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Coppervine Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.coppervinechicago.com
  • Email: info@coppervinechicago.com
  • Phone: (773) 935-1000
  • Hours of Operation:

    Dinner: Tuesday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday-Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm (lounge is open later for drinks), Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Micheal Taus
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Armitage
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Coppervine
Food + Drink = Coppervine

Coppervine. A unique neighborhood restaurant focused on sharing and pairing.

Inspired by comfort food favorites, where each menu item has met it’s match.

Built for sharing, every item is paired to a wine, a beer and a cocktail – so let us guide you through your night, or feel free to create your own pairing (it might just show up on our menu a few days later!)

The drink program was created by Beverage Director/Partner Don Sritong (owner of Just Grapes Wine Shop).

The menu was created by Executive Chef Michael Taus (formerly of Zealous and Charlie Trotters).

The sophisticated but warm interior was designed by famed designer Karen Herold of K Studio (formerly 555).
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Diner Reviews
  • "Some of the appetizers (small plates) are a little smaller than you'd expect for what you pay. The tuna was good and the short rib, the sea bass was slightly over cooked and the crudo was very light (wouldn't get those again). The waiter was not wine savvy."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "I find it a bit odd when a hi end restaurant has a flat screen TV at the bar playing sports during dinner service- tacky. The restaurant has a very complicated menu - evolving from the small plates sharing/large plate - to now S, M, L. It's hard to gage how to order and how much to order. Then to further complicate matters, they provide 'pairings' of not only wine, but beer or cocktails with each dish. It's like taking a multiple choice exam when you read the menu! What happened to just ordering a starter and main and a drink?! And after all that, the food was just average. Excellent service though, and nice selection of beers. It will run you about $150-$200/couple."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The place is beautiful . Food was cold . The crunchy fried chick one was more burnt than crunchy. The place was empty and the good took forever. Sorry but would never return"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "I went here with my boyfriend for his birthday - I had seen the article on Eater recommending it. The menu looked amazing but each course blew the descriptions out of the water. I was pleasantly surprised at the pairings they recommended with each course. We were able to mix up beer, cocktails and wine and I was pleased with each course/pairing! I recommend this for special occasions, girls night outs, etc. So fun, energetic and I will definitely be going back!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "My wife and I really enjoyed dining at Coppervine on our anniversary. We turned the small, medium, and large plates into a three course dinner by sharing a few of them. The wine/beer/cocktail pairings with each course made for a great dining experience. There was ample variety to the meal and the pairings really did add to the taste of each course. My wife chose the wine pairings and I chose the cocktail pairings to mix it up. I've never paired food with cocktails before, but it was rewarding. We both loved the pairings, so we recommend choosing those. Our favorite dishes included the lobster mac & cheese, mozzarella flat bread, and crème brûlée. My drinks were a little slow to arrive, so I recommend ordering the pairings up front."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "I took some friends on their first time here, and they were just as impressed as I have consistently been. The servers are knowledgeable about the food, wine, and drinks and very helpful in determining what you might like even in addition to the recommended pairings. I appreciated that the server also provided some information on why certain things are recommended pairings, really interesting. Overall, a solid dining experience in a beautiful space with lovely people."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "It was a great time for food, wine and friends. It was great whole experience."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Coppervine is fun for its interesting pairings and food presentation. We enjoyed the subtle flavors and very nice presentation of the food. Rather expensive so good for a special occasion, yet not a romantic setting, as tables are close and when the restaurant is full it gets noisy. Service is excellent."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "If the service was better, we would have enjoyed our meal/experience a lot more. Probably would not return."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Concept of pairing taste sized drinks (beer, wine, cocktail) with multiple small plates is good. The 2oz drink size allowed me to try 2 cocktails and a glass of wine. That would not have been possible with full sized drinks. Pairing cocktails with meals time has come. Quality of the cocktails/wine were good. Food: nothing that overly excited me. Lobster Mac&Cheese, very good. Daily Crudo was fairly tasteless. The lemon sauce was a little too sweet and needed a more acidic edge. Grilled baby octopus, good. My main issue was with the short rib with cheese polenta. The rib meat was more like pot roast than short rib, no succulence in the meat and the polenta was too firm. The pear croustade was good but nothing memorable."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "This place seems really trendy (not in a good way) The plates are really small and expensive but delicious. The menu is a little confusing. It just felt a bit stuffy to me and not as laid back as the neighborhood. Decor and food were very good though. I just wish there was more of it on the plate."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We stoppoed in for Dessert after a show. The small plate concept with paired beverages is a very intersting idea. Not all of the pairings were to our taste, but our server was able to make great substitute suggestions. Very nice atmoshere. Dessert portions were just right. Will come back to try other items and pairings."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I went during Chicago Chef's week & I don't think it was a great deal, but the food & service are good & it's a pretty place."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "The food was very tasty but it wasn't hot. It came out luke warm. The service was very good and our waiter was very attentive."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "My friend and I ate here this week. We had the prix fixe menu given this week is Chef's week. We both ordered the fried chicken, and were both very disappointed. Once you got thru the super crispy outer part, the inside was very bland and unseasoned/marinated. Besides for the small gravy on top of the mash potato, it was very bland without the gravy. I can make better mash potatoes than what was served.. I was so looking forward to trying this restaurant and the Chef's menu, but the only thing I really enjoyed was the lobster Mac n cheese. It was a pricey meal that was very disappointing and unsatisfying!"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "My husband and I tried Coppervine for the first time early Friday night. The owner was charming and very attentive. We thoroughly enjoyed the suggested pairings and corresponding food choices. The quality, flavor, and presentation of the food was fantastic. This restaurant is now on our "goto" list. Oh, and it doesn't break the bank!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "While the reviews seemed mixed (which after being there I can see why), we decided to give it a try. It wasn't a perfect evening but it was a really good experience. The concept of the pairings with each item is very cool and Don (one of the partners/owners) spent time with us to explain how they do the pairings which was very interesting. There were a couple of food issues, however. The Baby Octopus was way over cooked and under seasoned. The other issue was with the Lobster BLT. As I was eating it there was something very hard and crunchy in it - I pulled out what I believe was a shell though the chef refuted that claim 2x. Had it not been for Don, I would have gone with 3 stars. The 4th star is for Don :)"
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "I was excited to try this restaurant, but was disappointed in the food and the service. My friend and both I ordered the short ribs, which were very fatty and incredibly bland considering the description on the menu. My friend managed to eat his, but I really didn't like them and hardly took a bite. The server never inquired why or offered to substitute something else or comp my entree. That cost him a couple of bucks on the tip. The drinks, the wine list and the atmosphere were very nice. The food needs to be much better before I'd consider going back, however."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "I and my party arrived for a late seating at the not-overly-crowded restaurant. The decor is very modern , which is good, but the seating around the 'through-ways" (where guest are routed to their tables) is too narrow so I bumped into a very startled patron who was less than forgiving. I noticed several empty tables on the main floor but my party was routed to the 2nd floor (which is usually a reserved for a crowded first floor). I found this to be somewhat inconvenient. Our drink orders were delayed beyond what I felt was customary (two people in a less-than-full restaurant) for a glass of wine and a dirty-martini (which was sweet (yes not dry)). The food was definitely not impressive. I guess the restaurant is more of a bar scene."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Food menu is creative and gives diners lots of options. Interesting approach to wine/cocktails as well, with different size options. Only real complaint is that prices are a little high for the menu."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Love the location in LIncoln Park, the great design, the excellent food and service. I loved the menu and the large number of sharing options. The pairing suggestions for wines, beers, ciders etc were excellent. I highly recommend it and will definitely go back. My friends and I had a great evening!!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "This new place is a pleasure. Noisy, friendly, all sorts of types. Waiters enthusiastic but still learning. It's pulling well from a sophisticated neighborhood. We were all pleased with the mixture of small, medium and large plates. They seem to be less interest in trying to invent a new recipe than fine tuning really good recipes with interesting twists -- thank you. We ended with a surprise wow finish for the fried chicken and buttermilk mashed potatoes for the table. The order was uniformly praised by the table and we so happily finished that we put away the dessert menus we thought we'd be ordering from. Next time."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Right next to Summer House but this was no summer house.... The food was superb, the service was spot on, and the scene is great. I cant wait to go back again. Coppervine is definitely a winner!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "A great new addition to Lincoln Park. super wine selection at reasonable prices. Great food and wine pairing offerings."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Waitstaff seemed to take pride and ownership in the restaurant. Additionally Don, a partner in the place visited with us for a while explaining the menu and other facts about Coppervine. Nice touch."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "The restaurant is beautiful, the service is great and the food's just OK. The chocolate cake was terrific and the highlight of the evening. The rest was not worth going back for."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Went for a dinner with girlfriends. The food choices were perfect for sharing, and allowed us to sample more on the menu. Everything we tried was delicious. The wine recommendations were spot on. We tried wines that were different, and I will be looking for these from now on. Loved the decor and energy of the restaurant. The service was attentive, but not intrusive. Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "over priced and small portions, even for what they called a large plate. Don't get me wrong, I like smaller portions, but then the price should reflect that. The food was good but a bit bland. The service was very good. We were cold as we were sat by the door and everytime someone came in we felt the draft right on us. We mentioned it to our server and it was taken care of right away."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Most serious foodie places focus so intensely on the quality of what they're doing that they lose the fun, and that can be just too much some nights. Coppervine is the full experience - the food is driven by the wine, beer, and cocktail pairings, which makes for adventurous dining, but the attitude encourages you to relax, enjoy, and experiment. We've been back a few times, and I think they've found the sweetspot."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Extremely small portions ... Non memorable flavors."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "My fiancee and I went to Coppervine the day after Valentine's Day for dinner and we were disappointed they were still only offering a prix fixe menu. It was way too expensive for what it offered. The cheese/charcuterie plate was fine but insubstantial. The paradelle with oxtail was bland and had one bite of oxtail. The meat (I've already forgotten what it was, if that tells you anything), was fine but a bit dry. The mac and cheese side was cold and nothing special. The lobster BLT was good, but mostly buttered bread and mayo. The best thing was a molten chocolate cake that we finished in two bites. The saving grace is the atmosphere and the great service. The idea of the pairing is cool, but I wasn't impressed with this particular menu."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We were most unpleasantly surprised to learn that the only menu being offered was the left-over Valentine's Day prix fixe menu from the day before. Since we were on our way to a play and somewhat time-contrained, we decided to try to make it work but the menu was very restrictive. The accompanying wine pairing included two glasses of wine & a beer with the second course (What?!). The waiter did an admirable job trying to work with everyone but at one point someone (the chef?) came to our table to inform us that they decided to carryover the menu because it was easier for them. Great concept - it's all about you, not the customers! Extremely arrogant and off-putting."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Overall, very impressive! The food and cocktails were outstanding! They have done a wonderful job with the pairing suggestions and were really thoughtful in the wine/beer/cocktail selections, which are not only delicious but also creative. The noise level in the main dining room was so loud it was difficult to have a conversation without yelling across the table (others likely had the same issue, this the noise level. The upstairs seemed to be a bit quieter and not as busy, hosting a smaller bar, fewer tables and a lounge area near the windows; next venture will definitely be up there to have a more intimate setting and better conversation!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Make sure to ask for some additional toast points when ordered the cheese platter. Cheese selection was very well done, just not enough bread. They give you a raisin crostini to pair, but we also asked for the regular crostinis when we went. Short rib could have been done better, but overall, great spots for 20-30 somethings for date night or girl's night."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "The Coppervine menu pairs a wine, beer/cider and cocktail with each item on the menu - it's a fun idea (though it's a little hard to share and still stick to the beverage recommendations). While the menu is a little bit all over the place - flatbreads, deep fried chicken and mussles - each item is very well prepared."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "I can't decide! For a restaurant open only a few months, this place is truly firing on all cylinders. I've eaten there twice from the regular menu and once during restaurant week and have tried (through sharing with my dining companions) most of the menu. Everything has been top notch. My favorite is the daily crudo : the lemon curd is inspired. Drink wise, use the tasting portions to try a few things. The brown butter old fashioned is genius, but obviously the wine has equal star power here. Friends have enjoyed the beer pairings (not my thing). Overall, a great addition to my regular restaurant rotation."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "Went for Restaurant Week recently. Loved their offering of mini-cocktails and smaller glasses of wine. The Modern Manhattan and the Heirloom Dacquiri were very good. We also enjoyed our first courses; the lobster BLT and a flatbread with mushroom, fresh ricotta, and arugula. We were both rather disappointed in our main courses. Hubby's shortrib was good but not great. My striped bass missed the mark entirely. The piece of fish was small, and its delicate flavor was over-powered by the charring from the grill. The gnocchi were disastrous: tough (from frying ) on the outside, gummy on the inside. Side dishes (Brussel sprouts and mac'n'cheese) and desserts (pear crostata and creme brulee) were quite good. I'd give it another try."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "We had a girls dinner during restaurant week. We all participated in the Restaurant Week menu and every course was delicious. We also added the drink pairing which was nice, however it was a mixture of beer, wine and cocktail. We would have preferred to have one type of alcohol, but it did not significantly impact our dinner. I would definitely return to try more of the menu items."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "My only criticism is that it was a little dark in the restaurant and I would prefer better lighting."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Ordered the Restaurant week menu with full pairings - drinks showed up for 1st course, then nothing happened for 20 minutes, then 2nd course food showed up along with 1st course (read stale cold lime/pepper popcorn). Waited another 15 minutes before 3rd course came out without drinks. Finally, dessert course - drinks were out promptly and the maitre' d stopped by to ask if he could clear the dessert course cocktail glasses away - while we were still waiting for dessert to be served. The food was amazing - each and every bite. The wine/beer/cocktail pairings weren't my preference - I'd recommend seleting something you know you'll like. We'll be back when it isn't restaurant week - especially for the Fried Chicken and Lobster BLT."
    Dined on 1/31/2014