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The Cellar Bistro
The Cellar Bistro

The Cellar Bistro Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thecellarbistro.com
  • Phone: (630) 653-6299
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 4:00pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm -9:00pm, Sunday: 11:30am-9 pm; Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Organic, American
  • Executive Chef: Kathleen Lewis
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We will be happy to deliver any of our freshly made food for your next party or luncheon.
  • Private Party Facilities: Private parties are welcome on Saturdays and Sundays. Enjoy the entire restaurant for your next event. Baby showers, bridal showers, anniversaries & more. Feel at home in the beautiful ambiance of The Cellar Bistro.
  • Private Party Contact: Stephanie (630) 653-6299
  • Special Events & Promotions: May 13: Wine Dinner -Spain
    June 10: Wine Tasting - France
    July 22: Wine Dinner - Australia
    August 12: Wine Tasting - Napa California
    September 16: Wine Tasting - Italy
    October 14: Wine Dinner- Germany
    November 11: Wine Tasting - Chile
    December 9: Wine Tasting - France

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Wesley
  • Public Transit: The downtown Wheaton Metra Station is 2 blocks west of The Cellar Bistro.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking and a public lot make parking easy. Parking deck is on the west side of the restaurant. Handicap street parking is on the NE corner of Hale & Wesley.
A word from The Cellar Bistro
A wonderful little gem in downtown Wheaton just 2 blocks from the Metra. Serving delicious, homemade dishes using preservative free ingredients and hormone/anti-biotic free beef, pork, bison, chicken and eggs. Fresh fish featured weekly, live music every Monday night, a great wine list and quaint sidewalk dining with alcohol service. We buy from businesses within our community, or from small businesses who are an integral part of their communities and try to have a positive impact on their environment. Opened in 2007, this husband & wife owned restaurant was nominated for Restaurant of the Year in 2010. You will be impressed with the ambiance of the small dining room, the personal, attentive service by the wait staff and the delicious menu options.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "My husband and I went to Cellar Bistro on a Saturday night and they had the front window table waiting for us. We had the bacon wrapped dates that were spectacular. My husband had a glass of wine that the waiter recommended and my husband enjoyed. I had the sangria and it was the only meh point of the meal. It was a bit too sweet, which is not usually a complaint of mine. I ordered the penne pasta with prawns- fabulous- and he got the sirloin which he really enjoyed. The setting is quiet and quaint, it was modern fare without being pretentious. Our waiter was great and the prices were what you'd expect. I would absolutely go back!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "This was a very leisurely, pleasant experience with very good food, but bread was not offered and water infrequently replenished."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "My husband and I went to The Cellar Bistro to celebrate our anniversary. I had never heard of TCB before, and we don't live very close to Wheaton, but it came up in my search for "organic restaurants." Finding suburban restaurants that try to use organic and local fare when possible is difficult (I feel) to come by, so I was excited when the experience that we had was great! We both ordered soups to start, shared the crabcake appetizer and then had a chicken entree and a lamb entree with chocolate cake a la mode for dessert. Everything was was delicious. For as excellent as the food, drinks and service all were, I was surprised to find that the place was pretty empty. It was a Thursday night at 8pm, so perhaps it's busier on the weekends?"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "The Cellar Bistro was a nice choice for lunch. Great variety on the menu. There were some particularly unique selections of appetizers and salads. Service was attentive."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "The food is impeccable. The service is attentive. The atmosphere is inviting. These three qualities make The Cellar Bistro the perfect location for a leisurely lunch with a friend!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "food great , wine very fine, service conscientious. Always a fun place to go."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "We have been to the Cellar Bistro many times and each time it is great. It is a quaint and just plain wonderful restaurant in downtown Wheaton. I highly recommend it for lunch or for a nice dinner with your significant other. Not a very large restaurant but the ambiance overall is great. Spinach dip is fantastic and recommend it for an appetizer"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "I have been to Cellar Bistro many times. The food is consistantly excellent. When friends and family come to town, this is my go to place. Their wine and beer options are also very good."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Excellent as always. The food is delicious and portioned just right. We had dinner with some friends and the atmosphere was great. It is a fairly small place so make a reservation, even during the week. They do have a few tables outside on the sidewalk. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "My husband and I came here with both our mothers and our son after getting married at DuPage County. The lunch was fantastic! Every piece of food was superb! The server was great, and they provided us with a very comfy table that easily sat us and our 5 month old son. There is no doubt that we will return here!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "It is nice to have such a fine restaurant within walking distance of home. Our guest from England thoroughly enjoyed our informal luncheon at Cellar Bistro."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "The service was great. The pizza and salads were served promptly. They had not opened the outdoor seating yet. They had a great coconut cake desert served with fresh fruit. The cake was good but rather dry."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The Cellar Bistro is the perfect combination of cozy and classy. It wasn't uncomfortably classy either though. Just the right balance! It's got a great "ambiance," and excellent food! Strongly recommended for eating out at Wheaton!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Our first mistake was choosing a new restaurant to eat at on Mother's Day. Our second, greater mistake was choosing this one. Cellar Bistro has no waiting area so when we arrived, we stood uncomfortably for nearly 15 minutes before someone seated us. When that person finally arrived, it was clear she was not actually the hostess as she didn't know how to work the reservation system. The service was consistently poor (It took us over 2 hours!) and the food incredibly greasy. How can you have a restaurant open on Mother's Day with what appeared to be only 3 servers?"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I did not get the attention from the waiter. This is a great restaurant and it needs a more personal staff"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "I brought my sisters and aunt to Cellar Bistro for her 85th birthday. I wanted someplace small and intimate, so it wouldn't be too noisy. We had a lovely meal - bruschetta, crab and tomato salad, and beet salad. The food was wonderful and when the weather improves there is outdoor seating which is lovely."
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "We went with friends to celebrate my birthday. We had a lovely time, however, my bison steak was overdone, as was the bison steak of one of my guests. Other than that, the food was excellent and our server was very nice. We will go back."
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "This was our 2nd Sunday brunch at Cellar Bistro. On both occasions we enjoyed our brunch and the corner views of downtown Wheaton. Cellar Bistro has an ala carte brunch menu any a good selection of "just-right" size brunch portions. Their lunch menu has somewhat more interesting selections, with very tasty appetizers. Good for small and larger groups up to 8."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "I took my girlfriend here for an early dinner, I had never been there before but she had been for lunch. When we got there there were only a few other people so the noise level was almost non-existent, the service was very attentive and most of all the food was outstanding! Easily the best I've had in a while. Chicken Sciambicotto (sp?) chicken mashed potatoes and peas in a cream sauce. Sounds simple and ordinary but there was nothing ordinary about. I will definitely go again in the near future and would give the food six stars if I could. "
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Cellar bistro was pretty awful. The staff was bad, girl seating people was super confused and experience. Bartender didn't get me a drink for 7-8 minutes and was not busy. Waitress had way too many tables and was slow with drinks and dinner came cold. Took forever to get a glass of wine. Bottom line is it's a cute place, the staff was completely inexperienced and place was really disappointing. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We entered the restaraunt and were seated promply. Our waiter, Nate, was very friendly and helpful with the menu. We both had soup; mine was a tomato bisque and my wife had mushroom. They were both excellent. I had the Lamb Ragu with polenta and it was really delicious. It paired wonderfully with the cabernet I ordered. My wife had the pasta with Chicken which she really like as well. The service was great and the restaraunt is really nice inside. A great place for a romantice dinner. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "This Wheaton gem is not to be missed. Food quality and presentation are outstanding! Something for everyone and ALL thoughtfully prepared and fairly priced. Attention to detail is obvious. Let's keep this our little secret!"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "My husband and I dined at the Cellar Bistro for the first time on Easter sunday. The menu was extensive with lunch or breakfast items to choose from. I loved the brie on raisin bread with pear and walnuts as an appetizer. The food was very good and the ambience was quiet enough for normal level conversation. I would go there again and further explore their menu options."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Dined on Saturday with friends, Mahi was great, have never ordered it out in the past but the preperation sounded great, turns out it was great."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "I am a repeat customer. This restaurant has a wonderful ambiance, the food is excellent. I have always had a positive experience here. The menu is really good,too."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We had a group of six ladies for lunch and we are looking forward to returning!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Enjoyed the pizza as usual. They were out of a special and some of the after dinner drinks, The service was very good as always, the salads were very fresh and the wine list was ok."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "This is one of our favorite restaurants and the food is always terrific. On our most recent visit, the server was very indifferent. One of the forks that we had was encrusted with something unknown when we sat down to the table. The server never noticed: my husband had to clean it off himself since she was rarely checking in with our table. The appetizer was selected was already sold out (this was about 5:30 PM!) And when we ordered small salads, the server never offered a choice of dressings-she chose one and brought it to both of us. I didn't care for it (honey mustard?) and when I asked for a replacement, she took quite some time before bringing it to the table. Great food, iffy service that night."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We were looking forward to a relaxing dinner, but were seated next to a table with a crying baby. Not only was it too late for a baby to be out, the parents showed little regard for the other diners in the restaurant whose dinner was ruined by the noise. We couldn't get out of there fast enough."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "What a delightful Bistro.....the chicken club was excellent. We look forward to having dinner in this unique restaurant."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "We dine here often...fresh, whole foods beautifully presented. We always have a friendly professional server."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Cellar Bistro was exactly what we were looking for. The atmosphere was perfect for a night out. Everything we ordered was delicious, fresh, and unique. We will be back soon!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Cellar Bistro is my favorite restaurant in Wheaton. The quality of the food is excellent. Preparation of too is excellent. Also, the menu is really outstanding. I have been to Cellar Bistro several times and have never been disappointed. I would recommend this restuarant to anyone. They are very accomodating to people who are gluten free."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Loved it! Atmosphere - food - waiter, all were wonderful!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Unfortunately nothing puts a damper on an evening like a waiter who doesn't want to be there. His lackluster interest in taking our orders was one thing, but if you are going to roll your eyes at the customers you should be a little quicker to turn away so they don't see it. (Sorry we had to correct you when you repeated our order back to us incorrectly.) For the price the entrées are tiny. And those "famous" burgers are actually sliders. Not a fun surprise to the men in our group."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • ""The Cellar " is one of our farvorites! Food is always great with enough choices for every diner. Service is a weak link at times. We had lunch on a very slow day with less than 25% of the tables in use. It took over 20 minutes to get menus and to place our orders. The server did not know the menu and what made up the various dishes. She did get the answers but after she had to go to the kitchen. The soup came out quickly but the lunch entries took a very long time to come out. For not many customers, I would have expected quicker service. It was nice that we were in no hurry. If you are going to have only one server, the manager needs to step in and help. Why the kitchen took so long is another story. It still is worth a try."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Our first visit and it was delicious. Service could have been slightly better otherwise a really great experience. We will be back."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "intimate with a friendly staff and great dishes. i always try their seasonal stuff and am rarely let down."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We celebrated my wife's birthday. The crab cakes, beet salad, sea bass and pork medallions wonderful. Our waitress was attentive and knowledgeable. The atmosphere quiet. Will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We enjoyed an excellent dinner consisting of the filet of beef and the pork tenderloins. Food was outstanding in a nice cozy environment. We started with the humus which was fantastic! We will definitely come back!!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014