Balmoral Restaurant

4.9
717 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.
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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 9 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing. Great service and fantastic food

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vipSarinH
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delightful experience! Not to be missed dining as the food is exceptional!

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KenS
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our 4th visit. We had a wonderful time enjoying Afternoon Tea starting with a specialty cocktail and then three tiers of deliciousness with all the trimmings.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful service and very good fare for a birthday celebration.

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SarahN
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Balmoral never disappoints! The food is always amazing and my husband is still dreaming about the pork chop!

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vipseaturtlegirl1
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Balmoral is always amazing! The food is phenomenal and the service is usually spot on unless they are blown away busy! They have a huge menu and you can’t go wrong with any entree.

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vipEMIR
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We’ve eaten here several times because it’s a nice ambience and want to support our local restaurants. The atmosphere is very pleasant with bag pipers playing upon entering and if someone has a birthday. The service is fast and friendly. The food is good but usually way too much salt. Even the mashed potatoes and vegetables have a lot of salt. This was not just my opinion but the consensus of our party the last several times we’ve gone there. It’s worth a visit just remind them light on the salt.

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mikemc
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time back since covid. Had been doing carry out which was good but not the same. Balmoral is as much about the service as it is about the food. Both were just as outstanding as we had remembered. Colin is always a joy and it was nice to hear the bagpipes again. We will be back soon !!

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vipSTCRealtor
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a relaxed ambiance, always great food, and too many options on the menu! Had the salmon (which was wonderful even the next day when I had leftovers) and shared two appetizers with our dinner partners. One ordered the steak (he raved about how well it was prepared), and the other two had the chicken and loved the sauce. Balmoral continues to be my favorite local restaurant.

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ArchanaP
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sarah IS the BEST!!! Thank you for making our Anniversary memorable!

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Jennifer
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and outstanding food and drink. We had salmon, pork chop and trout. Steak is good too. Watermelon, goat cheese and shrimp app. Raspberries, flour less chocolate cake, and shortbread with Carmel and chocolate. Cherry sour smash was delicious.

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vipNova85
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant in St. Charles. Menu choices, food, drinks and service are outstanding. Sabrina was our waitress and she is simply the best! Tentative to everyone and every detail of fine service.

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vipJshel
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always Colin and his staff provide a wonderful dining experience with beautiful plating and delicious food. Waiter we had was very attentive

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Muitingting
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance is unreal its beautiful inside and out! We consider ourselves as foodies and this place is that! Everyone was attentive and felt like home! Everything we order was AMAZING! Can't wait to go back and try new dishes! This one is a keeper on our list for places to eat!

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vipchristinem
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Everything was good. Food can be a bit heavy, but that is the nature of Scottish food:).

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here...what a gem!!! You can tell it is a labor of love for the owner and he wants to share his Scottish roots with everyone!!!! Will definitely be going back!

KJ
KatherineJ
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal with great service! Goat cheese salad was terrific and the chicken with bacon and blue cheese sauce to die for! Very generous portions and we were able to enjoy dinner without feeling rushed.

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vipMsmokey
Chicago
66 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great dinner!! Missed seeing Earl but we will see him next time!

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BobK
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. They have a very wide variety of scotches. A gentlemen greets you at the door playing bagpipes. A good time for one and all!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service... only comment is our diet prohibits so from eating potato’s... and they would not allow us to substitute.

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BarbM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The chairs are too short for the tables, had to find two taller ones and saw others doing the same.
Prefer individual potatoes/veggies not family style. Asked for a few more pieces of the soda bread and got only ends, prefer middle as it's already a dry bread. two in our group ordered the salmon on the last page, don't know why the pudding was a bonus with that since it's not very good, if you are offering something special with those meals on the back page it should be something perceived as special not a big crescent dough biscuit. (just my opinion, maybe others love it)

Server was very nice. Hostess was extremely nice. Restaurant looks beautiful.
Food was good but pricey but we knew that going in. Since my husband and his two sisters are Scottish I thought this to be a nice treat.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fantastic experience and hidden gem way out in the western suburbs! Delicious food, kind and attentive service, and a whiskey list that dreams are made of! Can't wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to Balmoral and it exceeded our expectations. Our appetizer and main entrees were absolutely delicious, our server was attentive and made personal recommendations of many dishes, and the atmosphere made us feel like we were in the Laird’s manor. The only disappointment was the dessert size. We thought it would be a tad larger than it actually was, but it tasted delicious nonetheless. Not really a complaint. This restaurant is a little pricey ($6 for a cup of coffee) but for special occasions we would return again.

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vipMike
Chicago
70 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always, glad to see the full menu is available!

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vipJeannetteG
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Will be back to try afternoon tea

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SarahN
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my mother for tea to celebrate her birthday. Everything was delicious. Always appreciate the service level from ownership on down.

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vipFABULOUS
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Each and every time we have had the pleasure of eating here (5th times) we leave with a HAPPY HEART! The food is simply put...WONDERFUL!

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JimK
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been to some of the finest restaurants in the country (from Alinea to the French Laundry), and I'd trade them both for dinner at Balmoral.

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vipDanaP
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was is wonderful experience! The service and food are amazing!! A definite "must go"!

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Kelly
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food was at its usual fantastic level. The service however was just OK.

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ourvan
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful experience - the food was outstanding, our server Chloe was accommodating and informative, and her enthusiasm for the food was contagious. Loved the beautiful china, the presentation of the amazing foods, and the desert(s). We were so very pampered and I'm looking forward to the next outing to Balmoral.
If I had to mention one downside it would be that they couldn't (can't) process our VISA gift cards. One of the reasons we were treating ourselves to the experience was because we wanted to use them there, but thankfully, we had a credit card as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a perfect dining experience!! From the bagpiper to the beautifully set table to the ambience to the best menu and delicious food to the serving staff. Everything was top notch and exquisite!!! Really one of the best restaurants in the area!!!

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ChetD
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated Valentine’s Day and it was incredible. Drinks, appetizers, main course and dessert were excellent. I felt like I was in Scotland. Would go back again for sure.

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vipTEACH
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend! The food was delicious! The ambiance was fantastic!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chloe was a great server! She was upbeat, informative and engaging! The food, as always, was superb. Worth the drive from Rockford.

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JeffS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Starting from the moment we were greeted at the door we were so impressed with the quality and service. We had a wonderful meal and it was well worth the price. They did a great job distancing tables and following all guide lines. Will definitely go back!

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HansC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I have been coming here since it opened and they never disappoint. Try the garlic mushroom appetizer, think when Harry met Sally

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful design. Very welcoming. Nice front desk and waitress. Very cultured and a lot of menu options. The garlic mushrooms and ribeye are fantastic. We will definitely be coming back a lot.

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BobW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start to finish, incredible!

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 717 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.