Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.46mi
  2. Distance: 1.26mi
  3. Distance: 1.28mi
  4. Distance: 1.74mi
  1. Distance: 0.46mi
  2. Distance: 1.26mi
  3. Distance: 1.28mi
  4. Distance: 1.74mi

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.46mi
  2. Distance: 1.26mi
  3. Distance: 1.28mi
  4. Distance: 1.74mi
  1. Distance: 0.46mi
  2. Distance: 1.26mi
  3. Distance: 1.28mi
  4. Distance: 1.74mi

About Flavor Restaurant

Feel free to walk in! Flavor Restaurant is an eclectic restaurant not only in cuisine, but also in entertainment. We have karaoke on Thursday night, and live music on Friday and Saturday. Well known for the breakfast offerings so we gave in and added breakfast to the dinner menu! The cuisine is a really hip mixture of Cajun, Caribbean and American. The concept is really simple -- fresh food made with various herbs and spices. Oh so "Flavor-ful".

5091 Sauk Trail
Richton Park, IL 60471
View Larger Map

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Cajun, Caribbean, American

Hours of Operation:


Wed 11am - 8pm
Thurs 11am - 11pm
Fri - Sat 9am - 11pm
Sun 9am - 7pm
Walk ins welcome!

Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(708) 748-3000

Website:
http://www.flavordining.com/

Entertainment:
Flavor Restaurant has live music every Friday and Saturday night from 7:00 - 10:00 pm

Catering:
Flavor Restaurant offers the most popular entrees in a packaged format. We have four packages -- Caribbean, Cajun, breakfast and soul food.

Parking Details:
Well lit parking lot in a safe, secure area on a main street.

Public Transit:
Metra stop three blocks away at the Olympia Fields stop.

Executive Chef:
Rochelle Kemp

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Flavor Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.1

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.1

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

80% would recommend it to a friend

Cozy (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Casual (6)
See All
Comfort Food (6)
Great for Brunch (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Live Music (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Romantic (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Fun (3)
Good for a Date (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Authentic (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Healthy (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Sort by
S
147 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Its was our server’s 6th day on the job and he was putting in a good effort. The jerk chicken wasn’t anywhere near as spicy as I was expecting and my wife’s fried green tomatoes wasn’t seasoned all that well. My wife ordered the smothered shrimp and grits and could tell the chicken in the dish was reheated and not fresh. Other than that, the environment and prices worked well and the fact the place was filled with POC makes me hopeful that this place is here to stay, just need to slightly improve the food.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience5
service3
value5

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Great service

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Flavor is my favorite neighborhood restaurant. I visit frequently and enjoy it every time

Tags: Spicy, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4
value4

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Just Wow!...We had Girlfriends Night at "Flavor"and it was fabulous! It just so happened to be owners Ms.Rochelle's 15th anniversary for her restaurant.

The decor was beautiful and jazz singer Margaret Webb and her trio slayed it. The food was delicious, first time trying Fried Grit Cakes they were so good. Everyone enjoyed their meals no complaints whatsoever. Our server Nikki was warm, attentive and hilarious. Flavor truly bought the flavor...we will be back!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
·Dined on October 22, 2017

I took my boyfriend here for Sweetest Day and we had great time. The food was delicious. Unfortunately because i dont eat pork or chicken my food options were limited. I had the fried green tomatoes and smothered rice. My BF had the cajuan pasta. There was live entertainment with a gentleman playing the xlyophone(which was interesting to watch). The only thing that was kind of upsetting was that I had made reservations thru open table but for some reason they couldn't find my reservation. We ended up waiting about 35min to be seated and ending up having to sit at the bar next to a loud annoying guy. But the bartender Jordan was very attentive and had a great upbeat personality. The owner came over and spoke with us and found out that I didn't eat chicken or pork and apologize that she wasn't able to accomadate but did offer to whip up a veggie platter for me. Even though i decline her offer, i felt that was very thoughtful of her and appreciated the customer service that she provided. I definitely will be back and will recommend the is restaurant to others.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Live Music, Good for a Date, Casual, Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The Shrimp and grits was amazing !

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on October 15, 2017

The appearance of the food is fantastic. The salmon crouqette, jerk chicken and ribs were very good. However, the shrimp and grits had good flavor but it was extremely watery. The greens had a very strong and pungent after taste. The peach cobbler is more like peach soup. I have never had peach cobbler that was watery and no pie crust. Last the server Kevin was very sarcastic and not concerned at all about pleasing the guest. He made no attempt to resolve the problem or get someone who could but instead he had an attitude take it or leave it. It saddens me that we encounter this type of service considering we try to support all black own businesses. People like him is why businesses don't make it. Change your attitude or profession Is my tip to you Kevin instead of being rude and counting your tip in front of the customer!!!

Tags: Great for Brunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience5
service1
value5

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 13, 2017

When I got to the restaurant for my reservation it wasn’t open for business. They never reached out regarding the appointment. I had to find another restaurant at the last minute.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience1
service1
value1

 
·Dined on October 8, 2017

Although I had made a reservation ahead of time, service was extremely slow and we were given our bill to pay; prior to us informing our server that we were ready to leave. We were planning on having an after dinner cocktail and dessert, but got the feeling that we needed to leave!

Tags: Live Music, Cozy
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience2
service1
value1

 
·Dined on September 30, 2017

Food is excellent! Service a bit slow , but our waitress was great!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Great for Brunch, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Casual, Worth the Drive
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service2
value4

 
·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great service. Great food. Overall great experience. One of my favorites in the south suburbs

Tags: Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on September 24, 2017

We have been there many times before and this was one of the worst experiences. Our server was amazing but the food no longer tastes the same. It took over a hour for us to get out entree. The pancakes were cold and the shrimp and grits tasted like fish. We usually put flavors on a pedestal but this time was nerve racking. They trying to have us wait to remake the pancakes but after sitting there for so long we could no longer tolerate being there. They took some of the charges off of the bill which was a good thing. The food was not what it used to be. It was to the point we didn't even take the leftovers home. The best part was that the fried green tomatoes are still very delicious.

Tags: Comfort Food
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service5
value3

 
·Dined on September 23, 2017

It was my birthday and I had heard so much about the restaurants so I decided to give it a try! Glad I did! The food was reallllly good! I got the chicken jambalaya, my husband and mother got the pork chop, and my grandma got the liver and onions. Everyone was very please and FULL! For appetizers we got the fried green tomatoes and the grit cakes, both were soooo good! I will be back!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Family went there for a birthday celebration. Food is always great, and the server was as well. My only issue was that, after reserving a table for 7, we had to wait about 30 minutes before it was ready. Other than that, it was a great experience.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 17, 2017

I love the restaurant but I would suggest that they concentrate on making sure that all of the food is hot when presented. Some of my food was hot, other dishes lukewarm. A friend experienced cold bites in what should have been hot throughout, and had to send it back to be warmed. Other than that, I love frequenting the restaurant because the food is always good tasting!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Afternoon Tea, Cozy, Comfort Food, Live Music
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience5
service3
value4

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 3, 2017

celebrated my mother's birthday. Food and service were great

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
·Dined on September 2, 2017

I believe the batter has changed for the green tomatoes. The last 3 times we've gone, they were just ok. They used to be one of the items we HAD to have. Not so much now. The shrimp and grits are still FABULOUS!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Good for a Date, Cozy, Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Comfort Food, Late-night Find, Good for Groups
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

 
·Dined on August 19, 2017

It was awesome my Hubby and I needed some us time so this was perfect. Will visit again.My hubby had the fried pork chop very filling I opt for the Salmon ,everything was cooked to perfection. I was a,little disappointed because I wanted to here some live jazz but it was still all worth it. Thanks again.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on August 19, 2017

Flavor is a great addition to the Richton park community. The food was tasty and service was good. I would go back again!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Client took me there to thank me for doing a good job for her. I picked the restaurant because I knew she would love it. She did. Food has a ton of flavor and service was outstanding. The peach cobbler has been better, it wasn't as good as usual. But eveything else was fab. On top of my list. Collard greens are the best!!!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on July 22, 2017

I decided to treat my husband to something different for his birthday breakfast so I chose Flavor because of the legendary Shrimp and Grits! We were greeted by the owner Rochelle Kemp, who upon learning that it was Chuck's birthday, treated him to a watermelon sangria, which by the look on his face while sipping was absolutely Delish! Our menu of Smokey Turkey and Red Beans and Rice Omelette, Shrimp and Grits, Garlic Breakfast Red Potatoes, Praline Maple Bacon, Sweet Potato Pancakes, Red Velvet Pancakes and of course Fried Chicken Wings was fresh, hot and absolutely DIVINE! I recommend Flavor to anyone heading to the south suburbs looking for something different and delicious.

Tags: Quick Bite, Fun, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4
value5

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 30, 2017

the food was excellent, my first time dining at Flavor after trying to get there for about three years, I live downtown so it's a drive for me, but worth the drive - it's nice to get out of the city sometimes, I'll be back

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service4
value5

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 24, 2017

The food was very good. The Host adknowledge us as soon as we walked in the door. The waitress messed up my order twice, she did correct it. Overall it was nice.

Tags: Spicy, Cozy, Comfort Food, Romantic, Great for Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service3
value3

 
 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on June 17, 2017

The name speaks for itself, "Flavor" the taste of the food is great. The servers are amazing and friendly. Good live music as well. I want to go back just to get everything on the menus.

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Cozy, Live Music, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Casual, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Healthy
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Overall, I rated my experience as a 3 star. I did enjoy the new location, decor, and much bigger space compared to the old location in Flossmor. However the waiter service was very limited. After receiving our food, he never came back to see if our drinks needed refilling, to see if everything was ok or if we just needed anything. With it being early in the morning, I'm not sure as to why he was so missing in action. The next time he saw us was to give us the bill. He didn't even see if we needed a carryout. After receiving the bill, we had to go to the counter to pay, because the waiter was missing in action again.
Furthermore, I noticed some of my favorite dishes we missing from the menu. That was a little disappointing. So overall, I can say I probably would rush to go back or even suggest it to anyone at this time. Which is so unfortunate.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Quiet Conversation
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience5
service2
value3

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 4, 2017

Disorganized. Salmon was undercooked and children running around.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience2
service2

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Good food.. drinks could have been a little better but overall experience was ok

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service3
value3

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 14, 2017

I made a reservation for 6pm for a Mother's Day dinner with my wife of 25 years and part of the evening. I was called several times over a few days and asked to move the reservation earlier. I could not because of the plans for the day. I arrived at 6pm only to find the doors locked. This ruined the entire evening. There were 2-hour waits at every restaurant we went to, which was expected considering the day.

This ruined the rest of the day and was extremely disappointing.

1 person found this review helpful.
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience1
service1
value1

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Went to dinner with friends. Dined at 7p to enjoy the live music at 8pm. Food is consistently good. Had the grit cakes with shrimp and andouille sauce. Very good. Cajun pasta spicy and tasty. Jerk chicken dinner also very good. They serve breakfast all day so you can have signature waffles or pancakes anytime. Their cocktails are good. Jazz music was good. Still able to have conversation while music is playing. Great place in the south suburbs.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value5

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 12, 2017

The food was decent. When nachos were ordered I think all of the ingredients should of been on the top unless we asked for it on the side.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Cozy
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service4
value5

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 6, 2017

enjoyed the live jazz band and the drinks. Had the mini salmon croquettes fried green tomatoes and catfish. Had better. catfish fillets were thin, mainly batter and the tomatoes no flavor. Maybe breakfast is better from what i hear.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service3

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on April 16, 2017

The food was good and my Server was pleasant. The price is reasonable with the exception of their single purchase food selection ie, bacon, salmon croquettes. The Owner should allow an upcharge, if you want to, for example, order salmon croquettes instead of the choice selection of bacon or turkey sausage with your pancake or waffle breakfast meal.

Tags: Healthy, Authentic, Casual, Live Music
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service3
value3

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on April 8, 2017

This place is amazing, very cultured, great food was out of spinach however, the collard greens
made up for it. My mom really loved it and she is a tuff cookie she really enjoyed. I will be coming back with my good friends

Tags: Hot Spot, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service3
value5

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 26, 2017

I had not been to this location. I used to visit them on Vollmer Rd. I was looking forward to it, but the service was bad, food was cold, order was messed up and the waiter added her own tip to my bill. I had to call back to get that corrected. They did correct it, but I had to cancel my credit card. Wasn't sure if my information had been compromised or not. Huge inconvenience and it wasn't worth it to me. I have decided not to return. I wish them well.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience1
service1
value1

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 18, 2017

l had a gift certificate to use towards my bill for Richton Park location. The waitress charged my card for full price. For some reason tonight they would not accept it. There were no restrictions on the certificate yet they stated it was not valid on weekends. Since when? I always use them on Saturday nights. Then the waitress voided my transaction without telling me and charged my card again. Now i have to wait on the bank credit. Terrible Experience and will not return!!!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience2
service1
value3

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Always a great time here. Everytime I have been here the owner is there and she makes her rounds to every table. That says a lot about her! Can't wait to go back!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 11, 2017

We had grits and shrimp and liver and onions with bacon, it was wonderful, not everyone can prepare liver correctly. Our server I can not remember her name was excellent. Flavor was recommended to us and we enjoyed our experience, because of the distance from our home it would not be a special trip, however if in the area would definitely stop in

Tags: Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Casual
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 4, 2017

My ribs were over cooked and very tough. The barbecue sauce as well as my companions gravy was too salty. Our dinners included cornbread, we didn't receive it until I asked on the way out the door.

Tags: Live Music
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service2
value2

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 4, 2017

This place is a must enjoy, the ambience, the food, the entertainment, and the service were all on point.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Live Music, Hot Spot, Outstanding Value, Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Sports, Spicy, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 24, 2017

My expierience at Flavor restaurant was great. The food was delicious, the service was fantastic, and the live music was very entertaining! Definitely will come back soon.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Fun, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Live Music, Outstanding Value, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Comfort Food, Cozy, Romantic, Kid-friendly
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value5

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.