Alhambra Palace Restaurant

3.9
639 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Diner temperature check required
What 639 people are saying
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3.9
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4.2
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was wonderful and the food was delicious! I recommend the lamb meatballs.

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MaherK
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, always. Been to the "Palace" several times for dinner and a show or dinner only. Never a bad or subpar experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience5

Erratic, inconsistent service. We’re vegan. The waiter told us the food was vegan and came back after we finished eating to tell us that the food was not in fact vegan.

BB
BobB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here, it was very enjoyable, definitely a re-do.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday party celebration we have a great time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great birthday celebration

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Virgo22
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Had a reservation & when i arrived it was closed. I also called them multiple times different days because i had questions and they never returned the call.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Booked a dinner reservation for 4 of us @ Alhambra Palace only to find out that it was closed down by the city superintendent! There was ABSOLUTELY NO NOTICE FROM THIS APP & after taking an Uber from our Hotel, we ended up walking aimlessly trying to get in anywhere else that would take us!

Overall ruined my fiancé’s birthday dinner outing

BB
vipBiancaB
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The worst experience ever I booked a 630 reservation and was put in with this huge party with only one server to take orders we had a goal and hunt our server to get our check…You were there for two hours and only had appetizers.. the worst experience ever dining.. Very poor management

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience4

I was there on a Thursday night for dinner. The food wasn’t that’s tasty. Service was slow but the staff were friendly. The ambience was good. Won’t recommend this place.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Awful food, 5 things on the menu. Over priced. Never going back

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so much fun! I enjoyed my birthday dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience4

Shows are very entertaining. The food quality is poor.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food1service3ambience5

I love the atmosphere. However the food was not good. I had to return my order because the chicken schwarma meal was cold and tasted like it was stale. They replaced the meal but the chicken was dry. However, the entertainers are amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was great! We loved the food, service and show! It was a lot of fun. We are going back as soon as we have time. A must visit

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

The food was horrible but the entertainment was great.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got to see some really good performance acts, my favorite was the fire performer. Food and drinks came out pretty fast and the staff was super friendly

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Very nice place with shows. Very nice music too! Food is expensive especially the drinks and service is slow, but regardless, still a very good place to celebrate something!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food came 2 hrs later and cold, plus we order a cake for my husband birthday and never got it, we will never go to this place again !!! 😢

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vipSoHo1245
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Our reservations were at 7pm. When we got there they told us they don’t sit until 7:30pm. So why allow us to make reservations at that time? We were finally seated at 7:38pm and no one came to our table until 7:50pm they didn’t even offer us water, by 8pm we left because no one came to even give us a menu. Waste of time. Such a shame .

DH
DenitraH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience5

The entertainment and energy was awesome. The food was dry and overpriced.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience4

Menus selection was bare only had a couple options,drinks expensive,waiter never checked on us and we were seat by a back door that kept being opened

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vipCarmeliaW
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Jafar took care of my party and I well. The hiccups we had, aren't worth mentioning. #resolved

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vipJamison
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall3food1service2ambience5

Food was just okay... nothing to tell the world about. What you are really paying for is the entertainment which was fantastic.

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vipMarissa
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The performances were pretty great. Was my first time visiting. I did enjoy all the entertainment. Music was a bit loud just for dinner, was a just a little to loud to have a conversation. Guest interaction and participation was really great too. Looking forward to going back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall3food1service1ambience3

We always had enjoyable experience at Alhambra but our recent visit was simply pathetic! They didn’t have the beverage of our choice and took 1 hour to get a cheap drink that cost $270/bottle. The food was stale and tasteless and the service was horrible! it was a rip off, would have been better throwing $1000 in the gutter than visiting here. Never again at Alhambra!!!

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Fun and exciting entertainment, too bad the food was not good

JA
JoyceA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Old - pillows small and only 2 - no water no coffee
Too small room

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Service was very slow. I’ve been here many times through the years and the food was by far the least satisfying. Our food took almost 2 hours to be served.
If it wasn’t for the live entertainment and all the drinks we ordered waiting for our dinner, we would have been livid.

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CorinneL
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

They were super slow but so was the service. We had to wait 20 min for the first drinks, another hour for dinner. I never got my glass of wine that I ordered when she forgot my husbands second beer and we had to finally ask. The place is pretty but the service is just so, so bad. The food is decent, not bad but not amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I made an online reservation through OpenTable and when we arrived the restaurant was closed!!

MG
MaximoG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

CLOSED. No warning nothing. Horrible.

BA
BasselA
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant was closed looks like out of business. After we made it all the way there.

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SamH
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience4

The ambiance is very nice. But the food is very disappointing. I ordered hummus for appetizer and the pita's were cold. I asked the waiter if she could warm up the bread and it came back burnt.

I got the Alhambra platter and it was overpriced for the amount of food that came. The chicken was not good at all and dry. The vegetables were not grilled properly and seemed soggy. But the beef kabobs were really good. When the food came I wanted to ask for a garlic sauce and hot sauce, but a waiter didn't come to me until I flagged someone down after 10 minutes. I finished my glass of water half way through the meal and no one came to fill it back up until I again flagged someone down. Not once did a waiter come to my table and check if everything was ok and if we needed anything.

On top of all of this they charged gratuity for a party of 2. I would not recommend this place to anyone. If you want good Mediterranean food do not go here, you're better off going to Naf Naf or Pita Inn. And I know thats sad that I'm comparing a restaurant to fast food places but that is the reality when comparing.

If you decide to go here for the entertainment don’t bother. It was supposed to start at 7:30 but I saw the entertainers walk into the restaurant at 7:45 and show didn't start till 8:15. They will also charge you an entertainment fee.

SM
ShaunM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Great service, great ambiance, great entertainment, food was so so... we all wanted steak, and they were out!

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MMesic
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always great food, great atmosphere, great service and great entertainment.
Would definitely recommend it.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Celebrating

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Overall the appetizers or a little cold. The waiter seemed a bit nervous at times. He mixed up or separate checks and I ended up paying more than I should have. The show was really cool. And I thought the food was just OK. It’s a cool place to take a date and it is a little different than your average restaurant fare.

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Karma
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Poor customer service. Had reservation for 11p, arrived at 10:50p, sat for FORTY minutes after placing our order- then was told “the kitchen was closed”. During that time we didn’t receive water nor any type of compensation on drinks nor were we informed what food was available. To top it off, waiter offered us desert. After waiting an additional 15 mins for the desert, waiter disappeared! My husband had to speak with a manager about the frustrations just to get the cheesecake they clearly forgot about- although there were only a few families there that evening. Disappointed and will never return to this establishment!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food2service4ambience5

The food was expensive and bad! But the show was fun and we really enjoy it!!

FAQs

Alhambra Palace Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Alhambra Palace Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 666-9555.

Alhambra Palace Restaurant is rated 3.9 stars by 639 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.

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