240° West

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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Chef Joshua North works with local growers and producers to bring quality, sustainable ingredients to your table. This farm-to-fork philosophy shows in a menu featuring fresh, seasonal vegetables, locally sourced meats, and artisan breads and cheeses. Whether you try the Wild Mushroom Papperdelli featuring mushrooms from River Valley Ranch or the Maple Leaf Farm raised duck, 240° West will keep you curious and connected to where food has its beginning. Our rustic atmosphere is influenced by wine country, with reclaimed wood beams, rich fabrics and a large stone fireplace, and the panoramic harbor views are not to be missed. Set your compass to 240° West for a dining experience you won't soon forget.

To us, "locally sourced" isn't just a trendy term. Our ingredients come from area partners who share the same passion for high-quality foods and sustainable resources as we do. You can taste the difference in each dish created by our culinary team.
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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

We had reservations for 7. We ordered a bottle of wine and placed our order shortly after we sat down. We waited for an hour for our food. Two tables that were sat after us were served and gone before our food arrived. Around an hour after us sitting, when our food has finally arrived, the waiter made a comment about how fast we finished our wine and later made a “joke” about how fast we ate. I guess I just was disappointed, we spent a lot of money, waited a long time for our food to arrive and were made fun of after all that by the waitstaff.

AG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Makayla was great, Very attentive and great food .

OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Terrible food, service even worse. Employees completely incompetent and rude. Never again!

EK
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The pianist/trumpet player was a highlight. Plus the view was pretty and there was a pretty area to walk around outside.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the prime rib buffet. Everything was delicious.

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

It was an overall outstanding experience! We had the prime rib buffet and was fantastic! I highly recommend this place!

JD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a very nice time with friends - out for the prime rib buffet and it did not disappoint.

JL
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice~! This place has it right - a good balance of value and luxury. Good food all the way around. Good wine list. Service was very personable. The views were lovely - the ambiance very nice.

l
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Place was empty so it was pretty quiet except for our waitress who was probably bored and wanted to talk. No problem getting seated of course. Not much of a selection for anyone with dietary restrictions. Actually very small menu overall. I ordered the barramundi but they ran out(???) so waitress offered Mahi Mahi. It looked good but was dry. My husband had the angus burger which he enjoyed. The fries are cooked in beef tallow so vegetarians beware. Dessert-flourless chocolate cake was on the dry side but quite good despite that fact.

LG
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 4

There wasn't a hostess, so we stood there to be seated. Food wasn't good, sent my food back. Bill was ridiculous.

D
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and the service was fantastic. I had the short ribs which were nice and tender. The was served very quickly. Really nice experience.

JM
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

My family had the mixed grill, it was very good. I had the mushroom papperdelle and would not recommend. It was very heavy and oily.

t
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful presentation of food, very tasty. I still miss have the elegant dinner in your iconic A frame but I do understand time marches on and you need to utilize the space that is the best for business.

J
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice setting and the food was very good. Claudia's service was excellent.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the food and restaurant very much
But needed to send back onion not hot
Vegetables were only warm

C
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

We have stayed at The Abbey several times and have been disappointed when we make the choice to eat here. Last Thanksgiving, the service and food was very poor. This time our service was great and the past bowl that my husband had was good but, my order, the New York Strip while cooked correctly, was very tough. I did not even eat a quarter of it and for $31 was very disappointed.

r
Chicago
54 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

The table wasn’t set when we were seated, the staff walked around with no emotion or care, we had to search all over for a bathroom with a changing table, and the buffet was all lukewarm, even the fresh food that was brought out. We expected much better.

MF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This beautifully appointed dining room at the Abbey Resort never fails to provide a great meal at an appropriate price. Staff are super-friendly and helpful. My husband, who is from the South, said the barbecue ribs are the kind he used to drive out of his way for when he lived in Georgia. Excellent wine selection as well.

SD
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been enjoying The Abbey Sunday brunch for years, on special occasions. Always a good time for our family. All of the offerings are delicious, including bottomless champagne - a celebration topper!

AS
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jack was a great server and was entertaining my children! The food was amazing: I had muscles, onion soup, and husband had filet trio. Delicious! Kids even said it was the best Mac n Cheese and chicken tenders.

