The Saddle Room
The Saddle Room

The Saddle Room

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thesaddleroomrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 8476457500x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday 10:00am to 10:00pm
    Monday thru Thursday 11:00am to 12:00am
    Friday & Saturday 11:00am to 1:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: We are in between Sears Centre and Cabelas (Pratum & Cabela's Way)
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from The Saddle Room
The Saddle Room offers an American Eclectic menu that changes with each season. Whether in one of our three dining rooms, lounge, wine bar, or track room, you are assured of a great experience. So relax and enjoy the upbeat atmosphere, friendly service, and most of all the unique Gastronomy!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
The Saddle Room reviews from OpenTable diners
133 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (102)fit for foodies (65)special occasion (65)good for groups (64)romantic (52)scenic view (44)notable wine list (40)great for lunch (32)hot spot (28)neighborhood gem (27)vibrant bar scene (19)great for brunch (14)late-night find (13)kid-friendly (11)Show More
  • Bartender blues
    Luvit
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    I brought my girlfriends here for the great bar & Martini's. We were do disappointed in the attitude & service of our bartenders. It wasn't even busy. Ed was the 1st bartender and Another man stepped in I assume to help but both were Unpleasant .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Vegtables
    DeKay
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    All food was very well prepared, I am a vegetarian and loved the options
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best steak I've had in quite
    Dutch
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Best steak I've had in quite sometime. In my top 5 of steaks I've ever eaton.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very tasty
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Portions were a little small but the quality of the food is very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    Huntley3
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Food was overpriced for the quality. Tried the braised Shank and it was tough and full of grissel. To the managements credit they removed it from my bill. The ambiance was good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • MMMM
    foodgalVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    New to area went after hearing rave reviews. I am a foodie an I found the menu selections a mish mash. Lot of ingredients in each dish almost overkill. Like somone went to cooking school and tried to take everything they learned an put that in every dish. Server was good food ok portions decent. Prices were very high both for food an wine by the glass. On a Friday night there were alot of empty tables. Might go back for more bar fare but dinner/wine just to high priced for the area it is in..
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Experience!
    Andrea
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    We live in the city and were meeting family here who live in Rockford. Without knowing the area, we sure made a great choice. What a cool restaurant inside and out! The service was impeccable and the food was fresh, innovative and delicious! Rivals a lot of restaurants in the city. We just might have to make a special trip out to Hoffman Estates just to eat here again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saddle Up
    Steve
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    We are from out of town and used Open table to find this restaurant. It was as advertised. Interesting menu done well. We had calamari for the table to start and it was wonderful, served hot and tender. The flatbreads were thin, crispy and huge. The salmon cooked to order and the fish stew was good although a bit more tomatoey than expected. Wines by the glass list is impressive, if a bit expensive. One downside is the place is cavernous and on a busy night I imagine it could be quite loud.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This was our first visit and
    SunshineStar
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    This was our first visit and we were pleasantly surprised at the cozy relaxed atmosphere. Reduced Happy Hour prices is a definite plus. My entrée of tortellini was a wonderful creamy delight.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We were very pleased with
    Fine2VIP
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    We were very pleased with our Martinis and entrées. Our server was knowledgeable and recommended the POM- A-Dor Martini, liquor was top shelf, fresh ingredients and filled to the top...an excellent cocktail. I had a Kobe Burger, cooked just like I requested, juicy and delicious and my husband ordered the South of the Border Chicken another delicious entrée. We can't wait to go back and try other items.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • going back...
    karenb
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Great food, ambiance, decor, drink....can't wait to bring some more friends and go back! Whether going for just drink, dessert or a meal....great place to check out! Service is great, quick, yet makes you feel "special"....loved it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First time!
    Jenn
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    This visit was my first time having dinner and drinks at Saddle Room. I enjoyed everything about it. Great location too.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Menu is varied as well as
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Menu is varied as well as unique! Superb selections of cocktails, wine, and beer. Making online reservations made things so much easier!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place in the burbs!
    Muffin34VIP
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    The menu was awesome, the service was great, the drinks were good and I really want to take that fire place home with me. Not only is the drinks list amazing, everybody in your party will find something to eat off of that menu. And be sure to save room for dessert, the rootbeer cookies are to die for!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The service was very, very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    The service was very, very good. Our server knew the menu by heart and head good suggestions. The steaks were very good and the Shank was as well.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place!
    KT37
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    My husband and I were looking for someplace new for a date night that wasn't the same old same old. The Saddle Room delivered! It's our new favorite spot. Delicious, eclectic menu offerings and creative cocktails. Try the Little Bigcorn Croquettes. Our server Nick was wonderful. We sat in the wine room - quieter locale with great ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Let down
    Foodie
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Menu and wine list nice. Server knew menu and products well. Amuse bouche delightful. Tuna tartar big let down/disproportionalte pairing with caper jam, short ribs pricy for smallish and dry piece, tres leche cake dry and crumbly. Service faltered as dinner went on. Had great expectations. Maybe an off night but expensive let down.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a good time with great
    timeflies
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    We had a good time with great food and drinks. Our server was very knowledgeable. My only complaint would be it was a bit overpriced. The specialty cocktails we ordered were delicious, but at $12 a drink, having more than one would have cost as much as a dinner entree. If I were to recommend this restaurant I would make sure to mention the $$$ rating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique Experience
    Noren
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    The Saddle Room was a great place to take my family for a special occasion. The ambiance was perfect and the theme of the restaurant was carried out even into the bathroom stalls ! Great food for that special dinner you may want to have.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Blew us away!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    We live in Barrington and went on a night out with friends. We wanted something different than the usual places, so drove down to Hoffman Estates to try this place. I can guarantee we will return many many times, and will look for excuses to host corporate, charity and/or neighborhood social events here as occasions or needs arise. This place blew us away for the outstanding menu & service, and ambiance. They manage to have both a quaint & private-feeling atmosphere, while being able to host large groups. Food was so delicious! We all commented how glad we were to have finally discovered this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great northwest gem
    karent
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Low lighted, rustic yet chic looking restaurant. The bar area is well lit and cool. Theres a huge fireplace in the middle of the room with an awesome seating area. The food overall is excellent. The menu is very interesting and full of flavor. Tuna tartare, croquettes, seared tuna main course and the short ribs are standouts. Good wine list and outstanding martinis, especially the watermelon. Attentive service. Highly recommend and will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Girls Night Out
    Luvit
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    This place was amazing! Our waitress was the best ever...offered us a free appetizer to try something different, we ordered 3 martinis and they had 3 people shaking the martinis at our table.... Everything was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Saddle fell on a woman's head
    LoriVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    No lie. I have to say, we loved the food, the drinks, and we had a great server, Regina. At the very end, one of the saddles above the booth fell and hit a woman in the head in the adjacent booth and literally fell into our booth. My husband called out and asked for a manager immediately and the manager's first response was "Did someone touch it???" Seriously, WTF! We were two booths of people in their 40's and I don't think we were going to mount one of their damn saddles a la "Urban Cowboy." All I could think of was, "what if one of my kids was sitting there?" The woman in was thankfully okay, but it was my husband's birthday dinner and they didn't seem to care about that either. They need to retrain their managers in a BIG WAY.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great location for a special
    silvers30
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    Great location for a special night out or a place to "hang out" with friends. Extensive bar/drink menu as well as appetizers. Main entrees provided variety against traditional fare. Being near the fireplace is the best place to be. Servers were very knowledgable about menu items. Service could be a little faster.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • For Dinner 5 Star But Brunch Only 3
    carolyn
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    If you are looking for an outstanding place to go for dinner....this is the place. The presentation of your meal on the plate is excellent and the food out of this world. We did try it for brunch but that wasn't as good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The place was too crowded
    SusanVIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    The place was too crowded with parties going on all around. The food came at different intervals, where one of us was served 10 minutes after the rest. The pizza was bad.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not a friendly place
    KarlyVIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Not very friendly people at front desk and bar, very nice server but the rude faces that welcome you, and the not busy but not caring bartender ruin the experience, not sure of I want to try again.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Birthday Service
    WillDine
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    I took my wife here for her birthday. In fact, I ordered flowers and had them delivered to the restaurant. They had everything setup for us prior to our arrival and they did this without any instruction for me. The black-bean hummus was delicious. I had a simple burger; but it was one of the best I ever had.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • well above average
    n2photos
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    The architecture and ambiance is amazing. Service was awesome. Food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great time
    Designerlady
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    I went with a group of friends on a Wednesday night. Our server was very helpful with the menu, making suggestions on drinks and menu items. We found both food and drinks to be delicious. The pomegranate martini was great. Pear salad was delicious and the salmon as well. Decor was very pretty and intimate. I would definitely go back, and will tell all my friends to give the Saddle room a try!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great experience
    Jayb
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    We have been here three times in the last six months and each time this restaurant continues to impress me. I love everything about it -- food, drinks, service, atmosphere. It is my favorite restaurant and continues to be my favorite restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Neighborhood Gem
    amstansk
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    This is a great place for a romantic evening, after-dinner cocktails, or even cheering on the Blackhawks. Great Staff and Great atmosphere. Love coming over and over again. Beer list is TOP notch.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-Night Find, Notable Wine List
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • the saddle room
    mike
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Atmosphere was great and menu was very unique. There's something for everyone. Our waiters name was Paul and he was phenomenal. He made the experience wonderful for me and my girlfriend. I have already recommended the restaurant to friends and family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and Fun spot
    Barb
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We really enjoyed our evening. Love the imaginative and delicious items on the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The ambience of the restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The ambience of the restaurant was great, wonderful fireplace, great bar, clean and nice looking. The food was terrible on this occassion. I had ordered a martini that i have had before at turf room, it just did not taste like it usually does. The meal I ordered, chipotle salmon pasta, was so spicy I could not even eat it, I love spicy food, but this was absolute fire. Was not confident in the food to even order dessert on this valentine's day dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First Timer & pleasantly surprised
    Simpleguy
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The meat platter appetizer was good. The duck bacon was interesting, the fois gras was very good. While I enjoyed it, I probably would not order it again. The menu had many interesting sounding items and it was difficult making a choice. I had the deer wellington. It was very well prepared. It was tender and delicious. My wife LOVED her salad and very much enjoyed her mahi mahi. The price of meal and wine was very reasonable for the high quality of the food. Highly recommend
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top notch food with extremely
    mamoulian
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Top notch food with extremely helpful staff from management to waitstaff. Food was excellent. From appetizers to salads and main course.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very friendly wait staff.
    earlyVday
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    Very friendly wait staff. Food was great (especially the calamari). Reasonable prices! Will definitely be back just the two of us or maybe a girls martini night by the fire :-)
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • There is not one "boring"
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    There is not one "boring" thing on the menu, love the chance to try new spins on old favorites and everything is "right size portions" instead of gigantic. I had the Deer Wellington, very very good :-)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    The food and draft beers were great! We sampled a lot of their draft beers ( most were stouts and other darker beers). Their hoegaarden was a lot like a blue moon. The menu had many unique selections and the cheese plate appetizer was delicious. I would definitely dine at The Saddle Room again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.