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About Wine Experience Cafe and World Cellar

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

6240 S Main St L115
(behind Mcalister's Deli)
Aurora, CO 80016
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:


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


Dinner Every Day : 4:00pm - 8:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm

Cross Street:
State Ave.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(303) 690-1025

Website:
http://www.wineexperiencecafe.com/

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.

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

Parking Details:
We have sixty plus parking spaces located directly in front of our entrance. Parking is free of charge.

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.

Private Party Contact:
Eldon Larson: (303) 690-1025

Additional:
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

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.

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

We will have a special menu for the following holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and New Year's Eve. Please go to WineExperienceCafe.com to view our holiday menus. Thank you, we look forward to serving you.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

We will have a special menu for the following holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and New Year's Eve. Please go to WineExperienceCafe.com to view our holiday menus. Thank you, we look forward to serving you.

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Wine Experience Cafe and World Cellar Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

96% would recommend it to a friend

Notable Wine List (13)
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Quiet Conversation (6)
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Business Meals (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Cozy (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Tapas (3)
Authentic (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Organic (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Fun (1)
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Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (Denver)·Dined a day ago

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

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 (Denver)·Dined 6 days ago

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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 (Denver)·Dined 6 days ago

Amazing food, wine and owners!

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·Dined on November 16, 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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Casual, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined 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.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 7, 2017

The food and service is always exceptional and the best restaurant in Southlands.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Really love this place....very attentive to service and Way above average!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

We had a nice tasting. It was not busy, so I would have thought the staff would be more attentive.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Romantic, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Appetizers were good. Steak was over cooked. Scallops were raw..

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 15, 2017

The chicken cordon bleu was delicious as well as steak fries and halibut special. Good sides that are not the same old thing. Service was good too.

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 2, 2017

The Wine Experience Cafe has been a favorite of mine for years. Delicious food and wine, great service and atmosphere. Even better is that you can "try before you buy" many of the wines that are available in the wine store. Unfortunately, it's not close to my house, and dinner is a bit on the expensive side. We used a wine and cheese-tasting Groupon for this visit, and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Lovely wines and delicious cheeses, served by a very knowledgable bartender. I even bought one of the wines (only $13!) to take home. I plan on buying the next-level-up Groupon for our next visit.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Quaint, knowledgeable sommier, interesting wine and varied wine flights. Wine is sold in the adjoining store. Awesome cheese flights. A++ overall, we are moving into the area soon and I plan on becoming a regular. Thy did have been and liquor, too for the non-wine drinkers.

Tags: Organic, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Casual
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·Dined on July 30, 2017

I've been here on a number of occasions, but it had been a while. Previously, I have always enjoyed the wine and food. However, this time I thought the food did not live up to its previous standards. The herb crusted pork was tasty, but tough; my friend struggled in cutting into his steak. However, the pizza my wife ordered was outstanding.

The waitstaff and the wine were terrific, and the owner was friendly and cordial, but the food was a little disappointing this time. I will still go back in the future, but I will stick to the pizza, pasta, and cheese selections. And, the wine of course.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on July 16, 2017

As always , the food was cooked to perfection, presentation was beautiful, and the staff was awesome.

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Delicious! Friendly and knowledgeable staff! Love supporting local business owners!

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 25, 2017

In the Southeast of greater Denver exists a wonderful unique restaurant which stands apart from all of the chain restaurants . It is called The Wine Experience, just off Main Street in the Southlands shopping center. The menu is "eclectic" and "gourmet" with dishes for all tastes and appetites. The wine list is outstanding with a wide variety of wines by the glass to bottle of your favorite vintage. The owner ship and service staff "know" food and wine and are friendly and welcoming. The Wine Experience possesses a casual up-scale atmosphere where one feels at home . To our way of thinking this is the best and our favorite restaurant in the Southeast of Denver.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Casual, Fun, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Our favorite local spot to bring family. Wine selection is superb and the chef is top notch. Never disappointed.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Disabled Access, Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 21, 2017

We truly enjoyed the wine dinner. The wine and food were excellent! The restaurant is very pleasing and comfortable. Will do another organized wine dinner soon.

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 1, 2017

This is my 3rd visit. I keep hoping the food gets better, but the main courses are still blah. They need new chefs.
The wine selection is excellent, the servers are great, the starters are good. But the main dishes are always bad. I also do. It think they keep their kitchen area very clean. I see a lot of wiping the forehead and not waging their hands after. This could be an excellent restaurant, but the management needs to get better takers in the kitchen.

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 (Denver)·Dined on May 20, 2017

The staff is warm, friendly and always accommodating!!

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 (Denver)·Dined on May 16, 2017

This is my third time at this restaurant and sad to report was not my favorite visit. The wine and cheese is wonderful as always but one thing I will note was the inexperience of the servers this round. The first cocktail my BF ordered was awful sadly, he ordered the vodka gimlet and not only was it made poorly BUT it was barely full - and the glass was very, very small. So we just stuck to wine the rest of the night. I love going in being able to ask questions about the wine and get more information but it was more than obvious that our server was not only not old enough to drink or pour, but was not well versed on the drink menu at all. Don't get me wrong though, she was very nice and the customer service was fine but with Wine Experience in the name, I expect the people serving my wine to know about it.

As far as food goes, again the cheese plates are great. But the entrees were subpar. My guest ordered the scallops and had to send the plate back because it was lukewarm - and the scallops were uncooked. We were also one of TWO tables in the restaurant, not sure how food could be served cold. For that price or just in general, I was super disappointed. I've never experienced uncooked scallops. I had a salad, and it was just okay - nothing like the ones I've previously had. Overall, I really like this place and was disappointed it didn't live up to my rave reviews when I took my BF there. Not sure if I will be back anytime soon but definitely will pass on dinner.

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 (Denver)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We spent Mothers Day brunch at The Wine Experience. It was a wonderful meal; our kids, ages 8 and 5 loved the special kids' menu and devoured the breakfast muffins and Belgian waffles.
We enjoyed the bacon cinnamon rolls and quiche Lorraine, the scallops, Wine Experience salad, and crepes. All were delicious.
The flourless torte was our favorite dessert.
Juan Carlos was our server. He was friendly, funny and great with the kids.
A memorable Mother's Day for sure. Thank you Wine Experience for a great afternoon. We'll be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 16, 2017

We took the family for Easter. Brunch turned out to be a 4-course meal with plenty of options but difficult choices. Every course was well-presented and delicious, there simply wasn't enough belly space to hold it all. We each left with dessert in a box. Service was very attentive and helpful with questions. We will return.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Eldon and the staff at the Wine Experience always go above and beyond. We go there on a fairly regular basis and we always feel welcome and at home. The kitchen and bar offerings are always of the highest grade. The brunch was a different offering for Easter and again exceeded expectations. We look forward to frequenting the Wine Experience for years and years to come.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fun, Comfort Food, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Tapas, Quick Bite, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Live Music
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 (Tampa)·Dined on April 16, 2017

The first 2 visits were great, we have done the special occasion brunch visits and they were great in the past, this most recent visit was horrible. The food was awful, not cooked enough or over cooked. Too much butter and salt that the meal was overwhelmed by it. Service was horribly slow and there were only 3 other tables with guests when we placed our orders. My opinion has sadly changed, too expensive for such poor quality of food preparation and service.

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 (Denver)·Dined on March 30, 2017

The food and service is always top notch. Wine Experience is the best restaurant in southeast Aurora without any competition.

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 (Denver)·Dined on March 29, 2017

Wine Experience Cafe is our go-to fine dining spot in the neighborhood. We celebrated our Anniversary there on Wednesday night. The server was very pleasant and attentive. We ordered grilled salmon and proscuitto wrapped seared sea scallops. Both were delicious! The owner, Eldon Larson, was available and recommended a perfect wine for our entrees. We shared a complimentary dessert for the occasion. The experience could not have been more perfect! Highly Recommend. 5 Stars plus !!!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 24, 2017

I really enjoyed this place. It's very cute and the service was excellent. I went for a business meeting and didn't realize the there was going to be a band this particular night. So it it was extremely loud. But that was my fault for not checking. But I would return.

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 (Denver)·Dined on March 11, 2017

We will be back soon. We had a cozy seat by the fire on a Saturday evening. We had tuna tar tar and porkbelly for appetizers, excellent. Our entrees were Veal dish and Lamb dish, also fantastic. Then finished with bread pudding that was to die for. Josie was our server and she was very knowledgable. The Arrowhead Cab sauvignon was lovely. See you again soon!

Tags: Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Cozy
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Great personal attention

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on March 2, 2017

I came here for restaurant week and the choice and meal were outstanding. I will definitely come back.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 1, 2017

Food was tasty, bright, fresh. Nice size pours for wine flight. Only problem, while the bread pudding had a great flavor combination, it was tough to chew. Friendly staff. Fireplace. Owner on site.

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 20, 2017

My wife and I have had dinner here a few times and have always enjoy the service and meal. The atmosphere is casual in the bar area and a bit more formal in the main dining area. Our server was very nice and discuss with us some choices which she liked and others that we have had that we have enjoyed. The portions are a bit on the large side so go hungry. Looking forward to our next visit.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 19, 2017

Lived here in Aurora for 6 years and never knew it served food. Just thought it was a wine bar. Bit pricey but I would return with my girlfriends for wind and cheese.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Tapas
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 18, 2017

There were 3 couples celebrating one person's 60th birthday.
We enjoyed the wine and food very much.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 18, 2017

This is a go to place when we have guests come from out of town and when elegance is a must. The waitresses are well versed in wine suggestions that correspond with the meal. We'll be back for sure.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Food is very well done and unique. Delicious!!!!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Our waiter was very patient in explaining everything on the menu, especially the cheeses. Food was amazing.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Great food.
Very conscientious service.
Very close quarters and loud.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Great food, really nice wait staff. Two friends and I had met for dinner on Saturday, 1/28, but one friend cancelled her order and left. We couldn't hear ourselves talk above the music. Really talented, hard-working musicians, but we simply couldn't carry on a conversation. That's why my friend took off.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Business Meals
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