The Wine Cellar

Back Bay

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Chefs craft traditional European fondues & more amidst exposed brick & wrought-iron lanterns at locally owned & operated Back Bay restaurant

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Promotional value expires Oct 6, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 more as gift. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. Not valid for alcohol. Dine-in only. Depending on option purchased, valid only for prix-fixe menu or fondue prix-fixe menu. Not valid on holidays, Restaurant week, or special events. Not valid for OpenTable reservations. No sharing; extra fee for additional guest(s) may apply. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Fondue is a ubiquitous staple of Swiss culture, matched only by neutrality, multiuse pocketknives, and the world's most easy-to-draw cheese. Go for a dip with this Groupon.

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  • $49 for a French meal for two with two appetizers, two entrees, and dessert for two off the prix-fixe menu (a $98 value)
  • $55 for a fondue meal for two with one cheese fondue or raclette, five individual meat or vegetable items from fondue entree selections, and chocolate dessert off the fondue prix-fixe menu (a $110 value)

The Wine Cellar

A common scene at The Wine Cellar: servers toting percolating pots of gruyere, emmental, or gorgonzola to diners, who in turn dip skewers of bread or potatoes into the steel cauldrons of melted cheese. This celebrated practice of submerging things into other, more scalding things isn't the only European tradition The Wine Cellar draws upon; its menu culls culinary influences from around the great continent, including France and Switzerland. In addition to sizzling up pots of oil or vegetable broth in which guests can cook their own beef, tiger shrimp, or rabbit, the chefs forge a spread of signature dishes, including tartifletes and roblochonnades, and pierrades made at the table in front of guests. They accompany this transatlantic fare with an international wine list, which sports hearty reds and delicate whites from vineyards and grocery-store aisles around the world.

Although the menu remains firmly rooted in the Old World, the dining room evokes classical American aesthetics. Exposed brickwork and wrought-iron lanterns surround the tables, and one wall sports a hand-painted mural of a Boston streetscape.

Customer Reviews

304 Ratings

It was delicious. We loved everything we ate, plus the cook top was fun/interactive. Service was great, also. Suggestion is to provide another plate so guests don't have to eat off plate where raw meat was.
Rebecca B. · July 1, 2013
Thanks for the great meal and service!
Rick S. · June 24, 2013
The spaces are just a bit tight. Beyond that, however, we had an excellent dinner, complete with delicious food, friendly service, and a relaxing ambiance.
Keith C. · June 24, 2013
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    Back Bay

    30 Massachusetts Ave.

    Boston, Massachusetts 02115


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