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Tue, 4/24
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Wine Cellar Restaurant

4.6
1643 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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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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Cuisines
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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Catering
Wine Cellar takes catering requests on a case-by-case basis. Call or email Lisa for details.
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Neighborhood
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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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Entertainment
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

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Treat Mom to something special this Mother's! We will be offeriing a special three course fixed brunch menu from 10am-3pm. No regular menu during this time. $58/person, $18/children 12 and under. Regular Dinner menu at 4pm. Credit Cards only. 48 hours notice of cancellation - late cancel $50.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 1643 People Are Saying
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4.6
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Had a monthly lunch date with a friend, The Wine Cellar is always a good choice

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

We able to eat outside and it was a beautiful day, amazing!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Love the patio and Tim is a great server.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Excellent Food and Service - will be back! The lobster and crab salad was one of the best seafood salads I have ever had!

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

I meet friends here from Spring to Winter and sit outside. I enjoy sitting outside whenever possible, and it is a lovely spot to dine and enjoy the outdoors. The restaurant makes an excellent hamburger with specially sourced meat. It is ALWAYS delicious and prepared the way I like it. It is only a five minute drive from my home so it is extremely convenient, and I love that I am that close to be able to enjoy this restaurant often!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Love the restaurant

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

We really love this restaurant and what it has to offer. An extensive wine list and the abalone is amazing!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Haven't been there in awhile but great food drinks and service as always!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

We ladies had a great time. We even closed the place down! They really went the extra mile to make me feel special on my birthday. I loved the cheese fondue appetizer and chocolate fondue dessert. So yummy.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Had a great dinner with my girlfriend on a Wednesday evening. This was her first time eating at The Wine Cellar, I’ve been enjoying dinners there for over 20 years. I have never had one bad meal there. Always great tasting, wonderful service, love the ambiance and their prices are reasonable for the great quality of food they serve. I also enjoy their cocktails and wine selections. My girlfriend absolutely loved it. She wanted to try the cheese fondue, we had a few started plates because we wanted to also enjoy the chocolate fondue for desert. And can I just add, I love their bread! Love this place❣️

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

A friend and I went for lunch to get "caught up" on what has been happening in our lives. We arrived at 11:30 am and didn't leave until almost 2:30 pm. We had the BEST waiter who serviced us well and didn't make us feel pressured to leave because he wanted to turn the table.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Wine Cellar is a charming, romantic restaurant in a lovely downtown Los Gatos location. It is underground and has the feel of a European Cellar restaurant. The food is superb with a variety of delicious dishes, including cheese and dessert fondue. The restaurant also has lovely outdoor seating during the summer months. I would highly recommend it for special occasions.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

food is very tasty and delirious, fillet minion is the best i've ever eaten

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Excellent!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Jay at the bar is amazing. He is one in a million. We also got the privilege to meet the Chef, his food is cooked perfect and tasted amazing. We definitely will be back!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great service from Trent and food was awesome, as expected.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We always going to the Wine Cellar. The menu and specials change often, when the weather is perfect, sit outside if available. We had Tim as our server and he is always fun at table side. We shared the halibut-it was devine.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Food is always great, the service is excellent and the wine is lovely

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Garfield, our waiter, was very attentive and great. The experience was super from beginning to end. Thanks.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Greaat food. Super cheese fondue. Attentive service.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

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!

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Birthday dinner for a friend

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Good food and they brought dessert to my friend for her birthday. Perfectly cooked Salmon

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

My husband and I had yet another excellent dining experience at the Wine Cellar. Thank you Moises for your outstanding service.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Been here several times. Fondue is excellent. So, is Ahi Tuna. A bit noisy but still worth going too.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Waiter, food and services was amazing. When the table next to us showed up, all I could here was them. Waiter made great recommendations.

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1.0Dined on March 10, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Good food and excellent service in a nice atmosphere. What more do you need?

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

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.

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1.0Dined on February 25, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Moses was a terrific waiter Nd the food was great

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

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

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2.0Dined on February 21, 2018

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.

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