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Club Arcada 1920s Speakeasy

4.6
251 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Perfect For:
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  • Live Music
  • Pre/post Theatre
A 1920s style speakeasy restaurant --offering hand crafted whiskey, gin and bourbon cocktails, specialty beers and wine...with salmon, steak, flatbreads, charcuterie boards, Italian favorites, all served by flapper girls and newsies! In this historic Arcada Theatre in downtown St. Charles!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday & Wednesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
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Phone number
(630) 962-7000
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AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Parking details
There is free parking located all around the building.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 252 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.5
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 20 hours ago

I can’t wait to go back. Everyone was so nice to talk to. Loved the decorations and the drink and food were fantastic 😁

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Love having dinner at The Club Arcada before going to a show at The Arcada A perfect afternoon of outstanding food and entertainment
Ron’s Italian dinner is just like Mama used to make. Highly recommended!

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Great place to hang out with friends. The menu is limited so don't go there for the food although it is good. The drinks are really good, but small and expensive. The dining room is big and decorated in period furniture, with the wait staff wearing period clothes. It's fun!

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

More varied mid-price range items on menu and more salad offerings would be nice.

Found it distracting that the band was doing a sound check during the peak dining time :-(

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

Great place to go on a date before catching a show at the theatre

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

Second time there for dinner, first was for surprise birthday for my wife. Staff was absolutely divine and handled all the requests i had. Dinner fabulous, it was a Wednesday, prime rib night and the main course melted in your mouth.
Second time there was there before a show at the Arcada Theater. More limited menu, exquisite selection of adult beverages to fit with the vibe. Live music sang out as we were finishing our meal before our show at the historic theater below. Will probably be back to try the Sunday Italian Supper.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great atmosphere! Fun, lively with great food and unique, themed décor. It's not just a typical restaurant, it's an experience! Magician who makes rounds with customers, and warm, attentive service. Owner Ron takes time to personally say hello to guests and patrons to ensure everyone has a great time and made to feel especially welcomed!

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The restaurant was very busy, so the staff was overloaded. Otherwise I would have given service 5 stars. Kitchen was very slow, probably because the place was full and kitchen overloaded. Still, waitstaff worked their heads off to service us. Even the owner (Ron O.) was serving food and busing tables to keep up with things.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We went there for dinner prior to the Ann Wilson concert and were very impressed with the ambiance, service and food. It was all really great and a fun place. So convenient if you are going to see a show in the building also!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

A special sisters dinner before attending the Ann Wilson show which was excellent. Have dined at Club Arcada many times and have never been disappointed. Service was outstanding and food, as always, was beyond wonderful. Getting a chance to talk with Ron was a highlight too
Love Club Arcada and can’t wait to dine there again

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Enjoyed the atmosphere very much. Our waitress Kim was outstanding & the Food was Devine!! An easy in and out before a show as it's all in one spot.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

This has been the best place for food and fun I’ve been to this year

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Great place to have a bite before or after a concert.

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3.0Dined on April 4, 2018

small menu..food is good but we waited forever to get it and we had to get to the show. We arrived at 6:15 put in our order and we were still waiting for our food at 15 minutes before show time which was 7:30 we finally got our food and woofed it down and left. show had started already...thankfully it was an opening act. We both only ordered salmon so it wasn't anything crazy.... all good but exceptionally long wait with no explanation as to why it was taking so long, unless they had to go catch the fish first ! :) Otherwise, I would give them a try...

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Loved it...menu was tiny but salmon was delicious.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Enjoyed a family meal prior to attending a concert in the theater.

I handed the server the discount certificate and noticed at check-out the discount was not applied to the bill.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

It would be great if during the evening the wait stuff broke out in a dance from the 1920's
I would have liked some fun entertainment during dinner.
The rooms were very fun.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The food Ron serves is outstanding. The slider trio was very tasty as was the flat breads. A very impressive list of mixed cocktails. With all the antiques around, and seeing a rock concert downstairs, what's not to love? We'll be visiting several more times this year!!

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Place is neat. Waitresses all in flapper dress. Pretty. Unique spot. Ron the owner is very nice and helpful.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Went for dinner before a concert. The steak and salmon dishes were excellent. No live music at the Speakeasy on this Wednesday evening, but the acts they have later in the week are talented and entertaining. The atmosphere is one-of-a-kind, with the variety of rooms, antiques, large mural, and period costumes worn by staff. The cocktails are interesting and flavorful. The Speakeasy is definitely a local gem.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Italian food was awesome and wine excellent. It's a great value on sunday only $20 which includes salad and desert. Cannollis were awesome.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We really enjoy the Sunday Italian dinner! We brought friends and they loved it too! Can't wait to go back.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

What a fun venue! Stopped by to have dinner before the show and it was a great way to get together with friends and walk to the show. Different experience with friendly, helpful staff.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The Club Arcada Speakeasy is a nice place for a fun evening. We went because we had tickets to the Kenny G concert at the Arcada Theater. We had shrimp cocktail, Caprese salad and the charcuterie for appetizers. They were solid, but not stellar.

They had only three entree selections on this evening, a pasta and meatball buffet special, or maple glazed salmon or filet, both served with sauteed vegetables and fingerling potatoes. We both opted for the filet, which was an outstanding cut of meat, simply but competently prepared. The veggies (red peppers and onions) and potatoes were also good, but simply prepared.

My husband ordered the vanilla bean bundt cake for dessert. This was very mediocre.

The cocktails in the speakeasy are stellar. I had two berry infused proseccos and loved them.

Overall, this is a good value for the money. The ambiance is interesting and lively. The service was fantastic - attentive, but not overbearing, great sense of humor and prompt delivery of food and refill of drinks.

We will definitely be back the next time we come for a show.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Just love this place. We've been going for awhile now & have yet to be disappointed. A great find in St. Charles and worth the drive.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

We went before a concert at the venue, very convenient. Great Food and a wonderful atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Good place if you are looking for something different from the ordinary. I thought the food was very good and reasonable priced.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Had a great time with great staff. Can’t wait to go back

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Have been to Club Arcada many times and it’s always a great experience. The food was excellent and service was outstanding. Highly recommended for a great time. Can’t wait to dine there again.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The wait staff was excellent, the food was amazing, wonderful atmosphere, a large assortment of drink options, reasonable pricing and excellent location. This place has it all !!! Ron runs a tight ship !! We will be back !!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Hosted a birthday party for my hubby for 25 people...Our guests and I had the best time!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

First time here, very impressed on attire and food. Wait staff was great, kind of confusing on how to gain access when entering; I’m going to guess that’s part of the whole experience of a speak easy? Drinks were great and food exceptional tasting. Great for date nights or group outings, will be back with coworkers to utilize rooms for socializing. Fun time and great themed area.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

My husband & I enjoyed our dining experience at the speakeasy. The food was tasty & drinks delicious! The dessert was luscious!

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

We had a Wonderful time, The staff and atmosphere were incredible. Will definitely be back again!

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Dining before a show! Everything was perfect! Love the restaurant and the music.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Very unique venue with great food and great atmosphere and great entertainment. It seems to be a one of a kind in the western suburbs. Ron Onesti has been bringing great entertainment to St. Charles for many years. Now he has a cute little speakeasy for a small bar scene with small groups. The food is a bit pricey but one must remember you are paying for the entertainment and the atmosphere not just the meal.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

I wasn't sure what to expect but it was a very entertaining evening. The food was first-rate and the ambiance with the waiters and waitresses dressed as 1920's people was very good. A lot of interesting pictures on the walls and a fun environment. It's perfect if you are seeing a show as the club is right downstairs.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Club Arcada is the Crown Jewel of night life! We love the secret room entrance into the classy Speakeasy of flapper gals servers and guy servers dressed for the era. The dance floor is big and plenty of room to dance. This is our favorite place to see the exciting new talents of entertainment and dance the night away. Highly recommend this Speakeasy.

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Nice place to go before a show. Great theme, and execution of a Speakeasy experience in an authentic structure. Food choices limited, but something tasty for everyone. Nice to see the owner checking out the guests' experience at their tables.

Will definitely be back next show....

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3.0Dined on March 10, 2018

A limited menu but what they do serve is well done.

We started with a Caprese salad which consisted of mixed heirloom baby tomatoes, fresh mozzarella balls, shredded Basil and an ample drizzle of balsamic. Enough to split. There were other small plates that looked like they'd be enough for a meal (flatbreads, mini sandwich flights, etc.).

Only two entrees were offered: Salmon or filet. We opted for the filet which was cooked medium rare (as ordered), with sides of fingerling potatoes and mixed vegetables. The steak was good, but the sides weren't very exciting (a bit of roasting would help that, or maybe some spices). I thought it was worth the price.

We didn't try any of the mixed drinks, but they are served in antique glassware and all the syrups are made in house so we will next time. A fun, if loud, atmosphere that's perfect for getting in the mood for a concert in the Arcada Theatre.

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