1913 Restaurant & Wine Bar

4.6
537 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Notable Wine List
1913's ambiance and menu give it a city feel while situated right in the middle of the Northwest Chicago suburbs. 1913 gets its name from the building that houses it – an early 20th century storefront on Main Street that opened in the year 1913. The building's original 105-year-old hardwood floors and exposed brick walls still remain, adding a historical touch to the ambiance. It lends an air of history that compliments the 1913 dining experience.

Fresh seafood, small plates, and pizzettes are backed by a diverse menu utilizing fresh, seasonal ingredients. We also offer 80+ wines by the bottle and glass and a rotating craft beer list in addition to a full bar. Grab a drink with friends in the bar or have dinner in the dining room - two different environments offer plenty of options.
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G
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This place is always the best! I am never disappointed when I come here. Everything from the wine to the food and friendly staff is a 5/5 stars.

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MP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I ordered the seafood special which was salmon. It was so delicious. The veggie medley was phenomenal. It included grilled corn and asparagus. The flavors complimented one another. I really enjoyed my dinner. I always do at 1913 but this meal was exceptional. My sons and husband order steaks and frites as well as medallions of beef. Everyone raved about their food. Service is always excellent. Friendly without being too familiar. I love this restaurant.

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NZ
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

We selected this place because it has good reviews and 4 out of 5 stars. I don’t really understand why everyone likes it so much. The interior and ambience are very nice. This place is clean and ideally located at the heart of Roselle. BUT, hosts upfront were rude and very unfriendly. Food was horrible. We got mussels as a starter and got immediately disappointed. They smelled and tasted bad. The main course was just okay. This place claims to have a huge selection of wines from around the world, but we only found a page full. Many other restaurants offer way wider variety than here. Overall service was meh.
I do not think I’m coming back here again and I do not recommend this place to anyone.

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JM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent as alway

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J
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

One of my favorite places in the burbs. Food is always fresh, well flavored and interesting. Good wine selections also.

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C
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best suburban restaurant.

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C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 4

Cheryl was our waitress and she was fantastic. Great selection of wine and beers. Skirt steak was ordinary and way too much source on the scallops. Stick with the appetizers they were great!!

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OT
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The walleye special on Saturday night was exceptional.

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G
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent restaurant. Food and service are always good.

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G
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, great wine, great ambiance. We love coming here.

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M
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, nice wine selection, and great knowledgeable staff.

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ED
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

Server seemed distracted and not present, but what we really didn’t like was the food. Mussels were dry and lacked taste, octopus and calamari salad was anything but! The octopus was scarce and very over cooked, the calamari was tiny bits of it that you could barely taste it. Ribs and steak were not impressive.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best upscale restaurant in the Western burbs, staff is amazing,

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K
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Another wonderful evening at 1913 - our table had one each of the pasta and fish specials, plus one of the standard "go-to" menu items. All were phenomenal, and we were able to pair them easily with wines by the glass. Tried a new cobbler dessert rather than choosing my standard gelato - fabulous pick for summer!

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W
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Looking for a new “go to” place in the neighbourhood this may just be it

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AK
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Business meeting with the boss went great. He had not ever heard of 1913 Resturant and was very impressed. We will come back on our next visit to Chicago.

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R
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Had a great evening- but the bar ran out of my favorite bourbon 🤨 (Breckinridge). Impressive booze list. LOVE the homemade ricotta.

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BG
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

1913 is a great in Roselle. Great selection of wine. Very good appetizers and entrees that are better then some downtown restaurants.
Great place for dining for special occasions . Plenty of room between tables that give you privacy.

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M
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food is always fabulous

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M
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Way over-priced for the portion sizes.

Had the salmon special and paid $28 for about a 6 oz. piece of salmon, a few cucumber slices and some mashed sweet potatoes. All alacarte without even soup or salad.

Was probably worth $15 at best and that would be a stretch.

Obviously paying for all the staff and the ambiance in a restored 1913 building.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was so good

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service and food were awesome! Pecan pie was fantastic! Definitely will be back.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Overall great service, food and ambiance. We definitely will go back

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LB
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Birthday for daughter

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S
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This place is AMAZING. Eunice was our server and she was THE BEST EVER. Food was excellent, as always. This place can EASILY compete with the city restaurants!

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N
Dallas
121 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a fabulous spot! And you have Ted Schooner by Caymus, one of my favorites. Cheryl, our server, was lovely and helpful. We have a cheese plate, spinach and beet salad and the shrimp. All were excellent. I cannot wait to be back out in Roselle so I can try other menu items and of course orser the wine!

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KM
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My family loves eating at 1913. We always have a fantastic experience!

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M
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Yunez was our server and she was phenomenal. Recommendations on specials delicious!! Awesome food at 1913.

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r
Chicago
53 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

What a great place for dinner. My wife and I were coming back from Schaumburg and stopped in 1913 and so glad we did. After a friendly greeting by the hostess we saw the large bar, high ceilings and lovely artwork. I had the halibut special and my wife the scallops.....both just outstanding. The cocktails were great too. Our waiter was attentive but seemed to lack personality but we will definitely return here again.

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OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed our dining experience from start to finish. Food was excellent (coffee as well!).

Very helpful waiter, assisted my wife with wine and food selection.

Keep it going!

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PN
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Bring back the British Navy.
A little chilly in back area.
Always look forward to the specials.

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J
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of my favorite places. I think it's the best in the area. Food and service are always exceptional. Menu is innovative and the specials always are delightful and well prepared. Fish dishes are always fresh. Good wine selection and reasonably priced. I can return time and again and never get bored. Owner is present and gets to know you.

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HL
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The beef rib was superb, as well as the Duck Confit!
The Pecan pie was amazing! I would go back just for dessert!

We always go back to see what new offerings 1913 has.
We are looking forward to our next visit with visiting friends.
This time I think we will try several appetizers as small plates
and enjoy the wine and beer bar.

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SZ
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always the service and food were great! Such a great place!

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D
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a sure thing at this place.... Sit in Dave's section !!!!!

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BB
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

Server was slow, rude. When I asked what the catch of the day was...he said "I'm Getting to it"
When my wife asked for extra blue cheese for her salad he rolled his eyes at us and walked away. No yes or no etc. just brought it over in a bit.
When I asked for ketchup and steak sauce- A1, he says- "the steak sauce on your steak from the kitchen?"
I said no, A1, again roll of the eyes. I told him to just bring ketchup never mind the sauce.
BTW..our first time there.

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LO
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was great! We had a nice Birthday get together!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, great service, great atmosphere!
Outstanding! Will go back for sure and recommend to friends!

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MP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We celebrated another’s Day at 1913. The food was delicious and service was great! Creative and delicious menu items!

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TH
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Mother’s Day lunch.

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