Amber Café

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$30 and under
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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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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
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4.7
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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal an Service. In difficult times it is important to support our local service industries.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience all around! Amazing waitstaff and amazing food!

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JimG
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fiancée has frequented both Amber and Topaz for some time but this was my first time there. REALLY enjoyed the food, the experience and especially our server. DEFINITELY will go back!

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vipluv2eat
Chicago
71 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a great dinner with friends at Amber on the first Friday of Lent. Amber had wonderful seafood specials as well as their awesome whitefish over cous -cous, and salmon with an Asian flare, to choose from. My husband had risotto with lobster and shrimp and he said it was the best risotto he’s ever had! The crispy brussel sprouts with balsamic glaze side dish is unbelievable. I did not want to share it with the others;) We had efficient, friendly service by Sashka making it a great night overall.

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Kilo
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience2

Arrived for dinner on 02/28/2020. Reservation was for 5:30pm. Seated and ordered cocktails for myself and wife. Appetizers were good,
the crab cakes(2) and calamari. I had previously looked on line at the entree menu to get an idea of what to order, but the actual menu was different.
I ordered the rib eye steak medium well and the wife ordered the shrimp and crab risotto on the waitress recommendation. My rib eye steak in actuality was similar to a skirt steak that was salty.
The seasoning was Monterrey Steak Seasoning that was too much. My wife's entree was a like paste,over cooked and bland. After a couple of bites of the skirt steak,
didn't eat anymore and the wife just ate the seafood out of her entree. Bojanna, our waitress never asked about our dining or the quality of the food. Overall,
the whole dining at Amber Restaurant was one of the worst if not the worst.
Definitely,absolutely save your money and find a better place to go.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Amber Cafe is always a favorite but our last visit was THE BEST experience we have had in as long as I can remember. Dusko and his entire staff, from the hostess to the bartender to the bus people to the servers were operating as one to ensure the best service you could ask for. The food was fantastic as always, but the icing on the cake was Dusko. He is old school, classic service. This neighborhood gem is the best. Thank you Amber Cafe.

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vipJennifer
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Great little gem in Westmont. The atmosphere was perfect - a quiet meal for two. We both had the white fish and it was very good. Service was nice as well. Accommodating but not over the top. We will be back.

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vipDonna
Chicago
77 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for valentines dinner. Ordered the mushroom ravioli. Wife had the steak Diane. Both were excellent. The lava cake was perfect also. The price is reasonable for a place like this. Music wasn’t too load. Ambiance was romantic for couples. Not recommended for kids.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, wine, staff and ambiance were all excellent

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viprobustnc1
Chicago
54 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed a family dinner here. Good food and great service. While there were many people dining the noise level was moderate permitting easy conversation.

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vipSteveH
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful experience..great foo, excellent drinks, awesome service. Sasha sets a new standard!

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vipUrbanGirl
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a delicious dinner (Steak Diane), drinks and dessert. Service was friendly and well paced. And the bread and spread are unique and tasty. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was fantastic. The service was exceptional and the food was absolutely amazing!!

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vipGlennW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service.

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emchiago
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, atmosphere, we just love this restaurant and highly recommend it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, excellent food.

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sandys
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had another very nice New Year's Eve dinner at Amber with friends. Great food, decent wine list.

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vipresiak1958
Chicago
77 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice. NYE reservation. Pre fixe menu. Scallops were over cooked.

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vipLoriK
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Eve dinner was outstanding. Four delicious courses each one better than the last. The steak Diane literally melted in your mouth. Would recommend to friends and know that they Will be pleased.

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vipNolan
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice experience on Christmas Eve. My rib eye was tender and flavorful. My husband enjoyed the scallops with risotto. Service was attentive, not rushed. Atmosphere was pleasant, not crazy busy like some other restaurants we have been to on Christmas Eve in past years.

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BudE
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Neither my wife nor I were impressed with the food. The ambiance and service were good, but I didn't think the food was good for the price.

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vipUWMom
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We were celebrating the Christmas Season with friends. Everything was very good. We did wish we could have had an after-dinner drink but they don’t do that - except port.

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vipDebraF
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Small, noisy, uninteresting decor. Food was disappointing. Small portions with unremarkable tastes. I’ve always enjoyed eating at their sister restaurant, Topaz Café in Burr Ridge, but I won’t be going back to Amber. Staff was very nice...

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AT847
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is delicious and service is impeccable. A very nice place for a romantic dinner or just a meeting.

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MichaelQ
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, interesting menu, small quiet, lacked the noise you experience in most restaurants these days. Looking forward to another meal there.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Dusko made the night once again with help from the bartender and other wait staff

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vipMeetwitgoodwithfrhfriends
Chicago
52 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went with friends in order to have a meal and Cathy up.

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Timothy1234
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
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.

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JuliaK
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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SteveC
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.

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AnnM
San Diego
8 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 .

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vipFoodie2
Chicago
14 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!

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vipCharlieC
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
30 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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice birthday dinner!

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ElianeS
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.

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Leighdawg
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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LeeG
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.

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Amber Café is rated 4.7 stars by 792 OpenTable diners.