Great dinning experience.
Great dinning experience. Will definitely go back.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
It had been a long time since
It had been a long time since we were last at Allgauer's. We went on a Sunday evening following a reception held by the Northbrook Symphony after its April 7th concert. On this particular occasion the fact that many of the diners had just come from the reception contributed to a temporary overload in the dining room that made service slow. To his credit, our waiter acknowledged the problem and did things to try to make up for the long wait. Once served, the food was worth the wait. This one less-than-expected quality of service will not keep us from going there again.
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Loved the relaxed unrushed
Loved the relaxed unrushed atmosphere. Fabulous brunch.
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
The staff was very generous
The staff was very generous with the sparkling wine! It's a great place for place for a special occasion.
4/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was ok, no complaints,
It was ok, no complaints, but no reason to go back. If staying at that hotel, then a great choice.
4/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
SUNDAY BRUNCH WITH CHAMPAGNE
Wonderful selection of seafood at the brunch. Lots of seafood salads. Cold shrimp and good oysters on the half shell. A little pricey, but the champagne is unlimited. Excellent service and glasses are refilled as desired. No meat carving or omlet stations. Breakfast and lunch hot dish selections, but not a large variety.
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
A good value.
We found the food good and the noise level low so that conversation was very easy. All four of us were very satisfied with our entrees. The waiter could have been a little more attentive.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
The new manager is incredible
The food was amazing. The new manager has changed the menu and the restaurant is busy once again. You have to go for the Sunday menu.
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
The view of the forest and
The view of the forest and river is a special feature of this restaurant. The quality of the entrees was above average in taste and presentation. The service was efficient without being intrusive. The only disappointing feature was the appetizers: the calamari was very tough, and the bruschetta was served cold.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Local Gem
The food, service and environment are great. However, we were a bit set back by the age of the patrons. We were there at 7pm on a Saturday evening and everyone seemed to be over the age of 70. Nothing against that, but if your going for a more upbeat atmosphere you will be disapointed. We asked the hostess and she said it was very typical of their patrons. All in all a very good menu and meal.
8/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food, terrible service.Told
Great food, terrible service.Told the waiter bigger heavier set hispanic gentleman,this was our first time here.Said we wanted the buffet.He pointed in the general direction of where the food was & said plates are over there.Not too polite or helpful wait person. During are stay the busboy was more attentive to us,when our drinks were empty he was the one getting us refills.After we finished I had to go track him down to get the bill.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Friday Night Seafood buffet
I doubt you will find a seafood buffet anywhere in Chicago that will rival this. The food is great, continualisy brought out fresh and refreshed, great service and fair pricing. It is an old time favorite that I never tire of.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and service were
The food and service were excellent and well priced.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and selection were fantastic. The raw bar and fresh seafood in particular. The service was excellent...very attentive waiters and the chefs were very accommodating with my wife's food allergies.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great anniversary dinner
My wife and I, along with our 6mo, had our anniversary dinner at Allgauer's. We had a great experience. The food was excellent and our waiter was so incredibly nice and accommodating. We came right after it rained and sat in the patio. We had the whole area to ourselves. The salad and desert bars were a very nice addition to the well cooked steak and shrimp dishes we ordered.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Seafood Buffet
Great seafood buffet in this area - delicious Lobster, Salmon, Oyster, even Prime Rib, etc.
It is worth to be there soon.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Food was Superb!
A Comfortable & Scenic Ambience, and the service was very attentive. It was my friends birthday, we ordered appetizers, soup, salads & the Beef Medallion was Spectacular!
Will definitely be going again very soon!
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
A quiet night out
In the midst of a busy and frenetic trip, this delightful find gave us a quiet night of delicious dining that recharged our batteries. Tucked in to a bucolic view of the Des Plaines River, quietly elegant surroundings in the dining room gave a perfect setting for an evening for two. The food was well-prepared, simply presented, and totally delicious. Attentive but unobtrusive service kept the tone just right: relax, enjoy yourselves and let us take care of you. We did, and we went away very happy. Bravo!
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding experience - 15th Annv
Amaretto stone sour was best she ever had.
Salad extremely good dressing (vinagarette).
Medalion pasta outstanding and huge portion.
Ribeye very good.
Sucker for Risotto too.
We had an extremely nice 15th Wedding anniversary - thank you.
We'll be back for 16th....
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
When we arrived we were seated
When we arrived we were seated promptly even though there was a large wedding party in the property. The hostess gave us extra service to find us a requested quiet table. Warm rolls and water were served almost as soon as we were seated. Our waiter arrived at the table soon after, but gave us ample time to peruse the menu. The entrees were served soon after the salad plates had been removed. The food was well prepared, but the beef medallions had more cracked pepper than my wife would have preferred - - a matter of personal taste. Throughout the meal we had attentive, but not excessive attention from our waiter. We would be happy to recommend this restaurant to others.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
We hadn't been there in a
We hadn't been there in a long time, so it was nice to return.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
While we enjoyed the brunch, we were disappointed to see they switched from King Crab Legs to Snow Crab Legs. A lot more work for a lot less meet. That is one of the reasons we never minded paying the hefty price for brunch. Their service is great and our server, Rosa, has served us before and is so pleasant and helpful. She makes customers want to come back. Bring back the King Crab Legs and you will see us in there again!!
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Grilled poached salmon was outstanding. Large portion, fish was fresh and moist.
Excellent spinach and artichoke dip with flavorful but not overpowering garlic. Thinly toasted bagel slices was a nice change of pace with this appetizer.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Having a great time
We always know we'll have a great time dining at Allgauer's
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place to take a group
We had a recognition lunch for a dozen people and with the buffet this was a great choice because there was something for everyone. The group was happy to go and truly felt like they were recognized.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
I really love the lobster,oysters the prime rib,also the tilapia with rice the dessert table was a delight .The chocolate fountain was perfect.i wish they can make a chocolate bar out of it.I will definitely come back .
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM