William Tell Restaurant - Countryside
William Tell Restaurant - Countryside

William Tell Restaurant - Countryside

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.holidayinnwilliamtell.com/dining
  • Phone: 7083521101x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Breakfast: Daily: 6:00am - 10:00am;
    Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 2:30pm;
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm;
    Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Continental
  • Executive Chef: Francisco Lopez
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Our private dining room off the main dining room seats up to 16. We also offer private dining between 35 to 350 people in our world class banquet facility.
  • Private Party Contact: Catering Office 7083521101x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: LaGrange Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Our spacious private parking lot is well lit and holds over 250 cars.
A word from William Tell Restaurant - Countryside
Established in 1952, the William Tell Restaurant quickly became a landmark place to dine in the Western Suburbs. We were renown for our elegant dining room, old world charm and European style menu. In 2005, the restaurant was completely remodeled and the menus totally redone. Now the new William Tell still maintains the flavor of its old world charm, but offers a slightly more casual elegance. With the new menu, our customers will find a mixture of old masterpieces and some new classic and modern offerings. As always, great hospitality, superb cuisine and wonderful ambience will insure that you have a fantastic dining experience here at the William Tell.
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William Tell Restaurant - Countryside reviews from OpenTable diners
5 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food3.8
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
75% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for brunch (3)romantic (2)special occasion (2)neighborhood gem (1)notable wine list (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Sunday champagne brunch
    earlybirds
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    While a pianist plays, the waitress keeps your orange juice and/or champagne glass full. For traditional breakfast, you can choose omelets or waffles made to order. There are too many choices to try everything in one visit: this time, included were lamb chops, potatoes and gravy, shrimp scampi, beef gorgonzola, cheese blintzes, eggs benedict, bacon, sausage, french toast, polish sausage, pierogi, cold shrimp and Alaskan crab legs, prime rib at the carving station, plus salad selections, fresh fruits, and desserts. It is pricey (figure on $50 per person, with tax and tip) but nice for a special treat.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NOT OPEN!!!
    HoyrosVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We were looking for a late dinner on a Wednesday night...found William Tell on Open Table and made reservation...drove 6 miles only to find restaurant closed. VERY DISAPPOINTED! By then it was too late to find anything open. Restaurants should not take reservations if closed for the evening.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    We went there for our 40th wedding anniversary and had a spectacular time. Our waitress was the absolute BEST! :-)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 2 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4
    • Ambiance5
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 65 reviews are from the William Tell Restaurant - Countryside reviews archive.
  • Great Brunch
    jadieter
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    This was a great brunch - the salad selection was awesome. The food was very good and the service was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special Occasion Spot
    Daniel
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    When we arrived at 6PM on a Sat night we were one of two groups in the place. It later filled up and was full by 8PM. However, the area was not noisy. Our waitress was courteous and accommodating and attentive without being pushy. She caught that this was a birthday celebration and a candle and cake was provided for the celebrant at dessert time. I was impressed with her!. The food was very good. The entire group had steak - filet, prime rib(2), ribs, and new York strip. All prepared as ordered. However, there was a very extensive menu - not just steak. Atmosphere is formal and prices are a little higher and that's why I say this is more of a special occasion place.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this Sunday Brunch
    Leanne
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    I try to get to this brunch at least once every couple of months...the ever flowing champagne, king crab and prime rib are worth the price. The other food is usually a bit dry/overcooked, but when it sits in a steam table that is bound to happen. If your going to pay the money this is as good a place as any. The service is always phenomenal as well.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dinner
    luv2eat
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My husband and I came here for the valentines dinner special. The food was excellent and made to perfection. The ambiance is pleasant. The service was a tad bit slow but this could of been because they were busy for the holiday. We have eaten here several times in the past and have always had excellent experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not open for lunch
    mabelscVIP
    Dined on 2/5/2014
    Technically lunch is served next door at Stanley's Lounge with William Tell's menu. Both are inside Holiday Inn. Nice decor and atmosphere. Food is adequate but nothing spectacular.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner place
    Barbara
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    We went here for a friend's birthday. The wait staff was outstanding, with excellent service. The menu had a great variety of dinner choices, which included a very large salad as a first course. We both had the tilapia, which was perfect, and served with a choice of potatoes or rice.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place
    shermap
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    Good brunch food, nice variety of dishes, great service. Terrific ovferall!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Christmas Brunch
    MLDChristmas
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    It was great to go out for a special Christmas Brunch. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was extremely nice. The crab legs were exceptional, the problem was there were no crab crackers to open the legs and unfortunately I have punctures on my fingers still healing. Also I did get the end of a prime rib and after going back to the table saw a fresh one being put out. My husband said to get another piece but I did not want to waste the piece I had. My daughter was looking forward to an omelet or fresh waffles being made which there was neither. Service was great!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Christmas Day Dinner for Two
    Jeff
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    The William Tell Restaurant is a great place to relax and enjoy a wonderful buffet meal on Christmas Day. Family gatherings can be stressful. The William Tell Restaurant provided the break we both needed. The price was worth it as the staff was friendly and very helpful along with the great selection of food. We plan on dining there again and have already recommended it to others.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Went for Christmas brunch
    MicheleKVIP
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    Went for Christmas brunch - very extensive spread with lots of good options. Food and service were very good - they made you feel like they really cared that you were dining with them. Would definitely go back, but more likely for special occassions, as the price is a bit on the high end (but understandable based on the options, including very good shrimp & crab legs).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service
    Calk
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    We were one of 2 tables on Christmas Eve ! Surprised us , but the food and service made it a nice evening.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love this Sunday Brunch!!!
    Leanne
    Dined on 12/1/2013
    Love this Sunday Brunch!!! Go hungry...crab legs and prime rib never disappoint!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ashley was the greatest. She
    PersonVIP
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    Ashley was the greatest. She suggested the specials and the menu highlights. I liked she spoke highly of her manager, Sarka. Great place to be and great food. Neighborhood gem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thanksgiving Excellence
    PatSuzy
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    I was very surpised that William Tell Restaurant exceeded my expectations on every level. From the very well prepared food, excellent presentation and pleasant staff, my Thanksgiving became one to remember and one I'd like to repeat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • send staff to charm school
    ehhhhhh
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    Food was actually quite good. Our waitress, however, was another story. I understand it's Countryside, not exactly the most upscale area, but for an $80+ meal for two, I expected a just a little bit of class. The bus boy who filled up our water had better social graces! Never got the girl's name, but she was loud, and quite rough around the edges. She was tolerable until the point of when my husband had another helping of the "all you can eat" prime rib and she rudely exclaimed "DAAANG! YOU WANT MORE?" It was unclassy, and ironic since SHE had offered us the very same special of the day. Afterwards, it took her several minutes to calculate the bill, which was incorrect. She even failed to give me an itemized receipt showing the purchase.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Top Notch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    I would highly recommend William Tell Restaurant. Having been eating there since I was a child, I can say that this is both a kid friendly yet quiet, conversation accommodating, restaurant. The service, food, and drinks were excellent, just as I remembered them, and that goes from salad to Prime Rib and Salmon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great service and excellent food
    PersonVIP
    Dined on 10/30/2013
    Smilja was the best server we have ever had, the food and wine were superb, and Sarka was the best. Cheers to the owners for making this the place to go!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptionally Terrific
    LaatzFamily
    Dined on 9/26/2013
    Very relaxed and attentive atmosphere. Honestly a true gem of a restaurant for a quiet romantic evening ad in our case a family relaxing atmosphere. No words can describe how awesome our experience was. From the service to the food. EXCEPTIONAL. You have a terrific chef.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Looks like this old favorite died
    PersonVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2013
    Ashley was great, as our hostess, but the food quality is like being a different place. It was empty dead and no life. It must be going out of business.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Disappointed with the Food
    TooExpensivefortheFood
    Dined on 9/16/2013
    My family and I have been going to William Tell for more than 20 years. We have not been there for many years. On my mothers birthday this year she wanted to return to William Tell. The restaurant still has a wonderful staff and the look of the restaurant is still gorgeous. We had a problem with the food, for the price we were charged I was very surprised by the quality, taste and the amount of food available. I know times are hard for everyone including hotel and restaurant industry, but the $39.95 charge for the buffet was outrageous. The food did not taste well and there was worth the price charged. My favorite dish was the mashed potatoes and gravy. That is sad to say but true. I am very disappointed in my mothers b-day dinner.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Yummy brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/7/2013
    Great food, friendly people, great wait staff.. Only downfall is sometimes depending on where you sit, piano player sounds a little loud Not a big brunch, but something for everyone, including raw oysters!! . . .
