Amber Café

4.7
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$30 and under
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American
As Westmont’s hidden treasure since 2004, Amber Cafe offers a variety of inventive American dishes that are presented with the highest quality service. Honored with the Doings Readers Choice awards for favorite “Outdoor Café” and most “Romantic Restaurant”. Conveniently located steps from the Metra station, diners experience urban fine dining in a warm, relaxed village setting.

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T
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I recently went for a date and had an amazing experience. The service was great and never felt rushed. The foot was some of the best we’ve had since our move from the city. Will defiantly be coming back and highly recommend.

JK
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, excellent service and an lovely atmosphere made for a wonderful evening!

SC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! We went for my girlfriends birthday and it is her favorite restaurant. She had the special (trout) and I had the Hungarian Goulash. Both were superb. Amber gave us a delicious flourless cake with ice cream for her birthday. We plan to continue dining at Amber. A real jewel in downtown Westmont.

AM
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The only issue we had at Amber was that there was a long wait period between the salad course and the serving of the entrees. We commented on this and were told that there was only one chef on that night.
On a Friday night, possibly there should be two chefs working. The wait was very long .

F
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We hadn’t been to Amber in a few years. We were pleasantly surprised at how great everything was. The food was delicious, service was great and the space itself is beautiful. We will go back soon!

CC
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. Try the Hungarian Goulash. Wines were great as well.

OT
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Dusko was not our original server, but welcomed us immediately. We have always had a wonderful experience a Amber Cafe and were somewhat disappointed with the girl who was supposed to wait on us. She did not even acknowledge our table. After Dusko came back to out able to tell us the specials and take out drink order, we asked him to be our server. From that moment on, things were wonderful! Thank you Dusko...good food, good atmosphere, and great service!

OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice birthday dinner!

ES
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I will definitely be going there again. It totally hit the spot in terms of what I was looking for in a dining experience that night.

L
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday....._excellent experience. Planning to go back soon with 4 other friends.

LG
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amber Cafe is a great night out. We ate there with our family and had a wonderful evening. The service is well paced. The cevapi is a great started, this wonderful sausage is homemade at Amber and very authentic. The whitefish is outstanding, the butternut squash ravioli was a perfect autumn dish and the lamb shank was out of this world. The wine list has a nice selection.

k
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lights too bright in an otherwise pretty restaurant

M
Chicago
49 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went with friends and have a very nice meal. The food was really good and reasonably priced

PK
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amber is one of those hidden GEMS in the suburbs. If you've never been there you are really missing out on a wonderful experience.

PB
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Restaurant. Great food. Great service. Reasonable prices. Try the GTO cocktail. It’s great. Amber is a neighborhood gem. Will go back again.

OT
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy the food & service at Amber Cafe. Had an appetizer and drink at the bar as we arrived early for our reservation. Then ate outside in the newly refinished patio area. Everything was beautiful and fantastic.

H
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy dining at Amber. This time we brought another couple who had never been and they also enjoyed the food, ambiance and service. As always, Dusko was his usual charming, professional self. We most definitely will return! Thank you!

l
Chicago
64 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Four of us had a wonderful evening on Amber's outdoor patio Saturday night. Beautiful ambiance, delicious food, and great service by Dusko. The Halibut wrapped in bacon and served over risotto was so flavorful, and the Amber whitefish is my all time favorite restaurant meal. Definitely try the roasted brussel sprouts with bacon and a balsalmic glaze-so good! we finished our meal with a homemade piece of tiramisu; delicious and large enough to share.

S
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great food but service a bit slow.

JP
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great variety on the menu. Everything we ordered was wonderful. Enjoyed sitting outside in the back. Very good service. And a surprising excellent martini.

p
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently good food and a quiet atmosphere, great for conversation.

L
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very good. Service was slow, but more the enjoy a leisurely meal slow rather than inattentive slow. We really enjoyed it.

j
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

First time customer. We took another customer to celebrate his retirement. My wife had the whitefish and loved it. I had the goulash and loved while I was eating, but it didn't agree with me later in the evening.

t
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food, great service, lovely outdoor space in back, nice live music.

RH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!!!

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M
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time to Amber. We will be back. And soon! The food was excellent. We enjoyed sitting on the attractive and cozy back patio. Our server could not have been better. He was knowledgeable about the menu and wine list and properly paced our relaxing meal. We were delighted to find a new favorite spot to add to our list of “go to” restaurants.

PH
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The outdoor patio was lovely, except for the flies (outdoor fans may help), service was excellent and the food was delicious. Would recommend.

PB
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amber is the best deal going. They revamped the appearance of the restaurant and changed the entire menu.
A lot of comfort foods and the prices are of real value. If you live or are traveling in the western suburbs, making Amber your dinner destination will not disappoint you. Sit outside on the patio and enjoy the ambiance.
A real neighborhood gem.

d
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love it here. We sat in the back patio, just perfect on a warm summer night!
Dave and Kathy Ricordati

JH
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful patio area

B
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. The patio is wonderful and I loved the grilled octopus.

TL
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outside patio is charming. Food was delicious.

WD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant for special occasions. Birthdays ,anniversary or treating friends.

d
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was great food was even better. So glad they’ve reopened

WB
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great time. Very comfortable with good drinks, Greta selection on menu and well executed specials. Atmosphere was upscale neighborhood reverb with a fine dining component. Sat in the bar area where dining actually engaged each other from nearby tables. Matt the bartender made for a very relaxing evening

JG
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the food to the service to the ambience, Amber exceeded our expectations.

SR
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food across the board from appetizer to desert and everything in between. Drinks were amazing. The waiter paired a drink with what we were having perfectly and the drink he created was amazing. Will go back without a question!

a
Chicago
93 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amber continues to be a very good restaurant that we eat at monthly.
Love the new menu. Service is always great!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor was really nice and the service and food were excellent.

RG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious food! Highly recommend!

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