House 406

House 406

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.house406restaurant.com/
  • Phone: 8477140200x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday-Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Friday-Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options:
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

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  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from House 406
House 406 is a Modern American Steakhouse located in Northbrook, Illinois set to open in Spring 2014
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
House 406 reviews from OpenTable diners
124 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.9
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelEnergetic
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (80)fit for foodies (76)hot spot (39)special occasion (38)romantic (26)notable wine list (17)vibrant bar scene (8)good for groups (7)late-night find (5)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • House 406 - Great Overall Dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Very good farm to table concept restaurant in North Shore. So nice not having to drive to the City for a meal like this! Menu was well thought out, eclectic food combinations / tastes and nice wine list. We may have a new favorite restaurant in suburbs. Appetizer, Salads, and main courses were all very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • City Style in the Burbs
    Cooler
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    There is a trend to open restaurants with a city buzz in the burbs and House 406 fits right in. It is noisy and vibrant. The tables are close together. You feel like you are in a restaurant in a dense urban setting. The decor is very upscale. You can tell there has been a significant capital outlay. Note that this is a small space. The staff is young and friendly, not at all formal. Not the vibe for everyone, but I enjoyed. The food is good and tries to be inventive. Be careful, as the prices are somewhat high. 4 oysters for $18? Good, but .. That is expected as House 406 prides itself as farm-to-table, local and using the best ingredients. Whether this trend will be a long-term success in the burbs only time will tell
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Needs more work by management.
    Martin
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    The room is dark brown, totally. No wall art except near the bar area. Lighting was low on arrival and got even lower twice throughout the meal..too low to read the menu. Tables are wood topped in dark brown. Water server was very polite, and set a welcoming mood for the evening. The server, with trainee in tow, recited the brief farm-to-table speil then did nothing to explain the menu or wine list other than to ask if we had any questions. Menu prices are high and don't match the ambience or level of service,...which was annoying (3 check-backs) and intrusive. This should be a white tablecloth restaurant at this price point with better trained staff which does its job quietly and seamlessly. Won't go back. The food was very good.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Needs some polish...
    meka
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The food was pretty good, but the ambience and service was just ok. For example, we told our server it was our anniversary, but we didn't even get a happy anniversary. There was a bit of a language gap, though. There was nothing to complain of here, but given what I think they are shooting for, I think they need a little work on everything. For example, get some more dessert items, make the decor a bit more unique (and a little brighter), and definitely step up the service. Not sure I'd go back at this point, but I might give them another try. I want to like the place since it is so close!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our visit to 406
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We took our neighbors as a special treat and found the conversation hard to hear. I think the loca-vore aspect and the attention to health is super. Service and attitude were great but pretty expensive-so reserved for special occasions with those who appreciate that kind of dining. If there is a way to buffer the noise that would really give the evening a perfect 10.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice urban feel in the burbs
    JanetBVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Although the menu is rather limited, there were enough choices so that everyone should be able to find something they like. I wasn't thrilled with the appetizer choices as i'm gluten free and there just weren't very many choices. I would have liked to see a soup choice that was not a cream based soup. Lamb chops were delicious but difficult to cut into portions in the type of dish it was served in. I sent it back to the kitchen to cut so as not to have it all over me and the table. Service was very good and complimentary birthday desert was welcome addition.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor service mars excellent food
    libn
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    The restaurant was cramped. The seated us at a table that backed up to a bus station. I questioned whether servers would be in the area, and they replied no, only at the outer edge of it. That was a poor way to start things out, but when our server approached our table, the experience continued to slide. Our waiter did not have full command of English, and we all had trouble communicating. The food was excellent, but the dessert menu was paltry. There were few selections. The one chocolate dessert was a chocolate gluten-free quinoa cake. My daughter asked for a different dessert. We were told that only the chocolate cake was free for a birthday. I love quinoa, but in a cake? A restaurant that is this pricey needs to iron out the kinks.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great new restaurant
    phyllgo
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Three of the four entrees were excellent, lasagna had too much tomato sauce, steak great, and fish very good. Baked oysters undercooked. Pretzel appetizers, superior. So, things are a little uneven. Service, great. Wine list too limited. Wines either inexpensive or experience. Need some moderately priced wines. The noise level on Saturday night was way too high for a neighborhood restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Quiet Please
    Foodie
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Excellent, interesting menu and well prepared food. Welcoming staff was knowledgeable about menu and offered very attentative service. The one drawback is the acoustics of the room. We heard the din of voices as soon as we walked in the door and it continued throughout the evening. Attractively decor, small, vibrant dining room and delicious food, but it was almost a relief to walk outside to quiet when we were finished with our meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Welcome addition to our community
    XraylfhVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We just went to 406 for the second time to celebrate our anniversary. It is such a treat to have a downtown worty place just minutes from our home. Let me begin by saying they have a phenomenal bartender who is well versed in making drinks. This is rarer than you think these days. My wife had a french 75 and I had their Meyers and thyme special, which were great. For dinner we began with the lobster poppers, of which I could have eaten a bushel. They were delicious. We had their Brussels sprout salad which tasted very fresh, filled with apples, hazelnuts and other toppings. For dinner I had the halibut and my wife had the whitefish. Both were perfectly cooked. We had chocolate cake for desert. Overall, a simply wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • House 406
    Marcia
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    This restaurant is very new and located in a small shopping center in Northbrook. It's interior is quite appealing and our waiter could not have been more helpful. The food was good. My only critical comment would be that for it's location and perhaps size, the food is expensive. Their blue cheese hamburger is $25 and is served with fries and tomato and lettuce served on a pretzel roll. I think that is expensive for a hamburger no matter where you go. The lobster and shrimp "poppers" were $14 and there were three in the dish. Though on the high side, more understandable since lobster was part of the dish.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Better than last time
    TomK
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    We were disappointed with the last meal we had there with the entrées in particular, but this time the entrées were quite good. The burger was exceptional, and the steak was very tasty, even though I asked for it rare and it came somewhere between medium and medium rare, and for a 1 pound ribeye it was cut a little bit thin for my taste. All in all though, very nice meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice addition to Northbrook
    ERB162VIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    The flavor combinations of everything we ate were really nice. The beet + burrata salad was especially surprising. The pretzel rolls are good. Wine list is decent and staff is friendly. Will be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous find
    JayBee
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    The always changing menu offers new treats with every visit. This time the parmesan-crusted whitefish served over Champagne-roasted cauliflower and spinach was outstanding, as were the duck confit egg roll appetizers. Golden and red beet salad was also delicious and the scallops were cooked to perfection. We topped it off with bread pudding/bananas foster which was plenty for our whole table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful dining experience
    amacbVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    I had heard great things about House 406, which usually means that I am disappointed. Not this time! House 406 was wonderful! To start, the wine list by the glass had lots of different choices. My parm crusted whitefish was amazing - a delicious flavor, great texture and the cauliflower accompaniment was perfect. We also shared a kale side and a rich and creamy hazelnut dessert. The server was attentive, but also extremely patient, as we were busy catching up for quite a while before we even looked at the menu. I will definitely be going back - often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • awesome new place in Northbrook
    luv2eatttt
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Loved this restaurant!!! Great food and service! Exactly what we needed in the neighborhood! It was our anniversary and they were so sweet bringing us champagne! Loved the steak, ceseae salad and linguini with crab stuffed shrimp!! Will be coming a lot!!
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    hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious! But....
