City Winery Chicago

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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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Sun 11:00AM - 12:30PM 5:00PM - 6:30PM
Mon - Thu 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 12:30PM 5:00PM - 6:30PM
Fri 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 12:30PM
Sat 11:00AM - 12:30PM

What 803 People Are Saying
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AB
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

This was a good place for a group, however the service was just ok . Everyone that ordered fries received cold fries. The burgers were well done when some were requested to be cooked medium. The server brought more fries, some of which were still cold, and a new burger. The burger was much better the 2nd time around. Somewhat disappointing overall experience for girl's trip.

FL
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food was just okay they did not have any jalapeno or serano to spice things up
Service was fine. No major problems but nothing special

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

A friend’s birthday

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

I moved to the city almost 4 years ago & I was so excited to FINALLY check this off my bucket list. Such a disappointment. The wine was awful & the service was even worse. The food was mediocre at best. I never write bad reviews, but such a waste of time & money.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and wine! Service was top notch!

GD
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner and the cocktails (Lemon Drop Martini - delicious) and wine tasting was great! This is my third time at the City Winery and each time has been a wonderful evening out!!

MR
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating our anniversary and we were treated to champagne and cheesecake. Our server was very attentive.

j
Chicago
53 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch, great service courtesy of Matt, TJ, and now Gabriel. Perfect!

k
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Food was great. Wine was great. Service was horrible. Waitress rarely checked on us. I had to ask a bartender for the check after we waited for a half hour and couldn’t find her.

SH
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Bill was a fantastic server! Thanks for a wonderful evening.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

Our food was served cold. As well as the steak wasn’t cooked correctly, sent it back, brought a new one, and that one was over cooked. The place is beautiful inside and out but the food was very much lacking for the price paid

M
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an awesome time at City Winery. We were given a free tasting sample upon our arrival. The wine was delicious and the food was very tasty. I would recommend to anyone visiting the Chicago area of a nice meal and great ambiance.

JL
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delicious lunch on the patio on a beautiful day. Our server, Bill, was attentive and helpful with all of my questions. Manager Matt showed us around the venue as we are considering it for a future event.

GG
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Definitely felt like I paid for the area and atmosphere versus quality food. Extremely small menu! I ordered the Risotto and added shrimp, the risotto was way too hard. The Margarita's tasted good!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and wine, beautiful setting. Our server Tia was absolutely wonderful! Knowledgeable, personable, and so fun. Would recommend for sure - big group or small.

MN
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

City Winery was amazing! Lovely atmosphere and our server was very nice.

AD
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Overall the experience was lackluster. It took nearly 25 minutes for us to get a glass of wine after being seated due to confusion between staff. After that, the staff didn’t make any effort to make up for it. No percentage off the bill, desert etc. Food was okay, nothing great. Prices are overall okay for the West Loop, but since the food and wine were nothing special I won’t be back. Also we were headed to the United Center for a concert and it took forever to get the bill.

CS
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the City Winery dining and concert experience. Great concert venue, love the menu, wine and service are always excellent.

JJ
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ben was great server. Great recommendations and the food was delicious!
However we wanted to buy some bottles of wine to go and the customer service at the store counter was lacking. Including the Manager talking down to his employees in front of customers. Not cool!

MS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

I use to like this place more. Food wasn't very good, especially for the price. Ambiance also use to be a bit more upscale. Place has gone down hill a bit.

S
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good service and our server Adam was the best!

j
Chicago
53 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Asia,Adam and TJ did a very great job today as joint managers and servers. Kudos to all for a superb brunch.

OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

It would have been 5 stars but there was a mixup in the kitchen and one of our party members didn’t get her food. She ended up getting it to go a half hour later but we weren’t sure why it was such a debacle.

U
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Not sure where to begin. Our server was extremely nice and at the same time very inept. Our drink order took a long time to receive. When our food arrived it was lukewarm and we still had to wait to get our silverware. The server kept forgetting to bring our check and had to be tracked down. Luckily we were able to pay in cash or we would still be waiting.
Overall disappointing.

p
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

The place was fabulous but the experience was ok. We expected the wine and food to be way better. We felt that the wine was average. We also felt that there wasn’t enough goat cheese in the mushroom and goat cheese risotto balls, the calamari was average, and the braised duck tacos needed a little bit more spice and heat to it. But nonetheless, the place looks amazing, just needed a little work on the food. We would probably try something else the next time we go there.

CB
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful scallops special - so good that I would LOVE to have the recipe - outstanding wine, so-so dessert - our server Sally C was OUTSTANDING - my dinner companion is vegan, and Sally was terrific in advising her all the best vegan dishes, having a clear understanding of ingredients and cooking methods used. She was "just right" attentive and could not have been more pleasant - THANK YOU SALLY C!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The food was not very good. We both had the Beyond Burger and it was over cooked and dry. The fries were greasy and we seemed to have gotten the bottom of the barrel because we were served mostly very small pieces. We had to dig the container for anything longer than 1/4 of and inch.

GC
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, the food was absolutely amazing and a very cool dining experience, our group was extremely happy.

HJ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delightful evening in roomy dining room in his historic brick building!
Really nice and attentive servers!

s
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

I've been coming to City Winery for years and it's always been delicious. Up until now. We tried 5 different things and the only winner was the garlic shrimp. Our slamon was so overdone it was chewy and tough, not how you want your salmon. The flatbread was soggy, our brussel sprouts were so charred(burnt) you really couldn't eat them. Spinach dip was ok, not great. That said, our server never came back to check how our food was. We had to hunt her down several times. Which was odd as they weren't very busy for a Friday night. Wine and cocktails were very good, but the rest of the meal and service was really lacking that night I'm sad to say. I've come to expect more from City Winery and this experience was quite disappointing.

J
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 3

service was very slow and waiter was not well trained at all. food was good. we sat out doors on patio and seats were not very comfortable. wine was good.

I
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The food was underwhelming, service was sub par, and the dessert selection was lacking. The one redeeming quality was the wine. I would return to visit the concert venue, but not to dine.

K
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to City Winery before a friends wedding for a couple of appetizers and drinks. The staff was very friendly from start to finish! We had the meat and cheese tour along with the calamari, and both were delicious. We also enjoyed a glass of their wine which was also pretty tasty! We would definitely go back to City Winery for a fun date night or to catch a show.

MO
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great service. Food is has a lot of flavor. The drinks are some of the best around.

M
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

The service at City Winery was very disappointing there seemed to be one waitress for the entire restaurant. An hour into dinner and only had received our appetizer, our server came to tell us they sold out of one of the entrees we ordered. So the waiting game began. Our dinner turned into a three hour dinner. Food was ok, ambiance was good. It was our first time at City Winery and we were not impressed.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great for large groups! Went for brunch. Sat outdoors and the staff was very patient accommodating us - we had many kids, lots of preferences in seating.
Good vegetarian options too, and nice drinks.

G
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

This is a great place to see a show and enjoy a glass of wine or two. The restaurant is overpriced.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

City Winery was an exquisite restaurant . The ambiance was beautiful. The restaurant set the mood for a date, good friends catching up, ladies night, just the guys or quick stop after work. The wine list is phenomenal with a variety of choices. I had a couple of glasses of Grenache. The taste is smooth but bold and crisp. My date had the specialty cocktail El Camparian. Overall, City Winery is a must and if your lucky there may be a show the evening of your visit.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

City winery is always a great visit! Their food is amazing (especially their burrata with roasted cherry tomatoes!). I will happily return here time and again despite it being a drive across town. The west loop red is my favorite from their tap wines!

OT
Oxford
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Staff was super nice

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