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O’Neil’s

3.9
310 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Fit for Foodies

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About

O'Neil's is a comfortable restaurant with an outdoor patio which is very inviting when the weather is cool. One of the most popular dishes on their menu is the duck that is served with O'Neil's signature orange sauce. Another item that is worth mentioning is the lamb shank that is served with lemon and butter caper sauce.

The ambience of O'Neil's is very warm and friendly, and their prices are also reasonable, making O'Neil's a good destination for both those who live in the city and tourists. The delicious food and congenial atmosphere make the perfect combination along with the well trained staff. O'Neil's is now closed.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 8:30pm
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Phone number
(847) 446-7100
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Scott
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Parking details
Public Lot and street parking.
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Public transit
Metra
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.9  based on all time ratings
4.0
food
4.0
service
3.7
ambience
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipEducatedpalate (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on September 20, 2014

Waited 30 minutes to order outdoors. When food arrived, flatbread appetizer was cold. Waiter indicated that there were issues in the kitchen. Main course of pasta with pesto sauce was ordered al dente...came otherwise. pesto sauce was more oil than pesto. This place is a fallback if one can't get in elsewhere.

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DEbs (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on September 12, 2014

This was my first visit back to the redecorated restaurant. I preferred the old look and feel better! The white decor, small tabletops and bench seating were not comfortable. Altho the food was good, I still probably wouldn't come back. The cool look and feel of the restaurant left me cold.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on September 6, 2014

My family and I dine at O'Neil's fairly regularly, and it is a reliable, 4 star restuarant that we enjoy. This visit deserved a 5 star based on the food choices and quality not experienced before. As always, the entrees come with soup or salad: that's value. chicken tortilla suop is great, cream of broccoli okay, Caesar salad great. The entrees were all terrific, starting with roast chicken, to sirloin steak, to skirt steak; all generous portions, well prepared, delicious. But the high point was the availabilty of dover sole. Not prepared tableside, but still tasting fresh and flavorful, and compeltely unexpected. Service is always top notch, and wines are limited but reasonable. Will continune to be a regular!

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vipluvtoeat (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on August 16, 2014

Best cioppino in town!xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on August 15, 2014

This has become our "go to" spot. The food is consistently delicious, creative and fresh. The service is great. On these rare nice summer evenings. it's a great place to eat outside. Pastas are fantastic, seafood is too. Save room for the banana bread pudding.

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akwa (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on August 1, 2014

When I made a reservation for lunch on Open Table I shared I was bringing my girlfriend's parents to lunch and was going to ask them for their blessing to marry. The service was great: we initially sat outside and then it suddenly started to rain lightly. They moved an umbrella to shelter us but as it started to rain harder we moved inside. The gave us a great spot in the corner and moved all of out drinks, etc. in for us. Our waiter was extremely friendly and helpful with his recommendations, and at the end of the meal they offered is a complimentary dessert to celebrate (the chocolate cake was excellent). Thanks to everyone at O'Neil's for helping to make this a happy and memorable occasion!

PA: They said yes! Now i just have to ask her!

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vipSue22 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on July 19, 2014

Hadn't been here in a few years and menu looked good online so decided to try again. Loved everything about our evening at O'Neils! Friendly staff who kept checking on us. Poured a great drink. A menu with so many things that sounded good it was hard to decide. And loved that a salad came with every meal, even the burger (which was amazing!). Everything the six of us ordered was outstanding. Will be back a again soon!

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vipwhycook (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on July 19, 2014

O'Neil's is like a well-kept secret. Not too difficult to get a reservation, good food, eye-pleasing décor - consistently makes for a pleasant evening.

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vipPenpen (Chicago)
1.0  Dined on July 14, 2014

We went for a late lunch. It took about 10 mins to get our server and since it was 1:30 in the afternoon and there were just a few tables occupied,
That was crazy. We ordered and waited 17 minutes and we saw no one and had no food yet. Our order was fairlty simple. One gazpacho and half a salad and my husband had a Sandwich, we told them how dissatisfied we were and they didn't try to make it right so we walked out! Not a good experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on July 13, 2014

Our experience at O'Neil's this past Sunday was actually excellent.

The food was very good and the prices were fair. We enjoyed sitting outside, except for some troublesome flies.
The gazpacho soup, the Roast Duck, the Skirt Steak, and the Fettucini Alfredo dishes were all excellent.
We will go back on a regular basis. The service was good too.

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vipFeedback (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on July 12, 2014

Great duck.
Consistently good food, service.
Nice outdoor seating.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on July 6, 2014

Good food, not rushed, great waiter, great location. Would definitely go back.

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Harv (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on July 3, 2014

Great casual place with attentive service, but not pushy. Fresh ingredients and a calm atomsphere.

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vipBeangirl (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on June 26, 2014

Love the veal piccata! Everything is so fresh and good. A bit noisy.

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vipHuckleberry (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on June 26, 2014

O'Neil's is our go to restaurant when dining with friends who live on the North Shore. The food and service are always good and since their recent remodeling, the ambience is delightful. We,recommend it highly!

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