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Wine Experience Cafe and World Cellar
6240 S Main St L115
(behind Woody Creek Bakery)
Aurora, CO 80016
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$31 to $50
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Wine Experience Cafe and World Cellar Details
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 12:00 - 4:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 8:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Contemporary American, Steak, Seafood
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
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
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.
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 Winner
Notable Wine List
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 8/29/2013
Had a great experience. I have
recommended the Wine Experience to friends and family. Well be back again. Enjoyed very much."
Dined on 10/26/2013
We have been to the Wine
Experience several times and always thoroughly enjoy it. The food and derive are excellent and knowledgeable about the wine pairings."
Dined on 10/27/2013
The food and wine were fabulous.
It's always nice when the owner visits your table, but really special when the chef stops by."
Dined on 10/12/2013
We were told about the Wine
Experience by my daughter. We were not disappointed in any part of the evening. The wine list was a nice mixture of some of our favorite wines that were priced fairly. The cheese flight was created by our server, Zack, and was amazing. The mussels and calamari became our entrees after enjoying fresh greens. Overall delightful dining experience with great weight staff and food."
Dined on 10/9/2013
The Wine Experience has good food
and had a really good wine list! It made for a good date night with my wife. My only negatives are the price was a little expensive for non special occasion visits. Also, the staff was a little slow getting to our table. However, the bartender recognized this, came over and provided great service from that point on. Overall a good experience and I would recommend Wine Experience to my family and friends."
Dined on 9/28/2013
We've been to Wine Experience four
times and this was the best. Service was friendly, constant but not pushy. The staff is cordial, the selection of wines outstanding and the food superb. Would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone."
Dined on 9/9/2013
Smaller venue, not too loud, but
not too quiet. Excellent food - Chef Jason is awesome. And Elden's wine knowledge is vast. Staff is very polite and professional like you would find in a fancy restaurant, but without the attitude."
Dined on 8/16/2013
I'm in the high end food business
and appreciate fine dining and am more than willing to pay for it. Wine Experience Cafe's reviews appeared favorable, the menu looked appetizing, and I took the plunge. I certainly expected much better food than I received - it seemed banal for all of the positive reviews and the menus appearance. I was treated well, the staff was accommodating, the tables were nice, and the atmosphere was fine. There was nothing wrong with this restaurant and it could have been an "off" night for everyone. But my experience was somewhat disappointing as I went with a preconceived notion of wonderful cooking and felt I received far less."
Dined on 8/13/2013
Love this place! Used The Open
Table Reservation System to make reservations for me and three friends...We each ordered a flight with cheese pairings, which is a great way to try high-end wines. The presentation of the wine and cheeses were very elegant. We ended up staying and ordering The Experience Gourmet Burger and Gourmet Pizza. The staff also recommended a bottle that would palate great with our burger and pizza, which we loved. I would absolutely recommend The Wine Experience, the service, the presentation, the wine selection and the menu are all outstanding. Everyone at the Wine Experience wants to make sure you have a memorable time and we we can't wait to go back!!"
Dined on 8/10/2013
Normally I rave about the seasonal
selections and the great service, but I was a bit disappointed this time around. We brought friends to celebrate a birthday and make it a special night. It was noted on the reservation and they recognized it was a special night when we arrived, but that was the last of any fanfare by the staff. Two of us ordered the KC Strip with Mushroom Risotto and Asparagus and the other two Penne with Italian Sausage. Apparently the kitchen wasn't well stocked and they were out of the sausage and the asparagus, though we weren't aware of this until we were served, so no other selections could be made. The substituted zucchini with the strip was ok, but the chicken substituted for the sausage left the dish bland."
Dined on 8/7/2013
Wé triés the Interesting Reds
"Flight". Three great wines! I had the Grilles Kansas City Steak, situ Gorgonzola Steak. The flavors werestunning. My husband got the burger, and it too was awesome."
Dined on 8/2/2013
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