1913 Restaurant & Wine Bar

4.6
552 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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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and wine! Perfect for a date night or girls night out!

L
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This was my 2nd visit and was not disappointed at all. The only drawback was that the bar service was extremely slow. The server did acknowledge it and apologized for the delay.

I look forward to coming back and trying something different on the menu. The food looks and what I have had was amazing. Salad was well put together, the house made balsamic dressing is one of a kind.
Entrees were served piping hot.
BRAVO 1913 !!!

S
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious! And atmosphere was very soft.

L
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was our second time there and did not disappoint us once more! We had the halibut and was absolutely delicious! Becoming one of my favorite restaurants!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoy dinner wine and conversation with a friend.

L
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We always enjoy our experience at 1913. I would ask that the bussing service replace silver ware when it's cleared after salad and/or appetizers. We stole from another table but returning with new sets would be a good habit. Overall a minor issue and still a favorite place.

OT
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Cute date spot and good food..beware of eating outside during the week due to the Metra train. It runs every 15-20 minutes and is incredibly loud. Service was pretty decent and price is what I expected for type of cuisine..overall, cute spot for date night.

GC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

I heard a lot of good things about 1913 so we decided to try it out on a Friday night. We both tried pasta dishes which were deliciously unique. Our waitress seemed rather engaged with a few large parties so our service suffered. I’d recommend it overall though.

L
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great, innovative dishes. The food is priced reasonably, the wine and drinks are priced high. We sit inside, since the trains are right across the street and make conversation difficult outside. All in all, we will be back!

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pete at the bar was fantastic!

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoy supporting our local restaurant and our experience has always been outstanding. We would definitely recommend this place.

JS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

This was one of my favorite restaurants, but I have had 2 bad meals in a row. The chicken and pork chop was dry and over seasoned. Very salty as well. Assuming it depends on what you order, because the beef, and appetizers were good. We have some waiters that were good, but the last 2 times, there seemed to be tension among the wait staff and bar tenders. Loved this place, not sure what the deal is lately. New chef?

L
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

this is the 2nd time I was here. the first time was much better.
this time We ordered the Ricotta Cheese and bread appetizer and it came out to our table after our main meal. - which is not right.

s
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Ordered the shells and shells, a seafood pasta dish. Most of the clams came unopened, some of the mussels were only shells and each dish had two shrimp. The asparagus soup was overly salty. I would not recommend this restaurant.

c
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great local place - great staff. My only issue is that it is not vegetarian friendly... very little in the way of options. But what they have is good.

G
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is always the best! I am never disappointed when I come here. Everything from the wine to the food and friendly staff is a 5/5 stars.

MP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I ordered the seafood special which was salmon. It was so delicious. The veggie medley was phenomenal. It included grilled corn and asparagus. The flavors complimented one another. I really enjoyed my dinner. I always do at 1913 but this meal was exceptional. My sons and husband order steaks and frites as well as medallions of beef. Everyone raved about their food. Service is always excellent. Friendly without being too familiar. I love this restaurant.

NZ
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

We selected this place because it has good reviews and 4 out of 5 stars. I don’t really understand why everyone likes it so much. The interior and ambience are very nice. This place is clean and ideally located at the heart of Roselle. BUT, hosts upfront were rude and very unfriendly. Food was horrible. We got mussels as a starter and got immediately disappointed. They smelled and tasted bad. The main course was just okay. This place claims to have a huge selection of wines from around the world, but we only found a page full. Many other restaurants offer way wider variety than here. Overall service was meh.
I do not think I’m coming back here again and I do not recommend this place to anyone.

JM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as alway

J
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

One of my favorite places in the burbs. Food is always fresh, well flavored and interesting. Good wine selections also.

C
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best suburban restaurant.

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C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Cheryl was our waitress and she was fantastic. Great selection of wine and beers. Skirt steak was ordinary and way too much source on the scallops. Stick with the appetizers they were great!!

OT
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The walleye special on Saturday night was exceptional.

G
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant. Food and service are always good.

G
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great wine, great ambiance. We love coming here.

M
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food, nice wine selection, and great knowledgeable staff.

ED
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Server seemed distracted and not present, but what we really didn’t like was the food. Mussels were dry and lacked taste, octopus and calamari salad was anything but! The octopus was scarce and very over cooked, the calamari was tiny bits of it that you could barely taste it. Ribs and steak were not impressive.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best upscale restaurant in the Western burbs, staff is amazing,

K
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another wonderful evening at 1913 - our table had one each of the pasta and fish specials, plus one of the standard "go-to" menu items. All were phenomenal, and we were able to pair them easily with wines by the glass. Tried a new cobbler dessert rather than choosing my standard gelato - fabulous pick for summer!

W
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Looking for a new “go to” place in the neighbourhood this may just be it

AK
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Business meeting with the boss went great. He had not ever heard of 1913 Resturant and was very impressed. We will come back on our next visit to Chicago.

R
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Had a great evening- but the bar ran out of my favorite bourbon 🤨 (Breckinridge). Impressive booze list. LOVE the homemade ricotta.

BG
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

1913 is a great in Roselle. Great selection of wine. Very good appetizers and entrees that are better then some downtown restaurants.
Great place for dining for special occasions . Plenty of room between tables that give you privacy.

M
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is always fabulous

M
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Way over-priced for the portion sizes.

Had the salmon special and paid $28 for about a 6 oz. piece of salmon, a few cucumber slices and some mashed sweet potatoes. All alacarte without even soup or salad.

Was probably worth $15 at best and that would be a stretch.

Obviously paying for all the staff and the ambiance in a restored 1913 building.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was so good

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food were awesome! Pecan pie was fantastic! Definitely will be back.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall great service, food and ambiance. We definitely will go back

LB
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Birthday for daughter

S
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is AMAZING. Eunice was our server and she was THE BEST EVER. Food was excellent, as always. This place can EASILY compete with the city restaurants!

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