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Half-price wine in Chicago Restaurants?

Hi there,

I'm interested in compiling a list of restaurants that offer half price wine on certain days of the week in the city. So far I have Bistrot Margot and La Sardine that both do this on Mondays. Anyone know of any others?

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  1. John's Place does on Thursdays. I'm pretty sure Sweets and Savories and Le Bouchon have 1/2 price days, too, but don't know what they are offhand.

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    1. re: basilb

      Ok, I had a minute and looked it up - Le Bouchon does it on Mondays. Sweets and Savories' webiste is down - hope that's just due to technical difficulties!

      1. re: basilb

        >> Sweets and Savories' webiste is down - hope that's just due to technical difficulties!

        Sweets and Savories has created a new website, at a new website address. You can find it at www.sweetsandsavoriesrestaurant.com

    2. There are many, many such promotions - some involving a half-price night, others a BYO night, still others with a special price for bottles of wine. One of the most comprehensive listings of such events is on Metromix, the entertainment website of the Chicago Tribune. Go to its dining web page at http://chicago.metromix.com/restaurants and on the right you'll see a calendar. Click on "deals" (rather than "events") and then click on whatever day/date you're interested in.

      I know Sweets and Savories has BYO night (no corkage fee) on Mondays, and also has $10 off their tasting menu on Mondays. If they do a half-price night, I don't know what night it is.

      Every Tuesday through March 30, Pete Miller's and Davis Street Fishmarket have a "20 for $20" deal, with 20 different wines available at that price. I assume this is at all three PM locations (Evanston, Wheeling, Schaumburg) and both DSF locations (Evanston, Schaumburg).

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      1. re: nsxtasy

        Thanks everyone - I actually find metromix site a bit frustrating hence my desire to build my own list - Sweets is a great restaurant - have only been once tho - and luv le bouchon too

      2. Cucina Paradiso in Oak Park does 1/2 price wine on Mondays also.

        1. I'm not sure about a half price night, but Sweets & Savories does have a pretty solid list of wines available for $29.

          1. Monday - Volo
            Tuesday - Sidebar
            Thursday - Gruppo di amici

            1. 1/2 PRICE BOTTLE: CHICAGO

              Volo, Le Bouchon, Feast. La Sardine, Swirl, onesixtyblue, Tillis, La Vita, Bistrot Margot

              Sidebar, Coalfire Pizza, Feast, The Tasting Room, Frasca, Tank sushi, Fontana Grill, Tratorria Roma, Dunlays on Clark, Mexique,Rose Angelis, Vines, Tillis, Sopo, Kerryman, ROCKS, Paramount Room, Plush, Mrs. Murphy and Sons, Nick's Fishmarket, La Vita, LaSalle Power Co, Jacks on Halsted, John's Place, Fireside, Garrett Rilpley's, Blue 13, Broadway Cellars, Between Botique Cafe, 42n Latitude, Addiction Sports Bar

              State, Coobah, Sweets and Savories, Tank Sushi, Tillis, Mrs. Murphy and Sons, Blue 13

              Gruppo di amici, Blue 13

              Bin 36, Tillis

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              1. re: kevinatko

                I made my first visit to Broadway Cellars tonight. There won't be a second visit. While the entree of pork chop with mashed sweet potato was flavorful - a bit overcooked - the high level of noise and the nearly incompetent waitstaff created an offensive environment. I understand that the half-price wine night is Tuesday, but even that would not lure me back to this hole.

                Broadway Cellars
                5900 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60660

                1. re: kevinatko

                  Thanks for the great list.

                  Gruppo di Amici 1/2 wine by the glass on Tues.

                  Pete Millers and the Davis St. Fishmarket Tues 20 for $20

                  Cafe Selmarie Weds 1/2 bottles

                  Jolanes, 1/2 on Tues and Thurs

                  Wildfire Mon 1/2 bottles

                  Advise to call first to be sure these offers are still available.

                  1. re: cmccarth

                    This thread is 4 years old. Many of the restaurants listed don't even exist any more (Sweet & Savories, onesixtyblue, Blue 13). Of those that still exist, I suspect that many no longer have these promotions. Definitely call first, or at least visit the resto website.

                    1. re: masha

                      Thanks for pointing that out, masha. I wondered what caused it to pop up again.

                2. I’m not sure about half-price wine, but there are lots of good restaurants and pubs available and Chicago is famous for its pubs and restaurants which are the places for fun and entertainment. You can find it on http://www.opentable.com/start.aspx?m=3