City Cellar Wine Bar & Grill offers a varied menu including delicious hearth baked pizza, dry aged steaks, fresh pasta and seafood. Some of our more ... More
City Cellar Wine Bar & Grill - West Palm Beach
City Cellar Wine Bar & Grill offers a varied menu including delicious hearth baked pizza, dry aged steaks, fresh pasta and seafood. Some of our more popular dishes are the Flatbread of the Night, Crabmeat Crusted Chilean Sea Bass and Gulf Shrimp-Sea Scallop Risotto. The menu also features a daily selection of hard to find artisanal cheeses. The desserts are all enticing, all house made and very tasty. City Cellar features a huge award winning wine collection that can be sampled by the bottle, glass or "flight". Outdoor dining is available overlooking the beautiful fountains of CityPlace.
City Cellar Wine Bar & Grill at City Place in West Palm Beach is a great place to have a drink or Sunday brunch or stop by for a fantastic dessert while shopping or visiting the many cultural venues in the area. Their beautiful interior complete with glass-enclosed wine cellar holds many treasures for the wine enthusiast.
I had a Pinot Noir King Estate '09 from Oregon that had hints of dark cherry, blackberry, rose petals, vanilla, oak spice, and cedar; but if you wanted to splurge there's a Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1er cru classe Pauillac '01 for $500 / bottle. In addition, I happily noticed they had Moscato d'Asti Piedmont Italy, Next time I'll have to try either their Left Bank of Right Bank Bordeaux from France. Unusual is the Vigne de L'enfant Jesus Beaune 1er cru Bouchard '06 for $200 / bottle.
To whet my palate, I started off with a spinach and baby greens salad with gorgonzola, spiced pears, topped with toasted hazelnuts and drizzled with balsamic vinaigrette. The utter sweetness of the poached pears was nicely offset by the rich, creamy, salty gorgonzola, while the hazelnuts provided a nice textural crunch.
For my main course, I chose a grilled salmon that had perfectly-seared skin. It was accompanied by asparagus spears and a salmon artichoke and english pea risotto whose sauce had hints of basil and lemon that were stupendous. Meanwhile, the acidity of the tomato basil lemon morsels balanced the creaminess of the parmesan cheese in the risotto and gave it a surprise vitality.
Always order dessert--it is a sweet finish to a great meal; it's like an exclamation mark to an incredible culinary experience. I had the great fortune to be there the night the pastry chef Niko prepared a toasted brioche with creme caramel topping (flamed a la creme brulee) and topped with creme anglaise, blueberries and vanilla ice cream, topped with a nice mint sprig. The mint sprig was a refreshing palate cleanser and clean finish to the rich, milky goodness of the warm brioche that had just been toasted in the pizza oven. The cold creaminess of the vanilla ice cream was a counterpoint to the utter warm goodness of the brioche, whose toasted crisp crust was like heaven in a small dish.
Experienced waitstaff are key to an enjoyable culinary experience. They navigate you through treacherous unfamiliar waters, and have the ability to guide you to an oasis of gastronomic treasures.
Sorry to say...this place is awful! Been there 3 times and had different things each time. Everything is swimming in oil!!! This time had the goat cheese salad with fig vinaigrette...embarassingly presented. The breaded goat cheese was clearly out of the package and the few little figs, yellow raisins and pine nuts were atop a mere cup of partially rotten greens. The dressing consisted of a container of oil with a little bit of something swimming around in there...maybe citrus in nature. Needless to say I didn't try it. 3 strikes...they're definitely out!!!
The food was great & so was desert. We went early because we had a concert to attend, so we got in for the special which was $22.00 including desert, which we thought was reasonably priced. Everyone in our party of six loved it and will definitely go back again.
Service and food at lunch have been remarkably consistent - both very good.
Service and food at dinner time have been inconsistent, at times unacceptable... A fish served last week was obviously unacceptable. It took an inordinate amount of time to get the waitresses attention. She was too busy chatting with someone at the end of the bar. The rest of the party was done eating before the replacement was served. The other entrees were attractively presented but cold when received.
I have eaten at City Celler 8 or 9 times and have loved everything. I like the Lamb Shank and Sea Bass. The service is always been great. The hostesses could smile more. But I have yet to be dissapointed by them.
My boyfriend took me there for our first date. The place was awesome- private booths, excellent service, and delicious food. It is definitely worth going to City Cellar. There is outside seating. It's right in the heart of Citi Place too.
We can't wait to go back!
It was a busy night and without resesvations my husband and I had to wait for couple minutes at the bar. The hostess came straight to us and took us to the table. I was amazed how she remembered people and their names since CC doesn't have buzzers. Our drinks were served very fast, the appetizer came out right away followed by awesome entrees. Presentation, taste, freshness... I was amased one more time by that place. Thank you for another PERFECT dinner!
In general the food at CC is good, but you can find a surprising difference in quality in the same dish from visit to visit. Lunches are good, and week-nights or early on the week-ends seem to be the times that co-incide with the best food quality. I've had a scallop and gnocchi dish there that is savory and balanced on one night, and one the next visit the gnocchi are gummy and the scallops tough. Service quality varies greatly too. The wine list is broad and there are values there, but I'm disappointed when I see the wine that arrives at the table is a different vintage than what appears on the list, or when rose wines are inexplicably grouped with whites.
FOOD WAS SERVED TO US COLD, KEY LIME PIE WAS STALE AND SERVICE WAS TERRIBLE, WHICH CONTRIBUTED TO THE FOOD BEING COLD!!!! wE HAD TO ASK ANOTHER WAITER FOR PEPPER ETC. i WON'T BE BACK UNTIL I HEAR SOME GOOD REVIEWS!!!
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