City Winery Chicago

4.4
569 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
  • Live Music
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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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
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
Graduation Parties
Anniversary Gifts
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, 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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What 569 People Are Saying
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1.0Dined 5 days ago

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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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Fast service, tasty food.

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2.0Dined on June 14, 2018

We thought we would be dining at City Winery along the riverwalk. So NOTE - this is NOT along the river. Several people we spoke with thought the same exact thing when they booked this place and were disappointed, claiming they felt the website was confusing. This is their W. Randolph location. So, if you are from out of town - you are probably looking for the more interesting, vibrant, river scene with wine on tap. This place, on a Wed. night was VERY quiet. We sat at the high top we reserved and no one came, so we moved to the bar.

However, this is probably a good neighborhood place for gathering.

The food was truly subpar. We had the chicken meatballs that to us, was poorer than something we could warm up from Costco's frozen section. We also had the creole shrimp, which was ok but creole?? I'm not sure I got that from it but it was ok. We left and went to Chicago Cut and shared a steak. We were not going to chance an entree.

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4.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Eatery always a benefit to an existing member . Good service to access.

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1.0Dined on June 10, 2018

The food was average at best. Most disturbing was to be seated outside the main dining room in the lobby. We were on folding chairs for christ sake. I won’t be going back.

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4.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Food was very good, service was attentive, but not annoying, outdoor area was lovely and spacious. Wine was expensive. Very convenient pre-concert.

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3.0Dined on June 7, 2018

This was my second visit to City Winery. I seemed to have enjoyed my food the first time better than this recent visit. I am following a vegetarian diet and did not find the options I had to be well seasoned The flatbread was the best of three shareable items. Our server took out order but did not check on us during the meal. We had to call him twice for service.

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4.0Dined on June 3, 2018

We met some friends at City Winery for Sunday brunch. The food was excellent - probably the best panini I've ever had. Our waitress was friendly and attentive. There is a nice courtyard for outdoor dining.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

John Waite concert

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2.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Extremely long wait for service once seated. Didn’t even receive our drinks or wine orders until 50 min after being seated. 2 times a drink order was incorrect, the second time the original incorrect drink was just poured into a new glass (requested margarita with no salt, came with salt, next glass no salt on rim but drink was extremely salty). Overall spent 3 hours here because of long waits for service and no check in.

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4.0Dined on May 16, 2018

We love coming here whether for dinner or a concert! We ate outside this time which was delightful. Food is good. Nice wines. Service could be a bit more attentive. Great concerts. Wonderful special programs. We will be back!

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4.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Waiter was slow.

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

The food and atmosphere was great. My only "issue" was the server wasn't as attentive to our table as he was with others around us. He walked past us constantly, he only visited our table when we called out to him.

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2.0Dined on May 13, 2018

I went mid day it's not really no food to order at that time would have been better if had more food

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Great atmosphere and venue. The service was a little slow.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

We got married at City Winery so we returned for our 5 year anniversary. Great spot, great wine, amazing service!

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1.0Dined on May 6, 2018

From the horrible service to the cold food. Nothing about this place I would recommend. They were also out of Malbec wine, weird considering this is a place specializing in wine.

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3.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Don't be fooled - if you try to reserve an outdoor table, City Winery will not honor it. Sat at the bar while waiting for an outdoor seat to become available and our bartenders were incredible. Extremely knowledgeable, offering samples, and very attentive. Once seated outside, we shared a burrata, charcuterie board and duck tacos. The food is beautifully presented, comes out quickly and has great flavors profiles. While you can get burrata and charcuterie anywhere, the duck tacos are really unique and marinated in one of their wines. However, service was a struggle. It was nearly impossible to get a second round of wine, waiter walked past multiple times without acknowledging us and had to hail the manager. Icing on the cake when the waiter brought the wrong bill to the table and didn't apologize, but instead said "you might want theirs, it's cheaper!"(it wasn't...) In summary, sit in the bar, taste a ton and order a few small plates with the great bar staff.

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4.0Dined on May 5, 2018

A little noisy, but food, drinks and atmosphere were very enjoyable. Would go again.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

So fun! We had a great time having a casual night!

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Server was great and checked back many times. service standards meet. Food was prepared correctly to our requests.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Great food and friendly service

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

The restaurant was really nice, but the food wasn’t as great as expected. The portions are smaller than most and it cost just as much, which was disappointing.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We had a wonderful waitress but as restaurant got busier she seemed to be the only person taking orders. The food was so so for brunch. We absolutely love the food in the evening but brunch needs work. Love the venue but daytime needs some work.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The ambience here was great and all of the food was fantastic. We had these mushroom mozarella balls and they were to die for. My short ribs were fork tender. Great decor and will be back to catch a show next time!

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The appetizers were great, but our party of five was underwhelmed by our entrees.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

As always great to take time with nice dinner before going in to listen to your special event for that evening. Overall service from James in restaurant was very good prior to us going to see English Beat.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Went there for the first time on Monday to see a concert and have dinner. Haven't stopped telling our friends about the wonderful experience. We already have tickets for another show and plan to have dinner. Had no problem parking and was a very easy commute from the South Suburbs.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Always a great date site for food and entertainment in a relaxed atmosphere off the beaten path. Sound stage had problems though which were a bit annoying, but Cross was good at managing the distraction

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Always a delight anytime of the day! The food never disappoints and the ambiance is warm and inviting.

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1.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Went there with friends for Easter Sunday gathering, the place wasn’t busy and yet it took an hour to get drinks and when we finally got our food they had messed up several of our orders. The server was not very polite or attentive. Needless to say we won’t be going back again!

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3.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Changed their lunch menu. Selection is less now. Parking horrible. Didn't offer valet. Had to leave without eating because my friend could not find parking but received full bill.

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1.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Celebrating a milestone at work and we were 1 of 3 tables in the restaurant and the service was abysmal. We had one person in our group order soup for her entree. We asked repeatedly about her soup and got many versions of its coming. The soup did arrive after all of the rest of the 16 person party had eaten and several had already left to go back to the office. It was an unfortunate experience for a celebratory lunch.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Always enjoy the food. Compliments to chef. Margaritas are pretty good.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Absolutely Awesome food and service was fantastic. The variety of wine is amazing and the staff is very informative as well knowledge able of the wine selections. If you go please try the scallop with carrot puree it is delicious and you really will be upset that you only get two.

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

we took our family there to celebrate my mom’s birthday. It was a brunch and the brunch menu is very limited. Having eaten there before and enjoyed the food, I was okay with the limited menu. This time, The food was just OK. The frittata, chicken and waffles and crabcakes were all pretty tasteless. My son did enjoy the brunch flatbread, but We would’ve had a more enjoyable meal at the local pancake house which is kind of sad . our server was very nice. Unfortunately all they could do for a birthday dessert was a scoop of ice cream with a candle. I had hesitated to bring a cake because it was a “nicer” restaurant But I should have just brought it. but I should have just brought it.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

our server (DAVE) was great - he knew the menu, good recommendations, was at our beckoning call with food and beverages - we had a blast before Doyle Bramhall II show - highly recommend - especially if you are doing a music gig there.

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1.0Dined on February 19, 2018

No waiter came by for 10 minutes, so we left

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3.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Cocktails, wine and food were all good, but nothing special. Service was good, although our waiter, while he did his job just fine, seemed like he would rather have been anywhere else. Probably wouldn't make a special trip to the Barrel Room if I didn't have tickets to the music venue aftwards, but if you do have tickets to a show, the Barrel Room is not just convenient, but has a warm ambiance and good food and drinks at a reasonable price. We'd go back if we had tickets to a show.

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3.0Dined on February 12, 2018

Appreciate the menu change but service is not up to par. We ordered several small plates for sharing before seeing music. We ate in the dining room, not the music hall. It wasn’t busy in the dining room, but the servers did not refresh plates as new appetizers arrived. We had to ask for replacement silverware that was removed. Given the many dining options nearby, I will likely eat elsewhere the next time I see music there.

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