Violette's Cellar

4.9
439 reviews
$30 and under
American
Violette's Cellar is Staten Island's most unique restaurant and event venue. Featuring social dining, gourmet food and eclectic decor. Violette's also features The Button Room (a password required speakeasy), a private wine room, and private banquet rooms for parties of all sizes.
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4.9
Service
4.9
Ambience
4.7
Value
Noise · Moderate
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great brunch

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vipBillfromParamus
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

First time diner for belated Christmas holiday with family on the Island ..... the restaurant was not crowded as it was early on a Sunday .... food was exceptional ..... everyone really enjoyed their dishes .... service from Gerard was terrific and he was very responsive to special requests from gluten free family member. The only surprise that presented a bit of a challenge was a flight of stairs to the "cellar" for my 85 yer old mother-in-law. I should have checked to see if this would be an issue but we are glad we went and just hoisted the MIL up and down the stairs ... a small lift would be a God send

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Violettes
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed Violette's Cellar again Food and service are always excellent. Would recommend going there.

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CharinW
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is absolutely delicious and service is outstanding. The food has amazing flavor and staff is super helpful and knowledgeable about wine and pairings to further enhance the experience. Even on busy nights the staff goes out of their way to make every guest feel like they’re the only ones there. This restaurant is second to none.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for brunch - everything was delicious and the staff was very attentive. Would definitely recommend and return!

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JasonM
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We always have a positive experience, and the service and meals are always on point.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for the brunch and it was out of this world… Highly recommended..

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Colleen
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A nice evening out. The place has a great vibe, excellent food and drinks

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From beginning to end we had a wonderful time. Cocktails (smoky old fashioned and a cucumber lime drink that I can’t recall the name)and appetizers were outstanding(pear salad and grilled octopus), as well as main courses(cauliflower steak and short rib). I am allergic to gluten and they were extremely accommodating which is always plus for me to feel comfortable dining out. The coconut rice pudding with lychee and quality espresso made for a perfect ending. The ambiance is so cozy and beautiful and our waiter Gerard along with all of the support staff made the experience outstanding. We can’t wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It was great

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StevenS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall2Food5Service3Ambience5

Violettes cellar is one of my go to spots but I’m so disappointed in this experience. I’ve never been rushed so much at a restaurant. This is no fault to our waiter. We ordered apps which arrived within minuets. BUT within 5 minuets of them coming out someone from the kitchen came out and put our entrees on the table too (keep in mind we’re a party of 2 so the table was super overcrowded) The appetizers were still full plates and we had our entrees there too just getting cold while we were trying to enjoy our appetizers. 7 dishes on a table for 2…. The food was good but the experience was poor.

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vipMelisa
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Visiting from MD for the weekend for our anniversary and booked on Open Table. Reviews speak for itself. Food was off the chain, and Santiago was our server- super friendly, professional and was all around excellent. Even the rest of the staff who bussed our tables were awesome. Definitely will be back. The only minor issue that happened was I was charged for the bill twice on my credit card. I think they were having issues with the machine. But I called the next morning and the manager was super accommodating and said I’d be credited for the duplicate bill.
Two words: Just go!
Thank you for making our night special!

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echoe325
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent as always. I’ll be back again.

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CueshaL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely amazing! Great food, excellent service! Awesome place!

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T1130
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went for the steak special and it was absolutely delicious. The service was great also.

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vipczall
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous wine food and service

Violette's Cellar
Responded on November 19, 2021

Well, we LOVE to hear the word fabulous!!!! I'm so glad that you had a wonderful time and that everything was perfect. We are proud of our amazing wine selections , eclectic menu and our friendly and attentive staff. If you are a wine lover, we are re-introducing our Wine Academy, 5 course wine pairing menu this Friday 11-19 and monthly moving forward. Check our website for dates and menus !! Thanks again for your comments. Susan

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JT2003
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent. Service was absolutely amazing. We will definitely be back.

Violette's Cellar
Responded on November 19, 2021

We get all warm and fuzzy when we hear comments like "excellent" and especially "absolutely amazing" !! Thank you so much for sharing your comments with us and we hope to welcome you back soon. Susan

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vipMelissaG
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely delicious! Menu was creative, service was attentive and checked in multiple times. Thank you!

Violette's Cellar
Responded on November 19, 2021

Melissa, Thank so much for taking the time to let us know you had an amazing time at Violette's Cellar. I am sure our Chefs will be happy you felt our menu was "creative" and and "absolutely delicious"! I will be sure to let our servers know you felt well cared for. Thanks again and we hope to welcome you back soon! Susan

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Very nice service & food was excellent
If any issue I had it would be...change the music to dinner music and.not top 40
Otherwise
I had a nice night

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and good service! Brunch was delish!

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vipmoonchild981
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First visit and won’t be the last, loved everything!!

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nancyk
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had a wonderful time here. Matt was a great waiter. Great personality, very knowledgeable about menu and a happy guy. Coming back definitely!!

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vipAnnMarieC
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our experience was fabulous, first time there and adored it. The food was amazing and waitstaff could not be more wonderful, his name is Matt! We are looking forward to our next meal there!!!

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vipNadiaK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, delicious food and great service. The lobster and shrimp risotto was a hit!

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MichaelB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was excellent and the service was top notch. Going back again already.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tried for first time. Drinks unique and delicious , food perfectly prepared with great taste factor. Will go again. Was there early on a Friday evening , so not totally sure on what the sound level , and service would be at the height of the evening. Enjoyed the food immensely.

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PhilipsP
New England
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time there. The food was good, drinks were tasty and enough parking.

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BrittanyH
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had been dying to try this restaurant after stumbling across it when looking for brunch ideas. I set a reservation to celebrate our 7 year anniversary and was pleasantly surprised when we walked in.

Chic atmosphere, comfortable seating, AMAZING food! The staff was very attentive and super friendly. We loved everything about this restaurant and will be back for sure! I'll be back to enjoy brunch with my gfs next time.

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Vall
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious. The service, the ambience, and the specials were great. I will definitely be going back.

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Judy
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was not only Beautiful, but cozy, our waiter Santiago was very helpful and personable

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was on point…. Loved it

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DonnaA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything about this place was wonderful from the ambiance to the food to the set

Violette's Cellar
Responded on September 17, 2021

Donna - We are so happy that you had a fabulous time at Violette's Cellar. We love wowing our guests with our unique vibe and eclectic menu. Thank you for sharing your feedback and we hope to welcome you back soon. Susan

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The atmosphere was wonderful. The dinner menu was very enjoyable. It was second time back in 4 years. The food was even better this time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and staff amazing as always!

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Ponty
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Something for everyone on this menu. The service, atmosphere and variety are amazing. Portions are large and sharing is a good idea if you want to try a few different dishes, including small portions. The chef is personable and charming and is very hands on! You need to dine at Violette's Cellar....often!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food amazing, service exceptional took my aunt there for her 72nd birthday and she enjoyed every morsal of this meal. Have nothing negative to say about the service down to the drinks we exceptional I will be back. 😍

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LorpuK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The overall vibe was amazing and the actual venue was so cool. I loved the skirt steak it was so flavorful and yummy!! Would definitely recommend.

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MichaelD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So good. Love the food and atmosphere. I highly recommend it.

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DinaC
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. The waiter and manager were very attentive to us.

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vipCynthiaC
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

My husband and I shared the Chateaubriand and it was delicious- the beef was almost melt in ur mouth! And our server, June, was exceptional!!! Will go back if on Staten Island again!!

FAQs

Violette's Cellar does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Violette's Cellar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (718) 650-5050.

Violette's Cellar is rated 4.9 stars by 439 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.