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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

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (15)
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Fit for Foodies (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Authentic (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Healthy (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Cozy (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Casual (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Seasonal (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Business Meals (2)
Fun (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

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

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·Dined 6 days ago

Loved everything about Amber!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 7, 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.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

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

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

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

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 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-.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 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!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Healthy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 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.

Tags: Great Beer, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 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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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 19, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Authentic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 12, 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.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Chicago)·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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 28, 2017

Great place Food great Staff great No complaints at all

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·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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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 21, 2017

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

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 16, 2017

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

Tags: Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·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!

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 3, 2017

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

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Amber still serves better-than-average healthy food. They used to be more innovative and you used to say, wow.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Healthy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Amber is the best restaurant in the area. Great for everday or special occassion. Everything we have had has been excellant! In particular love their seafood and desserts!

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Another great experience at amber, white fish, beet salad.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Service was excellent and food was well prepared too. It was kind a quiet for a Friday

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

I ordered short ribs but got a dry horrible piece of pot roast that I wouldn't give to my dog.
My girlfriend ordered white fish. It was dry and overcooked.
I spent half of the night on the toilet, the other half I was in pain. I would have been better off with a cheeseburger from McDonald's. Sent the meal back with two thirds of the meat left. It had zero moisture, and I needed a drink of water to wash it down my throat or I would have chocked. It was definitely pot roast, not short ribs, and was served over a bed of soggy veggies and mashed potatoes. Horrible experience! Got the scallops to replace it. They were good. They didn't even comp a desert for the troubles. Don't go to this place. Over priced and over rated!

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 3, 2017

My husband and I celebrated our 31st anniversary at our favorite restaurant, Amber. Beautiful patio, delicious food, and awesome service! The whitefish is my favorite - served with tomatoes, spinach and cous cous- it is just so good!! My husband had the steak frites special which was perfectly medium rare. Our server Chris surprised us with prosecco to toast our anniversary - a perfect evening!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Wow, great find! Friend recommended when we were in Westmont for cruise night, and was amazing. Great intimate place, food was outstanding and they had some nice wines! 5 stars, we will definitely return!

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 19, 2017

We really loved Amber - the food and service were awesome as we celebrated my husband's birthday. Maybe because it was a summer Wednesday evening, but by 8:30, we were the only people in the restaurant! It was a little odd, but still had a wonderful meal. I would definitely be back and sit on the incredible outdoor patio.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 18, 2017

What a fabulous birthday dinner!! Wouldn't want to go anywhere else to celebrate!! ❤️

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 30, 2017

The atmosphere is quiet and cozy. The food always consistent- very good. And, the service is outstanding without being annoying.

Tags: Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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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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 (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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