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Grille No. 43

4.2
395 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Casual
  • Cozy
  • Great for Lunch
Grille No. 43 is a North Shore restaurant destination featuring an intimate atmosphere and globally inspired cuisine. Our space is great for corporate lunches and dinners, family outings and special events. You will love our comfortable atmosphere, great unique menu, and attention to detail.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation


Monday-Friday: 11 AM - 10 PM
Saturday: 4 PM - 10 PM
Sunday: 11 AM - 9 PM


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Phone number
(847) 234-7643
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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
Rockland Rd.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 395 People Are Saying
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4.3
food
4.2
service
4.1
ambience
3.8
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

One of my favorite neighborhood restaurants!
Always great food and nice people! What more do you want? Comfortable, welcoming bar. Great place!

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

I’ve been to Grille No. 43 for lunch and dinner. The food and service were outstanding on both occasions.

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4.0Dined on April 3, 2018

The service is usually better. Sit in the redhead’s section she’s the best. Meal was outstanding!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We came for Easter Sunday brunch and really enjoyed the food. Although there was not too many choices, the food was exceptional. The beef and lamb were made to perfection and all the side dishes tasted good. The fruits and veggies were fresh and the desserts were good. They could have had more food choices for the price, but it was still great for brunch.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

So happy I found this restaurant in an area without many options for a great meal and dining experience. Service was excellent and food cooked to perfection. The Drunken shrimp & scallops appetizer alone was enough to go back for every day. We sat in the bar area and the bartender suggested a wine I'd never tried before to pair with a fresh Dover Sole special that were both incredible. My date loved his 'cake and steak', a tender filet mignon with a crab cake to die for and he liked his Old Fashioned so much he ordered another. The setting was calm but lively and fun-- would be good for a date, friend's outing, or business meeting. They had cool background music on and TVs with sports, something for everyone to enjoy. So many amazing sounding menu options, I can't wait to go back. Grille no. 43 is a true gem!

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4.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Fabulous quaint but lively bar area seating!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great service. Everything on the menu sounded great. Our food was presented well and tasted fantastic! Really delicious meal.

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2.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Pasta came out cold. Service slow. Tuna steak clearly wasn’t very fresh. Calamari subpar with no dipping sauce. Way overpriced - don’t think we will go back again. Quite disappointing for the price.

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3.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Our lunch was very good ... will definitely go back.

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3.0Dined on February 25, 2018

I made a reservation at 7:30 for dinner when I was out of town. The google directions initially had me going the wrong place so I was 15 mins late to my reservation, 7:45. I apologized upon arrival for my tardiness staying i had gotten a little lost. There were several empty tables and I was seated immediately. I received an email from open table at 9:09pm scolding me for being a no-show. I'm guessing that was generated by the restaurant and it was not appreciated. I'm not sure I would go there again for that reason. The food and ambiance was nice but not outstanding by any means. Our server was very sweet and attentive.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine's Day dinner. Did was very good, but the service was a bit slow. Don't think they were staffed for a full restaurant.

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1.0Dined on February 13, 2018

This is tough to write.

We have been coming to Grille 43 since it opened in 2008-9 and have loved that family friends opened such a good food joint for burgers and weekend nights in the neighborhood. I will say the food is always taste great, fresh, and unique.

I am hoping this isn't a new trend but the service was less than par. Not only we were in the dark on the mishaps, I know it happens,but I felt there was no level of interest in hospitality or morale. I was there with a friend for lunch and usually everything is fresh, refreshed, and rolling for every occasion. This time it was slow, not as fresh on drinks/refills, and the server tried to pull one over on us regarding the bill. I believe she should of come clean when she returned the receipts to sign but decided to not say a word. The place wasn't even busy. My friend caught the mishap from her bank as we were leaving, she was charged more than three times the bill. I went back into the restaurant and they hassled me trying to play it off like it didn't happen. Thankfully, the manager on duty was responsive, kind, and understood my concern but it took some asking for the truth. I hope the servers will not pretend that their oversight was right, nor lying was the way to go. Its discouraging to go out and spend hard earned money when the service is worse than McDonald's. I hope management is able to find some new staff.

I can't say I want to go back.

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Our group had dinner here before a concert at Genesee Theater. It was a fun get together and the food was very good. Our server was very pleasant, but seemed to be stretched as it took a while between stops. Overall a nice experience and I would recommend it.

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2.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Sadly, this was not the experience that we expected. The server was inattentive and twice messed up the drink order. Worse was the food which was awful. The order for filet mignon oscar was terrible and expensive. The steak was fatty and full of gristle. The crab was fishy and hollandaise sauce was bitter. The waitress breezed by to ask if everything was good, but did not wait for an answer. The other two meals were just okay. The bill totalled over $150.00 and not worth the cost. We will not go back and do not recommend.

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3.0Dined on January 31, 2018

Not recommended for a large group like we had. Most people were done eating by the time the last 3 dishes were served :( Not all requests were honored (no sauce, extra cheese, etc) Most of group said their dishes were tasty but portions were a little small. Chicken was so overcooked, I could not bite it. Maybe that is why it came out last. It was probably forgotten. Wait staff was good with providing refills, etc and were friendly. Kitchen needs some improvement.

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2.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Service was slow, inattentive and unapologetic. We were given the lunch menu at dinner, not offered the wine list or told the specials, our water ran out and didn’t get filled until we tracked someone down. We were sitting for over an hour before we got our food; I ordered a salad with no cooked components and they didn’t even dress it! Others at my table reported mediocre food as well. Overall we were disappointed.

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Enjoyed the food and wine. An appetizer ordered was not provided until we reminded the servers. Apparently the kitchen staff missed it.

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4.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Very quiet for a Saturday night. Nice evening out.

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4.0Dined on January 6, 2018

great menu selection and specials with awesome service

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4.0Dined on December 22, 2017

The branzino special was delicious! My husbands rib eye was fine—a little too much sauce for his liking. Great greeting and fabulous service all around. This place is a hidden gem. It’s off our beaten path but we were very happy to be here tonight!

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5.0Dined on December 13, 2017

Went there yesterday for a small Holiday Party with co-workers. Our server Susan was excellent and very attentive. Food was really good. Will be going again.

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1.0Dined on December 12, 2017

Fish tacos had so much water the tortilla shells were soggy!

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5.0Dined on December 8, 2017

Grill No. 43, it it’s “no mans land” location may not having one expect much. However for an impromptu friends get together for a late dinner, it proved to be an ideal choice. Our server was simply lovely and kind. The specials were special, with rave reviews for both the steak and the risotto. Raves for the parmasean garlic fries. The interior atmosphere is quite appealing. Really a hidden gem.

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4.0Dined on December 5, 2017

An enjoyable lunch experience. Plenty of options on the menu for a wide variety of tastes.

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3.0Dined on November 27, 2017

Unfortunately on this occasion the food was below the usually high standard we have encountered in the past. Though still respectable, the salmon this evening was over cooked and the crab cake more full of filler than crab. Service was fine - attentive and respectful - though perhaps not quite as professional as in the past. We will assume this an off-night and return soon for another look.

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4.0Dined on November 19, 2017

We know the GM and he has done well. Great place

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4.0Dined on November 13, 2017

Had our Anniversary there last year. Service was much better. Acknowledged our Anniversary which was in the notes on Open Table then and now. Last year got a wonderful dessert. Nothing this year. Food was pretty good but very slow. Will not do another anniversary or anything else again. Sad.

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4.0Dined on November 4, 2017

Viewed their menu online and went here because of it. When we got there, the menu was only a fraction of what they listed online. Very disappointed! Our server Erica was outstanding.

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1.0Dined on November 3, 2017

Specific experiences - arrived at five thirty no hostess for two mins. Neither my drink nor my water was ever refilled and no offer to be refilled. The “everything” salad had two bits of chicken, I know this sounds hard to believe and it was for me too and a deciding factor in writing this place off. The veal appetizer was terrible. The check included a house salad that I had changed my mind during ordering and never received. The time it took to get an appetizer, a salad, and the sole drink was two hours.

Place is quite noisy with swearing loud women at the bar on a Friday. so loud it was difficult to hear the specials. I have had previous decent experiences here but thinking about it now even the bread was lousy. This is my first time reviewing a restaurant anywhere that was so horrible I will not return.

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2.0Dined on October 31, 2017

Been at Grill on 43 a number of times, but tonight was not good, Steak and crab was embarrassing (business associate from out of town) small piece of meat like from Ponderosa and little scoop of crab cake, the jerk chicken was dry. My wife had the drunken shrimp and had no complaints

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4.0Dined on October 16, 2017

Brussel sprout salad with salmon was delicious. Too much oil was used, but otherwise absolutely fabulous.
Waitress did a terrific job with observing any potential issues and offering suggestions.

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3.0Dined on October 6, 2017

The food was quite good but the service spotty best.

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4.0Dined on October 3, 2017

Once again enhance a very good meal. While the crab cake was delicious, I miss that the short ribs have been taken off of the menu.

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5.0Dined on September 23, 2017

Had the ribeye steak special, it was excellent, cooked perfect medium. Green beans and tater tots that were awesome and six different sauces for the steak, great variety!

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5.0Dined on September 23, 2017

Our experience was fantastic. After a long day we were greeted by a friendly hostess who brought us to an out of the way corner table. Server was welcoming and nice. She was enthusiastic about the food and even got our early bird appetizers and wine order in with 5 minutes to spare. Food was great. Only regret was between soup, appetizer and entrees no room for desert. We will be back.

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3.0Dined on September 21, 2017

This is our neighborhood go-to. We have been thoroughly enjoying lately since the change in chefs. Food is very flavorful and creative, right down to flavored butters and wonderful bread. James Beard Mushroom burger - amazing! Fish is always done to a turn. Grilled peach salad with frizzy lettuce -hmmm. And on. It's worth a trip to this funky location for the delicious nad thoughtfully prepared food.
Service is top-notch. Professional, thorough, friendly and NOT stiff!

I would underscore that the ONLY negative is the noise level. There are steps that could easily be taken to correct this. The bartender (owner?) has a Booming voice and it carries through this relatively small space. The kitchen service door should remain closed and clattering of dishes being cleared needs to be done with regard to diners. Sound baffles would really help. The TV monitors are with no sound and discreetly tucked in corners which works well but I guess disqualifies it from catagory of romantic-but we've had many an intimate dinner there!
Hope you can experience this hidden gem.

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5.0Dined on September 18, 2017

A small group gathered to surprise a friend on her birthday. The owner and his staff were welcoming and accommodating. Courtney was our server and was excellent! We ordered appetizers, salads and burgers. All were very good. We'll be back soon!

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3.0Dined on September 9, 2017

New menu was better than old one. Food was good but not inspiring. Steak quality was average.

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5.0Dined on August 31, 2017

Great service and great food. Self parking is not available, which is unusual for the area, but valet was cool. Not loud so perfect for business meetings.

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5.0Dined on August 31, 2017

Evidently the original chef is back after a hiatus. Very inpressive with delicious food. Had the Avocado Toast for starter which comes with a poached egg. Then the brusselsprout salad was fanatastic. But best was the BLT with amazing Wisconsin bacon and fried green tomatoes. A sandwich I will be back for. The rustic hardy side of fries was great to pair with the sandwich. Yummy! I look forward to my next visit.

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