Volo Restaurant Wine Bar
Volo Restaurant Wine Bar

Volo Restaurant Wine Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.volorestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 7733484600
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: Closed, Monday: Closed
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French, International, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Stephen Dunne
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Volo offers limited off-site catering for food only and can assist you with you beverage and wine selection based on your menu selection. Please contact us for a custom proposal and current menu options.
  • Private Party Facilities: Host your next event or special occasion with a private or semi-private event at Volo Restaurant Wine Bar. Whether it’s for a corporate or private function, Volo can help to make your event both memorable and unique with private and semi-private space to accommodate from 14 to 120 guests. Simply choose from our private event menus and beverage packages, and we’ll customize a proposal to suit your needs.

    Sample the best of Volo Chef/Partner Stephen Dunne’s seasonal menu of New American cuisine, uniquely suited to pair with our wine selections. Menus rotate frequently taking advantage of the best of the season and the freshest fish, seafood, game, and organic greens and produce. Our diverse menu options can be used to create a stand alone event, or as one element in part of a greater evening.

    For more information visit our Events Page now at: http://volorestaurant.com/CocktailMenu.html
  • Private Party Contact: Kathleen McGrath 312-206-7052
  • Entertainment: House sound system - no live entertainment curently offered.
  • Special Events: Visit our online calendar for the latest special events including:

    Volo Fall Wine Tasting (mid-late October)
    Volo Pre- Holiday Wine Tasting (mid-November)
    Volo Champagne & Sparkling Tasting (early December)
    Volo No-Cover New Year's Eve
    Volo Wine Lover's Valentine's Day
    Volo French Wine Dinner (late February)

    and more...

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Damen Avenue
  • Public Transit: Brown line, stop at Paulina/Lincoln/Roscoe and walk 4 blocks west just past Damen Ave (located on the north side of the street 4 storefronts west of Damen).

    Red line to Belmont, take Belmont bus to Damen and walk 3 blocks north to Roscoe.

    Damen bus north/south to Roscoe Street.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Free on street parking is available within a 1/2 block. Roscoe street is metered until 9pm west of Damen Avenue, and free to the east, as are the adjacent north-south streets nearby.
A word from Volo Restaurant Wine Bar
Located in a boutique storefront in Roscoe Village at 2008 West Roscoe Street, the space combines cozy/chic design elements with urban vintage charm. An innovative approach to ordering sets Volo apart making enjoying wine easy, accessible, and un-intimidating… all in a casual neighborhood atmosphere.

New: The restaurant now features a year-round heated retractable enclosure over its outdoor cabana patio (#1 Hidden City Patio - Chicago Magazine) for use on select weekend nights for private events & tasting.
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Volo Restaurant Wine Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
29 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.1
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (21)fit for foodies (19)neighborhood gem (19)notable wine list (18)romantic (18)special occasion (12)good for groups (6)late-night find (3)great for brunch (2)scenic view (1)vibrant bar scene (1)great for lunch (1)kid-friendly (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Very accommodating
    RobinVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    My husband and I recently moved into Roscoe Village and enjoy exploring neighborhood businesses. My husband loves good wine and food --I'm a non-drinking vegan. Volvo had little on the menu for me BUT prepared several things for me while my husband drank good wine parred with good tapas. The service was fabulous -- thank you Dano! We will be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • escookin
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Service was great. Server took time and had Very good recommendations for wine and food pairings.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great date place
    Foodieisme
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Second time going, great time, got to sit in the cabanas. Great time
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Roscoe Village Hot Spot
    EatBigVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We walked into Volo on a late Monday or Tuesday evening. The place appeared empty but apparently everyone was in the back. My husband needed internet and a quick bite to eat while finishing some work. He enjoyed the juicy lamb tacos while I tried some oysters and a glass of white Spanish wine. The food was presented well and tasted delicious. A word of advice though: always go for the P.E.I. oysters. They're packed with more ocean goodness than any other oysters region. We'll be back for more tapas and happy hour oysters! I really enjoyed the ambience of Volo. Classy ceiling decor, cushy wall seating, and a small wine bar area with a blackboard menu for patrons who are waiting to be served to look over.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice patio
    VoulaVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I made a group reservation a month in advance. I was notified the day before that the street will be closed for Retro on Roscoe. What I wasn't expecting was the extremely loud bands were playing right next to the front door of Volo. The staff had reserved three tables for us right next to the front door where I couldn't even hear myself talk. I requested the patio a month prior, but was told "first come, first serve." If this is true, then why were there "Reserved" signs on the tables in the patio. When I asked if they could accommodate us in the patio, the inept hostess said she couldn't. More like, she didn't care. When I asked again, a different employee help us out. Waitress spilled on me and didn't apologize.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loud
    Laura
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The courtyard looks so beautiful...but. We were initially put in a "cabana" with an air conditioner covered by a table cloth. It was so loud we couldn't hear ourselves think. When we moved to another cabana, it was still loud and the food only OK. We all decided glad we went, probably won't go again.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Charming
    sofiadujourVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Came for the oyster and pork belly happy hour, both of which were fantastic. Great choices and prices on wine flights. Also enjoyed the seasonal spreads, which in the trio compliment each other very well (whipped porcini butter, oven baked tomato, Tuscan white bean). Wonderful patio with lovely cabanas, perfect for summer and very patient and friendly waitstaff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 22 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 234 reviews are from the Volo Restaurant Wine Bar reviews archive.
  • Always great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    We had a group of 6 and everyone loved it. Tons of great food and wine. Can't wait to come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food and wine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Really enjoyable evening spent in outdoor dining with friends. The wine was delicious and so was the food. Accommodating for vegans as well as the rest of us.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Why is this place so popular?
    Spiv
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Meager portions at good prices, not a place to eat dinner. It's more like upscale bar food with an interesting wine list. The Champagne flight will be more or less flat by the time you get it. the duck confit was excellent, there's little else I would recommend.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great hidden outdoor patio
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Great hidden outdoor patio in back! Good for a wine and cheese night.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, Great service
    Kylie
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    Used a Groupon and was glad I discovered this place. Food and wine were great, service was wonderful. Great place overall, will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rude
    Vino1
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    Our waitress seemed like she was flustered or having a bad day. Had some attitude and this was my first time at this restaurant. She talked to us like we were dumb. My wine had cork in it as I used to work in napa valley. She insisted it wasn't cork! Never offered to give us a new glass. It looked like they were short staffed. I do not plan on returning nor would I recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Started out great...
    charlie2444
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    The menu is fantastic and has a lot to enjoy for even the pickiest eater. We mentioned to our server we wanted to eat progressive style, and he started out great. One after another we enjoyed dish after dish. That is where it stopped :( We sat at the table with empty drinks and dirty dishes for 20 minutes. We were interested in another dish along with dessert, and certainly more drinks! By time he got back to us, we were tired and ready to go home. Big miss! Since this was server error, I can't say anything wrong about the restaurant. Food was great, ambiance was lovely, & options were a plenty. Would go again, but won't sit in his section. ;)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Volo is a intimate restaurant
    MarcusQ
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    Volo is a intimate restaurant with a very likable and knowledgeable staff.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Groupon for flights and cheese
    EMC2
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Got the groupon for two flights and cheese. We went with the white flight, the bubbly flight, a wisconsin cow milk, an italian cow milk cheese and another from spain. All that plus the yummy bread, honey and fancy jam: great deal. I would definitely go back. Everything was delicious.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place for couples and girls n
    sycogirl
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Service was outstanding. The food delicious. Knowledge of wine great. Do bottle going back for happy hour!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Date Night Destination
    KitKat
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    I used the Wine Flights and Cheese for Two groupon. The server was very informative, and the service was prompt even though there were several groups. I'm not a sommelier, so perhaps the wines I tried weren't rare or unusual, but they were unfamiliar to me - and I enjoyed exploring the new tastes, and trying different pairings with the cheeses (which were also delicious). We also got the beef and asparagus, which was perfectly prepared and beautifully presented. The ambience wasn't too dark - there were candles everywhere - and although the restaurant was fairly full it wasn't too loud at all. We could still hold intimate conversations over our wine and cheese. I highly recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a treat
    Amy8
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    Volo has a great atmosphere and is always a nice treat . It's a perfect place for a special date with that special someone or a night out with a friend. A must have for me is the steak tar tar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service, wonderful Artisan
    mellie
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    Great service, wonderful Artisan cheeses and bread, perfect wine pairing. We loved it!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Cute bistro
    sofiadujourVIP
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    A wall-length chalkboard with menu items and small bulbs of light give Volo a wonderfully cozy feel. So many delicious small plates to share including lamb shoulder tacos (great slaw), duck confit, mussels, & swine and tuna. Perfect place to duck into this winter.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun night with great food
    Victor
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    Had a great time at Volo. We had a good conversation with our server and he helped steer us with some of the food selections which turned out exquisite. Look forward to going back there again.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I enjoyed my experience...especiall
    Foody1
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    I enjoyed my experience...especially the wine flights! The food was great, tried a lot of the menu but the steak was a little chewy for me...other than that I really have no complaints. This could be great for a girls night out or a date night. The tables are a little close together so if you don't mind that, I would say try it out!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Raining on the enclosed patio
    LMat2707
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    My boyfriend and I went here for some good wine and a cute date spot. Didn't really get that. We were sitting on the enclosed patio. The heaters were blasting and it was about 80 degrees where we were sitting. Fine for summer. Not for winter. Also, the heat was so intense, it created condensation on the ceiling, so we were getting "rained" on the entire time we were at Volo. Wine flights: limited, but good. Cheese plate: yummy. But we were neglected by our server. Took a long time to get a drink. Empty glasses sat for quite some time. Had high hopes... Pretty disappointed.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The bartender was extremely
    winer
    Dined on 1/29/2014
    The bartender was extremely helpful, very attentive, personal, & quite funny. Made my special day most memorable. Thank you so much.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date Night
    wsiddall
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    We joined another couple out and Volo was the perfect spot. Small plates were amazing and our server gave us a great wine pairing. Oysters Galore and you pay by the oyster so you can order 1 or 40. I chose 1. Great overall experience!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice ace to try once.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    We had a groupon to try this place out, and that's the only reason we went here. Very pricy for small portions. Wine wasn't bad bit nothing I would write home about.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great date night!
    RonAmok
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    We've been to Volo a couple times and just sat at the bar and had wine, but this time we got a reservation (lucked out with one of the high tables by the front window) and had a delightful meal. We both had wine flights (my wife got the sparkling, I had the Piedmont Reds) with a cheese flight accompaniment (we chose three out of a possible six). Our server was friendly and knowledgable and helped guide us on the cheese selections. Outstanding across the board! We then ordered two small plates, the Duck confit, which was superb with a really unique flavor profile, and the mussels which were amazing. We needed to order extra baguettes so we could sop up the broth which we couldn't get enough of.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very romantic. We had a Groupon
    Kaylin85
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    Very romantic. We had a Groupon and have felt at other restaurants that they "frowned" upon them. Not Volo. From the moment we told our waitress we had a Groupon she was so nice and explained everything to us with a smile. The restaurant is small in the main area but I've read elsewhere they have a awesome heated patio. We would go back without the Groupon for the wine and tapas.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Deals
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    I would definitely go to Volo again! The food was amazing!!! We had the Duck Confit, Lamb Tacos, a deluxe cheese plate, the white wine flight, and the bubbly flight! It was the perfect amount of food and the flavors were amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We're long time diners of
    AshTVIP
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We're long time diners of Volo and have consistently watch the service level deteriorate. Though the food and wine remain consistently good, with each visit, we wait longer and longer for a server to arrive, who then acts annoyed by their job the entire time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quaint and yummy
    Roscoevillagediner
    Dined on 12/17/2013
    This is a great spot to catch up with an old friend or to visit on date night. The ambiance is cozy and comforting. The server was very knowledgeable about their wines from all over the world. We enjoyed a couple of wine flights and a custom cheese platter and we're delighted with the many flavors we experienced. I highly recommend this place!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good find for date night
    DatenightVIP
    Dined on 12/12/2013
    Great little spot. The service was soooo slow but the wine and food made up for that. We will go back . Loved the choices and variety if food and it's really meant to share. Great place to bring a date.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great atmosphere!
    Ella
    Dined on 12/3/2013
    Food is delicious and the wine list is very good!!! The manager is a<people's> person. It is a place where you can have a conversation without shouting to be heard and the ambience is great!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • charming spot
    maysasmom
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    Wonderful cheese and other small plates. Great wine selection. Server was very knowledgeable Very nice experience
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    SteveZ
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    We enjoyed the small plates so much. Every one was prepared beautifully and tasted excellent. The cheese plates are great as well. Our waiter was great and there is just the right amount of energy in the place. Great find for us!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for wine, not to dine
    Cindycity
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    My experience at Volo was nothing like I had imagined it. I had read glittery reviews about the patio seating and that was what I had imagined for my dinner date. (I also wanted to get a feel for the patio because I plan on having a winery style wedding) The jittery host (maybe he was new) remarked that he only seats larger parties in the patio and couples in their bar/ dinner area. Ugh! It was so loud in there I screamed through dinner so my date could hear me (not exaggerating). The dinner space is also VERY tight; there is hardly room between tables. It's just awkward. The food needed salt/spice and is not filling for the prices. That being said, our waitress seemed nice from what I was able to hear, and the wines were unique and yummy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • BIG YUM!
    wowzaVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    The gang at Volo knock it out of the park. The small plates menu is varied and FUN. Not the normal stuff you see at other places. The wines are carefully selected and tasty! They have cocktails too. I know Stephen from his Paramount restaurant. WAY to go! This place is busy and it's easy to see why....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love the delicious varieties
    CollieVIP
    Dined on 11/20/2013
    Four of us went to Volo and had a Wine Flight each (3 types of wine) and ordered all 6 artisanal cheeses for two cheese plates. Between the wine and the cheese it was great to be able to sample such variety all at once. And all were delicious! The atmosphere is cozy and upbeat and the service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Saturday night
    astrocyte
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    Had fun with wife at Volo. Enjoyed the wine, cheese, and especially the mussels. Only downside was tables close together.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic