Our Atmosphere is as Fresh as Our Ingredients

In August 2007, The Cellar opened as a wine and tapas bar. We were (and still are) known for our unique plates-to-share and creative martini menu. In September 2011, we expanded in to a full-service dining operation, offering our loyal customers even more modern fusion options. In July 2015, long-time Executive Chef Michael Lanahan, and his wife Ellen, purchased The Cellar from its’ previous owners and began to make their mark as a destination restaurant and exceptional dining experience in downtown Corning’s Gaffer District.


Michael Lanahan – Executive Chef/Co-Owner



We pride ourselves on offering imaginative modern fusion cuisine, made in-house from scratch. Our menu tends to change with the seasons, and our dishes are linked to the best locally-sourced ingredients we can find. Whether it’s asparagus is the spring or apples in the fall, seasonal specialties make up most of our menu. We offer several vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options. Michael and the rest of the kitchen team love the challenge of designing specialty tasting menus as well, so don’t hesitate to call about setting up a special dinner for you and your closest friends!


With 40 wines offered by the glass – and over 350 by the bottle – we’re intent on bringing you a true variety of flavorful, interesting, award-winning wines from around the world, including our own beautiful backyard; the Finger Lakes region! Our servers, led by Emmett, are always ready to make suggestions based on your personal taste or entrée selection.


Behind the bar,  Kyle and Taylor are constantly working on fun and original martinis & cocktails that feature house-made infusions and seasonal ingredients. They excel at putting their own twist on traditional favorites as well!



Every visit continues to amaze me with the quality and perfection!

Testimonial Tom
Facebook Reviewer

Locally Sourced

Every day, we work with local farmers, chefs, markets, and importers to bring you the freshest seasonal ingredients and highest quality meals. Please take a moment to visit our partners throughout Corning and the Finger Lakes:

Jimmy Fahy – Corning, NY
Remembrance Farm – Trumansburg, NY
Evans Farmhouse Creamery- Norwich, NY
Finger Lakes Organics – Finger Lakes Area Farms

Firefly Farm – Hornby, NY
Stick & Stone Farm- Ithaca, NY
Lively Run Goat Dairy – Interlaken, NY
Champlain Valley Milling – Westport, NY
The Good Life Farm – Interlaken, NY
Thunder Mountain Foods – Bath, NY

Twin Brooks Maple – Dundee, NY

Lovely spot in the town of Corning NY.
Amazing drinks and food. Had a delicious perfectly made martini. Great selection of wines and beers. Tapas was amazing loved the pumpkin ravioli, with to die for smoked sauce. Best chicken and waffles ever. Started with brussel sprouts in balsamic. Delicious! Friendly servers and warm atmosphere !

Testimonial Eileen
Yelp Reviewer