Amerikas

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$30 and under
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Latin American
Amerikas represents that very essence of American cuisine. Amerikas’ concept is dedicated to blend its Latin roots with flavors from around the world to create that unique taste
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P
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and food. Chef came to our table to say hello. Great experience.

JM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

MM
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

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.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Had reservation but couldn’t get a table. Food was outstanding! Bartender was great. Just slow service

M
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

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.

C
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Amerikas is our go-to for consistently good food in Oak Park: tasty, fresh and interesting...

PD
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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.

RR
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When the plate came
Looked good
Smelled good
On the tongue taste good
When I bit into it a great 2nd smell

Very happy

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. Every dish was amazing. I especially loved the mussels.

M
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends get together

MR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

OP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Not as amazing at it usually is. I was a bit disappointed there weren't specials for NYE

MO
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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.

MV
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food

OT
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience1

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.

P
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Superb food, delightful wait staff. A neighborhood gem that our guests (from California) could not stop raving about. We'll be back often.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is delicious and service excellent. Recommend to all.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing at this place. I would highly recommend it.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

O
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

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.

CK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love this place. the dishes are delicious and interesting

SW
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

AG
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

JC
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food good service that’s all you have to say

LW
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

CR
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Warm and inviting atmosphere, attentive service and delicious flavorful food. The chocolate dome was the perfect ending to a wonderful experience!

AL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

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.

AT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

m
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

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.

KS
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Try the chocolate dome -- it captivated my out of town guest as I knew it would.

S
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amerikas has really high quality food- well prepared, creative, seasoned dishes-- they are in the top 3 in Oak Park. Cant go wrong.

SG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

That Barramundi was the best thing I've eaten this year.

J
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place to share plates and enjoy a good portion of the menu. The scallops, barbacoa, and octopus were all great.

LS
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was amazing, beautiful presentation. Nice warm atmosphere- great for a date or just dinner with the girls.

MH
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is delicious - fresh ingredients and such good flavors! Fantastic drinks and just really good service - my favorite place in Oak Park!

JE
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The seating at our table was not very comfortable, but the food and service and overall ambiance was incredible. We will go again!