Adelle's

4.5
2571 reviews
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Contemporary American
A stylish, comfortable atmosphere featuring the large comfortable bar, warm copper accented decor & two cozy fireplaces welcome you to Adelle's. Located in the heart of the western suburbs, Adelle's is not only the perfect neighborhood spot, but also a central gathering place for friends and family to meet. The menu & numerous daily specials, featuring American bistro fare, reflect our commitment to new interpretations of fresh, delicious cuisine reminiscent of memorable dishes that have a tradition on the American table.

Voted top 100 Al Fresco Dining Restaurants In the US 2017.
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

I had been looking forward to having dinner at Adelle's for some time but was very disappointed. Our server was fantastic. Unfortunately, my mashed potatoes were cold, the vegetables were barely warm, and the pork chop was almost overcooked, The bread pudding was excellent.

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RE
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Overall very good For food, we had the whitefish and flank steak. The fish was very good. The steak was average We enjoyed the ambiance with the live jazz on Thursday’s. Service was helpful and attentive. No issues or concerns. It was a really nice experience. Definitely recommended. We will return.

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KH
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The egg entree was not great but fish tacos were good. The sword fish was tasty and the rice was delicious.

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M
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Food needed salt had no flavor meat was dry potatoes were dry. Calamari was very greasy was not happy at all and took my best friend there for her birthday was not pleased

Adelle's
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Melissa, This review is certainly something that we never want to see. We're only happy when our guests are happy!We realize that customer service is lacking these days at most establishments & people don't expect much when there is an issue.But "Main Street USA" Adelle's restaurant would have gone above & beyond to make you happy if you would have let us know your dissatisfaction! Hope you'll give us another chance in the future & experience the Adelle's for which our 16yr reputation stands.

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JV
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

The food at Adelle's is always good, I wish I could say the same for the service. Everyone seems to have an attitude and that starts with Adelle herself. On my most recent visit we were initially visited by the waiter for drinks and appetizers and then completely ignored while a larger group nearby could not get enough attention. Having good food is only part of the equation. If I find myself aggravated because of terrible service or bad attitudes, then the whole experience is ruined.

Adelle's
Responded 3 days ago

You're right, you didn't get the attention our guests deserve or should expect! Undesirably, some nights get out of a business's control. We were much busier than anticipated & than past years on July 3rd, and we were short staffed. Adelle's is an independent establishment that works hard in a sea of chain restaurant competition, genuinely values our guests & has generously supported the local community. We hope you'll give us another chance to turn your opinion around & prove we can do better.

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TM
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite places to eat. Everything was fantastic, again and again

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s
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great as usual. Thanks for helping make a great night.

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JH
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a jewel among restaurants! The food was delicious, the service and ambiance very good and very welcoming. We will return to Adelle's many times!

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OT
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for Thursday special and live jazz. Adelle’s never disappoints! Relaxing, great food and drinks while listening to awesome music. Who could ask for more?

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CD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been a fan of this restaurant going back to its original location and look forward to celebrating special occasions here. . They continually update their menu while remaining true to their "upscale comfort food" theme. I appreciate that they showcase local food and drink sources. Adelle's servers do a great job of walking the attentive-but-not-intrusive line. The covered patio is a great place to relax and enjoy a meal or beverages.

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L
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the outside dining even though it rained for a short time. The patio roof gave us plenty of protection. Great restaurant! Leigh

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely beyond excellent

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DK
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We just love Adelle's! We prefer to dine at the bar while listening to the fantastic music of Dennis O'Brien. In fact, we travel nearly 40 minutes to do so. Fantastic atmosphere, great service, dinner fare always delicious. We both ordered the pork tenderloin schnitzel - simply outstanding! The outdoor patio has cover and with the hanging lights, looks like a delightful place to dine. Very calm and tranquil. We will definitely return - and look forward to doing so!

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J
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service... very accommodating.... not rushed to get through.... cocktails were sized nicely.... a bit pricey on drinks but got your money’s worth

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

Of three couples, one had never been to Adelle's before. After a delicious salmon dish 2 of us had, the chicken, a steak, an entree salad, and the pork schnitzel dishes had by others, we all agreed the food was well-presented, well-prepared, and very delicious. The atmosphere was pleasant and quiet, so we were able to carry on conversations without having to shout. A most delightful evening.

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f
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our first time to Adelle’s and we will be back. The cocktails were excellent - nice bar with fireplace. I had the delicious sea bass. It was cooked to perfection with rosemary and lemon. My husband had the risotto- OH MY was that great. Our friends loved their meals too. Our server was knowledgeable and attentive. I like the fact that we could hear each other talking without having to yell. Great place with yummy food!

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BA
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We’ve been here many times, often taking advantage of free corkage Tuesday. Service is always excellent, regardless of who is taking care of us. In addition to being professional, they always seem in good spirits. On this night we noticed the menu may have had a welcome re-vamping with entrees we hadn’t noticed before. Adelle’s is always consistent and we will of course return.

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T
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined here Saturday night, with friends. The food was excellent, the atmosphere is great, and everyone is very friendly. They do have a porch for dining, although we ate inside. They also have a wonderful bar with music on various nights. We will definitely return, and we would highly recommend.

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went out to dinner for my birthday and a friend of ours was playing guitar with another guitarist in the bar. We sat in the restaurant close to the bar. We were able to listen to the music and enjoy it but chat also very easily.

The food was excellent. Our server was really good and took good care of us Wonderful dinner and great ambiance. Would highly recommend

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BB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Hadn’t been to Adele’s in years and wanted to get back for my birthday. We sat outside which was very nice. The menu seemed limited and nothing really appealed to me. I had the meatloaf (because now thing else seemed attractive) which was good but not all that exciting. The pricing was a bit high and the service was adequate but not particularly efficient or welcoming. My memories were better than my recent experience.

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AR
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect. They were very accommodating with my daughter, who has several allergies.

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KK
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and delivered in a timely fashion. The presentation was also well done. Their staff was attentive and provided a complementary round of champagne to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. This was our first visit, not likely our last.

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N
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A wonderful experience again. This is our second visit and the quality of the food, drinks and service were spectacular all around. Our server was knowledgeable, present but not pushy, friendly and professional. The food was spectacular. We enjoyed a seasonal berry salad, risotto, swordfish and salmon. We treated ourselves to dessert as well.

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t
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

First time experience: surprising
Food: ok but not spectacular. My garlicky potatoes/beans were not garlicky at all, potatoes scooped with an ice cream scoop, and really, it was like food you’d make at home.
Service: felt like we were trying to be up-sold drinks.
Ambiance: surprised there really was no ambiance. Flowers painted on the walls? What’s the Adelle’s brand exactly? And wobbly table that kept being a nuisance. That’s easy enough to care for so our drinks and food don’t nearly fly off the table. :)

Adelle’s has good intentions but could do better from food to service to ambiance. Punch it up a bit! Wish the best for them. Wheaton needs good restaurants!

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LL
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you Todd and staff for another great evening! Your chef is amazing.

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LF
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great except that they added a gratuity to the check. I though that in the State of Illinois, gratuities should not be added to a check. I would still have given a similar gratuity even if it was not on the check and I was disappointed that they made it somewhat a requirement.

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KH
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was truly exceptional. My girlfriend and I had wonderful dining experience at Adelle’s. I would highly recommend it for a date night out.

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K
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Adelle's has been a favorite for over twelve years. We enjoy their eclectic/creative menu, cocktails, service and ambiance. Our friends thoroughly enjoyed the evening.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

It had been awhile since we had dinner at Adelle's. Sadly, they seem to have slipped. Menu was very limited. Food was mediocre at best. We knew something was off when our dinner arrived at the table within 2 minutes of ordering. Seriously! And it tasted like it had been just sitting under a warmer. What happened to making everything from scratch? I know my noodles were not boiled fresh. Disappointing. We may not be back again...

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

I have been to Adelle’s many times but Mothers Dsy was such a disappointment. To start we had a grumpy waitress. The 1st course was unimpressive, I had a shrimp dish that was a simple breaded shrimp. My medium plus fillet came rare and after waiting for what seemed like an eternity I asked our waitress to bring it back to be cooked medium plus. It came back having only been cooked slightly more. I guess the chef couldn’t be bothered. All this at premium prices. We had 6 people dining and everyone left disappointed.

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OT
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff were attentive.
Food for Mother’s Day was through a fixed menu.
Steak was excellent and the halibut was very soft.
Overall really nice experience.
Would come back without hesitation.

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PB
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food. Excellent server (very knowledgeable and friendly).

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JK
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The food was ok but the Value was low. In other words, we over paid for the quality of the food. The service was poor. The waitress seemed upset or just having a bad day.

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LL
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have a great experience at Adells.

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BE
Naples
21 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite place to eat in the burbs.
Drinks are generous, menu is outstanding, varied and original.
Comfort food with foodie stuff too.
Great desserts and staff can’t be beat!
You could eat the every night!
Don’t miss it!

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TO
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very nice restaurant and I will go back soon. ............................

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OT
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Service was slower than usual but food is always outstanding.

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J
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of our most favorite restaurants

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OT
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service. Food good bit perhaps a little too salty

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TM
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous service and accommodating a change in a menu item.

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