Great food and service. Waiter
Great food and service. Waiter was knowledgeable and attentive. My "fish and chips" (perch and yellow potatoes) were quite tasty and certainly not greasy or heavily breaded. The specialty Sangria was delicious and not so sweet. Nice ambience.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always dependably excellent
I never hesitate to meet someone at the Chew Chew because I know the food and service will be outstanding. How surprising that a small, hard to find suburb could continue to support such a high quality establishment even through the economic downturn. They have a wide ranging menu with a variety of prices to suit more modest and more expensive budgets, too. A winner in every way!
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
The owner was fantastic and Greg the server was attentive and informative. The food was outstanding!!!!
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Chew Chew has great food and ambiance--it's a busy spot but well designed to accommodate crowds without the kind of noise that makes great conversation impossible. Service was excellent. We had a long and scrumptious dining experience with our friends and look forward to returning soon!
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Hidden Gem
We were so pleased to hear about this restaurant. It is definitely a hidden gem in the quaint suburb of Riverside.
Everything - food, service, locale was great. We shared 2 great salads with warm bread. Wonderful!
If it is available I would recommend the sauteed trout as it was outstanding.
A very welcoming ambience AND staff.
Looking forward to going back
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
A hidden gem in Riverside
I've been going to the Chew Chew for several years now. The service, ambience and overall dining experience is top notch!
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
our friends and us had a great
our friends and us had a great meal and were able to converse easily with out a lot of noise. very clean and nicely decorated.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cute play on words for this
Cute play on words for this restaurant a block from historic town train station. Nice friendly place, good food and good service. I found this by chance when I pulled up Open Table on my iphone for restaurants in the area. Sounded good and worth the trip.
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
We like this place for a casual meal. We will be back!
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Never disappointed, Food,
Never disappointed, Food, service and beverages all get an "A" .
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Found on open table. Great neighborhood, food, service and ambiance.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
we have enjoyed taking friends
we have enjoyed taking friends to your place for a nice table where we can talk and hear.
nice decor and good food
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Chew Chew review by Don H
Appetizers were all good, mussels outstanding. Fillet was done exactly as ordered, perch had too much breading. Server was terrific, very knowledgable about menu. It was our first time there and I will be back.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyable Dining Experience
Chew Chews provides a very tasteful, comfrtable ambience. The waiter was friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. I had grilled Ahi tuna and my wife had a steak. Both were perfectly cooked and delicious. I would not hesitate to recommend this restaurant to our friends. This was the second time we've dined at Chew Chews, and we will return.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
great dinner spot close to the zoo
Took the kids to the zoo and wanted a nearby restaurant for dinner. Saw The Chew Chew on Yelp and thought we'd give it a try. Although entrees were a little pricey, the menu has a lot of options to choose from, everything we tried was good, and they had an extensive kids' menu. Have not found a lot of restaurants in the near west suburbs that have impressed us (we just moved from the city and were spoiled with so many options) but this place was a great find. We'll definitely be back!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went to The Chew Chew for my wife's birthday dinner and it was amazing.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our party tried a wide range
Our party tried a wide range of menu items and all were very pleased. Portions are generous. This goes above and beyond what is expected in a neighborhood spot.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and service!
This is a great little restaurant tucked into a little side street. The food was AWESOME as was the service. I'll definitely be back next time I'm in the neighborhood!
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great local place at reasonable prices. Always terrific food, service is the best. Love I!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
My Favorite Restaurant
LOVE the Chew Chew! Visit often with my daughter and have introduced it to family and friends. No one has been disappointed. A hidden gem in Riverside with great entrees, specials, wine and martinis. Comfortable ambiance and noise level; able to converse easily. Can't wait for my next visit!
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
We live in the area, but have never tried Chew-Chew till now, because there are a lot of mediocre restaurants in the suburbs and we tend to eat out in the city. What we found was an extreme well run, comfortable, stylish urbane restaurant with a terrific menu at good prices. Food quality and preparation was quite high. We'll be back.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Service. Although the place was pretty full and the waiters were moving fast we did not feel rushed or neglected, just good. The appetizers : mezze an fried calamari and the fresh house bread were delicious. The main dishes were also very good and tasty, especially the steak, pork and fish. My flat-bread dish was a little on the dry side, but OK. The noise level was fine, you could hear people chatting, but you were also able to have a conversation. I recommend this place to anyone who wants a very good, classic food, made with care and respect for the client.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Chew Chew, is a consistent and dependable option for great food and wonderful service in a warm atmosphere.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was very good, great job on the 'rail' decor, waitress was super, large windows that open up all the way with huge screens make the tables just inside the restaurant feel almost like you are outdoors. Only problem was a 18 - 24 month old toddler, constantly screaming and ignored by his parents in the outside eating area, adjacent to our inside table. Not much the restaurant could do about that.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Yes it is a little pricey...
But I am willing to pay a little more if everything else is right... especially the food... and it is! Portions were good, food was of good quality and service and atmosphere were all great. And given that, I think it is a good value...
We had a great time last night celebrating my niece's birthday and once they found out it was a birthday at the table... the cake came with a candle and was gratis!
Thank you Chew Chew!
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Chew Chew is a very nice place to go whether you live in Riverside or live outside. The food and ambience was very good and I would definitely go back. However the wait staff could have more attention to detail - our main waitress brought us oil for our bread however the bottle was empty. Also I ordered soda water from the bar while waiting for a table and then when we sat down I informed her I ordered soda water from the bar and when I asked for a refill, the refill appeared on my bill.
all in all, Chew Chew is a solid restaurant
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We've been to the Chew Chew several times, and always find the quality of food, service and atmosphere great. Can't go wrong with any of the menu options!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Happy B-day at Chew Chew
We always go to Chew Chew for special events - we just celebrated my son's 10th birthday there with family. The service is great, the food is wonderful, and they make a special effort for birthdays.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Autumn Beer Fest a winner!
The multi-course, multi-beer flight special dinner was outstanding! We hope they move some of the courses to the regular entree menu.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
A proud neighborhood asset
Chew Chew has been with us for nearly a decade and a half and we are so lucky to have
Scott Zimmer's talent and commitment to Riverside. This place is so rich in excellence, that we often choose it over any other restaurants in Chicago or any in the western suburbs.
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food but...
Food was good but prices were high for what you get. Portions small, sides were rather pedestrian. Service was on point. One of the very few nice restaurants in the area.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
A very lovely local dining spot
Has it all, great food, wine, service and ambience. Special requests not only filled, but with ease and a smile. I would recommend for anyone looking for a wonderful dining experience.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this restaurant! Neighborhood
Love this restaurant! Neighborhood gem, always friendly staff, love their seasonal menus.
10/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
Always great food and great
Always great food and great service. Definitely one of our favorite dining spots.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
friday nite at chew-chew
requested a window table and got it, they made me feel comfortable while I waited for my party;
food was delicious, mussels and a salad, we all enjoyed our meal
waiter brought a cake candle for my sister, without any reminding on my part
I always like coming here
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Chew Chew consistently excellent
The bar provides excellent mixed drinks; my Sapphire martini was fixed to perfection. The food is always good. My wife's pork chop was superb as was my Bolognese pasta. Our server was pleasant and efficient despite the rush; the restaurant was crowded on a Saturday night, and many were turned away. Be sure to get reservations.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great fine in Riverside.
The food was outstanding and excellent presentation.
The service was great and well timed.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful Neighborhood Place
My son (visiting from out of town) and I went to the Chew Chew Saturday evening. Our dining experience was exceptional all the way -- from the friendly bartender to the solicitous host to the very professional waiter (Don). We had a great meal and the opportunity to sit and talk to our heart's content.
I had the lake perch, by the way, and it was perfectly done and really delicious. I was very impressed.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
LOVING CHEW CHEW
My group could not be more impressed with a neighborhood restaurant. We all would highly recommend it for anyone who enjoys a great meal with great service.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
We really enjoyed our first visit to The Chew Chew. I wasn't really sure what to expect based on the name, but everything was great. We had to wait a minute for our table so we sat at the bar and were warmly greeted by the busy bartenders. Once seated, our waitress, Christine, ensured we had great service. We started with the mezze platter with house made pickles, lives, feta, and hummus served with pita crisps. I had the smoked gouda penne with chicken and my husband had the evening special German sausage platter with sauerkraut and carrots. We absolutely loved everything. I highly recommend this restaurant.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good place for consistent quality
We enjoy eating at The Chew Chew. The Salmon dish is perfect for my gluten intolerance and the burgers are good for others. Our drinks are always well prepared and we feel like they are good.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Wonderful food, wonderful
Wonderful food, wonderful service. I plan to go back very soon!
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, friendly service, pleasant atmosphere make The Chew Chew a "Neighborhood Gem". I'd recommend it to friends, family and business associates.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
A fine experience.
We enjoyed the great food and fine service. Tho busy we did not feel rushed. We were delighted with the fish and the presentation a d quality were excellent. We will be back.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
If you like american cuisine with fresh ingredients and all dishes seasoned to perfection with a delightful spectrum of palet tantalizing dishes...make your reservations now! We had one appetizer and 3 entrees. We were on the edge of our seats waiting to experience the next course.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
First time here and everything was wonderful. Swordfish tacos were fantastic!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great for small groups
We had heard about the chew chew from a few friends and finally made our way over there. We loved it. The food was delicious. Very nicely presented and prepared. Clean and inviting environment. They had a respectable wine list and the waiter offered many helpful tips on the fine and food
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
the food was good but a little pricey in a area with many good restaurants
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great neighborhood restaurant with a city vibe. Loved the cocktail menu and the daily fish offered in "taco" style was fantastic. Awesome oysters on the half shell, fresh and delightful.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Riverside's best kept secret ... Who knew about Chew Chew?! It was recommended by a friend so friends from out of town joined me for dinner and we checked it out. Good thing we made reservations because the place was packed. Our waiter, David, was delightful - very friendly and very service oriented. Our wine order took a bit long to arrive and was actually delivered at the same time our entrees were but other than that, I cannot say anything bad about this place. Food was delicious and interesting and it was a charming, warm and friendly experience on a very cold Chicago night! I will definitely return!
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM