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Wine Experience Cafe and World Cellar

4.4
284 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Perfect For:
  • Notable Wine List
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Steak, Seafood
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Hours of operation


Lunch: Wednesday - Sunday: 12:00 - 4:00pm


Dinner Every Day : 4:00pm - 8:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
(303) 690-1025
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
We conduct parties for up to 75 guests in our establishment. We will close the restaurant to the public in order to accommodate large parties. Parties of 20-40 would be located in the main part of the restaurant while other guest would be seated in the opposite half.
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Private party contact
Eldon Larson: (303) 690-1025
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Catering
Our team of chefs can customize an array of catering options to fit your event and budget. Full entree catering for groups up to twenty-five. Please call for details. Sample menus can be viewed here: http://www.wineexperiencecafe.com/#!private-events/c12l3
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
State Ave.
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Parking details
We have sixty plus parking spaces located directly in front of our entrance. Parking is free of charge.
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Entertainment
Wine, Beer and Spirits tasting dinners with special guest speakers conducted several times per month. Wine dinners are usually five courses paired with six different wines, beers or spirits. Please call us for our monthly schedule.
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Special events & promotions
We have wine tasting events 4 or 5 times per year. We also prepare Wine, Beer and Spirits tasting dinners with special guest speakers conducted several times per month. These dinner are usually five courses paired with six different wines, beers or spirits. Please call us for our monthly schedule.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 284 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.4
service
4.3
ambience
3.8
value
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Amazing wine list And the cheese flights are perfect to pair with!

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

I loved the Wine Experience. We went with friends..and had a great time. The wine and cheese platter were excellent! While the waitress was very nice and accommodating, she was not very attentive. Considering it was not very busy while we were there, I felt like she could have presented the tasting with more information.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Nice place but a little pricey

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Excellent food & service! Thanks for being in the neighborhood!!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

As always the meal was perfect. The staff is great and work super hard to make the evening a great one.

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

This was my second time at the restaurant but first time for dinner. My husband and I had reservations for a date night. Our waitress was wonderful, service was outstanding. The food was just okay and definitely not worth the price. I ordered calamari which was pretty good. My entree was just the wine experience burger. It didn’t seem to be seasoned at all and the bacon that came so highly recommended was fatty. My husband ordered a salad with steak. The vinaigrette dressing had too much balsamic and therefore was highly acidic. The best part was dessert. The creme brûlée was very good. The menu is limited and it just isn’t worth its value.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We enjoyed a very attentive and professional staff. Friendly and eager to help. Food was delicious and enjoyed a nice glass of wine with the meal. We recommend!

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We had a wonderful experience overall. Our waiter was incredible. When we arrived, we had to wait 10 minutes before we were greeted. When we said we had a reservation, we were told we would have to wait until some tables opened up. While we were waiting, the couple that had come in after us, were seated before us. Our initial impression was not good. But the food, wine, and young waiter from Ireland, turn our frown upside down!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

It was a wonderful evening. The chicken cordon-blu was very good, as was the duck breast. Great wine selection as well. The restaurant was extremely busy, but that did not impact the service. Definitely will return again.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Food is definitely improving over the years - we both had different versions of fish that were good. Dessert (torte) was excellent.

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3.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Our first courses were delicious and creative, but our main courses were extremely disappointing. My husband's "ribeye" was a very thin slab of tough, gristly beef and not at all a ribeye. My osso buco was bland and the carrots served with it were awful. This meal was nowhere close to worth the money.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Wonderful as always. The food and wine are superb. It's an intimate restaurant where we always feel welcome.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

I love this place! The food is always unique and delicious.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Wonderful food and wine

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Wonderful wine and steak!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Excellent dinner, out for restaurant week. The Halibut on risotto was fantastic. My wife had Osso buco. We will be back

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Scrumptious

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Very leisurely dining, well worth it. Small but intimate

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1.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Terrible experience. Went on Valentines day for a 6:30 reservation, and the service was extremely slow. Our entrees weren't served until 9:30 pm! To add insult to injury, I ordered scallops, and they brought me a lobster tail. After the long wait for our entrees, I just decided to keep the lobster tail. The manager came by and apologized, but instead of offering us a discount on our meals, he gave us a gift certificate to come back. I have no interest in going back, and nor should you. Very disappointing.

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2.0Dined on February 12, 2018

I brought my family and friends to the restaurant for my wife's birthday. The restaurant had a few tables going but I would not consider it busy. The service was slow. It took 15 minutes to order a drink and wine. Some of the food was considered "good" but we also had a few meals that were terrible. The short ribs dinner came out cold. The meat had either an old or freezer burnt smell. The pasta meal came out cold and had mushy overcooked noodles. I ordered a hamburger cooked medium. The burger came out about as raw as it could get. Our server then offered to have it cooked a little more. I kindly asked her to have the chef cook a new burger. I was hoping for a little better experience for the over $600 bill I paid which included a 20% tip that was non-negotiable. On a good note, the wine that was recommended was excellent.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Always enjoy the flights, wine and cheese. Delicious

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

Keith was a great server. Quiet afternoon for a girls lunch out!

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4.0Dined on January 29, 2018

Comfortable setting, great wine list, good food... check it out. :)

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5.0Dined on January 18, 2018

The service and food are always spot on. Also someone is always on hand to help with the correct wine. Eldon is a great host.

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5.0Dined on January 16, 2018

Overall beautiful quality of food and service. Very attentive and fast service.

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Juan Carlos was our waiter, and was exceptionally knowledgeable about the wines and how to choose flights based on the food, and vice versa. We were there to celebrate an anniversary and were seated for almost three hours, but never felt rushed. We'll definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

As usual, Wine Experience did not disappoint! Great cuisine and ambiance on NYE. The chocolate peppermint bark cheese cake and lobster bisque were particularly phenomenal. You have a great dining/drink establishment Eldon. Keep up your fine work. Cheers!

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2.0Dined on December 31, 2017

New Years Eve!!! $89.00 way too much for quality and quantity of food!! $55 maybe

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3.0Dined on December 31, 2017

I was excited to spend new years eve here, the menu seemed to be fantastic although a bit pricey at $90 a person, but hey it was new years. We enjoyed the first course - goose liver and beef Carpaccio , the soup however was a disappointment. I thought lobster bisque would have at least one piece of lobster but it did not, it also had medicinal taste. My husband enjoyed his steak, I liked my veal shank. We ordered a bottle of wine, but discovered that it cost 23 dollars at the wine store in the restaurant - we paid 50 dollars for it at our table. I get that is where they make money but that is a bit steep. My husband enjoyed his dessert - the bread putting was very good, my cheesecake left a lot to be desired, I had one bite and pushed it away. It was flat and hard like it had been sitting out. Over all it was nice, but not worth the $300 price tag, for that kind of money I will head back to Del Friscos.

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1.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Lighting glare from retail half of store ruined potentially romantic booth. Table by window front was drafty. So was second table location from ceiling vent blowing down. Stemware was great. Mussels chewy and heavily sauced. Wish waitstaff would present themselves with a more confident posture. There was a visible coat closet, but it looked like a storage closet. No one offered to take our bulky coats. Kitchen crew yelling through service window when order ready. I didn’t know if this was a diner or fine dining experience. Didn’t like salad or burger. Food quality did not justify price point.

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1.0Dined on December 26, 2017

Honestly, the food was mediocre, the service had higher confidence than the food would merit, the wine prices (both in the restaurant and at the store) were absurd. Don’t bother.

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2.0Dined on December 13, 2017

Everything was overpriced and I had a miserable birthday dinner. Food was average and noise level abominable. Restaurant had a social sales pitch dinner starting at our arrival. They should have closed restaurant for evening. Minimal amount of overpriced food.

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5.0Dined on November 23, 2017

Went for Thanksgiving dinner, both of us had just got into town. Party of four; two kids. Both the kids really enjoyed the meal, which is saying something. I had the world wine flight; outstanding. The turkey dinner was really tasty; the turkey was perfect!

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5.0Dined on November 23, 2017

We have been here a few times and it is always great!

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5.0Dined on November 23, 2017

We were a bit leery of going to a restaurant for Thanksgiving dinner, but this was a great choice. The staff was very friendly and accommodating and the food was outstanding. We will make it a point of returning the next time we’re in town so we can taste the regular menu too.

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5.0Dined on November 23, 2017

We had our Thanksgiving dinner here, the first time in my life I had ever eaten away from my home or a relative's home. I was apprehensive that the meal would be lacking or not up to what I am used to for a Thanksgiving meal.

What a great meal.......everything was very fresh, the turkey, dressing, potatoes, an appetizer plate with shrimp, and much more. Nice complementary wine.

The service was great and after the pumpkin pie ala mode I left feeling just the way I have always felt when dining at home at Thanksgiving.........so full, wanting to take a nap.

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5.0Dined on November 18, 2017

This restaurant is a great place for a date, special occasion, or even just a night out. My wife and I have visited this restaurant many times and have not had a bad experience. The food is always terrific and service is top notch.

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5.0Dined on November 18, 2017

Amazing food, wine and owners!

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5.0Dined on November 15, 2017

This place has the menu, wine list and style of a high end restaurant, a creative chef with frequent menu changes, but a casual setting. Eldon checks on everyone and is always a marvelous host. It is a bit pricy but perfect for that special occasion. There are also special tasting and dining events, great wine and cheese tasting flights and knowledgable staff to suggest wines for any taste.

My favorite place to eat.

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5.0Dined on November 8, 2017

The Wine Experience never disappoints. I had the appetizer, tuna sushi, a side salad with a great light dressing, and some wonderful Chai Tea. My husband had their hamburger which is a special hamburger.

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