Hey Nonny

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$30 and under
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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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4.5
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4.5
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4.2
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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l
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food at a great venue.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Liquid Soul!!

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TR
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bluegrass brunch was fantastic! Great music, creative menu, and excellent service.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Staff was great. Music was phenomenal!

Hey Nonny
Responded on January 14, 2020

Thank you so much for the great review!

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EB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

where in the suburbs can you go for a delicious meal, great atmosphere and live entertainment ??? this place is great

Hey Nonny
Responded on January 7, 2020

Ellen, Thank you for the great review of Hey Nonny and for all of the positive comments.

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l
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Didn't know what to expect from Hey Nonny but overall pleasantly surprised. The service was amazing. Our server told us the soup of the day might be running out and let us know what would come next. We really wanted the lobster bisque even though they weren't quite ready to serve it but she went and asked if just two cups could be heated for us. We didn't ask for that accommodation and were impressed. We enjoyed the bisque! We both had pasta. Hey Nonny put its own mark on this dish. Would have it again. Very good. The one issue with the restaurant was that practically everyone who walked behind me banged into my chair. We were sitting at a high table. There was a large party directly behind me. Perhaps the tables are not usually that close together but imagine trying to eat with someone crashing into you every few minutes. Not fun. Not pleasant. Not acceptable. Otherwise, would recommend and look forward to returning...next time for the music as well.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome!!!

Hey Nonny
Responded on January 7, 2020

Thank you for the 5 star review!

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G
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went to the Sunday Jazz Brunch and everything was really good from the service to the food to the music. I had the benedict which was good but not much hollandaise...which may be good because if it's not good it can ruin the whole dish...but overall it was tasty. My friend had the shrimp and grits which she said were really good, her son had the steak and eggs and we were all impressed with the size of the steak. It was a very generous portion and was served according to his requested"doneness". My son had the fried chicken and waffle and said it was just ok. The music was really good. We enjoyed it all and would definitely go back! Oh yeah, the bottomless mimosas were also greatly enjoyed!

Hey Nonny
Responded on January 3, 2020

Gigi, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are glad you liked the food and the mimosas. The kitchen will get the feedback on the hollandaise sauce portion size on your visit , and we will make corrections so thanks for that. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to having you in again.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to have dinner and enjoy music talent.

Hey Nonny
Responded on January 3, 2020

Thank you so much for the great review and comments!

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KA
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an awesome meal and heard some good live music. We will definitely be back again.

Hey Nonny
Responded on January 3, 2020

Kaz, Thank you so much for taking the time to review Hey Nonny and for the great comments! We look forward to your next visit.

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s
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good items in the menu but not a big selection

Hey Nonny
Responded on January 3, 2020

Sally, Thank you for the feedback, and we will we look to expand the menu in our next change of it. We appreciate your support of Hey Nonny and the positive review.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Going to restaurants is hard with a toddler, but this was the best! Sometimes when we get seated, people don't consider high chairs or toddlers, but the staff here did and I was very pleased with that! It's rare to find people and a restaurant that doesn't make you feel like you're apologizing for having a toddler. Tom was very kind. Our waitress, Kerri, was very sweet and Patrick was diligent and attentive! Such a great staff, they always checked in on us. And awesome ambience! I need to go back for dinner and brunch again to try more dishes! I did mark the noise level higher, but it's a music place, that's the best kind of noise! It was great brunch jazz! Highly recommend! You won't be disappointed.

Hey Nonny
Responded on January 3, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time for this very nice review! We appreciate you mentioning our teammates that went above and beyond and will reward them for their performance. We look forward to having you come back to Hey Nonny, and really are appreciative of the recognition.

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MD
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Restaurant fair, at best. Uncomfortable seating and mediocre food. Music venue is superb.

Hey Nonny
Responded on January 3, 2020

Mitch, We apologize for the uncomfortable seating and will look to improve the menu for your next visit. Thank you for the positive comment on the music venue.

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OT
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Meet with friends for dinner and show

Hey Nonny
Responded on January 3, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write a good review! We appreciate your business.

