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Guildhall Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://guildhallrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (847) 835-8100
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday 5 - 10
    Friday - Saturday 5 - 11
    Sunday Dinner 4 - 9
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, European
  • Executive Chef: Christian Ragano
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Both private and semi-private dining. Our party room seats up to thirty guest. GuildHall is here to assist you in planning your special occasion from beginning to end.
  • Private Party Contact: Phil Marienthal (847) 323-9104

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Park Ave.
  • Public Transit: There is ample street parking available, and also a public lot directly across the street from restaurant.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There is ample street parking available, and also a public lot directly across the street from restaurant.
A word from Guildhall
A fun American Bistro with European influences. A warm and comfortable environment to enjoy heartfelt cuisine and unique beverages.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "This isn't a restaurant for an intimate conversation. The main waiter was not very attentive, however the water filler and busboy waiters were. There was a piece of metal wire found in the pasta. We were nicely comped a new pasta and free dessert. However, when a glass of champagne was spilled we had to gather our napkins and clean up ourselves. This may be a fun fling of a spot where you gather with friends for a boisterous time near the bar. But its a mixed metaphor...fancy looking clientele, decor and demeanor...without consistant staff or quality to back it up. Food is good, but ruined by noise level."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "We went on a Sunday evening and had reservations. No wait for inside but all the table outside looked to be taken. I love the handcrafted cocktails. The decor is very eclectic and yet calm. I believe everyone in my party enjoyed their entree but several of us were planning to order hamburgers when we were told they had run out of hamburgers. How does a restaurant run out of hamburgers! at 8:00 on a Sunday night! I was disappointed. I ended up ordering salmon, which was delicious but I intend to go back for the burger."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "A little bit pricy but the food was very good. I should also add that the service was very good"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "The food is dc Excellent as is the service. The crowd can be a bit clickish!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Enjoyed their signature Flambe. Wonderful. Entrees looked good but the flambe was so big I opted for soup and trout salad. All great!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We had a very nice meal--good food and good service. Loved the open air concept!!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "This is not a relaxing dining environment. The food is delicious, but the room is unbelievably noising and the service feels rushed. We would go back for the food, but not on an evening when we wanted to relax."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The food was good, although the shortrib was not as fabulous as the other two times we ate here. I guess we're getting old, because the noise level was just too much for us! We were with another couple and we really couldn't hear each other, even though we asked for the quietest area of the restaurant!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Cocktail and bread outstanding. Asparagus soup was so bland and tasteless that I left it. It was removed without staff inquiry. No salt and pepper on the table and not delivered immediately upon request. Halibut good but passionfruit sauce gummy and lacked punch. Server friendly. Dining room very noisy and over air conditioned. Not worth the price."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Food is excellent and all had a nice twist. Waitress was wonderful. She was very knowledgeable about the food and helpful about the selection."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Food excellent, but waitstaff kept trying to take our plates away. They even removed our dessert before we were finished with it!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Wonderful food. Enjoyed the pork chop, and Halibut."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Too bad, because the food is excellent and the service mostly very good. But it's impossible to hear the person across the table when the restaurant is full."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "The food is great. Our server, Carmela, is our favorite of any restaurant anywhere! Casual, yet sophisticated, a comfortable place to enjoy a wonderful meal. DaveC"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Great place for folks who live local and want to feel like they are eating at a fun spot. Great bar and generally really good food"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "This trendy restaurant has absolutely no sound absorption; the noise level is just too great to be able to enjoy a dinner table conversation. Limited menu, but good preparation."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "I go frequently, because they are the only fine dining restaurant in Glencoe. On this occasion, however, we went in very late on a weeknight, for a drink. They accommodated us, and the bartender made us some lovely cocktails, using a house-made tonic and a small batch gin. I also love the room, in daylight or evening, and the service is always welcoming and pleasant."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "We so enjoyed our first visit that we returned a couple of weeks later. Not disappointed, food is excellent, service is friendly and efficient, interesting wine list."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Always nice to have some local choices. I haven't heard much about this place and I'm guessing it's because it was nothing special; not good but also not bad. Slightly overpriced for the portion size. The service was good."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We had such a wonderful dinner here: all of our appetizers were delicious including the crudo, salmon tartar, and smoked trout lyonnaise salad. The wait staff was fun and welcoming, making certain at all time that we were enjoying ourselves and our meal. The owner? manager? also stopped by to chat and see how we were doing. I appreciated the waiter warning me that the lyonnaise salad was large enough for a meal, but I wanted to try the burger, so I ordered both. Delicious! Others enjoyed the pork chop. We'll be back."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "It's great to have a restaurant with a lively downtown vibe in the northern suburbs. The food is excellent (order the mushroom flatbread appetizer!) and our waiter could not have been better even though it was a continually busy (and loud!) Saturday night. One small issue. When I made the Opentable reservation long ago, I requested a window table. When we got there, I saw it was reserved for someone else. Now, I totally understand that there are a finite number of such tables, and there could be no guarantee. But when I asked the best way to request for next time, I was told to just indicate that when I reserved on Opentable. When I said I had done that, the hostess said she hadn't read the notation."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Best brunch ever and best Bloody Mary My waiter provided some of the best service I have ever received. The whole dining expirience was perfect and the Food was amazing "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "The noise level is so high that it's impossible to carry on a conversation. People were literally shouting at each other. That's the only negative."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "The staff was very friendly and accommodating. We were greeted warmly. Four of us ordered the short rib entree which was fabulous! We took a chance on going to a new restaurant that no one had really heard about and were very happy with our experience. We'll definitely be back with our husbands and other friends. "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "This is my 4th time dining here and I'm afraid the last. Due to it being in my neighborhood I wanted to support it, but the food is really just so average and put that with it being too loud to talk and the expense it just isn't worth it."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "My third dinner at Guildhall, and each time was excellent. Food is well-prepared, sometimes innovative, very tasty, and a variety of items on the menu. The calamari appetizer was outstanding, short ribs tasty and just the right amount of food. Ask for recommendations - our server was very helpful. Sophisticated, simple decor, and a busy place for pre-theater and after-work folks on a Tuesday night."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "a little too loud for talking comfortably, but otherwise VERY enjoyable!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Guildhall greets you with a dark wood, old school ambience that is arm and welcoming. The drink menu and wine list are very interesting and varied. Both appetizers and entrees show both imaginative and classic preparations, and the frito misto is great. We had short rib and duck main courses which were fabulous. No room for dessert, but they looked good. Service is excellent, the bar is suitable for eating as well. A fine experience!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "The beautiful decor, the interesting menu, great service, and cozy atmosphere made for a memorable dinner."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "We have been to Guildhall several times, and each time we have had a very positive dining experience. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable, the food is consistently very good to excellent, and it is one of those rare restaurants where we always feel the quality exceeds the cost."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Our server was great (Pepe). He knew the menu, did a great job recommending dishes and the wine to accompany them. Everything was wonderful except...it was so loud we could not have a conversation with our table mates. We have been here before and loved it. We will visit again but before it gets so crowded."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Great food, good service, pricey, loud! (Chatter, thankfully no music)"
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "After our drinks were served we ordered a dozen oysters to start, as we wanted to have a leisurely experience. Once we were finished and got around to the waiter coming back for our main course order around 7:45pm, we were informed the they were out of most of the entree's due to earlier heavy traffic. So, we made the best of it and ordered based on what remained. Five minutes later, the waiter comes back to tell us that they were now out of one of the entree's we did order- which basically left us with two choices. The manager came by the table and apologized but refused to buy us a drink and instead offered to buy us 1 dessert. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Went for Mother's Day and had an outstanding experience. Great food, service, and drinks. Love the ambiance."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "First time visit for Mothers Day--loved the food and atmosphere. Will come back for dinner."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Wonderful food. Excellent service. A great place to dine before theater"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Delicious and creatve food, fun & lively atmosphere"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "I have been here several times and each time is a pleasure. The hostess greets you with a warm smile. The friendly and knowledgeable staff are at the ready with suggestions, explanations and service. We shared the salmon tartar, delicious, and each had the artichoke soup which was divine!!! All the soups I've had here were notable. I went with the special of halibut. Butter soft with a carrot vinegrette and veggies. My companion went with the tried and true succulent braised short rib. They have a wonderful wine list and classic cocktails. All in all, a wonderful place."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "I had the salmon which was fantastic. The side of brussels sprouts with unique and delicious. While I'm sure the wine list is notable, the prices were a bit high for someone who enjoys a glass or two of moderate wine. The service was very good and the recommendations we got from our waiter were spot on."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "I was looking for a quiet casual early dining experience, with really good food. Guildhall was perfect. We got an early reservation and really enjoyed a "downtown" menu ten minutes from home! WE all loved the burger! "
    Dined on 4/30/2014