Downtown quality close to homeI was very pleasantly surprised. My wife and I were looking for a place to celebrate my finishing grad school and were planning to go downtown, but the raving reviews persuaded me to give it a try. All of the dishes we tried were delicious, particularly the gnocchi. This place is as good as any North Side restaurant, but I don't have to crawl there on the interstate. We will return often.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMContinue to be amazed by this gemTried the brunch menu for the first time. Ordered five plates to share and we argued over which was best....all were very, very flavorful. In the end we felt the shrimp and grits, lamb hash and barratta? and caviar bread were just outstanding. The outdoor patio was new to us as well. It is small but well shaded and screened without being stuffy. Have to add they also make the best mixed drinks....fresh, aromatic, so many flavors within each cocktail. Highly recommended for dinner or brunch.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother World of Great Food & WineA perfect evening- a quiet patio, fabulous food and interesting wines. We would highly recommend asking for the chef, Dan Pancake, to provide you with a tasting sample of the Autre Monde menu. Have John, the extremely knowledgeable sommelier (and then some!), pair appropriate wines with Dan's selections. You will be in for a wonderful experience at the hands of real professionals. The wine list contains unusual wines from Croatia and those environs -- not your ordinary quaffs. If you love discovering new wines, you will be delighted. Michelin needs to visit this Berwyn gem. These folks are doing it right. We have eaten in some of the gatronomic palaces of France. Autre Monde could challenge them to a fair fight and win.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMspecial occasionWent to celebrate an anniversary and really enjoyed the delicious food. Everything was unique to us and special and delicious6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our 2nd trip, andThis was our 2nd trip, and we loved this place just as much as our first visit. My only complaint is that the noise level is high, but otherwise I adore this restaurant. Brilliant food, classy service, and an inspired wine list. We even got to meet the Chef, and he was quite fun to meet! I will return to this spot.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWe returned to Autre MondeWe returned to Autre Monde after a several month absence and remeber now why we missed it. The food is just great and, although the menu isn't that long, it has something for anyone. Recommend the pastas--I'm still mad at myself for leaving my gnocchi behind on the table when I left. Also try the pintxos. Seating inside is a little tight, but not uncomfortable. Great wait staff. Too bad it was rainy or the outside dining would be great.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMJ'Adore Autre Monde!I took a former French student to Autre Monde to converse in French and dine on French cuisine. We found the food innovative and delicious. The chef seems to have a special talent with spices and sauces. Not only was there French cuisine, but specialities from Morrocco, Spain and Italy. I was convinced to try dishes that I thought I didn't like (octopus and mussels) and found that I loved them. I still don't want to try them anywhere else, but at Autre Monde, I will definitely have them again! They also made the best Kir Royale I've ever had!5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMloved the food and the uniqueloved the food and the unique tapas-type of ordering. every dish we ordered was phenomenal. the waitress was very knoweldgeable and there was a helpful glossary on the back of the menu for terms that are out of the ordinary.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversary treatWe celebrated our 40th anniversary at Autre Monde. There could not have been a better choice. Several staff went out of their way to wish us well. Our waitperson, Denise, was knowledgeable about the menu and was a wonderful guide. She allowed us to eat at our own pace, but was very attentive without being overbearing. She was downright pleasant! One of the owners advised us on a Sicilian wine that was nicely coupled with a rock fish entree and a gnocchi entree. A difficult feat that was accomplished successfully. Dessert was a spice cake that was heavenly. Our appetizers were chicken wings with Moroccan inspired spices and a fresh yogurt sauce, and a cheese-based side that worked well as an opening item. We recommend it highly.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMNever Disappoints!Have been here several times and it never disappoints. Cocktails are amazing, great and interesting wine selection. Had the gnocchi - they were so light and wonderful. Wonderful flavor profiles.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, a llittle slowthe food is excellent and I have gone back several times.
