1913 Restaurant & Wine Bar

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$30 and under
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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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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Train is very loud. Prices a bit steep. Waiter had no personality whatsoever.

P
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

There was no salt or pepper on the table. No bread and butter either. Could not understand our waiter because he looked down reading his card, not memorized. I had the swordfish special, risotto tasted like wallpaper paste.

Hugely disappointed!

JD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

How have I not heard of this place before. Hidden gem.

RE
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant. The swordfish was amazing! Service is always great.

TM
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the whole experience, great food and service!

KK
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I told them it was a special birthday when I reserved. I told them again when I arrived. They didn’t even acknowledge it. The food was delicious but they don’t even give you bread or a salad. I left hungry. Very disappointing.

NK
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

I thought my dinner on Sunday was very mediocre. I had the lobster mac and cheese and the pasta was very dry and had not oozzy cheese - not at all. Very little lobster also. Will not be going back. Service was great though.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Both meatball appetizer and steak dinner were served undercooked and had to be sent back. Joanne, a server was very kind and took care of this while comping steak dinner and offering a dessert of our choice. Wish things would’ve just been made correctly because we were celebrating our first year wedding anniversary and this is where we had our very first date, which was also noted in our reservation but no mention or added effort was made on their behalf.

g
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and great service in a very rustic setting.

c
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have been to 1913 a few times and it has always been good.

IK
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this neighborhood place! Great vibe

OT
Chicago
67 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Great ambience. Well crafted cocktails and an impressive wine list. Food and service outstanding. I can’t wait to bring our friends and family here. There is something for everyone.

AH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service! 1913 is one of my favorite restaurants. It never disappoints!

MB
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent cuisine overall and service was very good. We enjoyed a mix of fish and beef dishes, just that the fish - grouper - could definitely have used either a sauce or just additional lemon.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the atmosphere and the food would recommend this restaurant this was our 3rd time here and it never disappoints

OT
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic. Had the braised short rib and escargot. Both were fantastic. Outdoor sidewalk seating but TRAINS!!! So a lot noisy at times but still enjoyable. Chocolate pecan bourbon Carmel pie!!! We’ll be back

G
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

The food is really good and consistently so. Unfortunately the wait staff are rude and don’t serve the restaurant well. The first two times we thought the wait staff were just passable but this time he was rude. The waiter ordered the wrong entree for one of 4 of us. When we corrected the server the waiter came over spiraling the
Dish in the air and said you don’t want this! You changed your mind! I responded nobody ordered what he brought and he snapped well, no matter we can bring your pasta. My 85 y/o aunt was appalled and embarrassed. I regret leaving him a generous tip and will likely never return. Too bad, the food is really well prepared. On our first 2 visits we would tell folks the place is almost great. We know where almost came from. Poor service. Shame

B
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was excellent...service was great. We found that this restaurant is dog friendly w/tables outside in front. We returned the very next night with the pooch and had a wonderful dinner with fantastic service outside while enjoying the beautiful weather. Overall... excellent restaurant and service, highly recommend!!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Wasn’t that great - food was just ok and nothing to speak of. Sangria and the coffee and dessert was good!

MG
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We made a last minute reservation and were seated pretty close to the reservation time. All of the staff, from the hostess to the bartender to the server were all very pleasant. Also, knowledgeable about all that the restaurant offers. The bartender was quick with a recommendation of beer for my husband. It was perfect and exactly what he had a taste for. I had a Moscow Mule which was great. The server was prompt and answered all of our questions about menus items. She made wonderful recommendations. We had the aranchini, spinach ravioli with bolognese sauce, bone-in ribeye and the pecan pie for dessert. The aranchini was very good, right temperature, crispy on the outside. I didn't care for the sage spice, but that is just personal preference. Ravioli was amazing!! I felt transported back to Italy, very tasty without going over the top. Great texture and moisture levels. Ribeye was perfectly cooked charred on the outside very pink in the middle. Seemed more like med-rare than medium. (Personally have no problem with that.) The pecan pie was good but not great. The busser kept our waters full, and the server was there just when we needed something. Not a moment spent trying to find someone. Overall, loved the experience, I will definitely go there again!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and wine! Perfect for a date night or girls night out!

L
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This was my 2nd visit and was not disappointed at all. The only drawback was that the bar service was extremely slow. The server did acknowledge it and apologized for the delay.

I look forward to coming back and trying something different on the menu. The food looks and what I have had was amazing. Salad was well put together, the house made balsamic dressing is one of a kind.
Entrees were served piping hot.
BRAVO 1913 !!!

S
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious! And atmosphere was very soft.

L
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was our second time there and did not disappoint us once more! We had the halibut and was absolutely delicious! Becoming one of my favorite restaurants!

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

Enjoy dinner wine and conversation with a friend.

L
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We always enjoy our experience at 1913. I would ask that the bussing service replace silver ware when it's cleared after salad and/or appetizers. We stole from another table but returning with new sets would be a good habit. Overall a minor issue and still a favorite place.

OT
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Cute date spot and good food..beware of eating outside during the week due to the Metra train. It runs every 15-20 minutes and is incredibly loud. Service was pretty decent and price is what I expected for type of cuisine..overall, cute spot for date night.

GC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

I heard a lot of good things about 1913 so we decided to try it out on a Friday night. We both tried pasta dishes which were deliciously unique. Our waitress seemed rather engaged with a few large parties so our service suffered. I’d recommend it overall though.

L
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great, innovative dishes. The food is priced reasonably, the wine and drinks are priced high. We sit inside, since the trains are right across the street and make conversation difficult outside. All in all, we will be back!

OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pete at the bar was fantastic!

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoy supporting our local restaurant and our experience has always been outstanding. We would definitely recommend this place.

JS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

This was one of my favorite restaurants, but I have had 2 bad meals in a row. The chicken and pork chop was dry and over seasoned. Very salty as well. Assuming it depends on what you order, because the beef, and appetizers were good. We have some waiters that were good, but the last 2 times, there seemed to be tension among the wait staff and bar tenders. Loved this place, not sure what the deal is lately. New chef?

L
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

this is the 2nd time I was here. the first time was much better.
this time We ordered the Ricotta Cheese and bread appetizer and it came out to our table after our main meal. - which is not right.

s
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Ordered the shells and shells, a seafood pasta dish. Most of the clams came unopened, some of the mussels were only shells and each dish had two shrimp. The asparagus soup was overly salty. I would not recommend this restaurant.

c
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great local place - great staff. My only issue is that it is not vegetarian friendly... very little in the way of options. But what they have is good.

G
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is always the best! I am never disappointed when I come here. Everything from the wine to the food and friendly staff is a 5/5 stars.

MP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I ordered the seafood special which was salmon. It was so delicious. The veggie medley was phenomenal. It included grilled corn and asparagus. The flavors complimented one another. I really enjoyed my dinner. I always do at 1913 but this meal was exceptional. My sons and husband order steaks and frites as well as medallions of beef. Everyone raved about their food. Service is always excellent. Friendly without being too familiar. I love this restaurant.

NZ
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

We selected this place because it has good reviews and 4 out of 5 stars. I don’t really understand why everyone likes it so much. The interior and ambience are very nice. This place is clean and ideally located at the heart of Roselle. BUT, hosts upfront were rude and very unfriendly. Food was horrible. We got mussels as a starter and got immediately disappointed. They smelled and tasted bad. The main course was just okay. This place claims to have a huge selection of wines from around the world, but we only found a page full. Many other restaurants offer way wider variety than here. Overall service was meh.
I do not think I’m coming back here again and I do not recommend this place to anyone.

JM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as alway

J
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

One of my favorite places in the burbs. Food is always fresh, well flavored and interesting. Good wine selections also.

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