Tables are very close together which was disappointing. Other than that the food and service was excellent.
This is a fantastic restaurant and is a gem on the North Shore. We dine here all the time. The staff and management is so professional and friendly. The space is fresh and bright and most importantly it is alive with atmosphere! Do not miss a chance to enjoy the food.
My husband and I have eaten brunch at Guildhall twice before attending plays at Writer's Theater. The staff is friendly and service is attentive, but not rushed. Try a brunch cocktail. Bellinis are perfect.
We have eaten here numerous times and always had a good meal with excellent service.
The hamburger is wonderful and the french fries are really some of the best I have had. Needless to say I am not very Paleo.
Good food but too loud. Good for pre-theatre. Enjoyed the fritto misto and salmon. Service was also good. Just wish it wasn’t so loud. Can’t hear yourself talk.
While the food was great. The service was overbearing..... We were having dinner with friends and could not even relax and talk.. Literally the server and bus boys were hoovering around us. They would come by and try to pick up our wine decanters before they were empty (wine $10 a glass- I want to drink every last drop), trying to take away plates with food still on them because you had paused while eating to talk. I appreciate attentive service but this was beyond ridiculous. We felt like we were being hurried and really should not have been as we arrived at 5pm and were the 2nd table to be seated. Also, we were seated directly next to another couple, the quarters are quite close. We could hear each others conversations, in fact the woman sitting next to my husband commented on our food. For the money - we spent $200 on dinner, we really felt like it was not an enjoyable experience.
Loved the whitefish special (with slightly pickled carrots ). Please put it on your regular menu !
Terrific food and service as always.
Burata salad was great. Filet was a cheap piece of meat accompanied by a plate filling, awful tasting giant piece of radicchio I can't see anyone eating and it was $34 overpriced. Need noise control! It is way too loud
Outstanding. Worth every penny of the bill.
Food was excellent. Ditto service. People were nice and attentive. Ambience was quite enjoyable. Noise level was tolerable. Recommend this restaurant highly!
Excellent food in a lovely casual setting!
Excellent choice for dinner before Writer's theater. Extremely close and the waiter was helpful in pointing out we could stay parked for free. Limited menu but good choice ranging from vege to meaty with seasonal options. Food was very good. Interesting wine list, mostly reasonably priced. Good service and quick to get you to the theater on time.
Excellent service and food. Great ambiance. Best restaurant on the Northshore
What an amazing dinner we had. My friend and I shared a butter lettuce salad that was wonderful and we both had the stone bass which was divine. It was seared and served with awinter squash and black rice. Amazing!
Great atmosphere. Two people ordered cod and loved it, two ordered cassoulet.
Cod was excellent, cassoulet not good at all.
Would go back, but pas pour le cassoulet!
Everything wonderful except they were full and it was quite noisy.
The service was as good as the meal. Each appetizer, salad and entree served to each of the four of us was outstanding.
Service, food and atmosphere were all great. Enjoyed it very much.
The food is consistently good. I had the roasted chicken and my husband had the tenderloin. We started with a bruchetta. All delish. Our server was neutral. Not super helpful or friendly. She seemed irritated that the four of wanted to enjoy a leisurely dinner. The water glasses needed more attention.
The restaurant is very pretty, but it is LOUD.
I won't come here for groups larger than 4.
It was a lively restaurant, but we were able to hear each other at the table clearly. The food was very good - bass, skirt steak, peppercorn tenderloin, lamb pappardelle - all very good. We did not feel rushed at all.
Our brunch could not have been nicer—something for everyone from my 9 year old daughter to my 83 year old aunt! Amazing, freshly made donuts to an incredible chicken club to eggs with smoked salmon. Just perfection. Service matched the fantastic food! They could not have been more accommodating.
Our party of four had an excellent dinner at Guildhall before a weeknight performance at Writers. Their kale and butternut squash salad was delicious, as was the Amish chicken. We had very attentive service from Alberto.
My only suggestion is that the restaurant take a look - and a listen - to the type and volume of music they were playing for an audience at 5:30 pm on a Thursday evening. When we first sat down, it was extremely loud, and some of the selections truly sounded like a jackhammer over our heads, making it difficult to hear the person next to you. Luckily, I think someone must have turned down the volume after the restaurant started to fill. The food was excellent, but the ambiance in terms of noise needs some attention to make this restaurant as terrific as it has the potential to be.
We were attending a play at the Writer's theater, and wanted to have bite to eat beforehand. Guildhall was a nice restaurant. Nicely decorated, friendly, attentive staff. They had just opened at 4p and the place was empty, so I can't comment on the noise levels. The food was expensive. I wasn't there to eat a sumptious meal, so Bonnie settled on a burger ($16), I had the fish and Chips ($19 I think). Fish was tasty but was simple white fish and not all the difficult to prepare. Chips were potato slices. I tasted the burger and it was above average: but $16? What gets me is the over the top prices on wine in so many places these days. The cheapest red on the list was $16, justified by it being an 8oz "carafe" versus a 6oz glass. No offense, but that's double. Someday someone will figure out that great tasting wine doesn't cost all that much, and if you can offer a good 'pour' for 6 or 7$ people will remember that, rather than $40 dollars on the bill for a few glasses of wine.
I don't imagine the well-heeled residents of the area care all that much, anyway, but I'd likely not go back due to the cost. But I would like to eat there on a busy weekend: I'll bet it's fun. It really is a nice looking restaurant with a great bar area.
The O'Neill play was outstanding!
Great Sunday brunch as always! We had a great time. Can't beat it!
Limited brunch menu. Kale salad with grilled tofu was basic. Had to request additional dressing to give it flavor. Not a good place for vegan and gluten free.
Other said their food was ok.
I noted when I made the reservation that it was the birthday of one person in our party. They did nothing.
Great restaurant. Fine food,drink,service and ambience.
Everything was great. Beet salad was delicious, chicken entree was flavorful. Would definitely go back.
This was our first visit! I had the Ahi Tuna- with a potato purée. The tuna could have been a little more rare, but the taste and preparation made up for that, it was superb. My husband had the Stone Bass which he said was fantastic!! We split a Beet Salad which had a mixture of red and yellow beets with goat cheese, pears and greens- delicious! The restaurant was full and lively- despite the busy atmosphere, our server was friendly and checked in often. We will be back soon to this Glencoe treasure!
Everything was great!
My daughter went to Guildhall for a birthday brunch with her friends and had a wonderful time! Thank you!
Great suggestions by server. Service great as we were dining before a show. He got us served quickly so we could be on time to our event.
The food was really excellent and the service was very good. The cocktails were good but a bit less generous than most local competitors. The only negative was that the place is quite noisy, at least on the night we were there. We'll definitely go back.
We had to text each other to have a conversation.
This is my third time dining at this restaurant and each time has been enjoyable. This, a Saturday night, was noisier than I enjoy. But that is my only complaint.
First visit. Met friends. Will definitely return again. The food was amazing. Great atmosphere even though quarters are close. It’s easy to overlook because food was that good. Great place.
Need to change up the menu more often and have better specials
Excellent service and food. Great ambiance. Best restaurant on the Northshore
All good but too loud! This is an easy fix and would help a lot.