CityGate Grille

4.7
1526 reviews
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Steakhouse
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.

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Mon - Thu 12:00PM - 1:00PM 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Fri 12:00PM - 1:00PM

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P
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good place. Food is solid and the price is reasonable. My suggestion is try the steak risotto.

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B
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very noisy. Cannot carry on a conversation. But the food was outstanding.

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SL
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Excellent food...service not so great this time.

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GF
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service, and ambience were simply outstanding. We were greeted at entrance with pleasant hostesses and received great service and product from servers and kitchen staff. I also enjoyed the lighting ambience and the music provided by live band. I definitely plan on returning.
R. Allen

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C
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the Band and the food and the Service was the best, this was my 2nd time going. I brought friend we all had a ball.

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B
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service as usual!

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KM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 2service 4ambience 4

Spent good money on our meals, first time there, ordered steak medium rare and got medium well, salmon was overcooked and dry

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was amazing ! Food was great as always !

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BJ
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Miguel was excellent. Very helpful and engaging. Food was excellent,grilled calamari, fillet , lobster tail , great wine selection. Wednesday wine bottle 1/2 price.

I enjoy this restaurant. Tad pricey.

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j
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Went for Easter Brunch. Plenty of good food and not too busy. Only issue I ran into was asking to not be sat right next to a wall and waitress station. We were told that the two empty tables next to us were already reserved. That may be true but one table was not sat until well over an hour later and the other never did have someone when we left. Not a deal breaker but definitely an inconvenience for us especially when there were several empty tables. Would go ahead just will know to request a table with more room.

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C
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Went there for an early dinner on Saturday, so no problem getting a table. The ambiance was okay, but not as cozy as expected. The food was very good and there was a good selection. You can order a salad at half portion size to go with another main entree which I thought was unusual but nice. It was a good portion in spite of being a half size. The entrees were delicious. The service was very good. I thought the prices were a bit high, that’s why I didn’t rate it 5 stars. Note: weekend diners can expect a live jazz band in the evening.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Family date w young adult children. Everybody lived it and food and service were great.

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CF
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time for all three of us. Staff was very helpful and always available without making us feel rushed. Great atmosphere and food was delicious and presentation excellent.

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C
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, good music, fair price. We have been here several times and we keep coming back. You can not go wrong.

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B
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our party of seven was quickly seated at a conversation friendly round table and our waiter Scott immediately tended to us with polite and courteous assistance. Great selection of cocktails, wine, and beverages.
We enjoyed our appetizers of skewered filet/roasted vegetables and the sashimi tuna. We greatly appreciated the salad half serving options and each diner ordered a salad to their particular tastes. Entree selections were excellent and we especially enjoyed our ribeye steaks, filets, and salmon with maple - all cooked to our desired doneness; each entree included a choice of two sides in the price, as well as available add on options for the steaks. Desserts are made in house, so the seven of us shared two apple crisps and a bread pudding with ample left over to take home.
Also noteworthy was the fine music played by the jazz combo at a sound level that permitted plenty of table conversation.
A most enjoyable dinner and we look forward to our next visit.

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M
Kansas City
27 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and service!!!! Almost worth moving here to enjoy more!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Please,don't change the volume level of the sound system.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious, our server Miguel was great! Definitely going back, can’t wait to have some more of the Greek yogurt cheesecake!!

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LF
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service. Music was very good but a bit too loud.

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OT
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Karen always makes our visits to Capital Grill terrific. This time our visit was enhanced by the entertainment. Dave Eno is my favorite person we have ever experienced at City Gate. We wish he was there more often!

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BS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and atmosphere is excellent. By far my favorite restaurant in the Chicago area.

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DT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are treated like royalty every time we dine at CityGate Grille! We love to come on Friday nights when they have great live jazz bands. The food is always amazing. When you sit down, they bring bread with roasted garlic cloves, oil and parmesan cheese. They have a extensive wine selection and we are never disappointed. You can't go wrong with their braised lamb shank! Last night's scallop special was also perfect. The beet and blue cheese salad is my favorite. Desserts are delicious, especially the stout chocolate cake and the bread pudding. Service is the best!

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DJ
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service. A hidden treasure! Vibrant nightlife after 7pm.

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OT
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Cappuccino was $6.50– a bit much

Wasn’t even that large of a cup

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SD
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I had a great experience at the CityGate Grille. We had the scallops, Mahi and ribeye. All were outstanding. The bread with the olive oil/roasted garlic and Parmigiano cheese was creative, fun and very good. Service was good and the atmosphere was pleasant and relaxing. I hate spending too much on food and this was pricey, but the quality was excellent. The only item that was not perfect was the Brussels sprouts. They were just a little under cooked for me. I highly recommend it if you are looking for quality food

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A
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food quality was very mediocre. It also seemed to move pretty quick. Had much higher hopes. Service was very good and they had very positive things to say about the restaurant as a whole.

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g
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Disappointing dinner for four. First visit to celebrate friends birthday. My ribeye was sad and others had filet which were not up to par or preparation. There is absolutely no comparison to Capital Grill or other top steakhouses in the area. The sides were okay but the Mac and cheese was cold macaroni with a touch of something that didn’t taste like cheese....Server was mostly absent and always way behind even to see how we were doing! Music was nice but doesn’t justify food prices for value. Too bad.

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Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place should be at the top of anyone's list for a quiet intimate dining location.
Food is always top notch and atmosphere is very welcoming !
I visit here as much as i am able to ! !

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DW
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a late dinner with my 11 and 15 year old at CityGate on a Saturday night. Although there was a live band there at the time, we were still able to have great dinner conversation without raising our voices.

The service was phenomenal and quick. Kinsa was incredible responsive and Olga checked in on is regularly. They made us feel at home.

The food was delicious, well-prepared and seasoned. Everything came out together and hot, so no one had to wait.

The complimentary valet parking was a nice add as well, especially on cold days.

I’ll definitely take the family there again.

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OT
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed food and music

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JG
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Citygate is one of our favorite restaurants. The service is always impeccable and the food is outstanding. The live music adds the perfect touch to a great Saturday night

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R
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the appetizers through the desert top notch service by Scott was very attentive and appreciated. I had a birthday for my daughter and they took it all into consideration and provided a nice treat for her. They were also very attentive to my 1 and a half year old grandson which I really appreciate. The food as usual was absolutely outstanding. Can't go wrong here! Worth every penny

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OT
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere. Fish Fry was outstanding

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TF
Chicago
57 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had another great meal Friday evening

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The portions were very small for the short ribs. The food was mediocre at best. Very disappointed.

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E
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, great company. Awesome live music, terrific cocktails.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Miguel is the best.

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ME
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience. Our server was helpful and attentive. The bread and oil served was very good. We took advantage of half priced wine bottles on Wed night. We appreciated that entrees came with 2 side choices, although the portions are not huge. My husband received a free dessert for his birthday.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food excellent service and reasonably priced.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Best Restaurant in Naperville and the Western Suburbs.
The staff treats us like family and our requests are always honored, such as having Karen manage our table!
The Jazz on the weekends adds an additional ambiance that musak piped through the audio system just cannot match.
Our filet dinner specials were outstanding as was the entire meal. The calamari app is to die for!

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