Joe's Imports

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$31 to $50
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Fusion / Eclectic
A gateway into Chicago’s Fulton Market District lies our boutique wine bar—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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4.6
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BW
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, great service and beautiful ambience

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef Isaac’s food is incredible! We got lucky when
he stopped by our table to check in on us. He’s the nicest guy! Our water guy also turned out to be really charming and knowledgeable. Would definitely go back, and would definitely recommend! Can’t say enough good things about this place!

OT
Mexico City
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La atención muy buena y la comida deliciosa, el raviolo es de las cosas más ricas que he probado, también el pulpo una delicia! Muy recomendable este lugar

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ST
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best burger I’ve ever had!

EJ
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice small plates menu, very diverse. Service is impeccable. New expansion in basement offers a bit quieter experience. The main dining is noisy, but not outrageous.

AL
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

I was seated downstairs. It is not a finished space. It was awful, with a view of the kitchen door and the fluorescent lighting. It was like being seated in an entirely different restaurants. If I would have known how terrible the downstairs seating was I would have gone somewhere else. Management should be embarrassed to seat anyone down there as bright kitchen lights and utilitarian kitchen really detracts from the food.

G
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I will drive to the city for breakfast, this is a true 5. My wife and I were down for the weekend, Joe’s blew us away. LaVazza coffee!!! I drank espressos in Europe, Joe’s has not only espresso but drip coffee with LaVazza coffee makers. I don’t add anything to my coffee and espresso, this is a true pleasure to drink this delicious coffee.
Enough about coffee, ricotta with honey and walnuts on toast we shared and enjoyed. She ordered the avocado toast and loved it, I devoured the pork hash. My wife couldn’t finish hers, but I took my time. This restaurant reminded us of European cuisine, fresh and flavorful.
Can’t wait to try the dinner menu!!!! With a coffee after.

KC
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a small, cozy beautiful space. Lovely wine list, food was delicious and service was excellent. Highly recommend.

F
New England
12 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Other than the flies around the wine and peach burrata we ordered, it was a great experience. Little overpriced but delicious food

TD
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Restaurant was really hot inside (air wasn’t strong enough to have the front windows open on a humid night). Food was good and quite diverse. I wish we could have heard what our waiter was trying to say. It was so loud that you couldn’t carry on a conversation without screaming. The tables are very very tight and the guy next to me kept banging my arm. At one point he hit my arm so hard I dropped the food on my lap. He apologized but not much he could do. The waiters and bus people were nice but they literally couldn’t get to tables without knocking out chairs or banging into our table. Not sure I’d go back. Love Francesca’s chain but this one needs some tweaking!

NE
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Came here on a Saturday night for my birthday. Cute restaurant, good for a date or night out with friends to share the plates. Generous portions for being "tapas". Got the Ricotta/bread appetizer, grilled Octopus, Lamb Meatballs and the Raviolo. Grilled Octopus was very good, the lamb meatballs were a little dry. They brought our a dessert for my birthday which was nice. Overall the food was good, not great.

AB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good place to catch up with an old friend. We got there early so it was really chill and the staff was super accommodating. Food was delicious, but, as usual with this area, a little overpriced.

M
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Will definitely be back to try more! Great food and wine selection and the servers were very friendly and helpful.

M
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an awesome time!! The wine was fantastic and so were the desserts. Enrique, David and Sergio were the best!! I will plan to return next time I am in downtown Chicago!!!!

OT
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a spectacular and varied menu, plus an excellent wine list. The staff and management are great. A place for any occasion

PG
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Corn Salad, raviolino and burger were super tasty.
Start off w Buratta. Good wine selection!

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

Great service and food!

K
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best customer service I have had in a restaurant in a long time! Everyone we interacted with - from the hostess, to our waiter, to the bartender / restaurant manager was exceptionally invested in making sure our experience in their restaurant was a perfect as possible. They were knowledgeable and accommodating. Moreover, every recommendation was spot on.

The food and wine are fabulous. Every wine we tried was a testament to the proprietor caring to pick the best available from every region at its price point. The food perfectly balanced trendiness with quality.

Would highly recommend for date night! We will be back.

CV
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very attentive and exceptional service. The food quality is exceptional as well.

IL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was great! we sat on the patio for brunch and it was the perfect setting to start the day. Can't wait to come back for dinner.

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

Excellent spot for lunch! Sat outside and enjoyed the weather. Newly open for lunch. Great good. I am told their brunch on the weekend is also amazing.

TL
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Joe’s small plates are amazing. Fresh, simple not overpowering, just like in Italy. The wine list is fantastic, the servers very knowledgeable about each dish and wine.

HH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an amazing find. I have been to Joe's 4 times in a month and each time it gets better!

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

Great place for tapas and wines!

OT
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wine selection was great, food was good and service was excellent! I came for my birthday and they gave me a birthday dessert and candle, was really sweet! Highly recommended!

SS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food, great wine and a wonderful ambience! We really enjoyed our experience and will be back.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Joe and his staff are the absolute best. They are geniuses with wine and super friendly. Whatever taste you desire? They will find a perfect wine. The food is delicious and a perfect match for the many bottles of wine you will drink.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All around fantastic. Sat inside but with doors open to the outside patio seating. Drinks had a unique twist on classic cocktails and were outstanding. Food was the best part, deviled eggs in particular are a must get, but every item was presented in a unique way with outstanding flavors.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVE this place and LOVE the owner and his excellent staff. The food and wine is outstanding. This is a must visit that will turn into a must visit often.

PM
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and wine was amazing .. I had a wonderful experience .. my new favorite

BB
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Met for dinner with the family. Had a bottle of wine and several small plates. The food and service were excellent. We had the parmesan puffs; which were essentially savory donuts. They were okay. However the raviolo, scallops and ricotta with honey comb were quite excellent. Finished with desert and coffee. I had the corn ice cream with the pana cotta. Strange but very good. The corn flavor was very clear. The pana cotta was jiggly and fresh with blackberry puree. Service was personal and prompt. I really felt taken care of this evening. Overall and excellent meal!

m
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My new favorite place!!! I love Joe - so knowledgeable and friendly. Service is amazing. Love love love!

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

Great food and drinks!
The prices of the glasses are overpriced vs buying a bottle (but the bottle).

T
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner: the burrata with stone fruit, duck egg raviolo, grilled octopus, and duck breast with tart cherry were basically flawless. Dessert: the brûléed custard with bay leaf doughnuts, and the sweet corn panna cotta were a dream. The curated wine list is absolutely excellent. And the staff, particularly Leonard and Paul, were wonderfully welcoming and fabulous to chat with. Thank you for a very enjoyable evening. We’ll be recommending Joe’s Imports to all of our friends.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 5

They have a very good menu but the quality wasn’t on par. The quality of the food can be improved. The steaks weren’t fresh.

KS
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Good wine list and drinks good service, food is better than when opened . Still need a menu that is more diet friendly and diverse.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was one of the best dining experiences I’ve had! Everyone was welcoming. The food was great and the service exceptional! Will definitely come again!

p
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

took a couple friends from outta town to sit and have a kiki on the patio. we have no clue about wine. Joe, the owner, got wind of this and basically told us to sit down and just have a nice time while he brought bottles & plates. we were there for three hours, many small plates and dessert, and it was oner of the best nights any of us has ever had. go now.

LH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pleasantly surprised! Super friendly staff and owner with delicious food and great wine list!

J
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

I would go back. Our server didn't listen very well but maybe the next time he will be better. I asked for orange juice in a champagne glass and he gave me a mimosa. Normally, whoo hoo, but i'm pregnant so that didn't work out for me. They also over cooked the eggs and since eggs are so basic, i was disappointed. Love the vibe there though.

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