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Subterra - A Wine Cellar Restaurant

1505 Portland Road, Downstairs, Newberg, OR 97132-1852
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Ranked #5 of 77 restaurants in Newberg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $25
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Affordable fine dining at it best in an amazingly ambient cellar venue in the Willamette Valley wine country. The menu reflects a patchwork of complex, bold flavors pieced together from varied cuisines, brought together with classical technique. Open for lunch Monday through Friday and dinner daily. Extensive local and global wine and beer list, classic cocktails, bar menu, happy hour weekdays from 3 to 6 with food and drink specials.
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87% Recommend
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Satellite Beach, Florida, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We hit Happy Hour and sat at the bar on a Wednesday evening. The atmosphere was nice and quiet, the service attentive, and the happy hour specials wonderfully priced and delicious. It is a small place and the menu looks great for full dinner, we just did not have time. Would go back!

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Lynnwood, Washington
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Well, we decided to do the happy hour first and follow up with dinner. We went in around 3:30 PM because the advertized happy hour stated 3 - 6 PM. Dinner begins at 5 PM. They were not ready - stated so and asked us to wait a few minutes so they could clean up! Really! Told us, it was... More

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Reasonable menu but not up to expectations. For the price, the meal should have been a richer experience. Everything was OK, but not special. Out of a party of 6, all agreed and no one was especially pleased. No issues but would not go back. However, the desserts were delicious and special and the staff pleasant and accommodating.

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Carlton, Oregon
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We were traveling with two other couples and decided to have dinner here. The first negative was that they refused to give each couple a separate check because there were six in our party. Next, they put a mandatory 20% gratuity on our bill. Next, two of the dinners came out cold and had to be sent back. Food was... More

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Coldspring, Texas
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76 reviews 76 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We are driving through the wine country and finished our day of wine tasting with a meal at this restaurant. First, reservations are suggested as the restaurant is small and filled up quickly. Second, we each ordered something different. One ordered the lamb which he said was tasteless. I chose the seared scallops on Ratatouille which is served cold; so... More

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Top Contributor
145 reviews 145 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant deserves its rave reviews. Everything was great, from the lovely bread to the Cuban bean soup to the arugula and endive and hazelnut salad to my seafood valezuela and my husband's rack of lamb. Also awesome was my husband's dessert of cherry clafoutis and mine of chocolate au pot. Service was attentive and helpful. Make this a must... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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82 reviews 82 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
269 helpful votes 269 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Reservations on a busy Friday. First thing you are struck by is reasonable pricing for both food and wine. 3 courses included is also attractive, choice of 2 soups, good mixed salad and the main. All arrived timely until the mains. Our wait was too long for the mains, my wife's potato wrapped halibut was excellent/hot but my lamb arrived... More

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Bend, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary last week at Subterra, and it was a real treat! It was a quiet Tuesday evening, but we were so happy to have found this charming hide-away restaurant. We started with an interesting and delicious cheddar/onion soup, arugula salad with a light champagne dressing and my husband's veal chop in an outstanding wine... More

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Sugar Land, Texas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We had eaten the previous night at the Jory Restaurant which was really good but rather pricey. We were looking for something a little more casual but with good food and we were not disappointed. It's a cozy place and although it lacks the Jory's great view the food was just as first class for about half the price. Each... More

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Sisters, Oregon
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We had dinner here one night. My husband had scallops with Asian succotash and thought it was perfect, the scallops done to perfection and not overlooked. I had chicken saltimbocca, which was also delicious. They have a nice wine list and very good desserts. Dinner comes with bread, choice of soup, a salad, and then your choice of main course.... More

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