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Permanently Closed - King's Wharf

3.9
309 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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  • Good for Groups
  • Romantic

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Permanently Closed - The Kings Whar is undergoing a transformation! Be on the Look out for a new concept summer 2017! Thank you for 41 years of memories!
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation
Closed temporarily. See you summer 2017!
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Phone number
(847) 634-0100
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AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Pierre Daval
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Hwy 45
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Parking details
Hotel's parking lot.
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Special events & promotions
Celebrate the Holiday's with your family at the King's Wharf restaurant brunch. Customly crafting delcious brunch menus for Easter, Mother's Day and Thanksgiving brunch.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.9based on all time ratings
3.9
food
4.0
service
3.9
ambience
3.8
value
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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2.0Dined on December 16, 2016

The food was disappointing and the restaurant had absolutely no Christmas decor except for a couple of poinsettias and a Christmas tree in the hallway leading to the restaurant. Disappointed with the dining experience overall. Our waitress was good but it wasn't her fault the food didn't measure up and the holiday spirit in the restaurant was nonexistent.

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4.0Dined on December 9, 2016

My husbands New York steak was tough. While our entrees were tasty, they were lukewarm. The s'mores dessert was outstanding!

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2.0Dined on December 3, 2016

This was our first time back to the Kings Wharf in several years. We took a friend for dinner and a play. We were so disappointed. We waited for service for 45 minutes. There was confusion with staff. Our meal arrived cold. I sent my vegetable back. The quality was terrible. We won't be back.

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4.0Dined on December 3, 2016

We went to King's Wharf prior to seeing Singing in the Rain at the Marriott Theater, which is right next to this restaurant. Our meal was excellent, although I felt it was slightly over-priced for all that was included. Overall the pricing is what you would expect from a hotel restaurant.

Our only really issue was the length of wait we had between completing our meals, receiving the check and getting to pay. We actually had a to flag down another server to find ours so he could take our credit card. Overall, still an excellent option and we had a fun night.

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5.0Dined on November 26, 2016

First time at King's Wharf! We had a great experience! Food was amazing, steak cooked to perfection. My husband said
He had the best baked potato ever served at a restaurant.

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5.0Dined on November 26, 2016

Very enjoyable food, good service and appreciated the Marriott Theater subscriber discount honored. Will return again.

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5.0Dined on November 24, 2016

Thanksgiving buffet for 7: great selection of food - something for every taste and appetite, breakfast or lunch. Overflowing Champaign. Attentive, very friendly service. Took our time; was not rushed out the door.

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5.0Dined on November 19, 2016

We have had an awesome waitor, his name is Abraham. He was very helpful.in selecting food, and was very attentive to our party of 6.

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2.0Dined on November 18, 2016

We've been to this restaurant many times. This time was very disappointing. They sat us next to the kitchen entrance. There was a lot of noise and chatter coming from the kitchen. Our server never took away the plate that served the appetizer. My husband's prime rib had a sauce on it that he didn't like. On previous occasions the prime rib had no sauce. My baked potato wasn't done. All in all a very disappointing experience.

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2.0Dined on November 12, 2016

Didn't seem to have enough help. We waited a while for everything as did the other tables around us. The servers were pleasant just seemed frazzled. Probably will not return soon. To bad since the ambiance is really spectacular.

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3.0Dined on November 9, 2016

The servers seemed to be running around frantically, but there were not that many people in the restaurant. I am never a fan of a server leaving the check before you are done eating. The vegetable was very bland. The steak butter was not melted on our steak. Definitely not what I was expecting.

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5.0Dined on November 4, 2016

Our food was absolutely amazing. Steaks were above our expectations. We definately be going back

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3.0Dined on October 29, 2016

The food is creative and delicious. The waiter was excellent.

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4.0Dined on October 8, 2016

Service was great. We had the Tilapia which was amazing. Halibut was fresh fish of the day, was good, not great. Rack of Lamb outstanding. Desserts were awesome as well! (so were appetizers!)

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3.0Dined on October 8, 2016

Before booking this I read some disappointing reviews. Despite reviews we booked it and overall an above average experience. If your at this hotel it's worth giving it a try.

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3.0Dined on October 1, 2016

We had dinner after the theater, the restaurant was cold (temperature) probably due to the high ceiling. Ambiance was great, would like to see it during the day (looked like it had a good view of the golf course) we had trouble finding our way out and went around barricade back through the theater.

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5.0Dined on October 1, 2016

We were very pleased with the timely seating and table placement. The host and waitress explained the menu and the waitress was attentive. The food exceeded our expectations in portion and taste. We are looking forward to returning.

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3.0Dined on October 1, 2016

Food average. Not a big menu. The 25% off for being a subscriber for the theatre did make it at least a better deal. The French onion soup was bland and the choice of salad dressings poor. The rack of lamb was good , could have used a little more sauce and the potatoes were also bland. The cherry cobbler was very tasty. Menu just didn't offer many choices

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5.0Dined on October 1, 2016

It was our Anniversary and our waiter was great. Always joking around. Made our day very nice. Food was excellent.

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5.0Dined on October 1, 2016

My wife and I went to King's Wharf this past Saturday and it was wonderful! Every bite of food was better than the next. I got the scallops and my wife got Oscar tilapia. We haven't been in a couple of years because we have two littles and this is one of those places we'd prefer to go without them. The services was great, the food was phenomenol, even though it's big I'd say it's cozy.

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4.0Dined on September 30, 2016

The scallops were fantastic and a good sized portion for the money. The $16.00 dollar lobster upgrade was not worth it. I have eaten here several times and will go back again. The menu however, has not changed much over the years, if at all.

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4.0Dined on September 3, 2016

We were disappointed when the bus boy blew out the candle before we were ready to leave the table. However, we were the last in the restaurant. Otherwise, the food and service were very good.

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5.0Dined on August 12, 2016

Our day of arrival was on our 49th wedding anniversary. The gentleman checking us in upgraded us to a junior sweet. Very nice gesture?

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2016

Service was over the top. Had a theater performance to get to and they expedited service for us....and served amazing food!!

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4.0Dined on July 27, 2016

We love this restaurant for dinner before seeing the Marriott Theater shows.

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3.0Dined on July 16, 2016

I was not impressed with the food. High prices for mediocre dishes. Nice presentation. Bland food.

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3.0Dined on July 14, 2016

The setting is lovely but the service was horrible. Had to ask for water...it never came. Had to request rolls...never came. We finally had to call over the maitrede to get any service. The restaurant was not busy. Seemed like the waiter didn't want to bother with a table of two. Paid lots of attention to the nearby table...of six. Would never return unless going to a play.

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4.0Dined on July 8, 2016

We dine at the King's Warf 5 -6 times a year. Always enjoy.

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2.0Dined on June 30, 2016

While the food is good, the service is terrible. We only go there because we have a discount and we are going to see the show. Because of the service we were basically running to the show and we got there at 6:30 for an 8:00 show.

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3.0Dined on June 4, 2016

The food is always good but the service is usually slow. It's kind of expensive but if you are a theater subscriber you get a discount by showing your tickets. It's convenient for the theater and you only have to park once.

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3.0Dined on June 3, 2016

The ambiance truly felt like a wharf , which only matched the menu from a seafood standpoint; that decor belongs in a fish and chips type of place. The food is closer to the upscale but only some of it was good, other parts just "ehhh". Two special requests for no onions- onions came out both times. It was very quiet because the theater crowd had left so the kitchen wasn't backed up trying to accommodate. I had listed on Open Table that it was a birthday but no mention or action from them about it - I would have been happy to pay for a dessert but is it too much to throw a candle in it? I wouldn't say it was bad, I wouldn't say it was great, I guess "fine" is how I would describe it. We all have different tastes and expectations so take this review as you will but note that I wouldn't go back unless it was for convenience, like staying at the Marriott or attending a play.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2016

This was the perfect spot to celebrate my son's graduation from the nearby Navy boot camp at Great Lakes, as the extensive nautical theme/motif fits perfectly with "Anchors Away." The strip steaks and salmon were nicely sized and cooked just right. Appetizers and accompanying vegetables were also tasty, especially the grilled asparagus. The maitre d' and waitress surprised us with a dessert cake with grey frosting and and navy blue anchor decoration in the center. Great atmosphere, great food, great service, I really can't imagine a better spot in the area for this occasion.
Couple of hopefully helpful hints. You get to Kings Wharf via the Marriott Resort Hotel lobby entrance, and there are no signs outside directing you, so be prepared. And although the price points are certainly appropriate for a restaurant of this quality, it may be expensive for some boot camp graduates, so check the menu. Because boot camp graduates cannot drink while on leave, if your group abstains (as we did in a show of solidarity!), the cost can be moderated.

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4.0Dined on May 14, 2016

Very convenient for dining before or after a play at the connected playhouse

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2016

This was my daughter's first show to see at the Marriott Lincolnshire Theater and what better place to start the evening than at King's Warf. Service was great and we dined like never before.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2016

We had dinner near the window overlooking the pond. It was a great experience our waiter was friendly, funny and very attentive. The food was good, so were the drinks. We were celebrating with friends before the show Evita. A wonderful experience I would highly recommend The King's Wharf.

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3.0Dined on April 21, 2016

We only go to King's Wharf when we go to the theatre. The service is slow to say the least. I really wouldn't go there if I didn't have to.

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2016

Beautiful atmosphere, good food, unrushed service. What more could you ask for?

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3.0Dined on March 5, 2016

Overall is was good. But I has very disappointed that I made a point of telling our server that it was my husband's birthday, and he did not bring out a little dessert.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2016

As a season ticket holder in the Marriott Theater, it is nice to have a great dinner as opposed to a minimal selection designed to get the patrons in and out. The salmon was excellent as was the light sauce and pureed sweet potatoes.

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4.0Dined on February 27, 2016

Good food but we were part of a Saturday Night Pre-Theater crowd that strained the wait staff. They did get us out in time for the show.

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