Jen's Guesthouse

4.4
479 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. Happy Hour from 3-6 Monday through Friday and Food made to order. Share a small plate & a bottle of wine, or try any of our prime steaks or fresh seafood.*The patio seating is not a covered patio*
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Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday 3:00PM - 9:00PM
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Phone number
(708) 839-8000
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Adan Ambriz
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Flavin Rd.
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Parking details
Parking is also available in the lot across archer ave
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Jen's guesthouse believes you should be a guest at your own affair. We take the necessary steps to ensure a successful and enjoyable event for you and your clients, friends, family, and co-workers!

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What 479 People Are Saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Food and atmosphere not at all worth the menu prices.

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LG
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

We visited the restaurant for a holiday dinner with friends. We were seated promptly, service was good and food was good. However, I think it was in management's poor taste to group their guests dining for dinner with a private party of approximately 50 people (all in same room). The people in the private party were streaming in intermittently, and they congregated in small groups to socialize prior to being seated for the actual dinner. The noise level was such that their regular clients could not converse due to the noise level in the room.

I personally think this party should have been in the private dining room, not grouped with the individual customers who made reservations well in advance for this evening out. the experience was disappointing because we have dined at Jen's before and our experiences were all good.

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N
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Always a treat, the view with the lovely lights on the hill is wonderful. The food was really good - sea bass for me and my companions had the butt steak. Good portions, well cooked and nicely presented - not too fancy.

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FT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Overall nice place, service was very good however the food was a mixed bag - soup was barely warm, baked potato was not done but the ribs were outstanding and the cheese cake was really good. Room was very festive and nicely decorated for the Christmas season.

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JP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food drinks and service. Never been disappointed.

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S
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our our first time at this restaurant, we loved it! From the before dinner drinks at the bar to the dinner, everything was excellent! Met the owner who was very personable and periodically checked with us to make sure we were satisfied. We like to try different places but will definitely be back to Jens Guesthouse!

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M
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was top-notch!!! Everyone made us feel welcome from the manager to the hostess!! Food was tasty!!! Overall loved it!!! We were celebrating our anniversary and in conversation with the server the subject came up. When she brought us the check she hand wrote a anniversary card for us....her partner talked to us about cruises and family both ladies went above & beyond.

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EV
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Went there for thanksgiving around 5pm no turkey left had to scrape the bottom of the pan for mashed potatoes. Stuffing was dry but the ham was good. Not a good experience! The people were very nice but for 33 dollars per person not worth it

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JD
Chicago
107 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. They were really busy the night we went, but we got our table on time and the service was good. Food was excellent.

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RR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

The food was excellent and fairly priced, but the service was terrible. We waited over one hour for someone to take our order and the only reason someone finally served us was because we complained to the hostess. The room we were in had a very large noisy party, so it was very difficult to hear. It seems like they overbooked for the evening and we were put in a corner where no one would normally be sitting.

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JT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

We had a reservation and were promptly seated. However, we waited 25 minutes before anyone stopped at our table to greet us and take a drink order. The waitress apologized, which was appropriate, but she continued to apologize every time she came to the table. The restaurant was crowded that evening so we found the service to be slow overall, and the tables are so crammed together it was uncomfortable. This was our fourth visit to Jen's and our first bad experience. We will return in the hopes of it living up to our expectations.

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a
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a pleasant surprise. Been wanting to try this restaurant for a while & glad we finally did. Food was great. Son absolutely loved the ribs! Will definitely go back.

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J
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Evening out with childhood girlfriends. Food was great. We all enjoyed small plates. The restaurant was beautifully decorated and the gazebo outside was lighted. Just lovely

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KD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We usually sit in the dining room but wanted to watch the football game. The bar area was comfortable, the food and service were great. Always a pleasure at Jen's

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Overall everything was ok. Main complaint was how slow the service was.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and the service outstanding!

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L
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

My friend and I had a very very pleasant time at Jen's. Our food was WONDERFUL - a Filet and a Rack of Lamb. The appetizer - coconut shrimp - was delicious. Soup, potatoes, salad all very good. The woman taking care of us even chopped up my salad ingredients in the kitchen for me! How nice and friendly is That?!!
Loved it - and will definitely be back for a special occasion. A bit pricey for any old time. Worth it for a big celebration.

