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Joe's Imports

4.7
353 Reviews
$31 to $50
Wine Bar
A gateway into Chicago’s Fulton Market District lies our boutique restaurant—Joe’s Imports. The space is intimate and inviting, with warm woods, cozy banquets, aged brick, and contemporary European furnishings throughout. Joe’s Imports invites guests to uncork worldly bottles of wine from Joe’s curated selection of unique wines inspired by his travels, while passing plates of modern Mediterranean noshes. Joe’s goal is to take each guest on a vacation in a glass, through each sip of wine.
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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 353 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipKellyB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joe's Imports has the best food and wine and they truly care about your experience including Joe himself who is usually there!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience4

The host sat us immediately but then we waited about 15 min for a server to come over. The host actually came and started taking our orders because he saw us looking around waiting for our server. They need to pay more attention to their customers

Joe's Imports
Responded 5 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent experience at Joe's Imports. I'm terribly sorry to hear that the service provided to you and your party was not up to our Joe's Imports standards. We strive for excellence every day, and when we fall short, reviews such as yours help us improve and grow. I do hope we see you back soon for a much better experience! Sincerely, Dea Bebo General Manager

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fltdixon
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, the service and food was great. Joe’s has become our “go to”place in the neighborhood.

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MURA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

I have been to Joe’s a few times now. Pre and post Covid. I think the food quality is not what it used to be.

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vipFoodie713
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will come back! We tried the Tomato Toast, Brussel Sprouts, Raviolo, and Lamb. The Brussels were the standout followed closely by the lamb. We will order Brussels again and explore some of the other items next time. We didn't drink, but the wine/cocktail menu looked good. Highly recommend!

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Madeline
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great drinks, great service. The tables are spaced out enough to feel comfortable but also feel like you’re not in an empty restaurant. Also an awesome (and somewhat unexpected) playlist!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great tasting food and service. Portions were the smallest I’ve ever had at a West Loop restaurant. The meat entrees were about 3oz of meat and the cost did not reflect the tiny portions.

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vipKatieG
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The avocado toast and ricotta with honeycomb were both so delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Our server was good! Our drinks were good. Our food was okay.

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StephanieL
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m so glad I came here for my birthday. I went on a Sunday night with my boyfriend and it was our first time here. We ordered the whipped ricotta, the parm puffs, the lamb and the ravioli and it was all SO good. We both loved it! Our server was also super sweet. She brought over a cheesecake dessert since it was my birthday and it was also really good. Definitely going back :)

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KimF
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joe's Imports was the perfect spot for a late brunch with my family. The wine was fantastic, and server recommendations on point. Delicious and non-conventional meal combinations fitting of the change in season. I would definitely return again!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was great! Really kind wait staff, well-spaced tables for social distancing, and good airflow (door was open the whole time!). Not to mention all of the brunch food was outstanding - great to feel safe indoors and have great food!

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vipchitownlifestyle
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the crab cake is a must! probably the best crab cake in town. They also have outdoor heating lamps which is a plus for 2020 when outdoor dining is our only option

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joe is the best! I have never had a bad time here. Joe and wait staff are welcoming, accommodating, and thoughtful.

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vipBenjaminG
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joe's exceeds expectations every time I visit. Joe is such a thoughtful host - fired up the heat lamps so we could sit outside even though no one else was. Recommended wines that were fantastic, and you could see his smile beaming through the mask the entire time. His staff are also great, and I'll continuing visiting every change I get.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely fell in love with the food!!! I’m already dreaming about having the bread with the honey and ricotta cheese again. The crab cake Benedict was delicious. Highly recommend this place. The staff was also on point. Didn’t pressure us. Came to our table often to check on us. Everything was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love Joes!!! Consistent favorite and always introduces us to great new wines. Food is always amazing!

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VanessaR
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing! Jo was very informative and loved his positive demeanor! We will be back.

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Lauren123
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I love the energy of this place. The starters are good, but some of the main dishes (lamb meatballs, Raviolli, etc. aren't great)

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vipAnnaV
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always love coming here... great cocktails and wine list, and the appetizers are fabulous! Highly recommend for a date night or drinks with a friend. Great seeing you, Joe!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our service was great and I was especially happy that they acknowledged our birthday celebration with a complimentary dessert. I felt they followed Covid guidelines and made our night enjoyable. I’d definitely return!

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vipHannahP
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always know a trip to Joe's is going to be fun, delicious and full of amazing wine! I came for the wine - and still do - but the food is shockingly delicious and innovative. The tomato bread is one of my favorite dishes in the city!

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fltdixon
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We generally enjoy the food and service at Joe’s. Our pasta selection wasn’t very good this time so we’ll know not to order it again.

Joe's Imports
Responded on September 21, 2020

Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback on your recent visit at Joe's Imports. Your opinion is very important to us, as we hope to provide the best service and food on your next visit. At your convenience, please feel free to let us know about the particular dish that you did not like on your last visit. We do hope to see you back soon! Sincerely, Dea Bebo General Manager 312 736 1750

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall amazing experience. Staff was very accommodating as my friend had to make a couple changes to her dishes to accommodate her diet. Cannot wait to visit again!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super cute and good food. We went for brunch and got a bottle of Prosecco with the bubbly tower of juices and fruit.

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vipNicole
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Went to Joe’s Imports for lunch with a friend. The service was excellent and the drinks were delicious. The avocado toast was good but the crab cake Benedict was a flop. It was so salty to the point that it tasted like my daily intake of sodium in one bite. Hope this gets corrected, I’d like to go back.

Joe's Imports
Responded on September 15, 2020

Hi Nicole, Thank you so much for taking the time to write feedback about your recent experience at Joes. Your opinion is very important to us. I'm sorry that you did not enjoy the crab benedict. We strive to grow and improve, and feedback such as yours helps us do just that. I do hope to see you dining at Joe's Imports very soon. Warm Regards, Dea Bebo General Manager

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SamM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

The food was incredibly salty and the waiters were not attentive. We had to continuously ask for our Parmesan puffs while other tables were being brought out their entire meals before ours (and we arrived earlier). Also, we didn’t enjoy any of our dishes. The plates were instaworthy, but the taste was not.

Joe's Imports
Responded on September 12, 2020

Dear Sam, Thank you for taking the time to review your dinner experience with us today. I am sorry that your visit was less than optimal. We pride ourselves in the quality of food and service, and when we fall short, reviews such as yours help us improve. I look forward to having you and your guests over again for brunch or dinner soon, for a do over. I look forward to your next visit, Sincerely, Dea Bebo General Manager

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Alissa
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This place was a nice spot to have a Friday night out with my boyfriend. We had never been here before and from what I had seen on social media definitely wanted to try it out. They sat us outside right next to the speakers which were incredibly loud and even after our waitress went in to have them turn down the music, that only last for about 30 minutes before it was turned back up. Our waitress was great! She recommended the perfect bottle of red wine for us and was very attentive. We started off with the focaccia which was good, the baby gem salad which had an amazing dressing, and then the gnocci and the pasta special (squid ink pasta with lump crab meat and a buttery sauce). The pasta portion sizes were great. I normally don't order pasta because the portion sizes are so huge and it is way to easy to over indulge. These were perfect sized! Over all we had a nice experience. There was a lot more on the menu we wanted to try so more than likely we will be returning. Might even go for brunch!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Food was average at best

Joe's Imports
Responded on September 12, 2020

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent dining experience at Joe's Imports. I'm sorry to hear that our food did not meet your standards, and would love to hear more about where we fell short. I look forward to your reply at your earliest convenience. Thank you again, Dea Bebo General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service food and wine was amazing. We had a great time on our date!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great! Wine that we chose wasn’t our favorite but everything else was excellent

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vipyyang10
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Good service. Our server was very attentive. But we were slightly disappointed by the food itself.

Joe's Imports
Responded on September 6, 2020

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking time to review your recent experience at Joe's Imports. I am sorry to hear that the menu items you ordered were not to your liking, and would love to hear more about your visit. At your convenience, please call me with more details. I'm excited to tell you that our fall menu is in the works, with delicious new additions. I do hope to see you and your guests here soon! Warm Regards, Dea Bebo General Manager 312 736 1750

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JoshuaL
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, cocktails, hostess was really accommodating

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, had a really great time. COVID precautions were met, staff wearing masks and gloves. Food and drinks were great. The parm puffs and whipped ricotta apps were amazing, to die for, along with everything else. Would love to come back soon!

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ScottD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food and excellent service is what makes this a perfect restaurant for a care free night.

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chifoodiechick
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The wine was amazing as were the other drinks we had and honestly it's only what I would go back for. We noshed on the lamb meatballs which were great and flavorful and I liked the sauce however the feta tasted past it's expiration date and was a big disappointment because I love feta and cheese in general. Next we had the parmesan bites and I guess I was expecting some flavor in either the fondue or the coating and maybe more cheese but I think it lacked a lot..

Joe's Imports
Responded on August 30, 2020

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit at Joe's Imports. It's unfortunate that your visit was less than pleasant and that you did not enjoy some of our menu items. We will definitely take your suggestions and remarks under consideration, as we always strive to improve and evolve. We look forward to seeing you at Joe's again soon for a better dining experience. Warm Regards, Dea Bebo General Manager

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vipLindaZ
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Service was a little slow but they were very busy and pandemic doesn't help them. If you like to dine, worth the wait.

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vipJordan
New England
16 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was phenomenal. Food and drinks were great.

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KGRD
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Good energy with the outside seating, but below average service. Would have liked to stay longer and enjoyed a couple more rounds of drinks but we were clearly being rushed out.

Joe's Imports
Responded on August 24, 2020

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for reviewing your recent visit at Joe's Imports. I'm sorry to hear that your experience was less than optimal. In these difficult times, we do have a limited seating time on all reservations, in order to properly sanitize and prepare for each party that joins us. However, this should never affect the level of service received. I do hope that we see you again soon for a do over! Sincerely, Dea Bebo General Manager

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FAQs

Joe's Imports offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 736-1750.

Joe's Imports is rated 4.7 stars by 353 OpenTable diners.

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.