Jen's Guesthouse

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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 is first come first serve 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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MK
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible setting. Great food. Wonderful server (Wendy.) We will make this an annual birthday lunch destination!

MP
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

Our waitress was excellent but took approximately 1 hr to get entree once we ordered. Waitress kept apologizing but nt her fault. Finally when got it Ribs were missing from combo platter entree. Also took over fifteen minutes to get refill on a glass of wine. Our reservation was for 5:45 on a Friday.We were seated in the bar.

YC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

This was our second visit to Jen’s. On this particular visit, the Italian wedding soup and Beef short ribs I ordered both tasted too salty to me. I asked my wife to sample the dishes. She too agreed both dishes were overly salted. I brought this issue to my waitress’s attention. Couldn’t remember her name (young, blond) but she was very gracious in handling the issue. She replaced both items w/o any questions whatsoever. The waitress resolved what could have been a “ This the last time I’m coming back here” situation. Wish I got that young waitress’s name. My wife and I will plan on going back to dine at Jen’s again.

JH
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had BBQ ribs & they were falling off the bone tender - mmmm. Someone had filet & shrimp and loved it.
Another had salmon, and gave thumbs up. I only wish there was gelato for dessert. Our waitress was friendly and knew about menu items and wine selections.

CC
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My son was visiting from out of town and he travels a lot for business so he’s used to the restaurant experience. We both enjoyed our meal very much he had the salmon and I had the scallops with risotto which was outstanding we also had a mushroom appetizer which I could definitely have that for a meal on its own. I’ve been there once a week for the last three weeks this is my new favorite place.

LW
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very lovely restaurant from when you open the door to when you leave. Very clean and modern. Tables are not that close together which is wonderful. Service was excellent, food was unbelievable. I had a filet and it was cooked perfectly, My guest had the ribs and they fell off the bone and so tasty. I would definitely recommend for any occasion.

d
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Took my family to Jen's Guesthouse for my wife's birthday. We had an awesome time dining on the patio. Great service. My filet was really good, but the seafood special that my son ordered was Phenomenal. We plan to return.

L
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

I enjoy going to Jen's ! The patio area is beautiful and I can always find something I like to eat! Bravo...you have come a long way since you first opened.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. Excellent service. Very nice ambiance. Really enjoyed it!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

Overcharged with no apology. By almost 30 dollars.

CL
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Jen's Guesthouse is located in a beautiful wooded setting. The outdoor patio is beautiful and unique to any other restaurant in the area. They had soft music playing the background during dinner and the live entertainment beginning around 7:45. The service was great. I had scallops with risotto and it was delicious. Good value as they include your choice of soup an salad with your entree. Many restaurants do not include that. Highly recommend

DE
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was the first time the four of us was there for my husbands Birthday and it was wonderful. The entertainer was magnificent and sang happy birthday with cow bells. Our server was great and even the owner Mike came up to us, gave my mom a pair of patriot sun glasses to match her hat. What a sweet and professional crowd. Oh, did I mention the food was out of this world. Go there you will not regret it. Our new favorite place to be. Outstanding!!!!
Deena

CC
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice place . My friend and I went for a casual relaxing lunch which was very good. Our server Jordyn was outstanding. I’ve already invited more friends for another Return visit.

MF
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place has been a hit with everyone I've taken there. Every meal we've had was wonderful and the desserts are even better. Try to sit outside if you can - it's beautiful!

PL
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat outside and it was beautiful. Very pleasant server, good food.

DB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great food and nice staff. Took my boyfriend here for his birthday and really enjoyed the experience. Planning to return!

CS
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great , our waitress Wendy was fantastic . The group playing was great for dancing . We will definitely be going back!!

OT
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Starting with a 5:30 reservation for a Friday night. We arrived about 15 minutes early-even though most tables were empty and set up, servers standing around, we were made to wait until 5:30 to be seated. A little annoying. Seated on the patio which is beautiful. Relaxing place to enjoy a glass of wine. We had appetizers of crab cakes-half blackened and half plain. Disappointed there was no discernible taste difference and they were small bite sized. Bacon wrapped scallops were good and cooked perfectly. The stuffed mushrooms were also very good. Others in the party tried a few specialty cocktails which weren't as expected but were still made well. Smaller wine list than expected by the glass, but respectable options and even a few gems by the bottle. Our server Chris was friendly and present as needed without being intrusive. Overall pretty good experience with the ambiance. By the time we left the patio was packed so make a reservation.

DA
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jen’s is a lovely place to hold our bookclub luncheons. Quaint, conducive to discussion, great food, beautiful atmosphere and wonderful service.

RA
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

My family had a really nice experience.
Wendy was especially polite, helpful and thoughtful considering our table had "seniors" in attendance.
Yes, we will be back for that dessert!

TU
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

very comfortable and friendly experience, the food was very good and the waitress very friendly and attentive !

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beef tenderloin app was delicious. Maddie was our server and was 5 stars

CC
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

I was disappointed in the fact that when I made reservations I said it was for a birthday and there was no acknowledgment to my friend it was her birthday or anything that made it special

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bread and soup/salad combo would be great for lunch. Awesome decorating

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nicole Gama was our server Saturday night and the food was amazing!!!! The service, atmosphere, and owner all topped it off with an amazing experience!!! HIGHLY recommend!

AL
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Great atmosphere. Will be returning.

NF
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Solid American cuisine with everything deliciously prepared. You can’t miss with any of the house specialties.

We sat outside on the patio and the ambiance was wonderful.

Service was friendly and attentive.

Jen’s has become one of our favorites.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome outside seating!

A
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

It was a lovely evening. My husband and I really enjoyed dining outside.

N
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Live music out back was enjoyable! High top stools have a “narrow” sitting zone.

R
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat outside; it was lovely.

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ate with my wife and kids on what is probably the best outdoor patio I’ve been too. More kid friendly than expected. Will ask for Erik to serve us. He went above and beyond, catering to my girls:-) thanks again

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tiffany was great. I will request her for sure next time. Scallops are my fav.

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Grouper special was deeeeelish!

g
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Our server Sayib(SP) was observant until it was time for our bill . Food was good . Ambiance was a little too country for our taste . The view outside was soothing. Remember there used to be booths . You should bring those back . A nice touch

T
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant and patio. The food is well prepared and reasonably priced. We will return.

U
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

We waited 30 minutes before anyone even came by to get our drink order. Then waited 10 more minutes to get them. I asked for my steak medium well with a side of asparagus (which cost extra). My steak came and was rare and they gave me vegetable medley. Sent it back to cook some more- they brought it back out and it was done but still forgot the asparagus. There were only 2 other tables of people when we were there. Was not busy/crowded at all. We had been there before on a packed Saturday night and got better service/food. They finally brought out the asparagus and it was burnt. No steak sauce- only had aujour ( like you would get for a beef sandwich). The bill was almost $100- totally not worth it for the service or food that we got

KA
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I have eaten here multiple times - the food is excellent but the service was always fair at best
I came again on Sunday and had the BEST WAITRESS EVER!!! I will always ask for her in the future. It is always so difficult when you really enjoy the food, but get so frustrated with poor service; water not ever being refilled, wrong drink order, slow slow service. Ask for WENDY and your whole evening will be perfectJ UST LOVE HER!

C
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A beautiful hidden gem. A place where outdoor seating is bigger then indoor. Beautiful! The owner was very friendly and sociable. Our waitress was excellent as well! Can’t wait to come back and try something else!

SL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visit often and love it very well managed place. Outdoor garden eating is wonderful.

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