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Amber Café
Amber Café

Amber Café Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ambercafe.net
  • Phone: (630) 515-8080
  • Hours of Operation: Tuesday through Thursday 4:30pm - 10pm
    Friday and Saturday 4:30pm - 11pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Andrew Sikkelerus
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Private Events or Off-Site Catering available
  • Private Party Facilities: The perfect place for showers, corporate meetings and cocktail parties, the space offers both private and semi private spaces in a variety of areas depending on the needs of your group.

Getting there

  • Public Transit: BNSF Metra, Pace
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Free Public parking lot
    Free on-street parking
    One block from the Metra station
A word from Amber Café
As Westmont’s hidden treasure since 2004, Amber Cafe offers a variety of inventive American dishes that are presented with the highest quality service. Honored with the Doings Readers Choice awards for favorite “Outdoor Café” and most “Romantic Restaurant”. Conveniently located steps from the Metra station, diners experience urban fine dining in a warm, relaxed village setting.

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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "I went with my wife and daughter to celebrate their birthdays. We wanted to see if it would be worth adding to our list of Go To restaurants ... and we were pleasantly surprised. The staff treated us like old friends. The dining room was crowded (and noisy) so we were seated in their covered outdoor area, which was quieter and very pleasant. The server was friendly and knowledgeable and service was quick enough. Our entrees included the daily risotto, bacon wrapped meatloaf and blue cheese crusted filet - all of which were very fresh and well prepared. The topper was the desserts brought for my wife and daughter -very fresh carrot cake and brownie al a mode - free of charge for their birthday. We'll be back now that it's on our Go To list."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The poached pear salad was fabulous. Gnocchi in broth was very good. Everything we had was good. The service was a little slow. I think the restaurant was understaffed and wait staff was taking care of the outside more than the inside."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Small place but very nice. Food excellent service good. Not sure what was in the back of restaurant someone said bar but never ventured over would go back a bit pricy"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Amber had been recommended by many people and we finally gave it a try. It's a very small restaurant and on a weeknight not very crowded which unfortunately turned into very slow service, but the food was wonderful. This is a great restaurant to meet friends at, have a special occasion dinner, or just a convenient location for a nice meal. The chicken dish was very good and the sorbets were wonderful. We'll definitely be back."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Amber is our favorite goto restaurant, the food is always impeccable, but it's the wonderful service that keeps us coming back again and again!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We are always looking for great food and service. We have found a new place to go. Everything was so great."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "My husband and I dined here recently for our anniversary. We've been here before and have always had great service and food. I mentioned on my Open Table reservation that it was our anniversary, and the waitstaff later gave us a free dessert. It was a great ending to a fabulous dinner!"
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Had requested a quiet table via open table. Unfortunately, none were available as the dining room was very energetic. We were seated in the rear by the bar. Although this room was quieter, we were seated next to a repeat customer that was quite loud and swearing throughout the meal. The Lake Superior Whitefish was overcooked and had to be sent back. Caesar salad was deconstructed, and could use more dressing. Ravioli was excellent. Bartender, who was our server, struggled with the daily specials and ultimately gave us the check for the loud gentleman next to us. Easily corrected. Maybe it just wasn't our evening. We were disappointed as we have heard many good things about this restaurant."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "The restaurant is very cozy and has a welcoming atmosphere. Both the lamb chops that I ordered and the surf and turf that my husband ordered were cooked to perfection. The sauces were delicious and the sides were an excellent compliment to the main courses. Our grilled calamari appetizer was the best I've ever eaten, and I've ordered it in many restaurants. Our waiter was fabulous! The hostess even sang "Happy Birthday" to the table next to us and has a beautiful voice! I may have to come back on MY birthday."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Quality fine dining, great service. We will return."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We had guests in from Washington State and took them to Amber for dinner. Everyone enjoyed their meals so much. Our friends could not believe how delicious the salmon and halibut dishes were- what a compliment from people who live on the coast and eat fresh fish several times a week! Service was outstanding as usual- Fabian offered us great advice on both wine and meal selections, and our water glasses were refilled often, without asking, which is very important to me."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Waiter very attentive. Service time is good. Not child friendly. Good for special occasions."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "On this occasion, we treated guests who had done something significant for us. They enjoyed the experience, from the food to the service. We will all return."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "The food was excellent, the atmosphere cozy and the service superb!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We have enjoyed Amber many times in the past. While the service can sometimes be slow the food usually made up for it. Our latest visit was horrible. Extremely poor service by a waiter that has been there a long time and should know better. And it wasn't extremely busy either. The worst we have ever had there! And 3 out of 4 of our meals were not good at all. So much so that we don't know that we will return. Bummer!"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "We have been coming to Amber for 10 years and have NEVER been disappointed with either the food or service..Brancho is a genius with his other holdings (Topaz and Dolces)..Also Fabian the server is awesome..LOVE THE PLACE..Lamb is to die for..Beet Salad..yummmm.."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "We've dined at Amber twice in the last month and both times our meal was excellent! From appetizers, salads and entrees it was all very good. I had the petite filet the first time and it was excellent. The second trip I had the mahi mahi special served with hummus and an olive tapenade which I thought was an unusual preparation but it turned out to be very tasty. The atmosphere is warm and inviting and the service is very good. Also great cocktails and wine list. A very comfortable spot for dinner with one other person or a small group. We will definitely go back again this winter."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "good experience, I would recommend for friends getting together as long as budgets were the same. Close quarters with an older crowd that doesn't do well for dates. Lights needed to be dimmed. I recommend real candles on the tables. The fake ones cheapen the experience! The service was fantastic! The dates needed more sauce to balance the sweetness. Whitefish was great. No wine list or drink menu. quick/easy fixes are remembering that people are paying good money for dinner. In today's economy "value" crucial! Add a dinner salad and vegetable to you entrees (grilled asparagus would have been great!). Also, it's the middle of winter and you have a very small place, put a coat rack on each side of the door."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "Always enjoy dining at Amber and their NYE fixed menu was no exception. Fabulous service and food! We took some friends who had never dined there and they loved it as well!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "This was our second time at Amber Cafe and our friend 's first. We were all impressed and extremely happy with our service and our personal menu choices. This night and experience was much needed . Thanks, Amber Cafe ! We will ( all) be back, many more times!"
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "We've dined at Amber previously and thoroughly enjoyed it. Our latest visit was no different. The food was wonderful only made better by the outstanding service. We highly recommend Amber for anyone that wants a fine dining experience."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "We had a group of 6 and it was all our first time. We all loved it! It had a beautiful modern decor and fun bartender. The food was amazing and loved the presentation of everything. The wine list was very good. Our server was great up until the very end. I think he just got busy and forgot about us. I would go back again! It reminded me of something you would find in the city."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "I felt like I was downtown! Great city hot spot vibe!"
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "Menu choices were great. Beautiful presentation of food. We all had the whitefish. Decent wine list. Private room for a party."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "One of this nicest restaurants I have ever been to, 10 out of 10. Food was amazing staff awesome. Lovely in side. I have found my new favorite resturant . Can't wait to go back :)"
    Dined on 12/12/2013
  • "I've eaten here several times and the food, drink and service is always great. The beef carpaccio is always a favorite appetizer and it didn't disappoint. This time I had the Amberger for dinner - an absolutely delicious burger and one of the best I've eaten. Another great dish that evening was the Amish chicken. Always a great dining experience!"
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "This was our ninth or tenth dinning experience at this restaurant. The food is always great! Hospitality is tops. Our waiter, however, was a bit un-attentive this time around. The place was not that busy and we found ourselves having to wait for service several times during the evening. We will definitely continue to dine there but will ask to be served by someone else."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "We had a great dinner, salad, carpaccio, surf & turf, rack of lamb. All, hands down, very good. Service attentive until we walked out (it's not over until the guests are out the door!). Wine list nice but definitely overpriced. We will request the main rooma s the back room has no ambience even with the lights dimmed) and has a funny smell... You pass by a couple of incovenient placed coat racks in a hallway and are cut off completetly from the main room area. I would keep that as a bar area..."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "Amber is a gem in the western suburbs. My husband and I often drive into the city for dinner, but with Amber, we have everything the city offers plus the short commute. The food and service are outstanding. We love this place!"
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "My wife and I had a very nice evening at Amber. We had Filet Mignon, Butternut Squash Ravioli, and a bottle of Pinot Grigio. A delightful, conversation filled evening in a pleasant environment."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "It was not very busy, but I hope it stays busy because I would like to come back! Great wine list and really good selection of apps and entrees at a mid range price. Wait staff was great and it was run very professional, which is nice."
    Dined on 10/23/2013
  • "Googled romantic restaurants in the western burbs and Amber Cafe was one of the top rated selections. Could not have been better. From the hostess to our waiter Fabian who was fabulous! For starters, smoked salmon appetizer, baked potato soup, delicious! Dinner was Braised Short Ribs with potato puree and Italian Sausage with Gnocchi and grilled asparagus, fantastic! Melt in your mouth cheesecake for dessert followed by a glass of port wine was the end of a perfect anniversary dinner!! We didn't go to the bar as it was in the back, but we will be definitely be going back soon!"
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "Charming find in the suburbs. Server was excellent, as were the other staff. Creative starters, loved the grilled romaine caesar salad and the whitefish entree. Would definitely recommend to folks who find themselves in the western burbs. The restaurant did get a little too loud as the dining room filled as the acoustics might not be the best to contain the conversations of diners who speak/laugh at a higer level."
    Dined on 9/21/2013