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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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "I was disappointed with this restaurant. The decor and feel of the restaurant is great but the food was less than impressive. The soup was bland and the scalloped potatoes that came with my steak tasted warmed up. My husband had the burger - which he enjoyed - but again the fries that came with it tasted reheated or re-fried. We were there on a Monday night so I'm not sure if because it was a slow night they weren't turning around the food as quickly so were heating things up. Not impressed."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "We have eaten at Guildhall many times and are never disappointed. This visit was no difference. The staff, as always, is efficient, friendly and knowledgeable. The food is top-notch. This time my friend ordered the steak and I had the whitefish, both were cooked to perfection. The salads and appetizers are inventive and delicious."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Great Crudo and caesar salad (normally just share one app or salad, but small enough to share one of each - so an app or salad each would also work), and we each had a fresh pasta dish - delicious. Our waiter was great (we like to space things rather than order all at once, no problem) and had good explanations/recommendations, though with the noise level (LOUD!), and his accent, we had to ask for a repeat of a number of things. Will be back."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "I was there with a group of 10 girlfriends and we had the most wonderful brunch. Our server was charming and efficient and just absolutely a delight. The food was outstanding and the prices were very appropriate. Everyone was very happy that we came."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "After reading several good reviews about this restaurant I was surprised when I was able to get a reservation at the last minute for 7p.m. on a Saturday; now I think I know why. The food was really disappointing and the service mediocre. We had a flat bread for an appetizer and it was quite good, and looked appetizing. We should have stopped there. The main courses couldn't match the opener. The walleye pike, a special that evening, head no flavor; neither the fish, the sauce nor the olive tapenade tasted like anything. The short ribs tasted like someone had dumped a container of cinnamon on them. The fish didn't come with any kind of garnish, it just sat on a large plate looking lost."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Delish!! Great neighborhood spot!! Food was great and service was good."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "A very nice dinner at Guildhall, as always! Guildhall is always a great venue for special evening...love the restaurant!"
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "This is our 2nd visit to Guildhall and we took our neighbors to dinner. The food is always really delicious and beautifully served. Our very nice waiter was hassled and it took 20 minutes to get our drinks. The bar was backed up or so he said. We will definitely go back, but hire a few more waiters especially when they have to serve both inside and outside. The owner always comes over which is a nice touch."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "We came here at 5 p.m. before our 7 p.m. Friday night concert at Ravinia and it worked out perfectly. The service was friendly, prompt, and informed so we didn't feel rushed. The beet salad and duck special of the day were absolutely delicious and I enjoyed the Mademoiselle cocktail that our waiter recommended. The french fries they served with the burgers are positively addictive. I wish that we'd had room for dessert but we were all completely "satisfied" after our salads and meals. We will definitely be coming back and bringing our friends with us."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "I love the food here and some of the wait staff. The young waitress who was our waitress last Thursday did not spend enough time asking if we were happy or needed anything. Kind of forgot about us. As the night went on the noise level was out of control. This has happened to us way to often that some friends of ours will not return. I would recommend that they look into the problem it gets uncomfortable."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "We enjoyed our dinner. The restaurant is very attractive, and the food was good. The service was a bit slow, however, and there could be more choices on the menu. Many reviewers have said it is very loud. We went early and didn't find this to be a problem. I would recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Everything was as expected, although we did not appreciate the first table we were offered. Many tables were available, but we were shown a table next to the kitchen with lots of traffic going by. Not a good impression for first time customers who should be exposed to best ambiance, etc."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Table for 2 Saturday night at 8.30. Arrived early thinking we'd have a drink at the bar but it was really busy so the staff found us a table even though they were really busy. Great atmosphere - the place was buzzing even at 9pm. Excellent food, good wine list...will be recommending to friends"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Thoroughly enjoyable! Pepe is a treasure! Guildhall is a real destination on the North Shore."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "I have been to this restaurant twice. The first time I had the chicken dish and it was ok but I still was hungry . I could have eaten more. I had soup also . The second time I had the spaghetti and it was terrible. I never had spaghetti like that."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "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
  • "Dissapointed at some of the menu changes (no duck or spumoni sundae), but still a great experience overall."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "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