DOC Wine Bar - Lombard

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$30 and under
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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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MP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place. Good food, great ambiance. A regular place in our rotation. Food prices can be reasonable, if you choose wisely, but wine and cocktail prices are on the high side for sure.

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Responded 5 days ago

MichaelP, thank you for the review! You'll have to come see us next time for our specials: SUNDAY 1/2 price wine flights MONDAY 1/2 price bottles of wine TUESDAY 1/2 price glasses of wine

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MG
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met up with one of my girl friends that I haven’t seen in a while and our server was very sweet and patient since we were very chatty and made sure we were always okay. Good service!

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Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the review, MichelleG!

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RA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Finally made it there. We were a little late for our reservation due to some inclement weather. Great experience

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Responded on September 25, 2019

We love to hear that you enjoyed your experience, RobertA! Thank you for the review.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

The restaurant was very dirty. From the entrance by the hostess stand all the way to our table, the floor was filthy with food and leaves from outside. It looked like they hadn’t vacuumed or swept in days. I won’t be going back.

SV
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Restaurant has a very cool vibe inside, great decor. The butcher block appetizer was tasty and the crab cakes were incredible. Probably the best I have ever had. Would absolutely recommend as place to go with friends or on a date.

m
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite places to eat!

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Responded on September 24, 2019

Thanks, mcat!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Had a great time. Only downside was we had to wait about 25 minutes to be seated and we had a reservation

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Responded on September 16, 2019

We appreciate the review and feedback. Thank you for being patient with us during your wait.

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J
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Garrett was our server and he was fantastic. Made it fun! Should we go back I would definitely request him again.

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Responded on September 12, 2019

We love to hear that, Julie! Looking forward to seeing you again, soon!

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DH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Girl's night out with great food, great wine and great conversation!

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Responded on September 10, 2019

Thank you, DonnaH!

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LM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lots of good choices for cheese boards. The wine flights are nice too. We had a very pleasant and attentive waitress.

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Responded on September 10, 2019

Thank you, LanaM!

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite places for date night! Great food and great service!

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Responded on September 3, 2019

Thank you!

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SO
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love their wine. Great place for girls night!

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Responded on August 29, 2019

Thanks, SarahO!

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CM
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday luncheon

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Responded on August 28, 2019

Thank you, CynthiaM!

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i
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

The restaurant manger did not stop by to see if our meal was good...the waitress only came by to drop the food but did not check if our meal was right which was not. Very disappointing since it was not our first time @ DOC.

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Responded on August 26, 2019

We appreciate the review, irisrivera. We hate to hear that you were disappointed with your recent experience. We pride ourselves on superior service and delicious food in a friendly-neighborhood environment and it sounds like we dropped the ball and for that I apologize. I will be speaking with our team to ensure that the service points you mentioned do not become an ongoing issue. Please feel free to reach out with any additional comments or feedback on how we can improve your experience.

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A
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time. Love the wine flight. Great way to try before ordering a bottle, which we did. Butcher charcuterie, great appetizer because we each picked something that was delicious. Two if us had the sliders, another the panini. I had the rigatoni. All of us pleased with our meal. Felt like we were in a very small intimate club-like environment. Would highly recommend!

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Responded on August 26, 2019

Hi Amber, we love to hear that you enjoyed your recent visit with us. Please come see us again, soon!

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S
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice location. The butchers platter was excellent, enjoyed the Cuban sandwich we shared, and had an overall good experience. Will be going back, might become our pre-theater restaurant of choice.

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Responded on August 26, 2019

Sndcj1, thank you for the review and feedback! We would love to see you again, soon!

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k
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

As I would expect the wine selection was pretty good and I enjoyed my selection, the Cabernet from California. Food was just a little off and I can’t tell you exactly why but both of us felt that it was a little bit like food that wasn’t real.

Maybe we’re spoiled – we’d just had a weekend in Chicago at super wonderful restaurants, and this is more of a chain, but honestly this was pretty average. It wasn’t horrible. Salmon was average. Flat bread was good but not amazing. I was surprised that they served sliced tomato with the salmon entree - that reminded me of the slices you would get on a burger. It was all OK. That’s all I can tell you – food is pretty good to OK and wine is good and I love sitting outside and looking at the sunset and ignoring the parking lot… My waitress was fabulous and all the service was wonderful. There’s not much else I can say. It’s a chain. But if you want to fill your belly and not have a bad experience, and you feel like having a nice glass of wine and sitting outside, or sitting in a highly air-conditioned inner-restaurant with a nice bathroom – this is it!

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Responded on August 19, 2019

Hi katzbro, we appreciate the review and feedback.

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l
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love DOC Wine Bar! Great food and service!

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Responded on August 12, 2019

Thank you, lpreview! We love to hear that !

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LL
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The variety & quality of food is always so good at DOC Wine Bar. Flat breads are great & the Fried Brie as well as one of our favorites, filet sliders, were perfect. Our waitress was efficient and so friendly. Wish I could remember her name. What a wonderful experience!

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Responded on August 12, 2019

Hi LynL, thank you for the review and feedback.

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OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Wine Flights run between 20-30 which isn’t a bad deal. Butchers board has a great selection of meats and cheeses and the banana beignets were great.