My complaint is when they can be backed up and the service a little slow as a result. It is also quite loud.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food, excellentExcellent food, excellent service. The menu is eclectic, however, has something for everyone. The mussels and duck sausage pasta are not to be missed. The service can rival any downtown upscale restaurant!5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome food, great service,Awesome food, great service, patio was comfy and a great overall experience. Enjoyed brunch all dishes were unique and the Lamb hash was exceptional.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMLocal produce thoughtfully preparedLovely food - the freshest of seasonal local ingredients, with seasonings and saucings that let the flavors of the veg and protein shine. Server very helpful on determining how much to order - the dishes are mostly meant to share (and you'll want to share to try out the interesting preparations). The wine list was a bit strange -- by-the-glass seemed overpriced, compared to the bottle prices, but the bottles are priced across a wide range, so it's easy to find something to try. We'll be happy to return after a couple of months to see what next season has to offer.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMEnergetic or mind numbingThe restaurant was almost empty when we arrived but the noise level was unbelievable. I know noisy is supposed to be young, hot and really in but it's antithetical to a fine dining experience. Fortunately, we were seated in the garden which allowed us to hear each other.The servers knew their menu.We had to wait a bit before someone took our order. The absence of a bread service became very apparent. We were satisfied with the food we ordered.The pasta dish that resembled a ravioli was exquisite. The small plate included three pieces and the restaurant provided a fourth without being asked. It was very thoughtfully and gracefully done.The trout was tasty but required a bit of skill to bone it. The lamb shank bone was everything it should be5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMI had the lamb entree on theI had the lamb entree on the Mother's Day brunch menu. The lamb needed salt, and the side lacked salt and flavor. I did taste the hamburger which was pretty good. I would like to give Autre Monde another try.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious but a little loudThe food was fantastic, service was ok but could have been a little snappier. It was Friday evening during "prime time" dinner hours so I expected a little more speed. Our table was very close to the neighboring table. Some might say too close.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMThe grilled trout is the bestThe grilled trout is the best new item on the menu! We do miss the pork chop/porterhouse that was on the menu. Everything is built for sharing, which allows you to try a lot of things! The cocktails are wonderful!
This is one of our favorite restaurants. We love it. The chairs are a little uncomfortable, but you kind of forget that once you start talking, drinking and eating. The service is great. The servers are friendly and helpful. The one thing that can get a little trying is that they can be a little eager to clear your plates. Sometimes you are still eating and want the sauce. Or you are savoring something and saving a couple bites for later. The place can get very noisy, but usually it is just lively.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food; terrific cocktailGreat food; terrific cocktail menu; most excellent service.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and very nice venue.IGreat food and very nice venue.I highly reccomend this restaurant. The ONLY issue is that they forgot it was my wife's birthday despite the fact that I sent an email and reminded the hostess.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went for the set menu SpanishWe went for the set menu Spanish dinner on Sunday evenings which was on their web site, but they discontinued it. They were out of two of the entree choices that would have been first choices. But - they were very apologetic and explained that everything is made fresh, so on weekends they can often be out of some items. The food we ordered was excellent and service was very good.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMMy previous visit was a disappointmMy previous visit was a disappointment because of the closeness of tables and the general noise level. This time we went for brunch, got a fabulous table in the window while things were much calmer, enjoyed some great drinks and excellent food.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food is always interestingThe food is always interesting with creative presentation. The family-style service makes it fun to share each item with everyone at the table. The wine list is not the standard fare and includes items not seen at every restaurant with comparable prince points.Our only complaint about Autre Monde is the noise level. We purposely go early so that we can leave before it becomes impossible to converse with the others at the table.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best restaurantsOne of the best restaurants in in the Chicago area well worth the visit. If your looking for a great dinning experience this is the place to go.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMMon Amour Autre MondeGreat innovative restaurant in Berwyn. Fabulous flatbreads, veggies, and other interesting items on a nice small plate menu with an interesting wine list.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAutre Monde is always amazing.Autre Monde is always amazing. They have a seasonal changing menu and right now some amazing Gin and Tonic varieties to kick off spring. We always over order because its too hard to decide.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMOur experience was exception.Our experience was exception. Autre Monde had a very interesting wine list and an intriguing menu. Service was attentive but we never felt rushed on the Sunday night we were there. Each of the several small plates was perfectly cooked and served hot to the table--sadly, not something that we get in many other small plate I loved the flatbreads (we had two) and others in our party of five raved about the pork belly pintxos and the pulpo. We will be back even though we though it's a drive from the North Side. It was a memorable evening.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMOur party of 6 was seatedOur party of 6 was seated promptly and offered a $40/pp chef's tasting menu, simplifying our ordering process and delivering an amazing value. The shared plates kept coming! Also, we enjoyed delicious craft cocktails and a ordered from a robust wine menu. I couldn't have asked for a better night.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMDon't miss the Pulpo GallegoDon't miss the Pulpo Gallego (grilled octopus). Absolutely outstanding!4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThe BEST restuarant in BerwynIt was my fiance and I's first visit to Autre Monde and we loved it. The atmosphere and decor was pleasant, warm and inviting. Our waitress was GREAT! I'm a vegetarian so she helped me pick out some delicious dishes. She was very knowledgeable of the menu. The food was UNIQUE and AMAZING. The Blood Orange Gimlet drink was so good I ordered a second one. For desert they had the best cannoli that I have ever tasted.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWe would definitely go back !We dined here on Saturday night for my Husband's birthday, everything was great ! Our server was very helpful with wine and dinner suggestions, which were all really good ! We enjoyed everything we tried. The Octopus was the best we ever had,from the flatbread to the large plates they were all delicious. My Serbian wine was also very good. When my daughter ordered lemonade, it was not on the menu, so they made it fresh at the bar. Thats customer service !
We would definitely go back !3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThe diversity of food wasThe diversity of food was fantastic so many taste delights. Don't miss the gnocchi!3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a great place. FoodThis is a great place. Food is really good and a very nice tapas selection. We had delicious lamb meatballs, gnocchi, wild mushroom flatbread, pork belly to name a few. The service is excellent, waitress gave just the right amount of information about the dishes; and thankfully realized that she did not have to explain to us what tapas are...The restaurant has tables for two and four and for six there are two high tables, so be aware of that if you are six. We have been twice, once during spring break on a weeknight and so the noise was subdued; but have been there on a weekend night when it was very lively. They do have a patio which our waitress told us they are expanding.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding!This is one of the best restaurants in Chicagoland. Food is consistently excellent. Service is always outstanding. I frequent often and highly recommend.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMtotally awesome. we were disappointtotally awesome. we were disappointed by nothing. A great dining experience.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMAppetizers, Small Plates,Appetizers, Small Plates, Large Plates, Desserts - everything served at Autre Monde in any quantity is simply wonderful. The chefs have put together a menu that rivals the best restaurants anywhere, and at very reasonable price points. Service is efficient and friendly, and the accommodations are comfortable. I have dined at most of the best restaurants within the Chicago area, and find Autre Monde to be my favorite. This place has my strongest possible recommendation.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMReally very good beyond expectationReally very good beyond expectations. Pricing very reasonable compared to Downtown and the quality of food keeps on a par with most 2 and 3 star restaurants. Wine list is a little eclectic with locations and varieties that are less than familiar but our waitress was helpful in making a selection. This place is very deserving of the reviews it has received.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMAutre Monde was recommendedAutre Monde was recommended to us by friends and we're glad we followed their advice. The food was both different and delicious. The tables are quite close and the room gets noisy when full, but that didn't detract from a wonderful dining experience. We had the lamp pinxto, olives and marcona almonds before our larger plates of pork paillard (ernormous!) and duck sausage gnocchi. Everything was delicious. Although it didn't sound like much food when we ordered it, we were pleasantly stuffed by the end, although we did manage to find room to share a very tasty brown sugar cake with cherries and pistachios at the end. We will definitely go again.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was excellent- wouldFood was excellent- would go back just for the grilled octopus. Bit noisy, but not terrible. Overall great experience, but seriously, go try the octopus!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThis restuarant is alwaysThis restuarant is always exceptional. Food quality never wavers.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food is brilliant andThe food is brilliant and the service is spot on. The only complaint is that on weekends or any busy night, the noise can be deafening. By the end of the meal you're shouting at the person sitting across the table. So, go early, and don't forget to order the rapini with white beans.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThis has been my third timeThis has been my third time to Autre Monde; I brought a friend who had never been there and she loved it! We went on a Wine Tasting Wednesday and were served three interesting and unusual wines from Italy, poured by the wine expert who gave us a lovely, personal presentation about each one.
The food is eclectic, beautifully prepared, and delicious. As much of it is served as small plates, I highly recommend going in groups of 4 or more so that more of the menu can be tasted.
Located on Roosevelt Rd. and Oak Park Ave. in Berwyn, this place truly is a neighborhood gem! Their back patio (will be) quirky and great, so if you go in the warmer weather, try to be seated outside if you like.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMClassy, intimate local fav'!Brought our family friends in for drinks & apps, said," this is the classiest place in B-town." We enjoyed new & old works wine list, tasted some by the glass pours. Service is genuine & anticipatory of desires. Bar is always great place to start out. Will be back. Usually, weekly. Stellar cocktail list, too.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place. Very interestingGreat place. Very interesting food, good wine list and excellent service.3/8/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful food but VERY noisyWe absolutely love this restaurant. The noise level is intolerable however. We go weekdays or very early, or dine outdoors. Otherwise you can not carry on a good conversation there. Wish they would address the acoustics.3/8/2013 12:00:00 AM