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reservation Problems
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    I made reservations for four on Sunday at 12:30PM through Open Table. Several days before Mother's Day, I received a call from the restaurant saying that my reservation was at 1:00PM, not 12:30PM. When I told her that I had a confirmation from Open Table for 12:30, she told me that: first, they only take reservations on the hour; and, secondly, they don't honor them from Open Table. We went at 1:00PM. Finally, they were making everyone walk the entire length of the hall (almost out of the building at the other end) to check-in. It was difficult for the elderly, and those of us confined to walkers. Overall, the reservation problems detracted mightily from the overall experience. Fortunately for them, the quality of the food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Armando was great, food fantastic,
    PersonVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2013
    Armando was great, food fantastic, best in the Western Suburbs for steals!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Entertainment
    tvnurseVIP
    Dined on 4/20/2013
    The Vito Zatto Show was fabulous. Laughed for hours.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were quite disapointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/31/2013
    We were quite disapointed when we were seated at a table that was incredibly drafty. The tables were so close to a door to the outside that was open non-stop. It was the same table that we had to ask to be moved from last year. It would have been miserable if we wouldn't of asked to be moved. The food was very good but the ambience wasn't there. It was to crowded to enjoy, It has become such a popular brunch destination on the holidays that it was a very uncomfortable experience. You had to wait 10 minutes in line for hot plates that came right from the dishwasher. Our table was in the corner and was still very drafty but at least there wasn't a door to the outside 15 feet away. It just wasn't a very pleasant experience for the money spent.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I had my wedding at the William
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/31/2013
    I had my wedding at the William Tell and loved it. The easter brunch was awful though! Poor food quality, terrible service...i am really surprised because my family and I love the William Tell and this was not our usual experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sunday has never been so good!
    JandBVIP
    Dined on 3/24/2013
    We went to Sunday Brunch on Palm Sunday not knowing anything about their brunch. Wow were we surprised! The selection of food was non-stop; king crab legs, smoked salmon, oysters, lamb chops in wild rice, prime rib cut to order, omelets made to order, pastries, fresh fruit and so much more. The champagne and orange juice kept flowing from the ever attendant servers. The live piano music was a plus.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was very good service and
    JBach
    Dined on 2/15/2013
    It was very good service and food. It's just a little pricey especially the drinks.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Entertainment and Food
    tvnurseVIP
    Dined on 2/9/2013
    Great options of food. Prime rib and house salad are delicious...Blackened Salmon great and not too spicy, veal was fine....Entertainment in the lounge where you can also eat is Johnny Gabor trio with singer Connie Marshall and great entertainment..
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First time and we loved it!
    ChiGuyVIP
    Dined on 2/9/2013
    First time and we loved it! Definitely caters to an older group...which is perfec for us. It was an old fashioned place with good old fashioned great service! We will absolutely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great service from Mark McDougall!!
    PersonVIP
    Dined on 1/16/2013
    Great service from Mark McDougall!!! The bartender was amazing in the lounge-had a group of VIP and with Sarka treated us as Kings. It was the best!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food, Entertainment
    tvnurseVIP
    Dined on 1/5/2013
    Menu has a great variety and there is entertainment in the bar.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Terrible extremely expensive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/25/2012
    Terrible extremely expensive Christmas brunch. Would have been better off at a neighborhood breakfast spot. Even the coffee was unimpressive. Food flavorless. Staff inattentive. Huge mistake to go there. There are much better places that cost less even in downtown hotels. Don't waste your money for watered down coffee and tasteless food, much better going to Tony's in Brookfield at least the food, coffee, and staff are great.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We went on Christmas eve and
    CiceroRick
    Dined on 12/24/2012
    We went on Christmas eve and were glad to find the restaurant open and serving the full menu. Service was outstanding and the food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We were rushed to order and
    PersonVIP
    Dined on 12/22/2012
    We were rushed to order and felt pressured to order-the waiter was gruff, didn't offer specials just stood there like an order taker, very disappointing
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food is excellent every time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/12/2012
    Food is excellent every time we've gone, and the wait staff and management knock themselves out insuring we are happy. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 3 positives blended together
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/5/2012
    3 positives blended together made for a delightful experience: - Staff who went above & beyond to successfully handle a special pre-meal floral delivery to the table. - A waiter who was a seasoned professional and truly understood the art of exceptional service(timing is everything). - Wide variety of menu choices and well-prepared food. While this is a well-known "institution" to locals, it was nice to find the same reputation from years ago remains today.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet