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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LW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

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.

AA
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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

RK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
18 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

...and salsa dancing!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 1ambience 5

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
55 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

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
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 5

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
14 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

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

KI
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 5

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

PI
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

VD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

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
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

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
53 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

B
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

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
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

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
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

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
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

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.

P
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Its a nice place and restaurant if you never been before but little too loud if you want to have conversation. Way too loud the music, otherwise the show is same as few years back but like i said if you never been its good to see it.

a
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amira the waitress was friendly and welcoming. As well as the overall atmosphere. Very beautiful place with great food. A very comfortable place to be.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I would rethink going here ever for lunch.. place was empty and service was slow

LK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Well, the food was not what I was expecting being I had heard about it from so many people. The pita bread was store bought & not made there. The food did not seem authentic. I am used to more authentic food from Detroit I suppose. I think the restaurant is more about the experience on a Saturday night.

B
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

Food quality has fallen dramatically, service not what it used to be, and was far too loud to even speak to the person next to me.

SA
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Alhambra is my favourite spot to spend a good Saturday night, the food is good (not the best in Chicago but very decent), the Music, the show, the friendliness of the staff and everyone coming to spend a good time is worth giving it a try.
I am a faithful customer and will come back to spend a good night dancing and having fun with friends, releasing stress, celebrating a birthday or just breaking up the routine.

KS
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and interactive entertainment!
The flavor are excellent! Great music and ambiance!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 4

Waitress was awful and not knowledgeable of menu. Waited a very long time. But management was accommodating by taking 30% off my bill. Best for banquets not for date night.

A
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

The food was horrible!! The singer was terrible! We were very excited to go to this place and left very disappointed

OT
London
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Entertainment in the form of dancing and singing, and guests get to participate in the belly dancing which is fun to watch and get involved in. Food is decent, but combined with the atmosphere, worth visiting at least once.

LT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 4

Saturday was disappointing; our waitress seemed as though she was fresh out of training(even though when asked, she said she wasnt) and she struggled to tend to us and 1 other table. After we ordered our food and waited a long while, she comes back and says that what we ordered(NY strip steak), they didn't have and gave us the option of filet mignon instead. I was EXTREMELY disappointed that at the end of the night, I didn't get charged the price of my original order, but charged the cost of the replacement(which was priced higher). Good business would have still charged me 28 for inconvenience. Never again. The ONLY saving grace for that Saturday night was the host for that evening; she is amazing and entertaining. But I wont dine there again.

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Food took a very long time and there were bugs in the room.

m
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It was a beautiful venue with great service. The food was good but not great. An awesome place to have a party and/or celebration. The wait staff could not have been nicer. They were awesome!

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