CityGate Grille
CityGate Grille

CityGate Grille

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.citygategrille.com/
  • Phone: (630) 718-1010
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
    Dinner: Friday 4:00pm - 11:00pm
    Dinner: Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: George Engel
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Catering Available
  • Entertainment: Live music on Friday & Saturday nights.
  • Special Events: Our stunning location features event rooms that hold from 12-250 guest for a seated occasion or for a cocktail/ hors d'oeuvre party.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: IL 88 & Rt. 59
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is located directly in front of the restaurant on weekends & holidays. Parking is available in the parking garage or in the lot directly in front of the restaurant
A word from CityGate Grille
At CityGate Grille, you can enjoy Mediterranean influenced cuisine, perfectly paired with your choice of one of our many incredible wines or specialty drinks. Satisfaction has never had such style.

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CityGate Grille reviews from OpenTable diners
83 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (46)romantic (35)good for groups (30)fit for foodies (26)neighborhood gem (24)notable wine list (19)scenic view (19)great for lunch (17)late-night find (15)vibrant bar scene (14)hot spot (9)great for outdoor dining (8)great for brunch (3)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • Bar staff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    The bar staff was super slow. They were out of martini glasses by 7:30pm which I found out after standing at the bar for about 10 min to order. Second round of drinks were never ordered so after 20 minutes we had to find someone and re-order. Manager was nice though and took care of the first round after he was informed. Our server was very nice and most of the food was good.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Excellent
    GratefulTashVIP
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Great City-feel in the suburbs. Food, Service, Ambiance, and Drinks are always excellent!! Although a more adult place, they are always accommodating and respectful of my children, making them feel as welcome as everyone else.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hungry
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    One of Naperville's best kept secrets. The Chef has created a wonderful menu with something for just about everyone. You have to try the desserts!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My New Favorite Restaurant!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We loved City Gate Grille! Can't wait to go back. Impeccable service and food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Food was ok, a little boring to me. Service was good for the most part. I was very slow, but it could have been the night.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • PAB123
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Food was great, service was average. I would still return again, loved the live music at 8:30.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A nice surprise
    MusicalVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We had not heard of CityGate Grille until we decided to go to see a friend who was singing there on a Saturday evening. I was delighted with my filet kabob appetizer which was grilled perfectly to my medium rare request. It came with a delightful slaw and filled me enough that I only had a half Caesar salad to accompany it. My boyfriend enjoyed the 8 Finger Cavatelli and a Caesar salad. We liked the atmosphere and the music which never interfered with our conversation because the volume was just right. We enjoyed the ES Express very much. Miquel's service was great and friendly. We enjoyed our experience there and will keep it in mind for future dinners.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everything was Fabulous!
    Foodie74
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    First time guests and after reading reviews thought I'd give it a shot. I've always pleased this place seeing it off the expressway and was very curious. Hostess was very nice, servers were great! Attended to us immediately and answered all of our questions. Server up front About length of time for food to cook so we were aware it may take a while as she reinforced food is cooked fresh! That's what I like to hear. Dessert was great and a nice healthy serving. Prices reasonable! Love this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great atmosphere
    Hiddengem
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    This is a great place to go and relaxe after work or a business lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous experience
    HSwift
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Definitely a classy restaurant and bar experience. Food was delicious. Drinks were reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great dinner
    Nill1
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    We are very happy with our choice to dine at city gate grille! The food and atmosphere it was great. But our server Pablo and his assistants was awesome ! We enjoyed...
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Prodiver46VIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    I am always impressed with the menu, the quality and pressentation of the food. The service at CityGate has always been prompt attentive but not intrussive. An excellent way to spend an evening.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WONDERFUL food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    This was my second time at City Gate Grille. It was as wonderful as I remembered. The food is truly superb! Great selection! I will return to this place.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • City Gate good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Nice ambiance and great service. Menu is versatile enough for everyone to get a great meal, but needs a few more vegetarian options
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place to meet for lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Good service and very good food. Great place to meet with business friends
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Very elegant meeting place. The food is not top, but the atmosphere is pretty good. The band is great and the house coffee is excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot!
    JenniferVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This was my first time at City Gate Grill for dinner. It was a wonderful dinner on a Saturday night. We were seated promptly. Service was excellent! Everyone was very nice without being too over the top. Good menu to select from. I had the Hanger Steak Risotto which was fantastic! The hanger steak was delish and I would get that again. The atmosphere was relaxed but upscale. It was perfect. I dined with my husband but there were groups there as well. I highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food - bit pricey but not bad
    KevinS
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Went with another couple, I had the ribeye which was done perfectly and my wife and one of our friends had the Mixed Grill Souvalki while our other friend had the Braised Beef Short Ribs. Everyone was very pleased with the entrees. We started with a lettuce wedge (good) and soup of the day (sweet potato soup) which they thought was great. One had the oysters and they were very fresh. Bread was excellent. Service was very good. Sat on other side of wall separating bar area from dining but wasn't noisy (place was less crowded than I would expect on Friday evening).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service
    Fritz
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We have been to the restaurant several times for special occasions and alway seem to get Pablo as our waiter. He is the best!! Incredible service and he makes sure that everything is perfect!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • classy place to dine
    John
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    The atmosphere was elegant and friendly. Food was good. Highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • goodeating
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The food was very good with good portions. Our server was excellent and went out of his way to please us.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • James
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My wife and I had dinner here on Saturday everything was wonderful. Food, ambiance, and service was all good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricey but Average
    FamilyFoodies
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Blue cheese chip appetizer had too much blue cheese and it overwhelmed the taste. Souvlaki meat portion was small and more potatoes than anything. It was good but disproportionate. Duck and scallops was good, pastitio was just OK. Waiter did not address my wife's drink order first and asked the H.S. kids for their order first.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BigEd69
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The service was excellent and they were most accommodating when we requested a different table. Because of the many different type of beers they had they brought out a sample of a couple to taste to choose from. Nice to have some nice older type music of a band playing on the weekend although it would be nice to see the bar area bigger.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ChoffVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Staff was very friendly but definitely inexperienced. Great local beer selections. Gnocchi was good but not anything to write home about. Beautiful restaurant and nice outdoor patio.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A surprise find
    fazfive
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Had never heard of this restaurant before, but found it searching online. Beautiful modern, décor. The food and wine were amazing! Also has a beautiful banquet room downstairs. Everyone we had an interaction with was so helpful. Our waitress Brittany was awesome! Definitely a great place to go for a special occasion. We were celebrating our 39th wedding anniversary.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Excellent
    Roger
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We were not disappointed - this is our new neighborhood favorite. Our (repeat) waiter CHRIS was outstanding - courteous, professional, patient, and polite - everything you could ask for. Dined with our son this time - men had steaks - my wife had their special of the night - the crab-meat stuffed salmon. She absolutely loved it. New discovery for us this visit - the Blue Cheese Chips (appetizer) was a great flavor and taste to start the casual evening. We will continue dining here regularly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Couldn't have been worse
    SusanVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Not sure where to start...the server who asked how we'd like the scallops cooked? She told us an appetizer had six pieces, when it arrived after our salads, but about 2 minutes before our entrees, which was about 1 hour 15 minutes after we arrived, and it only had two pieces?? The multitude of plates that sat on our table while the bus boy was busy clearing plates from tables where people had already left? The wrong cocktail being brought out, and my husband had to go to the bar to get another because the server was AWOL? The band who began in two thirds empty restaurant that was so loud you couldn't hear others at the table talking? Not sure what they're thinking, but this was perhaps the worst experience we've had in ages.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never disappoints
    AK47VIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I took a friend to City Gate who had never been there before. Her verdict? "Once again, you picked a winner! You always know the best places to go. I am so glad you suggested this. I will definitely tell more people about it. I never knew this was here" "Nuf said. This place rocks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • MarleyVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Food was excellent. Service was slow. We waited 15-20 minutes for a drink. We found out the waitress was new after talking to the manager. The management was very responsive and comped us a round of drinks and dessert. We would go back again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very enjoyable evening!
    AUGBDAYS
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We had wonderful waiters, both in the bar and in the restaurant. Very pleasant guys, with a good sense of humor. We were there for our August birthdays and were treated very special. We also went there last year.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this hidden gem!
    AK47VIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I had yet another great dinner at the City Gate Grille. Kirsten, our server, was a delight. The food, as always, was fantastic. Love the roasted garlic and accompanying bread/crackers they give you free to start. Although the construction on Rt 59 is a bit inconvenient, it is well worth getting past it to find this place. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Every time a great time!
    CityHoppinVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Thanks to the attentive staff and fantastic chefs!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bit overpriced but great food :]
    Qtpi
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Very beautiful scenery, splendid entrees and VERY friendly staff :) however the appetizers need to have more options for non fish loving people -.-
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant Find
    luvdiningout
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The food was outstanding, I had the filet 8 oz., husband had the ribeye, son had the filet, and daughter had the salmon special. Our server Pablo was very knowledgeable about the food and made some good recommendations. Dining area was very comfortable and not too loud. I would most definitely recommend this restaurant for a special occasion or just a nice dinner out. We will be dining there again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing!
    Daisy738
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    I found this restaurant online in a quick google search. I read over to menu and reviews. Everything looked pretty good. When my party got there we had amazing service and the food was to die for! Everything was outstanding
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely the Best!
    Lindyhop
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This was our third time dining at City Gate Grille over the past two months. The food and service are among the best in the Chicago area. Our compliments to Chef George and the entire restaurant staff for providing a memorable evening.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good but Noisy
    Toolie
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Service was excellent and food was good. The restaurant was noisy and we could hear the conversation at another table near us. This was a disappointment as my wife and I were trying to enjoy our dinner and have a conversation. Next time we go we will ask to be seated away from the window.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 45 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 745 reviews are from the CityGate Grille reviews archive.
  • The First Time Won't be the Last!
    LadyQ
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We had only been in Il for 2 weeks and wanted a romantic date spot. We decided to try City Grille and it did not disappoint! We were greeted by friendly, free valet service. Soothing, live music played and we entered to an amazing live band! There's a live band every Fri. and Sat. Our server quickly came to provide us with a wine/cocktail list. We both decided on cocktails. He had steak and I had salmon...lets just say we went home with no leftovers! DELICIOUS! 1st timers can send a text and for a free appetizer or dessert. They have daily specials like 5$ Martini Mondays and a late night menu. If you're looking for a romantic restaurant with great food and excellent service check out CityGrille, you won't be disappointed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Delight
    FreqFlyr2VIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Everything was just right- and the one item that wasn't was corrected immediately . Outstanding service . good food and a little limited wine list, but otherwise a treat at reasonable prices. Duck breast was absolutely perfect. Definitely requiring a repeat
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet