City Winery Chicago

4.4
647 reviews
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$30 and under
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Wine Bar
City Winery - Chicago is the second of its kind, following the New York City flagship’s model: It’s a functioning winery, a top-notch music venue, and a full-service restaurant, all housed in a massive 33,000-square-foot facility in the West Loop.

The wines are exceptional: Grapes are imported from renowned regions around the country, then crushed and aged on site. Wines are poured by the glass or bottle, with many available on tap.

The menu features Mediterranean-inspired small plates designed to complement our extensive wine list. Burrata, arancini, flatbreads, and hearty meat dishes are varied enough to please a diverse crowd over a few rounds of wine. Servers are happy to point you toward their favorite bites and paired wines, and with a concert next door almost any given night, dinner at City Winery means there’s always something fun to experience.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Wine Bar, Tapas / Small Plates, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm
Brunch
Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm
Happy Hour
Daily 2:00 pm–5:00 pm
Dinner
Daily 5:00 pm–12:00 am
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Phone number
(312) 229-5992
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Mark Mendez
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Catering
City Winery offers unique spaces for events of all sizes and styles with in-house catering. Please contact our Private Events team to customize the perfect event:

eventschicago@citywinery.com or 312.229.5989
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Racine
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Parking details
Valet parking is available for $13 per car and FREE for VinoFile members! Additionally, excellent street parking is available along Randolph and surrounding side streets.
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Public transit
Take the "L" train to Morgan Station (Green or Pink Line) walk south on N Morgan Street and then west on W Randolph, destination is on the right at the intersection of Randolph and Racine.
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Entertainment
City Winery Chicago, the city’s only fully operational winery and concert venue, presents an eclectic mix of the most respected names in pop, jazz, blues, world music, rock, country, folk, R&B and soul. Additionally, the concert hall is equipped with a state-of-the-art sound system and in-house A/V, making it one of the most interesting venues to ever hit Chicago. For information on upcoming concerts and events, visit www.citywinery.com/chicago/tickets.
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Special events & promotions
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Contact:
Todd Carr, Events Director
(312) 229-5989
todd@citywinery.com
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

INDULGE YOUR SENSES - CITY WINERY PRIVATE EVENTS<br><br>Unforgettable Events in “Urban Wine Country”<br><br>City Winery's beautiful spaces can be tailored to accommodate each individual guest. Relax in our Tasting Room and enjoy the live concert while our exceptional private events team creates

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Sun 11:00AM - 12:30PM
Mon - Fri 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 12:30PM
Sat 11:00AM - 12:30PM

What 647 People Are Saying
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KG
Chicago
82 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We went to City Winery for a concert and decided to eat there as well and glad we did! We made a dinner reservation with plenty of time to eat before the concert and we were able to eat at our reserved concert table. There was some confusion at the hostess stand with restaurant reservations and concert reservations and we were told we would have an hour wait, even with our reservation, until the hostess understood we were there for the concert. Once seated our service was great! Our server gave us very good recommendations for food and wine. The entertainment made for a perfect evening.

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u
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Just wish there was more variety. It was challenging to find vegetarian options of the non- spicy variety. My husband loved his burger but my flatbread was not hot enough and just so-so, but it was convenient before the show.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

It was my friends’s birthday and the service was nice but the place was nearly empty which was a little weird

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HH
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great environment, food and wine

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

Overpriced Airport food, mediocre service. I don’t understand how people want to eat here.

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BA
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Our reservation was for 1pm. We got there at 12:50pm, and the host said there was a wedding party at 1:30pm. She tried to call on saturday at 11:15am but didn't leave a voicemail and I missed her call. That was very frustrating as we had out of town guests and I wanted to treat them to a nice lunch and wine tasting. We left after sitting down and sipping water for 10 minutes - no waiter ever came. Horrible service.

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L
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 4

Disappointing. Folks, so many great restaurants in the area for brunch. Try them out. Been here for lunch and brunch before. Not sure what happened. Got a call on the way asking if us if we could be done by 1:30 due to private party. Not pleasant or apologetic. (Maybe should have called sooner?) $85 for 4, two kids, no alcohol, and we all four left hungry. Waitress asked for our order on side salad or potatoes and then told us kitchen doesn't do salads with our order. Really? How much would that have cost? Our "Shakshuk" eggs that two of us ordered was a cast iron skillet full of tomato sauce with 3 poached eggs- no bread, no potatoes, no salad. Lamb sandwich was tiny with small pita bread that was stale and fries looked like the last remnants of a bag of fries. Hamburger was fine but small. Waitress never asked us how things were. She kept disappearing. This brunch was a disaster and no one tried to make it better.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The server didn’t greet me for 5-10 minutes, but took care of me after that. The food was good, and would visit again for an occasion.

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n
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful Sunday brunch meal. The service is fantastic. Our food was good .

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G
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Dry tasteless food. Horrible server. Will not be going back or recommend to anyone.

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BP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The wait staff, food and wine were all terrific. We sat at a bar table, so had the bar tenders as our waiters. They were not only knowledgeable about the wine, but about the food selections as well. They were friendly and on top of all our needs. Could not have asked for a better place to eat a casual, anniversary dinner.

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P
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love coming here for an adventurous bottle of wine and small shareable plates of food. Our waiter was able to guide us to a yummy bottle of wine. I cannot say enough about the pumpkin goat risotto balls and the mushroom flatbread. They have plenty of seasonal choices of food. Always a great place before the show or a game at United Center.

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KG
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had dinner on the restaurant side and then attended a concert in the club area. Both were terrific. The full menu is offered inside the club, so next time we may just go there early and have dinner at our concert seats before the show starts. But then it's also great to be able to order drinks and put them down on the table during a concert.

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LT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

The venue is great for entertainment, but the food is not good and too pricey. I love going to City Winery for shows, but won't eat there again.

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Key West
95 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

Ill-trained and inattentive staff, very slow service in terms of waitstaff and food arriving at the table (and this was a very uncrowded lunchtime), mediocre and over-priced food, but AWESOME venue and unusually comfy dining table chairs. Too bad none of the rest (food/service/price) measured up. I will definitely NOT plan to go back.

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F
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

The City Winery is a great music venue, but the restaurant is average at best. Limited menu and the food preparation needs improvement. The restaurant itself is very nice, probably a good place for drinks and snacks. However for dinner after a show, I’d take a pass next time and eat elsewhere.

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N
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

they brought out our dinner plates 20 minutes apart, my food was cold when my partners food came out. service was bad.

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LT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was delicious. Server was very friendly and attentive. I would recommend going elsewhere for dessert after dinner. We ordered the deconstructed chocolate cake to share between three people and we each got one bite. It literally looked like someone just sprinkled some cake crumbs on a plate and then served it.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal!

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NG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 5

Inside decor and scene was nice however our waiter was not very attentive.

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SG
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the setting - tons of exposed brick - barrels of wine - high ceilings in an oversized room. Our server was wonderful- he was attentive and informative. Food was delicious - don’t miss the cheese tray and chicken meatballs and save room for the candy bar!!

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TB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Very impressed with the outdoor patio seating and the food was excellent. Not too impressed with the wine, which is a little disappointing given that it’s a winery. I had the rose on tap and my boyfriend had the cider, and both felt a little tasteless. Would try again and would recommend!

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K
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

We had a group dining experience for 16 people. Food was good and atmosphere was really fun, but they didn't have enough servers for our group and weren't very accommodating.

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NM
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Was a tad disappointed in the cheese tray. Wine and ambiance was great though

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PL
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Wait Staff was slow and non attentive until we mentioned it. We had to get a server to come to get our order. Once we did that, it was all good and food was excellent.

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JK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

I’ve been meaning to visit the city Winery, and finally got the chance to. The food was great! The wine was phenomenal! It was all around amazing.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

29th wedding anniversary, loved the space and in an Interior Design, my brother who suggested the restaurant is an architect and my husband is a builder, nice space!! Wine selection was excellent, had a 2009 Kostos Brown wine of the year in 2011, and a 2014 Silver Oak, Napa Valley, delicious!

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F
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The service was very personable and nice
Good small plates

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tasty cocktails and great ambience. The Decour is very cool looking and the wine glasses are fun.

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M
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

It was a bit too loud for a large business meeting(6+). Perfect for a family or friend gathering.

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JB
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Enjoy the wine & food served here. Enjoy the wine & food served here. Enjoy the wine & food served here.

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GB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

We have been here many times, as a prelude to concerts in the venue. On this visit service was awful. The waitstaff seemed overloaded, and we kept hearing “the kitchen is backed up”. We usually order the duck tacos. This time the duck was skimpy-and watery, very disappointing! We ordered a, ONE, mushroom flatbread, and were brought another item. We refused it. Then, over the next 10 minutes had FOUR mushroom flatbreads delivered!! A management staff came out a few times to apologize, and made an unasked for concession on the bill, but that did not make up for the embarrassment with our guests. We will probably make other restaurant arrangements when we next come to the venue.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Turkey burger was very flavorful but House-made red blend was underwhelming and service was slow for our party of 9.

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AT
Austin
15 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

City Winery is a beautiful restaurant, with great food, excellent service, and of course, lovely wine! The restaurant is very open/airy, and well-lit, with a lively, joyful feel to it. Great for a small-medium group gathering and celebration. The wine list is not extensive, but the selections are VERY good, and the wine value was excellent! Most of the food we enjoyed were shared plates, and every option was delectable. City Winery is a great evening destination!

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DF
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Server NEVER introduced herself by name in any of the interactions we had throughout our 60+ minutes in the restaurant. She was not aware of current wine selection, and menu had not been updated recently to reflect availability. We had to order our first AND second glass of wine twice, due to ordering a choice and then finding out after 5-10 minutes that the wine was out of stock. When I expressed my displeasure at the second glass of wine arriving well after our flatbread was cold (and our dining experience soured), the server offered to get the manager, but could be seen yelling and gesturing wildly in our direction when talking to the manager to explain the situation. My date was embarrassed by the server's behavior, and when I attempted to address the issue directly with the server and the manager, they began speaking to my date rather than me. Received an insincere apology from the manager (no eye contact) and the glasses of wine that we would not have ordered had we known the pizza would be cold on their arrival were comped. Manager stopped us on our way out to give his card and say he hoped we'd call him directly to arrange another reservation to have the dining experience turn out to his standards.

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MK
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice place to get a bite to eat before or after an event at the United Center. They make their own wine on site.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Loved the wine. Loved the food. Waiter was a little impatient with us. It was our first time and we didn’t understand the sharing plates and no sharing plates.

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b
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I loved the set up of the venue. I wish we could’ve sat outside but the rain prevented that. But as soon as I stepped inside the building, I was in aw. It was absolutely beautiful. The service was attentive and great at answering our questions. The food was good. A perfect place for a date, get together or business dinner.

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T
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

City Winery is a great place for snacks or dinner before a concert in their concert venue. We tried several of the wines they produce on site (using California grapes, I believe), and were very pleased.

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AA
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Had a great time. Sat outside, which was lovely. Great waiter. Brought a cousin from out of town to try the West Loop. Great all around.

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