try the duck. I highly recommend the duck confit and pan roasted breast. It was perfectly cooked and very tender. I have eaten a similar dish at two other area restaurants and this was definitely the best. My wife had the soy glazed wild Alaskan King Salmon and it was fine, but nothing special.
Great Dining Experience!!!. I absolutely love the Wine Cellar in Los Gatos, CA! if you want a great lunch or dinner dining experience you must check out the Wine Cellar! Obviously they have GREAT wine selections, but their salads, apps and dinner are very good! They have the best fondue and desserts. I have dined here many of times and have never been let down. Lunch on the patio with my dad, birthday dinners in large groups, every time has been delicious and a great dining experience! They have a very nice, small bar that is fun for happy hour or drinks with friends. Its quaint, dim and kinds romantic! Check it out!
Upscale American Restaurant with Underground Dining Area.
Tried this restaurant once and I don't think I am a big fan of the food or ambiance. There was nothing really wrong but nothing really memorable either.
For dinner I have ordered -
Traditional Swiss & Gruyere Fondue
Duck Confit and Pan Seared Breast
Soy Glazed Wild Alaskan King Salmon
The taste and presentation did not meet my expectation for restaurants at this price range. Everything was just average. The appetizer fondue was probably the better dish out of my entire dinner. The duck confit came out dry rather than crispy. The duck breast was not nearly tender enough. Salmon was over done as well. I have had better salmon at restaurant charging half the price.
This restaurant is pretty huge. They have a really busy outdoor dinning area and an underground cellar dinning room. It took me a while to find the right maitre'd. Would have been nice if someone actually showed us where to check in.
Great choice for dining in Los Gatos!. The Wine Cellar is one of our favorite restaurants. This is where we held our employee Christmas dinner this year since La Fondu was such a disappointment the year before. All eight of us were raving about our meals and we were impressed with how well they managed to serve quickly on such a busy night. We all love the ambience at The Wine Cellar. My husband and I like to pop in there for a glass of wine and an appetizer when we're shopping in Los Gatos. It just has a great feeling there. The atmosphere is warm and inviting. The employees are friendly and the service is fast. I highly recommend the short ribs! The only dish we did not like was the "apple crisp" for dessert. It simply was not sweet enough to be a dessert and the topping was not crisp at all. When I gave this feedback to the waiter, he said that there are so many people who come there specifically for the apple crisp, I realized that their recipe is one you either love or hate. But everything else was outstanding, including all the other desserts we ordered. Definitely two thumbs up.
I read through many reviews to determine the best restaurant to celebrate my husband's birthday. The menu looked promising and the management showed that they really cared about their business.
We ordered the abalone, which was pretty tasty. My salmon was also pretty good and so was my husband's duck (order it medium). The sauces (on the abalone, salmon and duck) were the highlight of our night; they really complemented our dishes. At the end of the night, all the food added up to a bit over $100 (without wine). So, everything ended pretty well; nothing special.
I personally thought that our last celebration at Crimson restaurant in Los Gatos was by FAR superior to the Wine Cellar. It was cute, romantic, the food was AMAZING, and the bill including appetizer, 2 entrees, and dessert, and wine was only about $85. I loved it.
Our experience at Wine Cellar paled in comparison to Crimson. I won't be visiting Wine Cellar again because there was really nothing out-of-the-ordinary there.
great wine, great meals.
I just had Valentaine's day dinner with my husband there.
OMG, it was a great dinner! I have never had such tender lamb chops before!
Great wine, great atmosphere, great location too.
I had crab cakes to start off the evening. Crispy outside, moist/soft inside.
I love that waldorf salad with maple vinegarette.
My husband really liked the Tiramisu. I had Napoleon to finish off the evening.
This place never disappoints me.
awsome steaks. I want too let everyone know what a great experience I had at the Wine Cellar. If you want a great steak come here. The service was excellent to match the food. I can not wait to come back for lunch to see what that part of the menu has to offer.
very slow service, do not recommend if you actualy want to eat.
Waited for over 1 hour, when waiter was asked about our food it turned out he forgot to order it.
Do not recommend
We spoke via email. I agree this is unacceptable and I offered to make it up to you if you would give us another try. You accepted and we look forward to that chance. Again, my sincere apologies...
Customer service needs work.
I have lived in Los Gatos 36yrs I go to most restaurants in the area, I called the wine celler to make a reservation for ten I was told thats fine and they needed my credit card to hold a reservation at 6pm I don't give out my card info since I have had fraud twice in the last 6 months I told the manager this and was told they couldn't make the reservation I said ok thanks and hung up.
Well it turned out to be the best thing I ever did, I ended up making a reservation at Crimson on the other side of town the 10 of us showed up and we all agreed it was one of the most fantastic meals we have had in years.
I am not one to give out compliments easy since I have been in the restaurant business for 36 years but the Crimson deserves a big big thumbs up.
Thank you for taking the time to write down your frustrations. I would love to explain the policy more clearly. We have have had several occasions where large parties have made a reservation, and when unable to keep the reservation, failed to call and let us know. This large table then is held for a considerable amount of time before and after the reservation time for the missing party. Being a small family-owned restaurant, this inconsideration greatly affects our sales for the day and prevents us from taking reservations for others that really wanted to dine with us. We now take a credit card #, which, if more comforting, can be given solely to the manager/owners and is password protected. People now take their reservations seriously and always call if they need to cancel. Not once has anyone needed to be charged. Thank you for your time and I'm glad you enjoyed Crimson. Chef/Owner Diane is a nice person and a great chef. Kudos to her!
After using Citysearch reviews as a guide, I took my husband out to Wine Cellar for his birthday. According the reviews, Wine Cellar is considered one of the most "romantic" spots in Silicon Valley but we could barely hear one another speak the entire evening (7-9:30pm). Not exactly the most intimate ambience. It was similar to a hall--with nothing to absorb sound.
Also the hostesses (one in particular who was stationed outside by the patio but kept hanging out with the hostesses inside) were rudely oblivious & blocked guest traffic to the corridor bathroom when chatting(already an inconvenient location as it's across from where servers pick up the food). As an 8 month pregnant lady, I really don't appreciate having to elbow my way to the nearest lavatory. They didn't even notice that guests were waiting on them to move.
Our waiter was average and the food was overpriced for its quality. After mentioning my husband's birthday to the hostess and on my open table reserveration, they still forgot. I had to remind the waiter who put a candle in the average banana sundae & that was it. They did not comp my husband's dessert (for his b'day) which I thought was tacky. We're never going back.
We do apologize that your special occasion was less special because of our noise level.Unfortunately, during prime time on a busy Saturday night, we are not our most Romantic! We do have custom acoustic sound panels located throughout the ceiling area, which despite what it seemed, have incredibly reduced the sound level during busy hours.
Your experience with the hostess is unacceptable and she has been spoken to.
Regarding your Banana Phyllo Sundae, which is actually quite a popular house-made dish similar to a Bananas Foster... we do provide a complimentary ice cream dessert with a candle to birthday and anniversary guests if they have not ordered their own dessert off of our menu. We also spoke to the hostesses about remembering Open Table guest notes when seating a guest.
Again we apologize for your unpleasant experience with us! We always strive to provide our guests with an excellent dining experience and in this situation, unfortunately, we did not.
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