The Cellar - Corning
The Cellar - Corning

The Cellar - Corning

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.corningwinebar.com/
  • Phone: 6073775552x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner:
    Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm,
    Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

    Check our website for additional event hours
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Fusion / Eclectic
  • Executive Chef: Michael Lanahan
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Special Events: Contact us if you are interested in a large party booking:
    Cellar@CorningWineBar.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Walnut & Pine
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from The Cellar - Corning
The Cellar presents to its guests options for a casual dining experience in the bar/lounge area or fine dining experience in our newly completed restaurant area. If you are looking for a non-intimidating and fun atmosphere in which to enjoy great wines from local Finger Lakes wineries, as well as highly acclaimed domestic and hard-to-find international producers you"ll find it here at The Cellar.

The Cellar's presentation of 75 deliciously unique wines - available by the bottle, glass or tasting flight - is based on our "user-friendly" classification guide, which classifies each wine by its flavors and weight. Don't know what your looking for? Our trained staff is also here to help you choose the wines that are right for you!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
The Cellar - Corning reviews from OpenTable diners
51 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (42)notable wine list (30)special occasion (26)romantic (21)neighborhood gem (20)good for groups (15)hot spot (10)vibrant bar scene (9)late-night find (5)kid-friendly (2)great for lunch (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Always a wonderful dining experience. Like seeing seasonal changes to the menu and how fresh the food is.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great wine & tapas
    wolfgangdinning1
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    wonderful hidden gem in Western New York, would def return if we are back in this area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Cellar is a cut above
    Vergiedude
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The Cellar in Corning is the best tapas style restaurant we have visited. Their dishes are as creative and delicious as any 4 star we have patronized world-wide. I would highly recommend the Cellar and you should put this on your must do list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent across the board
    Advok8
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Everything was excellent -- food, service, attention to special dietary needs. We love a tapas restaurant because we aren't always in the mood for the same food, and and one of us requires gluten-free food. The Cellar made that easy, enjoyable, and delicious. There is no "special" (read "limited") menu; just clearly marked selections on the regular menu. We ended up sharing everything (even a flatbread and dessert!) and you'd never know there was a special diet involved. All of the food was excellent, as was our service. Just an excellent evening out - thanks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect, Once Again
    DBinDC
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    As always, the Cellar did not disappoint. The service, menu options and delicious food lived up to our high expectations. We only get to Corning about once a year, but we always plan around a trip to the cellar for tasty, healthy food as well as innovative cocktails and impeccable desserts. Any chance of opening a satellite location in the Washington, DC, area? Please?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty eats
    hella
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We were a group of 4 people, different age categories, including 1 child and 1 grandma. Everyone had a great dinner, will definitely recommend to try.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Eclectic in Corning
    Cubfan
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    A nice change of pace for dinner in Corning that is dominated by bar and grill food places. Wide variety of food, both in tapas and entree form. Unusual foods such as French fries cooked in duck fat. The wine list is presented on an e-tablet. Not extensive but good. Except for an exceptionally slow kitchen, this is a very good choice for a casual dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Round for the kitchen
    TapasDiva
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We should have bought a round for the kitchen but by the time we thought of it we couldn't eat anymore. The table next to us did and what the kitchen sent out sounded incredible. It was also Friday evening at 5 p.m. so glasses of wine were half price. You can't beat that! I wish that we lived closer but alas this was probably the only time we will get to this lovely place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous, Creative, Delicious Food
    agingboomer
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Prior to visiting Corning I made a reservation at the Cellar based on its interesting menu & rave reviews on Trip Advisor. We were not disappointed! For our dinner at The Cellar, we shared an assortment of Tapas, luscious little small plates. They were all unique, innovative creations, beautifully presented, & absolutely delicious. A couple of our choices were Coffee Cured Smoked Salmon with capers & red onion, & Tamales made with apples, black beans, leeks & cheddar. The ambiance was pleasant & not noisy. The service provided by our waiter, Emmett, was excellent. We look forward to future dinners at The Cellar when we visit the Corning area next year.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice place
    Agaememnon1
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Excellent faire.....enjoyable. .....just a really nice place to have a beverage and get something nice to eat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wineglass eatery
    runtodine
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    This restaurant was the highlight of our dining experience on this trip! Unusual menu items prepared to perfection!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic! Something for everyone.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Choose The Cellar for a special dinner after running the Wineglass Marathon. It was one of the best restaurants I've been to in a long time-friendly and accommodating service, welcoming ambiance and eclectic yet delicious food. I have a dairy allergy and it's rare to find a restaurant that has so many menu options which are gluten free, dairy free and/or vegan. If I'm ever in Corning again I'll be back to visit the Cellar. Thank you!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    PennRN
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We were here for the Wineglass marathon. I wished we could have had more than one glass of wine with our dinner. The selection was great. All the food was delicious. I would highly recommend it and would definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unexpected Find
    DeniseVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Not certain what types of restaurant we would find in a smaller town we booked The Cellar based on Open Table. The food , service and location was great! Thanks for adding a pasta dish for the runner who were in town for the marathon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Restaurant - we went back
    marathonweekend
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We made a booking for Friday night. The food was amazing. Great selection and everything very fresh. Service was great. We went back on Monday night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Corning gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Food is excellent, service great, really nice ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Well done eclectic menu
    CasaLVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    As visitors to Corning, we were glad to find such a good restaurant. The menu is very eclectic, with Japanese, Chinese, Thai, Mexican and Italian dishes. We very much liked the small sizes so that we could taste many different things. We did, and six of the seven items we tasted were excellent. We especially liked the sushi and the Concorde grape dessert tarte. The wine list is excellent although we were a little disappointed that there were not more local Finger Lakes wines on it. Our waitress was outstanding, always there just when we needed her.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Upbeat Taste Explosion
    dramaced
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I chose The Cellar for a reunion with my college freshman daughter because of the diverse menu and the fact that it touted a good wine list. Great location in downtown Corning, NY. The street was jammed at 7 PM (fall festival) but we found free parking in a lot 6 blocks away. We started w/2 tapas plates: lollipop lamb chops topped w/goat cheese, & pot stickers. The chops were simply amazing--succulent & bursting w/flavor. 2 more plates of them made our meal! Pot stickers were dressed in a nicely zippy chili oil but the gluten free wraps were a bit rubbery. FANTASTIC server. Dessert: super-fun s'mores (locally made marshmallow toasted at table over a flaming "cauldron", chocolate ganache & homemade grahams). Can't wait to come back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • out of body experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The food was amazing. We described the spinache dip as an out of body experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Small Plates are Great
    MikeandLoVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We stopped by for the Small Plates since we were not hungry enough for a big dinner. The Cellar hit the spot. We were able to share three small plates and were satisfied. We had the Nachos, Soup and Hummus. Each one was excellent and would have made a great sharing appetizer for any meal. The service was very good. It is a Wine Bar, so they have their Wine List on an iPad. We don't drink so this wasn't too interesting for us. This can be a great place for a couple to sit, relax and enjoy some fine wine and excellent food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vegan paradise
    desmt
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    We three vegans had such a fantastic meal. The Brussel sprouts and cheese tray should not be missed. My entree was the beet ravioli which were absolutely fantastic. I was expecting beets in the stuffing but they were in the dough. FANTASTIC!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pleasant discovery!
    DougVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The Cellar more than lived up to its rave online reviews. We were staying in Corning overnight on our way from New York City to Canada. Luckily, we had booked a table, because the place was full when we arrived. The menu offers both tapas and full or half-size mains. Our meals were delicious - salad and lamb "lollipops" for my wife, bruschetta and steak for me - and the wine both excellent and reasonably priced. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful dining experience
    kmjs
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The Cellar is attractive and has a variety of great food choices. The décor is somewhat eclectic and tables are spread out which lends privacy. The high open ceiling reduces noise so you can hear the positive reactions to the delicious food! We had the hummus du jour (not too garlicky, very smooth with great flat bread), pad thai (our favorite, a large portion!), the summer greens, the falafel (both salad dishes but with light and tasty seasoning and dressing) and the coffee cured smoked salmon (very mild coffee taste, but succulent salmon!). The waitress was friendly, efficient and informative. If she didn't know all the ingredients she volunteered to find out from the chef! We enjoyed the experience and can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A wonderful dinner
    chaseon
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    This restaurant was chosen to celebrate our 43rd wedding anniversary and it turned out to be a wonderful choice. The selection of dishes was incredibly varied ranging from vegan to meat-lovers' delight. Although it was quite busy, our waitress, Amanda, was solicitous about our time and our enjoyment of the evening. Both of us ordered the American Kobe Beef entrée never having tasted Kobe beef before. It was incredible - I ordered mine medium rare and my wife had hers cooked medium and you could actually see the difference in the meat color. It was tender and very flavorful and the garlic paté really added a nice taste to the beef. We followed up with a molten lava cake which we shared and which topped off the whole meal.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Evening treat
    traveler
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Food very good and innovative. Booth service a plus for quiet conversation. Low lighting at night. IPad wine list should go, paper is better combined with the paper menu. Also, feel like washing hands after using the iPad. User interface is too cumbersome. Nice to have half portion option.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoying Tapas at the Cellar
    millionaire
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The service was very good as well as the presentation of the dishes.. We were not very hungry and did not want a big meal so we ordered many of the small plates such as the lamb chops, the fried artichoke hearts, sliced tomatoes, scallops, etc; T The portions were small but very tasty . The more we ate the hungrier we got, but by the time we were finished we were very satisfied. We were more than happy with our choice of wine and happy with our selections.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • feedme
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Food great. took my wife for night out. well worth time and money. nice atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a nice find in Corning.....
    NYFoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    food was excellent, service was rather spotty and disappointing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love The Cellar!
    GoodLifeCSA
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    I appreciate the new Tapas menu, and my trio had a great time shopping around for our meal there and sharing. We went pretty much all over the world :) As farmers who work with Chef Mike, we're grateful and respectful of what it means to take farm products and create a fine dining experience, and psyched to be along for the journey!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun, Fresh, Worth It!
    DGaebel
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    We recently dined at The Cellar after a visit to the Corning Museum of Glass. Nice atmosphere, great NY wine list, fun, flavorful, fresh food! Loved the vegan cheese board and the tapas were incredible. Happy to see an emphasis on local and organic food. Good gluten free options. I only wish we lived closer...
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Discerningtourist
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Entered with high hopes and left very disappointed. Entree Portions were small and not good. We had the Nachos appetizer that was tasteless, had the beet ravioli that was awful. Had the Gyro...by name, but was sliced meat, a few slices of Nanna, sauce etc. not very good at all. Prices were high, food was not good and small portions...particularly for the entrees. Would not recommend. Drinks looked good and ambiance was nice. Servers were friendly, but not very knowledgeable about the food.
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  • The best in Corning!
    foodlover
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    My husband and I live in Corning and love to eat out. Fortunately there are many wonderful places to chose from and The Cellar without a doubt tops our list. Their changing seasonal menus have never disappointed our palettes which prefer a taste of something different yet delicious. The chef has outdone himself each and every time we have gone and we've always left discussing our amazing meal for hours to come. If you are looking for a special night out in Corning, The Cellar should definitely be your stop.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Cellar
    ElaineVIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    We were delighted to find The Cellar on Open Table's list of restaurants near or in Corning, New York. It was wonderful--the food service and ambiance. We highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dining
    Kamie
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    An excellent restaurant with great food and great service. Who knew that vegan could taste so good?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 17 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 142 reviews are from the The Cellar - Corning reviews archive.
  • Wonderful!
    Happy2eatgoodfood
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We live locally and just discovered The Cellar Friday evening. We loved it and will definitely return for many more meals. We ordered the lamb lollipops as an appetizer and they were scrumptious. The house salad was delicious with just the right amount of dressing. My husband and I had the sea scallops and pork cutlet both of which were excellent. Everything was nicely prepared, and we had great service. It was a totally enjoyable evening. Our only problem was we ate too much!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Only on Normal Days!
    Sawwhetowl2VIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We went back to the Cellar on Father's Day. They are normally closed on Sundays. The second-string chef was on duty, and I was very disappointed with the food. We arrived for brunch, only to realize that the second-string chef was not able to pull off the phenomenal, incredible, amazing food that we had on our last visit in April. The french toast was okay, the bread was a bit soggy, the pancakes were okay, and the salmon was good. There were items missing from the salmon appetizer that we had also had on a previous visit. The caramelized onions were not served but instead raw red onions. It didn't complement the salmon the way the caramelized onions did. The lemon tart was served to us, unset so it was liquid. Not cool.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An eating experience
    Hardtoplease
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We had a great dinner. The menu is limiting for those of us that want to choose from a larger selection of items. We were very satisfied with the service, food and dining experience. Who knew that we could find a great restaurant in Corning, NY.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • LeeH
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Everything was perfect. Great food, great service and great seating. We'll be back as soon as possible.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Phenomenal Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    The chef is to be applauded! The food was amazing with flavors perfectly balanced to give some heat with sweet. Starting out with a salad and soup for appetizers, our palettes were well prepped for the main courses. We had the daily special pork tenderloin and the on menu chicken. Both were incredibly tasty and extremely tender with amazing sides of rice and asparagus. The wine was chilled perfectly and delicious. The chef even adapted one of the desserts for our anniversary. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A gem!
    squire
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We came back to The Cellar while we were in Corning for the 2300 Event and Glass Fest. As with our previous visits, it was a great choice for dinner. The waiter was attentive and helpful while we were choosing from the menu. We were relatively early so the restaurant was pretty quiet during our time there. Food was excellent as was the wine. We will be sure to go back to The Cellar when we visit Corning again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate