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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.

2008 West Roscoe Street
Chicago, IL 60618
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
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)

Cross Street:
Damen Avenue

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(773) 348-4600

Website:
http://www.volorestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
House sound system - no live entertainment curently offered.

Catering:
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.

Parking Details:
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.

Public Transit:
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.

Executive Chef:
Stephen Dunne

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

Additional:
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)

and more...

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Volo Restaurant Wine Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

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4.5

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4.3

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92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Fit for Foodies (7)
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Cozy (7)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Romantic (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Fun (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Tapas (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Seasonal (2)
Authentic (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Casual (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on November 5, 2017

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.

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Hidden gem. Great food. Amazing staff. Awesome back patio.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 27, 2017

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.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Absolutely love Volo. Everything on the menu tastes absolutely amazing and the cocktails and wine are all on point. The staff is fantastic as well.

Tags: Cozy, Tapas, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 18, 2017

They are the best for everything! Great hidden patio gem! Amazing chef! Great wine. Like home!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 17, 2017

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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 2, 2017

The atmosphere is great but the food is just average, which was disappointing.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 2, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Looking be the patio!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on April 11, 2017

Really great food, delicious sangria, and super cute atmosphere

Tags: Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 4, 2017

Small plates but with the happy hour pricing, we got to the point where we were comfortably full without spending a fortune! The beef medallions were perfect!

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 1, 2017

The food was delicious. We had a variety of small plates. The portions are tiny.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 1, 2017

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!

Tags: Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 31, 2017

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.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 25, 2017

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!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Outstanding Value, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 25, 2017

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.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on March 1, 2017

This was the second time coming here and we had another great experience. The happy hour is a great value, the food is delicious, and the service was courteous. We can't wait to come back!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 24, 2017

Wine must be served in front of the client after presenting the bottle and the client's approval. And the server should not have an attitude when the client asks to check the bottle.

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Tapas, Cozy, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 8, 2017

Went for restaurant week and was not disappointed. Service was amazing, attentive and friendly without being pushy. Highly recommend and will be returning

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2017

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!

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2017

I went for restaurant week and the food was delicious. The service and atmosphere was also great. I would go back again.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 1, 2017

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 :)

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Casual, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2017

The oysters for happy hour were delicious. The other dishes were good but tiny and expensive. They have a very nice wine list. We will come back for happy hour.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Happy Hour
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Volo was a great experience. We went for Restaurant Week, and will be back. Good food... good drink list... good wine list. I appreciate not see grocery store wines on a list.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Fun, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2017

Wonder summer wine place but they've really stepped up their food game! Went for restaurant week and their menu was unique and so perfectly cooked. Wine was great but single glass options are limited. Great meal!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2017

My go to local wine lounge...never disappointed!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2016

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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Outstanding Value, Happy Hour, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 31, 2016

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.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2016

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...!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Outstanding Value, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2016

Volo is the perfect date night our even double date night. I love their Tuesday through Saturday Happy Hours! Great selections.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2016

This place has great service and wine selection but the food is the best I've ever had. Their dishes continually amaze me. It may be a pricey, but for a special occasion, it's worth every penny.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Tapas, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2016

Great ambiance in the back. Great contemporary good.

We made a reservation for a group get-together. We were seated immediately, well-tended to, and enjoyed a serene environment equipped with wine flights and good conversation.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tapas
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2016

Volo was an excellent place to go wine tasting and have some appetizers. I highly recommend their various goat cheeses, coupled with dates, jam, honey, and walnuts. The waiter had a very high knowledge of the varieties of wine - made for excellent sampling choices. It was a perfect atmosphere for a date.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2016

If you're looking for quiet night out with your significant other or dinner with small group of family and friends, this is a terrific choice! They have an extensive wine menu, relaxing atmosphere, and deliciously creative culinary combinations! There are a lot of option for seating. The wait staff is friendly and helpful. Make your reservations now and enjoy!

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 21, 2016

We have been meaning to try Volo for quite some time. Our experience the other night exceeded our expectations. The patio was quiet and romantic, the service was top-notch (Elly was our server), and the food was delicious. This doesn't take into account the incredible happy hour specials; the wine on tap was a noteworthy deal, as was the oysters and pork belly. We will definitely be back!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour
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