1776 Restaurant

4.7
395 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Farm-to-table
Family owned restaurant in Crystal Lake, IL. Specializing in great wines, locally sourced farm to fork food. Catering to those with food allergies, especially since the owner has Celiac Disease among other dietary Restrictions.

Owner Rhienna, super passionate about her community. We are re-defining what fine dining looks like and building community through food. It's an exciting time for 1776 to pioneer into the future of Farm to Table offerings. Wine Spectator Award of Excellence Award 2018 winnerr.
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Chicago
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

1776 has greatly improved the placement of tables and has added acoustic tampering materials to soften the noise levels. These two changes will bring us back.

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N
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was fabulous! Service exemplary. A little noisy but not enough to to keep me from returning.

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CM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very consistent, delicious menu, so many varieties to choose from. The black bean puree soup is one of my favorites. So many things on the menu I want to try... keeps me coming back.

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BM
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I took a friend to 1776 celebrating their birthday. I failed to let the waitress know about the birthday, and happened to see them bring out a small cake to another customer celebrating a birthday. I mentioned to my friend that I was sorry that they wouldn't get a piece of cake because I didn't advise the restaurant. Our waitress heard me say that, and after the meal she brought a piece of cake out for my friend.

That was very nice of her to do that, and was most appreciated.

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LM
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second time here. Everything about it is classy, decadent, and satisfying. Great drinks, delicious food, and beautiful presentation. Pricing is good for what you receive as well. Highly recommend!

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DP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food & service. Sarah was our server, she did a great job! Locked on service is hard to find, she nailed it!

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j
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite place to eat since we moved to Crystal Lake in 2018!!!

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C
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing! My husaband and I love this restaurant! We have been there many times!!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had a wonderful time. We enjoyed the space, great drink pairings, attentive service, and delicious food. We will be back. Thank you.

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JR
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had personal interactions with the owner, lovely woman. Told her that I knew her new head chef and she escorted me back to her kitchen to say hello, even on a busy night! Super friendly and accommodating staff. They remembered that my wife was vegetarian and were prepped for that when we arrived. Super high class, but not all menu options are bank breaking. Everything you get is made in house, even the deserts they bring out at the end of the meal. New favorite restaurant!

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a
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our first time at 1776, but it will not be our last. The service was wonderful, and the food was delicious. It is on the expensive side, but makes sense with the quality of food. They have an excellent wine list, and a great selection of beer. We look forward to coming back soon.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my husband for his birthday. Place is charming, staff is friendly and attentive and food was spectacular. Very pleased with portions vs cost and looking forward to going back to try another entree. However, the cheese plate is going to be a standard free m here on out!!

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l
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful presentation and great tasting crab cake nosh

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LB
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

My rack of lamb was a bit chewy and had to be re-fired - too rare for me, despite my request for medium to medium-well. The lamb dish was "deconstructed" - basically meaning a few bland chops with a savory wine sauce on the side and a few veggies tucked underneath the lamb chops. However, according to my partner, there was no problem with his meal. He really enjoyed his steak. I don't know....already enjoyed 1776 in years past as it was always a unique restaurant with unusual types of food - like venison, etc. Now just becoming another run of the mill farm to table restaurants that are popping up everywhere. They do offer a special chef's menu (they recently hired a new chef) which had some interesting offerings. I would definitely return and try something different...the lamb just didn't do it for me. But the service was fantastic and my server couldn't be more accommodating. We shared a nice complimentary dessert presentation for my partner's birthday.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Love that there are dedicated gf and vegan options. Great quality and value. Will definitely be returning .

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LS
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

This was our first time at 1776. The food was good but Nothing I would rave about like other restaurants that I’ve been to. My husband had the rack of lamb which came with mashed potatoes and veggies - I had the filet and it was paired with the same. Both the filet and lamb were flavorful. The mashed potatoes were Luke warm and nothing special in taste. Veggies were cooked well but they were just veggies - again nothing special in taste. The salad came with mixed romaine and spinach with about a 1/2 TBS of shredded carrots. I was underwhelmed by the lack of toppings (a tomato, a cucumber, a radish, something in addition to shaved carrots would have been nice. We had the coconut shrimp for an appetizer. The noodles that came with it were by far the highlight of the entire meal. The spicy peanut sauce was delicious.

Overall, The food was good but for the price I expected it to be exceptional. For me and my husband, it was “meh”.

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CB
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love their food and wine! The atmosphere is awesome and so were the staff!

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BT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience was outstanding! All the food we ordered was cooked to perfection and the taste was incredible. Our server was awesome and took really good care of us! We will 100% be back!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent!

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WN
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our second visit and repeat of the first ! Excellent service, food, ambience and decor !! Best dining experience I. The area !

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EJ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The good news is the restaurant was crowded, which meaning the food is good. The bad news is the restaurant was crowded, meaning it was a little noisy and the service tended to be on the slow side. Given the circumstances, though, the waitress was very good and paid as much attention to us as she could. Overall, a very satisfactory experience.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our service from the staff was great and our server Kelly was outstanding! She was very informative and friendly. I would go back again to try their items on the menu.
Can’t forget about great wine, whiskey, and scotch selection.

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s
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoy the food, being taken care of by Michelle and being in the bar with Eric.

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PN
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was outstanding. Lots of options for all food interests.

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K
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been to 1776 several times. ALWAYS great food and the service is top notch. The servers are always friendly and informative. The space can get a little loud if the bar area is full but otherwise it's a great space and such a lovely choice for a meal.

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Z
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service and food were great. The amount of selections were very good and I liked the fact that there were gluten free and dairy free options. I highly recommend this place.

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NL
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food were wonderful! One of my new favorites!

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M
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After 44 years of marriage we still manage to have a date night at least once a month, if not more. 1776 has always been a special destination. We had my 40th birthday celebration there many years ago, celebrated many anniversaries and have had many dinner with friends there. Since we moved across the border to Wisconsin it’s been a while since we’ve been there. Now under new ownership and with a major renovation we were pleased to discover it’s as wonderful as ever!

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BW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Compared to our last visit, entrees were disappointing.

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RS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The level of service and quality and uniqueness of food is unmatched in this area. As a celiac (gluten free), they do not have a separate gluten free menu but was told they can fix anything on the menu gluten free, just ask. Not being limited to a select few items is unheard of and wonderful. As a side note, I have found my two favorite vodkas while dining here - Boyd and Blair, a potato vodka, and Barr HIll, a vodka distilled from 100% honey.

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MF
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is an awesome restaurant the ambiance, service and food were all excellent!!! This will become a regular spot for me and my husband!!!

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W
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again the staff and food at “1776“ were excellent and surpassed all expectations. The restaurant was very busy and yet as accommodating as possible with our reservation time. Diners like to linger trying to enjoy every minute, which makes it difficult to turn tables. The food was delicious my wife had the tuna steak a specialty for the night and I had the stuffed veal chop on the bone. “1776” is a place we recommend for any occasion.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone is AMAZING! We are always so happy with our experience.

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JA
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time I’ve been to this restaurant for an occasion and it was just as excellent as the first time. Quality of food and service is great!

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C
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

It was an ok dinner, but it didn’t justify the price. For $200+ For 4 in crystal lake it needs to be amazing.

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JW
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious local food prepared with care. Can get pricey if you like variety but the quality and preparation are top notch.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and wine selection.

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WB
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time back in a number of years. We did not realize 1776 was under new ownership. The food was fantastic and the service was superb. The decor is warm and inviting. We will be putting this spot back in the rotation!

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CL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food and service was wonderful. Would definitely go again. However the wait time was long. 8pm reservation but didn’t get seated until 8:50pm. Maybe it was just because it was Valentines Day.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Upon our on time reservation arrival the hostess was preoccupied with a guest who had a reservation but the restaurant did not seem to have it. Someone else finally came to ask us for our reservation and then replied that our table was not ready but if we would wait at the bar they would call us shortly. The bar was cozy enough and we were well attended. 25 minutes later I decided to go and ask the hostess about the status of our table. She said it was ready and proceeded to seat us. Our waitress Kelly was truly accommodating, impressionable, and very engaging to ensure we understood the menu, talk about the specials, etc. To stay we had the Warm goat cheese salad and English clam chowder soup special. Both very good. Just the right amount of consistency for the soup and the salad delicious! We waited for our entrees for 35-40 minutes. Kitchen seemed backed up. The Lamb shank that I ordered was ordinary, a bit bland especially the mash potatoes and roasted vegetables (which came out cold). While everything was fresh for sure, I have to admit I was expecting a more savory culinary experience. My husband said the exact same about his Jambalaya. Overall the ambiance was inviting and the service was very friendly. But unfortunately I don’t think we’ll be rushing to come back.

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