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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 #5 of 235 Restaurants in Evanston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $30
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Tapas, International
Good for: Bar scene
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Good for: Bar scene
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English first
Evanston, IL
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

As other reviewers have mentioned, this is a place that shares a kitchen with a more expensive, and more formal, sister restaurant. The portions are usually of perfect size to share with 3 or 4 people, but when necessary, they are very accommodating in adding extra pieces. The menu has a definite structure, but leaves plenty of room for seasonal... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

First time here on a cold Tuesday eve at 7:15. This restaurant is across from the south campus of NU. We two "mature" women were drawn by the menu that includes a well described lobster roll. Although they do not take reservations, we were immediately seated at a table for two, near the bar in this cozy storefront, nicely lighted... More 

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63 reviews 63 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The Cellar shares a kitchen but not a menu with the more expensive, The Stained Glass which is also great. The Cellar has a comprehensive wine list, a huge group of unusual and usual beers and cocktails. You order dishes to share (or keep for yourself). You order a couple dishes and then decide on a couple more, etc. They... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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52 reviews 52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Four of us dined at this small plates type restaurant, where the small plates aren't all that small. Everything, from the wait staff to the wine, was outstanding. We shared many dishes. The standouts were the corn soup, the bacon tacos, the pommes frites, the short ribs and the mussels. One dish was better than the rest. I will definitely... More 

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Mariemont, Ohio
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

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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97 reviews 97 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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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104 reviews 104 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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119 reviews 119 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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230 reviews 230 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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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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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: Tapas, International

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