Grotto Oak Brook
Grotto Oak Brook
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Grotto Oak Brook

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.grottooakbrook.com/
  • Phone: 6305715700
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Sunday Brunch: 10am - 2pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Abraham Aguirre
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Host your celebration at the Grotto Italian Steakhouse & Banquets. Available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or cocktail & hor d'oeuvres receptions. Serving plated entrees buffets or family-style service. Select from a variety of bar packages or run a tab based on consumption.
  • Private Party Contact: Cindy Zimmer 8777317566
  • Entertainment: Live entertainment Friday & Saturday nights in our lounge
  • Special Events: Join us for our Sunday Brunch Buffet. Featuring Breakfast favorites, Salads, Seafood, Pasta, Grotto lunch favorites, Carving station, Create your own omelet’s and assorted desserts and pastries.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 22nd St. Butterfield Rd. & Meyers Road
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: The Grotto offers valet for dinner Friday and Saturday. There is also plenty of self parking in the main lot as well as underground parking.
A word from Grotto Oak Brook
We at Grotto, would like to thank you for your interest in considering our restaurant. Grotto's talented culinary team and our expert service staff are dedicated to providing you and your guests with a truly memorable dining experience. It is our goal to provide a fine dining experience with emphasis on serving the finest U.S.D.A. Prime Beef and Italian specialties. Our side dishes are served family style and are large enough to serve two if desired. At Grotto we have created one of the hottest concepts today; our wine bar provides more than 30 wines by the glass and a very extensive private wine collection by the bottle. At Grotto, we are proud of our elegant design, and boast our contemporary but stunningly elegant interior design and atmosphere—where our guest can have fun, relax and enjoy listening to up-tempo music, while dressed in business or casual attire.
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Grotto Oak Brook reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Closing
    willycat
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Had a great new years dinner, complete with champagne toast, horns and hats. However we found out that the Grotto was closing for good after the 31st. It was amazing how well the staff functioned after they had just got that news only a few days ago. Good luck to all of them.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy New Year Dinner
    Sandra
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    My husband had a steak and I had fish. Both dishes were excellent. Appetizers and Cocktails were also very good. Would recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sadly, waitress informed us
    wwjdredhead
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Sadly, waitress informed us that this was their last night the restaurant would be open???!!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Night out
    Tanto
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    Was a great dinner for spouse and myself to enjoy a meal out after the hectic holiday! We both had steak which came out with cooked as we had asked. Server was friendly and attentive. Nice ambience. I would recommend to others as we have visited The Grotto several times over the past 2 years.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saturday Night
    brownpeg
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    The food was very good. The service... Excellent! Martin had helpful food and wine selections for our group. His advice was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Nice Experience
    Luncher
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    This was the second time I met a small group for lunch at Grotto. The food was good and the atmosphere was great. We could have an easy conversation without shouting or straining our voices. The service was attentive and the $15 three course lunch special was an excellent value. We would come back for the food and atmosphere, but will come often if they continue to offer those types of specials.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Christmas Eve dinner
    Dink
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    This was the fouth Christmas Eve dinner we've had at the Grotto It is an elegant restaurant with good food. The crab and spin ached stuffed mushroom cap appetizers are wonderful. The red snapper special and blue cheese steak dinner were delicious. The service was a bit too leisurely. There was too much time between the appetizers and dinner and even after drinks took about a half hour before the appetizers After requesting the bill took 20 minutes before we could leave. The servers were friendly and attentive just slow. The ambience is nice and elegant perfect for Christmas Eve dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Daughters 16 birthday dinner.
    MWREDA
    Dined on 12/23/2013
    Food was excellent. Restaurant was chilly. Service was fair. Took over 2 hours for dinner and the place was not crowded.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful for Quiet Lunch
    foodslug
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    We met with out-of-town family for lunch there on Dec 22 hectic shopping weekend. Had a quiet lunch of wonderful food, great wine and excellent service. I always select something I've never had before when I order. In this case, I'd reorder what I had if I were to return. Great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SUNDAY BRUNCH
    bowzer23
    Dined on 12/15/2013
    this was the first time I had been to this restaurant for Sunday brunch and it was fabulous. It was very relaxing even with quite a few large parties there. There was a large selection to choose from and everything was delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent!
    alo327
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    This is the second time that my husband and I have dined here for our anniversary, and both times we were highly satisfied with everything that we ordered. The food was excellent, and the service was professional. They accidentally brought my husband the wrong dessert, and not only allowed us to take the "mistake" home, but also comped the dessert that he had actually ordered. We are making this our yearly anniversary tradition.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The check
    SugarGrove
    Dined on 12/12/2013
    I had to sign my bill with a lip liner the waitress left instead of a pen…a bit strange.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food...great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/5/2013
    Definitely a place to frequent. Food was delicious and service was outstanding. Had our "Friend's Christmas Dinner" here...all of us were equally pleased.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Flawless
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    Highly recommended Everything was perfect from the wait staff to the food to the complimentary desert and champagne for my 2 year anniversary. Martin was our server and he did a fantastic job!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service!!
    Gmm1
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    The service was extremely attentive. I was meeting 3 girlfriends, one was almost an hour late. The server kept the rest of feeling satisfied and enjoying our conversation while waiting. And she accomodated the late arrival by placing her order as a rush so it would arrive with the rest of our dinners. The place is nice, the food is great, the prices are reasonable and the service can't be beat!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • last year here
    john
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    We have been coming to the Grotto for Thanksgiving dinner for the last five years. Never going back. Then,the place was packed and the food was excellent. Now the food is sub-par and the attendance shows it. One quarter empty. Salman was good, everything else I would have sent back to the kitchen had it been a sit-down dinning experience.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • nice buffet for Thanksgiving
    bella
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    nice buffet for Thanksgiving great service no one rushed us very nice
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch - Don't miss it
    EduardVIP
    Dined on 11/24/2013
    I've been doing brunch at The Grotto for about three years and, with the exception of crab claws no longer being available, I've never had a meal or service that has slipped from its usual high quality. Food options are plentiful, food is replenished regularly, servers are friendly, and the price is quite reasonable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • November visit
    mbf47
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    We have been to the Grotto several times and always have excellent food and service. This time was no exception.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    We went for a birthday dinner and he enjoyed his meal which was most important. We both thought the Chicken Vesuvio was salty - I've had better but liked the option to have boneless chicken. Overall it was a good experience with the exception of the salt level in the food. I prefer fresh herbs and spices to bring out the natural flavor in the food not salt. I'm not sure I would return but he might.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not very good
    Beth
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    My husband's filet was really charbroiled and did not taste very good. For the prices, it should have been perfect. We have dined at this restaurant several times, but I'm not sure we'll go back.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food was very good and
    KJWSR
    Dined on 11/19/2013
    The food was very good and the service was exceptional. Perfect place for a business meeting and great meal!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time customer, and was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    First time customer, and was very happy with the food and our server was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friendly staff
    eathereoften
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    Everyone who attended our table was pleasant and friendly. They brought a free dessert to celebrate a birthday w/o a reminder. (I mentioned it with Open Table reservation)
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worth Every Penny
    RoRoJoVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    I love going to Grotto! I actually want to dress up to go here. I took my mother and my aunt here and we had such a good time we stayed for three hours. A beautiful restaurant with a wonderful ambience.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Marsala sauce is delicious!
    Jessica
    Dined on 10/21/2013
    The Marsala sauce is delicious! The only thing we noted was that it was a bit bright in the restaurant for an evening dinner.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • not a chucky cheese
    bri969
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    I made a reservation to this restaurant for my wife and I. It was our anniversary. I noted on the reservation that this was the occasion. When we arrived, it seemed as though a reservation was not necessary and they seated us like Ihop would. here is a spot! We were put in an area where there was a very large group who had infants and toddlers with them. The noise level at this table over powered the entire room. It was like being at a chucky cheese and not a $50.00 a person restaurant. We are not anti children, for we have a young son, but looked forward to a night out alone and paid a sitter to do so. We would have never guessed that this place on a Saturday night was like going to culvers after a little league game. Disappointed!!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome
    Marie
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    Used the open table to make the reservation asked for a booth in the main dinning room. Told them it was our one year wedding anniversary. When we seated in the booth the waitress said Happy Anniversary. We have been to the Grotto several times and the food just keeps getting better. After dinner they brought us dessert on the house.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable evening at The Grotto
    Jilly
    Dined on 10/17/2013
    The ambience was very nice. Very pleasant dining experience. Went on a Thursday evening. The calamari was average and also the salad. The Chicken Vesuvio was excellent.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful first-time experience
    JeffW
    Dined on 10/15/2013
    We decided to try the Grotto after driving past it many times - it was our anniversary and we were looking for someplace we had not been to before. On a Tuesday night the restaurant wasn't very busy, and noise levels were low. It was too cold for the patio, which overlooks the retention pond for the shopping center. (It is more picturesque than that sounds!) Service was fast and polite, the food was very good - in particular, the steak I had was obviously a prime cut, seasoned well and cooked to an absolute dead-on medium. The experience overall was very good. The prices seemed about right for the category of restaurant, maybe a little high for the steaks but they are well worth the price. We will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Food, Good Service
    RICK
    Dined on 10/13/2013
    The food was very good as well as the service except the hostess, server and the 2 people I spoke to to arrange this family gathering all forgot the special occasion we were there for but we had our own great time without their help. Way too many restaurants in the area to go back again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tremendous food!
    TimS
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    The special prime porterhouse steak was outstanding, as was the au jus. My wife's filet was excellent.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was average at best,
    Jimboc
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    Food was average at best, and for the price it was below average. Service was slow but not unreasonable. Saturday night the place was not full and no wait was required for a table. Desert was very good but not enough to bring us back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best steak in Elmhurst
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/3/2013
    Really good cuts of meat and excellent service. Best overall steak dinner I've had in Elmhurst.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Relaxing w/ good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/1/2013
    Have been three times and every time it's been wonderful food and service. Will return.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Many excellent selections.
    JerryVIP
    Dined on 9/29/2013
    Many excellent selections. If you can't find something you like on this menu you have a problem. Food is excellent, service is always good and they make the best martinis around. The outdoor dining is a great option when the weather permits.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebration helper
    Amber
    Dined on 9/29/2013
    We were there to celebrate a birthday and our waitress and the hostess were cognizant of that and very kind. We could easily hear each other speak and were not jammed into tables. Wonderful service, very good food and a delightful ending with a cake and candle. Definitely going back there.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    bsk8ball34
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    I went to the restaurant with my mind set on having a steak. But after looking over the menu, I decided to give the chicken breast limone style a try. That ended up being one of the best meals I've ever had. The chicken was cooked perfectly. Also, our waitress was extremely knowledgeable, and had a great sense of humor as well. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the Grotto
    KATHRYN
    Dined on 9/26/2013
    I go to the Grotto regularly -- this month twice -- every Thursday they have $14 Filet Mignon - cannot beat that and it is delicious. Can't wait to go back again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch is delicious
    HappyatBrunchVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2013
    The wait staff are fantastic and food was delicious. Brunch menu items great for adults and kids. Will be back for Brunch.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.