DOC Wine Bar - Lombard

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Contemporary American
Welcome to D.O.C Wine Bar - Lombard. We are elated to serve you as your neighborhood wine bar and bistro. We believe that wine is the "nectar of the gods" and should be enjoyed by all, novices and connoisseurs alike. While we take what we do seriously, first and foremost, we believe drinking wine should be fun. It is our goal to offer a large variety of wine spanning the globe without any of the factors that may cause intimidation and hinder your enjoyment. Established in 1963 and implemented in 1966, the Denominazione di Origine Controllata (DOC) ("Controlled Denomination of Origin") is Italy's equivalent to France's APPELLATION D'ORIGINE CONTRÔLÉE. DOC's are defined by the geographic area of production for each wine, the varieties that can be used, the minimum alcohol content, the maximum yield, and the specifications for aging.

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vipHoustonDiner
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed our recent dinner and wine at DOC wine bar and it has become one of our favorite places. The food is interesting, fresh and delicious. This time we shared the Crispy Brie, Brussel Sprout Salad and Signature Slider Combo Plate. All three were excellent choices and I would recommend them. Our server was very gracious and polite, although it was difficult to get her attention a couple of times because she was chatting with co-workers. We will definitely return.

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Responded on March 9, 2020

Thanks, HousonDiner! Looking forward to seeing you again, soon.

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vipSindiL
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the way around- Excellent!

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Responded on March 5, 2020

SindiL, thank you!

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vipLovestoEatOut
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Disappointed that they didn’t have any non-alcoholic beer or wine.

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Responded on March 3, 2020

Thank you, LovestoEatOut for the review and feedback, definitely something for us to consider. Our team is more than happy to make our guests a mocktail!

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FineWine
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

This is a go-to staple for dinner dates for years. We've always had a great experience. Unfortunately this latest visit did not live up to expectations. The service was slow, but most disappointing was the salmon. We both felt it tasted old and as if it was microwaved. Hard as a rock. Not what you would expect from this type of restaurant and price point. The steak sliders saved the meal.

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Responded on March 3, 2020

FineWine, we appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and review. While we love to hear that you love the sliders, we hate to hear that you were so disappointed with your salmon. Our salmon is actually one of our most popular entrees, cooked to order and never microwaved. We will definitely be sharing your comments with our team to ensure that our recipes are always being followed so that we can continue to deliver superior service and food. Please reach out with any other concerns.

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Kozmc2
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The staff was very polite and attentive. With a great selection of wines and flights, as well as an amazing charcuterie board you cannot go wrong.

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Responded on February 25, 2020

Kozmc2, thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Food was good for the most point. A few issues with our food. But the wine was great and service was good as usual

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Responded on February 24, 2020

We appreciate the review and feedback. Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! From my first interaction with Laura that helped squeeze me into a reservation timeframe that wasn’t initially available; to our gracious host Gustavo that took care of us throughout the evening, everyone was fantastic! To top it off Michael was awesome, taking care of us for my girlfriend’s birthday. Grade A+ establishment, definitely going again.

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Responded on February 24, 2020

Thank you for celebrating with us! We hope to see you again, soon!

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vipHeatherR
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My husband and I decided on this place for our Valentine's day dinner. It was our first time there and it was lovely. We had excellent service and the charcuterie board was delish! We will definitely be going again!

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Responded on February 17, 2020

Thanks for celebrating Valentine's Day with us! Looking forward to seeing you again, soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was very good, different things! Good wind and good service.

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Responded on February 24, 2020

We love to heat that, thanks!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service1ambience5

Food, amazing. Drinks, amazing. Service - eh, I felt watched the entire time we were eating like we weren’t feeling very welcomed. Service should mind their own business

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Responded on February 10, 2020

Thank you for the feedback and review. We will be sharing your comments with our team to ensure that service always remains top of mind with our team.

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vipBobP
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We both had wine and loved our selections. Dinner was good, but the charcuterie board was amazing!

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Responded on January 30, 2020

Thanks, BobP!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food3service4ambience3

Lighting is way to low, especially towards the back near the bathrooms. Very hard to see the menus. Food portions seemed to have gotten smaller. Still very tasty.

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Responded on January 29, 2020

We appreciate the review and feedback.

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vipAlimob
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Bacon wrapped dates stuffed with chorizo is a must order! I get them every time. The kale queso warmed up was also delicious. The crispy brie is good. I probably would not order again because I prefer the authentic presentation brie.

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Responded on February 3, 2020

We appreciate the feedback and review, Alimob!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience1

We would go to DOC on a Tuesday as half price wine. We went this Tuesday but our bill was high. Apparently the Tuesday special has changed to happy hour between 3 & 6. As we were regulars and known to the wait staff I think it would have been nice of them to let us know about this change. We did notice that it was quieter then usual, this may have been a factor. We will not as a group return and will instead look for a new venue to spend our money.

DOC Wine Bar - Lombard
Responded on January 10, 2020

We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and want to apologize for your recent experience. Unfortunately, there was a miscommunication with your server - every Tuesday, it still is half price glasses of wine. (Every Monday - Friday from 3-6pm is half off appetizers with the purchase of wine). Please reach out to us directly - we would like to make it up to you.

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LynL
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful waitress, Brie, as we have had before. Very friendly and helpful. Food was excellent, especially the filet sliders and Wrightwood Salad! Such a good selection of small plates to choose from. Only sad that we forgot to show our rewards account upon payment.

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vipthoganfk
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love coming here. Nice choices of wine and cheese plus main course selections.

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Responded on January 3, 2020

Thank you, thoganfk!

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AnastaciaB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

DOC Wine Bar is my go to restaurant for just about any occasion. Half price bottles of wine on Mondays as well as easily the best burger in the Western suburbs make it a no brainer. A really thoughtful menu includes salads, sandwiches and entrees.The staff is always helpful and attentive.

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Responded on January 2, 2020

Thank you, AnastaciaB!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was awesome! Morgan our server suggested the best foods and wine. She was spot on with what we were looking for. I would recommend this place for a variety of occasions. Hope to be back soon!

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Responded on January 2, 2020

Thank you! We love to hear that you had a great experience with us. Looking forward to seeing you again, soon!

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KarenC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Although the half priced wine tasting was a plus, the ambiance and relaxing atmosphere topped our experience. I recommend trying the salmon, baked Brie appetizer and chocolate chip with vanilla ice cream for dessert.

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Responded on January 2, 2020

KarenC, thank you!

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vipChitownJK
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice place to grab wine with friends. Food menu isn't expansive but quality is solid. Price seems a little high, but not outrageous.

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Responded on December 30, 2019

Thanks, ChitownJK for the feedback.

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vipPJCP
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food and drink were fantastic
Server was good though she forgot our second round of drinks

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Responded on December 30, 2019

PJCP, thank you for the review and feedback.

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Jack
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We really enjoyed the charcuterie board. We had a nice time and would go again.

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Responded on December 23, 2019

Jack, thanks!

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Karen
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was delicious and very reasonable. The wine flights were quite small volume. My three sampler glasses did not even total 2 glasses of wine but yet I paid more for the flight 28$ than had I ordered two of my favorite glasses of wine 24$.

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Responded on December 23, 2019

We appreciate the review, Karen.

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PatS
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch with friends - good food, great service and we weren't rushed at all, even though we spent over 2 hours there.

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Responded on December 18, 2019

PatS, thanks! Please come see us again, soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience2

I haven't been to DOC in several years because I moved out of the area. I decided to take friends to the restaurant since I was in town. We ordered an appetizer and entrees. The appetizer came out 5 minutes after we ordered it, and it just tasted like it had been sitting in the kitchen all day. Bland and not fresh at all. All our entrees came out luke warm and not hot at all. The Server was excellent and tried to remedy the situation by replacing the warm soup with hot soup. The food was just basically lousy. The Chef obviously did not care what he was serving from his kitchen. Too bad because this place use to be really good. If it wasn't for the excellent Server and decent bottle of wine, I would have given this place 1 star. The reataurant was only a 1/4 full on a Friday evening. No chance that any of us will be back.

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Responded on December 10, 2019

We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience and feedback with us. While we love to hear that you enjoyed your service, we hate to hear that your food was such a disappointment. We would like to learn more about how we can improve your experience with us - please reach out privately with your contact details. Thank you.

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vipnas22
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Overall, It was just O.K. The wine is way overpriced, and the food was fair, nothing special.

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Responded on December 2, 2019

We appreciate the feedback, nas22. You'll have to come visit us for Sunday - Tuesday for our daily wine specials!

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vipNC999
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Excellent food for reasonable prices! Try the ricotta and pistachio bruschetta and the Wrightwood chicken salad (get the dressing on the side)

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Responded on November 29, 2019

Thank you, NC999! We appreciate the feedback and review!

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vipRory
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great choice for quiet conversation. Excellent food and of course wine!

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Responded on November 25, 2019

Thanks, Rory!

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vipAlex
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. If you like wine, you are in luck. They offer several options of wine flights, so you can try several wines before you decide on a bottle. They also have a great selection of cheeses, “meats”, and bruschetta to make a charcuterie plate, in addition to their regular menu. The service is always great, and they don’t rush you through your meal. Great location as well.

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Responded on December 2, 2019

Thank you, Alex! We appreciate the review! Please come see us again, soon.

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vipDBizzle
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

12th Anniversary of DOC’s

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Responded on November 18, 2019

Thanks for celebrating with us, DBizzle!

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vipSallyS
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best charcuterie boards ever!

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Responded on November 29, 2019

We love to hear that, SallyS! Thank you!

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DanielleS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I have been here numerous times and really enjoy the food and wine! Food is delicious, never been disappointed! Wine list is great!

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Responded on November 11, 2019

Thanks, DanielleS!

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Paty
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue to meet friends and enjoy some really good wine and appetizers

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Responded on November 11, 2019

Thank you, Paty!

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vipAlice
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

I think the service could be a bit faster, but in general it is all good. Bring back the AHI Sliders!

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Responded on November 7, 2019

Thanks, Alice! We'll let our culinary team know :)

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vipJenniferS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Come for the wine, stay for the food!!! 1/2 off bottle Monday was why we went...but the food was equally as good! Highly recommend the Brussels sprout flatbread.

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Responded on November 6, 2019

Thanks, JenniferS!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time and loved it! Good food, wide variety of wines and great service!

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Responded on November 7, 2019

Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was good and food was excellent.

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Responded on October 28, 2019

Thank you!

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vipLMFoodie
Wilmington
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Wine list is decent. Red rock cheese on the cheeseboard was awesome!

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Responded on October 28, 2019

We appreciate the review, LMFoodie!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went on “half price bottle of wine” Monday night. Not busy at all. Food was great. Our sever was knowledgeable about the wines and did not rush us out.

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Responded on October 23, 2019

Thank you!

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vipVIC54
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday Afternoon lunch was relaxed and just what my daughter and I needed. The food was delicious and our server could not have been more attentive. The kids menu and ice cream that came with all kids menu orders was perfect to keep my 2 year old grandchild happy.

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Responded on October 23, 2019

Thank you, VIC54!

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