About CityGate Grille

2020 Calamos Court
Naperville, IL 60563
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At CityGate Grille, you can enjoy Classic American Cuisine with a Mediterranean twist, perfectly paired with your choice of one of our many incredible wines or specialty drinks. Satisfaction has never had such style. Located inside the Calamos Investment Building. Join us for Live Music on weekends, visit www.Citygategrille.com for music schedule.

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Dinner: Friday 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Dinner: Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
IL 88 & Rt. 59

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(630) 718-1010

Website:
http://www.citygategrille.com/

Entertainment:
Live music on Friday & Saturday nights.

Catering:
Catering Available

Parking Details:
Valet parking is located directly in front of the restaurant on weekends & holidays. Parking is available in the parking garage or in the lot directly in front of the restaurant

Executive Chef:
George Engel

Additional:
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Our stunning location features event rooms that hold from 12-250 guest for a seated occasion or for a cocktail/ hors d'oeuvre party.

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Promotions

1,000-Point Tables

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Details
Mon - Thu 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM

Private Dining

Private dining rooms from 12-200 guests.

CityGate Grille Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.5

noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

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late-night find (7)
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Executive Assistants Day

Dined 6 days ago

I have booked many business luncheons here. It was very nice to actually have an opportunity to dine there myself. Beautiful dining room with great food. Thank you for a wonderful afternoon lunch!

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great Food and Service. Just a Bit Loud

Dined on April 24, 2016

My wife and I had our anniversary dinner here and thoroughly enjoyed the evening. The recommended food was outstanding. We both loved our steaks and the sides that we ordered. Service was A+. Waiter was very attentive and knowledgeable. The only nit was that the jazz band in the bar made conversation a little difficult. Loved the music - but at times it was very hard to hear. Probably would have been fine if our table was a little farther away. Overall a very nice place to spend an evening.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
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Very nice restaurant!! Excellent service ...

vip
Dined on April 19, 2016

Very nice restaurant!! Excellent service and food!

food5
ambience5
service5
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Great Steak

Dined on April 11, 2016

This little gem has great food. The steak was delicious and cooked perfectly. The scallops were delicious as well. I would definitely come back again.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value3

Great find

Dined on April 9, 2016

nice to find that they have Jazz music every Saturday night at 7:30, and great food

Tags: good for groups, late-night find
food5
ambience5
service5

One of our favorite places for a nice di ...

Dined on April 9, 2016

One of our favorite places for a nice dinner out in the Naperville area. It's nice, modern and has a city vibe.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Stylish dining

vip
Dined on March 29, 2016

Service food and experience were excellent. I will most definitely come back here, as a cation arise.

Tags: special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
food5
ambience5
service5

Lovely dining experience. Highly recomme ...

Dined on March 20, 2016

Lovely dining experience. Highly recommend. Service was amazing; always there but never an intrusion. My meal was fantastic. A vacation for your tastebuds.

food5
ambience5
service5

Great food! I appreciated that the porti ...

Dined on March 20, 2016

Great food! I appreciated that the portions weren't out of control. It allowed room for appetizers, dinner, AND dessert :)

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Outstanding Dinner!

Dined on March 20, 2016

Our dinner at City Gate was probably the best dinner we had for the price level. From the appetizer to the entrée, the sides, and desert, each dish was perfectly prepared, presented, and served at the perfect temperature to eat. I was a little surprised to see a revised wine list and my favorite wasn't listed. But, the wine I chose to replace my favorite was even better. Our server was attentive, prompt, friendly and well versed in the menu. Along with his sense to let us relax and enjoy our meal, it added to the overall experience.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

Excellent food and service. Reasonable p ...

Dined on March 12, 2016

Excellent food and service. Reasonable price for that level.

food2
ambience4
service4

Service was good. Environment was nice. ...

