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About Fairbanks Steakhouse @ Hollywood Casino - Aurora

The setting and ambiance are 1930's classic Hollywood, but the culinary experience is fine contemporary dining. With USDA prime beef and delicious seafood creations, plus rich pastas, 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.”

1 West New York Street
Aurora, IL 60506
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:


Dinner: Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm -11:00pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(630) 801-1234

Website:
http://www.hollywoodcasinoaurora.com/Dining/fairbanks steakhouse

Parking Details:
There is also a parking garage

Executive Chef:
Walter Lappay

Private Party Facilities:
18 Seat Private Room

Private Party Contact:
Jeta Abdi: (630) 801-7213

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room

Fairbanks Steakhouse @ Hollywood Casino - Aurora Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
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Business Meals (2)
Casual (2)
Cozy (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Scenic View (2)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

Disgusting. This was actually horrible. As a foodie I’ve been to more than my fair share of restaurants. This entire experience felt like powdered hollandaise sauce. So bad it’s not worth the money or effort.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Always good but this time I had to send food back. Frozen crab cakes. Server was mad that they were not cooked correctly. Second ones came out perfect

Tags: Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2017

The food was great as always. The service was great. They opened in time and brought my meal in order They do need to do some minor menu changes to include more vegetables

Tags: Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Service was okay, food was good but a bit overpriced.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

This was our first visit, and we were very happy with the service and the food quality. The portions are quite large, however. So next time, we will see if we can split an entree. This is an ala carte menu, so if you don't order a side, you will not get one.

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Good food. Steak made perfectly waiter always good. Hostess very friendly

Tags: Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Overall service and food is always top notch we have dined there numerous times and never been disappointed we definitely will be going there again as well as recommendation to friends and family.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The restaurant needs a renovation. This could enhance their popularity as Aurora, Il, has few upscale restaurants.

Tags: Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

This was our 1st visit to Fairbanks Steakhouse. We dined there because it is close to the Paramount Theater and very convenient for dinner before a show. We would dine there again before our next show. Prices were on the high side for the menu selections, but the food was very good. There may be an option to reduce the cost if you have a Players Card with the casino. We did not.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We love coming to Fairbanks. The food is great and the wait staff is top notch!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 1, 2017

It was perfect for a late night dinner. The service was great and the food was fast and fresh.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Food is excellent. Never disappointed. Scott our server was attentive, offering suggestions, adding levity. Fairbanks is a fantastic venue for that special event.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Food mediocre; Service less than mediocre; Never going back

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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Very nice restaurant. Service was excellent. My appetizer of shrimp cocktail was not very good but my lamb chops dinner was excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Romantic, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Food great. Service great. Plenty of leftovers for another meal. I would recommend highly

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Fairbanks always has great steaks and the cost is reasonable for top of the line steaks. Try to eat dinner there every time we go to Hollywood Casino in Aurora. One of our favorite places to eat.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Fairbanks restaurant is never a disappointment. The food is consistently fresh and the service as professional and friendly as you would find at any fine food restaurant. The crab legs are outstanding, so are the steaks. Actually I've been here many times and never had a an unpleasant dining experience.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on June 17, 2017

The food, ambiance and staff were exceptional. Would recommend highly.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on June 17, 2017

We went to Fairbanks for our 50th Wedding Anniversary dinner. Thought it would be something special. Our food was good (although somewhat overpriced). However, they knew it was a very special dinner for us and they offered absolutely nothing,,,not even a cookie! Waitress wasn’t even aware it was our 50th. The hostess did say happy anniversary....that was it. Probably will never go there again.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 25, 2017

Very good Sea Bass but a little pricey. The spinach and mushrooms were delicious

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Their food is always top notch. They don't change the menu often, but always a great variety.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 29, 2017

My lovely Girlfriend and I went to Fairbanks on 04/29/17 for our anniversary, then gambling and then to see the Beatles band American English.
I made reservations almost 2 weeks in advance. We were promptly seated, however is was in the main isle to the kitchen, not appropriate. The server was pushy, we felt like we were on an assembly line. The drinks were terrible, my dirty Martini was half full and not very good. The busmen were hoovering around trying to pick up plates you were still eating off of.
The food was very good, very hot and professionally​ prepared.
The overall experience was just ok, I would rather spend my 150.00 somewhere else.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 27, 2017

We were very disappointed this time. Steak dinners superb but pasta dish and chicken V were not good. Felt awful that we recommended Fairbanks...what has happened? Use to be our favorite place! Don't think we all be back.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 20, 2017

Before Paramount Theater! Food was great, service the best and really close to Theater! I will go again!

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on April 7, 2017

The food was so bland I felt I was eating at the hospital food court. Save your money not worth it. The buffet at the casino is a fraction of the cost and way better than this place.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 6, 2017

Overall good food and nice atmosphere. They never overload your table with too many courses at once. Plenty of food left over that they box up for you

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 1, 2017

I love the waitress especially the waiter helper she had if he was not in that area I would not have set at the table I was at I was there celebrating my birthday I enjoyed everything I think my waiter helper name is Javier he was the best thanks a million

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 4, 2017

This was the second time we went to Fairbanks before a play at the Paramount and both times the food and the service was excellent. Decent value for a nice steakhouse and good cuts of meat. Also, the servers are aware of what time the shows start and get you out of there in plenty of time to walk the short block to the theater.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 25, 2017

The food is great. The service is always outstanding. The servers check on you without coming to your table to see if your drink is full, if you finished a course, and then bringing the ticket. Great hostess Jeta and Caitlyn the cashier

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Great steak, nice quiet atmosphere. Pleasingly surprised that such a nice resturant was in a casino. They have received many rewards for food, wine selection etc. We will come again

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2017

We arrived just at opening. While things seemed a little confused we were seated promptly and our hostess took our drink orders. We both ordered the T-bone and salads. The drinks arrived and were well made with a proper amount of liqueur. We were served a large portion of sliced bread which while impressive to the eye was quite bland to the palate. The salads were both generous and flavorful. The steaks were a very high quality cut, very flavorful (We had requested maitre d' butter.) and well prepared. The wait staff was very pleasant and attentive.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 21, 2017

Went out to celebrate an event. All the good was great. 40$ for a prime T-bone steak is a great value. Service was great. Had food within 5 minutes

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 21, 2017

Service was slow. Didn't bring sides when they brought entree. Didn't do entree as requested. Tried to charge us for desserts we didn't order or eat. At this price point the flaws are unforgivable. Will not be going back

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 21, 2017

Our table was reserved through Open Table which started the night off right. Our dinner was Filet's and they were done to perfection. It was a great start to the evening followed with a little bit of casino adventure and then onto our show at the Paramount. When we stay in town again we will have date night again with the start of the night at Fairbanks Steak House. Thank you

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Great Beer, Casual, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Vegan, Healthy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 14, 2017

Everything was perfect. Our table was ready, no waiting. The waitstaff was very attentive. Our waiter, Scott, knew absolutely everything we wanted to know about the various courses/entrees. Along with a great sense of humor, he was very vigilant of our needs. We never had to summon him for anything as he guided us through a wonderful dining experience.
It's unfortunate that Fairbanks is only open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 22, 2016

Great food and service wine was very good and priced right.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 17, 2016

The food was amazing. Probably the best steak I've had in years! The service was top notch. Whole experience was a 10!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2016

Celebrating 39th wedding anniversary and one of the other couple just celebrated a birthday. Not even a scoop of ice cream was offered. Food was average. Wait staff was attentive. Our table was near the kitchen door. Lots of other nicer locations. I would not go back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2016

Their T-bone and petit lauren specials are great buys. T-bone included salad, T-bone and potato. Petit lauren had three filet medallions and risotto. Mashed potatos my favorite. Creamy w lots of butter. Rest of menu a la carte. Service is always prompt and friendly. Nice place for a special occasion.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2016

The food was very good, a bit pricey. I also would suggest that you make two sized of prime rib. The 18 oz. piece is too large for a normal person to eat.

Tags: Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre
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