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City Winery - Chicago
City Winery - Chicago

City Winery - Chicago Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.citywinery.com/chicago
  • Phone: (312) 733-9463
  • Hours of Operation:

    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 2:30pm

    Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

    *Please contact us for patio reservations - first come, first serve.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Wine Bar, Tapas / Small Plates, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Andres Barrera
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: CRUSH HOUR 4-6PM - $75/person - ENDLESS WINE & FOOD

    4 Wines | 3 Beers | 2 Hours | 1 Great Night

    FREE VIP TASTING ROOM - Weeks before the event, our friendly event team & sommelier will host you+1 for a private tasting of barrel reserves, international wines & craft beers. Relax. Indulge. Chat about your upcoming event with your dedicated planner. As you make your final choices, your private sommelier will suggest pairings for the upcoming night's array of cheeses, charcuterie, olives, nuts, or fruits.

  • Entertainment: City Winery Chicago, the city’s newest concert venue and only fully operational winery, presents an eclectic mix of the most respected names in pop, jazz, blues, world music, rock, country and folk. Additionally, the concert hall is equipped with a full stage, state-of-the-art sound system and in-house A/V, making it one of the most interesting venues to ever hit Chicago.
  • Special Events & Promotions: CREATE YOUR OWN CUSTOM LABELED WINES

    Need a unique gift? Have a wine lover in your life? Have a favorite City Winery wine? Once you find that perfect varietal to bottle, you'll partner with our graphic designer to create a custom wine label. Imagine:

    A 50th Birthday Party
    A Friend's Engagement
    Graduation Parties
    Anniversary Gifts
    That Perfect Proposal

