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Volo Restaurant Wine Bar
Volo Restaurant Wine Bar
  • Address:
    2008 West Roscoe Street
    Chicago, IL 60618
    Roscoe Village
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

Volo Restaurant Wine Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.volorestaurant.com
  • Phone: (773) 348-4600
  • 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: Contemporary American, International, French
  • 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 & Promotions: 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Diner Reviews
  • "Second time going, great time, got to sit in the cabanas. Great time"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "We had a group of 6 and everyone loved it. Tons of great food and wine. Can't wait to come back."
    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."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Great hidden outdoor patio in back! Good for a wine and cheese night."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Used a Groupon and was glad I discovered this place. Food and wine were great, service was wonderful. Great place overall, will be back!"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "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. ;)"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Volo is a intimate restaurant with a very likable and knowledgeable staff."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Service was outstanding. The food delicious. Knowledge of wine great. Do bottle going back for happy hour!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Great service, wonderful Artisan cheeses and bread, perfect wine pairing. We loved it!"
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "The bartender was extremely helpful, very attentive, personal, & quite funny. Made my special day most memorable. Thank you so much."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 12/17/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/12/2013
  • "Food is delicious and the wine list is very good!!! The manager is a person. It is a place where you can have a conversation without shouting to be heard and the ambience is great!"
    Dined on 12/3/2013
  • "Wonderful cheese and other small plates. Great wine selection. Server was very knowledgeable Very nice experience"
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "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."
    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...."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/20/2013
  • "Had fun with wife at Volo. Enjoyed the wine, cheese, and especially the mussels. Only downside was tables close together."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "The attentive service alone would be worth the experience. Topping that is the variety of menu choices, the quality and choice of the cheese platter and the wonderful choice of flights. A must go!"
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "wonderful date night! not great if you're starving and looking for a meal, smaller plates and excellent wine list!"
    Dined on 10/11/2013