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Fairbanks Steakhouse @ Hollywood Casino - Aurora

4.6
4.6
376 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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2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 1 time 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

    Ryan Fresco

  • 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

What 376 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • West Suburbs

    Best Service

  • West Suburbs

    Scenic View

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  1. c

    cherylm

    Chicago

    72 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience2
    We make a dinner reservation here a couple of times a month. We always order two orders of the oysters rockkefeller. This time there were terrible. We asked our waitress if the recipe had changed but were informed the cook was on vacation and this was someone filling in. Why were they not trained in how to make these oysters??? Also the replacement bread the restaurant is using is tasteless. I really wish they would go back to the original bread. We will be coming in a week or so because the original cook will be back and at that time we can enjoy the oysters.
  2. P

    Patgg

    Chicago

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent as always the service was also excellent! Scott does a perfect job servicing. His clients! He is very aware is the likes and dislikes and is also very pleasant ! It is very evident th as t he enjoys his job!
  3. LA

    LucasA

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Scott #2 was very attentive and made sure that everything was perfect!! Thank you.
  4. JM

    JudyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Warm soft crunchy crust bread. Caesar salad— excellent because they include the anchovy in the dressing. Just a SLIGHT salty/briny hint that really pops. Loaded backed potato—outstanding. Good quality potato that is actually baked— not steamed. And it’s loaded!! Ribeye steak— prime piece of meat Service was efficient but not pushy Nice dinner — will return
  5. G

    Greg

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food was good, although the steak should have been cooked better.. Medium rare is not necessarily burn on the outside. Drinks were a little weak. But overall actually not bad.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was delicious. Daniel our waiter was outstanding.
  7. AC

    AstridC

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best cooked rib eye around! Quick service and scott is always a joy!
  8. KM

    KimM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting, great food. Made a lovely anniversary date. Close to Paramount theater for evening show. Has walk thru to casino and theater
  9. DW

    DonnaW

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    Same menu for many years as well as decor. If I wasnt using up comp dollars would probably choose another establishment. Very pricey for cut of meat and size. Never had bar service cut off because bar was closing at 930 .?
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a really nice dinner for my Husband birthday!
  11. b

    bsnbsn

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a pleasure enjoying the food at the Fairbanks.
  12. c

    cherylm

    Chicago

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our food was wonderful except so would like to have the other bread they use to serve that had the crunchy crust and was served warm. Also our server Scott was awesome as always. He never disappoints.
  13. C

    Candy

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food is always A+. Lee, our hostess and server very attentive.
  14. P

    Prodiver46

    Chicago

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent in a quiet romantic atmosphere. Our server was great and mindful of time so we could get to the show.
  15. JK

    JohnK

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Filet was requested as medium, came out burned and well done.
  16. 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.
  17. c

    cherylm

    Chicago

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 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
  18. c

    cherylm

    Chicago

    73 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    73 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
  19. TW

    TracieW

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service was EXCELLENT. Food was great. Beautiful view
  20. 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.
  21. Q

    Queen5

    Chicago

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was good and waitress was awesome!
  22. AS

    AlbertS

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food excellent, Server extremely good, and fabulous ambiance
  23. 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.
  24. 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?
  25. AC

    AstridC

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time. Great food, staff, and ambience. Will be back next week!
  26. 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!
  27. 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!
  28. 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
  29. P

    Patgg

    Chicago

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 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.
  30. c

    cherylm

    Chicago

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had Scott as our waiter he was awesome and so was the food.
  31. 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!
  32. AC

    AstridC

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super quick and great service. Best steak I've had in years!! Will definitely be back!!
  33. c

    cherylm

    Chicago

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 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.
  34. 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.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was wonderful…from appetizers to entree. Out waiter, Scott, was exceptional
  36. 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.
  37. 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
  38. 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.
  39. RT

    RichardT

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 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.
  40. JM

    JamesM

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was excellent

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

FAQs

Fairbanks Steakhouse @ Hollywood Casino - Aurora is rated 4.6 stars by 376 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 1 time 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

    Ryan Fresco

  • Additional

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

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