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CityGate Grille
CityGate Grille

CityGate Grille Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.citygategrille.com
  • Email: info@citygategrille.com
  • Phone: (630) 718-1010
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
    Dinner: Friday 4:00pm - 12:00am
    Dinner: Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
  • 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 & Promotions: 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "Daughter was home from college, so we took the occasion to have dinner at City Gate Grill. Food and service were fantastic and everyone raved about their meal. Can't wait to go back again. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "As usual, we rely on CityGate Grill for an excellent romantic evening experience - we were not disappointed. Friday Night (holiday) the restaurant was only moderately full -plenty of room for walk-ins. We both had the SEAFOOD tonight - I had the Blackened Swordfish (with pineapple salsa) which was fabulous - and cooked just right -- while my wife had the Cedar Plank Salmon. She really enjoyed her dinner as well. Creme Brulee for dessert - who could ask for more! For the first time ever, I did feel just slightly RUSHED through dinner - the waiter bringing out the dessert menu before I had completed my dinner - I found that to be a minor inconsistency, but slightly awkward. Certainly not enough to ruin the fabulous evening."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Live music and good food, even dance if you are in the mood."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We've been here several times and enjoyed each time. Food was delicious and service was great."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "On a Tuesday night, the dining room had minimal patrons. Our service and a check-in by the manager was great. Their steaks were very good and paired with two sides made their prices reasonable. The craft beer list was lacking, but the wine list was plentiful. The design of the dining room was modern with a great mural of the Chicago Skyline in the bar area. Though I can see the investors working in the office above to gather around the bar and being loud at 5 o'clock. CityGate seemed to be great for special occasions."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "I love a place that signals their quality by the aromas that greet you. CityGate Grille is such a place. Service was prompt, efficient & friendly. The food was exceptional. Portions were on the light side and prices were on the heavy side for my tastes but neither would keep me from coming back. After dinner, we retired to the bar to enjoy a nice jazz combo. Great acoustics and the volume was managed so I could enjoy the music yet still have a conversation with my girl. Bar service was great!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Was our first time here, we went to celebrate our wedding's anniversary and was the perfect place to do it. The music (Soda) great, food delicious, service friendly & quickly, light and noise level right for keep a conversation, I love it"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "10 out of 10 we had never been to this fabulous restaurant before and every aspect was great."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Our waiter Pablo was great. We have had him several time and he makes you feel right at home. He goes out of his way to make your dinning experience a great one."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We dine regularly at City Gate Grille and like the good food and nice decor and atmoshphere. This past Saturday was the first time that one of the entrees did not meet our expectations. This entree was the stuffed veal. The veal itself was very dry and tough and the stuffing had weird spices. The restaurant did replace the entree with another selection. The striped sea bass with beet risotto was excellent. The Greek yogurt cheesecake was also very good. Need better preparation of the veal dishes!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We thought we would try something new for date night and we're not impressed. Service was slow. It was a Saturday night but it was too slow. The food was nothing spectacular. I ordered the filet & it was under cooked for what I ordered. Dessert was great. I would go back for drinks & the live music but not for dinner."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I celebrated a birthday at CityGate Grille and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Food was great but the big surprise was live music and lots of dancing! What fun!!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We completely loved it. Invited friends for dinner and they loved it as well!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "With live music in the bar on weekends, this is a great spot to have a nice evening, even if you're not having dinner. The food is great and there is a good wine and drink menu as well. I've enjoyed whatever I've had there and the service is consistently good."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We went on a Thursday afternoon for lunch. There were maybe about 2 dozen other clients and the noise level was perfect to catch up w my friend so it'd be great for a casual business/working lunch. This place seems so hidden and we are happy to have found it and even happier to find out about the live music on the weekends. I have already made reservations to return on a Friday evening at the end of the month! Our waiter was very attentive to us and checked on us often. Our water glasses never went below 1/2 full which, to me, is a sign of attention to clients. Will def. be a repeat visitor here!"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "My wife and I dined at CityGate grill Friday night and were very happy with the dinner. She had the roasted half of chicken and I had the steamed Scottish Salmon special. Both were prepared perfectly. We're both on a rather restricted diet and they accommodated this wonderfully by opting-in ingredients for the meals to manage our dietary needs. Great place to dine and they have live music! Big Plus! Our dear friend Amy Yassinger was performing with her jazz quartet that evening and she was wonderful, as always. Check CityGate Grill and Amy out if you have the chance!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Awesome food and superb service. This neighborhood continuously delivers excellent service and food."