went with friends who had not been there before and they loved it as well. Food was great as always, thanks!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Very nice and cozy. The food, wine, and service was great. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Our waitress came to our table too much, unnecessary visits. She spilled my husbands wine while pouring from the carafe to glass and didn't replace it She explained to us how to sign the receipt like we have never signed and tipped before, demeaning. Portions huge. I would suggest halving the portions and cutting the price by that much. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "This was a repeat visit for us and the first time we had a waiter who did not know the food or bar menu. We were disappointed to be continually interrupted. Please make sure your wait staff is properly trained and educated on what you are offering before letting them wait on tables. A knowledgeable server makes a dinner .... or can lose a customer. Your choice!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Food was excellent as always. Our waiter JC was wonderful on his first night as a full time server! He is a great addition to the Wine X team!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Zack and Meredith were perfect as was the food. Outstanding especially for a neighborhood place!"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "A restaurant in a mall - I was not expecting much - wine, food, and service all excellent. Very casual. Strongly recommend."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Made me feel so elegant, and the staff was so knowledgable."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I was unfamiliar with Wine Experience and purchased a Groupon for a wine and cheese tasting. I wasn't expecting much, but I was amazed to find a very attractive restaurant with a fantastic looking menu. We decided to have dinner, and it frankly was one of the best meals I have eaten in Denver. The staff was great, Buddy Lee was attentive and knowledgeable, and the owner (I think) brought out the desert and chatted for a few moments. The bread pudding a la mode alone is worth stopping it. Oh...and they have wine...lots and lots of wine. One of my favorite restaurants!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Great food. Great staff. Great atmosphere. This restaurant offers it all and provides a well rounded experience."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Unless this restaurant is easy for you to get to, it is not worth it. Food was average. Wine was decent (a little over-priced)."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "We are so lucky to have this restaurant and wine shop nearby. We would have to go downtown or Cherry Creek to find another one like this. The food is outstanding, Chef Jason does an excellent job! The service is superb and really makes you feel like you are part of the family! There are special dinners with wine pairings that should not be missed! Thank you again to Wine Experience!"
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "This is our favorite place to go when we are celebrating a special occasion. The fireside tables are especially romantic. It never feels crowded, and we never feel rushed to eat and make room for the next group. The food is wonderful, and there is always something different to try. The wine flights are a great way to try different wines, and if you find one you are particularly fond of you can usually find it in the store that is part of the restaurant. They earn every star!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "This is a great local spot. The owner is there and engaging. The wine list is extensive with non-everyday wines. Chef is serving up fantastic unique dishes bursting with flavors. A true local gem."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "The food was excellent except that the cioppino was missing the calamari! The chef prepared it immediately but it turned out a little chewy from rushing it. The other thing they need to watch is how they char the toast. What was served with the mussels was great but the toast served with the calamari had an overall burnt carbon taste to it. For a high end restaurant that is not acceptable. I would go back for a special celebration. Service was outstanding!"
