The Cellar at Beecher's

The Cellar at Beecher's

American Restaurant and Wine Bar$$$$
Flatiron District, New York
  • The experts at The Corcoran Group and Gothamist recommend this place
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    • Gothamist
  • LaineyLou
    "Cauliflower mac n cheese is the best I've had anywhere, ever."(60 Tips)
    Alvin L.
    "Cocktails, wine, cheese plate, happy hour specials"(4 Tips)
    Michele P.
    "$6 house wine."(5 Tips)
    "... 7pm. Also, a daily $5 cocktail special, and house whites and reds are only $6."(2 Tips)
153 Tips and reviews
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  • Gothamist
    GothamistFebruary 19, 2015
    Some of the best mac and cheese in the city is whipped up here and it's only $8 during their daily happy hour from 3pm to 7pm. Also, a daily $5 cocktail special, and house whites and reds are only $6. Read more
  • Laura R.
    Laura RoosJune 26, 2013
    The Cellar is cozy and perfect for a glass of wine, a few nibblies, and good conversation. All the apps we had were good, and the worlds best Mac and cheese was definitely up there. Nice service, too.
  • PureWow
    PureWowJune 22, 2016
    Every day from 3 to 7 p.m. at this underground bar, the bartender’s choice cocktail is $5, house wine is $6 and a variety of cheesy snacks are $7 a pop. Read more
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupNovember 7, 2013
    We love the happy hour here, since it features $5 specialty cocktails, $6 glasses of wine, AND $7 mac and cheese (enough for a meal!). Make sure to come early before the place fills up.
  • Courtney L.
    Courtney LewisMay 22, 2016
    Cheese plates, kale salad and the famous mac and cheese are all my favorites here. Plus they have excellent cocktails! Date worthy spot but good for a pricier happy hour, too.
  • BlondEATS
    BlondEATSDecember 15, 2016
    Go for the cocktails stay for the mac and cheese! Definitely tops the chart as some of the best in NYC. Special shoutout to the burratta with the honey balsamic glaze 😍
  • Gothamist
    GothamistSeptember 22, 2014
    The Cellar sells their own cheese, charcuterie and deli sandwiches. But what makes Beecher's stand out from its competitors is The Cellar, the shop's subterranean restaurant and bar. Read more
  • Gothamist
    GothamistDecember 29, 2014
    You can't go wrong with one of the many innovative mac-and-cheese dishes at this dairy-centric Flatiron eatery, where aging cheese wheels and cow art serve as decoration. Read more
  • Jacqueline C.
    Jacqueline ClintNovember 12, 2013
    LOVE LOVE LOVE this place!!! Bartender/server is awesome, Very social with a great vibe about him. Love the rustic environment. Can't wait to try their cheese plates.
  • Melanie B.
    Melanie BouleyFebruary 3, 2015
    Just one block from my office, this joint is my happy hour jam. Get the $5 cocktail or the $6 Cabernet with the cheese plate or mac & cheese at $8 a pop and is perfect to split with a friend/date.
  • KE
    KESeptember 30, 2016
    Busy, errs on the louder side in the evening. great for groups. lighting is dark, decor is stylish. I love the tequila cocktail. Service is 👌. The mac & cheese is very rich; go with the cheese plate!
  • Kevin G.
    Kevin Grant2 weeks ago
    I love this place for lunch, never been for dinner. The Patty Melt is spot on. Order one of the mac and cheeses to share with the table (or maybe 2 if you're feeling hungry!)
  • Erin C.
    Erin CollopyNovember 11, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    One of my favorite happy hour spots around. From 5-7 weeknights, house infusion cocktail changes daily and is $5, glass of house red or white wine is $6. Great atmosphere. Service varies.
  • Solid G.
    Solid GoldJanuary 11, 2013
    Drink: players club. The name lets u know it's going to be good. The bartender... I fell in love @hello. Food, I had the steak, Mac & cheese, ppl don't lie. It was divine! I'll come back for all 4 ;)
  • Ashley R.
    Ashley RoseApril 1, 2016
    This spot has been discovered. Happy hour Til 7 on weekdays. To die for mac n cheese and comfy couches. Come while you're waiting for your table at Raines Law Room
  • LaDawn P.
    LaDawn Penigar-MitchellNovember 22, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    One of my favorite spots in NYC! Fantastic option for happy hour in the area or for just grabbing wine and apps and hanging out. Super dark and intimate and sophisticated!
  • Audra A.
    Audra A.August 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Incredible happy hour. The simple salad was a perfect for 3 people to split, and then each had their own Mac and Cheese. That plus a few drinks each... Out the door for $100.
  • Glenn M.
    Glenn MondryJanuary 16, 2015
    How did I not know about this place until recently?!?!? My new place for amazing mac and cheese and specialty drinks. The bartenders really know what they are doing. Great Atmosphere.
  • Adam S.
    Adam SachsMarch 24, 2012
    Nice atmosphere and still pretty undiscovered so easy to get a table. Perfect spot for strong drinks and tasty snacks like a cheese plate or brussel sprouts. (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Evan
    EvanJanuary 30, 2013
    Go before 7pm for happy hour specials on drinks. Order the cheesemonger's plate (more variety than the Beecher's); 3 cheeses for a light starter to share, 5 if you mean business.
  • Guest of a Guest
    Guest of a GuestAugust 18, 2016
    With $6 cocktails (wow!!!!) and $8 cheese platters with homemade cheese (, The Cellar is the perfect place to chill, eat some good food, and learn more about cheese. Read more
  • Katerina
    KaterinaJune 23, 2016
    Every day from 3 to 7 p.m. at this underground bar, the bartender’s choice cocktail is $5, house wine is $6 and a variety of cheesy snacks are $7 a pop.
  • Amanda G.
    Amanda GobaudOctober 26, 2015
    Delicious Mac and cheese. Pork belly isn't anything too special but the mushroom and cauliflower are AMAZING.
  • Rachel K.
    Rachel KonikMarch 12, 2014
    This place has such a great vibe, perfect for meeting friends after work. Great cocktails and a more-than-just-bar-food menu that is delicious.
  • Nichole H.
    Nichole HortonAugust 13, 2015
    Delicious cheese boards with cheeses made on site. You can also see cheese being made upstairs and can buy everything that you get on the cheeseboard.
  • İpek A.
    İpek A.March 3, 2015
    One of the best Mac&Cheese... Even better than S'MAC. 3pm-7pm happy hour so you can have -small- mac&cheese & a glass of wine for $14
  • Mike M.
    Mike McBryanNovember 20, 2014
    Always packed around Happy Hour, but head over after 7 pm and grab a spot at the bar for wines by the glass and snacks. Great date atmosphere.
  • Michele P.
    Michele PiccaroJanuary 10
    Happy hour daily from 3-7pm includes $8 mac and cheese, $7 Caesar salads, $8 cheese plates, $5 cocktail special, and $6 house wine.
  • Elizabeth H.
    Elizabeth HartmannAugust 27, 2016
    Be sure to steal samples from Beecher's in the shop above before heading to the basement. This place is legendary. I loved how you can feel the train go by just a little!
  • Colin L.
    Colin LeeMay 22, 2016
    Worlds best mac and cheese is one of the top mac and cheese ive had. Come during happy hour between 5 and 7 pm, weekends also.
  • Paige C.
    Paige C5 days ago
    Their lunch menu is delicious. It’s a great spot for a (lunch) meeting because they have free WiFi! Try the tomato soup or the burrata.
  • Katie L.
    Katie LarusseSeptember 3, 2015
    Awesome cheesmonger's plate (and we come from Paris, so we know our cheeses ;)), great pudding and reeeally good cocktails. Friendly helpful service too!
  • Leanne Z.
    One of my favorite places in NYC. They don't take reservations for happy hour but if you get there early they'll sit you anyway.
  • justen f.
    justen fMay 5, 2014
    The mushroom tart is everything I want in life. Just to come home to a nice, warm mushroom tart at night... what more do you need.
  • Victoria D.
    Victoria DimJanuary 14, 2015
    They make cheese right in the middle of Manhattan! Crab Mac&cheese is ridiculously great.
  • Leah H.
    Leah HammerschlagMarch 2, 2015
    Loved the cauliflower Mac n cheese & the mushroom torte (though I wish there had been more crust). Wasn't so impressed w the veg gratin.
  • Thomas D.
    Thomas DalyJanuary 13, 2014
    The patty melt, should be renamed to "The Mind Melt" -- AMAZING. The space downstairs at the cellar is super chill.
  • Paige C.
    Paige CDecember 8, 2016
    Delicious pizzas and mac & cheese! Wonderful staff. Love watching the cheese being made on the main floor!
  • markus g.
    markus gerdemannApril 8, 2016
    The Kale or cauliflower mac&cheese are fantastic! It can get quite crowded down there and tables are small.
  • DoubleDeuce
    DoubleDeuceAugust 27
    A little bit darker as you come downstairs so it's a little more charming. It's also usually busier than the upstairs.
  • Najia H.
    Najia HamidAugust 8, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    All the mac and cheese is phenomenal but don't miss out on the flatbreads and ever wonderful entrees.
  • Dana D.
    Dana DNovember 9, 2011
    House cheese plate with Thai chili dipping sauce FTW. Top it off with a Cherry Whack.
  • Eatery Expert
    Eatery ExpertSeptember 13, 2011
    Great place for happy hour, a first date, or a large group for small plates and drinks. The mac & cheese with lobster is a must-try!
  • Mike N.
    Good luck getting a reservation here. Tasty food, must get the charcuterie and cheese boards to share!
  • Stina P.
    Stina P.June 26
    great happy hour til 7! awesome food and easy to get a table - they also serve gose 🙌🏻
  • Nathan S.
    Nathan SampimonSeptember 28, 2014
    Restaurant under a cheese shop? Ordering something cheesy is the right choice here. All the Mac options are great
  • Jodi M.
    Jodi MarquezJanuary 11, 2015
    Best Mac and cheese! Amazing. Order the classic and also the one with kale -mamas lil chili peppers!!!
  • Lily F.
    Lily FAugust 23, 2015
    Mac and cheese is obviously great but all the grilled cheeses are too and the tomato soup is to die for!!
  • Rhea
    RheaJune 20, 2012
    Great call by four square explorer tool! Perfect for a glass of wine at happy hour prices while waiting for friends.
  • Christen C.
    Christen ClinkscalesFebruary 18, 2015
    Get mac and cheese. Any of them. I particularly like the curried cauliflower version. Amazing!
  • Faye S.
    Faye SchnurFebruary 24, 2013
    Despite their emphasis on cheese- the do offer no dairy options for us lactose. Try the veggie flatbread without cheese.
  • Christina
    ChristinaOctober 1, 2016
    Great happy hour prices, though a bit crowded at the bar! Unique space downstairs
  • Liz R.
    Liz RyderJanuary 3, 2016
    Union Square basement spot for cocktails, cheese (mac n' cheese), and happy hour specials.
  • Calvin M.
    Calvin MultanenJune 7, 2015
    Fantastic happy hour deals for wine and cheese. The mac & cheese is a must have
  • LaineyLou
    LaineyLouAugust 17, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Cauliflower mac n cheese is the best I've had anywhere, ever. Good cocktails too.
  • Alana
    AlanaSeptember 13, 2011
    cozy almost rustic atmosphere, good happy hour specials. Great place for a date or to unwind with friends.
  • Anna S.
    Anna ShapiroFebruary 9, 2016
    Get the cheese plate, and of course the World's best Mac n cheese!
  • Karl S.
