About Us

Bread & Wine is a neighborhood American bistro, wine bar and market on Chicago’s Northwest Side.


Owner Lisa Kelly transformed a vacant space that was previously a laundromat into an inviting, calm place where guests can gather, drink and dine. Bread & Wine is a neighborhood restaurant serving American brasserie fair and our team has created a menu that could be characterized as delicious tributes to dishes prepared in the classic brasserie fashion. American dishes that change with the seasons and feature local ingredients. We’re mixing handcrafted cocktails, topping off ales, pouring delectable wines while filling small plates with all manner of special creations.

Guests can sit at the open kitchen and watch dinner being prepared, or choose one of the unique, local wood tables in the dining room. A ten-person bar and chef’s counter seek to encourage parties of one or two and provide plenty of space for those who prefer to counter seating. Along with being a restaurant, we are also a wine and spirits market, where we carry our own private label red, white and rose.  We offer a curated selection of wine, beer, and spirits to-go.




Lisa Fosler Kelly

Lisa is a chef and an attorney who practiced law full time for more than 17 years. Her history includes assistance in the operation of a wine store, where she experienced wine at its most basic level.  She has worked in the restaurant industry for years, before and during her secondary education. Ms. Kelly completed the professional culinary program at Kendall College and is the beverage director and wine manager for Bread & Wine.  Lisa has also developed three private label wines for Bread & Wine.