Permanently Closed - Granite City Food & Brewery - Northbrook

4.3
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604 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American

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This restaurant is permanently closed. With its warm, inviting and modern design, Granite City Food & Brewery’s expansive interior features a spacious and comfortable dining room, four-sided modern, full-service bar and three private dining areas, as well as an outdoor patio. The on-site brewery, with award-winning hand crafted micro-brews, is visible from the main dining and bar areas. The restaurant also showcases an open kitchen featuring chef developed, handcrafted made-from-scratch cuisine, including innovative signature entrees, flatbreads and more. Granite City Food & Brewery’s signature brews, which are made on-site, include The Duke (Pale Ale), The Bennie (Bock), The Batch (Double IPA), The Northern (American Style Light Lager) and The Stout. Seasonal brews are featured throughout the year.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Phone number
(847) 504-0277
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AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
Our Northbrook location has 3 beautiful private dining rooms and a huge patio for your private event needs. With our handcrafted beer, professional service team, state-of-the-art A/V equipment, and WiFi technology, we are here to cater to you.
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Private party contact
Annette Berkey: (224) 255-9626
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Founders Drive
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.2
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4.2
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4.0
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Place is permanently closed. How could i make a reservation?! We had 6 people...

e
Chicago
130 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

It was a good thing that we had time. The wait to be recognized and first approached at our table was longer than necessary.
Salad never came until after main course. We did come when it seemed very busy but this was the first time it has happened to us.
We will return because, thankfully, this was not the norm.
We did like the new and improved menu.

WJ
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, and we especially liked the Octoberfest menu. Waiter was knowledgeable about the beers.

SR
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I found the staff to be very attentive. The food and beverage options were great. Lots of choices.

JG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent customer service-cheerfully accommodated our family’s special dietary needs and made sure everything was just right. Lots of gluten and dairy-friendly options, lovely staff

TG
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have enjoyed dinner here many times, but never for Sunday brunch. It was excellent! And very reasonably priced.

r
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Love this restaurant but it’s been uncomfortably cold the last few times we were there. Our friends and we had our jackets on and were shivering during dinner. My feet were freezing by the time we finished...and we were sitting by the fireplace!

PE
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect. Steak salad was amazing. Service was excellent.

VF
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Food was very good. Service possibly too fast in that our server kept leaving while we were still asking him questions. But he was very nice, just had a lot of tables to wait on. Overall I really liked the place: food, quality, service and ambiance was great.

P
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Waiter was exceptional but food not so good

Y
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

At first we were seated in a room that was really loud, but the host gladly repeated us.

It took a very long time for our server to come to the table (probably 10 min) but once they came the service was subsequently good.

Food was good, the prices have crept up a bit so the value isn't as good anymore.

X
Chicago
89 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience tonight. To start, Alexis was our server and she was one of the best we’ve had in ages. Very friendly, attentive and knowledgeable.
We had the beef tips appetizer, which I really liked, more so than my wife. I had the bedda cheddar burger, cooked perfectly and my wife had the shrimp fried rice, which sounds crazy, but was fantastic.
To top it off, they have blue eyed brunette back, which is my favorite beer.

W
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Go for the food and a good kids selection. But hope that the hostess at the front is not the same one as when we visited - very disinterested and bordered on rude.

N
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Thought we'd try it but never again. These people have no clue. First off, a "cheese curd" is actually odd-shaped blobs of cheese that ARE NOT SQUARE! It's not possible to make curds square since they are naturally formed during the cheese-making process. They should call them CHEESE CUBES or something! It's FALSE ADVERTISING! Secondly, the Corn Fritters were WAY TOO SALTY! Couldn't even eat the apps so we decided to just leave and not order dinner. Also, the waitress brought our drinks but never returned so we had to flag down another waitress to get our bill. BYE!

S
Chicago
146 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The new menu has truly raised the bar at this restaurant. Great new offerings!

E
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

New menu items that were very good. Efficient staff and fast service.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining experience at Granite City Food & Brewery. Great atmosphere and quality food/presentation. The desserts, "Cookie as big as your head" and their layered chocolate cake are excellent choices. Will return in future with colleagues to enjoy a meal.

OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We have been here many times and it has been good. But Saturday night was terrible. We waited for our simple dinner while 4 tables around us got their meals. The food was terrible and when our bill arrived it was wrong.

MB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The new menu is interesting - our tuna (rare) was delicious -

Jennifer, our server, is very special - as is Steve!

b
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food3service2ambience2

We asked four people at different times if the fans could be adjusted as the room was very cold. No one made the effort to even try.. For most of the evening we were the only ones in the room. The good part was my rare burger was well done and cheerfully replaced.

CK
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food was just ok. Service was lacking.
Overall a disappointing experience.

JF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First time here and to be honest, I was a little apprehensive after reading some not so stellar reviews on Yelp. However I was pleasantly surprised for the most part. I did have an issue with getting seated. The man up front placed us in the bar, and its real noisy. We were meting another couple and we do not like to shout. I went up and asked to be seated elsewhere, He told me there were no open tables. I went back to the table and the place was half empty. I then had to demand to be moved elsewhere. He was a Jerk. And from reading some of the reviews perhaps he is the problem. The rest of the evening was great. Our server, Sheryl, was absolutely outstanding. She was engaging, funny and attentive and she knows the menu front to back. She was also training another new server and I can see why she was tasked for that. Just wonderful.
The drinks and good came out in a timely manner. The food was really good. I would go back in a heartbeat.

A
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Service was great, the host and the waitresses were very nice, but the place was kind of dirty and the food wasn’t good at all.

D
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Big menu. Food was very good. I would recommend. gooooooooo

OT
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My son very much enjoyed the top your own doughnut station!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went for brunch. There was a good variety and an omelet station for my husband and a donut station for my son 😊

CD
Chicago
89 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Ahi tuna tostados were good, but left us wishing they had more substance. Wings and flatbreads had too much sauce and cheese (flatbread only). Server was very nice and helpful. Outdoor patio was great, but difficult for service being far from bar and kitchen.

l
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the new menu. Enjoyed the Small Plates.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. It was our first visit and our server Cheryl was excellent. You can really tell that she loves her job. We will be back 😉

AL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

nothing special here, food is overpriced... just like any other brewery/restaurant popping up... service was average

DG
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

friendly staff and abundant choices (even custom made donuts!)---a great Sunday brunch at a great price-

c
Orlando
22 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were great. Our server Yoishe made it a very enjoyable dining experience.

DB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food. Good Service.

OT
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

When here for brunch and the food amazing.

X
Chicago
89 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

We have been here many, many times. We came today to celebrate my birthday with my little granddaughters.
It was half price appetizers and flatbreads.
However, there was a very large private function going on.
We ordered the Asian shrimp and two flatbreads. It took much longer than usual to get our food and when we did it was barely warm.
The taco flatbread was scorched on top of it.
Normally, I would have sent it back, but with a 4 and 2 year old, you know you’re there for a limited time only.
I think this food had been prepared for the large party and they just gave it to us.
The server did give us a few coupons to try to make up for it, and it was not his fault.
So disappointing when one of your favorite places falls flat.

C
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

I really like this place as a bar/restaurant. The food is probably just OK, but the atmosphere is really nice, fun but laid back. The Happy Hour specials are a good deal. Lots of TVs for sporting events. The outside patio is nice. Landscaping makes it feel a bit secluded which is great. I had a steak which was OK. A little salty.

KN
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Cinnamon rolls on the table is inspired. Well done. Good food and reasonable price.

s
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

This brunch had a variety of wonderful selections, from the must try reggianno potatoes, the thick cut cooked to perfection bacon, outstanding scones and the top your own Donut Bar! to name a few. Why would you pass up the champagne bottle mimosa with 3/ choices of orange, pineapple or cranberry mixers? This is definitely a place to put on your list for Sunday Brunch. Enjoy~

NH
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside and it wonderful!!

JE
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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