1913 Restaurant & Wine Bar

4.7
485 reviews
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1913's ambiance and menu give it a city feel while situated right in the middle of the Northwest Chicago suburbs. 1913 gets its name from the building that houses it – an early 20th century storefront on Main Street that opened in the year 1913. The building's original 105-year-old hardwood floors and exposed brick walls still remain, adding a historical touch to the ambiance. It lends an air of history that compliments the 1913 dining experience.

Fresh seafood, small plates, and pizzettes are backed by a diverse menu utilizing fresh, seasonal ingredients. We also offer 80+ wines by the bottle and glass and a rotating craft beer list in addition to a full bar. Grab a drink with friends in the bar or have dinner in the dining room - two different environments offer plenty of options.
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Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

1913 consistently delivers! We've been there at least 6-7 times in the past 8 months and everything is always terrific. The servers are so helpful and friendly--we've had Eunice, TJ and Mark and they were all fantastic. Great wine selection, they have Macallan 18, and can make any cocktail (made a paper plane perfectly). The ribeye was so tender and well-seasoned (we all had to have a taste). Short-rib lasagna, shrimp risotto and pasta specials are always good. Must always end with the zeppoles, caramel sauce and gelato! Can't wait to go back!

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JW
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant. The Scallops with Cream Corn and artichokes was amazing. Grilled Romain...delicious. Took home onion soup since it’s the best around. Pecan pie dessert...no words.....so yummy. The only negative was the Gru Moltapuciosno is no longer on the wine list. And, with the proximity, a few more Lynfred wines would be great. I recommend this place to everyone.

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DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food. Friendly service. Nice atmosphere. It was a good place to catch-up with some friends. Weren’t rushed in the least. Very accommodating to a friend with a walker due to an injury.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

My friend and I dined here this past Wednesday; this was both our first times visiting. Made a reservation on OpenTable, and the table was ready when we arrived. We had a table close to the windows, nice ambiance, and the noise level was great.

With this being both our first times dining here, we did take some time to decide on what we wanted (primarily because multiple dishes seemed delicious, hard to decide), but our waitress was very patient with us. We ordered two green salads (champagne vinaigrette), PEI mussels, meatball sliders, brussels sprouts, and spinach with garlic. Salads came out first, then all appetizers and vegetables at once. Everything was perfectly seasoned and delicious. Afterward, we headed into the bar for an apéritif before leaving. The atmosphere was more vibrant, yet laid-back. Our bartender Pete recommended one of his favorite scotch, which was fantastic.

Overall, I had an enjoyable dining experience and would return!

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Pasta special was ok but no cheese offered or bread. Not such a great value. Sauce tasted like spaghettio sauce.
Now the cheesecake was to die for! CreAmy , great crust , banana foster inspired! Awesome!

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J
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent atmosphere. Excellent food. Great for date night

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BA
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our dinner and wine with good friends. Your fish special was delicious. We have been to the Kuleto winery, nice that you have it on the list.

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

Birthday celebration!

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

Sat at high-too in bar. Great bar atmosphere and nice tables.
Enjoyed several appetizers for 4 of us as well as dinner.
Appetizers were fantastic! We had muscles and mushrooms with polenta.
We all enjoyed entrees and they were great.
We will be back again!

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

The best, as always. Our favorite Roselle restaurant.

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

Party of 6. Everything we needed was provided with a smile. Matt was helpful as well as patient. Was knowledgeable about the specials and menu. The food, as always, was delicious.

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JW
Chicago
73 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This continues to be one of our favorites - we've dined here many times and it never disappoints.

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MT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

The place was just fine, but nothing very memorable.

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GS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing, as always!

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OT
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Our server was somewhat stuffy. He seemed rather annoyed or arrogant. Not really sure which it was. Other than that everything was good

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LS
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met up with some girlfriends after work. First sat at the bar while we waited for another friend and had some wine. The bartender was very knowledgeable. We then sat for dinner. Two friends shared a pasta and pizza, both delicious. I had the fish special, grilled rainbow trout, broccoli rabe, and polenta. Also amazing. We shared a bottle and had a few more glasses of wine. Our waitress, Eunice, was so helpful and provided us with great suggestions. We will DEFINITELY be back!! Such a cute and intimate place!