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We had a larger group for dinner and enjoyed the food and wine alone with live entertainment from and vocal impressionist. He was awesome and had couples dancing all night long on the floor and it was very enjoyable. The impressionist was Chuck Drager and had a beautiful voice and captured the sounds of all your old favorites from Johnny cash to the kinks to the Etta James. And a whole lots more- pure relaxing and enjoyment!! Will go back for sure when he's there and for the food!!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Food and house wine were both excellent. Nice decor. Fancy tavern."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Food was delicious and the service was prompt. Kind of an odd location for a nice restaurant, but otherwise a great place and atmosphere."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Really enjoyed our Thanksgiving dinner here. First time for us due to a special occasion at home that made it impossible to prepare for Thanksgiving and were a bit skeptical initially but they really wowed us."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "There were 4 of us for dinner and we all enjoyed our food and drinks. We look forward to going back and trying a different dish."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "My husband and I went there for a much needed date night. The pacing of the meal was great, and our waiter was just the right level of attentive but didn't rush us. We had crab cakes, beef skewers, duck, short ribs, chocolate cake, and Greek yogurt cheesecake. All of the options had a unique twist on a standard food and you could really taste the quality ingredients. The meat was incredibly tender, and the sides had a good level of flavor and spice (but not always spicy). There was a wide mix of ages at the restaurant, including some kids under 3 when we arrived (around 6) and a birthday party. All ages seemed to be handled well, and the large group had just as attentive service as our group of 2. We will certainly be back."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Food was very good. Took the waitress three tries to split our bill correctly with the other couple"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Great-looking space, until the noise from the bar cut in. Terrible. Should install the glass barriers like they have at the ramps."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "City Gate Grill is a great night out! I loved the band and watching all the dancing. I only wish the band started earlier and our seating was nearer to the band. The band location seemed tucked in an awkward location. Still I would love to go back we had a great night out. The food was very good, I would like it if they added a few more chicken dishes, at a more moderate price range."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "My husband and I celebrated Valentine's Day at CityGate Grille. We opted to sit in the bar and had a wonderful time. The food was delicious, service great and when the 1920s live band started, people were up and dancing. I will recommend this restaurant experience to everyone!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Food and drinks were good, waitress could use some more training. She came to the table several times before she eventually took our drink order. Brought garlic chess espresso to table but after 10 min. we had to ask for the bread. 3 of the party of 4 were served dinner the 4th came about 5 min. later. Nice atmosphere but a little expensive."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Outstanding restaurant, outstanding service & excellent atmosphere. I ordered the Prince Edward Mussels for appetizer which was perfectly flavored and great portion for the price. For main course I ordered the rib eye steak topped with bleu cheese with was cooked to prefeaction with two sides which I got were garlic spinich and bleu cheese agrutin. Great place to go for romantic dinner but make sure you have lots of $$$$$."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Because of its location I always neglected CityGate Grille when making plans to go out. Now it will be at the top of my list. The food was excellent. The atmosphere was upscale but relaxed. They have live music on Friday nights which provided the perfect background."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The waiter was not very attentive are knowledge full. The food was great and service by the rest of staff was great."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Overall I enjoyed the restaurant. Free valet service and coat check. Entrance was a little weirdly set back into the office building. Food was good overall but came out a little cold. No salt on the tables either - just pepper. Mushroom risotto was ok, but wasn't special. Fiancé really enjoyed her meal though and that's mainly what mattered today ;)"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Shrimp linguini was perfect......light and flavorful. My husband ordered the veal and thought it was just ok. Great service and ambiance. We will definitely try it again!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Overall great dining experience...menu, music, vibe and service."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "It has a "Vegas" feeling to it. Classy, sophisticated, and very romantic. Feels like your "outta town". Its a nice change."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Average food, uninformed & awkward wait staff, loud dinningroom. Won't go back."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "This is part of our regular Friday night rotation. I like everything about it. The only reason I gave service 3 stars was that they were a little too quick at trying to clear our plates."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "We had an enjoyable birthday celebration. Staff was attentive and food was excellent."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "I picked this restaurant because I had never been there before and I will never go back. On a Friday night, the restaurant was empty and I think I know why. The food was terrible. Service was the best thing about this place."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "City gate Grille is a hidden gem in Naperville, housed in a large office complex. The atmosphere and view is pleasantly unexpected for an office complex restaurant. I selected this for our New Years Eve annual dinner because of the atmosphere, wine list and had heard about the fine food. We had a reservation for 7:30, requested a window seat with view. We arrived at 7pm, seated in the bar and were later given a table near a window with a semi blocked view. The waiter was nice enough but as the service went on we experienced errors such as the wrong soup, the wrong sides, lack of bread and water refills, lack of drink refills, slow service and no dessert when ordered. We were then presented with a whopping $200 bill. We may not return."
    Dined on 12/31/2013