About Allgauer's on the Riverfront

Exciting, contemporary twists on American fare - using only the freshest ingredients available - that is what makes Allgauer's on the Riverfront THE destination restaurant on the North Shore! Overlooking a gently flowing, tree-lined river, our award-winning restaurant offers only USDA prime steaks, amazing seafood entrees, tender pasta, fresh salads and decadent desserts. Enjoy a comfortable atmosphere, accented with distinctive artwork, and soaring vaulted ceilings that compliment the exquisite culinary creations of the Chef. Allgauer's is the perfect setting for a business power lunch or a romantic dinner for two. Allgauer’s serves breakfast, lunch and dinner every day and is noted for a mouth-watering Friday SeaFest Seafood Buffet and Award-Winning Sunday Champagne Brunch.

2855 North Milwaukee Ave
Northbrook, IL 60062
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Saturday & Sunday: 7:00am - 10:00am; Monday - Friday: 6:00am - 10:00am; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Seafood Buffet every Friday night

Cross Street:
Winkleman

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(847) 664-7999

Website:
http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/illinois/hilton-chicago-northbrook-CHINBHF/dining/index.html

Parking Details:
Complimentary Parking.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Annual Special Events:
Easter Champagne Brunch
Mother's Day Champagne Brunch
Thanksgiving Brunch
Christmas Day Champagne Brunch
New Year's Day Champagne Brunch

Specials

Sunday Champagne Brunch

Sundays from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

$9 Burger & Beer

Saturdays from 11:00 AM - 8:30 PM

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Specials

Sunday Champagne Brunch

Sundays from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Details

Lavish Champagne Brunch Buffet featuring over 100 delicious items ranging from seafood, prime rib, omelet station to a never-ending dessert bar. Bottomless champagne and mimosas. Excludes Tax and Tip. Special valid Sep 3, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017 on Sundays from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM.

$9 Burger & Beer

Saturdays from 11:00 AM - 8:30 PM

Details

Enjoy our 1/2 pound cheeseburger, french fries and draft beer for only $9. Excludes Tax and Tip. Special valid Sep 2, 2017 - Dec 30, 2017 on Saturdays from 11:00 AM - 8:30 PM.

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Details
Daily 5:00PM - 10:00PM

Private Dining

Allgauer's on the Riverfront is the perfect host for a private party in the Pond View Room. Allgauer's would be delighted to host your next wedding, bridal shower, retirement dinner, breakfast meeting or family gathering!

Allgauer's on the Riverfront Ratings and Reviews

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3.4

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3.6

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3.8

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3.2

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63% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

First time to visit and our dinner party was unimpressed. Service was very slow and food was just ok, will not return

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

I had eaten here a couple years ago. Overall it was decent but my breakfast sausage was undercooked and although they open for breakfast early the omelette station wasn't setup until like 9:30-10am and we had already eaten by then. I'm not sure I'd go back for breakfast unless there was an event there or I was meeting someone staying there. That said I have had dinner/lunch there a couple times and it was very good. Maybe the lesson is to order off the menu and not do their breakfast buffet.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We previously have celebrated special family events with a Sunday brunch at Allgauers. This time, we were appalled at the brunch, and we won't be coming back.

Food selection was limited (for example, no ham); service was at best negligent (up to ten used plates never removed from our table); and food preparation was lackluster (roast beef was tasteless, salads were dull).

Don't go!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 10, 2017

had the salad bar with soup and desert. everything was good.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Needs a new Chef, food was tasteless

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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 3, 2017

The food was delicious and the service was impeccable, I highly recommend this restaurant for pleasurable dining.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Overpriced, average food, skip! We couldn't have been more disappointed.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Great and comfortable

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 12, 2017

The food was delicious. We ordered salmon, fillet and chicken and all were great. Two of us ordered the lobster bisque which was fantastic. The waiter was excellent.

