Bread & Wine
Bread & Wine

Bread & Wine

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.breadandwinechicago.com/
  • Phone: (773) 866-5266
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday from 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Friday & Saturday Dinner: 5:00pm - 10:30pm (Bar open till Midnight)
    Saturday & Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 2:00pm
    Monday closed
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Michael Dean Reynolds
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Ridgeway
  • Public Transit: 3 blocks east from the Irving Park blue line. We are on the Irving Park bus route and we are also 3 blocks east of the Irving park Metra stop.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: There is a 10 space parking lot directly in front and free street parking.
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Bread & Wine reviews from OpenTable diners
94 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (77)neighborhood gem (77)notable wine list (50)special occasion (34)romantic (30)good for groups (20)great for outdoor dining (18)hot spot (18)great for brunch (16)kid-friendly (6)vibrant bar scene (6)great for lunch (5)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Yummy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Highly enjoyed my dinner here with friends. The food was great and the wine selections even better. I would recommend a few of the small plates; fries, gnocchi and cheese plate. My friends got the soup and burger and they loved them both too.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simple name, exceptional food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    This is a small eatery tucked away in a neighborhood off of Irving Park Road . This was my first visit with four friends.. The decor is simple. The menu is not extensive but very eclectic. We started with a recommendation of the cheese and meat tray. We had this with a bottle of their eponymous wine.The cheeses, meats and bread pieces were an excellent combination with the wine. We each ordered something different I had a monkfish with a light cream sauce with a hint of vanilla. If I didn't know better I would've thought it was Chilean Seabass with a hint of lobsterThe rest of the dishes were equally fascinating and just as delicious. We really enjoyed this place. The service was excellent I highly recommend a bottle of their wine. Not very expensive but very good
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!
    SherrieVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Another great experience all the way around at Bread and Wine. It's obvious that everyone cares, an essential to a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Will be back
    Andy
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    I get a modest corporate discount at Bread & Wine through my employer so we thought we would give it a try. There are so many things to like about Bread & Wine - the location and parking lot make it a great spot for weekend brunch without the hassle. The food is top-notch and we really appreciated our server encouraging the two of us to each try something different rather than order the same dish we were both gravitating towards. We will absolutely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome!
    Woohoo
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We are definitely coming back to try the burger and pasta!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food & Atmosphere
    annettelauren
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Everything was so delicious, we can't wait to come back and try more! The service was amazing and the ambiance was perfect for a dinner date with friends!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden gem
    BonbonaVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Nice contemporary American cuisine. Fresh ingredients, made creatively. I like that they have seasonal menu's. Its great to find a neighborhood place like this without having to go to busy south loop, Bucktown areas.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Off The Urban Trail Dining
    OneGuyNamedMike
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    It's definitely accessible by public transportation, but it's not in one of the usual dining hot spots. Which makes this a great find. Fantastic service, great food, and a great place. They have some available parking as well. I love that it's off the beaten path a little bit and will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Only place like it in neighborhood
    Kris
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    On this stretch of Irving Park, Bread & Wine is unique. If it were downtown or in River North, it might not be considered as special, but it's still good. Small menu of both small plates & entrees. Nice cocktail & wine list, and bottles of wine available for purchase. I had the X's & O's cocktail, which was very sweet but tasty. The entrees are nice portion sizes. I had duck confit & pumpkin tagliatelle. Bitter radicchio helped cut the rich brown butter sauce. My companion had spicy tofu & beet noodles. The best part of the meal was a small-plate starter of frisee, mushrooms, pancetta and poached egg. Chocolate mousse dessert was ok - clearly had been sitting in the fridge, pre-made for a bit. Would give it another try for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • subtle excellent cuisine
    Bakiko
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    very good. flavors not overwhelming the dishes, you can tell each ingredient with each bite with makes each component stand out. I actually smelled my food, took time with each bite because wanted to savor each ingredient. i actually tasted the fresh sage in tagliatelle dish.also tried wild mushroom with frisee salad excellent and fresh tasting. excellent staff everyone very friendly. kudos to max our server.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Lovely experience, great food and wonderful service. Great date night spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Poor Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Delicious food and cocktails, great wine list, but we were really disappointed by the service. The restaurant was really busy when we went, so hopefully once they get used to the flow, service will improve as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for the neighborhood
    Logan847
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Bread and Wine has been in my immediate neighborhood for over three years and I finally decided to try it. I'm sorry I waited so long. It is a fun place with really exceptional food and a unique wine list. I thought the prices were a little high until I enjoyed the food and wine. This is a fantastic place for the neighborhood and I hope to support it as regularly as I can!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • opentablelvrsVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Happened to be in the neighborhood for an event so we chose this restaurant based on OpenTable reviews and it did not disappoint. We sat at the bar and thoroughly enjoyed the cheese plate and local beers on tap. We look forward to returning soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always great food!
    jbuttons
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    A neighborhood favorite of ours! Always great service and food. If you do not live in the Old Irving Park area, it is worth the drive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic, affordable fine dining
    MrsTrue
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Go to bread & wine ... You will NOT be disappointed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful brunch
    FoodLoverVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    As a last minute find my fiance and I came to Bread and Wine for brunch. We were seated outdoors on a gorgeous day and it was quiet and comfortable. We have a history of being very picky about food, and our meal was exactly what we were looking for. They offer egg whites and cooked our omelette perfectly to order with only the ingredients requested. We brought skim milk for coffee and they even gave us a wine ice bucket to use! Very impressed with their food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Two out of three
    Ozzie2ChiTown
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Two of our three dishes were great and one was good. Salmon special over the almond risotto was fabulous! Mussels and frites also excellent. The ribbon pasta was good but not great. Would definately recommend and am certainly going back. Within this neighborhood there are no better. Gus, Eric and busser were fabulous. Service was impeccable. Also recommend the Manhattan, excellent mixology! Look forward to going back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Service was amazing. The staff was very friendly and knowledgable. The food was delicious. Definitely will go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food, Even Better Service
    itrack
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The place is attractive, the service is amazing and food great. The staff seem to love their jobs. Parking in a nice added touch as is an affordable corkage.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • hummm....
    mariemac
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    No real handicap parking. We tried, had to park down the block. The space would not fit a small SUV if there was a car in the first normal spot. Don't believe this is a regulation spot unless you drive a motorcycle. Made a reservation like asked a day ahead of time via Groupon. Table selection was poor. The place is LOUD, however the food is good. Service is slow to start but ends up good if you can order the appetizer. I have to say the best thing on the menu was the salted caramel popcorn panna cotta.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Rare Find
    greatfind
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This is a great find for my wife and I. We tried the restaurant based on a Groupon and we're very pleased with the fond. The chef has a great ability to take some ingredients you would not think to combine and male the work very nicely. We definitely plan to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fried Gnochi Squares the amazing!
    NMR7
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Overall, we enjoyed our experience. What we liked the best: cheese and ham plate and the fried square gnochi! What we liked the least: the burger. Very disappointing and completely raw inside when I had asked for medium well preparation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrific Food / Very Loud
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    My wife and I had a great dinner at Bread and Wine. The menu is interesting, the food is wonderful, and our server was excellent. We arrived at 6:30pm on a Friday night, and only a few tables were occupied. We were enjoying our dinner, but as the restaurant tables, chef's counter and bar filled up, it just got louder and louder and louder. I know this type of high energy scene is popular these days. But my wife and I really enjoy good conversation while we dine. And by 8pm this was impossible. We could not hear each other across the table without shouting. And for us, that does not make a pleasant dining experience. So, great food and service, but way too loud!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum!
    William
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We love visiting Break & Wine's brunch on Sundays, although we're always shocked it's not as crowded as we think it should be. Could be it's position down Irving Park, but they really offer one of the best brunches in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Friday night at Bread and Wine
    sugarnspice
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I like the fact that the ingredients are fresh and mostly locally grown. We used a Groupon which is somewhat necessary as it is a bit expensive for a middle class income.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • georgie
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Good and interesting dishes. Entrees could have been a little bigger.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious and unpretentious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Brunch was fantastic. Lots of good flavors without anything weird or too fancy for no reason. Great aesthetic and relaxed atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worst Service
    SallyO
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    It took 10 minutes for our waiter to see us when we sat down. We finally had to ask our hostess if one could come to our table. Our drinks took a long time to come out. Dinner took a long time to come out. You get tired of tapping your fingers on the table. We ordered dessert at the beginning of the meal and it came out a good 25 minutes after they cleared our dinner plates. We couldn't even drink coffee while we waited because we ordered it right after dinner and that took a good 15-20 minutes to get to our table. They even forgot to bring the pasta that I had boxed up back to us. I had to ask for it, to which our waiter said, "Oh yea!" Yeesh, this place wasn't on top of anything. Food was unremarkable. Would NOT recommend.
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  • just so so
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Service was very slow; we waited awhile between every course and it wasn't worth the wait. For better food and much better service, go a bit further down Irving Park to Central and go to the Portage.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ME2reviewVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The call they made to me on the day of our reservation to confirm was a nice touch and turned out to be helpful as I needed to change the number of people in our reservation several times. They were most gracious about it. An excellent time was had by all!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hidden Gem Smashed by Groupon
    Laurie
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I was able to find out about Bread & Wine through a Groupon I received as a gift - 2 small plates, 2 large plates, and 2 desserts - for $59. This almost sounds too good to be true and it kind of was. It was great to sit at the Chef's Table and experience the kitchen, but it was apparent there were too few cooks, too many orders coming in, and not enough servers. I would love to return to Bread and Wine during a less hectic period to enjoy the dining experience. And the Groupon should be updated to be 1 small plate/2 large plates/1 dessert based on the fact that I was stuffed after the appetizers, we ended up taking home the desserts, the kitchen would be better able to handle orders, and that they would still be offering a great deal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Date Night
    Debbie
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    When we arrived the place was only half full, but by the time we left it was packed. The drinks were outside the norm, but decent and the food was good. The dim lighting made it romantic for our date night, however there were families there with children as well. Overall a great place to try.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous Find!
    spiritsgeek
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My husband and I have driven past Bread & Wine multiple times and kept saying "we should go there sometime". With a Groupon popping up for there I decided that Saturday was the prime time to finally try it. I am so bummed we waited this long! It's a lovely little place with attentive (but not too much) staff, a great drink list and absolutely phenomenal food. We will definitely be back. In fact, though it's just a couple weeks away, we plan to go back to celebrate our anniversary there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pleasant surprise on Irving Rd
    CuznbartVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Great neighborhood restaurant on w. Irving. Charcuterie is excellent as are the speciality drinks and entrées.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bread and wine
    MJT26
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Grey experience all around - we will be back often!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place to have brunch or dinner
    meltdwnforce
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    My husband and I like to go once a month to the restaurant. I love that it moved into the neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Group Place
    citygirlVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    There were 8 of us that met for book club here! Great restaurant. Excellent wine and 1/2 price bottles on Tuesdays!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great find
    luv2dine
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We went to Bread and Wine as a last minute idea. They were able to seat us no problem, and even on the patio. The evening was lovely, and the food excellent. Our sever, Max, was a gem - he and my husband hit it off instantly and he was able to make spot on recommendations that worked out real well. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great neighborhood gem!
    NancyO
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Lovely place with parking too. Good food, wine and service -- what more could you ask for? I have been there several times and will be sure to go back again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 54 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 325 reviews are from the Bread & Wine reviews archive.