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Birch River Grill – An American Kitchen
Birch River Grill – An American Kitchen

Birch River Grill – An American Kitchen Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.birchrivergrill.com
  • Phone: (847) 427-4242
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday: 6:00am - 11:00am

    Saturday & Sunday: 7:00am - 11:00am


    Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm


    Monday - Thursday & Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

    Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Rudy Navarro
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Custom catering available.
  • Private Party Facilities: Private room seats 50 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Jeremy Donaker (847) 427-4242
  • Entertainment: Join us at Birch River Grill Lounge Saturday night with LIVE Entertainment from 6pm to 9pm... Also enjoy 1/2 Appetizers, $3 Bud Light Draft and $6 Martinis. Vist www.birchrivergrill.com for more info
  • Special Events & Promotions: See our website for all up-coming special events!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Arlington Heights Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Private Lot shared with Doubletree Hotel.
A word from Birch River Grill – An American Kitchen
Birch River Grill - An American Kitchen in Arlington Heights is a warm prairie-style restaurant and bar with cozy neighborhood appeal, offering Rustic American, gourmet comfort food.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Brought a friend here for dinner on a Thursday night. Dining room was empty when we arrived. A large group came by the bar and that was basically the last we saw of our server. Food was good, nothing special. Would not go back."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Very good for a hotel restaurant. The fish was excellent."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "I had a few choices in mind for Mother's Day brunch and was happy that I chose this place. It was not over crowded as I anticipated for such an occasion and the food selection was more than enough. Overall it was a great experience and I would select this restaurant again."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "My mom (90)had the best Mothers' day brunch for the price...Compared to places like the RItz Carlton Downtown...This place is a gem ..Kathy was our server and made her feel so special..THank you for a wonderful experience!!!..Oh yes the food was very very good!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Wonderful food, great service, great place for a business meeting"
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Always on my list to try, but never made it until a few weeks ago & went a second time this weekend. Both times we were surprised by how few people were dining, however, the bar area seemed fairly busy both times. The hostess desk wasn't manned either time, almost like dining guests were a complete surprise, despite having reservations both times. That in itself gives the restaurant an odd atmosphere. The decor is very nice, even upscale. If there had been more people the atmosphere would be great. The food is really quite good. The menu has some classic standards mixed in with some more unusual fare. The service is very attentive. If you're looking for a nice meal last minute, without the wait, I'd definitely give it a try."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We drove over an hour to come to this restaurant and would do it again! Best meal, hands down!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Look - the food was fantastic, we both loved everything. Go here for fantastic food but do not expect a vibrant scene. Cannot stress enough how great the food was. Try the chili. Pork Tenderloin was great, as was the seafood."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and the service. The décor was high end and delightful. We will be returning soon."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "According to Open Table, this location was taking reservations for lunch as early as 10. My guest was from the east coast, so it was perfect to have lunch there at 10:30. However, when we entered, we were told by the very polite wait staff that lunch didn't begin until 11, but there was still breakfast buffet going on. We agreed to do the buffet, however, most everything on the line was lukewarm."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Are you kidding me! First off, they should have SAID it was a limited menu for Christmas. NO indication when making the reservation that we wouldn't be able to oder off their menu. They handed us a white sheet of paper, looked like someone took about 2 minutes to type up, with the few items they were offering. NO holiday decorations at all, it looked like a Denny's. The diner I ate breakfast at was more festive. And they had the nerve to charge $39.95 per person! Totally not worth it!!!! I don't know what they were thinking! If you didn't want to work on Christmas, then don't. But if you're going to charge that much you better have something more to deliver. We were totally disappointed and would never go back there."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "Rather disappointed, as really looked forward to having our Thanksgiving dinner at Birch Tree Grill. Our previous times eating there have always been good. Now, especially for this special holiday, no place mats, the dishes were round and food piled on top on other food (green beans covered with cranberries). I remember eclectic plates, not plain round generic plates. The service was fine. I doubt if we will ever return, as this was a real let down."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "We dined on Thanksgiving and had a nice experience that could have been a very good one if the staff had better training. Most notably, the silverware was cleared at each course but never replaced. I saw 2 other tables also flagging down any passing wait/buss staff to get forks for their dessert, entrée, etc. Our entrees were delivered by our waiter who didn't notice we had no silverware on the table at that point. When I asked for forks, etc. he was very nice, but never came back. The hostess eventually brought us utensils. I might add it was not crowded, many empty tables. The food was very good, I would definitely go back to this restaurant. It may have been just inexperienced staff on the holiday."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "Went on a Wednesday evening and the restaurant was pretty quiet. Because it's located in a hotel, I imagine the customer base is mostly business travelers during the week. Haven't been there on a weekend so I can't say what the traffic is like then. The food was REALLY good--we had the flatiron steak and the pork tenderloin; both done to perfection and the accompanying sides were a very good complement to the meats. Portions were generous. Good selection of wines, but I thought $10 a glass was a bit pricey, though I know that's the going rate. Service was very good. I would definitely go again. :)"
    Dined on 10/16/2013
  • "I have been to Birch River Grill for both lunch & dinner and always have a good meal. It is rarely crowded but the food is great."
    Dined on 10/1/2013