    Karl SchafferJanuary 3, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the 3 mac sampler. If you don't see it on the menu...ask! Thank me later.
  • Melissa Y.
    Melissa YuJuly 18, 2015
    Happy hour menu all the way. Good vibes in the cellar.
  • Silpa S.
    Silpa SAugust 26, 2015
    Awesome drinks and the cauliflower and onion Mac and cheese was delicious!
  • Stephen B.
    Stephen BestDecember 31, 2012
    Order the Mac & Cheese, dump out the Mac & Cheese, then eat the leftover cheese baked to the sides.
  • the lovely hao l.
    everything at happy hour has cheese
  • Maggie M.
    Maggie MarsdenApril 11, 2016
    Tasty Bloody Mary and really liked the atmosphere of The Cellar!
  • Todd
    ToddSeptember 11, 2011
    Super chill atmosphere, amazing cheeses with great pairings, and a fantastic wine list.
  • Auzzie Y.
    Auzzie YazdMay 31, 2014
    Mac 'n cheese portions are huge but salads and flatbreads are sizable for one.
  • Nisma Z.
    Nisma ZJanuary 17, 2014
    The mushroom tart with Mac 'n Cheese is a sumptuous combo!
  • Christine M.
    Christine M.August 13, 2011
    Cheese is delish! Have to order the Mac&Cheese! Try the mushroom one! Amazing!
  • Caitlin B.
    Caitlin ByrnesFebruary 22, 2014
    The mushroom Mac and cheese is AMAZING. Skip the kale salad
  • Cole K.
    Cole KennedyDecember 11, 2016
    Hard not to recommend the patty melt, but my goodness is it a heavy meal.
  • Catherine B.
    Catherine BracyDecember 3, 2012
    Great happy hour, every day from 5-7. Do not skip the mac & cheese.
  • Kunal K.
    Kunal KalroJuly 5, 2015
    Where one comes to pray to the gods of mac and cheese and be endowed by it's magnificent bounty.
  • Natasha T.
    Natasha TaylorFebruary 25, 2012
    Drinks here are awesome! Try the crooked knife; it put a smile on my face :-)
  • Liz R.
    Liz RigolosiJanuary 5, 2012
    great happy hour deals. mac & cheese and wedge salad were de-lish.
  • Tara W.
    Tara WhittyJune 21, 2016
    The salmon and world's best mac & cheese were unreal
  • Racky R.
    Racky RossFebruary 21, 2015
    Mac and cheese and the selection of cheese is to die for.
  • Catherine B.
    Catherine BracyDecember 3, 2012
    Great happy hour every day from 5-7. Do not skip the mac & cheese.
  • Emilie F.
    Emilie FuttermanDecember 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Sit at the bar! Overpriced food but the wine selection is great.
  • David I.
    David IngledowMarch 17, 2015
    The 'World's Best' Mac and Cheese is exactly what it says!
  • Heather T.
    Heather ThompsonJanuary 2, 2012
    Hunting Trail cocktail - makers, beet puree, maple syrup and lemon. Divine.
  • Amelia T.
    Amelia TidonaOctober 5
    White bean dip. All the cheese. All the Mac and cheese.
  • Emily E.
    Emily EganMay 4, 2012
    Happy Hour Everyday. 5 - 7pm. $5 wine, $6 infused cocktail. $7 food.
  • Tom C.
    Tom CarterMarch 17, 2015
    Great bar downstairs! Very busy, get there early.
  • Jessi W.
    Jessi WalkerMarch 14, 2016
    Wine and cheese are great here as expected. Fun little date night spot.
  • Traci T.
    Traci TournouxJanuary 14, 2012
    The hunting trail has the consistency of vomit. But great atmosphere and fab cheese!
  • Chad H.
    Chad HornerNovember 13
    very cozy setup. definitely do a sampler!
  • Misha M.
    Misha MMarch 14, 2013
    Try the meatballs, they're yummy!
  • Kim P.
