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CellarDoor

4.1
4.1
119 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
CellarDoor is a multi-award winning restaurant and bar located in the beautifully restored Historic Swoop-Duggins House in the Central Business District of New Orleans, LA. Our cuisine can best be described as Southern Contemporary, and our cocktail menu focuses on reinterpreting the classics. We have a special event space on the 2nd floor with a private balcony that can comfortably accommodate roughly 85 guests. Our wine menu is curated with our cuisine in mind and we have a large beer selection, focusing entirely on Louisiana craft.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, American, International

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (504) 265-8392

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Miles Glynn

  • Catering

    We offer off site catering. Please contact us for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    We have various private dining options. Please contact us for more information.

  • Private party contact

    Rachel Fabra Gremillion: (504) 231-4613

  • Neighborhood

    Central Business District

  • Cross street

    Baronne St.

  • Parking details

    There are metered spots all around the area, in addition to parking garages and parking lots. We're also 3 block from 3 different street car lines.

  • Public transit

    There are a few street car lines close by.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 119 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.1
4.1 based on all time ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. AV

    AndrewV

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the marinated steak entree and it’s was incredible. Perfectly cooked med-rare. Cocktails were stellar as always; service too.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our service was great, the food was on point, and the cocktails were delicious! They were super accommodating for our party of 10. Would definitely recommend!
  3. JB

    JenniferB

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere. Food was great. Service was excellent. Would definitely go back.
  4. MB

    MelissaB

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A gem! Drinks have always been awesome, the food is amazing too! Highly recommend!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2020

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Very very very noisy. Large drunk table of 10 allowed to yell and scream during dinner.
  6. AP

    APar

    New Orleans

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2020

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    This is a pretty cool upscale casual restaurant, was a previous house converted. The decor is nice, has brick walls, hardwood floors, and a nice sitting area in the backyard. The staff were very friendly and the food was good. I was disappointed at the prices, though. The prices are surprisingly very high; they are comparable to Galatoire's or Commander's, without the white tablecloth service. This is the only reason for my lower evaluation.
  7. DA

    DanielA

    New Orleans

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an incredible meal. For a Pre Fixe New Years Eve Dinner we were all excited about the meals we ate. Our server was extremely hospitable as well.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Cellar Door has really great food. However, you’ll expect to wait a good while for everything including drinks. Our waitress was friendly and helpful and the drinks we ordered were near perfect. We came in for a nice New Year’s Eve dinner and the noise level was acceptable, but as the night went on, more and more large parties began to gather in the small restaurant gradually increasing the noise level. This restaurant is well decorated and the ambiance is romantic. I’d recommend dining here only on a night that would not be so busy
  9. MG

    MatthewG

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The burger and fries were incredible. The menu was simple and changed every few months; which is nice. The restaurant itself was cool and historic.
  10. F

    Foodie

    New Orleans

    52 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2019

    overall2food1service1ambience5
    Low rating unfortunately because we never got seated! We were about 20 mins. early, there were at least 5 tables open but the host asked us to wait at the bar. We did for 20 mins. and went back to the host to see if he was going to seat us. He said give him a few minutes and while we did, he seated every open table but not with us! So we left. Very disappointing. It was not packed. No one was waiting when we arrived at 5:10 for a 5:30 reservation.
  11. G

    Gregory

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic spot hidden in plain site. Beautiful historic building, cocktails were on point, and the food blew us away. Had the seasonal market fish which was cooked perfectly, and my wife had the blue crab gnocchi which she said was the best dish of the year for her.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was beyond excellent! Had the market fish and couldn't get enough of the cream sauce! Make sure you try their signature cocktails! Cant wait to go back!
  13. CP

    CazzoPazzo

    New Orleans

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Slacker Manager hasn't changed the online menu for 2 years but the current menu is completely different. My party went to Cellar Door for dinner and left hungry. The waitstaff is amateur and could not simply suggest an option for the hungry masses.. I asked to see the manager. Quickly he made excuses and offered explanations not solutions. He threatened me when confronted by the fact there is not one VEGAN option yet it is advertised. DO NOT GO HERE! This place is cruising on it's past and has a limited future! The manager is hostile towards homosexuals. Run away!
  14. EH

    EdwardH

    New Orleans

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Brunch seating on gameday. Very limited menu. Would give them another try for a full menu dinner service.
  15. CG

    CruiseGenie

    Naples

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Air conditioning not working so we almost left. Sat beneath a ceiling fan which helped. It was a Saturday night and the restaurant had only a few tables filled. It is a shame as it is an interesting old home/ brothel with great food. But no air did not make for a long, leisurely dinner. Would have loved to stay for dessert and the homemade limoncello, but no air made for a short dining experience.
  16. b

    bigs

    Palm Springs

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, food and service. Will definitely be back!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2019

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    No functioning A/C. Very hot. Kitchen closed at 9pm. Weren’t told this and waitress suggested we get dessert somewhere else.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Everything was delicious. It was very hot inside the restaurant but the food was worth it.
  19. LE

    LisaE

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always try to discover a great new spot along with our favorites when we come over from Pensacola, which we do frequently. We tried Cellar Door before we went to the Queen concert based on reviews, being on Open Table, and location for easy walking distance from our hotel and Concert venue. Loved our experience here! Food was great, cocktails were awesome and the service was very attentive and engaging. I have a feeling this one is going to be on our “list” of favorites to come back to, introduce our friends to, and recommend to others ! Thank you!
  20. AM

    laAMP

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    They gave our table away
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual; fantastic food and drink with lovely service. Worth every penny every time
  22. GD

    GregoryD

    New Orleans

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful experience. The food was great. The cocktails were very good. The manager gave us a tour of the property. Absolutely wonderful.
  23. EA

    EACH

    Houston

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Exceptional food in an interesting historic building. Quite pricey, but the food was excellent. We will probably return to Cellar Door on our next visit to NOLA.
  24. B

    Bazeballchic

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful building and atmosphere. Excellent food quality and presentation. Did not have to wait long for food. Great drinks and service.
  25. SB

    SBCeats

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing cocktails, service and food!
  26. AD

    AmberD

    New Orleans

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2019

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    Food was so incredibly salty. Scallops dish was inedible.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2019

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Th drinks were wonderful, the same as we had experienced in the past. The food was not what we had experienced in the past. The burger and fries used to be presented in a different way and the fries used to be AMAZING but they were completely different this time. The menu is seasonal, so maybe it was just a bad menu, but it was very limited. The scallops and pork belly were good but tiny portion for the high price. There weren’t many options for shareable apps, what happened to the cracklins and that hummus?! It was disappointing that these weren’t on the menu. We will be back for drinks, not food.
  28. t

    trchase

    Indiana

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2019

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    At first we seemed like we were being set up for disappointment since the menu on their website is quite different than what they have right now. It is more limited and the website also said they had a tasting menu which is what we really wanted to try. Our waitress who said she only worked there for a week said the website is "way off" from their menu. We had cocktails and they were delicious! We had the Caesar Salad with crawfish and it was fantastic! Our waitress sort of disappeared after we ordered our entrees and when we finally flagged her down to get water refills she said she forgot to put in our order. From that point forward she was very attentive and she expedited our order and we both had the seared scallops and pork belly. They were cooked to perfection and the smokiness of the bacon paired extremely well. It also went perfectly with the California Chardonnay we ordered. The food more than made up for a bit of a hiccup with service. They do need to update their web menu as that is pretty misleading when you view that menu to decide if you want to eat there or not.
  29. d

    dimi

    London

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great cocktails, really good food, lovely place, excellent service, deserves a lot of customers! We would happily visit again
  30. J

    Jennifer

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Limited food menu. Pricy for small portions that were just okay. Ambiance and drinks were the best part if that is what you are looking for.
  31. I

    Incediblefoodie

    New Orleans

    33 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2019

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Service was very good. Recently the menu changes and we did not feel It was the same quality as before. In addition all of the dishes we extremely salty. Overall not the best food experience. Really the only good dish was the Brussel sprouts . They used to have the best French fries before but I hey changed that also, these almost seems that were brought frozen.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    79 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brussel sprouts were amazing. The new gnocchi entree was also excellent. We topped this off with a nice happy hour red wine. This is always a great place with great service.
  33. SN

    SharonN

    New England

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, creative drinks, gorgeous brick building. Friendly service very attentive but not hovering. Will definitely return!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    Way too loud. Impossible to hear my companions. Food overpriced for the quality and quantity.
  35. B

    Beacon

    Seattle

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an excellent dinner. The scallops are amazing at Cellar Door. I appreciate the knowledgeable input from our server and the wine choices! We will definitely be back.
  36. RL

    RobertL

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2019

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Adorable old building. Food and service were lacking. Duck was undercooked. Chardonnay by the glass was not good. Disappointed with quality of food and service.
  37. DV

    DevonV

    Orlando

    10 reviews

    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    We chose CellarDoor for Valentine's Day dinner, and while we've been around long enough to know that a restaurant is frequently not at its best on that date..... CellarDoor more than missed the mark. The prix fixe menu (which was wholly unnecessary given the 10 diners there) and service were lousy. It was a damp night, and I attempted to order a coffee while I perused the cocktail menu (which is impressive, btw-- this place is worth checking out if you're not hungry), but the server rudely told me they don't have coffee (??!). Our meal continued on the same downhill track from there on out-- the citrus salad consisted of oversized romaine with a few canned mandarin oranges and a tasteless dressing. The duck entree ate like rubber off the buffet at my grandma's assisted living facility, and the desserts lacked romance and presentation-- choices were banana bread with a smear of vanilla ice cream or beignets- neither was worth finishing. The restaurant is housed in a beautiful old building, away from the tourist traps, but that's about all it had going for it according to our experience.
  38. J

    Jatexan

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2019

    overall2food1service4ambience5
    I was so excited to eat at the Cellar Door prior to my arrival. The restaurant is beautiful and has a lot of character. Unfortunately, the food does not match the ambiance. My snapper was extremely unseasoned and the sauce that came with it, was very salty. Not only did it lack flavor, the fish was also very rubbery and seemed to be old. Another ding, was the slow service. We were one of the few people inside of the restuarant, yet our food took forever to arrive. This place could be wonderful, if it gets a new menu and some better staff.
  39. JH

    JamesH

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2019

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Service was great but food menu limited. Drinks were good.
  40. JB

    JenniferB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    This is the only restaurant in NOLA I've ever been to that doesn't serve coffee. It was strange to eat a signature dessert with no coffee on a very cold night. It's quaint but loud, portions are conservative and pricey considering you can get a lot of food for the same price at lots of places.

FAQs

CellarDoor does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. CellarDoor also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (504) 265-8392.

CellarDoor is rated 4.1 stars by 119 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Baronne St.

  • Neighborhood

    Central Business District

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, American, International

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    There are metered spots all around the area, in addition to parking garages and parking lots. We're also 3 block from 3 different street car lines.

  • Public transit

    There are a few street car lines close by.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Miles Glynn

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (504) 265-8392

  • Catering

    We offer off site catering. Please contact us for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    We have various private dining options. Please contact us for more information.

  • Private party contact

    Rachel Fabra Gremillion: (504) 231-4613

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