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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

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (38)
Good for a Date (35)
Great for Outdoor Dining (34)
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Good for Anniversaries (31)
Neighborhood Gem (29)
Romantic (28)
Creative Cuisine (26)
Good for Birthdays (25)
Cozy (23)
Casual (22)
Notable Wine List (22)
Worth the Drive (22)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Great for Lunch (19)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Business Meals (13)
Good for Groups (13)
Fun (12)
Healthy (12)
Great for Brunch (11)
Comfort Food (11)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Authentic (8)
Bar Seating (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Local Ingredients (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
People Watching (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Scenic View (4)
Seasonal (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Organic (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Great Beer (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Sports (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

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

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

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!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Early Valentine celebration ! As always excellent service and cuisine

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

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

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Authentic, Cozy, Casual, Great for Brunch, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

Everything was perfect! Food, spirits, and atmosphere.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 7 days ago

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

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·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! :)

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 5, 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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·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.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on February 4, 2018

We hiked about two miles from a local path. Food and wine was very nice and similar to a previous experience last year.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Food was excellent as expected as was the service.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 30, 2018

The rack of lamb was excellent and my server did a wonderful job.

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Great food and attentive service. It's consistently good. Delicious salads and creative food preparation.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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!

Tags: Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Organic, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Lovely food and ambience. Great service from our waiter and reception staff. The food was great and the quantities generous.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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!!

Tags: Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We unfortunately were let down by the fact that the website said one thing and the reality was another. The website menu said most items were gluten free (not true), it said they offered gluten free bread (not true either).

The ribs we ordered were very dry, the tacos cold. We were overall not impressed with the food. The service was just ok, not great.

The quality of the food does not correlate with the prices. We felt the food was overpriced, average or below average quality. We will probably not eat here again.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was excellent, made according to our request. Wine selection at par with menu.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Afternoon Coffee, Healthy, Authentic, Quick Bite, Fun, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We had a fun experience including excellent service on a Friday night. The seafood salad, pork chops, and seafood pasta were all fine main dishes. We will return.....

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Fun place, good food and service, a little on the noisy side.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Parking is HORRIBLE!!!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Service was excellent as always from greeting to serving! The food was very good and keeps us coming back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Always have a good meal here. The patio is especially nice when the weather is good.
Waiters are good, many havè been there for a long time, a good sign.

Tags: Cozy, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Really great experience, great fish and chips, and prompt friendly service from Eddie.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The food was delicious and the server was very attentive. It was worth the drive and we will come back again.

It did get a little loud but possibly because there were a few larger tables of people while we were there.

Would highly recommend it.

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great food good setting ........................................
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Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The food was very good. My husband likes the beer list and I like the wine list. Tim, our server, was wonderful.

Tags: Fun, Great Beer, Healthy, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The service is always awesome. And the food fabulous. However I tried the duck confit this time and it really lacked flavor. My husband had the ahi and it was very good. But we will still be back. The fondue is always outstanding.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2018

My wife and I always enjoy our dining experience at The Wine Cellar. The food and service are excellent!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Cozy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Food was very tasty,. Good selection of entree salads. Good wine list, reasonably priced. Service was good. We were there at the height of lunch hour and the noise level was borederline difficult. After the crowd thinned out it became much more enjoyable to stay and chat, so we ordered desert - which turned out to be an absolutely yummy apple pie.

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 3, 2018

This restaurant NEVER disappoints! Food is always amazing. Service is excellent. Will continue to go back again and again.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Food good not great. Price in very high side. Service was great

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Always great food and service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We came here because we received a gift certificate. Family of four for a Sunday brunch/lunch. We had no expectations and were pleasantly surprised. The staff and our waiter were super friendly. The food was REALLY good - we ordered the calamari for an appetizer (crispy and cooked perfectly), the shredded BBQ beef sandwich, portobello mushroom sandwich, French dip sandwich and the cellar special (two huge pancakes, eggs and bacon). The sandwiches came with salad and fries (regular or sweet potato). All the food was excellent and the portions were huge. We were totally stuffed. Hubby and I also got some bloody Mary's which were very tasty. We were surprised with our bill, just over $100. Definitely great value considering the quantity and quality of our meal. Would highly recommend it you are ever in the area.

Tags: Good for Groups, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Disabled Access, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great ambiance and experience

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The food was great the service was excellent. We were very happy!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Honestly not very good. Had better expectations for dining out. Waited 75 minutes for. Salad that had nothing that needed to be cooked! French onion soup was burnt. We ended up getting food boxed to go bc it took so long. Waiter was nice and comped our appetizer and didn’t want to take money for a tip. It wasn’t his fault but very disappointed

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The hostess saved our table even though some of our party members were 15 minutes late.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Cozy, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2017

foods are always as good as usual.service is great.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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