Beecher’s – The Cellar
Beecher’s – The Cellar

Beecher’s – The Cellar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.beechershandmadecheese.com/Locations/NewYork.aspx
  • Phone: (212) 466-3340
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday Noon - 3pm
    Dinner: 7 days 5:00pm
    Happy Hour: 3pm - 7pm (M-F) or 5pm - 7pm (weekends)
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Wine Bar, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Kurt Dammeier
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 20th Street
  • Public Transit: N, R, W, Q, L or 4, 5, 6 Trains to 14th Street/Union Square or R, W Trains to 23rd Street/Broadway.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Public parking garage "Unique Parking" on 21st Street between Broadway and Park Avenue South.
A word from Beecher’s – The Cellar
Just downstairs from our cheesemaking kitchen, guests can enjoy a cocktail or glass of wine alongside a selection of sharable plates. The menu features embellished mac and cheese, fresh salads, braised meats, soups, and artisan cheeses and charcuterie. The Cellar is 21 and up.
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Beecher’s – The Cellar reviews from OpenTable diners
15 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (10)neighborhood gem (7)good for groups (5)hot spot (5)great for lunch (4)notable wine list (4)vibrant bar scene (3)late-night find (2)romantic (2)special occasion (1)Show More
  • Good for friends
    BDProfInNYC
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    I went there for a casual business lunch. It was not too crowded but there was only one waiter. It took 15 mins before he came to greet our table. He was friendly but overall service was sparse. The food was good. I recommend going with friends and sharing a few dishes. You'll get more variety that way.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cheese lovers!
    Agnieszka
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    It was great to see a cheese factory in the city. Who knew?! The cheese sampling upstairs was great! Cheese glorious cheese!! We made a reservation but they were able to sit us down early. I'm not a big drinker so I asked the server if she could recommend something with rum. She went and spoke to the bartender who made me a delicious drink to go with our meal. We shared everything we ordered and boy was it all good. I will definitely be back next time I'm in NYC for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!
    TomFood
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We had a group of 8 for my wife's 30th birthday and the service and food were amazing. The cheese plates are a must, as is the mac and cheese. I would highly recommend this place to anyone!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOVE THIS PLACE
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    This is one of my favorite NYC spots. Love cheese. Love bread. Love wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mac n Cheese!
    Flyinpanfan
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The "worlds best" is actually in the running! It was so delicious! Also the mushroom tart was to die for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 10 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 36 reviews are from the Beecher’s – The Cellar reviews archive.
  • So darn good
    LICGuestVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    The cheese plate is a must! After that be sure to do the mushroom tart. One of the best meals I've had in a long time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Casual Dining
    DeaZ
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Very friendly service, excellent dishes for casual dining. I liked the décor and atmosphere. Both times I've dined here, we ordered a bunch of dishes and shared. Mac & Cheese is divine, but all the other dished were terrific also.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, Not so Great Service
    flatironeaterVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Let me start by saying that I am a huge fan of Beecher's - I love the cheese and the restaurant in the basement made me very excited. For good reason, as every time I have been there the food, particularly the mac and cheese (no surprise there) is delicious. The only problem with the restaurant is that there is normally only one bartender and the waiter, but the restaurant has to have about 20 tables, some scattered and some behind pillars...meaning that a waiter has to actually go to the table to see if the diners need anything and can't just spot things from across the restaurant. Unfortunately, there has been multiple times I have sat for 20 minutes before being served or waiting for a drink. If you're willing to wait, its a great place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • PATEEATSVIP
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    some of the worst tunafish I have ever tasted. More like Tabby Treat.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great happy hour deals!
    shanagementVIP
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    Love the happy hour deals at Beecher's $5 wine and also specials on cheese and Mac and cheese. Generous portions on the salads.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cheese galore!
    ketaVIP
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    Although I've been in Beecher's quite a few times, this is the first time I've had lunch there. I'm SO glad we did! It was wonderful! My husband had the 3 cheese plate which was great (we shared our dishes) and I got the 'world's best' macaroni & cheese. YUM YUM!!! I don't know if it was the 'world's best' but it was way up there! I absolutely loved it! Our waiter was very friendly also so it made for a great lunch. I will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • different and delicious!
    JoannelizVIP
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    Fresh good with fabulous cheese themed food.Mac n cheese and kale salad are must trys.wine is pricey but high quality.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service
    ReturnCustomerVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    We were a big group and a handful, and the waiter was kind, patient, and made us feel welcome. No impatience at our indecision (it's a great menu with lots of choices) or eye rolls about splitting the check. I'll make this my go-to for a group as long as there are reservations.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch Meeting....
    EBB3
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    I had to host a lunch meeting for 5 of us and it was great. The restaurant was super helpful and they were very attentive without being a distraction to our meeting. The food was excellent!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great decor, great cocktails
    chops
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    Great decor, great cocktails (our server talked me into The Big Stick, which was amazing!). Mac and cheese is also mention worthy
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classy place with great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    My coworkers took me to launch for the last day of my tenure with out company. We had such a great time and the food was delicious. We all will be back... very soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience, top-to-bottom!
