City Winery Chicago

4.2
722 reviews
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Wine Bar
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  • Notable Wine List
  • Casual
  • Special Occasion
City Winery - Chicago is the second of its kind, following the New York City flagship’s model: It’s a functioning winery, a top-notch music venue, and a full-service restaurant, all housed in a massive 33,000-square-foot facility in the West Loop.

The wines are exceptional: Grapes are imported from renowned regions around the country, then crushed and aged on site. Wines are poured by the glass or bottle, with many available on tap.

The menu features Mediterranean-inspired small plates designed to complement our extensive wine list. Burrata, arancini, flatbreads, and hearty meat dishes are varied enough to please a diverse crowd over a few rounds of wine. Servers are happy to point you toward their favorite bites and paired wines, and with a concert next door almost any given night, dinner at City Winery means there’s always something fun to experience.

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Sun 11:00AM - 12:30PM 5:00PM - 6:30PM
Mon - Thu 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 12:30PM 5:00PM - 6:30PM
Fri 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 12:30PM
Sat 11:00AM - 12:30PM

What 722 People Are Saying
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4.4
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j
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined 6 hours ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful ambience for the oenophile and the rest of us. And with a great outdoor area in the spring. Modern California type fresh cuisine wll informed.

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Chicago
47 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

City Winery great for eating and more importantly to wonderful music. We have been many times- worthwhile joining Membership that can allow you 'free' parking and key advance notice on upcoming concerts. As the weather changes in spring, eating/drinking space will also move to outside. Overall food and wine, combined with service has always been high to 'excellent' level. Enjoy!!

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ES
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 4

We had reserved a table for dinner after our company's board of director meetings. City Winery service was the poorest I have ever experienced in a restaurant. A meal for one of our party failed to materialize, after we complained the manager came out to inquire if one of us had consumed two meals! Unbelievable. His exact words were someone had "allegedly not received their entrée", when the individual involved had no plate in front of him! The waiter hardly visited our table and the manager was absolutely unprofessional. Will never return; do not recommend.

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l
Birmingham
12 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

I honestly do not know why, but there were not enough servers. It was a Sunday, but that shouldn't matter. Our waiter was great, but just needed help.

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

I've never written a bad review until now. We've dined several times before and will not go back following this experience. We were hosting out of town guests and it was uncomfortable from the start with a hostess that couldn't smile or offer a greeting. We went for Sunday brunch and we were the only table seated at the time. When the waiter arrived almost a full 10 minutes after we were seated, we learned they that for that day they were offering only a limited "lunch menu" not the brunch menu that is posted and the waiter couldn't offer any explanation. Nothing about this was posted on the website when we made the reservation. The service was horribly slow, and though we did not have a time constraint when we arrived, we ended up having to rush to get our guests to the airport. After waiting nearly an hour, we had to hunt down the waiter three times about our food, missing meals and we ultimately received an incorrect meal. Because of the long delay, the guest chose to just keep the meal (of which he only ate a fraction) instead of waiting for the correct meal to be made and delivered. Despite asking, we never received fresh coffee, water or drinks. Even when we received an incorrect meal, there was no apology, no explanation for the poor service, and no offer to adjust the bill. An apology goes a long way with me, so the fact that there was never any apology offered about the menu changes, slow service, incorrect meals, or ignored requests for water and coffee, is unforgivable.

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A
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our server Kaley was wonderful! Our food came out very quickly

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Great Concert venue

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n
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Excellent service and delicious brunch.

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YL
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service . We had a happy birthday sign on our table when we arrived .

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N
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Great for large groups.

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t
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 2Ambience 5

Please see my request, i wanted an area that was quiet. I realize that the ambience here is lively. I expected it to be a bit energetic. It was fine until there was a dj, which we were not warned about by any one from the restaurant. The server was not very attentive. The cheese board was terrible. We ordered calamari that was never delivered. I've been disappointed by this place several times. I won't be back or suggest it.

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BP
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

This was a great place for a date. The Deviled eggs were amazing!

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m
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Service was superb! The manager gave us a brief tour of the winery and the theater. Our waitress was especially accommodating. It was a great afternoon of some old college friends getting together!

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

The burrata is amazing. The atmosphere reminds me of being in California. The prices are a bit high against what you are getting but it may be a west loop thing.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our experience was phenomenal! We especially appreciated the knowledge we received about the wine we selected.

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a
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

We always have great food and service here, but this visit was out of the ordinary. Our appetizer and wine was brought out right away, then we placed the rest of our food order. It was about 45 minutes before the food came, without anyone checking up on us. Then all at once, all of our food came out. We ordered a bunch of small, shareable plates. It was a real shame to have all of it come at the exact same time. Oh well, the food was good and we know this was not the norm. So we'll be back.

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JN
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

The waitress we had that night was excellent. Couldn’t of asked for better service. Wish l could remember her name!! We came to see the show and had a great time. This was l first at your restaurant but our forth time to see a show and have always walked away pleased. Looking forward to returning again and again

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PG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The venue is overall good. The seating is a little tight. and the sight lines are a little dificult, but overall we ussually have a great time.

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k
Chicago
115 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a fun venue. The food was delicious with a variety of small plates to share. We ate at a table in front of the fireplace, which was cozy considering the freezing weather outside. Service was excellent.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience here at CW! The food was so, so, so good! The ambiance and acoustics were completely on point. I’ll definitely be back.

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C
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

City Winery was a great choice for a business meal. Service was attentive but not intrusive or distracting, and the volume inside the restaurant wasn’t too loud. Food was great. Thanks!

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RS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Food is meh, especially at the prices.

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KJ
New England
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 1Ambience 4

Was too expensive to get a lunchable amount of cheese and meat on the "tour of meats and cheeses" server was unattentive, and served us warm water, rarely came back. Lemon tart was literally inedible and I can eat almost any dessert.

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BK
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

Great space. Excellent concert venue. Good wine. Pretty reasonable prices.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and wine!! Nice places for grouo

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CB
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We had a thoroughly enjoyable evening - food was good, service very good, and the venue was intimate and delightful!

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JB
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

The restaurant cancelled our group reservation last minute due to a power outage.

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MS
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

The food was very good. We enjoyed the Brussels sprouts!
For a winery, however, they could have a better wine selection, and better wines. The tasting we got as we got in was not good. The place is beautiful. Servers are a little awkward but nice enough.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

Over priced, just ok

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 4

The food overall was very good. My sea bass however looked like fish jerky it was so over cooked. The real problem was the service. It was awful. Both the server and the girl that poured our wine were awful. Neither one seemed able to smile and the time spent waiting for food and overall service was horrendous! We ultimately left before dessert because no one seemed aware that the chocolate mousse had never been brought to the table. On our way out the valet stepped in front of our party to let someone step in front of us to leave. We thought he was opening the door for us. He then proceeded out the door instead of holding open the door for our party, which consisted of 2 women and 2 men. I was shocked at how poorly the staff performed.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

So surprised to be sat in back room that was very romantic and made for a lovely and memorable Valentines Day!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Tia was a great server and very friendly. Recommended drinks which hit the spot during the concert we attended.

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KN
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

We had a business lunch for a party of seven. It was wonderful in that the place was empty so it was quiet and we could talk. The waiter was quite attentive. It did take a long time for the food to come out so some of us only had about 15 minutes to eat after waiting for 25 minutes for the food. This was quite a surprise given that the place was pretty empty. That should have been a clue! Anyway, I would love to go back in the evening to try the wine.

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OT
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and great decor! Loved it!

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JA
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

Service was terrible. Waited forever for everything. And there was no one there!

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T
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

My party of 12 was celebrating a couple birthdays and had a great time. This venue can handle large parties well. It’s a beautiful, open venue with good energy - not too quiet to feel like a date place and not too loud so we could converse easily. Had enough space to leave my seat and talk to others at the end of the table without disturbing other tables.

The wine is nice, especially those on tap. Most dishes were excellent - really liked the risotto balls, Brussel sprouts and mushroom flat bread. The piece of steak I tried had good seasoning but was so chewy and with gristle that I could hardly swallow it.

Our server did I nice job of helping us select dishes, but he seemed annoyed that several ordered wine by the glass and not bottle; he didn’t come back as often as ideal. Just a minor, minor complaint about a fantastic evening. A few in the group had only been there for concerts and said they will return for dinner again. I’ll be back too.

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H
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food, even better server.

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OT
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

I love CW as a music venue. But as a restaurant it doesn’t seem like they are trying very hard. The menu is uninspired. The food was so so. Would not go back for the resto and would eat somewhere else before a concert.

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DC
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place for dinner and a concert. Waiter went out of his way to do a couple extra little things for my wife. It was her birthday.

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PG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great food, presentation and flavors, but the soup was not hot. Not even warm. Everything else was perfect.
Overall: very good.

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