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“Good variety”
Review of Cellar 56 - CLOSED

Cellar 56
Price range: $29 - $31
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Private Dining, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Cains Hill Ave
Description: Located in the heart of Buckhead, Cellar 56's delectable menu is complemented by the flavorful selection of wines. Every palate is accommodated with the menu broken into food categories to include Land, Sea, Garden, and Sweets, each priced $5-$7. Cellar 56 works with local farms and dairies to bring the best and freshest ingredients to the table. Many of the wine selections are sourced from boutique wineries on small allocation to bring Spectator rated 90+ wines to the consumer starting at $24 a bottle and by the glass at $3 half and $6 full. The remaining wine choices are available by the bottle and include many favorites at various pricing.
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good variety”
Reviewed January 29, 2013 via mobile

First visit here with team and it is amazing place to dine. I loved the variety of cuisines it offered and could try a a lot of options at a very reasonable cost. The portion was small so low cost but it gave me an option to try a variety of dishes. My favorite has been the chops.

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Thank Aravind-Chamakura
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35 reviews from our community

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English first
Level 6 Contributor
293 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
“For Tapas - One of the best in Atlanta”
Reviewed December 14, 2012

If you are someone who wants the big plate experience stop reading now and go on to something else. Cellar 56 specializes in Tapas (small plates) and nothing else. While its not a true Spanish restaurant, for Atlanta it has some of the best Tapas around in this area. Most of the dishes run between 5 and 8 dollars each and you'll need at least 2 and maybe 3 if you're hungry. They are well prepared, consistant, and very tasty. The location is hard to find the first time as it is buried in the back of large building with only small signage, and on crowded nights can be a little noisy. However it is well appointed and the wait staff is very nice. On nice days you can sit outside (sort of) around a fountain. Some of my favorite dishs are the spinach salad with warm bacon dressing, the mussels in wine sauce (ask for extra bread), the chicken breast, and the Guiness braissed short rib. Others worth mentioning are the Wild Mushroom risotto, Roast pork loin, and Scallop. There are more but those are the ones I like the best.

Could they do anything better? Well yes. For some unexplaned reason - outside of 3 or 4 salads - there really isn't any serious vegetable dish. For example Harcort Verts with Bacon, brussel sprouts, etc would be great sides to order with many of the other dishes, but they don't exist. They could also make some suggested pairings. For example the short rib and the wild mushroom dish go very well together, but the diner is left to guess.

Biggest downer? The wine list admittedly is fairly extensive with lots of choices - that is a good thing. The bad part is that they have many of the wines terribly overpriced for what they are. They are just simply a little more expensive than most places that have good wine selections. They could be well served to do a little price adjustments in this area.

Will I continue to go? Absolutely. Highly recommend them

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank RC30319
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Pensacola, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Small Buckhead restaurant”
Reviewed September 6, 2012

The atmosphere was quiet & intimate. The food good (small portions) but quite satisfying. The wait staff very helpful and pleasant. The cost was quite high for what you get.

Visited September 2012
Thank Amazing75
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Atlanta, Georgia
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Tasty tapas”
Reviewed August 20, 2012

Good variety of tapas, with some unique dishes. Nice place to have a light dinner and drinks before partying in the East Andrews area.

Visited June 2012
Thank blurred1
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Ithaca, New York
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Tasty Food, Romantic Atmosphere”
Reviewed July 18, 2012

I love tapas restaurants and this one was no exception. Being able to order lots of little dishes and share is romantic and fun, plus a great way to get just the right amount of food. This particular restaurant had great service and very good, plus a romantic, candle-lit atmosphere. None of the food was so spectacular that I'd prefer going twice to trying other Atlanta cuisine (except perhaps the flour-less chocolate cake, which I highly recommend!). However, it was an awesome date and a restaurant I would definitely suggest going to at least once.

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank DigitalAngel13147
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