• Now Open For Lunch!

    ...come by for a glass and a bite.

    Our Menu
  • Let us pour you a glass!

    Reinvent the wine bar experience.

    Wine list
  • Cocktails are just as important to us.

    We are more than your traditional wine bar.

    Cocktails
  • Venue for your next event?

    Spectacular view of the downtown skyline included!

    Private Parties

About us

The Lunatic, The Lover & The Poet (“The Lunatic”), a bar and bistro that celebrates life with wine, spirits, and culinary delights, brings a unique blend of whimsy and wisdom to Randolph Street.

 The Lunatic is a neighborhood oasis in the trendy area, serving elegantly balanced wines, thoughtful craft cocktails, and highly inventive shareable plates at reasonable prices.

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Reservations

The Lunatic is a multi-level restaurant on Randolph St., Chicago’s Restaurant Row. With a focused eye on elegant wines, beautifully sourced spirits and exquisite cuisine, it has quickly earned a reputation as Chicago’s best wine bar. Rave reviews are plentiful, but the remarkable number of repeat customers confirms the unique dynamic. The staff is both knowledgeable and friendly. Furthermore, Chef Jessica Nowicki’s food is consistently receiving rave reviews. The sensual environment is perfect for an intimate dinner, a group engagement or a private event. Make your reservation today. We can’t wait to share our passion with you!

Press & Reviews

America's Best New Wine Bars
The Lunatic, the Lover, & the Poet Loosens Up the Stuffy Wine Bar
Inside The Lunatic, The Lover & The Poet, now open in the West Loop
The Lunatic, The Lover & The Poet, Is Now Open

Our Menu

Bubbles Brunch Lunch Dinner

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Location
736 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL
Hours
Thur
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Fri, Sat
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM