The Wise Boxer Pour House

The Wise Boxer Pour House

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://thewiseboxerpourhouse.com/
  • Phone: 6307170400
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Gastro Pub
  • Executive Chef: Mitch Garcia
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Three floors with the ability to handle parties of up to 300 people. Four bars for social gatherings, as well as different rooms for more intimate gatherings. Weather your planning your company's holiday party, your sister’s baby shower, or your girlfriend’s bachelorette party; be sure to keep the Wise Boxer in your plans.
  • Private Party Contact: Jennifer Bergeron 6302354870
  • Entertainment: Live Music on Thursday's, DJ Friday and Saturday.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Jefferson
  • Public Transit: Metra Station six blocks away.
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from The Wise Boxer Pour House
Welcome to The Wise Boxer Pour House, an upscale multi-level Pub and Grill Featuring Handmade Food and Craft Beers is located on Jefferson Ave in Downtown Naperville and offers an Entirely New Menu of American fare with Gourmet Flair, pairing with a Large Craft Beer Selection which Provides an Ideal Dining Destination, Late-Night Hangout & Place to Watch the game with friends over Our Daily Beer & drink specials, burgers and Upscale Bar Fare! • Our Decor Includes plenty of TVs tuned to sports, leather booths with their own TV sets, small round tables set with tall stools. The upstairs areas, which can be used for overflow seating or private parties, mirrors the same layout with an enclosed upstairs patio strung with lights that provides a place to Enjoy the Weather and chat in a Peaceful Setting! • Entertainment Includes DJs Every Friday and Saturday night, as well as live music on Thursday nights.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
The Wise Boxer Pour House reviews from OpenTable diners
31 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (15)good for groups (13)vibrant bar scene (12)great for outdoor dining (11)fit for foodies (10)great for lunch (8)late-night find (7)kid-friendly (6)special occasion (4)great for brunch (3)notable wine list (3)romantic (2)hot spot (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Enjoyable
    ElBee
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    We had a small family dinner (8) of us, with ages ranging from 8 to 86. Everyone enjoyed their food, with the exception of a picky eater....and our drinks were equally as good. Though a bit loud at first, the barkeep/waiter turned the music volume down so that we could enjoy our conversation. Perhaps not the best selection of restaurant for a Sunday family dinner, but it was enjoyable and unexpected....almost had a bit of a European vibe.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid neighborhood spot
    Fitfoodie
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Beautiful patio. Great ambiance throughout the restaurant. Fantastic rotating beer list. I have been to wise boxer twice, and the only disappointment I have had was somewhat in my choice of food, though everyone I have gone with seems to thoroughly enjoy their choices! Definitely will be back. EXCELLENT service both times we have gone.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food good for smaller groups
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We had a group of 14 and were seated near other large groups, too loud. Only could hear people across from you..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was outstanding
    carmil1967VIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Best salmon I have ever eaten! My husband ordered the shrimp pasta dish and it was fantastic as well. We sat on the third floor patio and it was super cute and romantic. Loved this place will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 2nd time
    CarinaRN
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Went there with friends for dinner. Dave was our waiter/bartender. Was a great experience and highly recommend. Their mixology cocktail menu, delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Great Meal
    NaperPicky
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Not sure why this restaurant isn't always packed. Food and beer selection are both excellent. Kid friendly too.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good overall but...
    CarinaRN
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I had gotten the fish of the day. They had omitted telling me that the fish was blackened, although for someone who might like that kind of heat I'm sure I was good but for me, I could not eat it. The truffle shuffle fries were fantastic and the sides were really good as well. Will try again for sure
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mom5fiveVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We use to love Raffi's in the 5th Avenue Station building. We are happy to see that some of the dishes at Raffi's have been incorporated with The Wise Boxer Pour House menu.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great place to celebrate!
    bagsrpacked
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We celebrated college graduation with a family lunch at the Wise Boxer after the restaurant we had originally reserved at notified us that they had "overbooked" and would have to split our group into two tables and couldn't guarantee we'd even be in the same room. While we were initially disappointed, it turned out to be a blessing in disguise. We found the Wise Boxer on Open Table, thought the menu looked intriguing, and booked. The food was far better than we expected; the sweet and spicy shrimp appetizer was so good that one of our party ordered it as an entree. The wings, burgers, sandwiches, and pasta were all amazing with great flavor and large portions at good prices. Service was good, too! We'll be back on date night!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great meal!
    Trauler13VIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We have dined at the Wise Boxer several times now and had several of their fish offerings. Has to be some of the best in Naperville. Surprisingly good!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Something for everyone!
    suiteelegance
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Great Naperville location with a wide variety of unique food combinations on the menu. All four of us loved our entrees. The desserts are to die for!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 20 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 56 reviews are from the The Wise Boxer Pour House reviews archive.
  • Quick and good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    It was just my husband and I on a Friday night. We were sat quickly and had service quickly. Our waiter was very informative. He knew all the specials, items available and deals. I loved my meal. I had broccoli as a side, I am particular with how I like it and it was perfect, so yummy. The waiter made a suggestion on how my husband should try his burger, the Juicy Lucy, so he tried and really enjoyed it. They had a special that desserts were only $2, we don't normally eat dessert but tried one. The peanut butter mouse was fantastic. It was a very friendly staff.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great tap beers and food
    johnniepants
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The tap beer options are varied and the flatbreads are very good. Service is always friendly and its a very comfortable place to relax after work or for lunch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mothers day buffet
    DwpLjpVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Buffet was quite basic but acceptable, and the service was excellently attentive in a nice looking room but the 2nd floor ceiling fan near the entry at the top of the stairs kept a cold breeze on us constantly. We asked them to please turn it off but they never responded to that request.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    I ordered a hamburger - waitress mixed up plates and gave my plate to our friend who was dining at our table with us - he got my burger, I got his. I asked for a different temperature for cooking and onions and instead I got his order. Didn't realize it until after I had taken a bite. The meat was barely warm and when I cut into the burger (to eat with a fork) there was a stringy piece hanging from the piece I cut, maybe a string of fat?? The french fries were ok - this was my second time dining here and I was the one that recommended to our friends to eat there. I was totally disgusted and won't be going there again. The waitress was very sorry and nice and they took my meal and beer off the bill and apologized.
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  • Great food and Superb Service!
    BethVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We had a party of 15 for a graduation celebration at Wise Boxer. Jessica was such an awesome server, willing to discuss any item on the menu along with accommodating a few "picky" eaters. They have unbelievable drink specials which made it even more of a wonderful experience. They also was very gracious to the graduate and made the celebration even more special. Their sweet & spicy shrimp appetizer was inhaled (I could have eaten two order myself they were so good!). In addition we had anything from scallops, blue burger, flatbread pizza, and stuffed pork tenderloin. Everyone raved about their food and all looked very appealing when brought to the table. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice surprise!
    AmyDeeVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Wow! This was a wonderful surprise! Food was amazing. Waiter/bartender was a riot....funny, knowledgeable. Great drinks! Awesome setting on the third floor.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Bar Service
    DwpLjpVIP
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    Ate at the Bar. Fun environment. Menu was great- had items that are cooler than just plain bar food. Super friendly service from hostess and bartender.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Once and Done
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    If you enjoy dining while a variety of 4 letter words are yelled out, suppressing any conversation then this is your kind of dining establishment. The "dining" chairs are simply uncomfortable folding chairs that are dirty and stained with no help for the rocky table.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    This was our first time here. The food was great. The waitress and chef were very helpful in working around my food allergies. We especially liked all of the specials (1/2 price appetizers, 1/2 price bottle of wine, etc.) We will be going back!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Easter Brunch
    Donna
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We went to the Wise Boxer Pour House (wish I knew where its name came from) for Easter Brunch. The food was good, the staff were all very pleasant. Seating for 5 was a little bit of a challenge - we were placed in large booth. Brunch menu had a lot of variety from breakfast items through to dessert. Not sure we each ate $24.95 worth though.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good value
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Nice variety to the menu. Solid service and great value.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    naperville
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    The food was great. It's a casual restaurant with great tasting food.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great lunch
    okayVIP
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Had a great lunch, the menu had a number of wonderful and interesting choices and we both enjoyed our chicken sandwiches. My friend's poblano chicken was huge. We will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find
    MarkVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Food, service and atmosphere were terrific. We're going back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quiet night out
    TableForTwo
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    We were just looking for something different and to go have a nice quiet dinner. This place worked perfect! It's not a place that's too fancy for it's own good so you can feel comfortable. The wine/beer list was great. It was a Friday night and they had great drink and food specials. Our food was great and we enjoyed it. We did hear that they are looking to remodel and change some of the former black fin decor and style. I guess the local Two Brothers Brewing is a part of that as well. Should be nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Girls' night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    We had a great time and the food was very good. Upstairs room really quite cold by the windows. Being cold the whole time was the only downside.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disapointed!
    Letmedown1
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Booked reservation for 12 on a Saturday night and we were placed on the 3rd floor. The 3rd floor was dirty and dingy, no bathroom, bar was very poorly stocked and the bartender also serves as your waiter. I will say he did his best to keep up, but every 10 minutes he left to get something from downstairs. Wine selection by the bottle was limited because they run specials on Friday and Saturday and were out of the 1st two selections we requested, draft beer is a specialty but some of those were out as well. The food is very good, and I would go back for that but only with 1-4 people, If you have a group, recommend you dont go on Saturday (don't let them seat you on 3rd floor) as food/wine/beer selection is limited.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good eats....little more of
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Good eats....little more of a bar atmosphere than I had hoped for, but the chef was creative and did some pretty cool stuff. Nice to see someone step out a little and dress up dinner with new combinations
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Would definitely return
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    It was Friday during Lent so we all had seafood, tilapia was great and the mashed sweet potatoes were so yummy! Salmon and scallops were good too. Portion sizes were large.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time there......
    HeatherC78VIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    I was very happy with the food & wine list. I'm rarely out in Naperville but when I am I will definitely stop back here. The food was wonderful & the wine being half off a bottle was a steal!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A must place to go! Great
    OktoberfestVIP
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    A must place to go! Great selection of menu items, excellent service, reasonable pricing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    I've been here twice, once for lunch and once for dinner and both meals were excellent. The Tropic Topic salad is amazing! The Buffalo Flatbread was too. I love this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great casual place, with
    doctorjVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    A great casual place, with interesting burgers and half price bottles of wine!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great first time experience
    Rusty
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    First time visitor from out of town and was very impressed. Collene was out server and she was very attentive, friendly, and very helpful with suggestions on what to order. I would recommend this restaurant/bar to anyone!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great time!
    Patty
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    We had a group of 9 for dinner. The food was really good; the prices were very reasonable, and we were pleasanly surprised to find that wine (bootles) were half-price on Fridays and Saturdays (we went on a Friday). Our waitress was great; attentive but also left alone enough to talk and laugh. Perfect for a casual, good meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Overall
    ltk11
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    The beers are good, the food is excellent and the decor is cool and comfortable. The only drawback is too many TV screens. The screens are for the sports bar vibe, but the food and environment is much more upscale. A bit of a disconnect there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had 16 out for dinner.
    dine2chat
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    We had 16 out for dinner. We even requested for separate checks. The waitress was friendly and kept up with our drink orders. She was wonderful. The atmosphere was energetic but not too loud where we had to shout to hear well. Great time was had by everyone.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Group of 16 - Excellent service
    jbrfclar2007
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    I'm part of a large group of friends and we made a reservation for 10 for Wise Boxer, having heard great things from reviewers online and sites like MetroMix. The night before they called to confirm the reservation and were perfectly happy to adjust it to accommodate to our growing size. We had 16 total, and when we arrived, the table was ready and we had practically a whole room to ourselves upstairs. They had excellent beer and liquor specials - we went on a Thursday (not sure if they change) and they had $3 Blue Moons, $5 margaritas, and $5 bottle drafts for most. Joey was our server and he was amazing. It was refreshing to receive such incredible service despite our large size. Amazing and definitely recommend!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good enough
    happydinerVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    the food was very good pub fair and the prices were reasonable ...if you are in the downtown Naperville area it's worth going to but not worth driving then parking then walking...especially in bad weather
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic