Cellar 49 at Tarrytown House Estate
Cellar 49 at Tarrytown House Estate

Cellar 49 at Tarrytown House Estate

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.tarrytownhouseestate.com/tarrytown-new-york-tavern.php
  • Phone: 9145913183x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Friday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm;
    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Christopher Hettinger
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wine, Wine Bar

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A word from Cellar 49 at Tarrytown House Estate
Cellar 49 is a casual, small yet energetic tavern featuring modern twists on American fare. It is located on the grounds of Tarrytown House Estate in the cellar of the historic Biddle House Mansion.
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Cellar 49 at Tarrytown House Estate reviews from OpenTable diners
65 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (32)special occasion (30)fit for foodies (21)neighborhood gem (21)notable wine list (14)good for groups (10)late-night find (8)vibrant bar scene (5)great for lunch (5)hot spot (5)great for brunch (5)scenic view (4)great for outdoor dining (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    This is a tavern that should at the very least be able to provide a credible onion soup and a decent hamburger. Unfortunately on a Sunday evening the restaurant could do either. I was served onion soup that had no onions and the medium rare to rare burger I asked for was served medium. The fired chicken my husband ordered had a thick coating that separated from the chicken and the coating and chicken were both tasteless. I overheard the party at the next table send their food back as well. In my view, the person in the kitchen doing the cooking didn't belong there. Things were so bad, the waiter made our drinks complimentary.
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  • Horrendous service
    MudRouteVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    For no ascertainable reason, our rather uncomplicated meal took over 2 1/2 hours last night while every other table was attended to. Also, we received no bread when every other table did. Food was far from good enough to justify being ignored.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • lovely place
    KimG
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We were in Tarrytown overnight, and were not disappointed in our choice for dinner at Cellar 49. The food was phenomenal! One of the best veal chops I have had, and the onion soup was awesome. wines by the glass could have been better. Overall wonderful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Delighted
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Ate a lot more than we should have because it was so good. Very generous portions- we shared a salad and an appetizer and each had our entrees and we shared a dessert.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good food and ambiance
    eatersdigest
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    the food was very good, the drinks, main course and dessert. The service was friendly and attentive. cozy basement setting-----------------------[
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Absolutely amazing food. Shrimp and grits was the best shrimp or grits dish I have ever had. The pork po boy was excellent, and the salmon with rice and spinach was also sufficient. Great wait staff and of course the atmosphere is relaxed yet sophisticated.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food & service but pricy wine
    SatisfiedCustomer
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    As we were staying at the hotel we decided to use the restaurant on our first night to avoid driving. The decor is a bit dark but we soon got comfortable due to the warm welcome. Service continued to be attentive, friendly and professional throughout. Food was very good. The only issue was wine starting at $45/bottle - made the meal expensive. I would go back but only if I was staying there as there are several alternatives in Tarrytown, Irvington, and Dobbs Ferry area.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Hidden Gem in the River Towns
    Speedrazor
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The four of us enjoyed ourselves throughout the night. We began at the bar and then moved to the Game Room. After a game of pool, we sat in the lounge with our friends and shared some stories and laughs. We then entered the Dining Room where we were able to enjoy the 1964 Prix Fixe Menu and that proved more than enough of fine food. We celebrated a birthday for one of the members of our group and the staff provided us with additional desserts. It was a great time for everyone. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • cellar 49
    skata1
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    we loved it it was well worth the money the food was great and so was the service would definately come back again
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pub food, but not pub prices
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We found this restaurant through Open Table and reading online reviews. The restaurant itself is in the basement of an old mansion and the part we were seated in was originally a one lane bowling alley. The ambiance was in line with the pub theme - as was the food. There were wings, burgers, salads as well as other types of food you wouldn't typically find at a pub such as diver scallops, veal chops and flat breads. All in all the food was good but everything was overpriced. The hamburger was $19 when it should have cost no more than $10. My veal chop was good quality and cooked to perfection but again overpriced for this venue. After speaking with the staff it became obvious they cater to business clientele - thus the high prices.
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  • Great Anniversary Dinner!
    Cray
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I went here with my wife for our 2nd Year Anniversary dinner and the service was incredible! The staff gave us wine glasses to take home as well as complimentary cholocate covered strawberries and brownies, good stuff!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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  • Good food and service
    anybodyVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The food was good and service was very nice and accommodating. However, the noise level was higher than confortable with children's loud voices as constant background... Not what you would want for a quiet weekend!
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Wonderful food
    Luvtoeat
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We had the pork chop and the veal chop, both were excellent. The sides were great as well. They were mash potato and polenta which I loved. I had order white wine, that was just O.K. But we did have a Bloody Mary at the bar and that was lovely. I would go back to this restaurant even if I was not staying at the hotel.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wine Cellar Atmosphere
    GlennP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Very good food. Awesome wine list. Friendly staff. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nocooking
    nocooking
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    My husband and I had an enjoyable dining experience. We were able to share our appetizer and salad as their portions are generous. The crab cakes were delicious as was the estate salad. We both found our entrees to be very tasty! We will come back again.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic setting
    Fabulous
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    My hubby and I went to Tarrytown, NY looking for a unique getaway vacation. This place was amazing! It is set in the ground floor of historic Lyndhurst Manor. Candlelight, fantastic service and a wonderful view before and after dinner really set the mood for us. It was pricier than I had expected, but not out of the realm of possibilities, so we made sure to bring plenty of money. After all that we experienced (we stayed at the hotel on the grounds) it was definitely a night to remember for both of us and I would love to go back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Perfect Choice
    MartysMemories
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Meeting with dear friend we hadn't seen in a long time- wanted a nice restaurant in Tarrytown where we could enjoy good food, good wine and a relaxing atmosphere in which to catch up - we struck gold with Cellar 49. It is situated on a beautifully landscaped property and we were able to grab our first glass of wine and enjoy the beautiful surroundings before ambling downstairs to the cozy restaurant. Our waiter, Paul, was wonderful - immediately bringing to our attention what was available for vegetarians on the menu and for the remainder of the evening, pacing our food and drink arrivals perfectly so that we could enjoy our food and our conversation. The food and service were superb - we will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • very enjoying
    wings
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    excellent food great service .if you get there a little early you can walk the grounds
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • CFio
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    excellent overall on our first visit here. The hotel was lovely, also.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved it!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Service was terrific. Veal chop and strip steak were cooked to perfection. Love this place!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • monkey914VIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We went to meet up with friends for drinks and some appetizers. Our waiter made it obvious he was annoyed with our food selection at 9pm
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding all around
    Tmort5
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    This place blew past all my expectations. Food was phenomenal, service was very attentive. Price was right for the quality of food and service. My wife and I were celebrating our anniversary and the staff made it extra special for us. Couldn't have asked for more.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fussyeaters
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This was our first time there. Great find right in our backyard! Didn't even know it existed and I live in Tarrytown. Food was great and menu has very different options from the regular blah menus at so many other restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WhyWhyVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Our second visit and we were not disappointed. Great spot for dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • nice place
    HBHB
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Simple menu, friendly staff, reasonable prices. Perfect spot, if your staying at the hotel.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • hidden gem
    AngKer2011
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Cellar 49. The food was all of the highest quality, the pub atmosphere was upscale, and the menu was pub fare on a gourmet level. Cannot wait to return, they have an extensive wine and liquor list, local brews, everything was top notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Specialcouple2
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    The restaurant has a very nice ambience and the service is very good. My husband loved the salmon entrée. However, the menu should include at least one "true" pasta dish, one chicken dish which is not fried plus a "true" vegetarian grilled vegetable dish.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing meal
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The bread had been frozen and re-baked, it was soggy on the bottom and chewy. The same for the flatbread, the dough was soggy. The scallops and the ribs were too salty. The waiter was friendly, but he should have asked why we left our plates half full. The location of the restaurant and the ambience were gorgeous, but our meal was a big disappointment.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The restaurant and bar are very nice -- the atmosphere is great. Bartender knows what he's doing -- my Manhattan was perfect. Dinner was absolutely delicious. It was disappointing to learn that in spite of being one of three tables of two when we arrived, that the kitchen was already out of one of their specials for the evening. Service was spotty at best, which was a bit of a shock since they were not busy at all. Bread was promised, but never delivered. Wine glasses were not refilled. No one came to check on us to see how the meal was going or see if we needed anything.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good try
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Not too vegetarian friendly. If I had a nickle for everytime I heard "we have a salad" or "we could make a steamed vegetable plate," I could buy the Brooklyn Bridge. Both my wife and I had rumbling stomaches all night--she had steak and I had a salad with garbanzos (after the server said "we don't have anything with beans.") Good pour on the drinks.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brunch Gem!
    WestchesterCountyNewbieVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Tried the brunch on a Sunday. It was the first ever offering of the brunch menu - $32 Prix fixe of 3 courses, including an alcoholic beverage and unlimited coffee/tea/juice/soda! Portions were very generous. Not the most unusual menu items, but they were fresh and delicious. The waffle sundae was especially delightful- the waffle was perfect! Service was great - servers were just attentive enough and the pace of the courses was just right to allow you to enjoy the generous portions. The grounds of the Tarrytown Estate are beautiful to stroll around after dining. I recommend highly recommend the brunch. Will definitely go back to try the dinner menu. And again for brunch, if they continue to offer it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    love2eat
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Unique and delicious food…..excellent attentive service…..server was very knowledgeable and personable…..host and hostess were friendly and personable….
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • NYCKIDVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The local area & attractions brought us here - we enjoyed our delicious lunch and walked the beautiful grounds & explored the period building that housed the restaurant. We were greeted warmly, seated immediately and the staff was gracious and attentive. The meals were prepared as described with fresh ingredients.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • anniversary dinner
    whackywendy
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    place was quiet. Very friendly host . Veal chop was very good. Host reserved a corner table by fireplace, as i had said it was our anniversary.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Occasion
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Came here to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Service was great and the food was delicious. The restaurant also gave us chocolate covered strawberries as an added treat in honor of our anniversary. Definitely recommend!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Romantic & Delicious!
    diesel918
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Perfect date night spot. Amazing food and superb service. Couldn't have asked for a better night!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Louis
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    All around great food, the wine the setting and the service, we will be back with friends and family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Turn the music down
    CountChocula
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Appearance wise, the room resembles the typical high end motor lodge dining room. The food was far better than that, however. My wife's smoked pork chop was just excellent in all respects, and my dinner was very good too. Service was a bit inattentive....I think the waiter just had a bit too much to do that evening. But the thing that really detracted from the experience-aside from the young couple who made no effort to control their very loud and ill behaved child-was the sound system. The volume was much too loud for a dining room. I don't think it's my responsibility to ask to have the music turned down anymore than I should have to ask that the silverware be clean. Anyway - the food was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OK
    Allegra
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Very friendly and helpful staff. We found the menu to be limited but the salad that I had was nice. Did not like the maple butter that they serve with the bread. We've dined in other restaurants that are below stairs and liked them but for some reason - perhaps because it was a Monday night and quite empty the atmosphere did not appeal. Would possibly give it another try on a busier night.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Much more than I expected
    Auntabby
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Took our son and his wife for anniversary. The menu listed tavern fare for sure but it was exceptionally prepared. The spinach was prepared to perfection ; the herbed French fries were incredible and the hanger steak was just right. Best part were the chocolate covered cheesecake lollipops!! True, it is expensive but for a special occasion is okay. The staff were more than helpful and attentive (we had a 4 month old with us.) This being said, it was a Very quiet night with no bar patrons or convention groups. I can see how it could get very noisy and crowded--but for us it was perfect!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.