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“Great spot for a light bite”
Review of DOC Wine Bar

DOC Wine Bar
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Ranked #17 of 186 Restaurants in Lombard
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $29 - $31
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Highland Road & Butterfield
Description: Welcome to D.O.C Wine Bar. We are elated to serve you as your neighborhood wine bar and bistro. We believe that wine is the "nectar of the gods" and should be enjoyed by all, novices and connoisseurs alike. While we take what we do seriously, first and foremost, we believe drinking wine should be fun. It is our goal to offer a large variety of wine spanning the globe without any of the factors that may cause intimidation and hinder your enjoyment. Established in 1963 and implemented in 1966, the Denominazione di Origine Controllata (DOC) ("Controlled Denomination of Origin") is Italy's equivalent to France's APPELLATION D'ORIGINE CONTROLEE. DOC's are defined by the geographic area of production for each wine, the varieties that can be used, the minimum alcohol content, the maximum yield, and the specifications for aging.
Portland, OR
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great spot for a light bite”
Reviewed December 3, 2012

Order the small butcher's plate and you get a choice of 4 meats, cheeses, bruschetta (the proscuitto/asparagus was delicious). It's a good way to try a few things you might not otherwise get to taste.

Knowledgeable server recommended wines from their long list to our taste.

Nicely decorated and trendy.

  • Visited November 2012
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Lombard, Illinois, United States
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Diamond in the Rough”
Reviewed November 24, 2012

This is a small quaint little place. The wines are fantastic and the food is based on small plates / portions. It's a nice quiet place for a romantic evening.

Visited September 2012
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Lombard, Illinois
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great place”
Reviewed October 27, 2012

Terrific wine selection and Great Food. Love the tastings - 3 wines at a time. Don't miss the risotto balls. The back room with the fireplace is great in the winter, patio in the summer.

Visited August 2012
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Salem, Oregon
Level 5 Contributor
85 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Solid Choice”
Reviewed September 7, 2012

I've eaten here now twice and both times can say the food has been very good. I recommend the butcher's plate appetizers and the crab cakes (I've also heard the fish taco's are excellent). Being from the NW I've had better crap cakes, but these are very good and the only real negative I can say is they use a little too much breading. The service on the other hand is a little funny. Both times it has been competent, but both times we've got a bit of pretentiousness.

  • Visited September 2012
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Geneva, Illinois
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Handy for dinner and movie”
Reviewed July 29, 2012 via mobile

Food is decent though generally nothing to rave about but I do like the fish tacos. The wine list is decent (as it should be for a wine bar). Staff are friendly and service was good. I wouldn't pick this for a special event/dinner, but it's reasonable and convenient place to dine when, for example, seeing a movie at AMC or shopping locally.

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