Buckingham's-Grand Victoria Casino

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Award-winning Buckinghams Steakhouse and Lounge is fine dining at its very best. Sip on a signature cocktail in the lounge before enjoying a hand-chosen menu of exquisitely prepared beef, poultry, lamb, and seafood dishes, premier wines, and decadent desserts in our elegant dining room. It all makes Buckinghams the perfect ingredient in your special night out.
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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exactly what you'd expect from a steakhouse, really enjoyed the food (perfectly cooked filet, lobster bisque), we got a little bonus appetizer and a nice bite of desert to celebrate my birthday. It's a small place so it's quiet and intimate, cut off from the buzz of the casino.

s
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food ! Perfectly cooked fillet , exceptional wine & dessert .we always fave a good meal here !

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had friends here to check off an item on their bucket list. A Cubs game at Wrigley Field! They loved Buckinghams but the game didn’t go so well!

S
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go to Buckingham's for our anniversary every year. It's one of the few restaurants that serves Chateaubriand. The service is always wonderful and the meal was prepared exactly as we like it. Additionally the kitchen provided an amuse bouche prior to our meal and the pastry chef sent out a small but delicious raspberry tartelette after desert. We love this restaurant.

NS
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time celebrating a recent promotion at work. Our server Robert was fantastic. He was attentive and made some great recommendations. We will definitely be back!

VH
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible steak! Buckingham's is an extremely pleasant surprise. The decor and ambiance is what you'd expect at a first rate steakhouse and the service was great without being intrusive. But the good is what makes the experience here. The tomahawk steak was cooked perfectly and the flavor was excellent! Even the sides were great. I will definitely be back!

l
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We had the escargot, crab cakes and the shrimp cocktail and all three were amazing.

DS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all around. Music was too loud for us. Enjoyed the fact that we had a dining credit from Grand Victoria.

DO
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The salad and desert were great. However, the filet I ordered medium rare and it was medium well. My sister had dover sole which was also overcooked. Had been here before and we both had ordered the same thing and at that time if was excellent, but not this time. It was very disappointing as it was my birthday. Told the waitress this and they didn't even offer us a complimentary cup of coffee.

CB
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The June Special was an outstanding choice. Cooked to perfection.. Couldn’t ask for a better waitstaff.

Buckingham's-Grand Victoria Casino
Responded on July 1, 2019

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review Carole! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your meal at Buckinghams and we hope to see you back again soon! Thank you.

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M
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Always a great place to have a relaxing dinner. The special was a great value and a 9 out of 10 for taste.

Buckingham's-Grand Victoria Casino
Responded on June 25, 2019

Thank you so much for your kind words, Mike. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us. We hope you visit us again soon!

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DA
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great meal!! The restaurant was a little slow because we went later around 8:00 but service was good and food was great! I will recommend.

Buckingham's-Grand Victoria Casino
Responded on June 11, 2019

Thank you so much for your kind words, Dana. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us. Hope you visit us again soon! Buckinghams Steakhouse and Lounge

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MM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for our anniversary and had a really good dinner for a reasonable price. Nice place.

Buckingham's-Grand Victoria Casino
Responded on June 11, 2019

Thank you so much for your kind words, Mark. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us. We hope to see you at Buckinghams again soon! Buckinghams Steakhouse and Lounge

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DP
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter was excellent, he made sure we ordered the best option for what we wanted.

Buckingham's-Grand Victoria Casino
Responded on June 5, 2019

Thank you so much for your review, Doreen. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. So glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to Buckinghams and we hope to see you back again soon!

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j
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Wow were we disappointed. This place used to be great. Food was terrible along with the service hard to believe with only 3 tables full in restaurant.

Buckingham's-Grand Victoria Casino
Responded on May 29, 2019

Thank you for providing your feedback about your most recent visit, John. Grand Victoria Casino sets a high standard for ourselves and are truly sorry to hear that standard was not met in your interaction with us. If you wish to discuss this more, please reach out to our Food & Beverage department at (847) 468-7000. Thank you.

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d
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The only exception I had was that; the iceberg salad wedge was not crisp or all around fresh looking.
There was a little/slight wilted on the edges as though it had been cut earlier in the evening or day.

j
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have enjoyed dining at Buckingham's-Grand Victoria Casino for almost 20 years! Excellent food and excellent service in a relaxed elegant room create a dining experience that we look forward to! We appreciate Buckingham's!

CB
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

This is the second time in 2 weeks that gegie(hostess) greeted me this time she stood in the center of the dining room(empty)to decide where to seat me & then didnot give me a menu the other time it was worse. I had fr onion soup that had a strange taste like oregano who puts that in onion soup it took away the good taste and also the coupon in the soup filled 1/2 the tourein made it very unappetizing for being upscale dining you have a long way to go to compete with other casinos. The steak was fabulous bad potato small and very plain if your paying these prices you could have onions bacon or cheese to add to it. Desserts reasonably priced veg’s were cheap and unappealing mashed potatoes looked terrible like you ran out of instant potatoes and so dry they cracked when you cut into them

SA
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The overall experience was terrific. The only complaint was the steak was tough and contained a lot of fat. Also we were there for our 30th wedding anniversary . When I booked the table I specified this however there wasn't any extra attention.

GB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

I had a $200 certificate compliments of GVC. I ordered a GVC salad and the lobster tail. The salad was good. But, the lobster was overcooked and tough. It's advertised as $60 on your menu. So, I thought the kitchen should have done a better job of cooking it right. My girlfriend order the filet and she said it was good and the onion soup was presented nicely.

BB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was one of my best dining experiences of the year, Everything was just wonderful.

JF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

They need a vastly improved menu, with more choices. The portions were smallish and my choice, veal chops, was disappointing as if was tough. My meal was sort of comped but the prices were very high for what they offered.

JS
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Its been Years since eating here, it was so good before. The rolls and french onion soup were good. The mashed potatoes looked like glazed paste and the steak was very chewy. Service very slow and server didn’t really pay attention to you.

MK
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and nice quiet atmosphere. Worth the price.

j
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service. Highly recommend. Server Maureen was excellent

DA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The ambiance and service is top notch at Buckingham's. The steaks are always tasty and tender.
The veggie and potato portions could be increased.

WW
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I really loved the French onion soup and the price was ok

LI
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Dinner was outstanding. Food was cooked perfectly. Service a little slow.

SB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was very good, however, my steak was supposed to be medium to medium well and it came out totally well done. my guest's steak was to be rare and it came out medium to medium rare.
service was good, however, server failed to inform us about the specials of the day - i overheard it at the next table, which is how i knew about the specials. atmosphere is very nice - this is not my first time here, and yes, i will be back.

RD
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was great service and food , would recommend A+...................................,,.........

LM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

On Thursday nights, Buckingham's offers their Surf and Turf for $29.99 and it is a great deal. The steak was mouth watering and the lobster tail was served with Lemon and Drawn Butter. The atmosphere was upscale and the service was attentive.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The dining room is comfortable and inviting. All of the staff where very nice, attentive, and quick. Great portions, flavourful, and everything come out perfectly. The Hawaiian dessert was really good!

JP
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and i came for our anniversary and thoroughly enjoyed ourself. Dinner was amazing and our server Andy was fantastic. I couldn't have asked for anything to improve our time.

L
Milwaukee
22 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great place to go for great steaks.
Value, great food, great service is what you get when you visit Buckingham’s.
I now know where to for dinner when I visit the Grand Victoria.

I
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent - appetizers were great but our steaks were alittle tough :-(

TN
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. Service was even better. We definitely be back.

C
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice to see that they kind of went back to the original menu. Sorry to see the tomahawk no longer served .

S
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time for me and I loved all the food, very tasty and cooked to perfection. Staff was excellent and very friendly, worth every penny, I will definitely go back and will recommend.

JD
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Casino was garbage! Lack of wins ! Very very tight!food at buffet was horrible! Cold lots of chil flavor in Italian food , disgusting! The best was the sautéed scallops ! Meat was tough, cold terrible need to revamp and get tasty food not cardboard! Get some food from buckinghams at least it is tasty , tender !! Pricey but good! Buffet you really need to overhaul freshness taste and tempature!

s
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the setting , ambiance , food , wine & our server ! A perfect evening ! We will be back !

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