I love this place. Consistent repeatable and great portion size (for hubby)
My favorite (read: only thing I ever get ) is seared ahi with jasmine rice and book choy!
Birthday dinner for a friend
Whole experience seemed "off" this time. Food was not as good, child's meal chicken strips were totally overcooked and dry. Stuffed pepper was not cooked through so that the pepper itself was not tender. Ordered a main course salad and after waiting for at least 20 minutes after the first three courses had been served. I contacted to tell the waiter we no longer had time to wait for the salad. He said he was spacing out all the dishes which was news to us as the first three dishes came fairly quickly and close together. I said we really didn't want it as we had to leave. Then it was brought to out table and suggested that we have it to go. which we felt forced to do. Have been here many times and everything was always great which makes us drive the 35 miles each way. Our bill is always at least $100 for two adults and sometime a 2 yr old toddler and I always tip more than 20%. Disappointed.
Good food and they brought dessert to my friend for her birthday. Perfectly cooked Salmon
We dine in Los Gatos often but this was our first time to the Wine Cellar and we enjoyed our meal. We will be back.
My husband and I had yet another excellent dining experience at the Wine Cellar. Thank you Moises for your outstanding service.
Went there for Sunday Brunch twice this month. Great food, everything we tried was good. The abalone and lamb lollipop appetizers were outstanding. Raviolis were great, Chicken Picatta was great and I had an awesome Breakfast Burrito. The complimentary brunch pastry and fruit bar was very nice with great local pastries and very fresh seasonal fruit. One of the best brunches we've had in the South Bay area.
Been here several times. Fondue is excellent. So, is Ahi Tuna. A bit noisy but still worth going too.
This was my 2nd time here and both times were AWESOME! The food is so delicious, and the service is great. I love this place and will return.
This is our second time to this restaurant and it was fabulous. The food was great, but I prefer going in the summer when you can sit outside as it was loud and felt very small inside.
Waiter, food and services was amazing. When the table next to us showed up, all I could here was them. Waiter made great recommendations.
First time this weekend to the Cellar and what a disappointment.
It was recommended by a friend (we will never take her advice again!) My partner and i went for the seafood specials, she had the Mahi Mahi, I had the Abelone ($63). I was surprised when the meals arrived < 10 minutes after ordering (always a bad sign). The Abelone was like a pancake and had been destroyed and was on a bed of rice (enough for 4), it was very bland. My partners fish was properly cooked, but again the presentation and portion sizes are wrong.
It is more comfort food with fine dining prices. If you care more about quantity than quality, then maybe this place is for you.
Absolutely amazing food, drinks and service! We're sure to come back - we we're here to celebrate birthdays and will be back for many more
Good food and excellent service in a nice atmosphere. What more do you need?
We have been coming to Wine Cellar for a number of years and are never disappointed. Food is always great and in large portions, one of the best bars in town, and the service is really excellent. Everyone is great here but we always ask for Moses when we dine in the evenings. Such a sweet attentive waiter who always remembers you when you come back, even for your second visit.
Favorites are the Ahi Tartare appetizer, the salmon entree, short ribs, so many other things... and for dessert the warm mixed berry puff pastry. But we haven’t scratched the surface. Great location. Great food. Hard to beat for the price and flavors. A classic Los Gatos venue.
We were a party of 5. (3) tall men and (2) women for a 12:30 reservation to celebrate my Mother's 89th birthday. We were seated in a booth in the farthest point in the restaurant. This booth did not accommodate five people, more like four to be comfortable. The five of us were squished in this booth! When I asked the hostess if we could have a different table I was rudely told "you can but it's going to be a very long wait". I then asked our waiter if we could have a different table (he agreed that our table was too small) he said he would check. I saw a table for four that was open and asked if someone would be willing to sit on the end could we have that one and the hostess (again rudely) said "well, that will be okay but you have to be done by 2:00". I said that should be fine. It was only 12:45. We ordered our meals and they came, however the three of us that ordered the eggs benedict had cold eggs benedict. The other two meals were just fair.
To top things off, after my Mother opened her birthday gifts, the hostess came to our table and asked if we could move somewhere else (pointed to the bar) because they needed to get their tables ready for a party of 14 and they were already arriving. I checked my watch and it was 1:50.
We felt we were not treated with respect from the beginning. Getting seated in such a small booth for five and the hostess didn't seem to care or want to accommodate us. And, we all felt we got "kicked out" of the restaurant. And, the food was sub-par!
