Located in a boutique storefront in Roscoe Village at 2008 West Roscoe Street, the space combines cozy/chic design elements with urban vintage charm. An innovative approach to ordering sets Volo apart making enjoying wine easy, accessible, and un-intimidating… all in a casual neighborhood atmosphere.
- Full bar
- A dozen food items priced between $4 and $12, and up to twenty bottles regularly offered at $45 or less
- Rotating list of small plates, artisan cheeses, and desserts
- Up to
30 wines available by the half-glass, glass, taste or 1/3rd bottle mini-carafe
- Limited reserve and cuvee wines available
- Dining room occupancy for 70, restaurant occupancy for 140
- Backyard garden accomodations for 75 featuring private cabanas and bistro
table seating now available year-round tented & heated as weather permits
- Private parties from 16 to 120 (wedding receptions and private Champagne
- Food menu including select seasonal organic and/or select locally grown ingredients
- Full menu including small plates, artisan cheese & desserts served until 11pm (weekends only), and 10pm on weeknights - bar & dining room open up to one hour after kitchen closes
- Sidewalk cafe seating for 20 (weather permitting)
- Easy on-street parking available
- Credit cards accepted MasterCard, Visa, Visa Debit,
- Limited reservations available nightly at www.volorestaurant.com via Open Table
- Walk-ins welcome
- Transportation CTA bus
(50 Damen), Brown Line "L" train
(Paulina 3 blocks east)
- Wheelchair accessible
- Private dining available
$1 OYSTER HAPPY HOUR NIGHTLY FROM 5-7PM
AVAILABLE ANYTIME: OVER A DOZEN MENU PRICED FROM $4 TO $12
PLUS UP TO 20 BOTTLES FOR $45 OR LESS!
**Please note: Nightly offers may not be combined any other coupon, gift certificate, nightly offer or promotion.
Stephen Dunne was drawn to cooking during his high school years in suburban Detroit. After working in various family-style eateries, he eventually earned a job in the kitchen at the Townsend Hotel. It was here where Stephen was first introduced to classic structure and cooking techniques; this exposure planted a seed of desire to dive headfirst into the world of cooking. With newfound direction, Stephen made post-graduation plans to move to New Orleans and work at the Windsor Court Hotel with Kevin Graham. Stephen’s years in New Orleans introduced him to a new world of cuisine, and he gained a deep appreciation for seafood otherwise missing from his midwestern upbringing. He feels that the time he spent in New Orleans was the best possible boot camp for what followed next in his culinary journey.
After leaving New Orleans, Stephen went on to San Francisco and landed a career-defining position at Wolfgang Puck’s Postrio. Here, he worked with some of the city’s most determined and talented chefs including Mitch Rosenthal, Giuseppe Scrato, and a myriad of others. During this invaluable experience, he developed his palate as well as his own style and work ethic. This is when Stephen began to define himself as a chef. After being exposed to the bounty of California talent flourishing in restaurants such as Spago, Rubicon, and The Fifth Floor, Stephen was inspired to take his next big leap and moved to Paris, France. While overseas, he worked at Lucas Carton, a 3 Michelin Star restaurant. Of his experience in France, Stephen uses one word: "grounding".
His journey eventually brought Stephen back to the midwest. Upon arriving in Chicago, he took on Chef de Cuisine positions at both Spago Chicago and Michael Kornick's MK prior to joining Jon Young in opening two ventures, Volo Restaurant Wine Bar and The Paramount Room.
Stephen currently resides in Chicago’s Roscoe Village an arm’s length away from Volo with his family: Julia, Calliope, and Rob The Dog.
Managing Partner Jon Young
Jon has successfully managed restaurants for Rich Melman's Lettuce Entertain You, Inc. (Maggiano's Little Italy, P.J. Clarke's, Cafe Ba Ba Reeba), and restaurateur Alex Dana's Rosebud Restaurants (Centro, La Rosetta).
Jon & wife Helene Albert opened Kitsch'n (2005 W. Roscoe, Chicago) in late 98' when a longtime diner in Roscoe Village, just blocks from their home, became available. Working quickly, they converted it into a fun & funky 1970 's retro diner serving up comfort food with a gourmet twist. Kitsch'n has since become a Chicago cult icon, and has been featured in Bon Appetit, on The Food Channel (Rachael Ray's $40 a Day)
and The Travel Channel for their delicious food and unique atmosphere, winning numerous awards and accolades. Comfort food and 1970's fashion, design and culture have been getting more popular ever since.
Since opening Volo Restaurant Wine Bar with Chef Partner Stephen Dunne in the spring of 2005 it has been awarded “Best Wine Bar”, and “Best Wine List” by Best of Citysearch for Chicago Nightlife and Restaurants, as well as being voted Top 10 for "Best Date Place", and "Best Outdoor Dining" by AOL Cityguide (Chicago).
Jon is also the Managing Partner of Dine & Drink, Inc.'s more recent food & drink destination Paramount Room in River West.
Dine & Drink, Inc.
In September of 2007 Jon & Helene formed Dine & Drink, Inc.with the primary goal of developing a brand identity their loyal customers can recognize, offering a full range of dedicated private event, catering and banquet options via their existing operations.
Hours of Operation:
Dining Room opens at 5:00pm nightly
Open Mondays starting early-June through mid-September
Tuesday through Thursday 5:30pm to 10:00pm (bar & dining room stay open later)
Friday and Saturday 5:30pm to 11:00pm (bar & dining room open later)
Closed Sunday (private events only)
Dining Room stays open later based on business
Private Events available anytime
Directions to VOLO:
Volo Restaurant Wine Bar
2008 West Roscoe
Chicago, IL 60618
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Volo is located at 2008 West Roscoe Street @ Damen Avenue in Chicago (3400N/2000W).
Taking public transportation
Brown line, stop at Paulina/Lincoln/Roscoe and walk 4 blocks west just past Damen Ave (located on the north side of the street 4 storefronts west of Damen).
Red line to Belmont, take Belmont bus to Damen and walk 3 blocks north to Roscoe (located on the north side of the street 4 storefronts west of Damen).
Damen bus north/south to Roscoe (located on the north side of the street 4 storefronts west of Damen).
Addison or Belmont bus east/west to Damen and walk 2 blocks to Roscoe (located on the north side of the street 4 storefronts west of Damen).
Located in Chicago at 2000W/3400N between Addison & Belmont North/South, and Ashland & Western East/West.
From the expressway north (Kennedy or Edens) exit Addison and head east 2 miles passing Elston, California & Western, turn right (going
south) on Damen two blocks to Roscoe (located on the north side of the street 4 storefronts west of Damen).
From the expressway south (Eisenhower
towards Wisconsin, Dan Ryan) exit Damen, turning right and heading north out of the exit, then passing Fullerton/Elston, going over
the bridge, passing Diversey, Belmont to Roscoe Street (located on the north side of the street 4 storefronts west of Damen).