Cab's Wine Bar Bistro

(630) 942-9463 | View Website

430 N Main St, Glen Ellyn, IL | Directions   60137

41.875181 -88.066818

Open Hours

Mon.-Thurs. 5-10:00pm Fri-Sat. 5-10:30pm Sun. 5-9:00pm

 
Restaurants, Bistros, New American  more

More Cuisine: French, Eclectic & International

Price: $$

Tags: Dine At The Bar, Local Favorite, Notable Wine List

Payment Methods: American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

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Cab's Wine Bar Bistro
Cab's Wine Bar Bistro
Cab's Wine Bar Bistro
Cab's Wine Bar Bistro
Menu
Sweet Potato Fries, Grilled Vegetables w/ Goat Cheese Fondue, Beer Battered Green Beans, Tuna Tartar, Sautéed Sea Scallops With Orange – Citrus Butter, Mango Salsa, & Balsamic Glaze, Beer Battered Fried Calamari, Lamb & Sweet Potato Taco, Grilled Brie, CAB’s Cheese Flight, Barbecued Duck Flatbread Pizza... more

Reviews for Cab's Wine Bar Bistro

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Not worth the prices! – Number one, the food is overpriced, not that great and you leave hungry. Number two, the bartender, who has been the same guy the last few times I was in there, is a moron! The kind of bartender that thinks because he's minding the 'crack' he's all-knowing and tries to intimidate the people at the bar (why he's still there, I'll never know!). And number three, the place should be shut down by the health department! I've seen what goes in and out of the back and they're not all human! Stay away!

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Wine country dining in the burbs – The new (?) owners have kept up the quality although the wine list has been shrunk down dramatically (No access of the wine store next door).

Service is excellent and attentive, better than what you typically get in the burbs. Pacing is very good and you usually do not wait between courses.

Menu selection is excellent with some interesting game entrees. Salads are excellent and deserts are also wonderful. My only complaint is that I would like to see a bit more rotation in the overall menu. But the preperation, plating and portions are excellent and a good value.

Check out sundays where they have a jazz band and their wine maker dinners.

A con I used to have was the entry way used to blast cold air into the restaurant during the winter, that has been fixed.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

consistently an interesting experience – This is one of the most consistently excellent places in Glen Ellyn. The menu is diverse, interesting and takes risks to be exceptional; the wine list is extensive and reasonably priced; and the ambience is city-like and sophisticated. The staff works hard to create an enjoyable experience, and if you have a problem, the owners are accesible to listen and resolve. It's a wonderful special-occasion place that has impressed my out -of towner guests.

Recommends
over a year ago

Pleasant, eclectic bistro draws a well-heeled Glen Ellyn crowd for eclectic, French-inspired fare. – In Short
This comfortably casual, special-occasion destination features a small, airy dining room with storefront windows and skylight, and a bar with rustic, colorfully painted stools. The eclectic menu offers a few bistro classics such as escargots and steak frites; other offerings include everything from blackened catfish to simple Mediterranean penne with peppers, olives, mushrooms and provolone. Best bets are appetizers like silky duck liver pate loaded with garnishes of pickled beets, mustards and cornichons.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

A Wonderful Experience – Time and again, I have found Cab's to be a wonderfully delightful experience. Upon entering, one is struck at once with both the genuine friendliness of the staff and the chic, modern decor. One is quickly enveloped in the festive mood, where laughter and cheery conversation flow freely over tasty appetizers, main courses and wines. The ecclectic menu is a delight to ones tastebuds, often surprising with an astute justapositioning of flavors to great effect. Clearly, Chef Luis Ayllon is one of Chicagoland's best kept secrets!

Recommends
4.5
over a year ago

Incredible Wine List – The wine list has a terribly small upcharge from the wine store next door. Incredible selection (it's more of a book than a list) at great prices.

Menu is good, with recent changes to the dessert menu really making it more well rounded. Comfortable for individuals to dine at the bar and space upstairs for larger groups. Groups of up to 8 can be seated easily in the main dining area.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

A Hidden Gem! – What an entirely remarkable dining experience. Don't miss this one, you'll want to come back! This is one of those "A-List" restaurants that we often think of first when deciding where to eat.

Recommends
4.5
over a year ago

Very Hip and In the Burbs – My wife and I have been frequenting Cab's for four years or so, and it is always my choice for great wine selection, excellent meal and always made to feel special.

Recommends
4.5
over a year ago

unbelievable food & wine list – Cab's has some of the best food that I have ever had. Chef Luis has mastered fish and how to prepare it. His sauces are outstanding, the flavors that he incorporates together are amazing. The wine list is nothing to sneeze at, it is over 14 pages long, with over 4 pages dedicated to just Cabernet Sauvignons. They have over 25 different wines by the glass too. If you like beer, this place has a selection of micro beers that is not found very often, even in bars.

 

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