1913 Restaurant & Wine Bar

4.8
445 reviews
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$30 and under
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1913's ambiance and menu give it a city feel while situated right in the middle of the Northwest Chicago suburbs. 1913 gets its name from the building that houses it – an early 20th century storefront on Main Street that opened in the year 1913. The building's original 105-year-old hardwood floors and exposed brick walls still remain, adding a historical touch to the ambiance. It lends an air of history that compliments the 1913 dining experience.

Fresh seafood, small plates, and pizzettes are backed by a diverse menu utilizing fresh, seasonal ingredients. We also offer 80+ wines by the bottle and glass and a rotating craft beer list in addition to a full bar. Grab a drink with friends in the bar or have dinner in the dining room - two different environments offer plenty of options.
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DL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Eunice was our server & she was great! Her descriptions of various foods & my wife's drink were spot on. She was very kind & personable. The vibe in the restaurant was nice.

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JW
Chicago
70 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yes. In fact we have brought friends and family here. Everyone often comments on the knowledgeable and friendly staff.

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T
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This has been our special occasion place for several years. The food and service have always been top-notch and it is a very pleasant place to eat.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

1913 was amazing as always! Great food, service and ambiance! Easily the best restaurant in the NW Suburbs

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JD
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! 1913 never disappoints. It has a Notable wine list also.

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TS
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meals were outstanding! The was our first time and we really enjoyed the food and service were terrific!

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KF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I thought the food, service and atmosphere were excellent. Can't wait to go back!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved it! The shells and shells pasta wonderful as well as the grilled salad. 10/10

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M
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love this place! Our second time here and still impressed. Food was amazing, as usual. Our favorite is the potato pizza and mushroom risotto. Moira was such a great server and we'll definitely request her on our next visit

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C
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in the northwest suburban area. Well worth the trip. Every entree has been amazing! Friendly service and a wonderful dining room.

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MM
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Food was good. French onion soup was really good. Service was VERY slow. Fish was just warm. Server did offer feee dessert but service greatly needs improvement.

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G
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Love this place, much slower than normal, but OK when looking to hang out for the night.

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RP
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time here and we already said we want to come back. It's that good! The menu has great selections and their specials are good, too. They also have a nice beer and wine list. The interior is much bigger than I thought it would be, and the decor is nice. We had a great meal and really enjoyed our visit. I highly recommend this restaurant!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love staff and food is great

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fantastic!

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JD
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

1913 is always an outstanding choice. The service is always top notch, as well as the food. You can never go wrong with the pasta or fish specials and the deserts are amazing. They also have a fantastic wine selection hand picked by the owner, Ron. He will always take the time to help select a great wine, based off your tastes.

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GM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant is not over crowded with seats so we sat comfortably. The arancini were amazing! The risotto was cooked right, and not crunchy like some places make it. Soo Good!!

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BM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ordered mussels and scallops and both items were delicious. The ambiance of the restaurant was good.

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AD
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Went here after visiting a local winery and we were pleasantly surprised by the delicious menu and the large wine selection. We were a group of 6 and we had a corner table which was very comfortable. Service was great. We will definitely go there again.

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g
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The 1913 restaurant serves up excellent food. The food menu provides many choices. The service is always friendly and efficient. The wine menu provides some good choices at different price points. The draft beer menu (draft beer is the real deal) also provides some good choices. The Church Street lager is excellent, but a bit pricey at $6.50 for less than a pint. I cannot comment on the desserts because , they are for skinny people.

I would recommend the 1913 restaurant for a nice night out.

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CW
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and never had a disappointing meal at 1913 - highly recommended!

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BA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

1913 is a wonderful restaurant with a very special menu. The small plates to shares are wonderful (Lobster Mac & Cheese and others) and the specials were very tasty. The wine, beer and alcohol menu is extensive and worth trying the different choices. Of course, leave some room for dessert. We go to have gelato at 1913.

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DM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding restaurant. So thankful to have this gem in the northwest suburbs. Unique and always a great experience

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Recommended by a friend. We loved it! Our waiter David was very knowledgeable, friendly and made some great wine and food suggestions. We will definitely be back! Swordfish was divine!

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LS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

My fourth visit and I was disappointed in the food and the table at which we were seated. I made reservations for three and we were placed right by the kitchen door, even though the tables in the front by the windows were all open and remained so for most of the time we were there(?) I asked if we could sit at one of them and they said something about those being reserved....? So we heard all the banging and clanging that went on in the kitchen the whole time.

I ordered the horseradish crusted pork chop and had to send it back because it was too tough to eat. I received another one and the server explained that the first one was an end piece....? ( Why would you even serve it?) The second one was so tender but it lacked flavor and I could not detect any horseradish flavor or bite at all.

My previous three encounters there were better and the food I had was really good. l would go back but first I have to figure out how do you get t to sit at one of those window tables?

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B
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

This was my first time here, and I will definitely be back. So many great small plates, and the beet salad was fabulous. Loved the meatball sliders. Wine was wonderful, too!

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EM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We ordered the horseradish crusted pork chop and the salmon. Both were excellent however the salmon portion was a bit small. The potato leek soup was excellent and the service was exemplary. The homemade pecan pie was outstanding.

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VF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is a neighborhood gem. Excellent food and service, fair prices, and close to home.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanks great food and ambiance

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T
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cheryl is always the perfect person to take care of us. When I come to Roselle from Florida we try and get everyone together for a delicious meal together. It’s been too long and it was a wonderful evening!

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CR
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great place to go!
Creative dishes and tastes. Servers are friendly and helpful with making suggestions on food and drinks.
We go there often and are never disappointed.
A highly recommended spot!

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DB
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extremely wowed with the service! I had been to 1913 a few times prior; to the bar & Al fresco. The wine & appetizers were above par. I took my boyfriend there last week for his birthday. Our server helped with our wine selection and entrees. The PEI mussels were awesome. Our dinners: scallops and filet medallions were delicious. The ambience feels upscale like the city except tables are not as crowded. We will be back!

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L
Chicago
98 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our 1st visit to 1913 and we will definitely be back! Both service and food were excellent! I would highly recommend 1913!

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s
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Christmas time-family

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very nice. Food very well prepared. Good service. Some booths would be nice but not a huge deal. Will definitely go back.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service here is perfect. David who tends bar and waits on tables is an absolute delight. He has been taking great care of my wife and I for a few years. We truly enjoy the food and drinks, top notch!

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JD
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You can never go wrong with the Pasta special. Our server gave a great suggestion on a wine to pair with dinner. The service is always top notch as well as the food!

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MC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our 2nd time at the restaurant. Met some friends from Naperville who had never eaten there. They thought it was great. And our impression was the same. Will definitely come back.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When we were at 1913 it felt like we were on a vacation at a special place. The ambience is just gorgeous and service and food is excellent! Love this place !

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b
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time I’m back in the area for work, I try to come here. This restaurant is that good! You have to go. My customers loved it.

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