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Autre Monde
Autre Monde

Autre Monde Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.autremondecafe.net
  • Phone: (708) 775-8122
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 2:00pm
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Italian, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Beth Partidge & Dan Pancake
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We tailor our award winning cuisine to any style event from the most casual to your most important life moments. No event is too small or too large.
  • Private Party Facilities: Seasonally our patio can be secured for a private event.
  • Private Party Contact: Christine (708) 775-8122

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Oak Park Avenue
  • Public Transit: Pace Bus - Roosevelt Road Line and Oak Park Avenue Stop on the Blue Line - about a 5 block walk south to Oak Park and Roosevelt.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet on Fridays and Saturdays, ample street parking.
A word from Autre Monde
Award winning, warm neighborhood restaurant with a European wine bar feel, farm to table sourcing & representing the flavors of Italy, Spain, Portugal, France, Greece and Morocco. Bar features over 70 wines, 36 available by the glass, a great craft cocktail program and tasty brews. Now open for Brunch! Sunday 10-2 PM Late kitchen for Roosevelt Road music lovers on Fri & Sat. Decor is eclectic making use of re-purposed materials and green technology wherever possible. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "Inventive cuisine and well executed dishes and drinks. Great indoor decor and vibe. Outdoor space is lacking both, however. Choose indoors when making your reservations."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We loved everything about the food and drinks we had at Autre Monde. The Med Mule and Blood Orange Gimlet were amazing. Highly recommend the octopus, hummus and homemade pita and the blue fish special. The only thing that did suit us was the restaurant set-up. The tables are very close together and the noise level is very high, so high that sometimes it is almost impossible to hear. Think it would be better if we were with larger group at table vs on bench of small tables along wall. I still highly recommend Autre Monde, just be prepared for that will not be intimate conversation filled dinner."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I've now been there twice with my sweetheart, who had been raving about it. The food is exquisite....truly a gem that stands out in this town."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "This place never disappoints. The service is top notch. The food is incredible. I love it. I've even recommended it to my picky pallet chefs. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We were not impressed with this restaurant. Went there for Sunday brunch, and although the food was good, it was not exceptional as we had expected. The cocktails were overpriced and the service was mediocre. When you spend $75 for brunch for 2, you expect a little more."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Mediterranean, lebanese-influenced delicious food. Small plates are particularly spectacular. The grilled octopus and piri-piri mussles are fantastic. All pintxo choices are winners. When ordering, you should stagger 2 plates at a time for better timing. The wine list is ample, Balkan and Lebanese wines are available, affordable and good choices."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I don't tire off this place! We had the fontina flatbread, veg a la plan cha and pork belly accompanied by the ravioli. I couldn't fin anything to critize. The drinks were superb as well and we tried a new gin - nil let's that was great! Another great evening. I just wish the noise level was more manageable."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Food was good as usual, but we had an early reservation and they sat us right next to another couple, when 90% of the rest of the restaurant was empty. So it was very quiet and a bit uncomfortable."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Husband and I went there for 1st time. Loved it. Unique dishes, fresh, healthy taste. Easy to share. Fried artichokes were crunchy and good. The trout was outstanding, gnocchi and duck sausage was terrific. Will go again."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "I love the food - I've never had a bad meal there. It is noisy so be prepared for that. Also, the drinks are a little on the pricy side and you will not get the desired pour in your glass of wine or mixed drink. It has always been like this and I hope one day it will change."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Autre Monde never disappoints. Outstanding Mediterreanean cuisine! This time I had the wood grilled octopus and it was perfectly cooked. I also had the Iowa Rainbow Trout and it was excellent. My wife had the Walleye and it was perfect. Our server was knowledgeable and attentive. You never feel rushed. I would absolutely recommend Autre Monde."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We went for brunch on father's day and had a wonderful experience. Even though the restaurant is not necessarily outfitted for kids (no coloring books, kids menu, etc.) they were very accommodating with the three kids we had. They offered a few easy menu items and even moved our table from a high top to an outside table which was better for the kids. The food was excellent and more high end than I expected. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We have been meaning to try Autre Monde for over a year now. We have heard amazing things and we always try to frequent our local restaurants. I thought Father's Day brunch would be the perfect opportunity and it WAS... without a doubt. We were a little early and they were able to sit us right away. The service was fantastic! I was a server for MANY years, so I appreciate good service more than most. Our server was friendly and eager to answer any and all questions. My daughter thought there was "nothing she would like on the menu," but our server explained what a few items were (since mom's advice was not good enough) and she ended up devouring her meal and then some of ours. The food was delicious. The bloody mary's were great."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Father's Day brunch on the patio: relaxed and delicious! Service was stellar. Even my teenagers were happy! Here's a tip: cherck for Groupons before you go!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "If you are in the area and are looking for a unique and delicious dining experience, Autre Monde is the place to go. They have a well crafted menu filled with bold flavors and beautiful presentations. The back patio is a great place to enjoy the weather and relax while being served some of the best food in the area. The drink menu is expertly curated and whether you are in the mood for an alcoholic drink or not, you can be assured that whatever you choose will be amazing. The service is pleasant and helpful without being in your face. You can tell that the employees want their customers to enjoy themselves. Every detail of the meal is accounted for and it doesn't stop wowing you from start to finish. If you haven't been...go now!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We were a group of four and had several plates. One plate was a little too salty, and another plate - the chicken wings - were OK, but nothing special. Everything else was outstanding. The Tangine was perfect, and everything involving sausage was done perfectly. Our server did a great job. She was friendly and professional. We never felt rushed but we never had to wait too long, either."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We arrived late for our reservation and when the restaurant staff were clearly in clean up and get home mode. We gave them every opportunity to tell us it was too late and they were incredibly welcoming and accommodating. Food recommendations were spot on. Great small plates and a knowledgeable barkeep. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We have eaten at Autre Monde twice and it is wonderful and a rare pleasure. Please keep growing and evolving!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "No doubt - the food here is delicious. It's fresh and imaginative. My biggest problem is the noise level discourages conversation, even at a table for 4. The tables are too close together and there is nothing to absorb sound. In addition, the seating is uncomfortable. The benches on the wall side sink in low and the table is far away. It makes you feel like the people in the chairs across from you are sitting about a foot higher. Awkward. At the other tables, the chairs are just uncomfortable and the space is really tight. Just not quite as relaxing as it could be."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We have been to Autre Monde a number of times. It is now our go-to place for mid-to-up scale dining in the Oak Park area. We recently had a 25th anniversary party for a small group (8 people) there and it was fantastic yet again. The Mediterranean menu of small-to-large plates is varied with good choices for vegetarians as well as carnivores. Foodies will not be dissapointed. The wine list is small but VERY eclectic with a small-but-nice selection of eastern European and Baltic wines you won't find anywhere else in the area so oenophiles will also not be dissapointed. The noise level is a bit high inside but if you can get onto the patio in back, there is no problem at all. Servers know the menu and the wines very well."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "This is a must-go-to place. From start to finish, the 4 of us had a great evening. Jackie, our server, was exceptional; the food selections we shared were all hits, and the craft cocktails and exceptional wine list...oh yeah, and dessert all topped it off. We'll definitely be back, it's now on our list of places to go when we feel like having an exceptional dinner night out."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We went with a group of 10 and booked on Open Table so we had to make 2 reservations. One for 6 and one for 4. Thankfully they were able to accomodate us when we got there and put two table together so we could all be together. Love the food and the atmosphere here. It's a find for Oak Park"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The menu is very interesting. We had a variety of dishes, all of which were delicious. Service was also good. The only thing I wish could be changed is that it is too noisy."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "A very enjoyable experience. Burrata - the best ever. Small plates of artichoke, spinach were unusual & delicious. Polenta - infused with cheese, also extraordinary, as were the fish fritters. Italian white wine was excellent. Flat bread nicely done. Desserts were pleasing . Only the cannoli disappointed. Service was cordial, caring, efficient. "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "I have to say that the service was outstanding for brunch on Sunday morning. We were quickly seated even though our reservation was almost an hour later. A waitress quickly came and took our drink order and explain the specials and menu options. The food was delicious. I tried the Spanish olive oil fried eggs, the french toast and the Cazuela, all wonderful. So glad this place is close to home, will definitely be a frequent visitor."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "i think with such a great restaurant i can finally get my friends to come out to the Western subs! the food is truly outstanding and this is my third time dining and have not been disappointed. "
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "interesting menu choices and great plates for sharing. We had the charcuterie platter and wood-grilled octopus for starters. The octopus was the best I've ever had--grilled perfectly. Then we shared two entrees--a caldo verde and chicken tagine. Desserts were also delicious. The servers were very helpful and gracious too. I'll be back soon. "
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Highly recommend this restaurant. The food is prepared very well with local suppliers and/or from their own garden. Very delicious. I would easily go back there. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "My wife & I sat down in a "very cozy" dining room. It's a small room which might partly explain why this place was not conversation freindly. I must say the food was top-notch! We loved the fried artichokes. My wife had the nocchi with duck sausage & I had the grouper. Outstanding!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The food was amazing, and the service and recommendations by our waitress were top-notch. Perfect spot for celebrating my milestone birthday with friends. Could expand vegan offerings a tiny bit."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "While I have eaten at Autre Monde before, my mom and dad hadn't. For her mother's day treat, we ate there. She got giggly over a white port and peach cocktail, ordered a second round of one of the cheese small plates, and actually tried to fend me off with a fork when it came to the veg a la plancha. While I had to keep chanting "its mother's day, raising you cost more" when she ordered the steak after seven small plates (good thing my husband and dad helped is eat), I definitely encouraged her when she ordered all three sweet deserts. I mean, the cinnamon butter cake with cherries is delish as is the chocolate hazelnut thing nutella only wishes it was. But today my mom, queen of the casserole, demanded chimichurri. Go Autre Monde!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The food was awesome. The service was not that great. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "How's finding great, sophisticated food at reasonable prices? we went to celebrate our son's 13th birthday, and were quite satisfied with the food inspired by many countries around the Mediterrenean, from the "caldo verde" (a spicy fish broth), to the gnocchi (I am Italian and very hard to please as concerns Italian food) to the Pintxo (?) pork belly. The menu is not extensive but every plate we tried (6 or 7) was excellent. The desserts were a bit on the sweet side for my taste. The server was also extremely friendly. The only negative note is the noise level. The dining room is small and the noise was really high, making it hard to have a true conversation. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Was screaming across the table to have a conversation and it wasn't even full. The food was unique and good, the decor is nice, but the volume took all the fun and romance away. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Interesting and inventive way of presenting and serving t he food. Very good and polite service. Little on the higher side of pricing, but for a Easter Sunday was great .,"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "All the food we tried was very flavorful, interesting, and well-prepared. The pricing and portion size does not seem exactly right for small plates and sharing. In addition, the table was so narrow and the seats were fairly uncomfortable making the idea of reaching and passing and sharing a little difficult. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "My girlfriends and I live in the area, and we often try to find someplace to get together that has food and stays open past 9:00. I wanted to try Autre Monde as I pass it often. Although it's a little "pricier" than our regular girls' night spots, we were all impressed with the quality of the food. Everything we ordered was simply delicious and the portions were good. The customer service was good, but not great. Since it was Saturday night, it was very crowded and our server was very, very busy, so we had to wait a few times to get questions answered, or more coffee. Also, although we'd made reservations, our table wasn't ready when we arrived, and we eventually agreed to sit at the communal table (no one else joined us). We will return."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "This is a great spot and so very convenient if you are going to Fitzgeralds for music. The server was great, very knowledgable and accommodating. Food is inventive and very delicious. One caution if you are not familiar with the "tapas", sharing experience. The plates arrive in a non-traditional order and so you may receive what you think is a large plate-entree before a smaller appetizer. Just something to keep in mind. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Always wonderful food here at a reasonable price. The staff (bar and server) are so knowledgeable and make the experience terrific. Common concern is the noise level inside the main restaurant but now that the weather is warming up they have their patio open. We sat there for the first time this weekend and I highly recommend it. They walk you past their herb garden/greenhouse and the atmosphere is great for visiting if you're dining with another couple. There is no drop-off in service at all. Everything comes out great."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "I was really happy with our visit to this excellent pan-Mediterranean restaurant. Everything we tried was outstanding, from the fresh, shockingly inexpensive oysters to start through the small plates (lamb sausage! neevik!) and the large (the tortallaci!). The wine was reasonably priced, the service friendly but unobtrusive, and the atmosphere was convivial. I'll definitely be back. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014