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Status of stemware
Address and/or website
Aboyer French Brasserie
64 Green Bay Road, Winnetka, IL
Free corkage, unlimited bottles on Thursday. Otherwise, corkage is $50/bottle. Website
312 Fish Market
2105 S. Jefferson, 2nd Floor (Inside 88 Market’s food court), Chicago,IL
No stems that I recall. Outstanding sushi Website
All BYOB all the time - no corkage
Stemware: very small wine glasses. Bring your own
1825 W. North Ave., Chicago, IL
Gio’s Cafe and Deli
2724 S. Lowe
Unknown stems Website
All BYOB all the time - unsure on corkage, but no more than $5 per bottle
Stemware: They have the Reidal glasses that have no stems
1466 N. Ashland Ave. Chicago, IL
Prairie Grass Cafe
601 Skokie Blvd
Northbrook, Illinois 60062
Stemware: decent enough. I’ve never seen anyone bring Website
3800 N. Pulaski
773- 545- 7427 smoquebbq.com
Perhaps the best bbq in town.
Tel - 773-477-5466
Address - 3763 N. Southport Avenue, Chicago, IL Website
Abagail’s - Highland Park
Variable, as high as $25 Corkage - can be negotiated down or waived Website
Very good American Bistro
Inovasi - Lake Bluff
$15 Corkage - often waived
28 E Center Ave Lake Bluff, IL 60044-2585 - (847) 295-1000 Website
American Bistro - unique farm fresh menu, very good.
Cooper’s Hawk - Orland Park, Burr Ridge, Wheeling, South Barrington, Naperville
$8 Corkage http://www.coopershawkwinery.com/
Concept is a higher-end causal American Bistro that makes own wine.
2656 W Lawrence Ave
Chicago, IL 60625 Website
Allows BYOB. High-end cuisine. Good stemware
Corkage $10 per person.
TTOWA (pronounced Dough-ah)
161 W Wing St (between Davis St & Vail Ave)
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
Korean cuisine, Full BYOB, Good stems website
Dawali Mediterranean Kitchen
319 S JEFFERSON ST
No corkage; lousy glassware, so bring your own Website
Caro Mio Italian Ristorante
4603 N Lincoln Avenue
No corkage. Decent stemware.
Pot Sticker House
3139 S. Halsted
No corkage. Lousy stems, so bring your own.
Boston Fish Market
1225 E. Forest Ave.
Des Plaines, IL 60018
(847) 296-1111 or (847) 803-2100 Website
No corkage. No stemware, so bring your own.
2421 W North Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
No corkage, unknown on glassware Website
837 W Fulton Market
Chicago, IL 60607
$20 corkage, max 2 bottles.
Unknown on stems, but for $20/bottle you shouldn’t have to bring your own glasses.
Cellar Door Provisions
(Friday and Saturday nights only)
3025 W. Diversey Avenue
773 697-8337 Website
$20 corkage generally and $10 if you bring in a wine from Diversey Wine
Mediocre stems, no decanters
3456 N. Sheffield
Chicago IL (1 block south of Wrigley Field)
All BYOB all the time - $5 corkage
Stemware: Small, clunky drinking glasses. I suppose you could bring your own. They do have ice buckets.
4925 N. Broadway, unit E
No corkage, decent stems.
52 W. Illinois St.
$25 corkage. Stemware likely just fine.
Stoney River Steakhouse and Grill
20504 N. Rand Road
Deer Park, IL 60010
(847) 719-1596 Website
$20 corkage. No info on stemware
4471 Lawn Ave
Western Springs, IL 60558
$25 per bottle corkage for first two bottles, then $35 per bottle after that. Good stems.
Stix N Brix
220 W 33rd Street
Chicago, IL 60616
No corkage. Reidel O knockoffs.
Wentworth Seafood House
2229 S Wentworth Ave
Chicago, IL 60616
(312) 808-0899 Website
No corkage, lousy stems
1015 N Rush Street
Chicago, Illinois 60611
No corkage on Sunday. No bottle limit.
Steak and Vine
37 South La Grange Road
La Grange, IL, 60525
$20 corkage per bottle with no limit. Reserve through Nick and he may waive corkage. Schott Zwiesel glassware
2523 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
$15 per bottle corkage, unknown stems
1239 W 18th St
Chicago, IL 60608
(312) 846-1077 Website
No corkage Wed/Thur/Sun. Assume good stems.
Longman & Eagle
2657 N. KEDZIE AVE.
CHICAGO, IL 60647
$25 per bottle but fee is waived with a bottle purchased off of their list.
4518 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
$15/bottle corkage. Good stems
2222 S Archer Ave
(312) 877-5117 Website
No corkage fee, lousy (thick) stems
2701 S Eleanor
Reidel O stems
(312) 724-8811 website
Butcher & The Burger
1021 W. Armitage Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
BYOB. No corkage; but lousy glassware. Bring your own. Website
1516 E Harper Court
Chicago, IL. 60615
Corkage is possible, but my advice is to run it by management first. Website
3632 N. Clark St.
Chicago, Il. 60613
$25 corkage. Excellent stems. Excellent food for essentially a cocktail and sports place. Website
Bavette’s Bar & Boeuf
218 W Kinzie St
Chicago, IL 60654
Corkage fee is sharing 1 glass per bottle with a table of your choice. One bottle per two people limit.
Nice stems Website
Capri of Downers Grove
5101 Main Street
Downers Grove, IL. 60515
$15/bottle corkage, no limit. Decent stems. Website
2301 W Roscoe St.
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 857-1985 Website
Service and food were both excellent. Stems were fine. Corkage is $35, which they donate to local charities, which are posted on their website.
Forte at Symphony Center
65 E. Adams St. Chicago, IL 60603
Corkage $25; Stems ok; Suggest reservations 7:30 and after on concern evenings
3400 N Lawndale Ave. Chicago, IL. 60618
No phone number listed Website
No corkage; unknown stems, so best bring your own
18 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60603
(312) 578-0763 firstname.lastname@example.org Website
Corkage: First two bottles $25 each, and $50 after that.
Zero corkage (best to call ahead and confirm). Decent red wine stems upon request (don’t know how deep their inventory is). Could not find a decanter last evening.
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Should have also added another I went to recently - Tango Sur. I believe no corkage at all since all BYO. Good meat to pair with reds but horrible wine glasses, tight tables and mediocre service. No reservations either. Not really a place I’m dying to go back to but I do think it is a popular “BYO”…
Tel - 773-477-5466
Address - 3763 N. Southport Avenue, Chicago, IL
Haven’t been to Eve on a Wed or Sun but I believe that you can bring on other nights but the corkage fee was pretty steep - $30 or $35 as I recall from last summer. Though the food was pretty good and so may be worth going back on a Wed or Sun.
Should add Spring to the list. Great food and service, excellent stemware. I think the charge is $20 per bottle. Was just there for a wine dinner on Tuesday night and they did an terrific job as usual!
Pretty sure the Bristol is all BYO all the time, and I think there’s no charge for corkage at all. If any, it’s nominal. I hear they have excellent stemware too. Manlin knows the scoop for sure, you might PM him if you want the inside track. Or you could just call the place.