What You'll Get
Tapas offer samples of a wider variety of cultural flavor, like reading only the backs of a country's classic novels or learning only words that start with j in another country's language. Expand flavor horizons with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of wine, tapas, and Italian fare at Cellar 58.
Noted in New York magazine for its globally sourced vino collection and cozily woody interior, Cellar 58 offers a menu full of small plates and authentic Italian fare alongside an expansive wine list. The menu features authentic Mediterranean flavor and a refreshing lack of trendy, freeze-dried astronaut food. Tomato and basil crostini ($8) and lasagna bolognese ($15) put unemployed appetites back to work, and small plates, such as the fried calamari with marinara sauce ($9) or the filet mignon carpaccio ($15), pair well with selections from the more than 150 varieties of wine, such as a Wyndham Estate shiraz 2007 ($8).
Live music wafts through the restaurant Monday–Wednesday, soundtracking conversations and filling otherwise awkward, dinner-long silences throughout the space’s bricked-line interior.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires May 23, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. Limit 1 per table. Reservation required. Must purchase a food item. Not valid until 2/20. Dine-in only. Alcohol is not discounted more than 50%. Not valid on holidays, 2/20/12, 4/8/12, or 5/13/12. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Cellar 58
Like any good basement, Cellar 58 is full of secrets. Hidden in the back of the East Village eatery is a wine-tasting room that shelters more than 150 different bottles, including some that hail from overlooked countries, such as Greece and Bulgaria. In addition, the wine bar's frequently changing selection features more than 30 wines by the glass.
From the Press
- "Wine enthusiasts eager to explore new territory should take a seat at one of the long marble tables at this mural-adorned East Village wine bar." — Time Out New York
- "It makes for the ideal venue for lingering over the international wine list comprising the world's major, minor and up-and-coming varietals, vineyards and vintages." — Gayot
- "The pours come from all corners of the world, and not just the currently budget-friendly Chile and New Zealand- Greece, Austria, and Bulgaria all make an appearance." — New York magazine
Beyond the Wine List
There is also a surprising treasure in the front dining room. The marble-topped tables play host to entrees and small plates prepared by chef Fabio Bano, who comes to Cellar 58 from the ultraprivate Soho House. Using cooking methods that he learned and perfected in Italy, Bano handcrafts pastas and inventive desserts, which, like top-secret memos, melt satisfyingly upon entering the mouth.