    Kim PhạmJanuary 1, 2014
    They kill the mac & cheese game. (For my unhip friends, that's a good thing!)
  • John D.
    John DuarteFebruary 11
    Love the feel of the cellar. Cocktails were decent. But overpriced. The best mac n cheese is definitely not here. The meatballs were tasty though.
  • Nicole M.
    Nicole MonahanJanuary 19, 2013
    Beware: The bartenders will take their tip out before giving back your change. Didn't even notice until I tipped again, real classy guys.
  • Monti B.
    Monti BrayAugust 24, 2014
    Skip the big plates and order appetizers to share.
  • Cesar R.
    Cesar RazuriNovember 1, 2011
    The "World Famous" Mac'n Cheese us good enough for 4 people. (Or one hungry person)
  • Nazli O.
    Nazli OguzJanuary 29
    Great for happy hour, food is pretty good.
  • Nitzan B.
    Nitzan BNovember 6, 2016
    Cute place! BUT I did had better mac n cheese before though this one was pretty good.
  • Alissa W.
    Alissa WinberryMay 31, 2013
    Everything is amazing. No joke. Cheeseoncheeseoncheese!
  • Reagan B.
    Reagan BarbosaMarch 24, 2015
    Mac n cheese, blood orange cheesecake, cheese plate.
  • Abbey K.
    Abbey KeckJuly 9, 2014
    Get the buratta and the jerk chicken pizza.
  • Alvin L.
    Alvin LinMarch 6, 2016
    Cocktails, wine, cheese plate, happy hour specials
  • Nicole F.
    Nicole FormicaSeptember 17, 2015
    The cheese mongers plate is a must!
  • Jamie M.
    Jamie McGurkDecember 16, 2012
    Highly recommend the cheese plate w/ a glass of Oregon Pinot
  • Kaitlyn P.
    Kaitlyn PezikNovember 7, 2015
    best Mac and cheese I've ever had in my life. it's indescribable
  • Monique L.
    Monique LInderMay 9, 2016
    Lovely brunch here away from the queues and the noise
  • Will S.
    Will SJune 22
    Ricotta toast was surprisingly great
  • Kimmie O.
    Kimmie OhhFebruary 26, 2015
    Order the "world's best" Mac&cheese!
  • B B.
    B BDecember 10, 2015
    Bring your earplugs because this place is deafening when it's crowded
  • Ryan N.
    Ryan NantellJanuary 21
    Good happy hour option
  • Ching H.
    Ching HsiehDecember 30, 2011
    Happy hour from 5-7 daily. Strong drinks!
  • George Z.
    George ZMarch 28, 2015
    Best potato salad I've ever had. Gross bathrooms.
  • Meghan M.
    Meghan McGeeFebruary 1
    Trendy place. Mac and cheese was bomb.
  • Chelsea M.
    Chelsea MurrayOctober 31, 2016
    World's famous Mac and cheese is a must!
  • Peter E.
    Peter ElbaorNovember 23, 2016
    Great happy hour. 6 dollar vodka sofa
  • Morgan P.
    Morgan PolotanMarch 22, 2015
    The traditional Mac and cheese is the best.
  • JYOTI S.
    JYOTI SINGHNovember 6, 2015
    Cheese plates with great pairings!
  • Kendyl W.
    Kendyl WrightFebruary 18, 2014
    They "ran out" of happy hour wine. Our waiter was a secret vegetarian who recommended none of the meat dishes even though we asked for one. Declined. Would not go back.
  • Sean K.
    Sean KennedyNovember 12, 2011
    Try this drinking game: take a sip every time the subway rumbles beneath the restaurant.
  • Kirill F.
    Kirill FuchsMarch 24
    Come during the happy hour.
  • hugo l.
    hugo liuNovember 3, 2014
    Definitely happy hour mac and cheese.
  • Anthony C.
    Anthony CastroNovember 18, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't come here hungry expecting a real dinner; the menu is a bit limited, and pricey for what the dishes are.
  • Konstantinos B.
