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Amber Café

4.6
628 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Good for a Date
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  • Fit for Foodies
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.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Tuesday-Thursday 4:30pm - 10pm
Friday and Saturday 4:30pm - 11pm

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Phone number
(630) 515-8080
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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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.
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Catering
Private Events or Off-Site Catering available
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Free Public parking lot
Free on-street parking
One block from the Metra station
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Public transit
BNSF Metra, Pace
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 628 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMarandTer (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Service was attentive and not rushed. Food was outstanding. My husband had the whitefish and I had the special, fluke. Both were served with plenty of perfectly cooked vegetables on the side. Dessert was a complimentary slice of key lime cheesecake....delish!

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

We had a guest who needed extra attention, walker accessability. We were seated in a comfortable corner table. Whole group had a fabulous time. food outstanding and service super accommodating. Everyone in group talking about wanting to go back

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DShepley (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Disappointed in the service and the food. Service was slow and food was forgettable. We used to go to Amber back in 2009/2010 and it was amazing. This was our first time back in awhile and the birthday dinner fell flat.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 4, 2018

This has been a favorite restaurant for many years. Great food, great waitstaff, great chef... We go there to celebrate special occasions, as well as to meet friends. Great patio in warmer weather, cozy dining room in the winter.

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vipKC70 (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

Service is impeccable! Went with my husband and son, we had Greek chicken and 2 hanger steaks. Steak was delicious, fries were average. Amish chicken was good and mashed potatoes were awesome!

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vipSarge157 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

Great food and great service from Ricardo.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

Great Experience, Great Food. Our waiter was Chris, he has a great personality and is a great server.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

Seemed understaffed. Slow getting a server initially, slow getting first drink from bar which is unusual here from previous visits. Never were asked for second slice of bread- asked multiple times for butter refill. The busser was rude and nearly threw the cup of coffee at us. Something seemed very off from what we expected.

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vipartk (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

First time at Amber and we were very pleased.
Service and food were excellent!

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on December 7, 2017

Loved everything about Amber!

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vipFoodieonWed (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on December 6, 2017

This was the 4th time we’ve been to Amber Cafe. The 1st time we were very impressed but our other visits were just OK. Our Wednesday night was mixed among the 4 of us. The NY strip was very good but the Gnocchi was very heavy on the tomato sauce and the chicken that my wife had was undercooked. The service was excellent and it is a charming little room. I guess it just depends on what you order.

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vipMAPS (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on November 25, 2017

While our experience was very good, the menu and wine list posted on their website had many more “fine dining” choices than what was available when we arrived. We were especially disappointed in the wine list.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on November 25, 2017

Food delicious, ambiance cozy, service friendly. A great choice for a date night, special occasion, or just a great meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on November 24, 2017

Wonderful food and fantastic service. Attention to detail was perfect. Loved the wine list.

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SuburbanDad (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on November 18, 2017

Overall nice experience. Very good food, slightly limited menu, maybe slightly pricey (not much), nice wine list.
Interior is all 'hard surfaces' so noise level is relatively high just from adjacent tables' conversations. OK if occasion fits that environment, good for nice dinner out either as couple or with friends. Would not be the best environment for a 'romantic dinner' (lighting and noise level).
Would definitely go back, nice to have a good 'American Cuisine' restaurant locally with nice varied though limited menu and good limited wine list.
Overall value is 4-.

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vipMarty (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on November 18, 2017

Very enjoyable with every visit. Food very nicely prepared and presented. Best beet salad! Selection of appetizers and entrees is very adequate. Quite enough for good conversation. Wonderful evening!

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Jackie (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

This is a neighborhood treasure! beautiful outdoor seating. Service excellent. It has the feel of being in a romantic European restaurant. The table cloth and napkins are linen!
This is my go to place. The people are warm and welcoming !
Love Amber café.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on November 10, 2017

Our meals were outstanding, but the service was very poor: waiter was slow to come to the table (15 minutes!), rushed through specials, and wasn't seen again....

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vipYorkgrad (Jackson Hole)
5.0  Dined on November 10, 2017

We had a great time here. The waiter was very attentive and really made the experience. The food was good not great. We had the recommendation of the white fish and it was very good but not great. Easy place to dine with consistently good food.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on October 28, 2017

One thing is it was a cold evening and the front door was without a secondary breezeway causing cold air to enter with ever use.

Our mushroom appetizers took forever. I believe they were forgotten. When I reminded them, the mushrooms arrived but were cold.

The dinners were good as was the coffee. The staff was good.

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vipDiner88 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on October 18, 2017

Food was stellar as usual, friendly staff, perfect ambiance. Highly recommend!

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viptennischick (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on October 11, 2017

Food was amazing. Waiter was great. We went on a weekday and the place was very quiet. It's a smaller menu, but that's why everything came out perfect. Wonderful wine list and desserts.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on October 6, 2017

We love this restaurant on the main street of the town in which we live. We dine out a lot and your cannot beat Amber for a wonderful cozy experience. I highly recommend it

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on September 28, 2017

Great place Food great Staff great No complaints at all

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anonymous (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on September 26, 2017

The service we received from our waiter left a lot to be desired. We got better service from out "busboy" than we got from the waiter. This was really the only negative of the night. The food was very good as were all other aspects of our dinning experience. Definitely a return trip in the future.

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Kimberly (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on September 22, 2017

Celebrated our birthdays tonight with our 94 year old Grandmother and 73 year old mother and they both loved it. The food and service were top notch and we were able to speak to each other during dinner as it wasn't super noisy (which Gigi really enjoyed). Thank you for a wondering evening out.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on September 21, 2017

We frequent AMBER fairly regularly. The food is superb and the wait staff outstanding.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on September 15, 2017

The pasta and risotto selections were both outstanding. Our waiter was very attentive and friendly. Overall great experience.

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kokopelli (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on September 9, 2017

We have dined here many times and it never disappoints. Love the outdoor dining, but you need make the mini lights all the same...not some LED, some soft white, some blinking! Distracting! Make them all soft white. LEDs are harsh and unromantic!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on September 2, 2017

As always, an elegant meal, in a beautiful setting, with great service and outstanding cuisine.

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