The Cellar at Duckworth's

4.8
839 reviews
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The Cellar at Duckworth’s combines gastropub fare from our chef-driven menu, with a tap list of specialty and rare beers served at appropriate temperatures to their styles, and signature cocktails that are hand crafted to order by our mixologists. Inspired by an era of time that’s long past, the underground space built originally in 1912, naturally has a speakeasy, prohibition-era feel with its original brick walls and exposed ceiling joists. Even our attentive staff dresses the part from the era. We hope to take you back in time for a bit while enjoying good food and drink with friends and family.
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Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall a good experience for the 6 of us...definitely will come back! Waiter was very thorough, knowledgeable of food, beverages, and history of building, though seemed a little routine in his presentation.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was amazing! My husband and I both had steak, we shared the macaroni, brussel sprouts, and truffle fires. The menu is somewhat limited, but the portions are a nice size. Our only criticism is the temperature/ air quality in the cellar was very hot. At one point my husband had to go upstairs because he became so hot he started to sweat. The temperature would be the only thing that would prevent us from returning.

KP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My fiancé and I were in town for the weekend from Raleigh for a concert and went here based on the rave reviews and it did not disappoint. The atmosphere is great, a little on the darker side lighting wise, but it’s built to mimic an old prohibition era speak easy. Very comfortable, romantic environment. The hostess was very polite and friendly, our waiter, Scott was great. Very informative, helpful and friendly. The food was delicious! We had the steamed pork buns, the truffle Mac and cheese and the Kansas City strip steak. We ordered it medium rare and it was cooked to perfection. My fiancé was close to eating the bone but since we were in public at a nicer restaurant, he didn’t lol. But it was delicious. We will definitely be back the next tine were in town!

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was too fast to have a relaxing meal. The food warrants more time to enjoy it!

OT
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time dining here, and it was wonderful! Our server gave us just the right amount of attention, and was very informative. If you appreciate upscale dining I highly recommend.

KR
Richmond
17 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely LOVED this place! Made the reservation on a whim (based on other very favorable reviews) to celebrate our daughter's new job/move to Charlotte as a recent college grad. From the unique atmosphere (we DID feel transported back to the speak easy days) to the spot on service to the delish food and drinks (more on that in a second) I'd like to give them 100 stars! A great feature for those of us older, sight-challenged folks - lighted ipad menu for cocktails, beer and wine. Best mai-tai we've ever had (only complaint is it is too small :) Delightful food: the brussel sprouts, appetizer cones, truffle mac and cheese, burgers (yes! best we have had this year) with truffle fries, spicy shrimp and grits, and to die for Nutella cheesecake. This is a GEM of a place.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Second time visiting and just as good as the 1st time. Beer and drink selection is excellent. Food was very tasty and quick to service.

GL
New England
7 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

5 star across the board. Our server Darren mage great recommendations, and made sure our party of 9 was well taken care of. Gave fun tour of the cellar. Atmosphere and food were fantastic for this business dinner.

TR
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Most amazing beer selection ever.

MJ
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, excellent food, amazing drinks, and just an overall excellent experience.

W
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall, we love visiting The Cellar. The food is always wonderful and the service is top-notch. However, they really should work on their value. The dishes are as over-priced as they are tastey... and drinks and cocktails even more so. $10 for a 2oz cordial?? Come on guys. That’s outrageous. You should give your customers a break... show some gratitude for people being willing to fight the uptown traffic, and deal with the severe lack of parking. Great place... but you’re abusing your clientele. Lighten up on our wallets just a bit.

EM
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Cellar at Duckworth's was such a wonderful dining experience! Our waiter was so knowledgeable about every food item and drink on the extensive cocktail menu. He was friendly and helpful and added so much to our dining experience. The food was absolutely perfect and there was a mix of cuisine and options to suit anyone! The atmosphere was dim and cozy and we will definitely be back!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Patrick was the best we’ve seen in 15 years in Charlotte, drink/food suggestions were on point and we had a great time. Will definitely be back and bring others.

M
Charlotte
12 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing! The filet as also amazing!

SM
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place overall!!The staff is very friendly and the food and drinks are amazing!!!

R
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my third time at The Cellar, and I fall more in love with this restaurant every time. The wait staff and bartenders are wonderful. The food is amazing (highly recommend truffle mac & cheese). The environment genuinely feels like you’re at a speakeasy. The drinks are phenomenal! No complaints from me at all!

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my favorite restaurants. You are greeted with a smile, the service is awesome, Darren is a great server. Highly recommend!

B
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. Drinks were fantastic and food was delicious. Very noisy but it wasn't a bother for us. We will absolutely be back!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was great! He told us about the history of the cellar and we even got to check out inside the cellar. The food is delicious and portion size is more than enough to share between 2 people. One of my favorite restaurants in Charlotte.

SG
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent first time dining experience. The waiter was very knowledgeable and made great suggestions for both small and large plates. The scallops were cooked to perfection. We look forward to coming back and bringing our friends (and even not-so friends) because it was that good.

R
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Cellar is a throwback to a time when you could get great food, drinks and service all together. It was an experience trying new drinks and the food was fabulous. Ben provided great service and will be back for another event. Thank you.

DL
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first time dining here. Server was Zach. He was great! Food and cocktails were excellent. Will return soon!

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Darren is always very attentive when we stop by. He remembers what we like to order and offers suggestions for drinks or dishes that go well with the foods we love. With more options popping up every week in Charlotte he really is one of the main reasons we pick this restaurant over others.

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cocktails were handmade & on point!

s
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

I usually like this place it appears the service and Mangement have not been trained on customer service .

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of the best hidden treasures of Charlotte! Amazing cocktails and great food! The speakeasy feel was perfect for our date night with busy lives/kids. Benzel was our waiter and made the experience one to remember and come back to. We will revisit and ask for Ben!

KJ
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food and service were excellent. My wife and I enjoyed the vibrant atmosphere. The burger and drinks were delicious. We will be back!

B
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Love Duckworth’s. Always a fun place, fabulous food. impeccable service. One of the best steaks I have ever eaten. If I could change anything it would be to add a green salad to the menu.

KD
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

the entergetic is not a correct option ..the noise level was high ,errible ..if you wanna talk .. you need to out tslk the neighbors beside you ..The ones beside us was really really loud as in screaming ...But I know its hard to control customers ...other than that it was great ,,after they left we were able to communicatea t our table

F
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter and I went for dinner and we were very impressed with the quality of food and ambiance. The truffle macaroni and cheese was the best one we had ever had! The lamb dumplings and Brussel sprouts were equally delicious. She got the NY steak and I tried the scallops for our main courses. Everything was served hot, and was aesthetically pleasing. The portions were generous so we didn’t have room for dessert. Next time we will order more wisely. Our server was fun and attentive. I would highly recommend going to this restaurant if you are in the Charlotte area. We will definitely return. :)

G
Charlotte
172 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The dark cellar and the smell of smoke from the infused drinks were the first thing I noticed when I entered the restaurant. Then the staff interacting with the patrons set the stage for a fun and interesting evening. All six of us felt like we were being treated as if we were the only ones there. The service was fantastic as were the food and drinks. Known for their steaks, my filet was awesome with the Pittsburgh style char. The charcuterie with wild boar and Gruyère was very appetizing. The tuna tartare was outstanding. I tasted the grouper and while it was good, I'm glad that I got the filet. Now I see why it's tough to get a reservation. I'll plan ahead for next time.

KC
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sam was awesome! Actually the entire staff was fantastic. Great food. Great service. Great experience.

KE
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The food was very good, along with the ambiance being quite and conducive to good conversation. I thought the wines by the glass were pricey. Service was very cordial and accommodating. We'll go back for sure.

f
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Excellent food. We enjoyed a quick tour of the craft beer cellar. Will go again!

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent.

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really loved the service! Our waiter was exceptional and the drinks were very good!

TM
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I would definitely recommend Duckworth’s to a friend for the cool location and awesome drink menu. Our server, Cameron, was knowledgeable and attentive. The food was lacking though, we enjoyed our charcuterie board although it took quite a while to come out. The Truffle Mac and Cheese was excellent but the burger we split and the Tuna tartare were not very good. The Guac that came with our tuna was clearly browning heavily and the tartare lacked much flavor besides sesame. The burger, although it looked really good, was bland and we could only taste slightly over cooked burger. Just go for drinks and Mac and cheese.

MK
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time to The Cellar. A hidden gem in Uptown Charlotte for certain. Service was excellent and food was outstanding! Brought the whole fam. Will be 'our' spot going forward. Only warning, floors are extremely slippery, so step lightly.

P
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal, great drinks, cool spot. Cool ambience. Avoid if your don’t like loud restaurants but otherwise it’s a 10

OT
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food, great drinks, and terrific service make this place one of my favorites in Charlotte!

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