We had a wonderful evening.
We had a wonderful evening. So. Illinois is so lucky to have this hidden treasure in our midst. Sophisticated dining, professional courteous staff!
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
The service was excellent.
The service was excellent. I ordered the stuffed chicken which I didn't think was very good, the chicken tasted a little dry and there was no "stuffing" in the chicken, which made it taste a little plain, for the price of the food I was expecting for it to be better. However my boyfriend had the pork chop and had no complaints. One another complaint was the beer "born on date", my boyfriends beer had a born on date of December and tasted "skunked", which is how we say the beer has gone bad. The manager came to our table and assured us that the beer is still good 6 months past the born on date. My bf received another beer that tasted fine. I was always taught a beer is only good 100 days past the born on date, when I worked at resturaunt/bar
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
We always enjoy Legends and
We always enjoy Legends and Walker's Bluff. It's more and more crowded every time we visit and it's easy to understand why.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
We come from the Los Angeles
We come from the Los Angeles only a few years ago and I must say that this was the closest we have been to the features that was home. Will be returning and with friends
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had a great time. There were
Had a great time. There were 6 of us. Great round table in front of fire place that was easy for all of us to converse.our friends from wisconsin were amazed.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went to the Legends for my wife's birthday celebration. Business casual is the dress code - the ambiance is excellent - great decorating - and the fireplace was superb with glowing warmth in the room. The food was absolutely superb - some of the best salmon I have ever tasted. Also, my wife indicated her dinner was stupendous. We will be going back when we again visit this part of the state in the future. The nearby wine tasting room is one of the most fabulous rooms we have ever seen with appropriate ambiance - we know of nothing in the state which ranks as nice as this room for wine tasting. There were ony 30 people in the restaurant when we were there - the biggest challenge is the road system to get to this gem of restaurant!
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
A legendary Meal
Legends at Walker's Bluff was a great dining experience. Food was wonderful at Sunday Brunch the week before Mother's Day.
My 85 yr old mom loves Eggs Benedict -- not on menu but chef prepared them and they were great - and price was reasonable.
Brunch is very good and much less expensive than dinner. Mimosa pitcher was delicious and also reasonable.
IF dinner prices scare you -- definitely go to brunch.
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
I had made a reservation for Mothers Day for my Mom who had never been to Walkers Bluff, to say the least she was very impressed and talked about our dinner all the way home and at church on Sunday! Myself I had never been either so it was a wonderful Saturday afternoon. We have discussed making this a tradition for Mothers Day in the future.
thanks so much.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were unfortunately 20 minutes late due to my son's 6 pm graduation from SIU. We were not sure we would still be able to be served as we arrived at approximately 9:20 pm for a 9:00 pm reservation. A little difficult to find in the dark. Thank goodness for GPS. Valet parking was excellent! Staff was very attentive! We got the best table in the house right in front of the fireplace. Food and wine were very pleasing to the palate. Could not have asked for a better experience!
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a good time
We have been to Legends a number of times and have always had a very enjoyable experience. We like the food and love the atmosphere. The vegetarian lasagna and the salmon are wonderful. It is one of our favorite places to go for dinner in Southern Illinois.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dinner with Friends
Warm, interesting decor with comfortable seating. Waiter was friendly and personable but had too much territory to cover to provide attentive service. The Salmon was outstanding, fresh and prepared perfectly moist. The fingerling potatoes had too much garlic. They have a diverse menu, Maybe too diverse to achieve a high degree of success overall. I would recommend the restaurant, but would suggest the diners allow for significant delays between courses. This is not a rushed event. I applaud their attempt at doing something different and creative for the area. One note, I did not find the wait staff to be particularly knowledgeable about the wine list or about the preparation of the food items.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very expensive. We will only go on special occasions.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
We came for our anniversary and had a fantastic time. The service was great... The food was perfectly prepared and the staff provided us with a great experience.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent service and even
Excellent service and even better experience at Legends! Cajun seasoning for Bison was a little strong on the heat scale but everything was cooked perfectly. Fantastic decision for special occasion dinner!
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife and I went there for our 10th Anniversary. Everything was wonderful. The wait staff was very helpful and courteous. The food was excellent and we had a great time. The ambience was perfect for us.
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
You will love the Sunday Brunch
We enjoyed your Sunday Brunch. The food and atmosphere is excellent. The waiter was very attentive. You don't feel rushed and can catch up with friends and famly. The prime rib and salad were very good. The champaign was reasonably priced and was enoyed.
6/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a wonderful evening on our 45th anniversary. We were promptly seated when we arrived. Servers were at our table immediately and were very attentive during our dining experience. The food was excellent. Our steaks were cooked to perfection and very tender. The dessert we chose was very good. We will dine again at The Legends.
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Relaxing & Enjoyable.
We had Brandon, He knows how to service a full course meal to his customers. Walkers Bluff is Elegant, Service was Impeccable, Steaks are cooked to Perfection! Wine/Drink list for all pallets. Lets not forget the outstanding Chocolate Cake which was Divine.. Best Meal I have ever had!! This is not a place you go to unless you have couth! The Legends Rivals all Fine Dining Restaurants I have been to throughout the Midwest, Arizona, Missouri and Las Vegas!! All this for a Very Reasonable Price... Yes, This place you should be Appropriately Dressed for (Dresses, Suits).
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
We celebrated our 50th year
We celebrated our 50th year anniversary, with a special dinner. The dinner was good, then to our surprise, we were served this wonderful cake. Thank you so much for making the night special!
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
scallops...that is all
The scallops were AMAZING!!!!! The red snapper was equally delicious. Everything was perfectly seasoned and vegetables grown on site. Service was a little slow but our server was friendly. We will definitely be back and will bring friends and family!
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
GREAT FOOD; FIX THE WINE LIST
WE TOOK SOME FRIENDS FOR THE FIRST TIME. TABLE, FOOD, SERVICE WERE EXCELLENT. WE WERE DISAPPOINTED IN THE WINE LIST. HAD TO PAY SERIOUS PRICE TO GET A FAIRLY DECENT BOTTLE. LISTED DIFFERENT YEAR ON WINE MENU THAN WAS AVAILABLE BUT THEY WERE UNWILLING TO ADJUST THE PRICE. WE DID ENJOY IT ENOUGH TO ORDER A SECOND BOTTLE BUT PAID 2X FOR THE WINE WHAT OUR DINNER FOR FOUR COST AT THIS VERY NICE PLACE. RECOMMEND TO DINERS AND OWNERS PROVIDING MORE/BETTER OPTIONS ON A VARIED SCALE. BY THE WAY - THIS IS A WINERY RESTAURANT; THE BOTTLE WE PURCHASED WAS NOT FROM LOCAL WINERY.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
2nd Review (Brunch)
Second Time visiting Legends Walkers Bluff. This time for Sunday Brunch. Requested Brandon.. We had the New York Strips, once again they were prepared to perfection. The whole meal was perfection, Even tough they were busy due to Fathers day! We had there Cheesecake, and Crème Brule for Desert which the Manager prepared at our table and it again was Divine.. Rest Assured whether it be Brunch or a Fine Candle Light Dinner, You should have no regrets going to the Legend at Walkers Bluff.... I personally can not wait to try other items on there menu and I know my son is just as eager..
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Father's Day Brunch
We had a a group of seven including a small child. There were menu choices that pleased everyone and the server was attentive and accommodated some special requests. There was a woman playing harp music in the dining area that added to the ambiance. I didn't comment on noise level becuse if there was noise, it would have been coming from our table :-) I would return to this beautiful restuarant and the winery.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was only the second time
It was only the second time at Legends for my wife and me. We took two out of state house guests to an early Saturday dinner, and I believe the experience was one they will remember forever. The food, the service, the beautiful dining room, and the quiet space where folks can actually converse over dinner - all were exquisite. Pricey? Yes, but well worth it for special occasions. I could add other superlatives, but, suffice it to say, I like this classy eatin' joint a lot, and we'll be back
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful place to dine. Fanstastic
Wonderful place to dine. Fanstastic atmosphere and excellent selections of wine.
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great reacquaintance evening
I selected Legend's for a gourmet level dinner to re-acquaint with my college sweetheart of 40 years ago. Every aspect was top-notch, the service, the food, the ambiance.....and the complementary strawberry champagne made it over the top. Oh yes, we are still together and dine at Legend's when we can.
7/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
My wiife and I went to Walker's
My wiife and I went to Walker's Bluff for a special night out. First off they had no vallet parking. When I asked they said that they do not offer it on thursday night. It would be nice if they said that on their web site, since it is mentioned that they had vallet parking. the big complaint was that my wife order her steak rare, and it came medium well. Then had to wait until they cooked another. How can you not cook a steak RARE. Most restaurants under cook a steak to play it on the safe side.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful setting; friendly
Beautiful setting; friendly people and excellent food. Worth the two hour drive!
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and service outstanding
The waitress was attentive and if she was busy somebody else would fill our drinks or remove plates. The food was good but the green beans could have been cooked longer. They were too crunchy. Making reservations online is fast and efficient.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hidden gem in Southern Illionos
For a special occasion or just a great meal, try Legends at Walker's Bluff. The food is beyond excellent and the service is impeccable. This rates among the best of the best in Southern Illinois and is something one only reads about in travel magazines touting the big cities.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good service, gorgeous decor & wonderful food. A little bit off the beaten path, however definitely worth the trip! Great for special occasions & celebrations. Menu is on the more expensive side, but it is high quality & very well executed! Full bar & nice wine list too.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was excellent. We tried new dishes not just the same old things, though traditional steaks etc are served. It is very cold, so bring a sweater.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
50th anniversary . Very special
It was a very special occasion for us. Our daughter made the reservation and prepaid some of the bill. She lives in San Francisco, and was very impressed with the "professional" way they made the reservation and follow up.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
From the moment my wife and I walked through the door we were treated with hospitality. I was complemented on my shirt and tie and my wife was complemented on her charming young looks. The food was tremendous, although I wish they still served the finger potatoes. Kobe Ribeye was cooked to perfection and best mashed potatoes around. It was the perfect decision for our anniversary. It is also a great place for groups, we tend to have a group outing their once a year around Christmas. Great atmosphere, food, service, and scenery. Another great reason to eat here is the dress code; Casual dress to formal attire are all acceptable.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had great steaks that were
Had great steaks that were broiled just the way we wanted.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a pleasure......
I visit family in Southern Illinois every few months and I always include a visit to Walker's Bluff Legends for dinner or brunch. The house is well-managed and always accommodating to any special requests. I especially enjoy their menu that evolves with the seasons and offers fresh and well-prepared food -- from starters to desserts. On this hot summer evening we started with fresh chilled oysters with granita toppings and later enjoyed the pork ribeye and lobster tail, finishing with a shared Crème Brûlée. You'll find a well-stocked bar, great wine selection, and excellent service. Legends at Walker's Bluff is always a pleasure!
8/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Walkers Bluff is by far the BEST place I have ever been. Went for my birthday. Waiter was outstanding, very personable and went above and beyond! Our steak was the best my fiance and I have ever eaten (a lot of steak in a lot of states). I would highly recommend this for couples, special occasions, and a quiet place to enjoy food and each other! I can not say enough good things about this place. We will be returning..I heard the Christmas decor is beautiful! I can not wait to go back!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed it. Will return again for brunch. Need more parking, however.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
A fine taste of romance
From valet at the front door, in the comfortably beautiful bar, harp selections artistically executed, superb steak and lobster which they kindly split each of our entrees to create our own surf & turf combination... Oh and great bartender that recommended one of the best Cabs this world wide diner has found in a long time created a lasting memory for us to enjoy - until topped by our next visit!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Legends at Walkers Bluff delivers an excellent dining experience on all fronts.
Pamela, title unknown, was remarkable as she worked the floor almost invisibly seeing to the last detail.
Our food was prepared properly and served in a timely fashion. For me, timing is very important.
The wine list was accommodating and our waiter was well familiar with it.
My wife's Sea Bass was absolutely perfect.
We will return.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Definitely a restaurant you do not want to pass up - food, service, ambience was all perfect!!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love the atmosphere and
We love the atmosphere and enjoy the food. The service is friendly, but slow.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Although the traditional long table brunch options were gone, the menu items did not disappoint. The omelets were fluffy and filled with a variety of goodies, the meats were done to a tee, the pastries and breads were really good. The desserts were a bit limited, but rich and satisfying. Good food, great drinks, wonderful setting and special friends, not a bad Sunday.
Then the Tasting Room had entertainment and that rounded out the day!
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service was great. The
The service was great. The prime rib was excellent. Wide variety of deserts
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Top of the line wining and
Top of the line wining and dining especially for Southern Illinois
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
dinner at legends
The service was excellant and so was the food it was our 3rd or 4th trip here for anniversary
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Reasonable brunch prices and
Reasonable brunch prices and great food. Very high end atmosphere. I look forward to coming back when the weather is nice to eat outside:-)
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our visit to Legend's was in celebration of my daughter's 19th birthday. Our 3-generation "Girls Night Out" was a beautiful and relaxing evening thanks to our fantastic wait staff. Dakota kept our drinks filled and brought my daughter the most delicious birthday carrot cake at the end of our meal. Our waiter (his name escapes me) was a wonderful host, very informative about the menu options and overall was attentive and accommodating to our requests. He even helped us capture our evening in a photo. We will definitely spread the word to our friends and we will return to your awesome venue for future family celebrations!
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
A HIDDEN GEM
THIS RESTURANT ALWAYS AMAZES ME THE CHEF IS GREAT VERY ON THE POINT. CARES IF FOOD IS IN GREAT TASTE. A HIDDEN GEM WOULD RECOMMEND ANYTIME.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM