Allgauer's on the Riverfront
Allgauer's on the Riverfront

Allgauer's on the Riverfront

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.northbrookallgauers.com/
  • Phone: (847) 664-7999
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Saturday & Sunday: 7:00am - 11:00am; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Seafood Buffet every Friday night
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Josh Hill
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (bar only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Allgauer's on the Riverfront is the perfect host for a private party in the Pond View Room. Allgauer's would be delighted to host your next wedding, bridal shower, retirement dinner, breakfast meeting or family gathering!
  • Private Party Contact: Holly Allgauer-Cir 8475097010x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Winkleman
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Parking.
A word from Allgauer's on the Riverfront
Exciting, contemporary twists on American fare - using only the freshest ingredients available - that is what makes Allgauer's on the Riverfront THE destination restaurant on the North Shore! Overlooking a gently flowing, tree-lined river, our award-winning restaurant offers only USDA prime steaks, amazing seafood entrees, tender pasta, fresh salads and decadent desserts made fresh daily by our Pastry Chef. Enjoy a comfortable yet sophisticated atmosphere, accented with beautiful decor, distinctive artwork, and soaring vaulted ceilings that compliment the exquisite culinary creations of the Chef. Allgauer's is the perfect setting for a business power lunch or a romantic dinner for two. Allgauer’s serves breakfast, lunch and dinner every day and is noted for a mouth-watering Friday Seafood and Prime Rib Night and Award-Winning Sunday Champagne Brunch.
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Allgauer's on the Riverfront reviews from OpenTable diners
11 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.7
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
75% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for brunch (6)special occasion (5)scenic view (3)fit for foodies (2)good for groups (2)romantic (2)neighborhood gem (2)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Good and Quiet!
    MarCee
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We were looking for a restaurant for dinner where we could hear each other and not be rushed out for another party needing our table. The eight of us enjoyed a quiet dinner with good food and service. The staff was welcoming and had no problem with us sitting well into the evening enjoying our conversation. We definitely will go back and we heard that their buffet brunch is excellent, so we will try that some time!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    food could have been a little better, fake Baked Alaska, some meats were overcooked and tough. Had better there, hope this is not the usual. Be awhile before we come again and hope it will be for $40 a pop.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Same price, less choices
    HaldenVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    It used to have cold-plates like portabella mushrooms, grilled red and yellow peppers and asparagus. The owner decided to stop serving those cold-plates. Well, I am going to stop going to this place. Thank you for the previous good times. You just lost my family.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner service was awful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The dinner was great, we both had prime rib, however the service was awful. Server never offered coffee or dessert. Brought the check before our dishes were cleaned off the table. We used a Yelp coupon for dinner, however they would not accept it for brunch even though were no restrictions on the coupon. The service at brunch was excellent at he brunch was delicious. So much food! The restaurant manager at brunch was rude and means about the coupon. Even saying that they didn't take the coupon which they did. We were there for our anniversary. Very disappointing.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not happy
    luv2eatVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Very disappointed.... They changed the menu ..they raised all the prices 20 to 40% plus most of the items are now alacarte ...not a restaurant I would go back to and would not recommend to anyone.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • notpickyVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    plenty of good food with veges, potatoes, and soup or salad included--good bargain
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Allgauer's for dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Good place to meet friends for dinner. Good food and service with reasonable prices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 4 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.8
    • Service4.8
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 343 reviews are from the Allgauer's on the Riverfront reviews archive.
  • Quaint, comfortable dining
    KmllrVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Nice place to eat. Nice atmosphere. Great dessert bar.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice dinner
    SatisfiedDiner
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Enjoyed pleasant dinner overlooking the DesPlaines River, wife and I were pleased with the quality and flavor of our meals. Very nice quiet dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great neighbor restaurant
    luv2eatVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Great food, service....relaxing restaurant ....you can have a nice quit conversation with your group and not have to talk loud
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Dining
    LadyandtheTramp
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I was impressed from the moment we entered until we left. We were greeted with courtesy and had wonderful service. My party all had the buffet and we still cannot stop talking about it. From it's eye catching set up to it's variety and most of all the tastes. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner on banks of Des Plaines Riv.
