1913 Restaurant & Wine Bar

4.8
463 reviews
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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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Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a quiet table in the back for which I am grateful. The food was very good. The service was fine. Waiter was very busy. First time dining there and everyone really enjoyed it!

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TS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great place. I've been here several times and never been disappointed. The lobster mac & cheese is outstanding. Always a favorite appetizer.

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always. Could not recommend a better restaurant.

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S
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Loved the Charcuterie platter. This plus a bowl of the soup du jour, tomato basil...was a perfect light evening meal. Our server was a helpful guide when it came To the menu and our order.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not a special get together. The food and wine was amazing, as it usually is. I love this place. It gets a little noisy and I felt like we had to call our waiter over, as he wasn’t the most attentive, but the ambience and food and drink was on point!

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KH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

1913 is a wonderful dining experience. From the extensive wine list to the unique dinner options, everything surpassed expectations. I would highly recommend this restaurant. Our server was knowledgeable, courteous, and attentive. The food was exceptional with a great ambiance.

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MZ
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Our waitress really made the evening go downhill quickly. She didn't know the menu, answered questions about menu items incorrectly, and then when we ordered based on her description we were incredibly disappointed with the meal. She really didn't do much to resolve the issue. One of our meals was delicious and the other was a pricey, poorly described, unenjoyable dish that had a subpar main dish with salad. It really felt like it was the waitress that was the problem. We will still go back, but we watching out for who our waitstaff is.

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DR
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've had the pleasure of sitting at Marc's table the 2 times we've been there and he sets an exceptional example of what service should be! Our 9 year old son was so impressed that he said, "If I had my $40 Visa gift card with me...I'd give it him for a tip! He was awesome!".

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c
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place - great food, freshly made. Beer selection is great. Service is always good.

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I love this restaurant for a night out. The food is always solid and the specials are amazing! The bar is lively and fun! It’s a great place for a nice night out with friends or a date night! We highly recommend! You won’t be disappointed!

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BA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Very nice menu and good wine! We went early on a Friday, had spinach and artichoke flat bread. The
brussel sprouts are the best, we will be back!

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c
Las Vegas
18 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

It was our first time at 1913 and came to celebrate my boyfriend’s birthday so I called ahead to order a chocolate dessert with a candle. Our server Paul was amazing and he even sang solo Happy Birthday! We ordered grilled calamari for an appetizer and the sautéed apple chicken and shrimp risotto for dinner, all of it creatively prepared with lots of flavor. The bar area also had a cool vibe, so it’s also a great place for even just a drink. We will definitely be back!

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e
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We've been to this restaurant several times - it has a fantastic bar and drink menu. The food is very inconsistent - steak is either over or undercooked, apple chicken was lukewarm and OK tasting, angel-hair pasta had very little flavor, the lasagna was just OK and not hot, the almond-rainbow trout was fantastic, a scallop special - while delicious - had three total scallops (and it was a tad pricey), etc. I think the ambiance is good but the food....I'd recommend other places.

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r
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the food and service is amazing. The menu has something for everyone.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great atmosphere

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g
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and friendly service. Very good dressing on the Romaine salad, but the burnt leaves should have been removed.

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DT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent dinner Saturday night, veal & braised short rib, escargot and for desert cheesecake with raspberry and chocolate. Great place, great service, my wife and I love going there.

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m
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This a wonderful experience - the ambiance is great with the old building. The food is always good and the waiter was very attentive. I highly recommend this restaurant!

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DL
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Eunice was our server & she was great! Her descriptions of various foods & my wife's drink were spot on. She was very kind & personable. The vibe in the restaurant was nice.

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JW
Chicago
73 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yes. In fact we have brought friends and family here. Everyone often comments on the knowledgeable and friendly staff.

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T
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This has been our special occasion place for several years. The food and service have always been top-notch and it is a very pleasant place to eat.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

1913 was amazing as always! Great food, service and ambiance! Easily the best restaurant in the NW Suburbs

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JD
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! 1913 never disappoints. It has a Notable wine list also.

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TS
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meals were outstanding! The was our first time and we really enjoyed the food and service were terrific!

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KF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I thought the food, service and atmosphere were excellent. Can't wait to go back!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved it! The shells and shells pasta wonderful as well as the grilled salad. 10/10

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M
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love this place! Our second time here and still impressed. Food was amazing, as usual. Our favorite is the potato pizza and mushroom risotto. Moira was such a great server and we'll definitely request her on our next visit

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C
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in the northwest suburban area. Well worth the trip. Every entree has been amazing! Friendly service and a wonderful dining room.

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MM
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Food was good. French onion soup was really good. Service was VERY slow. Fish was just warm. Server did offer feee dessert but service greatly needs improvement.

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G
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Love this place, much slower than normal, but OK when looking to hang out for the night.

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RP
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time here and we already said we want to come back. It's that good! The menu has great selections and their specials are good, too. They also have a nice beer and wine list. The interior is much bigger than I thought it would be, and the decor is nice. We had a great meal and really enjoyed our visit. I highly recommend this restaurant!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love staff and food is great

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fantastic!

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JD
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

1913 is always an outstanding choice. The service is always top notch, as well as the food. You can never go wrong with the pasta or fish specials and the deserts are amazing. They also have a fantastic wine selection hand picked by the owner, Ron. He will always take the time to help select a great wine, based off your tastes.

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GM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant is not over crowded with seats so we sat comfortably. The arancini were amazing! The risotto was cooked right, and not crunchy like some places make it. Soo Good!!

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BM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ordered mussels and scallops and both items were delicious. The ambiance of the restaurant was good.

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AD
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Went here after visiting a local winery and we were pleasantly surprised by the delicious menu and the large wine selection. We were a group of 6 and we had a corner table which was very comfortable. Service was great. We will definitely go there again.

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g
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The 1913 restaurant serves up excellent food. The food menu provides many choices. The service is always friendly and efficient. The wine menu provides some good choices at different price points. The draft beer menu (draft beer is the real deal) also provides some good choices. The Church Street lager is excellent, but a bit pricey at $6.50 for less than a pint. I cannot comment on the desserts because , they are for skinny people.

I would recommend the 1913 restaurant for a nice night out.

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CW
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and never had a disappointing meal at 1913 - highly recommended!

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BA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

1913 is a wonderful restaurant with a very special menu. The small plates to shares are wonderful (Lobster Mac & Cheese and others) and the specials were very tasty. The wine, beer and alcohol menu is extensive and worth trying the different choices. Of course, leave some room for dessert. We go to have gelato at 1913.

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