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BlackFinn American Grille-Mt Prospect

BlackFinn American Grille-Mt Prospect Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.blackfinnmtprospect.com
  • Email: media@blackfinnmtprospect.com
  • Phone: (847) 398-5501
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 3:00pm
    Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Ted Prosk
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Rand Road (Rt. 12) and Elmhurst Road (Rt. 83)
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from BlackFinn American Grille-Mt Prospect
BlackFinn is the great American restaurant and community gathering spot, serving quality food and drink in a comfortable, hospitable environment.

Our menu is unique to each of our locations and features a wide variety of classics, regional favorites and things we just think are really good. The food is straightforward, served with a smile and won't break the bank. Same for the drinks.

We offer friends, family and business patrons four distinct rooms to experience us in multiple ways for lunch, dinner, happy hour, game day and late night.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "The food was just ok on the level of other similar chain sports bars like Ram or Champs. The service was friendly but he seemed more inclined on pushing us to order more than in serving us better with what we had (maybe it was a newer less expd waiter). Refills werent automatic; i had to first ask for them and if they were free bc he wasnt coming by to refill altho he would come by to ask if "everything was tasting good?" after only a couple min after the food arrived and before we've hardly started. I only like the place bc its located conveniently across from the movie theater and it wasnt bad...but thats it."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "This restaurant is in a prime location in the suburbs and was crowded even though I don't think it should have been. The service was really good and so was the beer and bar selection. The food, though, was not great! The menu was trying too hard to be a step above Chili's or TGI Fridays, but failing miserably. My salad had one cherry tomato and the chicken sandwich was really dry and on a ciabatta roll, which made it even worse. They need a good chef to change their menu and go for either really good bar food or scale it up a notch to a dinner place. The ambience supports bar food and we are desperate for a place like that in our part of the burbs. Some tweaking would make this a winner!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "My husband and I ordered the pecan crusted salmon that was on the special. Never again will I order anything and the special. The salmon had a strange texture it was very soft and mushy. I've had the salmon there before and enjoyed it very much but this was not enjoyable. Our server was extremely nice we did not complain about the food to her."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Make sure to make a reservation because this place fills up fast, even in the bar. There were at least 2 work outings there on a Tuesday night so I'm glad we made a reservation. I had a mango martini that was quite tasty and struggled to keep it at one. Had a feeling they could be dangerous. We had the ying yang shrimp as an appetizer - delicious. I ordered the chicken tender appetizer for my dinner. BEST CHICKEN TENDERS EVER. These were definitely not chopped up, reformed chicken fingers. So good. My dinner companions had the Balboa and the Cheesesteak - also yummy. There's something for everyone on the menu. I'm eager to try their brunch."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "We were seated early at the booth by the door to the kitchen in the bar area. It was extremely distracting and not at all a good idea to sit anywhere near the kitchen. It was so loud in the restaurant that I practically had to scream to talk to my date. It's because we were in the bar area and when people drink they get LOUD. The Bulls and Hawks game was on and shortly around 9 pm there was a live duet of guitar players that had their amps so loud I thought I was at a concert! I ordered Jumbalaya Pasta. The sodium level was so high it was inedible. I struggled to degust some of the plate but had to push it away. Our waitress was too busy to ask us if our food was ok. We saw her about 5 times in the 3 hours we were there. Not a fun eve."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We Love Black Finn. Catch them for their specials. Wined Up Wednesday is great. Also the Craft you Burger Night is great too. Love the weekday specials that make stopping in for dinner a delicious experience. Their service is incredible. If you haven't tried Black Finn, you must, you won't be disappointed."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "I brought 4 people with me and we all said the food was really good. The restaurant is located next to the AMC show and we attended the show and went for dinner across the street to Black Finn. I have been there on many trips to shop the mall and have always found it to me a great dining expetience, any time of the day. The staff is friendly and very professional. My compliments to the chef also. Great food, great time. Thanks to all."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Great selection of food, service was slow Food was great and will return but took a long time to receive our great dinner"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Wow! Talk about Customer Service and Quality of Food! The menu has a variety of items and reasonably priced. We ordered the salmon and haddock - VERY tasty! No doubt we would order again. This restaurant is very buy, especially on a weekend and would highly recommend making reservations. Our waitress, Maxine, wonderful and very pleasant . Customer service- excellent!!! If you go on the weekend, request Maxine if you are able to - you will not regret the great customer service and pleasant attitude - refreshing!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Well, the place is hopping on a Friday night. We chose to sit in the saloon (bar area) of restaurant, it was 7:00pm very energetic as far as noise, between the tvs, the people and the music it was fairly loud. The food was awesome. The staff all pitches in and makes sure everyone is well taken care of. Our server, Christi could not have been nicer or better, you'd never know how busy they actually were by the service we got. Well done Black Finn. We love Black Finn and will be back soon!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "The saloon is where we sit. Energetic bar, lots of flat screens for sports and a good selection of craft beers. Wait staff is attentive. I recommend the grilled fish tacos."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We've gone here as a family and also have met several friends here. Food and service have always been good, including this recent trip. Good variety on menu, and prices are consistent with casual sit-down restaurant. Definitely recommend reservations after 6pm. We ate at 6pm and the place was pretty full. There were 50-60 persons waiting for tables in restaurant or bar area when we left at 7pm."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "staff seemed very rushed, fairness it was a Saturday evening. food was great. notable beer list. a little on the expensive side, but will definitely return."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Dinner with an almost 5 year old isn't always super easy. Blackfinn was a good choice. They have a very reasonable priced menu for kids and our server Will was definitely kid friendly. Our dinner was tasty (ginger tuna, fish and chips, and kid cheese flatbread). Our drinks were always refilled. Overall good place for the family."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We've been there three times so far and have had a fabulous experience each and every time. Highly recommend the Blackened Brie!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Always a great time at Black Finn. Went for a girl's night out and sat in the restaurant where it is not as loud as the bar. They got rid of the shrip pesto flatbread which was a favorite of mine but I tried the other flatbread and it was great. The garlic fettuccine shrimp while good - was very very garlicy. For dinner and two glasses of wine - it was $40 each which included tip (not too bad). Will go back again."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Great place. They have both a bar and a restaurant. Burgers and salads were great. Will definitely go back."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Great food, drinks and atmosphere. For a more lively setting, choose the bar area. If you'd like a little more quiet, sit in the dining room."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Service is consistently good, a variety of tastes, and even the deserts are pleasing. Always crowded, and always a wait, even with reservations."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We love Black Finn. They have a fantastic menu..lots of different options and everything is always delicious. Our service was perfect. Great price point too."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Nice casual dinner, good for dinner and movie since it's located right across a movie theatre. Good food, fast service, and very inviting atmosphere."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "The food is amazing. I have yet to go with out being blown away by the taste. I would recommend this place to anyone."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We eat at. black Finn often. Always a nice experience."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Food was excellent; our server made sure that we were well taken care of and the manager was very professional and personable. A great place that we highly recommend."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We went to BlackFinn on Valentine's Day and had a great dinner. The steak was outstanding (very tender could have cut it with your fork). We had a great server who was very attentive to our needs. What we also liked was the fact that she was really helpful and not overbearing as you sometimes find with your server. We love the food. Great place to have dinner."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Wow what a great place! Yummy food and atmosphere."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "We have been here about 6 times already and judging by the crowds we're not wrong. The menu is extensive, yet they seem to do a good job whether Italian, American, seafood, appetizers (wow, the blackened brie), flatbreads, etc."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Waiter did an outstanding job! Attentive without being intrusive, very friendly. Food was good, fish & chips excellent with a great portion. Giant crabcakes were good, but not so giant. Could have used more. Nice selection of beer. Waiter again came through for me making an excellent recommendation when my first choice wasn't available. Overall a good experience, but just a bit pricey."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Had a party of 5. Waitress was very nice, helpful, and accommodating. Service was prompt, professional, and not over powering. Great dinner and we were able to have excellent table conversation. (Pecan encrusted salmon was great!)"
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "Good food for a good value. Service is always friendly and upbeat atmosphere"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "We had a wonderful time. The waitress was so patient. We never felt rushed or over looked."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "The food and service is always reliable and flavorful. I will certainly be back."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "Each time I have been there they have honored the reservation time we had asked for. Not many places do that!"
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "food is very good and choices cover the spectrum of American tastes. Staff was caught helping each other take good care of customers. Nice to see such active group support in an eating establishment."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "Good food, vibrant bar scene, friendly atmosphere......"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Great staff, they are both friendly and efficient. It has a lively atmosphere and is appealing to all ages. The manager is very helpful and extremely concerned."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "We live in a neighboring city, and have been coming to Blackfin for over a year. It has a great variety of fare and with some picky teenagers, everyone finds something they like. Across the board, we have never been disappointed. The bar area seating is my favorite as I enjoy the energy and my boys enjoy the sports on the many screens. Really a great fit for many tastes!!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Excellent food and atmosphere. The wait staff was attentive and friendly and very helpful. about food choices and suggestions."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Had a great night out with my goddaughter. Sausage & pepperoni flatbread, Balboa sandwich, and chocolate/ peanut butter soufflé were outstanding."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Great if you just want solid food and a place to hang out."
    Dined on 1/19/2014