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Birch River Grill – An American Kitchen

257 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Casual (2)
  • Comfort Food (2)
Birch River Grill - An American Kitchen in Arlington Heights is a warm prairie-style restaurant and bar with cozy neighborhood appeal, offering Rustic American, gourmet comfort food.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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American, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Monday - Friday: 6:00am - 11:00am

Saturday & Sunday: 7:00am - 11:00am


Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm

Closed daily from 2:00pm to 5:00pm


Monday - Thursday & Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(847) 427-4242
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Gama Coronado
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Custom catering available.
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Cross street
Arlington Heights Road
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Parking details
Complimentary Private Lot shared with Doubletree Hotel.
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Join us at Birch River Grill Lounge Saturday night with LIVE Entertainment from 6pm to 9pm... Also enjoy 1/2 Appetizers, $3 Bud Light Draft and $6 Martinis. Vist for more info
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Special events & promotions
See our website for all up-coming special events!
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 257 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.1  based on recent ratings
Noise · Quiet
83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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speede (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Quit place for conversation and good food. Great Chilli, Asian Salad ,Lamb Chops etc.

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
1.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

Had a group of 6 and was not told that there would be an automatic gratuity. Because it was Christmas we gave a very generous tip in cash to our waitress. Between the automatic tip and what we gave her in amounted to approximately 40% of bill. She never said anything. And we did not leave restaurant right away so she had plenty of time. So disappointing - especially because if she would have been honest and told us I would have told her to keep it. Sent an email to general manager and never received a response.

Tina (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

Went for Christmas dinner and food was outstanding. I like the quiet atmosphere.

MammaRas (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on November 23, 2017

Went for Thanksgiving ealy dinner. Food was tasty, servers were nice and good and the atmosphere was friendly. I would recommend it.

vipBigMike (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on October 20, 2017

This is an absolutely fabulous restaurant! The ONLY caveat is you would want to go on Friday or Saturday because it is part of a Doubletree hotel. During the week, when we went there, it was quite busy. Friday and Saturday, it is usually very laided back and quiet. Food is fabulous, service is always good.

Mommaof22006 (Chicago)
1.0  Dined on April 16, 2017

Worst Easter Brunch EVER! Food was burnt, or has been sitting out too long. Way over priced. Kinda ruined my holiday.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on April 16, 2017

We were at Birch River Grill for Easter Brunch. This is our second year doing so. The first year was great. This year, not as nice. Coffee was old and cold. Even asked for another cup and the wait person never brought it. Smoked fish was not replenished the entire two hours we were there. All in all, just ok.

OpenTable Diner (Indiana)
4.0  Dined on March 24, 2017

Did not expect a lot and the place was fairly empty but the food was great and the server was awesome.

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
1.0  Dined on October 22, 2016

Very bland tasting food. Wine selection very poor. Waiters and busboys were nice but dressed in jeans land looked like they were just stopping by for a few minutes to help out. The management is not interested in making this a successful restaurant. Never again and will tell my friends to stay away

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on October 15, 2016

Memorable service and not too noisy

DebbieM (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on June 11, 2016

This quaint place in the Hilton is hidden gem. Had the lamb chops and they were amazing. Service at the bar and the table excellent. Quiet on the weekends.....

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on May 8, 2016

My children and I enjoy the brunch buffet. Much variety, delicious food. Coffee was not great, but service was decent. Omelette station was a favorite, and desserts were fabulous!

5.0  Dined on April 1, 2016

We've eaten at Birch River Grill (BRG) before and always enjoyed the quiet atmosphere, good food, and attentive service. This latest visit did not disappoint. So many places these days are so noisy that you cannot hear what others are saying. Not true at BRG. The service is attentive and never rushed. This visit we had six in our group, and all enjoyed their entrees. We were able to converse and get caught up with the latest news from everyone without shouting or straining our ears. For a place with good food, great service and quiet atmosphere, this is the place to go.

foodcritic (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on March 27, 2016

This is my second time going to Birch River Grille for Easter brunch and each time the service and the food was exceptional. I will definitely come back again for special occasions. The price is a little high considering that you probably won't have a lot of what is being offered; however, the selection is good and something for every pallet.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on December 31, 2015

We have very mixed feelings about thus place. We went on new years eve, the restaurant was not full but had many diners there. The chili was wonderful once they got it hot - it was served cold and the kitchen said it was cold because of the sour cream and cheese they put on it. Not likely unless those were frozen when applied with an ice cube bath added too. The Caesar salad was very good. Cedar salmon was excellent. All the veggies they served were cooked perfectly. But the short ribs were tough and stringy, like an overcooked dried out pot roast. Service was just OK, they assigned the staff to random tables around the room so getting your server's attention was impossible until they decided to come by.

john (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on December 24, 2015

Our go-to place when we are looking for a good dinner in a quiet place where we can hold a conversation and enjoy the people we are dining with.

vipstreview (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on December 21, 2015

It was pretty empty (a Monday night), but the food was great, menu nice options, and good service.

vipsnappysrh (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on December 17, 2015

Both the service staff and the ambiance were good. The noise level was such that the people in our party could converse. Unfortunately, the food was mediocre and without much in the way of flavor. Therefore, I could not recommend the restaurant.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on November 26, 2015

We had a very nice dining experience. It was pleasant being served at our table instead of having to serve ourselves as often happens with holiday meals. The food was very good and the service excellent.

vipOpenTableDiner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on November 4, 2015

Great food, great service. Quiet atmosphere. Very enjoyable.