The Cellar at Duckworth's

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667 reviews
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Gastro Pub
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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Charlotte
1 review
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s a fantastic place to dine. I recommend for any occasion!

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Tampa
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go here any chance we can get - birthdays, date nights, special occasions. Every single thing I’ve had from the menu has been amazing - something I cannot say about any other restaurant in Charlotte. And last but not least... the Cellar Burger is hands down the BEST burger I’ve ever had. We get it every time without hesitation, only switching up our tapas. Not to mention all of their cocktails are made right in front of you with fresh everything and cool twists and their beer selection is phenomenal. The servers are charismatic and excited about working here. To top it all off, they offer a tour of their cellar after you close out. If you haven’t been here yet, you’re missing out. Love this place!!!!!!!!

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D
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience. Live in Charlotte and first time there. Brought execs in town for NBA All-Star weekend, and they loved it.

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PB
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Early valentines date. Great location and very attentive and knowledgeable wait staff. Will definitely go back!

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MC
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great atmosphere. Very cozy. Food and drinks were amazing, as always. The staff is also great. Very knowledgeable.

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WP
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I feel the the cocktail prices are too high. I would have tried more if they weren't so expensive.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in town hands down!

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Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an awesome experience! Our sever Darrin was excellent! He was knowledgeable about the drinks, the food as well as the history of the building. I highly recommend this restaurant and if you are lucky enough to have Darrin as your server, check out his wooden bow tie!!!!

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MA
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and great food, as always. Will definitely be back!

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ER
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Awesome Drinks, good food and really nice for a special occasion or to take your significant other to have a nice evening

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Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service. Long list of delicious and creative cocktails. Tapas style food came promptly and was delicious.

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CP
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

awesome ecperience, great service, great food. tomahawk was definetly worth it

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Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Really liked the spot---however, found it too be way too loud and did not like the wall lighting, it was shining right in your eyes at the table! Food was good--we found we were charged for a sale that we never got and did not notice it until the following day!

Cute little spot tho!

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JG
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! We will be back with friends! Food was amazing and the cocktails were unique and delicious!

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Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience, Patrick was awesome!

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LF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 2

Had Patrick... service started out great with detailed overview of restaurant and recommendations from the menu... Service fell flat after that... had to remind him about drinks, which came at different times... had to remind him that our friend wanted to order after tapas plates, and he got obnoxious with me when I did... empty plates stayed on table way too long with him passing the table several times, since we sat right next to service bar... multiple people brought drinks and food - not sure why they didn't use that same approach to clear food... all food (small plates and steak) was excellent... value for 5 small plates, once steak, and 2 drinks came to $190 for 4... extremely loud... our party had to keep asking other to repeat themselves and we were just about screaming at each other...

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Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our girls night out for restaurant week. They didn't have the seasonal drink I enjoyed last time but our server recommended another for me. It was okay but because the food and service was exceptional I let it pass. :)

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JB
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and the drinks are the best. Highly recommend if you want to hang out with friends and have drinks and great food.

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Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Service was ok, cool environment for Charlotte. Everyone's drinks all came out at different times, the dinners all at different times...not sure I would go back.

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Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

What a wonderful experience! Darren greeted us off the bat like we were old friends. Drinks are hand made when ordered- no flavored vodkas here. Small plates are made when ordered too, so you can enjoy each menu option on your own time table. My only complaint is that it may be a little dark for some. If you’re not embarrassed to use the flashlight on your phone to read the menu, you’ll be okay (that is, if you’re vision-challenged, like me). Best steak in Charlotte and trust me- get the bacon.

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L
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our dinner and our cocktails. The staff was friendly and pleasant and we didn’t feel rushed. We cannot wait to return!

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Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Sara was the perfect combo of attentive service without being overbearing or trying to upsell us on food. The best burger in Charlotte as it is cooked perfectly to medium-rare per our specification. The risotto is super creamy and yummy!

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Great place, but the acoustics made it very loud, difficult to converse with my date. Good for loud, social parties, not so for intimacy.

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Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you’re a foodie and enjoy craft cocktails this is the place to go in Charlotte. Candied jalapeño bacon is a must!

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Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best place for rare beers that I have visited. The servers provide a lot of background on the beers, cocktails and location to make it an event. I often get lost in the IPad list of beers.

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1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Definitely need a reservation!! My husband an I were quite surprised when we arrived for our first visit. The Cellar is hidden inside the sports bar/restaurant so we were slightly confused when we walked in. Once we were downstairs, it was amazing! It was a completely different atmosphere. Low lighting and the tea lights on the tables made it feel cozy and romantic. It was quite noisy and busy on a Tuesday night but it didn’t feel overwhelming. It was just a room full of people laughing and having a good time together! It was such a unique experience! Our server was very energetic and helpful. He did a great job with making sure my husband got allergy friendly food and he double checked everything for us. The food was excellent! I didn’t have anything to drink but my husband said that their special old fashion was excellent! We were probably there for an hour and a half but the wait time seemed much longer. That was really our only issue with the visit but even that wasn’t bad! We loved the place and can’t wait to go back!

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AF
Orlando
18 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An exceptional meal. Service, food, ambience are all absolutely on par. Darren was a fantastic server with excellent recommendations. I dine out 200+ meals/year, and I would absolutely return to Cellar/Duckworths without any hesitation. Do yourself a favor and book a table -- you will not be disappointed. (Ask for a tour of their beer cellar -- very impressive)

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

The Cellar is such a nice surprise after going through the entrance to Duckworth's which was in full blast with sports bar activity. When you go down to the cellar, it is like entering a totally different world. Our waitress gave up so much information and good food recommendations. We had the cheese board with our drinks and delayed our main course order while we savored that. The scallops were outstanding. Can't wait to go back!

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

Everything was fabulous!!!

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RD
Western NC
37 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 2

First reason for not returning: The noise volume was absolutely ear-splitting. It seemed like everyone in the place was screaming, and in fact, my husband and I had to shout at each other to be understood. Can they not do something about the acoustics? Second reason: We ordered a cheese board, which came in a timely manner. However, our entrees were served 10 minutes apart. I was served first and ate my entree while my husband sat there and watched me. When I was almost finished, his entree finally came, and I got to sit and watch him eat. We had been warned that the kitchen sends out orders when they are ready, but come on! Other restaurants manage to time them, and I would expect that of professionals.

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Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Awesome ambiance. Drinks were unique and fresh. Food was good but not amazing. The burger was the only let down of the experience.

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JD
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really cool place! We arrived 1/2 hour early for reservations, but we're seated immediately. The first drink took a few minutes to get, but gave us time to look over the extensive drink choices on the provided Tablet. A great idea for the low-light atmosphere and evolving menu! Our server, Patrick, gave us a quick history of the space which was very interesting to learn! The "small plates" were plenty to share, and the entrees were more than adequate for the average diner. I had the ribeye, medium rare, prepared perfectly! Service was on-point, food was incredible, an overall enjoyable experience! Even my "highly particular" wife was impressed by the food and service! That, in itself, is a notable feat! 10/10!

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San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We just had a flawless and very enjoyable experience. Brought some colleagues to one of my favorite restaurants here in Charlotte, and everyone was very impressed! We had a pro server, Chloe, who knew the menu like the back of her hand and was also very knowledgeable about the drink and cocktail menu - she made great recommendations! She was super friendly and on top of everything from start to finish. Thanks Chloe!

Everything we tried was amazing. We split everything family style and were able to try a bit of everything, including dessert! The brussel sprouts, scallops, and Nutella cheesecake were my favs. HIGHLY recommend this restaurant, just book your reso early as they are very busy, all the time.

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

It was really good. The service, food and drinks were excellent.

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Nashville
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the steaks and the experience. Thank you!

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Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic. You will need a reservation days in advance, especially for fri or sat night. I'll be back

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R
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing time, all ingredients for food and beverage were top notch.

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Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Darren is always amazing, but this particular night I was with 4 old friends from out of town and he made the night so special. Dinner was spectacular and there were concerns they would have to go back to steaks not cooked in 1800 degrees, which will be a huge disappointment. Thanks for showing my friends a great night!

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BB
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

amazing and wonderful! We will be back! We loved everything from the cocktails to the waffle cones and the scallops... truly amazing and delicious!

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Charlotte
30 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best drink menus just love this place.

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