Dinner was fabulous, as usual!
Dinner was fabulous, as usual! Wouldn't go anywhere else for dinner while in Daytona!
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had reservations for 5pm.
We had reservations for 5pm. "The Cellar" has 2 dining venues: 1st floor light and airy, with window-walls; downstairs in "the Cellar": darker but great stained glass art lighted from behind on the walls. We were informed that there would be a dining party including children on the first floor and were given the choice to dine there regardless or go down "in the Cellar". We chose the romantic "Cellar". The food was delicious and artfully presented without being stilted; portions were adequate. We ordered an appetizer, dessert and coffee. Service was prompt yet still relaxed; we had let them know that we had tix to a concert @ 7pm at a venue close by. Wait staff appeared somewhat "over the top" with niceties and "special attention".
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
It was an outstanding experience.
It was an outstanding experience. The serive was great. Food is delicious. Overall experience was amazing. The food portions were huge. It is hard finding quality food like this.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
b"attention to details" to perfecti
If you look for a definition of attention to details there should be a picture of this restaurant and his staff next to it. From the moment we walked in we were greeted with a smile and the maitre'd took the time to explain to us what to expect from the menu. The server was so helpful and very attending. And the food ia to die for. Perfectly seasoned and cooked salmon and snapper is all we could've ask for. If in the area to celebrate a special occasion again will definitely go back again
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
A gastronomical pleasure
Always a pleasurable dining experience. I had the duck and my wife had the pheasant. Both dishes were outstanding. We have been visiting the Cellar for the past 5 years and it is our favorite fine dining restaurant in the daytona beach area.
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Elegant dining experience.
Warm and inviting, yet refined. The food, service and ambiance surpasses 5 stars!
4/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
We love the cellar! We usually go there for special occasions but there's no reason why we shouldn't go more often. The food and service is always great!
4/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Needs salt & pepper at table
Almost perfect - and I hate to say almost because it was outstanding. The reason for the almost is that one small enhancement would be appreciated. While the server provide ground pepper on request, this frequent dinner believes that a pepper mill and salt salt grinder at each table would be most appreciated. That would the guest to have ready access to these items as needed. The salt and pepper shakers current at the table are almost useless.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Special Occasion Gem
The Chef-owned Cellar Restaurant is our go-to spot for very special occasions. Every meal is carefully prepared using continental cooking techniques that feature delicious sauces and spices. Menu includes Lamb Osso Buco, Large bone veal chop, rack of lamb and numerous fish specials. Pastas can be ordered as a meal, or half portioned as an appetizer.
Impeccable service is the hallmark of this restaurant, along with its quiet ambience. Choose from the cellar dining room or the upstairs garden dining room. A huge wine list also awaits.
Be advised that all this luxury and delight comes with a price. Avereage check for a couple including tip will run around $200.
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Superb Dining Experiience
Everything was excellent! The Cellar made my birthday really special!
5/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best in the area!
The Cellar is our favorite restaurant in the area without a doubt. Soft Shel Crab was the best I have ever had anywheres. See you soon.
5/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
A real gem
All aspects of this dining experience were exceptional...from the ambience in this historical building to the friendliness of the hostess and waiter to the expansive wine list, the unusual menu and finally the outstanding food. The Cellar should be on the "must list" for anyone visiting Daytona. I know we'll be back.
6/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Wedding Anniversary Dinner
My wife and I was in Daytona for our anniversary and I choose the Celler as the place for us to celebrate. We both thought it wa am excellent choice. It was a classy fine dining experience because the food and sevice was outstanding.
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Gem in Daytona
Great food, nice atmosphere, staff was attentive, owner has great wine recommendations. Crab cakes were fantastic, so was the ravioli.
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of the best dining experiences I have ever had.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great discovery in Daytona Beach, F
It was a pleasure for my husband and I to celebrate our anniversary with a first time visit to The Cellar! WHAT A TREAT... Great food, great wine-list, great desert! Lovely setting in a historic house. We were warmly received, enthusiastically served, the wine was a nice nice Chianti and the food was deelish! Home-made pasta for me and wonderful fish dish for my husband. The shared apple shtrudle was to perfection. Definitely a place to revisit!
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I went to the Cellar while visiting Daytona. Since my husband is a chef, we are very particular about the food, service, and atmosphere. The Cellar filled all our expectations. We had the veal chop, and like the VW commercial we will forever dream about the meal. We plan to return to the Cellar each time we visit Daytona.
6/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Romantic ambiance, delicious food
We went for our anniversary and were very impressed by this restaurant!
6/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, excellent service
Great place went to dinner there for our 20th wedding anniversary. Food and service was excellent would absolutely recommend to anyone in the area.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best in the area!
Our daughter was visiting from NYC where there is never a loss for quality restaurants and we wanted to give her a local experience. No doubt she was impressed as to the quality of food and service. We only dine at the Cellar for special occasions but it is always wonderful. We always eat in the lower level which is very great.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the best!
Living in Dallas and traveling all over the world, we've had a few world-class meals. However, The Cellar can compete with any celebrity-chef restaurant in the big cities. Our family gets to Daytona several times a year and we never let an opportunity pass to dine at this wonderful place. The food is always awesome, the service friendly, and the owners' wine knowledge perfect. It may be our favorite restaurant in the world!
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had the rack of lamb with marsala wine sauce and it was wonderful. The dining room was beautiful and service was great. Dining room was small and the people at the other table were loud and obnoxious. I would recommend to a friend.
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Diamond in a little town
absolutely unbelievable. This chef should be in New York or Vegas standing next to Mario Batalli.
Food,service is magnificent
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Hidden Treasure
We arrived on Saturday night and where greeted by the very nice hostess. The owner met us and offered us a drink while our table was prepped. Our waiter was excellent . The chef offered a smoked duck appetizer. It was wonderful . The meals were prepared fresh, rack of lamb which I had, and snapper and shrimp for my better half. Both dishes we have had before there but always excellent .i recommend the Cellar to all my friends that visit Daytona.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
this restaurant was perfect. the food is great the staff is professionnal the place is clean my husband and i loved it very much
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything from the appetizer to the desert was excellent. The flavors blended together perfectly. We enjoyed our total dining experience.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent family Run Restaurant
Located in a historic home, Pres. Harding's former house, and run by a husband and wife. Excellent small family run restaurant with great personal attention to details in an area which needs more establishments like this one.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
very romantic excellence service an attention very personal. food very good.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our first time to experience the Cellar. It exceeded all our expectations. We will go again when in area. Jm
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great find while on vacation!!
Wanting to have a nice dinner at a non-chain restaurant, my husband and I went online to Trip Advisor, which we often do when wanting to see reliable reviews on restaurants and hotels. During my search I stumbled upon The Cellar Restaurant. All the reviews were outstanding so we decided to try it. We made our reservations easily through OpenTable.com. Our dinner was fabulous! The service was equally fabulous. This small quaint restaurant, that has maybe 20 tables, is located in a historic home that was once the vacation home of President Harding. The restaurant's decor was a little bit dated, but was easily overlooked because the food and service far exceeded being concerned with that. I would definitely recommend this restaurant!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
We've been to The Cellar about
We've been to The Cellar about a half dozen times over the past three years and each time the food quality and service are excellent. Very consistent and a pleasure even if one has to spend a little more. Much better than any chain restaurant in the area.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent hidden gem in Daytona!
I went for my birthday, and thoroughly enjoyed my meal of Pheasant and Duck. Extremely well prepared and delicious. My boyfriend had the Roasted Rabbit over Fettucine and loved his meal as well. We will definitely be back for another special occasion meal!
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Exceptional, but . . .
Exceptional food, quiet and refined atmosphere, extensive wine list, and attentive (perhaps even overly attentive) wait staff. What gives this establishment a black eye is the printed, rather crass note the restaurant encloses with the checks when the meal is over: “To save waitstaff from transaction fees . . . Paying gratuity –In Cash – is greatly appreciated.” Credit cards, transaction fees and all, are contemporary facts of life that most of us have learned to live with by now. The restaurant’s meal and wine prices are already on the high side and presumably a more than adequate basis upon which to establish a tip that covers any transaction fee. At best, this practice is poor form and discourages patrons from returning.
9/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great Food and Atmosphere
The Cellar is a very nice place for adults to go and have a great meal. My and husband and I generally celebrate our anniversary and birthdays here. The wine, salads, entrees, and desserts are always so good!! I have to give the owners a big thumbs up on the dress code rules. It's refreshing to go out to eat where patrons are proud of the way they look.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was excellent, however service was entirely too slow. The history of the restaurant added to anyone celebrating a special occasion there. Didn't feel any special "warmth" from the co-owner/hostess!
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, superior service, and an experience we will take advantage of many times in the future.
This note for Open Table: our reservations were made as a birthday dinner but the birthday did not get passed to the Cellar. I was a bit disappointed when a birthday cake for one was delivered to a near-by table.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Every aspect of the food at this place is outstanding. This was my first time here and the service was top notch. I had a 3 course meal and each dish was prepared perfectly and was unique. The atmosphere was also great and still had the old time feel that it should maintain as it is a historic site.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was quite possibly the
This was quite possibly the best dinner I've had. We went to Daytona Beach for my birthday and I couldn't be happier with my choice. The Cellar is a lot more upscale than my normal dining, but I wasn't made to feel out of place. The staff was absolutely very polite and a beautiful restaurant. You can tell these are people with a passion for food.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Special Occasion Spot
I love the ambiance, the food, and the service provided by our waiter. The wine we chose was a little pricey but very good.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was outstanding. ! Hats off to the chef ! The restaurant is beautiful too. ! Can't say enough good things about the whole experience. !!!
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great date night
My husband and I recently dined with another couple at The Cellar. We had been there before and were proud to share our "find". It was a perfect night. We are foodies who will travel far and will spend an unlimited amount for an amazing meal. The Cellar rivals the best the country and Europe. It's special. Not to be missed by those with a discernible palate.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Worth the Money
Expensive, sure, but the quality of the food is well worth every penny so open up your wallet and treat yourself to a great dinner.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM