Lunatic, Lover, Poet more affordable than many on Randolph Row

When Tom Powers last worked on Randolph Street, he was general manager and sommelier at the late, great Marche. Back then, and I'm talking early '90s, Randolph Street was a comparative restaurant wasteland.

— Phil Vettel

America's Best New Wine Bars

Great restaurants always express a vision, and when it comes to the best new wine bars in the US, that's equally true.


The Lunatic, the Lover, & the Poet Loosens Up the Stuffy Wine Bar

It was a quiet night at the Lunatic, the Lover, & the Poet (736 W. Randolph St., West Loop) on Saturday, thanks to the combination of a Blackhawks playoff game, the first 80-degree day in who knows how long, and it being Easter eve.


Inside The Lunatic, The Lover & The Poet, now open in the West Loop

Randolph Row's newest wine-and-food playground, The Lunatic, The Lover & The Poet (shortened simply to Lunatic), has a lot going on.

— by Joseph Hernandez, Chicago Tribune

Randolph’s Long-Awaited Three-Level Wine Bar, The Lunatic, The Lover & The Poet, Is Now Open

After all the delays and anticipation, Tom Powers said he wasn’t going to provide much notice before opening The Lunatic, The Lover & The Poet, his multilevel wine bar and restaurant off Randolph Street.

— by Ashok Selvam

West Loop’s Hot, New Wine Bar Starts Lunch Service on Thursday

Randolph Street’s hot new wine bar, The Lunatic, The Lover & The Poet finally opened last month, but the team hasn’t uncorked their full potential. Starting on Thursday, they’ll begin weekday lunch service, and they’re not shying away from encouraging guests to enjoy a glass of wine or a cocktail with their afternoon meal.

— by Ashok Selvam