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Blackfinn Ameripub - Mt. Prospect

Blackfinn Ameripub - Mt. Prospect Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.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 Ameripub - 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
  • "Great location, vibrant bar area, cozy booth, & good selections of food. Our evening with friends was pleasant and everyone enjoy their entree."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Blackfinn is a nice casual restaurant with good food. Great for a burger, the fish tacos are very good and their salads are excellent. Nice menu variety for any taste preference. We've been there many times and the service can be inconsistent. We have had great service, but the last few times it was just fair... slow and several times now we have been told the bar is backed up and we had to wait a while to even get the first drink. This time we waited a long while..and we were just having beers. So we were sitting there just waiting after we were seated. We will go back again, but will be watching to see if this issue improves before continually recommending it to friends."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Been here many times - elderly non-driving relative lives in Mt. Prospect and always insists we go here when we visit. We always make reservations and are seated promptly but we always get poor service. The wait staff is friendly and capable but it seems they have far more tables than they can handle every time we're there. We wait 15 minutes after being seated for someone to take our drink order. 10 minutes later they bring drinks and tell 1 person their draft beer choice is not available. Another time we waited 1 hour to get our meals delivered and at THAT time, the waitress tells someone at out table they are out of their meal selection. Huh? We get the best service during the day - i would avoid this place during the dinner hour."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Had a Cheesburger and it was delicious. Two of the people I was with had the Flatbreads. The one with pepperoni was good but dry. The BBQ Chicken was not great and too spicy. Also very dry. Our waitress was great. Will try it again."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "First time here for lunch. Very friendly waitress very welcoming . Food was very good and our party of four all enjoyed their entree. Would definitely return, May sit outside on their patio next time."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "The waitress Amber was terrific. However the food was not hot. French onion soup almost hot. Burgers warm, Coffee warm. Food tasted good. We would be willing to try it again."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • " The atmosphere was good, the drinks were also good but two out if the three meals we ordered weren't as good as they normally are when dining here."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I was lucky enough to choose their BBQ Cheddar (Meat medium rare) and OMG it was FANTASTIC! I will never taste a McDonald's burger the same! Blackfinn sure knows how to make their meat!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Beer and Wine selection is big and has variety. The food is good or better. Consistently great service when we are there. Always eat in the bar area, a little more vibrant but quiet dining is available in the restaurant. It tends to be a little higher end on the price but there are ways to make it less. Overall the value of the entire product is worth the price point."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "The restaurant honored our reservations on time, our waiter was helpful, patient and and knowledgeable. he also reappeared several times to refill drinks (including water) and make sure we didn't need anything else. The food was served delicious, hot and just the way we ordered it. The manager also stopped by our table to see if he could do anything for us. Was truly a pleasurable experience."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Food was pretty good especially the full rack of ribs. Good beer and wine selection. Outdoor seating was pleasant. Service was so-so. I never received my cole slaw. When I mentioned this to our waitress towards the end of the meal she kind of made a joke about it instead of offering to bring it or offering another side. Also, since I had the ribs, I asked for some wet wipes and our waitress was told that they ran out of wet wipes so she brought some dry napkins which obviously didn't help getting the barbecue sauce off my hands. Bottom line is the service needs to improve to keep the customer a little more satisfied with the dining and post dining experience."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Very good waitress (Asha) Perfect light batter on fish & Chips! House wine was very good! Portions generous. First visit for us but, we'll be back."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The food was excellent as it always it, but it was SO Cold we were glad we brought jackets"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "After a slow start (we waited a while to see our server and to get menus,)the service was great from then on in. Our server and one of the managers were very attentive. The food was good and the atmosphere nice and comfortable. I would recommend BlackFinn for a nice casual dinner, with or without the kids!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We had a fantastic dinner on wined up Wednesday -- all wines by the glass or bottle are 1/2 off. Nice !! The Jambalaya pasta is amazing. The service in the saloon is always fabulous. If you haven't tried Black Finn -- put it on your list to try, you won't be disappointed."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Great service and food, never had a bad meal there."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "I ordered the lime seared salmon which was pretty good. The amount of food for what was charged was very small. The restaurant was ice cold and I had asked for them to make it a tad warmer to which I was told they would not do. The waitress told me that even though many people had complained about the cold, the manager would say by the time the air got comfortable we would have already left. Customer service was very poor."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The evening would have been more enjoyable without sports being broadcast over heads. I have no objection to tv's in the bar section of a restaurant but, when I am dining, prefer the ability to converse."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We were pleased with our trip to Blackfinn in Mt Prospect. Both the food and service were quite good. Our waitress made some great recommendations, and because of this, two of us ordered the mac and cheese with pulled pork--scrumptious. The other two in our party also enjoyed their entrees. And, the desserts were great. We are definitely coming back."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Our food was delicious and there were so many more great options on the menu that I want to try. The restaurant had nice artwork up and a cool atmosphere overall."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Great Wednesday, mid-week special. Any wine, glass or bottle 1/2 off. The flatbreads are all amazing. We had Katryna as our server, she was awesome. Great job Black Finn !!!!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Varied menu - something for everyone. The sea bass is excellent"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Although our server was a sweet young woman, we felt very rushed. The $5 wine special turned out to be about 3 oz. of wine, so not really special. Bread was not offered. The portions were adequate but not that tasty. The restaurant was so loud. So many screaming babies and kids. The name of the restaurant gives the impression that you're going to have a lovely dinner along the lines of a "Bonefish Grill" but it's more like going to the iHop."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Wait staff needs to be more attentive. Portions small for the price"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "The food was ok, but nothing special. There are better in the complex. The sports bar area is fun and very loud, but pass if you are looking for a great meal."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Service was extremely slow, and not because they were busy. I had to ask for silverware. Never came back to refill my water. Another waiter finally came by and refilled my water, but left my husbands water glass empty! Took my food to wrap it up and accidently threw it out. It took 50 minutes to get our food which was a italian beef sandwich, my husband ordered a salad. My dinner made me extremely ill that night. Total time in restaurant was 1hour and 45 minutes. The waiter did have the kitchen cook me a free replacement sandwich to bring home (which only took 10 minutes wait time). But because i was so ill from the first meal, I was afraid to eat my replacement meal."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Went with friends in from California and they are experts with wine and were very pleased with the selection. They were going to split their entree' s so asked our waitress for an extra plate. When she brought out the entree's she had everything already split for them. They told her the food was fabulous as well as the service."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "First time here and was impressed overall. Great beer list and reasonably priced. Food was good. Hubby had seared ahi tuna that was very flavorful and big portion, with fresh veg stir-fry. I had grilled fish tacos that were good but could have used more seasoning. Decent kids' menu, not just your typical grilled cheese and fries, and good prices. Big menu, lots to choose from. Atmosphere is lively and loud, TVs all around with sports playing. Our server was very friendly and not shy to make recommendations when we asked. We will definitely return!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We are regulars at Blackfinn and have never been disappointed. The fish and chips are ample, the fish tacos are delicious and the Pad Thai is spicy and tasty. Service is always top notch."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "We've been to Blackfinn several times and the food is very good. We had the salads for dinner this time and they were excellent and very ample in size. Other meals have also always been very good. The service was ok but the server was scarce...we waited a while for drinks and had to ask for refills on water, etc. Perhaps additional training for the servers or more servers would improve the situation if they are very busy."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "This is a good spot for lunch when you need to talk business--unobtrusive service."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "We were in kind of a hurry and our waitress was attentive to that and took our order quickly and food came quick as well. Food was good. Our friend loved his jumbalaya. We ate in the bar where the atmosphere is very warm and comfortable. I guess the only problem encountered was no offer to refill pop or coffee. It was Father's Day and I was surprised to see that the egg restaurant across the street had many people waiting outside and Black Finn was very uncrowded and does offer some nice brunch choices. Guess people haven't discovered their breakfast menu yet."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Have been to BlackFinn a few times before. While it was nice to sit outside for dinner, found that the service was much slower. Which may also have been why the food arrived cold. Would still recommend this to others."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We've been here many times. Thus time was to thank a neighbor. Food and drink were fine, and waitstaff was helpful. Thus far, we've never been disappointed."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Had a bad experience on a busy Friday night with a party of six. Entries were served to three persons, then 5 minutes later to two persons, and finally 8 minutes later to last person. Ordered a second cocktail and they were not served until 20 minutes later. Disappointing. Our server was working hard but the kitchen and bar were understaffed."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "The experience was not as good as other times. The entree took thirty minutes to get which I thought was too long. The portions seemed smaller. A salad should definitely have bread included, not have to pay extra as most restaurants offer. I asked the manager about this and he said it was a corporate decision not to include the bread. Well, corporate should rethink that decision."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "We met our out of town cousing for dinner, our first time at this restaurant. We were all quite satisfied with our meals. I had the shrimp/garlic over angel hair pasta.(YUM!) My husband had the pulled pork sandwich and our cousins had one of the hamburgers. The desserts we had we excellent! We did not have appetizers because we did not know how big the dinner portions would be. Our next visit we will try the appetizers. The wait staff were attentive but not intrusive."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "We did enjoy our food service and the atmosphere. We were afraid it would be too bar like but they actually have a bar separate from the bar area. I will go again soon. There are so many food choices, something for everyone!"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Good menu selection, good food, decent beer selection, great service and a happening place!! Never ate there before, but will definitely be back for more!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We went to Black Finn on a Wednesday for Wined Up Wednesday -- all wines 1/2 price, glass or bottle. We were seated in the Saloon area of restaurant. My husband and I shared the wine, a flatbread and the Pad Thai. Delicious on all accounts. The only thing that outdid the food, was the service. Jane was our server and she was awesome. Love Black Finn."
    Dined on 5/14/2014