Grotto Oak Brook
Amazing customer serviceThe customer is always right at The Grotto. Much appreciated. Service was A+. Free bday dessert.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMA long wait satisfiedWe have been driving past the restaurant and first noticed the outside dining overlooking the pond. It caught our eye, but we often didn't give it a second thought. Now I'm kicking myself for not going there sooner.
From the Hostess to the wait staff, everyone was friendly and informative. The dining areas are segmented which is good for sound, but also adds to the atmosphere of the type of visit.
We were able to sit outside and watch the sunset as we worked our way through the meal. The view of the pond and the city lights added to the ambiance.
Everything was delicious from the appetizers to the desert.
Between the appetizers, main dish, soup, sides, drinks and dessert I was pleased by the pricing. I can't wait to go back.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMAttentive to customer needsThis was our first time dining here. The food was very good and the staff was accommodating to our needs.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMCome for lunch - return forCome for lunch - return for dinner. Menu is unique and love the variety available in types of chicken breast. Lunch special is a definite winner.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMServiceWe went to celebrate my sister's birthday. She did not want desert even though they offered a free desert for her birthday. They took the price of a glass of wine from our bill. It was a pleasant surprise.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat find in Oak BrookExcellent restaurant. The service was fantastic and the staff could not have been more accommodating to my special request for a vegan style meal. My client had the veal chop and said it was the best he had ever eaten.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMA happy Mother's Day with HelenI took my mom to Grotto for Mother's Day buffet(her choice). She loved it. When I saw Helen would be taking care of us, I knew it was going to be a wonderful experience. She is by far the best server at Grotto! We were offered glasses of champagne when we sat down and then invited to partake in the buffet. The choices included: scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, eggs benedict, omelets & waffles made to order, ham, lamb, roast beef, chicken vesuvio & limone, salmon, and a dessert table to die for. My only complaint was I didn't have enough room to try everything. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day Dinner with Friends.We had a relaxing dinner with friends...delicious marinara sauce just like my grandmother's. Fish specials are always wonderful. This is a gem of a restaurant for Italian food. Mangia!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMHad lunch this time terrificHad lunch this time terrific steak sandwich, tender and flavorful. I had the cheese ravioli and the portion was perfect for lunch and delicious. Atmosphere is very nice for a quiet lunch, we came later around 2pm so not very busy. They have a great outdoor patio.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day TreatWe dined on Friday before Mother's Day to avoid the crowds and enjoy the special occassion. We had the evening specials that were seafood and they were very tasty. We had an excellent server, Helen, who was very pleasant and made note of future events at the restaurant that makes us want to return.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat family dinnerWe went to Grotto for the first time. The staff was very friendly and attentive. The food was excellent. They have a kids menu but my daughter wanted a steak from the regular menu. When I spilled a glass of water, they were right there to immediately clean it up. We would definitely go there again. Oh, the food was excellent.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMSATURDAY NIGHT DATEWE HAVE DINED AT GROTTO OAKBROOK SEVERAL TIMES AND WE ARE NEVER DISAPPOINTED. WE BROUGT SOME
FRIENDS WHO WERE IN FROM WISCONSIN AND THEY LOVED IT! DRINKS, FOOD AND SPUMONI WERE TERRIFIC.
FIRST WE WERE SEATED RIGHT BY THE KITCHEN DOOR; WE POLITELY ASKED TO BE MOVED TO A BOOTH ALONG THE
WALL WHICH WAS MUCH NICER FOR CONVERSING. (HOWEVER, MY HUBBY HAS A BAD BACK, IT 'WOULD BE NICE IF THE SEATS IN THAT PARTICUAR BOOTH COULD BE MADE "FIRMER". AFTER A COUPLE HOURS OF SITTING ON THAT "SOFT" SEAT WE HAD SORE BACKS. OTHERWISE THE ENTIRE DINING EXPERIENCE WAS AMAZING.
OUR WAITRESS AND BUS "MAN" WERE SO NICE, ACCOMMODATING AND ATTENTIVE. KUDOS TO ALL STAFF FOR A WONDERFUL JOB THEY ALL DID TO MAKE OUR DINNERS VERY DELICIOUS AND PLEASANT WAIT STAFF.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMOverpricedWe do dining for birthday rather than gifts in our family unless it is a "big" birthday. So, my son's fiance selected Grotto for Brunch for her birthday. The restaurant is nicely spaced and the decor is neutral. The food was set up in the bar area so you were away from tables of people while selecting your food. There was a nice variety of food, both breakfast and lunch items, along with the omelete station, egg station and carving stations. However, in my opinion, the desserts were seriously lacking. Unless you were a chocoholic you had one selection and that was cheesecake. They had a fresh fruit platter at the dessert table but that was completely picked over. They were replacing everything with fresh items except that.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food but a little onGood food but a little on the expensive side for the size of the portion. Great wait staff!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat staff, good food but LOUDMy wife had the veal chop, which was very good, but small.
I had the chicken parmesan which hit the spot.
The place was noisy. The music was loud "Frank Sinatra" era music, and a couple at the table next to us was yakking with a cell phone on speakerphone!
Grotto should have a "no cellphone" rule.
We asked the manager to say something about the loud cell-phone talkers, but before she could, the finally got off the phone. The manager offered us free desserts!
My wife got the titanic, enormous carrot cake. It was delicious and we could finish only a part of it.
Because of the niceness of the staff, we'll come back here again.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMSteaks were cooked to perfection.Steaks were cooked to perfection. In spite of a Saturday night crowd, service (Frank) was excellent.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food and service. WeGood food and service. We went late on a Sunday afternoon. I had my usually pork chop dinner which was great. For an appetizer I ordered baked clams. Not the best, but acceptable.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWe brought two friends whoWe brought two friends who had never been to the Grotto before to the Grotto. One guest's 21st birthday had been earlier in the week. The staff in both the bar and dining room couldn't have been more accommodating, and helped us celebrate in real style. The food was excellent; we had a variety of entrees and all were done well and presented beautifully. Great job, Grotto!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMI truly enjoyed my dinnerI truly enjoyed my dinner at Grotto's. It was my boyfriend Eddy's
45th Birthday. He seemed very happy. Brian our server was wonderful. Brian was attentive, pleasant and had a great sense of humor. They brought out a piece of dessert to Eddy with a candle. We will be back!! I have told friends about it too.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMI made my reservation on open-tableI made my reservation on open-table and noted that it was for a birthday. The hostess was sweet and said happy birthday and then we were suprised with a complimentary birthday dessert.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMfood perfectly prepared withfood perfectly prepared with very appealing presentation. Outstanding service!3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dining experience. WineGreat dining experience. Wine selection good. Service excellent and food very good. Would recommend.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AM