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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.
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
(behind Mcalister's Deli)
Aurora, CO 80016
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
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
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
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
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.
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Wine Experience Cafe and World Cellar Ratings and Reviews
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 !!!!!
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.
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!
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.
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.
Maybe we had a new server, but she was incredibly slow. The owner noticed and offered to take our drink order after we had been sitting for several minutes without any attention. My husband's meal (pot pie) was fine but my winter squash salad was flavorless. It was disappointing that I could have made myself a better salad at home. We were using an open table gift card, but only chose this restaurant b/c its one of the few restaurants in Aurora that is listed on opentable. Opentable needs more options in Aurora, CO.
I've been to Wine Experience quite a few times and love the food, wine and ambiance. It is a neighborhood gem for sure. However, this time, it seemed that no one was responsible for our table and two servers just said sorry I'm not your server, and after about 5+ minutes we had to ask if they would send our server over. After several conversations between the wait staff, a waiter came over. He and his trainee were very nice, but we still had to call them over several times. Need a little more attention paid to your guests. I will definitely be back though.
We were pleased to have a nice evening with out of town friends last Friday night. We had a nice table, an efficient server, interesting & Delish entrees and, of course, great wine! We lingered after dinner with another bottle of wine, and never felt rushed. Thank you, Wine Experience!
Service by Zach was very good. Decor and ambiance quite nice. A little overpriced for the what is offered but overall, a neat place to come to.
FYI: the chicken tortilla soup had a great flavor. Bu TOO MUCH corn. Way too much.
Came here for anniversary; will definitely come again. Probably for wine and tapas. Very nice relaxing place.
My wife and I were looking for a relaxed place to enjoy some wine while waiting for our son to fly into DIA. Found this place on OpenTable and we were not disappointed. They have an excellent cheese list to pair with a large variety of wines. We chose one of the cheese flights along with a bottle of pinot grigio to start. We were served some delicious fresh-baked break with a buttery olive oil dipping sauce and then, even though we could barely eat it, we also ordered the margherita pizza. We really enjoyed everything we ordered and service was excellent. We were the only ones dining at the time because it was 3pm on a Wednesday, but I believe that we would have still had excellent service even if the place was full. Definitely not a place for kids, but would definitely recommend for a date night or relaxed get-together.
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