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

4.6

service

4.8

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

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Live Music (22)
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Good for a Date (21)
Bar Seating (15)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Notable Wine List (15)
Comfort Food (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Great for Lunch (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Cozy (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Authentic (8)
Casual (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Fun (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Healthy (4)
Scenic View (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Great Beer (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Organic (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Seasonal (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Late-night Find (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 22, 2012

First time diner at City Gate. For girls night out we like to try different restaurants, since I've been wanting to try City Gate for a while we decided to try it and I'm glad we went there. Everything was wonderful! It's a place I would recommend for a special night.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 20, 2012

Our waiter, Chris, was outstanding. The manager stop by our table to chat. It was a very good evening. Catered willingly to special requests by us.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 15, 2012

very good steak and our server is very helpful

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 14, 2012

Our absolute favorite in the Chicago area

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 12, 2012

No bartender working the bar so we moved to a table right away instead of having a cocktail at the bar. Ordered the calamari it was okay, split the wedge salad and they came on bread plates so you couldn't cut it without getting it on the table and the dressing was awful. The lobster bisque tasted like carrot soup very disappointed. We decided not to order dinner at that point. Nothing was done for the birthday at our table and a different waiter handled our bills because our waiter had gone missing as did the hostess on the way out.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 12, 2012

I found the food too salty for my taste, but all other aspects of dinner were great. Little noise due to large party, but the rest of the restaurant was quite.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 9, 2012

Menu was great, fantastic specialty drink menu. Service was a little slow, several times we were looking for our waiter, we think he was working too many tables.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 9, 2012

Twice we left the restaurant without our credit card? How could this happen, you say? The first time they just neglected to give it to us. The second time it was concealed in the ticket folder. When I called, the manager acknowledged that the ticket folder makes it difficult to see the card. What is most aggravating is that we sat at the table for 30 more minutes and we out front of the restaurant for 15 more. The water, Chris, despite a generous tip, made. I attempt to look for us. Apparently they have a hard time noticing whether the credit cards are returned! The manager made no attempt to help us whatsoever. You would expect more after spending $400!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 8, 2012

We enjoyed everything we ate and the Music was great!!!!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 8, 2012

My wife and I received a gift card to CityGate Grille and decided to try it out on a Friday night. We elected to dine on the terrace, which turned out to be a great idea as the weather was perfect and the terrace surrounded by beautifully maintained, lush landscaping. Our entre's were delicious, the portions generous, and the wine list more than adequate. We were very impressed with the overall dining experience, and plan to return with friends soon.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 2, 2012

We have been here several times and have always had a good experience. The service is attentive, but not stuffy. Most Saturday evenings have been very busy except this last time. There were many empty tables. There is usually some sort of music and although each has been different, they have always been good. We usually have no complaints about the food, but were a bit disappointed this time with a tasteless bernaise sauce for the steak. There seemed to be an inbalance of the use of salt, too. Some things were lacking and some were a little too much. We like the feel of it, though, and would definitely return.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 2, 2012

We thought it was outstanding. Service & food great. Really enjoyed the staff and their concern. This was our 40th. Anniversary
And was phenonminal. Was our third visit in 2years. Will continue to return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 1, 2012

Very attentive and knowledgeable wait staff. Food was delicious and the preparations were all just a little different than the norm, which made them all the better!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 1, 2012

I would recommend this restaurant to a friend only because I am willing to try it again! Our party ate their for the first time for dinner on a Fri. eve. Reservations were easy to make on, "open table" with plenty of time slots available. The atmosphere was very nice, the wait staff exceptional. The calamari appetizer was superb. The one downfall was that the dinner I split with a friend of mine was too salty in every way! We ordered seared tuna which came with a vegetable and dipping sauces which were flavorful for sure but only due to the overuse of Salt! My friend agreed! Overall, the place was nice enough to give it another try. One more Salty meal and it's off my list!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 1, 2012

I was expecting a more casual restaurant but, it all worked out. Food was very good. Interesting drinks from the bar. Yummy bleu cheese chips!!! Good seafood.
Will definitely go back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 19, 2012

City Gates staffs service goes above and beyond my expectations every time. They are the reason why I keep going back and the food is superb.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 17, 2012

The food was delicious. Table of 4 and we all loved our meals! I had grilled scallops with asparagus, corn and lobster risotto! Not too rich and perfectly cooked! Yum! hummus appetizer was very generous! We actually took some of it home. Good waiter, nice ambiance and delicious food! What more could you ask for?

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 15, 2012

What a horrible dining experience!!!! The food at CityGate Grille was tasty, but the waiter was perfectly AWFUL. The waiter rushed our $120 dinner so fast that we were finished eating within 45 minutes of arriving. Then, we sat completely ignored for another 45 minutes, until I finally grabbed the manager by the arm to ask for our check. No one ever offered us drink refills or dessert! I'm quite certain that we could have walked out, and nobody would have noticed. The bus boys, however, were attentive and kept our water glasses filled. My husband and I are middle-aged and were dressed appropriately. There was a large table being served, but otherwise the restaurant was nearly empty. There was no excuse for such deplorable service.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 11, 2012

The food here is phenominal. The Greek salad and the Scottish Salmon were out of this world. How many dishes come with sublties like three potatoes that are individually prepared differently. The decor and the ambience make for an experience one would experience at a much more expensive restaurant. I'm not surprised though as Mr. Calamos leaves no stone unturned in these regards. Having said that, I was very much dissapointed with the service. Our waiter had to be the worst I've experienced in years. From waiting 30m to get a beverage and then being pressured like a used car salesman to order things on the menu that we were not interested in.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 5, 2012

Great Service, and great food and the atmosphere was very calm.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 5, 2012

Five of us went before the theatre. Food was excellent, as was service, ambiance, and overall satisfaction. Great food, nice for a special occasion, not too noisy, able to have a conversation. You are not rushed, and service was superb.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 28, 2012

Service was poor...didnt seem all that busy either..I was there for my anniversary and have to say I wont be going back anytime soon....at least the music at 8:30 was cool and i asked to have a bottle of wine at our table which was there....other than that, Veal and Shrimp were mediocre at best....

