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O’Neil’s
O’Neil’s

O’Neil’s Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://oneilsinwinnetka.net
  • Phone: (847) 446-7100
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 8:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Scott
  • Public Transit: Metra
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Public Lot and street parking.
A word from O’Neil’s
O'Neils restaurant is a casual yet elegant neighborhood hot spot where you can always find reliable delicious food and familiar faces. We have a full bar, outdoor dining and wheel chair accessibility. Copious free parking available behind the restaurant. O'Neil's in Winnetka is the ideal place for your special occasions and your daily Lunch and dinner.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "Best cioppino in town!xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "This has become our "go to" spot. The food is consistently delicious, creative and fresh. The service is great. On these rare nice summer evenings. it's a great place to eat outside. Pastas are fantastic, seafood is too. Save room for the banana bread pudding."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "When I made a reservation for lunch on Open Table I shared I was bringing my girlfriend's parents to lunch and was going to ask them for their blessing to marry. The service was great: we initially sat outside and then it suddenly started to rain lightly. They moved an umbrella to shelter us but as it started to rain harder we moved inside. The gave us a great spot in the corner and moved all of out drinks, etc. in for us. Our waiter was extremely friendly and helpful with his recommendations, and at the end of the meal they offered is a complimentary dessert to celebrate (the chocolate cake was excellent). Thanks to everyone at O'Neil's for helping to make this a happy and memorable occasion! PA: They said yes! Now i just have to ask her!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Hadn't been here in a few years and menu looked good online so decided to try again. Loved everything about our evening at O'Neils! Friendly staff who kept checking on us. Poured a great drink. A menu with so many things that sounded good it was hard to decide. And loved that a salad came with every meal, even the burger (which was amazing!). Everything the six of us ordered was outstanding. Will be back a again soon!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "O'Neil's is like a well-kept secret. Not too difficult to get a reservation, good food, eye-pleasing décor - consistently makes for a pleasant evening."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We went for a late lunch. It took about 10 mins to get our server and since it was 1:30 in the afternoon and there were just a few tables occupied, That was crazy. We ordered and waited 17 minutes and we saw no one and had no food yet. Our order was fairlty simple. One gazpacho and half a salad and my husband had a Sandwich, we told them how dissatisfied we were and they didn't try to make it right so we walked out! Not a good experience!"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Our experience at O'Neil's this past Sunday was actually excellent. The food was very good and the prices were fair. We enjoyed sitting outside, except for some troublesome flies. The gazpacho soup, the Roast Duck, the Skirt Steak, and the Fettucini Alfredo dishes were all excellent. We will go back on a regular basis. The service was good too."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Great duck. Consistently good food, service. Nice outdoor seating."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Good food, not rushed, great waiter, great location. Would definitely go back."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Great casual place with attentive service, but not pushy. Fresh ingredients and a calm atomsphere."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Love the veal piccata! Everything is so fresh and good. A bit noisy."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "O'Neil's is our go to restaurant when dining with friends who live on the North Shore. The food and service are always good and since their recent remodeling, the ambience is delightful. We,recommend it highly!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "We never received some food (they asked if we wanted after the fact) and then they took our order, they were out of food and didn't even realize it. Needless to say, they need to work on their operations."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "This was our second year here, for Father's Day Brunch. Two of us had the crab cakes eggs benedict, and 2 of us had the standard eggs benedict. We all agreed ours was delicious. The ambience is great....very light, fresh and currant. The service was good. We all enjoyed ourselves. We ranged in age from 22 to 79....3 generations!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The decor is so much more appealing than before. Enjoyed a Father's Day brunch."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "First time here, restaurant was nice looking, food was excellent, waiter was great! We will return!"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "We went there with a party of 7 to celebrate our son's graduation. It had been an awesome day already. The restaurant made it a great night, too. Food was delicious, drinks were made in a special way that we requested, waiters all very friendly. We didn't mind the tv. The updated design is cool and modern, a mixture of a bar, lounge and a modern restaurant. Looking forward to my next visit!"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Having lived on the North Shore forever and never having dined here before, I felt it was time. Why did I wait? The food; seared scallops, cioppino, duck, salmon was outstanding. We followed our waiter's suggestions who prefaced it by saying, it's his opinion. I liked that. He told us what sold most, as well. His recommendation for dessert, praline baskets, is worth coming back for....And I will."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The updated restaurant is very noisy. The tables are uncomfortably small and seating is too close to other tables. There' s now a large television in the restaurant area which makes the restaurant seem like a sports bar. Our Caesar salads were leafy and not crisp hearts of romaine like they used to be. They even got rid of their delicious bread baskets and oil and fresh Parmesan on the tables (probably because there is no room). On the plus side, the Pecan tilapia was still delicious. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Our food was awesome and our server was great, but we waited far too long for our entrees. Two other tables arrived, finished and left before we were finished eating our entrees. I'm sure this was an isolated incident, but frustrating for a birthday dinner. After the long wait, the person whose birthday we were celebrating announced that she'd like to skip any dessert or cake and just go home."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Everything was great for Mother's Day 2014. The service, food, and circuses were most appealing."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "O'Neills has been updated a year or two ago to be more current. White interior, updated bar. Looks good (not great) and lots of patrons. Food was great, service was eh. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "My table mates loved the veal marsala and chicken piccatta, but the spring rolls were soggy and bad tasting, served with buttered cabbage - very strange and not good tasting. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Amazing ambiance, variety of food options & great service!"
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "There was not one thing to complain about at O'Neils. Elegant yet comfortable, outstanding service and fantastic food. We had a flat bread appetizer and the grilled garlic shrimp. Both made to perfection. Everyone's entrée was made perfectly and just the right portion size. No room for dessert but the menu looked yummy. Highly recommend O'Neils. "
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "Upon entering the restaurant, we were graciously greeted by the host and waitperson assigned to our birthday group of ten. They took the cake that I had brought in back to the kitchen for dessert presentation. Attention was impeccable. Some enjoyed their menu choices more than others. I loved my entree which had grilled shrimp and beluga lentils. The cake was presented and then brought back to the kitchen to be sliced and served. "
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "Hadn't been to O'Neils in years - wow the facelift made a difference! Food is good as always. Love the great pasta section of the menu. If you haven't been in a while (or ever) you really should go!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "I was very impressed with O'Neil's. The food was delicious, the presentation beautiful, and the overall experience wonderful. I would definitely recommend it to everyone and return for another great meal."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Highly recommended by our b day girl ! Her and hubbies favorite restaurant. My hubby and I thought everything was fantastic !!!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "My wife and I visited with our daughter on a Friday evening. It was our first visit since the restaurant was remodeled and the menu revised. We were all impressed. Our entrees were very good and their presentations excellent. The kitchen was very accommodating with a couple special requests while our server was exceptionally attentive despite a fairly busy night. We'll definitely return, especially to take advantage of the outdoor dining."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We have eaten at O'Neil's several times over many years. It had been over a year since we had been there last and were surprised to find that the dining room had been extensively remodeled since our last visit. This visit was on a Saturday evening. Most tables were filled and the noise level was much higher than we had experienced on previous visits. The food, however, was still well prepared and the service was very attentive. O'Neil's seemed to have a high ratio of service personnel to diners. Over-all, we would recommend this spot for people who enjoy a vibrant ambiance where they dine."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Food is fresh and delicious. The restaurant is beautiful and the seating area so comfortable. We celebrated a friends birthday and enjoyed a great raspberry covered scoop of ice cream, enough for five of us to share. We look forward to returning soon!"
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Haven't been there in a while. The new decor looks nice but some of the couch seats in the middle of the room are awkward for seating. The food is still great. Everyone loved the salmon and the duck."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Sunday night at 7:30 was uncrowded, so we got a choice banquette. Comfy seating, very attentive staff. Beet salad was big enough for two but I ate the whole thing. Grilled salmon was good, too, though the sauce was so so. Wish I had ordered it with the sauce on the side. Pomegranite martini was delicious, too!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Made reservations for Valentine's Day/My Birthday and had a marvelous dinner. Fabulous rolls, followed by a nice sized portion house salad. The salmon was amazing. Two of us had it and talked about how good it was the rest of the meal. Duck, veal other items eaten at our table. Grand reviews. Split the chocolate cake for my birthday and it was delicious, decadent and delightful. A wonderful evening. Make reservations as the place fills up into the evening. Thanks, O'Neil's for a great birthday."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I have been here several times now and enjoy the food but this was the first time that my friends were there. We were there on a Thursday night and when we got there it was fairly empty. It was puzzling why it took so long for someone to ask us if we would like a drink. The rest of the evening the service was ok, not outstanding, but passable. However, we were asked if we'd like coffee but we had to ask for a dessert menu. Strange....you think they would want to sell as much product as possible....I think the server was more interested in watching the Olympics. I would give it another try, but I think some additional management of the staff might improve the service."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "a fine diverse interesting dinner menu at affordable prices. We enjoyed the lamb osso buco and the scallops. Portions were just right and service right on time for both beverage and food, no hovering or pushing. You can schedule your evening around a comfortable dinner here. There was a capacity clientele on a Friday evening however conversation was at a normal level and there was no sense of staff rushing around. Ambiance is functional. This is not for your cozy romantic getaway - just have a very nice dinner experience and move on."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Always reliable well prepared fresh foods,attractively presented. Liked the new appetizer of artichokes on bed of lentils and Would like to see more similar vegetarian additions to the menu."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "The new decor at O'Neil's is terrific; it is bright, young and trendy, much like a Chicago restaurant. The menu hasn't really changed except for the gradually rising prices, although not unreasonable. The wine list is very limited but adequate and moderately priced. Our meal consisted of an excellent New England clam chowder, and entrees of skirt steak (which my wife loved and couldn't finish) and my not-fresh-tasting huge macadamia crusted sole that was just ok. Both our veggie sides were fresh and tasty. The pretzel rolls were great. It is worth going to O'Neil's, we will return on a regular basis, but it will always be 4/5 stars."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "We have been to O'Neils several times since the remodeling was completed. The good, really good, news is that the menu and the staff have remained the same. The food never disappoints and the friendliness of the service doesn't either. We have dined by ourselves and with different friends with whom we have dined prior to the remodeling of the restaurant. Each and every time, despite the food and service, we all miss the ambience and the intimacy of the "old" O'Neils. There was a true neighborhood feel then, replaced by a white and black color scheme, uncomfotable chairs and benches too wide for the average person. The great French bread also has been replaced wtih boring white rolls. Too bad. We'll focus on take-out now."
    Dined on 12/27/2013