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Wine Cellar Restaurant

1603 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
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
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Contemporary American, Steak, Seafood
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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)
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Phone number
(408) 354-4808
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Wayne Hashman
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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!
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Private party contact
Lisa: (408) 354-4808
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Wine Cellar takes catering requests on a case-by-case basis. Call or email Lisa for details.
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Cross street
Mullen Avenue
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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.
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Wine Cellar periodically offers Entertainment. Please visit our Website and view our Bulletin Board to find out what we are currently offering.
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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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Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1603 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6  based on recent ratings
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MelissaM (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Wonderful food, the shrimp and avocado salad is delicious! The servers were friendly and attentive.

vipClay01 (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined 3 days ago

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.

pickyeater (Central Coast)
3.0  Dined 4 days ago

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.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Food is always delicious. Specialty cocktails also very good. The outside patio very welcoming and great spot for people watching.

GinOB (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

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.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Always great service& food. Best restaurant in the Bay Area.

SKirk (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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!

Crm14 (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Early Valentine celebration ! As always excellent service and cuisine

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

This place is a neighborhood gem. Great service, food and overall dining experience

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Everything was perfect! Food, spirits, and atmosphere.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

It is always enjoyable. Great service. Nice for a dining evening not just dinner out.

TerriE (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Outstanding food. We love this place. If the weather is warm, we love sitting outside.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

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! :)

LDewey (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

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.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

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.