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156 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672-4016
949-492-3663
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10:00 am - 1:00 am
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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, Reservations
Description: Cheese shop, wine bar, small plates, live music

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  • 51
    Excellent
  • 14
    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
Saved us a table!

Dawn is the owner and goes the extra mile for the locals of her town! Thank you Dawn from the Salon Zinnia team!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Dawn is the owner and goes the extra mile for the locals of her town! Thank you Dawn from the Salon Zinnia team!

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Poway, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Handled our group of 12 really well, multiple servers. Interesting appetizers, great wine list, variety of food from healthy to meat lovers. Music too loud to be able to chat on a Saturday evening.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015 via mobile

After shopping in San Clemente, we stop at the Cellar. It was a wonderful breakfast and excellent service. It has three tables facing the street...kind of nice for a delicious coffee or Mimosas.Room inside as well. If you have time, breakfast is served until 12:00.

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Orange County, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I have been here for all three meals and it is really a wonderful cafe. Some nights they have live music and it is nice to sit on the patio and enjoy a latte or glass of wine. Very good food too!

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San Clemente, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

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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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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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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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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Additional Information about The Cellar

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

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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, Romantic, Bar scene, Local cuisine

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?