About CityGate Grille

At CityGate Grille, you can enjoy Classic American Cuisine with a Mediterranean twist, perfectly paired with your choice of one of our many incredible wines or specialty drinks. Satisfaction has never had such style. Located inside the Calamos Investment Building. Join us for Live Music on weekends, visit www.Citygategrille.com for music schedule.

2020 Calamos Court
Naperville, IL 60563
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Dinner: Friday 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Dinner: Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
IL 88 & Rt. 59

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(630) 718-1010

Website:
http://www.citygategrille.com/

Entertainment:
Live music on Friday & Saturday nights.

Catering:
Catering Available

Parking Details:
Valet parking is located directly in front of the restaurant on weekends & holidays. Parking is available in the parking garage or in the lot directly in front of the restaurant

Executive Chef:
George Engel

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Our stunning location features event rooms that hold from 12-250 guest for a seated occasion or for a cocktail/ hors d'oeuvre party.

Private Dining

Private dining rooms from 12-200 guests.

CityGate Grille Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (34)
Good for Anniversaries (31)
Good for a Date (29)
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Live Music (26)
Romantic (26)
Business Meals (20)
Bar Seating (18)
Good for Groups (17)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Great for Lunch (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Cozy (12)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Authentic (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Casual (8)
Fun (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Happy Hour (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Scenic View (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Great Beer (4)
Healthy (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Seasonal (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Organic (2)
People Watching (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Vegan (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We have been to City Gate many times. The service, food and entertainment is always great. We highly recommend City Gate

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic, Live Music, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

City Gate is always great food and service. It gets overlooked from all the other choices in Naperville. Wonderful place to gather with two or a crowd.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

CityGate Grille never disappoints. I've only had five star dinners from the kitchen. This past weekend, had the lobster bisque, a shrimp cocktail, and artic char. Best meal I've had in ages. And our waiter was extremely helpful. He got me paired up with a glass of the prefect Pinot to compliment the main course. My favorite restaurant in Naperville / Aurora. There isn't a close second. And very reasonable price points to boot!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

I've been coming to City Gate for the past 3 years. The food is amazing. The staff is great and I love the live music on the weekends. Not over priced. Great for casual dining or a special occasion.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Live Music, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Wonderful, creative, balanced food pairings - butternut squash ravioli with blackened shrimp, and egg nog bread pudding. Everything was delicious! Service was great, and the live music made it a very special night.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Live Music
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Wife & I go here often! Love the goid, Staff, music, Experience! Awesome restaurant!

Tags: Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Live Music, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The ambience of City gate sets the mood for a great meal. Well crafted cocktails, great appetizers, and a perfectly prepared filet. All brought together by a excellent glass of wine.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Everything was wonderful. Food, service, setting, made for a very enjoyable meal.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 19, 2017

The ambiance and food are always excellent. The wait staff is very friendly and knowledgeable about menu items. I always enjoy going to City Gate Grille.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 19, 2017

The only complaint was the noise level. It was quite noisy in the regular dining room.
Perhaps the bar area is better and will try next time.

Tags: Business Meals, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 18, 2017

always a consistent, tasty option in North Naperville!! Mediterranean menu with lots of good, healthy options.

Tags: Bar Seating, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Excellent service and musical ambiance was great. Very good meals with just the right quantities. A nice foodie menu with Greek influences.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Server was very attentive initially. Brought us samples of 2 wines we were considering. We ordered an appetizer. Then our waiter disappeared. It became apparent we weren’t getting our appetizer. Worst we hadn’t even ordered dinner. When our waiter finally surfaced it was to see if we were ready to order. We had been there 45 minutes. Disappeared again after we got our food. Never asked if we wanted a second drink or dessert. Food was excellent. We wasn’t to come back but we expect a higher level of service.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The food and service at the City Gate are always excellent. They have live music on Fridays and Saturdays which we enjoy ballroom dancing too. We have been here 30 plus times and have always enjoyed it.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Live Music
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Food and service were outstanding as usual. As I have mentioned before, this has become my favorite restaurant in the area.

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Great food, super service, good value. Perfect for business lunches.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Unfortunately we were disappointed. They were out of several wine and beer choices that were our "first ask". Within one dinner selection we asked that one ingredient not be included. When the meal arrived the ingredient was included. They took the item away and brought it back quickly - had re-purposed the meat, it was dried out and had an abundant amount of sauce poured on it. The best part of the meal was the appetizer - everything else did not meet expectation.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Miguel (our waiter) was fan-damned-tastic! Food was wonderful, jazz band was excellent, the wine was great .... awesome date night.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We celebrated my wife's birthday at City Gate on Dec. 1st - have celebrated our anniversaries there in previous years. The food was great (both had Filets) and we always enjoy the jazz groups that appear there on Friday and Saturday nights. As we live close by we expect to continue our occasional weekend trips to the bar for food, drinks, and jazz.

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Late-night Find, Authentic, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Caribbean)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Food is always outstanding! Service is on point! Very nice experience and we are never disappointed when we dine here!

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 1, 2017

I have dined here numerous times and CityGate Grille continues to perform effortlessly. The last few time we've dined Miguel was our server and as he always does he's there when you think you need him(it's almost like magic!). The food is always very good and portion size is just right. The bar is very pleasant environment for cocktails, apps and even dinner. I personally prefer the dining room when I am with my wifeas it is beautifully laid-out and room between the tables... very comfortable.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Authentic, Live Music, Business Meals, Romantic, Casual, Tapas, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 29, 2017

This is our go to place especially for a special occasion. Also great for lunch. The staff is so friendly and helpful, and we always look forward to seeing them too.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Organic, Live Music, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Bar Seating
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 (Naples)·Dined on November 29, 2017

I really enjoy the ambience of City Cate Grill. The food and service is always delightful.
It’s a hidden gem really! Because it’s location is tucked away like it is.....people are generally unaware of one of the best restaurants in Naperville. The live jazz music on the weekends adds another fun and unique layer to an already great place.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Quick Bite, Live Music, Disabled Access, Bar Seating
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Day after Thanksgiving

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2017

The experience at CityGate was excellent. The food was fabulous. My only hesitation in giving 4 stars instead of 5 was that the meal was pretty expensive. I’ll go again because the food is good but it’s probably more a special occasion restaurant rather than everyday dining.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Delicious pork tenderloin. Too heavy on the wedge salad dressing. In the future, put it on the side.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 15, 2017

I always enjoy myself here. Tuesday's are $1 Oysters and they are SO good! Highly recommend this hard to find place. It's in the Calamos Investment Bldg. so you have to hunt for it!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We have Ben to this location a number of times. It was the busiest I have ever seen it. However we felt the food was average at best and the noise level very high. We were there for our anniversary dinner and it was not a romantic atmosphere. The biggest disappointment was the quality of the food.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Excellent service and food! Thank you!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Terrific service, outstanding food, my new favorite spot. Best feature - upscale dining at an affordable price.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Cozy, Authentic, Business Meals, Fun, Romantic, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 7, 2017

The wine was good the drinks were over priced. The dinner was bland. Pork tenderloin and Chicken Farfalle. Not to be ordered. Bland, NO flavor. The Chicken was over cooked and dry. The pork was cooked OK but bland, very bland. Not busy and not average service. Inattentive. NOT going back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We have dined at City Gate Grille at least 20 times and continue to return here for dinner and drinks. Service is very good and personable. The entire staff from the front door to the wait service is very polite and obliging. Wait staff is knowledgeable about the items on the menu and also the night's specials.

Tags: Happy Hour, Authentic, Good for a Date, Live Music, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Cozy, Vegan, Casual, Romantic, Special Occasion, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Music was too loud where we were sitting (directly across) maybe it would've been better further away... nice place, just too loud.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Awesome food. Great service. Wife loves the risotto.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Overall rating for restaurant was outstanding. Everyone enjoyed their meals and the service was friendly, helpful and professional. Only down-side for our group was the live music in the bar. Even though we were at the far end of the restaurant, it was difficult to carry on a conversation with each other when the band was playing and the singer was also singing. Seemed quite loud for this type of restaurant as there were several groups dining around the bar area.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Live Music
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food excellent. Service outstanding. Ambiance a negative as we were put in a corner with no lights and the place was relatively empty. Disappointed as we had Open Table reservations. We’ll be back but hopefully with a better seating choice.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Celebrated my mother in law's birthday here. After waiting at another restaurant we had reservations at and not getting in, we made last minute reservations at CityGate. We had been there once before and had a good experience, so we thought it would be a great alternative. Considering my mother in law has mobility issues and walks with an walker, and my father in law has a hearing aid, it's tough to find a restaurant with good food, but easy to navigate and still quiet enough to talk. The entrance to this restaurant had an easy pull up with valet - it is a little bit of a walk from there, but all level and easy to navigate with a walker or wheelchair. When we arrived, we were worried because the live band was pretty loud. They gave us our choice of shorter walk/closer to the band or farther walk/further away from the band. We chose further from the band, and again they gave us our choice of tables in that area. We were able to get a table that allowed my father in law to hear, and was easy for my mother in law to get into. The wait staff was great working around the walker and making sure every one was well taken care of. And the food was delicious (we all enjoyed our entrees)!! Great service and very kind hostess/manager. We will definitely return.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Never disappoints I’ve been here several times and it’s always good food, great service, and nice views. Had the everything burger this time and it was great.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great food and service. We have been to this restaurant many times and have never been disappointed.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Loved the good service and food ! Band was great I would go here again. Loved it and would bring friends.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quick Bite
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