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 28, 2012

Upon arrival the young girl at the front desk was very unfriendly. When we questioned the cornor table she put us in she rolled her eyes. We spent $300 on three people so I would expect a little more. When we left there was no thank you for coming as the place was not bsuy at all for a Saturday night. The help just stoud around the restaurant and talked to each other when they were not doing anything. I will not be going back.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on April 27, 2012

have been before and this time was the first that the service was terrible. Our server was inept, which is quite unusual formthis place. Have they begun cutting back?

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 21, 2012

Hello ^_^ I just wanted to let you know that I LOVED celebrating my 23rd Bday yesterday Excellent service (server's name Chris) loved the atmosphere & the music LOVED EVERYTHING me and my husband even dance jazz music lol had a lot of fun Most definitely COMING BACK Once again LOVED IT thanks ^_^

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 21, 2012

From all of the higher end restaurants in Naperville, CityGate is by far the best. Great atmosphere and very attentive service. We had reservations at 8:00 and by 9:00 a swing / blues band was playing and the dance floor was crowded.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 21, 2012

We had a great time. The food was good and the service was fantastic. There was a live band and after dinner, we all danced--an unexpected surprise. We have always liked the bar and the clubby atmosphere. Great night and time had by all.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 21, 2012

Everything was great. Our server was informed of my lactose intolerence beforehand (A rare occurance)and was well prepared with suggestions. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 20, 2012

Delicious food! Excellent service! Wonderful atmosphere! We would recommend this restaurant! We had dinner fairly early on a Friday night and it wasn't crowded. Even when we left, it was a little busier, but not packed. I was hoping to hear the music, but guess it doesn't start until 8pm. We would definitely recommend the City Gate Grille!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 14, 2012

We were early diners on a Saturday (6:30 p.m. reservation). We ordered two appetizers after a cocktail. There must not have been anyone prepared to work in the kitchen, because it took more than a half hour to get our appetizers. The dinner followed in very slow fashion, too. The food was very good, but our overall impression was dampened because of the service. The server apologized a few times during the meal and then took an inordinate amount of time herself to process our bill. Not an impressive performance.

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 (Portland)·Dined on April 13, 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to the restaurant. The service was awesome and the food was equally great.I would recommend this restaurant to anyone. We will be back!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 8, 2012

The service at CityGate Grille was great. Our server was very attentive. I do want to mention that this was Easter Sunday and it was very busy. I would like to return here on a non-holiday. I think the food may be much better. I am not sure if they have done buffets before or not, but many items were overcooked while sitting on a buffet line. For instance, there were potato wedges that were as hard as rocks and inedible and the eggs benedict was topped with an egg whose yolk was that of a hard boiled egg. However, the seasoning on items was good. I think it may have been a lack of knowledge as far as cooking to feed masses and the intracacies of having food sit on warmers.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 7, 2012

THE FOOD AND SERVICE IS AWESOME!! WE LOVE THE ROASTED GARLIC!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 7, 2012

We had an excellent time and CityGate Grille lived up to the comments we had heard. Looking forward to going back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 3, 2012

This restaurant is somewhat off the beaten track and is very nicely furnished. It has a good selection of bar food and entrees, inlcuding a fairly priced array of pasta-based meals. I ate a the bar and had a very tasty tortilla soup. The Mediteranean salad was very good and the gentlemen next to me tried 4 different flat breads and seemed to thoroughly enjoy (and finish) each. The humus plate is plentiful with 3 different choices accompanied by some olives, but nothing about it was distinctive. I thought some of the entrees were highly priced ($32 and up), but did not see their size. There is a nice, but small (6) selection of draft beers with a mix of established and microbrew selections. I will visit this restaurant

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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 31, 2012

Great atmosphere! Live music while enjoying dinner. And a very broad menu selection. My meal was not prepared to my expectations (potatoes were cold and steak was over cooked), but there was enough potential with the restaurant I would surely give it another try.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 31, 2012

The city Gate has great food and great service I recomend it highly.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 31, 2012

We had a nice dinner with the family. I'm a big fan of the steak flatbread along with the ceaser salad. My wife ordered the filet and split with our son while my daughter really enjoyed the chicken with penne pasta. The mashed garlic served with the flat bread when you sit down is a nice new touch - don't recall this from prior visits.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 30, 2012

My friends really enjoyed the atmosphere, food, and the live entertainment! We all had a really good time, and I highly recommended this place for all of my friends!

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on March 24, 2012

Wew had a family celebration here and the staff was most accomodating with our group of 8. The bar area has live ( very good!) music after 8:30, which made conversation a little difficult, but we settled into listening to the musice, and doing a bit of dancing! The food was very good, but not a "fit for foodies" great. However the combination of service,music and good food is enough to ensure our return.

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