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The Cellar

156 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672-4016
949-492-3663
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Ranked #2 of 181 Restaurants in San Clemente
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Cheese shop, wine bar, small plates, live music
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English first
SC
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

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
53 helpful votes 53 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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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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Southern California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Great place on the main drag in SC. Darkish interior but very friendly staff, great selections of wine & beef and tasty appetizers and full entrees. Seating isn't plentiful but a couple communal tables allow for a couple of seating options. It's nice cuz you can be a lil dressy or in shorts and flip flops.

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San Clemente
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

The Cellar is the place to be in San Clemente! Fabulous cheese and interesting food. Amazing wine selections and a great atmosphere. If you can make it here when Rabbi Blue is playing you are in for a fantastic treat!

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Woodinville, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I slide in 10 minutes before Happy Hour was finished and received some great recommendations from the bartender. I even had a patron give a thumbs up on the Happy Hour Cabernet. Friendly and wine knowledgeable staff. I will return the next time I am in town.

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Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I went here with my friends for my birthday. I haven't been here before and loved it. The music was very good, we LOVED the Mac & Cheese and the Flat Bread Pizza. Both we so yummy. The wine selection was really good, but pretty pricey. I'd definitely go back here again.

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San Clemente CA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

you can have a full dinner or just enjoy a cheese and charcuterie platter. live piano bar music one night, gypsy jazz the next- check the calendar on their website for live music schedule. the focus is on wine but they offer a very large selection of beers as well so everybody is happy. decor is 'wine country mod' and... More

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Fallbrook, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Enjoyed a prawn salad, clams, and cheese plate between 3 ladies. Shared a bottle of wine. The place was loud on a Friday evening. Enjoyable piano playing.

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Orange, California
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Loved this place from the minute you walk through the food! Looks beautiful and its happening with people all around! That's good sign as the food must be good! We had happy hour wine and food from 4 to 6 what a deal! Service was awesome! Casual or dressy you choose. My 2 daughters loved there desert too!

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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
Cuisine: American

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