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For 2
Fri, 2/23
7:00 PM
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Wine Experience Cafe and World Cellar

267 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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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.
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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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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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:!private-events/c12l3
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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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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 267 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BRfeb (Denver)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Very leisurely dining, well worth it. Small but intimate

EricN (Denver)
1.0  Dined 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.

MikeT (Denver)
2.0  Dined 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.

ChrisS (Denver)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Always enjoy the flights, wine and cheese. Delicious

Gabby (Denver)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

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

GregK (Denver)
4.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

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

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined 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.

TJMattingly (Denver)
5.0  Dined on January 16, 2018

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

Brad (Memphis)
5.0  Dined 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.

vipTimothyP (Denver)
5.0  Dined 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!

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
2.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

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

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
3.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
1.0  Dined 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.

vipFamOfFour (New York Area)
1.0  Dined 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.

16memories (Denver)
2.0  Dined 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.

ScottU (Denver)
5.0  Dined 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!

vipWM96 (Denver)
5.0  Dined on November 23, 2017

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

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined 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.

vipjosephc (Denver)
5.0  Dined 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 full, wanting to take a nap.

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined 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.