About 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 our more popular dishes are Gulf Shrimp & Sea Scallops, Prime Flat Iron, and our signature housemade pasta dishes. The menu also features a daily selection of hard to find artisanal cheeses & charcuterie. The desserts are all enticing, all house made and all delicious. Our live jazz brunch is the best on the island. 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.

1080 Corporate Drive
Westbury, NY 11590
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Monday-Thursday 4:00pm - 10:00pm,
Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11pm,
Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday & Sunday Brunch 11:00AM til 3 PM

Cross Street:
Zeckendorf Blvd.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(516) 693-5400

Website:
http://citycellarny.com/

Catering:
The perfect place for your celebration, business dinner, or soiree, City Cellar Wine Bar & Grill features a spacious, beautifully appointed private dining room, which can comfortably accommodate from 30 up to 185 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.

Parking Details:
Plenty of parking in the rear of the building. We offer Valet parking on Friday and Saturday nights, and Holidays.

Executive Chef:
Michael Abbatiello

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Long Island's premiere jazz brunch, featuring delicious housemade specialties, along with a complimentary mimosa or bellini.

Private Dining

The perfect place for your celebration, business dinner, or soiree, City Cellar Wine Bar & Grill features a spacious, beautifully appointed private dining room, which can comfortably accommodate from 30 to 200 guests. This space boasts HD flat panel TVs, along with a state-of-the-art sound system.

City Cellar Wine Bar & Grill - Westbury Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

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4.2

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4.4

value

4.0

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Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (48)
Good for a Date (45)
Good for Anniversaries (41)
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Good for Birthdays (40)
Good for Groups (29)
Notable Wine List (29)
Casual (29)
Bar Seating (28)
Great for Brunch (26)
Business Meals (26)
Neighborhood Gem (26)
Romantic (22)
Creative Cuisine (21)
Sunday Lunch (21)
Great for Lunch (20)
Vibrant Bar Scene (19)
Fun (17)
Happy Hour (16)
Cozy (15)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Hot Spot (11)
Worth the Drive (9)
Quick Bite (7)
Seasonal (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Authentic (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Live Music (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Healthy (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Tapas (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Live Sports (2)
Organic (2)
People Watching (2)
Vegan (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
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 (New York Area)·Dined a day ago

Service was very slow, inattentive waiter, everything else was great.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

We were pretty disappointed since we had been at City Cellar before and had a great meal with good service. This night was different. Because it was Valentine's day they opened up the party room. It was pretty evident that there wasn't enough staff to cover the room. We were seated for 10 minutes before we had to call over a waiter to ask for water and menus (the hostess only gave us the specials menu, not the regular menu or wine menu). When we were given a bread basket the waiter placed it too close to the candle, and the paper in the basket when on fire. We mentioned it to the waiter but he wasn't too concerned.
The food was Ok, but I wouldn't recommend coming here on a special occasion night.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

They took us and threw, what it looked like all parties of 2, into their overflow room or room for special events. Once we sat down we noticed that no one around us had any food except for the couple next to us who were complaining how bad the food was. No body had food or even drink on their table when we sat and the ambiance was soooooo quiet I felt awkward even talking to my wife because it felt like I was shouting. They had a pandora radio station playing so every like 3 or 4 songs was a lovely commercial playing. We sat long enough to look over the menu and notice one of the staff going almost table to table apologizing for something and offering free drinks. The whole room seemed like they were having such a terrible time we decided that this was going to be a terrible experience. It was so long since any staff even welcomed us that we were able to go on Opentable look up other restaurants near by and make a reservation with them. We got up and left our table and with out any staff noticing except for the regular “thanks for dining with us this evening” script said to us as we left even though the same hostess just sat us 10 minutes ago. Overall was a terrible experience and most likely won’t return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Food is delicious and the service was not good. If it was my first time being there I don’t know if I would’ve went back. Hopefully it was a fluke normally I really enjoy going there

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

One of my hubby's favorite places to Dine---food , drinks and atmosphere are always very enjoyable. Recommend for any occasion!

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Valentines Day

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Nice ambiance. Food was good but not great

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Service was great but the food was poorly prepared

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Disappointed that when my meal was incorrect and they had to reorder it they did not credit the bill

My husband dinner was done. I have eaten at your restaurant many times disappointed

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

We were so happy to see they set up a private room for couples on Valentines Day! The ambiance was so relaxing, our waiter was professional and attentive without rushing us at all. The food was amazing! Best dinner out we had in a long time! I wish they always kept that room for couples because the main dining room is always very noisy!
They went out of their way to ensure a great dining experience for us! We celebrated 24 years married and Valentines Day and enjoyed every minute!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Took my hubby for Valentine’s Day. He enjoyed it being his first time. The booths had room, cozy and comfortable for 4 adults that aren’t “skinny”...lol. We wasn’t rushed with having to eat...We had reservations so we didn’t have a long waiting time. Everyone was pleasant even when they got my order wrong, they gave me a credit for my meal. I would come again

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Tea
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

My husband and I decided to celebrate Valentines Day a day early. We had the pasta special and it turned out to be a really good deal. The pasta dished were very good. Would
definitely recommend.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Good food and value. Waiter was truly excellent

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Food and ambiance is good, and they have a great wine selection. Only frustration was with check in. We had a 7:30pm reservation and arrived at 7:10pm. The hostess asked us to wait at the bar and said she'd come and get us, but then never did. We went back to her at 7:50pm and she brought us to a table in the bar area that had been open since we got there at 7:10pm! She then said she had come looking for us, but she hadn't, as we had been at the entrance to the bar and were watching them come in. Anyway, once we got seated the server was great, and we had a good time, but there's definitely need for improvement with hostess/seating ritual.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Was looking forward to a nice evening, reviews looked good however it did not turn out that way. Had reservation for 7pm was 10mins early waited nearly 20mins past our 7pm reservation, while we watched other couples come in and be seated with no reservations ok it happens but we could see many tables for 4 open. After seating waited another 15mins before our waiter arrived which we assumed was the bus boy because he poured our water and as he was walking away we asked if he could send over our waiter and he exclaimed he was the waiter, never introduced himself never even welcomed us while he was pouring the water, what did we know! Cocktails where good however waiter could not pour Martinis kept splashing onto table and clothing of the party members that ordered them. Appetizers where ok nothing that wowed any of the party. Dinner took nearly another 30mins after apps where finished to come out no waiter to be found to order more drinks while we waited. When the entrees finally did arrive 3 of the 4 meals came, two of us ordered the same steak entrees exactly, the fourth meal was finally brought to the table 15mins later after we had to ask the matradee waiter was nowhere to be found. Finally to top the evening off as a disastrous failure and waste of money as the waiter was serving us dessert and cappuccino another patron knocked into the waiter and the hot cappuccino went down the back and arm of one of our party. Waiter did really apologize seemed un-phased didn't really even assist cleaning up our party member or the floor and table and never replaced the cappuccino that was nearly empty after it was poured down the back of our party member. 3hour 30min dinner.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

The Restaurant Week menu was varied, and the food portions were good sized, and delicious! Certainly the price was right. Our waiter did not try and push extras on us. He was very attentive to refilling water and bread basket, and checking to make sure the meal was perfect. It gets a bit noisy, as they do a good business there and there are large group celebrations.
We really enjoyed our dinner there on Sunday night.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

I always enjoy the dining experience at City Cellar. I love the jazz on Sundays.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on January 28, 2018

My boyfriend and I went to City Cellar for a Saturday night date during Restaurant Week. We hadn't seen that the promotion wasn't available after 7PM on a Saturday night, but the manager came over and allowed us to use the prix fixe menu anyway -- good business. Everything was excellent, the wine list is extensive, the interior is really stunning and romantic. Would love to come here with a group. We will definitely be back!

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

No parking, Very High Noise levels, Expensive for what they serve you, pricey wine list, Otherwise an OK place .

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Went for restaurant week reservation was half hour past the time frame. Manager Paul was extremely nice and extended it for us. He really was wonderful. Our waitress wasn't nearly as accommodating waited 20 minutes to order a drink then at the end of the meal she was bringing us a check before she brought us our desert!!
As far as the food salads were average. Main course of salmon was way to sweet and swimming in some orange puree that was awful. The b.f. ordered a flat iron steak and wondered where the rest of it was. Suffuce ti say he wasnt a happy camper. Good thing we got the restaurant week pricing . We wont be returning.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Restaurant week was a bust!
The restaurant only has the special menu till 7pm. What a misleading email that the restaurant sent out?! If there is a restriction then the email or restaurant should have said so, especially I put on comment for the restaurant week menu in Open Table. Many patrons asked for the restaurant week menu who sat down at the table after 7pm. I saw a couple spoke to the manager about the email. Then the couples got up & left. I would have left if my party was smaller. The NY city restaurant week is a lot better where the menu is offered the entire night! Disappointed how the restaurant treat the patrons in the restaurant week like early bird pre fix menu. The food is much improved since I was here several months ago, mainly not as salty. Service was ok although the server didn’t bring the spoon for the mussel pot. Overall I gave 3 stars for the restaurant week...mainly due to misleading email from the Restaurant!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Food and service great

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Average food. Extremely noisy venue.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Good food, great service. Too noisy. Priced right. Valet

Tags: Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Really enjoyed my meal which I had during Restaurant Week. The steak was excellent. Great value. I also enjoyed the ambience. The place is large with a feeling of grandness. Could be a little noisy for some.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Enjoy it for restaurant week. Everything was very good and lots of choices

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Bar Seating, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Food is okay. Service is very slow.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We have been going to City Cellar for many years, and they never disappoint!

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Food is really good. Would highly recommend. I also liked the interior design and the dining set up. The only thing I didn't like is the slow service and lack of attention from the staff. The noise level is also high so I wouldn't recommend this place for an intimate occasion, maybe it'll be good for a girls get together but that's about it.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

From the staff to the food, everything is great!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Went to dinner for restaurant week with my husband. His steak came out raw and he had to send it back. The waiter never even apologized (not that he’s the one who cooked it, but still). I ordered shrimp and scallops and my shrimp were so medicinal I couldn’t eat them. Needless to say we won’t be going back.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 26, 2018

I love City Cellar, it is my favorite restaurant. I love the atmosphere, I love the food and the staff is excellent

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Passed by numerous times, but finally decided to try City Cellar during Long Island Restaurant Week for January 2018. The atmosphere is cozy and elegant, with a nice old-fashioned look yet modern. The options for LIRW was fantastic--the hoisin sticky chicken wings were fried & seasoned to perfection. The flat iron steak was cooked just right at medium rare, with a bacon aioli sauce that complemented the steak. The portion was thick and juicy. The mussels pot was filled with an abundance of mussels, shrimp, and other seafood that seemed endless. The dessert of sorbet was larger than I expected--the raspberry sorbet and pistachio ice cream was a great ending to a fantastic meal. Totally worth coming on regular menu times and the service was excellent.

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Tried out this restaurant during LI Restaurant Week. The ambience and decor were classy and interesting, with good lighting throughout. Most of the food arrived as described, although the shrimp in two different dishes were overcooked. Scallops were excellent. Soup was very good, Caesar salad very ordinary and not enough dressing. Don't know the cause, but it took forever for the entrees to arrive. Desserts were excellent.

Tags: Healthy, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 24, 2018

We went with another couple during restaurant week and all of us were very pleased with the quality and service. We all opted for a "never before seen by any of us" mushroom and onion soup which was very tasty. My wife and I had the peppered tuna which was cooked perfectly (which is to say, very little). A double scoop of lemon sorbet was an ample dessert. All in all, it was worth the visit.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 24, 2018

We came because of Restaurant Week. We enjoyed the atmosphere, food and service. It's definitely a restaurant we'll add to our get together list.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Great date spot. Try the mushroom onion soup.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Horrible waiter. Had an attitude and didn’t smile one time. For the amount of money we spent there, we were expecting a different experience.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Delicious, relaxing, lovely dinner

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Always a good meal

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