Sommeliers recommend that you swirl a glass of wine and inhale its bouquet before throwing it in the face of your enemy. Enjoy pleasures that are worth the wait with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $20 for $40 worth of seasonal fare and drinks Tuesday–Sunday
- $20 for $50 worth of seasonal fare and drinks Tuesday–Thursday
The menu begins with shareable plates of warm bacon-wrapped dates with goat cheese ($11), and flatbread crowned by mushrooms, port, and rich brie ($13). Entrees include grilled Atlantic salmon with leeks and lemon israeli couscous ($25), and spice-rubbed leg of lamb beneath a blackberry demi-glace, plated alongside rosemary mash and market vegetables ($26). With the help of resident sommeliers, cull selections from the wine list by the glass or bottle, such as Italian prosecco ($7/glass), Canadian riesling ($8/glass), and Argentinian malbec ($38/bottle).
Main Street Cellar Wine Bar
Executive Chef Amos Jarbeau and Sous Chef Ian Sunstrum wonder what to serve for tonight's special. Instead of looking in the cooler, they walk across the street to the local butcher and check out the available whole cuts of meat. Afterward, the duo heads toward the street corner, where a Roots and Shoots farm stand displays freshly picked organic produce. It's a typical day for the chefs, who continually tailor Main Street Cellar Wine Bar's menu to what's in season and what's local.
To enhance the nuances of the changing dishes, Main Street's four sommeliers—who include owners Paul Paton and Kim Burns—recommend vintages from a continually evolving wine list that spans regions from France to British Columbia. Paton and Burns play upon guests’ senses within a home built in the 1880s, where a varying decor of exposed brick walls, gleaming wood accents, and cushy black leather chairs with tufted backs creates different feels in each room. But Main Street's most popular space is its casual back courtyard, where diners enjoy seclusion from the main road and Ottawa's cutthroat paparazzi.