The Saddle Room
Outdoor patio rocks!I knew they had a chance to it right and they did even better!6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMA Northwest sure bet!Wow! Another terrific dining experience. Always worth the 60 plus mile round trip from Chicago. Here's a great dining location that couldn't be more stable. From the ever changing seasonal unique food offerings, from appetizers right through dessert they keep you coming back for more. Their staff has always been beyond reproach, from the first person welcoming you as you walk in the door, to the knowledgeable wait staff, and the ever watchful floor manager, you are well cared for throughout your mealtime. The brilliant decor environment, both inside and out on the patio, makes your dining experience even more satisfying, right down to the care taken to burn just the right wood in the fireplaces to achieve the optimum fragrance. A sure bet!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst timeWe all enjoyed our food. Their menu is different and a nice change of dinner and appetizer selections. Nice beer and wine menu.
The waitress was very helpful. We would definitely go back.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMAn excellent mealThis was our first visit to The Saddle Room. The menu was unique and we each trued something new, Monk Fish and Turkey Lasagna. We shared the spinach salad. . . it was the best I ever tasted - you must try it if you go! A pom-a-dor martini and a craft beer were both good choices as well. We will definitely return and would strongly recommend the Saddle Room.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat first impressionThe food we great, drink specials were fantastic. The only negative wa that it was very expensive.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat first experience!We tried the Saddle Room for the first time Saturday night! We brought 4 friends with us and had an amazing first experience! From the time we walked in the door, Steven at the host stand was very accomodating in telling us about the restaurant and making sure we felt very welcome. We started out with martinis in the bar. The bartender, Maria, was full of personality and made some of the best martinis we had all ever had! Highly recommend the Honey Dew Me Martini! The guys did some OTB betting and the girls sat by the fire outside for a while and chatted- great ambience outside! We had the perfect table for dinner and the food was outstanding! I recommend the salmon and the Prime Pizza! We can't wait to go back! A rare find in the suburbs!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMA little too dark But good foodThe restaurant was a little too dark. It was difficult to see our food. This may have been because we were eating in the bar area but I do not know. I tried a really good drink that had some cilantro and it I can't remember what it was called, but the server said that it was a martini. When it came in a barrel shaped glass that was a little bit of a letdown when I was expecting it in a martini glass. overall the food was very good. We had flatbread pizza and eggplant appetizer, fillet, polenta and brussels sprouts. It was a very good meal, interesting menu, and nice wines to choose from.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMOur compliments to the ChefThe dishes we ordered were delicious, and overall we enjoyed the experience, but there were a couple of negatives. The dining room we were in had only the barest decor, and it was cold in there. Our table must have been directly under the air conditioning vent because every few minutes we would get a blast of Arctic air. We had a handicap person with us, and it would have been difficult to relocate, so we just stayed put.
The other negative was with one of the servers who brought the food to our table. She was wearing a large nose ring with a bead dangling from it. It was distracting and not what you want to see right before you begin a meal. We will be back, but next time we will ask to be seated in one of the other dining rooms.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food. Service not so much.Food was very good. Very different choices. A little pricey. Atmosphere excellent. Waiter was fair at most. Never checked if we wanted more drinks. Had to ask for more water repeatedly. Always telling us how busy he was. Service a little disappointing for the type of restaurant.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMDual Purpose RestaurantRestaurant not only has gourmet dining., but the off track betting is an excellent way to compliment dinner. Great atmosphere, I would recommend with friends or one on one.
Lack of bar food (burgers, etc), so if looking to just OTB and burger, might not happen here.
Overall, great new find.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMLooking forward to going backLooking forward to going back for more. Already telling people about this great find.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMA decent restaurant with decentA decent restaurant with decent food. A bit noisy. Decor is modern, with a fireplace pit that one can sit about and have something to drink and munch on. Server was knowledgeable, food was tasty. Calamari as appetizer was quite good, main dishes likewise. Bread pudding only fair (I am not sure there is such a thing as bad bread pudding). Table we were seated at had a serious tilting problem, but they came immediately and fixed the issue. Overall a place for repeat business.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMvery electic menu - greatvery electic menu - great martinis! We wanted to check out the OTB as well with the Kentucky Derby coming up!4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was good although kindFood was good although kind of pricey. A very comfortable setting but it was too dim on half the table to read the menus and the (what should have been) background music was too loud for casual conversation.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWe like the dark cozy feeling.We like the dark cozy feeling. The filet was outstanding and the double lamb chops the best I've ever had.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThe only comment I would makeThe only comment I would make is that server was very attentive until after the meal then we had to wait quite some time for our check.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Saddle Room was great.The Saddle Room was great. I am familiar with the owners original restaurant, The Turf Room, which are nearly identical twins so I was very pleased with the new Restaurant. Upon arriving while wondering through the menu we were brought out a treat from the chef, which was amazing. All of our meals were delicious, although I must say the portions for mine was a bit sparse but taste and presentation was amazing. I was the only one with the smaller dish, but this also left me room for dessert which was great as well. I love the ambiance of this restaurant with the wood burning fire places throughout it always smells rustic and the food was amazing.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband and I love thisMy husband and I love this place. We have NEVER had bad service or food!!! The prime pizza is out of this world! And the lamb and goat cheese meatball is amazing! We will definitely be back over and over!4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMTremendousServers are well versed not only in menu items but also wine and bar offerings. Entrees are interestingly prepared with delicious accompaniments. The staff is courteous and attentive and the presence of managers lens us to feel welcome and cared for. Whether dining indoors or out the ambiance is top notch. The care and attention given to the furniture, lighting and planters and flooring makes the saddle room a fine place for special occasions. There is something for everyone on the menu and the chef will also accommodate special requests.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have been to Saddle RoomWe have been to Saddle Room several times. Must admit this time the food was lack luster. Beet salad was SSOOOooo salty, it was inedible. We notified the waiter and he was very nice about it. The manager came over and apologized, very nice as well. The skirt steak was very fatty and not so tasty. On a brighter note, the calamari appetizer was wonderful and the hummus plate was excellent. Not sure if we will return since it is expensive. Raved about the restaurant before to our friends, so it was a bit embarrassing :)4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic restaurant. GoodFantastic restaurant. Good food and atmosphere. Great menu with many different items to choose from. My only complaint is I ordered the short ribs and they came out luke warm and got cold quickly. Also our cappuccino was the same way. Last time I was there my appetizer was the same way. Kitchen needs to watch temperatures on there foods. Even with that we had a great dining experience.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe loved this place. SeatingWe loved this place. Seating is spaced apart from others enough to have conversation without others hearing yours. Food was great. We really liked the variety. Drinks are unique and tasteful. Not very kid-friendly, but superb for date night or night out with friends. It is larger than the Turf Room, has a Wine Bar and an outdoor area for warmer weather. Great place, great food, great drinks! Fireplace adds a nice cozy feel. Highly recommend!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dining experience!My wife and I have dined at the Saddle Room four times now and have truly never been disappointed. Food is great and we continue to try different things from the menu. They have a good wine list and I'd call special attention to the service. Truly outstanding in all respects. Highly recommended!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a great experience!What a great experience! Beautiful restaurant and impressive menu!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMShould have lower music volumeShould have lower music volume in fine dining area. Food quality and presentation was excellent, but a bit pricey for the food portion sizes. Bar area and seating aroung fire was awesome.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe never heard if saddle roomWe never heard if saddle room before which is pretty close to our house. Its tucked away in a strange location, but we were pleasantly surprised. The atmosphere was nice it reminded me of Jackson, WY. The food was good. Everything we had was prepared well. We would go back.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMTook my spouse and one ofTook my spouse and one of our kids for a Friday night treat. Thoroughly enjoyed the apple and cheese salad appetizer, butterball lasagna, pig flight, and root beer cookies. Not a kid friendly menu at all (they might consider adding a few things, especially a simple ice cream dessert.) I really like this place but it is way overpriced in my opinion.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMSecond visit to The SaddleSecond visit to The Saddle Room and was again a pleasant experience. Food is wonderful, atmosphere is very energetic. Service was great. Will definitely vistit again and recommend to others as well.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AM