The Cellar Door

Downers Grove

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In a Nutshell

Bistro blends grilled paninis, cheese plates & salads with more than 30 international & domestic wines served by the glass

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Promotional value expires Oct 3, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 3 per person, 1 per table. Valid only for option purchased. Not valid until 4/4. Reservation required on Fridays. Dine-in only. Not valid for retail. Valid only toward menu items and wine by the glass. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • $15 for $30 worth of dinner, valid from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday–Saturday and 6 p.m to 8 p.m. on Sunday
  • $7 for $15 worth of lunch, valid from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday–Saturday and 12 p.m to 3 p.m. on Sunday<p>

Small plates of bruschetta ($8) and smoked salmon crostini ($9) rev up appetites in anticipation of grilled-chicken BLTs ($10) and gourmet cheese and charcuterie flights ($12–$20). View the full menu here. Wines by the glass include globetrotting sparkling ($7+), white ($6+), and red ($6+) wines.<p>

Cellar Door

Under the well-trained eye of owner Sean Chaudhry, The Cellar Door wine shop and bistro emphasizes the essence of ancient drink itself, curating a no-frills atmosphere that prioritizes quality of flavor above all. In allusion to the eatery's moniker—named for the simple phrase that author J.R.R. Tolkien famously called the most beautiful in the English language—straightforward combinations of globetrotting wines and grilled sandwiches, artisan cheeses, and charcuterie small plates blend together atop mesmerized palates.

More than 30 by-the-glass vintages hail from Spain, California, and Italy, and the staff encourages diners to select full bottles from the onsite retail shop, paying only retail price and a small corkage fee to eliminate unnecessary restaurant markup and taxes on drawn-out toasts. While their taste buds soak up new flavors, diners can challenge their brains to Wednesday trivia or tune their ears to live music on Fridays.

Customer Reviews

Get a bunch of friends and go to the VIP lounge in back; it ain't too fancy, but fun. In warm weather, sitting outside at barrel/tables is fun, and the indoors has a narrow, trendy in a California sort of way. Highly recommend.
Jayshree S. · February 22, 2014
Great food, great wine, great service.
Kathleen E. · January 23, 2014
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We appreciate your business
Merchant replied · January 26, 2014
Will definitely return especially when weather warms and can be outside
Lynne G. · April 21, 2013

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