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Subterra - A Wine Cellar Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Wine Bar, International
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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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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Location: The idea of a restaurant in a wine cellar sounded pretty cool. In actuality, you just go down some steps in a parking lot/strip of old buildings next to the highway. Food: Had the potato wrapped halibut and the potato was mushy - would have been much better if it were sliced thiner and potato crispy. Can't even remember... More 

Thank Kirsten M
Dayton, Oregon
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't miss out on this place. The food flavor combinations are phenomenal. The food is always exciting and innovative from a flavor combination standpoint. The staff is wonderful and the ever evolving wine list always has something unique on it.

Thank MichelleWaz05
Newberg, Oregon
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Last Monday we took our friends to dinner at SubTerra for a birthday celebration. We called ahead for reservations and to check if they had a dessert menu which is not shown on-line. Yes, they do! Here is what everyone enjoyed that were "included" with their dinners: A fresh assortment of breads and butters A choice of 2 soups...that night... More 

Thank bandman58
San Diego, California
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139 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered the food and had it brought up to the Dark Horse tasting room we were at right upstairs no problems. Everything was made fresh and brought to the table astonishingly quick. We all enjoyed our lunch with a couple of glasses of wine.

Thank mfheinonen
Puyallup, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Late lunch menu featuring BBQ Chicken burger (pictured) was great. We also had a burger and the daily quiche that were yummy. The highlight was dessert - the cream brûlée and the chocolate covered ding dongs were a "don't miss". The ambiance was pretty cool - basically a basement/cave with a wine tasting bar as well as the restaurant. Very... More 

Thank Chad-a-Lack
Vancouver, Canada
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

Splendidly interesting menu: easily recognizable favourites done with slight, but welcome, innovation. Superb service. Good wine list. Excellent for lunch or dinner.

Thank Professor009
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18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016 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
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

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 November 8, 2016

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

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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, Wine Bar, International
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
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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