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Pursuit of the Perfect Pairing


1962 N. Halsted St. Chicago, IL 60614

773.935.1000

Open for dinner at 5pm Tuesday through Sunday. Closed Monday.

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Pursuit of the Perfect Pairing


1962 N. Halsted St. Chicago, IL 60614

773.935.1000

Open for dinner at 5pm Tuesday through Sunday. Closed Monday.

For too long, you've been convinced that the optimal meal was achieved with meat and potatoes (although we are pretty good at that).

Sure, a decent pairing occurs when different ingredients play nice. But more importantly, when both the food and drink taste better together than they do apart. Think milk and cookies, on a multi-course scale.

Serving friends and neighbors the perfect pairing is our ongoing mission.

JOIN US ON THE PURSUIT.

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Pairing of the Minds


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Pairing of the Minds


Don Sritong

Owner & Sommelier

Born in San Francisco, Don Sritong grew up around food and drink. His parents owned a restaurant, and at home, the family culture revolved around the kitchen so it’s no surprise he pursued a career in hospitality. While attending UC Davis, Sritong waited tables at Enotria, a restaurant with a strong emphasis on pairing food and wine. It was there that the proverbial light bulb went off - the chef presented a particular pairing and when Sritong tasted it, he got it - what started as a functional experience had blossomed into a passion.

If you were to ask Sritong, he would tell you he is “living the dream, marrying my two passions of food and drink”. Sritong is currently enrolled in the Level IV Diploma program of the WSET (Wine and Spirits Education Trust), a specialist qualification and their highest qualification level.

Chip Barnes

Executive Chef

The holiday season was always a big deal in the Barnes household, with Christmas dinner being the highlight. Though neither of his parents cooked professionally, they both liked to prepare the holiday meal, and their son took an interest, helping out with the dessert preparation. Over the years, he elevated his home cook skills from that first chocolate mousse, working at area restaurants while in high school, and decided to further his knowledge by attending culinary school in nearby Richmond, VA. Barnes excelled in the program, and after obtaining his degree (2006), continued working his way up the culinary ladder from line cook to sous chef. 

In 2010, Barnes chose to broaden his horizon and relocated to Chicago, accepting a garde manger position at the edge-pushing Moto. With a long-term vision of owning his own restaurant, he knew the importance of learning how to run all facets of the business, so his next role had him working the front-of-house, where he spent six months as a server - and then lead server - gaining management skills along the way. Over the next three years, Barnes fluctuated between back- and front- of house, working up to Executive Sous Chef and Assistant General Manager, respectively. While at Moto, Barnes added wine knowledge to his culinary palette, acquiring his Court of Masters Sommelier Level One certification. After leaving Moto, Barnes accepted the Sous Chef position at neighborhood favorite Bad Apple, and it was there he met Don Sritong. 

In summer 2014, Barnes joined the Coppervine team, where his knowledge of both food and wine is a perfect fit for the pairing focused concept. Barnes describes his style as modern rustic, one that values organization and balances precision with playfulness. Barnes lives in the Andersonville neighborhood of Chicago.

Mark Cichowski

Head Bartender

Mark Cichowski was born and raised on Chicago's Northwest side. A two-sport college athlete, Cichowski has always understood the value and challenge of trying to be the best.

"Trying to come up with the very best possible cocktails for the menu at Coppervine is what makes me tick," Cichowski said.

Cichowski considers it a blessing and honor to be able to be able to match wits with such talented people as Don and David, every day.

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Events


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Events


Join us at one of our events as we explore exclusive pairings featuring local producers, farmers and artisans that share our passion for food and drink. 

CH Distillery

August 27, 2014

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Chicago’s very own CH Distillery will be bringing their many spirits to Coppervine this August. Owner and Distiller Tremaine Atkinson will be in attendance to discuss the story behind CH Distillery. Our head bartender has created cocktails made to pair with each course, but feel free to order each spirit “neat.” The four-course meal will be on August 27 at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $75/person (plus tax and tip).

Somerston Winery

July 23, 2014

This July we ventured into an incredibly unique and exciting dining experience with Somerston Winery. Thanks to Somerston and all guests who attended!

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Brooklyn Brewery

June 17, 2014

A special thanks to Garret Oliver, Brooklyn Brewery and all of our friends and neighbors who attended. Click below to view photos from the event.

VIEW EVENT PHOTOS HERE

To reserve your seat email us your name, party size and the event name or call 773.935.1000.

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Private Dining


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Private Dining


Coppervine is a place for friends and neighbors to enjoy great food, drink and company. We invite you to rent out our space for a wide range of private occasions. Whatever event you are hosting - be it for work, play or somewhere in between - we'll provide a memorable experience from start to finish.

For details about booking Coppervine for your private event please contact our Private Events Team at 773.935.1000 or submit an inquiry.

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Promotions & Gift Cards


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Promotions & Gift Cards


Sunday Special

Wine Night
1/2 Off selected wines

Tuesday Special

Industry Night
1/2 Off selected items