Very good food, fast service,
Very good food, fast service, nice pour on drinks. First time in, Mgr. came over to see if everything was ok (nice touch). Directly across from the movies at Randhurst.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
My mother and I had a very
My mother and I had a very nice meal at brunch on Mothers Day.
5/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Black Finn is delicious
We've eaten at Black Finn on several occasions, and the variety of menu items we've tried has all come out very good-- good taste and good quantity. On this particular evening, invited friends to join us, and all four enjoyed food, mostly from the day's specials. The wine lovers seemed satisfied with the variety available. Service was prompt and sufficiently attentive as needed.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mt. Prospect gem
All six of us thought our food was outstanding. Our server, Robert, was excellent. He was quietly attentive without being intrusive. All servers should be as professional. We enjoyed all aspects of our first dining experience at BlackFinn.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
everything was very good from
everything was very good from the service to the food
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Upscale bar & grill
The ambiance and decor gave this place a feeling of being a few notches above your average American bar & grill. I was happy to see a good, long list of tap beers including some uncommon ones. The food that we had was decent , but I'm sure there's a gem in there. Waitstaff was very kind and attentive. Kids even get a scoop of ice cream!
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Shrimp appetizer was delicious,
Shrimp appetizer was delicious, and all of our entrees were also good.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was the fourth visit
This was the fourth visit and each time I like it more....
6/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
We'll be back
I do enjoy this relatively new spot, though it tends to be noisy. This last visit was dominated by a boisterous group of men. Aside from that, food and service were above average.
6/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Reasonable prices, loved my goat cheese/strawberry/pecan salad. Management was very accommodating and it was so nice to have a round table!
6/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was awesome, but service was really slow. Also, be careful of wine menu! It is wrong. Said our wine was a New Zealand one and it turned out to be a CA wine! Food took forever to come out and manager never walks around to actually talk to people and ask how food is, he does look grumpy though.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Menu Selection
Hi! We visited BlackFinn for the second time for Father's Day. It was my parent's and sister's first time. We all liked our experience very much. I love the fact that the menu has a vast selection of food and drinks. My dad ordered the baby-back ribs, and he was impressed! It was a great experience overall, and we will definitely be coming back!
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
As usual service is outstanding
As usual service is outstanding at Black Finn .. the food was great .. overall great experience! Thanks!
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Sports Bar
Great atmosphere to watch a Stanley Cup Finals game. The staff and crowd were really into it. We ate in the Sports Bar area. Food, drinks and service were great.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went there for lunch, really
Went there for lunch, really enjoyed it. Some time later went back for dinner and the menu was large enough to have a fair number of choices, but small enough the kitchen turned out great, interesting, tasty dishes. Loved the Blackened Brie. The Rice Cakes served along with my fish were great. The hubbies really enjoyed the crab cake dinner. Will highly recommend this restaurant.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food with good service.
Good food with good service. Who can ask for anything more?
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
very good food and good service,
very good food and good service, Highly recommend eating outdoors.
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Girls night out
I met some old friends there for dinner. Everything was great. The food was excellent and the menu is very diverse. I would highly recommend this restaurant to others.
7/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
the food was excellent and
the food was excellent and they were very accomodating
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Interesting & varied menu
Have eaten at Black Finn on several occasions. Food has always been good, service meets expectations.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
a very good restaurantf
Food was very good, but waitress and servers were outstanding!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pleasant Outdoor Dining
Our group of four sat on the patio and enjoyed appetizers and salads. Large menu with many daily specials was nice. The food was good and everyone seemed happy with their choices. The service was just ok...had to ask for water refills...maybe she was busy inside. I would go back again.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Food, excellent presentation.
Good Food, excellent presentation. Pricey but manageable.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place to go for the sports fan who wants good food and enough tv screens to see a game from any angle.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
We met another couple there and had a very good time. College football wall to wall definitely appreciated. Good drink specials and appetizers than you can make into a meal. Will definitely be back soon.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I had a lovely evening and always like coming to Black Finn.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pretty place with decent food.
We have been to Black Finn several times. Overall the food is good. The Grit Cakes are the best thing on the menu and are a MUST ORDER! They are lighter than air. Our server allowed me to substitute them instead of fries. Our server was great. The Crab Cake sandwich and ribs were good. My fish tacos were average. the edges of the tortillas were dry and tough like they sat under the heat lamps. The biggest problem we have found is with their cocktails. Their Randhurst Rita needs to be done. Their sweet and sour mix they use in that drink is terrible and needs to change. We find this surprising because they have one of the most beautiful bars in the area and should offer really good drinks to match.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food at good prices. Service was quick (not rushed).
Great bar for sports fan - great place to watch the Black Hawks!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed our meal on Saturday with our son, his girlfriend and my youngest daughter. We made a reservation on line and they were able to keep it within 15 minutes. The food was outstanding and the suggestions of our waiter was enjoyed by all.
We will be back.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
A nice place for a quick dinner
Food was good though salads came in a huge bowl and we're not all that large. Server was adequate but never cracked a smile. I'd go back.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were able to sit outside
We were able to sit outside and it was a great experience except that a person at the table next to us kept smoking. We weren't sure if this was allowed or not, and none of the servers who were all around stopped him from smoking. Next time we would sit inside or clarify if outdoor seating was indeed a smoking section.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Every time I have gone the service had been great, but this past Friday night we had a server who was a bit pushy. There were three of us and 2 hadn't seen in other in months so they were talking, the waitress came by to tell us the soup of the day- I was able to heat her and was planning on telling my friends, but instead the waitress rudely interrupted them and scolded them like a teacher for not paying attention. She also came by about 10 times telling us to get an appetizer. Since the other times I have gone I sat in the bar area, I would recommend that if you go, sit in the bar area!!!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consistently delicious! Service is always really good and the menu is so diverse. Great new addition to the new Randhurst Mall!
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bang Bang Shrimp was great
Bang Bang shrimp was great but don't waste time on the shrimp eggrolls.
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Served Up Nice and Hot
Cold beer, hot apps and great tasting food - this is a Neighborhood Gem!
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
A friend suggested BlackFinn for a quick dinner.
I was expecting another mediocre restaurant with bar-type food.
I was pleasantly surprised with not only the venue, but the food as well.
It was a great dining experience! Our waitress, Katrina, was wonderful
and very helpful. A moderately priced neighborhood gem!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Large Bar Area. Good place
Large Bar Area. Good place to watch sports! Good Food!
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our group of five had an outstanding time at BlackFinn. Our server Arthur was knowledgeable and helpful. His recommendations were spot-on. Given the size of the menu, we were given as much time as necessary to make our selections without a hovering server. Once our choices were made, the food came up quickly and looked as good as they tasted. All of our entrees (Pad Thai, Talapia special, Iron Skillet Mac-n-Cheese, Fish and Chips, Queen City Chicken) were quickly devoured. Will definitely make a return visit
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good variety at Blackfinn
There are many restaurants that feature a well-stocked bar, burgers and other sandwiches, and some main entrees. Blackfinn fits in with this group. It is divided into a large bar area and large dining room. The decor is attractive, which puts it above many others. We've eaten there several times, and we have found the various entrees, sandwiches and appetizers to be tasty. The dining room is family friendly.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was amazing. The
The food was amazing. The ying yang shrimp is a must try! Great spot perfect for catching a bite and a movie as the theater is right across the street.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Big menu with good food
Great selection of craft beers which I look for when dining out. My wife was impressed with the gluten free options and the GF stir fry was excellent. The saloon was loud but energetic. The wait staff was great. We'll definitely be back.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent from the seating
Excellent from the seating to the server , who was more than capable concerning descriptions of the food and the specials.I had the chance to take my dad and my husband out and we had a ball. Very attentive staff, we tried lots of different apps, and dinners. Excellent. I certainly would recommend it in the future. Good job.!!
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Special dietary needs, yay!
I have a gluten sensitivity, and their menu is beautifully laid out for people who have trouble with that, as well as other options (vegetarian, others I can't remember now). Even with the menu being extremely helpful to people with special dietary needs, the food was excellent. The baked brie came with bread for my wife and vegetables for me, and was incredibly delicious. The sea bass and steak we got were both cooked to perfection and beautifully seasoned. My rice cake was the highlight of my dinner. Recommended highly for good food and for considerate, thoughtful menu options.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food! Great service!
Great food! Great service! We had a reservation and were seated immediately, even though there was a 45 minute wait when we arrived. Our favorite restaurant in the area.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were celebrating our daughter getting engaged and we were treated so beautifully and even given Champaign love the food and chose this as it is the "kids" favorite place!
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food and Service outstanding.
We had a great late lunch dining experience at Black Finn. Billy was our server and he was great. The food was good and we happened to be there on 1/2 price Wine Wednesday. We'll be back. Thank you Black Finn for a great experience!
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was great and the service was great as well. The ambiance is lacking. Not much warmth or character for dinner. Designed more for a breakfast place but we would return for the food. I had a jambalaya pasta that was yummy with enough for leftovers that heated up great for a second meal. Our server, Billy was very efficient and friendly.The bar side was packed.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Kevin the manager and the wait staff were right on with their service, the food and the great assortment of craft beers on tap!
I love that it is so close to my home and it is great to watch sporting events from all over the USA!
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place to dine
I was impressed with the gluten-free menu. And the food was very good.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Black Finn is very good!
BlackFinn in Randhurst is very good - been there several times and always good. Recommend making a reservation. We sat on the restaurant side which is more quiet that the bar side - it just depends on what you are looking for. Love the new Randhurst!!
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM