Pinstripes - South Barrington

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$30 and under
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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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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

I had requested for round table at time of reservation- it was ignored.
We were put in front of noisy kitchen later.
No aerator was initially used when wine was ordered.

CJ
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Stale and hard breadstick, we know they are suppose to be soft. Ribs were chewy, and the salads were both full of the hard ends of the romaine lettuce. We have bee here many times before, and the food this evening was very bad! People we were with told me they would never co e back again.
We were there at 5 PM and we figured that the ribs were left over from lunch as well as the bread sticks,

AS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We like coming to Pinstripes because it’s has a friendly atmosphere and we can either dress up or be casual. Prices are reasonable and we both can order hefty salads, which is great for 2 people trying to lose weight. Waiters and waitresses are always accommodating.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food great ambiance, but mosquitoes were awful!

AT
Las Vegas
19 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have never had a bad meal here. Most of the time we split a flatbread and salad and maybe an app. We had the bruschetta, stuffed mushrooms, pear & prosecco salad and sausage and peppers flatbread. Was delicious and they always do such a good job with presentation. Our server was Katy and she was a doll... very bright and great personality and attentive. My only complaint with this location is that for some reason they sometimes have trouble seeing our open table reservation. The hostess did say however that she would ensure the points were applied.

OT
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best service we have ever had there. Our server was Justina and she was the best in all the years we have been going there. (since it opened) Very hard worker.

F
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The flap bread was fantastic! Server was attentive yet gave us plenty of time to sit and chat.

LG
Chicago
77 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Good bread sticks with a pesto sauce that you won't find anywhere else. Conversation friendly

SM
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food always! Love the staff and their attentiveness!

SM
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere. Love it and being going there since it opened.

RA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The quality of the food surprised me. I've visited many times, but only ate at the bowling lane. This time, for a special occasion, I reserved for dinner. Fabulous! Oh, and the bowling was fun, too! ;-)

JT
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Waiter was great, very attentive but not overly. Seated by area where staff was congregating was fairly unpleasant (in booths by bar area). Bruschetta was excellent but overall menu needs a refresh.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day

CS
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server friendly. Efficient but didn’t rush us to order.
Best iced tea I’ve ever consumed. Pinstripes cooked salmon to perfection. Outstanding!

OT
Chicago
271 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good choices on the menu, food is always good. Their hamburgers are wonderful and fries, amazing.

A
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

The only positive experience of this visit was my wife's veggie burger which she said was tasty. The service was terrible and we were seated by the bar where the employees enter and pick up orders. Our waitress seemed like she truly disliked us and for 2 burgers and a kids meal we paid over $80. Never again

RS
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We were pleasantly surprised how delicious our food was. Bread and pesto starter was divine as was the rest of our food. Will go back!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Restaurant service was slow and awkward
Bowling was very substandard. We had the only lane with a table which we had to share with another party, instead of couches. The lane was not performing well and took a long time to reset each frame, causing a slow pace and only allowing us to complete one game in an hour. Also our bowling balls randomly did not get returned to us, which was a problem since someone in our group brought his own bowling ball. A waiter came to our area and took all our water glasses when we were still using them, and tried to pour all the water from the glasses back into the tiny opening in the bottle, spilling it all over the place and then wiping it onto the floor over all of our shoes.

RT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful and beautiful food and atmosphere.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my boyfriend for our Valentine's Day and Anniversary........We had great customer service......our service was friendly and nice.The food so yummy and amazing dessert

e
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and we had a wonderful server, Alex, he was very attentive and anticipated our every need. What a wonderful Valentine' day.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Felt rushed the entire night. Server was unable to properly transfer the special from our dinner table to our bowling table. Server did not come back with silverware for the desert.

D
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place for a get-together lunch with friends. Wonder ambiance, and the tomato soup is one of the best I've tasted anywhere.

SB
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Good food. Sevice was a little slow and it wasnt very busy. But server was super nice and knowledgeable about Gluten free.

K
Chicago
60 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

We had a manager seat us and he was friendly, sat us in a booth along a wall. Our server, Gabriel, was funny / entertaining, but didn't intrude on our meal. We loved our food! Tried the bruschetta for the first time, along with soup and the spaghetti and meatballs. Everything was very filling and full of flavor! I may recommend that during lunch hours, you don't sit near the bar well, unless you would like to be apart of the servers' conversation. Our booth backed along the wall leading the the bar, and the "window" doesn't have any glass or anything to stop carry over noise. We could have been apart of any conversation if we wanted to - in which case we may have just sat at the bar top. Again, everything was delicious and everyone was very hospitable!

N
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food.

DB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

With the December price increase I expected a "more than usual" menu. Really not worth the increase. Nothing extra. Nothing special.
Brunch is always good, with good choices. No need for increase.

GP
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been here several times and always consistent. Great food and very friendly wait staff.

o
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A consistent favorite.

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KG
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

Food always good, service can be hit or miss. They were busy due to group holiday lunches and appeared to be understaffed. If you’re not in a rush it’s ok. Gave waiter check with our cards and took him 10 minutes to get back to us. We were on our lunch hour. Enjoy in summer with outdoor patio. Service was better.

M
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We never went, as they cancelled our reservation (which we made three days before) two hours before it was due because someone had just hired the whole place. I understand it’s better business for them to have the whole place full rather than a few tables, but to cancel on such short notice is not good customer service. There wasn’t even a hint of some offer to compensate for the inconvenience, even just a free soda next time would at least shown some thoughtfulness. Very disappointing.

OT
Chicago
271 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic brunch. Best in the NW suburbs. Good selection on regular menu, also. Service is always very efficient.

G
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Half price wine on Friday nights is a value. Beware if the jambalaya. It us blackened chicken and shrimp resulting in a dry and overly seasoned protein. But prime rib dip is worth the drive.

w
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Fun place for bocce. The bar manager, Ryan did a nice job of both explaining the game and checking in without being intrusive. Had lunch afterwards and Dan, the waiter was attentive. Will plan on returning again.

TL
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Server forgot items when ordered. Waited for food too long and timing of the food was off.

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food...great service!

M
Orlando
52 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Waiter Daniel was very accommodating. Food came out rapidly. Very good experience.

d
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great place, very casual, staff very friendly and willing to satisfy. Very attentive to your needs. Great for family, business, romantic dates, etc.

o
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite neighborhood restaurant. Pleasant surrounds with great food and deluxe entertainment rolled into one.

DL
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating my husband’s birthday. We’d been to the Pinstripes in Chicago years ago, but not the one in Barrington. The server was awesome and the food delicious! A wonderful evening!

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