The Reserve Steakhouse - Harrah's Joliet

The Reserve Steakhouse - Harrah's Joliet

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.harrahsjoliet.com/casinos/harrahs-joliet/restaurants-dining/the-reserve-detail.html
  • Phone: 8157742624x
  • 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
47 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (37)romantic (18)notable wine list (10)fit for foodies (9)good for groups (7)late-night find (7)neighborhood gem (5)hot spot (3)kid-friendly (3)great for brunch (3)great for lunch (2)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Good but not great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    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
    • Service
    • 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
    Philly
    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
  • 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
    Philly
    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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best steak ever!
    Philly
    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
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 23 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 50 reviews are from the The Reserve Steakhouse - Harrah's Joliet reviews archive.
  • 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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    • Service
    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Reserve for Special Dining
    Evangeline
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    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..................
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always..
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    have had excellent food here, never a bad meal in 20-25 visits...
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was very quiet and intimate
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific dinner
    goodfood
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Some of the best prime rib I've eaten- everything was delicious and service was very good.i would most definately return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food
    manhattanchick
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A bit over priced but good
    Mich
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not your typical casino fare
    shepshep
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My overall service was excellent,
    angie
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    My overall service was excellent, very inviting place
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Reserve with the boys
    Corrine
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • HIdden Gem
    dlm1266
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Italian
    gourmetdiner
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate