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Cellar Cat

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211 1st Ave NW, Suite 102, Albany, OR 97321-2626
+1 541-704-0304
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Grill, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
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211 1st Ave NW, Suite 102, Albany, OR 97321-2626
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

Number one in Albany in my estimation. Not a huge menu, but always at least one selection that knocks my sox off and an excellent wine list always. Enjoyable live music Sunday nights. Jim and his crew have brought a winner to Albany Oregon.More

Thank SREuroTraveler
HollyEvans, Owner at Cellar Cat, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Oh you darling SREuroTraveler person. I thank you, JIM thanks you! Doesn't he do a great job? Thank goodness he had his real job for so long that he could come join us in this latest Cat venture and invest fully in it. He's the...More

Reviewed 8 January 2018

Two of my friends and I met at Cellar Cat last Friday (1/5/2018) for lunch and had an absolutely delightful meal which added to the fun visit with one another. I had the French Onion soup ----best I have ever had and my dining companions...More

Thank marymo362
HollyEvans, Owner at Cellar Cat, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

MaryMo you wonderful woman you! First, THANK YOU for coming in for lunch. We have only been doing it a short time and I haven't had time to really let the world know about it and Isaac and his crew are doing such a bang...More

Reviewed 29 November 2017

Great food, Extensive and reasonably priced wine list. Feindly staff. Good service. We ahve eaten here several times. it is our favorite restaurant in Albany. Great for couples, Nice pleasant atmosphere.

Thank raytopping
HollyEvans, Owner at Cellar Cat, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Oh Ray Topping what a darling you are! Thank you for coming in, loving us and telling everyone. You are the best! Thank you!!

Reviewed 3 November 2017

My wife and I got away from the kids for a night and this is where we had dinner. I made a reservation, but on a Saturday at 7, the place was nearly empty. Our table was by the window which was nice. Our server...More

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HollyEvans, Owner at Cellar Cat, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Michael for choosing us for a date night. Those heirloom tomatoes WERE expensive! Each of those post-season beauties cost around $6, so by the time we added the cheese, fancy balsamic and paid the chef to make it we actually were losing money...More

Reviewed 14 September 2017

The day before the eclipse The place was buzzing and busy but the staff were very friendly and helpful. The food was good, typical American menu and well presentedMore

Thank MrsPE
HollyEvans, Owner at Cellar Cat, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2017

Thank you Mrs PE for the fine review and for coming to visit us on that crazzzzy eclipse weekend. Wasn't that a blast? So many people everywhere. When next you visit you will enjoy our regular much more extensive brunch menu (that we reduced due...More

Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

My husband & I were in town just for the evening. After perusing the reviews on TripAdvisor & checking out the menu on their website, we decided to try Cellar Cat. It was the highlight restaurant experience of our trip. The food is delicious &...More

Thank Sue H
HollyEvans, Owner at Cellar Cat, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2017

Dear dear Sue, PLEASE move to Albany! You would love it here! We love it when guests get us and clearly you do! You are a cultured cat, lover of food, wine and eclectic ambiance. Thank you so much for the wonderful review and recommendation,...More

Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

This was our second time having dinner here, we love it but it's a fairly expensive place for dinner and drinks so we don't go often. The grapefruit lemon drop is outstanding, my new favorite drink!! I loved that there were so many options for...More

Thank Amie M
HollyEvans, Owner at Cellar Cat, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2017

Thank you so much Amie for being a repeat fan! You will be happy to hear that we are going to start opening for lunch in October! And happy hour (in October)! So it will be much easier to get more Cat time in! We...More

Reviewed 27 August 2017

Bored and raised in Albany. Have been away nearly 30 years in the hospitality business. I visit my father and family regularly in Albany and I'm sorry i had not been to the Cellar Cat sooner. Excellent varied menu, great wine selection and seamless service...More

Thank Robert M
HollyEvans, Owner at Cellar Cat, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Thank you Rob! High compliments from someone in the business who knows the business is the highest praise of all. THANK YOU. We love what we do, love Albany (& the many patrons coming from all over the place near and far), we love food,...More

Reviewed 21 August 2017

We had dinner here the day before the Eclipse. They had a special menu, which was not their full menu. The food was good and the service OK. This might be due to unknowns about how big a crowd to expect. My salmon was great,...More

Thank Ray S
HollyEvans, Owner at Cellar Cat, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

We wish you DID live here. Thanks for the nice review! The eclipse was fabulous and so were all the out-of-town visitors! We ran the special Saturday/Sunday-only menu knowing it was going to be nuts and indeed it was. We had to make a hard...More

Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

My husband loves cats so he really enjoyed all the cat decor. It is all done with a lot of style and taste. Went on a Friday night surprised how slow the downtown area was. Our food was very good and our waitress was attentive...More

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HollyEvans, Owner at Cellar Cat, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Thank you so much for visiting and for the kudos! We too love cats; if only the health department would let us have a few to sit on laps :) Albany is awakening from a century long slumber and in the summer all the residents...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$38
American, Grill, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 211 1st Ave NW, Suite 102, Albany, OR 97321-2626
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 541-704-0304
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Cellar Cat is a wine-centric bistro and bar in historic downtown Albany Oregon. With our multi-award winning executive chef, our award-winning mixologist and the friendliest, most welcoming and attentive servers around, Cellar Cat is THE go-to place for dinner. lunch, brunch or a leisurely craft beer or bottle of wine enjoyed on a lazy afternoon. Our New American food is honest (the seasonal ingredients fresh, not hidden beneath heavy sauces or trickery). Our century-old brick building is kept cozy with the help of linen tablecloths and tapestry wall hangings. French-onion soup. Croissant bread pudding. New York Steak. Glorious fried chicken with mashed potatoes. Weekend additions. House made pastas. Smoked beef brisket sandwiches. Steak salad. The list, the deliciousness, goes on and on. Craft brews on tap. Classic and contemporary "cat tails". Marvelous wine. Cellar Cat - the North West's new cultural center and home away from home. THE place to Be Here Now. Meow.
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