Great experience and food. Chef came to our table to say hello. Great experience.
V-day this year was our 2nd visit to this restaurant since its opening in Oak Park about 2 years ago and we were just as impressed. The experience is unique in that the plates are made for sharing however don't think tapas. Each plate is a meal in itself however part of the fun is ordering a few and sampling the amazing tastes. The chef/owner is a very unassuming, humble man with some mad culinary skills and his dishes are rife in the complexity of their flavors as well as their presentations. The menu has obvious Latin inspirations and a quick read of it will reveal ingredients that we've all seen before-calamari, Chili Relleno, Carne Asada, etc. What you will not believe is how this chef has transformed these simple items into entrees having such rich and complex tastes.
Wine selection is great, liquors are all local, nice sized bar. Artwork is all original. Cool, darkish, kinda modern vibe, mos def easy on the eyes.
Service has been great on both of our visits.
This restaurant can be a bit on the noisy side and is definitely not for kids of any age.
The menu was creative and the food was nicely plated and delicious. What really detracted from our experience were the 6 unbussed tables that stayed that way from the time we entered until we left. And we were one of only 3 couples in the entire restaurant! Staff were present but inattentive. Too bad because this place has potential to be very good.
Had reservation but couldn’t get a table. Food was outstanding! Bartender was great. Just slow service
Food and drinks were just delicious! Although our server was very pleasant, the service was a bit slow. It may have been because it was a full house but the service can improve. I totally recommend this place.
Amerikas is our go-to for consistently good food in Oak Park: tasty, fresh and interesting...
The food was completely outstanding and the wine menu and service was good - at least did not create any negative impression. Odd thing was the smell of a chemical cleaning agent that was pretty strong when I arrived, followed by a cold breeze that seemed to indicate they were trying to manage the fumes. But I would still definitely recommend and I will go back, Hopefully a one night misjudgment to use strong cleaner right in the middle of the dinner hour.
We've been back multiple times, for brunch and dinner, and can honestly say there isn't anything on the menu we didn't enjoy.
We recommend starting with the Calabaza, especially if you like risotto. The Mejillones is a solid second choice, and we recommend a second order of bread to the broth. So worth it.
Last, but certainly not least, we ended with th Asada and the lamb shank. Six dishes fed the four of us perfectly.
To close out the night, just get all three desserts and share. You won't regret it.
A special shoutout to Wally and the all of the service staff. You guys made it a great night. We'll see you on Saturday for brunch and that lamb shank skillet!
This is currently my favorite restaurant in oak park. It is a bit pricey, but definitely worth it. Food is delicious, the mussels are my favorite...get extra bread for the broth!! Small but smart wine list.
When the plate came
On the tongue taste good
When I bit into it a great 2nd smell
Fantastic food. Every dish was amazing. I especially loved the mussels.
Food prepared by chef, Armando, was excellent. Our waiter was great as well. The only thing was that the tables are so close to each other...it’s not really romantic enough for dates. While we had a pleasant exchange with other patrons across our tables, I’d prefer more intimate ambiance.
Friends get together
The food was outstanding. Truly. This was a fun, unique dining experience. Definitely a neighborhood gem. Can’t wait to take friends and family here!
Not as amazing at it usually is. I was a bit disappointed there weren't specials for NYE
Excellent and creative Latin dishes. The pulpo was excellent as was the stuffed veggie cabassa. We have been there several times, and has always been excellent.
Really good food but overloaded service, lack of attention to detail and worst yet, not attending to patron's needs diminishes the dining experience. Take out might be best.
Superb food, delightful wait staff. A neighborhood gem that our guests (from California) could not stop raving about. We'll be back often.
Food is delicious and service excellent. Recommend to all.
The food is amazing at this place. I would highly recommend it.
We had an amazing experience. They perfectly spaced all of our food out so we weren’t bursting at the seams by the time we left. The cauliflower appetizer was to die for- along with all of our other dishes (pulpo,steak). We will definitely be back
We were in oak park to see the frank Lloyd Wright homes and an auction at Toomey. This restaurant, Amerikas, is Nuevo Latino style, was recommended by a friend. The menu was limited, but we found items to try. I think it is challenging because most people don’t eat meat. The tofu, beans and guacamole dish was delicious. We also did the arugula and cauliflower salad. It was not over dressed and very fresh. The service was good, but food to table time seemed longer than necessary. The manager or owner gave us a free Latino coffee. That was nice of him. Apologies do wonders. I would go back because the food was authentic tasting.
Love this place. the dishes are delicious and interesting
We met friends there. It was a repeat visit for my husband and me, first time for our out-of-town friends. The table was comfortable, I don't remember any problem with noise after we requested that the music be turned down. The food was delicious. All-in-all a really fun and satisfying evening.
We absolutely live this place. We moved away from the area but took the train back recently just to eat here. The taquitos and the polpo are our favorite but everything on the menu is fabulous. And the service is always top notch.
Amerikas is a Latin fusion restaurant. The menu is small but covers all of the bases. Everything is delicious and carefully prepared. We would readily recommend this restaurant to anyone in the Oak Park area looking for a good meal carefully prepared at a good price point.
Good food good service that’s all you have to say
Everything about this restaurant was exceptional. The cocktails, the wine, food and service were all outstanding. Among the cocktails, the Oaxaquena was lovely, with smoky mezcal, and not too sweet. Likewise with the margarita with a hint of Serrano pepper. We ordered 4 items for sharing amongst the four of us. All were very good, particularly the Carne Asada, the Barramundi and the Chili Relleno. Erick (yes, with both the c and the k) took care of us. He was very attentive without being overbearing. He suggested a red wine that my wife and son preferred to the one I had selected. They and Erick were right. The wine was indeed an exceptional accompaniment for the meal. We loved Amerikas. Their menu is creative and has items for all palates.
We will be back, soon.
Warm and inviting atmosphere, attentive service and delicious flavorful food. The chocolate dome was the perfect ending to a wonderful experience!
Two of us ordered four entrees. All were creative and excellent. Very sharable. The chile relleno was huge and one of the best I have ever had.
Be careful in following the menu's advice about ordering two entrees per person. The entries are larger than the typical tapas. One entree may be plenty unless you are really hungry or want to take leftovers home.
Extremely unique approach to fine dining, fresh food, great service, great ambiance, simple but amazing. Highly recommended..........Can't wait to go back for brunch.
I was very impressed with the food. The presentation for chille rellenos was amazing. The folks next to us ordered it when they saw ours and heard us raving about the flavors. The interesting combination of ingredients was unique and delicious. Well worth a visit.
Try the chocolate dome -- it captivated my out of town guest as I knew it would.
Amerikas has really high quality food- well prepared, creative, seasoned dishes-- they are in the top 3 in Oak Park. Cant go wrong.
That Barramundi was the best thing I've eaten this year.
Perfect place to share plates and enjoy a good portion of the menu. The scallops, barbacoa, and octopus were all great.
Food was amazing, beautiful presentation. Nice warm atmosphere- great for a date or just dinner with the girls.
Food is delicious - fresh ingredients and such good flavors! Fantastic drinks and just really good service - my favorite place in Oak Park!
The seating at our table was not very comfortable, but the food and service and overall ambiance was incredible. We will go again!