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Subterra - A Wine Cellar Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Subterra after a long day of wine tasting. The food was delicious! They give you a lot...probably too much so go hungry! Soup and salad with every meal. The meal portions are ample! Delicious all around. A fantastic wine selection, especially local. Definitely a must try while in the area. We would certainly go back!

Thank wendyzChandler_AZ
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While, as the name suggests, one is eating in a basement, attempts have been made to make the area seem comfortable and stylish, albeit a bit noisy when filled up. Better yet, however, is the menu which has a number of interesting inclusions, some of which are "regulars" and others are periodically introduced. I've eaten here many times, and haven't... More 

Thank Wayne A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved this place - difficult to find (due to being "under ground" and not much signage) - but well worth the search! They have both a small plates menu and a menu with entrees (that come with a small salad and starch). I opted for 2 small plates and a small salad (plus a glass of the featured wine). My... More 

Thank saffroncaterpillar
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Salad was good as was the black bean soup. But good as in an average lunch place, not what we expected at dinner. The lamb shank was good but the plate was hotter than the meat.

Thank ucddoc
San Francisco, California
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93 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We came here for dinner during our stay in Newberg and enjoyed a quiet dinner. The staff was very helpful and actually gave us a number of recommendations for our wine tasting the next day.

Thank KsueP
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

You would not guess by the outside, that Subterra is full of tasty treats in a well decorated, classy, bohemian atmosphere downstairs! We enjoyed a fabulous lunch of baked brie, salad, and creme brulee accompanied by Coeur de Terre Pinot Noir--all excellent!

Thank Nina B
Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

We ate here while visiting the Allison Inn. The food was great and dinner included soup and salad. Service was wonderful and everyone was very friendly. Would dine here again!

Thank Cindy B
Whittier, California
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

This place was wonderful. My wife and I shared three of the small plates and they were all very good. Such a nice place to find after a long day of wine tasting. I highly recommend a reservation. We got lucky and found two seats at the bar (no tables available).

Thank C321162
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47 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

Had the pleasure of my daughter's company today at this cute subterranean eatery. The lunch menu was very varied and offered something for everyone and a nice wine selection to offer as well. Not crowded at all, in fact there was only one other table with customers. The daily quiche offering was scrumptious and the accompanying salad was a perfect... More 

Thank Larryandtoniya
Boise, ID
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

We so enjoyed our dinner with a wonderful valley pinot after a fun day of tasting the valley's best wines. We had the scallops, halibut wrapped in potatoes, lamb shank, and the pork roast. Our homemade soups were excellent, and the salads were lightly dressed. Entrees were cooked to perfection! Service was excellent, attentive but not overbearing.The ambiance of the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $29
American, International, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, 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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