About DOC Wine Bar - Lombard


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.

326 Yorktown Center Drive
Lombard, IL 60148
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Hours of Operation:

Monday through Thursday: 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM

Friday: 11:30 AM - 11:00 PM

Saturday: Noon - 11:00 PM

Sunday: Noon - 9:00 PM

Cross Street:
Highland Road & Butterfield

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(630) 627-6666

Website:
http://www.docwinebarchicago.com/

Catering:
Please call and ask for Tony to discuss further details.

Executive Chef:
Steve Goellner

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

DOC Wine Bar - Lombard Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

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4.4

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4.0

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Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

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Cozy (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Bar Seating (4)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Romantic (4)
Tapas (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Fun (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Business Meals (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Sports (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Seasonal (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Butchers plate and bruschetta are always good. Seasonal menu changes. Good wine. Great place for girls night especially on 1/2 price wine nights!

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Seasonal
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We enjoyed our evening at DOC. It was one of the first cold nights locally and after seating us about three tables away from the door, the hostess came over and suggested we move into the restaurant more. That was a nice way to start the night. Our waitress was attentive to our needs without being obtrusive. She seemed to be there right at the right time. We had two starters and then had the four item Charcuterie board. Portion size on the starters was good, and the duck and bruschetta from the board were plenty and what I would expect. The pate and cheese we got were a bit smaller than I would expect and not consistent in size. This was not a deal breaker but something I would at next time. We had dessert and it was tasty and a nice size. Overall, we had a really enjoyable evening and would go back.

Tags: Tapas, Quick Bite, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

I made a reservation a week ahead of time. They put us in the side room, not the main dining room. I asked to get a table in the main dining room and they said it would be another 45 min wait. While we were there, a large group came in with a lot of kids that were being very loud and obnoxious. The other times i have been there have been great. Very disappointed!

Tags: Happy Hour
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

It was cold in the restaurant and it smelled like a sewer.
The food and service were decent.

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Went in for my birthday diner. The service was excellent, the wine selection far exceeded my expectations and the food was outstanding.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Not what I expected, low key, sophisticated

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Food was amazing, wine superb, wonderful atmosphere! Our server was very friendly, fast, and accomodating. I believe her name was Ashely? She didn’t miss a beat!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Atmosphere, food, and service was pleasurable. Menu not large but enough variety to satisfy all. Would recommend and will return in future.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The appetizer plate of different types of bruschettas and cheeses were great - I liked the fact that you could pick combos yourselves. They were also very gracious as I was planning to redeem a credit from open table but had trouble pulling it up on my phone and they honored it anyway - I very much appreciated that. Our waiter was also very patient as we were not always ready to order, for refill of wine etc - he cheerfully came back when we were. I will visit again!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Great spot for an excellent evening with friends over a good bottle of wine, delicious cheeses and small plates.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Great night! Love this place!

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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Delightful! DOC wine bar was a pleasant surprise. We picked the place based on location when I met a friend there on a Friday evening. We enjoyed a wine flight and cheese board to start, then had mini-sliders and split the brussel sprouts salad. The ambiance was conversation friendly, the service was top notch. We'll definitely be back!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tapas, Happy Hour, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Food and service was outstanding!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Great experience! Never disappoints!

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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Always excellent food. Service wonderful. My only complaint is that every time I go there, it is freezing inside. They did make it a tad more comfortable when we asked. Always bring a sweater or light jacket if you get cold, like I do. Haven't been there in winter yet. I will save room for desert next time, as the selections look delicious!

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Kudos to Zach - a great addition to the staff at DOC

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 27, 2017

We loved that they were dog friendly on the patio!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Great wine selection and food choices. Good for a light lunch or heavy appetizers. Very reasonable prices.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Was the perfect place to take my brother visiting from London! Was a perfect place for a night away from his kids. Excellent wine and cheese/meat plate selection. What a great night!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Always great. Great wine list. Meat and cheese plate is fun. Great service.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Tapas, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Cozy, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fun, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Nice wine selection, good food and an enjoyable patio. I recommend it!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 8, 2017

We have frequented DOC many times and this was the first time that we've been disappointed. The bacon wrapped dates had been a favorite but they seem to have changed the sauce they're served in. Pretty bland. The Baja tacos were also lacking any distinct flavor. The fish was underwhelming and the crema pretty uninspiring.

The service for the first time also seemed to miss the mark. Seemed pretty unenthusiastic.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Friends birthday get together. We got there early and sat outside and were there for a couple hours catching up. They were great at keeping up with our needs and not rushing us out. Food and wine was great.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Always worth the trip for the charcuterie board and half price bottles of wines (Mondays).

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·Dined on June 30, 2017

Great food and service!!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on June 17, 2017

We have always had great experiences here, and love the Butcher's board!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Always have a great experience at DOC! I should go more often!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 13, 2017

Great food and service. The location was excellent and next to shopping.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Usually love this place, but the food was not as good as it has been in the past.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Tapas
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 26, 2017

We were early for our reservation and directed to the stand up bar. They brought us stools and soon we were able to go to our table. Love this place!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Great Sunday 50% OFF Wine Flights. Enjoyed the list and food with a friend! Great menu options for sharing! LOVE the Wrightwood Salad! :)

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Romantic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 20, 2017

The server we had was so grumpy and unfriendly. My friend ordered a bitters and sofa mixed drink and he rolled his eyes at her request. I ordered a salad and asked what proteins were available and he said, "uh, chicken." I waited for him to continue and when he didn't I said chicken would be fine. Then he said "well I was going to mention more , but okay." Totally obnoxious and I have dined here often with this being the first bad experience.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 14, 2017

This was the perfect place for my Mother's Day dinner. Service and food were great, free mimosas for mom what more could you ask for. Oh the Lincoln Park chocolate chip cookie was to die for. Thank you.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Coffee
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Make sure to ask for Ally the bartender she's quite personable and we had a very nice time with her. She made it very enjoyable. Food was excellent but she helped make it better.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 14, 2017

The flatbread and butcher's block was excellent. The best I have had from anywhere. Very large wine selection. Food coming out for other tables looked very good.
Only issues were someone coming in for work changed his shirt and shoes in the dining area, very strange. He kept touching his face, hair and elsewhere and then serving food. When cleaning off the table he tipped the butchers block up and let all the crumbs fall all over the table and left it that way. Very sloppy for the type of place and price you pay.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Really like menu something for everyone nice wine list, appetizers. Excellent service.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on May 10, 2017

The cheese and meat selctions for the cheese board were outstanding. Flatbread pizza was awesome. It was a rainy night so it was quiet inside the restaurant which was ok. Wine was ok

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 6, 2017

We were sat immediately as we had a reservation. Our server was really nice and attentive. We ordered several appetizers and the server asked if she could take our menus. We should have realized then that you either order apps or a meal. We had let her know we had not been there before so we would have appreciated a heads up on that note. Food was very good, came to the table hot. We were celebrating a birthday and ordered desserts, they were not good (donuts, banana beignets) were cold, hard and left a film in your mouth. The manager came over, apologized and removed them from the bill as we didn't eat them. We appreciated his response to the situation very much. Overall, a very good experience.

We all agreed that it was extremely difficult to distinguish the staff from the customers. The stafff all wear street clothes. The hostesses were nice but we didn't think they were dressed appropriately at all! Skin tight yoga pants and a t-shirt is no way to greet customers as they enter your restaurant.

Tags: Tapas, Casual, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 6, 2017

The Wrightwood salad is my all-time favorite. Wine selection is varied...something for every taste.

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, People Watching
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Food excellent, but overall very pricey.

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