New décor is different but
New décor is different but more currently relevant and refreshing. Noise level seems to have elevated however, but not enough to matter. Food continues to be inventive and as good as ever.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
The remodel of O'Neils is
The remodel of O'Neils is fabulous ! Our group was in shock when we got there. The food and presentation was very good, and we loved our server. She was very attentive and knowledgeable. I would definitely go back and would love to try it for dinner.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food was good, but the
The food was good, but the roast duck was a little dry. I have trouble hearing in noidy restaurants, so that made communication difficult, but I've seen noiser. Our server was not only attentive but charming.
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Amazing and gorgeous remodelling
Amazing and gorgeous remodelling has transformed the vibe of this spot that has always had outstanding food and service. A new 'old' neighborhood gem.
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
O'Neils redecorated their
O'Neils redecorated their inside space. It is extremely loud and you can hardly hear the person across the table!!! The white booths and chairs are very uncomfortable.They should have kept the previous decor which was comfortable and quiet where you could hear the person across the table from you!! They need to do something about the NOISE LEVEL!!!
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
love the make over! fun evening
love the make over! fun evening for spending with friends locally. good selection of choices for all.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
With the new decor, the noise
With the new decor, the noise level has climbed considerably. This is not the place for a quiet, romantic dinner.
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
I have been eating here since
I have been eating here since it opened, many years ago.
They have just completed their second renovation, and it is beautiful.
The food and service have always been consistently great.
Best duck around.
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Since they have remodeled,
Since they have remodeled, it seems to me that they have become pricey.
4/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
It has a new "sleek" look
It has a new "sleek" look which makes it seem more like one of the many places downtown where we often dine which makes it less appealing to us. It is noisy so conversation can be difficult although we could hear the conversation from the two tables either side quite clearly. The service was very good and our food was quite tasty, but we will probably pick a different spot when we choose to dine in the Northern suburbs instead of dining somewhere that reminds us of the city.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Loved the food... Hated that
Loved the food... Hated that i had to yell to be hward!!!
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was our first visit to
This was our first visit to the newly renoviated O'Niel's. The space is very open and gives a "city feel" to this Winnetka spot.. If you want an energetic, very open ambiance in Winnetka, this is it. We had the Chicken Tortilla Soup which was very good. The Osso Bucco, pasta dishes and fish entree gets a thumbs up. We are happy to see that the menu also features the O'Niel tried and true favorite roast duck entree. Absolutely the best duck in the Chicago area.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
My friend and I had a delicious
My friend and I had a delicious meal. The service was great. We were going to an event afterwards and needed fast service and the restaurant was very accommodating. I will go back again. We did feel it was a little noisy.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
The kobe beef burger and accompanyi
The kobe beef burger and accompanying fries are outstanding; definitely worth a try. We appreciated that this was considered a regular entree and included a salad. The martinis are very good and there is an interesting wine by the glass selection. We thought the diabolo sauce could have been spicier. We did like that you could combine any pasta with any sauce.
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Enjoyed the new decor. We
Enjoyed the new decor. We had salmon and Caesar salad
Which were delicious.
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love the new décor. Food was
Love the new décor. Food was very good. The servers were accommodating, but there was a long wait between the time we were seated and someone came to our table to greet us and take a drink order.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
newly remodeled (updated)
newly remodeled (updated) to go with good food and pleasant surroundings which added to the quality of a dining experience.
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
I was presently surprised by the newly remodeled O'Neils. The food was excellent. The scallops over risotto was so yummy.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
The portion size is just right.
The portion size is just right. The service was great.
5/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very pleasant at lunch. Not
Very pleasant at lunch. Not nearly as noisy as at dinner. Always a good choice for outdoor dining.
5/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
A New Look
The food is always good at O' Neil's! The menu is varied and very good. It has the best of both what the restaurant is known for as well as specials that entice without being heavy handed. The mango margarita was delicious. Scallops with orzo also well presented and very good. But, it is the new decor that really surprises! Sleek, modern and with an open design, the white leather seating and sleek tables are a far cry from the old Tuscan style that was! Only issue is that the noise level has gone up. If they just add features to absorb sound in the restaurant, the upgrade will be complete!
6/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
The restaurant was recently redecorated - it is now unappealing whereas it was previously quite nice. The music is now loud and also unappealing. The ambiance used to be nice, but is now a real turn-off.
6/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time eating here. Plenty
First time eating here. Plenty of parking in the back lot, very convenient. Great food choices, great service. Lunch prices were quite reasonable and they provided very nice sized portions. We wanted dessert but $9.95 for a piece of chocolate cake seemed a bit much. We passed on that.
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Special Treat
We were celebrating my husband's birthday and our anniversary with another couple. My friend told the restaurant that, and they brought us a dessert which was not only large enough for the 4 of us to share, beautiful, and absolutely delicious (2 scoops of terrific vanilla ice cream and a fresh raspberry sauce in a wonderful, nutty, large cookie), but it was on the house!!! How sweet is that???
And we love the way they remodelled and opened the place up. It is bright, white, and absolutely beautiful.
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
great! I really like the new
great! I really like the new remodeling. The only thing I miss is that private table that we used to like. Too bad there is not a way to make one or two tables more private.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been a patron of O'Neil's
I have been a patron of O'Neil's for many years, through several owners and find that it is always good but this time it was better than good. I'd go back in a hot minute. We ate outside and I can't think of anything I would improve. By now one of the employees is like a buddy. Great place.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just a first-rate dining experience
Just a first-rate dining experience. Excellent food, efficient and pleasant servers, nice ambience, reasonable value for money. Can't ask for more than that.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Meal - Great Time!
Pleasantly surprised how much we enjoyed our patio lunch with friends. Brought my husband and another couple back the next night for dinner. My new favorite restaurant and the others felt the same.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Dinner Spot Find
We had a wonderful dinner at O'Neil's. It started out with delicious rolls with all kinds of seeds/whole grains on it. My entree came with gazpacho. The soup was very tasty, and also was a good size bowl. My salmon was delicious, cooked just right. Others in my party had the tilapia with pecans which also was wonderful. One person made a dinner out of two different orders of flat bread - really a misnomer because the bread is just a thin cracker with lots of goodies on top. We will be back!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great place for lunch: really good food, good service, good prices, always dependable. We keep going back for both lunch and dinner!
8/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Tasty food, excellent service
We dined a few nights ago. This was our first time at O'Neills since it had been remodeled. It now has a more casual vibe. The service was attentive and excellent. The food was very tasty and the portions are very generous.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Still a favorite choice...
We dined with good friends and wanted a convenient, conversation-friendly spot. O'Neil's filled the bill perfectly. Parking is ample and easy with a village lot immediately adjacent. The menu includes familiar dishes very well-prepared and waitstaff are enthusiastic and helpful. It was a nice summer evening and many diners were enjoying the outdoor tables, though for climate and noise reasons, we preferred the comfortable inside portion. We also had ample choices from the wine-by-the-glass list which satisfied the variety of main courses chosen by each of us. This is an old favorite of ours still popular in the North Shore area.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
O'Neil's has undergone a great transformation. Beautiful dining room, excellent food and wonderful service. We'll be back soon!
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had made a special request to be seated as close to the door as possible to reduce walking by one of our party. Not only did they accommodate this request, but offered to rearrange tables to make it even easier.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
A New O'Neil's
O'Neil's was always a good choice for a dinner out. With its new decor it's a superb choice. Truly excellent food In stunning surroundings. Well-priced too!
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best O'Neil's Yet
We are regular visitors to O'Neil's and this was the best meal yet, as proclaimed by all four members of our dining party! Don't underestimate the fact that soup or salad is included in the entree price! The Caesar salad is as good or better than many upscale places! Our entrees included steak, chicken, scallops, and rigatoni carbonara; every single one was excellent and in portions large enough to bring some home. Service was friendly and efficient as always. The drink list is almost as big as the limited but sufficient wine list. A sure thing every time.
9/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Went with a group of 9 and
Went with a group of 9 and everyone enjoyed their meals and drinks. Some of the dishes were the duck, salmon, cioppino, and chicken piccata. All were delicious. The orzo pasta served with the salmon and duck was light and fluffy. The balsamic vinaigrette and the citrus vinaigrette for the salad was outstanding. Should have asked if the chef would share the recipe! And they had two of my favorite wines on the menu by the glass...Kim Crawford and Drylands. Yum! Will definitely go back.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Do not like the new decor. Mainly because we preferred the previous set up.makes no difference if you eat outside. Waiter Patrick was great even on his first day on the job. Food still excellent
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
We hadn't been to O'Neil's in a while and were pleasantly surprised by the ambience. The remodeling has opened the place up quite a bit and it now has a thoroughly modern feel. Food is not spectacular but reliable good. It's a nice spot to meet friends as it has a varied menu that is not overpriced.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was very good. Excellent
The food was very good. Excellent service. Good wine list. The only issue is the noise level. It is very loud and makes conversation difficult.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our waitress was great! She
Our waitress was great! She took pictures of us and knew how to use all of our phones and adjust the pictures!
The complementary birthday dessert was not only delicious but beautifully presented and way more than enough!
We will be returning!
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food and service was great
The food and service was great - will definitely be back for more.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is the second time I
This is the second time I have been to O'Neils since it reopened and it was fabulous once again. This time we had the duck, the salmon, and the tilapia. All were excellent. The portion sizes are generous which I appreciate. We had the chocolate cake for dessert and it was delicious. Our waitress was pleasant and attentive. Looking forward to my next visit!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went to O'Neil's on the most blustery night of autumn. Since we had an early booking we had pretty much our choice of seating.
We each ordered something different out of the 4 of us. We hadn't been back to O'Neil's in awhile and so was hoping the salmon was as good as ever and it was. Others enjoyed the baked chicken, the osso buco and the red snapper. The desserts were high on the delicious scale as well. We enjoyed the praline basket (shared), the chocolate cake and the bread pudding! We can't wait to return.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, cramped space
My wife and I went to O'Neils for the first time on Saturday. The food was very good and we enjoyed our meal. However, there are just too many tables for the room available. We had a small table for two and felt like we were on top of the people next to us. It was also difficult for the servers to get around us. I would urge the management to remove a couple of tables - it is a shame that this let down a restaurant that serves great food.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM