Hey Nonny

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$30 and under
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American
Located in downtown Arlington Heights, Hey Nonny offers an intimate live music experience where great music, scrumptious food, and excellent drinks deliver patrons a bit of that “Hey Nonny Nonny” carefree bliss.

Hey Nonny is comprised of two parts: a music listening room where great musicians engage with the audience, and a farm-to-table Bistro.
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4.4
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4.4
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4.3
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LH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for a Sunday brunch! Outstanding service!

M
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Went on a Friday and they couldn’t have been more hospitable. They had a Christmas story pop up which was great fun for the family. Didn’t realize going in that they would seat us at a high top. Which is usually fine but the bar becomes extremely crowded and people were constantly bumping into us. Additionally there was a live musician (who was really good) but they had his volume turned way up and caused the bar guests to talk even louder. We ordered an appetizer and dinners, but all the food came out at once which was a disappointment since space on the table was limited to start. So it’s a good place, decent food, just know what you’re in for.

Hey Nonny
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to review the restaurant. We will follow up with the staff on the timing of the dishes to improve that. Also we will look to address table spacing to make it more comfortable. One thing you can do is to put in the notes when you book to be at a low top table. We will try our best to make that happen, as those tables are a little away from the bar crowd. Thanks again for the review and support of Hey Nonny.

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DE
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Overall we had a great time. It’s just the ambiance and setting could have been nicer. We were celebrating my mom’s 71st birthday. I wrote this in the reservation and the tables were wobbly. Something as simple as a white tablecloth would give this so much more ambiance for a Brunch. And being our first time, we did not know how loud it was sitting in the main room. The manager should have known or asked as I informed them of the occasion. I really like the place but I thought it would be a little nicer and that is why we planned a special birthday there. Music was lovely. Singer was fantastic. Coffee and drinks were good. Service was ok.

Hey Nonny
Responded on December 4, 2019

Denise, Thank you for the review. We will address the wobbly tables moving forward and appreciate your suggestion on the white tablecloth. We wish your moms reservation was more memorable for you, and will do our best to improve on these points. Thank you so much for checking us out, and we appreciate the feedback on your visit.

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S
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding. Food, in particular, was excellent!
I would have preferred a lower table.

Hey Nonny
Responded on December 3, 2019

Susie, Thank you for the great review, and for supporting us at Hey Nonny! You can note in your reservation to get a lower table next time and we will make it happen. Thanks again.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was very friendly. Delicious cocktails. Super interesting and innovative cuisine. Love the atmosphere.

Hey Nonny
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for your review! We appreciate your comments about the food, cocktails, and atmosphere. It makes us feel great that we could deliver on all, and will continue to work hard to keep doing it.

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AW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great staff, excellent management, and incredible entertainment.

Hey Nonny
Responded on December 2, 2019

Hey Alyson! Thanks for your nice note. We're looking forward to your next visit!

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OT
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been here three times, and honestly the place has improved every single time. I would say they have made leaps and bounds in terms of timing, which is key. They have fast service and the food came out in so little time I was shocked. I think they have hit their stride and wouldn't hesitate to recommend this restaurant.

Hey Nonny
Responded on November 25, 2019

Thank you so much for your wonderful review of Hey Nonny. We have been working hard to improve service and the recognition is very great to hear.

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CC
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food1service5ambience5

I ordered the gluten free pasta primavera. The server did not know they had gluten free pasta even though it was in the menu. After I pointed it out, she verified with the kitchen and placed my order. She was very considerate and happy to make the option available. When my meal came out it was terrible. It was room temp, the pasta was under cooked and inedible. The vegetables were tasteless. A manager came by to ask how the meal was, I told him and he immediately offered me a replacement. I couldn't accept because we needed to leave, and he immediately took the meal off my bill. I will definitely go back for dinner again with no hesitation! I loved the place -except the pasta! 🤗

Hey Nonny
Responded on November 26, 2019

Candace, I was really glad I was there to address the issue and I want you to know we have taken measures to educate the staff and kitchen to make sure we do not repeat this mis-step. On your next visit please ask for me personally and I will make sure you have a great time. Thanks for your feedback.

