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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

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (48)
Good for a Date (35)
Special Occasion (30)
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Great for Lunch (29)
Neighborhood Gem (29)
Good for Anniversaries (28)
Good for Birthdays (28)
Casual (23)
Romantic (19)
Cozy (18)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Business Meals (15)
Worth the Drive (14)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Good for Groups (11)
Notable Wine List (10)
Fun (9)
Healthy (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
People Watching (9)
Great for Brunch (8)
Scenic View (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Authentic (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Great Beer (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Seasonal (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Organic (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tapas (1)
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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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 (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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 (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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 (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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The food was phenomenal. I love the atmosphere. The service was good. Nothing over the top.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We a large group for dinner. The service was outstanding. One diner had the lamb lolipops, he loved them. We also had the dessert fondue was fantastic. Garfield our waiter was the best!

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

We both ordered Ahi Tuna and it was very tasty. Exceeded our expectation.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

we were on ourway to a great concert the maverick at the mtn winery every bite was delicious our waiter was awesome I think his name was eddie? I let him know we were pressed for time and the service was matched our desires. everything about your place was excellent. Amber

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 8, 2017

I was seeking a fine dining experience for a special occasion. Unfortunately, this was not the place for me. I had never been here before and based my expectations on the reviews and menu and miscalculated. Portions were large and the food was much more comfort oriented than refined. The wait staff service were decent, however, we could hear the kitchen staff voices easily and their conversations were crude and inappropriate although somewhat amusing. I had the abalone which was disappointing since all I could taste was the fried batter. Portions were huge and it seemed like everything came with brocollni as a side dish. I ordered on open table and noted it was a birthday event but it seemed to not matter and although the table next received a birthday acknowledgment, we did not. Overall, it was disappointing dinner for the occasion and not what I was looking for that night. Great place if you are hungry and looking for large portions and comfort foods in a semi casual setting, however.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Another fun friend dinner at the Wine Cellar. I go here because it is the best salmon dish I have ever had! Just love it!!

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·Dined on October 5, 2017

When I arrived at the restaurant they had no reservation in my name.
After a short period the manager was summoned and I was allowed to
enter the facility. Never got a reason for the inconvenience.
Could it have happened on your end?

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 1, 2017

I've been to the Wine Cellar many times over the years and the service is always good. On this visit the server was someone I know how worked there a long time yet he lacked attentiveness and focus. He even brought us the wrong bill at the end. I know mistakes happen but it wasn't a mistake that he rarely checked in and was sarcastic when we didn't like the drinks and ordered something else (we paid for the drinks we didn't like as to not be difficult).

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Two days, two lunches, two servers: both excellent experiences. Shaded patio is a perfect temperature in early fall. Tim and Eddie both provided friendly, attentive service. Sand dabs and clam chowder were delicious.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Trent is a fabulous server, my friends and I dine at The Wine Cellar frequently and are
always pleased when he is available.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Both entrees were very good and the portions were large, so large that we were unable to have dessert.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 21, 2017

This is my second time eating at the Wine Cellar and the experience was excellent both times.
Service and food was outstanding. The French onion soup is very tasty.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 21, 2017

We have frequented this restaurant many times over the years and have appreciated their consistent high standards in their menu selection and service.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 2017

restaurant and staff very professional food was outstanding have eaten here a few times always delicious

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Scenic View
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 2017

One of our favorite places to eat. There is a great atmosphere, excellent food with a huge diversity of options for everyone. Service is outstanding, always friendly and accommodating. We brought a friend visiting from Germany last night and she was wowed by the whole experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 16, 2017

We were seated comfortably outside. We started with the Swiss and Gruyere fondue, which was the perfect temperature and a delicious treat for the four of us to share. I had the tomato, lump crab bisque. The serving was large, savory, with plenty of crab and extremely tasty. Then I had the beet, goat cheese and spinach salad. The beets were stacked (the equivalent of a whole beet) and topped with the goat cheese and hazelnuts on top of the balsamic glaze and the spinach was to the other side nicely dressed. It was everything I had hoped for. We were there celebrating my girlfriend's birthday and when we mentioned this to the waiter, he said he had something for us and returned with a hot fudge sundae with a candle in it! The service was excellent and we were all pleased with our entire meal and experience.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Nice, old school dining with a varied menu. Good for fondue!

Tags: Authentic, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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