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The Cellar

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American, Wine Bar, Bar, Pub
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156 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672-4016
+1 949-492-3663
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10:00 - 23:00
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Sun 10:00 - 23:00
Mon 10:00 - 17:00
Tue - Thu 10:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 01:00
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West Malling, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Turned up on a Tuesday evening not knowing what to expect. Seating is open and the place has quite a laid back vibe. Food was esoteric, interesting and of a very high quality. Although I don't eat cheese my wife confirmed both the knowledge of the staff and the excellence of the produce.The music ( there is live music every... More 

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Thank Mark L
San Clemente, California
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great atmosphere, wonderful servers. They have awesome cheese plates if you just want hor d'oeuvres and wonderful daily specials if you're looking for a full meal. Entertainment on most evenings. Great place to entertain friends or just your sweetheart. Wide variety of cheeses to take home...they also will provide cheese plates for your next barbecue! And they're dog friendly in... More 

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Thank SoCountyGuy
San Clemente, California
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not only some of the best wines and beers around but amazing food! great breakfast . The menu is limited and may change but easy seat yourself and enjoy

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Thank Suzanne P
Kanata, ON
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a long winter in Canada, it was so nice to finally be able to sit out in a patio in shorts and a T-shirt and have coffee and a bite to eat. Service? Friendly and accommodating. Food? excellent. Coffee? Superb! Come again? absolutely

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Thank John R
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in here for a drink while waiting for a table for dinner across the street at Nicks. Great atmosphere and energy. Had a piano player during early evening. Menu was casual and looked great. Recommend!

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Thank Holly T
Central Arizona, Arizona
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

We arrived late on a Saturday night and as no surprise it was packed. The minute we walked in we had 2 people asking to help us. The servers came back several times telling us they are watching their tables to make sure we would get a seat as soon as one would open up. We enjoyed a glass of... More 

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Thank Matthew J
San Clemente
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Great atmosphere with many choices for wine and beer. Service and food is excellent. Highly recommend cheese plate. Fun place to be for happy hour and live music later. Only complaint is problem with A/C during very hot summer days.

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Thank deborahhV6737HJ
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35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

ATMOSPHERE.. High Energy.. Everyone appeared to be having a great time.. Busy so you may have to wait for seating(a bit). Service excellent, Food tasty and not overwhelming. Good variety on the menu. Chefs checked to be sure you were pleased. MAX n MAX were attentive MGRS. Would go back..

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Thank PJ G
San Clemente
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Just had mimosas and shared the breakfast skillet with my husband. I'm a foodie; he is picky, like an 8 year old. We both loved it! Breakfast is available 'til 3 on Sundays - perfect for a stop after the farmers' market! Food is ALWAYS great. Service is always great! Cheese selection is awesome!! The live music is always a... More 

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Thank Lee B
Irvine, California
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

yesterday I had the pleasure of enjoying Avocado toast and Latte at this charming location. They have an extensive wine bar; cheese bar and food menu; breakfast; French press coffee; charcuterie; soup; comfort food: basically something for every taste. The patio is small and lovely; many seating choices inside and a great bar with live music. Come visit the next... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Wine Bar, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 23:00
Monday
10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 23:00
Thursday
10:00 - 23:00
Friday
10:00 - 01:00
Saturday
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 156 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672-4016
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Clemente
  • Phone Number: +1 949-492-3663
Description
Cheese shop, wine bar, small plates, live music

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?