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Eyrie - Robert Morris University - Illinois

4.2
150 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Lunch
  • Fit for Foodies

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About

Eyrie - Robert Morris Uni was established by a group of students in 2011 at The Robert Morris University's Institute of Culinary Arts. Due to its location known to produce the chefs of tomorrow, Eyrie always makes sure to serve patrons with warm and sizzling cuisines with an exotic dining option. The students play the roles of cooks and servers and make sure you experience authentic gourmet flavors.

Eyrie produces meals that are creative and bursting with flavor and are prepared from farm fresh organic and poultry produce. Special chicken and vegetable soup, salads and flatbreads dominate the lunch menu, while the dinner menu features spring pea risotto, her crusted Cornish hen and ginger soy salmon. A variety of tarts and passion fruit shortbread are the sweet stars on the dessert menu. The brunch menu, apart from entrées, also features an all-day breakfast menu.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation


Lunch: Thursday - Saturday: 11:30am - 1:30pm
Dinner: Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00 pm
Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00 pm
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Phone number
(708) 763-8380
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Lake Street and Oak Park Avenue
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Parking details
Metered street parking is available along Oak Park Avenue. There is also a village parking garage located at 720 North Boulevard.
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Public transit
CTA Green Line at the Oak Park Avenue Stop. Exit station and walk approximately 2 blocks north on Oak Park Avenue. Eyrie is located on the east side of the street just before Lake Street.
Additional
BYO Liquor, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Takeout
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3.0Dined on April 8, 2016

Service was very slow and unconcerned. Food was well prepared but bland.

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4.0Dined on March 19, 2016

student lead and student cooks - such a great surprise! nice food selection and delicious. and best part is BYOB and they accept donations in lieu of tips. try it and worth a trip to Oak Park!

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2016

I suggest the lunch menu be expanded to include at least entrees , withone fish item.
Great place for lunch. I wouldreturn.

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3.0Dined on March 6, 2016

The food was good, but there was little ambiance--possibly as we were the only ones there. The mixed potatoes were crispy and the egg scramble was good. The silver dollar chocolate pancakes were a big hit with the kids (and adults) as they were delicious. Our server was very nice as well.

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4.0Dined on March 5, 2016

Love the BYOB! Smallish menu but food is excellent! Unfortunately service was terrible, waited 1/2 hour for bread, my husband order pork and was served fish, we both ordered soup and server forgot. We realize its student-run but there didn't seem to be any professional supervision. Our server did not make us feel welcome.

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4.0Dined on March 5, 2016

Had dinner here the other night. The flavors were all wonderful. We were a bit rushed due to theater plans which the staff accommodated. I wish we had had more time to linger & savor our meal or try a dessert. I love that it's BYOB. More money to spend on food there! Will definitely return.

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2016

Went for a late valentines day dinner. The server was inexperienced, but that was to be expected given it was a school restaurant. Wife got the grilled salmon which was beautiful and well done. They were out of the steak so I was left with the Eyrie Burger which was cooked more rare than medium but still good. Great value for the money and we'd definitely come back.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2016

I have been here any number of times for lunch... I was always pleased with everything about Eyrie. I decided that I wanted to try something local for Valentine's Day... a prix fixe menu. It was an incredible experience. My wife and I had one of the best meals we have ever had... food... presentation... service... were all exceptional. We plan on going back very soon.

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3.0Dined on February 6, 2016

The presentation was poor. The pork that I order was over cooked and dried. I know these are students and don't want to be hurtful but attention to details will make you better chefs.

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5.0Dined on January 29, 2016

Food is delicious and the portions are good, not to large. Quite you can have a conversation and enjoy yourself.

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5.0Dined on December 12, 2015

Always a pleasure dining at Eyrie. The student chefs and hospitality staff work hard at great presentation, taste, and service. And...it's BYOB, so I can choose my own wine to enjoy with a gourmet meal at very reasonable prices.

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5.0Dined on November 14, 2015

Not every restaurant is as well done as EYRIE
Food and service impeccable.

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5.0Dined on November 7, 2015

Great food at pretty decent prices. Really appreciated the quiet atmosphere. We love that we could support a business that's run by students looking to take positive steps in their lives.

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5.0Dined on October 24, 2015

Eyrie is one of our favorite restaurants, where we can count on inventive seasonal menus and excellent service. This time, I tried the braised beef tips with polenta and really enjoyed that twist on mashed potatoes. The peanut squash soup is so full of flavor that it is difficult to follow! And...it is BYOB, so I can pick my favorite wine to pair. We have never been dissapointed there. It is young and fresh and fun to dine at Eyrie.

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5.0Dined on October 9, 2015

Good food. Love the BYOB concept. We had a great view of the life on the street scenery. The waitor Hector, was polite and answered all our questions. We look forward to going back!

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4.0Dined on October 2, 2015

Good food, small portions, identical lunch and dinner menus, pricey for lunch.

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2.0Dined on September 4, 2015

This restaurant had very nice workers. This was our first visit there, but was disappointed to learn that it was open for lunch for 2-1/2 hours Monday through Friday and for Dinner on Friday and Saturday from 5 to 9. Not sure how they make any money and was disappointed that no
college students work on the weekend. First was good, but should have alittle more of a variety.

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5.0Dined on August 22, 2015

It was a small menu with bites to satisfy everyone! Absolutely delicious and quaint!

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2015

Hidden gem!! Creative flavors & lovely display of cuisine. Great deal for what you would normally have to pay a lot more for.

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2015

We had a great dinned at Eyrie. Its a small intimate place in the heart of Oak Park. The service and food were wonderful. Hard to believe that these are culinary students it was that good. Robert Morris is obviously training their students well. I would highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2015

This student run restaurant is the best hidden secret in the neighborhood. Great presentation. Tasty food. Good service. Perfect location. It is a shame more people haven't checked out this location. Very impressed.

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5.0Dined on July 10, 2015

The food was absolutely amazing, down to every little detail :) Looking forward to going back again soon!

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5.0Dined on June 19, 2015

Although the number of dishes on the menu was fairly limited, the selections were amazing! We also loved the fact that it was BYOB, cause that greatly helps to keep a nice dinner out very affordable.

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2015

I was drawn to Eyrie by a Living Social deal. My girlfriends and I loved all our meals. We tried dishes we never had like mashed celery root...it was awesome! All of the side vegetables were fresh because they buy from the Farmers Market. Their Flatbeards were delicious. Atmosphere was calm and modern. BYO was the added plus. Maria our server was very knowledgeable about all the dishes and promt with service. We will definitely go again. Fun night with the girls!

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2015

The staff is friendly and the food is amazing. I like that the menu changes often. I have told all my friends about Eyrie. It is a neat place for brunch or dinner. I love it. Kudos to Megan and Danielle.

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1.0Dined on May 30, 2015

The food really was great and very reasonably priced for the quality. The service was very attentive I will be back soon.

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2015

The menu is small but thoughtful. Our service was excellent. And I loved that the place had an intimate and quiet feel. Don't let the location or parking put you off. There is a nearby parking garage that was perfect. And free.

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1.0Dined on April 18, 2015

Staff tried to use red wine glasses for sparkling wine. Scallop entre tasted good but there were only 3 scallops and the sausage was barely visible. We left hungry! One patron ordered the risotto and found the dish lacking flavor and without salt. The salt shaker on the table was empty. Three of the five people were given the wrong desserts. The waitress was competent, however, the waiter although nice was not very competent. We had to request to have the table cleared. We also had to request butter for the bread. My lemon chicken soup was greasy and barely warm. My husband was pleased with the salmon. We enjoyed the passion fruit dessert. The curry soup was excellent.

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3.0Dined on April 17, 2015

This was our second visit to Eyrie. Our first time was less than memorable. We've waited quite awhile before returning and it was worth the wait, indeed. The food was excellent, tasty, well-prepared and well-presented. The salmon was wonderfully seasoned and the portion, generous. The bok choy and rice it was served over was the perfect accompaniment. A friend had the spring pea risotto which was also well done. For dessert, we had the passion fruit pot de creme and the s'more cupcake. Creative, interesting and quite good.
Our server was pleasant but did not reflect the training one might expect from a restaurant designed to train people interested in the culinary arts. More supervision might make a difference.
No tipping is allowed but you can make a donation to Robert Morris online or leave cash which goes to the school and not the server. Prices were reasonable and its BYOB. Certainly worth a visit.

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2015

Good learning experience for future chefs.
Nice menu.
Food was good as was the presentation.
It's a "learning" restaurant so patience is required.

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3.0Dined on March 12, 2015

I've been to Eyrie twice now, once for lunch and another for dinner. While my food has been disappointing, some of my friends liked their selections. The burger and flat bread were good, but my risotto (dinner) was disappointing with an odd flavor.
For lunch I ordered the marcher its panini and it was rather flavorless and with a poor presentation. My friends lamb stew was pretty good though.
Hope those trainees keep improving!

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4.0Dined on February 20, 2015

Tried their Oak Park establishment on a recent Friday night. Server was very knowledgeable and the entree he suggested was quite good including the desert. Overall, a pleasant resaurant experience that I would cpme back recommend for good quality, casual dinning.

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5.0Dined on January 16, 2015

because I'm worried that too many people will discover this lovely, little Oak Park eatery and I'll never be able to get a seat again! I've eaten at Eyrie, the culinary laboratory for Robert Morris College, several times, and I have never been disappointed by the experience.

The food is always inventive, tasty, and well-prepared; the ambiance is calm, quiet, and elegant, and the service is never less than competent, friendly, and thoughtful. And if delicious food, comfortable atmosphere, and great service isn't enough, you can also know that you're contributing to the culinary aspirations of the outstanding young people enrolled in the Robert Morris program. My gosh, they don't even take gratuities--they just ask that you donate the money to the Robert Morris Culinary Institute!

The only reason I'm giving Eyrie only 4 stars for food this time is because my spicy, sweet fish sandwich was also fried and breaded, something I wasn't expecting. (It is possible that this was mentioned on the menu and I just overlooked it.)

Eyrie has limited hours but if you're someone who enjoys food and who enjoys giving a creative platform to young people who aspire to work with food, I would find time to stop by for lunch--even if it means taking an extra hour off of work.

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3.0Dined on January 3, 2015

We had dinner there on Saturday night with a Living Social deal that included two appetizers, two entrees and two desserts. It's a student run restaurant affiliated with Robert Morris College so the menu is limited. I had a sweet potato soup that was excellent and shared some chicken wings- those were a little bland. My risotto was very good though as was one of the desserts (the bread pudding was a little dry). So the food can be a little uneven but the prices are very reasonable and with bringing your own wine and the no tip policy, you can have a very enjoyable, economical dinner out.

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4.0Dined on December 14, 2014

We went for the brunch with Santa. The staff was very prepared and had crafts and activities for the kids, which was GREAT! They anticipated a need and came up with a great way to address it. We felt very welcome. The staff tolerated my kids, who tend to have ants in their pants no matter how many times I reign them in. Staff was pleasant. While our server was not the warmest guy, the other servers were and they helped us out a lot, sometimes without being asked. They were attentive. We felt very tended to by everyone that worked there.
It is a small space, but quiet, but there were not a lot of people there when we went. As it filled, the noise level remained low. Even with other parties of large size. The food was very good. Flavored well, but not too much. I am so super picky and they graciously accommodated my finicky palette.
You can't tip, but you make donations to the school. A non-profit, which is explained on cards of information, which I enjoyed reading and having available. It was a very nice experience. I am definitely going to try on a non-event day, as this was an excellent introduction to the place. I recommend you give it a try!

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4.0Dined on November 22, 2014

Learned of Eyrie through an Open Table email. It is the culinary school of Robert Morris University and the students run the show. Not many tables, no fussy decorations just great service, a very good meal and low key atmosphere. It is BYOB and the prices were extremely reasonable making for a budget friendly evening. They do not take tips and ask that you make a contribution to the school. Will be recommending this gem to others!

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4.0Dined on November 22, 2014

Nice ambience. Not too noisy. Food was excellent as was the service. Will definitely try again.

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5.0Dined on November 8, 2014

This restaurant has a limited menu. While that is normally a reason to look elsewhere this gives Eyrie the chance to put together an incredible dining experience. The dishes are just the right size to let you try the deserts and not feel like you are stuffed when you get done. What is more amazing thing is, this restaurant is run by college students from beginning to end but the food makes you think you are in a very upscale place.

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4.0Dined on November 7, 2014

A tasty meal at a reasonable price. If these students were in the industry, this meal would cost quite a bit more. These are however students so a hiccup is to be expected.

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4.0Dined on November 7, 2014

Portion sizes run on the skimpy side. .......................................................................................

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