I love the "new" 1776. The food is fresh and interesting. The service is a well oiled machine. The only drawback is the noise level - not sure why it is so noisy.
Great place for dinner and looking forward to many more return visits.
The food was AMAZING!! The waitress was very attentive, accommodating and friendly!! Can’t wait to go back!!
The food was amazing, the atmosphere was relaxing, we will be back.
This restaurant pays attention to details to make an occasion truly special! Love that they take the time to accommodate for special health needs like celiac.
It was a nice dining experience. There was a variety of selections and unique items offered. Cocktails were great, desserts were average.
Great food...portions were perfect. I didn’t leav gut busting full. Service was outstanding.
Great food, great wine, and great service. We'll return.
Excellent reno on the building! Food and wine were fabulous. Will be back.
Everything was perfect until dessert. The sugar atop the creme brule was burnt leaving only bitterness.
This was a wonderful find in Crystal Lake, of all places! The food was very, very good, but the $ value was outstanding! We went for a pre-Mother's Day dinner, and will be back for dinner soon.
Delicious food with a very nice ambiance and friendly attentive staff
Delicious and creative cuisine! Julian once again took great care of us. If you have not visited in a while, you will be amazed!
Amazing food and wine. Service warmth could have been a bit better but the food made up for it.
Great food, service good, a bit expensive yet for a special occasion worth it. Farm to table mind set
For these prices, I was extremely disappointed. The food was okay - not bad, not wow. Service was very slow. Sat at the table for about 20 minutes clearly ready for the check while the waitress continued to work with other tables, etc. Won't be back.
Food was excellent.
We always enjoy going there. Excellent food and wine list is great. The service is magnificent.
Great meal! First time I’d been back to 1776 is over 20+ years. Excellent in all areas. It was so good we went back the next night. Equally outstanding.
Have driven by on numerous occasions but the timing just was not right..made a special trip determined to try it out. Worth it. Server, sorry, forgot the name, was exceptional Friendly without being familiar. Guided us thru the menu really well. Great, comfortable setting. It ain't cheap so don't expect it to be. Dress was odd....Casual to Sub-Casual to a guy in a suit..so, I guess....they welcome all.
On observation, NOT a complaint, dessert tray. Most of the "standards" and based on the meal...sure they are all good (too full, no room to try) but they looked a bit pedestrian and dry on the tray....had I had room, presentation would not have stopped me.
Worth the trip. Don't just drive by....
Wonderful experience and fantastic food
Julian took great care of us. The appetizers were amazing, and the new cheesecake with goat cheese and avocado was delicious!
The waitress was great, food selection somewhat more limited than I’d hoped but everything we ordered was done very well. A bit pricey for everyday dining but it’s also difficult to get reservations so it would probably need to be a planned event. One of the nicer dining establishments in McHenry County.
The food was hands down amazing! We were seated at a table that was in the middle of the room as you walked in. We didn't feel very comfortable there so we asked to move and the hostess accommodated us which was great as we were not going to stay if we were not able to move and had we not stayed we would not have been able to enjoy the delicious meal. It is very loud in the restaurant and we were able to hear everything the table behind us said so that was a little annoying. Overall it was a great meal and I would go back and recommend to people.
The team at 1776 always knocks service out of the park. Paired with the wonderful daily specials and unique wine, it's always my go to place. Particularly for special occasions. My son turned four and my brother and sister in law came. They live in lake county and had never been. We shared a bottle of Turley and enjoyed great food. The Chef accommodated kids requests for sides of the house made bacon, homemade fries and olive oil noodles!
Great service and a creative menu in a cozy dining room. This was our second visit to 1776 and it was just as good as our first. We will return!
Excellent menu with surprising variety and freshness. The dishes are well designed and prepared. The wine list is quite extensive and well balanced with all of the main varietals and regions represented. The service is professional presented with an obvious enthusiasm for the cuisine and dining experience.
We went there for my birthday. The main reason for choosing that restaurant was for the fried green tomatoes that I saw on their online menu. However, once we were there and looked at the menu that appetizer wasn't listed. The server told us that I could have possibly looked at an incorrect 1776 as she advised that there is another one in a different state. She also told us that their website is updated daily. So I guess in somewhat of a nice way she was telling me I was wrong. We ordered the Tuna Tarta (totally incorrect spelling) for an appetizer. My husband and the others that dined with us said it was horrible. We will not be going back.
Staff went out of the way to answer questions and share about the wine. Accommodated a last minute request and made it Special for the guests I brought.
Awesome ! Champagne sauce w/ oyster mushroom risotto :) Awesome !!!!
Food is so good! Wine selection is great!
Great food and amazing staff. My wife is GF/DF and they went above and beyond to accommodate her allergies. Bar and wait staff were all very knowledgeable of all our questions.
The first time we've visited since re-opening. Very pleasantly surprised! Excellent wine selection!
I hadn’t been to 1776 in at least 10 years. I was looking for a restaurant to celebrate our wedding anniversary and 1776 popped up on my search. I have dined there several times and enjoyed it, but sort of forgot about it. I know they did a remodel and new ownership and thought was looking forward to dining there since I enjoyed it before. We were not disappointed. The remodeled dining room was nice and comfortable, with a more updated look. We opted for an 8 course tapas tasting which was delicious and featured many different foods. They focus on using locally grown organic produce and use sustainable and wildly caught “creatures” and fish. We had an enjoyable dining experience and will try to remember 1776 as a local dining choice.
Great food and service, and drinks too! Julian took good care of us!
Friendly service and fast good food! The appetizers were super! Would probably just order apps next time!
Love the Menu all dietary needs are addressed here!
Food is wonderful and to our surprise it was $5.00 Tito’s night !! Fun Fun Fun Highly recommend
One of our favorite restaurants! Great food and the remodeling that the new owners did looks fantastic. We'll be back soon!
While the food was and always is, outstanding, the noise level on Saturday night was absolutely horrible. We were a table of 4 and couldn't carry on a conversation because of the noise. There was a table of 12 that raised the noise level to begin with, then other tables of 4 got rowdy and out of control with noise. 1776 needs to either ask these people to tone it down or do something, like fabric on the ceiling, or acoustic panels, to deaden the noise. Because of the noise, we all agreed that we would not go back on a Saturday night.
Flavors less than I expected, as compared to all my past visits.
Strawberry with chocolate looks too odds ; Strawberry is too big and the chocolate is too thick, looks weird.