We had a long dinner and talked a lot with no push to get us out the door.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Waterfront, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 6, 2017

A conversation friendly room with wonderful views near the windows. Varied menu and wonderful Sunday brunch.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Father's Day Brunch - Wonderful salad selection. Little things missing - cream cheese for bagels, crackers for cheeses. Great selection of all brunch categories. The service however really brought it down. Multiple requests needed for coffee, water, and mimosa refills. Very slow at clearing plates. Also the room was very warm which made it unpleasant.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Went for lunch--4 of us. Food was good. Service was not great. Waiter did not bring menus, forgot who ordered what, never cleared our plates (we ended up setting them on the table next to us which was dirty and was like that all through our lunch). Food took a long time. The restaurant was not crowded at all--2 other tables besides ours. I got up and found the coffee pot so I could refill my father's coffee--more than once. Disappointing.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 11, 2017

This is a great place for Sunday Brunch. They have a wide variety of food. we enjoyed it.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Food selection was good but food which should have been hot was like warm at best. No seafood forks or frackers out for the crab legs, which weren't split. Rock on the PA (love it but not at brunch - how about piano or jazz?). Host stopped and spoke to servers while taking us to our table - didn't excuse himself - and didn't pull out any chairs - it's like we weren't even there. At $180+ for four (before tip), I expect a lot more. The servers, however, were friendly and attentive.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 4, 2017

This is a great place for a brunch! Some food however was a bit cold the sternos weren't lit and the eggs benedict was cold!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 2, 2017

We love the Friday night seafood buffet! Such a great selection of food!

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 23, 2017

We were seated on time by a very pleasant hostess. The food was delicious & the servers were excellent! Kept our drinks flowing & plates cleared, great service. The brunch food was kept full & food area very appealing. More than enough choices for any type of diet.
Allgauers is great place to celebrate for any occasion. Thank you we will be back!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 9, 2017

They have condensed into one room for food but did not cut down on the selections, just smaller bowls to refill more often, keeping everything fresh. The wait staff could not have been more attentive.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays
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 (Tampa)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Went for the Friday fish fry, our first time. Service was terrible, drinks were small and seemed a bit watered down, potato pancakes were the size of a quarter, cole slaw was in a thimble size little cup, fries were cold. The fish was okay although they advertised walleye, cod and perch but only had cod and perch. Then to make matters worse when we presented the coupon we had received in the mail that very day ($5.00 off) wasn't accepted. The waiter said the fish fry wasn't on the everyday menu .......WHAT!!! The only exclusions were the seafood buffet and one other steak & something. If we hadn't wanted to get out of there as soon as we could we would have made an issue of it. What a disappointment!!! Will never go back and will tell others not to waste their time or money there!!!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 17, 2017

Go to Shaws for a better and cheaper seafood buffet...what they did to the lobster should have been a crime...they over cooked it with the tail split...gross 🙁

Tags: Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 6, 2017

Food was fine. Restaurant is in the Hilton so very convenient for business or social meetings while staying there. Menu has lots of options. Everyone was happy with their meal.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 12, 2017

My experience was not that great. For almost $200 it was not worth it. The most positive was that the food was decent. When we could get it. The food was hardly replaced when empty. The carving station and omelette station should be two separate stations with two people working it. I waited 25 minutes for a slice of prime rib. There were large groups of people and they were way understaffed. Our plates were not cleared away and piled up 5-6 at a time. But our server kept coming to our table offering my 6 year olds more orange juice when I kept saying no more for them. Very disappointing and a waste of $200 of hard earned money. So sad. Lesson learned!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Unfortunately the food was as bad as I remember it to be. We hadn't been there for dinner in quite a long time. The place was empty and I understand why. We won't return there and it's a shame because it's a beautiful room. The wait staff was fine but OMG the food was overly expensive.
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Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 29, 2017

Disappointed. Have been there before and possibly changed ownership because food and service was sub par. Expensive for what we got.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2017

Not impressed at all, overpriced and deserted, poor service. Will not go back

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2016

We have been spending Christmas Eve here for the last ten years and won't be going back. The waitress was kind but injured and seemed to be the only one there. For the money the good was subpar, the service long and non existent and a mediocre way to spend a family dinner. A chain restaurant would have been better on every count.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 19, 2016

Glad we had a coupon.....our waiter was brand new & did not have a clue when I asked if there were any "specials" to consider in fact he had to get the hostess to tell us about the special....the alfredo sauce was very runny (like milk) and the shrimp & scallops lukewarm & kind of slimy.....the chicken parmesan was a breaded patty that looked like it came out of a box over pasta which had very little sauce and there was no sauce or cheese on the patty. Allgauer's is certainly not the restaurant I remember it to be.....very disappointed!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 18, 2016

My absolute favorite place for Sunday buffet brunch and Weekday buffet lunch. Outstanding, wide selection of great food, and an okay price point. Sunday brunch is $39 and Weekday buffet lunch is either $12 (soup, salad bar and dessert bar) or $18 (soup, salad bar, hot entrees and dessert bar) -- love this place and so has everyone else that I've taken here!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 17, 2016

The whole time we were eating, a worker was painting a wall 40 feet away. 6 pm on a Saturday evening. Very odd for a reputable restaurant. Good presentation of Main Course Dinners.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 4, 2016

This is probably the most beautiful establishment in the North West suburbs and we have never had a bad experience and the food is always exceptional.

Tags: Special Occasion, Waterfront, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Gluten Free Options
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2016

Good food. Service was slow and wait staff very unfriendly, and brusque.
We left a very minimal tip.
I've dined there before for lunch and staff much different.
This night, I didn't feel welcome or attended to as should be.
Will not return. Not worth it.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2016

This place is a hidden gem, we go there regularly but this was their salute to veterans; the food was perfect; seared tuna salad and rack of lamb were my choices along with two glasses of pino!
Ask for seating by the windows for sure.

Tags: Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 2, 2016

Have been to Allgauer's for Sunday Brunch multiple times. Lots of food choices and all very tasty. We consider the quality of food served at Allgauer's a step above other restaurants serving Sunday Brunch. The cold seafood and seafood salads are excellent. Champagne glasses refilled as often as desired.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 25, 2016

Did not like that the gratuity was added to the check for 20percent! I like to use my own judgement based on service level.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 17, 2016

Apparently there is no delineation between banquet staff and restaurant staff. Service was extremely slow and the excuse given by our server was that there was a rather large wedding. A dessert item that was ordered was not available and when a second selection was made the server brought the entirely wrong item to both parties with no explanation given and just walked away. To our satisfaction they did not charge us for the desserts. We did recommend this restaurant to our friends who met us there and I am not sure that we would do that again .

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 10, 2016

Well it was our anniversary and said so in the reservation, but no one acknowledged it. That isn't the reason for the low rating though. Food NOT good. Wine but even chilled! Service very very slow. Example: half hour wait on refill of BBQ ribs, their special. Dining room basically empty so no excuse. We would never go back. Sad to see this restaurant take such a severe downturn, especially being a Hilton property!!!!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 28, 2016

Thank you for the lovely setting, excellent service and delicious brunch in honor of my sister's upcoming wedding. We were extremely pleased.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 19, 2016

Lunch excellent, Friday night fish fry awful ( lake perch or cod) terrible...smelled bad and tasted worse...

Tags: Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 17, 2016

I love their Sunday brunch. Endless champagne and mimosas and a large variety of gourmet foods. The staff is also friendly and attentive.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Scenic View
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 10, 2016

Well, I have to say, Allgauers' has listened and made some changes! We hesitated going to the fish buffet because of our experience last year.

However, the food was excellent! The lobster was added back to the menu, along with an abundance of choices in seafood and salads. The prime rib was good and there was chicken and other fish from which to choose. There were lots of choices in desserts, and everything was fresh.

Pepe was our server and he did an outstanding job serving us. The other members of the staff were attentive, as well.

The room was comfortable with a scenic view, and, as we looked around, people were having a nice evening. It was great to see that Allgauers' is on the upswing. We would like to come back again in the near future.

Good work Everyone!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
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