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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.

13 North Cass Avenue
Westmont, IL 60559
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday-Thursday 4:30pm - 10pm
Friday and Saturday 4:30pm - 11pm

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

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

Phone Number:
(630) 515-8080

Website:
http://www.ambercafe.net/

Catering:
Private Events or Off-Site Catering available

Parking Details:
Free Public parking lot
Free on-street parking
One block from the Metra station

Public Transit:
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.

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Amber Café Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (12)
Special Occasion (9)
Fit for Foodies (8)
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Romantic (8)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Authentic (4)
Cozy (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Healthy (4)
Seasonal (4)
Casual (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Good for Groups (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Business Meals (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Fun (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Bar Seating (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Food quality, preparation and service is not what it once was. We will never return!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Formal dining upfront with casual dining in the back. Great food! Very good service! Never disappointed.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 14, 2017

We ate here as a business dinner. The food and service were great. I will definitely be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 10, 2017

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.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Have been to Amber many times, never disappoints. The staff is friendly and attentive and every meal has been delicious.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 26, 2017

I had the rack of lamb, and it was prepared just perfectly; the sauce was divine.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 20, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Truly a beautiful experience for Mother's Day. The food was excellent!! Service was very good too. We go here for holiday and special occasions because there is always a nice menu. We have always had a wonderful time.

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Mother's Day brunch was a disappointing buffet that was way overpriced. If you're not setup to do Sunday brunch, don't do Sunday brunch! Stick with what you know--dinner service!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Great neighborhood bar and restaurant. It never disappoints. Staff are long term and they get to know your preferences. Good value too.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 11, 2017

Great food, reasonable prices. Garlic shrimp appetizer was perfect. Special of the day halibut was excellent. Great for celebrating anniversary.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 2, 2017

Will definitely be back. Great food - wonderful innovative recipes with fantastic flavor combinations. Nice selection of various types of dishes - fish, pasta, red meat, salads.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Very limited menu items... nothing impressive... nice location... staff was very friendly...

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 21, 2017

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!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on April 16, 2017

We went for Easter Brunch. The service and ambiance was nice, and the flavor and selection of the food was good, but it was all cold! For a $35 buffet it would be nice to have warm food! Cold eggs and ham not appealing!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Easter brunch was o.k. however the warming trays were not covered and food was luke warm which is unappetizing.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Always a great experience. Good drinks and great food. We will be back!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on April 1, 2017

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.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 28, 2017

Servers are friendly courteous and knowledgeable..low staff turnover.. consistently good food

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 25, 2017

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!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 10, 2017

Great food and great service!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 2, 2017

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!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 25, 2017

We have had the same waiter each time and he is great!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 14, 2017

If you do not have the lava cake, you are doing yourself a disservice.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Always a delight. The food is amazing. Service is top notch. We look forward to coming here every time.

Tags: Casual, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2017

Awesome dinner at Amber. Delicious specials of rainbow trout and pork chops. Ricardo was our waiter and he was attentive and informative. Would go back again in a heartbeat.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 12, 2017

Celebrating a birthday. Food was excellent. Service was above and beyond. Recommended.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 11, 2017

I have dined at Amber many times as well as sister restaurant Topaz and I am never disappointed. Brought a friend who had never been and she loved it

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2016

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!!!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2016

New Tear's Eve

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 28, 2016

Cozy cafe setting with stellar service, amazing food, and a great wine list. We will be back.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2016

The gnocchi was fantastic. We love Topaz so decided to try Amber. It was great as well.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 21, 2016

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 20, 2016

This place never disappoints.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2016

Terrific as usual - the specials were good; service was excellent. Will go back soon.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2016

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2016

Food was fantastic! Lovely room.
There was a group of ten people sitting behind me and they was extremely
loud and so were other patrons of the restaurant. I could not have a
pleasant conversation with my friends and this is my only complaint.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 21, 2016

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

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 13, 2016

We like to dine here as well as the sister restaurant Topaz. The food is interesting, wine choices are great, and the service is always friendly, knowledgeable, and warm. The gentlemen assisting the server are always attentive and professional.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 8, 2016

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!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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