Mon-Fri, 5pm-1am; Sat, 6pm-2am; Sun, closed
E, M at Lexington Ave.-53rd St.; 6 at 51st St.
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Cello employs all the standard signifiers of “rustic European charm”: exposed beams, dark wood accents, and deep red walls. In case you were still unsure, the bottles lining every available shelf, and cut-off ends of barrels adorning the walls, give the clear signal that this is a wine-focused bar. Young midtown professionals pack into the skinny space to enjoy a post-work glass of wine and pick at the cheese plate; the food menu also includes individual pizzas, paninis, and fondue. The list offers mostly familiar reds and whites, hailing from California, Washington, Chile, France, and New Zealand.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.