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The Cellar

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156 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672-4016
+1 949-492-3663
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cheese plate” (23 reviews)
“charcuterie” (2 reviews)
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American, Bar, Wine Bar
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156 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672-4016
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

We've for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Always good service, food choices, & wine. Our only negative comment would be the rather noisy atmosphere as this place does attract a good crowd. It is worth the visit.....

Thank Bob B
Reviewed 23 May 2017

One of our favorite local spots for Happy Hour. Great vibe, awesome service, wine and champagne flights are super fun to try and the best cheese platter this side of Italy! I hesitate to give this place a glowing review because once the secret spot...More

3  Thank juliennes567
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

This is one of those places I make an excuse to visit any time I'm in the area! The food is delicious!

Thank Kevin S
Reviewed 17 March 2017

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...More

Thank Mark L
Reviewed 14 March 2017

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...More

Thank SoCountyGuy
Reviewed 8 March 2017

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

Thank Suzanne P
Reviewed 1 March 2017

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

Thank John R
Reviewed 28 February 2017 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!

Thank Holly T
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...More

Thank Matthew J
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.

Thank deborahhV6737HJ
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
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
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Cheese shop, wine bar, small plates, live music
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