Longitud315
Longitud315

Longitud315

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.longitud315.com/
  • Phone: 8479267495x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Sunday Brunch: Holiday Brunch (Dates TBD)
    Dinner: Monday, Wednesday & Thursday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Latin American, South American
  • Executive Chef: Tony Castillo
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Highwood Metra Station is located within 1 block walking distance.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Longitud315
Longitud315 is the life-long dream of Venezuelan-born Chef Tony Castillo. A concept that was born as a result of his childhood memories cooking side to side with his grandmother. She taught him that cooking wasn't about just cooking a dish, but great cooking "comes from the heart." Chef Tony's wish is to transmit his passion for cooking in every single dish and for each of our patrons to have the most memorable dining experience...

Chef Tony brings to the North Shore and to all food lovers a new fusion of South American flavors with exotic Venezuelan, Argentinian, Brazilian, Ecuadorian and Peruvian flavors...
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Longitud315 reviews from OpenTable diners
165 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.7
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (124)fit for foodies (110)special occasion (45)good for groups (41)hot spot (37)romantic (27)notable wine list (11)late-night find (8)kid-friendly (3)great for lunch (2)great for outdoor dining (2)great for brunch (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Wonderful Find!
    HappyCustomer
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We recently moved to the north shore from the city and are always looking for great spots that match the quality of big city dining and stumbled across this fabulous restaurant! Fresh, high quality meats, perfectly prepared South American fare. Small but excellent beer selection. Nice wine list. Wonderful service! Lovely intimate setting. We will definitely be back again and again! You will not be disappointed!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Continues to impress!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    New fall menu includes some amazingly creative dishes. Chef Tony demonstrates his passion for the gastronomic greatness in his sauces and authentic creations! We have become frequent diners here. Highly recommended!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Drunken Mushrooms A Favorite
    Orchidblue
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Menu items like "Drunken Mushrooms" tell the story of this Brazilian restaurants menu. It is as imaginative as it is delicious. Four of us ordered from an assortment of small and large plate offerings and we were delighted with each of them. We enjoyed Sangria with our food but there was an extensive wine to pair with all of the food selections. We were a little surprised that the restaurant was located in commercial strip although there were other restaurants mixed in. The main disappointment was our waiter who had an attitude problem. From our initial encounter we felt that he didn't want to be there and that he was doing US a favor. This continued throughout our meal. In review, the food is fabulous but service needs improvement
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food and fun
    Foodies2
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    This was our third visit in one month. Brought some foodie friends with us. Shared a few appetizers and salad and two main courses and two desserts. Everything was delicious! Wine was reasonably priced and very good. Chef/owner, Tony came out to greet us. He is very enthusiastic and proud of his creations. We will be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A talented chef and great staff!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    A consistently wonderful dining experience! We have enjoyed Chef Tony's culinary creativity several times. Always amazing! The staff is courteous, competent and make every meal memorable. :-). We'll be back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Food yummy, service good. Would highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First Time's a Charm
    MsBuzzVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I had read a review of Longitude315 and it sounded pretty good. We were so glad we went!. Everything was great. The service couldn't have been nicer. Everyone was pleasant, helpful, inviting. The only thing better than the service was the food. Everything we had we raved about. My son had learned about arepas in his Spanish class so we ordered those - pork and chicken. They were wonderful! Loved the combination of textures and and flavors. Also had the assortment of empanadas - so good. Again, textures and flavors were spot on. And don't get me started on the plantains and chimichurri sauce they bring to every table - I could have eaten that all night. We split the Churrascos and the best pork chop I've ever had. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food , nice sangria & wines
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    great food, appetizers desert etc, plus GF options too
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    I prefer seating at a regular table height, rather than taller bar height tables and chairs
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    ark1111
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Such a surprise to find this gem of a place. The food is great the service is wonderful. We had the South American beers that went great with all the food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our new favorite restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This was our first time eating at Longitude 315 after many of our friends shared how much they loved this place. I must say that it exceeded our high expectations ... The food and service were outstanding. Although we were unfamiliar with South American cuisine, it was prepared so deliciously that we can't wait to return. It was obvious why the place was very busy and appeared to be very popular so don't plan on a real quiet dinner... But not so noisy as to be a problem visiting with friends. We asked for a table in the corner when the reservations were made and that was perfect!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RonM
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We have never been disappointed at Longitude 315. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ttenrab
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    This is a local gem. Great food and service. Sometimes hard to get a reservation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, pleasant service
    Southernbelle27
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Our party of four enjoyed trying different dishes...the empanadas were very good, lamb chops spectacular. Making a reservation via open table proved to be convenient and efficient....We will return....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always wonderful! Food is great!
    Sarita
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Awesome food and service. We love dining here. We enjoy the fact that menu is seasonable and look forward to trying new things.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    My wife and I ate here on a Friday night. Very energetic and not a huge room so it gets loud, but it's just part of the great experience. It's a wonderful neighborhood restaurant with excellent food, drinks and service. The white sangria is very good and that's coming from someone who doesn't usually like sangria. The food is excellent with empanadas that are the best I have had anywhere. The drunken mushrooms are another must try: creative and tasty. We both got skirt steak based big plates that were both perfectly prepared and were addictive that were accompanied by a great flatbread that we wish we had more of. And let's not forget the plantain chips and chimichurri that start the meal. Excellent all around. Highly recommended!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A SOUTH AMERICAN GEM
    SPClearwaterFL
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Our first visit to this neighborhood gem in Highwood, IL was wonderful! We have traveled to Argentina, Chile and Brazil. We were impressed with the fusion of flavors from these countries. The wine list was varied and represented very good South American wines. The service was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful, different
    dekyle
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    You're going to love this place, authentic South American cuisine is not something you see everyday. It has a flavor profile that's both intriguing and comforting, which comes from the fire grilled smoky food. Generous portions and expert servers make for an extremely delightful dining experienced. You're welcomed to hang around too, no rush.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • About Longitud 315
    delicious15
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    My husband and I love going to this restaurant because of the food, ambience, and service. We are always greeted warmly. (this was our third visit) Because we were celebrating a special occasion we started with wine cocktails that were delicious. The restaurant serves both small and large plates and we decided to go with small plates that we had never ordered before. We had mussels, eggplant, grilled pineapple, a shredded chicken dish. We ordered the plates two at a time and in between munched on crispy plantains and dip. We finished by sharing a piece of the stellar flourless chocolate cake and coffee. We had a wonderful evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brazilian experience
    chitownpj
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Great food and atmosphere. I visited Brazil years ago and this place is a little treasure that would fit right in. Always wish you could go to Rio or Sao Palo? This is a great option right in your backyard.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Flavorful food, friendly staff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Delicious - we celebrated an anniversary and shared the empanadas, couscous salad and churascos - best dinner for two and the staff was wonderful too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    vszech
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We were served fried plantain and chimichuri sauce upon being seated. The sauce was a wonderful as were the plantains chip. The waitress was knowlegeable and made good recommendations. We shared our plates and started with Ceviche Duo Peruvian with shrimp. Delicious and refreshing. We followed this with Drunken Mushrooms with toast. Tasty with a nice assortment of mushrooms and not too much garlic. Our main dish was Chef Tony's specialty, Churrascos! - Grilled Inner Skirt Steak, Chicken Breast and Brazilian Sausage. The steak was cooked perfectly, the chicken not too dry and the sausage quite good. We finished the meal with Flan because you can't go to a South American influenced restaurant and not try the flan. It was a good choice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprise find
    Foodies2
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We had not heard of Longitude 315 until the day we dined there and it was recommended by a friend for our anniversary dinner. We liked sitting at one of the two tables in the window. We tried several appetizers and loved the flavors. Also enjoyed the complimentary crispy plaintains and accompanying spread. Although we probably had enough food with the three appetizers, we pushed it and ordered the combo main course, consisting of skirt steak, chicken and sausage with rice and beans and accompanied by delicious and unusual soft flatbread. Needless to say, we took much of it "to go." It was delicious but we had overeaten by then. We also had a charming server. We will definitely go back and recommend it to friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • matched the good reviews
    steveVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    excellent meal. great server. all food was stellar. my suggestion would be to either make the call to get all small plates (which were really good) or go one small plate and then big plate. we got too much food, although all was well prepared and really enjoyable. great experience and I would go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • South American Gem in Highwood
    Jontan1966VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    There is not a lot of variety of cuisine on the North Shore, and Longitude315 is a breath of fresh air, providing very good pan-South American food in a well-decorated pleasant atmosphere. Having come here several times now since it has opened we have always enjoyed excellent service and drink choices combined with delicious meat or vegetarian options by Chef Tony Castillo. We enjoyed a spectacular bottle of red wine and the plentiful plantain chips and chimichurri sauce. Yum. We enjoyed the empanadas, which come as four, one from Columbia, Argentina, Venezuela and Brazil. All very good. I had the trout special and it was spectacular. Others had the salmon and grilled chicken. I highly recommend going!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous good and service
    SantaMonicaFoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Perhaps the hidden gem of Highwood's restaurant row, this storefront spot has outstanding and creative South American tapas, backed by experienced and pleasant staff. Do not miss it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delish!
    Alijuanpa
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We brought along my sister & her husband to try new foods and they absolutely loved everything on their plate! They are def going to be new "regulars". Delish as always!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • puploverVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Our first time there was a wonderful dining experience. Food was outstanding, service was great. Would highly recommend
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really good
    Mwshore58
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Great unique food, great service. Not a single complaint. They do only serve wine/beer and red/white sangria so no cocktails, but the sangria was quite delicious so did not miss the cocktails.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Longititude 315
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The homemade chimichurri sauce with plantains to start was amazing The food portions are like tapas and makes for great sampling of incredible food Will return soon Great local place
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellant food and friendly staff
    Maria
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    I would highly reccommend this restaurant for a south american flare. Love their sampler platter and salsa !!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem!
    FrequentdinnerdinerVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    What a treat! After recently traveling thru South America and not having particular great cuisine, I was thrilled to discover excellent Chilean, Brazillan, and Argentine food in Highwood! Wine list is all SA too and our waiter was able to recommend an delicious Brazillan cab blend. Who know Brazil made wine?! There's a chef' stable which we are going to as for next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DisappointedinHighwood729
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Thought we would give this restaurant a second chance, after enjoying the food, not the service, first time around. Invited friends, arrived, our favorite wine in hand. We were seated, after 15 min, had to find someone to open our wine. We raved about the Ruby Trout we tried on our first visit. The waiter took our order, after another 10 min., returned to tell us they were out of the trout! Seemed kind of odd since we were one of three tables at the beginning of the evening. Disaster continues, getting a bill, with three appetizers added that we never ordered. Huge bill with very little service. At the very least, they could have waived the corking fee. We will not return or recommend Longitude 315.
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  • Wonderful mixture of seasonings!
    trynewstuff
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Surprise find -- many different combinations, including quinoa mixture and grilled pineapple as well as a mushroom dish that was worth driving for!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Skirt Steak in the City
    Steve141
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    The service was great and very personal. The food is unique and interesting. The Stuffed Skirt steak entrée is the best I have experienced. We returned just to order it again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Long 315 noisy patrons ruin dinner
    PhylVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The food was delicious as well as the service being great and our waitress was extremely helpful. However, the table next to us was so loud and obnoxious that we could not hear the couple we were sitting with. Many other diners were also upset with the noise. We were disappointed with management when complaints were made, but he never approached the table to calm it down. Six bottles of wine for six people was probably a bad choice for them. Even though the food was delicious, I would have to think long and hard before going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Love their drunken mushroom and eggplant toasts, all meats and fish for main course were delicious
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our experience
    amp65
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I was looking forward to the experience. Had heard great things about Longitude315 from many. We had 9:30 Saturday reservation (7/19). We arrived about 8:45 and were greeted warmly, enjoyed a nice glass of wine while waiting for our table. Sat sown around 9:15 and placed our order. I had the short ribs and my wife had the chicken. The beans and rice and vegetables were ok at best. The ribs were burnt on outside and raw on the inside, chicken was very dry. Clearly the cooks were toast after a long night. I would like to try this restaurant pre rush our (5:00?) to give another chance. Again, have heard good things, but my first impression.....NOT GOOD.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • misspickyVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    food was good. fried plantains with chimichurri sauce was delicious. had the skirt steak-a bit fatty, and really, really spicy. i think the waitress should have told us how spicy the food would be when we ordered it so we weren't unpleasantly surprised.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • So happy we found this place
    AvisVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Because of OpenTable we discovered this place, and have been coming here regularly ever since.. Everything is delicious, and different from other offerings in the area. The service is friendly and professional. The only potential downside is the noise level - it's pretty high ... but I'm there to eat so, in that regard, it's a 5-star-er, no question!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic