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Casellula Cheese & Wine Café

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401 W. 52nd St., New York, NY 10019 40.764771 -73.988037
nr. Ninth Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-247-8137 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: American Nouveau, Spanish/Tapas
  • Price Range: $$

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Daily, 5pm-2am

Nearby Subway Stops

C, E at 50th St.



Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Dine at the Bar
  • Late-Night Dining
  • Reservations Not Required


  • Beer and Wine Only


Not Accepted


Hell’s Kitchen is hardly known for its wine bar scene, so this charming, crammed little spot is a welcome respite just off Ninth Avenue. The place highlights European vinos paired with refined small plates, which suits its warm yet spare setting, with big sunny windows and lots of blonde wood. If you only want a tiny nosh, go for the popcorn, which, on a recent visit was topped with lavender and honey, for an almost caramel-corn effect. The white Spanish anchovies are fresh and perfectly acidic, while each selection from the well-curated cheese menu is paired with a flavor accompaniment, such as the black-sesame brittle that accompanied butterscotch-y Beecher’s Flagship Reserve. However, the menu’s star is the cheekily monikered Pig’s Ass Sandwich, a surprisingly delicate little ciabatta number filled with succulent meat and lightly sweet pickles, spiced up with chipotle aioli.

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