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Club Arcada 1920s Speakeasy

4.6
288 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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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!
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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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 288 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.8
ambience
4.4
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Had a great meal with my wife. We also had a special sound testing by Dennis Quaid, he was preparing for a concert later that evening.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

I’ll say that the atmosphere is pretty awesome. My bf and I got there early and we walked around saw all the different rooms and decorations. We sat down had our drinks. I had the flapper girl floozy. This was so good I could of had about 4 more. If you’d like sweet fruity drinks I recommend it. My bf got the thyme for whiskey. I’m not a huge fan of whiskey but he enjoyed it. He also got the bees knees. This one wasn’t bad it was just very lemony. The food was just ok. Nothing special like everyone made it out to be. I had the salmon. The vegetables kind of tasted like they were previously frozen. The salmon didn’t have much of a maple glaze to it. My bf had the sandwich flight. I felt like the meats were from the frozen food section it was not that good. We were there before the band began. We were seeing show in the theater so we couldn’t stay. There was a magician during dinner. He was so nice and did an excellent performance at our table. All in all we will be coming back just for performances and cocktails.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

This is a great fun filled venue for great entertainment, food, drinks and the most awesome decor. Highly recommend it The music is always a wide variety of famous and some less famous performers but all worthwhile to appeal to everyone’s taste. So happy we found this cool spot!!!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

They had a great Mother's Day Special with real authonic Italian food and Mom's ate free besides.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Another excellent time at Club Arcada. As always food was excellent and service was primo. Can’t go wrong with Ron’s Italian dinner. Can’t wait for next time we dine at The Club Arcada - highly recommended!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Food was excellent

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We had a wonderful evening. Love to follow The Flat Cats!

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Dined here several times before a show. Only suggestion is to put a pasta dish on the menu and another vegetarian option, love this place!!!!

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Manhattan (Jim Beam) was $12.50 or $13.50 -a very pricey and watered down drink in comparison with T&T and V&T and custom blended blackberry brandy. Chicken Wings - 3 for $8.00 and one was very scrawny but tasty - not a good portion at all - most restaurants give you about 6. Loved the salmon and my husband loved the mini slider sandwiches. Our waiter , Jackson, was wonderful as a person and very attentive to our table from our arrival at 6pm to departure around 10:30pm . The Flat Cats were a fun group but seemed like dance floor too small/crowded.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Unique place! Loaded with antiques from th Speakeasy time frame. Many rooms with memorabilia in each, and out of the way places to enjoy a cocktail! The servers are dressed for the Roaring 20’s, and ours was attentive and fun! They all seem to help each other out, and making the experience more fun. The menu is very small if you are looking for a large meal. We did the Small Plates, with a appetizer, and there was plenty to eat! The Lemoncello flute was a perfect dessert! It worked out perfect before a concert at the Arcada Theater! We will do it again!

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

First time there with friends for dinner and dancing. It was so much fun! We will be back soon!

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

This was my first visit to Club Arcada and it was a fantastic experience!! Such a beautiful venue! A must visit for anyone interested in history/vintage/antiques. Very unique atmosphere. The staff was very friendly and attentive. Looking forward to going back again soon!

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Great service and outstanding live music. Drinks are a bit pricy but they've got to make their money somehow. If you haven't been here, check it out!

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Service was excellent. Mike's our server was awesome! We went before a show downstairs and got in earlier than our reservation. No problem seating us. We had a few cocktails and enjoyed apps, mini sandwiches and flatbread. The Limoncello Flute for desert was awesome and my gal loved the canoli.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

The food was wonderful, our server was very friendly and helpful and the decor was amazing! We will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

This place was outstanding! It was much more than we expected! It was as if we walked into an actual 1920's speakeasy. There are so many items on display that I recommend a "walk around" tour of the place prior to dinner or drinks. The staff was outstanding...including their authentic attire. The show itself was great too! Well work the $10 charge. Will definitely go again.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Once again, a unique and wonderful experience! From entertainment to service to ambience; Club Arcada is a singular venue! Plus, real cherries in the Manhattans!!!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

The atmosphere was charming and fun! The food was excellent. We had a great time. Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

The club experience was everything you can ask for with great food and entertainment. Looking forward to our next trip out

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Great environment and food. Really cool spot. Great for a bite before a concert downstairs.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Decided to try it our before the Gene Simmons concert. The speakeasy style of the restaurant is unique and really cool. My fiancé had the salmon while I had the filet. Did a flat bread as an appetizer. All was excellent....service was great and you cannot beat the convenience when attending a concert at The Arcarda.

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

What a pleasant surprise, after a show, 8 of us went for dinner..We all had the Italian feast, Sausage and Peppers, Ravoli, Salad and Desert.. what a bargin.. The sauce ( not gravy) was excellent.. Service was friendly and mostly attentive but the food stole the show.. would go back over and over again.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Went here to celebrate a birthday, and to see the live musical act. The ambience is so fun, the cocktails are amazing, and the service was a touch slow, but exemplary for how busy it was that night. I definitely want to come back!

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Fun atmosphere with really good food and service. The music both overhead and live is enjoyable. I loved watching the silent movies while sipping my cocktail and waiting on lunch. I like when we had plenty of time to relax before a concert but also on another occasion we were short on time before a concert and the wait staff made sure we were served timely so we weren’t late. It’s definitely worth the trip, a good 45-50 for me from Chicago but will definitely visit again. The imaginative cocktails are really fun and yummy!

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

I thought it was great I love the 1920s,30s concept felt like I was at a actual speak easy and the food and drinks were great I will definitely be back keep up the good work!!

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Had an awesome meal on Friday night before attending a concert at The Arcada Theater. Dominick is my favorite waiter...always polite, friendly and efficient. We enjoyed salmon for dinner and it was cooked perfect and tasted great. This is a true Fox Valley gem!

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Always an amazing place to see live music.
the staff is friendly and accommodating and the menu for both food and drink is excellent.

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Very cool place!!! Will have to go back soon!

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Sunday dinner was great, meatballs just like mamas. Tables are a little small, but work out okay.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

The food was amazing, not good for the hips but great for the taste buds. Small menu, but what we had was delicious. Very convenient if you're going to a show at the Arcada Theater, which we were. I would highly recommend it for a change of pace. My only concern was the uneven joint in the floor - only because my 80 year of mom with a new knee was with us. Overall, I would definitely go there again.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Great staff, excellent food. Will definitely be going back.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Amazing experience! We were going to a concert that evening and wanted to have dinner before hand. Atmosphere was beautiful, food was amazing and our server was charming. We would recommend your restaurant to all just for the experience of a 1920 club alone!

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Limited menu done right. I would rather have a limited menu than a huge menu done wrong. Speciality drinks a little pricy, but very good. Definitely the kind of drinks you just don't find everywhere which makes them special. Ambience was like I've never seen before. One of a kind. I know I will be back again with other friends. I will be looking forward to seeing things in the different rooms that I missed last time. We were a little short on time due to a concert. Can't wait to go back.....

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Great food. Great service. Staff was very attentive from the moment we walked through the door. We never had to wait for food or cocktail. Timing was impeccable. All the servers worked w a big smile even to closing time.
A must if in the area.

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4.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Dinner and a show at the speakeasy was a fun time! Somewhat limited menu but the food was good ... steak, salmon, flatbed and trio of sliders were our choices. Jackson our server was fantastic. He did a nice job keeping an eye on us! Enjoyed 'The Prisoner' red wine for a good price. Live music with a Sinatra singer this last Friday; fun & engaging. Will recommend!

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

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 on April 15, 2018

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 on April 14, 2018

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 on April 14, 2018

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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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Salmon was amazing! Awesome experience!

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