About DOC Wine Bar - Lombard
Welcome to D.O.C Wine Bar - Lombard. We are elated to serve you as your neighborhood wine bar and bistro. We believe that wine is the "nectar of the gods" and should be enjoyed by all, novices and connoisseurs alike.
While we take what we do seriously, first and foremost, we believe drinking wine should be fun. It is our goal to offer a large variety of wine spanning the globe without any of the factors that may cause intimidation and hinder your enjoyment.
Established in 1963 and implemented in 1966, the Denominazione di Origine Controllata (DOC) ("Controlled Denomination of Origin") is Italy's equivalent to France's APPELLATION D'ORIGINE CONTRÔLÉE. DOC's are defined by the geographic area of production for each wine, the varieties that can be used, the minimum alcohol content, the maximum yield, and the specifications for aging.
Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:00AM - 4:00PM
Dinner: Daily:4:00PM - 12:00AM
Highland Road & Butterfield
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Please call and ask for Tony to discuss further details.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
DOC Wine Bar - Lombard Ratings and Reviews
I love this place. It is definitely wort ...
I love this place. It is definitely worth the drive and not what you would expect from a mall location. The brussel sprouts and cauliflower are amazing and the perfect starter. The Butcher's Plate is my favorite item on the menu. The Sainte Andre, Smoked Duck Breast, and Romesco, Leeks, Bacon bruschetta are my three musts on every visit. The wine list is long enough but I wish it was a little more diverse. I will say the service seems to have been going down on my last couple of visits. Our waiter was rude and made us feel rushed when he came to the table to order. So much so that when asking about offerings from the Butcher's Plate he quipped "So do you have a question? I'm not going to stand here all night" The tone he said it in was meant to be funny... but it wasn't. We weren't amused and he could tell. Thankfully he adjusted his attitude and provided decent service the rest of our stay. I will give them another try because I love the food, but if the service continues to decline I won't be coming back as regularly as I do.
We had a business lunch here and frankly ...
We had a business lunch here and frankly I would not recommend this location for business. There was only one person working the host stand, bar, server, busing tables, answering the phone, etc. It was strange, but clearly they were not busy enough to have staff for each of these roles. There were three tables of guests while we there and we were sat right next to another group who were quite loud and it was difficult to carry on a conversation. The food was very good, so I would recommend based on the food, but not the ambiance or service.
Kind of like the Seinfeld Episode - evid ...
Kind of like the Seinfeld Episode - evidently they can TAKE the reservation, but have a big problem HOLDING the reservation. Arrived on time for reservation, but were informed would probably have to wait 30-45 minutes. Not impressed.
Great food options from Butcher Boards ( ...
Great food options from Butcher Boards (cheese, meats and bruschetta) to salads, comfort food, and meat. Great wine list, service was great. Definitely make reservations! Arrived at 5:45 pm on a Thursday and only two tables open!
I LOVE DOC Winebar, one of my favorite p ...
I LOVE DOC Winebar, one of my favorite places to eat. The butcher plate (small) is enough food for a whole meal, might add the Brussels sprout salad to share. It had good wine, great service, and the butcher plate is the BEST!!!
This place was great. Great food, server ...
This place was great. Great food, server was knowledgeable, great ambienc, . I had the half roasted chicken it was made just right not too dry potatoes seasoned correctly the baked chocolate cookies for dessert with ice cream was mere perfection!!!
My experience at D.O.C. was generally pr ...
My experience at D.O.C. was generally pretty good, our server was pretty attentive for the most part, the food was good and the ambiance was good as well. The flatbread pizzas were worth going back for and the bacon wrapped dates were excellent. My only knock on this place was the price of beers. The food was reasonably priced and good quality but I shouldn't be paying $9 for a bottled beer that anywhere else would be maybe $6 at the most. I think it was $8 for a lagunitas bottle and $9 for an allagash saison and was shocked when the bill came.
Monday nights are a great deal with 50% ...
Monday nights are a great deal with 50% of bottles of wine. The meat and cheese plate is always delicious and the flatbreads crispy and full of flavor. The only downside is the service. It's a wine bar, so I don't want to sit nursing a glass of water for fifteen minutes while my server is behind the bar talking to another server and/or serving bar patrons.
The food is the only reason I go. The se ...
The food is the only reason I go. The service always if underwhelming; they are always out of at least 1-2 bottles of wine we try to order and the wine is heinously over priced. Sadly it's a typical snobby wine bar when it doesn't have to be.
My girlfriends and I went there for a Gi ...
My girlfriends and I went there for a Girls' night out and had a great time. Each of us ordered at least one wine flight and we shared a cheese and meat plate. We went on a Saturday night and spent several hours there. Our waiter was very courteous and friendly and did not rush us at all, considering how long we were there. Prices were reasonable and ambiance was fun.
The restaurant had great atmosphere. I ...
The restaurant had great atmosphere. I was not familiar with the "Butchers Block" order form so when my food came it wasn't what I expected and didn't care for it...but that's not the fault of the restaurant...the service was great and the wine was perfect.
Server was nice and attentive. Food and ...
Server was nice and attentive. Food and drink selection was good and everyone enjoyed their meals. The four of us shared the meat and cheese board, and then ordered a flatbread pizza, tacos, Caesar salad and veggie panini.
We made a reservation and arrived prompt ...
We made a reservation and arrived promptly (on time) to our reservation, but much to our dismay we ended up waiting an additional 45 minutes because we wanted to sit outside but it wasn't an option to select outside seating on OpenTable's website. After 45 minutes of waiting, we ended up eating inside anyway because no tables opened up. The wine flights were amazing, and we enjoyed everything we ate from appetizers- dessert. The waitress was probably having an off night because she was a bit short with us, but that happens. Overall, we will probably be going back in the not so distant future.
We came here for a birthday dinner. Sma ...
We came here for a birthday dinner. Smaller menu, but everything tastes great. Definitely get a butcher's plate as an appetizer (or meal). My fiancee had the crab cakes, which she says are the best she's ever had. Pretty good wine and beer list, and they have cocktails too. We sat outside and the weather was great, service excellent, and the value was solid. We will be back.
I love this place! The food was great an ...
I love this place! The food was great and the wine/beer selection was wonderful.
My only complaint is that on the particular night we attended, they seemed to be a bit understaffed. It took a little extra time to communicate with our server.
She still did a great job.
I plan on continuing to be a repeat customer. It's consistently a great spot.
Enjoyed a beautiful evening dining outsi ...
Enjoyed a beautiful evening dining outside. The outside seating area is not as cute as another spot nearby but is pleasant. The wine list is extensive and expensive but I believe they have some special deals on Monday nights. The food was really great!
The server was a little awkward and didn't seem to gel with us but provided adequate service.
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