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Jen's Guesthouse, Willow Springs, IL

Jen's Guesthouse

4.7
4.7
1914 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Jen's is the perfect place to book your private event, spend your holiday, and dine in with our delicious selections ranging from seafood to mouth watering steaks! Jen's is known for their warm, cozy atmosphere, and top notch food & wine!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Private dining

Private dining

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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

  • Private party facilities

    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! Check us out on Wedding Wire & The Knot!

  • Private party contact

    Our Private Event Coordinator: (855) 396-4607

  • Neighborhood

    Willow Springs

  • Cross street

    Willow Springs Road and Archer Ave.

  • Parking details

    Parking is also available on Archer Ave, 2 blocks north on archer in Grecco's Parking Lot or just south in funeral home lot next door when available.

  • 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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What 1,914 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
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. f

    francab

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Favorite place especially around holidays with beautiful outdoor decorations and summer outdoor entertainment, especially Jeorge Holmes and Diva Montell
  2. JM

    JeremyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good restaurant! And a good birthday for Mom!! I had the Lake Perch which was coiked perfectly, and others at my table got the ribs and the scallops. But my favorite is the Chicken Piccata I had before. I highly recommend this place!
  3. TS

    TraciS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great, place was really cute and my whole family agreed. We will be coming back next year for Thanksgiving, if they have it again.
  4. MH

    MarianneH

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Thanksgiving ever! Will definitely be back again!
  5. MG

    MaryG

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent and our server was a true professional.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    We've been to Jen's several times and always felt good about the overall experience. Not so much on Thanksgiving. It was a buffet style dinner. The good was actually very good. However we felt like we were at a food shelter! Very noisy, very crowded. Worst of all it was $124 for two people. That included one glass of wine for $10, and 2 cups of coffee at $3.00 each. There was a nice selection of options including turkey, prime rib, and ham. Lots of options for side dishes and desserts. I suppose if you had seconds of this it would be worth it, but as two seniors we thought the overall meal and lack of ambiance made for an expensive meal out. $150 for two including $26 tip. We do recommend this restaurant for a more traditional meal vs the Thanksgiving buffet!
  7. JH

    JimH

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    We went for Thanksgiving and the experience overall was lovely. Food was good and as a vegetarian I appreciated the variety of dishes that allowed me several non meat options. The restaurant was very crowded and it would be nicer to have more space between tables.
  8. KW

    KristinaW

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience2
    Great food but overpriced and overcrowded! People standing in line were mixing with people standing in line to get their food. The food was poorly managed and ran out. Not worth the extremely high prices.
  9. N

    Naga

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanksgiving dinner was amazing. Food, service all top notch.
  10. m

    mjp5

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful place to create special memories. Top notch food and service. Beautiful decor. Always a treat to visit!
  11. G

    Gary

    Chicago

    488 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    488 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    I enjoyed my food and service. It was a good night to dine out.
  12. B

    Barb

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went with a group of friends Sunday evening. Our waitress knew we were chatting and catching up, so she did not rush us at all. We all ordered something different and our meals were delicious and HOT!!! Very soothing atmosphere and will be back again.
  13. w

    willgobackagainsoon

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal and great service from Nicole! Will be back
  14. LF

    LynnF

    Miami

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Strange there are no appetizers that are easy to share on the menu. Ordered the sirloin tips to share, wanted w/o gravy, came with it. I’m old school, women should be asked their food choices 1st and wait staff should check food as it comes out for accuracy. Average age eating in the restaurant was 60, so know I’m not alone. Scallops, sea bass, steaks all very good.
  15. FP

    FrancesP

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was delicious and our waitperson could not have been more pleasant.
  16. d

    dcmomf

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Our server was excellent, a long time employee. Food was good and they had some dining deals as well.
  17. FM

    FranM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good Food, Good Atmosphere, Good Service! Very happy we selected Jen's
  18. DO

    DONNAC

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The brunch was awesome, the food was tasty and hot. Plenty of choices and replaced always full. Staff very friendly!! Great value would definitely go back!!
  19. NC

    NancyC

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waiters and waitresses and staff were very helpful and considerate.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience4
    The food was cool and the meat was tough. This used to be such a wonderful place. I don’t think I’ll be back.
  21. MR

    MartyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is an oasis of beautiful atmosphere, fantastic food that is not going to break you bank, and wonderful service! It’s location is off the beaten path making it even more charming. The menu has great variety. I was told by the server that the appetizer called crustinos was unique and tasty. OMG! She was right. I highly recommend it! Also the cocktails list is full of interesting twists on old classics. Especially if you love bourbon! I hope you enjoy as much as I did.
  22. LE

    LisaE

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the weekend prime rib special - GREAT! Holiday decorations always look wonderful
  23. PO

    PatO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and atmosphere were outstanding. Our out of town guests really enjoyed the experience!
  24. D

    Dagwb

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, ambience and service.
  25. JB

    JohnB

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always excellent here. I have never had a bad meal. Our server, Martha, is wonderful. She is always cheerful, energetic and anticipates your needs. Wonderful experience always!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My experience was great and enjoyable however it was a bit chilly inside.
  27. MM

    MikeM

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience1
    Food was good (lamb, scallops, salmon, & white fish were ordered) seemed like they were low on asparagus since both whitefish orders each only had 3 stalks & the 1-salmon order had 8 stalks. It was very bright at the table where they sat us (room off to the right of the main room) so we asked them to dim the lighting above us & they did thank goodness. We will return when the weather is nice again to sit outside—did not enjoy the inside. Would recommend only for summer outside dining.
  28. K

    Kathleen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ate there twice this week. Absolutely love the ambiance and always decorated nicely. Food is excellent and I had salmon twice others had pork chops and fried chicken. Owner is very personable and could be seen engaging guests ensuring everyone was well served and also assisting staff. Always look forward to going there and always my first suggestion when asked. Tuesday they had Tinley Park PAWS with pets on the patio. ❤️
  29. A

    Atvonderohe

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    The food was pretty good. The prices were high for the overall quality. The service was adequate but not friendly nor attentive.
  30. BS

    BobS

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was very good, the service was topnotch
  31. S

    Stef

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a very pleasant evening. Great food.. large portions. Christie was a very attentive waitress. We will be back!
  32. LI

    LindaI

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are so glad to have Jen's Guesthouse in our area. We appreciate their special events like the PAWS adoption event on Tuesday and their support of the community. Thanks!
  33. BN

    BruceN

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, good service, excellent value. Plus, we got to watch dogs up for adoption.
  34. JD

    JustD

    Chicago

    138 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    138 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always Jen's was great! No one can beat their scallops. And the short ribs were good as usual.
  35. RO

    RobbieO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful Anniversary meal! Will definitely be back again.
  36. M

    Magoo

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Food portions very small given price (had the sea bass) and food was not very warm when served.
  37. LC

    LindaC

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had dinner reservations for 6:30 on a Saturday night and were seated within minutes of our arrival. Everything was delicious from the bread through the dessert. We’ll definitely be back.
  38. KC

    KristaC

    Savannah

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The ambiance was nice. The food was average. The prices were too high for the main entrees for quality of food you got. They could do better by elevating the service details, no prepackaged butter or half and half. Bread for the table was saturated in butter and laying on a paper napkin. Removing all the turned over tables and left over service items from garden area beds would make it feel a lot more elevated! Service was slow. The restaurant has huge potential, but we won’t be back for a nice sit down dinner, maybe drinks and apps!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent. We enjoyed the evening.
  40. FP

    FrancesP

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect evening. Delicious food and great service.

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 1914 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


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

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood, Steakhouse

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Parking is also available on Archer Ave, 2 blocks north on archer in Grecco's Parking Lot or just south in funeral home lot next door when available.

  • 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

  • Phone number

    (708) 839-8000

  • Private party facilities

    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! Check us out on Wedding Wire & The Knot!

  • Private party contact

    Our Private Event Coordinator: (855) 396-4607

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