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The Cellar at The Stained Glass

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International, Tapas
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820 Clark Street, Evanston, IL 60201
+1 847-864-8678
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Reservations

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
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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
excellent affordable dining

great tapas-like dining in Evanston, the desserts stood out more than the main entrees, but that might have been a matter of mood. highly recommend.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2015
Jerrzbear
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Waco, Texas
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Waco, Texas
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69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

great tapas-like dining in Evanston, the desserts stood out more than the main entrees, but that might have been a matter of mood. highly recommend.

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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

After reading and hearing about 'The Cellar', we came for dinner on a Saturday night. Perhaps it was the busy-ness of the evening, but I could not have been more disappointed. As was already described by another reviewer, the tuna ceviche was guacamole with tuna placed on top. The mussels were frankly awful: dry, flavorless, with a bland sauce with... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I wanna be good with these guys but as we ran in here on a rainy day I needed something warm and good. The fried chicken was not a good choice, must be a bad day, the tequila choice could be better as making a sunrise is not popular I take it. The Tuna Ceviche was like guacamole with Tuna... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

First, my favorite part! THE FOOD! The menu is very eclectic, a little of something for everyone. It's not quite a tapas style, however most servings are easy to share. My husband and I shared the bacon wrapped dates, the lamb, and the artisan cheeses. Each were unique and absolutely melted in your mouth with every bite! Our server was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The food is ridiculously cheap for what it is. The pot roast was really sensational and I hope that it will resurface. Always ask for the home made "pomme frittes" versus the regular fries. They recently removed the table cloths and it is a mistake in my opinion. It now look like a beer joint without the tvs.

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Evanston, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Upscale experience at ridiculousely low price. Share the chef and the kitchen with the nore expensive Stained Glass. Very well prepared food. Removed recently the paper cloth on the tables and now it looks like any cheap bar and tv place in America!

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Hiawassee, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This place is a sister combo. It's high rent The Stained Glass, or the more cozy The Cellar. We opted for 'cozy'. The place presents itself as a tapas place, but their servings are WAY too large to be classed as tapas in my tapa book. EVERYTHING we ordered was astoundingly presented, but especially the Shrimp Tacos. Ohh Laaa Laaa.... More 

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Evanston, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A small gem serving small plates with a warm smile. Friendly staff, good wine and beer lists, with a nice variety of small plates for sampling or sharing. The food is good, the ambience is casual, tasteful, slightly dimmed lighting with contemporary tunes that add to the experience without challenging conversation levels. Moderately priced. Good place for a date, couples,... More 

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chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Intimate yet open. Great beers, terrific eats with smaller portions. No giant burgers or huge meat plates here. Service is very good. No reservations so plan accordingly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Went for a friend's birthday, the menu featured a number of "small plates" to try amongst our table. Some small plates were bigger than others and could be considered a full meal. The sliders were great! The drink menu was also vast and had great variety. Service was great too. Without reservations on a weekend, expect a fairly long wait... More 

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Additional Information about The Cellar at The Stained Glass

Address: 820 Clark Street, Evanston, IL 60201
Phone Number: +1 847-864-8678
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Evanston
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
Cuisine: International, Tapas

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 820 Clark Street, Evanston, IL 60201
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Evanston
  • Phone Number: +1 847-864-8678

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: International, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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