Dined on March 6, 2016

Service was good. Environment was nice. Food was.. just okay.

food4
ambience4
service2
value3

Good food/ nice atmosphere/ poor service

Dined on March 6, 2016

Food was very good but server was not. We waited for a long time before he ever came to our table. He apologized and said he didn't realize he was assigned our table. We said no worries. Unfortunately service went down hill from there. He tried to bring us steak knives half way through the meal - it was too late, we had gotten them already. Then we didn't see him again. When we were finally able to hunt down the server to request our check, he brought us the wrong one.

Tags: fit for foodies
food4
ambience5
service4
value3

First time visit

Dined on March 5, 2016

We went on 3/4/16 which was a Friday night. 8:00 reservations. Restaurant was barely filled which was a little surprising for a Friday night. Ambiance is great. Our server didn't get to us for about 7 mins after we were sat down, was a little overly chatty but very friendly. Food was delicious and about what I would expect to pay. I would come back.

Tags: good for groups, romantic
food4
ambience5
service3
value5

Lovely evening

Dined on March 5, 2016

Beautiful and unique! Everyone was extremely friendly and made me feel welcome. I was even "escorted" to where the washroom was. Wonderful live music and an overall relaxing vibe. My only negative would be I felt there was a lot of salt in my dish. However I still ate everything because it was good!! My steak was cooked perfectly and my husband enjoyed his chicken as well!

Tags: romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5

Our server Chris was wonderful! This res ...

vip
Dined on March 3, 2016

Our server Chris was wonderful! This restaurant was gorgeous. My daughter had some dietary restrictions and they were most accommodating. The steaks were fabulous! On a par with Ruth's Chris!

food4
ambience5
service5
value5

Wonderful birthday celebration!

Dined on February 27, 2016

We have been to City Gate several times and always have a great time. This time was no different. There were 6 in our party, we were celebrating my birthday and the staff made sure we had a great time. The service was wonderful.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Very good food and service!

Dined on February 18, 2016

My girfriend and I went there for a night out to catch up.It was the perfect place,we can actualy hear each other,the view from the our table was beautifful.The food was great and the service too.We will definately go there again.

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great last minute find.

Dined on February 15, 2016

I waiting too late to make reservations for Valentines Day, so finding a time still available at City Gate Grille was perfect. The atmosphere, food, bartenders, and servers were all great. Live music added just the right amount as well. Will go back for sure.

Tags: romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great Date Night

Dined on February 15, 2016

The entire experience was amazing! From the valet to the coat check to the knowledgeable wait staff on the different drinks and food choices that they had. I would highly recommend to try. There was great music and friendly staff just made the entire dinner wonderful!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

Great, but squished!

Dined on February 15, 2016

Very nice, however seating was less than desirable. Just us two for dinner, but was 12 inches shoulder to shoulder to next table on both sides. Food was excellent, live entertainment, guitar, was very nice. Enjoyed music with after dinner cordial at the bar.

Tags: romantic, special occasion
food4
ambience5
service2
value3

Not sure anymore....

vip
Dined on February 15, 2016

I've been coming here for many, many years. The view and ambiance is fantastic. Unfortunately, I feel the menu is extremely limited and rather on the pricey side. It Valentines Day, it wasn't that busy at 6:30pm. Our waiter never did bring us the additional bread and garlic we asked for (realized this at home). When we were finished eating, our dishes sat there, for like 15 minutes, before someone finally came and picked them up. It's a beautiful place but every time I go there, I have the same complaint - it's understaffed and menu is very limiting.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
food4
ambience5
service4
value4

City gate grill

Dined on February 15, 2016

We have been here for 4 of last 5 Valentine's Day dinners. Have always been able to get a table.. i word hasn't got out. Food has always been excellent. Highly recommend.

Tags: romantic, special occasion
food1
ambience4
service3
value1

classy place but food not great at all

Dined on February 14, 2016

I took by boyfriend out for dinner at City Gate Grille hoping for a great steak for him. Mi d you we had a 9:30 reservation so when we got our well done steak it was charred and definitely tasted like the whole nights steak particles were stuck to my steak. My boyfriends steak was the same. We asked for well done and like I said it was charred on the outside and still pink in the middle. I also asked for a glass of Pinot Grigio and when I got my drink I could have sworn they pick a shot of Tequila mixed into it. They place is pretty nice to look at but definitely not going back.

Tags: late-night find, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience4
service5

I thought it was a little loud but it wa ...

Dined on February 14, 2016

I thought it was a little loud but it was Valentine's Day and was very busy. The food was excellent. Wait staff was wonderful! Wine was great! Had a reservation and was seated immediately.

food4
ambience4
service5
value4

Great service and food, sometimes loud atmosphere

Dined on February 14, 2016

I went to this restaurant on February 13th. The food my date and I got was excellent and our waiter was splendid. The restaurant was a bit noisy likely because it was very crowded being Valentine's Day weekend, but the experience was great! Would definitely go again!

Tags: romantic
food5
ambience5
service5

The service was great. Our waitress had ...

Dined on January 31, 2016

The service was great. Our waitress had a good attitude and was very attentive. The food was fantastic. Everything we ate was good quality and cooked perfectly. I would definitely return for another meal.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great DATE night!

Dined on January 31, 2016

Love that we were able to bring our own wine and pay a small corkage fee. Although, the wine list is extensive and I had the BEST French Martini at the bar while waiting for our table. Our food was AMAZING and service was impeccable. We will definitely be back and often!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

Very accommodating to our birthday party ...

vip
Dined on January 29, 2016

Very accommodating to our birthday party. Many new to CityGate attendees, very impressed with the ambiance. Food and service exemplary.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

We have eaten here twice and both times ...

Dined on January 24, 2016

We have eaten here twice and both times the food and service have been outstanding. So enjoyable -

Tags: romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5

Always good food at this restaurant. Mig ...

vip
Dined on January 21, 2016

Always good food at this restaurant. Miguel and the rest of the staff gave us great service.

food4
ambience4
service4
value4

Champagne Cocktail

Dined on January 17, 2016

It would be helpful if the bartender could make a champagne cocktail for the future.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
food3
ambience5
service5
value4

Nice place

Dined on January 10, 2016

Food was OK the place was very nice had a great view friendly staff and overall just a good dinner for two couples or the group. When I say the food was OK it's just a little more fancier than your typical food that you would order in the portions are very large so that's good . I apologize for this review but doing it through my phone makes it harder to type for sentence.

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Dinner, Music and Dancing

Dined on January 9, 2016

Great food and service. Live music was playing in the bar that provided a wonderful atmosphere for the entire dinning area. The food was tastefully prepared and portion size was more than ample. After dinner the dance floor was rocking with wonderful music to dance to. My compliments to the owners for have a great venue.

Tags: neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food4
ambience4
service5
value3

City Gate Grille

vip
Dined on January 7, 2016

The soup and salad are a good option for lunch. The fresh bread is very good.

Tags: great for lunch
food5
ambience5
service5
value3

One of my favorites!

Dined on January 1, 2016

The food, service and ambiance is top notch! Although pricey we are never disappointed when we eat there. The staff is always very attentive and really understand the menu. Going there is always a special night out.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food2
ambience5
service5
value2

It was ok experience

Dined on December 19, 2015

Our order was messed up .. And was not corrected .. But offered free. Thanks but no Thanks !

Tags: special occasion
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Dean Degenhardt Company Lunch

Dined on December 17, 2015

We had nine in our party - all from our company. This was a Christmas lunch for my employees and everyone enjoyed it. Excellent service.

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

Service was some of the best I've experi ...

vip
Dined on December 12, 2015

Service was some of the best I've experienced - food was excellent!

food4
ambience4
service5

Thank you for putting me in my favorite ...

vip
Dined on December 11, 2015

Thank you for putting me in my favorite table. The service was excellent.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for lunch

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