Club Arcada 1920s Speakeasy

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$31 to $50
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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!
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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food1service4ambience2

The service was fine, however the drinks and food was mediocre at best.

TG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Italian food was so tasty! Kudos to the chef! We'll be back again!

TW
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good and a lot of fun
Elvis impersonator was really good !!

MP
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a fun, different venue for dinner & live music!

JK
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Easy reservation online. Arrived and greeted by speakeasy molls who took care of coats and took us to our table. Drinks were tasty and appetizer (bbq chicken wings) were generous and tangy. Main course (maple glazed salmon) was delicious. Entertainment was great fun. Altogether, a most enjoyable evening with my fianće!

TA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with great service! Absolutely love everyone there and will definitely be back. RECOMMEND THIS TO EVERYONE!!!!

R
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So much fun! Great Italian dinner. Will definitely be back.

J
Chicago
49 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were 6 of us for dinner. We were in the corner booth for the first time! Loved it! 2 friends were first timers. Loved it! The food the entertainment. The whole night. Thanks

GO
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was great, except our table had a wobbly leg and our drinks kept tipping

PE
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We love it there. Regular customers on Saturday. However, I wish there was a new food menu.

GH
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Awesome environment and great venue
Keep up the outstanding wirk
Gregg Hague

Club Arcada 1920s Speakeasy
Responded on January 6, 2020

Gregory, Thank-you so much! See ya again soon! -Ron

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J
Chicago
49 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought friends to Sinatra Sunday. It was their first time. They loved the food and the entertainment

Club Arcada 1920s Speakeasy
Responded on January 6, 2020

Joey, That's great! Glad everyone enjoyed it!!! See ya again soon! -Ron

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B
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Purchased tickets for the BoDeans and made reservations for the family for Christmas. The speakeasy was fun and dinner was great! Had to wait about 45 minutes for dinner to come but our meal was very good. Honestly it’s the first place I have had my meat cooked and seasoned perfectly in a very long time. I usually do not order filet for that reason but hats off to the chef ours were a perfect medium rare! Drinks were delicious as was dessert! Couldn’t have been more convenient fir the concert!
I’ll be back for sure. My kids think it would be great to go for a date!

Club Arcada 1920s Speakeasy
Responded on January 6, 2020

Batwar, So glad you enjoyed it and that we food was perfect for your liking! Can't wait to have ya back ! -Ron

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue!!

Club Arcada 1920s Speakeasy
Responded on January 4, 2020

Thank-you so much! -Ron

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VC
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Many of our group had never been to the Arcada Speakeasy or the Theater. We went to the Bodeens concert after our dinner. Everything was fantastic. We will be returning!

Club Arcada 1920s Speakeasy
Responded on January 4, 2020

Valerie! So awesome! So happy you brought new comers and they enjoyed it as well! See ya again soon!? -Ron

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KS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Fun place for a night out with friends and family. Entertainment is always good and food is excellent, despite small menu.

Club Arcada 1920s Speakeasy
Responded on January 4, 2020

Kathy, We are currently working on expanding our menu for the new year ! Hope to have you back soon! -Ron

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Loved the food and ambiance!

Club Arcada 1920s Speakeasy
Responded on January 6, 2020

That's awesome! Can't wait to have ya back! -Ron

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JG
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first time I was at the Speak Easy and I loved the ambiance. The food and drinks were great. Waitress was very good. I will definitely be back!

Club Arcada 1920s Speakeasy
Responded on January 6, 2020

Janice! Isn't it just like stepping into the 1920's? Glad you enjoyed it & can't wait to have you back again soon! -Ron

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HT
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, the service, the atmosphere and staff...Perfection! This is the place to be and definitely a must! Enjoyed it all! Thank you to all💕

Club Arcada 1920s Speakeasy
Responded on January 6, 2020

Thanks Helen.. See ya soon! -Ron

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OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

First time there. We all enjoyed it, but it’s a bit pricey and has a very limited menu. Will go back, but won’t frequent it.

BK
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Service was lacking.

Lots of staff talking with each-other and not tending to customers. Wasn't even greeted at our table for at least 10 minutes.

Seems like half of the desert menu wasn't available.

Need to re-print menu's. They were in poor shape with food stains on them.

DD
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing. Drinks were great. Food was awesome. Entertainment was wonderful! Can’t wait to go back.

GT
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The Club Arcada is a fun & artistic throwback to the Prohibition era. Flapper servers, great drinks & an interactive audience magic show made for a fun evening!

RI
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall2food4service3ambience1

Front outside door was locked when we arrived and "security" guy wasn't going to let us in even though we had a reservation. Upstairs we were seated quickly and a Frank Sinatra guy was singing which was nice but he quit at 7, about 10 minutes after we got there and there was no background music. All we heard was the staff talking and moving tables around and cleaning up. We felt like we needed to leave ASAP even though we arrived over an hour before closing. The waitress made sure we knew they were closing soon when we ordered. The food and drinks were good and the singing was nice while it lasted but that's it. It was my birthday so we were out later than usual on a Sunday night and all of this didn't make for a good time. We won't be back.

KG
Chicago
61 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful dinner at The Club Arcada. We love the food and variety of wine offered. No matter what you order you can guarantee it’ll be delicious. A great way to start the evening before the show downstairs at The Arcada

j
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience5

Our service was so slow. Had to always ask other workers for her. Not like they were busy when we where there.

JK
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good noises only at Club Arcada! Easily one of the friendliest restaurants in the Chicago area. Good waitstaff that treats you like royalty and good food at reasonable prices. Besides this, free quality entertainment as well.

Ron Onesti has worked hard to provide a great place for your next dinner and cocktails. Check it out for yourself, you won’t be disappointed.

W
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

R
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great musical entertainment during dinner. Felt like I was back in the 1920’s.

DC
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

What a cool place and close to home! The Italian feast was tasty and filling. I thought the cocktails were a bit on the high price side, but they were certainly good. Entertainment was quality. We're looking forward to returning often and enjoying the ambiance and traveling back in time.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time at the club and i had brought my father as a surprise before taking him to the tower of power show. He was so blown away from the club, he couldn’t stop talking about the whole night a week later.
This is a fantastic place and i will continue to return for the wonder food and great atmosphere of the club.

RS
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The drinks were great we had salmon and the fillet they’re both done very well. Would recommend either. Fun atmosphere

DS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love this place fun . Good date night. Need a little more on the food menu but great time.

ML
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, great choices on the libations menu. Very creative cocktails. Simple food menu, great atmosphere, maybe the best ambience in the whole state! Great job Ron!

RS
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was really good - only comment would be to spice up (horseradish) shrimp cocktail sauce. Waitress checked with us regularly on food/drinks. Stayed for start of show and the noise level by patrons in the bar area was distracting. Management did try to address at one point.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience5

When we came in we were greeted nicely. I like the decor. There were a lot of interesting things to look at. The hostess seated us and put down the menus. No smile or enjoy your dinner. We waited for a server, but no one was coming. After at least ten minutes we flagged someone down. Then we waited more for the server to come. They almost moved us due to “comedy seating” that we were never told about beforehand. We were two people at a table that seated four. I started voicing my frustration to the the girl of how we have been waiting and she just looked away and couldn’t have care less. We never received a drink menu until it was time to order so we we felt rushed to pick something. We had a show to attend there and we already lost time so there was no time to waste. The meat/cheese appetizer was good, the filet was awful. It wasn’t that it wasn’t cooked right, it just tasted like it was from an old cow. The steamed vegetables were very good. It seemed the staff were all young and inexperienced. Our bill for two people came to $122. For that, I expect a better experience than we received. Plus, I booked through a link that promised ten percent off the bill. We did not get that either. I would not recommend this restaurant.

C
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Everyone was so nice! Had a great time!

l
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall4food3service2ambience3

Service very slow
Small amounts of food for price

n
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Ron stepped in when wait staff wasn’t sufficient to serve the crowd.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great food, reasonably priced, good service and a wonderful ambiance. Doing it again in two days.