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 763 People Are Saying
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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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!

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Oxford
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Staff was super nice

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Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lunch was great, but I was unaware that there was a private event that afternoon. As a result there was a limited menu and they were packing up chairs and tables as we were eating.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome! Got served right away and things went smoothly!

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J
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place. The food is great and the service is amazing.

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m
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Service was slow. Wine prices were high compared to others like Coopers Hawk.

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WN
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for brunch for the first time, and we were really impressed. Menu was creative and memorable. We’ll brunch there again!

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JL
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

We did arrive in time. Were seated inside. It was my birthday and felt excited. As we waited. Our waitress seemed nice, but it took way to longer for the server to bring our drinks to us. We also wanted ti eat. But as we waited again to order our food, still way to long . Overall I feel atmosphere was nice. But way to loud my husband and I could not hear each other at times.
I will not be returning. Unfortunately this was the 2 time we’ve eaten there. Our first visit was a few years ago. It was average in my review. Very pricey.

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M
Chicago
85 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Was good place for pre concert meal!!

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome views great service and food

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t
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My reservation was when they first opened so the noise level was low. The exercise class that was happening on the second level generated tolerable noise. Was greeted with free champagne and the service was terrific. Very please with food and food choices. Can't wait to return.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

While in town with the National Restaurant Show our group was excited to check out City Winery after hearing nothing but greatness about their locations. We grabbed a dinner reservation for a party of 14 (actually ended up seating 10 or 11)

The place was empty, yet we continually had to go to the bar to get our drinks. When present our waiter served the wrong drinks to the wrong guests. Numerous of us ordered reds. We were surprised when our glasses of Pinot Noir and Zinfandel were served CHILLED.

Every protein was served severely over cooked. One guest was served his salad after entree plates were cleared from the full party. When issues were brought to the attention of both our server and bartender NOTHING was addressed. At no point did a manager check in on our experience, nor did they come out to address the table after poor service was noted.

After hearing the reputation of what a great brand and experience City Winery provides we were severely disappointed. Hopefully this single location is an oddity to what is known as a great chain.

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CS
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

had a great table for a big group up the stairs, very attentive service, shared a lot of good dishes, lovely wine reasonable priced, did get kicked out at the end of the night and felt rushed on a fri night they closed at 11.

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C
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We chose to dine before the Lizz Wright show, thinking there was going to be a great menu to choose from that was related to her concert. Had no idea it was going to be just 3 items. Kinda surprised, but we managed to find awesome selections anyway. The duck tacos were nothing short of amazing! Highly recommend them! We also enjoyed a burger and pulled pork. All expertly prepared and so quickly delivered to our table! Another exemplary experience here! We will return! Love your venue! Lizz’s concert was thoroughly enjoyable as well! Cannot wait to see her again!!

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d
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

went for a dinner with friends. waited a while for a server manager took our drink order waited again for server tuna overcooked was disappointed as have eaten there before

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LS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This was a mother's day surprise for my sister visiting from new Orleans and she was very impressed with the ambiance and the vast wine selection. The food was so delicious we are already planning to come again to see a performer at the venue.

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AM
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Wine and ambiance were great but was underwhelmed by the food and the service was alright. Our server was very nice but we were in the semi-private room and they probably needed more staff for Mother's Day. It also seemed like they forgot about our party or reservation as we had to wait about 20 minutes for our table to be set up.

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OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my mother and my family to City Winery for Mother’s Day. They had bottomless mimosas and good brunch menu. The French toast, steak & eggs, and crab cake. There is plenty of room and plenty of drink options to choose from. I will definitely come back again for the music shows, food and drinks.

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JS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great experience for a family reunion. Thank you,

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

So loud you can barely hear the person across from you

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G
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

City Winery has a lot to offer! We ate a delicious dinner in the main dining room and enjoyed great service. Looking forward to coming back again for a band or entertainment experience.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food and ambiance were great! Loved the burrata and the shrimp appetizers!

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VS
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Made the reservation when we arrived the restaurant has been closed 15 minutes prior to our reservation.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Food was fine. We were seated at a table too big for our group, so with the noise level we couldn’t really talk to each other. They didn’t bring a wine menu, this is supposed to be a wine restaurant right? Our waitress forgot to put in our appetizer so it came out late and with our food. Generally the service was very poor. This was a horrible place to spend our evening.