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LO
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I came in as a single and they really treated me so nicely, not second rate that I find often happens.

Hey Nonny
Responded on November 25, 2019

LittleO I am so glad our staff took great care of you and made your night special. We appreciate your business and our honored by your great review.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

CA
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Went for brunch on a Sunday afternoon where there was live music. We were in the other room opposite of the piano and it was very loud and could barely talk. Food was good but for three pancakes it was $14 and that’s all you got

Hey Nonny
Responded on November 20, 2019

Hi there! Thanks for checking out our jazz brunch. We hire great musicians -- even for the brunches -- and then we try REALLY hard to get the sound right -- so that those who are listening can hear clearly and so that those who want to talk can do that. It is a fine line and it sounds like we didn't get it right on Sunday in our Bistro room. We'll stay on it. Thank you.

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DS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time as always. Just live the brunch here. The Jazz is cool and the food is hot

Hey Nonny
Responded on November 20, 2019

Excellent summary, Debbie! May we steal it?

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m
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great place. 1st time here and we loved it. Excellent food and great staff. Mary the hostess was very friendly and helpful.
The music room is intimate and cosy, not a bad seat. We will definitely be back.

Hey Nonny
Responded on November 20, 2019

Hey Michaelf. Thank you for your lovely (and spot on!) observations! We really appreciate it.

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TL
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Limited menu , high priced for nothing special. $17 for shrimp and grits? There were 4 shrimp and no sides . Waitress did not know what kind of shrimp not was it on the menu. They said, we have the best burgers but could not tell me what kind of beef. Did not refill coffee either.
Noisy singing that was not very good, more annoying. Maybe it’s better at night. Waitress did run down the street after us because we left the credit card. Very nice of her to do so.

Hey Nonny
Responded on November 15, 2019

Hey there TamL! Thanks for checking out our brunch! We'll work hard on making sure our staff know the provenance of our shrimp and beef. We're sorry that you didn't love Elaine Dame's singing -- she is simply one of the best jazz standards singers in Chicago and most folks adore her. And we're happy that you appreciated that Brittany ran down the street to get you your credit. Come back soon!

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DG
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They play music, so it’s not a quiet area. Food is adequate for the price charged. No complaints.

RH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love their eclectic brunch choices!

AH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The experience was great, music was great except that it was very difficult to hear her, somehow the acoustics in the room weren’t right. Although it was enjoyable. We’ll be back.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant- the food is great and the vibe is awesome:)

c
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Went for Bluegrass Brunch on Saturday morning. Music was very good and not at a level so loud that you couldn't converse at the table. Brunch menu was great. Lots of choices. Would do again but might try Jazz brunch on Sunday mornings.

Hey Nonny
Responded on November 15, 2019

Hey csb059! Thanks for coming in for the Bluegrass Brunch and for your kind words. Definitely check out the Jazz Brunch too -- also a ton of fun.

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RM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service....and a great show after!

DB
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Limited food options but otherwise good gathering place

Hey Nonny
Responded on November 15, 2019

Thanks for your kind words, DenB! We keep our food options limited because everything is fresh. We have no food freezer. Our limited menu allows us to make sure everything is always fresh off the delivery truck.

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MS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

GREAT venue for dinner and a concert!!!! So easy to sit down, eat and then walk next door to a concert! What a find!

CN
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Food was decent but a little pricey. Service was slow but friendly. The venue is very intimate and fun.

Hey Nonny
Responded on November 5, 2019

Thank you for our feedback. We have dropped a few of the prices on our menu recently and will re-evaluate on our next menu print to offer great food at a fair price. Thanks again for the feedback and your support of Hey Nonny.

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CQ
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Lots of flavor and creativity in all four of our dishes.

Happy hour drinks were great.

Happy hour music was very entertaining.

Hey Nonny
Responded on November 5, 2019

Thank you so much for your positive review of Hey Nonny. We have worked hard to stay current on both our drink and food menu, and to improve the overall quality. Your support is noted and we will continue to keep the standards high and keep improving our food, drinks, and operations.

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DF
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best time here a few months back and so tried it again. The food is fantastic - highly rec the cheese boards and calamari. The steak salad was also delicious.

Leave room for the old fashioned (or two).

Hey Nonny
Responded on November 5, 2019

Thank you for the feedback on your experience. I agree the calamari and cheese boards are good menu items. The steak salad is one of our best sellers since updating the menu so thank you for that positive feedback. Your support and feedback is crucial to our business so thanks you for the great review.

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TJ
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food. Band room is awesome.

Hey Nonny
Responded on November 8, 2019

Thank you for the positive review you gave Hey Nonny! We appreciate you noticing the band room and would agree it is a great space. We also are very happy to hear you like the food. Thanks again for taking the time to show us some love, best to you.

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K
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time having dinner and then listening to the music. Would definitely recommend. Our waiter Conner was great - friendly and very knowledgeable about the menu.

Hey Nonny
Responded on November 5, 2019

Thank you for the positive review of your visit to Hey Nonny. It makes me so happy to hear that Connor did such a wonderful job with your group. We are happy to have him on our staff and will reward him for a job well done. Thank you so much again for your support and positive review. Best wishes to you!

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KC
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our dining experience was terrific. The food was amazing, atmosphere casual and relaxing and I cannot wait to go back!

Hey Nonny
Responded on November 5, 2019

Thanks for the positive review. We are so happy to hear you loved the food and will continue to only improve the menu. We cannot wait to see you on your next visit to Hey Nonny!

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c
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service is exceptional. Our server was very friendly. The owner went around to tables to introduce himself and make sure everything was okay. The jazz brunch was really nice and we would certainly return!

PM
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal, highly recommend the cheese board!! The staff was fantastic, will definitely come here again!

p
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the intimate venue. The food was delicious and the service great. We went to see Callaghan show and as I have always loved Callaghan, it was wonderful. In the small venue, it seemed so personal. I will be watching for more acts to come that we may find appealing. Callaghan is what drew us in the first time but I look forward for more to come.

BK
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I live this place. Great music and a place to listen also a place to talk and have the music pleasantly in the background. Great food and service. Wonderful friendly staff! You’ll go and want to come back again!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Overall good, mix up between host and wait staff meant our server didn’t come over for 10+ minutes as she was unaware we were there! Once we asked hostess to check on server status she came right over and took orders.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time to dinner and a show. What great atmosphere! The food and drinks were amazing. We all cleaned our plates...the food was so delicious. Great place to see live music. Staff was courteous and professional. Couldn’t have been better!

DD
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What is not to like? We've been here at least 7 times since they opened. Never disappointed - in food OR entertainment. We were pleasantly surprised by the new menu in our last visit. GREAT change-up.

DS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The burgers are great, exceptional. The chocolate pot de creme is very tasty, and rich - share with someone. Their music room is wonderful - you can hear all genres of music, and every seat is a good seat.

DB
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Beat calamari ever had! Will be back.

AF
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good, as was the service. The sound was great at the show and I like that the restaurant was separated from the music area. I’m going again tonight!

KA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

While the food in this location was fantastic, the service was less than desirable.

Hey Nonny
Responded on October 8, 2019

Hey KAtB. Thanks for visiting Hey Nonny and we're thrilled that you enjoyed the food. We work hard to train our staff for great service and we are always trying to make it better. We'll ask privately for more details of your service issues if you'd be willing to provide them. Thanks!

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M
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Two people in our party did not like their dinner. Need better service

Hey Nonny
Responded on October 8, 2019

Hi Cheryl. Thanks very much for coming to Hey Nonny. We'll reach out to you privately to see if we can get some details about your dinner. We're always trying to improve our customer service. Hope to see you again soon!

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