Great East European Style Dining
The food was both authentic and divine, the service warm and friendly and the environment inviting.
We had an off-the-menu Mixed Grill for Two, recommended by our waiter, which included the daily special, lamb shank. Every item reminded me of being back in the "Motherland". Chicago ethnic food at its best. We'll be going back again soon to this lovely little spot on something of a "restaurant island" in Chicago.
NOTE: This is a BYOB only establishment. There is a liquor store across the street and 1.5 blocks west, if needed.
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Best food for the dollar.
Best food for the dollar. Food is always great. & you always get your monies worth. & more.
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Restaurant Sarajevo is a find,
Restaurant Sarajevo is a find, do not let the fact that the outside appearance is that of a small neighborhood restaurant fool you. The interior offers an intimate. timeless ambiance usually reserved for the classic restaurants found along Chestnut, Rush or Ontario Streets. The food is traditional Bosnian, fresh, delicious and portioned well. We had a relaxing lunch (4 hrs) and never felt rushed by the staff. Our waiter was excellent, and offered to make us a mixed platter that was not on the menu, giving each member of our party of 4 the opportunity to taste all of the meat offerings, as well as the fettucine. Capucino's, apple rolls and crepes were a delectable conclusion to a fantastic meal. BYOB retaurant, don't forget the kruskovac!
4/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
An odd high/low presentation
An odd high/low presentation on some of the items, but the food was overall good to great. Housemade items were especially notable, such as the bread and the soft cheese. The dining room is cozy and romantic with its wood paneling. The service was impeccable. I had a lovely evening out with a friend, where we stuffed ourselves silly and talked for hours.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
If you enjoy ethnic dishes
If you enjoy ethnic dishes and old world charm, you'll like this place. We did.
The homemade bread is delicious, the infused olive oil and feta cheese very fresh, amongst the
best I have had. The calamari was near perfect, lightly crispy, very tender and flavorful.
5/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
My dinner group had been looking
My dinner group had been looking for a place to go for something Eastern European for a while now. An acquaintance suggested Restaurant Sarajevo. We started with the Bosnian Feta Cheese salad and a special potato and onion pie, both delicious. Our server, after learning that we were new to Bosnian cuisine, suggested that we let him create a family style dinner that would give us a sample of some of the more traditional dishes. We had the Bosnian mixed plate, Large Pljeskavica, Bosnian Style Oven Roasted Veal, creamed spinach, steamed veggies w/ rice, weekend special potatoes and fries with bosian feta. It was a perfect way to try a variety dishes and was reasonably prices. We had the apple pie/rolls for dessert. We'll definitely return!
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Gem in Albany Park
We went to Restaurant Sarajevo with my group of 6, which included a pescatarian, a vegetarian, and a few people who aren't very adventurous with food. The menu suited most everybody (a little hard for the vegetarian to feel as full as we did), and we enjoyed the whole experience. Having personally had been to Bosnia and Herzegovina before, the food was authentic and not overly stylized like some "ethnic" restaurants can be. The owner made us laugh quite a number of times, and was very present throughout our meal. Overall - we had a good time, and will definitely be returning with a bottle of wine.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our dinner was delicious. We enjoyed the homemade bread and cheese and the Bosnian platter and our other two entrees were outstanding. Restaurant also has beautiful decor.
6/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
great food and unique atmosphere
Restaurant Sarajevo offers some of the best modern spins of Bosnian cuisine in chicago. The service is a little on the slow side, but the comforting atmosphere definitely makes up for it.
8/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
We were first-timers at Restaurant
We were first-timers at Restaurant Sarajevo and it was a great place to explore Bosnian food. The menu includes meats, fish, salads and sandwiches that feature Bosnian dishes, some in grazing-friendly combinations. Everything that we tried was enjoyable and encouraged a return trip to further explore the menu. Value was high. Service was delightful and very helpful. The setting is white-tablecloth in a lovely dining room. Street parking seems abundant. We shall return.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fresh food, interesting specials and engaging wait staff. Family owned and operated with true attention to detail.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM