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The Cellar

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American, Wine Bar
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156 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672-4016
10:00 am - 1:00 am
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All hours
Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Thu 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 1:00 am
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I call this San Clemente's Hidden Treasure. Great Menu! Great food& so fresh!! I am in love with their cheese platters. Wine Flights are great. Breakfast• Lunch•& Dinner are all wonderful here!! Servers are really good& are attentive. You can not go wrong here. If your visiting SC, this is a fun wine bar!!

Thank Foody07
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Small, but great, knowledgable servers, nice small plates and limited entree menu. Really nice wines and beers. Great local hangout. I highly recommend the grilled peach and burrata salad.

Thank Karen M
West Hollywood, California
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258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved this last minute decision to go here. We decided to plop down at tge table just inside the front door and so happy we did! It was easily 15 degrees cooler there. Live piano music and could still hear the piano player where we were at. Great server. Accurate in her timing and serving sizes. Lovely smile, too.... More 

Thank Holly K
Hertfordshire UK
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138 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bustling, friendly bar/pub in the middle of town. Great choice of beers and wine, some great snacks and cheap eats and live music ( super three piece ahrmonica-led blues band on the night we went. Craft beer samplers, fabulous cheese platters. Well worth a visit

Thank Sweetfa
Dana Point,
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As the title says order up a serving of the sweet potato fries. They are excellent, crispy, see if you can stop eating them. Ordered the trout, fresh and good. Tried one of their signature burgers also excellent. Order up the cheese plate and indulge in new tastes and pair it with a crisp glass of wine. We have enjoyed... More 

Thank johnsanDanaPoint_
Los Angeles, California
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63 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

Cute wine bar in San Clemente. Great selection of wines and very friendly bartenders. Highly recommend this place to start out or end a night!

Thank BnRadventures2015
San Clemente, CA
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

I frequent The Cellar at least once a week. Their wine and beer lists are excellent and their "Ecstatic Hour" selections are great. You can eat and drink in the early evening without breaking the bank. They have great music most nights...first Sunday with Elizabeth Lammers is fantastic! The truffle popcorn is addictive...they make one of the best burgers around.... More 

Thank ninnoliofitaly
San Clemente, California, United States
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

The Cellar, is a very cool place. They have very good food, the service is excellent, the wines are decent, and the atmosphere is very good. Although I think they could have a better selection of wine, I think they make up for it, by having very good food.

Thank Anthony T
San Clemente California
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120 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Cool place for wine and munchies. Lively, sometimes there is music and the light food and wines are great. Can be hard to get a table so get there early. Weekdays are easier than Friday nights!

Thank DonnaKarson
San Ramon
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50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

Had a dinner tonight for my oldest daughter's 25th birthday. Great food as I had the burger that was so delicious it melted with each bite. Great atmosphere and our waitress was so great, nice and fun. Highly recommend it.

Thank scot s

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 156 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672-4016
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Clemente
  • Phone Number: 949-492-3663
Cheese shop, wine bar, small plates, live music

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?