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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4.7

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

Good for a Date (37)
Special Occasion (34)
Good for Anniversaries (32)
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Live Music (28)
Romantic (27)
Business Meals (22)
Bar Seating (17)
Good for Groups (17)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Worth the Drive (13)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Great for Lunch (12)
Casual (11)
Cozy (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Authentic (8)
Comfort Food (8)
Fun (6)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Scenic View (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Healthy (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Seasonal (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
People Watching (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Great Beer (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Organic (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Valentine’s Day. Food was really good. The atmosphere and table set up was not great. It was a little too bright, nothing interesting in decor, and some of the tables had table clothes and others didn’t. Also, on Valentine’s Day with a reservation for 2 people, they sat us at a slightly large table across from each other. Not a very intimate set up. There were smaller tables with cloths and candles all around the perimeter of the room, and then these clunky tables in the middle. Just sort of strange. Otherwise, food was really good, our server was nice and efficient , albeit talked a little too fast and too quiet. Overall it was a pretty good experience.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

We enjoyed a nice Valentines Day dinner. Liked the guitarist in the bar before dinner!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

We've never had a meal that failed to deliver here. Quality from starters to dessert.

Tags: Great Beer, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We love CityGate Grille - now that our kids are older and pick their birthday dinner location - this is the spot - always delicious food and excellent service - as we were leaving the band was just getting started - so the vibe was picking up! My go to is either there duck (YUM!!) or their short ribs are always delicious - my 2 kids got the Lobster special and my wife had the branzino - all raved about their selections!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Loved this place! The staff were so accommodating and very attentive. The food was amazing. We both had the duck and it was cooked perfectly. Fair price for the quality and size of the meal. Will be back for sure!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Normally we love this place, but our last visit was a disappointment. Service was not up to par and we weren't really in love with the entertainment. The entertainment has a following we were told and so the restaurant was pretty busy. Maybe that is why our service was lacking? Not sure but we will stay away for a bit.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Live Music
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

We love City Gate and we live in Warrenville so it's nice to have a really great restaurant a few minutes away. The food is fantastic and the music is always first rate.

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Excellent food and service!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

We went because of the Naperville Restaurant Week and we've wanted to try this restaurant. It is just about fussy, but not to fussy. Everything was very good. The noise level grew as the tables filled up. One way I can tell it is normal is how the server knew to lean in to hear us. And then a five piece band started up. It isn't a big room, but it got to the point we had to talk only between songs or a quiet one. I do hate loud restaurants. Would we go back? Not if you want to talk to your partner and especially if they have a five piece band.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

I really love this place, excellent service, very nice ambiance and the food is consistently top notch. Highly recommend, also live music on weekends!

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Very romantic. Great Jass band . Food was very good and i think prices were good considering how fantastic the whole experience was. Fillet mignon was so tender and juicy. Compliments to the chef . A+

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Live Music
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We had a great time and enjoyed the live Jazz music

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

One of our favorite restaurants in the burbs!!!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

It was a birthday dinner for our son and he brought a friend from college. We were seated right away and our server, Miguel remembered us from our last visit. He is the best, btw! The drinks are some of the best in town, the food was outstanding and I can't wait to go back on date night with my wife! Thanks again City Gate and Miguel, you guys never disappoint!

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Music
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 26, 2018

I wish I could remember our servers name, but she was really great. Food was tremendous, Matthew Skoller was awesome as always. First time at Citygate Grille but not the last for sure.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Groups, Live Music, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 12, 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 6, 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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 (Chicago)·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 5, 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 5, 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 December 31, 2017

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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 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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 (Chicago)·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 15, 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 15, 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 15, 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 13, 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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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 1, 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 1, 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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vip
 (Caribbean)·Dined on November 30, 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 November 30, 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 28, 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 25, 2017

Day after Thanksgiving

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vip
 (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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