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The Cellar at The Stained Glass

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820 Clark St, Evanston, IL 60201-3709
+1 847-864-8678
17:00 - 21:15
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:15
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:15
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Albany NY
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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

I was really looking forward to dining at The Cellar since so many of the reviews I've read were so positive. However, my experience in early February with my daughter was less than stellar. We ordered several small plates, all of which were good but nothing outstanding. Our server was also adequate, but never smiled or made us feel welcome... More 

Thank Trudy B
Evanston, Illinois
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389 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

We've been meaning to come here for months. Finally made it! Duck empanadas and steak tacos good...but truffle fries over the top. Good if modest draft beer list. Lots of cocktails. No live music, but the recorded selections quite good (for a sixty-something year old, anyway).

Thank jaz79h
Newton, Mass
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225 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

I went there for a dinner with 28 people. Those are usually not very good and overly long, but they did a great job, allowing us to order three courses off a menu, and delivering everything in a timely way. The bisque, trout and layer cake were all excellent as well. If they can do this for 28, they can... More 

Thank OOBonomist
Farmington, Michigan, United States
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370 reviews
263 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

I visited on a week night. Tables were available but no booths in the facility. I had to sit at the bar which was not comfortable especially for the price point at this place. Food was excellent. Only a few table options for groups of less than 4. Lot of tables for bigger parties so they must cater to these.... More 

Thank Ralph R
San Francisco Bay Area
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119 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Loved it. Good get away. Loved the Bacon Trio! Have dined here often. Well worth the visit. Give this try.

Thank Acommon1
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Cellar used to have nearly the same menu as Stained Glass (that it shares a building with). Now, it's a less-than-mediocre "tapas"/small plates joint. Soggy fried cauliflower, mussels frites with almost no mussels but lots of overly salted skinny fries, overpriced bread and what was supposed to be fancy butter, and a tuna poke that was so boring we thought... More 

Thank julieisme
Evanston, Illinois
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108 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

They remodeled this restaurant and it looks nice. The food was tasty and the atmosphere is very comfortable. The service was decent.

Thank DrCUR
Chicago, Illinois
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48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

We started our meal with bacon wrapped dates and ahi tuna. The appetizers we selected couldn't have been more perfect. We moved on to lamb chops, a lobster roll, spicy ribs, halibut and each dish was better than the next!

Thank Ellen G
2 reviews
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

We love this place. The staff is always happy to see you and well informed on the menu. I've tried many things on the menu and they were all amazing. I don't have a sweet tooth but their desserts are incredible.

Thank Dylan H
North Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Was a very cozy, fun evening for a party of 6 friends. We really enjoyed the ambience. The cocktails were good, and I especially enjoyed the lamb chops.

Thank mcjan81410

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
American, International
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:15
17:00 - 21:15
17:00 - 21:15
17:00 - 21:15
17:00 - 21:15
17:00 - 22:15
17:00 - 22:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 820 Clark St, Evanston, IL 60201-3709
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Evanston
  • Phone Number: +1 847-864-8678

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