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156 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672-4016
949-492-3663
Website
Today
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Cheese shop, wine bar, small plates, live music
Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Local cuisine
Special occasions

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 44
    Excellent
  • 10
    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
Most recent review
Great meet up spot any time of day!

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
fishman28
,
San Clemente, California
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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61 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
San Clemente, California
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

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
Reviewer
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
Senior Contributor
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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Monte Porzio Catone, Italy
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Inspired light cuisine and rotating wine list that is equally inspired. Music at 7 staff is right on. Im a regular here when in san clemente.

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Vancouver
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Loved the atmosphere of this place, was really looking forward to coming here but mixed reviews. My husband and I stopped in early afternoon, sat outside, but inside would really be nice at night. We both had a glass of red, not remarkable for the $14-$15 price of each. We ordered the flatbread and added the proscuitto and arugula, so... More 

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Coming get during the day is completely different than coming at night. At night, the cougars are full force and inebriated. During the day, you enjoy yourself outside on the patio sipping on some wine and enjoy a cheese platter. The food is okay... just okay.

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

By far the best coffee house in Orange County. Featuring both Ritual and Heart coffees. Service is great. Noah is informed and friendly.

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SC
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant is hard to define. The service as well as the food, is all over the place from excellent to just so so. It's a little funky, they seem to strive for edgy, but don't pull it off. I think they do 'happy hour' the best, but the place is small and it gets crowded. The cheese case located... More 

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San Jose, California
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Stopped by for lunch on a Saturday. Definitely a wine bar/food kind of place. Small and intimate place. We sat back in the soft chairs and really enjoyed our time there. Menu is for food and then all kinds a wine, including many pairings. Got to say the food was really gourmet like. I had the turkey sandwich which was... More 

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Dana Point, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The beer tasting was really great. Seemed to be more flexible. Red wine taste was excellent but no choices. Cheese plate was truly outstanding.we tried the 6 cheese & the sauces were amazing. We split a burger @ were so full Great place to explore wine. Good music too

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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: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions

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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