Club Arcada 1920s Speakeasy

4.6
377 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 Dining
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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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Cross street
Rt. 64 & Riverside Ave
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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, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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CG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Speakeasy is a wonderful venue for just about any occasion. We were there on a date prior to going to the theater downstairs to see Hotel California. The atmosphere is really great and the wait staff is super friendly and attentive. The salmon dinner is done to perfection and the drink menu offers many selections and super specialty drinks. Looking forward to going back.

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CK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

The Speakeasy at The Arcada had great ambience with everyone dressed like 1920's characters. Lucky me, I was there on a Thursday and they have 1/2 price Bourbon. Gave me the opportunity to sample bourbon, I would not have tried, otherwise. The only downside was the menu is very limited. I had the Flight of sandwiches which was very good and afforded one the opportunity to mix the sandwiches if one type was not wanted. Otherwise a great evening. Thank you Ashley, my server.

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KW
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Service was slow and portion sizes are small.

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KS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 4

Italian feast was tasty, but small plated portion. Cannoli was bite size, not traditional. Service was awful. Waiter never asked if we wanted pasta or ravioli and we had to ask several times for drinks. Salad was just okay. Music was great!

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F
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was very good but not much on the menu. The service is great. Mona really made my 1st visit very enjoyable. Plus is was cool to have dinner and then go down to the theatre for a show at a great venue.

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OA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Arcada Speakeasy Club is a fascinating place with beautiful décor, great live music and food that is fun to eat. I love the 3 pretzel roll plate with the various meats, which include Ron's own homemade meatballs. Ron, the owner, makes a point of visiting each and every table every night. He's got a beautiful place and a beautiful personality to go with it. I STRONGLY recommend the Arcada Speakeasy. Personally...I love this place. It's a winner for date nights ;-)

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SS
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We received an email after booking theater tix to see Buddy Guy. The entire experience fit right in with the Chicago Blues. It was truly a meal and evening never to forget.

We dine out and do events quite often - members of The Raue in Crystal Lake. Preferred customers at Woodstock Opera Hall and visit The Genesee in Waukegan. The Arcada too will be added to Our Favorites.

Thank you all on the staff at both restaurant and theater all were outstanding !

Al and Shannon Stott

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience.

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RG
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Had a wonderful time watching Ken Mate perform his magic. Great night, wonderful atmosphere.

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t
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 2service 4ambience 5

The term "feast" leads one to believe that for a $20 per person cost, that there is a buffet to select from... instead you get a 9 inch plate with a small portion of the multiple items listed on the "feast" menu... at the end you get a 2 inch long cannoli that is more of a finger food than a dessert. I came away feeling taken by the entire meal.... but the ambiance was very good.... I would recommend staying with the drinks and appetizers and skip the dinners.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

In everyday speak " the Speak " was a terrific experience. A step back in time.

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TK
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Awesome food, love the Speakeasy theme and all the antiques and era related pictures!

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f
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

Our waiter was inattentive. He took forever to bring drinks. Food arrived in the blink of an eye, then he all but disappeared

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KL
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such an adorable restaurant! Great decor and atmosphere. Flapper wait staff were fun. Food was delicious, but expensive. $16 for 3 sliders with no sides was high. $12 would have made more sense, or add another slider.

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OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had some appetizers and cocktails before a concert and it was great

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TD
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been to Club Arcada many times now. This is the first time through open table and the first time to write a review. Simply put, the food, the service and the atmosphere have all been outstanding each and every visit!

Tony Damico

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d
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thoroughly enjoyed the delicious Italian food, the incredible vintage style decor excellent service and the entertainment was exceptional with Vito Zato, the very funny comedian, a real treat for us all. What a fun afternoon!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Love the drinks, great selection.
The menu is small but everything we have tried has been delish. Stay for the show!!

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s
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a great time! The Flat Cats were great!!!! We love dance to live music and they hit the sweet spot.
The service was great and the costumes were fun...Would highly recommend very fun

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SK
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a really good time and hope to bring lots of friends back.

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M
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 2ambience 5

Beautifully decorated and fun atmosphere. Service was a bit slow. Drink menu is extensive and mixed drinks had a generous pour. Dinner selections are two, beef or fish (unless they are running a special which they had that night). Beef was overcooked but the salmon was nice. The Italian dish was heavily seasoned but overall tasty. Live entertainment was a Sinatra singer who had a wonderful voice and tried to interact with the audience but he definitely drowned out any hope of conversation at the table. This would probably be a great spot for either before or after a show. Great for a first time visit, but not sure we would return unless bringing other first timers to see the place.

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R
Chicago
81 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great, atmosphere is fantastic, entertainment the best

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CA
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We reserved the Gatsby room to celebrate our parents 60th wedding anniversary. The wait staff was excellent in handling our large group of 20. The food was excellent and we loved the singer. He came over to our group many times, serenading many of us. The only thing, the volume was a little too loud for us to talk amongst ourselves.
Other than that.....everyone had a great time. The singer made it very special.

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KG
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and great food offerings which are perfect for a pre-show meal. Love dining at The Club then seeing an excellent show in the theatre.
Truly a wonderful experience

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SM
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Menu not extensive, though food was very good. Only two entrees so it’s better suited for drinks and appetizers. We were also seated at a small round table at a couch so it was a little difficult to eat dinner. Ambience is very nice but I’d go more for drinks.

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d
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and ambiance were wonderful. Great place to have dinner before the theater.

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CL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Kind of pricey and small portions. Food was very tastey.

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T
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very classy, fun and unique place. The music was outstanding and we ate a delicious dinner while watching the show.

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s
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love club arcada. I have never had a bad experience. Food is amazing and so is the staff

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LC
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

It was our first time there, so we went for the Frank Sinatra Review and Ron’s Italian Sunday dinner. My husband likes to eat early, so we were with a much older crowd! It was definitely an experience and the Speakeasy was done in a fun way. The food was really good and we will certainly do it again!

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DN
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All was great, the only negative was that we were very cold.

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ET
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Loved the interactive show, food was good, atmosphere was excellent - another wonderful restaurant to add to our frequent visit list. My wife and I will tell all our friends about this great place.

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E
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friends and I ate dinner here before the show. Friendly staff, fast service and great atmosphere. I plan to dine again soon and recommend to friends who are in the area for a show.

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DC
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time. Cool atmosphere and great food. Entertainment and wait staff were excellent. Can not wait to go back!

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MR
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My friend attended the Allman/Betts concert and are here before the concert. As we had never been to The Arcadia, had no idea the restaurant was there. Nice find and we shall be back.

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B
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to the Arcada Club several times but this was my first Sunday evening for Ron's Sinatra Italian Dinner, it was SO GOOD. There were 6 of us & everyone enjoyed their pasta dish, plenty of food. GREAT food, fantastic service & enjoyable entertainment!
Look forward to our next dinner.

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RP
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time, food was very good, entertainment was amazing.
Service was very good, everyone there was very attentive.

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H
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, great unique atmosphere. Rare opportunity for live music in the suburbs. Come before the show if you want to visit, small venue makes conversation difficult during the show. Overall, great, fun vibe

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m
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, very nice and fun staff, dancing, and good music!! love this place

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AK
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Fun place to hang out, watch a magic show and sample a few craft cocktails. Limited menu but the items were good.

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