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156 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672-4016
949-492-3663
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Today
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Thu 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Cheese shop, wine bar, small plates, live music

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Visitor rating
  • 49
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Spot for Couple or Smaller Group

I have been with date and with small group. Perfect for both. Live music every night they are open. Beer on tap is good and changes. Wine selection is fantastic and the food has always been great. The servers and bartenders are very knowledgeable and attentive. If you are in San Clemente you should... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Jeff S
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San Clemente, California
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
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68 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
San Clemente, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I have been with date and with small group. Perfect for both. Live music every night they are open. Beer on tap is good and changes. Wine selection is fantastic and the food has always been great. The servers and bartenders are very knowledgeable and attentive. If you are in San Clemente you should definitely check it out!

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San Clemente, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

What's ironic is that I don't even drink wine, but this is my favorite place to eat in San Clemente. There are some small tables and bigger high-volume table for community seating. My favorite are a couple big chairs in the back facing a love seat couch with a coffee table in between. As far as the food goes I... More 

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Dana Point, California
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90 reviews 90 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

Nice setting with a cool vibe. Live music in the evening while sipping wines and enjoying some good food makes this one relaxing place to visit and we have been visiting it for the past 3+ years. Menu keeps changing but the Tapas style menu has something for everyone. Wine selection is top-notch and by-the-glass variety is plenty. Service is... More 

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CA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

I'm obsessed w this wine bar. Very romantic ambiance. Great cheese plates and food. Super service. Either for a couples night out or ladies night. This is always my go too!!

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Rancho Santa Margarita
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I came to The Cellar on a recommendation from a friend on a first date. The location is right on the main strip in San Clemente, so parking is a bit tough, but well worth it! They have a happy hour every day from 4-6 pm with wine & food specials. We got the house red & white wines and... More 

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San Clemente, California
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102 reviews 102 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The Cellar offers a nice selection of flights and great pairing with international chesses chosen my the monger. The vibe is urban and cool and night time offers live music and a lively scene. Afternoon tastings are very relaxing and the flights are varied, offering a great sampling of different wines. There are less international wine options here than compared... More 

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

A great meet up place for friends who enjoy wine, music and just plain fun. The wine and cheese pairs are beyond amazing

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San Clemente, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Casual beach town vibe with a sophisticated and unpretentious crowd. Great wine and beer selection, amazing cheese counter with lots of great finds and very knowledgeable staff. Kitchen comes up with some great specials besides the standbys that are Local favs. Best place in town for live music!

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San Clemente, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The food, cheese, wine and appetizers. Great place for fun!!! Always something unique, not like any place I have ever been. So cool to have it in our own town of San Clemente!

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San Clemente
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I love the cheese and wine at The Cellar. The cheeses are seasonal and exceptional. The food is great and very tasty. But the cheese is too good.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 156 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672-4016
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Clemente
  • Phone Number: 949-492-3663

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Romantic

Description

Cheese shop, wine bar, small plates, live music
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?