Jen's Guesthouse

4.4
570 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Jen's Guesthouse is your destination for one of the most beautiful dining experiences you will find anywhere. Share a small plate or appetizer ; a bottle of wine, or try any of our prime steaks or fresh seafood. *The patio seating is not a covered patio* ** We are also available for booking for private events. Please contact us directly for more information. **
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Specials

Sunday Family Style

$12.95 p/p For traditional family Style Options

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: February 17, 2019

Ends: February 18, 2118

Availability: Sun 4:00PM-9:00PM

Friday Fish Fry

Best Fish Fry anywhere and ONLY $13.95!!

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: February 11, 2019

Ends: February 12, 2118

Availability: Fri 4:00PM-10:00PM

Thursday Buy 1 get 1

Buy 1 Fried Chicken Dinner or Full Slab Dinner, Get 1 Free!

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: February 11, 2019

Ends: February 12, 2118

Availability: Thu 4:00PM-6:00PM

Wednesday buy 1 Get 1

Buy any small plate, salad, or sandwich and get 1 free

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: February 17, 2019

Ends: February 18, 2118

Availability: Wed 4:00PM-6:00PM

Toss Up Tuesday's

Receive 1/2 off every item you order if you call the coin flip correct!!

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: February 17, 2019

Ends: February 18, 2118

Availability: Tue 4:00PM-6:00PM

Happy Hour At The Bar

$5 House Wine and Specialty Cocktails Every Day at our Bar!!

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: February 17, 2019

Ends: February 18, 2118

Availability: Sun 4:00PM-11:30PM
Tue-Fri 4:00PM-11:30PM

What 570 People Are Saying
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BG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The place to go for a special night out with your favorite girl, or when you want a first class experience. Top notch from the time we walked in the door to when we had to leave for our night at the theater. Can’t wait to go back with some friends

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NK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience! The view of nature is gorgeous looking out from the main dining area. You can even see deer roaming through in the back of the patio outdoor area. Service was very good as was the food! Inside decor of the restaurant is simple yet tasteful. They even gave us a tour of the wine cellar in the basement too! It was a very nice way to end the night. I look forward to going back soon and enjoying the outdoor patio when the weather is nicer!

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SD
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Spare ribs were excellent. Staff was amazing.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I went to Jen’s Guesthouse for a much overdue date night. This was our second time and the food, service was as good, if not better. Can’t wait for summer to sit on the outdoor patio but it was just as amazing in a rainy March night. Beautiful location, great service and amazing food... must check it out!!

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual excellent service and food. A go to for Saturday date night. One of these days we will get there when the weather is better to experience the patio.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another wonderful experience at Jen’s Guesthouse! The combo platter is absolutely delicious and the fried chicken was out of this world! This was our third visit and we will be back! Jen’s, great job!!

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RV
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Fun Fat Tuesday! Great New Orleans food and excellent band — Hotsauce. Kudos to Jen’s for taking on Fat Tuesday. I highly recommend the restaurant.

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KD
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding. Our sever was pleasant and competent. We will be returning.

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CW
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I will be back. Really enjoyed this place.

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MS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good service, food was great. Would definitely come back again.

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JD
Chicago
112 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great...as always. Also enjoyed the entertainment.

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L
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The entertainment was excellent and the food was delicious.

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F
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

More crowded and noisy than we have seen it since it opened. Still, we on;ly waited a few minutes for our reservation and service was fine. We had beef medallion special and sea bass. Both were outstanding.

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SF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dining experience, food, service and entertainment. Beautiful place and we would definitely come back again!

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A
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Beautiful place and the service was great

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P
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Food & Service. Disappointed Lobster Mac & Cheese Not Available.

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JE
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the atmosphere the food is awesome and the price is very reasonable. Good service and great dining experience!

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food,great prices and very warm and comfortable atmosphere! Hostess and Owner went out of their way to give us a tour of the extensive wine cellar and party room that can be rented for special occasions. We will definitely return again and again!

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JB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the wagyu butt steak again for the 5th time in a row, yes it’s that good, but so is everything else according to the friends or family we’re out with. Prices are nice, food selection nice as well, see for yourself on their website. Prices aren’t on the website which you would assume to be high, but their not, another pleasant surprise. Nice atmosphere and quiet. Deer grazing next to the patio also a bonus.

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DE
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

Waited along time for server to bring our party a drink and then spilled the beer on one of us and over the table. Food came out cold to the touch all 5 of our dinners. Server was not very pleasant or just had to much on her plate. We will not be back.

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TM
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Need a better beer menu and shot ribs were very very salty but couldn’t find a waitress to take it back

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k
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our server kept us informed of the delay at the bar. She was very attentive and well organized. This was our second time dining, and we look forward to returning.

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CT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Sorry to say...we won't be going back any time soon. We have been there several times.
The food was fine.
The service and ambiance was hectic. The low folding chairs were a bad investment.
We were an after thought.
Need to class things up if you want to charge those prices and retain repeat clients.

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JD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was outstanding - was a limited menu on day we were there so some party members had difficulty having choices

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FB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From entry to exit the service was great. The food (scallops & rissoto) & prime rib were terrific. Mike (the owner) is a great host... he makes you feel welcome and appreciated.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentines Day

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m
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice eve Valentine's Day evening.

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f
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The crab cake appetizer was delicious - enjoyed butternut squash soup - our salmon and Alaskan king crab legs both outstanding . Reasonably priced for the food - cocktails tasty and service great as usual . Overall nice dining experience .

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G
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great place first time going but will definitely go back the food was great and the service was good can’t wait to go back in summer to sit outside

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RC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there. Great food and service. Our server was Michelle. It was Valentine's day and very busy but she did a wonderful job

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C
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Considering it was Valentine's Day things went well...thank you! 😊

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R
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Really nice ambience in this older home converted to a restaurant. Nice outdoor setting in a wooded area. Will be nice for outdoor dining on warmer weather.

Parking can be an issue at busy times. Handicap spots should be closer to entrance.

Went on Valentine's day and they had live entertainment, not sure if that is routine. Guy was good.

Moderate prices. Portion sizes were good, except the seasonal salad was too small.

Will go back.

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TC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

My wife and I went to Jen's for dinner on Valentine's Day. We were promptly seated in a dining room that was playing appropriate dinner music in the background and the noise level was low conversational. The ambiance was perfect for a romantic dinner. About twenty-five minutes into our dinner the restaurant brought in a guitarist/vocalist who proceeded to begin playing LOUDLY! I could not hear my wife across the table and had to raise my voice so she could hear me. Needless to say, the rest of the restaurant followed suit and the ambiance was ruined. Service was adequate. Food was absolutely delicious, but the restaurant never should have brought in live music.

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RM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

No waiting for a table. Waitress was efficient. Food was excellent. Cost was manageable.

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r
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed live entertainment during dinner. That's always a plus! Dinner portions were generous and reasonably priced.

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RB
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

The strangest restaurant ever. They had high class steakhouse food, fine tablecloths, excellent wine list, but also had a video poker room immediately next to the coat check and they were playing Van Halen's Hot For Teacher as dinner music on a Saturday at 6:30.

No knock on video poker or Van Halen, but both really took away from the "classy" feeling I was hoping to get from a $120 meal.

It seems as if the owners are desperately grasping and multiple demographics and revenue streams and , in doing so, have left Jen's Guesthouse searching for an identity.

The food was excellent, the service was strong, but I can't get over how odd the whole thing felt.

If you'd want to be a high end bar, switch your menu to be more sandwich and burger than prime steak and lobster tail. If you are aiming at being a high end restaurant, adjust your musical choices and get rid of the eye-sore video poker machines.

I would gladly come drop $200 on a date here if you were to choose the lane of being a high-end steak and seafood establishment, but not until the cheap and distracting bells and whistles are gone.

It is a shame- there is not another high end steak and seafood place within quite a few miles.

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JB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice prices, nice atmosphere, great chow. Superb food choices. 5 stars 3 of 4 visits, writing one time off as to either server mistaken my order or the chef overcooking meat due to a heavy work load that night, but the night was great regardless. ( Part of a large party). Been back since and planning to go back again soon. Good value. Exceptional service.

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KK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My experience at Jen's Guesthouse was amazing! The food and wait staff were wonderful. Will definitely be going back!

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OT
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Jen’ Guesthouse ! Never a bad meal and always great service! Highly recommend

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F
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

When we arrived we were seated immediately. Our server seemed overwhelmed. He did not take our drink order right away and after he did it took a long time to get them. That should have been our first clue. He then was not seen for 1/2 hour to take our food order. When the food arrived, 3 of the 4 entrees made it to the table. After waiting for over 5 minutes, we said something to the hostess. The entree came out but the sides were not what was ordered. It will be a while before we return.

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