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Cellar Bistro

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132 N Hale St, Wheaton, IL 60187-5113 (Wesley)
The downtown Wheaton Metra Station is 2 blocks west of The Cellar Bistro.
630-653-6299
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Description: A wonderful little gem in downtown Wheaton just 2 blocks from the Metra...
A wonderful little gem in downtown Wheaton just 2 blocks from the Metra. Serving delicious, homemade dishes using preservative free ingredients and hormone/anti-biotic free beef, pork, bison, chicken and eggs. Fresh fish featured weekly, live music every Monday night, a great wine list and quaint sidewalk dining with alcohol service. We buy from businesses within our community, or from small businesses who are an integral part of their communities and try to have a positive impact on their environment. Opened in 2007, this husband & wife owned restaurant was nominated for Restaurant of the Year in 2010. You will be impressed with the ambiance of the small dining room, the personal, attentive service by the wait staff and the delicious menu options.
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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
About average.

I have been to the Cellar Bistro several times. The food has been good, although the most recent visit, I ordered the salmon and it was as dry as newspaper. When the server asked how it was, since I left most of it on the plate, she said she was "sorry to hear that". Okay, one demerit on... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 10, 2014
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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
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  • Casual Elegant
  • Reservations
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42 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I have been to the Cellar Bistro several times. The food has been good, although the most recent visit, I ordered the salmon and it was as dry as newspaper. When the server asked how it was, since I left most of it on the plate, she said she was "sorry to hear that". Okay, one demerit on customer service.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This restaurant has a very quaint corner location that could be a neighborhood gym. Just a few into the tables in a very cool setting that could be a fabulous finds! The menu is short but sweet. The biggest problem for me was that the wine list is fairly primitive and not interested whatsoever, but expensive. Most glass prices exceed... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Hi have been here a lot over the years..and find it still one of the best places in Wheaton downtown area.

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Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Absolutely our favorite restaurant anywhere. The food is outstanding. The specials are special. The staff go out of there way to accommodate you. The owners have made a point to create a special place with outstanding food and a welcome environment. Thank you.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Went for lunch during the, started off as the first group there, then the restaurant started to fill. Lots of gluten free options. Plates were priced slightly high but they were very good and service was excellent.

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Hong Kong, China
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459 reviews 459 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
288 helpful votes 288 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We visited one rainy Sunday for brunch (11am - 3pm) and had the entire place to ourselves, which was perfect. The restaurant prides itself on using quality and local produce, some of which is organic. The lemon ricotta pancakes and the crab cakes were stand-out for us. Prices are pretty reasonable too. Highly recommended.

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Wheaton
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

I frequently dine at Cellar Bistro. The food is fabulous. The indoor area has a nice ambiance. I prefer to sit outside on nice days even though you are right in the heart of people walking by your table bc seating is basically right on the side walk. Many people have mentioned the slow service, however there are a lot... More 

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Flint, MI
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64 reviews 64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Wheaton has several good restaurants, and my husband and I rate this as one of the best. I have had quiche here a couple of times ....absolutely great, and I am very fussy about quiche. My husband has had the pulled pork sandwich which he thought was excellent. We came here once for dinner, but settled on the appetizers as... More 

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Batavia, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

A group of 5 girlfriends and I recently had lunch here on a Sunday afternoon. Despite being practically empty, everything seemed to take forever! We had to ask to put our order in, ask multiple times for refills on water, and she brought our checks before asking about dessert (which several in our group had planned to order). We also... More 

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Dubuque, Iowa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Because Yelp won't let you vote zero stars. Our group of 7 arrived at 11:30 AM for Sunday Brunch and were seated immediately, because there was only one other table occupied. We ordered our drinks and they came out quickly, except the server failed to open the bottle of wine. We let that go and ordered starters and appetizers quickly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 132 N Hale St, Wheaton, IL 60187-5113
    (Wesley)
  • Public Transportation: The downtown Wheaton Metra Station is 2 blocks west of The Cellar Bistro.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  DuPage County  >  Wheaton
  • Phone Number: 630-653-6299

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 29 - 31
  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

Description

A wonderful little gem in downtown Wheaton just 2 blocks from the Metra. Serving delicious, homemade dishes using preservative free ingredients and hormone/anti-biotic free beef, pork, bison, chicken and eggs. Fresh fish featured weekly, live music every Monday night, a great wine list and quaint sidewalk dining with alcohol service. We buy from businesses within our community, or from small businesses who are an integral part of their communities and try to have a positive impact on their environment. Opened in 2007, this husband & wife owned restaurant was nominated for Restaurant of the Year in 2010. You will be impressed with the ambiance of the small dining room, the personal, attentive service by the wait staff and the delicious menu options.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?