    Todd Carr, Events Director
    (312) 229-5989

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Racine
  • Public Transit: Take the "L' train to Morgan Station (Green or Pink line) walk south on N Morgan Street and then west on W Randolph, destination is on the right at the intersection of Randolph and Racine.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is available for $10 per car and $5 per car for VinoFile members! Additionally, excellent street parking is available along Randolph and surrounding side streets.
A word from City Winery - Chicago
City Winery 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 dinner menu features Mediterranean-inspired small plates designed to complement the extensive wine list. Burrata, Arancini, Flatbreads, Sliders 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 the evening’s concert displayed on flatscreens and projected at a comfortable volume, dinner at City Winery means there’s always something fun to experience.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Diner Reviews
  • "Came here with two of my friends. Great selection of small plates, something for everyone. Food was great and came out fast. We really enjoyed the the wine tasting while waiting for our drinks. Really had a nice time. It was a great start to our evening."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "I've been here a few times, and really enjoyed both times. The wine and food were both great. I like being able to share plates with friends, and there was a good variety of food, for those that love everything to those that may be a little picky. I'll be back."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Overall fine. Nothing special. A bit slow for setvice."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "It is the first time eating at City Winery and we were very impressed. Service was great, the wine was excellent, and the food delicious. Would definitely recommend!! We will go back!!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Great dining experience. Did not expect the food to be as good as it was."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "This is a great restaurant for sharing small plates. As the name suggests, the restaurant is known for its great wine list and on-premise winery. Would recommend it for a group dining experience or for dining prior to the concerts held at the venue."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "We had the patio all to ourselves for brunch on a Sunday! Goat cheese frittata was excellent."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Mediocre food and service was slow. With all the great restaurants in Chicago, I wouldn't waste my time and money here."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Great ambience and wonderful food selections. The wine selection was great and I enjoyed how the server educated us on what there was to offer The big room for celebrations looked great and I enjoyed checking out the whole place- photos look great and the outdoor looked great as well although we just walked and checked it out and did not eat there."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "My friends ordered the fish and weren't too enthralled. It was slightly overcooked and dry. The service also wasn't that great. Some things were forgotten until we reminded them, but they provided us with free dessert (which was tasty) as an apology. The ambience is cool though. I loved the high ceilings and that there was a beautiful patio. I would go back for a concert, but I probably wouldn't dine there again."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "We went for a girls night out so in total women style we went light on the food and ordered all 5 desserts. Desserts need some work:( great ambiance and good food and wine though."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The food and wine were excellent. I wasn't a big fan of the halibut or risotto balls, but everyone else at my table loved them. The duck tacos were delicious. The service was very good. My only complaint was that our waiter didn't keep an eye on the time. We told him when we sat down that we needed to leave by a certain time to go to a play. I had to get his attention to see if we had time for the next dish and bring our check. But other than that he was great - attentive, made great recommendations, great personality. I suspect they don't get many people who need to rush out of there. I would definitely go back for the food!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Friend and I ordered the Pinot noir from the tap and it was pretty good. For our shares plates was the scallops and a mushroom goat cheese flatbread which were both delicious. Unfortunately, the service was less to be desired. After the staff let us taste some wines and gave us our carafe, a server came. He was pretty irritated that they had him work by himself outside and apologized for the wait. He checked on us one more time and that was it. I understand he was busy and there were at least 2-3 large groups that Friday night, but he should have definitely received some help. We had to flag someone else down after waiting more than 30 min for him to at least look in our direction for the check. Neglectful service"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We LOVED the Halibut and the Skirt Steak-both were exquisite and very unique recipes. I couldn't give it five stars because we were totally unimpressed with the calamari. I don't want to speak badly of it excessively, because the wine, food, ambiance, and service were all so great. we absolutely loved this place, but I did tell the server how disappointing the calamari was!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Knowledgable server with great service! Great eats and cool vibe. Would recommend for unique dining experience."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Am never disappointed here. I was skeptical when I first heard of the concept, but have always loved everything we've had. Outdoor patio is really pretty and big, so easier to get a reservation than some patios."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "We have become regulars for the music. They have some great artists and we love the small venue. We've entertained friends with dinner and a show and spent many "date nights" there. Just saw David Crosby preform his latest CD and it was amazing!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Food was good to very good, but not outstanding. Small plates so would work well with a group, although the menu choices are somewhat limited. There were some odd combinations- calamari in a spicy tomato sauce which overpowered the calamari. Very good mushroom and goat cheese flatbread. Scallops were ok. My favorite was crusted halibut on a coconut rice. Avoid the gelato- it was icy- kind of like eating freezer-burned store-bought ice cream, did not resemble gelato at all. Service was very good. We were there late night, so it was quiet, but I imagine it would be quite loud during a normal time. They have barrel wines which they sell by the carafe. Again, they are good to very good but not outstanding and seemed overpriced."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "A fun evening and friendly attentive servers. Big place but you do not get lost. Would definitely go back and it is a quick walk from the El."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Beautiful patio There was a wedding there the evening we were there Good wine list but there could be more food selections our group had shellfish allergies and no pork restrictions"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We were celebrating a birthday for a close of mines. The food was very delicious and the extensive wine list was impeccable. Our waiter, Rose was very knowledgable and very attentative. I would recommend this restaurant to all of my friends."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "We loved everything about our experience except the service. It seemed as though our server was the only one responsible for the entire large patio. Not even the manager was helpful. Food and drink were delicious, and we would have ordered more if everything didn't take so long. We could barely put our order! Very disappointing."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Not being a wine drinker, I wasn't sure this place would do amazing things for me, but upon entering, I quickly changed my mind. The ambiance was great and we were sat right away. Our server was knowledgable and helped us navigate which tapas to dive into. Highly recommend the street corn."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "City Winery is a wonderful date night spot. The food is wonderful (try the fried green tomatoes with shrimp...amazing). The wine is great. Servers are very knowledgeable. If you can, see a show at the venue located in the restaurant. Only negative is that the servers disappear for a good deal of time after you order. Usually fine, but not when it takes 15 minutes to find someone to get the check and then another 8 minutes to pay. But that's the only negative. Amazing food and ambience."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "food not as good as I expected, but was ok. great wine list"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "My husband and I came for date night and had a great time sitting outside! The outdoor space was huge and really pretty. We really enjoyed the appetizers (street corn and burratta) but didn't really like the mushroom flatbread. Mushroom was ALL we tasted! The house made wines were great, but the server wasn't too helpful in recommending a specific wine. We have been here before and had great service, so maybe it was her off day. I would still recommend this to anyone who wants to celebrate a special occasion or is looking for a nice place to take a date!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "This was our fourth visit to City Winery. The concert venue and musical artists have been consistently top notch. In prior visits to the dining room the food has been good and the service attentive. However, on our last visit to the dining room the service was simply awful -- slow, inattentive and generally unhelpful. Two of the main dishes we ordered never arrived at all and the service on the others was so slow and inattentive that we missed the beginning of the show even though we had left ourselves an hour and a half for dinner. To be fair, the manager was extremely apologetic and paid for a round of drinks at dinner and the show, which was excellent as usual."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "City Winery is a very nice restaurant with excellent food and attentive staff. The wine was fantastic! They even bottled and sealed the rest for us. I would highly recommend this to friends and family."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Had the fench toast/bread pudding with fruit compote for brunch and it was delicious!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Enjoy this place very much, service can be slowish but they're always busy, testament to their craft! food had nice flavors (pistachio snowball!), very nice waitstaff, good for brunch, greeeeaaat for shows."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Overall, we had a very nice brunch experience at City Winery after purchasing the TravelZoo voucher. They offered us a table inside, letting us know upfront that they did not have any tables that were shaded and it was a pretty sunny/humid afternoon. We opted for the patio anyway and ordered a growler of white wine, two entrees and two sides. The sides of toast and sausage were very good. The Lump Crab Cake was rich and delicious. The entrée of a chorizo, potato and cheese frittata was essentially a thin omelet with a tiny bit of cheese. Mine didn't seem to have any chorizo or potato? Other than that, the menu is small, but covers a lot of ground. I would definitely go back - especially to check out the evening scene and refill my growler."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "My husband and I went for brunch on Saturday morning and were immediately shown to a nice table on the patio. A helpful busboy brought water then . . . . nothing. We sat for 30 minutes without anyone so much as glancing in our direction. No one even walked by to flag down. We left and stopped at the host stand to pick up the Travelzoo deal we had left with them and while the host was nice, the woman behind him was not helpful. She told us we could keep the voucher to use for the value already paid (duh) but we have not interest in ever returning."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Unfortunately our experience did not impress. Waiter was rarely around - had to ask various other staff for water more than once on a hot night, and food was underwhelming at best. Thankfully it was a beautiful night to sit outside."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "From the moment my wife and I walked in the restaurant, everyone from the hostess to the bus boys were attentive to our needs. The waiter even brought over the sommelier to explain a wine thst I never heard of and had him explain the wine."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We had a group of 12 and we had a Coupon. Usually when you have a coupon the service is lacking, but our server was excellent. Informative and attentive. Great food, great wine. Best GNO in a long time."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Got seated inside since long wait for outside. Had I known that server had all the tables inside and out and no time to really serve us I would have waited for outside seating. Then food too a long time because manager helping waiter forgot to put our order into the kitchen. Request for ketchup went unfulfilled until we begged an annoyed food runner to provide some. Love this venue for music but they were totally unprepared for their Travelzoo voucher to be redeemed."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "I thought the outside of the place was impressive and the inside just as much. I love all the art work and the concert space is pretty awesome. The food, I thought was over priced and not many choices. The wine selection and just the drink list was very impressive as well. I love the outdoor patio, I thought it was a very cool space."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "This was our first time to come to the City Winery- it was a gift. The service was great and the patio seating was so nice on a lovely day. Our waiter was very friendly and helpful and our food was fantastic!! Loved the crab. We looked around inside after lunch and it looks like a very nice venue for big groups or a music night out. I would definitely like to go back. And I would highly recommend. My only negative would be that the brunch menu is very limited, though it certainly had some interesting choices."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "When we were first seated at an outdoor table, it was 15 minutes before we were able to flag down someone (not our waiter) to bring us water. When our waiter came over several minutes later, we placed an order for wine, which took another 15 minutes to come and we were not offered to give a food order. We then requested to move inside, where our server was great and made up for the horrible outdoor service."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Food was good. Wine was good. Spot is very cool - great outdoor dining area when it's warm enough."
    Dined on 6/8/2014