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Village Vintner

2380 Esplanade Drive, Algonquin, IL
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Ranked #32 of 100 restaurants in Algonquin
Cuisines: Italian
Description: Brewery and wine tasting
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Description: Brewery and wine tasting
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21 reviews from our community

52% Recommend
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English first
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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85 reviews 85 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

Had dinner on Saturday with our son. Village Vintner is hard to find as it is set back far off of Randall Road just south of Algonquin Commons. We were seated promptly as they were not very busy at 5pm. Our server explained their in house brew specials along with their extensive wine listings. We tried Vintner's white Zinfandel. We... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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74 reviews 74 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Having been to Napa and Sonoma and tasted some really fine wines (with my favorites being in the $15-$40 range), I have to say that this wine is not good. I tried a flight of red wines and they were all the same color, and none of them smelled great. Three wines were just ok (I'd give them a 4... More

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Plainfield, IL
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41 reviews 41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We went for a beer sampler and a snack in the afternoon mid-week. The decor needs a bit more personality but the beer is fantastic. We tried a large sampling of their brews and admittedly enjoyed the majority of them. Most times, you get a sample of most everything a place has and you are lucky you find one or... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

This is our new favorite place. The beer and wine are great and they release new wine and beer each month. We have had a lot on the menu and every time it has excellent. Just ask them if you want something different and they can accommodate. The bar is great too, it is a good place to go and... More

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Marengo, Illinois
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66 reviews 66 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

We were a party of three who stopped for lunch on a Saturday. We ordered two wraps, a burger and few beer flights. The food was average, the beer was great and the service was good. I would go back and sit at the bar and have couple of microbrews, but I would skip the food.

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Woodstock, Illinois, United States
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125 reviews 125 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

My friend and I went for the promoted "Pizza and Beer" Sunday special. My friend doesn't drink beer and I didn't really have a taste for the pizza they were serving so we ordered off menu. The Bears were playing and the entire joint was enthusiastically watching the game - most tables and bar seats were occupied and it was... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Beer and wine we had was excellent. Unfortunately the kitchen hurt my review. My wife ordered a burger medium well and it came out medium rare ( blood running out of it as it sat on the plate). The burger was taken back and instead of cooking a new one they cooked the original burger and sent it back to... More

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Huntley, Illinois
5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

My wife and I visited this place for our 6th time in early May on a Saturday nite.We were early and were seated promptly.We waited a long time with no waiter.I approached the hostess and she asked where we were seating.She was the one who seated us,so that agitated me.Finally got a couple of drinks and ordered dinner.I had the... More

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Cherry Valley, Illinois
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

Visited the Village Vintner for the first time. Restaurant was recommended to us so we gave it a try. Good variety of wine and craft beer. Menu was good including some items you do not see in a lot of other restaurants. One of our party had the Mac and Cheese which was served with sliced beef brisket on top.... More

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

The food here is really good in the wood burning oven, the Vintner Burger is unique & amazing (must give it a try). The ribs are awesome, some of the best we've ever had. Atmosphere is comfortable, full of adults where you can all sit back and have some good wine/beer. Everybody seemed really happy in there, very pleasant experience.... More

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