Always dependable my go to restaurant with friends everyone is happy with menu. The bar area is great for sports also great beer selection
Good upscale pub food in a fun and happening spot. Quality service from a happy staff.
Enjoyed a meal in the bar area per our request. Both wine and beer menu were good. Burgers were very good. Fish tacos were also good. Large menu variety. Enjoyed a nice meal.
Food was fair
Ordered a kale and spring green salad and received romaine. Food is normally average but this visit was a let down. Taking a break from here for awhile.
This restaurant is going down hill fast!!! Staff shortages are causing slow service, portion sizes for some dishes have diminished. A few items on the menu are not well prepared or just plain sloppy. The greeting staff is pleasant and helpful. The cleanliness of the place is significantly less than in years past. It seems like that the manager has lost interest in providing high quality service and food that we have come to expect due to past performance. We are very disappointed with the way this restaurant is going. It would not surprise us to see it go out of business in the next three to six months.
The menu has a nice variety. Food came relatively quickly and was hot.
Had the chicken stir fry which was very salty. Overall experience was good.
Dinner was so so today!
Food was fine, we were happy with our meals. We were seated quickly. Overall service was very slow and our server never came back to check on us after food was delivered. We also had to seek her out in order to get our check, after waiting with two antsy kids for 15 minutes or so after we finished our meals. My husband physically got up and was looking through the restaurant to find her for our check.
Typically bar food and atmosphere.. Some how our table got taken, so we ended up waiting a bit longer for table, and seating in the bar instead of the dining room, since we asked for first available at that point. They comp'd us an appetizer. Food was just okay.. Kitchen was very busy, so a bit slow... But typical American bar food, not a bad place, just not memorable.
This was a dinner reservation. Five people dined there. Two were adults. Three were children. Food was mediocre and overpriced.
Ice cold beers, great food, awesome service. Would recommend
Our server seemed inexperienced but he tried hard to please. Bar service to our table was very slow in filling drink orders. The entrees arrived before the appetizer so our server cancelled it from the bill. There was nothing special about the food and the portions were only average. Overall the experience was only fair which is sad because I would really like this restaurant to be better.
I had the roasted vegetable flat bread, delicious. ALSO the kale quinoa salad, everyone at the table enjoyed their food.
We stopped in for a quit dinner before going to a movie. large bar with lots of table and seats around the bar. Food was good. We will go back!
Blackhawks game was on
Pretty slow Sunday evening... and the service was very slow too. Waiter was friendly but served our drinks and then disappeared. We waited quite a while to place our dinner order. That said the food was good and we were promptly seated using our Open Table reservation.
Went for bottomless mimosas during Sunday brunch. Great food and good service.
Was a birthday celebration with 8 people. Waitress never said anything about it. I had the grilled fish taco, worse I have ever had. Was dry and cold, didn’t want to make a scene since it was our daughters birthday. Comments about the fries from others was they tasted like fry cakes you get at carnivals. Guess all in all was not a good night.
Service was terrible and the food was cold! Usually a good experience but not this time! Will not go back for acehile
Food quality vs value has dropped considerably since the opening...
Had lunch with a friend... food was excellent!
Stayed at Hampton Inn down the block so walked over. Food was awesome. Spring rolls were fresh and filling and the ahi entree was excellent. Pleasantly surprised.
SinceI'm not a drinker, I cannot advise about the Bar but for the past 4 or 5 years friends and I have celebrated New Year's Eve at the Black Finn - early not there for the champaign at midnight but we go back every year.
I went New Year’s Eve around 8:30. The French Onion Soup was fabulous but the rest of the food (consensus of all in party) was average at best. The service was very slow and the restaurant was not very crowded. I wouldn’t go back.
Good, friendly, service, good well prepared food and quiet. Will do it again!
I have been going to Blackfinn for 4 years when I moved to Mount Prospect. The food and atmosphere has been generally real good but this visit was terrible! Our waitress came to our table 4 times in 90 minutes. Totally unacceptable. Never asked how our food was. Water glasses remained empty until I had to get up and ask for a refill from the waitress. The food was horrible! The flatbread pizza was real dry, like it had been sitting in the heat lamps for hours. My chicken wrap sandwich came and it was slapped on a plate with dry steamed broccoli. No garnish. Not anything. It was cold, dry and had no flavor so I waited about 10 minutes for the busboy to stroll by and I finally asked him for some ranch dressing.
We had finally finished our meals and the waitress walked up, grabbed my empty plate, and walked away. That was it. I had to ask her for coffee and a dessert menu. Once I drank my coffee the cup stayed empty and cold for another 10 minutes. I had to request a refill.
This restaurant needs to take a serious look at their staff and chef. 2 stars out of five is generous. It's really gone downhill. Not so sure I would ever come back.
Great food and good service. Always have a good experience when we eat here.
Always a pleasure to visit. Never a bad meal. Great service.
Excellent food and great prices. This is not a fancy place very casual but the menu has a lot to offer and at a great value, I can't wait to come back and try more items on that menu.
Ohio / Wisconsin game
We booked a table for 4, including our 3 year old and 1 year old. Turns out there was a private party and the only tables available were high tops in the bar....couldn’t accommodate a high chair or booster seat. Not the most family friendly.
First time dining there - we went before going to the movie theatre next door so it was perfect. Loved the food, excellent service and great location.
Food and service was good. Friendly atmosphere. Would go again.
We enjoyed our appetizer and meal. Service was good, fast and not overbearing.
BlackFinn is a great casual restaurant with a varied menu. Food is very good and portions are plentiful. Recommend it
coffee was served luke warm at best
medium cooked burger was way too rare.
had to ask frequently to bring several items that were on our order.
no comparison to our first dinner at BlackFinn.
we enjoy going there but it just didn't do it for us ...this time!!
A semi-regular option on our restaurant circuit. Food is okay- meatloaf was over-cooked. But there is a good variety. Wasn’t especially busy when we arrived, but attendance was picking up. People like the bar.
The server was great until she got slammed with tables. They seemed a little short staffed for a Saturday night. I had the chicken & avocado salad. Red peppers are not listed in the ingredients on the menu, so I had to eat around them due to a dietary restriction. It was my first so-so experience here. Normally this place is very good. Next time I'll stick to what I know, the balbo sandwich.