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Amber Café

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644 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Perfect For:
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Neighborhood Gem
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 644 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Quiet
90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Excellent dining experience.Would highly recommend the double pork chop and hanger steak. Great wine selection as well. Had the Malbec which paired very well with our entrees

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

Nice people and some allowances for an off night but just not as good as previous experiences at Amber. Unfortunate that there were a few items that they were out of that night.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

This was our first time there and everything was amazing! Will be back soon!

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2.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Not a good experience. Will not return. Bad table. Food ok.
Service ok.

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Must have been short staffed, restaurant was full but we only saw our server and we did not see him often! Lack of attention was disappointing but the food and ambience is worth a RE-visit.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Currently our favorite restaurant in the Western suburbs. Love the wine and food. They have a great menu that appeals to everyone. Anything from a date night to family friendly dining. It is a bit more upscale so I would recommend smart casual attire.

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Food was fabulous. It took nearly an hour to get it and the restaurant was near empty.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The entire experience was wonderful. They were polite from the greeters to the waiter to the bus boys. Wonderful food for different palates served hot. Drinks were well made. The split pea soup was delicious. The tiramisu was the best I ever had. The Fresh bread with a Black Sea salt sprinkled butter was soft and delicious. Ambiance was perfect for our date night. All in all I would recommend this restaurant for many occasions.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Wonderful service from our waiter Chris at Amber! Three of us enjoyed a delicious Saturday night dinner. Crab cake appetizer was so flavorful and fell apart as we placed them on our plate- evidence that it was mostly crab with little breadcrumbs. The whitefish with cous cous was delicious as usual, and two of us ordered the filet with mashed potatoes and brussel sprouts which melted in their mouths.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Excellent variety of creative dishes. All ingredients are extremely fresh, flavorful and exquisitely prepared & presented.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Great food and atmosphere. Nice spot in burbs if not in mood head to city

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

The food is great and the service from Chris is even better than the food. What a gem of a place.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

The food was very good, the service was not the best. The waiter was very nice and mostly knowledgeable, but we waited a long time for our check. This may not have been the waiters fault. This was restaurant week and maybe the staffing wasn’t what was needed for this busy week.

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2.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Bad news. Seated in an outdoor area with cheesy plastic windows in mid-winter. The room smelled of garbage.
Food and service average at best.

NOT recommended

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

We wanted to try a local restaurant and were very pleased. The food and wine were excellent. Interesting choices and very nicely presented.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

This was our first time at this restaurant - food was awesome, service impeccable and the wait staff was knowledgeable about the menu and wine list.
We will visit again.

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Great food and great service from Ricardo.

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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on December 7, 2017

Loved everything about Amber!

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3.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on November 24, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on October 18, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on September 28, 2017

Great place Food great Staff great No complaints at all

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