Beelow's - Highland Park

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Sate your hunger at Beelow's NorthShore. This upscale restaurant offers wood-fired steaks and fresh seafood dishes in an elegant space with a large outdoor dining area. The restaurant's menu includes various starters, fresh salads, aged beef, pork and chicken dishes. Beelow's NorthShore also offers a vegetarian and gluten-free menu that features appealing options such as Beelow's Cobb Salad. Dig into a juicy piece of prime rib or Beelow's special BBQ bacon burger. For healthier fare, try the spaghetti aurora—a savory vegetarian pasta dish tossed with spinach, peas, greens and sautéed in sauce.



Beelow's roomy dining area ensures that large groups do not have to squeeze into cozy booths. This restaurant also offers banquet space for hosting private events. Happy hour specials run through the week, bringing with it friendly discounts on cocktails and beverages. Beelow's is open for dinner every day and will be open for lunch April through December.

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4.2
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4.0
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4.1
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vipYepFood
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Food was generic in flavor and very overpriced, seems like it is on the downhill.

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Robyn
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food was good, but our waiter seemed to forget about us. Three tables showed up after us and had drinks and appetizers before we got our drinks (which were ordered). After finally getting our drinks we asked to order. Had to wait as waiter had someone else’s drinks on his tray. Said he would come right back - came back 10 minutes later. Have been here before and the service and food were great - I suppose everyone has a bad night. Would come back.

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vipSkokieme
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Everything was good, the service was good with only one exception. The waitress was extremely hyper. Her quick movements were discomforting. Her service was always prompt

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vipDanielA
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday- Great food and great service!

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Cubbiemike
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The food, as always, was superb. The service was not up to the usual excellence. A number of times the server forgot to bring something we had requested to our table. In addition, the timing of our salad and entree was too tight, due to the forgetfulness of our server.

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booley
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Food was meh. Caesar salad was dry and what little dressing was there was not good. Pasta with vodka sauce was bland. Had to ask for cheese just for flavor. Forgot husbands french onion soup. He said filet and lobster were fantastic, but was almost $100. Key lime pie was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food & ambiance!

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vipBrianB
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience1

The restaurant is outdated.

The reception was unprofessional and lacking overall.

Our server was very nice. Unfortunately, her professionalism and attention to detail was nonexistent. She had a strong cigarette odor.

Our table location was next to a door leading to the outside seating area. There was a draft coming under the door that completely froze our feet, and quickly made our food cold.

We have been to their other location many times, and had great experiences!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server Christina was awesome

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youraveragediner
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Love Beelow's. Food is great and drinks are very good and not too small. The only issue is the service is sometimes lacking. But, always a good experience.

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vipMatayman1
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We and our friends like to go to Beelows for a quiet and tasty dinner experience at reasonable cost for the area. Oh, and did I mention there's free parking in the same Building so no need to get wet or frozen!

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vipRegularCitizen
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Mediocre visit. It was ok but nothing out of the ordinary. Went before a movie; 2 cheeseburgers w/ everything no drinks. Also split a wedge which was tasty but you could tell it had been sitting in the frig for a while bc the lettuce endcuts were brown. Blue cheese salad dressing very good.
Burgers were extremely bland. Just no flavor in the beef & there were no char marks that IMO adds flavor & what makes the meat tastier. Burgers sat on a ciabatta roll that was too big.
Disappointed bc a good way to tell if a restaurant is special or not is how they cook a simple hamburger—which is pretty hard to mess up.

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vipdec20
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

All wait staff smelled like cigarettes

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent, but some of the staff was unprofessional and abrasive. Our particular server was very good, but one server was noisy and abrasive, and the hostess was dressed too casually.

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vipNorm
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was adequate but nothing to write home about.

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YLGK
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food, as plated, not as plentiful as price point would suggest. Diner still hungry following meal.

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vipHighwood
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always good and service excellent! Very warm and comfortable place to dine, even better we are less than 10 minutes away. Happy New Year Beelows staff!

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vipDrDetroit
Chicago
69 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Very comfortable, good food and value. Honored our reservation on time and we were able to carry on conversation without yelling. Thanks.

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vipThirsty1
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience4

We had a large group dine here for a birthday / holiday celebration.
Our waiter was over-the-top obnoxious.
He listened to our conversations and then inserted himself into them and was making judgemental comments about a story we told. At one point he suggested he pull up a chair to our table because he had a similar story of his own that he wanted to tell.

This waiter was intrusive and made everyone feel uncomfortable. He sucked the energy out of our evening and made the entire evening about himself and not the person who's birthday we were celebrating.

Wait staff can make or break the dining experience. This guy upset a party of 9 who will not be coming back.

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viperrolp
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent

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ChristyP
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server was the best! He made our son’s birthday dinner special!
Dinner was delicious and was enjoyed by all 6 of us!

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vipSandy
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

After serving drinks and taking our initial order, our server was no where to be seen. The order was wrong; we tried to tell the person busing the table but she didn't understand. There was no management. The food was thrown on the table. It was not good quality nor worth anywhere near the cost.

