Wine Experience Cafe and World Cellar

4.5
539 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Established in 2007, we are a contemporary dining establishment featuring food with an international flair. Thee great chefs that are known for creating exciting wine friendly cuisine that change with the seasons. Owner Eldon Larson has over 30 years experience and has traveled extensively to the world’s greatest wine regions. Relax in our comfortable curved couch area or enjoy several courses in our softly lit dining room. Wine Experience Café boasts an elegant fabric ceiling, contemporary lighting, bay fire place and exciting colors. After dinner you can step into the World Cellar Fine Wine Shop to purchase the wines enjoyed at Wine Experience Café.
**Highlights:
wild boar and green chili wontons, watermelon radish and goat cheese salad, beef fillet au poivre, grilled molasses pork chop, pan-seared sea scallops, fresh market fish, cured meats and artisan cheese. Full Bar, 35 wines by the glass, wine flights, amazing wine list
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vipColoradoFun
Denver
24 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Wine Experience is always a great choice for our date nights and this night was no exception. Thank you for a great dinner.

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ThomM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Worst tenderloin I've had at a restaurant. Every bite had gristle.

Sea bass, ravioli and dessert were all great. They need to find a better source for steaks, though. Otherwise, worth the price.

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BobK
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Unique menu and great dining experience. Service always exceptional. One of our favorite dining establishments.

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CherylN
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We came in for a wine tasting about 1.5 years ago, everything was great but I think we had 1 or 2 of the same cheeses from that experience. But everything else was perfect!

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IreneS
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perry is an incredible sommelier. We have dined at a number of Michelin rated restaurants and have not encountered anyone who is as knowledgeable as Perry! He always finds day the perfect wine to complement your meal.

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StanW
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good Food and good wine! What more could one want.

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Bobby
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You will have to go during the week for the best service, experiance, and food.

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SeanC
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here on Saturday night to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary and were not disappointed! The service was impeccable, the food amazing and the entertainment fabulous! Perry and Eldon took great care of us and treated us like royalty! Thank you for a fabulous evening!

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DJ2U
Denver
37 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Understaffed, though the bartender did a great job keeping things going. Food not great, and way overpriced. The most expensive unsatisfactory dinner out we have had in denver area yet. Maybe a good wine place? But not a foodie find.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This is basically a wine bar with a restaurant attached. They have an incredible array of wines from around the world. The food was good and it’s close to the airport, which was nice since we didn’t want to have to drive into Denver for dinner. Our waiter was efficient and gave great suggestions for wine to compliment our dinner. If we’re staying near the airport again, I would consider eating here again.

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vipKatPup2
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So fun! Love the food

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vipBecky
Denver
39 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience! Excellent choices, fantastic wine list, and friendly, attentive staff!

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KristyS
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I had high hopes for this place, but unfortunately we were very disappointed. Cheese plate was great, but pasta was bland and runny, fish was dry and the bill was astronomically high for bad food. Will not be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience, knowledgeable wait staff and great environment

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We started with a cheese plate and wine tasting. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about the wines. Both the wines and cheese were phenomenal! We ended the evening with dinner and dessert. The food and service were very good. I highly recommend The Wine Experience. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Boise
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time! Once we were seated, there no rush to order our drinks and food. The waiter was awesome, taking care of all the tables, stopping to talk to all of the guests. The food was awesome, and the chef came out to our table. Definitely a speedy meal, but I’d go back for a special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow what a great experience! Our waitress was incredible, and very accommodating. So thankful that we were able to meet at this restaurant! We loved the wine and the cheese was outstanding! We will definitely be returning, and I’m so thankful that this restaurant is close to where we live and that we can enjoy it often.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. Nate took great care of us. We had only gone for drinks and appetizers, however, after having such a great experience we will be back for dinner sometime. Wine and food was amazing and so was the service.

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Dobetter
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

You could tell the server judged based on appearance. Other tables received better service. We waited to order for 25 minutes and the only reason we were able to order was because we had to flag him down. Never judge a book by its cover. Do better.
Besides that, the food was amazing and so was the atmosphere.

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KikiA
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Lovely local hotspot! Perfect for date nights.

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vipBecky
Denver
39 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience! Last night, the pork chop special and the steak special were both outstanding!

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vipValyK
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a wonderful time here. The food is delicious, the staff and owner friendly and informative, and the music on Friday nights is consistently fun.

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ElizabethG
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, delicious food. The servers have great recommendations

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our sever Alex was wonderful and knowledgeable about the wines and cheeses that we received with the Groupon we had. We also ordered 3 entrees split between the 2 of us and they were all exceptional. We had the steak and fries( but I substitute for brussel sprouts), swordfish and chips and the maple glazed scallops with risotto.

The prices were reasonable for the amount of food you receive. We would come back again.

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Stacy
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We moved to Aurora recently from Denver, where we’d been spoiled for years with great restaurants. It’s been difficult to find restaurants here in Aurora that have great food, excellent service, and a nice ambiance, all in one. At Wine Experience Café, we were happy to finally find this trifecta… at least, indoors, that is. Our only real complaint is that we wanted to sit outside, but after being seated, we chose to move indoors because of the live music on the patio. We love live music, but the quality was poor and therefore distracting. Instead of adding ambiance, it detracted from our enjoyment of a beautiful summer night. However, once seated indoors where we couldn’t hear the music very well, we had a lovely time. Great cocktails, delicious food (we got the baked Brie, the ahi tuna special, and the tiramisu), and nice decor. We will be returning! Hopefully if they have live music, it will be better, next time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

This restaurant is incredibly inconsistent. We have eaten there and had a great meal in the past, but not this time. Steak was rubbery, Alfredo was essentially noodles floating in butter and none of the staff were wearing masks or cautious about distance and interaction. One of our party members saw the waiter use his fingers to remove something from inside a glass of wine that he then served to a diner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perry was our server, and he was excellent! The food was fantastic as well. Great experience!

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BG5280
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

This is typically our go-to restaurant for good food and service. The WEC has the white table cloth ambiance and food but on this night the service was not even close to being a average. I am sure it was a off-night for the staff due to the band that was playing. Bravo to the entertainment.

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vipBecky
Denver
39 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner at Wine Experience! Each of us had a different "chef's special" and each of us enjoyed our meals. Staff is always friendly and helpful, and very knowledgeable of the menu items and wine. Highly recommend Wine Experience and Cafe to anyone looking for an enjoyable dinner.

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ThatchVdB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

So glad to go back again!

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TamaraK
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the wine suggestions and cheese plates! Thanks for a great place to eat amazing entrees and snack on cheeses I could't have found in the grocery store.

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Ashley
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

I would not come here again for dinner.

The food was subpar for the price it was and our server didn't seem fully knowledgeable about the menu. Wine was good, so if you want to swing by for a drink this is a cute spot.

My friend got the steak and fries and the steak came out not cooked how she wanted and it was mainly fat and unseasoned. Our dessert was burnt, not enjoyable. Their online menu does not match their actual menu, so be aware! They don't have pizzas, which is what I was going to order... only to find out "Pizzas shouldn't be on the online menu".

Overall disappointing, might return for a wine date.

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Zabs
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wine pairings with small plates or full meals. The staff are SO friendly!

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ArmidaL
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The absolutely best place to go to enjoy a unique unforgettable experience. We enjoy a amazing live Jazz night, exquisite dinner, the lobster ravioli, Kobe burger recommended by our waiter Andrew ( he is outstanding) is a reason to go back for more. It is the perfect combination ambiance, quality of food, presentation, wide selection of wine, value and service.

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MichaelC
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Wine Experience and are ‘regulars’.
As usual the Service was great and Perry is an excellent host.
The food was also delicious as usual.

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Plee
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

We ordered the 3 course menu, per the waiter’s suggestion. The appetizer was good and that’s when it went downhill. The salad they served was an overwhelming feta salad. My sea bass was dry and my husband’s was swimming in butter and had the worst taste. The dessert was so frozen that we had a difficult time getting our spoon through it. An overall very disappointing experience

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vipKimC
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love trying new wines here!!

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viploulou
Denver
45 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food cooked perfectly and great wine selection. We reserved a table inside but the outside patio seating looked amazing with a live band. So fun!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience2

Understaffed took two hours to dine there.

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Papatree
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is always a great experience. We were there for the concert night and it was a lot of fun. This restaurant is really and under-appreciated gem in this growing neighborhood. You don't have to drive to the Tech Center or downtown to have an upscale dining experience.

FAQs

Wine Experience Cafe and World Cellar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (303) 690-1025.

Wine Experience Cafe and World Cellar is rated 4.5 stars by 539 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.