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The Cellar

) #7 of 171 Restaurants in San Clemente $$ - $$$ American, ,
156 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672-4016
+1 949-492-3663
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
10:00 - 23:00All hours
American, Bar, Wine Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
156 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672-4016
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

1  Thank juliennes567
Reviewed 27 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 1 March 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
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...More

Thank PJ G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Wine Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 01:00
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
  • E-mail
Cheese shop, wine bar, small plates, live music
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