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Half-price wine in Chicago Restaurants?

saratom Jan 23, 2009 10:50 AM

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?

  1. r
    rolandocarey9682 Jun 4, 2009 03:16 AM

    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

    1. k
      kevinatko May 30, 2009 07:53 AM


      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

      4 Replies
      1. re: kevinatko
        gomexico May 5, 2010 08:49 PM

        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
          cmccarth Jan 15, 2013 11:17 AM

          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
            masha Jan 15, 2013 02:05 PM

            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
              chicgail Jan 15, 2013 06:54 PM

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

        2. e
          elleberk Feb 12, 2009 01:29 PM

          Monday - Volo
          Tuesday - Sidebar
          Thursday - Gruppo di amici

          1. j
            jesteinf Jan 23, 2009 01:56 PM

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

            1. m
              masha Jan 23, 2009 12:25 PM

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

              1. nsxtasy Jan 23, 2009 11:56 AM

                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
                  saratom Jan 26, 2009 11:28 AM

                  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. b
                  basilb Jan 23, 2009 11:06 AM

                  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
                    basilb Jan 23, 2009 11:10 AM

                    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
                      nsxtasy Jan 24, 2009 07:29 PM

                      >> 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

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