We won't be back and we will make sure all of our family and friends know about this experience.
Had the Eggs Benedict for brunch sunday morning. Very good meal as well as the idea of going to a pastry table and fresh fruit table while waiting for your food to arrive. Price was not bad either. Atmosphere was a little too noisy , that because we were underground in a wine cellar. All in all , a very good place for sunday brunch.
Moses was a terrific waiter Nd the food was great
Wonderful food, the shrimp and avocado salad is delicious! The servers were friendly and attentive.
Very poor service--waiter seemed attentive to another table who was offering him some of their wine...waited a long time for dessert and coffee menus because he was busy chatting with other tables.
My husband ordered a Bombay Sapphire martini ....and my husband knows his gins....and what he got was a martini with cheap gin, not Bombay Sapphire, an dbarely drinkable. Shame on you.
Food is always delicious. Specialty cocktails also very good. The outside patio very welcoming and great spot for people watching.
The Wine Cellar is downstairs in Old Town Los Gatos and I really didn't even know it was there and a restaurant. It is a smaller place, but we didn't notice the noise being any louder or different than most places. Food was AMAZING! We had the Cheese Fondue appetizer which was really good and so much fun, our dinners were each really good and dessert was shared - also amazing. Service is really good there and the waiter knew what to suggest for sure. I would definitely recommend this place again to anyone looking for a special occasion, date night, different place to go.
Always great service& food. Best restaurant in the Bay Area.
Our annual Valentines luncheon as well as a favorite anniversary dinner place. Meals are creative, delicious, and with generous portion size. Wonderful service this time with Trenton as well!
Early Valentine celebration ! As always excellent service and cuisine
This place is a neighborhood gem. Great service, food and overall dining experience
Everything was perfect! Food, spirits, and atmosphere.
It is always enjoyable. Great service. Nice for a dining evening not just dinner out.
Outstanding food. We love this place. If the weather is warm, we love sitting outside.
On a beautiful day in Los Gatos, this is a very nice restaurant to dine at. Although be aware of some local ladies competing for the outdoor tables. If you don't have a reservation for outside, you can dine inside (which can be good on a rainy day ~ not so common in California) which resembles the title of the restaurant: The Wine Cellar. One local lady mentioned that she had been waiting 25 minutes, while the other lady topped her at putting her name in 60 minutes ago. Who wins? Really ladies? I was looking for cameras from Bravo TV (The Real Housewives of Los Gatos). So anyone who reads this review and you want to dine outside in the beautiful weather, make sure you have reservations! Otherwise, bring a camera and start filming the "cat" fights in Los Gatos! :)
The food is always great and the drinks are always great.
The atmosphere is good and it's a great place to meet up with family.
The location makes it fun.
We arrived were seated in a nice booth. Our waiter seemed stressed and unfriendly. I ordered the Shrimp and Avocado Salad as my entree. It was so small hardly a entree size salad, my husband ordered the fish & chips there were 3 very small pieces of fish on top of French fries. We were actually hungry after we left. Totally disappointing lunch.
We hiked about two miles from a local path. Food and wine was very nice and similar to a previous experience last year.
Food was excellent as expected as was the service.
The rack of lamb was excellent and my server did a wonderful job.
Great food and attentive service. It's consistently good. Delicious salads and creative food preparation.
Delicious Italuan food in a historical building. Homemade pasta and pizza made with fresh produce from Stanford gardens. Lighting could be better to soften the atmosphere. Some fixtures are out of place and are too cold and corporate for an old barn. Other than that, the restaurant is great! Try the desserts and you'll fall in love!
Lovely food and ambience. Great service from our waiter and reception staff. The food was great and the quantities generous.
I do not eat beef, pork or creamy dishes so the entrees are limited for me. I usually order a chicken or seafood selection. Unfortunately, each time I've eaten a chicken dish, the salty taste was overwhelming. During this last visit, I traded my chicken dish with my friend because I could not stand the prominent taste of salt. He agreed that my food was overloaded with it. His entree included shrimp in a creamy sauce, so I picked out the shrimp and ate those. In past visits, I've enjoyed the soy glazed salmon, however, I don't want that to be the only entree I order! On this visit, I also had Manhattan Clam Chowder which had very little clam, a few veggies and good tasting broth. My cocktail was excellent as was my Irish Coffee drink after the meal. I really enjoy The Wine Cellar but do recommend the menu to have more variety.
Lose the salt!!