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The Reserve Steakhouse - Harrah's Joliet

The Reserve Steakhouse - Harrah's Joliet Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.harrahsjoliet.com/casinos/harrahs-joliet/restaurants-dining/the-reserve-detail.html
  • Phone: (815) 774-2624
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Wednesday - Thursday: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm; Friday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm; Saturday: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm; Sunday: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Tye Nielsen
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We can engineer your personal menu to fit your tastes and party styles.
  • Private Party Contact: Kevin Meeker (815) 774-2665

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Cass Ave
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Free valet available with receipt or parking available in parking garage.
A word from The Reserve Steakhouse - Harrah's Joliet
Welcome to The Reserve Steakhouse. A truly fascinating dining experience. Choose from our exceptional prime cuts, fresh seafood, and a seasonal driven menu promoting local farming. Let our professional and friendly staff create memorable moments for you and your guests. Please join us at The Reserve for an exceptional dining experience.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "Have eaten there several times food was always outstanding and the service excellent. This time was somewhat disappointed in both."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I specifically asked for my soup to be hot. The waitress brought our soups with a pot holder, since the plates were so hot. Best Lobster Bisque soup I've ever tasted. Steaks were cooked exactly as requested. Waitress was very attentive."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "This is our favorite restaurant in the Joliet area! The onion soup is yummy and the steaks are mouthwatering!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The service was good and our server was very helpful and the steak that was a special offering for the day was very good and cooked perfectly. Lobster good but I didn't feel it was very big, mostly lots of shell. The shrimp cocktail appetizer was way overpriced, $16.00 for 5 big but not jumbo was too much. Surprised that everything was ala-carte and you only were offered some rolls as no salad, etc. given. But, the overall experience was good and we will return again. It would be helpful to not have to ask if anything was included with the entrees, etc."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "It is our second time eating there and we intend to come back very soon. We enjoyed our dinner very much. The service and staff were excellent."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Food was excellent,quiet and romantic! Will go there again and again. Crab cakes where the best I ever had!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We have been here several times and never had a bad experience. Food is always great. Try the scallops and crab cakes for an appetizer. The new menu covers most taste buds."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I thought even for Harrahs the prices were unbelievably high for what you were served! $32.00 for 2 very very small pieces of shrimp cocktail and $26.00 for a piece of filet mignon that was the size of a quarter with no sides. Hot shoe casino had s fantastic restaurant and I will always go there."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Nice selection of starters, salads, steaks (of course), seafood and desserts. Or group had the prime rib (thick and cooked to order), and the evening's seafood special, halibut with a lobster sauce (fresh and perfect flavor combo). We split the flourless chocolate cake which was served with peppermint ice cream. We also split a crab cake appetizer...excellent and mostly crab, with little filler. Everything (including any side dish with the steak) is ala carte, so the price adds up. The meals, with a glass of wine apiece and one dessert and one coffee was $150."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Great food, excellent service. Wonderful for date night"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We have enjoyed The Reserve since it has been available. The food is the main reason for going but the service etc is excellent. We find the menu has enough variance for us and our guests."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The service on a Saturday evening was extremely slow. My soup once delivered was cold. The waitress appeared overwhelmed."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The ribeye steak dinner, meatloaf and seafood pasta was excellent. The tip pasta was just awful. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Great service delicious food I will recommend this restaurant!!!!!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Our table was ready on time and the server was excellent-our glasses were never empty and dirty dishes and silverware were not left on the table.The food was good and the plating was very pretty. All in all, a great evening."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "My wife and I had a nice dinner at Reserve on a Friday night. It is a lovely white tablecloth restaurant with polite effficient servers eager to please you. We had a delicious house salad followed by seared tuna cooked to taste along with roasted fingerling potatoes and steamed bok choy cabbage. Our compliments to the chef for a fine dining experience. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Our steaks were excellent, it was a lovely dinner. From the hostess to the matre'd to the server-they all treated us like old friends.................."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "have had excellent food here, never a bad meal in 20-25 visits..."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "It was very quiet and intimate inside. There was a rock band playing down the hall and you couldn't really hear them. We only had seafood, but will definitely go to try the meat. Lobster bisque was delish!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Some of the best prime rib I've eaten- everything was delicious and service was very good.i would most definately return!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The Reserve is a great restaurant to visit in Joliet. The casino has been there a long time and some of the other restaurants have come and gone but The Reserve remains an anchor. The shrimp for the cocktail are fantastic! Fresh, firm, and delish! This last visit was my first using OpenTable. Everything went very smoothly and my entire party enjoyed a wonderful evening."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The food at the reserve is delicious but the prices are too high for what you actually get. We ordered the lobster tempura as an appetizer and although it was very tasty it was definitely not worth $16. I also do not like the fact that everything is a la carte. If I am going to pay $44 for a three piece rack of lamb the least they could do is include one side dish. Even a soup or salad would do."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "The Reserve is an upscale restaurant, located at the Harrah's casino in Joliet. It has a great atmosphere. The decor is classic with modern touches. Steak was excellent, as were the burgers."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "My overall service was excellent, very inviting place"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "I brought my son and grandson to celebrate their birthdays. We had excellent service and food. Chrystal was our server, she was warm and friendly and took care of all our needs."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Great service, great food. Smaller portions of the dinner salads are available for $5!! Try the Steakhouse Meatloaf--it will melt in your mouth! This is a smaller restaurant but the flavor of the dishes is LARGE. This is a great place for a celebration dinner or a romantic dinner. Ask for a booth either in front of the restaurant to see everything that is going on or way in the back for a romantic dinner. My party enjoyed the smaller portion wedge salad, the Steakhouse Meatloaf and the Stuffed Pork Chop. Everything was delicious and the service was excellent. This is a must try!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Our dinner was very nice, the food was delicious. The portions were satisfying. We took the dessert to go, however that was a disappointment . I checked the package before we left and they put the ice cream on top of the flourless chocolate cake when I specifically asked for it on the side. Our waiter seemed a little perturbed when I pointed out the mistake. He then got me a new one which included the ice cream on the side, instead of a scoop it was a tablespoons worth, it did not include the berries. I did not dare point this out because then he might not of given me any of my dessert."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The meal at this place was delicious. The steaks came out perfect and melted in your mouth with a nice char crust. The house salad was absolutely delicious. This was a super meal."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "The Reserve has always met our expectations. The food is great tasting and very presentable. The wait staff will make you feel at home and are very friendly."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "With the last minute cancellation of Tommy James, we decided to go through with the pre concert dinner. That was the best decision of the evening. Our table was ready as planned and the seating was perfect. Our server Dori, was attentive, cordial, and professional. The menu was well varied and the beverages appropriate. The food was fantastic and coupled with the service and setting, an otherwise disappointing evening was saved."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We go to the place that has the best tasting, best looking Sea Bass around Chicago land. We would recommend this to anyone just ask, the well timed delivering of each course, excellent!!"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "It seems to me that the Reserve has gone downhill. Out of five of us eating, only one enjoyed the meal. She ordered the Amish chicken which was delicious. My meatloaf was cold and put on two different plates. I told the waitress to have the chef cut the meatloaf in half. I didn't want a thick piece. Instead, she brought me two plates with meatloaf on it. When I went to eat it, it was very cold. She took it back and when I did eat it, I was disappointed in the taste. My sister ordered a shrimp dish with rice that was on special. The waitress said she would get four large prawns. The size of the shrimp were small, and it certainly wasn't worth the price. Two other people ordered filets which also came out cold. Poor meals and service."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "The House Salad with the berries was outstanding. Had the steak tips with mashed potatoes and they too were excellent"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "This was a last minute decision...and a good one at that. It was the perfect atmosphere for the four of us to start the night. From the savory lobster bisque to the melt in your mouth filet, this meal was fantastic! Oh and don't forget the delicious bellitini to start! I would most definitely recommend this to family and friends. Can't wait to come back and try something else!"
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "We found the food good, except for the steaks. We each ordered the 16oz New York Strip steaks (medium rare). There are two problems with these steaks: 1. I buy and grill 12 to 16 oz New York Strip steaks just about every week. the size of the steaks served were below the 16 oz size (even accounting for shrinkage during grilling). 2. My wife's wasn't too bad, but I had plenty of grissle throughout my steak, which made it difficult to cut. That said, the resulting cooking temperature (redness) was done exactly as expected for medium rare. Since we go the the Reserve specifically for steak, we are questioning whether or not we will return (comp'd or not)."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "Always good- sometimes the service is slow and sometimes fast. Food is yummy!"
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "Dinner was very good. We were late for dinner. They still held the table we asked for"
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "Our table was for 7:30 for 4 but it was't ready. One of the food managers, Kevin, was very apologetic and attentive. We waited approximately 1/2 hour to be seated. While having our before dinner drinks, he presented us with a wonderful tray of mixed appetizers for four, as an apology on the house for our patience! This was unexpected, but the correct thing to do! Points for this from us. The dinner was perfect! Every appetizer and entree was on the money! The service was well-timed, and our waitress was delightful. To add to our pleasure, the chef came to our table with our entrees. They know what they are doing at The Reserve. All the special touches, and delicious food, made it a wonderful first, but not last, experience."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "We enjoyed a cozy booth seating for our special occasion. The salad was fresh and delicious. Our main entree was lobster tail and let me say it was awesome. Our thoughtful waitress brought my husband a surprise decadent desert with a lit candle on it.Extra touch.Such a nice memory."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "For appetizers we went with bruschetta and crab cakes. Dinner was an 18oz Prime Rib, 16oz Boneless Ribeye, and a 16oz T-Bone with fingerling potatoes and parmesan wedges as the sides. For dessert, tiramisu. The apps were served promptly. The bruschetta was covered in balsamic tomatoes and shaved cheese, very tasty. The crab cakes were firm and filled with lump crab. The head chef, Tye, visited all the tables to check on the meal preparation, it was a very nice touch. The steaks arrived and were cooked to perfection. Only one of us was able to order dessert because we were so stuffed by the volume of food we had. We all sampled the tiramisu and it was very good. In all it was a great experience of high end steakhouse dining."
    Dined on 12/18/2013