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Jen's Guesthouse, Willow Springs, IL

Jen's Guesthouse

4.7
4.7
2298 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Jen's is a very unique location, offering seasonal menus, private events, & a beautiful double layer outdoor patio with a breathtaking view. We offer everything from steaks & seafood to pastas & brunches. Book your next private event with us or join us for a relaxing evening out!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (708) 839-8000
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic, Persons with Disabilities, Veteran, Women
  • Executive chef
    Adan Ambriz
  • Neighborhood
    Willow Springs
  • Cross street
    Willow Springs Road and Archer Ave.
  • Parking details
    Complementary Valet parking, inquire within.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,298 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Southwest Suburbs

    Best Overall

  • Southwest Suburbs

    Best Food

  • Southwest Suburbs

    Best Service

  • Southwest Suburbs

    Best Ambiance

  • Southwest Suburbs

    Best Value

  • Southwest Suburbs

    Healthy

  • Southwest Suburbs

    Great for fine wines

  • Southwest Suburbs

    Romantic

2,298 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great staff Pleasant surroundings indoors

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  2. LoriH

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great place to go. Never disappointed with the food, service or atmosphere. Highly recommend Jen's Guesthouse!

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  3. ColeenG

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food we both had fish, and it was delicious. Brussel sprouts were super tasty. our server, Alex was a lot of fun

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a phenomenal experience. Our waiter Alex was incredible. He’s very personable as well as knowledgeable about the menu. We’ll definitely be looking for Alex next time we dine at Jen’s.

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  5. Lucy

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our party of 8 enjoyed our meals. Our server Alex was the best! He did a great job! Even drew a picture of a Bunny for our granddaughter. The restaurant looked beautiful with all the Valentine’s decorations. We will definitely be back. One of my favorite restaurants. Love to celebrate birthdays & anniversaries there!

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  6. Cindy

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was excellent the food was hot when it was delivered to our table, our meals were excellent

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  7. JulieR

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food & service! 1st time and we tried a variety of items. Excellent service -only downside was 2 desserts - carrot cake & flourless chocolate cake - both very dry & not worth the $$.

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  8. AgnesW

    Chicago

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience every time great food and great service. Highly recommended!

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  9. PeterJ

    Chicago

    30 reviews

    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice atmosphere, consistently vey good food, excellent prices on glasses of wine. Servers are always very courteous.

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  10. Julie

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time at Jen's and we really enjoyed it. The setting was very pretty. Our server did not rush us at all, which we really liked. Food was good! Definitely will go back!

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  11. Violet

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant was beautifully decorated and maintained. The service was a fairly good. The servers should have removed dirty plates. The food was so so. I had the surf and turf. The steak was okay, but the lobster not so much. They put it under the broiler after they cooked it and it dried it out. Other than that, the meal was fine.

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  12. PeggyK

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best restaurant around! The staff are very friendly and the food is delicious! My favorite place to dine. Looking forward to the patio opening this summer.

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  13. Kaylee123

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great server and wonderful setting The food was great but the portions are a bit on the smaller side but full of flavor.

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  14. mattheww

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Giving reviews is a love hate issue for me. I only review if a place does extremely well or terrible and Jen’s guesthouse was absolutely on the wonderful end. Hanging out at the bar before dinner my date and I were served by the most amazing restaurant owners we have ever met. The waitstaff fit us in 20 mins before our reservation (2nd year in a row for Valentine’s Day dinner) and the music and dancing and service was absolutely perfect. There is no place around that serves a dinner that could even compare to Jen’s. The meats were cooked perfect, the seafood was fresh and incredible. Absolute 10/10 and I will return.

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  15. KimK

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautifully appointed dining room & bar area for Valentine's Day.

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  16. stevenC

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We are regulars at Jens and this evening was not their best representation. To highlight the evening, they brought in a singer. Even from across the room it was almost possible to conduct a conversation without shouting. We acknowledge it was a busy evening but it took an unusually long time to place our order. After a fair period of time our main course arrived without being served our salads. The waiterss said they served us to fast, do we still want salad. Yes, we wanted our salads. The saving grace was the food was amazing and the ambiance of the room aside from the excess volume was nice. We will certainly be back as our thought was they may have been short staffed. As for the lounge singer, you can save him for the weddings Hope you an appreciate the feedback. Steve

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  17. LinSue

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Everything was fine, except they seated two, elderly, hearing-impaired women next to the speaker where the singer was performing. Add to this a lot of conversation at the surrounding tables, and we could hardly hear each other. There were no other tables because the restaurant was packed for Valentine's Day. Also, our waiter was NOT personable at all. He just wanted to serve the food, and that's it. We asked him a question, and he briskly said, "I don't know anything about it," and rushed away. Not very polite. Other than these two issues, the food was good.

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  18. Christine

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jen's Guesthouse was the perfect Valentine's Day date night spot! The food and cocktails were delicious! As always, Martha and Jen (and the rest of the staff) took great care of us!

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  19. RobinJ

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Valentine’s decorations were awesome and the food was delicious- especially the scallop appetizer. The live music was a big plus too.

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  20. FrankL

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is just outstanding and the service is fantastic

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  21. MichaelH

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing and the service was friendly and efficient! I look forward to our next visit and am anxious to sit outside this summer!

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  22. DebbieC

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Went for Valentines Day. It was decorated beautifully. Food was excellent. Our waitress was fantastic. We weren’t rushed. All the staff very friendly. I have celiac and they have many gluten-free dishes on the menue.

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  23. Bheemk

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Took a while for us to be seated. But the food was very tasty both vegetarian and non vegetarian especially the sea bass and whitefish. Among appetizers, th scallops r exceptional. Service was seamless We really enjoyed our evening

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  24. ChristineH

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service. Diverse menu. Nice bar to stop at for a pre-dinner drink. And, of course, the atmosphere -- indoor and out -- can't be beat.

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  25. scooter638

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Have dined here many times I. The past. Everything is excellent and the staff, from the hostess, bus staff and waitstaff are amazing

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  26. DawnM

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent from the second you step inside until the moment you leave. Our server Alex was fantastic.

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  27. Chief

    Chicago

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The meal and dining experience were excellent. I have never had a disappointing meal at Jen's

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  28. FrankC

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice ambiance. Service is excellent. Food is always very good.

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  29. Yumyum

    Chicago

    43 reviews

    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant …outstanding service. Great martini

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  30. swimmergirl

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed the whitefish and asparagus dinner. The wine was also very good.?

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  31. JustD

    Chicago

    146 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    146 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our usual server was not available, so we had Mandy who was delightful! Truly enjoyed ourselves. Mandy was attentive without being intrusive. The food (salmon for me fried chicken for my husband) was delicious. i can't say enough about this place...

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  32. RobertL

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always good. Owners very hands on. Love going here!!!

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  33. Christine

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, wine and excellent service! Martha always takes the best care of us! The view of the snowy patio and forest was beautiful!

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  34. RICHARDW

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jen’s Guest House is a must visit. Met the owner as we enjoyed a drink before dinner and she is delightful! Service was outstanding and appetizers and dinner were even better. The restaurant was still decorated for Christmas and it was so beautiful. Highly recommend and I will be back when I am in the area.

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  35. JenniferK

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service here is top notch! The restaurant is absolutely beautiful, decorated lovely for every season/time of year. I just love it.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a very nice experience at this restaurant for dinner. Great service, great food, great atmosphere. We will definitely be back.

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  37. shoecrazy

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always enjoy going to Jen’s Guesthouse. Food is amazing and the atmosphere is beautiful.

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  38. joliet

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food and service very good. First time at the place and can’t help compare w the prev restaurant at sie that was just classier. Will go back. The outdoor area looks lovely for warmer times.

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  39. JustD

    Chicago

    146 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    146 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went to celebrate with 3 girlfriends, one of their birthdays. It decided to snow that day and the restaurant had a lot of cancellations. we all made it...and had the restaurant almost to ourselves. It was wonderful. The staff took good care of us and we didn't rush us out, even tho' I'm sure they all wanted to go home. Food was fabulous as always. THANK YOU!!! for making a birthday celebration special.

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  40. MariaL

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was great. All the food was terrific. It was still decorated for Christmas and was quite lovely. Will definitely go back.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas

FAQs

Jen's Guesthouse is rated 4.7 stars by 2298 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today
Google Map for Jen's Guesthouse

8989 Archer Ave, Willow Springs, IL 60480

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Willow Springs Road and Archer Ave.
  • Neighborhood
    Willow Springs
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Complementary Valet parking, inquire within.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic, Persons with Disabilities, Veteran, Women
  • Executive chef
    Adan Ambriz
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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