Everything is great!
One of my favorite places. Terrific staff and everything on menu is great, especially the Baja fish tacos and the Bone-in Ribeye.
1/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great resturant with awesome
Great resturant with awesome food. Parking to tight and can be complicated
3/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very nice neighborhood restaurant.
Very nice neighborhood restaurant. Food just ok the night we dined, but we have been there before when it was lits better. Probably an off night.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
I met a business colleague
I met a business colleague and a potential customer for lunch and making conversation was very difficult or near impossible. A table of eight was set up near us and they were very loud. Good food but I will not schedule a luncheon meeting again.
4/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Grille 43 was a great in-between
Grille 43 was a great in-between spot to meet our friends coming down from Milwaukee. It was easy to find off the expressway and the food was very tasty. The sea bass was exceptional as was the steak salad and rib eyes (per our guests). There is a wide range of menu items to satisfy most people. Its not a very big place but was able to accommodate our group of 8 and serve us attentively. It was our first visit but another friend recommended it who lives in the area.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Really good food. Great service. Pork shank was amazing.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Spectacular sea bass!
We were there with friends and had a fine meal. Our server was very attentive. The Chilean sea bass preparation with black rice and peas is one of the best preparation I have ever had! Excellent fried calamari recipe.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Location was easy to get to
Location was easy to get to and it was a great overall experience.
4/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was our first visit to
This was our first visit to Grille 43. Good menu with something for everyone, and some interesting specials also. Food was very good, and service was excellent. Very noisy, making it a bit hard to carry on conversations, but we did anticipate that since it was Friday night. We will definitely be back for another visit soon.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
My New Favorite Place (By Far)
Absolutely loved the place. We split a couple of dishes so we were able to taste more than 1 main course. We started with the Calamari which I challenge anyone to find better some place else. We were told to try the drunken shrimp and they were absolutely right on target.
We then moved onto our main courses which were absolutely fantastic. Not only was the fish special tasty and moist but the presentation was perfect.
We also had the shrimp Caesar salad. I have never had grilled lettuce before and was a bit skeptical. I don't think I can go back without getting it again. It was that good.
The place was crowded but it was fun and exciting. People were have a great time. The staff was there at a drop of a hat. Water was filled, the pla
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
My favorite "exciting" place
My favorite "exciting" place for lunch, outside the soup/sandwich/burrito spots. Love the baja fish tacos and mushroom flatbread, but the thai chicken flatbread was too dry.
4/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Absolutely LOVED!!! Will
Absolutely LOVED!!! Will definitely be going back soon!
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent luncheon restaurant.....w
Excellent luncheon restaurant.....wonderful food...friendly and good waitstaff....creative menu...loved it!
5/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
a great place for a Friday
a great place for a Friday night
not a special occasion place, but really enjoyed the food
atmosphere very pleasant
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
A fine gem in the suburbs.
A fine gem in the suburbs. You would thing you were dining in a higih end Chicago restaurant.
That is how good the food is. It is small, quiet and definitely a place you would revisit.
Drinks are superb as well. Can't say enough good things about this establishment.
We are lucky to have here in Lake Bluff.
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful variety on menu and fabulous specials. Everything we had was prepared to perfection, presented well and tasted delicious. Will return often to Grille 43. Great value. Savory food. Attentive service. Love Grille 43!
6/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
All Around Good Experience
We have eaten dinner at Grille 43 before, but this was my first time for lunch. We had ten in our party - a graduation celebration for my daughter and her best friend. Our server was excellent and brought our drinks immediately. The food was TASTY - and our server was knowledgeable about the menu. I had one of the specials - crabcake burger - and it was excellent. Our friends had never eaten at Grille 43 before and said they definitely would return...
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
I had heard about Grille 43 several times and finally decided to try it. The place was absolutely packed, especially for a Wednesday evening. I made a reservation and was greeted by the most adorable hostess. She offered us two options for tables but she recommended the bar area. That was a perfect choice. The bar area was vibrant. We asked her what she recommended. She immediately said the Asian Chicken Salad but also read us the specials. We ordered her recommendations and it exceeded my expectations.
I would definitely recommend giving this place a try. I am going back on Saturday night.
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
A casual vibe with a great menu
Very nice dinner with business partners from France who were impressed. And a fluent Francophile waiter as a bonus!
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Little Place!
We tried Grille No. 43 for our anniversary and were not disappointed. Although the menu is a bit limited, our food was well prepared and delicious, and the service just right. We would definitely go back.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Grille 43 has good food that has a different twist.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Service & Food
Service was terrific. Our water was so knowledgable about the Wine, Beer and Food selections. Food was well prepared and served fairly quickly. Everything was terrific. Would recommend Grille 43.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Would go back
Steak salad and chicken parm were very good. Desserts were wonderful..service was excellent..like the variety of menu too
Bread was enjoyed by the table
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
For a very small place, Grille
For a very small place, Grille No. 43 is very noisy. The food is very good, even on the second try after my wife's salmon was served too undercooked. The Black & Bleu Burger may be the best burger I have ever had.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
The location is really not the best as with Waukegan and 176 roads the noise level is high for sitting outside!
You have a great little restaurant and the staff are very congenial.
For a small group the seating works well, for larger groups the space is too small.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food as the prices reflect.
Suburban restaurant with downtown food and pricing.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food-, Not rushed,
Excellent food-, Not rushed, great drinks-the antioxidant martini was fabulous
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall good experience. Food and waiter were great. Very disappointing was the host who was rude about the parking situation. The valet had run out of spots and was flustered over how to handle the cars that were piling up (self park is not an option). The host informed us that it was "not his problem" when we inquired about what to do with the car. This started the experience off on a very sour note. The waiter on the other hand was very friendly and accommodating. Food was great. A little loud inside. Not a good place for kids but there were a few there.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
We always dine early before the rush of people and find the food and service excellent
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
When you first look at the menu, you may say, "is this all?" However, every dish is superbly executed. Service was good but the food was outstanding.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quick lunch service, food
Quick lunch service, food is a bit expensive, 16 dollar bburgera little extrene but worth a visit as food is good.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Free valet parking! All of the staff are friendly and knowledgeable. Food is excellent and presented beautifully.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food in west Lake Bluff
Not many restaurants in this area (Waukegan & Rte 176) except fast food and hot dog places. Grille 43 always has reliably good food; very good salads and burgers. Nice bar area with tvs. Can get very crowded at lunch, especially on Fridays, so reservations are a good idea. A small restaurant with a pleasant atmosphere; but noise can be very "energetic" when it's full.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ladies night out
All five dishes were well presented and all plates cleaned. I'm usually a steak orderer but went with one of the night's specials, the Halibut. It was perfectly cooked and thoroughly delicious. The corn relish was very tasty but maybe with fresh corn out of season it lacked that little something (did I say it was very tasty anyway?)
Good reviews for the flatbread app, Niçoise salad, shrimp and scallop special and the veggie sliders too.
Service was friendly and efficient. Attentive without being overly so.
The only possible downside was the noise level. It was sometimes hard to hear but we weren't trying to have a romantic evening so it was okay. I will almost certainly be back despite 30 minutes away.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice menu & stellar service
We went here with a group of 10, after making a last-minute reservation on OpenTable. We arrived to see our table ready for us. The ambiance was nice- with perfect lighting- dim but not too dim. The menu was interesting and varied with generous portions and tempting specials. The food is downtown sophisticated with several "comfort food" options. We had delicious seafood and meat choices- the drunken shrimp with jalapeno, a fantastic shrimp/scallop special, super homemade soup, mussels, strip steak, fantastic sliders and pulled port.Our waiter Eric (and crew) provided excellent service. They were attentive but not overbearing. Provided nice wine service and handled the kids professionally, while accommodating to very discriminating adults.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM