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The Cellar

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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, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions
Description: Cheese shop, wine bar, small plates, live music

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  • 65
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 6
    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
wine tasting & tapas

It a small wine tasting restaurant with small plates. its crowded and loud. Lots of interesting people. Great place to meet new people. Their flights for wine tasting are reasonable .

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Frostieone
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Orange county
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Orange county
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It a small wine tasting restaurant with small plates. its crowded and loud. Lots of interesting people. Great place to meet new people. Their flights for wine tasting are reasonable .

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Thank Frostieone
Orange County
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Seat yourself in this rather quaint restaurant that can best be described as a wine bar with adjacent seating on benches and stools. Large selection of excellent wines and great beers. It can get crowded so arrive early. I waited too too long for drinks and a meal, but the food was very good and served by very pleasant millenials.... More 

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Thank OragneCountyThor
San Clemente, California
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Wonderful selection of Wine and Beer, great Happy Hour deals on food, and now they even offer breakfast. We love to sit on the outside patio that faces Del Mar Avenue.

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Thank Karen W
San Clemente, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We like The Cellar as a place to go hang-out for a few glasses of wine, some great local entertainment, and often some really good food.

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Thank Rainie321
Laguna Niguel
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

The Cellar has a great happy hour and everything sounds so good you want to order the whole menu. The cheese is the best selection that I know of in San Clemente. They have the option of trying different kinds of cheese. They also have specials on specific cheese. Good selection of wine and very reasonable. They have yummy flatbreads... More 

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Thank lagunaniguel-mom
Costa Mesa, California
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Overrated place where you pay too much for an average cheese plate, and cold cuts. Wines are average at best and also over priced

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Thank jpcapiton
Mission Viejo, California
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

We have wined and dined here many times. The service is always friendly and knowledgeable and the food is outstanding. This place is a perfect example of how to run a business right! They offer great foods, wines, beers and entertainment at a reasonable price in a comfortable atmosphere. All the servers are very well trained and very personable. The... More 

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Thank PerkyChef
Port Washington, New York
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

My boyfriend and I stopped here for dinner on our last night in CA before heading home to NY. We had an absolutely wonderful meal and night at The Cellar. We both tried the a flight of wine, which were all very nice. We then shared a cheese platter, muscles, mac and cheese, and finished with the absolutely delicious warm... More 

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Thank Nichol H
Orange County, CA
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135 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Went in on a Thursday night. Live music, my son had a Mead and I had a glass of Pinot Noir; both very good. I had the Chicken and my son had the salmon special. The warm chocolate chip cookies and ice cream are wonderful.

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Thank CAKarenOrangeCounty
CA
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

This eclectic bar restaurant has a great choice of beers on tap and bottles as well as an extensive wine list by the glass. They have a top notch rotating list of entertainment.Free, just leave a tip for the troubadours. Anywhere else, a place like this would have a cover. Friendly service, and great fare make this bar, restaurant, gourmet... More 

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Thank cjsc

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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: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Romantic, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?