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The Cellar at The Stained Glass

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International, Spanish, Tapas
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820 Clark Street, Evanston, IL 60201
+1 847-864-8678
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5:00 pm - 10:30 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
  • 21
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    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
Upscale small plate menu with reasonable prices

My wife and I ate dinner here. The atmosphere is bistro-like and a bit on the noisy side, probably due to the high ceilings. The people were a good mix with many college-age clientele. The waiter came over and asked if we were ready to order. In fact, with these small- plate venues I need some... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
MrB003
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Evanston, Illinois
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Evanston, Illinois
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70 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

My wife and I ate dinner here. The atmosphere is bistro-like and a bit on the noisy side, probably due to the high ceilings. The people were a good mix with many college-age clientele. The waiter came over and asked if we were ready to order. In fact, with these small- plate venues I need some instructions on portion size... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This restaurant is always full, but you cannot make reservation. food is excellent. beer tasting is a treat although the choice for the tasting is limited. Lobster roll is excellent and so is the black sheep burger.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Came in late because everything else in Evanston was closed. Good beer list, great waiter. Very eclectic menu, so much so I really didn't understand what they stood for. Nothing we had was bad, but room for having guests leave more pleased. Shared 3 entrees with my husband. Empanadas were good although a little too large and too much dough... More 

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Waco, Texas
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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 8 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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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, Spanish, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?