A
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was awesome

CL
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

Took 20 minutes to get the check after my spouse and toddler had left the table and our plates had been cleared. As it's a hotel restaurant, we expected high prices for convenience and nice views. But still, a kids' meal that does not come with a side or a beverage--meaning we spent $16 for a bowl of generic mac and cheese, a side and a cup of milk--with just an apology for the 20-minute wait for the check--made for a disappointing experience.

NR
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Service attempted to provide drinks in a timely manner - but all food was delayed. When the food did arrive it was floating in salt! We had to return steak and asparagus! Asked for steak to be medium - it was rare. When food was sent back (and other tables had been waiting for an hour for food - one server dropped ribs on floor as he was about to serve them) - the server told us they were all trying to make do - the chef (or cook) had given two weeks notice and didn't care what he was doing. Information that should not have been shared - and we chose to leave - - they still charged us for one entree and appetizer!

A
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Old friends

OT
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Filet Mignon was fabulous, wine was fabulous (Moscato-Italy), and cheesecake was to die for! Highly recommend

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Responded on August 26, 2019

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WG
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We both had a filet that was very good. Need more items on the menu that are more recognizable.
Many of the descriptions had words that the average person does not know meaning of. Nice to be
fancy but also turns people off. More comfort items on menu needed

OT
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Very disappointing dinner. Everything was over cooked, burnt and cold. Server and ambiance were good. But, I can’t believe they served us the food that came out.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My husband and I both had steak. I got the filet and ordered it med/well. The outside of the steak was burnt and inedible. It was well well done. My husband has NY strip and he ordered it medium and it was perfect. The meal was just ok. I’ve had better

MF
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Told them it was our 2 year anniversary via open table and it seems like they disregarded that and sat us in the back corner of the restaurant, away from everything, behind and up against a dividing wall, near the kitchen. I understand server stations, but the Restaurant was pretty much empty and they still sat us in the corner, behind a dividing wall. Absolutely horrible.

To add, the gave us bread - no plates; which isn’t a big deal typically but they just exacerbated the issue.

Our food took very long to receive - the waitress did apologize for the delay.

When they brought out the food, they brought (and prepared) the wrong order for me (I ordered NY Strip).

Had to then wait even longer for the food.

When it finally came out, it was tasteless and super tough to cut. Potatoes also seemed not cooked entirely. I let the waitress know that I wasn’t too pleased with the meal as well.

Waitress felt so bad she tried giving us a free dessert; which we declined.

Needless to say, this was a horrible experience.

Being there for our second wedding anniversary - we were hoping to thoroughly enjoy ourselves. Unfortunately, we less extremely dissatisfied and will not be dining back there.

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

Birthday Fish and gill filet were very good. My meal medallions of filet left a lot to be desired! I’ve had medallions previously other places and they were excellent. At 240 Restaurant they were bite size and not very tender more like tough. I would NOT recommend that meal to anyone!

KK
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was really good. Great view of the harbor but the music was pretty bad (elevator music).

CL
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Our guests’ prime rib was moderately warm at first visit to buffet cut station. The second visit was improved temperature. Disappointing Brussels sprouts and bacon ordered as a side. Wine list by glass was moderate. Wondered if that had changed. Risotto was excellent.

P
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Very poor service! Tables are all chipped. Need to be repaired or covered!

k
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yessica was wonderful. Loved our food too. Piano music was lovely but horn was a little loud.

L
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Staff were great. They checked to make sure we we okay and that everything was good

DM
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my husband and my first time visiting Lake Geneva and 240 West exceeded our expectations for a delicious dinner.

C
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The interior of 240 West has huge beams in a raised ceiling. Live dinner music adds a touch of ambiance as does the views of the harbor if you're fortunate enough to get a table with a view. Although we could have ordered from the menu, the dinner buffet for $31 was an unbelievable value; oysters on the half shell, crab, mussels, tilapia, pasta primavera, fresh vegetables, prime rib, full salad and dessert bars. Good wine selection with a special featured wine of the night. We did have a hard time finding the restaurant inside of The Abbey but it was totally worth the hunt. Note: Find and enter the main lobby entrance. Definitely going back!

RH
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

I would recommend it because of the ambiance. Most of the food is good but the prime rib was a little tough and the crab legs didn’t seem very fresh.

KA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good breakfast and good service. The restaurant need updating but nice view of the marina.

c
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Steak was chewy - had better. Shared wild mushroom parpadelle with table - delicious! Overall - meh!

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