About Enolo Wine Cafe
Enolo Wine Cafe is a restaurant, that specializes in American Regional food with a Mediterranean influence style. We work with local and sustainable ingredients, at it season's peak, to be able to get the freshest of the market.
Our wines are first and foremost food friendly. We like to bring Old World and New World wines that are more on the esoteric side, and singular in style.
The rest of our beverage program will include beers from Chicago and our Suburb breweries, crafted drinks and a list of hand picked spirits.
And finally our main ingredient is to create the most approachable and unpretentious experience for all our guest."
Italian, Mediterranean, American
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday 3pm- 12am
Wednesday 3pm - 12am
Thursday 3pm - 2am
Friday 3pm - 2am
Sunday 4:30pm- 11pm
Clark and Illinois
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Valet parking is available for lunch and Diner
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar
Special Events & Promotions:
We do buyouts, wine dinners, Wine tasting for special events.
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Enolo Wine Cafe Ratings and Reviews
My husband, daughter and I had fun tryin ...
My husband, daughter and I had fun trying flights of different wines. The small plates were perfect accompaniment to the wine. We had an open window seat which was nice on a beautiful summer evening. I would definitely return.
All Quiet on a Thursday night
Had a date at this little spot, where Ihad never been before. We were the only ones there, but it was aThursday night. Service was attentive but not overbearing. Food was a decent selection, and decent quality. Would definitely go again.
Tuesday Date Night w/ the Mr.
The inside is a little small, but nice. The decor is pretty to look at between conversations. Our server seemed to be the only one working that Tuesday night. He did very well, all things considered. The food was good. I went for the grilled cheese...not your average grilled cheese, by any means. de-lish!
Kind of noisy
We stopped in for a light meal Thursday evening. At first there weren't a lot of people in the restaurant, but it was quite noisy...there was a group of women. The biggest problem is that the server speaks so quietly that you can't hear him over the noise. However, the food is delicious, particularly the cheese board.
Too noisy to enjoy
7PM Tuesday night, Restaurant Week. Tried to enjoy the Prix Fixe menu with 2 colleagues, but noise level meant we had to shout at each other. No matter how unique the wines or clever concept, an "Energetic" noise level does nothing to 1) encourage higher checks, 2) equate to a pleasant night out or 3) mean we'll be back again.
Service OK, food not served hot and overpriced.
If we wanted this kind of noise level, might as well be at a pro basketball game.
We had an initial hick-up with our reservation, however, it was immediately addressed and taken care of. When we arrived we were warmly greeted by what I can only assume is the manager and treated to a complimentary glass of champagne for the earlier inconvenience. This really helped set our night up for success and allowed us to thoroughly enjoy our time here. Our server was attentive throughout and knowledgeable about the menu and wine selections. Plates are small but the waitstaff makes that very clear upon ordering. This is a great place to go with a group if you're looking to share small plates and treat yourself to a great wine selection.
The pre-fix nye menu was just OK, and for a wine bar the wines were not very good. The food was not very warm and a bit too salty. The service felt a bit rushed once we were there as well. It was a cute atmosphere but overall didn't meet my expectations when making the reservation and spending over $100/person for dinner.
No whining allowed.
We had 6:15p reservations on a Friday night, and its a good thing as the joint was already pretty full. We were promptly seated and the fun began. Wines & cocktails & multiple orders of appetizers followed. We really enjoyed the Burrata and re-ordered the empanadas a few times. Everyone enjoyed, and it was a great spot to stat the evening.
The service was great even though the pl ...
The service was great even though the place was extremely busy, and the food was absolutely fantastic. We had the chocolate mousse cake for dessert and it was honestly the best piece of cake I have ever had. Cannot recommend this place enough.
The time in between each of the dishes w ...
The time in between each of the dishes we ordered took a bit too long, and it definitely could not be considered separate courses. My boyfriend and I were very excited to try the restaurant; however, we were very disappointed in the service and even the food itself. The food wasn't extraordinary to say the least. Very simple food that I could make at home. Not worth the trip to be honest.
25+ minute wait even with reservation
They made us wait 25+ minutes for our reservation, which is absurd. What's the point of a reservation? We weren't offered anything complementary or really apologized to much. Plenty of good restaurants in Chicago that care more about their customers.
Surprisingly better than expected
I've been wanting to try Enolo Wine Cafe for their wine. My girlfriend and I decided to try it out after work. We were both hungry, so decided to try some of the food. The bruschetta was outstanding! I didn't imagine a wine bar having such a great menu. There were many different types of bruschetta, and every single one we tried was delicious. We also had the truffle fries and muschroom pizza. All were great! I'd definitely come back and recommend to others. Only flaw was the server wasn't very attentive.
A group of us came here saturday night just to hangout. Like others have said, this place is so loud you are basically screaming to each other. The food was great and brought out quickly and the wine flights were average. There was an issue with the wine glasses the night we went but the manager was kind enough to address it and apologize since we waited 10+ minutes for the drink orders. Valet was awful. If you can find street parking do that instead, we waited 20 minutes for the valet people to even come back to the station and then another 10 for them to bring the car.
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