Wine Cellar Restaurant

4.6
1725 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$31 to $50
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
Contemporary American, Steak, Seafood
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
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)
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(408) 354-4808
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Casual Dress
icon/ic_chefCreated with Sketch.
Executive chef
Wayne Hashman
icon/ic_private_diningCreated with Sketch.
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!
icon/ic_contactCreated with Sketch.
Private party contact
Lisa: (408) 354-4808
icon/ic_cateringCreated with Sketch.
Catering
Wine Cellar takes catering requests on a case-by-case basis. Call or email Lisa for details.
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
Neighborhood
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross street
Mullen Avenue
icon/ic_parking_detailsCreated with Sketch.
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.
icon/ic_entertainmentCreated with Sketch.
Entertainment
Wine Cellar periodically offers Entertainment. Please visit our Website and view our Bulletin Board to find out what we are currently offering.
icon/ic_special_eventsCreated with Sketch.
Special events & promotions
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.
icon/ic_gift_cardCreated with Sketch.
Gift Card
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1725 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
4.0Dined 3 days ago

Food is good a little noisy but dining outside on a nice day is recommended..

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined 6 days ago

We enjoyed an evening dinner out on the patio. The weather was great and the food matched the weather. Had the swordfish and shrimp, which was very delicious. My wife had the Chinese Chicken Salad, that was very good. A nice selection of wines and the Bananas dessert was a nice topper. Our waiter was very attentive and pleasant. Overall a very nice dinner in a very nice setting.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on August 7, 2018

This restaurant consistently knocks it our of the park. We’re never ever disappointed. I’m always excited to see their fish specials. It’s amazing how they prepare their fish with the different sauces, etc. It’s now my favorite place for fish.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on August 7, 2018

Moses is best waiter in Los Gatos!
Patio is great in the evening. Interesting crispy crab cakes. Salmon was outstanding.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on August 6, 2018

Perfect place to enjoy a summer lunch or dinner with friends! Love their patio and ability to talk and hear. So many places are soooo noisy it’s nearly impossible to carry on a conversation with someone.
Had the goat cheese beet salad, it was delicious and the rest of the party reported their dishes- French dip, Mediterranean chicken sandwich and soup and salad were good. If you want a patio seat, however, reserve and also show up early!

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on August 6, 2018

We made a dinner out of appetizers and salads. It was a lovely night to sit in the courtyard, which was very pretty and set back from the street, so absolutely no noise from cars.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Everthing here is fabulous...food portions are hugs...drinks well poured..awesome waiters...all of them the best bartender...and the owner is beautiful AND just lovely..

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Such friendly servers, felt welcomed! Great food too! Generous portions!!

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on August 1, 2018

Great, tasty food, nice portions. Very nice patio but the tables for four people (our group) are in the center and way too close to the other four seater tables To easy to eavesdrop on other peoples conversations and vice versa. The tables for two along the sides are more private and much preferred by me. Overall I give it four stars, And will be a return customer but only for a party of two.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

We had a wonderful experience! I chose this place to take my husband out for his 44th birthday and it was great. The food was delicious. Portion size was excellent and the cocktails were perfect! We brought our own bottle of wine and paid a reasonable $20 corkage fee. Our waiter Josh was excellent! Very friendly and attentive. He educated us on our wine and got to know us well with some great conversation. We will definitely go back.

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Have eaten there before, but the Pasta dish with flat steak was not the best I have had there. The pasta was very cold while the flat steak that was placed on top of it was good. Would have sent it back but we needed to eat as we had to attend a concert and did not want to wait any longer than we had too. My wife said the Salmon she had was not as good as the last time she had it there but OK.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on July 23, 2018

Excellent food, excellent atmosphere, excellent service. Highly recommended.

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on July 22, 2018

I ordered the halibut it started out tasty with a crunchy coating however quickly developed into a mushy amalgamation of fish, potato and vegetables because it was all combined one on top of the other with a weird tomato salsa on the very top. Did not care for it. I left the restaurant hungry. The service was great and I liked the atmosphere (we sat outside). I don’t plan to return.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on July 22, 2018

We always enjoy dining at this restaurant. Sitting outside is very nice and the food is always very good. It would be nice if they would expand their gluten free options, especially with the specials on the menu and dessert.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Great place to dining, good service,foods are outstanding.

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on July 20, 2018

I haven't been to the Wine Cellar for several years and remember it being better than what we experienced during our visit this week. The food was okay, nothing outstanding or original. I opted for the swordfish as I like a meaty white fish, but the fish was bland and needed additional seasoning or a sauce. We went there to celebrate a special occasion, but there was no recognition of that from either the waiter or other staff.

They do have a nice wine menu and prices were reasonable.

No reason to go back again unfortunately

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on July 19, 2018

Great, as usual. Garfield is a great waiter and fun, too! Thank you!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on July 18, 2018

The staff is amazing Garfield was an amazing his suggestions as alternates for a favorite not served at lunch was the BEST!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on July 16, 2018

I’ve been coming here for years. I love to eat here in the summer with friends and sit outside. The food is always wonderful and so is the service. I think they have the very best hamburger in town! I always have the hamburger when I come for lunch and I love the salad they serve with it and the fries are very good as well.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Great food great service...

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Service was very good, but some food (chicken breast part of chicken picatta) was overlooked and dry. Also, restaurant acoustics not good. Crowded restaurant was overly noisey.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

Birthday dinner for my friend was fabulous. Food and service was top notch!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

We have been eating at the Wine Cellar for years. We think it has improved to the point where
it, and Vitos, have reached the top of our sense of fine restaurants. The food was excellent and the service was just the way we like it. We will be attending this nice place more often from now on.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on July 10, 2018

We had a delicious lunch outside on the patio under a beautiful sunny day. Service was excellent, efficient, and we enjoyed the friendly staff.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on July 9, 2018

Fun! Time spent with an old friend. The outdoor table was as good as it gets!!!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Excellent food & service! We had the blackened cod & beet salad.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

As always, everything was exquisitely done, service food ambience, etc.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on July 3, 2018

We went for lunch and both had delicious salads and great wine. Our server was outstanding. I will be going back.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on July 3, 2018

Great food and service! The waitress was wonderful and gave perfect suggestions.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on July 2, 2018

Great thanks you should go thete

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on July 2, 2018

My wife and I have been going to the Wine Cellar for over two decades. They always deliver great food and cocktails.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Always consistent with service and food. Love sitting outside on the patio during these Sumner months!!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

We had a 715 reservations but did not specify the type of seating. We were upgraded to a booth at the top which was nice. Trenton, our waiter was very knowledgeable and a gracious host.

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Our waiter was good but we ordered our drinks first then appetizers about 10 minutes later. We received our appetizer before our drinks which we could see sitting on the bar for some time. This happened again when we ordered a second drink when our entre wast served and we were almost done when the drinks arrived.

It was not extremely busy either in the dining room or the at the bar so there was no obvious reason for the drinks being so delayed. In fact before the meal was done there was no one at all at the bar except a hostess who was chatting with the bartender.

The food was very good but the service could definitely use some tweaking. For the price I was disappointed.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on June 29, 2018

We (party of 6) would have liked to eat outside, but tables were only setup for 2 or 4. So, we sat in the cellar, and despite sound panels on the ceiling and and some of the walls, it was still very noisy, due to a party of ten next to us.
We told the waiter we would eating casually, first some appetizers, then salads, then our entree. He agreed and took our appetizer order. We ordered a couple of bottles of wine, and soon came back to tell us they were out of one of the bottles we ordered. How can a restaurant called the "Wine Cellar" be out of a featured wine?
When the waiter took our salad and main entree orders, he exclaimed that the halibut special was excellent, so two of us ordered the halibut. 45 minutes later he came back to the table to tell us that the halibut was sold out, and we would need to order differently. 45 minutes later to tell us that????? We complained to the manager, who gave us a 20% discount on the wine, but we all had to wait for our entrees.
Now, all our entrees were excellent: creatively presented and very tasty, but the noise, lack of an ordered wine, and the 45 minute delay in telling us the special was sold out put a cloud over the entire evening.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on June 26, 2018

My son’s 21st birthday - very happy with the experience

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on June 25, 2018

My fav go to restaurant in the area!

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on June 25, 2018

Great place to meet a friend for lunch. Great outdoor seating and I have never been rushed.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

We had a great time. It was date night for my husband and I. The place was very cute and casual with yummy food. We ordered the middle with clams. We weren’t very happy with it so sent it back and got the calamari instead. which also was average but better than the mussels. However we ordered the lamb chops for our entree and they were incredible. The waiter suggested a Pinot noir which paired so well with the lamb! We thoroughly enjoyed the rest of our meal. Date night success!! 😘

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on June 20, 2018

Wonderful outdoor seating area, and friendly services.
Food is always consistently great.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
44