City Works - Vernon Hills

4.5
192 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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Great Beer
Casual
Our restaurant offers a sprawling craft beer list with 90 local and global varieties, classic American food with brilliant chef-driven twists, and an upbeat, energetic atmosphere. With gigantic HDTVs and state-of-the-art A/V, City Works is the unique pairing of the ultimate sports bar and delightful restaurant. Genuine People. Genuine Hospitality. We live by these words and they remind us to be the best versions of ourselves for each other and our guests. We specialize in hosting the party and we strive to make your day a little better every time you visit. WERE BEER GEEKS, NOT BEER SNOBS. Beer is a drink of the people - so no matter what your taste, we have something for everyone. We're happy to guide you through our lists to help you find a new favorite. Not a beer-lover? No problem, we have wine on draft too, as well as a full cocktail menu. Consider us the unique marriage of the ultimate sports bar and delightful restaurant.

Support City Works - Vernon Hills during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 192 people are saying
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LisaC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great happy hour...fried pickles were awesome! Will be back!

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CatherineK
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

food was not that great - tenderloin slider and it was tough! I was disappointed.. Service was slow to bring water when asked for a glass and drinks

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vipWheels
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time, good spot for football games

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HollyC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice evening with friends, felt very safe with lots of space from the next table.

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vipConsue
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Good place, a long selection of beer and nice staf

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Barb
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Our server Armie was very good, very friendly and on top of things. We will be back.

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AimeeH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the perfect, safe evening out dining outside!

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vipJoyfulLiving
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great spot we were hoping was open for "brunch", and it was! Food was fantastic, it wasn't crowded (got there at 10:30) - service was great, and food was so surprisingly delicious - and don't get me started on the Mimosa flights!! Can't wait to go back again!

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Redhed615
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Very large beer selection. Good service. Nice atmosphere for indoor and outdoor dining.

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vipSusieR
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for a fun happy hour! We felt Covid-safe while we dined. We really enjoyed the flight of beer, especially the Scarlet Fire. We’ll be back.

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vipFoodie4Life138
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time back inside a restaurant since covid hit and it was a great experience. I went during the lunch hour and I felt very safe. The service was fantastic as always and the food excellent. Everything was clean and all employees and patrons sitting inside were wearing masks unless eating.

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vipGourmetGnome
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

We ate outdoors - expected outdoor heaters based on website info and our reservation request. Turns out they don't have heaters. Enjoyed our dining experience although the ribs were considered too spicy and had been boiled rather than smoked. The fish tacos were OK - not much flavor. Salmon entree was BEAUTIFUL! All of us should have ordered that!

City Works - Vernon Hills
Responded on October 8, 2020

We're disappointed to hear that our food fell short of your expectations. From your description, it does sound like there was certainly an inconsistency with seasoning across the board but are unsure what may have caused you to believe our smoked ribs were boiled. You can trust that we'll be discussing this with the chef. Would you mind reaching out to me at themerka@bottleneckmgmt.c om ? We'd like the opportunity to correct these mistakes with our team and show you a better experience.

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viplfgal
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience with my 91 year old mother and 18 year old niece. Something for everyone. Loved the Rock ‘n Roll brunch menu. Outstanding customer service. Free appetizer with Bottleneck app. Looking forward to trying the Orlando location this Sunday!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good is really good! Beer selection is great!

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StaceyA
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love their outdoor seating area. Server was very good. Food was delicious

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vipCP10
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellently prepared. Great beer selection.

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LucianT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was good, however, the choices were pretty limited and we understand that. The restaurant was not crowded (Sunday evening) and pretty quiet inside and on the patio.
Service could be improved; we ordered fried pickles as appetizers and we were brought pretzels.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night out with my husband

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LMK65
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Would have given 5 stars EXCEPT the bill included a 4% COVID Service fee. I’ve been to several restaurants during the pandemic & have never had this charge. It wasn’t explained up front by the server nor on the menu. I get the impact of the pandemic on businesses but adding a hidden fee is not the answer.

Service & food was good. Ambiance isn’t warm & inviting but it is comfortable.

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GreggS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

We go here regularly and it is a great place. For some reason our order took exceptionally long this time. They did provide a coupon for next time. All in all great environment, good food & our server was still good.

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JodiG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food3service2ambience4

Our server never came back after the food was served. Never refilled our drinks. We actually flagged another server to get refills. The food tool a long time to come our, but was good tasting.

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vipkaysalee
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed the patio dining, food, service and ambience was great except for the mosquitos.. All three of us got bitten and that kind of dampened the fun.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and good happy hour deals!!!

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JulieS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awsome food was great

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vipFrancisA
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really good food, friendly, fast service and nice ambiance.

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OzzyContreras25
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing date just under $100 but my girlfriend and I got two flights An appetizer and we both had a meal. It was amazing the waitress checking on us many many times. I would definitely go back

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vipFoodie
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Happy Hour! Excellent service

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StaceyA
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fun time. Great outdoor seating . Good food and drinks

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KelseyS
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall1food5service4ambience4

Unmasked guests were consistently lead within inches of our table.
Unmasked children coughed and laughed ACROSS from our table.
Unmasked guests walked in and out of the building, repeatedly, within INCHES OF OUR TABLE.
There are scientifically-based state mandates for a reason - TO PROTECT YOUR CUSTOMERS - I will only be patronizing restaurants that follow the law.

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vipKent
Chicago
120 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service with an excellent menu. The outdoor dining is one of the best and most comfortable. The server we had went out of her
Way to make our dinner enjoyable.

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vipswindakina
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Good food and outside tables were spaced out. Limited selection on beers at this time. It did bother us, however, that our server’s mask was not covering her nose.

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vipDanL
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The problem was server repeatedly lowered her mask to speak with us. 3 times. I explained the purpose of the mask is to wear it when speaking. I told the manager but the problem persisted. Food was OK.

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vipEJ94
Chicago
80 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They did great job following state guidelines!
Service great, food great!

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vipDAMAD
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Burgers were amazing juicy and tasty fries are simply the best!! Caesar salad is best without olives and boiled egg!! On of the top places. Nice patio for social distance!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love our date nights here! Great seating inside or out. The menu has something for everyone! Fantastic food!

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KellyC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night with friends watching the cubs game!

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StaceyA
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great overall experience. Good food, good service, great atmosphere

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vipKent
Chicago
120 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Comfortable settings and good service a value for the money

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vipMango
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Limited menu right now, but outstanding choices!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sunday afternoon early dinner - not crowded, GoId service, everyone liked their meal. Can’t ask fir more thank that!

FAQs

City Works - Vernon Hills does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

City Works - Vernon Hills is rated 4.5 stars by 192 OpenTable diners.

City Works - Vernon Hills does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://onelink.quickgifts.com/merchant/bottleneck-management-group/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.