City Winery Chicago at the Riverwalk
Fall 2018 Season: October 10th - December 16th
River Dome reservations provide you & your guests 2.5 hours in this intimate, climate controlled, one-of-a-kind setting along the Chicago Riverwalk. All dome reservations are approximately $85/guest - including a $25 non-refundable rental fee per person, and a $60 food and beverage minimum spend per guest. Please note: all river dome guests must be 21 years of age or older.
We are, unfortunately, unable to accept reservations outside of our river domes for the remainder of this season. Please visit our patio nex summer!
City Winery at the Riverwalk is an excellent spot for gathering to enjoy a selection of City Winery's wines on tap, a full bar, an al fresco style menu, and live performances - all with Chicago's skyline as the backdrop. The trendy atmosphere is casual and laid back with first-come-first-serve patio seating.
Fridays - Chicago-based DJs 4PM
Saturdays - Chicago-based Bands 3PM
Sundays - Chicago-based Singer/Songwriters 3PM
Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers
Riverdomes are available on Thanksgiving! Reservations provide 2.5 hours in this intimate setting along the Chicago Riverwalk. All dome reservations are approximately $85/guest - including a $25 non-refundable rental fee per person, and a $60 food and beverage minimum spend per guest.
Thursday, November 22, 2018
We had a great Team outing in the Domes on the Riverwalk. It was a little colder than we had hoped, but, overall didnt stop us from having a great time.
We reserved a heated dome for 8. It was really fun! Our dome kept blowing a fuse and the lights and heater would go out. It got a little chilly in the there at times. HOWEVER, our server was great and was doing everything to remedy the situation. They also have blankets and socks in the dome. My only other issues was the seating only accommodated 7 adults. We asked for another chair and they brought a small metal chair. Nothing with a cushion which was sort of annoying for what you pay. City Winery did give us a discount for the issues which was appreciated! We all loved the burrata app, Brussels sprouts, the pork chop and the fish entree. The s’mores dessert was disappointing and not worth getting. City Winery - you need to do a better dessert! All in all it was a really fun night, great service and just a great alternative dining experience!
I had the dome and it was not worth $85 or person.
This was amazing. What a great idea. I wish they could continue all winter. We’ll definitely be back.
There’s no experience. For the price you think the experience would have been a little elevated. Our waiter was nice.
We were finally able to book a heated dome on the Riverwalk! Our party of six had a fabulous time. Our waiter, Osiris, is the best there is!!
I can't say I was impressed with anything that was offered, the entrees were less than impressive for the options that are available from other places on the riverwalk. The best part was honestly being able to be downtown and have an intimate setting with your group.
with the initial fee we were left wondering about an expected tip because the 3 of us spent $75 up front we left a 15% tip . you might mention on check that , don't know how you would put it
I would not recommend this place. To expensive for this place. Food not good. Pork chops value is 21.00 and they look and taste a plate of pork shop you buy in fast food place. Pretty much is 85.00 per person and place is dirty. Server tennis shoes were filthy dirty. Presentation not high quality for 85.00 per person. Food not good.
BEWARE! DO NOT BOOK FOR LAST OPENING (7 PM)... especially on a Sunday! Waited over 20 min for first bottle of wine ($200+), only one server for the 7 domes on the deck, server was told to ask us to place all final food orders with our main meal with 90+ minutes left of our reservation because, “the manager wanted to close the kitchen”. Blue tooth speaker provided battery was dead and took almost half hour for another. Host said ‘socks are provided for you to get comfortable’ and pointed at basket when seating us... THEY WERE WORN DIRTY SOCKS!!! Food runner failed to describe cheese and charcuterie platter pairings, when server came in 30 min later, he was irritated the chef pairing suggestions and descriptions of selections were not shared, but took him 30 minutes to even check back up on us...We were provided paper plates instead of real plates that were provided in my previous experience. Had I not already experienced the domes 4 days earlier with another group and known how the experience ‘SHOULD HAVE BEEN’, I wouldn’t have even know what to expect. This experience was ridiculously disappointing. It was booked for a special occasion only after my experience 4 days earlier, and to say it was unacceptable would be an understatement! We invested a lot of $ for an extremely disappointing experience!!!
The food was not good at all, also they offer VERY limited options because it is not the full restaurant. You have to order a million things just to hit the 60$ food and drink minimum and it’s very unfortunate that everything food wise you’ll order won’t be good. Biggest waist of money there is, please save yourself the trouble and just go to a nice steak house or something.
We really enjoyed an afternoon in one of the heated domes! What a unique and fun time!!
Everything could have been very good except for the server. He just was not engaging with us and gave us a negative vibe.
It’s was super cute the meat and cheese plates are the best
Our server had an attitude from the very beginning and that definitely had an impact on our experience. Everyone else that brought us drinks, food, bar serves, were great but not the main waiter. That, and our dome was freezing! I had 3 blankets on me and my down jacket. We asked for a new heater and apparently they don’t have any extra. Our waiter let us know that our heater was a problem though. We were told they are usually so warm in there people are too hot. Such a disappointment.
We had a great time dining in the domes at the City Winery Chicago Riverwalk. The domes were comfortable and warm, the food and wine were excellent, the view was magical, and the service was friendly and attentive. Treat yourself to this experience. You won’t be sorry!
9 year friend anniversary 🤗🤗
We came here for our mom’s surprise birthday party. We had an absolute blast! The food, wine, atmosphere, staff....everything was excellent!
My friends and I went here for my birthday and had a wonderful time! They provide you with a bluetooth speaker so you can hook up your own music, there's games if conversation isn't enough for you, and the twinkle lights set a great ambiance! The food was lovely - we had the butters and salts, burrata, pasta di mare, grilled cheese, the night cap and macarons. (We should have gone with the turkey panini rather than the grilled cheese in hindsight; that's what our waitress had recommended but we didn't listen.) It's definitely a unique experience and I'm glad we did it, even though it's a little pricey!
The service was great, my waitress was awesome! The food was good. The menu may throw someone off if they just want a burger. Great experience, I would do this again next season.
Don’t go to City Winery on the river walk expecting good food or great wine. It’s all about the location with the fun river traffic and city feel. We reserved an igloo/table and enjoyed our time but the fee and minimum are quite high given the food and wine options.
Our server (don’t remember her name, brown hair with a nose ring...Amy? Amanda?) was great!! Food was fine. Drinks were delish. Bubble was a fun experience! Would def do again.
We were fortunate to be able to have a group dinner in one of the domes that overlooks the Chicago River. It was one of the first warm nights of spring and everybody was out---however we were quietly ensconced in our dome enjoying sous-vide steak and wine enjoying wonderful conversation. Highly recommend for special group gatherings!
This was my first time going with my husband as a date night. We had a great time, drinks were great, food was ok, but the experience was i loved.
The service was exceptional- attentive and so friendly. The environment was nice and clean. They provided a bluetooth speaker to plug in your music and games to make for a fun night. Our heater kept turning off every 5 mins or so and then we'd have to wait 5 mins before being able to turn it back on. It was a chilly night so it became pretty uncomfortable. The 2.5 hour reservation is nice and makes you feel relaxed and not rushed. The food is very underwhelming. Main course options: one seafood dish, a few salads, and sandwiches. at $85 per person, I was hoping for a complete dining experience. Fun to try, but I won't be back.
I would have given this experience 5 stars, but the food was awful. The options were not great and the ones available were overpriced. The food was extremely bland and the drinks were unimpressive.
We had a fantastic time! Loved the experience in the Domes! Will definitely be back!
Great setup in the igloo. Unique, fun experience. The staff was great and fun to be with.
We did a 2 1/2 hour reservation in the IGLOOs outside on the river. So very fun - what a great time. Food and drink were outstanding. Charcuterie, pate, bread and salt, grilled cheese...all fabulous! Will be going back!
Alex was an amazing server & the experience was perfect on a cold winter day
We reserved a Dome for a leisurely lunch and day drinking. Our waiter Alex and assistant "Sharky" had a great sense of humor and were very attentive. Their food suggestions were fantastic! We didn't expect to spend the full 2 1/2 hrs. but it was relaxing and delicious, with a great city and river view, so time slipped away. The food was fresh and excellent!!! I highly recommend the dome experience.
Special experience in the river walk bubble. Enjoyed small bites and good wine with some guests from out of town. Stayed very warm as the temp dropped outside. Highly recommend.
We booked a dome, and had a blast! It was cold outside, but the inside of the dome was toasty warm. There were blankets if needed, but we had our coats off inside and felt comfortable. Our service was awesome -our server checked in frequently but not an overwhelming amount. They had a speaker that we were able to hook up to our phone and play our own music. The food was one step above bar food - good, but certainly not a big meal. Wine and drinks were very good - we were welcomed with a complimentary champagne toast. I would highly recommend a dome experience if you are looking for something unique and fun.
Amazing experience !!! Want to go back ASAP!!!! The wine was great . Food good ! Maybe a few more GF options .
Had an amazing time in our river dome. The staff was super helpful and friendly. Food and drinks were very affordable so you get alot for the money spent. Would definitely reccommend to anyone.
This was a lot of fun. We went during “dome season,” which means we sat in a clear plastic dome next to the river furnished like a living room. Great food and wine.
Experience would’ve been great if there were more food options. I would suggest offering more items from the full restaurant at the Riverwalk location.
So fun for a bachelorette party brunch/lunch/day drinking. Everyone was in from out of town and we wanted to do something with a cool Chicago vibe for the afternoon, but it was the beginning of April and we didn't want to freeze. (River/lake cruise when it's 33 degrees? No thanks.) The igloos are right on the riverfront, heated, awesome food + fun cocktails, really cute decor, flawless service, super Instagrammable ;) A highlight of our weekend for sure.
The night was great! We rented a bubble and as we were waiting they brought us champagne! The bubble was beautifully decorated and spacious! It was warm too with the heaters we weren't cold at all! They even had socks in case you do get chilly! The service was excellent our waitress was very attentive! Food was awesome we tried almost everything haha loved the burrata!! Highly recommend!!! All around a perfect night