Randolph Wine Cellars

★★★★☆
  • 1415 W Randolph St

    Chicago, IL 60607

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  • 312-942-1212

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A wine for every taste - and even wines for those without taste.

Vast wine selection, largest by-the-glass list in the city. It's great that their wine store is right next door, super easy to pick up a bottle of whatever it is you just enjoyed.

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★★★★★

A wine for every taste - and even wines for those without taste.

Vast wine selection, largest by-the-glass list in the city. It's great that their wine store is right next door, super easy to pick up a bottle of whatever it is you just enjoyed.

Pros: Knowledgeable servers & bartenders

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love it, great for large groups or small, nice views, good food. love the chocolate fondue. extensive wine list and knowledgeable staff.

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★★★★★

love it, great for large groups or small, nice views, good food. love the chocolate fondue. extensive wine list and knowledgeable staff.

Pros: wine

Cons: none

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This may be one of the best experiences I've had in a very very long time.

I had been here a few years back, and I remembered very little about it, but I will remember The Tasting Room now!!!

First of all the room is beautiful...dark & warm with a warm candlelit glow. A Beautiful view of the chicago sky line...and our server wasn't too hard on the eyes either....wink.

I'm a bit of a wine nerd I know, but I was blown away by the wine list they seemed to have hundreds of wines (had to be over 500) and offered them all by the glass or if you'd like they offer everything by the 'taste'. The main thing that impressed me though with the wine list wasn't the amount of wines, or even the myriad of eclectic bottles, (we've all seen that)...it was the prices...Webster's, Bin 36, Avec....There is no one in the city with wine prices like these...it seemed every glass of wine I had was 3 or four buck cheaper than the other guy. I know three or four buck isn't much, but trust me, it adds up!

anyway I'm done rambling, let's just say i loved it and leave it at that....

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★★★★★

This may be one of the best experiences I've had in a very very long time.

I had been here a few years back, and I remembered very little about it, but I will remember The Tasting Room now!!!

First of all the room is beautiful...dark & warm with a warm candlelit glow. A Beautiful view of the chicago sky line...and our server wasn't too hard on the eyes either....wink.

I'm a bit of a wine nerd I know, but I was blown away by the wine list they seemed to have hundreds of wines (had to be over 500) and offered them all by the glass or if you'd like they offer everything by the 'taste'. The main thing that impressed me though with the wine list wasn't the amount of wines, or even the myriad of eclectic bottles, (we've all seen that)...it was the prices...Webster's, Bin 36, Avec....There is no one in the city with wine prices like these...it seemed every glass of wine I had was 3 or four buck cheaper than the other guy. I know three or four buck isn't much, but trust me, it adds up!

anyway I'm done rambling, let's just say i loved it and leave it at that....

Pros: Parking, Price

Cons: NONE! WOW!

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Went there with several friends recently and sat upstairs. Our server brought the wrong bottle of wine the first time and when I pointed it out to him he tells me it's on the house. Comes back later and say he has to confiscate it, per management instructions, then I'm told the original bottle is not available (they do have a wine store next door, right?). Long story short; many of the bottle selections were out, two bottles were corked, food orders were forgotten and overall service was slow. I wrote an email to the manager but she never responded. Going to Websters next time . . .

0
★☆☆☆☆

Went there with several friends recently and sat upstairs. Our server brought the wrong bottle of wine the first time and when I pointed it out to him he tells me it's on the house. Comes back later and say he has to confiscate it, per management instructions, then I'm told the original bottle is not available (they do have a wine store next door, right?). Long story short; many of the bottle selections were out, two bottles were corked, food orders were forgotten and overall service was slow. I wrote an email to the manager but she never responded. Going to Websters next time . . .

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The Tasting Room offers free parking to all guests (not a lot of that in Chicago). The variety of appitizers as well as wine are excellent. The staff is very knowledgeable at pairing the food to the wine choices. If you are a novice wine drinker, explain what you are eating, what you like and don't like and the servers will come up with a great choice for you. Sitting in a relaxed atmosphere (on couches and chairs with coffee tables) and looking out the windows at great views makes the enviroment just as good as the food. Take a chance and visit, you will not regret it. I can not wait to go back.

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★★★★★

The Tasting Room offers free parking to all guests (not a lot of that in Chicago). The variety of appitizers as well as wine are excellent. The staff is very knowledgeable at pairing the food to the wine choices. If you are a novice wine drinker, explain what you are eating, what you like and don't like and the servers will come up with a great choice for you. Sitting in a relaxed atmosphere (on couches and chairs with coffee tables) and looking out the windows at great views makes the enviroment just as good as the food. Take a chance and visit, you will not regret it. I can not wait to go back.

Pros: Ambience, Free Parking, Variety of food/wine.

Cons: Wish there was a second location in the suburbs.

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The Tasting Room has it all, great location, great views of the city, free parking, excellent selection of wines and yet they contrive to ruin it by their attitude. I'm sorry, but customers are just way too tiresome for these wine experts. All dressed in black, they have attitudes to match. Ask to see the wine menu and you get the food menu tossed at you. Don't bother trying to engage the fellow at the bar in any kind of conversation about the business of his profession. And there is just something terribly annoying about the way he makes the pour with vastly exaggerated precision. Value for money is no compensation either because it is quite expensive when you get to add all the tastes and stuff, without ever experiencing a drop over. It's really a great shame.

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★★☆☆☆

The Tasting Room has it all, great location, great views of the city, free parking, excellent selection of wines and yet they contrive to ruin it by their attitude. I'm sorry, but customers are just way too tiresome for these wine experts. All dressed in black, they have attitudes to match. Ask to see the wine menu and you get the food menu tossed at you. Don't bother trying to engage the fellow at the bar in any kind of conversation about the business of his profession. And there is just something terribly annoying about the way he makes the pour with vastly exaggerated precision. Value for money is no compensation either because it is quite expensive when you get to add all the tastes and stuff, without ever experiencing a drop over. It's really a great shame.

Pros: Great view of city and free parking

Cons: Cold and disinterested staff, poor value

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Excellent atmosphere & comfy seating! The wines were good, but I was expecting a larger selection. Service was prompt, but our server didn't seem to know that much about the wines & couldn't recommend anything specific when asked.
Overall, a great place to have some good wine & chat with friends.

2
★★★★★

Excellent atmosphere & comfy seating! The wines were good, but I was expecting a larger selection. Service was prompt, but our server didn't seem to know that much about the wines & couldn't recommend anything specific when asked.
Overall, a great place to have some good wine & chat with friends.

Pros: parking

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These folks know wine; they are the instigators behind the Taste of Randolph Festival, so they know about pairing wines with food, too. Although it doesn't have the warehouse selection of Sam's or Binny's, it comes with more pesonalized service and a nicer storefront. Stop in next door for wine tastings (many flights are available) and snacks or head down the street for some great dinner (many great restaurants in this neighborhood).

PROS: knowledgable staff will lead you to the right bottle
CONS: not as big a selection as Sam's or Binny's

4
★★★★☆

These folks know wine; they are the instigators behind the Taste of Randolph Festival, so they know about pairing wines with food, too. Although it doesn't have the warehouse selection of Sam's or Binny's, it comes with more pesonalized service and a nicer storefront. Stop in next door for wine tastings (many flights are available) and snacks or head down the street for some great dinner (many great restaurants in this neighborhood).

PROS: knowledgable staff will lead you to the right bottle
CONS: not as big a selection as Sam's or Binny's

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fantastic and friendly service. LOVE the couches and overall atmosphere. surprisingly great view too. food is a bit pricey but very good and well presented.

2
★★★★☆

fantastic and friendly service. LOVE the couches and overall atmosphere. surprisingly great view too. food is a bit pricey but very good and well presented.

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I am a regular at the tasting room, and i have never had a bad time there. Although it is upscale and sophisticated, not that there is anything wrong with that, you feel welcome each time. It's a very relaxing place, a must for people who deal with the stress of city living on a daily basis, like myself. And they always make my drink just the way all of my friends and i like it. Black cherry effen vodka cosmo and french martini with a twist ( claire's own version, the twisted claire..ha-ha..), right claire? more power to you guys!!!

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★★★★★

I am a regular at the tasting room, and i have never had a bad time there. Although it is upscale and sophisticated, not that there is anything wrong with that, you feel welcome each time. It's a very relaxing place, a must for people who deal with the stress of city living on a daily basis, like myself. And they always make my drink just the way all of my friends and i like it. Black cherry effen vodka cosmo and french martini with a twist ( claire's own version, the twisted claire..ha-ha..), right claire? more power to you guys!!!

Pros: cozy, nghbrhd feel, classy but never..., intimidating

Cons: limited hor's douvres, in the menu

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maybe its because i've only been here in the early evenings, when it wasn't that crowded, but i've found the tasting room to have a great atmosphere, a very helpful staff and overall to be a good experience. you can't beat the views of Downtown and the setting, of a loft type building with comfy seating, really makes for a great romantic spot or just a great spot to hit for a little wine and cheese before you head over to the United Center.

2
★★★★★

maybe its because i've only been here in the early evenings, when it wasn't that crowded, but i've found the tasting room to have a great atmosphere, a very helpful staff and overall to be a good experience. you can't beat the views of Downtown and the setting, of a loft type building with comfy seating, really makes for a great romantic spot or just a great spot to hit for a little wine and cheese before you head over to the United Center.

Pros: the view, good parking, ambiance

Cons: , a little pricey

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The food and wine are absolutely amazing, and the decor and ambience are right on. However, the prices are just unrealistically high. A wine flight consisting of four 1/4 pours of widely available wines should NOT cost over $20. The strange part is that the Randolph Wine Cellars' retail store is widely known for have amazing bargains. So maybe the restaurant funds the retail?!?

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★★★★☆

The food and wine are absolutely amazing, and the decor and ambience are right on. However, the prices are just unrealistically high. A wine flight consisting of four 1/4 pours of widely available wines should NOT cost over $20. The strange part is that the Randolph Wine Cellars' retail store is widely known for have amazing bargains. So maybe the restaurant funds the retail?!?

Pros: Fantastic wine, Beautiful room, Great food

Cons: Way overpriced

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This place is simply terrible. From the bad service to the unfriendly waiters. The food was just plain BAD...We took our $1000 and went to another friendlier lounge and ordered some Cristal.

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★☆☆☆☆

This place is simply terrible. From the bad service to the unfriendly waiters. The food was just plain BAD...We took our $1000 and went to another friendlier lounge and ordered some Cristal.

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Everything

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The atmosphere here is very laid back and extremely un-snobbish. These people really know their wine in addition to having a full bar. If you want to learn more about wine but are intimidated by those overly snobbish obnoxious people who think the only decent wine costs $50 a bottle, then this is your place. Great view of the skyline, comfy couches and chairs, very helpful staff. It's like a mix between a neighborhood bar (it's that comfortable) and a trendy wine bar (excellent selection of Wine.

2
★★★★★

The atmosphere here is very laid back and extremely un-snobbish. These people really know their wine in addition to having a full bar. If you want to learn more about wine but are intimidated by those overly snobbish obnoxious people who think the only decent wine costs $50 a bottle, then this is your place. Great view of the skyline, comfy couches and chairs, very helpful staff. It's like a mix between a neighborhood bar (it's that comfortable) and a trendy wine bar (excellent selection of Wine.

Pros: Good Parking, knowledgeable staff, Comfy mood

Cons: Limited Menu

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Great atmosphere, great wines.

The wine list is extensive and well chosen and the tasting flights make for some fun comparitive tasting for the enophiles and a good introduction to different wine styles for the soon-to-be enophiles.

Retail store attached that sells most/all of whats on the list and is open late.

The Tasting room is a good place to relax and have a conversation. If you're looking for a lively party atmosphere - go somewhere else. This place is for adults who have outgrown the bar experience that includes being packed in like sardines, getting beer spilled on them, and reeking of cigarette smoke for days afterward.

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★★★★★

Great atmosphere, great wines.

The wine list is extensive and well chosen and the tasting flights make for some fun comparitive tasting for the enophiles and a good introduction to different wine styles for the soon-to-be enophiles.

Retail store attached that sells most/all of whats on the list and is open late.

The Tasting room is a good place to relax and have a conversation. If you're looking for a lively party atmosphere - go somewhere else. This place is for adults who have outgrown the bar experience that includes being packed in like sardines, getting beer spilled on them, and reeking of cigarette smoke for days afterward.

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