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The Cellar at The Stained Glass

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820 Clark St, Evanston, IL 60201-3709
+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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Farmington, Michigan, United States
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307 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

I visited on a week night. Tables were available but no booths in the facility. I had to sit at the bar which was not comfortable especially for the price point at this place. Food was excellent. Only a few table options for groups of less than 4. Lot of tables for bigger parties so they must cater to these.... More 

Thank Ralph R
San Francisco Bay Area
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120 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

Loved it. Good get away. Loved the Bacon Trio! Have dined here often. Well worth the visit. Give this try.

Thank Acommon1
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

Cellar used to have nearly the same menu as Stained Glass (that it shares a building with). Now, it's a less-than-mediocre "tapas"/small plates joint. Soggy fried cauliflower, mussels frites with almost no mussels but lots of overly salted skinny fries, overpriced bread and what was supposed to be fancy butter, and a tuna poke that was so boring we thought... More 

Thank julieisme
Evanston, Illinois
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108 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

They remodeled this restaurant and it looks nice. The food was tasty and the atmosphere is very comfortable. The service was decent.

Thank DrCUR
Chicago, Illinois
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

We started our meal with bacon wrapped dates and ahi tuna. The appetizers we selected couldn't have been more perfect. We moved on to lamb chops, a lobster roll, spicy ribs, halibut and each dish was better than the next!

Thank Ellen G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

We love this place. The staff is always happy to see you and well informed on the menu. I've tried many things on the menu and they were all amazing. I don't have a sweet tooth but their desserts are incredible.

Thank Dylan H
North Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016

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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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

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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550 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 692 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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177 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $30
American, International
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Special occasions, 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 St, Evanston, IL 60201-3709
  • 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?