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Rootstock Wine & Beer Bar

#1,168 of 7,832 Restaurants in Chicago}
££ - £££, ,
945 N. California Ave, Chicago, IL 60622-4478
+1 773-292-1616
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good36%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“steak tartare” (2 reviews)
“fried almonds” (2 reviews)
“wicker park” (2 reviews)
Closes in 27 min
All hours
Bar, Pub, Wine Bar
££ - £££
945 N. California Ave, Chicago, IL 60622-4478
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Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Visiting and staying with friends at an Airbnb and this spot was recommended by the owner of the Airbnb. The atmosphere was warm and inviting, the staff were top knothole. The food was amazing!!! Prices were exceptional for the quality. Highly highly recommend this place.

Thank Colleen T
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

We met our son who lives in Chicago for lunch. The service was excellent and our food was delicious. The hamburger was fresh with a great croissant tasting bun. Fries were very good. The spinach & mushroom omelet made the old fashioned way! Our wine...More

Thank OspreyLisaM
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Having the good fortune to visit Chicago put all the best thoughts of Architecture, Culture, Music and Food into our heads weeks before we began the adventure. My wife, and I headed out from Niagara, Canada and my son joining us from the Minneapolis area....More

Thank Grimsbybud
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

We had no idea about this little dimly light gem. It's just a cool place with one of the largest alcohol menu I've ever seen. The food was stellar too! Yum!

Thank njhassinger
Reviewed 11 November 2016

A great place to meet up with friends or family to share a glass of wine and some tantalizing food. Their wine list (book) has an impressive selection. While the menu is somewhat limited, everything we tried was tasty and presented nicely. The fried almonds...More

Thank Wolfsha
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Don't be fooled by Rootstock's modesty in labelling itself a 'wine and beer bar'. It's a neighbourhood gem, even if the neighbourhood falls distinctly beyond the boundaries of the bars and restaurants in buzzy Wicker Park. Like many Chicago bars, it has a good selection...More

Thank PeckishPeter
Reviewed 18 July 2016

warm and friendly welcome excellent high-quality food wide range of tasty wines courteous service correct pricing

Thank 68beatriceh
Reviewed 14 February 2016

This is the only restaurant I have ever eaten in 3 times in one trip. It just grew on me - great folks and food. Inspired: the vibe of the owners Service: relaxed yet excellent Food: loved the food - esp the duck and the...More

Thank 275GTS
Reviewed 23 September 2015

Rootstock Wine & Beer Bar is a charmer of a spot serving excellent wines and beers, with small plates, in a cozy could-be-considered romantic room. We began with the boquerones and a couple glasses of cava - a brilliant start! This we followed with the...More

Thank John K
Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

Rootstock has a great wine list for bottles and by the glass selections. I found the wine list as well as the staff very approachable when trying to find an item in my price point and to my liking. The ambiance was really adorable. I...More

Thank Leslie_Venetz
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Bar, Pub, Wine Bar
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Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 945 N. California Ave, Chicago, IL 60622-4478
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Northwest Side
  • Neighbourhood: Northwest Side
  • Phone Number: +1 773-292-1616
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