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About Volo Restaurant Wine Bar
Located in a boutique storefront in Roscoe Village at 2008 West Roscoe Street, the space combines cozy/chic design elements with urban vintage charm. An innovative approach to ordering sets Volo apart making enjoying wine easy, accessible, and un-intimidating… all in a casual neighborhood atmosphere.
New: The restaurant now features a year-round heated retractable enclosure over its outdoor cabana patio (#1 Hidden City Patio - Chicago Magazine) for use on select weekend nights for private events & tasting.
Chicago, IL 60618
Contemporary American, International, French
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, (Sunday: Closed except for Private Events)
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
House sound system - no live entertainment curently offered.
Volo offers limited off-site catering for food only and can assist you with you beverage and wine selection based on your menu selection. Please contact us for a custom proposal and current menu options.
Free on street parking is available within a 1/2 block. Roscoe street is metered until 9pm west of Damen Avenue, and free to the east, as are the adjacent north-south streets nearby.
Brown line, stop at Paulina/Lincoln/Roscoe and walk 4 blocks west just past Damen Ave (located on the north side of the street 4 storefronts west of Damen).
Red line to Belmont, take Belmont bus to Damen and walk 3 blocks north to Roscoe.
Damen bus north/south to Roscoe Street.
Private Party Facilities:
Host your next event or special occasion with a private or semi-private event at Volo Restaurant Wine Bar. Whether it’s for a corporate or private function, Volo can help to make your event both memorable and unique with private and semi-private space to accommodate from 14 to 120 guests. Simply choose from our private event menus and beverage packages, and we’ll customize a proposal to suit your needs.
Sample the best of Volo Chef/Partner Stephen Dunne’s seasonal menu of New American cuisine, uniquely suited to pair with our wine selections. Menus rotate frequently taking advantage of the best of the season and the freshest fish, seafood, game, and organic greens and produce. Our diverse menu options can be used to create a stand alone event, or as one element in part of a greater evening.
For more information visit our Events Page now at: http://volorestaurant.com/CocktailMenu.html
Private Party Contact:
Kathleen McGrath: (312) 206-7052
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Visit our online calendar for the latest special events including:
Volo Fall Wine Tasting (mid-late October)
Volo Pre- Holiday Wine Tasting (mid-November)
Volo Champagne & Sparkling Tasting (early December)
Volo No-Cover New Year's Eve
Volo Wine Lover's Valentine's Day
Volo French Wine Dinner (late February)
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Volo Restaurant Wine Bar Ratings and Reviews
A group of friends and I were lucky enough to get in here on a recent Saturday night for our dear friend's birthday. Everything about the experience was fantastic. At our reservation time, they were ready for us, with a great table in the lovely, festive, heated tented back patio. The server (I wish I'd caught her name) was so friendly and wonderful, she completely added to the experience of the night. We ate loads of wonderful things and drank some great wines, including one I can never find anywhere. Thanks for a great time, Volo!
Great food and wine. Good choice of wines and wine flights. Best steak tartar I've had in a long time & items you don't see often, such as marrow-bone. Amazing salted caramel chocolate mouse.
There are also two apartments that you can rent above the bar. The one my visiting family stayed in was perfect for a few days in Chicago.
This was as close to a perfect dining experience as I have had. We were seated at an excellent table without what has become the unfortunate current practice of hosts first taking you to a less desirable table. Our server was prompt and friendly and her timing was impeccable with our beverages and all courses. We had a cheese tray which was superb. My friend and I split a beet salad and the entree special which was lamb tagliatelle. The entree was wonderful. Truly a gem in this charming neighborhood.
I love this place! The food is so tasteful, Ive been here twice. The first time just for drinks and the bartender, Dano was so pleasant and friendly he definitely made the experience at the bar. The chefs food smelled SO good I had to take my Fiancé back to enjoy a meal. Delicious!! My new fave spot. Thanks to the chef for a wonderful experience!
I've been going to Volo for years and have always had a good experience. Food and service have always been outstanding. I was a bit disappointed with my last visit however. The service was below average, we felt our waitress was overwhelmed, unhappy and inattentive. Also, I use Open Table often and was upset to find out the menu listed was not the current menu. We were told several items that were on there were seasonal. We drive an hour to visit this restaurant because it is one of my favorites, it would be nice if you could update your menu.
Volo is consistently good, with sophisticated menu choices. I took a friend who had never been there and who was very impressed with the quality. It's worth going to just to read the descriptions on the wine list. The rear patio is lovely. My only complaint is that the indoor restaurant can be quite loud.
After some hiccups at the beginning, we enjoyed a lovely meal outside on the patio. The hostess seemed a bit inexperienced: she told a guest without a reservation that we had stolen the last table outside, despite that we had a reservation explicitly asking for an outdoor table. We felt embarrassed. Once seated, we waited 20 minutes until we finally could flag down a server to put in a drink order. The server we flagged down was not assigned to our area, but he graciously accepted our order and was very attentive and apologetic. He made it into a wonderful evening.
I've been twice - and I cannot wait to dine here again! Volo really is a gem in my neighborhood. My friends brought me in for my birthday in January, and we were treated so well. The service was stellar, and the wine and food was flowing. We were in kind of late, and no one pushed us out or made us feel like we needed to rush to leave at the end of the night.
Because I had such a great experience in January, when I saw a dinner for 2 come across Gilt City, I thought it'd be a great way to introduce my boyfriend to Volo at a discount. We had a blast! Again, the service was excellent. We sat on the warm patio in April - it was great! We had a semi-private cabana. It was very romantic. The food was so good! And the wine flights are such a good deal. I love this family owned business. I only wish I'd tried it out sooner.
Definitely a great place to try out. And I love how the kitchen is open. Can't wait to make it sometime for Happy Hour!
Always an enjoyable experience at Volo. Only issues was the ventilation system needs to be updated or fixed. It got really smoky and intense. Also it almost seems the portions are getting even smaller than before. Hope that's not the case. But the food is always delicious and the service is good.
A great wine bar and restaurant in Roscoe Village, with excellent small plates and entrees complimented with carefully selected wines and handcrafted cocktails. Their Happy Hour is a great deal, with $5 glasses of selected house wine, $1 oysters, $2 pork belly.
Volo is an adorable local spot with a sexy, yet casual ambiance whether you are inside or outside. During the week it's definitely more low-key, as weekends can be very busy which results in a loud environment, so keep in mind if you're planning a romantic outing. The staff is super attentive, knowledgable, and a lot of fun. The wine flights are inventive and a great value. As a vegetarian, I'd love to see more veggie-friendly options on the menu. Will be back!
The food was good, but very small portions.
The wine flights are fine.
The biggest issues for us was the length of time we needed to wait for the food to arrive. It wasn't good that our server forgot an entrée. They tried to make up for the error, by providing up with two glasses of wine (of which we didnot choose). Maybe if they checked up on us more frequently, the entrée and the entire order would have arrived quicker.
If you get the Cheese Tasting save your $5 on the nuts, jam, and honey.
We went for Valentine's Day. They had a prix fixe menu, but we ordered off the regular menu. We opted for the wine flights (bubbly and french) and had the artisan cheeses (you select your own assortment). The kitchen was a bit backed up, so the waiter offered us bread and added sweet honey, candied nuts and date jam to the artisan cheeses free of charge. The Humbolt Fog was my personal favorite. We had the Duck Confit and the Lamb Stew and were both quite pleased with our choices. I will definitely go back.
We went here for Restaurant Week and we're impressed with the selection. I'm a meat eater, but one friend is a vegetarian and the other a vegan. We all had options that were delicious. I can't believe I've never been, it's in my neighborhood. The staff was also lovely. I can't stop thinking about the duck and muscles. Plus, the atmosphere is adorable - we sat in the outdoor heated area - lanterns & little cutouts for couples. I'll definitely be back!
We went for restaurant week, and I am really happy we did. The food was good, and wine better :) Staff was very friendly and made sure we enjoyed ourselves. Even though it was freezing they showed us their cool patio. I cannot wait too go back in the daytime for brunch and sip some wine on the patio. Great neighborhood find :)
I was disappointed that I made a reservation through OpenTable and left a note that it was for a special occasion, a birthday, and requested two items: 1) A wine flight featuring sweet wines; and 2) A little something for the birthday boy. I did not receive any sort of response so I called the day before. The person who answered said he saw my notes and we discussed my requests. When I arrived at the restaurant, I also alerted the hostess that there are a couple of notes on my reservation. She said she would let our server know. The server was never informed or didn't pay attention. When she asked about wine, I once again made the request for a wine flight of sweet wines. She seemed confused by my request, but acquiesced when I explained that I called ahead of time. I was also said there were two notes on my reservations, hinting that should look at the second note. Before the end of the night, she asked if we wanted dessert. In front of my boyfriend, I told her there was a note on my reservation. I was annoyed that any attempt I had made ahead of time was futile and that I basically had to make the requests several times in front of my boyfriend.
Didn't know anything about this place before coming across it in Open Table. I was looking some French Classics and this is what Volo had to offer. We ordered several small plates and some cheeses. No large plates. However, I couldn't have been more pleased with all the food we had.
Volo has an impressive wine selection and outstanding food.
We have attended a wine tasting and dinner in the past but this time was for their New Years Eve party. It was a very fun celebration while remaining an intimate meal among friends. The food was exquisite with perfectly paired wines and the service was warm and welcoming. I look forward to going back soon.
For the past several years we've made the trip from Milwaukee to Chicago for NY Eve food, wine and music. There are plenty of great Chicago wine bars and restaurants, and many limit their offerings to a Pri Fixe menu at NY Eve pricing. Not knocking that, as it allows the establishment to guarantee a high quality experience on a super busy night. However if you'd prefer the choice of Pri Fixe OR small plates menu, along with a well selected menu of small batch wines, try Volo. Have done the outdoor patio twice, but this year took a table inside - which was just as enjoyable. Bravo.
We went to VOLO for New Year's Eve. GREAT time! The place even smelled great as soon as we walked in. The menu was delightful. Varied. Interesting combination of ingredients. Something different. We went early and sat at the bar. Made friends with Danny the bartender. He's a hoot! And talented too. We got to sort of reunite with Stephen the chef. It had been too long since we'd seen him and tasted his wonderful creations. We will be going there more often now that we live closer. This is a must dine location. The value is really there...!
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