1776 Restaurant

4.8
902 Reviews
$31 to $50
Farm-to-table
Redefine your night out.

We’re a farm-to-table restaurant that’s redefining what fine dining means. We work with local vendors and farmers to find the freshest, locally sourced ingredients. We understand the challenges of finding high-quality options that unique, vegan or allergy-friendly, especially since the owner has Celiac Disease herself, among other dietary restrictions. Our kitchen creates fresh food from scratch every day and can customize to your needs, so we’ve got you covered. Plus, we're the only restaurant in McHenry County to have received Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence, and our expert staff can help you choose the perfect pairing for your meal.

We are a family-owned restaurant in Crystal Lake, IL that believes fine dining is more than the very best in food, service and atmosphere. It’s a conversation and a connection to others. We believe everyone deserves good food so we’ve started a movement to do just that.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 902 people are saying
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vipMrsPinner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1776 is my favorite restaurant. I love that everything is gluten free so I can eat anything and everything on the menu and not worry. And everything is beyond delicious! The wine list is superb and the service is always top notch. Can’t say enough about this gem we’re lucky enough to have in Crystal Lake.

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melissar
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1776 came highly recommend to us as a Farm to Table restaurant. This place did not disappoint. The service and food were incredible.

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MikeC
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As usual, the food was interesting, flavorful, and well-presented. We tried the "lobster corn dog" as an appetizer, and it was delicious. The name is definitely tongue-in-cheek: the similarity to a corn dog is limited to the appearance and the wooden skewer.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! The staff, the decor, and especially the food was excellent! Chef Blackburn is doing an outstanding job at 1776.

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AmandaS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and wine!

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SBld
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

small and intimate, very personal service. Small menu and food was delicious. Hubby had the filet and I had the pork shoulder.

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KathyZ
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ecellant food excellent as well as the service. Very nice atmosphere

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KevinM
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience1

Over priced with low quality food. Wait staff was excellent though.

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JudyM
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend came all the way from Champaign,Illinois because she heard about 1776 and was not disappointed. Food and service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was attentive but not overly so and food was very good. Carrot appetizer was a little bizarre but good nonetheless. Main course snd dessert were fabulous

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vipPcPat
Chicago
207 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our dinner here - first time!!
We ordered one prix fixe dinner which included an appetizer and a fabulous Duck entrée along with paired wines, and the other person ordered the decedent short Rib mushroom risotto as the appetizer followed by a bean cassoulet entrée and asked the server for appropriate wine pairings. Both dinners also included a side salad and their balsamic dressing was really tasty! We ended dinner with a scrumptious chocolate brownie with coconut Non-dairy topping. Our server was excellent, gave us great suggestions and very attentive along with the rest of the serving staff. We can’t wait to return again to try other dishes!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambience. Felt like eating at a fine dining restaurant in the city. Loved the white tablecloth and service. Server was very knowledgeable on the menu and made some excellent recommendations. I did the off menu meat, venison and spouse had duo duck. The bread was to die for. Have to ask for the bread. Definitely worth coming back.

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AngelW
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner at 1776. We had the lobster corn dogs and roasted Brussels sprouts for appetizers. Both were amazing!!Main entree included the petite filet and the pork shoulder on creamy polenta. Highly recommend both. The filet was super tender. The pork shoulder was outstanding! For dessert, we had the Oreo cheesecake, which was also fabulous.

Our server was terrific. Very attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent as always! Michele was great!

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Christopher
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter’s birthday

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vipJaniceR
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening at 1776. Michelle our server was well-informed about the menu, friendly and attentive. Great charcuterie board, cocktails and entrees. The Manhattan in particular was outstanding. Entree specials were delicious, including the Elk and pork chop. The Fall/Autumn dessert parfait was yummy too. Very enjoyable night. Highly recommend.

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MichelleM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was spectacular. Love the new menu format using seasonality. It was my daughter's birthday and the server asked at the start of the meal if we were celebrating anything special. They brought her a brownie with a candle at the end of the meal. Super nice touch. Highly recommend 1776 for fine dining or just a casual night out.

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DanielS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. The airplane chicken blew away any chicken dish I had before. Wife loved the steak. Wine selection is out of this world. Service was first class.

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KellyM
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!!! Food and service amazing

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Turtle7698
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start to finish, it was fantastic! The food was outstanding and the service was top notch!

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JoanneE
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always 1776 is perfect. So happy to see lots of customers ( does get a bit noisy)
Kelly our server and the 3 other folks that assisted were really great. So personable, knowledgeable and read our needs very well. No pushing or dawdling. Always in tune with our pace. We had a wonderful time. Thanks also to Rihanna.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food, wine and service!

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Lorie
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was excellent! This restaurant is a must if you’re in or near the Crystal Lake area. You won’t be disappointed with food quality or choices on the menu. Food presentation was great as well. Great job 1776!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very much enjoyed - very good service - nice quite atmosphere - food was good.
Would most likely return.

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JoyceS
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Everything was so very good- can’t wait to go back!

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Datenight
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The employees really knew what they were talking about and it was a fun/enjoyable experience!

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vipChristineO
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal. It was my birthday and they were able to make a reservation for 10 for us. We had some kids with us and they were incredibly accommodating. Everyone had a great time. The food is delicious. I love the farm to table concept. The drink menu is immense and incredible. I couldn’t recommend dining at 1776 more.

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Shawna
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First we had the best waitress ever, considering how bad the service industry has gotten, this waitress was exceptional
The food was a whole new menu and it was outstanding from start to finish
Brussel sprouts, lobster bisque, mussels, the colonel flat bread was phenomenal and a unique taste and we finished with a pumpkin parfait that was only mildly sweet and tangy delicious
I can’t wait to go back

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DonaldR
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal with superb service. Undoubtedly the best in Crystal Lake.

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vipLeelo
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic wine list. Great food. Friendly and knowledgeable staff.

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Scott
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Nice liquor selection. We chose mezcal, which is not easy to find.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great gluten free experience

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KG51
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal dining experience, as always. Every dish is more delicious than the last--I wish I could eat here every week.

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DianeH
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience! Amazing food, incredible selection wines and impeccable service!

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HollyF
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor seating was perfect, the rain trickling on the roof was relaxing & we didn’t even get wet. Service and food was OUTSTANDING. Will absolutely be back!

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NathanH
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An outstanding experience. Great food and great service. The wine selection was crazy! A great place to celebrate any occasion.

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Djohn
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Disappointing taste and selection of food. Food not well seasoned and steak cold when it got to table. Very expensive and not worth the money. We know this was the first night of a new menu from a new chef - hopefully things will improve. Could not recommend it at this time

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JoeFaz
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night with wife was great. Awesome service and great menu!!

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TeriA
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Was one of my favorite places but this last visit was “ok “ and for the prices and portion size I expect to be blown away and fully satisfied. It has slipped down my list for nice dinner out in McHenry County, especially since there are a few better options.

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LisaC
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our experience was wonderful and the good was very flavorful. It was my husband’s birthday and they made it very special.

FAQs

1776 Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (815) 356-1776.

1776 Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 902 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.