Wine Experience Cafe and World Cellar
Wine Experience Cafe and World Cellar

Wine Experience Cafe and World Cellar

  • 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: Steak, Seafood, Contemporary American
  • 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 3036901025
  • 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: 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 blanc
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Wine Experience Cafe and World Cellar reviews from OpenTable diners
36 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
notable wine list (31)neighborhood gem (16)romantic (15)special occasion (14)fit for foodies (13)good for groups (5)late-night find (3)great for outdoor dining (2)vibrant bar scene (2)hot spot (2)great for brunch (1)scenic view (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • awesome dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    I've been here twice. This is a great place for date night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Has Potential
    johnnyTsang
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    A combination of a wine store and a restaurant. It was a Sunday night and the home team was playing an important game (for those that fans who care and in Denver that is about every body) so it was unusually quiet. The setting is good, the space is open and the food is good but not exceptional. We had the Elk pasta and the scallops, both good. The bread pudding we exceptional but in quality and quantity. Extensive wine list with reasonable prices.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food and service were great
    Kingpin
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We had a family four including two teenagers and loved our meal. The halibu special was amazing. Great glaze/crust. Lamb and filet were perfect. Fish n chips were lightly breaded and golden. Not heavy. Our server, Buddy Lee was attentive, proactive and entertaining while not officious. Kids insisted on high tip. Only disappointment was desserts were not to the same standard as the meal. Otherwise would have been 5 stars. Oh yeah, the assistance with wine pairings was dead on.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Stopped by on way to hotel for an overnight stay before an early flight. Food and service were excellent. A little pricey.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice but overpriced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We had heard good things about the restaurant and have just moved into the neighborhood so were anxious to try it out. We came in at 7:30 on a Saturday night and the place was almost empty. Not a good sign. The menu was good, the food we had was very good, but we could see why it was empty. In a predominantly family neighborhood, with many other good choices, Wine Experience doesn't offer very good value for money. Our meals were well prepared and the service was very attentive (as you would expect with us being one of the few occupied tables). We would love to frequent a high quality restaurant close to our house. Wine Experience Cafe will probably not be the one.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service was top notch
    2combs
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This was a last minute reservation to eat before catching a movie. This place is why I use open table. I don't think I would have ever stopped by this local gem. We did apps and a couple of glasses of wine. The food was very good but the service was excellent!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We go to the Wine Experience quite often; the waiters were constantly asking if they can take away the bread! The new menuhas very little on it for someone who is a vegetarian and health concious!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date night
    jmahdavi
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We have been to Wine Experience Cafe a few times. We really enjoy the atmosphere and love their wine and cheese selection. The owner/manager is great, very accommodating and friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Well Done, WEC
    BG5280
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We have been going to the WEC for a number of years, primarily for special occasions. The food and service is consistently above average. They do a great job educating us on the great wine selection and matching cheeses with the selection. I am impressed by the staff's professional and friendly interaction with their customers - I like the personal touch. The food is always wonderful. We went with a cheese plate for an appetizer. We had more than enough food having the cheese plant and an entrée. The portions are not over the top, but enough to satisfy and appetite. During my last visit, I noticed a number of tables with pizza. I am checking out the pizza next time.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor service
    zgirl1478
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We went here one for out anniversary a few years ago and the service was slow and good was cold. There were two other tables dining at the time so it wasn't busy. The second time I bought a groupon to give this establishment another chance but was once again dissapointed! The waiter took awhile to greet us them brought out the cheese plate without bread. We had to stare at the cheese am wait another 15 mins for the bread. We will definitely not be going back!
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food
    Foodieladies
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Chef Jason is awesome. Love everything on the menu. Staff is always attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and wine
    myreviewsVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Really good mussels,god scallops ad great steak (cud have cut it with a butter knife)
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved it!
    dottiemcgee
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    I wish I could remember our waiters name but he was very knowledgeable and friendly. He was very attentive but did not hover or come to the table more than necessary which is nice when trying to have a conversation. The wine and cheese were exemplary!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place-Service Staff Need work
    RobFoodies
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    My Husband & I have lived in Parker for almost 12 years now---we have been coming to Wine Experience Cafe for several of those years. We love the Owners and their knowledge of Wine. We love the Wine Retail Shop, however the Restaurant part needs work. We have visited on several occasions and we always leave feeling the service should have been better. Saturday we visited with a group of 10 and our Servers were not knowledgeable nor attentive to our needs. The Restaurant was FULL, which is great for them--however when your service is not good---that puts a downer on everything. We'll keep purchasing the Wine and we'll probably keep coming back---but some may not, due to the inexperience of the servers. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 22 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 106 reviews are from the Wine Experience Cafe and World Cellar reviews archive.
  • Lucky find in the suburbs
    Scotty
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as usual.
    ColoradoFun
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's worth the drive.
    JJ303VIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Very nice and cozy. The food, wine, and service was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service mediocre
    review
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service was lacking
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    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!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as always!
    PeterVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service was outstanding as was food
    stormy
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    Zack and Meredith were perfect as was the food. Outstanding especially for a neighborhood place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Made me feel so elegant, and the staff was so knowledgable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely delicious!
    MichaelJones
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Absolutely wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Great food. Great staff. Great atmosphere. This restaurant offers it all and provides a well rounded experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a pleasent surprise
    BobhVIP
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    A restaurant in a mall - I was not expecting much - wine, food, and service all excellent. Very casual. Strongly recommend.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome neighborhood gem!
    MarkVIP
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't go out of your way
    winelover
    Dined on 3/3/2014
    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).
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place to celebrate
    JayDub
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is a great local spot.
    neighbor
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Missed the calamari!
    Robyn
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We liked
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    This was our first time at this restaurant and was pleased with the service and food.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth it for Denver Restaurant
    ColoradoFun
    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.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Foodies
    Geoff
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So close to perfect!
    SensibleGourmet
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I thought it was very over
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentines Day Menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • For Wine Lovers
    Longjcca
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    Limited menu, but the food is good and service is great. Lots and lots of choices for wine. Also great selection of olive oils.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Interesting experience
    KyNy
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Wine, and Ambiance
    Eric
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    We picked this place an a whim, and were not sorry. Excellent food, impressive wine list, great staff. We will definitely be returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seasonal selections in style
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    Always a great selection of seasonal foods. Always fresh and tasty. As the name says, it is a Wine Experience, so bring your palate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic