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About City Winery Chicago at the Riverwalk
NOW ACCEPTING RESERVATIONS FOR OUR FALL 2017 RIVER DOMES
The domes are back in town! Book your 'dome-away-from-home' experience today. Reservations can be made through Open Table providing you & your guests 2.5 hours in this intimate, climate controlled, one-of-a-kind setting along the Chicago Riverwalk. All dome reservations include a $25 non-refundable rental fee per person, and a $60 food and beverage minimum spend per guest.
We are, unfortunately, unable to accept reservations outside of our river domes for the remainder of this season. Thank you for a wonderful 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, a wine garden, and more.
Chicago, IL 60616
Wine Bar, Mediterranean, Tapas / Small Plates
Hours of Operation:
Daily: 11:00am - 9:00pm
Between State & Dearborn
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
This season, we are pleased to present M.I.C. (Made In Chicago)
Fridays - Chicago-based DJs 4PM
Saturdays - Chicago-based Bands 3PM
Sundays - Chicago-based Singer/Songwriters 3PM
Located two blocks North West from the CTA State/Lake L Station.
Private Party Facilities:
Intimate dining area & outdoor dining space along the river.
Private Party Contact:
Todd@citywinery.com: (312) 229-5989
Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Host your next event in “Urban Wine Country”, along the Chicago Riverwalk. Our modular space can be tailored to accommodate each individual client; whether an intimate seated dinner, elegant wedding reception, corporate outing or wine tasting, City Winery has the perfect space suited to your individual needs.
City Winery Chicago at the Riverwalk Ratings and Reviews
Went to City Winery at the Riverwalk to sit in the dome on a double date the Friday after Thanksgiving. We got super lucky that it was 60 degrees out. All and all, we had a blast. It was warm enough and very comfortable in the domes. They are set up super cute. They bring you a bluetooth speaker to connect to your phone, so the dome part is great. The food was perfect. We shared a few plates, didn't want to over eat. All yummy, and perfect for what we wanted. Wine and drinks were great too. Our service was a little weird, however. When we got there, we got escorted right to our dome, and our server was very attentive. It did take a long time for each round to come out. By the time he walked to us, took the order, walked back, put it in the computer, and the bar could catch up, it would be about 15 minutes. At one point, we were without any drinks or food for about 25 minutes. You have 2.5 hours, and have to spend about $100/person, so the service is very important. With the logistics of everything and the back and forth, it's tough for the service to be quick. I probably would have given 5 stars all around if our service was better, but I think 4 stars is appropriate. I would do it again and recommend to a group of friends.
The service was great and the experience was amazing. However the food was mediocre - we ordered the artisanal cheese plate and mezze plate, which were delicious. But the crab ravioli was watery and the pork loin was very fatty and tough. The dessert was also good and the mulled wine was a nice touch. It was expensive overall, but worth it for the experience. I wouldn’t recommend it as a regular thing, but worth it to try it once.
Great setting! Service was a little spotty as it seemed to only be one waitress working, and we had to track her down by going outside to get her to come inside so we could order. We were also promised games that were not delivered until 20 minutes before we were kicked out.
I rented the river dome for my birthday. I had an amazing time. I thought it was the perfect setting, very cozy, cute, and warm. The vibe was perfect. It was probably the best birthday I've spent in years. The only downfall was I thought it was very pricy especially since all the food was more of a shareable plate then entree. Would I do this again though? Most definitely!
This place was fantastic! I am that one friend that finds something exciting and makes everyone do it. Every person that came in my group loved this place. The ambiance, the welcome toast with bubbles, to the luxury of having our own music and being able to choose our music when we feel. Hanna was our server and had fun with us each time she came in and checked up on us.
Dinner took a little longer than expected but we all didn't even realize it. The manager automatically came in and addressed the issue. Apologized to us and we told him it is absolutely fine! We all work in the industry so we understand if an issue comes up. There was only one cook on at the time. For one cook to have two globes or more. He did a great job.
Thank you City Winery for helping us create some great memories! We are already planning our group of 20+ because of the amount of response from our friends and their friends. Can't wait to go again!
Our experience in the dome was fantastic. The service was wonderful, the view was fantastic. I saw a lot of reviews complaining about the food for the price, which I could understand, the food wasn’t 5 stars. But I knew going into this I was paying for the experience, view and wine.
Our server, Sarah, went above and beyond! I forgot one of my phones and she called right away! The dome was so gorgeous inside! We got t-shirts, gift cards, etc! This was a great time! There were fireworks, weather was good, food was great! Will be returning!!
Reservations were for Sunday at 630pm
Server had to come back and ask two of us for different entrees TWICE because both times we ordered they ran out, so essentially 2 of us had to order a 3rd time
1 of our orders came with sauce when asked for none since one of us is lactose intolerant
Half the desserts were unavailable
Had we known all those 4 entree items would be unavailable, plus half the desserts, we would not have chosen to dine here and loose the $100 nonrefundable rental fee for 4 of us
I had to leave the dome to find our server to correct bill from an entree that was not available
Only 1 of 3 lights in dome was working
For almost $100 per person, I didn’t think what was remaining of our food choices was worth the $. We paid almost $100 per person for the ambiance of the river, 1 beverage, mediocre food, and to play Cards of Humanity for 2.5 hours
While it was great to sit on the river and have a drink in a very unique dome setting, this experience is not worth the cost. The food was not good (cold and served oddly), and you will spend at least $85 a person to sit in the dome and have a glass of wine.
My first time dining there and will probably never go back. I've been three for drinks and it is nice but the dining experience was not good at all.
Only good thing was service, the servers and waitress tried their best but the place is not prepared for more than drinks by the river.
I rented the dome for 8 people since I had a friend visiting from London and I was embarrassed for taking him and my friends there.
The dome doesn't fit 8 people, 5 the most, the extra 3 people had to seat in very uncomfortable chairs that were brought last minute.
We got three at 7 pm and they had already ran out of almost all the main plates, they only had appetizers and sandwiches. The only main dish left on the menu was a very dry and non taste gnocchi.
Very disappointed since my experience at their Randolph location was always great.
This review is specifically about the "dome" experience. Love this location and the service has been great on every visits. However, the seasonal dome rentals - while a cool idea -- need to be much better executed for the cost. This was an extremely expensive experience for such a limited wine list and menu. The quality of the food ranged from mediocre to bad. CW should either adjust its prices and improve the presentation, or figure out a better menu for what they are able to serve out of their small kitchen. The dome interiors could also be a lot more comfortable with minimal effort.
While I was quite excited to get a reservation for this unique opportunity to experience the domes on the river, I was less than impressed with the actual experience. Our waiter immediately offered us a wine option without even finding out what our preferences, fortunately it was something we liked. But were left wondering..why would you do that. Being that there is a fee of $25 per person and a minimum spend of $60 per person, I am still confused about that pricing. The very limited menu of sandwiches and salads costing $10-18...does not coincide with this idea; other than wanting you to drink $60 worth of value. The General Manager stopped by our table, and thank us. He mentioned that the idea behind the dome was a "camping" experience...I wish I had know that before coming. Perhaps that should be included in their marketing, as it would have completely changed my desire to make the reservation. The menu is otherwise very limited and the options available are not of the quality I would expect. Given that is was an unusually warm evening...the dome itself was also extremely hot. They provided us several fans which were of little help, as there are some inherent challenges to sitting in a plastic bubble. Now that I have had the experience...I can say I did it...would I do it again, absolutely not.
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