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

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (29)
Business Meals (28)
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Good for Anniversaries (25)
Live Music (22)
Good for a Date (22)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Bar Seating (14)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Notable Wine List (12)
Great for Lunch (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Comfort Food (10)
Cozy (9)
Fun (7)
Scenic View (7)
Authentic (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Casual (5)
Healthy (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Great Beer (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
People Watching (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Seasonal (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Organic (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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·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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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.

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The food and service was excellent. We ordered the seafood platter which was fresh and of good quality.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Service was great, the food was outstanding. Relaxed atmosphere with a good menu variety and good wine list.

Tags: Live Music, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The steak was great and the rest of the food was good. Service was prompt. Live music was fun.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Steak dinner was very delicious.

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Excellent food, great service, delicious libations.. solid hit!!!

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Wonderful dining experience. Great food and a cozy atmosphere with live jazz entertainment. Service was awesome!

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great evening with family celebrating a birthday. We had great food and great service and recommend this to everyone

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Live Music, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Excellent service and phenomenal food. Nice selections available for all tastes! Highly recommend!!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 23, 2017

My wife and I come here on a fairly regular basis. It seems one thing is in common however... it's incredibly noisy! For conversation or date nite you can ONLY sit in the corner seat or you'll hear NOTHING. Food and wait staff are absolutely perfect! We may choose an alternate spot next time however... even took our dessert to go due to the noise level. Sorry folks - used to Love it here...

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Food is consistently delicious, well designed and presents well. Well hidden, but worth the visit. You'll return again and again!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

My girlfriend and I did a quick staycation night away just up the street for us by first having dinner at CityGate Grille then staying the night next door at the Hotel Arista.

Overall we both really loved CityGate Grille. Our waitress (Kristen, I think it was?) was great - very attentive, friendly and topped the experience. Only minor complaint was that we each ordered the same steak - bone-in filet - and when we were each half way through eating we realized our steaks were switched (I was eating her medium-well and she was eating my medium cooked steak). So we switched what was left and continued eating. We each thought the steaks were wonderful

The julienne vegetables as a side were delicious, rosemary french fries were fine (not great but okay - could not taste any rosemary on them), the wedge salad with blue cheese chunks and dressing was excellent, and the seasonal cranberry-peach cobbler with vanilla gelato was perfect. My girlfriend had some fruity cocktail with mango, pineapple and coconut rum that was very good.

Tags: Special Occasion, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 12, 2017

A quiet Monday night visit. Food was excellent, server had a great relaxed pace. We'll be back!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 31, 2017

We went for my birthday. My husband and I both ordered steak. The steak was fabulous!

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 30, 2017

They have an extensive menu with something that appeals to everyone! We chose the 4 course special and everything was excellent! I had pistachio crusted branzino and it was delicious! My friends who had steak said it was cooked to perfection! Our waiter was helpful making menu choices and also told us about specials other nights of the week! We definitely will be back starting with the $5 burger special because we saw it being served at the table next to us and it looked incredible! The atmosphere is warm and not at all noisy considering that there were quite a few people in the dining area. We all agreed that we discovered a gem tonight!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 27, 2017

I have tried so hard to like the menu here but I still cannot . The brancino, my favorite dish was poorly done. Mandarin oranges in the brancino? It just does not work. Also, the spinach with this dish was terrible ! Bitter. The bread was warm, which is always a win for me. Wine choices were quite good and the Greek yogurt cheesecake was amazing.

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Worth giving it a try. Great service and great food. Hidden gem!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Great place with great ambiance. Good food and service. Entertainment was top notch.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Enjoyable, casual dining on a wonderful patio. We were first to arrive on a weekend evening (open at 5p.m.) and chose to sit on the patio, even though the temp and humidity were borderline. We were all by ourselves for most of our time there. A cheerful server named Kirsten did a wonderful job of greeting us and getting our meal underway. We enjoyed cocktails while a shared appetizer of Shrimp and Dates started us. Wish there would have been 6 pieces instead of 4 as we were a party of three. No one wanted to fill up on too many appetizers, though the Calamari was tempting me...Entrees of Salmon, Scallops and Pasta with Chicken filled our hungry bellies. Our bottle of Wente Merlot went perfectly with the meal. We had no space left for dessert, but were sure it would have been mouthwatering...I have been here for meals three or four times now, while my guest was newly experiencing the ambiance. I am sure the restaurant made a new friend in her. I'll be back as it is always a great experience.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 19, 2017

This was a special occasion and repeat visit. City Gate never fails to provide a great dining atmosphere and experience. Food and service were both great. Attendants were awesome. They watch attentively for refills and/or your next course.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Romantic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Great, solid, no-frills menu with a Mediterranean flair, prepared superbly.

Setting is in an office building; odd from the outside, but fine inside.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 11, 2017

We love this place for date nights or celebrating our anniversary. It's a hidden gem.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

Delicious food, impeccable service, and a great live jazz group!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Business Meals
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

Awesome place with good food the only thing is the noise level which I was
Not a good fan of

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 5, 2017

I was asked how I wanted my filet done and I said medium well. The classic argument apparently. It was delivered rare and bloody inside. I sent it back and nicely asked it to be done more like medium well in the center. It came back reheated on the outside, but still rare on the inside. Everything else was nice, other than being loud from a live band and you had to almost yell to converse. If the chef doesn't want to cook meat any way other than rare, they should just say, "It comes rare, will that be OK?" They asked, but the chef apparently refused to cook it medium well. Heck, it wasn't even medium. Everyone except the chef, were embarrassed and very apologetic. Even the woman who was busing the tables was apologizing in Spanish. The waiter was told to comp my meal which I appreciated, however I would have much preferred my meal the way I asked for it. I would NEVER order meat there again, since you don't know who the chef was or will be. I go there for lunch with clients all the time, but I would take a pass on dinner in the future. I don't think understand that they are there to prepare my meal the way I want and its not up to them to decide how I should eat meat. What they do accomplish it to scare people off and they forget that those same people are their job security.

Tags: Business Meals
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