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Cellar Door

5150 Main Street, # A, Downers Grove, IL 60515
630.241.2030
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Ranked #43 of 146 restaurants in Downers Grove
Cuisines: Continental, Bistro, Wine Bar
Most recent review
- Dec 21, 2013
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English first
Downers Grove, Illinois, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

We live in town. We love wine, cheese, and meats, and we had hoped to become regulars at this spot. We were there a few times in the summer to take advantage of their cute outdoor seating, but only found a seat out there once. The tables inside are uncomfortable. Using wine barrels for tables is clever, but one can't... More

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Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

A favorite place to share some chatter with friends over a glass of good wine and some fun light meals. You can enjoy yourself either inside or on the small outside seating area (always crowded). Alex and his gang are very attentive without being overly so, and the food and wine choices are good. You won't find the grocery store... More

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Chicago IL
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

The wine by the glass list is extensive, and if you need more choice, just grab a bottle from the many lining the walls. Seating is cozy and the outdoor patio is a great place to enjoy a summer evening. Service is attentive without being pushy. Great cheese and meat plate for just $20!

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

Made a visit yesterday afternoon and vowed to come home to write a review. This establishment used to be a charming place to go for a great glass of wine and some light meals and apps. However, last night was a truly the most terrible experience. Out of 5 glasses of wine that our party ordered, three of them had... More

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Clarendon Hills, Illinois
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58 reviews 58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

It's a nice place to stop for some wine and cheese as an appetizer for dinner.

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Chicago Il
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

Had a groupon so made a lunch visit to this small wine cellar in downtown Downers Grove. The sandwiches were very good (did not have wine). It was a Sunday at noon, no one there but us. The waiter was also the cook and he seemed bored to death to be there. Other than that, I would recommend.

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Midwest
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116 reviews 116 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

Downtown Downers Grove, Illinois, is gaining in charm and vitality each year. We've enjoyed many lunches at the fine restaurants up and down Main Street. We are happy to report of another fine restaurant, Cellar Door. The day was beautiful so we chose to sit outside. It was suggested that we think about the cheese and meat plate. We selected... More

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Arlington Heights
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49 reviews 49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2012

This little nook is a delight. It is a wine shop and bistro.The setting is a wonderful place to sample wines and purchase your favorites. Particularly enjoyed the "Flights of Goumet Cheese and Charcuterie". The cheeses and meats were flavorful and described well. Salads were fresh and beautifully presented. Prices were reasonable and the atmosphere was perfect for a relaxing... More

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Downers Grove, Illinois
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2011

This is a cute little place with a great neighborhood feel. The wine is fantastic and the staff is accomodating, however they could be friendlier at times. There are not a lot of food options, but their meat and cheese plates are great and they have some great paninis too!

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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36 reviews 36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2011

This place evolved from a wine shop, to a wine bar, to a full restaurant. They still sell package liquor, but I am sure they do much more food and on premise sales now. The food is great. We have gone for appetizers, dessert and full dinner at different times. Dessert is the best, but a full meal is also... More

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