The Cellar Door Bistro & Wine Shop

Downers Grove

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In a Nutshell

  • Taste 20 global wines
  • Light hors d’oeuvres
  • Casual open-house format

The Fine Print

Expiration varies. Amount paid never expires. Limit 10 per person. Valid only for date purchased. Must be 21 or older. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Appalachian Dracula was famously quoted as saying, "I never drink…moonshine." Teach the original Dracula a thing or two with today’s Groupon: for $12, you get a wine tasting at The Cellar Door Bistro & Wine Shop, located in downtown Downers Grove (a $25 value). Choose from five Sunday dates:

  • November 21
  • November 28
  • December 5
  • December 12
  • December 19

Each open-house-style tasting is held from noon to 4 p.m., and patrons are welcome to come and go as they please. Send your palate on a global jaunt by sampling 20 specialty wines from around the world, each fluent in its own flavor language. Sippers can nibble on light hors d’oeuvres as they browse the shop’s ample bottle selection for the perfect aperitif adoptee. The Cellar Door's commitment to providing the finest vintages at vintage-low prices means that guests can find their ideal quaff without having to cruise the illegal burgundy market.


Yelpers give The Cellar Door an average of four stars:

  • This is a lovely wine shop/wine bar. They have a great selection of wines and a knowledgeable staff to help you choose the perfect bottle. – Michelle B.
  • I have new favorite hangout! Nice selection of wines, cheeses and specialty meats with comfortable seating in downtown Downers Grove. – Dan R.

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

Stuffed mushrooms outstanding, good service pleasant time
Phyllis W. · August 28, 2017
The bacon wrapped date with goat cheese filling small plate is still my favorite. So good!
Mary E. · August 25, 2017
Fantastic local wine and beer bar, with wonderful menu. Great atmosphere, staff, and outdoor seating. One of our favorite places!!
Jim F. · August 24, 2017

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