    GM3131
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Incredible place to dine. Recently planned a birthday gathering of 7-8 people and the bar and restaurant areas were both spacious enough to accommodate everybody in the group. Don't be fooled by the cafe and cheese store upstairs...once you go down the steps, a great venue for an evening dining experience awaits you. Had a drink at the bar before being seated at our table. Staff was very helpful and friendly, and they even worked with me when I dropped off a birthday cake earlier in the day to have it brought out after our main course was finished. They added candles and everything. Prices were very fair for what we got, and the drink tab was reasonable too, especially given the neighborhood. I can't recommend The Cellar enough!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for lunch
    Luv2lunch
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    The food and atmospher is the best great easy place for lunch The only thing that could be improved is the beer list it's really poor the beer I had was undrinkable Stick to wine As simple as it is - the Mac and cheese is the worlds best
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kale salad was crisp and tasty,
    harrysaber
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Kale salad was crisp and tasty, prepared with a citrus dressing that played well against the greens. Macaroni and cheese, curried with cauliflower was heavenly, rich cheesiness counterpointed by slightly spicy curry. Gnocchi were nothing special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Amazing food - we shared the mac n' cheese, meatballs, and kale salad. The kale salad was seriously the best salad I've ever had, with kale, roasted brussel sprouts, roasted mushrooms, almonds, shredded flagship cheese, with a very light dressing. Still dreaming about it. Go now!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mac & Cheese!!
    JenR
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    It's worth going there for the mac & cheese alone. Went with a group and all we got was a big cheese plate & mac & cheese. After having dessert one of the boys in the party also got an extra mac & cheese to go but the kitchen had already closed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mac and Cheese!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    We went to Beecher's with a group of friends and we all decided to try the different kinds of mac and cheese! Delicious! But we had to go for a walk after dinner to avoid a food coma - so rich - in a good way! Great drinks and atmosphere, we'll definitely be back...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mmmm...
    NYEatsVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2013
    Don't expect a varied menu but what they have is mucho bueno. It's also a really cool place; you won't be disappointed!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The mac and cheese here is
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/15/2013
    The mac and cheese here is rich and satisfying, and the salads are on point as well! I had a large group and while everbody loved the food, the loud noise level makes it hard to talk to everyone at a big table. Perfect place to enjoy their happy hour with a smaller group. Try mac n cheese, kale salad, and either wine/cocktail to finish it off.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Girls night out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/19/2013
    The decor was fun and inviting. Our server was knowledgable. The cheese selection was great. The best was the accompaniments for the cheeses. We found the pasta overcooked. Fun place for groups except the noise level was crazy. We were shouting to each other to hear.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This is a favorite of mine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 12/21/2012
    This is a favorite of mine in the Flatiron district. I discovered it when it was brand new and not so busy. It was a great basement hideaway. Then the NY Times reviewed it and it's impossible to get in! They have a small curated menu and wine list (based on cheese...) but everything is tasty and the curried mac and cheese is TDF. The service has always been friendly and informative. You have to look for this restaurant if you are on the street: it's in the basement of a cheese shop. BTW: the cheese is awesome.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beecher's is a favourite of
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/30/2012
    Beecher's is a favourite of ours, with great food, interesting cocktails and an overall atmosphere that ties it all together. If you don't want cheese, don't bother though. Fabulous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was really not great,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/30/2012
    Food was really not great, in some cases not as described on the menu. Cheese portions were mini. Really, we felt like we had to ration. Drinks were weak, bad tasting in general. Deafeningly loud. Really, it was over the top. We have been here before and were really looking forward to this visit with a big group of friends, but I don't think we'll be back with all of the other choices out there.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mac and cheese is amazing,
    Anonymous
    Dined on 10/2/2012
    Mac and cheese is amazing, charcuterie and cheeses were fabulous. Main dishes were just ok, I don't recommend them.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great cocktails and cheese!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/15/2012
    Great cocktails and cheese! Quiet on the weekends and easy to get a table. Great for groups. The servers know a lot about the food and drink so ask them for pairing suggestions.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great small plates! Amazing
    leeley18VIP
    Dined on 8/1/2012
    Great small plates! Amazing cheese and wine. Loved eating downstairs...very cool!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This place was great! we had
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/11/2012
    This place was great! we had a great experience the staff was very accommodating!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Came here after work both
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/11/2012
    Came here after work both mid-week and on Fridays. Great Happy Hour (5 dollar beers and selected wines/infused liquor/food for 7). Server was always friendly and helpful. We had so much fun we ended up staying for dinner. Everything we ordered was delicious: cheese plate with house-made cheese, cold cut plates, mac&cheese, ceasar salad, onion soup, porkbelly... Cocktails were fantastic as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Went here for my 30th birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/16/2012
    Went here for my 30th birthday dinner. Great food, great wine, great atmosphere. It was exactly what I wanted. Love this place!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We came for dinner, but everything
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/28/2012
    We came for dinner, but everything was salty and expensive. The cheese platter was good and wine selection was good, but overall pricey. Not fit for a laid back glass of wine.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I like this place--a bit of
    yummycriticVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    I like this place--a bit of a speak-easy feel below Beecher's Handmade Cheese shop. Dark, romantic ambience, and the happy hour is decent. However, the food could use a bit more work. Mac and cheese is great, but I had scallops & prawns with a side of brussel sprouts with duck fat, and both were very so-so for the price. If food can be improved, it will definitely be on my top of list for regular visits.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Went to The Cellar with co-workers.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/31/2012
    Went to The Cellar with co-workers. It was the the perfect spot to relax and enjoy each others company. The wine list was extensive and interesting (but all from the US) and the accompanying food was just right.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Really fun and lively environment.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/20/2012
    Really fun and lively environment. Good for groups with an advance reservation. Delicious World's Best mac and cheese (I wasn't crazy about the other types of mac and cheese though). Amazing cocktails and great wine selection.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Atmosphere, lots of build
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/10/2011
    Good Atmosphere, lots of build up with mac and cheese and was somewhat of a let down with all of the hype.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food, wine and atmosphere.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/24/2011
    Great food, wine and atmosphere. Still some kinks to be worked out in the area of hostessing and reservations.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic