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About Amber Café
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.
Westmont, IL 60559
American, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday-Thursday 4:30pm - 10pm
Friday and Saturday 4:30pm - 11pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Private Events or Off-Site Catering available
Free Public parking lot
Free on-street parking
One block from the Metra station
BNSF Metra, Pace
Private Party Facilities:
The perfect place for showers, corporate meetings and cocktail parties, the space offers both private and semi private spaces in a variety of areas depending on the needs of your group.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Amber Café Ratings and Reviews
We were not as happy with this visit. The food was good, but the service was not what we have experienced on previous visits. Maybe just an off night, but we had several different people waiting on us and it got a bit confusing. It was almost like no one really wanted our table, and at one point two of them got into a bit of a heated discussion because one thought that the other had interrupted them. Just not the professional service we have seen in the past. I am sure we will go back and hopefully next time will be better.
As many reviews I'd seen elsewhere I had the same experience. The staff was all friendly and knowledgeable. The food was quite good. The price, however, was a bit much for the quality of food. The portions were very good though, unless you consider price and portion to be important. We were all satisfied and of the four of us only one had anything left to take home.
It was our first time at amber and it couldn't have been better! Our server, Chris, was outstanding! I ordered the peach cobbler and completely forgot to ask about nuts and when it had already come out and I remembered to ask, he brought me another dessert right away. The food was cooked to perfection and delicious. We will most certainly be back again!
This was our first visit to Amber Cafe and all I can say is that based on our experience there are going to be many more to come. The food was out of this world and the service was phenomenal. I had the whitefish and my wife had the daily risotto. I can't recommend enough.
Took my husband there for his birthday, we had reservations for 9 pm on a Saturday, we made ourselves comfortable and by 9.30 most people left from the main dining area. No sooner than people left, the staff went crazy cleaning the place with loud noises of tables and chairs moving, cutlery clanking, music turned off, mind you the restaurant doesn't close until 11 pm. Horrible ambience created by a very noisy and inconsiderate staff. They spoke to each other very loudly, it's as though we were invisible to them. We felt like we were in the middle of a busy loud street with drilling going on. The food was awesome!
Would have been better if they actually read my request telling them it was our anniversary! We were one of four tables on a slow, Thursday night so it was very quiet, which was nice, but surprising when they messed up our order. Food was good when it came!
Amber NEVER disappoints. Have been going there for YEARS and it is always classy, yet casual and relaxing. Cocktails are excellent and clever. Food is thoughtfully prepared, with an eye to detail. Very romantic, sophisticated neighborhood spot that seems downtown chic, even though it is walking distance to the Metra stop in Westmont. Outdoor enclosed garden is a real treat in warmer weather, even in shoulder months as they have large heaters. Staff is on the ball, changing flatware suitably with each course. A real pleasure every time!!!
Visited Amber again the week before Christmas. It was a Wednesday and pretty quiet which made the less than attentive service a surprise as we've never had that problem in prior visits (and even had same server on some prior visits). Going to call this an anomaly. Food as usual was excellent. We had 2 different salads (one adapted due to a food allergy- nicely done) and the crab cakes. One thing we like about Amber is the appetizers are appetizers- not an entree without sides or so big it has to be shared by 4 people if you plan on eating an entree. Crab cakes were perfect- big lump crabmeat with a very balanced sauce. Entrees included rack of lamb- very meaty with nicely complementary sides. Hanger steak was well seasoned and tender. Trout was a special that was nicely presented as whole fish but filleted in kitchen. Great options for dessert include sorbet and gelato so there are light options
Definitely going back and expecting usual excellent service.
Food was great, service was good, server was knowledgable, but I did not expect to see a basketball game on TV in a restaurant like the, and the lighting is pretty bright, not romantic....I guess it is kind of a neighborhood place, rather than fine dining, but we enjoyed the food very much.
Garlic shrimp appetizer was very good. My husband raved about the pork chops I was underwhelmed with the chicken, not well seasoned , over cooked slightly and I believe they finished the gravy with vinegar. It was too much, ruined the gravy Nice, strong drinks and the brownie tiramisu was excellent
I have been here several times and it never disappoints! Great specials. Beautiful presentations.
Front of the restaurant is very romantic, candles and linens, bar area as well, but much more activity. Flat screen TV's and sports! love this place. Out door area very well done. Heaters on in Fall and Spring. Flowers on tables and linens as well. This is a hometown Gem!
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