Blackfinn Ameripub - Mt. Prospect

Blackfinn Ameripub - Mt. Prospect

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.blackfinnmtprospect.com/
  • Phone: 8473985501
  • 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 WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Blackfinn Ameripub - Mt. Prospect reviews from OpenTable diners
128 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (66)good for groups (51)great for lunch (46)vibrant bar scene (46)fit for foodies (32)great for outdoor dining (29)kid-friendly (20)late-night find (18)hot spot (18)special occasion (16)great for brunch (15)notable wine list (13)romantic (8)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Great place to hang out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Good food. Great beers on tap. The service was really good and the manager Darrin came over and made sure everything was going well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dinner at Black Finn
    MARTO
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Our family chose BLack Finn for the usually wonderful menu. I always order the crab cakes and several at the table also ordered the same. The food was not hot... It had obviously been sitting after plating. We at it anyway.... we were hungry and did not want to wait for another portion to be served to us. It was still delicious but could have been better if hot. Our waiter was competent but not real friendly...seemed rushed. Still we had an enjoyable family meal. MARTO
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining twice with no points given
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I still haven't received my points from visits on 9/11 and 9/13. Please look into this and get back to me. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dinner
    JulieVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We had a great dinner. Nice option on a Thursday, any craft beer and any burger for a flat price. Very nice. The only glitch I would say is you cannot order your beer, until you order the burger ... seemed a bit odd, but all in all a great experience. We enjoyed the burgers and the brew!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yummie
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    As always, one of the best eateries in town. The food is fantastic. Staff is great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mediocre at best
    wantgoodservice
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Food in general wasn't good. My moms desert was spoiled & the server actually admitted to us that it was past its expiration date! Gross.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cut the noise
    Pickyeater
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I wish all restaurants could quiet things down. Perhaps turning down the music so people didn't have to talk over that. Blackfinn was better than some but as a senior the excess noise makes it difficult to enjoy the dining experience. Considering that we have more disposable income to spend at restaurants, you'd think they'd want to do something to entice more of us rather than keeping us away. It is simply not fun to have to shout through our dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another Great Lunch
    JulieVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    We had lunch on the patio and it could not have been better. Keriann was our server and she was excellent. We split a flatbread and a lunch entrée. It was delicious.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful evening
    kbr333009
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Had a pleasant time sitting outdoors for dinner. Service was excellent and food was delicious. Will definitely go back again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good
    meme
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The food was very good, but the portion of salmon was small.
    Special Features:
    romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One criticism
    Diningout
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Great overall experience. However, when restaurant first opened they offerred lavash when you sat down; now you get one piece (cracker) per person for $2.99; garlic bread $2.99 and no bread available. Not a pleasant way to begin a meal; side salad $2.99. Then , your portions, food quality and service are wonderful. First impressions mean something. I think you need to rethink this.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2nd time was not the charm
    YummyVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I've been to this restaurant before and it was just ok. I came back hoping it was at least Good and it wasn't. The service and server we're fabulous. It's unfortunate that the food is sub-par. The vegetable chicken soup had pieces of plastic wrap in it. Not just 1 small piece but larger multiple pieces. We giggled with the server and let the server know. We laughed it off and they took it off the bill. Not sure I would return for good service and OK food.
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  • bunnies94VIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    The ambience was okay, the food not so okay. The restaurant was practically empty and by the time we left we were the only four people in the place - that was around 2:30 p.m. We met for lunch around 12:30.
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  • unusually slow service
    davemar
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    wow, their service was very slow, as compared to what we have experienced in the past. They were slow to take both the drink and food orders, food prep time was unusually long. Not sure what was going on, but the experience was, for the first time, disappointing. Food continues to be well prepared and tasty. I guess we were spoiled by the past attentive service that bordered on anticipating our needs before we were aware of them. That was the main reason we have made Black Finn a regular place to eat, besides the great food. Hopefully this experience was a fluke.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing and Embrassing.
    KyT2Dine
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    First visit 2 weeks ago was so good that I hosted a birthday dinner for my brother-inlaw & my wife this past weekend. Sister ordered the Kickin’CreoleCatch (saw a generous portion dish as she walked in). Her Seared Haddock is a 3rd of the size of my son’s Crusted Haddock. Server insists it’s the crust. How much breadcrumb do you put on? Failed to switch plate! Last wk Crusted Haddock's batter was very light n wine sauce was creamy, this wk was limit n pasty. I had the QueenCityChicken n this wk very dry. My brother-in-law's BBR was just BBQ sauce over boiled ribs. Contrary, wife's HK Style Chilean Sea Bass cooked to perfection. Coconut rice cake is unique. Niece's Ahi Tuna Salads OK. If I go back, definitely will not invite any guest.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The service was slow. Order drinks to be served with dinner didn't come till after meal. Remind the waitress three times.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Average restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Food is good but service hasn't been the best the couple of times I've been there. Seems they have been spread a bit thin.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MariaVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I just love this restaurant and so glad they came to Mt. Prospect. Have been there many times and never disappointed. Hope it is there for a long time...
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Neighborhood Gem
    mimi
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Great location, vibrant bar area, cozy booth, & good selections of food. Our evening with friends was pleasant and everyone enjoy their entree.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Blackfinn Review
    diningstarVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Bar Scene & Food- Poor Service
    Checkplease
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wined Up Wednesday!
    JulieVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    All wines are 1/2 off -- not just selected wines, but all wines either by the glass or bottle. Great deal on Wednesdays. We went for a late lunch .. Service -- in the bar by Billy was awesome !!!!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dunnie
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Lunch
    DustymVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • service great
    44dinner
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Family night out
    Rainman
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing burgers!
    TrustMeImObama
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently Great Experience
    CalmNightOut
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome!
    repeatvisitor2
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • alfonso
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MARTO
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The food was excellent as it always it, but it was SO Cold we were glad we brought jackets
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for casual dinner
    JulieVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Great service and food, never had a bad meal there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Adequate food and poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • TVs
    Likeanightout
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyed Blackfinn in Mt Prospect
    OXYGENLADY
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food, cool atmosphere
    JenniferPVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wined up Wednesday
    JulieVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    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 !!!!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic