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About R J Grunt's
The first Lettuce Entertain You restaurant, Grunts still exudes the funky, devil-may-care lifestyle of the 70s in its style, décor, music, and menu. Happily for all of us, the best eating of that day continues to be some of the best today.
While there"s a huge menu that's as much fun to eat your way through as it is to read, many of Grunts' old favorites spark return visits. The burgers are arguably the best in town. The salad bar boasts more than 50 ingredients daily. Giant malts and milkshakes are hand scooped and come in a rainbow of favors. Oh! Don't forget the barbecued baby back ribs and pulled pork sandwiches!
Chicago, IL 60614
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 11:30am to 11:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am to 11:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am to 9:00pm
Brunch Saturday and Sunday 10:00 to 2:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Weekend Brunch, Wine
R J Grunt's Ratings and Reviews
Seats need some cushions. Service was great. I had the triple tuna melt, I would toast the muffins way more. The tuna was cold and the cheese was not melted very much. I would have sent it back but I was super hungry. The homemade chips were great just enough salt and very tasty. I think more attention to small details like the tuna melt could improve.
Well we did make reservations for 9 people at 1pm but when we got there they made us wait for 30 minutes. The table we were going to have the people at it were finished with their meals and paid for it too. They just sat there for 30 minutes doing nothing but talking. This shouldn't be when others made a reservation and are waiting.
It was my second time here and they dis not disappoint. Thr burgers are really 1/2 pound and filling. The turkey club comes with a lot of meat but could have more bacon. Our service was great and tho its tucked away on the side of the building, its def worth the confusion to find it. Go for lunch bc you wont need dinner
Pretty bad service from the host stand. Couldn’t find our reservation. Then kept talking over us while seating us when we kept saying we had 4 adults and 1 baby in a car seat and needed a table to accommodate that. Overall the place is small and univiting. They have some weird salad bar that nobody was using. Food was pretty mediocre. Definitely better burgers in Chicago.
I’ve been a frequent patron at RJ Gunts for several years, perhaps dining there once or every other month, mainly due to it’s proximity to Lincoln Park Zoo and it’s kid friendly atmosphere. I “used” to think it was an automatic choice for a pleasant dining experience, until this last visit. I made reservations for dinner, a special occasion due to relatives visiting from out of town. Unfortunately, it was a mistake. We ended up waiting 20 mins past our reservation time, waiting for a table, as numerous other walk in patrons were seated, apparently because of our parties size , five, one being an eleven year old. The manager apologized for the inconvenience, and did compensate us with several appetizers “on the house”, but wasn’t able to explain why we we’re immediately seated, having made a reservation several days prior that was confirmed by the staff, who called me the day before the visit. This was unacceptable, and a freebie didn’t make the experience more palatable. We were also seated awkwardly, in a booth, my son seated in a chair on the aisle directly near the front entrance where cold air from outside forced my relatives, both in there 60’s to put on their winter coats while dining. It was unfortunate, because our waitress, whom we’re familiar with from past visits was fantastic, as always and made for an awkward interaction since I wasn’t happy with her boss, the manager and her lack to promptly seat us in a location which was more suitable for my dining party. Due to this poor service, which ruined a visit with relatives, I’d hesitate to recommend Grunts or visit them in the future.
Overall great! The music and environment was fun. Ultimately we felt a little rushed and I️ was disappointed with the price of the salad bar... as most toppings didn’t have a label and were left unreplenished. I️t would have been fine for a Golden Corral, but not when you’re paying $15 dollars. Still will come back. Recommend.
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