    SatisfiedDiner
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Enjoyed wonderful dinner in Allgauer's Restaurant, with delightful view of the river banks, and pristine natural area. I had a great Napa Valley Chicken with tasty salad, my wife enjoyed the 6 oz filet mignon and salad, with a most tasy and attractive dessert bar. Wife likes her steak well done, we ask our waiter to send back the steak he quickly got it back to the chef. Got it back within minutes, she was most pleased with the steak. Wonderful evening, with the afternoon sun gently highlighting the dining room. Wildlife of the river including abundant native birds were most entertaining and attractive.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't Beat Seafood Buffet
    JackVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Our server Jose Z was outstanding as was our hostess.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • So-So on Holiday weekend
    LL04dl10VIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    This is probably a great place if you are staying in the hotel (Hilton) on business during the week. As frequent weekend (this time fourth of July weekend) visitors to the area, we are always looking for new places to try. Servers were as helpful as they could be, but seemed short staffed plus there were two wedding functions that probably took some personnel away. Nonetheless, the food was OK, tasty, good selection and hot on arrival. Took awhile to get the check and get out, but that was related to what might have been the special service situation of that particular weekend. Attractive décor and great views if you walk around and look out the windows. Window seating would have been great, but was not an option for us.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Algauers in Northbrook
    RestaurantCritic13
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Great food, great service. Friendly competent waiters. Great ambiance well worth the price. One of the Best Restaurants in Northbrook.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable lunch.
    barb
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I chose Allgauer's for our group of 7 ladies. We all enjoyed our meals. The atmosphere was quiet so conversation was possible.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • quiet, romantic, elegant
    AnneVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    My husband and I were there for our anniversary. We were each treated royally from the moment we came in. Our steak dinners were great, as were the salad bars and dessert bar. The atmosphere was perfect and, might I add, it wasn't freezing cold as many restaurants are in the summer. I also loved that it was quiet and calming after a very hectic day. We sat by the large windows and enjoyed the greenery. I like this restaurant. It's elegant and classy but not stuffy. We have been here before and will return.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Night on the Riverfront
    Bobbie
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    There were 6 of us in our party at Allgauer's. We all enjoyed eating prime rib and a couple different cuts of steak. The food was presented nicely and everyone enjoyed his meal. We shall return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Misleading
    Courtney12VIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    It says "on the riverfront", so you expect they will have outdoor seating looking over the river. They don't. It's on the side of the building not even seeing the river and we couldn't sit outside on Father's Day because they said the mosquito's were really bad. If you are looking for a place to sit outside, this is not it.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Littie
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Very good quality food. Caters to all tastes. Attentive service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • worth it!
    TheFabulousFork
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The sunday brunch is a feast for your eyes...a complete choice of breakfast or lunch items...and everything is delicious, especially the fresh salmon. It was there for fathers day with my two children and wife...everyone left full and happy. It is a special place for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Excellent to visit for a celebration. Service is top notch. Food was delicious with excellent serving portions. Menu choices have enough variation to please everyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fair
    friendVIP
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    I was disappointed with the service and the selections. The food was great but there was a limited menu of vegetarian and/or fish selections and the waiter was clearly anxious to be done with us.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Director
    KRM14VIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Went for anniversary...32 years after having our wedding reception at Allgauer's. Very nice and quiet.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent food, nice atmosphere
    pjmrates
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    My husband and I both had fish for dinner: walleye and salmon. It was well-prepared and delicious. We enjoyed the quiet atmosphere of early Sunday evening in this restaurant known for Friday night seafood and Sunday brunch.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • rogerVIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    This was the first time we dined at Allgauer's. Quiet restaurant with good food. However, when we dined there on Sunday evening, there were only two waiters. They not only had to take care of their customers, but they also had to clean tables off which took away from servicing the customers in a timely manner. Had to wait a long time not only to get served, but to also get the check.
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  • Wonderful
    GreatVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Food was great, scenery was very nice and it was a nice quiet dinner.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice hotel restaurant
    Dalabuda
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    We stayed at hotel attached to Allgauer's. We went on a Sunday night and ordered the special Sunday menu. We we disappointed with salad bar that came with this menu. It was not the tradition options. It was mostly mixed salads with few greens options. Could have been kept up better. The dressing were almost empty and the salads looked like they were left overs from the brunch they served earlier in the day. Other then that the entrees we were very good. It was a nice quiet romantic place to go for dinner.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • luv2eatVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Best keep neighborhood secret. You would not expect to fine a restaurant like this in a hotel....service, food is outstanding. It's not one if these new restaurant where you can't hear the people your with because of the noise level.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Anniversary Dining
    Boopie
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Getting there just as dinner hour started was great. Waitstaff was very attentive and Maitre Di sat us at a window table overlooking the Des Plaines River. Very calming and nice. Menu had a great number of food to choose from and waiter very helpful explaining a few dishes. Lobster Bisque and Onion soup was hot and very tasty. Homemade dressings for salads was very enjoyable,tho Hubby would have preferred iceberg lettuce only. Prime Rib was cooked just right and not too fatty. Lots of meat to eat. Veal with spinach/blue cheese topper was outstanding. Potatoes were cooked appropriately,and zucchini/green bean vegetable medley was good. Overall we had a great time with no rushing and waitstaff made sure glasses were always full. Great dinner
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • slow wait staff
    tolucabirdVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Wait staff was very slow to respond to any and all needs.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Scenic View
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seafood Heaven
    Dingwazz1
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Friday Seafood and Prime Rib buffet was excellent. Many choices. Outstanding salads and side dishes. Decent lobsters. Prime rib was mediocre. Meat was dry and lacked expected marbling of fat, thus reducing flavor. Most other items were much better. Couldhave used gravy for mashed potatoes and drawn butter for the lobster. Otherwise an excellent meal.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, special occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • best buffet i have ever tried
    JuliaVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    superb quality and quantity food. All-you-can-eat lobster is priceless...
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely restaurant
    Robsy5111
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Second time dining here but first time with the salad and dessert buffet. I epically enjoyed the salad bar as a compliment to my BQ rib dinner.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sun Brunch
    HPdiner
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Very fresh and juicy oysters and crab legs. **Note that they only had orange juice from Florida Fresh (cartons displayed everywhere) and no other fruit juices. *The ad on the website stated various freshly squeezed juices but that is not accurate*. I was looking forward to the fruit juices (not much of a drinker), so was sorely disappointed. The cakes are so, so but the desert arts are to die for,especially pecan tart. Lunch offerings of beef and fish are mediocre, but breakfast foods, including lox is very good. Very good salads with shrimp. A bit wary to recommend to others based on inaccurate advertising...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best keep secret
    luv2eatVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    This is one of the best keep secrets. Don't let the location fool you, it's not your everyday hotel restaurant. Service, quality of food and prices make this the best keep secret in North brook.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, excellent service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    Great food, excellent service and atmosphere quiet and friendly. Server lady provided great service. Knowledgeable, prompt and great personality. All 3 of us were delighted with the total experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for quiet dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    My wife and I have been to Allgauer's a number of times and have always had a nice, quiet enjoyable meal. This last time we were there two and a half hours eating and talking and the server was there when we wanted and left us to our evening the rat of the time. The service was exactly what we wanted.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beyond terrific service
    Rfranco
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    Our brunch was excellent. The waiters never let our champagne glasses get below half full. The seafood was really good and the prime rib was tasty and juicy. It was a great place to celebrate a birthday at our table of 6. We will be back for the unlimited champagne and mimosas!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Salad, soup, and vegetables
    sunyside
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    Salad, soup, and vegetables were great. I had the shrimp and strip steak which were just OK, Couldn't taste the shrimp because of the cheese and heavy coating. the steak would have been better smaller but thicker so it could have been better prepared rare.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.