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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."
Chicago, IL 60654
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
Call us for options.
Valet parking is available for lunch and Diner
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
We do buyouts, wine dinners, Wine tasting for special events.
Enolo Wine Cafe Ratings and Reviews
We were seated outside, waited a long time to place a drink order. Waited forever for somebody to take our food order, then waited again for the check. The food was delicious , but the service was absolutely horrible. We felt as though we were inconveniencing out waiter. Not a pleasant evening.
I've been to Enolo about 3 times in the past 7 months, and also for New Year's Eve. I had wonderful past experiences, but this time was unfortunately different-horrible service and food. I made a reservation via open table, arrived on time and could not find the host. Once I finally found him, he told us to go find our own seats outside. Then, we waited 25 minutes for someone to check on us to take our order. I decided to call the restaurant from my cell phone while I sat outside and once someone answered, I asked him if they were still open because we had been waiting 25 minutes to order something. The guy came right out and didn't really apologize. We would have sat there for probably 45 minutes before we got waited on. The grand board was awful-the prosciutto was very low quality and basically all the nasty fat. There wasn't even any cheese on this "grand board". We also saw another couple waiting for a long time to be waited on, and the woman stormed into the restaurant to complain, so we weren't the only ones. The restaurant itself is so nice and the outside patio is wonderful, but it's such a disappointment that the food and service was terrible and absolutely unacceptable. We will not be returning to this restaurant again. There are far more better places who treat you respectfully. I'm not sure if this place will even last the way they treat their customers. I do not recommend.
Menu and concept changed since last visit. Great experience a year ago with a tasting menu and wine pairing. Now, much simpler, less interesting food options. Wine mostly by the glass so had to request bottle menu. More a bar than restaurant. Not bad, just much less interesting and enjoyable compared to our visit a year ago.
We enjoyed the white and red wine flights very much. The mussels and the fried peppers were also quite good. The menu is very creative and the wine list, while not extensive, was interesting. The service was also attentive and knowledgeable. The only problem we had was when we ordered a couple of glasses of wine that were featured in the flights. We had no idea how much they would be, but assumed they would be in line with the other wines on the wine list. As it turned out, they were about twice that price. That was quite a surprise to us. We expressed our concern to our server, and suffice it to say that they handled it very much to our satisfaction. So, if you go, be sure you know what you will be asked to pay for what you order. Other than that, the food, wine, and service were great and we very much enjoyed our visit.
A fun find while on a work visit to Chicago. Walkable from Hotel Chicago or properties just north. Happy hour ($6 pours) until 6pm + great selection of small plates. Staff is knowledgeable Thank you, Patrick, for pairing suggestions.
The small plate of mussels served as meal for 1 or appetizer for 2 and was loaded with flavor. Brussels salad was smart twist.
My friend and I participated in Restaurant Week here. The food is amazing! Wonderful flavors and portions. I don't eat pork and my friend I came here with didn't eat meat, so when our appetizers had both dietary no-nos in them, the staff was very considerate and offered a substitute dressing for me, and offered a soup without meat in it for my friend. Plus, if you get there before 6 PM, you can get a $6 glass of wine to go with your food. Space is a bit loud and it was difficult to determine where the host/hostess was when we came in, but I would definitely come back.
There were 3 of us and they sat us at a 2 top that was very crowded. We ordered a couple small plates at a time to accommodate. It was very noisy - at times I had to strain to hear the person across from me although the table was very small. The food was very good though and the wine was delicious.
Super loud inside, especially for such a small place. Service was pretty slow, and our server didn't really have much commentary about certain dishes and wines except "it's good". Highlights of the meal were the truffle fries, burrata and sage gnocchi (I could eat this forever). Ravioli was drenched in oil and didn't have much flavor and was pretty chewy. Shishito peppers with the kimchi aioli was pretty weird and I couldn't eat more than a bite.
I've been to Enolo a couple of times before and it was better than I remembered! We took some out of town guests here and they were blown away. The wine selection is not only large but the price point is great. The food was absolutely fabulous. Our server was amazing, I wish I remembered his name. Overall fantastic experience. Cannot wait to come back!
My only complaint. The restaurant said they did not have my reservation. This was odd as it was booked and confirm they open table. The restaurant was empty, so they could accommodate our LARGE party. However, this type of non-communication could have been detrimental! please make a better effort to coordinate reservations with the restaurant !!
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