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vipJR46
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We love going to Beelows because your staff is super professional and friendly! Always a great experience.

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viptasty
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We were a family of 12. The service was very slow. Our waitress was pleasant and had too many tables to
Provide good service. Food started service after 35 minutes of ordering. Food was warm not hot. There
Was shortage of service help.

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SusanM
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

We went to Beelow's for our anniversary dinner on Friday night. Everything was good except for our waiter. My husband ordered a vodka martini and 15 minutes later the waiter came back to our table and send, " I'm sorry but the bartender has never heard of a 'vacant' martini." Neither have we. By the time we got our drinks, the ice in mine was all melted. Same thing with the wine. I was finished with my wine by the time my husband's wine arrived. I ordered a second glass of the same, and it was NOT the same wine the second time. Just felt like we spent most of our time looking for our waiter. Oh, and when he handed us the check he said, " boy you guys can really eat!". I'm sure it wasn't malicious but a strange thing to say to people at a restaurant. The food was good. The atmosphere is good. We'll probably go back. Just don't want that guy again.

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vipMary
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hubby and I enjoyed another great dinner at Beelows. Their wine selection is great, with some Coravin selections as well. Service is always great. We had Chicken Beelow and the Beef Medallion Trio. Sides were Caesar and wedge salads, veggies and twice baked potato. We were stuffed and skipped desserts, but they have always been great. Highly recommend for and enjoyable, relaxing, delicious dinner!

MM
vipMitsyM
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Birthday dinner ~Only 1 dedicated waitstaff for the ENTIRE restaurant!! While he was great at what he did, (including cleaning the tables), their was only so much he could do to keep up! A few other 'management' staff walking around and seemingly uninterested is helping!!! All 3 of us were served lukewarm cappuccinos.....but did not want to bother our server as he was busing the tables...shame on Beelow's !

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vipMarkS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Had a reservation at 7:00. Arrived on time. No tables available. Seated at table in bar. Service there poor.

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vipHansons
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall2food4service5ambience1

We asked for a quiet table because I have trouble hearing. It was our son-in-laws birthday dinner. We were seated in a back room and were the only ones in there. While still having cocktails before dinner, a group of 10 very loud people were seated in our room. None of the four of us could hear each other. It was awful! We would have asked to move but just then our dinner came so we stayed and finished it. When we left the restaurant, my wife talked with the manager who could have cared less that our evening was ruined. We have been regular diners at Beelows, both in Lake Zurich and Highland Park. We always want to support local restaurants. We will NOT be returning to Beelows.

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vipCraigS
Phoenix
26 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Went to eat before a movie. Told server we were in a hurry and wanted to get an order in. He gave us menus and then didn’t come back. After 15 minutes we walked out. Never got our drinks and never ordered our food. Went to Potbelly’s across the street.

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vipbarb
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was very attentive. My Beelow Chciken was quite tender and tasty.

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vipHerbertK
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

the restaurant is a little pricey in my opinion xxxxxxx

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vipThebob
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were happy with all phases of our meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

It didn't live up to its legend, but it is worth a try.

LC
vipLaineC
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

We have been to Beelow's many times. If dining there last Thursday night had been our first time there we would probably never go back. Our server was awful. He was brisk and rude. When we sat down we asked him for gluten free bread and he said "no, we don't have any". Then minutes later showed up at the table with gluten free bread and no explanation. He just made us and our out of town guests very uncomfortable.

Our favorite server there is a young lady who wears a bandanna in her hair. She is wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Everything was excellent but.......I brought some out of town guests there and the biggest disappoint was the bugs that were flying around and bothering us throughout dinner.

CM
CaroleM
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful birthday dinner! Delicious food & even better desserts.

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vipDadoo
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We had been there several times before. The steaks did not disappoint however the grilled calamari was bad. It was over cooked and tough. The sauce with capers was good but could not rescue the dish. The crab cake appetizer was super tiny compared to the steak appetizer. And both were just ok. The French onion soup looked old and my daughter did not care for it and she loves French onion soup. The horseradish had no heat. I recognize that there were many older patrons but they could consider 2 types of sauce then. Everyone loved their steak, filet, prime rib, and bone in veal chop, and the truffle fries are a must but then don’t get any more starch. The order feeds an army. Steamed broccoli was perfectly cooked (not to firm or too soft) the desserts were as good as the steaks. Key lime, flourless chocolate cake and the chocolate mousse cups. Over all it was good, a few improvements could have made it great.

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vipBenE
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful waitress and a great birthday experience!!!
Thank you for being part of my birthday celebration!!!

DD
vipDrDetroit
Chicago
69 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went to Beelow's on Saturday after driving back from the UM v. UW football game to bemoan (celebrate) to outcome. Although it was very busy, we were seated promptly, had very good service, could hear one another and really enjoyed the food. Perhaps the next time we go will be able to celebrate a M victory!

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Beelow's - Highland Park offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (847) 780-3300.

Beelow's - Highland Park is rated 4 stars by 374 OpenTable diners.

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