    Dined on 9/1/2013
  • "I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed the food at BRG. I had the pork tenderloin- the meat was tender be well seasoned, the carrots were perfectly cooked and the cheddar grits were absolutely amazing! The service was also excellent. They were attentive, friendly, and prompt. Looking forward to going again!"
    Dined on 8/21/2013
  • "If you want a place that is quiet during the week night for a small get together with family or friends.. This would be the place. Food is very good, small menu, but excellent on all items. Server was very considerate and always came to check to see if we needed anything. We stayed there a few hours with drinks, food and desserts and all fell into place niceley."
    Dined on 6/11/2013
  • "Attached to the Doubletree. Very ho hum. Breakfast is mucb better"
    Dined on 6/3/2013
  • "The pot roast was excellent. The restauarant was not very crowded, so it afforded a good environment for a business lunch. Reasonable prices for the area. Service was good. I'll definitiely return."
    Dined on 5/21/2013
  • "what a great find! we were a group of 6 and everyone loved their dinner. service was great perfect night"
    Dined on 4/27/2013
  • "attached to hotel I was staying in. Was hoping for a bit more. The breakfast was far superior to the dinner."
    Dined on 4/24/2013
  • "It was Easter night, so it was empty. Food was good and service was good. Salmon was excellent. Hummus was nice. Steak salad one of my favorites."
    Dined on 3/31/2013
  • "My family and I enjoyed a lovely brunch at Birch River Grill. Food was good, service was good and everyone was truly helpful. I would definitely go again for dinner."
    Dined on 3/31/2013
  • "I have been here many times. I think BRG could be a great place to dine but every time I come here, there's practically no one in there. It could be such a great place. On this night, I came specifically for the fish fry. I had seen a picture of it in the newspaper. Believe me, it looked nothing like its picture. We were served four small pieces of fish. They looked like something out of a box of Gorton's frozen fish dinners. I would still come here for other meals, because their food is always good. But never for the fish fry."
    Dined on 3/8/2013
  • "Quiet restaurant in DoubleTree hotel. Food was good. Reasonable prices. A fair amount of open space for larger groups."
    Dined on 1/4/2013
  • "A very average experience. Food was ok service was good . Do not know if I. Would return"
    Dined on 1/1/2013
  • "The food was enjoyable and the portions were more than adequate. They had no problem taking care of a party of 8."
    Dined on 12/31/2012
  • "This is one of the best kept secrets in the NW suburbs. Nothing flashy, just excellent food and service and nice presentations. I have never had a bad meal at Birch River Grill."
    Dined on 12/31/2012
  • "Cozy, with friendly staff and it was open on Christmas. Both a Christmas special and their regular menu were available to order from, but i felt like they were pushing for us to order the Christmas special (they didn't give us menus at first and questioned "are you sure?" when we asked to see the regular menu), even though i had called ahead to make sure we could order from regular menu. Food was of good quality, and they had a nice variety of items to choose from. Everything we ordered was delicious; pot roast, macaroni and cheese, cheeseburger and the Christmas special (prime rib with roasted potatoes and broccolini). Attractive decor, dimly lit and roomy. Bar looked nice as welll; great hotel restaurant."
    Dined on 12/25/2012
  • "Wonderful place for business lunches and dinners. One of the very few places that is quiet enough for conversations!"
    Dined on 12/18/2012
  • "We were a party of four seated in a roomy booth. We could all talk without competing with loud music or noise from other diners. The food and service were great too."
    Dined on 11/14/2012
  • "The positive reviews for Birch River Grill must be for Dinner, possible lunch as breakfast is very poor. In short, the wait staff is there to bring coffee, and are presumptive that if one is there for breakfast, one must be there for the buffet. Although a menu was made available, the waiter was utterly unable to explain a single menu item. The food was heavy and tasted as if it had been prepared from low cost ingredients (pancakes tasted like they were made from a "just add water" mix). If you're staying at the DoubleTree, convenience may make it worth eating there. Otherwise, you should pass."
    Dined on 6/27/2012
  • "Took my staff here for a quiet, out of office meeting. Was perfect, convenient location, nice atmosphere, accommodating restaurant staff, great selection so everyone in the group could be accommodated. Was surprised at the array, from interesting salads and sandwichs all the way to full lunch entrees - seafood selection in particular. No one in our party even knew the restaurant was there, and it is only about 3 blocks from our headquarters!"
    Dined on 6/7/2012
  • "Despite the fact it's in a hotel (Doubletree), this is a very distinctive restaurant. Their menu has a great variety of comfort foods and the daily specials are always enticing. The best part is that you can usually get in without a problem, even last minute on a Friday night which is what we did. It's a great place for you to try too."
    Dined on 6/1/2012
  • "All four of us had different meals and they were all very good. The chicken quesadilla appetizer was great!"
    Dined on 5/27/2012
  • "The food is always first rate. Service this time was a little slow at first considering there were only 3 tables of people. It improved once he took our drink order. The place is starting to look a bit worn. The tables are all down to bare wood in some spots. I would still go back for the food and atmosphere. Quiet and relaxing."
    Dined on 5/20/2012
  • "This was our second visit to Birch River in two years (we live 300 miles away). The excellence of their food, service and atmosphere has, if anything, gotten even better since our first, very positive, experience. My beet salad and crusted pike was prepared just about perfectly and the salads and entrees of the other four individuals in our party were similarly remarkable. The quiet, almost forest-like atmosphere belies the fact that the restaurant is about 200 ft from a major suburban thorofare. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 5/13/2012
  • "Attended for Mother's Day brunch. There was a nice variety of items in the buffet, although the overall quality ranged, depending, I think, on how long the food had been out. The manned stations were very good. The hostess didn't have our reservation for some reason, which led to some delays, but otherwise the service was ok. Nothing particularly special food-wise, but everything was decent. My in-laws enjoyed their meal. My wife and I were less impressed overall."
    Dined on 5/13/2012
  • "The food was excellent. All of our entrees were perfectly cooked and inventive. Unfortunately, the decor reminded us of nothing better than a Denny's, etc. Our table had large water marks that had damaged the top. It was pretty empty on a Fri. Night, which is a shame, because the food was top notch."
    Dined on 5/5/2012