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156 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672-4016
949-492-3663
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Today
10:00 am - 11:00 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: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Cheese shop, wine bar, small plates, live music

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  • 46
    Excellent
  • 11
    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
Fun atmosphere & great wine!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
Sarah D
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Rancho Santa Margarita
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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64 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Rancho Santa Margarita
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

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
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
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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San Juan Capistrano, California
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

A great meet up place for friends who enjoy wine, music and just plain fun. The wine and cheese pairs are beyond amazing

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San Clemente, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

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
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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
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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
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95 reviews 95 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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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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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: Romantic, Special occasions, 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?