About City Winery Chicago
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.
Chicago, IL 60607
Wine Bar, Tapas / Small Plates, Mediterranean
Hours of Operation:
Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm
Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm
Daily 2:00 pm–5:00 pm
Daily 5:00 pm–12:00 am
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
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:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 312.229.5989
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.
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.
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
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:
A 50th Birthday Party
A Friend's Engagement
That Perfect Proposal
Todd Carr, Events Director
INDULGE YOUR SENSES - CITY WINERY PRIVATE EVENTS
Unforgettable Events in “Urban Wine Country”
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
City Winery Chicago Ratings and Reviews
City Winery is a West Loop gem! With an elegant barn interior, a versatile menu and wine list, and cozy ambiance, this venue is like an escape to the vineyards.
My friends and I wined and dined at City Winery on two consecutive Friday evenings, and we plan to mark this spot as a staple.
A great time and meal before the show. They honored our request for a special table and we ended up sitting right next to the fireplace on a chilly evening. What more could you ask?
Oh yeah, Our server "James" was the greatest! Really seemed like he enjoyed working there.
Definitely eating here again before a show.
Our server, Emily, was excellent. She recommended some wines that both of us found delicious and satisfying. She was quiet and patient and friendly. When my friend's order came out of the kitchen the wrong flatbread order, she comped us the price of the entree because of the error. That was very generous! Overall, Emily did a great job and handled everything like a true professional. We had a very nice time! Everyone was so friendly and helpful. Thanks for the great experience!
Disappointed in the service. Our plates were never cleared and our waiter seemed to not care. Plates kept piling up and we made a stack on our table. Even when we ordered desert, our dinner plates were still left on the table. Gross. Also, found it odd that a winery does not do any kind of wine tastings/flights to try their different wines. Will not be coming back.
First time visiting. Staff was fantastic (Matt and Robert), very knowledgeable and accommodating. Wine was very nice, and food was very good. The entire experience was first class, from reservation, to reservation follow up (DJ), all was great. Will definitely be back!
We sat outside at City Winery, and it was a great experience! Our main dishes - linguine with mussels and porkchop - were very tasty. However, the hummus plate to start was not good. They gave us very little hummus and the pita bread was stale. The wine was delicious, and our server was nice. Overall, it was a nice dinner regardless of the appetizer issue!
Went before the Bruno Mars concert last night.
Waited 25 minutes for a drink order - took the winery 20 minutes to locate and open said bottle - the sommelier said NOTHING while he struggled to open the bottle.
Then - we flagged down our server and placed an order for 2 appetizers.
When they arrived - the meatballs were dry and the rice balls were cold.
NO ONE on staff poured us wine from the bottle and we received water 20 minutes after asking.
Shadow your new staff.
Took an out of town friend out for brunch. Very limited menu and we were not offered the lunch menu though it was 12:30. Didn't know anything about it until we saw flatbreads coming out to other tables. Our waiter made us feel ignorant and like "un hip older ladies" which by the way we're not. I know it's a winery but he was no help in suggesting some afternoon cocktails without having a "script". Also ignored us, forgot flatware and napkins and mixed up our dessert order. Watching yoga outdoors was pleasant but otherwise not a good choice.
Typically, I'm a huge fan of City Winery. This particular night (a Monday) they were well off their game. Despite being one of the only tables, our service was inattentive, inaccurate and slow, and a couple of the plates were overcooked. I hope our experience was an anomaly and not the new norm for City Winery.
Loved my time at city winery for brunch with my friends. The wine was great and food was yummy. We had the rosè which was refreshing and the cheese tour which was delicious as well. For my meal I had the smoked salmon bagel. It was fresh and super delicious! Our waitress was attentive and polite.
The service was fantastic however our food tasted very bland. Chef is very conservative and does not appreciate seasoning. We also waited quite some time for two peoples' plates, which ended up being cold. Three other plates were sent back because of temperature. Very dissappointing.
The wine is served in 500ml Pyrex Erlenmeyer Flasks. I guess so they can measure exactly 500ml of wine. When comparing value, a bottle gives you five, 5 ounce pours. The 500ml beaker gives you four, 4.2 ounce pours. So, is the wine really that extraordinary that less is actually more? Your answer would be "no". The tap wine is just average - like any $8 Grenache Rose. The Merlot is a similarly average table wine.
The Risotto balls were just like any other "ball" that's been deep fried. They were fine. Not great - just fine. The house specialty flatbread was fine too. Nothing special about the special.
The entrees were "okay". I will note however that when a burger on a brioche bun is $17, it's just good form to tell your customer that adding cheese and bacon is an extra $5 - raising the price of your burger to $22 and making it more than the price of other entrees your may have initially considered. The extra $10 was just "one of those things" that if you were on the fence about coming back, would tilt you to the side of "Nope, I don't think so!" It's not that I don't have the cash, it's just the idea that I feel a bit tricked.
The linguini with mussels were good but had no au jus which made the dish dry. The chicken was served properly but the risotto was also dry. Cheeseburger #1 arrived overcooked with no cheese and no bacon. It came back more overcooked with cold fries.
My cheeseburger a 6.5 out of 10 but certainly not worth $22. The extra thick Applewood bacon was the best part - which makes me think that from now on I'll just stop at Arby's. I can just hear the people at City saying "good that's where you belong!" ...and they'd be right. Our tab with tip was $220 - which is way high for what we got in return. Average food. Average service - where the server doesn’t actually deliver her own food – making mistakes more difficult to resolve. City Winery is simply not a good value. They won't be seeing us again.
I'm a big fan of the original in NYC. I've been the Chicago one multiple times to dine and for charity events. I love the space - very cool atmosphere. A great place to take out of town guests. A lot of the menu is shareable food, so be forewarned. The only downside to this place is the lack of it's wine flights - I really think they are missing out an opportunity. The servers are very knowledgeable of not only the in-house wines but the others the restaurant carries as well. Its a place that is good for a drinks and apps as well as a full dinner. All I have left to do here is actually see a show.
First time to City Winery and it did not disappoint - the wine was outstanding! We shared three appetizers and also each had an entrée. Most favorite dish by far was the fried chicken so definitely had some leftovers. Hope to see a few more shareable appetizers to the menu. We'll be back!
We had the best time at City Winery tonight! It was a perfect August night for the patio and our server Sally was the best! The food was delicious... the best combo of small plates we've ordered here. The skirt steak is my favorite, but the chicken (and cornbread) might be my new favorite! City Winery is also a great place to catch a concert... they bring in some really talented musicians. We love this place and highly recommend it!
We sat on the patio on a gorgeous evening - beautiful! The burrata with toast and cherry tomatoes was delicious and the flatbread was more like a pizza, but crisper crust - very good! Our server was a genius, guessing we may have over-ordered, so before he put in the order for the main we were going to share, he asked if we still wanted it - and we didn't. We really appreciated that! Plus, they have one of my FAVE wines - from Spain, Alta Moncaya Garnacha. Wines by the bottle are pretty well-priced, too.
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