Cellar Gate Wine Market  & Bistro   

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A Hidden Gem on Chicago's North Shore - FIND US!

CELLAR GATE WINE MARKET & BISTRO ~ Our quaint, unique. Wine Bar & Bistro in Highwood, IL offers a lovely variety of wines gathered from small production vineyards around the world.  

Though the main event here is the selecting and sipping of delicious vine ripened libations, a fresh, flavorful menu is also available. Designed to accompany these palate teasing liquid treats is a mid-sized plate offering that is simple, yet robust, presenting flavors and textures to accompany and complement your wine selection.  Our menu changes to bring you the best tastes of the seasons! 

Our front market, back parlor and dining room are perfect destinations for gatherings of friends, family or business associates for a quick meet up or a casual dinner.  The decor is rustic-elegant and inviting!

We welcome and accommodate private events! 

Throughout the summer and fall, our lovely courtyard is home to plenty of bistro tables inviting you to sit and sip in the warm sunshine, shaded by an umbrella or wrapped in a cozy blanket, under the stars, by the fire pit. 

Remember us during the cold winter months: Our indoor dining spaces are cozy, warmly lit with vintage fixtures, candles and a FIREPLACE and perfect for date night, girls / guys night out or family dinner and spacious enough to accommodate up to 90 guests for your party!


LIVE MUSIC is performed by local artists on most Friday and Saturday evenings year round. We also invite you to enjoy specialty house events...see below.  


  • showers, weddings, anniversaries 
  • book clubs
  • corporate gatherings
  • meetings
  • office parties
  • fundraisers

Featured Activities & Events



(weather permitting)

 - Acoustic open mic on   alternating Wednesdays

  • - Cards & board games    available (or BYOGame) 

Happy wine dogs

are always welcome

in our courtyard