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The Cellar

156 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672-4016
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Ranked #4 of 180 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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47 reviews from our community

89% Recommend
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English first
San Clemente CA
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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
68 reviews 68 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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San Clemente, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is a real treasure for lovers of wine, cheese, beer, food, and live music. Make a special effort to be there when Rabbi Blue is playing!!!

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Aliso Viejo, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We always love stopping in here for wine and appetizers! Cozy, friendly atmosphere with live music! We meet friends there frequently and highly recommend it!

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Zurich, Switzerland
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50 reviews 50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Where to start, awesome selection of delicious cheeses served on a rotating basis (something new every week) accompanied by a large selection of exciting wines to choose from. However, what makes this place a true gem is the hospitable spirit from the owners who are extremely knowledgeable and cordial. If you want to enjoy a nice glass of wine while... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013 via mobile

Went here last night for the first time because our friends were playing. What a great litte place. Especially for a date night. Amazing cheese platters. Huge wine selection. I had the wine and chocolate flight. OMG! I felt naughty after I consumed it...it was so good. I also had the popcorn. Yes, popcorn! This isn't ur usual popcorn...it was... More

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san diego
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We stopped in for a little late afternoon snack while on our way back home to San Diego. It was rated pretty high on Yelp so we thought we would give it a go and saw that it was a big cheese place and since a little charcuterie board is right up our alley we thought it would make for... More

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Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

Sit outside with your wine, lunch or coffee and people watch or in the evening sit in the wine bar at the rear enjoy a great selection of wines and snacks. Check out which evenings have live music, super atmosphere.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Great little wine bar with an excellent beer selection as well. Food here is great and this place really gets jumping later in the evening. Lots of fun, we went on a weekend night when there was live music which was also excellent. Highly recommended.

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