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The Cellar at The Stained Glass

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820 Clark Street, Evanston, IL 60201
+1 847-864-8678
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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North Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was a very cozy, fun evening for a party of 6 friends. We really enjoyed the ambience. The cocktails were good, and I especially enjoyed the lamb chops.

Thank mcjan81410
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Featuring a well-executed and eclectic small-plates menu. The wait staff struck the perfect tempo with our needy table.

Thank Tom H
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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517 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 631 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

The culinary scene in Evanston does not seem all that great, and I found that this one is one of the better places. Food while not spectacular is competently prepared and the menu offers good variety of dishes and snacks. Cocktails are good too. Prices are reasonable, service is polite, the atmosphere is lively and noisy.

Thank thoughtfuldiner
Chicago, Illinois
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175 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

We love this place--the food is cooked in the same kitchen as the more upscale Stained Glass, but the portions and prices are just right. Really interesting combos of ingredients, with friendly service and a casual-yet-nice, intimate atmosphere. What is not to like?

Thank thekma
New Jersey
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321 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

Good small-plate restaurant. I wasn't crazy about the Thai curry (too salty) but my companion loved it, and all the other dishes we tried were very good. I also didn't love the particular wine I tried. But I would definitely come back to sample some other items if I'm in the area. The bill was on the low side considering... More 

Thank Xman_7
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96 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

I've been here dozens of times over the past couple years for dinner and brunch and have never been disappointed. I'm the most fond of the micro burger, salmon flatbread, tart flambé, and the donuts (in any form). It's an American-style tapas place and there are many options for different budgets. I'll miss this place when I move.

Thank Vanetia C
Chicago, Illinois
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

Venues for girl's night drinks, snacks, and book review is never a difficult find in Evanston or Chicago. Last night we really enjoyed our cozy window spot in The Cellar at The Stained Glass. The Cellar is the wine and small plates venue connected to The Stained Glass restaurant. They share a kitchen. I've never eaten in The Stained Glass,... More 

Thank Kacey811
Cincinnati, Ohio
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112 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016 via mobile

A tapas style restaurant but offers an eclectic menu of meat, vegetarian and seafood dishes. The dishes vary in size, some offering sufficient for a meal. Gnocchi, burgers and French onion dip were all excellent. Would have loved to have tried the lamb chops, shrimp curry and braised ribs. Nice beer and wine selection, with local drafts. The restaurant frontage... More 

Thank Paul S
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016 via mobile

Excellently prepared eclectic cuisine. Lamb chops were perhaps the best I have tasted in a very long time. Potatoes were equally as superb. The dirty Martini was strong and the wines were good. Service was excellent and the atmosphere pleasant. Skillfully prepared desserts. Quite reasonably priced.

Thank Albertine13
Evanston, Illinois
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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

I don't always do sharing plates, but when I do, I prefer the Cellar. It's a great reasonably priced place to go with a date or as a couple. Food's great, good cocktails, friendly service. Sometimes tough to get into. I usually go for dinner but have tried the brunch too and found it excellent.

Thank Ryan P

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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
Average prices
$20 - $30
American, International
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 820 Clark Street, Evanston, IL 60201
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Evanston
  • Phone Number: +1 847-864-8678

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