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Cellar Bistro

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132 N Hale St, Wheaton, IL 60187-5113 (Wesley)
+1 630-653-6299
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Los Angeles, CA
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious soups and quiches that go great with a glass of wine. Outdoor seating in the summer is nice!

Thank tnt-la
Bloomingdale, Illinois
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196 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

I had never noticed this restaurant - sign is probably overly discrete, and despite the name, it is not located in the lower level of a building. Rather it's a small corner bistro with very nice food. I have to say our service though friendly, was a little slow. Just one waitress served the after-lunch group - there were only... More 

Thank Awilda0216
Norwell, Massachusetts
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65 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

Cellar Bistro had good food at decent prices. Don't hesitate to eat there but nothing was truly special. Menu not that focus, a mix of more common pedestrian fare and more interesting entrees. Service was efficient. Street parking readily available.

Thank BeantownBilly
Wheaton, Illinois
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

We have been here several times, but most recently Saturday 9/10/2016 - we booked a reservation on Open Table on the same morning that we dined, we were greeted by a nice hostess, who sat us right away. The menu is actually more varied than I remember. There is a daily mushroom soup that is to die for. Our waitress... More 

Wheaton, Illinois
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

The bread was stale, the strawberries over-ripe, the wine overpriced and the wine bottle perhaps open too long. We were the only people there and passed many other restaurants which were thriving. Sadly, our experience was over-priced and well below average.

Thank pstarr1965
DuPage County, IL
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187 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

This restaurant is small, but the food is great. We've been there for dinner and brunch. The Sunday we were there for brunch, there was a guitarist playing very pleasant background music for our meal.

Thank Nanster630
Warrenville, Illinois
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52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016

My wife and I returned to this restaurant very recently. She used to be a waitperson, and I have learned a lot from her. One of the first things one expects when paying this kind of money, is a prompt initial contact from the waiter. Didn't happen - and they weren't THAT busy. She ordered scallops after asking if they... More 

Thank Brian J
Ile-de-France, France
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016

The service was average, the meal mediocre at best. We had bruschetta, which was in general tomatoes and mozzarella cheese cut up in pieces on little bread. Then different flatbread and pizza - was very average. Expensive for less than medium quality food

Thank Tomas J
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Ive wanted to enjoy this place however I've had mixed emotions. Spent an afternoon enjoying wine and meals and we were told to leave due to it being a family environment. We were quiet and well mannered. Frankly we were very confused. Our tab was over 250.00 and frankly it really wasn't worth it. I will never set foot in... More 

Thank Phfly505
Mission, Texas
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016

My hubby and I decided to try out this charming restaurant as our first culinary adventure since moving to Wheaton. It's adorable with a pleasant atmosphere. Our waitress (young, dark hair, slender- can't recall her name) was friendly but, I'm disappointed to say, a bit flakey. She brought us our drinks, disappeared for quite a while and returned only to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$29 - $31
American, International
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 132 N Hale St, Wheaton, IL 60187-5113
  • Public Transportation: The downtown Wheaton Metra Station is 2 blocks west of The Cellar Bistro.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  DuPage County  >  Wheaton
  • Phone Number: +1 630-653-6299
A wonderful little gem in downtown Wheaton just 2 blocks from the Metra. Serving delicious, homemade dishes using preservative free ingredients and hormone/anti-biotic free beef, pork, bison, chicken and eggs. Fresh fish featured weekly, live music every Monday night, a great wine list and quaint sidewalk dining with alcohol service. We buy from businesses within our community, or from small businesses who are an integral part of their communities and try to have a positive impact on their environment. Opened in 2007, this husband & wife owned restaurant was nominated for Restaurant of the Year in 2010. You will be impressed with the ambiance of the small dining room, the personal, attentive service by the wait staff and the delicious menu options.

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