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Diners' Choice: Great for fine wines restaurants in Chicago / Illinois

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the most notable wine lists in Chicago / Illinois? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

About the restaurant
Step inside The Cellar Door, a unique experience from The Oakville Grill & Cellar in the Fulton Market District of Chicago that emulates the offerings of featured California vineyards, rotating monthly.

The Cellar Door tasting room offers seating for up to six guests from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Monday through Friday, and from 1:00 PM - 9:00 PM Saturdays & Sundays. During the tasting, you’ll savor select pours from the vineyard’s current selection. A chef-curated cheese & salumi pairing is available to add on to the experience.

Please note that access to the full dinner menu is not included in this experience, and reservations are required ahead of time to secure a table after or before the experience. Our team will do our best to accommodate any last-minute requests.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 9, 2024
Your Sommelier gives life! Very knowledgeable, great personality, provided a great experience. Will come back again when I’m in Chicago.
A photo of Black & Caspian restaurant
4.8 (222)
$30 and under
Lakeview / East Lakeview
About the restaurant
Black & Caspian Wine Bistro is a Modern Mediterranean Wine Bistro in Lakeview East.

Highly regarded locally, our modern international restaurant has indoor and outdoor seating, and a reputation for excellent service. We are known for creating stunning food experiences and our meals are known for being outstanding and well remembered. Our wine bar flows with great international selections – wine and good food pairing forever.

Top review
Dined 1 day ago
Very good food. Prices were moderately priced, did not feel was getting gouged. Very good place and will be back again
A photo of Grapes & Grains restaurant
4.7 (19)
$31 to $50
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
West Loop
About the restaurant
GG, as it is affectionately referred to in the neighborhood, is a piano bar located in the heart of West Loop, featuring Chicago's top talent.

Exposed brick, vintage chandeliers, chesterfield couches, and intimate lighting pay sexy homage to Old Chicago. The main floor boasts 2,500 square feet of gorgeous lounge space complete with a baby grand piano and sabrage room providing the most lively of atmospheres. Guests can reserve a live music experience on select evenings or learn the nuances of whiskeys and wines at one of our monthly masterclass events.

Experience live music performances at GG Wednesday through Sunday. Be entertained on Wednesday and Thursday from 8:30 PM to 11:30 PM, Fridays 7:00PM-1:30AM, Saturdays 7:00PM-2:30AM, and Sundays 6:00-9:00PM, with no minimums and no live music fee. First come first serve seating and standing room available after 9pm on Fridays & Saturdays.

Top review
Dined on May 4, 2024
Great time. It took a little longer to get a drink to begin with but entertainment on point!
A photo of Cooper's Hawk Winery and Restaurant - Montgomery restaurant
4.7 (76)
$30 and under
About the restaurant
Experience the perfect fusion of award-winning wines, Napa-style tasting rooms, and modern casual dining at Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants. Enjoy contemporary American cuisine influenced by international flavors from our scratch kitchen. Each dish is expertly paired with our selection of wines for the best food and wine match. Whether you explore the tasting room for a pre- or post-dinner adventure or join the world's largest wine club, we believe in the power of food and wine to create lasting connections. Dining reservations are highly recommended, but walk-in guests are always welcome on a first-come, first-serve basis. Gluten-free and vegetarian dishes are available.
Top review
Dined 1 day ago
It was great. We took a little longer than expected at our tasting and they were very accommodating seating us a little later.
A photo of Nirvana Wine & Grillerie restaurant
4.6 (517)
$31 to $50
Wine Bar
Mundelein / Vernon Hills / Libertyville
About the restaurant
Outstanding Quality and Integrity - Nirvana food is simple, fresh, honest and founded on relationships. Our cheeses and charcuterie are crafted by award winning artisans, our winemakers" families have farmed the land and planted the grapes, we support farmers and fishermen who work sustainably with the earth.
Sharing - Here at Nirvana, we welcome guests into our home with food and wine. The Nirvana staff shares through expert, warm, professional and knowledgeable service.

Top review
Dined on May 10, 2024
Always excellent food and wine with top notch service. We will be back soon!
A photo of La Notte Ristorante Italiano - Oak Park restaurant
4.6 (706)
$31 to $50
Oak Park
About the restaurant
La Notte executive chef and owner Giovanni Matteo Mancini has a multitude of recipes which draw on his upbringing in Italy, but also his families ancestral recipes from Rome, Tuscany, and Bari.

Years of experience and creativity allow him to bring the essence and flavor of Italy out in his cooking while creating new and sumptuous dishes.

All of Giovanni's dishes are made to order satisfying every customer’s needs. Accommodating dietary restrictions and allergies when needed, but always providing fresh delectable dishes for every palate.

Giovanni brings the flavor of Italy and the ambiance of upscale downtown Chicago dining to Oak Park's Marion Street district.

His contemporary twist on old favorites of authentic Italian cuisine make you come back for more time and again

Now Offering Valet Service for $8 from 6PM -10PM

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on May 11, 2024
Great Mother’s Day meal! Staff was amazing! Can thank them enough!
A photo of Gioia Ristorante e Pastificio restaurant
4.5 (431)
$31 to $50
West Loop
About the restaurant
GIOIA, meaning joy in Italian, brings the joy of Italian cuisine to Chicago. Infusing the romance and traditions of Italy with the energy and sophistication of Chicago's West Loop.

Join us for dinner, nightly beginning at 5pm, for delicious dishes created by our own, Chef Cristiano Bassani.
Have you seen our cacio e pepe in the making on social media?! You're in the right place! Our signature table side Cacio e Pepe and Gioia nei Paccheri are house favorites.

We will be open for lunch on Mother's Day! Join us on the patio or inside for a meal with friends and family! Our full menu will be available as well as a kids menu.

Check our social @gioiachicago for more of our signature dishes

Top review
Dined 4 days ago
Great food and drink. We started with Campari and Soda. Then a deconstructed Caesar salad. We have a very nice Super Tuscan bottle of wine to go with dinner. One pasta with clams and one pasta with mixed seafood - both were great, but too much food. However, there is apron for dessert which Was lava cake with ice cream and fresh fruit followed by very good coffee. It was a great evening.
A photo of LIVA at Chicago Winery restaurant
4.5 (244)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
River North (Chicago)
About the restaurant
LIVA at Chicago Winery is a chef-driven, community-inspired restaurant for locals & visitors alike located in River North. Deriving its name from the Scandinavian word “liv”- meaning “life”- & evoking a sense of the passage of time and the joy of the journey, featuring a modern-American menu from Chef Andrew Graves that focuses on market-driven ingredients sourced close to home. LIVA’s communal setting, creative menus, beverage &
wine selections set the tone as the perfect gathering place, all set against the backdrop of a working winery. In addition to the craveable savory menu, LIVA is pleased to offer an exciting range of cocktails, sourcing inspiration from around the world & using seasonal ingredients.

*Patio & Tasting Room seating is first come, first serve*

*Summer Sundays on the Rooftop Terrace seating is first come, first serve*

Groups with more than 10 guests should contact livareservations@chiwinery.com

20% gratuity is applied to all parties with 6 or more guests

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 3, 2024
Service was fantastic! Everyone one at the table was completely satisfied and had a fantastic time. Will recommend as well as my guests!
A photo of Stetsons Modern Steak + Sushi restaurant
4.4 (877)
$31 to $50
Downtown / Loop
About the restaurant
An elegant Chicago-style steakhouse featuring locally sourced beef, seafood and sushi. Dine in an intimate atmosphere featuring an open-air kitchen, firelight lounge, and complement your entree by indulging in a tantalizing Wine Spectator award-winning wine list and signature dessert selection. Valet parking available ($15 for 3.5 hours).
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Stk ordered med rare came Closer to medium. Also restaurant half full and we were a duce sat at a table for 2 in very back of restaurant next to a table of 15 or so while many 4 tops were open in mid restaurant not near large party. Spoke with staff before left and let them Now my dissatisfaction
A photo of Jameson's Charhouse-Countryside restaurant
3.8 (243)
$30 and under
About the restaurant
Jameson’s Original Charhouse in Countryside is a family owned steakhouse that takes great pride in offering quality dining in a relaxed and comfortable setting.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Mar 29, 2024
Ours meals were delicious! My husband had the BBQ Ribs and said they were some of the best he had had. My filet was perfectly cooked for me. The fresh veggies were also done perfectly with just right amount of crunch ( I despise mushy veggies). No room for desert. We will be back!
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