Coppervine
Coppervine

Coppervine

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.coppervinechicago.com/
  • Phone: 7739351000x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday and Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm (lounge is open later for drinks), Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: David Wang
  • 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 contemporary American 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 seasonal menus are created by Executive Chef Chip Barnes.

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

The sophisticated but warm interior was designed by famed designer Karen Herold of K Studio (formerly 555).
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Coppervine reviews from OpenTable diners
59 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (31)neighborhood gem (30)romantic (26)notable wine list (24)special occasion (17)hot spot (12)good for groups (7)vibrant bar scene (7)great for lunch (3)kid-friendly (2)great for brunch (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • YUM
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Everything was great. Food, service, wine and ambiance. The min-cocktail pairings were really fun!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Four of us dined at Coppervine on a Friday night. The food was excellent. We didn't do the wine pairings but instead ordered wine from their wine list. During a little than longer expected time between the appetizer and main course, the wine steward brought us small glasses of Chardonnay and their popcorn appetizer. This was a nice gesture to make up for the wait. The restaurant is very nice inside. Prices were moderate. We all decided that Coppervine was a place that we will visit again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasantly surprised
    mwiisanenVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We live just down the street from Coppervine and just finally checked it out. Needless to say we will be going back. Amazing food, great ambiance, and delicious drinks including the unique pairings.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Creative dishes
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We enjoyed the food quite a lot, especially the grilled Octopus and homemade pasta. The service was somewhat less sophisticated than the food, but not enough to make a difference. We would have preferred that our plates came out one at a time since we were sharing each one and thought that was clear to the waiter. Instead, we received two at a time (two people at the table), which made it hard to focus on just one dish (and created some anxiety that a hot dish would cool if we set it aside). The next time we would simply make it clear that we prefer different pacing. Otherwise, it was a very good experience and we will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Too expensive for what is offered
    JSChitownVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We made a reservation but unfortunately were still seated at high tops that really should be for walk-ins. The tuna tartare and the Hallibut were fantastic! The other dishes were disappointing though, with too much blue cheese and green apples on 3 dishes in total. The wine list was different but unfortunately not convincing. Overall, not bad but overpriced.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful
    WinedudeVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Our second visit was as good as the first. The food and wine pairing works quite well. We loved the halibut, the lobster BLT, the flatbread, the lavender flan, and the bourbon gelato. Terrific, friendly service from everyone form the owner, the waiter, the chef, and the whole dining room staff. this is one of our new favorite spots in Lincoln. BTW...my fellow Lincoln Park patrons...this place has far better food and service than the two Lettuce Restaurants next door. Go there soon!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, but distractingly noisy
    cupcakechickVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Mercadito has some of the best Mexican food in the city of Chicago — the guacamole and margaritas are delicious, and the mini tacos are definite highlights on the menu (especially the special chicken tacos al pastor with peach and onion slaw on my most recent visit). That aside, this is probably the loudest restaurant I've been in. Impossible to have conversation while eating dinner here, and service suffered because we could not hear what our server was saying! While I love the food at Mercadito, the excessive noise in the restaurant does not make for a relaxing dining experience.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • MichaelT
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Uniques food bad wine, beer and cocktail pairings. Very knowledgable bar and wait staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience
    susannadue
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This is a great concept..the pairings of beer, wine or cocktail with each dish! The pairing were great..learned something and had great wine and food. Lots of choices and no pressure to do the pairing..very friendly and helpful service. Will return often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Laughably rushed service
    ceege
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Our reservation was for 8:30. The restaurant closed at 9 and waiter was laughable in his attempts to rush us along. Took our cocktail order and when he came back to take our appetizer order we hesitated a moment because we weren't sure we were ready and he actually "The kitchen's about to close ... so." First of all, it was 8:40, second of all, don't seat people at 8:30 if you're going to then rush them along -- I mean, it's not like we sat there 20 minutes sipping cocktails, we hesitated 2 seconds about ordering -- and to tell us that was the height of unprofessional service. There were other, subtle and not-so-subtle little rushed moves. We left at 9:20, laughing at the waiter and the experience and vowing not to go back or recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • One of the best in Chicago
    CraigVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This restaurant excels at everything: inspired pairings of wine, beer, and cocktails with delicious food; half pours of wine and cocktails so that you can sample incredible drinks if you wish; absolutely perfect service to make the meal relaxing and fun; creative and delectable dishes; and a sophisticated ambience with a low enough noise level that you can actually hear your dinner partner and can speak at your normal volume. It's a real find, and the quality is top notch every time I've gone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Where is the salt?
    TennistaindianaVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Food while well prepared lacks real seasoning. An example is the fried chicken. This was a beautifully moist and superbly crunchy fried chicken however, it was completely devoid of any real seasoning even though it came with a "spicy" aioli the spice level was barely noticeable. The lobster BLT was nice plate on thick texas toast. Lobster was well balanced. All drinks can be an experiment so before you know it you have drunk too much and still haven't found something that clicks.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unique dining experience
    Jodi
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Can't say enough about our dining experience. Such a great concept for those of us foodies who appreciate a great tasting menus with pairings. All the small and medium plates we shared were great but true standouts were the blue crab fritters and fried chicken. Absolutely amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and atmosphere
    roxanneVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Love this place for dinner. The ambience is wonderful, food is terrific. Hadn't been since the winter and the summer menu is lovely with lighter fare. Friends had the halibut and they really liked it. I had fried chicken and it is enough for two meals. Try the rainbow chard. It is delicious. Sautéed with balsamic vinegar and lardons. You can't go wrong. Nice wine list. The manager does a nice of job of seeing if you're a repeat customer and coming over to thank you for returning. Nice touch. Definitely returning again. Good spot prior to theater. Less of a meet up place like the restaurants next door to it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing dinner
    GarySVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The entrees we had were missing the mark. The fried chicken which was highly recommended was overly breaded with a very small chicekn hiding in a thick coating. The protein to breading ratio was way off. The pomme frites were tasteless and not crispy. The lobster BLT was also too much breading. The protein was lost in the bread. My wife's fish dish was good but not cooked completely (she does not like it well done or medium) but this had a portion that was raw and not edible. The desert was nothing special. The wine and beer was OK nothing special. I would not chose to try this restaurant again. There are many other restaurants like this that are much better like Rustic House just across the street.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Incredible food, where is everyone?
    EEK27VIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The space is very pretty, dark and romantic, great for a date. The food was absolutely phenomenal, from the flatbread to the side dishes, truly the best food I've had in a long time and I'm a foodie. The attention to detail and service was also excellent. I just can't figure out why others aren't all over this place, perhaps the lack of outdoor space and the dark interior? From the time we started dinner (6:30pm), until the time we left around 8pm, the restaurant was only 1/3 full, a stark contrast to Stella Barre next door, which was packed the entire time. If you haven't visited Coppervine, get to this place, it's wonderful!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • cacha
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Went for a birthday dinner. Seated next to table with 4 drunk and loud people. Service was nonexistent. Had to ask for our bottle of wine to be served each time. Wine finally served AFTER we'd received our check and paid.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Food was good but not worth the price. Was $82.00 a person and not a Wow at all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent food, awesome service
    TomAndJenny
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Everything about our experience at Coppervine was excellent. The food was amazing - it was delicious, fresh, and well prepared. The service was outstanding; out servers, bartenders, and hosts were all polite, friendly, attentive, and informative. The ambiance was relaxing and comfortable. We had an amazing time and highly recommend this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great LP Addition
    WinedudeVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    This new addition to Lincoln Park really rang our chimes. It reminds us of Cork & Fork in La Quinta, CA...a great wine pairing restaurant with awesome food and service. Coppervine goes a step further by also offering beer and cocktail pairing. Everything we sampled was excellent. We shared small and medium sized plates, but each chose our own dessert. The service was crisp and informative. The wine list is quite good and the ambience was very cool. We will be back. We highly recommend giving this place a try!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Interesting food
    Kfbras
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The concept of beer, wine or cocktail suggestions for each menu item was intriguing. Food was great and the restaurant is visually very interesting. Will return to try more items.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Portions too small
    JameyMVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I saw this complaint on a few reviews, but I didn't know how true it was. The short ribs and halibut, while delicious, were not medium plates. They should be considered small plates and shouldn't cost as much as they do. Additionally, the bartenders need personality training and I had to track down our waiter for just about everything. Yes, the food and drinks were delicious, but I paid $65 and left hungry. If you have a ton on money to splurge, go and have one of everything. Otherwise, I suggest trying a different restaurant.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Albl
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The food was very good. Our only complaint was the noise.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DaleVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We have been there 3 times. It seems toget better with each visit. Don't miss the lobster BLT.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Food, Pricey for Portion Size
    Becca
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    I loved the menu, but the prices were above what would be expected for the portion size. I went on a date on an early Tuesday evening and we were the ONLY table in the restaurant. I jog by this restaurant often and have never seen it busy - what's up with that? The service was excellent (which is expected, as we were the only table) and food was good but again, I think the prices are quite high for the portion.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never returning
    Chirish2VIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    It's been a long time since my wife and I were this disappointed in a meal. 3 of the 5 items we ordered bordered on inedible. The fritters were bland, the fried chicken was incredibly dry, and the food was just ordinary. We will not be back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great new spot in Lincoln Park
    FindingNewPlacesVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Our first time there, paired everything with the recommended wines and had a fun evening trying different things. Service is great, and the place is really beautiful
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hasn't Lost A Beat
    Hard2PleaseVIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Went for my 3rd time in last 6-8 months. Loved it again. Great craft cocktail pairings (or unpaired) and food was as creative and delicious as it was the last 2 times.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    Vickyhancox
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Great concept, lots of choice on the menu take the wine or cocktail recommendations they make the experience. Food was great desert a little disappointing but the port choice made it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 1st time was a charm
    EatOutNowVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    What a beautiful restaurant, it is visually appealing with a gorgeous 3D sculpture that sets the tone for a relaxed meal. Lighting & acoustics are diner-friendly (we are 50+) which can make or break a dining experience. The food was very creative & delicious, it might be helpful to study the menu a bit before arriving although our server was most patient, giving us great options & ideas. The staff was invisibly-available which is exactly what you want and a stop at the table for a nice chat by the owner was a nice touch. He visited every table and held a conversation, not just a walk-by. Seeing his interest in the customers' comments was a welcome change from the indifference you sense in some "hot" spots. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved our evening!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We had a great meal--loved the pairings and the ability to try so many things. Great staff and lovely space. We can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really nice evening
    LuvgoodfoodVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We had a great evening at Coppervine. The squash blossom salad, Mac n cheese, etc was tasty and the wine pairings were the best. Really fun evening all around.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Intimate space with a great ambiance. Knowledgable and very friendly staff!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 26 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 72 reviews are from the Coppervine reviews archive.
  • Great experience
    Keri
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    As always, the food was fantastic. Great tweaks to the food menu under the new chef and the drink menu continues to delight. The service was impeccable, and the staff did an amazing job accommodating my underage nephew with a fancy non alcoholic drink. Gets loud later in the evening but has a great vibe.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Impeccable Service
    clj332
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Complex flavors and stunning atmosphere combined with impeccable service. The food and beverages pairings were are spot on.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great night with friends
    steveVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    we just moved into this neighborhod, and Coppervine has quickly become one of our favorites Great food, and the pairings of wine, beer or cocktails with every course if great fun - and lets you try new pairings you might not think of. The owner and staff are very active and we had a great time.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great new neighborhood restaurant
    FoodieTom
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    A combination of very good food with great wine, beer and cocktail pairings make for a most enjoyable evening. We really liked that we could get a tasting size of all alcoholic drinks to go along with excellent food served in small medium or entree sized plates. Service was efficient and knowledgeable. We will go back for sure
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Comme ce comme ca!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Experience was just so-so. Restaurant bar patrons overcrowd the space resulting in elbows in your face as you're trying to eat your meal. Average food. Average service.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Drinks and food paired together
    Paula
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Our son gave us a gift card to Coppervine because he thought we would enjoy the way each food item is paired with a beer, glass of wine or cocktail. It was an interesting concept but not easy to do if you shared plates. We loved the lobster mac and cheese appetizer. We also split the muscles in a spicy wine and chorizo broth. The chicken thigh had a flavorful crust and filling. The bass with gnocchi was very tasty. Portions were generous and the menus had a variety of options with some daily specials. Drinks can be ordered in a tasting or full size option. It was fun to try lots of different items. We ate upstairs which we preferred. It seemed loud and crowded on the first level. Will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Skip the Pairings
    donjoVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    The serving size on the wine and beer in the pairings is ridiculously small. They do state the amounts on the menu, but when it shows up you will do a double take. Perhaps two swallows. Get a glass of wine that you like and then refill it if need be. The food is fine and the small servings are what we need after a cold winter of stuffing ourselves.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate