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Club Arcada 1920s Speakeasy, St. Charles, IL

Club Arcada 1920s Speakeasy

4.5
4.5
1349 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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!

If you plan to stay for our entertainment, the fees will be collected at your table. You no longer need to pre-buy a ticket on our ticketing system.
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Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Cocktail Bar, Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
    Dinner
    Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am
    Sun 3:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (630) 962-7000

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Ron Onesti

  • Catering

    Fully customizable menus from light snacks to plated dinners.

  • Private party facilities

    Club Arcada is available for private parties of any size with customizable menus and entertainment. For more information or to book a private party, please email info@oshows.com.

  • Neighborhood

    St. Charles

  • Cross street

    Rt. 64 & Riverside Ave

  • Parking details

    There is free parking located all around the building.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Magic & Mischief

    May 18, 2022 only
    Join us the 3rd Wednesday of each month for Magic & Mischief! Our Club Arcada Speakeasy is transformed into a mysterious and magical showroom. Guests are treated to a performance by a professional magician for about 90 minutes. Afterwards, the floor is "yours" to try your tricks and ask questions to perfect your skills. There is a full cuisine menu available from small snacks to full entrees. We have a wide range of hand-crafted themed cocktails as well!

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What 1,349 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • West Suburbs

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  1. r

    rosemarys

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We celebrated my husbands birthday. The decor amazing. Food delicious. Thanks for making my husbands birthday special!

  2. CO

    ChristineO

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    My friend and I dined here before a show in the theatre. We both loved the retro decor. You really like you're in a 1920s speakeasy, especuallybwuth the waitstaff in period clothing. The food is good and reasonably priced for the area. We had the pasta Primavera and gnocchi. Both portions were large and we were more than satisfied. Service seemed a little rushed but thebplace was extremely busy. Our server was friendly and polite as was the bus staff. I don't live in the area but would definitely come back if seeing a show. here.

  3. TC

    TamiC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    The atmosphere is great! Food was very good but small portions for the price. $16 for a flatbread, same for a pasta dish which didnt even come with bread. Very small menu, so not much choice. Drink menu was 6 pages long. We chose it because we had tickets to a show that night. I would go back for a cocktail and atmosphere but wont have dinner again.

  4. CS

    CrystalS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food5service1ambience4

    Although the food was delicious and the drinks were tasty the terrible service and the long wait time for just a greet at the table, plus our drinks made our visit less then satisfactory. 4/10 would not return. Our server was horrible we were at table 81 at 6:30 on May 11 and can’t remember her name and tried to get it but wasn’t successful.

  5. CS

    ColleenS

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    1.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience4

    Sadly I could not put N/A I would not have rated a 1 star but I could not move forward without a rating . We were sat 45 minutes late from our reservation that we were 15 minutes early for . Seated , order taken fairly quick . Staff returned with a drink and informed us our order was in and someone else would be taking us over . We never saw another staff at our table except a busboy with water refill . Our concert started at 7:30. At 7:40 we left the restaurant without being served . We ran into some people in the elevator that had been seated after us and found they had been served and had time to eat .. I have eaten at The Speak Easy in the past and enjoyed the food. I made the reservation because of the food and convenience of being at the Theater for our show . Something needs to change when it comes to the seating for those of us that have show tickets . If it happens again I will not plan on eating at the venue . Colleen S.

  6. RJ

    RobertJ

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food1service2ambience3

    Wanted to like this place but never given the chance despite having a reservation. Arrived 15 minutes before reservation and there was a line to be seated. For whatever reason, it was taking at least 10 minutes for the host (who we later found out is also the manager) to seat each party. Didn't seem like reservations mattered because everybody was being seated based on status in line. 3 waitresses were running around the entire restaurant and covering the entire floor. There was no sectioning for them to focus on. We ordered a glass of wine and did receive that after about 20 minutes. Then we were told there was no silverware but our waitress did manage to wrangle up some. Diners next to us also asked the bus boy for some utensils to which he told them F... U! I kid you not! The host/supposed manager came to take our food order and we thought we were set. It was simple-a salad and entrée. Half an hour and no food. An hour and no food. Same happening to other diners. Then an announcement was made that due to circumstances the concert would be held 20 minutes so those of us who had not yet eaten could have some food. New diners came in and they ordered. Their food came out in 10 minutes and bless them they offered us if we wanted some to which we refused. At this point it was now an hour and 40 minutes and we had got nothing but our glass of wine. We were told numerous times it was coming or being checked on but nothing ever appeared. We finally stopped our waitress and told her cancel everything and I gave her cash to cover the 2 glasses of wine plus a tip. She broke down crying saying things were really bad. We did go to the concert and that part of the operation was fine. Not sure what was going on but as this was our first visit & had good hopes. Another person in the elevator with us going down offered to get us a comp but we have no clue who she was and my partner said we most likely would not come back. Maybe just a bad night?

  7. SD

    SueD

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food3service3ambience5

    So disappointed with the wait time for our reservation time to table time. Finally got my salad but had no silverware! I asked 3 different people for it but no one brought it. Finally was told there was none!! How does that happen?? A few people around us left without getting their food. Was told show was being held til we all got down there. My food finally came and only ate 1/3 then took it to go. Concert had already started when we got seated!! Not very happy 😡

  8. BC

    BongosCubanCafe

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Dinner before a concert. HIGHLY recommend. Great atmosphere and excellent food.

  9. DW

    DWolf

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food3service4ambience3

    We were seeing Michael Bolton tonight. Thought we would check out the Speakeasy for dinner. They way way way overbooked, we where they're over 1.5 hrs and all we got were drinks. We were told that the concert was going to be delayed, but it wasn't. Ended up getting our food to go, we would have missed the at least 45 minutes of the concert if we didn't. No comp for dinner, just one drink. 25 minutes late to the concert. Sorry, won't be back to the Speakeasy - EVER.

  10. LB

    LaurenB

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food4service1ambience4

    We waited 30 minutes to be seated, and had to flag down servers. We were late to the show after waiting over an hour for a flatbread.

  11. FM

    FrankM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Nice cute place to eat before a show food was good

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience3

    The atmosphere was cool, but the service was awful. While the waitress was friendly, she regularly forgot about our table. We realize they were short staffed so it was not necessarily her fault, but we made the reservation that day - it should not have been accepted if staff was not available. We ordered our food at 6:20p.m. and ended up leaving at 7:32p.m. after never receiving our meal despite asking several times. We were told three times, “It’s the next one up.” We ended up not being able to eat dinner before the show we were seeing downstairs. On that same note, the waitress took our drink order and never brought it to us although; it was sitting at the bar for 20 minutes. I ended up getting up and grabbing it myself. Several tables around us were equally upset, and no one seemed to care. The manager should have come to check on us after knowing how many issues we were having. Horrible management and horribly run business. I would not recommend this place on a good day.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Sinatra Sunday for a Mother’s Day dinner was fun and very enjoyable. Food was great. Atmosphere was fun and different.

  14. M

    Missy

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Tables SUPER small, so bring nothing with you. They gave all mom's a rose when entering for Mother's Day, which was very nice, but hard to manage at the barbie table we were at. Drinks kinda pricey, but all part of the experience. Singer was a very nice man, sang beautifully. Waitress forgot our 2nd round of drinks until we reminded her almost at the end, we kind of rushed to drink them. Dinner was great, enough without being too much food, as we had the Italian Feast. I may go back if they get better tables, or with a larger group. I will add it was pretty empty for late Mothers Day dinner, they could've easily put us in a 4 top. But fun anyways, hostess put us in the front row.

  15. JS

    JessicaS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food5service3ambience5

    Loved the decor and the overall ambience of the restaurant. We went during Frank Sinatra Italian dinner night. Staff struggled to fix mistakes though. They were incredibly nice but I was brought the wrong drink. They had trouble finding a booster seat for my 2 year old. They brought us the wrong meal but then took all the meals back to the back to fix the one wrong one rather than letting people eat what was right. I am vegan and asked if I could just have a plate of penne pasta with the meatless sauce with no meatballs or sausage. My plate came and had all the meat on it. I gave the meat to my omnivore family to eat but it meant that I didn't have a big dinner. Overall, staff was very friendly, ambience was awesome, singer was great, but the staff needs to learn how to problem solve a bit faster and be a little more flexible with dietary restrictions.

  16. KP

    KevinP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved the whole experience, my mother inlaw enjoyed herself on Mother's Day

  17. F

    Frank

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food2service5ambience2

    Room too loud to hear singer, food average very expensive

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Mother’s Day lunch with the family. Fun!

  19. RH

    RobertH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The gnocchi was incredible! So was the Limoncello desert. We had a great time!

  20. DL

    DarleneL

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    Unfortunately this was one of the rare times that our experience wasn't what it used to be. Food was good as usual. My husband ordered Iced Tea & was told there wasn't any. He ordered the Lemon Fluted dessert & was expecting 2 of them because that's what the picture on the dessert menu showed. As a result he was quite disappointed when he was only served one despite the fact there were actually 2 on the tray. To top it off, we were not given any utensils for the dessert so he asked for them & was only given a set containing a knife & fork for a dessert that required a spoon. I wasn't given anything at first to eat my chocolate mousse cake with & had to ask for it. My husband sent the dessert back because he was so upset over the issue. Additionally, it seemed as though there was no end to seating people WHEREVER there was space. We were crammed into a tight space with folks literally all around us with little space to move, even for the waitstaff. We saw several diners, ourselves included, get elbowed or had their tables bumped either by wait staff or other customers trying to maneuver their way around the limited space. It was shocking to see 2 couples seated on a couch directly behind us with my chair/back directly between them. It also appeared that they literally sank into the couch left wondering how they were going to handle the space, get out of the couch & eat. One couple was using a cane & shouldn't have been seated there. At least 1-2 diners had to get up just so we could get out of where we were. In my opinion it was just poor planning. It's wonderful to see the place busy & vibrant but cramming folks in to a point that requires everyone to find ways to get around each other diminishes the experience & I know that's not the goal. Some of the waitstaff need to be better trained too. A few times I saw the younger ones bring food to a table that didn't order it, etc. I could go on but running out of characters. Hoping to see improvements on our next visit.

  21. MG

    MarlaG

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I love this place! My friend and I had dinner before a concert downstairs. It’s just beautiful with all of the vintage pieces displayed throughout the venue. The service and food was too notch! Our server was fantastic and made our dining experience wonderful. Will be back!

  22. CM

    ChristinaM

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    An amazing time! They gave us nurses all the special treatment

  23. AF

    AngelicF

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    They hosted a Cinco de Mayo event with margarita specials, tacos special and Latin comedians. It was a great evening. Definitely will be back for more.

  24. d

    davidb

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    great night, they had the comedy club going, food was good, our waitress was a bit over worked but very nice. It was our first time there and we will go back.

  25. DL

    DarleneL

    Chicago

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    LOVED the Comedy Show & hope to see it continue - with Zanies at Pheasant Run no longer around, this might just be a great alternative - keep it coming folks!

  26. PM

    PaulineM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    Food was ok, should have had some salsa, quacamole and chips. Loved the drinks. Enjoyed the Comedy show! The ambience is beautiful. The service was great! We love the Arcadia and will keep coming back!

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a great experience at Club Arcada, especially on Sinatra Sundays!

  28. f

    frankt

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place. Good food and service. Great atmosphere. Highly recommend.

  29. D

    Dolores

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Attended Sunday show at 300 PM for Anniversary. Excellent food & drink. If you enjoy quiet arrive before 500 PM then family & crowds start arriving & environment gets louder. The decor is excellent as well as the staff. Parking in St Charles is difficult because downtown so arrive early. Excellent to celebrate a family event or special occasion. My husband is very critical of food & gave them a perfect score!!!! We plan to go back.

  30. LE

    LaurelE

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very welcoming staff including the owner Ron. Unique environment with a lot of beautiful collectibles. Best salmon in the Midwest and some pretty fabulous drinks. Our party also enjoyed the Sinatra Sunday Italian feast. We will be back.!

  31. G

    Golden777

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic service and great all around. It’s a one of a kind place that you will enjoy anytime. Always getting a fantastic time and a enjoyable time.

  32. KE

    KENNY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great venue! The entertainment is always excellent and the staff are all very helpful.Love what Ron Onesti brings to the Arcada!

  33. JD

    JasonD

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Nice place I liked the 20’s vibe. Convenient to eat there and go to the show.

  34. KM

    KMDLSB

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    This was a unique experience. We’ve been to Untitled in the city (Chicago) and were hoping for something similar; it was not. The food was fine … like a dinner at home… tasty but not gourmet on any level. Our server was attentive and personable. The entertainment which was an all girl Beatles Review was like watching 4 girlfriends doing karaoke … not an instrument amongst them. Bad… very bad. While they each had some vocal talent, it was not a polished act and without any instruments.. it’s a NO for me. Overall disappointing night.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The atmosphere is amazing. Service was great. The food was outstanding! The filet was cooked perfectly and you could cut with a butter knife. My wife and loved it. We will definitely be back.

  36. f

    frankm

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Food was excellent and love the place. This is a great restaurant to go before a show!!

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Having dinner here was the highlight of our trip. We couldn’t stop raving about the atmosphere. The drinks were perfect and the dinner was delicious. I will definitely come back for this experience. We saw a show, a band played in the theater downstairs and that experience was completely different. The bartenders were rude and awful, the sound was horrendous and you couldn’t even hear the lyrics. I’ve been to thousands of concerts and I’ve never heard such an awful sound, I felt sorry for the bands. The acoustics were unbelievably bad. I would never come back to see a concert in the theater. But I would definitely come back to the speakeasy.

  38. GP

    GeoP

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We had a very nice time. The service was good. The food was good. And, we really like the room.

  39. C

    Chen

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    It was my birthday celebration but nothing special was done. The food was tasty and plentiful. The entertainment was enjoyable. We loved the decor!

  40. MB

    MarthaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love this place, I love dancing, so is one of my favorite places to go dancing, the food is delicious, specially on Sunday. 🥰🥰

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Club Arcada 1920s Speakeasy is rated 4.5 stars by 1349 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 3 times today
Google Map for Club Arcada 1920s Speakeasy

105 E Main St St. Charles, IL 60174-1927

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Rt. 64 & Riverside Ave

  • Neighborhood

    St. Charles

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
    Dinner
    Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am
    Sun 3:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Cocktail Bar, Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There is free parking located all around the building.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Ron Onesti

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (630) 962-7000

  • Catering

    Fully customizable menus from light snacks to plated dinners.

  • Private party facilities

    Club Arcada is available for private parties of any size with customizable menus and entertainment. For more information or to book a private party, please email info@oshows.com.

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