Beelow's - Highland Park
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.
I always eat here before Ravinia . Menu is extensive, nice wine list, close to ravinia shuttle and free parking. Going at 5:30 is easy to get a table and outside dining is lovely. Good steaks, burgers . Service is always good.
A great restaurant!
We enjoyed the entire experience.
The warm cornbread, in the bread basket, was a nice surprise.
Beautiful outdoor patio, extensive menu and great wine and craft beer selection.
Won’t be re-visiting this establishment. They need new management. Had a small issue and the manager on duty handled it so poorly by being disrespectful, condescending, and even not truthful. This made the issue much bigger then it needed to be. I had to apologize to my family for selecting this restaurant based on the experience. Save yourself from a bad experience and dine elsewhere. Good thing there are plenty of other choices.
We went for Mother's Day dinner. The food delicious and our server was marvelous.
I made the reservation, my husband checked in with the hostess. She took one look at the color of his skin and freaked out, immediately calling for assistance before greeting my husband. It was a mess. We were seated without any explanation of the brunch buffet, which I was unaware of, without menus and missing silverware. When we asked for menus we were told there weren’t any. Then “Q” came and saved the day with his excellent, attentive, friendly service. A true professional, which I cannot say for the rest of your staff. The food was good. The music was too loud, we could not hear each other speak. Considering the response my husband elicited, I cannot recommend Beelows.
Unfortunate experience at this location. Went to celebrate a wedding anniversary and were completely disappointed. After waiting 40 minutes for our bottle of wine we asked what the delay was. We were told there were not enough wine glasses to serve us. 6 of our ordered entrees came out wrong. Wrong entree, not cooked as ordered, sauce added when it shouldn't have been or missing items (potatoes, vegetables). It was our waiters 2nd night working at the restaurant. The pancake house doesn't even throw a brand new waiter in on a Saturday night. Felt really bad for the guy. It was a complete disappointment. We were told there was a computer issue and in the end, the manager did what he could. I would not recommend this location. Go to the Lake Zurich location instead.
We chose Beelows for a luncheon meeting. Our waiter was attentive and courteous; he delivered the food to the table quickly and then let us work. My salad was delicious and the other items my colleagues ordered were attractively presented. My colleagues had not eaten at the restaurant before, but said that they would return.
A Great place in a great location to have a wonderful meal with friends and/or family. Service was very good although did feel a bit rushed through the meal. Would still recommend restaurant to anyone.
Beelows has dramatically dropped off in quality and service. The service was slow and not particularly responsive. The prime rib was dry and didn’t appear to be freshly prepared. We won’t return again!
Service was strange, did not speak good English. Surf and turf portions very small. Very expensive restaurant will not return.
Beelows is our go-to restaurant when meeting friends for a movie at the theatre next door, or whenever we want to get a good steak dinner in the area. Also like the porch.
The food was delicious, and the server was very helpful and prompt. Wonderful experience.
Absolutely loved this place. Reasonably priced for a steak house and sides are included. The steaks are melt in your mouth tasty. And the service is spot on.
Coming back soon ...
Steaks were done just right. Enjoyed the lobstertail & filet combo
Good service. Good food. Nice atmosphere. Very convenient to the theatre.
We had pork hops and steak. Both prepared the way we like it. Foodwas hot and we didnt have to wait to long in between courses. Service was excellent. We would go back in a heart beat.
Food was delicious. Wine selection was good.
Tomahawk steak was phenomenal. The kitchen is spot on especially with temperatures of the steaks.
My steak tasted poor. my wifes food she said was decent but nothing special. the table was crap, small and near a walkway. no room at all very small table. the waiter was ok but there was a minor laguage barrier. it was noisy and wayyyyyyyyyy over priced. i try a lot of different places to eat but i dont think id recommend this place nor would i go back. i wanted to like it but bella mia across the street is way better.
As always everything was excellent!! How do they get all of the best wait staff on the North Shore?! Our waiter was sooooo good and food delicious. We have never had a bad experience there!! Keep up the great work!!!
Happy hour applies st the bar only. You can’t have dinner with happy hour unless you are seated in the loud bar area.
Disappointed in the restaurants change in policy.
We called because we were running 30 minutes late. Restaurant was not full but we were seated in the back room with 4 other tables and one waiter. Lamb chops, salads and martinis were terrific. Beef stroganoff was okay - way too many onions and not enough flavor. Probably would not go back.
Good food but not good service. Even though I made a reservation and was called to confirm, table was not ready when we arrived. Service was sooooo slow. Waited for bread. Waited for drinks. Just painful. Took our silverware after appetizers but didn't replace for salads. Feels sloppy for a high end steak house.
I may recommend it, but for the price ($150 for 2 adults and 2 kids), I could have a better streak at Wild Fire. The service was slow, our meal took almost 2 hours with 2 small kids and the restaurant was less than half full on a Thursday night. The server was nice and kind. It was an okay experience, but I won't be rushing back. If others wanted to go to Beelows, I wouldn't say no- just not my first choice.
Service was slow. Food lacked flavor. Cooked my 8 year olds burger rare. He didn’t say anything till it was half gone. They put in in the microwave and brought it back out to him. It is a neat restaurant was hoping for better tasting food.
Had wonderful experience at Beelows for our anniversary. Food was excellent. Service was excellent as well. Would highly recommend!
Always great food - was especially loud the. I guy we went.
Valentine’s Day it was nice area easy parking was seated on time overall good experience will go back
Special Valentine’s Day meal with poached lobster and strawberries Jubilee was delicious! Excellent value awesome!
I love Beelows ambience and their wait staff is excellent their food is very good it’s just a little pricey I think .
Waiter got my drink wrong. Prime rib had no taste
I really enjoyed my dinner. The steak was great and prepared to my specifications. The dinner salad was delicious. The double baked potato was one of the best I ever had. Only sorry I could eat only one of the many offerings on the dessert tray. Definitely, a great experience.
Service was slow, but acceptable. Food was outstanding.
Such a comfortable setting for conversation. Our server was just as relaxed and did not hurry us. Burgers are the BEST!!
The drinks were good and the bartenders are always friendly. Everyone enjoyed appetizers, dinner and dessert. The service from the waitstaff here always leaves a bit to be desired. We expect a little better service when dropping several hundred dollars on dinner. We keep giving them a chance but it has never gotten better.
Beelow's clientele is an older crowd. Great location if you are going to a movie upstairs but the food was tired, husband's steak VERY tough. I had surf and turf, lobster was good but tiny and filet OK but oscar style was gross...crab was very "mayonnaisey" and almost gray. Didn't look fresh at all. Cocktails standard and sugary. Lighting was terrible, no music, lack of atmosphere.
Recommendations: Better table candle. Replace bright cans with candescent. Play light music. Freshen up your "Oscar" as it seems to be something mentioned often in your menu. Freshen your cocktail menu...fresh lime juice, no "mix" in marg, try an interesting rim on marg rather than standard salt, perhaps add some agave to the salt or Tajin.
Service was poor— took almost 20 minutes for drinks to come. We were splitting steak and they brought a salad size dish for the second person and then took about 5 minutes to bring a larger plate