City Winery in West Loop is a warehouse-scale vinotorium’s doing triple duty as a retro/wine bar, a winery offering barrel ownership and a live event space.
Music producer Michael Dorf opened a Chicago location of his New York City winery/music venue. The space includes a 300-seat music venue, restaurant and bar space for 150, private dining rooms and a working winery. Eighteen varieties of wine are on tap for by-the-glass pours, and patrons can enjoy pre-concert meals including flat breads and small plate selections in the California winery-themed eatery. City Winery books more than 200 nights of music, with an emphasis on singer-songwriters.
The flat breads are great. Make sure to ask for the flatbread of the day. The risotto balls are finger licking good. We actually had to end up placing an additional order of them because they were so good. Skip the desserts here. We ordered the Taffy Apple and it lacked taffy and apple.
The wines are great but don’t get fooled by the bottle prices on the menu. What appears to be the bottle price on the menu is for a mini carafe, which is smaller than a wine bottle. Prices are a little high, but since they make the wine in-house you would expect that. Nevertheless, the wines are great!
Overall, a good spot in West loop if you are looking for something different that your average wine bar.
Jordan & Marks