    Konstantinos BatalamasNovember 28, 2015
    Atmosphere, cheese platter
  • 10, 2015
    Yes, World's best mac and cheese is true.
  • Matthew L.
    Matthew LuceroDecember 2, 2011
    I mean. Avoid the food. The drinks atmosphere and service are outstanding.
  • Chris B.
    Chris BrinkworthNovember 12, 2011
    If you like great service and "salt" more than flavor - eat here.
  • S G.
    S GMay 7
    Happy hour and great Mac and cheese
  • Chad W.
    The mac and cheese is delicious
  • Kinjil M.
    Kinjil MathurJanuary 10, 2015
    Happy hour starts at 3:00! $6 glasses of cab.
  • Stephanie R.
    Stephanie RainessAugust 13, 2013
    Happy hour starts at 3pm not 5!!
  • Camille R.
    Camille R.January 27, 2012
    The Mac n Cheese is the best in the world!!
  • RC
    RCFebruary 26, 2015
    Mac and Cheese that you must savor bite by bite.
  • Kyle M.
    Kyle McLainJune 12, 2016
    Wine is great--they have a great selection, all American.
  • Frank R.
    Frank RimalovskiJune 11, 2014
    Don't bother with the menu, just order the patty melt!
  • Ann K.
    Ann KriegerApril 29, 2013
    Rosemary lemonade is great
  • Jennifer S.
    Jennifer SuttonJuly 31, 2011
    Happy hour every day 5-7. Bring on the mac-n-cheese!
  • Henali
    HenaliJanuary 20
    great happy hour cocktails :D
  • Dominick R.
    Dominick RecckioJuly 29, 2016
    Basement was hot. Mac and cheese was tasty but burnt my tongue. Too many people. Trendy but overrated
  • 🍚
    🍚December 29, 2014
    Happy is a good deal but verrry limited items
  • Allyson T.
    Allyson Twiggs DyerMarch 24, 2013
    Best French onion soup I've ever had.
  • Safak G.
    Safak GoktasFebruary 14, 2013
    Bartrade's coctails are quite fine
  • Katherine C.
    Katherine ChenJanuary 11, 2015
    Most amazing red lentil soup!
  • Kevin R.
    Kevin RocheFebruary 26, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Hunting Trail...can't beat bourbon and beet
  • BlondEATS
    BlondEATSDecember 15, 2016
    Burratta ❤️
  • Veronica H.
    Veronica HFebruary 6, 2013
    Great happy hour locale
  • Pete
    PeteDecember 14, 2013
    Cheese, booze and subway trains.
  • Mike D.
    Mike DeFilippisJanuary 10, 2013
    Mac and Cheese. Enough said.
  • Kevin C.
    Kevin ConnorMay 18, 2016
    Mac & cheese rocks!
  • Valentin G.
    Really noisy in the basement...
  • Louis B.
    Louis BruscoDecember 30, 2011
    Grilled Cheese Martini
  • Jacquelyn C.
    Jacquelyn ChouJuly 11, 2016
    mac and cheese
  • Wangui M.
    Wangui MainaAugust 18, 2015
    Mac n cheese
  • Shannon M.
    Shannon MaySeptember 25, 2011
    The candles are so pretty!
  • Amy T.
    Amy ThaiMay 1, 2013
    was disappointed to see no cheese on the french onion soup :(
  • Matthew L.
    Matthew LuceroDecember 2, 2011
    Food is basically salt with cheese. Avoid.
  • Jaime G.
    Jaime GormanMarch 26, 2012
    Not family friendly! This place sucks it!!!
  • Jorge C.
    Jorge ChavezJune 27, 2015
    Lugar de queso. Mac and Cheese famoso. Happy hour de 3-7 todos los dias con cocteles a 5. Comida a 6-8.
  • Marisa A.
    Marisa AvilaSeptember 26, 2014
    Mmmmmmm los quesos! La cerveza Ithaca the flower power tambien buenisima
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