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Village Vintner

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2380 Esplanade Dr, Algonquin, IL 60102-5449
+1 847-658-4900
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon 17:00 - 23:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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64 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We joined the wine club but really enjoy the different beers. Food is good but more like an upscale bar food. Service is prompt. Enjoyed our visit and we'll be back.

Thank trekrider2300
Mchenry, Illinois
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It had been a while since we dined here but we're glad we returned. Service is friendly and warm, food is tasty and there's a nice selection. Great for casual evening out with friends as the music doesn't blare like most places with a large bar and you can actually have a conversation. Wood fired pizzas are nice and our... More 

Thank Annette Y
Algonquin, Illinois
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I are big fans of the VV. We enjoy the friendly atmosphere of the bartenders and people that frequent this establishment. We are wine club members and I enjoy the beer they brew as well. Food is always great.

Thank Rgo6
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

Normally I can't stay away from small, non-chain restaurants, but I probably won't be returning to Village Vintner any time soon. Food was okay, service was slow and disorganized and the price of drinks weren't cheap for the quality. I feel like they tried to copy the Cooper's Hawk model, but didn't come close at all. Make sure to use... More 

Thank Mark M
Management response:

Mark, I am very sorry that you were not impressed with the Menu. We are rolling out new specials each week, as well as new daily specials and a new menu is only weeks away. We have been a full service winery for over 11 years so we try and keep cost down but we will not skimp on our... More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Food was okay. I ordered fish and chips which was hot, but fish a bit overdone. Others seemed happy. Atmosphere is great but our service slow, especially for getting our checks at the end. Probably would have seemed even slower if we weren't socializing.

Thank Janette D
Downers Grove, Illinois
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86 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We were in the area so we thought we would give it a try. On the good side, the beer was fresh and tasty. The server was very pleasant and always had a smile on her face when she came to our table. The food was average, I had pesto flat bread and it was smothered in pesto. Was not... More 

Thank Jenny W
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Have been her 6-7 times. Always delicious food, but especially love trying new beers and wine! My son is a member of the beer/wine club, so we get to enjoy even more varieties at his home. It's a fun experience, bring friends! Highly recommend!

Thank SheileeD
Management response:

Sheilee, Thank you so much for your kind words, we hope to hear many more good things coming from you in the future. Janet Westberg General Manager Village Vintner Winery & Brewery More 

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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Had a nice Sunday dinner at the establishment. Food portions were large so good value. Looking forward to going back for a couples evening or double date. We had steak, chicken and shellfish dishes. Will be back to check out the pizza next time. Enough on tap beers for the crafty ones. Looks like great Oktoberfest food options but only... More 

Thank John G
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28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Went with my friends and bosses from work as a going away party for one of the girls at work... Took my fiance as well, and first impression was VERY GOOD. The service was prompt the beer flights were great(they brew EVERYTHING themselves beer and wine), but my only complaint was that I ordered the beef medallions medium, and for... More 

Thank fatherof600
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I've lived in Carpentersville for a few years, and learned about Village Vintner from a friend. This has become one of my favorite restaurants, as well as my favorite source for Bourbon Barrel Ale. The food is always delicious. The beer is amazing. I haven't tried the wine yet, but I've heard great things. The atmosphere is perfect for a... More 

Thank James C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Italian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2380 Esplanade Dr, Algonquin, IL 60102-5449
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Algonquin
  • Phone Number: +1 847-658-4900
Brewery and wine tasting

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?