About the Wine Program

Our wine program is characterized by the breadth and depth of its offerings and is often called extraordinary, diverse and imaginative. Tellers is the home of the infamous Wine Vault, housed in the center of the dining room, and represents a fitting bridge between Tellers’ past and present. The Vault was part of the original building, an old bank, and now serves as home for over 1,000 bottles from over 20 regions.

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About the Sommelier


Bohlsen Restaurant Group Beverage Director Paulo Villela’s interest in wine began as a youth in southern Brazil. Neighboring Italian immigrants would give away home-made wine as long as Villela brought his own bottle, then a greater expense. In 1983, his journey to sommelier began in the restaurant business as a bus boy. In 1996, he climbed the ranks becoming wine captain and sommelier for Windows on the World Restaurant. Villela was the last person to grace the restaurant’s vast wine cellar on September 11, 2001.

He joined the Bohlsen Restaurant Group in 2008 via Blue Fin Restaurant at the W Hotel in New York City. The 1998 class valedictorian from Sommelier Society of America, where he teaches in his spare time, is fluent in five languages and has a degree in Agricultural Engineering from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. He attributes his deep knowledge about wine to mentors Kevin Zraly and Andrea Immer, friends and family, tasting 40–50 wines per week and visits to Napa Valley, Italy, Greece, Chile, Argentina, Germany and Spain. Bohlsen Restaurant Group co-owner Michael Bohlsen has said, “Paulo brings a breath of fresh air to our wine program. His love and appreciation for wine has fueled a culture at the Bohlsen Restaurant Group where wine knowledge is cool. The members of our staff have intricate experience with wines ranging from local Sauvignon Blanc to Argentinian Malbec. This wine knowledge translates to a more well-rounded, seamless dining experience for our guests at the bar and in the dining room.”

Inside the Vault

On the first Friday of every month, our sommelier will break into Tellers’ Vault and share wines that best illustrate each month's theme. Gain knowledge about wines by chatting with other wine lovers in this intimate gathering, held by the fire at Tellers.

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About the Spirits Program

The Gold Bar represents a curated collection of top shelf and on trend spirits. This exclusive and luxurious collection is comprised of fine liquors from all over the world. Featuring over 250 hand selected bottles, this accomplished list features some of the finest offerings from Scotland, Ireland, France, Italy, Japan, Canada and the United States. Our detailed tasting notes will assist you in your choices, as will our highly trained bartenders.

At the Gold Bar, you are a friend. Sit and enjoy a hand-crafted cocktail from our bar-staff, who are steeped in the knowledge of spirits. Our staff’s mixology expertise and understanding of the chemistry of drinks gives them the skill to concoct a magnificent elixir just from hearing where your tastes reside.

Our bar staff is immersed in the classic bar culture, both experts in the field of alcohol and ready to make you feel at home with a quick joke or a bent ear. Enjoy the Gold Bar’s commitment to the values that made America’s bars the best in the world: wonderful selections, handcrafted cocktails, fantastic food, great camaraderie and close comfort.

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Luxury by the Ounce

Sometimes the best things in life are more thoroughly enjoyed and savored in small doses. Luxury by the Ounce takes that sentiment and hones it into a refined beverage program that brings you some of the world’s most sought after liquors in perfect portions, enabling you to savor some of the best the world has to offer.

Hand selected for its exclusivity, rarity and balance of flavors, our list is curated with an eye towards great representations of the best of what each liquor has to offer. In fact, many of these bottles are considered the best in their classifications, with only a few bottles produced. Once they are gone, we will move on to next years batch or quite possibly, they may be gone forever.

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Monday–Friday   12pm–3pm

Friday–Saturday   5pm–11pm
Sunday   3pm–9pm

Friday   12pm–12am
Saturday   4pm–12am
Sunday   3pm–10pm

Our full dinner menu will be
available at the bar beginning
at 3pm, Monday through Friday