Amber Café

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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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PB
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
23 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
30 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
61 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Great food but service a bit slow.

JP
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

L
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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

RH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!!!

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M
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful patio area

B
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

TL
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The outside patio is charming. Food was delicious.

WD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

d
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

WB
Naples
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

SR
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
90 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

RG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and delicious food! Highly recommend!

SG
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, the service, food and noise level (in the front restaurant area) were excellent.

a
Chicago
90 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amber was closed for a number of months for a remodel. The biggest change was the menu. It has many different items. The ones I have tried have been excellent. Prices are moderate for good food and good service.

GB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and the music was turned down so that my friend and I could talk comfortably.

a
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Friendly staff, delicious goulash, interesting wine list. Would return!

AK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, amazing service, and amazing family restaurant. Love this place!

LW
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

We are long time Amber fans and supporters overall, so I want to be careful with this review. The staff is amazing and we love the ambiance, especially the back patio in the summer. However, we were so disappointed with Mother's Day Brunch. It was $47.50 per head and the food was not only incredibly limited, but it was cold and dried up for the most part. I'm wondering if maybe there was not much kitchen oversight that day, or if there were not enough customers to keep the food moving through? They would have been better off just offering their regular menu. If we are paying almost $50 per head for a buffet in the suburbs, we expect a really nice spread! Many places also offer a free mimosa to moms - not the case here. We ended up with a $330 bill for 5 of us and all walked away hungry. I'm hoping this was a fluke and they will do better going forward.

MG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the new menu. Something a little different from the usual dining options, from main courses to desserts and wines.

OT
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chris served a fantastic meal to us. Everything was perfect!

l
Chicago
62 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service at Amber on a Friday night. Matt was an excellent server, anticipating our needs, and offering great recommendations for both food and wine. The beef special was so flavorful and the salmon and whitefish entrees were cooked perfectly and had delicious sides of corn risotto and pearl cous cous. We will be back to Amber soon!

a
Chicago
90 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have always enjoyed Amber Cafe. When they opened after the remodel they also had a new menu. The menu looks great. I had the Hungarian Goulash and my wife had the Lamb special. Both were outstanding. Really like the new menu.

DD
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have visited Amber before and have always enjoyed dining there. We particularly like the fact that they vary their menu and have interesting and delicious specials. This time the meat salad and bread were an added bonus, excellent! We were given just the right amount of talk time and we especially like the attention to presentation, our appetizer of a crab cake was a bit of art. Good food, excellent service and quiet atmosphere. Highly recommended.

AH
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We reserved a table last minute because we happened to be in the area (not where we live) and we were celebrating our anniversary. The server was amazing and made us feel very special. Food was delicious. Restaurant has Serbian specialties so I ordered Goulash which was yummy. I asked for a side of vegetables and was pleasantly surprised to receive perfectly grilled zucchini, squash and asparagus instead of the usual sauced or overly steamed veggies served elsewhere.
Additionally the restaurant served us a special dessert for our anniversary. We had never been there before and made our reservation last minute, but we were treated like kid friends. Will definitely return next time we are in the area.

b
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amber is open once again, with a new chef and some creative and delicious new items on the menu, with an Eastern European bent. A Russian vegetable salad (like a mustard egg salad with many additional vegetables in it) accompanied a delicious small loaf of bread and excellent old-fashioneds and manhattans. Our table of four ordered 2 appetizers to share: the steak tartare and warm goat cheese with tomato sauce. We were glad we ordered them to share! Two had the short rib, and two had the Steak Diane, with a lovely bottle of red wine. It was all perfectly prepared, and perfectly delicious. We are already looking forward to returning, in order to try more of what is on the menu. Many appetizers, salads and main courses are enticing. I am happy that the whitefish is still on the menu, because it is a favorite of mine, and we are looking forward to trying the Hungarian goulash. There are specials each night, in addition to what is on the menu. All reasonably priced, we think. It was quiet, but it was not a busy night. When full, the acoustics will make it louder.

VM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service! We were lucky to have manager Matt serve us, his suggestions were spot on, he obviously knew the intricacies of the menu.

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