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Responded on July 29, 2019

Thank you for the review and feedback. We hope to see you again, soon!

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DC
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always!

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Responded on July 26, 2019

Thanks, DonC!

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OT
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This place never disappoints. They have a good selection of food and great wine.

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Responded on July 23, 2019

Thank you for the review and feedback!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent. Crab cakes nicely seasoned and they melted in your mouth. Will be returning.

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Responded on July 18, 2019

Thank you! Looking forward to seeing you again, soon!

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

Excellent wine selection, charcuterie board never disappoints. We always enjoy a date night out here.

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Responded on July 22, 2019

Thank you for the review! Please come see us again, soon!

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T
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It’s always a great time with a friend when I come here. Food is always great! I’ve brought several people here and always had a great meal.

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Responded on July 11, 2019

Hi Tina, thank you for the feedback and review!

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W
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We enjoy coming on Friday nights and sitting in booth in bar area. Wine selection is good. We usually split a couple of shareables. Sign up for the 4 star program

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Responded on July 8, 2019

Thanks, Windycitygirl! Did you know that you can also earn points for referring friends to sign up for our 4 Star Rewards Program?

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HS
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can't review the noise level as this was a late lunch - the food was outstanding. My friend and I each had a filet slider and a salmon slider - both outstanding. Can't really say much else - nice decor, friendly server and hostess! I'm assuming much more energy in the evening or for a more normally timed lunch, not just prior to a holiday. We were there July 3rd.

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Responded on July 10, 2019

HarryS, thank you for the review! Glad that you enjoyed your experience with us! Please come see us again, soon.

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ML
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 4

Have loved this place for 10 years
Dined and also hosted 2 special events here
Food always amazing
This time our server Amber spoiled the experience tho Not like the usual great servers we have had Acted like she was going out of her way just to do her job Could have done without the eye rolling when we weren’t ready to order or only got one dessert

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Responded on June 24, 2019

Hi Martha, we appreciate the review + feedback. We love to hear that you've had great experiences with us in the past, but hate to hear that your service was such a disappointment. We pride ourselves on superior service and great food in a family-friendly atmosphere and we definitely dropped the ball this time around. I'll be speaking with the manager to ensure that this isn't an ongoing issue with any of our team members. Please feel free to reach out with any additional comments. Thanks, Tony

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TO
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Have had the butchers block, bistro burger, flatbread, Cuban and all have been excellent.

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Responded on June 17, 2019

Thanks, TomO! The Butcher's Block is definitely a fan favorite! See you again, soon!

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 3

I’ve always loved DOC since living is the city. I haven’t eaten there in a couple years. The cheese platter is always my favorite. It was completely plain with no extras and the meat was really warm. Yuck.

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Responded on June 17, 2019

Good morning, thank you for taking the time to share your review. We hate to hear that your cheese platter was a disappointment. We aim to provide the the highest-quality service and food and looks like we dropped the ball and for that I am sorry. We've passed your notes to the manager to ensure that this isn't an ongoing problem. Please feel free to send us any additional feedback about your recent visit, we would love to keep you in our family of restaurants. Thank you, Tony.

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M
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved the extensive appetizer menu. Food was very fresh and tasty! Enjoyed the great choice of wine flights also.

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Responded on June 19, 2019

Thanks, Mimala for the review!

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PV
San Francisco
102 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and excellent wine list. the filet sliders are awesome.

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Responded on June 19, 2019

Thank you, PittVisitor!

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m
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and drinks were very good! We happen to be seated next to a table that had three people screaming at each other during their entire dinner until one of them got up and walked out. It was very distracting.

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Responded on June 17, 2019

Thanks, momof2boys!

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

Lovely & great service. Great food, wine and our waiter was amazing!

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Responded on June 13, 2019

Thanks, LynnC! We love to hear that you had a great experience with us!

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rock star service
Thx for making our anniversary a great time.

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Responded on June 13, 2019

Thanks for the review! Happy Anniversary!

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bree is an amazing server who pays attention to every detail, and her manager, Mike, went out of his way to help celebrate our anniversary with champagne and desert. This was on the house, and they didn't have to do it, but they both went above and beyond to make our day special. If I could give more than 5 stars, I would.

We'll definitely be back! We love D.O.C.

B
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Love the variety of cheeses. Consistently good service, and it is almost always quiet enough to have a conversation with your friends.

BH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Upon entering there was a smell of smoke and could see it in the air, must have ventilation issues. The hostess replied to my questioning of this, saying she was used to it. We were seated immediately and ordered a half bottle of wine, pricey for 1 1/4 glasses a piece. My boyfriend had the chicken, which was tasty, but I had a salad which was very bland and somewhat wet. The wait staff was very attentive but almost to the point of being rushed and annoying. I might go back and try just the starters with a glass of wine and sit outside, where there is no smoke! But, would not highly recommend this place.

B
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Food and wine was great as always. Server looked a bit lost but was nice a guy. When I asked him what kind of rose you guys had he had to flip throug the menu for a few mins.... Also, he could've come by a bit more asking us if we wanted more to drink... we had to ask a few times for more water and wine.

s
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
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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