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Wine Experience Cafe and World Cellar, Aurora, CO
Wine Experience Cafe and World Cellar, Aurora, CO
Wine Experience Cafe and World Cellar, Aurora, CO
Wine Experience Cafe and World Cellar, Aurora, CO
Wine Experience Cafe and World Cellar, Aurora, CO

Wine Experience Cafe and World Cellar

3.9
3.9
720 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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2 people

10:00 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Steak, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Wed–Sun 2:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (303) 690-1025
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • 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
  • 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
  • Neighborhood
    Aurora
  • Cross street
    State Ave.
  • Parking details
    We have sixty plus parking spaces located directly in front of our entrance. Parking is free of charge.
  • 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.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 720 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Denver Suburbs

    Great for fine wines

  • Denver Suburbs

    Romantic

720 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s been a few years since my last review of this restaurant. GOOD places always deserve, merit, demand and new review a few years later to see if the shine is gone. Happy to report this is restaurant is still a hopping place NOW with live music, frequently AND frequent wine dinners! Food is still excellent, unique, and with a changing menu. On the appetizers the Wilt Boar Wontons and Calamari are recommended. Both unique and not found in any other places I’ve been. There are a multitude of charcuterie and cheese plates as well not found in most places. The wine selection is great AND if you like something you drank it is likely in the wine shop attached to the restaurant. This might be the most unique feature and we always leave with a new favorite wine. Don’t see what you want? The owner Eldon will gladly order a case for you! All in all, this is still one of my favorite restaurants in the counter. Good value, good food, great wine selection, owner greets returning customers, live music on the weekend…what more can you ask for. I recommend!

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  2. LauraF

    Denver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Burnt food; Not enough wait staff to table ratio - slow service; Food presentation sloppy; No rolls ready for Bread tray told they were coming - never did; $25 drinks; Small Portions; Large Chat tray was as small size for other establishments; Food Cost for what your provided = Terrible. We spent $150 for lunch for this. Never will return.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Honestly so disappointed with our experience - we have dined here many times in the past but the last few visits have been mediocre and today was the worst we have experienced. There was plenty of staff but very slow service - our visit spanned over 2 hours for a simple 3 course meal. The meal itself was just ok and certainly not worth the price tag. We would love to support a good local business but unfortunately in this case, we will not be back.

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  4. TeigenS

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere and the service were great! this place has a very neat ambiance to it. will definitely be back.

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  5. Noel

    Denver

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I had made reservations for my 27th Anniversary with my wife to come here. We even came early and initially ordered a cheese plate with bread and two glasses of wine to start. We had to wait over 40 minutes to get some cheese with no bread and just my wife's order of wine. Our server Sara told us she had forgotten to write down our order and couldn't remember what wine I ordered. Sara explained that the bar's printer went out and that's the reason why she couldn't remember my wine order. I am puzzled why the bread didn't come out with our cheese plate. This place has gone downhill and I would not recommend it. I'm not sure, but my wife and I were the only minorities at the restaurant and am wondering if this had any factor to the horrible service.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. The calamari was excellent as was our entree Ribeye and steak Frites. Wines suggested by our server were superb and complimented our entree selections perfectly. Meal was topped of with Tiramisu which was best that I have had in years. Overall a wonderful dining experience. Highly recommend.

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  7. Nettie

    Atlantic City

    260 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    260 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved the food and drink here. The service by Miles was excellent but when we were seated, we waited over 15 minutes to even get someone to come over to the table! We want to come back but please have your servers check in with ALL customers frequently?

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  8. caseys

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and wine were all delicious! We sat next to the fire and were very comfortable. Great first experience there.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely loved this place! What a hidden gem in Aurora. My friend and I both ordered the Iberian wine flight and shared two appetizers: calamari and pear burrata - amazing!! We’ll definitely be back.

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  10. Luv2eatgoodfood

    Denver

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent dinner and service last evening. Thank you for being a staple in the southeast Aurora area.

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  11. DanS

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food and service were exceptional, price a little steep for extreme East Aurora location!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    We came for New Year’s Eve and I was expecting to have a great experience but it wasn’t the case. The ambiance was great. However, the service was awful. We arrived at 7 pm and we didn’t get our appetizer until 8:30 almost 9pm. Then we waited for our dinner and around 10:30 we decided to leave because service was too slow. We asked to get our meal packaged so we could take it home and it took them 45 minutes to do that. We finally get our food, we pay for it and leave. When we get home all of us open our packaged food that was taken home from the restaurant... We all ordered surf and turf. Per the menu, the surf and turf was supposed have steak and lobster. Guess what? We only had steak. The lobster wasn’t even in the box. It was just the steak and one scallop and some spinach. I’m very disappointed with the experience especially after paying $500 for food and a good night.

    1 person found this helpful

  13. LauriH

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    $1100 for tepid food, took an hour for our orders to be taken (the menu was already pre fix). Thank God for the company- awful NYE experience!

    1 person found this helpful

  14. JenniferC

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful setting we were here for our anniversary we were seated in front of the fireplace and the wines we tasted were divine I will definitely do another tasting

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  15. RickF

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service and food were excellent! We felt like we were the only table in the restaurant while their business was brisk. The bar service also stood out, particularly the barrel aged cocktails and high-end 9year old rye whiskey.

    1 person found this helpful

  16. ChrisW

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was great. We will be back for sure. Thanks!

