18 West Food & Drink

4.4
14 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Opened summer of 2017 in the heart of Elmwood Park, aka The Circle, 18 West Food & Drink is a purveyor of great American dining. Our menu features classics with a twist inspired by some of our favorite dishes and the people around us. The restaurant's interior reflects the hip sensibilities of the surrounding metro area and charm of the burbs. The open space offers a casual bar area with semi-private dining and outdoor seating, TVs for all major sporting events, and video gaming!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Burgers
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 11:30am - 12:00am, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(708) 456-9962
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Neighborhood
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 14 People Are Saying
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4.4based on all time ratings
4.7
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4.4
service
4.2
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4.4
value
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TB
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was wonderful and our server Bridget was helpful with menu selections. She was also very kind and a pleasure to talk with.

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ML
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

I was on a first date and was seated in the back dining area. There was a large party near us which was only half occupied at the time we seated.
We chose the Grilled Calamari appetizer which was pretty good and not too rubbery. I wont fault them for the balsamic drizzle which gave it the wrong type of sweetness in my opinion (personal preference). She had the Chili and took some home so it couldn't be all that bed. The parmigiana crusted chicken with mashed potatoes and spinach was better than average. The portions were good.
Our waitress was attentive until the end when things got really busy. The owner/manager had to get me the check.
Overall, this a small place with a lot of children when we were there. It made it uncomfortably noisy. Two large parties back-to-back occupied the center of the room so there was no place to go.

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OT
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was excellent as always!!!
Service was a bit off...server forgot my salad and was a little hard to find after we moved outside.

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

Loved this place...delicious bar food !!
They care about the food!!!
Will return FOR SURE!!!

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I was not a fan of the fries but everything else was good.

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RM
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to 18 west after hearing from friends on how good the food is. We started the evening with the ceviche appetizer and it was very delicious. For dinner my wife had fish tacos, my son had grilled cheese, and I had the burger. We each loved what we ordered and I really enjoyed the fries. For dessert we ordered the fried dough a la mode. It was very tasty. The owner Richie came by and greeted us and asked if everything was okay. We chatted with him for a few minutes and I let him know it was our first time there and also how we enjoyed the food. We also enjoyed the D.J who was playing 80’s music for a class reunion that was there at that time. We can’t wait to go back and try other items on the menu.

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MN
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food and excellent service! Healthy options too.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good I loved it

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SR
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and unexpected find.

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JH
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great atmosphere. Wide selection of choices. Food was phenomenal.

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RT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to lunch with my 90 year old dad who has never liked any restaurant that I have taken him to. We went for lunch with a neighbor and not once did he complain and as the lunch went on her said he really liked his food and that he really liked the atmosphere. This was such a big victory I asked to speak to the owner to tell him the big news. Since it had just snowed the night before when the bartender saw that we parked and that my dad would have to step over the snow on the curb she immediately ran out with a shovel to clear the snow on the curb. I also loved my food and look forward to returning.

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L
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Very enjoyable. Food and beverages were outstanding. Wide variety of food choices! Very pleased.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The restaurant was cute, food delicious and reasonable. However some beer lines were frozen on tap and the actual temperature of the restaurant was very cold. Needed your coat over your shoulders. Would go back to check it out in the summer.

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OB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and wonderful service.

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