DOC Wine Bar - Lombard

4.7
638 reviews
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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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Chicago
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice place for lunch, business lunch or light dinner. Love the butcher block samples (two sizes) and in good weather, outside dining is enjoyable.

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CP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great wine choices, knowledgeable staff, great service, food options were excellent and delicious. Will definitely be back

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TB
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day

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TA
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, the bruschetta's were amazing. Went for Mothers Day, everything we had was delicious. Will definitely be going back.

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k
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was warm and friendly from the surroundings to the staff. Service was top notch! Our waitress was very pleasant and offered some suggestions on popular dishes. Excellent variety of food choices. The wine list is quite extensive and fairly priced. Definitely will return!

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

Our waiter was very attentive with his service and made sure we sat somewhere comfortable for our group.

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MP
Chicago
96 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super tasty food and great service. Filet trio and grilled cheese were delicious. Thanks

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GM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Was beautiful inside and hostess and waitress were both amazing! Staff bringing out the food seemed very rush and were handing out our food to other tables. We ordered the meat and cheese board and yes priced really great but portions were tiny and not at all what we all excepted. Food was ok but have had way better elsewhere where prices were comparable.

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EG
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Restaurant was quite loud with a loud drunk woman nearby that might have skewed our review. Wine list by the glass was long, but our waitress didn’t offer much advice other than offering a sample. Food was very good but it took a very long time to come out of the kitchen.

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KJ
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love DOC. Food is great and service is always great. Their dates, flatbread and wrightwood salad are always our staple meal for lunch.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

We liked the new decor. We were there celebrating a birthday and noted it on the reservation, but I was not acknowledged by the waitstaff.

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TA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb service and top notch food!!! Never disappoints!

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GG
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a beautiful little spot for some wine and dinner. The service was amazing! I would recommend making reservations as it fills up quickly!

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JD
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, good service, nice vibe! I enjoyed the Tony's Rigatoni. Tasty!

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AW
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always good food but disappointed the steak with butter was taken off the menu and replaced with one with an orange and mushroom combo. I didn’t try it but wish they would’ve kept the steak frites.

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K
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beware if you don’t drink wine, other cocktail were $13 each!

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AM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An awesome experience! In the sea of dining options in the mall/shopping area, WOC felt like an oasis. I dined on a Wednesday evening and had my pick of seating at the bar or a table. As a party of 1, I opted for the bar.

The menu was not overly large and offered interesting takes on several dishes. I opted for the burger and fries along with the salad appetizer. I can say the description of the burger on the menu piqued my interest and did not disappoint. It was one of the better burgers that I have had for certain. I also considered the calamari, rigatoni and charcuterie board as all seemed delicious.

Service at the bar was friendly and top notch. The manager or owner was also very visible and checked in on my dining experience as well.

I would highly recommend this restaurant and may dine there again tonight!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and wine was excellent. Maybe a bit pricey but overall a very enjoyable experience.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good was amazing would definitely recommend it to anyone

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S
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place!

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SB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love it here. Thank you for great service, wine and food!

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W
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love their butcher blocks. Nice selection of items. Chorizo wrapped dates always great also wrightwood salad. Comfortable good service!

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

Great wine and excellent bruschetta! One of our favorite restaurants!

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L
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server, Brea, was sooo excellent. Food was incredible. Will definitely go back. We ate in the bar. Awesome.

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DC
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Four of us dined here and as always really enjoyed our meals and wine. We are especially fond of the crab cakes!!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a nice evening out catching up. Love the new decor!

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T
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal experience. They gave us a free dessert and drinks after asking us to slide our table over to accommodate more customers. Butcher's board was very tasty and the wine was as advertised.

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LZ
Chicago
61 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed the wine list. Great to have a wine flight and try different types of wine. The pistachio bruschetta needs to have more chunky pistachios as cannot really get any type of crunch. The meat and cheeseboard are always great. Would love fig jam or figs on there as who the heck doesn’t like figs.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best thing I could ask for was I was seated quick, experience was efficient, food and drinks were amazing! Created a special menu for Hallmark holiday.
Staff was friendly and professional.

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C
Chicago
49 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

I’ve been here several times, but this occasion I wasn’t very impressed. The food was ok, portions were very small on the charcuterie plate and the service can only be described as odd. Our server wasn’t professional and was constantly lingering around our table. It was very uncomfortable.

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Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I was very impressed with the crab cakes. Yum!

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AD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

food was good and so was the service. I would go back and recommend it

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W
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We have been here a couple of times recently. Service was great and food was good.

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p
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Wine seems a bit overpriced but otherwise a vey good spot

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

We have a 7:00pm reservation and were seated right away. We sat at our table for 35 minutes without acknowledgment. One server did try to serve us someone else’s dinner but that was the only interaction we had with the staff. Worst service I have ever had. Needless to say we left at that point and on our way out a server said “thanks for dinning with us.” Ha.

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Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was great. Staff was attentive. Portions were small and prices were high.

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K
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our Anniversary and we sat at the bar. The bartender was very friendly, helpful and comped us some champagne for our anniversary! We had a lovely time and the food was great too!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we were just gonna get the crispy brie (best appetizer ive had in a while) and a large butchers plate of cheese and meat but all the menu items looked so good that we ended up getting the Cubano which was also amazing and the Brie and Apple Flarbread! Such great food and we were able to take the panini and flatbread home which reheated fine! most definitely will be coming back soon

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T
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience at the Wine Doc. I took my daughter there for the excellent focaccia and cheese board. The following week went back with my best friend and her sister. We are never rushed, service is friendly and environs. Food is great!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We all really liked this place. The charcuterie board was awesome and the burgers were really good too. Nice wine list as well.

The only downside was our waiter who was impatient and seemed completely annoyed that he had to wait on us. Fortunately there was this other girl (just like a bus/water girl who was absolutely delightful...we actually tipped her).

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