Pinstripes - Oak Brook

4.3
418 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Pinstripes is a unique dining and entertainment venue featuring a bistro with exceptional Italian/American cuisine and wine; bowling and bocce; a year-round outdoor patio and fire pit, and event space/party rooms accommodating 20-600 people.
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R
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great environment. Not rushed. Good drinks would come back

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FF
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pinstripes was running a special for Valentines Day. We went for lunch and had a great time. Our server, Christian, did a great job.

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TH
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service and ambiance was great. However, there is a huge miscommunication on their website and menu with regards to pricing for beverages on their Saturday and Sunday brunch.

Led to a huge increase in our bill that we did not expect and brought the miscommunication to the manager who did not acknowledge anything...

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent. I had the maple crusted salmon and it was like butter, melted in my mouth. Delicious. Our server was friendly as well as the hosts. Great atmosphere, will definitely be back!

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S
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My niece picked the restaurant for her birthday celebration. It was an excellent choice. Warm and inviting. Friendly staff. Food was delicious.

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SS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The service was unusually slow. Almost seemed like the kitchen lost our order.

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p
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to Pibstripes often. The service is always attentive, the good delicious.

Just discovered Saturday brunch and love the lobster crostini.

Only one downside: at peak times, the noise level is high, so we usually our lunches early or later in the afternoon.

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G
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Not only did we have espresso in our mimosas (I guess they store the glasses next to the machine) but I found a hair baked into my meal and my friend’s gluten free pizza was not gluten free - she has celiac, informed the waiter of this condition, and ordered off the special gluten free menu, but was very sick following the meal. Although the manager talked to us and was apologetic about it all, I will not return to this restaurant ever again.

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VO
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great customer service and the short rib was delicious. Need a little work on the margaritas and dessert menu, but the dinner was Great!

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OT
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Just ok...nothing special. Good location, and would probably visit again, but there are better local options.

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a
New England
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 1food 5service 5ambience 3

With family in from out of town, we made reservations for lunch and bowling. Well. our bowling reservation was totally messed up. The food was good and our waiter provided good service. We left without being able to bowl and not wanting to go back- poor service on the bowling side. Bummer!

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MM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was very good and our server was very friendly and accommodating to our requests.

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C
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food - as always. Could use a better wine list but overall the food never disappoints.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Overall very good!

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I have been here before. So I know they had great food. This guy has stopped in for some appetizers with some friends. Even at this time the appetizers we're great. The service was a little slow. It took a while to get my bill after I had finished. This is my 5th time coming to this restaurant in Oakbrook Illinois.

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PB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Have eaten often at Pinstripes in Northbrook and South Barrington. The service and waitstaff here need more training. The food was wonderful.

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SJ
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Pinstripes is a nice alternative to Fridays, Olive Garden, etc. The food is good, and its a great place for a company outing.

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A
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pin Strikes is a favorite restaurant of ours and our friend’s s too!

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M
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pinstripes has become our new go-to restaurant. The food is delicious, we order different items all the time and are never disappointed. In addition to the great eats, the service is outstanding. The servers are never far away if you need something, and not annoyingly in your face either; they have a great balance. This is one of the bright spots in Oak Brook. We like to come to Pinstripes, chill with a glass of wine, have a nice dinner and relax. And they never rush you out which is nice too.

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r
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was good-staff was delightful! The only down side was our table was inside (as requested) but we got huge gusts of wind when the outside doors were open. Frankly, it was actual a cooling "breeeze" and we decicded not to move and just agreed to catch our napkins when they took off in the breeze!

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SS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is outstanding especially considering this is a "bowling alley!"

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A
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place, whether it’s only my husband & I, with my daughter, with friends or with a group of people. The service is always great & it’s great for any occasion!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful evening at Pinstripes. The food is always good and the service was incredible. We were having a family get together and we never felt rushed. Perfect night.

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NV
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was excellent. Loved the patio with adirondack chairs by the fire for drinks.

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D
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never been there. Loved it. :)

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Good food but Kimberly our server was fantastic.

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LW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 5

We sat outside and the setting i really nice. The problem we had was with the gnats. They were very bothersome especially when we were eating. It was very annoying.

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N
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

I have never been disappointed with Pinstripes as I have in my last 2 visits

Ordered each time the bottomless soup and salad combo. No croutons, no mozzarella, lobster bisque was salty and watery.

In the salad was corn - since when and why????

So disappointed

I will NOT go back to Oakbrook Pinstripes anymore

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CP
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was good but not great. Enjoyed the brunch buffet much better than the full menu. Prices were what we expected. Service was excellent. I would go again but in a much more relaxed attire. The bowling and bocce are the stars of the place and thus teh noise is a little loud for conversation.

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BN
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place for family! Good food, good service and things to do like bowling and bocce ball!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Slower service than normal but very nice waiter

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m
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great night to dine on the patio

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W
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Usually the service is quite good, but this visit was poorly managed. We were conversing when the order for one of my guests was presented. Time passed, and nothing else arrived. The one person with a salad and entree in front of him (both courses arrived at the same time) politely waited for the meals for the other 5 people to arrive. Our waiter came by to observe the table was only partially served and quickly went to remedy the problem. One thing that was missed was that I ordered a bowl of soup for the first course. It never arrived. I had to ask the waiter to remove it from the check. Everyone enjoyed the food and the staff was pleasant and personable, but service wasn't as smooth as expected.

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s
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun vibe, clean and chic, creative cuisine choices, delicious as usual!

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D
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waiter was fantastic. My friend and I had not met for about a year so we had a lot of catching up to talk about. Our waiter was patient and understanding that we were more into talking than ordering. He told us to just put the menus at the end of the table and he would know we were ready to order. We really appreciated his patience and service.

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KH
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very tasty food, far more sophisticated than you would associate with a bowling alley. The salmon was top notch. This was our second visit and it did not disappoint.

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MY
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

We have been to Pinstripes many times. The food is always great and my kids are all happy. The problem is, and it is consistent to ALL Pinstripes locations we have visited, EVERY time they get our order wrong. My teenage son always orders a PLAIN (no cheese or condiments) hamburger. EVERY TIME the order arrives with cheese and/or loaded. EVERY TIME. It is frustrating as he then has to wait while they fix it and the rest of the table has their food. This dinner was his choice because it was his celebration and I was so disappointed that it happened again. It will probably keep us from going back.

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R
Chicago
99 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

had a taste for pasta couldn't go to our normal place tried pinstripes very pleasantly surprised spaghetti and meatballs was very good meatballs were very tasty

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l
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience! The food is always absolutely amazing! Awesome staff - always! I've yet to be disappointed. Love going back every time!

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d
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was cold. Waiter was good other than bringing cold food to table.

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