1. location - make sure you allow a little extra time to get there because it's basically nestled in an office park backing up to I88.
2. bathrooms - they make you work for using them....they are outside the restaurant and down a flight of stairs
1. Live Music: The atmosphere was lively with a Jazz band playin
2. Service: The service was very good from the bread guy, to the water tapper offer and of course our server.
3. Menu and Food : The food came out very quickly so if you are looking for a long, drawn out meal, just let them know. The menu is pretty expansive with multiple options for every kind of pallet. And the food was delicious.
Lastly..... I saw some younger kids at various tables but didn't understand it because it's not a kids place....unless they like live Jazz and moderate to expensive meals.
Miguel, Karen and my man Chris made my birthday celebration memorable! And a great band! Mr. and Mrs. C, as they are affectionately called have a great place, with some great people! The female blonde bartender was kinda shady, "we don't have a house bourbon" but the real people shined tonight! Thank you from the bottom of my heart guys! I'll be back for sure!
Great service from Scott. Perfect for a business lunch. Will be back
My wife and I ordered the grilled octopus appetizer and although the flavor was good it was over cooked. The texture was rubbery. We both had New York strip steak. We ordered them medium but both were well done to the point they were burned and hard on the outside, dried up no juice at all. We also ordered mushrooms and they were good. The Brussels sprouts were good as well but the roasted potatoes again were over cooked. I was hungry so I ate half of my steak. My wife took one bite and didn't eat anymore. They removed her steak from the bill as well as an additional $10. Our server was fantastic but unfortunately I didn't get her name. Poor quality food for such a high price.
The evening at City Gate was truly memorable. Miguel was fantastic paying extra attention to Dad and Mom. The food - oysters and light jazz band were just some of the nights special features. Thank you City Gate for a wonderful evening— we will be back !!
Get the Grilled Octopus Appetizer Salad - best I have ever tasted
Great food! Steak cooked perfectly, everything was hot! Waitress was friendly and on top of getting us drinks. Nice environment with live jazz music. Looking forward to the next time we go!
Great food and wonderful atmosphere
First time there. Food was delicious. Wonderful experience. Love the live band. Definitely going back.
Simply amazing. Left my server at 50% tip he was that good.
The food is excellent with a great choice for all tastes. Excellent service, outstanding music and a great overall atmosphere for a fun evening out. I highly recommend this establishment
Love CityGate Grille! Food is outstanding with great specials. Our server was perfect,she timed the meal perfectly. Seasonal cocktails are fun and of course they have all the old favorites too. We like the live music that isn't too loud or too soft. CGG is one of our favorite "go to" places. We know we will get good food and even better service.
Ny husband I had a wonderful meal and the service was very friendly and knowledgable.
The wife and I went on a date night and City Gate Grille was perfect choice for proximity, the great food selection, atmosphere, and service. Thank you for a wonderful evening.
When we want to go someplace special, we choose Citygate grille. The ambiance is perfect. We look for the nights with live jazz. The food is amazing! We got waited on hand and foot, but also were given space to enjoy our meal and the music.
Always a favorite for a romantic dinner, the food is always spectacular and well prepared. Its one of my favorite places for dinner no matter what the occasion. We also enjoy the $5 Burgers and $5 Mules on Monday nights.
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.
We enjoyed a nice Valentines Day dinner. Liked the guitarist in the bar before dinner!
We've never had a meal that failed to deliver here. Quality from starters to dessert.
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!
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!
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.
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.
Excellent food and service!
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.
I really love this place, excellent service, very nice ambiance and the food is consistently top notch. Highly recommend, also live music on weekends!
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+
We had a great time and enjoyed the live Jazz music
One of our favorite restaurants in the burbs!!!!
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!
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.
We have been to City Gate many times. The service, food and entertainment is always great. We highly recommend City Gate
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.
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!
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.
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.
Wife & I go here often! Love the goid, Staff, music, Experience! Awesome restaurant!
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.
Everything was wonderful. Food, service, setting, made for a very enjoyable meal.
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.