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W
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pleasantly surprised! Took my best friend on Sunday for her birthday, we seek out places with escargot and wine. The escargot was different but excellent. Great food, great wine list, nice selection of tap beers. Employees friendly. Definitely going back.

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c
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

amazing food and service. Will go back again and again!

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MA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is delicious, a gem in the suburbs of Chicago.

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DK
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and wine selection. Would definitely recommend. And will eat there again in the future

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JJ
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I love this restaurant. I would have given it 5 stars, but our server was just okay - a little casually over-familiar for me. He brought my wine carafe and just put it on the table. As far as food goes, after our lovely cheese and charcuterie board, I wanted something light. I ordered the French Onion Soup and Greens salad which had a very "vinegar-forward" taste; not balsamic flavor at all, and both items were very salty, unfortunately. My friends both had the Calamari and Octopus salad, and they loved it.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a quiet table in the back for which I am grateful. The food was very good. The service was fine. Waiter was very busy. First time dining there and everyone really enjoyed it!

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

This is a great place. I've been here several times and never been disappointed. The lobster mac & cheese is outstanding. Always a favorite appetizer.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always. Could not recommend a better restaurant.

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S
Chicago
49 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Loved the Charcuterie platter. This plus a bowl of the soup du jour, tomato basil...was a perfect light evening meal. Our server was a helpful guide when it came To the menu and our order.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not a special get together. The food and wine was amazing, as it usually is. I love this place. It gets a little noisy and I felt like we had to call our waiter over, as he wasn’t the most attentive, but the ambience and food and drink was on point!

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KH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

1913 is a wonderful dining experience. From the extensive wine list to the unique dinner options, everything surpassed expectations. I would highly recommend this restaurant. Our server was knowledgeable, courteous, and attentive. The food was exceptional with a great ambiance.

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MZ
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Our waitress really made the evening go downhill quickly. She didn't know the menu, answered questions about menu items incorrectly, and then when we ordered based on her description we were incredibly disappointed with the meal. She really didn't do much to resolve the issue. One of our meals was delicious and the other was a pricey, poorly described, unenjoyable dish that had a subpar main dish with salad. It really felt like it was the waitress that was the problem. We will still go back, but we watching out for who our waitstaff is.

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

We've had the pleasure of sitting at Marc's table the 2 times we've been there and he sets an exceptional example of what service should be! Our 9 year old son was so impressed that he said, "If I had my $40 Visa gift card with me...I'd give it him for a tip! He was awesome!".

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c
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place - great food, freshly made. Beer selection is great. Service is always good.

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

Food is always excellent at 1913! We will be back.

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

My husband and I love this restaurant for a night out. The food is always solid and the specials are amazing! The bar is lively and fun! It’s a great place for a nice night out with friends or a date night! We highly recommend! You won’t be disappointed!

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BA
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Very nice menu and good wine! We went early on a Friday, had spinach and artichoke flat bread. The
brussel sprouts are the best, we will be back!

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c
Las Vegas
21 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

It was our first time at 1913 and came to celebrate my boyfriend’s birthday so I called ahead to order a chocolate dessert with a candle. Our server Paul was amazing and he even sang solo Happy Birthday! We ordered grilled calamari for an appetizer and the sautéed apple chicken and shrimp risotto for dinner, all of it creatively prepared with lots of flavor. The bar area also had a cool vibe, so it’s also a great place for even just a drink. We will definitely be back!

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e
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We've been to this restaurant several times - it has a fantastic bar and drink menu. The food is very inconsistent - steak is either over or undercooked, apple chicken was lukewarm and OK tasting, angel-hair pasta had very little flavor, the lasagna was just OK and not hot, the almond-rainbow trout was fantastic, a scallop special - while delicious - had three total scallops (and it was a tad pricey), etc. I think the ambiance is good but the food....I'd recommend other places.

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r
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the food and service is amazing. The menu has something for everyone.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great atmosphere

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g
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and friendly service. Very good dressing on the Romaine salad, but the burnt leaves should have been removed.

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DT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent dinner Saturday night, veal & braised short rib, escargot and for desert cheesecake with raspberry and chocolate. Great place, great service, my wife and I love going there.

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m
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This a wonderful experience - the ambiance is great with the old building. The food is always good and the waiter was very attentive. I highly recommend this restaurant!

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