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  17. SabrinaM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We recently visited on a kids sports trip and the moms got a night out while the kids were with their team. We cancelled another reservation to go to this restaurant because of the great reviews. We were disappointed. First off, a few of the menu items we wanted to order were out or not available. We then ordered starters and mains since the 3 course wasn't available. We got out apps pretty quickly but the mains took forever and 3 of us ordered the same thing! When we received our short rib pasta, it was cold and such a small portion. Everything could have used a little salt/pepper and olive oil. We left still hungry. Overall the service was good even though the food took forever to come out. I understand there was another big party there, so that could definitely have been a factor.

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  18. PamE

    Denver

    32 reviews

    2.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Wine Experience seems to be hit or miss. Our last dinner experience was definitely a miss. We both got the Kobe smash burger and it was cooked until it was a hockey puck. Seriously, I couldn’t and wouldn’t finish mine. The house fries were undercooked and unappealing. We asked for mustard and ketchup when they brought our dinner and it took 10 minutes and asking twice to finally get it. It seemed the responsibilities of the staff were disorganized. We could have sent out food back or said something but we’ve done this before and we just decided we were done dining at Wine Experience.

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  19. KAHDBC

    Denver

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We were there on a sunday evening, so it was not crowded, only 4 tables were occupied. Was not impressed by the hostess. It was a bit chilly and she was wearing a sweatshirt with just her arms through the sleeves. Not professional in our opinion. The food was very good; we had the calamari for an app and it was good but heavy handed on the salt. My scallops, were very good, but again heavy on the salt.

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  20. Kathy

    Denver

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Very slow service, server was unattentive and cheese platter was very small and boring. The 3 wines we sampled were delightful and that was the only positive from this experience.

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  21. AllanP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very quaint spot with good food. Sarah did a great job waiting on us. Would come back again!

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  22. NicoleB

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated our 20th anniversary here and they treated us like VIPS. Super nice staff, great food and even a special chef created dessert off menu for our celebration. One of the best restaurant service experiences we’ve ever had!

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  23. JanR

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Scrumptious food Even better wine Fantastic service Very welcoming

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  24. GaryandJudy

    Denver

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I met an old friend there last Sunday afternoon. We had appetizers and wine and talked. I got the scallop crudo and it was excellent. Recommended!

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  25. ToddL

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I always look forward to date night at the Wine Experience! We know we’ll have fine meal, with a fantastic selection of varietals, and the staff is warm, welcoming, and very friendly while being knowledge. Now we just need to make it to one of the wine pairing dinners!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    While I understand that they had an entirely new kitchen staff as they all walked out last week. They had no bread and they offered it to us. The only appetizer we ordered (meat and cheese board)took 60 to arrive. Our entrees took another 60 minutes and we’re fair at best. We stopped at McDonald’s on the way home. $120.00 meal was not a good experience. I kind of expected the owner to offer a discount or something.

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  27. Brooke

    Denver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was average and underwhelming. The portions you get, this place is way overpriced.

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  28. davyd

    Denver

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is excellent and a great selection of wine (Kind of expected with the name!) ;) Server was well versed in the wine. food portions are little small for the price, but the dishes are excellent!

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  29. DaleG

    Denver

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    it was worth trying but wasn't all that food was good wine selection excellent we thought it was pricey for portion size you should try it for yourself

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  30. RosieE

    Denver

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    good food. 4% service charge is stupid. Should state on Menu that there is a 4% surcharge if you use a credit card. Be upfront with the customer!!!

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  31. RichardD

    Denver

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Outstanding food. Loved the attention the owner gave to us.

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  32. MatthewS

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed a wonderful meal! The staff was so knowledgeable and helpful. The wine coaching was fabulous, too. Highly recommend!

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  33. BaileyW

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Very small portions for the price, still left hungry and paid over $100.

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  34. BruceS

    Denver

    13 reviews

    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Been here several times and loved it but this time just wasn't good. Kitchen was extremely slow (30-45 mins between courses). Ran out of pasta. Ran out of pizza dough. This was a 6:30pm reservation so they shouldn't have run out of half the items on the menu. Just disappointing.

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  35. GaryC

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    I was looking forward to trying this place and approaching the entry, I thought I was at back door. It appeared to look like a warehouse because of an array of open wine boxes, dirty windows and no presence at all of a restaurant entry. Very uninviting. The wait staff were a bunch of teenagers with no wine experience and no ambience to be found inside the dining room. I was expecting high top tables and chairs with people enjoying wine and charcuterie as you enter. A designated reception and some live plants (ambiance). There was no “experience”. Just fell very flat. Food was good, but in all areas, they need to step it up.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always a great night for us and the family! Eldon and the staff are so accommodating and gracious. Thank you all for a great 24th anniversary dinner.

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  37. BillR

    Denver

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great meal and some very nice wines in our flights before selecting a glass. David was very knowledgeable and personable. After dinner, we moved to the patio for a final glass of wine. Thanks

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Food presentation’s were good. Tonight the entree’s were very salty.

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  39. Great

    Denver

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful Fir fathers day. The menu is always changing.

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  40. Magnolia

    Minneapolis

    13 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We were the only diners and our food was overcooked

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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 3.9 stars by 720 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Wine Experience Cafe and World Cellar

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

Additional information

  • Cross street
    State Ave.
  • Neighborhood
    Aurora
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Wed–Sun 2:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Steak, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    We have sixty plus parking spaces located directly in front of our entrance. Parking is free of charge.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • 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.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (303) 690-1025
  • 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
  • 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
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