BlackFinn American Saloon
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BlackFinn American Saloon

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.blackfinnchicago.com/naperville/
  • Phone: 6307170400
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Everyday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Chad Duffield
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Casey Dulny 630-717-0400
  • Entertainment: BlackFinn is renowned not only for its delicious food, but also for its inviting and lively social atmosphere. With sizeable private rooms equipped with Internet access and audio/visual presentation equipment, BlackFinn is the ideal venue for any type of event, from an intimate dining experience or celebration to business meetings and holiday parties. BlackFinn Naperville also has dozens of flat-screen televisions positioned throughout the restaurant, including booths with private screens, to create a sports-lovers paradise.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Washington/Jefferson
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from BlackFinn American Saloon
As the latest evolution of the New York-style saloon, BlackFinn offers great contemporary American and traditional pub classics, such as hand-battered fish and chips, colossal burgers and tender prime rib. The menu features a vast selection of delectable starters, soups, salads and entrees for both lunch and dinner, with prices ranging from $8.99 to $25.99. BlackFinn features a daily lunch special Monday through Friday from 11:00am until 4:00pm for only $5.99. Some of the daily lunch specials are Old Fashioned Meatloaf, BBQ Ribs, and Chicken tacos. Our Executive Chef Chad Duffield features a catch-of-the-day every night for dinner as well as featuring specials and a late night menu.
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BlackFinn American Saloon reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Lots of Dining Choices
    StepsiteVIP
    Dined on 5/21/2013
    This place has 3 levels, including a deck which provides numerous dining choices. I found everything to be standard or below standard bar food, although the serving sizes are reasonable. I had the humus plate which was two dollops of what looked to be a pepper and traditional base humus. Neither were very tasty, I followed with the vegetarian flat bread which was a large serving but again not very flavorful. My side order of asparagus was very fairly priced and the vegetable very nicely grilled. All of the beers looked very fresh when poured and both Guinness I had were absolutely fresh and flavorful. With 2 beers, a starter, a flatbread and a side, my bill game to $30 before tip.
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  • Food was very good. Service
    A1foodie
    Dined on 5/14/2013
    Food was very good. Service not so speedy. There were two couples with toddlers letting there children run the full length of the restaurant for the 1 1/2 hours we were there. Not kidding! They were climbing on booths and very noisy. It didn't fair well to enjoying a nice meal with friends on our part. Restaurant staff never said anything.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Go elswhere for Mothers day brunch!
    Napervillecustomer
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    Ads for the brunch were seductive. Price was right, but... by the time we arrived at 11am (a normal time for brunch) the breakfast buffet looked like a herd of elephants had been through it. There was spilled food on the tables, the food looked picked over and the poached salmon was a disappointment - it was a complete fish that each guest had to dig through with a shrimp fork to get any of the fish off the bone. The omelet station was a hit, but they were low on the fixings and so there was a long line waiting. They ran out of plates numerous times which also caused a crowd and some awkward moments - when 5 clean plates arrived and there were 10 people standing there waiting it was almost every man for himself!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch
    jpilz402VIP
    Dined on 5/7/2013
    The flatbread was very good, my crab cake sandwich was just OK. It was very quiet mid week for lunch but I am sure it's busy on the weekends or on game night. Not a bad choice for either occasion.
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    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good venue, good food. They
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/30/2013
    Good venue, good food. They have signature dishes on thier menu and others that are not your typical bar fare. Overall a good experience.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Food but Extraordinarily Noisy
    Phil
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    Being St.Patrick's day weekend all 3 floors were packed with revelers and the noise level was just slighly less than a jet plane on takeoff. After rejecting one table the hostess finally seated us in a semi-private room that was much less noisy however it was so cold they were using space heaters to keep it sort of warm. Our server went above and beyond to make us comfortable and the food, when it finally arrived was quite good. Perhaps it was just not the right time to try this place out but having a bar in each dining area makes this the noisiest dining experience I have ever had. Be forewarned.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place for food and drink.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/1/2013
    Great place for food and drink. I think we just had a bad waitress. Will definitely try again!!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was very nice, my wife
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    It was very nice, my wife and I enjoyed the Valentine's evening very much. The food was prepared very well with first class service from our server. The only thing somewhat negative was I could have used a bigger portion of the Sea Bass, everything else was great. Thank you for giving us a wonderful Valentine's evening and meal.
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    late-night find, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good bar food....
    SymbaVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Overall good food for a Bar/saloon type of establishement.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Go for Sandwiches/Burgers,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 2/2/2013
    BlackFinn American Saloon is a good place, but probably better suited for burgers, sandwiches, salads vs thier entrees. The crab cakes were well below average, but the people in our party who had the fish and chips said they were good as was the shrimp and grits cakes. After about 9 pm it very much switches from a restaurant to a bar, so be aware of that if you have a later reservation.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First Visit Okay not Great
    littlebirdVIP
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    We were there on New Years Eve and it was our first visit. The ribeye my husband had was grisly and didn't impress. My salmon was good but could have been a bit warmer. The restaurant could have turned up the heat a bit, I was in long sleeves and was chilled. One issue was regarding the drink menu, a drink listed for a specific price was incorrect on the check. It wasn't listed as the specific drink and then had a $2.00 upcharge. It was corrected but a strange occurence nonetheless since the drink menu lists it with the call brand liquor so you would think it would be programmed in their system. We might be willing to try it again, if we are in Naperville at dinnertime and looking for a place and nothing else is available.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We've dined here at least
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/14/2012
    We've dined here at least 6 times this past year. We enjoy the food and we usually sit in the bar area. Service is usually very good, but have had the occasional understaffed evening. We enjoy taking advantage of their happy hour specials or their midweek special pricing. We especially enjoy their roof top terrace in the warm months. Beautiful westerly sunset skies to enjoy.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 2nd visit was a disappointment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 11/11/2012
    Went on a Sunday for the NFL games and the place was almost empty. They had a cool bloody mary bar and lots of specials. We ordered the beef sliders and "finn" fries. The fries were excellent but the sliders were over-cooked and missing the grilled onions. This was our second time here and both times they were very short handed. We may stop in for a drink some time since the roof top bar looks like a cool place to hang out, but I won't count on the food.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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  • Excellent Service
    EBethJD
    Dined on 11/9/2012
    I don't normally think of this restaurant as kid-friendly, but our excellent waitress made it a great experience for my son, as well as for my mother and myself. We all had a great time. Noise level is a little high on a Friday, but we expected that.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Took some colleagues there
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 10/15/2012
    Took some colleagues there for lunch and everyone enjoyed their meal. definately a step above the average bar & grill. And i like the atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ordered the special, and it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 10/13/2012
    Ordered the special, and it was not as described. I like a mild fish so I asked to be sure, and what I got was very like salmon which I do not like at all. No offer to make it right, nothing, and I'm not the type to make a stink. Thank goodness it was on a bed of delicious mashed potatoes!
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  • Great cheeseburgers (classic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/30/2012
    Great cheeseburgers (classic beef sliders)! They had a bloody mary bar which was very cool but they didn't tell us which vodka (3 Olives) was for the special price. We paid almost double for equal quality vodka because we didn't know. They were short handed but our server managed very well. She was bartender/server/busser - very impressive. We tipped well and enjoyed ourselves but will take time to read the specials more carefully next time.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • They apparently did not have
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/22/2012
    They apparently did not have enough people working this past sat night. With 3 homecomings and 2 private party's you think they would have planned better. The service was more then slow, it was painful. The food when it FINALLY came was excellent!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always enjoy dining at this
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/7/2012
    Always enjoy dining at this place. Always great food and service, and will continue to visit.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • After we ordered our food,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/7/2012
    After we ordered our food, a group was seated next to us and was immediately brought a basket of bread. We asked our waiter if we could have some bread also. It didn't arrive until the meal did. The place was quite empty, so a reservation wasn't really necessary.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was good! Great variety
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/3/2012
    Food was good! Great variety and menu selection. Something avaialable for everyone's taste. Server was on her game and very sociable. With the exception of the extremely loud and screaming children at the large group next to us, the experience was very nice.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The server was overwhelmed.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/2/2012
    The server was overwhelmed. He had to run up and down the stairs to get our meal. The meal was not as hot as it should be.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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  • Be prepared to be ignored
    lhartlVIP
    Dined on 5/4/2012
    Had a 7 o'clock reservation. Was seated immediately, waited several minutes for a server to acknowledge we were there. In the mean time, the manager made his way around the room asking various tables how everything was; didn't ask us. Waited several MORE minutes for a server, then got up, left and went to a different restaurant, Tango...where the service and food was exceptional. Should have read the other reviews about poor service before making the reservation. Won't make that mistake...or attempt to eat at Blackfinn...again.
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  • I love the roof top deck at
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/4/2012
    I love the roof top deck at Black Finn, but the food was fair at best. I had a hamburger with bacon, cheese and mushrooms, and I kept thinking how flavorless it was (although I'm not sure how that could even be possible.) Fries were crunchy but barely warm. Husband's fish and chips were "fine".
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful -Great Staff/Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/28/2012
    The staff were friendly and helpful. The food was excellent. Our waiter was Tom, a great guy. THe manager stopped and chatted with us. When we first arrived, we were'nt happy with where we were seated. We requested a change and it was done immediately. It was a very good experience and we will definitely come back...and recommend to others.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • Great service and very good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/8/2012
    Great service and very good food. Enjoy coming to this restaurant for casual meals in the bar area. Highly recommended
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Late Night Dinner Option
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/31/2012
    It was nice to find a place with a late dinner menu. Due to the late hour that we were eating I went lighter - the ahi tuna appetizer and a wedge salad which was the perfect amount of food. Everything was delicious. The only caveat - the ahi tuna appetizer really would not feed more than one person. Very tiny slices and portion. My husband opted for a Philly Cheesesteak item and it looked great and the beef appeared tender.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Only slightly negative comment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/24/2012
    Only slightly negative comment is that we ordered the calamari and it was difficult to share as the pieces were very small and it was also a bit tough and over done. The beheading was too crunchy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I ordered the Chilean Sea
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/17/2012
    I ordered the Chilean Sea Bass. Not only was the portion small, it was not what I would call tasty. My wife ordered the ribeye which was undercooked and bland. My two kids both had burgers which went uneaten. Poor food.
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  • We were there on St. Patrick's
    DebbiVIP
    Dined on 3/17/2012
    We were there on St. Patrick's Day so it was very noisy. The food was pretty good although the greens in my salad were just iceberg lettuce which I don't usually eat because it has little if any nutritional value.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • March Madness and Lent
    Dinner42
    Dined on 3/16/2012
    He wanted to watch the NCAA tournament. She wanted a fish fry. The fish and chips were delicious! All the games were on the four TVs in the dining room.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place to get a steak
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/9/2012
    Great place to get a steak or just a burger. The service is what really impressed us the most. All staff members: the hostess, managers, bus persons, and especially the servers do an incredible job.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had a wonderful dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/25/2012
    We had a wonderful dinner and the service was excellent!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • my wife's Filet Mignon arrived
    BobbyW
    Dined on 2/25/2012
    my wife's Filet Mignon arrived well-done when ordered medium, credit to the wait, kitchen and management for prompt attention and overall concern. Will definitely come back!
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    kid-friendly
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  • an upscale sports bar/resturant
    DiamondDaveVIP
    Dined on 2/17/2012
    an upscale sports bar/resturant that has a good menu. Nice casual dining
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    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dining certificate worthless
    ckrash
    Dined on 2/16/2012
    I have dined at Black Finn before and thought the food was good. But I will never go again. I was given a BlackFinn dining certificate from work and I invited another couple to dinner. The certificate did not expire until March 1, so I assumed Black Finn would honor it. The manger came to the table and said they were under new management and they would not honor the certificate. What poor management and service. Meanwhile, my coworkers were dining upstairs later that night, and they honored the same certificate. What is that? Don't give out promotion materials then say we can't honor it. It is nothing but bait and switch. They could of handled this situation so much better if they had any management skills.
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  • Nice Option in Naperville
    HighExpectationsVIP
    Dined on 2/10/2012
    Made a reservation for Friday night. We were running behind, called, and they held table for us for 45 minutes! We were seated upstairs in a great oversized booth that comfortably fit our party of 6. Waiter was super patient with us and our kids. Kids menu was typical but the adult dinner menu had lots of great choices both pub food and nicer entrees. Appetizers were great, dinner was very good, didn't try the dessert this time. Prices were typical for downtown Naperville. Can't wait to visit again without the distraction of the little ones.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion, hot spot
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  • Great food and a fun atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/14/2012
    Great food and a fun atmosphere make for a good time with someone else or a small group. It does get louder later in the evening but is manageable. Definitely a great bar scene.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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  • Burgers are very good. Once
    jrh2601VIP
    Dined on 1/6/2012
    Burgers are very good. Once you step out of typical bar food, they do not come through
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  • Everything about our visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/6/2011
    Everything about our visit was wonderful. Great food, great atmosphere, excellent service and very reasonable prices. They have a variety of great tasting foods at a fair price. The Balboa is one of the best sandwiches I've ever eaten and the fries were great also. We are definitely adding this to our list of top places to frequent.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate