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From the minds behind Webster?s Wine Bar and The Bluebird, Telegraph emerged in the summer of 2011 as the chic-yet-rustic result of a focus on natural wines and seasonal, locally sourced cuisine. With Chef John Anderes at the helm of a menu that helped earn a place on Chicago Magazine?s Best New Restaurants list, dishes pay homage to Mediterranean fare, receiving Anderes? deft touch of interesting and unique flavor combinations. Joined by sommelier Jeremy Quinn?one of Food & Wine?s 2012 Sommeliers of the Year?Telegraph?s cuisine finds complement in a list of wines from small, family-owned European producers whose focus is on natural, non-interventionist processes. The list features more than 20 pours by the glass, recent vintages, mature wines by the bottle and half-carafe, and large-format bottles, ideal for events at Telegraph?s communal table.

1480 West Webster Avenue
Chicago,
IL
US

Rittergut’s 40-seat outdoor patio overlooks the Chicago River; it’s a nice spot to sip a glass of small-batch wine and nibble from a charcuterie plate. In the winter, you can still enjoy primo river views from the sleek, dark wood and brick interior.

10 South Wacker Drive
Chicago,
IL
US

Today's Groupon gets you giddy on $40 worth of sparkling twice-fermented grapes at Pops for Champagne, the legendary State Street Chicago bar. Pops for Champagne is renowned for its colossal champagne list: more than 100 types of vintage bruts, prestige cuvées, sparkling rosés, and sweet sparkling wines.

601 North State Street
Chicago,
IL
US

Chef Massimo Di Vuolo’s mantra—“Love for food. Love for life”—was born in his grandmother’s kitchen in Napoli, where he first learned how to share fresh, seasonal dishes. At his Michelin Guide recommended restaurant, chef Di Vuolo’s menu of authentic plates pair with dozens of affordable wines, as well as a seasonal outdoor patio.

4520 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago,
IL
US

Servers at the cozy DeVine Restaurant & Wine Bar pour aged wines as chefs cook up flavorful cuts of meat and seafood dishes sourced from around the world. A roaring fireplace warms hands grasping cutlery upon white-draped tables and spacious, circular booths. Along with whipping up American, Italian, and Mediterranean classics, chefs at DeVine Restaurant & Wine Bar specialize in Serbian recipes imported in the form of paper airplanes hurled across the Atlantic Ocean.

2958 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago,
IL
US

While most Wrigleville specials exclude Cubs home game nights, you can use this Groupon during any game. Moxie is a hot spot before and after Cubs games, and there are even plasma TVs for watching during the games. But game-watching won't intrude on the classy dining experience. Ever want to enjoy a Cubs game looking fine in your little black dress instead of your pit-stained Ryan Theriot jersey (I'm looking at you, the actual Ryan Theriot)? Moxie is exactly the place for dressing to the nines while enjoying the game. Many Cubs-themed weddings' brides and grooms first laid eyes on each others' elegant Cubs tuxedos and Cubs-sequined frilly dresses at Moxie - you could be next. The swanky 70's wood panelling and pro-Cubs atmosphere will have you feeling sharper than a Steve Stone pitching mechanics observation.

3517 N Clark St
Chicago,
IL
US