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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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3.9based 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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2.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on August 16, 2014

Best cioppino in town!xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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1.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on July 12, 2014

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

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4.0Dined on July 6, 2014

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

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5.0Dined on July 3, 2014

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

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5.0Dined on June 26, 2014

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

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4.0Dined 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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2.0Dined on June 20, 2014

We never received some food (they asked if we wanted after the fact) and then they took our order, they were out of food and didn't even realize it. Needless to say, they need to work on their operations.

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2014

This was our second year here, for Father's Day Brunch. Two of us had the crab cakes eggs benedict, and 2 of us had the standard eggs benedict. We all agreed ours was delicious. The ambience is great....very light, fresh and currant. The service was good. We all enjoyed ourselves. We ranged in age from 22 to 79....3 generations!

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4.0Dined on June 15, 2014

The decor is so much more appealing than before. Enjoyed a Father's Day brunch.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2014

First time here, restaurant was nice looking, food was excellent, waiter was great! We will return!

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2014

We went there with a party of 7 to celebrate our son's graduation. It had been an awesome day already. The restaurant made it a great night, too. Food was delicious, drinks were made in a special way that we requested, waiters all very friendly. We didn't mind the tv. The updated design is cool and modern, a mixture of a bar, lounge and a modern restaurant.
Looking forward to my next visit!

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2014

Having lived on the North Shore forever and never having dined here before, I felt it was time. Why did I wait? The food; seared scallops, cioppino, duck, salmon was outstanding. We followed our waiter's suggestions who prefaced it by saying, it's his opinion. I liked that. He told us what sold most, as well. His recommendation for dessert, praline baskets, is worth coming back for....And I will.

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1.0Dined on May 24, 2014

The updated restaurant is very noisy. The tables are uncomfortably small and seating is too close to other tables. There' s now a large television in the restaurant area which makes the restaurant seem like a sports bar.
Our Caesar salads were leafy and not crisp hearts of romaine like they used to be. They even got rid of their delicious bread baskets and oil and fresh Parmesan on the tables (probably because there is no room).
On the plus side, the Pecan tilapia was still delicious.

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4.0Dined on May 18, 2014

Our food was awesome and our server was great, but we waited far too long for our entrees. Two other tables arrived, finished and left before we were finished eating our entrees. I'm sure this was an isolated incident, but frustrating for a birthday dinner. After the long wait, the person whose birthday we were celebrating announced that she'd like to skip any dessert or cake and just go home.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2014

Everything was great for Mother's Day 2014. The service, food, and circuses were most appealing.

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3.0Dined on May 10, 2014

O'Neills has been updated a year or two ago to be more current. White interior, updated bar. Looks good (not great) and lots of patrons. Food was great, service was eh.

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3.0Dined on May 9, 2014

My table mates loved the veal marsala and chicken piccatta, but the spring rolls were soggy and bad tasting, served with buttered cabbage - very strange and not good tasting.

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2014

Amazing ambiance, variety of food options & great service!

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2014

There was not one thing to complain about at O'Neils. Elegant yet comfortable, outstanding service and fantastic food. We had a flat bread appetizer and the grilled garlic shrimp. Both made to perfection. Everyone's entrée was made perfectly and just the right portion size. No room for dessert but the menu looked yummy. Highly recommend O'Neils.

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2014

Upon entering the restaurant, we were graciously greeted by the host and waitperson assigned to our birthday group of ten. They took the cake that I had brought in back to the kitchen for dessert presentation. Attention was impeccable. Some enjoyed their menu choices more than others. I loved my entree which had grilled shrimp and beluga lentils.
The cake was presented and then brought back to the kitchen to be sliced and served.

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4.0Dined on April 19, 2014

Hadn't been to O'Neils in years - wow the facelift made a difference! Food is good as always. Love the great pasta section of the menu. If you haven't been in a while (or ever) you really should go!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2014

I was very impressed with O'Neil's. The food was delicious, the presentation beautiful, and the overall experience wonderful. I would definitely recommend it to everyone and return for another great meal.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2014

Highly recommended by our b day girl ! Her and hubbies favorite restaurant. My hubby and I thought everything was fantastic !!!

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2014

My wife and I visited with our daughter on a Friday evening. It was our first visit since the restaurant was remodeled and the menu revised. We were all impressed. Our entrees were very good and their presentations excellent. The kitchen was very accommodating with a couple special requests while our server was exceptionally attentive despite a fairly busy night. We'll definitely return, especially to take advantage of the outdoor dining.

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2014

We have eaten at O'Neil's several times over many years. It had been over a year since we had been there last and were surprised to find that the dining room had been extensively remodeled since our last visit. This visit was on a Saturday evening. Most tables were filled and the noise level was much higher than we had experienced on previous visits. The food, however, was still well prepared and the service was very attentive. O'Neil's seemed to have a high ratio of service personnel to diners. Over-all, we would recommend this spot for people who enjoy a vibrant ambiance where they dine.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2014

Food is fresh and delicious. The restaurant is beautiful and the seating area so comfortable. We celebrated a friends birthday and enjoyed a great raspberry covered scoop of ice cream, enough for five of us to share. We look forward to returning soon!

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4.0Dined on March 15, 2014

Haven't been there in a while. The new decor looks nice but some of the couch seats in the middle of the room are awkward for seating. The food is still great. Everyone loved the salmon and the duck.

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2014

Sunday night at 7:30 was uncrowded, so we got a choice banquette. Comfy seating, very attentive staff. Beet salad was big enough for two but I ate the whole thing. Grilled salmon was good, too, though the sauce was so so. Wish I had ordered it with the sauce on the side. Pomegranite martini was delicious, too!

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2014

Been ensuing here for many years.
Love the duck.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2014

Made reservations for Valentine's Day/My Birthday and had a marvelous dinner. Fabulous rolls, followed by a nice sized portion house salad. The salmon was amazing. Two of us had it and talked about how good it was the rest of the meal. Duck, veal other items eaten at our table. Grand reviews. Split the chocolate cake for my birthday and it was delicious, decadent and delightful. A wonderful evening. Make reservations as the place fills up into the evening. Thanks, O'Neil's for a great birthday.

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3.0Dined on February 13, 2014

I have been here several times now and enjoy the food but this was the first time that my friends were there. We were there on a Thursday night and when we got there it was fairly empty. It was puzzling why it took so long for someone to ask us if we would like a drink. The rest of the evening the service was ok, not outstanding, but passable. However, we were asked if we'd like coffee but we had to ask for a dessert menu. Strange....you think they would want to sell as much product as possible....I think the server was more interested in watching the Olympics. I would give it another try, but I think some additional management of the staff might improve the service.

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