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The Wine Cellar

4.4
4.4
166 Reviews
$30 and under
Fondue

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4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience

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  1. R

    Rick

    New England

    31 reviews

    2.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2013

    overall2food2service2ambience1

    We took our Mom here for her 74th birthday. What a mistake. Parking is nigh on impossible and there is no valet parking. We went on a Sunday thinking it would be easy to park. Sorely disappointed in this place. Food was late, delivered lukewarm, staff was inattentive. Ambiance was terrible. Place looks like a homeless shelter.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was incredible. We had the cheese fondue for a starter, I had lamb chops for my main, my friend had the steak and we had chocolate fondue for dessert. The food was fresh and prepared perfectly. The atmosphere is quiet and romantic but you could go with a group of friends and be perfectly happy. The wait staff was friendly and knowledgeable. The wine list had a great range as well.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and excellent service! The perfect date restaurant.

  4. A

    Anthony

    New England

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2012

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    First time getting fondue. It was excellent. I would definitely go here again.

  5. Z

    Zach

    New England

    19 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2012

    overall2food3service1ambience2

    The proprietor of this restaurant has the most ludicrous seating policy I've ever encountered. We had a 7:15 p.m. reservation, and he stashed our party of two in the far corner of the room near an uncomfortably narrow passageway to the kitchen. He passed several open tables to seat us in this terrible spot; when we asked to move, he flat-out refused and explained some sort of weird rotisserie system he uses to seat people according to when they arrive, and when the next reservation is booked. He was extremely condescending to us. When he came back to check on the food, we told him it was good (it was), and he said "See? Everything's OK!" like he was speaking to two toddlers. We won't go back.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2012

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Want a happy ending? Then begin here. Great place to take that special someone. everything served at the right pace. Very knowledgeable staff to help you with your wine selection. The portion sizes look small but I could not finish my meal. I'm a Five Guy 2 burger type of guy. Take the T if the Red Soxs are playing it is very difficult to find a parking spot.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2012

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    SMALL!

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service was great. We tried the crazy french (alligator, ostrich, rabbit), and we love it it. We were stuffed after the cheese and the entrees. We should've save room for their chocolate fondue.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    this was our second time at this restaurant with a group of friend. Food was fresh and excellent and very attentive service. Our water glass was always filled. Thierry, the owner was very funny and friendly. We will be back soon.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is a fun restaurant. Fondue is a very intractive way to dine. The waitress was very friendly, attentive and helpful.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2011

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is a small and cozy restaurant. Food was delicious and service was great. We opted for the Indulgence for two and this was more than enough food for us.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2011

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love the food, service and ambiance. Great energy!!

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2011

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Simply delicious!

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2011

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wine Cellar is so much better than the melting pot!

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2011

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I bought a buywithme for the wine cellar. The grand cheese prix fixe was so much food (10 courses). Wine Cellar is so much better than the melting pot.

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    YanaY

    New England

    15 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2011

    overall2food2service3ambience2

    Was not impressed with the quality of the food for the price. Will not be coming back.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2011

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I never thought cooking your own food was fun. Cheese fondue was delicious and make sure you save room for the chocolate fondue!

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2011

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Definitely one of my favorite restaurant in Boston. Everything was delicious. The staff was very friendly and super attentive!

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2011

    overall2food3service3ambience1

    I was very excited to try The Wine Cellar. It was restaurant week, good pricing for dinner and an enticing menu. The reviews called it THE most romantic restaurant in Boston. It was as romantic as a high school cafeteria! Loud, bright, and uncomfortably warm. We almost got up and left upon being seated. We had reservations and made them aware it was for a special birthday dinner. No one made mention of the birthday or did anything to aknowledge it. The wine list was very limited for the name "Wine Cellar" Our server did recommend a good wine after our inquiry($50). Except for the charming mural on the wall it lacked ambiance. It's very small and crowded. Hardly a spot for a romantic dinner. Food was good thankfully. Not special at all

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2011

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The food was delicious and they gave us complimentary sparkling wine due to the celebration of restaurant week.

  21. S

    Sarther

    New England

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2011

    overall4food3service4ambience3

    Overall, a very nice dinner! Restaurant is small and intimate, but made it noisy and took away from the romantic vibe-but that was nice, it was nice having people around and see everyone having a nice meal.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2011

    overall5food5service4ambience3

    This small restaurant is booming with energy. The food was delicious and the service was good. The owner was there and very involved in the experience. Although they had a good wine list, they did not have beer or liquor. I did not miss it though because there were many options on the list. Just a little warning... it is a small restaurant, big groups may be an issue and dress light. The steam from the fondue pots were overwhelming on the hot summer night but we also had one for every course.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2011

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Used a gift certificate and hope someone gives me one again! Def a special occasion spot to meet with friends and catch up. Restaurant Week menu significantly helped the total! Complimentary glass of champagne was a nice touch.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2011

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a wonderful dinner during restaurant week - a hidden gem in Back Bay. Will definately come back for a special occasion.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2011

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I am glad we went here for restaurant. There were a lot of options for everyone. The cheese fondue and chocolate fondue was wonderful. Yummy! They surprised us with complimentary glass of champagne a $50 gift certificate (toward their $150 tasting menu). Everything was perfect from the food to the service to the ambiance. Thank you wine cellar for a great night.

  26. s

    sbyrnes

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2011

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and staff were sensational!!! I would recommend to anyone!

  27. B

    Barringtondave

    New England

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2011

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    When we arrived the noise level was very low, but there were only a few tables occupied. As the room filled the noise level increased. We think the increase was due to one table and then everyone around had to increase their volume in order to be heard. Still not loud enough to be a problem to us. The service was spot on and the food was terrific. We will be back.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2011

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of my favorite restaurant in Boston! This is a classy fondue place and fondue is so much fondue and interactive way to dine. Much better than the melting pot.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2011

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went there for Restaurant Week last night and was pleasantly surprised. The place is very small but I liked that. It made it more intimate and romantic. The fact that they had my favorite wine on the menu – Delta Pinot Noir -- won me over. The food was great and the servers were extremely attentive. My boyfriend and I chatted a bit with the owner and he told us about special wine dinners he has each month and added us to the contact list. We will definitely be back for those. He seemed very knowledgeable about wine and wanted to make sure we were very happy with our meal and experience there. Back Bay has so many overcrowded "popular" restaurants that aren't all they are cracked up to be. I much rather go back to a place like the Wine Cella

  30. A

    Alice

    New England

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2011

    overall4food3service3ambience3

    The food was good, but nothing particularly special. If it weren't for restaurant week's fixed price menu, it wouldn't be worth it.

  31. MB

    MargaretB

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2011

    overall2food3service2ambience1

    The restaurant description on Open Table did not reflect the experience. The restaurant is in a basement, it's tiny with very little privacy - certainly not a romantic experience. Food was good, but the restaurant lacks ambiance. If you are up for a 2 star experience, you'll like it.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2011

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went for my birthday, and I couldn't have chosen a more perfect place. Everything was perfect!

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2011

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    The wine cellar really takes care of their customers. Thierry is amazing and the service staff was delightful. Romantic atmosphere and perfect for dates.

  34. Y

    Yuriy

    New England

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2011

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great wine, great food, Thierry, the chef, is very accommodating, as is the whole staff. We had a loud and annoying table sitting near us, which made the noise level a lot higher, before that it was perfectly normal. Definitely worth visiting and enjoying! :)

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2011

    overall2food3service2ambience2

    Service was poor, food mediocre.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2011

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was amazing from food to service. What a great find!!!

  37. JK

    JesseK

    New England

    13 reviews

    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2011

    overall2food3service1ambience2

    The Restaurant Week menu was terribly confusing, made worse by a waiter who could barely articulate the menu. While the web site listed many wonderful sounding options the restaurant had a tiny and strict Restaurant Week menu and seemed unwilling or unable to accommodate a party of three, apparently having prepared a menu for couples. The waiter dropped several dipping sauces onto our table, cursed about having done it, and then spent an inordinate amount of time wiping the tablecloth, preventing us from eating. While the food was fine, the waiter offered no explanation of how to cook our beef, chicken, and shrimp in the fondue. Left to our own devices, we were a nervous table eating meat we weren't sure was properly cooked.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2011

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is my first time with fondue and at this restaurant. Everything was delicious and fondue is really fun.

  39. J

    Jane

    New England

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2011

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    A very small and crowded space, but the food is delicious.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2011

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went for restaurant week. Great food and services! Love the chocolate fondue!

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The Wine Cellar is rated 4.4 stars by 166 OpenTable diners

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