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Vol. 39 - Vol. 39, Chicago, IL

Vol. 39

4.8
4.8
23 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Located on the second floor of The Kimpton Gray Hotel, Vol. 39 raises a glass to timeless elegance, while introducing a sense of contemporary innovation and cleverness to its sophisticated cocktail bar atmosphere. This neighborhood favorite in Chicago’s Loop offers up a menu of bespoke cocktails with a nod to the classics, an extensive list of fine wines and spirits as well as a tempting menu of small plates. And, for anyone with a taste for the finest things, silver-cart champagne & caviar table service is available.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 604-9909

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Brian Millman

  • Private party facilities

    From intimate team happy hours and company parties to swanky birthday celebrations, Vol. 39's library-like atmosphere sets the scene for an unforgettable evening.

  • Private party contact

    Abbe Gould: (844) 875-0942

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Loop

  • Cross street

    Monroe

  • Parking details

    Valet at The Gray Hotel available, Pay-to-Park Street Parking, Public Parking Garage 1.5 Block West "One Parking"

  • Public transit

    Monroe Red Line, Monroe Blue Line, Clark and Monroe Bus Stop, La Salle and Madison Bus Stop

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 23 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Chicago

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  1. A

    Achpat1234

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you!
  2. SR

    SelwynR

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent spot for conversation and fine drinks. Waiter attentive
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome drinks and friendly staff
  4. C

    Caroline

    Chicago

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always the best drinks and vibe in Chicago!
  5. J

    Jason

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2021

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Nice ambiance. Good service. The drinks were meh. Definitely had better.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    VERY slow. It took about 20 minutes between ordering and the arrival of our cocktails, each time. They only seem to have one bartender
  7. AC

    AnkitC

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Decent place! Chic interiors, good drinks! Was there with a few friends and had a nice time! Huge selection of drinks, esp whiskey.
  8. BC

    BryanC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding ambiance and atmosphere w/great drinks.
  9. c

    c669226

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2020

    overall2food3service3ambience5
    Did not eat, only drinks, can not continue without assigning food stars.
  10. K

    Kevin

    Chicago

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great & unique spins on drinks.
  11. AJ

    AnneJ

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Really great place to spend a rainy cold Chicago afternoon. The place is quiet and cozy. The seating is just right and it's small without feeling cramped. I enjoyed the rose wine and nibbles. Our waiter was also very nice and kept checking on us to make sure we were ok. Can't wait to go back.
  12. GD

    GregD

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2019

    overall4food3service2ambience5
    Service was really off. We’ve been a few times before and that wasn’t the case, so maybe an off night. One of the martinis came out with nothing in the glass. Weird. Still a great room and atmosphere, but it was just off during our visit.
  13. MR

    ManfredR

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2019

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Drinks totally overpriced and not special. The Old Fashioned is better almost anywhere else. Had luke warm chips with parmesan. The most awful thing we can remember. This really made our stomachs turn around. Service not friendly and kind of slow. Cheque finally was wrong but we paid and ran away.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The atmosphere and dacor is a bad try. Place was completely dead on a Thursday night. Highly overpriced, I had a cheese plate that was very expensive for three pieces of cheese. Wasn't the cool experience I was hoping for.
  15. JG

    JustGo

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2019

    overall5food2service5ambience5
    Perfect place for a nice special occasion, drinks only! They have various snacks, but the crab dip was ok. The staff was great and attentive. Ruben was awesome! We went on a Thursday night and loved that it was not loud. They are also great with paying attention to special requests on your reservation. I had asked for a specific seating location and they provided us with 3 seating options, one being the perfect option (which they had already saved the table to begin with). Will be back for another special occasion indeed!
  16. SN

    SNOOP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2019

    overall5food3service3ambience5
    The ambiance is lovely. The chairs can be closer to each other for a more intimate feel. The prices can be more reasonable. There are better cocktail places in the area with reasonable prices, but the ambiance is what sets this place apart.
  17. C

    Carmisha

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2019

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Had drinks before dinner on NYE. Drinks were great!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Volume 39 executes flawless craft cocktails, period. Their Old Fashioned is the benchmark by which all others are measured. Their non-melting ice cubes defy thermodynamics. I work across the street. I sit in Vol 39, and give my employer a one finger salute, as I raise my glass to LIFE.
  19. m

    mandy7

    Chicago

    30 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2018

    overall1food3service1ambience4
    Cocktails here are too sweet and service was not good. I couldn’t choke the drink down but I stupidly paid for it anyway. Nice place but just get something on the rocks or neat and sit at the bar.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2018

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    This is not a place for dinner and should not come up under a search for restaurants. They have a limited selection of small plates that our waiter described as “bar food”. The staff felt a bit pretentious as well. On the plus side, their drink menu is great and our waiter was very knowledgeable about their whiskey.
  21. BB

    BriannaB

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Wonderful food. Seating and service are a little slow, but great ambiance
  22. AM

    AndreaM

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2018

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Bartender was pretty good. However, Meredith is the best! We wished she was working that night.
  23. F

    Foodie162

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The music was really loud towards the end of the night, especially for the 5 people that were in the bar. Other than that, our server and bartender and host was excellent.

FAQs

Vol. 39 is rated 4.8 stars by 23 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today
Google Map for Vol. 39

39 S La Salle St, Chicago, IL 60603-1603

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Monroe

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Loop

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet at The Gray Hotel available, Pay-to-Park Street Parking, Public Parking Garage 1.5 Block West "One Parking"

  • Public transit

    Monroe Red Line, Monroe Blue Line, Clark and Monroe Bus Stop, La Salle and Madison Bus Stop

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Brian Millman

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (312) 604-9909

  • Private party facilities

    From intimate team happy hours and company parties to swanky birthday celebrations, Vol. 39's library-like atmosphere sets the scene for an unforgettable evening.

  • Private party contact

    Abbe Gould: (844) 875-0942

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