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CC
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific food and music and especially wonderful service from Kerry! She was attentive, informative, and incredibly fun. The quiche and benedict were superb. We had the best bottomless Bloody Marys! Will definitely be back again.

Hey Nonny
Responded on December 17, 2019

Colleen, Thank you for the great review! We appreciate the recognition of Kerry taking good care of you and will reward her for doing so. We cannot wait to take care of you on the next trip to hey Nonny.

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KF
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

incredible service, fabulous food

Hey Nonny
Responded on December 17, 2019

Kristen, Thank you for your great review! We appreciate your business and comments.

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K
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I go to Hey Nonny’s for their brunch almost weekly and always wanted to come for dinner. So we bought tickets for the Christ White Trio. We enjoyed dinner in the dining room first and then went to the music room when we were finished. The service was impeccable. Our waitress Claudia ( I believe that is her name?) was a real pleasure. So attentive, helpful and definitely added to our already great experience. The food was amazing. We had the White Fish and the scallops and shrimp entrees. I was disappointed to only get two scallops and two shrimp for the price. They were the best two scallops I have had in a long time, however. The chef really is amazing. Right now they have the dining side decorated in A Christmas Story theme and it is SO well done. Hilarious yet classy. I highly recommend making an effort to go to Hey Nonny’s for their brunch on Sat and Sun as well. The staff are always so friendly and efficient. The shrimp and grits are amazing. So is their NY strip and eggs. Oh and their truffle burger - yum!!

We wish they had an espresso machine. A nice espresso or cappuccino would make it perfect!!

Hey Nonny
Responded on December 21, 2019

Kelly, Thank you so much for your wonderful comments about the restaurant and our music venue. We appreciate you mentioning Claudia in your review and will reward her for a job well done. If we ever decide to get an espresso machine you will be the first to know. Thanks again!

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PW
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Our hostess seated us at a table for two by the wall. I was facing the wall; my wife the stage. Our entire stay there were multiple tables of 4 that we could have sat at so that we both could have seen the stage. Also, we could have been seated in the "show area" at no extra cost. Neither of the hostesses asked us our preference. The food was very good but way overpriced. We also ordered mimosa's that were extremely skimpy on the pour. Our waiter was not very professional or attentive; especially considering the place was less than 50% full. Example: "Did I pour you water that you asked for? I can't remember!" He tried to be "super hip" and was just annoying. ALSO, bring cash for tip. Otherwise you will be uncomfortably asked to choose your tip on their electronic device right in front of the waiter/waitress - very poor setup. Bottom line, unless they improve on these issues I would not recommend it to a friend.

e
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So much fun!!
Food and music great.
Going back in a couple of weeks with some friends.

Hey Nonny
Responded on December 17, 2019

Thank you so much for the positive review. We look forward to your return.

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BK
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I love this place for meeting up with friends and going out. Food and service are great and the atmosphere is energetic. Always a fun time!!!!

Hey Nonny
Responded on December 17, 2019

Thank you so much for the positive review! We appreciate your business and feedback.

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n
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time. We loved the ambience and “Christmas Story” theme.
We enjoyed your holiday menu and drinks too. We had fun with our friends and will certainly recommend to others.

Hey Nonny
Responded on December 17, 2019

Nancy, Thank you so much for the great review! We love that you enjoyed the Christmas Story theme. Thank you for recommending us to others, that means so much to us.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience before the Cafe Carly show. Our waitress, Claudia, was wonderful, and the food was fantastic. I highly recommend the pots de crème for dessert!

Hey Nonny
Responded on December 14, 2019

Thank you so much for your great review on the food and service. We appreciate your support and positive comments.

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G
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there and it was amazing. Looking forward to spending more time there

Hey Nonny
Responded on December 14, 2019

Glenn, Thank you for your support and positive comments!

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LH
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for a Sunday brunch! Outstanding service!

Hey Nonny
Responded on December 14, 2019

Laura, Thank you so much for your support of Hey Nonny, and for taking the time to write a great review!

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M
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
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 on December 10, 2019

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
Las Vegas
2 reviews
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
4 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 on December 10, 2019

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
2 reviews
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
Chicago
5 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
6 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.