Elephant & Castle - Glenview

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The old Union Jack behind the bar may be faded, but spirits are soarin’. And why not? This is after all, a laugh-out-loud, slap-on-the-back, greet-you-with-a-roar, English-style pub. Where the traditions are as rich and warm as the Shephard’s Pie. And where the stories flow as freely from the tongue as the beer flows from the taps.

Since 1977, Elephant & Castle has rolled out its well-worn welcome mat to anyone and everyone looking for a cracking good time. Whether that means cheering on your beloved team or chatting up your mates or simply savoring fresh made eats with a bit of jolly old England folded in here and there, this is the pub where you get your brit on.
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Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Friday night. Games on and we walk into a song Michael rowed the boat ashore. The music was dull. Not lively for Friday night

C
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The food was just ok in our opinion and our server seemed constantly frantic yet very inattentive considering it wasn't crazy busy. Ordered a second round of drinks when our food came and we were almost done eating by the time the drinks arrived. Probably will not return. There are many, better options in the area.

C
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 1

Nice place, good food, great service - but the choice of music sucked and it was loud. I asked who chose the sound...server told me the Chef. He/she should stick to cooking.

Elephant & Castle - Glenview
Responded on September 17, 2019

Hey Chuck, thanks for dropping a line. Sorry about our music choice Saturday evening, tried a new station and I don't believe it was anyone's favorite. We'll be back to our normal upbeat British Rock classics from here on out. I can promise you our chef was working hard in the kitchen & didn't have anything to do with the music but had everything to do with your good food. Thank you for your kind words & we hope to see you back soon. -Krysta Stier, E&C Glenview Managing Partner

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j
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

It's hard to find good "fish-n-chips" in the north suburbs. So head over to Elephant and Castle...it's worth the trip. And the price is reasonable. Not a lot of atmosphere, but the food is good. I go back often and take friends who also miss the fish and chips British meal.

S
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Have eaten here several times, both lunch and dinner, and have had consistently good experience. Service is always friendly and quick. Tried fish& chips, Shepard's pie, tacos, salad and sandwiches with no misses.

e
Chicago
72 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The service was excellent. The two main courses we ordered were very good. They were very receptive to allowing us to make changes to the items ordered. The timing of the service was very good. We would recommend the restaurant and will go back.

e
Chicago
72 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Nice feature that you could get a salad with a sandwich with additional charge. The salmon club sandwich was good, but a little breadth. My steak sandwich was very little meat, mostly mushy hoagie bun. Service was mediocre and at times no attention. The place was extremely empty for a Friday night. My food order and the service showed probably why when other restaurants in the area extremely busy. Will give it one more try because my wife’s meal was decent!

S
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated outside where the weather was beautiful and live music was being performed around the corner from where we were sitting. We were first time customers and the waiter Chris was friendly and helpful in suggesting a dinner entree and alerting us to Thursday evening drink specials and happy hour discounted appetizers. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the evening and plan to go back again.

FH
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, excellent service. Both Bella and Krystal were the sparkles that topped a wonderful meal and a special evening.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

The food quality and value was poor.

FG
New England
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my first time at Elephant & Castle in Glenview and I really enjoyed it! The food was delicious!

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and great food. It looked like those pictures you see of food in a magazine! I got the French dip, grandma got the fish and chips, my husband got the butter chicken, a little something for everyone!

M
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday;a

WC
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Our server was extremely pleasant and helpful. Our party of four ordered four different entres and the very good food arrived quickly. Overall, a pleasant experience.

AJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

Very disappointed in the food quality. Been to the downtown location and enjoyed it.
The Glenview restaurant is not the same quality as the one in Chicago.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was so delicious the first time I dined at Elephant and Castle a month ago that I recommended E&C for my reunion with friends this week. I loved the shepherd’s pie on both visits. My friends all loved their meals too. We also enjoyed the bread pudding! I like the music, too. It carries my friends and I back to our high school days. Thank you for a lovely evening! Sharon

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent customer service and food is consistent

PS
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had reservations for 1 we came early no problem getting seated. The roses for Mother’s Day was a real supervise. Was second visit in five days, Really friendly staff. Great atmosphere. Fab food.

B
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very fast service, almost too fast. Quirky but interesting interpretation of English pub fare. Indian food was very spicy. Side salads were generous with a lot of good toppings and dressings were original. Will come back.

C
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We where pleasantly surprise that all four of us enjoyed our meals, being that it’s a restaurant that’s mostly pub style food.
My husband enjoyed the butter chicken which is an Indian style dish, fish tacos were tasty, and our friends enjoyed the lamb burger and a salad with shrimp.
Wait staff was friendly and efficient we would definitely go back again

d
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great variety of food on menu. Food was delicious and service was great! We had a reservation and got seated right away. We did not wait long for food. Would definitely go back!

Elephant & Castle - Glenview
Responded on April 29, 2019

Thank you for dropping a line Denise, your review is greatly appreciated. Hope to see you soon! Cheers, Krysta Stier EC Glenview Managing Partner

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DS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience from start to finish for our first time there! Our server, Hope was great! She recommended some items off the menu and were just as she described. Food came out quickly and tasted great. I cannot wait to dine with you guys again soon!

Elephant & Castle - Glenview
Responded on April 29, 2019

Thank you for the great feedback Dan. Hope is one of our rockstars, I'm sure she will appreciate the kind words. We look forward to seeing you soon! Cheers, Krysta Stier EC Glenview Managing Partner

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r
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice addition to the Glen. Good food, good service and family-friendly.

JR
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food was just adequate. My dish was supposed to be fish tacos but I could not taste anything like fish. Service was very good.

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

Delicious British pub grub and attentive service

s
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good menu selection. Food was good value

E
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, great location with free parking; hope this one sticks around!!

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Overall we enjoyed our meal. The kids menu is a great value. I enjoyed my steak and mushroom pie. Unfortunately my choice of beer was out of stock. I hope the restaurant does well. Though it was quite empty and the atmosphere was a bit too low key. We will try it again as we’ve enjoyed their Chicago location for brunch.

JB
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Interesting restaurant with over-the-top (in a good way!) British pub decor.

Ate Valentine's dinner here with my fiancee, and received free pretzel bites appetizer for making a V-Day reservation through OpenTable.

Service was friendly & efficient. Food was very good. We'll definitely go back.

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

Clean, friendly, family friendly.. Waitress attentive & prompt. Good service..

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

Everything was great. I hope they address the headlight beams of cars parking directly outside with some window treatments or something.

b
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

Poor food, server was very forgetful. limited menu.

E
Chicago
449 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a fun place! A takeoff of a British pub with pub food, imported beer and ale on tap, a bunch of flat screens, fast service (? too fast) and great prices. In addition, there are plenty of choices for diners who don’t want English food. My Yorkshire pudding was great, and the ale and onion soup incredibly excellent!! My wife had a special pistachio crusted salmon and Caesar salad which were both terrific. There are so many other things on the menu I look forward to next time!

G
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Went with my mom on Saturday night at 7:15, plenty of open seats. Service was great as was my food. My mom, age 90, complained that 3 of her mussels were not opened. Server could not have been nicer as he offered her a free dessert, for 3 unopened mussels. Way to go.

TG
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was outstanding. Loved the ambiance. Had dinner with friends we tried 3 different appetizers which were all tasty. All of our dinner entrees were also very good. Definitely recommend and will be back.

PF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An eclectic English pub menu with dishes from other cultures as well. Great friendly service with a menu that will appeal to all ages. My grandchildren were happy with the kids menu and the tastiness of their food as were the adults in my party. Casual, comfortable. We definitely will return again and again. Try it.

Elephant & Castle - Glenview
Responded on February 2, 2019

Hey Peter, thank you very much for the kind words & awesome review. We look forward to seeing you soon. Cheers! -Krysta Stier, EC Glenview General Manager

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S
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Great place for watching sports. Food is fine and the service was very good.

m
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Super tasty hamburger and club sandwich!!’

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our new favorite restaurant, excellent food and excellent service!!

ML
Chicago
49 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The menu was diversified. The food was good. The service was fine.

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