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 WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Blackfinn Ameripub - Mt. Prospect reviews from OpenTable diners
124 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (63)good for groups (52)vibrant bar scene (45)great for lunch (44)great for outdoor dining (31)fit for foodies (29)kid-friendly (19)late-night find (16)special occasion (16)hot spot (15)great for brunch (15)notable wine list (14)romantic (9)scenic view (2)Show More
  • 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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    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
    • Food
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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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
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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
    • Ambiance
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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
  • 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
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
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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
  • shermie22
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Varied menu - something for everyone. The sea bass is excellent
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The restaurant name is too fancy
    Hunter
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Poor service. Food not inexpensive
    cindyh
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Wait staff needs to be more attentive. Portions small for the price
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just an ok restaurant
    Chicagowoman
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • won't be going back here
    when121
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • FANTASTIC
    Hagamas
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • BlackFinn
    th79
    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!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently good
    wbbjr
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Blackfinn Review
    diningstarVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant business lunch spot
    ceceliabird
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    This is a good spot for lunch when you need to talk business--unobtrusive service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic