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The Bank Restaurant
The Bank Restaurant

The Bank Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thebankwheaton.com
  • Phone: (630) 665-2265
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Monday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
    Bar Open: Sunday - Thursday 10:00pm Friday - Saturday 1:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Wild Game
  • Executive Chef: Chef Patrick Cassata
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: No
  • Entertainment: Go to www.thebankwheaton.com/events for our live music schedule.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Go to www.thebankwheaton.com/events

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hale St.
  • Public Transit: Chicago Northwestern Metra
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street Parking, Parking Garage.
A word from The Bank Restaurant
Spending an evening at The Bank is like having an unforgettable dinner party at your best friend’s house. Delectable food, great wine, pleasant conversation, sparkling laughter and the soft clink of silver, china & glass. Home away from home – relaxed, friendly, but with the bonus of smart, attentive staff.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "It was an excellent night of celebrating a birthday!!!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "I enjoyed my lunch at the Bank as I had a French Dip Sandwich. The atmosphere is very nice. The service I think could have been a little better. I would return with no hesitation."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Traditional steak house favorites alongside healthy inventive choices. Sophisticated quiet atmosphere."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Great food great service, we will definitely return."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Party of four had various burgers. Waiter got one of the four burgers totally wrong. Burgers were not hot at all. Average on taste. We sat outdoors and put up with noisy commuter trains every few minutes. Overall not impressed or pleased with this historic restaurant."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "I enjoyed lunch on the terrace. I found the menu to be innovative and healthy and the food was delicious."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Took a client for drinks and dinner. Liked the look and feel of the location and resturant . Had a cocktail in the lounge, everything was great. Bartendor was quick to serve us. Then sat at a table for dinner. We we basically ignored. Waitress brought drinks and then disappeared. She finally came back and took our order. Thankfully a food runner brought our food because our waitress was no where to be found. At one point we saw her filling salt and pepper shakers. Poor service. Ok food."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "We had a great experience at The Bank on Father's Day. My son and I had mahi mahi prepared with pineapple rice and a really nice coconut sauce, one of the evening specials, and it was delicious. My husband had a t-bone steak with asparagus and potatoes, and he was very happy. The beer selection is very good: I tried a craft ale I'd never had before, and loved it. Our server was attentive and personable. I love the ambience at The Bank - lots of dark wood, pale walls with a subtle amount of decor, and many photographs of old Wheaton. There's something very pleasant and soothing about it. All told, we had a wonderful meal and a great time."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "This is more of a burger place with a nice atmosphere, not a steakhouse. The steak (T-Bone) was not very good at all, it was the evening special. Based on that alone I was expecting something much better."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We have been to "The Bank" a few times before and enjoyed ourselves. This visit changed that. I ordered the Scallop pasta entree - I believe there were 3 scallops in my dish. Everyone's food (7 of us) was subpar. Service was AWFUL. Rude, unattentive, spilled water all over our table - twice - and basically threw a pile of napkins down. Also, we were sitting in the "porch" area - it's not the main dining room and is not the patio. The ceilings are very high and the floor is tile so it is loud, hot, airless, and is apparently where they seat all children. It was SO loud. The patio looked cramped but nicer and the main dining room would have at least been cooler. All in all - disappointing. Not sure we'd bother going back."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Would highly recommend it. Had the salmon and it was delicious "
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "One server was working on a lot of tables when we arrived at 6:15p.m. We noticed that the entrees were coming out too fast so we told the server to wait until we tell him to put it through. I got the fish special which was very good, my husband had the steak which was overdone, however, he didn't want to wait for another one and our son got the fish and chips. The tartar sauce had a "apple pie" taste which he didn't like and neither did I. The bar area as nice and there was live music. It seemed as though we got there at a busy time so next time we will arrive a little later."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "We celebrated our anniversary at The Bank. It was a lovely dinner."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Met a colleague for lunch. Great sandwiches and craft beer selection. They had a nice outdoor seating area. My only minor complaint is that there were a lot of trains that came through and they were loud. Everything else was so good that it didn't bother us that much. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "This is not my first time at The Bank Restaurant in Wheaton, IL, but it was my first time there for lunch. We had a late lunch on a weekday, so it was not at all crowded. Our waiter was very friendly and helpful with menu questions. The food was very good and they let us linger to chat. A very nice atmosphere. The outside seating was open in front of the restaurant, also, but we chose to eat inside. I have been here on a Saturday night and even with a reservation, it can get quite hectic and noisy. This was such a pleasant, quiet, change. We were thrilled with out lunch."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "we normally love the menu here, but the mothers day bunch was very disappointing. Nothing special offered in terms of food, and the price was way too high for what was offered. Please just offer your regular menu!! "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The evening started with Kevin Schmitt greeting us at the host table and leading us to the perfect spot on the elegant outdoor dinning area. A beautiful bottle of perfect temperature white white was waiting for us at the table. I had trout on a bed of lemon orzo that was wonderfully prepared and my bride had a steak salad that was eye poppingly presented with rich wonderful flavors. It was a wonderful evening providing by an outstanding and friendly establishment. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We heard of this restaurant via Groupon; 40-minute drive but well worth it. Parking was a little tough, but for a 7pm Saturday (Mother's Day weekend) reservation, that's expected (along with having a downtown location). The server was spectacular; however, she did kind of forgot about us at the end when we waited about 15 mins for her to come back around w/the Rewards Program info (and considering the higher number of open tables around us by that time). But we weren't in a hurry and found that the overall service was really great. Ordered the NY strip, husband had lamb chops (special). Most delicious meats!! Cooked just right, very savory sauce. Dark ale & red headed peach martini were devine!! Will def be heading back as rewards members. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We've been to The Bank mid-week and on weekends, and my preference is usually to visit mid-week because of the noise from patrons who believe that the art of conversation is to talk the loudest over each other. Food is always very good and we've had everything from soup & sandwiches to steaks and lobster. This visit turned into a fish dinner with my wife ordering trout which was well prepared over rice and myself opting for a nice basked of fish & chips which was plentiful on the tasty fish & fries and could have dispensed with the boring flavorless coleslaw. Beer choices at The Bank are always fun with a nice selection of domestic and craft brews."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "A friend and I went here for lunch. We both ordered the LUNCH burger. What we received was the regular burger - but we didn't know that. It was a burger and came with cheese. When we got the bill, it was much more than we expected and we asked the waiter about it, when he finally reappeared. He was very offhand about it and just said we made a mistake. On top of that, the burger was tasteless and dry. We try to patronize this restaurant because it's local and not a chain. But it's just too inconsistent and this time was actually pretty bad. "
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "We had purchased a Groupon for The Bank. The waitress did not seem perturbed that we had a coupon. She explained the menu and specials and made several suggestions. We chose the organic mozzarella sticks as an appetizer. They were delicious. For entrees we had the fried fish dinner and pot roast. The pot roast was worth the trip! We would both return to The Bank just to experience this dish again. It reminded us of what beef use to taste like."
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "We had Easter dinner with a reservation at the last seating of the day at 5 pm. The Bank had a special Easter menu which we were told about when we made the reservation. The food is simply exceptional; standard fare cooked with a twist. Portions are ample, and "starters", an entree, and an excellent homemade dessert are filling without leaving one with that heavy "ate too much" feeling. They focus on organic and locally grown meats and crops. The atmosphere is low key, yet subtly elegant. I particularly appreciate the quiet atmosphere that enables dinner conversation. The wait staff are relaxed, competent, ready to meet your every need with graciousness and timely response. In short, this is a great place to dine and we will be back!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "This was our second time here and we were really looking forward enjoying Easter out with our family. We were seated downstairs in a semi private room. The room was beautiful and we loved the decor. The server was professional, but stiff. The food was okay, but not up to our expectations. The lamb chops were a disappointment and some of the roasted potatoes were burned. We wanted a family photo after dinner, but after dropping off the receipt, our server never returned. A number of other employees rushed by, but no one ever glanced our way. I can't say we won't ever return, but not likely for a special occasion."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Our last visit was for Easter brunch. The reservation was ready, the table was nice, but the place was surprisingly half-empty. The food took a long time to get to the table. The Mahi-mahi was good but the prime rib was very tough with cold mashed potatoes. It had to be returned. By the time the replacement (another mahi-mahi) arrived, the partner was finished. Overall, not worth the price to us anymore. There are lots of good restaurants nearby we'd rather go to. Unfortunately, we will not be coming back."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Great service, tasty food, conscientious waiter and chef. Had a great meal and desserts with close friends for my birthday,"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We ate here for my birthday dinner. We used our Groupon and had a very enjoyable experience. We got the calamari appetizer, beet salad, lamb pasta, fish and chips, and cheesecake, as well as the Sexy Devil martini and root beer beer. Calamari was good, and I really liked the horseradish sauce to dip it in. Beet salad was delicious--I'll have to try making it here at home! Lamb pasta was good, but a little too salty than what I'm used to eating normally. My husband liked the fish and chips but said he wished he had gotten a steak--his fault b/c he forgot that fish and chips is breaded fish. :) Cheesecake was good but not amazing. Sexy Devil martini was very good, and the root beer beer was so delicious! Great evening."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "We were a party of eight adults celebrating at a preferred 'cut above' restaurant. Fried calamari, grilled calamari and pork flauta appetizers were great. The draft beers were fresh and spot on. Sadly the entrees were 50/50 with three overcooked and one just plain bad. My fillet was perfect and three others, the special stroganoff, the pappardelle pasta and "world's best" pot roast were very good. Happily the manager made every effort to correct the shortcomings. The replacement ribeye was quickly served and comping a portion of our bill was the right thing to do. We wrapped up with a few coffees, hearty chocolate brownie and ice cream that were devoured. Never before was a dinner that went bad handled so well by a restaurant manager."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I took my wife there for her birthday and we had a great time. The food was very good, the service was great and the price was reasonable. They even comp'd birthday cake for my wife! Nice place!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Great food and service. menu was varied but no so extensive it made choices difficutl. bit on the pricey side."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Had a delicious salad nicoise and barley veg soup. Great waiter named Rick was attentive and funny."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Had the lamb burger, which was great, but the fries we undercooked My wife had pasta and chicken and was not impressed as it lacked flavor. The tiramisu was not soft and coated with way too much cocoa powder. The wine and service were both very could. Overall we were disappointed with the food; considering the price."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "The Bank is a gem in Wheaton. we have been there many times-this time, we had Jeff-and he gave us the best service we have had. HIs timing (and therefore he coordinated well with the kitchen) was perfect, we shared a few things that he split for us w/out us even asking, he had detailed understanding of the menu and specials and explained things eloquently. we will ask for him each time we go back! and we will go back! they have a great rewards program as well and on Wednesdays, you get 10% off-win/win/win."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "We love The Bank, but left slightly disappointed after this visit. Our waitress made several comments of a negative nature about her other tables. I realize it was St. Patricks Day, and perhaps she would have rather been out drinking, but it was inappropriate and left a bad taste in our mouths. Food, overall, was good as always, but my husband's burger order was not correct (he choose to eat anyway) - one would hope that when paying $15 for a burger that they get your order right."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Their main menu is fabulous. However, theme menus such as Mardi Gras; not so. But, it didn't deter me from deviating back to their main menu when the special items weren't that appealing."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "First of all, the food was excellent! The wait staff was on the spot, and had a sense of humor. The ambiance was remarkable; putting a restaurant inside of an old bank was a stroke of genius."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "This is the second time dining here. The food is absolutely delicious. The service began to get a bit slow toward the end of our meal but still friendly and professional. I would absolutely recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "The decor is clean, polished reserved in a totally unique venue. The wine list is very fairly priced with an excellent selection encompassing many of the wine regions and styles. The menu is also unique in it's use of locally sourced food stuffs. The imaginative addition of vegetables is a complete and very welcome surprise. The scallop appetizer was presented over a cauliflower puree that was exquisite. The beet salad was a poem. The beef is grass fed and flavorful --our steaks were an artists delight of bright colored sauce and purple mashed sweet potatoes. Desserts were house made from scratch and nothing was the "same old same old". The staff is top notch, especially our waiter, Jeff !! --sure to become one of our favorite restaurants."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Best part of the Bank: our server. She was absolutely fantastic! Debby, ask for her! The food was great and lots of it. My husband loved the seared scallops appetizer. The ambiance is beautiful, like being in an early 1900's speakeasy or something of that era. The Brut champagne I had was delicious. We had steaks, not too shabby. The wedge salad was good and most notable for me, the augratin potatoes. YUM YUM!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We made a reservation online and were immediately e-mailed a confirmation as well as called by an actual person the next day to confirm. We had a reservation, yet still had to wait 45 minutes to be seated. Once we were ready to order, the kitchen had run out of the pecan crusted pork, forcing an alternative entree. Although the food was delicious, the serving sizes were quite small. The male at the table even said, "Well that was an expensive snack. Where are we eating on the way home?" Hosts were apologetic about the wait time and offered for us to sit in the bar area, but isn't the whole point of making a reservation so you don't have to wait? Even though the service and food were good, we shan't be returning to dine at The Bank again."
    Dined on 2/15/2014