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The Cellar

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$$ - $$$
American, Wine Bar, Bar, Pub
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156 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672-4016
+1 949-492-3663
Today
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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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San Clemente
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great atmosphere with many choices for wine and beer. Service and food is excellent. Highly recommend cheese plate. Fun place to be for happy hour and live music later. Only complaint is problem with A/C during very hot summer days.

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Thank deborahhV6737HJ
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35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

ATMOSPHERE.. High Energy.. Everyone appeared to be having a great time.. Busy so you may have to wait for seating(a bit). Service excellent, Food tasty and not overwhelming. Good variety on the menu. Chefs checked to be sure you were pleased. MAX n MAX were attentive MGRS. Would go back..

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Thank PJ G
San Clemente
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

Just had mimosas and shared the breakfast skillet with my husband. I'm a foodie; he is picky, like an 8 year old. We both loved it! Breakfast is available 'til 3 on Sundays - perfect for a stop after the farmers' market! Food is ALWAYS great. Service is always great! Cheese selection is awesome!! The live music is always a... More 

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Thank Lee B
Irvine, California
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

yesterday I had the pleasure of enjoying Avocado toast and Latte at this charming location. They have an extensive wine bar; cheese bar and food menu; breakfast; French press coffee; charcuterie; soup; comfort food: basically something for every taste. The patio is small and lovely; many seating choices inside and a great bar with live music. Come visit the next... More 

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Thank Specialkoc
Albuquerque, United States
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

We had a bottle of wine w a cheese and meat platter our first evening in San Clemente. Wonderful wine and a very tasty cheese/meat platter. Was very fun casual place with a pianist performing that evening.

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Thank Mary H
San Clemente
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Good happy hour. The house Pinot is great. Beers on tap as well. Try the burger. Great every time. Live music starts at 7:00 pm. Can get loud later in the evening.

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Thank amberh705
Dana Point
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

I've been coming here for a couple of years now. I always have a nice time. Great wine section and the food is always great. I love the cheese trays here, about the best selection of any place I have gone to! I try to make it point to stop in everytime I'm in the area.

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Thank James M
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72 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

Excellent "ecstatic hour" food and wine on a Friday night. Busy place, so get here around 5 to get a table. It's first come first serve. Particular specialties are the cheese plate and sweet potato fries. Great for small groups, but too loud for five or more.

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Thank Peter G
San Clemente, California
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

This is a very cool place any time of the day. I love to go there for my morning coffee. The sea salt cookie is an extra treat. Great place in the evening as well.

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Thank IzzyBB
Ocean City, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

If I lived in San Clemente, the Cellar would be my local hang out. But I don't live there and we were waiting to check in to our room, so we strolled up to Ave Del Mar and discovered this cozy little eatery/wine/cheese shop for lunch! The wine flights are tasty gems and they carry some of my favorite west... More 

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Thank KathyP21842

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Wine Bar, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
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: +1 949-492-3663
Description
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?