Alhambra Palace Restaurant

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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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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
18 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

KP
1 review
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
22 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
30 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
19 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
56 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
18 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
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best lamb chops ever. Veggies were delicious. Entire meal was delightful. We also try the beef dish with the couscous. Both were so delicious that there wasn't a speck left. Desert was an added treat. Wine list has a lot of nice options. Cannot wait to return.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only problem was the room temperature was hot inside but overall was great will be back

LR
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food3service3ambience5

THIS WAS AN AWESOME EXPERIENCE FOR MY FAMILY AND I. WE VISITED THEIR ESTABLISHMENT ON MOTHER'S DAY ALONG WITH ANOTHER FAMILY TOTALING ROUGHLY ABOUT 40 PPL AND WE REALLY ENJOYED THE SHOW AND THE FOOD WAS OKAY. IT WAS ACTION PACKED, FAMILY FRIENDLY AND TE PERFORMERS WERE VERY VERY ENERGETIC, EVEN THE CHILDREN ENJOYED THEMSELVES. GREAT JOB ALHAMBRA!

GV
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the food, but the entertainment is AMAZING & that’s our main reason for always going back!!

AS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, beautiful ambiance and environment. I can’t wait to go back!

VD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Not worth going other than weekends. It was dead on Sunday and private event going on in main area. Food was not impressive. Had better food at food trucks.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Great ambiance and program. I love the interior decoration. Great place to have fun and belly dancing. There was also Latin music today.,we had a great server. She was pleasant. Will come again

j
Chicago
56 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service orchestrated by their skilled GM and maestro , Nahmoun!

B
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Cool place that I had never heard about. Entree was very average; lentil soup, falafel and salmon tartar from the appetizer section were awesome.
Saturday evening is a fun time to be there as there are dance performances/music shows happening. They start at 8.30 and go on for about 2.5-3 hours.
We enjoyed are first experience, slightly disappointed with the food and wine options but overall it was good. The events made up for it.
Definitely recommend people to try the restaurant at least once.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Our waitress didn’t know the menu and it would also take her about 30 mins every time we ordered a round of beers. Gratuity was also forced at 20% for parties of 4 or more. The entertainment didn’t start at 8pm as advertised and around 9:30-10pm the turned the dance floor into a night club with blasting music. We will not return.

RR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very fun place but very loud!! Unable to have a conversation when someone is on microphone or music playing.

VJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Alhambra Palace is a beautiful restaurant with great ambiance and vibe. Service is average at best, the food (especially the lamb) tastes a little bit too gamey for me. Not really seasoned great either. Drinks for overpriced and didn't exactly taste that great either. Wouldnt go back.

VM
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience3

May be willing to try it again. When i made birthday dinner reservations i should have been told it was a fundraiser happening on the night of my reservations and my spouse was set on trying the food after graveling over the menu. We stayed but atmosphere wasn't pleasant it felt as if we were eating in a xloset only time we seen other guest was when they were going to use restroom which happened to be in the area we were in.

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