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Chicago
51 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always excellent with service & level of food. Certainly ideal for wine selection. Had excellent service with Tia- very enjoyable.

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KH
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

We visited City Winery for a business dinner with clients -- a total of 12 of us. The service was ridiculously slow and inattentive -- in spite of the restaurant not seemingly that busy. We ordered appetizers which were delivered in a reasonable amount of time. However, the waitress left and did not return for 30 minutes - I had to flag her down to come take our orders. The appetizer plates were not removed from the table for another 30 minutes and, when they were, the dirty silverware was removed from the plates and placed on the table for use with our main courses! The food was just 'o.k.'. My risotto was more like a large bowl of brown rice -- somewhat watery rather than creamy; the 'ribeye' was like a sirloin - really tough; some had the halibut, the pasta, the duck tacos, etc. Everyone said their food was just 'o.k.' And everyone said the service was the worst part of the evening. I will not go back to City Winery -- with or without clients. Really disappointing.

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A
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing! Burrata is a must try and wine selection is great!

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Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great experience! We had a group of 10 for a work dinner and our waiter was extremely patient and accommodating with our questions and food restrictions.

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SH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this venue for dinner and a show. The staff is phenomenal as is the food and wine. I always get the Burrata and West Loop Red...absolutely amazing!!

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

It was pretty dead when we first walked in. Very slow. The server looked like she had a large amount of tables over the course of the hour we were there. And as things progressed, she just couldn’t keep up. We only saw her 3 times our entire meal. The easiest thing we ordered was a chia parfait and it took 20 min to be delivered to the table AFTER all the rest of the food. And it had no toppings. They removed it from the bill. And it took 20 min to track her down to get the bill. Food was ok.

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C
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Sunday brunch "home run" for our group of 16. Last minute reservation find on Open Table because our planner (me) forgot to make reservations. The restaurant was extremely helpful in making our big group feel at home. Food and drinks were excellent and everyone was happy with the brunch choices here, even the vegans. Highly recommend this place for big or small groups. It looks like they also have some great live music here in the evenings. I will definitely plan to come again.

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Y
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I went here for a birthday brunch on Sunday. I marked that it was for a birthday on Opentable and we were greeted with a birthday sign on the table, a champagne toast, and then a free dessert! They made it so special for my friend’s birthday.

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CA
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Pretty good experience. We were the only group in the room, which was great. Music was a little loud and I was worried I'd walk out smelling like a campfire but overall a good experience.

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SN
Naples
8 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent location, wine list

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MR
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

We were sat in the corner and there was not much activity in the restaurant. Our server came over and spoke a mile a minute--literally didn't breath as he hurriedly tried to get us to purchase a mimosa carafe before bounding off. He came back several minutes later and we ordered. After sitting for about 20 minutes, one of our meals came from a food runner who dropped it off and ran away. It's presentation was less than desirable. Then we sat there waiting for the other meal to arrive, my food growing colder, as we tried to flag down our server or anyone for that matter. About 15 minutes later, the other dish still hadn't arrived and the table behind us who sat later than we had were given their meals (and our server still hadn't come by), I finally went up to the front desk to alert them to the issue. At this point, we had to leave, unfed and unsatisfied. Not a great experience at all.

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SR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

I will never eat here again. Service was sooo slow and the food was okay (not worth the $$). We ordered mimosas and did not get them until we finished eating our meal. We tried to grab anyone's attention and it was like they wanted to avoid you. Worst service I have ever had- there were maybe 12 people there so it was not like they were too busy to help us.

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JO
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Experience is good but the bar closes too early for a vibrant area in Chicago.

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j
Chicago
49 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful ambience for the oenophile and the rest of us. And with a great outdoor area in the spring. Modern California type fresh cuisine wll informed.

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F
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great experience! Amazing space well utilized. Came for brunch/lunch and will be back for sure. Two glasses of complementary champagne each with an amazing meal was an added bonus.

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Chicago
51 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

City Winery great for eating and more importantly to wonderful music. We have been many times- worthwhile joining Membership that can allow you 'free' parking and key advance notice on upcoming concerts. As the weather changes in spring, eating/drinking space will also move to outside. Overall food and wine, combined with service has always been high to 'excellent' level. Enjoy!!

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