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Balmoral Restaurant, Campton Hills, IL

Balmoral Restaurant

4.9
4.9
1014 Reviews
$31 to $50
Scottish
A passion for authenticity. Nostalgia for heritage, and recipes that have been passed down and held dear. Ingredients sourced from the Isles, and from local farmers.

Welcome to Balmoral Restaurant. Grand Scottish Fare as you’ve never experienced before.

Lush, dark Scottish wood tones greet you upon entering Balmoral Restaurant. A deep-set coffered ceiling hides recessed lighting, designed to light your table elegantly, providing just the right mood. Scottish designs surround you, from the tartan carpet, to wrought iron fixtures, to the swords and shields of lore, to wall murals that evoke the placid Scottish countryside. At Balmoral, we bring the incomparable splendor of Scotland to you.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Scottish

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 2:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (331) 901-5224

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Joe Schroeder

  • Private party facilities

    Hold your party, corporate outing or private event at Balmoral Restaurant! Call or message us for details. It will be our pleasure to help make your event a success!

  • Neighborhood

    St. Charles

  • Cross street

    Il Route 64; La Fox Road

  • Parking details

    Abundant free parking available around and near restaurant.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,014 people are saying

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • West Suburbs

    Best Overall

  • West Suburbs

    Best Food

  • West Suburbs

    Best Service

  • West Suburbs

    Best Ambiance

  • West Suburbs

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  1. d

    drk2

    Phoenix

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our fourth visit in the last 3 years. Again I had the pork chop! Brought our St Charles family for granddaughter's birthday celebration. Never recognized that the Scots had elegant cuisine. Definitely not beer pub food. Scottish bagpiper Joe C. was very personable and accommodating. Another visit planned for 20222-23.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time here! We loved our whole experience! Our waitress was excellent :)
  3. J

    Jeffreyl

    Lake of the Ozarks

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    True experience of a Scottish restaurant.Staff goes to great lengths to explain how your dinner is prepared. Felt like we where back in Scotland.
  4. RT

    RichardT

    Chicago

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We love dining here. Love the fine china and glassware. It is pricey, so we don’t splurge too often. And it is a little dark.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this place! You're greeted by the bagpiper welcoming you as you walk up. The spirits are top shelf! The food comforts your appetite. So take a box home for later and save room for dessert. You won't be disappointed. ENJOY!
  6. b

    bennettrp

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time here. We had heard some positive things and we were not dissappointed. Olivia was our server who was very attentive, even tho the restaurant was pretty busy. We had the hagis (sp) as an appetizer. My wife had the beef wellington and I had the shank. Both were outstanding. We'll be back.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have dined at balmoral several times and it never disappoints. From the amazing staff to the outstanding food, I highly recommend Balmoral Restaurant. I had the highland potatoes to begin. Cheesy greatness, to say the least. For dinner I had the Honey Chile Grilled Salmon, unbelievably tasty. My server was a very polite and professional young lady, Sarah. Everything was amazing, yet again! Thank you
  8. H

    Hairoom

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always “wonderful”. Bartender and server top notch. Food excellent every time. Try the highland potatoes and the Stilton blue cheese filet!!! O. M. G!!!
  9. GJ

    GJW17

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    neat place, a little pricey, food good but not great
  10. BW

    BrianW

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Scottish food is not normally given accolades, but maybe it's because people haven't had it this good! We had the Scotch egg, Venison and beef wellington- all were fantastic. You will not find a bigger selection of scotches either. Cannot wait to come back!
  11. E

    Eatoutoften

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Brought out of town friends, one of Scottish descent. We thought they would enjoy the food and atmosphere. They were pleasantly surprised when when were greeted at the door with bagpipes , and the food, wide variety of authentic Scottish food, casual pace of dining all made for an enjoyable evening.
  12. BR

    BelleRN

    Chicago

    48 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    This was a special dinner arranged by my son to thank us for caring for his children while he takes an assignment overseas. We were really looking forward to this experience based on the reviews. We entered the restaurant 15 minutes early. No host or front of the house staff were visible. Neither the bartender nor the waitstaff made eye contact or came over for a very uncomfortable 5 minutes or longer. Finally Ben, the gentleman that ended up being our server, greeted us and gave us our choice of tables for 4. He brought us drink menus, waters, and bread. The bread, soda bread and a yeast bread, was absolutely outstanding. I think our server was somewhat inexperienced as he did not take menus as we finished using them and did not remove used plates and utensils to make room for food as it arrived. The liver mousse appetizer was amazing! My daughter-in-law and I had a chicken dish that was good, though on the dry side. My husband had the Haggis and was pleased with it. My son had the Beef Wellington—good, but not outstanding. The “side dishes” were very confusing as they did not arrive when the entrees arrived, and though the menu said my entree came with two potato and two vegetables each, I never received anything of the sort to go with my entree. Ben did bring a large helping of mashed potatoes (enough for 2?) and a small plate of green beans and set them at the far end of the table away from me without explanation. Was that the 2 potato and 2 vegetables per entree? We did have dessert: Meringue w/ berries (good) and a Millionaire’s Shortbread (outstanding, and highly recommended). We did not get asked if we wanted coffee/tea or after-dinner drinks and it took more than 30 minutes to get our check to leave. The restaurant was not busy, but also did not appear to be staffed appropriately. There was no apparent manager or front-of-the-house staff. I would love to give this place another try, but I think I’ll wait and see how the reviews look before returning.
  13. T

    Todd

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lives up to the high ratings! I haven't been to Scotland yet, but would guess this experience would make even the most particular of Scots proud. My wife and I went for our wedding anniversary. There is something on the menu for everyone. My wife kept it safe while I went adventurous, (yep, I tried the haggis). We both left happy we went, with a promise to return. Whatcha waitin fer laddie?
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    As always we enjoyed our dining experience. The food was absolutely top notch. The chef does a superb job on the Major House duck. We brought our own wine as usual. I was surprised they raised the price of opening it to $30. Given their non existent wine list we are pretty much forced to bring our own. I don’t think they should be charging that much but we don’t thane that option. I’ve said it before, they need to replace the dining chairs. We feel like we are sitting in a hole in most chairs as they are old and have seen better days. We always have to switch out where we sit which isn’t the most comfortable thing to be doing, but we want to be comfortable. All in all we had a most enjoyable meal celebrating both our birthdays. We will continue to dine there as well as bring friends and family along to enjoy a wonderful meal and ambience.
  15. NO

    NOELLE

    Chicago

    134 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    134 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    FOOD WAS FABULOUS AS ALWAYS. IT WAS MY BIRTHDAY, SO THE PIPER PLAYED HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR ME ON THE BAGPIPES ! HOW GREAT WAS THAT ?!?!
  16. B

    Bravetaste

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    the beef wellington is perfection. we'll be back for the haggis.
  17. RC

    RobC

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Given the price level of Balmoral compared to dining experiences in this tier of restaurant, there is alot of opportunity for improvement in the knowledge and service level from receiving guests to end of the meal and closing out service. The food quality was good. The knowledge and service level did not delight the customer and this is where there is an opportunity for improvement. An example of this deficiency was when after we were seated at our table for a period of time, the waiter took our food order, but failed to ask if we would like to see the drinks menu. We did not want to interfere with his serving format but eventually with no offer of a drinks menu, I had to ask for the drinks menu. Once the drinks menu arrived, I asked about the limited selection of wines categorized simply by grape. I asked about the origin of the chardonnay. Was it old world or new world or could he tell me about the country origin of the chardonnay. Reasonable questions. Unfortunately, he was clueless, but to his credit did offer to find out the detail. When the wine bottle arrived, the waiter then had great difficulty uncorking the wine. After several fumbled attempts with his cork screw, I discreetly offered to help him. I then uncorked the wine. At that point, I returned the wine bottle to the waiter and were disappointed to see that he simply placed the bottle onto the table top, turned around, briskly left and abandoned us. The opportunity the waiter missed was to at least offer to pour the wine and provide an opportunity for feedback on our selection albeit alternatives were limited. So, we proceeded to taste the wine and resolve ourselves to knowing there is a training opportunity that needs to be addressed to bring the waiters knowledge and service offering at this price point in line with other restaurants. This may be a one off. It would be remiss of us not to extend some allowance for that possibility. Unfortunately, we were not delighted by the service level.
  18. TC

    TimothyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food always outstanding. A bit pricey but portions are large.
  19. IK

    IngeborgK

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always good…bar, food, and service! Will be back sooner than later, and will bring friends.
  20. FN

    FoodiefromNYC

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Just what you want from a Scottish restaurant! Great decor from the entry way seating to the charming dinnerware. You’re greeted at the door by a bagpiper and enter the old world. The cocktails are on the sweet side but of course there’s the single malts for the traditionalists. The menu is big and the offerings well described. We ate on Sunday and I had hoped for a roast dinner— a specialty. They go quickly however— I was disappointed to be told that they had run out of the lamb. Ah well. The roast duck breast was tender if a bit tamely seasoned. My companions had Beef Wellington, lamb shank. and salmon. All tasty and well prepared. Sides are served family style and were fine if unsurprising. Dessert of flourless chocolate cake was intensely rich and frankly a bit over sauced (even the server admitted as much). I’ll try again, but maybe not on Sunday when they seemed to have run short on many items.
  21. BA

    BAIllinois

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Only complaint was they ran out of the roast beef Sunday dinner by 5:30 pm. Loved the bagpiper.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Looked for someplace new to celebrate our 37th wedding anniversary. Struck gold with this restaurant. Bagpipe greeting at the entrance, followed by a genuine “glad you’re here with us tonight “ from the front desk. Wait staff was very attentive but gave us plenty of time and room to enjoy a beverage and conversation. Had a great pork belly appetizer and a cup of smoked haddock soup to start. Braised lamb shank and beef Wellington were perfect. We can’t wait to get back here. Thanks to all at Balmoral for a great dining experience
  23. g

    goldenpaw

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated 3 July birthdays on Sunday…everything was spectacular! Definitely the place to go for a special occasion.
  24. S

    Superb

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The hostess missed us and talked to guests who same in after us. The server and the food were our usual experience at Balmoral - it just isn't better anywhere else. Outstanding doesn't do you justice.
  25. F

    Fran

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had no idea what to expect and were very delighted with the atmosphere and outstanding dishes. The food was truly authentic to Scotland. We certainly would come back.
  26. SL

    SteveL

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent, attentive service! Creative menu, excellent cocktail options, beautifully decorated with Scottish themes. Very enjoyable experience--we will return! We enjoyed listening to the bagpiper who played outside (on Fridays and Saturdays I think)!
  27. AS

    ASwede

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lots of excellent choices on the menu. Very cool that he uses old family restaurants. I have had many different items there, last night was the Shepard's Pie. I will have to do that again!
  28. PP

    PcPat

    Chicago

    215 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    215 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came for an early dinner on a Sunday. We have been here many times and it was nice to see the Sunday roasts were back. We started with drinks, and then ordered one beef roast and the other ordered the roasted duck breast. First a basket of assorted fresh rolls and bread arrived, which we always enjoy! Next, the roast includes soup or salad to start, the cock a leekie soup was chosen, which was excellent. I chose a house salad to start which was very good, with blue cheese dressing. Our main dishes are served with an assortment of potatoes and veggies, all cooked to our liking. I really loved their duck dish, and it was cooked perfectly. Had to decline dessert as we were stuffed! We love this restaurant, and its one of the few places we know of that has beef wellington on its menu all the time, another dish we love! The manager on staff, who also runs the bar, is fantastic and goes above and beyond to satisfy the guest-kudos to him.
  29. B

    Blackthorne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service was excellent. Table settings lovely. Something on the menu for everyone. Husband had beef Wellington, melt in your mouth excellent, I had the lamb shank, tender and excellent gravy. Good bread! Haggis excellent for “made in the USA”. A bit different than what we had in Scotland. Lovely experience.
  30. R

    Reggie

    Chicago

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nothing short of outstanding. I knew nothing of Scottish cuisine, nor did I know what this restaurant provides. The whole experience was great. Great atmosphere, and delicious, savory food. I had only heard of beef wellington before this, but I was able to finally have it here. Amazing. Highly recommend for anyone to try. Plan to take your time here, all food is made fresh.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just a fabulous restaurant. Drinks are outstanding. Food is outstanding. Service was attentive.
  33. JE

    JES3

    Chicago

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    No better place to celebrate a birthday. The food was delicious; our server was first rate; and Balmoral was kind enough to provide a birthday gif to top things off. Don't know of any other Fox River Valley establishment that comes close to Balmoral as a wonderful dining experience!
  34. JP

    JimP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great authentic food and atmosphere. The pipes, the pipes, are callin.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding in every respect.
  36. MF

    MichaelF

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was very decently priced although a little on the expensive side. Every penny was worth it, the ambiance and hospitality of this restaurant is very excellent. Authentic with a bagpiper who plays as you arrive as well as for birthdays and anniversaries inside. It’s definitely fine dining with a super friendly staff great for a romantic date or a special occasion. We will definitely be back!!!
  37. RW

    RogerW

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a hidden little gem that puts any restaurant in St Charles or Geneva to shame. The food is outstanding and the menu contains something for everyone. We eat there about once a month and every time we leave we start talking about when to go back.
  38. SZ

    SelinaZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great place to go for an authentic Scottish dining experience, especially when you have a special occasion to celebrate. The food was amazing and the staff were very helpful. Definitely worth every penny too
  39. c

    comptonmw

    Chicago

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal out we've had in a long time. The food was excellent and served hot!
  40. A

    A777

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and service. Inviting and relaxing environment. Highly recommended.

FAQs

Balmoral Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (331) 901-5224.

Balmoral Restaurant is rated 4.9 stars by 1014 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for Balmoral Restaurant

40W099 Il Route 64, Campton Hills, IL 60175-5302

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Il Route 64; La Fox Road

  • Neighborhood

    St. Charles

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 2:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Scottish

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Abundant free parking available around and near restaurant.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Joe Schroeder

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (331) 901-5224

  • Private party facilities

    Hold your party, corporate outing or private event at Balmoral Restaurant! Call or message us for details. It will be our pleasure to help make your event a success!

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