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About 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.

50 University Ave.
Los Gatos, CA 95030
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Steak, Seafood

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)

Cross Street:
Mullen Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(408) 354-4808

Website:
http://www.winecellarlosgatos.com/

Entertainment:
Wine Cellar periodically offers Entertainment. Please visit our Website and view our Bulletin Board to find out what we are currently offering.

Catering:
Wine Cellar takes catering requests on a case-by-case basis. Call or email Lisa for details.

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.

Executive Chef:
Wayne Hashman

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: (408) 354-4808

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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.

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Wine Cellar Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (40)
Good for a Date (33)
Special Occasion (31)
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Good for Birthdays (29)
Good for Anniversaries (27)
Casual (23)
Neighborhood Gem (23)
Great for Lunch (22)
Cozy (18)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Romantic (16)
Business Meals (16)
Worth the Drive (15)
Notable Wine List (13)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Great for Brunch (10)
Fun (10)
Comfort Food (9)
People Watching (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Local Ingredients (8)
Healthy (7)
Scenic View (7)
Authentic (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Bar Seating (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Seasonal (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Hot Spot (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tapas (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

Great place for a quick business lunch. Lovely patio! Try and get in early to avoid fighting parking.

Tags: Notable Wine List, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Casual
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·Dined 6 days ago

Food was exceptional on our last visit. and the menu is large and diverse. Nice and cozy atmosphere. Waiter was efficient but not overly friendly. Very good wine list. We have always had very good meals there and would recommend it.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Excellent as always! My favorite restaurant in Los Gatos!!

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Food so so, waiter was slow with drink refillsDespite the patio being nearly empty

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Consistently good food and service!

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Consistently good.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Super yummy ! Great service ! Cannot wait to go again !

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

The restaurant is outstanding. Our waiter was wonderful and very attentive. The ambiance is beautiful and the food is delicious! Large portions that are worth every penny. We love visiting the Wine Cellar!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Always satisfies. Excellent wine list, varied menu and easy, professional service. Food is excellent and always a wonder at how the chefs can turn out such fine meals in such a small kitchen. Dinner is a bit pricey but consistent with the other fine restaurants in Los Gatos. Been going to the Wine Cellar for years for special occasions or a nice patio lunch with my special lady. The fish tacos are the best. This last dinner was excellent and praised by all in our party. Will be back in a couple of months for another special dinner.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Garfield was attentive and professional! We had a great time and enjoyed our meals. Looking forward to exploring the menu again at our next visit!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Patio lunch is a nice place to grab a bite to eat, weather pemittinf. Service is slow and they have to go down to get your food and drink. The food is always good and Ruben sandwich is to die for! I have been here for lunch many times and food is always good and delicious.

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

We brought out of town family for a special dinner. Everyone loved their food, the server was fun, and we could hear each other even though there were five of us. Very happy.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We can always count on the Wine Cellar for a perfect evening!

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Disabled Access, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Organic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 21, 2017

We were very disappointed by the quality of the service. When we arrived I let the hostess know that we were there for my daughter’s bday & ordered a tiramisu to be brought at the end of our meal. The dessert never arrived and then our check appeared. I left our table to inquire and the response of the hostess was dismissive and unapologetic. The fondu & calamari appetizers were good, but due to the poor service our family will never be returning.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We met friends for a "pre-Thanksgiving" lunch. The food, the service and the atmosphere were perfect.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Afternoon Tea, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Delicious food and fair prices. Good atmosphere and a good menu.

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Really great Place to eat. The food is delicious the ambiance is wonderful.
The service is excellent

Tags: Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We have never had a bad meal here. The waitstaff is fantastic!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The food and service were great! I cannot wait to go back!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Very busy for a Sunday night. Great atmosphere and beautifully served

Tags: Romantic, Great Beer, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Nice ambiance. The food was very good and unnecessarily large portions. We left with a large doggy bag and no room for desert. Not a complaint, just an observation.

I would recommend The Wine Cellar for a special Date or occasion.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Thank you Wine Cellar for another perfect evening. We are never disappointed!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 3, 2017

First time with my husband and daughter. Wonderful cocktails and great wine list . Appetizers were creative and delicious . We had the duck, braised ribs and tortellini dishes; fresh ingredients and wonderful sauces!
We were full but had to try dessert so we shared a mixed berry puff pastry.
We enjoyed this so much and can’t wait to come back and bring more family

Tags: Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Always dependable food and service but last night the restaurant was packed and they were thrashing abalone in the kitchen so we could not have a conversation! Nevertheless, the food and service will bring us back.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Wonderful food and service!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

This restaurant had amazing food. My husband had the abalone, which was well worth the price and I had halibut. They were both prepared perfectly. It was lovely sitting outside. The only negative was the waiter was not the most friendly. I would have expected better service at a nice restaurant.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Great service and wide-ranging menu selection!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 27, 2017

My go-to luncheon spot in Old Town Los Gatos either inside for a romantic feel or outside on their patio for “people watching”. Excellent food, service, ambiance, and variety of menu selections.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Casual, Notable Wine List, Fun, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Wide selection of drinks and appetizers. The fondue, for what they’re known, is really good, but filling, so be careful. We didn’t really care for the dessert we ordered, but that didn’t ruin our evening.

The service was pretty bad as the place was packed and the servers were overworked. It took 20 minutes to order a second drink.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Our server, Eddie, provided excellent service and was quite knowledgeable on the wine and food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We really enjoyed ourselves!! The food was wonderful! Great wine selection. Our server was attentive and all-round great!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Trent our server was great! Food was excellent.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Always a top notch, go to place for us. We have never been disappointed. Wonderful staff that make you feel very special. They know who you are and will cater to any special requests. Food is consistently delicious. Highly recommend all the salads, cheese fondue and the entrees are all perfectly prepared....whether it be their fabulous salmon, chops or steak. The outdoor patio is a perfect spot to share a relaxing meal as you look at the quaint town of Los Gatos and the lush mountains that surround it. Parking may be a problem at lunch time so give yourself enough time. Brunch is always a treat with a fruit and pastry buffet as a delightful addition. This restaurant is family owned and each patron is treated with the utmost attention to their needs and desires. Wine Cellar is a gem.

Tags: Seasonal, Kid-friendly, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Great food. Service could’ve been better.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Favorite outdoor dining spot in Los Gatos! Delicious menu & amazing staff are the icing on the cake. Always have a great experience here.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Very nice. Not too loud. We had lamb, ahi, abalone and chicken. A good cross section. It was very good.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Always good!! His restaurant hasn't changed in years in a great way. The staff also is long known as the best in town!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Really great food but portions are WAY too big. Entrees are therefore expensive and actually lessens the chance that anyone will try a soup, salad, entree, or dessert. I would have loved to have a small salad, a smallish main, dessert and coffee ... but no. Not at these portion sizes or at these prices.

Nice ambiance and great patio dining for lunch or a warm evening though!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 11, 2017

The wine cellar restaurant is one of my family's favorite places to eat - the fondue for appetizer or dessert really good: great salads and fish and chips two if our favorites are the ahi tuna tartare and the fondue-- STAFF ALWAYS WELCOMING AND ATTENTIVE TO OUR NEEDS

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 9, 2017

A delightful afternoon lunch with friends before a movie

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch
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