The Reserve Steakhouse - Harrah's Joliet
The Reserve Steakhouse - Harrah's Joliet

The Reserve Steakhouse - Harrah's Joliet

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.harrahsjoliet.com/restaurants/The-Reserve.html#.VGs_XGdZgQM
  • 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 8157742665

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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
The Reserve Steakhouse - Harrah's Joliet reviews from OpenTable diners
48 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (33)romantic (19)good for groups (11)fit for foodies (10)notable wine list (9)neighborhood gem (8)late-night find (5)hot spot (3)great for brunch (1)kid-friendly (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Outstanding.
    derrick58
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Visited The Reserve for birthday dinner. Would definitely go back. Great food, nice decor, romantic and friendly people.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awawVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Great little restaurant. The best lobster bisque. Salads are amazing -- well, all the food is awesome.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A very average casino steakhouse
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Not worth a special visit. Very crowded and servers struggled on a busy Saturday night. Food is fine but nothing you can't get at any decent steakhouse. Tables are much too close together.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Will go back
    Rovingreporter13
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Went on a Saturday night with my husband, and we enjoyed it. Dress code is not adhered to, but you will comfortable if you dress up or down. We had the t-bone and it was good. A little tough, but nothing to complain about. The garlic mashed potatoes were delicious! The Rosemary bread is also tasty. Our server, Sarah, was always asking if we needed anything else. The whole staff went way beyond excellent service. They are outstanding! I would highly recommend Reserve. Make a reservation for a Saturday night. Saw many people being turned away.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Food & Service
    sugarjones
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    My sister and I ate there on October 12th. Not only was the food spectacular, the service was outstanding! Maggie took such good care of us and could not have been more attentive and sweet! I will absolutely return the next time I'm in Joliet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    My wife and I enjoyed the meal very much. Although very expensive for rather small portions, the food itself was delicious. I think my wife and I will eat there again. Service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Reserve
    Simonsez
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    The service was very good. From the hostess to the waitress, everyone was very friendly and accommodating. They made the experience very enjoyable. The food was excellent!! Cooked exactly as we requested and very tasty.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Buddy10
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The dress code is definitely not followed in this restaurant. I would say casual versus business casual. I had a small filet. It was very good, but quite expensive for what you got. My husband had the prime rib. The horseradish crust covered the fat and gristle, but he said that it had a decent flavor. That crust was delicious! I had mashed potatoes. They were average, if that. Fairly lumpy which I do like, but not warm or creamy. All in all, it was a fine meal, but I don't think it was worth what we spent. Our waitress was very nice and quite attentive. All of the people working at the restaurant were very friendly, and that is a big plus in my eyes.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Must get the Filet!
    MelissaLAVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Ordered the filet with a side of mushrooms and it was amazing! The entire dessert menu was tempting. Really great place for a date night. Excellent spot for a celebration dinner before heading over the watch the band then hit the casino.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Philly
    PhillyVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Always a great dinner! Food and service is awesome. Always looking forward to going again.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but not great!
    Luvfood2
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I ordered steak, crab legs, the wedge salad, creme brûlée, and a martini. My steak was a little overdone, the crab legs were very overdone, making the smaller ends of the legs inedible and they had a very strong salt water taste. The salad, desert, and martini were excellent. The place was practically empty when i arrived yet it took about 5 minutes to be noticed by a hostess and another 10 to waited on for my drink order. I wouldn't go back but there aren't a lot of nice places to choose from in Joliet so I would recommend to a friend.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AAA Service
    GREATNnIGHT
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    OutstANDING SERVICE FROM EVERYONE ,FOOD WAS PERFECTLY COOKED,WAITRESS WAS SPECTACULAR
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Very enjoyable night (until we started losing @gambling), fun, great atmosphere, and good food.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • More Than Expected
    pkay730
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We won a gift certific as the in a raffle so I expected a good dinner because of the reputation but we got so much more than expected! We had a lovely private booth, we were very well cared for by an exceptional server and the food was better than a very famous 5 star restaurant that we ate in a few weeks ago in Vegas. This is a perfect place for a romantic dinner or a night out with friends. I can't wait to go back! :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    As usual, food was excellent with unusual and interesting taste flourishes that seem to distinguish this kitchen. Scallop and stuffed filet appetizers tips were memorable, while seafood capellini was extraordinary. Hostess was very accommodating and waitress was again superior. Usually exceptional table service faltered slightly for the first time -- we had to ask for more water and bread more than once, but it was very busy. We were there during busy time and noise level was an unfortunate negative for us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Jim and Ginny
    Jnaz
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Was seated promptly. Nice server. Food took a bit longer than would expect, but ok since we were in no hurry, and with two other couples. Portions were ample. Carrot Cake needs a big improvement. But all in all an enjoyable experience..j
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Food was excellent and service in general was superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Always a good meal at The Reserve. Our server, Sara, was friendly and very attentive to us.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not to miss
    ElegantDining
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Great food, excellent service, diversified menu, fantastic presentation. All 5 Stars! The only negative is they don't dispense doubles when it comes to cocktails and too much ice. Optional Sparkling Water was conspicuously missing.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Philly
    PhillyVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We enjoyed the food and service was great. Can't wait to go back again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Great Meal
    Sandy1128
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Not much you can really say about the steak here except that it is EXCELLENT. Great taste, cooked just right, nice portion! Our server, started with an L, Lorainne possibly, and the host, Cindy, were really nice to talk with and very helpful and informative. Overall it was a good dining experience and I would highly recommend going there for a good steak and also the Hazelnut Cheesecake is super!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • steak1
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Server was very disorganized did not listen to requests Was not readily available For the prices of a Chicago Steak house service and food should be excellent
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 26 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 63 reviews are from the The Reserve Steakhouse - Harrah's Joliet reviews archive.
  • jpsp0801
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Can always find a good meal at the Reserve. Totally recommend
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Steak
    Sandy1128
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The steaks here are great, cooked perfectly, just as ordered. Our server, Sara, was very nice and the service provided GREAT.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Philly
    PhillyVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Have eaten there several times food was always outstanding and the service excellent. This time was somewhat disappointed in both.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hot Soup
    pirate10
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • always great
    BamaNana
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    This is our favorite restaurant in the Joliet area! The onion soup is yummy and the steaks are mouthwatering!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Affordabilty Value Food Offerings
    Sandy1128
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best steak ever!
    PhillyVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!!
    Ripper
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Food was excellent,quiet and romantic! Will go there again and again. Crab cakes where the best I ever had!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner again.
    CruiseDog
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth the prices
    Notworthit
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • gourmet dining experience
    TravelingGal
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LovebeerVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Great food, excellent service. Wonderful for date night
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jansbd
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Slow service3
    pirate10
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    The service on a Saturday evening was extremely slow. My soup once delivered was cold. The waitress appeared overwhelmed.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MOTHER'S DAY Dinner
    GOODday
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The ribeye steak dinner, meatloaf and seafood pasta was excellent. The tip pasta was just awful.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • vibrant dinning scene
    Dinninglady11
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Great service delicious food I will recommend this restaurant!!!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Evangeline
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Reserve a table at Reserve
    REBGILVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate