The Cellar at Duckworth's

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$31 to $50
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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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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.8
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4.7
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TylerG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Duckworth's never disappoints! We've been at least half a dozen times now and it always blows us away. The food is absolutely amazing and always so hot and fresh when brought to the table. Not to mention reasonably priced for a swanky joint in Uptown that's not a chain! The ambiance is always on par, but can get a little noisy due to the fact that it's a smaller space and everyone that's anyone is always going for a nice date night. So so worth it! Splurge for the steaks and you will not be disappointed. Favorite place in Charlotte thus far. Also hands down the best mac and cheese I've ever had, I get it every time.

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AshleyD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love the quiet, dimly lit atmosphere. Their tapas style menu is great for date night and their craft cocktails really send the delicious food over the edge. Will definitely be returning.

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vipParksN
Charlotte
26 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect considering the current state of things . Hats off to the staff for a special evening.

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KelliM
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can’t imagine how hard it is to reopen after a pandemic and The Cellar killed it. I felt everything was clean and properly sanitized and the food was just as outstanding as I can remember. It was a great way to ease back into “normalcy.”

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome, the best restaurant in town.

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Trey
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere! Great service! Even better food!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was attentive and knowledgeable, however when I brought this information to the night manager she kinda brushed off how my experience was. She was short in her communication and wanted to quickly make her rounds. When she came to our table I thought she was genuine when she asked how was everything? However after our interaction that was not what I was left with. Aside from my interaction with the manager my experience was pleasant I would have given 3 stars however Terell knew what paired well with what, and my husband was appreciative after all we were celebrating his birthday . I want to thank him for giving us a good experience, and for quality service the service he provided was worth every penny not sure if I would return tho paying this kind of money I expect great service from the time I walk in til I leave.

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JamesC
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very lively, lots of history great drinks and great food!

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WakeAndWake
New England
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s noisy, but thats appropriate and to the time period. Really loved the venue and it’s decor. Service was great, he gave us plenty of menu tips and suggestions as well as time to decide. I was steered in the right direction for the cocktails which were awesome! I had their east village old fashioned and their margarita. I had the house made waffle cones for a small plate and it was different and tasty! I had the local pork shank for entree and i cut it with a fork ok? Ok, like need i say more?

I guess ill add the pumpkin cheddar grits were awesome and different! I had the stout infused Nutella cheese cake for dessert which the waiter said was on him, (what!?) and it too was delicious! It’s an occasional place for me due to price but definitely would return for special occasions, really good.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Cocktails were unbelievably awesome. Food was also delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was wonderful (thank you, Scott) and the food was delicious! We will be back.

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chardlover
Raleigh
16 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had the tuna tartare and it was fantastic!! My husband had the scallops put on top of the roasted corn risotto...also wonderful. My son had the duck flatbread and said he loved it. The room has a very cool vibe, although it is dark, so if your eyes are "more mature" it can be hard to read the menu!! :)

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vipAlynsey
Charlotte
47 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another GREAT meal at The Cellar. Darren provided amazing service and helped us have the best time!

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Mollyd
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Probably the best steak in Charlotte! Drinks were also quite good.

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AndreaA
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time coming back to this restaurant and loved it just as much as the first! Food, service and drinks were exceptional. Definitely recommend!

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DerekF
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food. Highly recommend

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Forde
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently delivers on amazing craft cocktails AND great food

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JimK
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous restaurant. Vibe is like a speak easy from the 20's. Food was outstanding. Def a major step up from the restaurant upstairs

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went with my mother for my birthday, and it was my first time dining there. I couldn’t be more impressed with the service, food, and cocktails. Darren was our server and he provided the perfect recommendations throughout the meal. We started with cocktails, the Smoked Butter Pecan Old Fashioned for me, and the East Village for her. Both cocktails were incredible, but the East Village stood out as the best Manhattan I’ve ever tasted. The Old Fashioned I’d recommend more as an after dinner drink to pair with your favorite dessert. Darren explained the best meats and cheeses to pair together on our charcuterie board, and for the main course, we split the filet mignon (melts like butter in your mouth) with sides of grilled oysters, truffle Mac n cheese, and crispy Brussels sprouts. So much food, we took most of the spouts and Mac home. Then Darren brought a complimentary birthday dessert, the Nutella cheesecake! I could not have asked for a better experience, it was by far the best dinner I’ve had in Charlotte! Highly recommend for special occasions or a nice date spot. I will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Server was exceptional! Very knowledgeable and friendly! We had cocktails and they were delicious! They even created a mocktail for my friend who doesn’t like alcohol. I didn’t particularly care for the upcharge I had to pay when the normal elderberry infused ice was unavailable so they added separately. It was explained as an additional item. Food was delicious and came out quickly. Atmosphere was great!

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doubled1971
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and great atmosphere!

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vipDine4fun
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service from Carly and wonderful variety of food and cocktails.

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BrandonD
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Tables are close together so I can imagine on a busier night that would be the only deterrent.

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JohnD
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Wrong dish was brought out and then when we asked where the ragu dish was she said we had the ragu dish. Unsatisfied with the way it was handled. We were looking forward to getting the pork ragu dish but had to settle for the pork shank.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance, food and service could not be better.
Every recommendation our server made was perfect.
Caramelized brussel sprouts and the hand cut truffle french fries were generous portions, enough to share and delicious in flavor. My husband and I asked for the 20 oz Kansas City strip. Best steak ever! I'm from Argentina and my husband from Colombia and we are usually disappointed with the way meat is cook in many restaurants, the amounts of pepper drown the taste of the grilled meat. The steaks at the Cellar were perfect! Perfectly cooked, perfectly seasoned and paired with a simple aragula salad. We truly enjoy our experience at this restaurant and we can't wait to go back and try more of their dishes.

The Cellar at Duckworth's
Responded on March 2, 2020

Thank you so much for the review! We value your business and hope to see you again soon!

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vipKBB0727
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Tables far too close together and far too small to accommodate several small plates when the kitchen shoves them all out at once.

Terrible service! When you have to hunt down your server to get your check, then pay it and leave while there are dirty plates still sitting on your table...just awful!

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CourtneyL
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Overall, great dining experience. Food was spectacular and the service was overall good. Bar took a while to get us our drinks, but they were excellent.

The Cellar at Duckworth's
Responded on March 2, 2020

Thank you so much for the review! We value your business and hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place!

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KAYLEIGHS
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Scallops I’ve ever had in my life.
Our waitress was great!!!!

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ToddS
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was impeccable and the food was off the chain.

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tripswithjake
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I tend to forget about this great little gem, but the food is unforgettable!! On this visit, I started with candied bacon 🥓 which is excellent! It's served with a spicy sauce that balances out the sweetness. Next up, I ordered the shrimp and grits. This take on the Charleston classic is very unique, it's prepared with chorizo and Charleston shrimp 🦐. Very nice effort and that's coming from a shrimp and grits connoisseur raised in the Lowcountry. The Cellar has a great bar program and the service is casual but top-notch. Make reservations if you want to enjoy this find because it us often fully booked. As always, if you found my review helpful, please take a moment to hit the 👍🏽 or follow me on social @JakeEatsCLT @TripswithJake

The Cellar at Duckworth's
Responded on March 2, 2020

Thank you so much for the review! We value your business and hope to see you again soon!

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AlexisL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chrissy was my server and she was awesome! The drinks and food were so delicious! I will definitely go back the next time I'm in Charlotte.

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Christina
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date night, special occasion dinner.... everything was delicious.

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KelliY
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! We went Sunday (2/16) and had the most amazing drinks and food. I certainly can see why it is ranked as one of the best steakhouse’s. The ribeye is amazing as is the strip. Drinks were amazing also. We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food, craft cocktails, and friendly, knowledgeable staff.

The Cellar at Duckworth's
Responded on February 17, 2020

Thank you so much for reviewing The Cellar! Please come back soon!

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SusanB
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We celebrated Valentine's Day and the anniversary of our first date so were looking for something special. We definitely found it at The Cellar. The service was great and the food was amazing. We will definitely go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

29th Valentines Together

The Cellar at Duckworth's
Responded on February 17, 2020

Happy 29th Valentine's Together! Thank you so much for spending it at The Cellar! Please come back soon!

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vipThe2ks
San Antonio
29 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Delicious dishes and excellent service. Very noisy setting, so difficult for conversations. Mezcal cocktail was interesting but way too small - maybe 6 sips. Tuna tartare, filet, risotto and Brussels were excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always.

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vipPaulH
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a good vibe, great service and drinks to keep you happy. Sydney was our waitress and did a nice job.

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The Cellar at Duckworth's does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. The Cellar at Duckworth's also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (980) 349-4078.

The Cellar at Duckworth's is rated 4.8 stars by 1001 OpenTable diners.

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