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "This was our first time at this restaurant and was pleased with the service and food."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We love this restaurant and have enjoyed going there for the Denver Restaurant Week (5280 week) for the past several years; however, we feel it was not worth the cost this time for the price. The food was great as usual, but $78 (advertised at $60 but apparently dessert was not included even though it was listed as part of the promotion...) for a limited menu for two people seemed a bit pricey for a promotional week when for that price we could have ordered most items off the regular menu for that price. Great restaurant otherwise, just don't go out of your way and for the Restaurant Week."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "This restaurant has an excellent menu, and a personable staff. We were greeted by the owner, and he offered suggestions to us based on our questions. We enjoyed a cheese tasting and a tasting flight of wines, all of which were excellent. This restaurant features an open kitchen, so it can get a little loud during service, but we enjoy the extra connection to the chefs that this provides. We have never had an unpleasant dining experience here, and we love the local feel that the restaurant provides to our neighborhood."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Service was awesome and our wines were great. The first course offered Foie Gras and was not cooked properly, second course Lobster Bisque was my least favorite of all time and I eat Lobster Bisque frequently. The rest was good, I will go back when there regular menu is available."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Limited menu, but the food is good and service is great. Lots and lots of choices for wine. Also great selection of olive oils."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Valentine's dinner was so good, but after 5 star courses, the dessert was a 3. Wine was excellent, but expected more information from the server. The server made a few comments that came across as rude instead of "cute". The ambiance was very romantic, sat by a fire (nice touch) until the couple next to us talked about jello shots, tequila shooters and the results way to loud... due to the wide open environment there was no filtering. Ambience will be greatly impacted by the other guests. I'll try the place again as the goods out weighed the minuses. If your experience was better, please rate the experience!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I thought it was very over price for food that was only ok, the lobster bisque was soo gross; it had a horrible after taste. I"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Overall it was a pretty good experience. Wait staff was friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive. Good wine list for individuals who prefer dryer wines. As for my friend and I we prefer much sweeter wines. Groupon came with bread and cheese plate. Cheeses were very good. Ordered a flight of wines called Light and Fruity. Overall good experience. More of a place to go after work or a romantic evening."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "We picked this place an a whim, and were not sorry. Excellent food, impressive wine list, great staff. We will definitely be returning."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Always a great selection of seasonal foods. Always fresh and tasty. As the name says, it is a Wine Experience, so bring your palate."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "This restaurant has been in business for as long as we have been here in Aurora, CO. which is six years. The menu isn't huge,, but it is exceptional! We have seen it evolve from an unassuming little restaurant to a consistently delicious, classy destination. It is tucked away in the Southlands Mall in Aurora. The cocktails are generous and always perfect! They have a wonderful wine list and an extensive selection of bottled wine and spirits on the other side of the restaurant. They also have food and wine pairing dinners that we have attended on several occasions. Always great! I highly recommend this little jewel!"
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "Not counting the cheese plate, we paid $97 before tip for 2 salads and 4 glasses of wine. Two glasses were $11 each. We should have asked the price before ordering the other 2."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Great food and great service. Wine Experience is one of our favorites."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Always a place we try and go to whenever we get a chance for a nice dinner. Food and service was excellent as it always is!"
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "Another great experience here. Good wine and beer list. Food is excellent."
    Dined on 9/13/2013
  • "The food, wine, and wait staff service was terrific. Since it was New Year's Eve, the restaurant had a set menu but the full prices were not listed. We were very surprised when we received the bill and saw that the total was $280 for two, which included 5 total glasses of wine and our food. The food, wine, and wait staff service was very good, however it was not worth well over $300 including gratuity."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Overall I enjoyed the experience here. I had their caramelized onion soup, pan roasted chicken and a glass of Merlot. The wine was very good and I thoroughly enjoyed the pan roasted chicken which was done in a wine sauce over potatoes. However, the caramelized onion soup was bland and not something I would repeat. I enjoyed the ambiance and overall it would be a place I would try again."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "Great lunch experience. Very pricey but all in all it was a great experience. Their fireplace is very nice and wine list is extensive."
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "Not wanting to drive all the way downtown, Wine Experience was a great close-to-home option. Food and drink were very good, and restaurant is upscale enough to feel like it's a special night out. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "I was celebrating my birthday and the staff was great!!!"
    Dined on 12/3/2013
  • "We took some friends of ours to Wine Experience for the first time and the food and service were outstanding. We have been many times and are never disappointed. They have an extensive wine list and outstanding menu. I highly recommend!"
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "The atmosphere was cold, the wine flights were pre- determined with one white and 2 reds, the deluxe cheese plate was anything but deluxe. Four small chunks if cheese, 1/2 apple and a sprig of grapes with a some marmalade. There was no opportunity to guide the selections of wine or the cheese. My expectations were not met. The wines were mediocre at best. We did the deluxe which came w a bottle of wine to go. Thank goodness the last glass was tolerable. The first glass of wine came out 5-10 min before the cheese plate. Having done wine tastings in the past, I expected to have a romantic evening. I spent $80 on an experience that was lists was valued at $106 and was worth $40 because we took a bottle of wine home."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "We had family in town and wanted a eloquent evening out and we found it at the Wine Experience. We always love the seasonal selections."
    Dined on 8/28/2013
  • "Had a great experience. I have recommended the Wine Experience to friends and family. Well be back again. Enjoyed very much."
    Dined on 10/25/2013