1913 Restaurant & Wine Bar

4.7
505 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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HL
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The beef rib was superb, as well as the Duck Confit!
The Pecan pie was amazing! I would go back just for dessert!

We always go back to see what new offerings 1913 has.
We are looking forward to our next visit with visiting friends.
This time I think we will try several appetizers as small plates
and enjoy the wine and beer bar.

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SZ
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the service and food were great! Such a great place!

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D
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a sure thing at this place.... Sit in Dave's section !!!!!

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BB
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Server was slow, rude. When I asked what the catch of the day was...he said "I'm Getting to it"
When my wife asked for extra blue cheese for her salad he rolled his eyes at us and walked away. No yes or no etc. just brought it over in a bit.
When I asked for ketchup and steak sauce- A1, he says- "the steak sauce on your steak from the kitchen?"
I said no, A1, again roll of the eyes. I told him to just bring ketchup never mind the sauce.
BTW..our first time there.

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LO
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great! We had a nice Birthday get together!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, great atmosphere!
Outstanding! Will go back for sure and recommend to friends!

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MP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated another’s Day at 1913. The food was delicious and service was great! Creative and delicious menu items!

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TH
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day lunch.

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AL
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

This was our first time trying 1913 for a dining experience (first visit was for a private event). The service was very slow, including drinks and server checking if we needed anything. I was expecting more specials for the Mother's Day holiday and there was nothing-food and drinks alike. The price of the food was higher than expected, and none of us left overly impressed or satisfied. For a dining experience, I don't plan on coming back. The bar area is cute and may be nice to grab a drink in given it's convenient downtown location.

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C
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

Mother’s Day

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MI
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I hope they open during day time!
At least would like to know a special occasion that open the restaurant during lunch.

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a
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

We were a little disappointed with the menu choices. We have dined there several times over the past few years and do not remember having this hard of a time finding something appealing to order. The food was fair, the service was good, the prices seemed high for what it was.

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OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant! The food was excellent, particularly the fried olive and mushroom polenta appetizers. We will definitely be returning.

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M
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

We love 1913. Was dissappointed that I had a confirmed Open table reservation but the restaurant did not have it on there computer

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a
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely evening here, I cannot wait to return. Our server was attentive and knowledgeable. She made a number of wine recommendations, all of which were outstanding. The food was delightful as well.

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CL
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Waitress was rude, food was cold. Waitress attitude went sour when we decided to not order a bottle of wine. After that she was not attentive and certainly did not make us feel welcome. We were a table of five. When our food arrived, half our meals were good (not excellent). The other half; pork chop was way over done, chicken was cold, and pasta was sticky gooey like it had sat around a while. Some say we should have complained right to the wait staff, I feel I did not go out to diner to get into a confrontation about sub par service. We will not go back.

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G
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoy 1913 so much for their small plates to share, esp the polenta and mushroom dish! We also love red wine and are a huge fan of the Treana. The servers are friendly and the food is always served within a reasonable amount of time. Look forward to visiting 1913 again soon.

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L
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

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R
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Consistently delicious, fresh and beautifully presented food! The homemade ricotta is like nothing I’ve ever tasted!! Brilliant. GREAT cocktails!

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GS
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

This was not our usual 5 star experience.

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p
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

1913 consistently delivers! We've been there at least 6-7 times in the past 8 months and everything is always terrific. The servers are so helpful and friendly--we've had Eunice, TJ and Mark and they were all fantastic. Great wine selection, they have Macallan 18, and can make any cocktail (made a paper plane perfectly). The ribeye was so tender and well-seasoned (we all had to have a taste). Short-rib lasagna, shrimp risotto and pasta specials are always good. Must always end with the zeppoles, caramel sauce and gelato! Can't wait to go back!

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JW
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant. The Scallops with Cream Corn and artichokes was amazing. Grilled Romain...delicious. Took home onion soup since it’s the best around. Pecan pie dessert...no words.....so yummy. The only negative was the Gru Moltapuciosno is no longer on the wine list. And, with the proximity, a few more Lynfred wines would be great. I recommend this place to everyone.

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DC
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food. Friendly service. Nice atmosphere. It was a good place to catch-up with some friends. Weren’t rushed in the least. Very accommodating to a friend with a walker due to an injury.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

My friend and I dined here this past Wednesday; this was both our first times visiting. Made a reservation on OpenTable, and the table was ready when we arrived. We had a table close to the windows, nice ambiance, and the noise level was great.

With this being both our first times dining here, we did take some time to decide on what we wanted (primarily because multiple dishes seemed delicious, hard to decide), but our waitress was very patient with us. We ordered two green salads (champagne vinaigrette), PEI mussels, meatball sliders, brussels sprouts, and spinach with garlic. Salads came out first, then all appetizers and vegetables at once. Everything was perfectly seasoned and delicious. Afterward, we headed into the bar for an apéritif before leaving. The atmosphere was more vibrant, yet laid-back. Our bartender Pete recommended one of his favorite scotch, which was fantastic.

Overall, I had an enjoyable dining experience and would return!

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Pasta special was ok but no cheese offered or bread. Not such a great value. Sauce tasted like spaghettio sauce.
Now the cheesecake was to die for! CreAmy , great crust , banana foster inspired! Awesome!

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J
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent atmosphere. Excellent food. Great for date night

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BA
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our dinner and wine with good friends. Your fish special was delicious. We have been to the Kuleto winery, nice that you have it on the list.

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LO
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration!

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Sat at high-too in bar. Great bar atmosphere and nice tables.
Enjoyed several appetizers for 4 of us as well as dinner.
Appetizers were fantastic! We had muscles and mushrooms with polenta.
We all enjoyed entrees and they were great.
We will be back again!

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

The best, as always. Our favorite Roselle restaurant.

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MP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Party of 6. Everything we needed was provided with a smile. Matt was helpful as well as patient. Was knowledgeable about the specials and menu. The food, as always, was delicious.

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JW
Chicago
73 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This continues to be one of our favorites - we've dined here many times and it never disappoints.

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MT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

The place was just fine, but nothing very memorable.

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GS
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing, as always!

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OT
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Our server was somewhat stuffy. He seemed rather annoyed or arrogant. Not really sure which it was. Other than that everything was good

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LS
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met up with some girlfriends after work. First sat at the bar while we waited for another friend and had some wine. The bartender was very knowledgeable. We then sat for dinner. Two friends shared a pasta and pizza, both delicious. I had the fish special, grilled rainbow trout, broccoli rabe, and polenta. Also amazing. We shared a bottle and had a few more glasses of wine. Our waitress, Eunice, was so helpful and provided us with great suggestions. We will DEFINITELY be back!! Such a cute and intimate place!

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W
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pleasantly surprised! Took my best friend on Sunday for her birthday, we seek out places with escargot and wine. The escargot was different but excellent. Great food, great wine list, nice selection of tap beers. Employees friendly. Definitely going back.

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c
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

amazing food and service. Will go back again and again!

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MA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is delicious, a gem in the suburbs of Chicago.

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DK
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and wine selection. Would definitely recommend. And will eat there again in the future

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