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Barrel Cheese & Wine

4.7
4.7
21 Reviews
$30 and under
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Barrel cheese & wine is your new perfect favorite spot for a date night. Fireplace, wine racks, special cocktails and absolutely delicious food!

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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 9 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, American, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 2:00 pm–2:00 am

  • Phone number

    (773) 857-1065

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Middle Eastern, Persons with Disabilities, Women

  • Private party facilities

    Private event space up to 110 guests

  • Neighborhood

    Lakeview / East Lakeview

  • Cross street

    Diversy /Broadway

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Counter Seating, Dancing, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access

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What 21 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Favorite place
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    My fiancé and I were celebrating my new job. This was our first time in Barrel Cheese and Wine. Our waitress was kind of short and not-welcoming in the beginning. She did loosen up as the evening progressed. The drinks for the value ($16 each) were not worth it. It was mostly sugar and not enough alcohol. The cheese plate was yummy even though we were given the wrong cheese. The waitress did not charge us for the wrong cheese and quickly rectified with the correct cheese. We tried three different wines before landing on the one we both liked and the waitress seemed annoyed by us. My fiancé went to the bartender to ask which wine would go best with the cheeses we ordered and our waitress was visibly upset we skipped her and went to the bartender. I am not sure I would return. The energy from the waitress and the staff were not very welcoming. We seemed more like a burden than a paying customer have celebratory drinks.
  3. OS

    OliviaS

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Did a ladies wine night, it was super cozy inside and there was a violinist playing great music, a mix of modern and classic. We did the 7 cheese cheese board it was delicious but they do not give you enough bread and crackers forcing you to buy more for $4. All the wine was very good and the service was great. Will definitely be coming back.
  4. LP

    LaurenP

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Great ambiance & service!!! The food was mixed, some items were awesome and some not so great but the wine is amazing and cheese plate is spot on!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was a nice gem to find in the neighborhood to cross of the list for me! Music was great, staff was sweet, and the cocktails & food were delicious! I’d return 😊
  6. K

    Kimberly

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Five Stars! What a fabulous addition to East Lakeview! Rudy - the owner - took amazing care of us. We enjoyed tasting some very different wines and chose a great Pinot Grigio from Friulli. Great wine selections overall. Our 5 cheese charcuterie was a delight. The menu boasts great small plates for sharing and interesting salad choices. Service was impressive. Music in the background was just right. We sat inside in cozy velvet chairs near the open wall near the sidewalk which was great for people watching. Cozy fireplace loveseat and living walls are inviting for a great experience. Highly recommend! We felt like we were transported to a mini European vacation! Definitely recommend this great spot.
  7. JG

    JamieG

    Detroit

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A group of 14 met up to have some wine and snacks. The service was outstanding! We enjoyed the wine (especially the Farmhouse Red blend) an several different cocktails. We ordered a few different charcuterie boards with various cheeses and the group devoured them! Great place and a great time!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Don’t waste your money. Ordered wine and a charcuterie board. You can make a better one at home. The burrata tasted spoiled. The bread looked to be from the grocery store bread aisle that they slightly toasted. The jam was grape and strawberry. They did a great job making the place look cute and the menu appealing but don’t be fooled!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a great new Lincoln Park spot. Great wine and cocktail selection. Had a 5-cheese charcuterie that was really delicious with generous portions. Would definitely recommend
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice chill spot to get a good drink and shareable apps. Would be a good date spot!
  11. N

    Nancy

    Chicago

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The wine list is a well-rounded offering of reds and whites but the small plates were an amazing standout! Tables are well spaced and the playlist, fireplace and seating nooks enhance the ambiance. We had attentive service from everyone and a visit from our host who was looking for feedback. We said “keep doing what you’re doing and we’ll be back!” Great addition to the neighborhood!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Pretty cheap and tacky.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome date place
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great spot for wine and a light meal within a very reasonable price range
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here and YOU have to go! This trendy, hip and romantic lounge was amazing. Hospitable staff, delicious dishes, beautiful presentation and a wide wine list. The decor is very “on point” and the “chill out” continuous music deserves its own 5 stars!! Rudy made us feel welcomed and gave us an amazing experience. Well Done!!
  16. a

    anubis72

    Chicago

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great new find. Drinks, snacks, and cool vibe. Friendly owner. Good luck!
  17. G

    Gabby

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    It was very dark, so suggest more lighting & the music was extremely loud, but the cheese and wine were fantastic!
  18. M

    Madison

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great space with a decent wine selection and fairly priced cheese boards.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic place with fantastic staff, specially the owner and Rosario.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing!!!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Barrel Cheese & Wine offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (773) 857-1065.

Barrel Cheese & Wine is rated 4.7 stars by 21 OpenTable diners.

Barrel Cheese & Wine does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 9 times today
Google Map for Barrel Cheese & Wine

2831 N Broadway, Chicago, IL 60614

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Diversy /Broadway

  • Neighborhood

    Lakeview / East Lakeview

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 2:00 pm–2:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, American, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Owned/operated by

    Middle Eastern, Persons with Disabilities, Women

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Counter Seating, Dancing, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access

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