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“Have a glass of wine, but Stay For Dinner!”
Review of The Cellar

The Cellar
Ranked #6 of 229 Restaurants in San Clemente
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Cheese shop, wine bar, small plates, live music
Reviewed August 17, 2010

My husband and I were having a date night and decided to start at the Cellar! We were having a great time, relaxing and not feeling rushed so we stayed for dinner! WOW......best braised ribs in San Clemente!! So tender they melt in your mouth! Would love more white wine selections!!

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Reviewed July 23, 2010

Have you ever had something unexpectedly melt in your mouth? The Spare Rib dinner is TO DIE FOR! Not to mention the Filet Mignon, the Pizzetta with Portobello mushrooms, carmelized onions and Ricotta cheese. I could go on and on about this FABULOUS menu! And, to top it all off, you MUST see what this OUTSTANDING Executive Chef, Monica, is working with! A, maybe, 10 ft. x 10 ft. kitchen and Hot Plates for a cooktop! AMAZING! I will eat at this GREAT restaurant as OFTEN as POSSIBLE!

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Reviewed June 16, 2010

Oh my- this place is so adorable, great atmosphere, great wine selection, great tapas menu and phenomenal cheese selection. We had the 3 cheese platter- it was so good, the pairings were perfect and the cheese gal explained each cheese and its side-oh yum....I gave it a 4 on service because our server didn't explain wine flights or anything to us, and we basically just closed our eyes and pointed for wine- we were delighted with our random choices- but I expect a bit of an education when I'm in a wine bar. Their nibbles are a bit on the pricey side but they always have a happy hour special....You will so NOT be disappointed by this little gem. I run The INN at Calafia Beach in South San Clemente and suggest this nugget to ALL of my guests and everyone has come back with rave reviews...check it out!!

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Reviewed May 14, 2010

I absolutely love this restaurant/wine bar. It is a perfect place to meet up with friends, share a romantic evening out or even stop in by yourself and listen to some music. The wine flights are delicious and reasonable. The food is very good with smallerish portion sizes but perfectly filling. One of the very best things about The Cellar is the cheese counter! The cheeses are delicious and paired so nicely with the wines. A perfect date night for me is a Thursday night at the cellar with a glass of pinot noir and 5 cheese plate!

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