Club Arcada 1920s Speakeasy

4.7
571 reviews
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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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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great place, I was never asked the password which was kind of a bummer. parking was easy, venue was super cool, but VERY loud. had a hard time talking at our table, not sure how this can be fixed. The band was AWESOME! Food and drinks were very good. The waiter did NOT visit our table much. We sat for about 15 min. before anyone came to take drink orders and just didn't see too many people at all from the wait staff. All and All I would say it was a fantastic time. I have already recommended it to others.

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KR
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Found this place by mere accident on the open table map! I am SO HAPPY I did! This place is amazing!! Fabulous drinks! The entertainment, Nick @ Knight, was absolutely awesome!! We ran into the owner in the elevator on our way down leaving, he gave us a tour of the concert hall and backstage!! Such an incredibly cool guy! We can’t wait to come back!!

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MM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere! Food was fantastic! Want to go back!

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food and drinks.

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JB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We loved the beautiful atmosphere! Behind that bookshelf was a huge dining hall. The decor was just beautiful, loved the chandelier. The food was so good and drinks were delicious. It was fun and romantic for us! Later we went downstairs for a concert!

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RF
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very cool place! Recommend going in the evening when the live music is playing.
And some of the "2 person" tables are very small, so if you're planning to eat I would get a bigger table. But it's fine if just doing drinks.

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PW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here and will definitely be back. Had so much fun. The wait staff was very attentive.

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MG
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my parents and nephew for the Sunday “Ron’s Dinner” and we all had a wonderful time. Three generations ... 80-ish parents, myself and my 17-year old nephew. We all enjoyed it. The food was great and definitely loved the ambience of Club Arcada.

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a
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time here! I thought that, since it is so heavily themed, the food would only be OK. We were pleasantly surprised. My husband had the steak and reported that it was very tender. I had the salmon which was flavorful and not dried out. We really enjoyed the cocktails (they were strong!) Also, the setting is a lot of fun and the music was very enjoyable. We will be returning with another couple for a double date night.

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JB
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Came to the Speak easy for the first time on a Saturday night for drinks. We were both very impressed! We had fun exploring the entire restaurant and sitting in each of the private rooms. We ended up staying late to watch the live band. A perfect date night !

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A
Chicago
186 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

We really liked the concept, decor and service; however, the food was disappointing. The brat was slightly better than the tomato basil flatbread. We recommend going for drinks before a show at the Arcada.

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CP
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Food was good,especially the 3 slider sandwiches, BBQ OUTSTANDING,ALSO ON WINGS.had 1 wing that was thought turning by taste.would love bottled sauce as an available, consider this,I know you have syrup line you sell.keep on working it!concert downstairs was phenomenal also!

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AK
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went on Magic night. The food and drinks were good. The place has great ambiance and the magic was very entertaining.

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JA
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food and service were good, but there were not many menu choices.

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JA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good atmosphere and the Sunday Ron's Italian dinner was fantastic, best maranara and meat balls I have ever tasted. Wish I could purchase both online or from a store. And the roasted peppers and sausage were also primo.

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JP
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there with my wife and two friends, great food and great service

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

one of my favorite places to be!! lots of fun. love the unusual drink menu.

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AB
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our visit to Club Arcada 1920's Speakeasy was worth all the hype. Having the opportunity to dress in my flapper dress and step back into my favorite era, the 20's, with my husband and best friends was priceless. Our bartender Oscar was by far the most personable and pleasant server I've ever met. Additionally, our waitresses were amazingly efficient and very service oriented. I cannot wait until our next visit to further appreciate this timeless venue.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Charcuterie board was clearly prepared much earlier in the day and tasted like it had been sitting in the refrigerator for half the day as did the accompanying bread and crackers. Asked for a bottle of wine and waitress brought out two glasses of wine rather than a bottle- not a huge deal, but we ended up paying more as we ultimately ordered 4 glasses in total. Ordered the sandwich flight-not great and didn’t taste fresh. Would not go back.

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PR
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Great Night with 10 of our friends and Loved Rick Lindy and his group. Service was rough. We had Dinner reservations at 8 p.m. and we ate at 10;15.. show started at 9 so it was kind of awkward!!!

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

What a wonderful experience! The club is artistically decorated and the shows downstairs in the theater are spectacular! Great job Ron and team.

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PM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

First time to the Speakeasy. Been to a lot of shows downstairs. Great time. Will be back again.

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S
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time going and it was great fun! The headliner, David Casas was awesome! Mr. 'Magic' was the emcee and was just as good! Several small children were there that made it fun, truly a family friendly show. With no cover and drink specials, how can you beat this show in a historic theatre. We shared the sliders which were really tasty! You have to try it!

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LB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

Although the food was just sub-par, the atmosphere and the band (Sam Savage and Company) made it a great experience. The menu is a bit all over the place with very limited selection so I would not recommend this as a dinner destination but if you're looking for a nice night out for cocktails and good music and dancing this is the spot to go to.

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JT
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great facility and service

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TP
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Walk back into the past--loved it. Felt like We were in old 1920's Chicago and the flapper servers were a nice touch .

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D
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food and decor was great. Service was good. A little pricey, and a small menu, but very nice and very convenient, since we were attending a concert on the first floor at the Arcada. We would dine there again!

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MD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated a birthday on Sunday and had Ron's Italian Feast. The food was excellent, home-made Italian, and the service service attentive and friendly. The entertainment was nice, but the volume was a bit loud. However, when we requested it to be lowered so we could hear conversation at our table, they adjusted it immediately. It was an enjoyable evening!

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OT
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great place but too many people for the ever shrinking dance floor when over taken by patrons’ tables

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A really fun night! Would go again

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KH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We're still talking about the delicious food and friendly staff. Great way to celebrate a birthday!

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CC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always have a great time every time I go to the speakeasy

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

We enjoyed ourselves very much. Jack D'Amico was teriffic!

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IS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a blast! Great atmosphere, great service. Overall, a stellar night.

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RG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lot of fun. Very different and complete entertainment.

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GK
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

I was very impressed with the food and the restaurant had an incredible feel to it with all the 1920's clothing and furniture, but I was charged 10$ extra per person for the live entertainment when I arrived at 6:30, and by the time I left at 8:30, the band still hadn't started playing.

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KJ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the second Valentine's Day I've been here and they still exceed expectations. I love this place from the moment you arrive till the moment you leave. It truly feels like you go back in time. Our server Jackson was awesome, very friendly with a personality that makes you feel like you've been friends for years. if you're reading this and have never been here find a good reason to go and go! 5 stars all the way

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J
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been going to Club Arcada Speakeasy for a few years now and we have never been disappointed. A lot of fun and good food.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

Not really a place for good food. Two choices only, steak or salmon (mediocre)

Go for the entertainment not the food.

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OT
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved it. Great ambience. Small dinner menu but the salmon and filet were both wonderful. We'll be by back!

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