City Winery - Chicago
City Winery - Chicago

City Winery - Chicago

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.citywinery.com/chicago
  • Phone: 3122295992x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm

    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, Mediterranean, Tapas / Small Plates
  • 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.

    Justin@citywinery.com
  • 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: 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
    todd@citywinery.com

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 menu features Mediterranean-inspired small plates designed to complement the 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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City Winery - Chicago reviews from OpenTable diners
132 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food3.8
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
notable wine list (87)great for outdoor dining (76)good for groups (67)special occasion (59)fit for foodies (48)neighborhood gem (41)romantic (38)great for brunch (32)hot spot (28)vibrant bar scene (17)late-night find (11)great for lunch (11)scenic view (6)kid-friendly (4)Show More
  • City Winery Review
    eye4wine
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Lively scene, staff very friendly and knowledgeable of the wine and food selections. Food was pretty good. Will definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun place for a girls dinner out
    Kcubed
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun to try out
    mbeddi
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ok food slow service
    anubis72VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Overall fine. Nothing special. A bit slow for setvice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    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!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Princess
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Great dining experience. Did not expect the food to be as good as it was.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Berwynite
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cool Space
    JK27
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We had the patio all to ourselves for brunch on a Sunday! Goat cheese frittata was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meh
    ChitowndinerVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Mediocre food and service was slow. With all the great restaurants in Chicago, I wouldn't waste my time and money here.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • VACATION HIGHLIGHT
    kronschVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great wine and small plates
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TJSESK
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wine✔️ shared plates✔️ service ✖️
    Lenlen620
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous wines and great for a date
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Corporate Dinner
    joeyo
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Knowledgable server with great service! Great eats and cool vibe. Would recommend for unique dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love City Winery
    LP21VIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, great music
    islandgirl
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for a work group probably
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • IggyVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    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
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Special Occasion Spot
    VerySatisfied
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Patio service very slow
    katiechicago234
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, Amazing space
    FirstTimer
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Date Night
    fullofwittVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • was ok
    mcandree
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    food not as good as I expected, but was ok. great wine list
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great ambiance!
    VDoshi
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service????
    Stevep
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely restaurant
    Cris
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great french toast!
    JkbchicagoVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Had the fench toast/bread pudding with fruit compote for brunch and it was delicious!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ambiance Central
    jnsampl
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Never Served
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for wine but...
    ChiDCFoodie
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Service
    Coach
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gurls night out
    Noodles
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • CaseyVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Impressive but over priced
    Nina
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time Winner
    Beekaa
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • westloopwomanVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate