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Longitud315 Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.longitud315.com
  • Phone: (847) 926-7495
  • 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Delicious - we celebrated an anniversary and shared the empanadas, couscous salad and churascos - best dinner for two and the staff was wonderful too!"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Our first time there was a wonderful dining experience. Food was outstanding, service was great. Would highly recommend"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "I would highly reccommend this restaurant for a south american flare. Love their sampler platter and salsa !!!"
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Surprise find -- many different combinations, including quinoa mixture and grilled pineapple as well as a mushroom dish that was worth driving for!"
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Love their drunken mushroom and eggplant toasts, all meats and fish for main course were delicious"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Delicious food but very very noisy. Not a place for an intimate dinner"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The 4 of us had small plates, the drunken mushrooms, quinoa salad, grilled pineapple, and montaditos were great. Had the different empanadas, both vegetarian and beef, they were excellent as well. Also had lamb chops and skirt steak, both were delicious. For dessert had the chocolate cake with the coconut sorbet, was big enough for 4 people. The service was outstanding, very attentive and our drinks and water were always filled. If you love latin american cuisine, this is the place for you."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "This is only our second time dining at Longitude 315 but we will be back many more times, I am sure. The food is phenomenal! I cannot say enough about how fresh the food is, or how creative the menu is, to anyone who will listen. The wine list is relatively small but well-rounded, too. In both experiences we have enjoyed every bite - especially the plantain chips and chimichurri dipping sauce (they need to bottle that stuff so I can stock up on it at home and put it on everything! That is the bomb!) Our first visit was during the winter and the chef actually came to our table and introduced himself - very impressed! I would highly recommend Longitude 315 to anyone looking for a delicious dining experience."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "We found out about this restaurant just after they opened. We have been going back again and again ever since. The food is always fresh and delicious. Never dissapointed! Consistent!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Food is great .wish they could do something about the noise!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Didn't know what to expect when we visited Longitud315, which specializes in South American cuisine. We found excellent food, prepared with care and creativity. "Small plates" can often end up incurring large charges. Here, you could order lamb chops (excellent) and beefsteak for under $20, have a side (try the asparagus) and dessert and still not break your wallet. 2-for-1 beer and wine nights also ease the check. The atmosphere is warm and lovely; comfortable chairs and deep wood tables give the place a nice aura. Service was very good and the basket of plantains and dip beats bread and butter any day!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "My only disappointment in this restaurant is that I didn't find it sooner. This restaurant stands up to almost any of the fine Chicago restaurants. Starting with the plantain chips and one of the best sauces (Chimichurri) that I have ever had, to the desert, everything was top notch. We had the ruby red trout and the Churrascos. Both were excellent. Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Loved the set up of the restaurant. It is designed well both for small parties as well as for a group of 6 or 8 or more. The chef is very successful in blending and mixing the unique food from different part of Latin countries, and we enjoyed every single dish very much. Tried recommended dishes in the past reviews. Arepa Dona: excellent!, Ceviche Duo: a bit too sweet and salty for us although we loved the flavor. We also ordered mussels for appetizer, and it was good. The recommended dish of the day of marinated skirt steak is a must! We would love to return to this restaurant again. Oh, parking was a challenge, but the host was kind to watch our car at a 30-min. parking spot right in front of the restaurant entrance."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We just had appitzers they were good just enough the wine was good, will go again."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I had a dish (little corn cakes with chicken) thast was oversalted, everything else eas just ok. A little pricey. Beers inexplicably overpriced."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We celebrated our 53rd wedding anniversary in style. Food was delicious. Seasonings totally agreed with me. Waitress attentive. She let us enjoy leisurely meal with another couple. Surprised us with a dessert on honor of our anniversary, even though we did not order desert. We will definitely return!😊"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Our first experience with this gem was last winter. We were impressed enough to book a table from St. Louis, for our wedding anniversary. The food is fabulous! Service very good as well. Try it. You'll love it!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "In the pouring rain, our friends came out from the city. They loved the table next to kitchen. Waiter and food were wonderful. Each dish was tasty and distinct."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "This was our 4th visit to this restaurant. It never disappoints."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Excellent pan-latin cuisine. The chef really knows what he's doing. Unique concept for the area. Been there a number of times and have never been disappointed. The owners are really good people and the wait staff gets better with each visit. Don't miss this one."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "This was our first time at the restaurant we had a great dinner,wonderful server,and loads of attention Would go back in a heartbeat!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Excellent. If you seek someone who values food flavors, presentation, preparation and service, this establishement is excellent We have eaten here many times in the past six months, and this is a real wonderful experience for a terrific meal."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Dinner after 8pm on a Thursday,...the place was packed. We were seated immediately (reservations are a must) at a cute 2-top in the window area, away from the din of the main dining room. Our busser was very helpful about the Latin American menu and was extremely polite. The plantain strips and chimichurri dip are addictive, despite the chimichurri dip being a bit on the too-salty side. We decided to forego the main courses for several small plates: Arepas (highly recommended), Asparagus (great with crispy procuitto and gorgonzola), Grilled octopus (a bit chewey), and a bruscetta-style app (name forgotten). These all featured strong flavors. We will try the main courses on our next visit. The Sangria (red wine) was agreeable."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Excellent variety of textures and tastes. Kitchen was prompt in getting the food out as appropriate. Would definitely return."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "We were greeted and offered a choice of tables. We chose the "kitchen table" which offered a view of the kitchen and was away from the other tables and hence quieter. The concept of the restaurant was explained, drink orders taken and we perused the menu. There were 5 of us and we ordered small plates to share and also 2 large plates to share. The food was outstanding.Our server answered every question and helped us make these difficult food decisions. She also suggested a wine that was perfect with the meal. Perfect meal, perfect evening, we will be going back!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014