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About Holy Mackerel
Holy Mackerel! combines fresh seafood, fresh cocktails and fresh design. Menus are printed daily to offer only the best and freshest seafood available--none of the fish has ever been frozen. Along with fresh fish, Holy Mackerel! features a selection of fresh cocktails made from fresh ingredients. The interior is a fresh take on vintage design. Upon entering Holy Mackerel!, guests are greeted by a dramatic wall of water and an inviting bar. The sophisticated yet casual dining room features large-scale murals depicting vintage Chicago lakefront scenes, wood wainscoting and fully upholstered leather chairs.
Lombard, IL 60148
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday-Saturday 6am-11am, Sunday 6am-Noon
Lunch: Monday-Sunday 11am-4pm
Dinner: Monday - Sunday 4pm-9pm
Inside the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
The Chart Room is an elegant, comfortable private room for up to 50 guests with large leather booths and vintage nautical maps and charts. Larger parties of up to 550 guests can be accommodated in Harry Caray’s adjacent banquet rooms and choose from menus that include many items from Holy Mackerel!
Valet parking on Saturdays and ample lot and garage parking available.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
Holy Mackerel Ratings and Reviews
We reserved a table at Holy Mackeral. The restaurant was empty; we were directed to Harry Careys next door, no problem. We ordered from the Holy Mackeral menu, no problem. The appetizer was Ok. the entrees were both so-so. The side of potato hash contained rare potatoes, not uncommon, just under cooked and the kale was OVERcooked. The service was very good, but the whole dinner was a flop. Just bad timing I guess, but with only a few diners ( should have been no angst in the kitchen), coupled with the prices, I expected more than so-so or less food. As nice as the place seems, I will be dining elsewhere for the foreseeable future.
I booked this restaurant for a Saturday dinner with friends. I booked the reservation only 2 days before. However, when We arrived at the restaurant, the doors were locked and the restaurant was closed. We went to the adjoining Harry Carry's restaurant and inquired about the restaurant, and were told it was closed. Closed because of lack of customers 'for the evening'. Not a good sign on a Saturday night. Our dinner at Harry Carry was OK, and were were able to order off the Holy Mackerel menu. But they made the wrong fish dish...Food was OK. I would hesitate to return, since there was not any warning that it was going to be closed.....
First time visiting Holy Mackerel and it was fantastic. I sampled 3 different oysters, wish they were labeled when they arrived because there was one that I fell in love with. I am ordered the seafood risotto and it was good balance of rice and seafood. My mother had the swordfish and she was more than pleased. We made the mistake of ordering the fish tacos as an appetizer and though it was delicious we quickly realized Holy Makerel offered generous portions so we ended up taking home some risotto and swordfish. All in all, great atmosphere, great food and our waiter was attentive but not smothering. Perfect dinner night.
Music was very low key. Quiet night in the restaurant but bar was active. Easy to talk and enjoy the atmosphere. Food was great but a bit over priced. Amazing find as the restaurant was not busy. Everything around the area was booked. We will definitely go back again.
Went there with a party of 10 for Mother's Day. Service was great. Attentive, answered all our questions, and our waitress was very patient since my family can be a lot to take in at times. Food was average at best for the prices. All the protein was probably frozen, did not taste very fresh. I expected more for that atmosphere.
We had a server that did not want to be a server. Wrong drink order, can't find the server and nobody in our area. Food was not what we were use too. We will not be going back to this location. Manager check on us once but they (manager and server) seem to walk away from table as they talk -
Don't go to Holy Mackerel if you want a nice, quiet relaxing dinner.
Holy Mackerel was one of my favorite restaurants. The food is excellent and the ambiance is great. However, management has decided to crank up really horrible music. It is not relaxing dinner music, it is really bad music. And it is SO LOUD. People eat out to talk and enjoy great food. They don’t want to yell over bad music. Soft dinner music could be acceptable.
I was there a couple of months ago and we left without dessert or coffee because were tired of trying talk over the music. I was there again recently and the music was still cranked up.
What a shame that some manager, who has a distorted view of what people want when they eat, has ruined one of the best dining experiences .
Excellent food; well prepared. Portions are very large, including the appetizers. The only minor negatives were that most selections had some variation on cream sauce and the piped-in music was a bit loud. Not that cream sauce was bad but it would have been good to have a few more lighter choices. Prices are on the high side but the value is also. Definitely recommended.
They do have some great food here, but the service is not great. When your server is around, their service is excellent, proficient and friendly. The problem is that they're gone for long periods of time. Where do they go? Do they have to work the Harry Caray's side? If so, on a Saturday night, that seems inexcusable.
The food is great. You can order from the Holy Mackerel menu or the Harry Carey menu.
The ambiance is very comfortable.
The problem is the noise. They play horrible music at a very high level. Everyone is leaning across the table trying to be heard over the blaring music. I asked the waitress if she could turn down the music. She talked to the manager and it was turned down for a while. It was then cranked back up again. It ruined the get together and dining experience.
I won't go back again. I might go to the Harry Carry side. The last time that I was there, the was no noise (music??) blaring.
People go to dinner to eat and TALK. They don't want to hear bad music blaring. Even if it were good music. it is too loud.
The staff was wonderful, they were very pleasant and kind. It was our 45th anniversary and the flowers were beautifully done. We had a wonderful time. Go Cubs we are life long cubbies fans also⚾️Marjorie and Michael Clegg. Thank you again for a wonderful time.
Marked the Special Occasion box with Spouse Birthday. Nothing was ever said. Busman only filled the water once. My glass was nearly empty half way through the meal. Busman brought bread, but no butter. When I requested the butter he returned with butter and said nothing. My wife had to ask the hostess/ manager for more attention from the server. The server returned and advised that the hotel had booked some 400 rooms for a convention. That didn't have anything to do with the service. Yes, it was probably busier than normal, but that is the service industry. Proper staffing, including the restaurants, when a hotel is busy is a must. We actually requested our check and left without ordering dessert or coffee.
Waitress was not accommodating. Mother is on a special diet needing to to fish. They didn't have many fish on the lunch menu. We asked if waitress could ask the chef if he could do a whitefish. She said no multiple times until we said we would leave she finally asked the chef who said yes..... ugh why do we have to beg why can't they just politely say let me ask....
Drinks and food were not worth the price. Steak was bland, the required mostaccioli cannot be swapped out with your steak dinner, and clearly had no effort in preparation besides a jar of sauce added to the noodles. Crab and Brie dip was soupy. Best part of meal was king crab leg. Server was very helpful, dining room was pretty. Would not recommend.
Appetizers were good, however overpriced for the portion. My king crab was delicious, wifes prime rib came cold, no joke not even luke warm. They refired and fixed.it immediately which was appreciated. The lobster mac n cheese was very average. All in all, the quality isnt worth the price. Its average food at high end prices, expected alot more.
Very disappointing this time. We always like to dine here, but this time the quality of the food was sub-par and not worth the price. Service was excellent as always, as was the atmosphere, however the restaurant was completely empty at 7:30 on a Saturday night. A few people came in during our dinner, but that was it. We will not try this spot again for awhile.
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