Alhambra Palace Restaurant

3.9
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$31 to $50
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Mediterranean
Welcome to the magical world of Alhambra Palace Restaurant, a feast for the eyes as well as the palate with one-of-a-kind Middle Eastern, North African, cabaret-style cuisine. Alhambra - Arabic for the color red - consists of seven exquisite rooms, including VIP areas and banquet halls. Alhambra is the perfect venue for everything from happy hour to a romantic date or a fun-filled night out with friends. Here, live music, entertainment, belly dancing and dining are meant to happen in grand fashion.

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3.5
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4.3
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AB
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience5

The place is simply gorgeous! The service is lackluster and they just do not have enough servers. My drink was asked for as straight up however, the performer with the hoops "Tizzy Lizzy?" was outstanding!

OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Worst service ever experienced

R
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We went to the restaurant on a Wednesday afternoon and they didn’t have half the dishes on the menu because they had a busy weekend!! We left as the restaurant was empty and.. they had no food!

LL
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant was closed when we arrived. Several individuals were waiting to get inside. We all left after standing outside in the cold for 10 minutes past our reservation time. If you are going to be closed you should take off the option to book a reservation for that time period. Waste of a cab ride from downtown.

RM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place. The food, the atmosphere and the entertainment were great!!!

AP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great lunch specials! Can’t go wrong - served family style. Our party left full and happy!

g
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Service was terrible we had to ask for someone to order our appetizers while we waited for our table I went up to bar to get a drink when he brought the drink I went to pay for it he rudely asked that’s it then when we finally sat down ordered our food when it came out 45 minutes later it was warm not hot at all then the manager came over and asked us if we would like some desert on the house since it was our first time there we said yes it never came bad place to spend that kind of money for a dinner and a show

SS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Come out here every time I’m in town! Absolutely love it. Such a gorgeous place to dine.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get together with friends and family

C
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was ok. Didn’t seem that fresh. There was no one here. Friendly service

L
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This is a very distinctive restaurant with a lot of history and art from Iran. Amazing building which is worth a tour in itself. We were there for lunch and it was nice and quiet, but it's crowded and lively on the weekends with belly dancers and more. It holds a special niche. We enjoyed the food and received excellent service. Unfortunately there is minimal street parking and the valet parking is expensive, but overall it's a great value.

EB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing and the ambiance was great! Would definitely recommend!

AS
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Excellent ambiance and great food. Service was less impressive. We ordered an apple juice for a kid and the gentleman didnt get us anything. Reminded him after some time to find out they dont have that. No complimentary food like garlic bread etc so thats another unexpected thing from a fine dining arabic cuisine restaurant.

AC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Unfortunately we found hair in two different dishes.
We ordered a wine and received / got charged for one twice as expensive.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant for romantic dinner or outing with friends

A
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went their for my husband's birthday and throughly enjoyed the evening... The food and ambiance was amazing!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience2

We were the only ones there on a Thursday night at 7:30. Food was great but bizarre to be in an empty restaurant.

LM
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so delicious and the place is beautiful. Try the salmon.

KP
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This restaurant is best on the weekends because of the show. Great food and very fun entertainment. The details on the architecture of the restaurant is mesmerizing. Perfect place for a date night.

OT
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Todo excelente y el lugar hermoso

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KR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very tasty! Drinks were strong! I only wish we could have stayed to watch the shows, but already had another show planned after so had early reservations. Attentive server and very pretty inside interior. Will be back

MM
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time being here and it definitely was the best. Being early for Sunday brunch has its perks. We had a party of 4 share our grandmother's birthday and she had a blast. The area was wheelchair accessible (was requested upon reservation) which made moving around so much easier. The waitress and waiter were very attentive to our needs and made our grandmother's experience one she will never forget.

j
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place is beautiful, the food delicious, the servers were wonderful. The only thing I'd recommend would be posting to social media when events are cancelled at the last minute. We went for karaoke night and it had been cancelled even though it had been advertised on Instagram. Also, making sure the bathrooms are cleaned and well stocked is a must in a place this gorgeous. The unclean toilet and lack of tissue was a bit surprising considering the night was slow.

LW
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Loved the food and entertainment. Who doesn't like to watch beautiful women belly dance! It was definitely a great place to take wife on our anniversary. The only negative thing about the experience was that we had to wait way to long for our check when we were ready to leave.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience1

This place was terrible don’t ever want to go back . Spent almost 300 hundred dollars food was crap and none of their specials were valid

AA
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It is a nice place to eat tasty food and enjoy meddle eastern entertainment

RK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food was phenomenal - very authentic and true to the culture. The entertainment was also very lively. Our server would come and then go for about an hour or two and it would be a mission finding her. It is a bit on the pricier side and one annoying thing was gratuity was added to our check automatically for a party of 2 when their policy says it's added for a party of 4. They automatically added 18% which sucks for the server because we always tip 20% and cash. So, their loss.

JQ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and great entertainment .
We were there for my wife’s bday and she enjoyed every minute we were there.
The ambiance and service were superb we will be back!!!

OT
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is WONDERFUL!! I had paella and it was excellent! The decor and ambiance are outstanding! Our waitress was very attentive and helpful! Love this restaurant! Will definitely return!

NW
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

The place isn’t as good as it used to be. Food was mediocre and the entertainment was ok, but overall just too boring. It was also quite empty so the atmosphere was missing.

MG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

...and salsa dancing!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall4food3service1ambience5

Fun night . Would go again . The server was polite but hovered over the table continuously asking if we wanted to order more food.

MD
Chicago
58 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

While the food was good, closing the bill was an odd and poor experience. They advertise gratuity is only added for parties for 4 or more. We had 3 people and the server automatically added 20% gratuity and said we could add more if we wanted, but we needed to do it before she ran the credit card because she couldn’t add tip later. While we would’ve given 20%, this is super shady and opposite of what’s advertised. When we provided 2 credit cards, she asked what card the tip should go on vs splitting. Furthermore, she ran my friends credit card as a debit and requested my friend to walk to the register to enter the PIN. What type of archaic systems don’t allow tip after the fact and what restaurant lies about their gratuity policy? This really soured our experience of what would’ve been a nice meal.

OT
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was my second time there and the experience was pleasant. The ambiance was beautiful and the waiter was very nice. I look forward to coming again on an event night!

TM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience3

The food was not well prepared, steak not seasoned or cooked as requested ( over cooked), hummus was very sour, pita was burnt, salmon tartar was spoiled ( very musky and gamey). Spend over 100.00 and over 75% of the meal was not consumable.

d
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall4food4service1ambience5

Grand palace like interiors with great belly dance shows and other performances. They even made it a dance floor for half an hour. Good entertainment.
Service was however terrible. We booked a table for 3 on open table in advance yet we waited for almost 45 minutes standing at the back of the hall. No one even bothered to come and ask for half an hour. Finally when we got the seat, they put our table in a corner where we cudnt even see the stage. It was utmost pathetic service

LM
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Food was decent. The decor and service was great! Would go back again

KI
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall4food2service4ambience5

The food was just ok. It needs to match the decor. KTSE

PI
Chicago
16 reviews