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The Cellar at The Stained Glass

820 Clark Street, Evanston, IL 60201
+1 847-864-8678
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Ranked #10 of 230 Restaurants in Evanston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $30
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Cuisines: Tapas, International
Good for: Bar scene
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Good for: Bar scene
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English first
Mariemont, Ohio
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Ate here 3 times. Interesting tapas type offerings. Good beer selection and great drinks. Service is good and the atmosphere is fun and up beat yet you can ignore it and have intimate dinner. Love the empanadas and the mac and cheese. Of course the sliders are the deal of the day and always wonderful. Sitting at the bar is... More

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Portage, Michigan
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90 reviews 90 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed a great dinner here with colleagues from work. We ordered a number of different dishes and shared them. Highlights were the bacon wrapped dates, the Asian ribs, the lobster roll, and the crab cakes. Beer selection was good and the margaritas were delicious. We also ordered the Wiener Schnitzel and requested a fried egg on top and they... More

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HAMILTON
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99 reviews 99 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The last time we tried to eat at The Cellar we couldn't get in. They don't take reservations and there was a long wait. This time it wasn't a problem. It was a Monday night in the summer! Service was pretty good but not the best ever. Some of our choices were great, others just OK, and one was a... More

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Washington D.C.
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111 reviews 111 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014 via mobile

The Cellar came highly recommended through Tripadvisor. I've been to the Stained Glass, Bistro Bordeaux, and other places in Evanston. The Cellar did not live up to the high ratings during my visit. Reason: Less-than-forthcoming wait staff that just went through the motions; and food that was ok but not unique nor (I had four dishes to try a variety).... More

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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177 reviews 177 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

I had a great dinner here with my boyfriend, aunt, and uncle, and found the food to be a notch above your usual wine bar small plates. What a pleasant surprise! It's a fairly small restaurant, and nearly every table was full at 730 pm on a Monday. We grabbed a high top by the bar, and I enjoyed a... More

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Chicago
1 review
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014 via mobile

We hosted a quite birthday party for 8. We were disappointed with the service from start to finish. The person at the door was annoyed by one of us thinking we had reservations. They don't take them but the 1st first person in our group to arrive didn't know that. Dinner service was equally insulting. After our several desserts arrived... More

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Evanston, Illinois
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58 reviews 58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013 via mobile

We were going to a movie but missed it due to traffic, had heard about the cellar a few days earlier so gave it a try. Service very relaxed, prompt, nice decor. Probably 20 tables of 2 and 4. Had lobster bisque and ceasar salad. Both good. Mini burger's and lamb burger's also tasty but over cooked. We would go... More

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Lake Forest, Illinois
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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013 via mobile

We are fortunate to have been to many #10 restaurants. At some point it is difficult to differentiate among all of the #10's. But like the volume knob in "Spinal Tap," we have found an "11." Our daughter picked this restaurant since it was rated #1 in Evanston. Skeptically, we went, not really expecting that much. What a surprise. The... More

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Evanston, Illinois
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57 reviews 57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

The Cellar is my new favorite restaurant in Evanston, the city where I live. Why? The food . . . The food . . . The food. The menu consists of small plates, which is always more interesting than regular entrees. Two small plates is enough to satisfy most appetites. And portions are generous. The micro burger is a delicious... More

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Evanston, IL
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7 reviews 7 reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

So happy this restaurant opened! We like the atmosphere, the waitstaff, the price, the wine and, of course, the terrific "small plates" food! Fun to salivate over the many tempting choices on the menu, without being bothered by the fact that you might pay a lot for a single dish, as you do in many restaurants, and then end up... More

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