Brook's Kitchen & Tap

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$30 and under
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Brook's Kitchen & Tap is now open in the chicagoland suburb of Oakbrook Illinois.

Brook's modern interior design paired with classic food and beverage favorites makes it a dining experience unlike any other in the area! Featuring handmade craft cocktails, delicious chef-inspired menu items, and an extensive wine list to match, Brook's Kitchen & Tap is your destination for every occasion.

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Sun 11:00AM - 2:00PM
Fri 8:30PM - 9:15PM
Sat 11:00AM - 2:00PM 8:30PM - 9:15PM

What 118 People Are Saying
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JA
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service and food were both wonderful

OT
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

A little costly on some items otherwise a hidden neighborhood gem.

LC
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

The server needs to learn how to serve a bottle of wine. Food was pretty salty.

d
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great spot for a night out! Awesome menu, patio, and staff. Live music too! Check em out!

SS
Chicago
80 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food was good. Standard type of bar fare with a few items nicer items thrown in. Decor is fairly cute but those gaming type of machines were annoying while trying to enjoy a nice meal. If I wanted that noise I would go t an actual casino. I’d go again for lunch if I happen to be nearby but it’s not a destination.

h
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I feel like lately the food has been lackluster. Service has been hit or miss. Service started off great but over the course of our meal service dropped off. The food wasn’t great and I feel that the quality has dropped off and I don’t think that it was great enough to return to.

KK
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Excellent food at a good price but tastes very up scale! Love the comfortable atmosphere and friendly staff! Can’t wait to go here again!

m
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was outstanding. Server was very knowledgeable and friendly. We lingered probably longer than we should have, but it wasn’t busy and she continued to check on us long after we paid the bill and didn’t make us feel rushed or unwelcome. Dave at the bar is awesome. Will be back for a non-business meal.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

We ended up asking our server to turn down the music. I would recommend taking away the 4 casino machines and the hanging signs spelling out the drink specials. These do not match the food and aesthetics that the restaurant is trying to portray and they are an eye sore when you are facing them in the main dining room. The food was excellent and well priced.

CC
Portland
14 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed a delightful meal at Brooks. Very much enjoyed the berry salad and outstanding sea bass. The flight of Pinot Noir was great and overall a value. Desert Bananas Foster outstanding also as was the Chiro desert. For everyday dining a nice option.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here for a birthday dinner, food was great and service was great as well!

TL
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The duck confit is amazing. Burgers are great. Shrimp tacos were a hit as well. Oh and the donuts!!!!!! Wow.

SC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Service was really good, and the food was delicious. I had the brooks burger it was cooked as I ordered it, and very flavorful and juicy. My wife had the asian salad which she said was quite good. The kids menu was pretty basic, I wish they offered a salad or vegetable option as a side to the kids menu. Overall a good experience and will likely return when we are in the area.

m
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

The food was good but the service was lackluster. The waitress went missing for a while and we were waiting for our check and a box.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The Churro dessert was unbelievable. Highly recommend it!

OT
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

It was not a "bad" experience, but it was disappointing. On a Saturday night in Oak Brook, we were surprised that there were so few people there. Bonus with that, however, is that it wasn't too noisy to have a conversation. Unfortunately, even with dozens of open seats, they put us at a tiny, really uncomfortable table right next to another couple. With people to our right and a huge column to our left, the servers had a hard time serving, and there was barely enough room for our order on the table. I guess I can understand the "clean, modern look" they are seeking, but the hard benches and chairs are awful. Guess they don't want you hanging around too long. And a wall lined with several glaring/flashing video poker machines that no one is interested in is just a waste of space. All that being said, the servers were friendly and attentive and the food we ordered was very good. The mushroom soup was incredible and beef egg rolls were a nice change of pace from the ordinary. The Cobb salad was good, but goat cheese and vinaigrette don't come close to good bleu cheese in my book. The menu has quite a few wonderful dishes, but the inclusion of pork belly to so many of them was a complete turn off. Why would anyone want a slab of soft fat added to anything? With so many great restaurants in the area, we'll probably select another one next time.

DJ
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food, at tentative wait staff. Would go there again.

L
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 2

The atmosphere was very plain and modern. The drinks and bar bites were expensive for the amount of food you got. We were practically the only ones there other than a few customers that sat at the bar for drinks. We were there about 2.5 hours.

K
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

2 of us split the Burrata appetizer, and then each had 2 of the specials for the night, $3 skirt steak tacos. Excellent, and a really good deal! It was also 1/2 off bottles of wine. We sat outside in the patio area, it was a beautiful night. We will be back!

s
Chicago
90 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was good, sat outdoors the guy singing was annoying couldn’t wait until he took a break.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time there, a group of 7 of us. Had appetizers and desserts and drinks. EVERYTHING was just fantastic...we all wanted to go back the next day it was that good.
Fantastic food and drinks. You will not be disappointed!! A hidden gem that is absolutely worth it.

A
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, attentive service, good value.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great happy hour deals, great service and delicious sandwiches!

SP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great server and the food was excellent!! And even though we sat in the bar area, my 80 year old Mother was able to hear and participate in the conversation :)

S
Chicago
145 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We ate here Sunday night. I have very mixed feelings. We had not been before, and tried it because they offered a better dollar value for Opentable rewards. It's still fairly new, trying to attract business I assume. When we arrived, there were a couple people in the bar and one other table on the patio with us, no one inside. No one else came while we were there, so you kind of wonder what's the problem. The menu is interesting and well priced. We started with the pierogies and enjoyed them. Then we each ordered the Cubano. It was quite good, except I don't understand the attraction of pork belly these days. Just was a piece of fat in the middle of an otherwise tasty sandwich. The menu didn't state if sandwiches came with a side, so I asked the server. He listed 3 potato options or slaw, and said you can substitute other sides too. Did NOT say there was an upcharge. The prices of all sides were listed and I chose one that was the same price. So when we got the bill and there was a $3 charge for $6 cheddar grits, I was not happy. The server did have it removed from the bill, which I didn't ask for, but he knew I wasn't happy. With an empty restaurant I don't know why you would charge to scoop out some already made grits, rather than fry up a new batch of fries. I gave him my $20 rewards card and my credit card. And the bill came back with $15 deducted for the rewards. So I went looking for the server, who had been hard to find the whole time - what was he doing with only one other table? Another person adjusted the bill, but the whole hassle turned me off. Along with the empty restaurant. Just a block south the parking lot was crowded at another newer place, so it isn't like it was a night no one was out.

LB
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brooks is an amazing restaurant with great food and nice ambiance! We especially like the patio and have enjoyed our Sunday brunches with the Bloody Mary bar. Very kid-friendly and well-priced.

f
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

First time here and we loved it! We ate outside on the patio. It was a beautiful night and the musician Mikey was an added bonus! Loved the songs he played! Salads and tacos were amazing too! I found this place through gift cards sold at Costco-how did I not know about this place?! They said they opened in December. We will be back for sure! I hope they continue the music even when the weather turns colder! We loved it!

G
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 3

First time trying Brooks out. The service was great and our waitress, Jackie, was on top of everything. The only issue was the food. Ordered a NY strip steak medium rare, the first time it came out nearly well done. They immediately took it back and refired another steak, the second one came at the desired temperature but since they had to rush it the fat cap/strip was not rendered so it was very chewy and inedible (I know it may be picky but it is a $30 steak).

My girlfriend got the patty melt - ordered medium, and it came out well done as well. They removed a $5 app from the bill as an apology (which was better than nothing). Overall great staff and service but the food were lacking quality and precision.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance was great. The drinks and food were amazing. We had the lobster grilled cheese and the creole shrimp grits and everything was bursting with flavor. We would definitely recommend this restaurant!

NB
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is absolutely delicious! We ordered the risotto, wings, burrata, tuna poké, and fish tacos. Everything was perfect! We will definitely return ASAP!

S
Philadelphia
310 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Love the grass fed burger option and other local sourcing of ingredients and beer. Better than usual bar food, more like a restaurant with a bar. Pierogis were tasty too!

SF
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best burger we've had in a long time. The staff and manager are delightful. Will definitely be back.

JN
Des Moines
6 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Clean beautiful space with incredible fresh food. Staff was very friendly and Knowledgeable

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and drinks were great! Outdoor seating was nice but chairs were a little uncomfortable at the high top tables.

MS
Chicago
86 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

The seats and table top where we were seated were dirty. No bus boy service, thus it took a long time for the table to be cleaned and menus taken away.

DF
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service from Jackie— glasses never empty, often checked on us. Food was delicious and there was something for everyone on the menu. This place is tucked away behind all the shopping on Butterfield but it’s really worth it to find it and check it out.

K
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One thing was better than the next!

s
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Bill was the best! The food is fantastic as well.

OT
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christian was our server and the service was excellent!

BH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great service and food!