City Winery Chicago

4.5
609 reviews
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$30 and under
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Wine Bar
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  • Notable Wine List
  • Good for a Date
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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
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Andres Barrera
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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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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
CREATE YOUR OWN CUSTOM LABELED WINES

Need a unique gift? Have a wine lover in your life? Have a favorite City Winery wine? Once you find that perfect varietal to bottle, you'll partner with our graphic designer to create a custom wine label. Imagine:

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That Perfect Proposal

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 5:00PM - 6:30PM 5:15PM - 6:30PM 7:45PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Wed 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:00PM 5:00PM - 6:30PM 5:15PM - 6:30PM 7:45PM - 10:00PM
Thu - Fri 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:00PM 5:00PM - 6:30PM 5:15PM - 6:30PM 7:45PM - 11:00PM
Sat 5:00PM - 6:30PM 5:15PM - 6:30PM 7:45PM - 11:00PM

What 609 People Are Saying
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Chicago
22 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
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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OT
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We went while in Chicago on my mom’s birthday trip. The food was really good. The service was good as well. We enjoyed the shared plates and the wine. We would definitely go back.

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MM
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This was my first time trying the winery. It was large business group (14 people). I was impressed by the local wines and diverse menu. Ashley was our server and did an outstanding job of taking care of the large group. This would also be a good place for larger birthdays and wedding parties.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

It was a nice first visit. I wouldn't return for the food menu and was bummed a few wines were sold out that I would have enjoyed. But otherwise, a nice spot and good for bigger groups.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Aja was the best waitress and her recommendations were amazing!

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GP
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the Mozz cheese appetizer as well as the flatbread. Great assortment of beers as well. I like all the food here!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time! Quiet for an early lunch on a Saturday. Service was fantastic for my SO’s birthday. Let her try a few tasters and helped her pick a good one.

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RB
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great wine with great food pairings!

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L
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Bland, unimaginative fare. The shishito peppers were roasted with no char and were slimy. The sauce on my chicken Marsala had an overly cornstarched consistency and the chicken looked and tasted processed. Service was friendly and professional.

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AM
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I celebrated my birthday at City Winery with dinner and a show. I was surprised to see a Happy Birthday note at our assigned table. The staff was amazing and it was an overall great night. The music (The Average White Band) was amazing and did not disappoint!

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

Casual yet elegant, great wine and really good food, will be back

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S
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 2

Cool atmosphere. Food was fine, good wine. Wished the menu had a little more variety.

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m
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The manager was wonderful, stopping by our table several times to check on our meal.

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E
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been going to City Winery Chicago since it opened and have always had great service. Our server was attentive without being annoying and really helpful when trying to decide what to order. Their on tap wines are always wonderful, West Loop White, being my favorite, and since they rotate there is usually something new to try as well. They do a nice job changing the menu too so it never gets stale. We loved the the Tomato & Vine special summer offerings. The grilled tomato salad was excellent.

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L
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was amazing (especially the burrata and mushroom flatbread)! I went to celebrate my birthday and they gave us complimentary champagne and cake, it was great!

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OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Variety of wines, cocktails and beers!! Small plates available and some entries!!

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s
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We enjoyed the decor and food. However the service was a bit lacking last night. Not sure if it was due to Chick Corea was performing around the same time.
We ordered dishes to share among three people But we had to ask for communal utensil to split the dish instead of using our own utensils. And waitstaff wasn’t as attentive as he/she should be as we had to flag them down when we were ready to order for drinks.

We would come back again and give it another try as we did enjoy the yummy food.

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KJ
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came home in from Seattle and friends from around Chicago and Western suburbs met us for dinner. Perfect spot for all of us

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AK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went with 7 ladies of all ages and tastes and everyone loved the atmosphere and the food!

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AH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 3

Service was horrible. Really ruined the entire experience.

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CB
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love our visits to Chicago Winery!! We’re able to see some of our favorite bands, close enough to touch.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brought my family here for dinner. Service was outstanding. Our waiter provided us with taste tests of wine we might enjoy. Very group friendly. There was a variety of yummy dishes and each meal was filling.

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PB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

The place feel cavernous and echos but the food was excellent and the wine list rocks. Our waiters were excellent but I got the impression the Som was a little put off I didn't want to discuss our selections.

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ZH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

Our service was spotty. It seemed like they couldn't decide which server we were supposed to have as they kept switching people. This resulted in us having to wait a lot longer to order each step of the way. Then, we'd have to explain who had what each time. Seemed very un-organized. We finally flagged a manager to get out bill so we could move on to someplace better.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Our waiter was a little off standish

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RK
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

This was my first visit to City Winery. We were celebrating a birthday and I noted this on the reservation but our server was not aware until I mentioned something. It was a beautiful night and we enjoyed sitting outside on the lovely patio. Food, drinks and service were all good. I would love to go back and experience the music venue.

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TK
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Nice location and vibe. Food is fair and service good. Oddly they served bottles of white wine at what I’d consider room temperature.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Disappointed with the fact that there are no substitutions for any ingredients on any of the menu items

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n
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

City Winery has a very lively crowd, accessible, albeit small food menu, and of course a large selection of their wines. Love the atmosphere, very trendy decor, and not too 'foody' of a menu.

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SR
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

I had a huge and very obvious lip stick stain on my glass , and the waiter was not very apploagetic or anything. Nice place , and good appetizers , but was not my favorite . It also took the hotess 5 minutes to come to the front when there was barely anyone there .

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AG
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love this place. Can’t wait to come back and see a show!!

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L
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We were greeted and seated immediately. It was our first time and we were unsure what to expect. On the reservation, I stated we were celebrating our Anniversary. We were given a glass of champagne on the house.

As far as the food menu. It was lacking.

My husband ordered the pork chop, he states it was a bit dry. I had the scallops that were Luke Cold. They were cold but tasty.

The street corn and brussel sprouts was interesting. These items are placed into a small bowel that will allow you to share. Sorry, this ain't enough for two people but I did share. I was still hungry.

Overall our host Nick was great.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 4

Great wait staff, great food, surprisingly average wine. Tedious process to make a reservation. (Manager requires host staff to call customers who make reservations and requires customers to call back and verbally confirm reservations.) Complained to manager about requirement for call back, and manager said he doesn’t care if the process is tedious for customers since it’s easier for the restaurant. Even on a virtually empty Monday night like when we were there. I am a very busy person. Will take my business to restaurants who care more about my time.

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KM
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, good service and great atmosphere. Great location when you are attending a show.

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t
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always a fun time! Food is always good, wish the menu was a little larger. Good service, fun place!

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 1

We ate in the barrel room restaurant before the concert. The dinner service and food were both outstanding and the wine was great. However when we moved to the venue for the Paula Cole concert we were beyond disappointed. The metaphor “packed in like sardines” does not even do justice to how crammed together we were. Four average sized humans at a table meant for 2; tables so close together that there was no room to fudge a little extra space. Everyone at the tables near us were complaining about this as well. It was so uncomfortable that we are unlikely to ever return to this venue. As a performer Paula Cole was exceptional. I would definitely return to see her, although at place more like Ravinia.

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SD
Austin
74 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

This venue for live music is fantastic. The food not so much! I'm willing to give it another shot, but they are small and expensive portions. I ordered the burger and the grind was just really off, which made the texture kind of funky. It was supposed to be Mediterranean style, but there was just no flavor at all. My boyfriend had the skirt steak and he loved it. Not sure I'd go back for dinner, but loved the music experience.

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JA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Our server was doing the best she could as she was the only one there. Very understaffed. The place was filthy crumbs everywhere the booths had food and hair on the upholstery and the chairs were worn and ripped. If you are looking for bad food and overpriced wine then this is the place for you. Reason we stayed I got a 150 dollar gift card from our kids and it was non refundable. So for wine and 2 burgers we used it up!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fast service, tasty food.

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