LOS ANGELES--()--Cellar 55, a cozy neighborhood wine bar and restaurant, is now open in the heart of Melrose. Nestled in the former Goodfellas Restaurant space at 7455 Melrose Avenue, and neighboring iconic hangouts such as Village Idiot and Darkroom, Cellar 55 offers Angelenos friendly open access to an extensive, affordable wine list and delectable Italian-American fusion plates. Grand opening specials, exclusive to Facebook fans and Twitter followers, will be announced through mid-October while weeknight specials and promotions will continue regularly.
“I like to pull from different genres of cuisine when it comes to my cooking”
One of Cellar 55’s greatest assets is its hidden back patio. Enter the restaurant and walk past the front piano, colorful paintings and the inviting bar to venture to the back patio and feel as though you’ve entered a secret Mediterranean-style outdoor living room. Ornate candles, comfortable throw pillows and lounge seating creates unsurpassed outdoor ambiance, ideal for an afternoon sangria, intimate fete or romantic wine date.
Cuisine ranges from Italian favorites to the whimsical
Cellar 55 offers a hearty menu of comfort food favorites, ranging from the classic such as chicken parmesan to the fun with beef sliders to the borderline eccentric with the “golden eye” pizza (adorned with sunny-side up eggs). For the sweet-toothed, Cellar 55 delves into the gastronomically curious with desserts like purple yam ice cream and battered PB&J. For special events, Cellar 55 can customize a menu for in-house celebrations or cater directly on-site.
Cellar 55 owners and brother-sister team, Suzy and Mike Mnatsakanyan, also of the former Goodfellas Restaurant on Melrose, wanted to create an environment which better matched their personal tastes in ambiance, décor and food/wine offerings.
“I like to pull from different genres of cuisine when it comes to my cooking,” says Executive Chef Suzy Mnatsakanyan. “I enjoy European flavors but also appreciate simplicity and classic favorites. Now that my brother, Mike, and I are relaunching as Cellar 55, we feel as though we have no limits and can offer something for everyone.”
Evening entertainment showcases local artists
Cellar 55 plans to use its piano in the main dining room for regular singers and performers including many local budding artists. Patrons are urged to check Cellar 55’s website at www.thecellar55.com often for a calendar of events for live performances, as well as for planned special televised viewing events and other planned promotions.
About Cellar 55
Located at 7455 Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles, Cellar 55 is a cozy neighborhood wine bar offering an extensive, affordable wine list, a wide variety of Italian-American fusion plates, an inviting back patio and regularly scheduled live music. The restaurant is managed by Co-Owner and Executive Chef Suzy Mnatsakanyan and her brother, Co-Owner Mike Mnatsakanyan. Please visit www.thecellar55.com for more information, or call 323-951-1555 for reservations or 323-658-6622 for private parties. Follow Cellar 55 on Facebook by searching for “Cellar55” and on Twitter at Twitter.com/Cellar55LA.