Old Town Cellar
78015 Main St Ste 109 La Quinta, La Quinta, CA, USA
oldtowncellar.com - (760) 777-1770
Old Town Cellar La Quinta Reviews
Wine Bar in the Desert Jan 12, 2011
About 25 miles east of Palm Springs is the other resort community of Riverside County, La Quinta. If country club sports such as golf of tennis are your thing, you’ll love La Quinta. You can spend all day playing or sitting poolside (it is the desert so you’ll get plenty of sun). But if you prefer to stay indoors to stay cool and enjoy a glass of wine or some good food, make your way to the Old Town portion of the city. Old Town is not old nor is it much of a town, rather it’s more of a charming mini mall with lots of quaint stores and restaurants.
The Old Town Cellar is one of only two wine bars in La Quinta. Taking into to account that the majority of the population are wealthy retirees, this is surprising, seems like there would be a lot more. I went here on New Year’s Day not only was there live music, but also fabulous menu for food and wine.
The lay out of the Old Town Cellar is great, one side is a retail store that has wine and champagne for sale and on the other side is a bar and restaurant. On the retail side, the bottle selection is awesome, they feature are both boutique wineries and larger commercial ones. There are big leather couches in this area with a big screen TV. So, after you make your purchase, you can drink it here and watch a ball game. The menu at the wine bar isn’t very long, there are only a little over a dozen wines. Depending on what you want, white or red, whoever made up the menu does a great job at picking out the best. The wines range from $6 to $12 a glass. But don’t let price fool you, the $6 glasses are very good. I had a cab from a small winery in Paso Robles and a chardonnay from Sonoma. Both top notch. The restaurant menu is very good and not too expensive either. We had a basil, tomato and cheese flatbread, a cesar salad, the petite filet with garlic mashed potatoes and meatloaf sliders. All were very good and very gourmet. I enjoyed everything except for the salad which had a bit too much dressing. All of this plus 4 glasses of wine for less that $100, tip included.
There is also an outdoor area with heat lamps but it was 40 degrees outside and no matter how powerful the heat lamp, there was no way I was going to sit outside. On a warm desert evening I could see how sitting outside would be nice.
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