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Fairbanks Steakhouse @ Hollywood Casino - Aurora

4.7
4.7
363 Reviews
$31 to $50
Bistro

The setting and ambiance are 1930's classic Hollywood, but the culinary experience is fine contemporary dining. With classic steakhouse creations, plus rich pasta, fresh salads, and an award-winning selection of wine, it’s no wonder Fairbanks was named Best Casino Fine Dining Restaurant by the readers of “Midwest Gaming & Travel.”

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Booked 2 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Bistro

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (630) 801-1234

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Andrew Sanchez

  • Private party facilities

    18 Seat Private Room

  • Private party contact

    Jeta Abdi: (630) 801-7213

  • Neighborhood

    Aurora

  • Parking details

    There is also a parking garage located on the corner of Galena Blvd. & River Road. Fairbanks Steakhouse is located on the 4th floor of Hollywood Casino Aurora. There are no Valet services at this time.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

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What 363 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. P

    Prodiver46

    Chicago

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was excellent in a quiet romantic atmosphere. Our server was great and mindful of time so we could get to the show.

  2. JK

    JohnK

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4

    Filet was requested as medium, came out burned and well done.

  3. DP

    DarrrylP

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    It’s always a please to eat at Fairbanks. Wait staff very pleasant.

  4. c

    cherylm

    Chicago

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    They have changed the warm bread at the table I wish they would go back to the Torano bread. The bread that is served is like eating just plain white bread. No flavor. Our server Scott was awesome as always. He was taking care of the whole restaurant With the help from Lee that was the hostess and she was awesome also

  5. c

    cherylm

    Chicago

    63 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    We had oysters rockerfeller - 2 orders. Had shells in almost every one of them. Also restaurant changed their warm bread that was terrible. I have never had a bad experience until now. Our server Scott was awesome as always. I hope they change their bread back

  6. TW

    TracieW

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Service was EXCELLENT. Food was great. Beautiful view

  7. J

    Jimkat

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Dinner and service were excellent. Celebrating our anniversary and even got a slice of raspberry cheesecake on the house. Thanks for a memorable evening.

  8. Q

    Queen5

    Chicago

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food was good and waitress was awesome!

  9. AS

    AlbertS

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food excellent, Server extremely good, and fabulous ambiance

  10. j

    jimski

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    Great food but service is slow. We were seated and no one came to our table for over 5 mins just to bring water.

  11. O

    Onthepond

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Server was aware of our time constraints and planned our meal delivery accordingly. Food was cooked exactly as ordered and was of good quality. What more can you ask?

  12. AC

    AstridC

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Second time. Great food, staff, and ambience. Will be back next week!

  13. K

    Kelli

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    I took my daughter-in-law to celebrate both of our birthdays. The food was absolutely delicious! The wedge salad was so good it could’ve been a meal. The steak was done perfectly and tasted delicious. Best food I’ve had in so long I can’t even remember! Could not ask for better food. The only two negative reviews are for the server who knew absolutely nothing about the steaks and could give no descriptions or advice. Also we were celebrating two birthdays and they had no special Dessert or any other acknowledgment for birthdays. However I cannot say enough about the food. I can’t wait to go back!

  14. SB

    SteveB

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had great time with friends that we haven't seen in a while. Great bar tender and our waitress Jennifer was fantastic. Sorry I didn't get her last name but I think she only works on Saturday. Everyone had steak and they were also AWESOME!

  15. MS

    MichaelS

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    The ribeye steak, chicken and salmon were are excellent. The potatoes were not hot the desserts were just ok. The server was amazing, so polite, attentive, without hovering. He made the experience that more enjoyable

  16. P

    Patgg

    Chicago

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Meal was excellent, steaks were prepared exactly as we like. Atmosphere was very quiet until the restaurant became busy. Our server Scott was very attentive as usual. He is always pleasant.

  17. c

    cherylm

    Chicago

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had Scott as our waiter he was awesome and so was the food.

  18. SE

    SariE

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    A wonderful surprise. Booked this place prior to a show at Paramount because the options in Aurora aren't great. What a fantastic surprise! Scott our server was funny, helpful and attentive without hovering. Everything we ordered was delicious. We had oysters rockefeller, calamari (special), french onion soup, wedge salads, the mushroom ravioli, ribeye and pork chop. We had ZERO complaints other than we were too full for desert. Great job Fairbanks. We will be back!

  19. AC

    AstridC

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Super quick and great service. Best steak I've had in years!! Will definitely be back!!

  20. c

    cherylm

    Chicago

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Scott our server always makes our dinner a wonderful experience. The drinks snd food were awesome as always.

  21. PJ

    PaulJ

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall2food2service4ambience4

    Really has gone downhill. Asked for a Filet be done with a little pink ... got back a hockey puck. Baked potato use to be huge ... now they are tiny.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was wonderful…from appetizers to entree. Out waiter, Scott, was exceptional

  23. P

    Peterm

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place great food but if your meal is not comped get ready for the Bill. Overall excellent high end steakhouse.

  24. RB

    RyanB

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2021

    overall3food4service4ambience5

    If you please let me take s case of regular Pepsi home thank you

  25. DD

    DiningDiva

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    We had an excellent meal to celebrate a birthday. Although the menu is slimmed down since the pre-pandemic version, everything we ate was prepared perfectly, tasted great and worth the cost. Service was a little slow, but that's typical for the current environment. We weren't in a hurry and put server took great care of us. Will return the next time we have a special occasion.

  26. RT

    RichardT

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Not what it used to be. Bread offering used to be delicious & generous. Chopped salad used to be “to die for”—now “meh”—who wants tomato & cucumber instead of bacon & where is the pepper in the peppercorn dressing?) Entrees still delicious (even though more pricey.) Very limited menu—used to have a great reasonable steak & baked potato combo & really good Chilean sea bass. Service was prompt & excellent. Seating by windows chilly & poorly lit. We remember the days of five star daily dining here & brunches on Sundays—those were the good old days (of course those also were the days that casino receipts & jackpots were “up there.” One has to believe a consultant was called in to cut costs.

  27. JM

    JamesM

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server was excellent

  28. TC

    TomC

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    We like the table distance since COVID. We missed the prime rib. Food was great as always!

  29. AM

    AlexisM

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great prices, excellent service, delicious food, more than enough

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    What a nice quiet place to get a quality meal!

  31. c

    cherylm

    Chicago

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had great food best oysters Rockefeller I have ever eaten. Scott our servers Was wonderful as always I would recommend requesting him

  32. BO

    BOYDN

    Chicago

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Service was good; all 3 steaks came out underdone and had to be sent back. Drinks good however lack good wine on menu. Lobster tail, Mac and cheese and deserts were excellent.

  33. P

    Patgg

    Chicago

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was excellent & service was outstanding. Scott is always on top of his game handling many tables and not missing a thing. Unfortunately, Fairbanks does not have enough servers to handle the amount of customers that they have! If they had a few more servers the current staff would not be so stressed

  34. JL

    JanelL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing is all I can say! Waitress was awesome and food was perfect!

  35. M

    kateM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Went for a celebration and the staff made it above and beyond my already high expectations

  36. KB

    KennethB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Preparation and taste of our food was excellent.Service was very good.This meal made our 55th Anniversary “Perfect”. Thank you👍

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2021

    overall1food3service1ambience1

    This place used to be good. Now service is horrible, food is mediocre and employees don’t even dress properly!

  38. MM

    MargaretMW

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    The food was excellent, the staff a little slow but we understand because of the pandemic. We had last minute changes to our reservations and there was no issue with the wonderful woman at the front desk. Would go again and again.

  39. TC

    TimC

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was as is normally is. Very nice. Peaceful and delicious.

  40. l

    larryh

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2021

    overall1food1service2ambience3

    Long Wait - with a reservation Short Staffed Waiter constantly complained about his job and lack of help. Rib Eye steak poor quality.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Fairbanks Steakhouse @ Hollywood Casino - Aurora is rated 4.7 stars by 363 OpenTable diners.

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Booked 2 times today
Google Map for Fairbanks Steakhouse @ Hollywood Casino - Aurora

1 West New York Street Aurora, IL 60506

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Aurora

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Bistro

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There is also a parking garage located on the corner of Galena Blvd. & River Road. Fairbanks Steakhouse is located on the 4th floor of Hollywood Casino Aurora. There are no Valet services at this time.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Andrew Sanchez

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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