Blackfinn Ameripub - Mt. Prospect

Blackfinn Ameripub - Mt. Prospect

  • 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 WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Blackfinn Ameripub - Mt. Prospect reviews from OpenTable diners
109 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (53)good for groups (42)vibrant bar scene (38)great for lunch (36)fit for foodies (21)hot spot (20)great for outdoor dining (19)kid-friendly (19)special occasion (15)late-night find (15)romantic (8)notable wine list (7)great for brunch (7)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Loved the pictures of Chicago sky line.
    Yaya
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    Very accommodating hostess as well as waitress. Enjoyed the food also.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Glad this wasnt my first visit
    BillyVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We've been to Blackfinn several times. This visit was different... the food, as usual, was great. The YinYang shrimp rock! I had the meatloaf wrapped in bacon which was amazing! The food and brew was ideal, and using OpenTable made life so easy to get in! The service, well, if this had been my first visit it would have been my last. Our server made us feel like it was an imposition that he had to wait on us...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • rocky
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Blackfinn has really good food, a wide variety of dishes, reasonable prices, and an enjoyable atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service as always!
    HockeymomVIP
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    The craft beers on tap are fantastic--the waitstaff has no problems if you want to taste before you order. Will go there alot!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Meh
    NateMPVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Although our waiter was very nice, we had some problems with our food and drink order. Those was fixed, efficiently, by the manager, or assistant mgr, not really sure. We even then received a discount on our entire meal, which was lovely of them. Real issue I think has nothing to do w/ waitstaff or management.The dining room/ambience is kind of strange.Maybe I missed something but the room is divided into two separate parts. Why? And what does it want to be? Place for families? Sports bar? And, why is the lighting SO bright?! The bar area, which is totally separate, might have been more fun. The food was fine, and I suppose I would go back if one of my kids wanted to take me to the bar (but why WOULD they want to do that anyway?).
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner after a movie
    GirlsVIP
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Great place to go after a movie right across the street from the theater. Food was delicious and good service.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Extremely rude host
    CuisineCouples
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We were early for our reservation but thought that we would take a chance, have a drink in the bar while we wait, etc. The host asked me what I wanted, I told him that we had reservations, he didn't ask for my name but told me I'd have to wait since he was busy. When he did ask for my name he gave me a pager & said that he was not sure when we would be seated. I asked if he had an estimite (1/2 hour, etc.), no was his answer. After a 15 minute wait we left. We have eaten here before but now I don't know if we will go back. Extremely rude host- did not care about losing business.
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  • Enjoyable Evening
    CalmNightOut
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Had a wonderful evening with a few friends for my wife's birthday. Great food, fun atmosphere, and large variety of drinks. Fun place to go. It is not cheap, but worth every penny.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good
    MaryG
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    First time here. Good was delicious. We did have an issue with ordering sides. Our server wasn't able to understand that we wanted goat cheese grit cakes. First time around, sandwich came without a side and had goat cheese on it. Second time she brought Manager with 2 scoops of goat cheese. Third time, and we were almost done, she got it right! She did keep a smile and kept apologizing for the misunderstanding. I think servers need to be better trained. Food was good. Prices were reasonable. I will return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LucyLaraFry
    LucyLucyLucy
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    We went to a group lunch for Boss's Day and made a reservation for noon through open table. Our table wasn't ready when we got there - and we had to wait. Our waiter just arrived for the day and didn't know the specials. While the food was very good, the $10 lunch deal was worth it. I had the pulled pork, it was great!. I would come back but I would ask not to sit in Michael's area. He was our waiter and it wasn't even busy but he never came back to re-fill our drinks, ask how our lunch was or ask if we wanted the check. We had to flag him down twice. My advise to management- work on your service because your food was great!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    We went to Blackfinn before seeing a movie and it worked out perfectly. We had 45 minutes to spend and our server was conscientious of our time yet we didn't feel rushed. We also were able to get it on the $8 apps before 7pm so that worked out nicely. The menu is a little bit different but also has the classic meals. We will be going there again before movies.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great get together place
    DinerVIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Black Finn is a great place to meet up with friends and coworkers
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good dining at Randhurst
    1suburbandadVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Good menu choices and nice sports pub theme. We enjoyed the "hot chocolate" souffle for dessert which had a nice gooey brownie and peanut butter base. Close walk to nearby Randhurst AMC theaters for an enjoyable evening. While I like restaurants that are "family friendly", it did seem that there were many families with small children, so this is not a "quiet" restaurant.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • craft beer
    dietcoke
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Black Finn has a decent craft beer list, Our server was brand new and very nice. But we had to wait at least ten minutes to get our drinks from the bar after we ordered them. Glad we had a reservation, otherwise we would not have gotten a table. Will try the bar area next time....
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Bill
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    busy, crowded Friday evening. good menu but perhaps too many offerings. Ordered fish tacos - very good; flatbread Margherita - very poor, tasteless congealed cheese, random tomatoes & herbs, unappealing and average taste; small Caesar Salad - very average; Steakhouse Salad - ultimately, very good - discussion with waiter re how steak cooked, he said medium well for 'pink juicy middle, ordered medium, salad arrived with decidedly well done meat, should not have been put on plate, should not have left kitchen, should not have been served, took almost 10 minutes to attract help for remedy. Replacement judged excellent. Got a 'sorry about that' and no adjustment on bill, no visit from manager. We live in area but will not be back.
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  • Very generic....
    funtodineoutVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Our dinner at Black Finn was just ok....nothing special, very generic. Prices were reasonable but nothing very exciting on the menu. Our server was very good- no complaints. Our reservation was honored on time.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place to hang out
    ReemanVIP
    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
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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
    • Food
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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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  • 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
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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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  • 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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  • 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
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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