City Cellar Wine Bar & Grill - Westbury
City Cellar Wine Bar & Grill - Westbury

City Cellar Wine Bar & Grill - Westbury

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://citycellarny.com/
  • Phone: (516) 693-5400
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Monday-Thursday 4:00pm - 10:00pm,
    Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11pm,
    Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
    Sunday Live Jazz Brunch 11:00AM til 2:30 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Michael Abbatiello
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: The perfect place for your celebration, business dinner, or soiree, City Cellar Wine Bar & Grills features a spacious, beautifully appointed private dining room, which can comfortably accommodate from 30 to 140 guests. This lush, chic space boasts HD flat panel TVS, along with a state-of-the-art sound system. The private room features french doors, providing beautiful, natural light, along with access to our outdoor patio & lounge-perfect for cocktail parties. The room can be divided into two smaller rooms, for more intimate gatherings.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Zeckendorf Blvd.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Plenty of parking in the rear of the building. We offer Valet parking on Friday and Saturday nights, and Holidays.
A word from City Cellar Wine Bar & Grill - Westbury
City Cellar Wine Bar & Grill offers a varied menu including delicious hearth baked pizza, dry aged steaks, housemade fresh pasta and seafood. Some of the more popular dishes are Gulf Shrimp & Sea Scallop Risotto and housemade Charcuterie. The menu also features a daily selection of hard to find artisanal cheeses. The desserts are all enticing, all house made and all delicious. The restaurant features a huge award winning wine collection that can be sampled by the bottle, glass or "flight." City Cellar has been named one of The Top Ten Long Island Restaurants by Newsday and called "A sure thing" by The New York Times.
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City Cellar Wine Bar & Grill - Westbury reviews from OpenTable diners
153 reviews since July 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
notable wine list (76)good for groups (74)fit for foodies (71)special occasion (63)neighborhood gem (63)vibrant bar scene (52)great for brunch (44)hot spot (42)romantic (32)great for lunch (29)great for outdoor dining (26)late-night find (14)kid-friendly (8)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Great place for brunch. Live jazz -Delicious food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    I recommend the crab & avocado Eggs Benedict. Excellent crab cake replaces the usual English Muffin. The live music is a little loud. They don't mention the free Mimosa unless you ask for it. But everyone enjoyed their food & we sat there for a long time. We've been there many times for dinner & brunch and it's always been good. Usually easy to get a reservation, but gets busy late on Saturdays.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    We went to City Cellar for their jazz brunch. I had never been to this restaurant so i did not know what to expect. It was recommended by a co-worker. It's a large restaurant but service was outstanding. There is a good variety on their Brunch menu. The jazz band is a little loud so conversation can be a problem depending on how close you are seated to the band. Overall, the food was great, the service was great but it was somewhat noisy.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HORRIBLE Wait
    Perry
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Wait to long for a table - especaiily when you are on time - food was good - service was excellent - bar area needs more bartendats on a Saturday night.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Forgot about us at the bar
    KMG1VIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    City Cellar is our go-to date night or special occasion restaurant. Food and service are consistently very good. Was a bit annoyed during this past visit, however. We arrived on time for our 7:30 reservation and was told several tables were finishing up and why not have a seat at the bar and they would text me when the table was ready. Two drinks each and 35 mins later no text so we went to check on our table. They were seating 8pm reservations as they were coming in the door right in front of me. I think they forgot about us. They quietly realized they ran out of tables for 2 so they sat us at a table for 4. A better system needs to be in place to seat those already waiting. Sounds like a scam to increase bar sales.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classy
    FoodieCraves
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Base on reviews on Opentable and Yelp, I decided to book reservations here for my boyfriend's birthday. The ladies at the desk were very pleasant. We were running late and I had to call them to push our reservations and they recognized my reservation once I got in the door, superb! They sat us down immediate since it was kind of early on a Wed night. I ordered their special pinot and my boyfriend had their beer. He said it was nicely chilled and the general manager responded back to me through email on which pinot I actually got (Belle Glos's Las Alturas). Thanks Daniel! As for the food, it was amazing! We got the beef carpaccio (excellent), ahi tuna tartare (needs more sauce/salt), dry age burger, and the braised short rib (their cream corn is the best I had). You can taste the dry aged from their beef dishes and that's what we expected from "dry aged". Everything was cooked to the standard you expect from a high class restaurant in Manhattan. My boyfriend is a chef with his background from the French Culinary and he recommends this place. This is definite a gem in the neighborhood. However, I wouldn't recommend anyone walking in with slacks, jeans etc (indicated as casual on yelp). It's more of a business casual environment and great for those who love dressing your best. Overall, definitely book this place for any romantic dinners or big group gathering. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Check Your Doggie Bag
    GroupaGals
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Very disappointed to find once home that my lunch leftovers were missing the delicious mashed sweet potatoes that I'd taken a mere fork full or two of were not packaged along with my salmon and cold slaw. I normally bag my own leftovers but since the group I was with let the waiter take care of it I decided to do the same. BIG MISTAKE! Why wouldn't my whole meal be packed to go, instead, the cold slaw was removed from the top of the potatoes and then the potatoes were disgarded. I'll be going back to my habit of packing my own leftovers, not only was the salmon and cold slaw very good, but the sweet potatoe mash really accentuated the meal. What a bummer and disappointment... scratching my head on this one.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Lunch
    bijt930
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We had a group of 8 for a lunch and they arranged for a great table that allowed for some privacy and had plenty of room for all of us. Our server was delightful and we all enjoyed our meal. The price fix lunch had great choices and almost everyone picked from that menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always enjoy coming here
    DCBklyn
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    I have been to the restaurant several times and the food & wine never disappoints. The service is also great and the restaurant has also been accommodating to any special food requests etc. I also like that they change up their menu seasonally. The ambiance is fabulous and it has been my go/to place in Nassau County for some time now. Living in Suffolk, it's a good mid-way point for meeting up with friends from the city etc.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious & dependable!
    BarbaraTVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Every time I'm in the Westbury area I make a reservation at City Cellar & Wine Bar because I know the food will be delicious and the price will right! They have a 3-course Sunset menu with many options -- this is not to be missed. You will spend as much for just one al a carte entree as you will for the 3-course Sunset menu. My party of 2 loved everything we ordered and it was really hard to decide on the entree because of all the great choices. Put this on your revolving restaurant short list!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch
    bru4fun
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Great place for Brunch with friends. Terrific food and loved the Jazz music.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food ok but...
    Rich
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Our dishes of pork osso bucco and steak were well prepared and presented. The seasoning was light to none. Place has a beautiful interior and bar but noise level is excessive. Wine was good but a very small amout for $13 for about 1/4 of a glass. Overall thus place is a tad too expensive for what you get
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Skip Dessert
    DinnerNOdessert
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Dinner was very good and the house wine was too. But the real reason we went to City Cellar was for the dessert platter, which is NO longer on the menu. We were a group of 6 celebrating a birthday and I thought the platter would be perfect. I think they should add it back on to the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    NyFoodie
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Tables packed to the max- couldn't even walk in-between the tables. Drinks took over 10 minutes to get. waiter apologized & took our app & dinner order. We didn't see our apps or waiter for 25 minutes, no joke. When the waiter arrived with the apps, he apologized again and said "there's a long line for apps". 5 minutes after our apps, our dinner came. The waiter even said "that came out quick!" & "I'll make it up to you"- he did not. We were charged for everything. NEVER AGAIN. Not worth the $. Beautiful decor, but the food wasn't good. I had Pasta Orecchiette & it was so dry; clearly sat under a heat lamp for 20 minutes. $18 burger wasn't a hit either. The crab cake was the only thing worth ordering that we were happy with.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Chef makes dishes as you like them
    cineMelVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Always enjoy City Cellar. Service is excellent. Food is tasty. Presentation is lovely. When I wanted my meal served in a particular way, the chef obliged.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • DON'T DINE ON SUNDAY NIGHTS
    BobarboyVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    SERVICE IS OUTRIGHT AWEFUL. 1 WAITRESS CANNOT HANDLE 2-TOPS + 3 8+ PARTIES AT THE SAME TIME. MANAGER DIDN'T SEEM TO WANT TO GET INVOLVED.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • What special??
    KuklaVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Although I received an email promoting a surf & turf special for Columbus day weekend (Sunday & Monday) we arrived at 6:30 on Sunday and our waiter was a little bit left out of the loop. He really didn't know too much. Then another waiter came, took our orders and then brought the salads. Our entrees were ready before we were, so we asked her to hold them. The Mgr came over and told us there were no more specials?????????How can that be when they were ready to be served? A bit confusing I might say. He gave us the salad and dessert that were supposed to be included with the special and we ordered other entrees. I think they have to get their act together. This is the second questionnable experience we've had there.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's OK
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    The menu is not too exciting and the food taste ok. It's probably good for wine because the soda and lemonade were not satisfying
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Perfect local restaurant
    foodexpert
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    This restaurant offers many things - it's wonderful for before or after the movies, shopping, has a lively bar, a varied menu for light or serious dining. Sometimes we have wine and cheese and other times we have a full dinner. I have been there for business sponsored cocktail parties but those tend to be very noisy.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • COOKIE
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We've been here before, but noted a few new items on the menu. The food was great but our server was abit slow. Also, the noise level is quite loud so its hard to carry a conversation at the table. Other than that, we look forward to our next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • birthday brunch
    g00df00dbadlighting
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    I was taken here for mu birthday brunch for the first time and I enjoyed it I just wish they would carry turkey bacon for those people like my self that don't eat pork.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing Service
    Jbunny
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Beautiful decor , great food, the calamari was delicious and the skirt steak too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So So
    So1so
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I have been to City Cellar many times. It is a central location for many of my friends who live on Long Island. I must say all three of us were disappointed Saturday evening. We all had the specials and they were so, so. We felt it was a pricey place to eat and to leave hungry. Were going to the movies afterwards so we got popcorn which filled up up. We might go back again or find another place near by.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, great ambiance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The menu was very versatile, and the food was delicious. Will definitely be returning!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Surprisingly good
    YogaGirl511
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Trying new restaurants is always a risk, but this was a good risk. City Cellar is a surprising gem among the chain restaurants found on Long Island, and in Westbury in partidular. Great wine selection, fantastic desserts, and wonderful ambiance.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night!!!
    AlwaysHungry
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    A great idea if you are looking to get together with friends. The food was amazing. The service was on point. We loved the half off of $100+ bottle of wine deal. It allowed us to try wine that we would never order otherwise. There is no doubt that we will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food but loud brunch
    Blonde95
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    I have been to City Cellar numerous times. Every time the service is great and food is delightful! Unfortunately my last experience was terrible. 6 of us went for book club brunch. There was a Jazz band playing but instead of relaxing background music it was so loud we could hardly talk. I like Jazz but not blaring Jazz while trying to participate in conversation. In my opinion if the music was a bit lower it wouldn't have been so annoying. Even some of the staff I mentioned the noise level to agreed. As usual the food and safe were on point.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jazz Brunch
    lovetoeatout
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Food was great. Booth was intimate for our party of four which was good because it was a little noisy. Had a good time. Nice atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent meal.
    Napa123VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    In an area of mediocre chain restaurants, this restaurant is a find. Nice environment and excellent food. A menu with a lot of choices. The server was very good, other service staff could use some training but overall an excellent experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Love going to City Cellars as we always are treated special. Food is awesome, wine is excellent and service could not be beat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First time experience
    Pumpkin
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Wanted to take the family out for Sunday Brunch. We went on the computer looking for brunch in our area. City Cellar turned out to be an excellent choice. Our server Tyler took care in explaining our menu choices and met all our needs during brunch. The food was excellent. And we particularly enjoyed the jazz during our meal. City Cellar,as we say in our family , is a keeper and we look forward to returning. PS it was great being able to make a reservation online
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not our best experience!!
    KuklaVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Food is always good - have never been disappointed. However, the noise level was soooo high, all 4 of us were yelling at each other in order to be heard. There was a party going on with a DJ and throughout the entire meal, all we could hear and feel was the extremely loud bass. It is definitely not the place to go for a romantic dinner. It has always been on the loud side, but the noise level this time made it difficult to digest your food. Management should also pay more attention to the busboys - our table had crumbs and the cream in our coffee curdled.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Similar to a chain restaurant
    DianneVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    It is located where there is a sports arena, large restaurant. Not my kind of restaurant, ok in a pinch. Food was ok, service was very friendly and good.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Time to move on
    KillerqueenVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Husband had the same sea bass dish he's had for the past 20 times. I had the branzino...it was over cooked. I only come because my husband likes the sea bass and I have literally tried everything on the menu. Quite frankly, none of it is good anymore. I used to like this place a lot, but the food is just awful now. Love the ambiance of the place, but it's time to move on.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • GREAT RESTAURANT!
    Kita
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    My husband and I celebrated my birthday here and really enjoyed it from beginning to end. The food was delicious and they have a nice wine list.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Place - Highly Recommend!
    Summer2014
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We wouldn't normally travel almost an hour to dine, but City Cellar was so worth the trip! The wine list was amazing and reasonable. Best spinach salad ever! Their signature dish - Chilean Sea Bass was delicious. The chocolate flourless cake with ice cream was to die for!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • girls night out
    MediaqueenVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Great choice for celebrating 2 friends birthdays! everyone was pleased with the menu choices (and if you can get there by 6:30 the early menu is a great offering). the place is very pretty and the food was delicious! it was quiet since it was a Tuesday and right after the holiday weekend so the quiet comment does not hold true on weekends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Enjoyable evening....
    janet
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Went there for Labor Day. Not crowded. The food and service were very good. Will return again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch!
    Dstrau
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Variety of items on menu. Albeit a bit expensive. Prix fixe lunch a better bargain. Very good food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Would never go back.
    Mitzi
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I had made reservations through open table made it for 8:00pm. When we arrived at the resturant there was a whole mix up with the reservations. So they finally found it for 8:00pm after having difficulity. We were seated at the table the waitress was nice .When my husband order a second drink it took about 20-25 mins before his drink came out. We were there celebrating my husband birthday so for desert they just put a candle but at that point we were done.Before leaving the resturant another hostess come to our table and said if we had reservation because somebody had the same last name.Like Really !
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • lilmac
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    They have an extensive brunch menu at reasonable prices. Live music adds to the ambiance, though it could be a little less intrusive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.