Photo taken by Ms. Jen with a Nokia N82.
Seal Beach's new wine bar, The Wine Cellar, has a good selection of wines by the glass at very reasonable prices, plus half glasses if you feel like grazing through several wines, as well as food and wine for sale. The Wine Cellar is an excellent addition to the restaurant scene, not just in Seal Beach, but Long Beach and Huntington Beach.
The Wine Cellar has at any time 5-7 white and red wines available by the glass or half glass on top of wines by the bottle and for sale by the bottle. Every time I have gone in, there has always been a wine that surprised or delighted me.
There are cheese and charcuterie plates available, as well as appetizers, salads, paninis, and a few entrees. I usually bring my own rice crackers and get the "Soft Flight" of cheese (a small treat-cheat) and a charcuterie plate with Jamon or Prosciutto and whatever other sausage that looks good. If I forget to bring gluten-free crackers, then the nice folk at the Wine Cellar are always willing to give me extra apple or pear slices to put my cheese on.
I have not really ventured into the other food items as most of them are pretty gluten-full or involve bread, but my family and friends who have ventured into the menu have loved their dinners. The big favorite is the wild mushroom panini.
My only complaint about the Wine Cellar is the service. On busy nights they are usually short a server and every time I have visited it takes some time for a server to come and greet you. While the food and wine is excellent, it can be an exercise in frustration to wave down a server to order, order more wine, or get the check. My advice is to either go for lunch or if at night - sit at the bar, as all the servers have to come there to get the wine and are thus easy to waylay.
Main Street Wine Cellar
302 Main St
Seal Beach, CA 90740