    HomieDiner
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    We loved the food! Our server Jerry was having a bad night. He had problems with the 4 tables around us. We had to flag Jerry down to ask questions about the menu and drinks. He was too busy with the problems he had created to take care of us. The food was delicious
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A GEM in Northbrook
    lakemom22
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Our foursome all enjoyed our meals. The service lacked a bit once it got busy. Looking forward to going back to try more items on the menu. The tables were a little close together and the restaurant seemed a little too dark. The whitefish was delicious and so was the short ribs. We had the peach cobbler and chocolate cake for dessert which we all loved. A Great suburb restaurant!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • BonnVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    wish waiter had been more engaging- explaining the restaurant concept, choices, etc. - a couple of entrees overly expensive, loved peach, tomatoe -great spread for rolls, no idea what it was i had halibut- my friend lamb chops- we both liked ours. provided birthday dessert which i appreciated.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • jury still out
    tigerVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The food, service, beverages, and overall warmth not up to the prices on the menu. The place looks beautiful yet the execution is not up to the bar they are trying to set. Tremendous potential awaits the community, yet nobody likes to pay a lot for sub par service.
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  • Yum!
    Foodlover1
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I loved it here! It was cozy and beautiful. Everything that we ordered was spectacular. We got the lobster sliders. They were delicious. I think we got to try a good cross section of the menu because we had three people and one got fish, one got a short rib and I got a handmade pasta. All were fantastic. But the best part was dessert! (And I almost never order dessert out) We got the pecan and coconut pie/bake. It was one of the best things I've ever eaten. I also loved that the owner came over to check on us. I thought that was a nice touch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fancypace
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The food was good. Tables too close. Car headlights a disturbing distraction if facing front door.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Like to eat out
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    You can take thie restaurant off your list. The food is mediocre at best and the prices are way too high for the quality. I was hoping for a first class restaurant in the suburbs but this is not it. I don't think they could have crammed anymore tables in the place, We went with another couple and two of us wanted to share two entres. The server asked if we wanted them split in the kitchen which we thought was great - he then sid there will be a charge of $3 per entre to do that. At these prices (and these were two of the most expensive entres) that is insulting. The food was not very inventoive and the flavors were pretty bland. I would not go back
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  • broths
    brothsVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    The New York strip steak is outstanding. The fries and chocolate layer cake are delish. We will definitely return.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meh
    Tara
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Meh. It was okay. First, when we were told that we couldn't get a reservation for 5:30, only for 5 because they were "booked," but barely half the restaurant was occupied at 6:45, we were a bit skeptical. Second, the entree - the filet - was DOUSED in what we though was A-1 sauce. Third, the server wouldn't STOP asking us when we were ready to order and made sure to get us the check as SOON as we ordered dessert. Rushed, much? Speaking of dessert, the "marshmallow, puppy chow, chocolate thing" is just a mess of these ingredients that leads to a pretty low quality dessert. Meh. Not impressed. Would I go back? Probably not. Did you really work alongside the chef at the Girl and the Goat? Maybe you should've taken notes...
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  • House 406
    JaykayVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We desperately need dining options in Northbrook, so House 406 was a welcome addition. The interior space is great considering it's in a suburban strip mal. The food was okay. My husband and I both ordered the romaine salad. We could have shared one. I wish our server had told us. Other than the presentation, it was just okay. I had the gnudi which was tasty but would have been better as an appetizer. I didn't want to eat a whole bowl of that. My husband had a pasta dish with short ribs which he seemed to enjoy. Given the prices, I need to be more wowed. We wil return in six months or so and give it another try.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • winealittle
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Our third visit to this new restaurant was even better than the first two. Going early makes for a quieter dinner. The noise level during later dinner times when the restaurant is full was our only objection in the past. Again, the food is excellent. House 406 bills itself as a steakhouse, but it is so much more. Try the halibut. We'll make a fourth visit soon.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Addition to the Burbs
    Brigid
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Food: Excellent. Duck sliders had the perfect amount of truffle aoli. Short ribs fell off the bone and my Parmesan crusted whitefish was cooked perfectly. the cauliflower it was served with was a favorite of mine. I could have eaten that as a side and been perfectly happy. The only thing I was surprised by was how heavy all the menu items were. It felt more like a fall menu then a summer menu. I would have loved to of seen some lighten items in August and come back in Fall for the current delicious menu Service: FAST Ambiancee: small space so the tables are really close together. Decor is hip enough to feel like downtown. Only negative is that it's extremely loud.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Fairly Solid
    DouglasilVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Really mixed feelings about our experience. Seating is pretty cramped but the overall ambiance was tasteful and nice. Food is a little on the pricey side for the portions served...$20 for 6 oysters? Menu is a bit limited and will need to change over time and/or expand. Otherwise, just not sure there is enough variety to bring you back. Our waiter was excellent and very attentive to our needs while providing adequate time and space to fully enjoy the moment. This was a huge positive for such a new restaurant. Overall solid foundation but needs a little tweaking to sustain.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The only issue is the SOUND LEVEL.Some form of "deadening" is really needed
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food, bring a megaphone
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Food was great, but conversationally challenged. Service was also good. Tables are close together, therefore making it difficult for the waitress to get through.
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    great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great local addition
    Nodietallowed
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Jenny Eisen( nortbrook native) has created a terrific addition to the north shore dining experience. Very much enjoyed our first visit of many to come. 4 of us dined together. The scallops were terrific, airline chicken great, though I hate the name, fish was fresh and accompaniments were inventive.
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    hot spot, neighborhood gem
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  • Great Food and Service
    ArlyVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We felt like we parked with a valet in the city and went into a "fancy" restaurant. The food and service are wonderful. A little noisy!
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy with Home 406
    erikson1313
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We were delighted with Home 406. The food was wonderful and we loved our little table opposite the bar. we went early and were glad as it became very busy. Look forward to a return visit. Our waiter was great too.
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    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Raggs
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I was not impressed with my dinner - The evening sun was directly in my eyes. The food was very expensive and not all that special.. When I complained about the sun the girls at front tried to fix it. No manager response. I will not go back neither our friends. The halibut was to be grilled med. No grill marks (Flat grill maybe) and not med. temp. was not consistent .
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    fit for foodies
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  • Second visit did not disappoint
    Chalet133VIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Our party of five visited on a Monday night - it was packed on a Monday - a good indicator that the restaurant is doing something very well. The highlights were once again the lobster sliders and pecan and coconut bake. Also a new entree highlight was the braised short ribs. Not tons of sauce on purpose - but I'm sure if asked they'd bring you more. The side of bacon Bok choi was amazing - creative and tasty! Other party members ordered the gnudi and the salmon, which were enjoyed. Ask for the pretzel rolls if they don't arrive, they are served warm. We will go back again!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • House 406
    thedoll
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    House 406 was fabulous in every way. The food was delicious--unique offerings but all done perfectly. The staff was well trained, receptive to every need without asking, and comfortable with conversing with guests when appropriate. They knew the menu and how it was constructed. The ambiance was much like a New York 5 star restaurant but with Midwestern comfort and casualness added to the mix--a perfect combination for a suburban spot. House 406 is a small restaurant and filled on the weekends. It is easier to get a reservation during the week but they do fill up so don't wait. Include both an appetizer and dessert as they are creative and tasty . You will have difficulty making decisions because there are so many attractive options. Enjoy!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just ok
    ChicagoFoodie
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My boyfriend and were excited about the opening of House 406 but were really disappointed.....it was so loud you couldn't have a conversation. The food was marginal at best...even the rolls were bad. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone...
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  • Incredible Food
    RaphikiVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This is a new restaurant but the food and service don't show it. We usually expect problems at new restaurants but this place is amazing! I started with the Lobster Bisque. It's brought to the table as small mound of rice and corn surrounded by 3 pieces of lobster tail. The bisque is them poured around this at the table. Taste was amazing! The Airline Chicken followed. This ain't no airline food! Perfectly cooked chicken breast w/wing over polenta. Delicious. Dessert was Pecan Bake with Coconut Pie, Crust Crumbles and Candied Coconut. This alone was worth the drive. You have to go there! BTW - 406 is the area code for Wyoming where the ranch is.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sara
    Sara
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    My friend ordered the whitefish which came in a pool of cream sauce. I had the halibut which was not fresh to say the least. The decor was very nice,and the waitstaff attentive.
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