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The Winchester
The Winchester

The Winchester Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://winchesterchicago.com
  • Phone: (773) 698-8703
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Greg Bastien
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Augusta
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: The south side of Augusta offers free parking and the north side is metered. Most side streets are permitted after 6pm.
A word from The Winchester
The Winchester is a neighborhood cafe and restaurant offering casual all day dining in an environment that is bright and inviting. Our approach is to offer quality, simple and fresh food with service that is thoughtful and honest. The Winchester offers breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. All daily specials and menu offerings reflect the seasons.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "The servers were low key, but polite. The attentiveness seemed appropriate to this sort of restaurant. The room is acoustically resonant so even at 1/3 full, it was ear-splittingly loud. There was also some extraordinarily repetitive music with a bass line that I heard at least 250 times before it changed even a little. I had the "revolving punch" - a gin punch that was refreshing, although not life-changing. I tried the meatloaf, a clever twist on an old classic. Maybe too clever. The fennel, crispy onions, and sliced potatoes were marred for me by heavy-handedness with the salt, and the true nature of the meatloaf cloaked in a dominating ketchupy BBQ sauce. Not the worst of my life, but I had hoped for something a little more exciting."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Had a nice dinner with my fiancé at The Winchester. We sat outside on the patio, which was very intimate and cozy. The cocktail I had was very refreshing, perfect for a warm summer night. The food was a pleasant spin on comfort food. I had the bucatini and meatballs and my fiancé had the meatloaf. Both were a bit different than what I'm used to, but delicious and I would definitely recommend the Winchester to my friends."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Although the food was good, we could hardly hear our friends across the table. This nite the kitchen was also a bit slow and it seemed our server was overworked - it took awhile for the food to arrive. If it's a nice evening, eat outside - the traffic is quieter than the din in the restaurant."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "I had been waiting to The Winchester since it's in the neighborhood, it seems as if all of the hot spots are either in River North or Logan Square. So again I was very excited. The food was good and the service started out great because we arrived prior to the crowd however our server seemed to be the only server in our room. We had to ask for refills on drinks more than once, we had ask for our bill and our plates had been cleared off our table for about 10 minutes. I would definitely give it another shot however I do not believe The Winchester is prepared in terms of service at least the subtle nuances have not been mastered."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I was very excited to try Winchester after reading about it on Chicago Magazine. The environment was very relaxing and the server was very wonderful. The food however was very basic and overpriced. My friend & I ordered the Fish for $21 which was small with no side, the Mussels for $15 and a very plain side of vegetables for another $8. We each had a $10 glass of Reisling which was poured as a half glass at best. Overall I would say the hype for the place is not over dinner and maybe the breakfast is better."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "I was really looking forward to the Winchester. While the staff was friendly and it was a lovely night to sit outside, the food was average (a trout that didn't have much taste or certainly not much that tasted very interesting) to below average (meatloaf that seemed to be intentionally broiled after slicing...but it really wasn't working for us. It just tasted like someone's mom decided to warm up dinner from a few nights ago and left it too long in the broiler with ketchup on top). Again, lovely staff. Maybe it was a (very) off night."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "This place is such a great addition to the neighborhood and the food and service were just terrific. We had the chicken and meatloaf for entrees and the waffle for dessert. The cocktails were also good and very interesting. I'd highly recommend this place and will be back for sure."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Our experience was overall pretty good. My wife's steak came out a bit too medium rare for her tastes. They took it back to the kitchen and cooked it some more, but then it came out very soggy. The staff was very apologetic and comped the steak and gave us a bonus dessert. We are happy with how they handled the situation, a true example of good restaurant hospitality! We will definitely go again :) "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The food at The Winchester was very good, but the seating left much to be desired."
    Dined on 5/15/2014