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Cellar Bistro

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132 N Hale St, Wheaton, IL 60187-5113 (Wesley)
630-653-6299
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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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Warrenville, Illinois
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24 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Ile-de-France, France
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4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Thank Tomas J
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

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Mission, Texas
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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MAINE NORTH WOODS
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Good was delicious and perfectly cooked. Service was excellent.....great place for a delicious, intimate dinner. You can actually hear one another when you talk!

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Wheaton, Illinois
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53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Nice place to sit and have a glass of wine and relax in the evening before dinner. A unique menu selection with a high quality of both food and service. Great location, nice views and wonderful menu selections. Great date night location!

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Thank tom h
Wheaton, Illinois
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

One of our favorite restaurants. Great service. Great food. Interesting menus always inviting. We are usually able just to drop by for dinner and get a table or sit up at the bar. The soup is always great. ENJOY!!!

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Thank sds898
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

My first time here for lunch-food ok but expected better based on good dinner experiences. Portions quite small. Split pea soup was best part of meal. Bread for club sandwich was a type of sun dried tomato brioche. Seemed a bit stale but credit for an imaginative take on traditional club. No accompaniment. Service very mediocre. There are better lunch... More 

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Thank Marybeth K
Winfield, Illinois
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016

Brought the parents here for Super Bowl, thought it would be a little less crowded and it was, so very quiet. This is one of our favorite local places to dine. Most recently had the chicken ratatouille with spinach and quinoa followed by an excellent and rich piece of chocolate cake big enough to share. Mom had the filet which... More 

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Thank Theresa L
Wheaton, Illinois
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67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016

Went back recently after a year or more since my last visit. Received a gift certificate or I probably wouldn't have returned as there are now many ther choices in Wheaton. We were the only people at a table at 6:00 on a week night. A few people at the bar, sounded like regulars. Wrapped date appetizer was excellent, entrees... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$29 - $31
Cuisine
American, International
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 132 N Hale St, Wheaton, IL 60187-5113
    (Wesley)
  • 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: 630-653-6299
Description
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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