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Subterra - A Wine Cellar Restaurant

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American, International, Wine Bar
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1505 Portland Rd, Downstairs, Newberg, OR 97132-1852
+1 503-538-6060
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I could run out of adjectives for the lovely meal I just enjoyed at Subterra. A gal,pal getaway to the wine country was enhanced by this exceptional dinner. The ambience was warm and casual. The service was professional , knowledgeable , helpful and friendly. The dinner was beyond delicious -- we both had the halibut ---, finished off with the... More 

Thank Erin P
McMinnville, Oregon
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is nice place in a unique location. Food is good and service is pleasant. Great list of wines too.

Thank SundayCJ
Montgomery, Alabama, United States
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143 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wouldn't have found the restaurant but for trip advisor. We had a very good meal. I had the seafood zarzuela and it was perfect. My wife enjoyed the short rib. My only complaint was there appeared to be a staff shortage. It took an eternity for our food to arrive despite the many empty tables around us. The wine list... More 

Thank John R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great dining experience at Subterra. The food and cocktails were wonderful. The chef did a fantastic job adjusting recipes for food allergies. The mushroom lemon risotto (which the chef was able to adjust to be vegan) was absolutely incredible. The wait staff was extremely helpful, with a very positive attitude despite being incredibly busy.

Thank Dawn B
Claremont, California
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pleasant atmosphere. Excellent list of local wines; generous pours. Menu and food uninspired but well presented. Very personable and helpful server but very slow service. I'd put value-for-money at so-so.

Thank Alan H
McMinnville, Oregon
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62 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always enjoy the food. I haven't found anything I don't like here yet. I have had there steak salad, hamburger, adult Mac and cheese, quiche, and prawns in a bean salad was great today.

Thank KandyShinn
Chicago, Illinois
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109 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We sat at the bar since we showed up on a holiday with no reservation. Service was still quite excellent. We shared an appetizer the beef skewers. Holy smokes they were yummy and tender. I had the duck breast. Again very nicely done. This is a cool little hideaway I had heard about before coming to town and kept hearing... More 

Thank Tony H
Dallas, Texas
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120 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fabulous dinner and will most definitely return on our next trip to the Willamette Valley. The restaurant is downstairs and has a very cozy atmosphere. Every dish we had was very good. Service was wonderful as well. I would give the food 4 stars because some of the dishes were a bit dry (pork belly, short rib). 4 star food,... More 

Thank afriemel
McMinnville, Oregon
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is so great at Subterra. The wine list is extensive. The menu is eclectic, offering something for everyone. We went for my wife's birthday and they treated us like royalty.

Thank Scott G
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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13 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went there after looking over the reviews and we were not that impressed. My husband's scallops were good but I ordered the fresh halibut and it was way overcooked and dry.

Thank Sharon M

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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
$10 - $29
American, International, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
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
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1505 Portland Rd, Downstairs, Newberg, OR 97132-1852
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Newberg
  • Phone Number: +1 503-538-6060
Affordable fine dining at it best in an amazingly ambient cellar venue in the Willamette Valley wine country. The menu reflects a patchwork of complex, bold flavors pieced together from varied cuisines, brought together with classical technique. Open daily for lunch from 11:30 a.M. To 5:00 p.M, and dinner daily from 5:00 p.M. To 9:00 p.M. Extensive local and global wine and beer list, classic cocktails, small plates, happy hour weekdays from 3 to 6 with food and drink specials.

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