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KA
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

BEST chicken picata I have EVER had. Everything was excellent!

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MM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

THE place to go in Willowbrook!!! Wonderful food, awesome service, great for a cozy dinner or a group of family/friends!!

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P
Chicago
73 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment we arrived, everyone at this establishment were very attentive to us the entire time we were there. The food was delicious and the view out the window was just gorgeous.

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U
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined when this was owned by the previous generation. We always loved the garden view. The new menu is very nice and prices are good. Service by Michelle was exceptional. The dessert menu is a little too rich for me since I like lighter desserts but the chicken picatta and filet mignon was amazing.

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a
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This was our first time here having heard about it for some.time. Our waitress was outstanding, attentive but not hovering. Our food was very good and I felt a great value for the money. We will definitely be back and looking forward to next summer when we can use the gorgeous outdoor space. This would be a great place for a holiday party.

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S
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

There was a party going on in the main dining room. I was very disappointment that we had to sit in the little banquet room off the main dining area or the bar which was full of people standing around. The restaurant needs to reconsider having parties on a Saturday evening. Being cramped in the little room was not enjoyable as we took a friend there for the first time for his birthday. i requested a window seat, and sat against the wall. I was not happy about that.
We have been there many times and always enjoy going there. However, I will make sure there is no party the next time I book a reservation. If there is, I will go elsewhere.

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TC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 5

Miss Courtwrights.. you knew things went downhill when the first thing you see as you walk in is a slot machine. Also in the parking lot ,Monday live psychic. It’s a Greek diner with a nice view, very sad.

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JD
Chicago
107 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We keep going back because it's a great find. Steaks are always good. I had a skirt steak this time and it was excellent. The two guys had filets, done perfectly and Col' had the salmon. Everything was delicious. Can't say enough about this place. If you haven't tried...go. It gets better and better.

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EC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Met with all my requests - great job! I love the main restaurant the best. Delightful evening and excellent food!

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VC
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was very good. Our wait person was excellent. She did not rush the courses. She waited until we finished our appetizers, then brought out the soups/salads, and finally the main courses. She (Jaime) was attentive but not overbearing. This is a delightful spot for a good dinner.

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BR
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic as well as service! Loved it! I highly recommend

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D
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Our first time at Jen's Guesthouse and we definitely will come back.
The service and food were great! We loved the ambiance!!
The owner spoke to us. We are going to bring the family next time.

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OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I thought that it was pricey for what we got. The check average was about $50 per person and even though they were busy, we were done in 60 minutes. If I'm paying that much, then I would like the luxury of time. We only had 5 drinks and one was a domestic beer. My husband enjoyed his pork chops, but my scallop dish was weird. The scallops themselves were tasty and cooked very well, but they were covered with an unnecessary tomato sauce and served a bright white risotto. It just looked off-putting. Maybe a pasta would have been a better match for the scallops. I would like to give it a second chance and maybe stop in for a couple of drinks and a sandwich in their bar.

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OT
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent and reasonably priced. Dining room was very noisy, but they have attempted to buffer the noise. Service was good, if a little intense about keeping us moving.

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n
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a generous seasonal salad to share, but
our entrees each arrived piled in one corner of large
dinner plates, with the green beans absent from
my plate...the presentation could use some improvement!
Service was very attentive throughout our meal!

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JO
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed our evening celebrating our Wedding Anniversary.

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, ambience, service and food were great. Plan on returning there soon.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We were warmly welcomed to establishment. I really wanted to love this place, ss I loved Courtrights. Ordered grilled calamari as an appetizer, probably waited 30-40 minutes for the worst calamari, very over cooked. Both of us ordered the salmon. The chef redeemed his/herself. It was so delicious--cooked and seasoned to perfection. Manager was at table with apologies for calamari. Mixed feelings as they were hosting a large event in the main dining room.

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LM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal and service

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TM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dining experience that was enhanced by the owners personal interest in our experience. He took us to the wine cellar, great experience. I m anxious to return!!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a group of 10 and requested a round table and they accommodate us. GreTly appreciated. Everyone loved the food and the setting.

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

The soup was tasty but barely warm. The other food was ok but nothing special. The server was very pleasant and attentive. Pretty room.

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

For the evening I do feel you are business casual dress. We were in everyday clothes and felt under dressed for the Friday crowd. Food was awesome and service great.

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