Great steaks and service by Sara. Always a go to place for a really nice meal .no need to travel outside our local area for superb food and service
Celebrating birthdays. Everything was good - service, ambiance, food, . . .
Montarra has always been our go to place for special occasions or just to enjoy a wonderful meal. However, something has happened to end that! Our last great meal at Montarra was July 2019.
Since then, on two occasions, both my husband and my dinners (grouper and chilean sea bass) were dry and lacked the wonderful sauces and combination of flavors that were an expected Montarra standard.
Wonderful as always
Have been there in the past and very happy. Our server was very nice, however once we ordered our meal took at least half an hour to come to table. My scallops were cold, but my husband said his filet was good.
Spectacular food and service. Special thanks to Laura S!!!
One of the top restaurants in all of Illinois is Montarra located in Algonquin. Fine dining at its finest, Executive Chef Joshua Lynn's offerings are all outstanding, appetizers through desserts. Even their drinks menu is creative. I don't say this often, but Montarra is a Bucket List restaurant. Service was very good, prices are moderate, beautifully designed space... but the food is for those that appreciate the finer things in life. Five stars in every category. Montarra is as good as, if not better, than the best restaurants in Chicago, New York and Los Angeles. Trust me, I've been there. Thank you, Chef Lynn. You and your team are doing outstanding work. I'll be back soon.
Fantastic meal all around very delicious.
As always, the food and service was stellar; the noise level was exceptionally loud. Still a favorite spot though.
Outstanding service, food & cocktails. Montarra is ALWAYS the perfect place to go!
....everything was great from food to service, only problem we were stuck by a window on a very cold night...
A great experience! Entrees were delicious. I had the ribeye and my wife had the lobster rigatoni. Our server Bergan, was great and very attentive!
Service and good were great
We went for my mom’s birthday, and they put a cute little message on the menu. Everything was great.
Food (filet, tips and scallops, salads, burrata bruschetta, flourless chocolate cake and bread pudding) was delicious, drinks were great. Our server, Amy, was excellent!
Best steak I’ve ever had, the service was good and the atmosphere was very nice as well.
Best find dining for the price. ............................................................................................&
Beautiful restaurant with incredible food! Our waitress was very welcoming and attentive. We will definitely be back!
Amazing, as usual. Consistently exceptional in every way.
No need to go to Chicago for a great dinner - ALWAYS great service , food & drinks Filet Mignon is fork tender -cooked to perfection - I especially like to Duck/filet/lamb chop plate - 3 great meats done perfectly
Food was great - service seemed a bit slow but they were busy for a Tuesday nite. Wasn't real loud which was nice - my wife and I were able to hear each other talk which isn't always the case in some restaurants. They remembered that we were there for a special occasion.
Food of course was great. The server was a little slow and ordering process took a long time which was unusual. Had to ask for bread and she never came back and asked how things were going. She needs a bit more training and tenure I think. Overall though it was great because we were with family.
Montarra is always the highest quality and never disappoints.
My first experience with Montarra was very pleasant. I've lived in the area for many years but hadn't had the opportunity to visit until this past Saturday night. I had reservations for my wife's birthday and 4 of our friends. Our table was ready when we arrived (early) and the staff was very, very nice. Our menu's had a happy birthday message for my wife, something I didn't request; Montarra took it upon themselves to call it out. What a nice touch! My wife was very surprised. The atmosphere is fantastic, and my group commented about how low the overall noise levels were. It made for a great environment for conversation. The food was fantastic all the way around. All of our guests were happy.
Excellent food quality and service. Dark and loud. I’d return to the bar for drinks and small plates, but too loud for pleasant dinner conversation the night that we were there.
Absolutely delicious food! Totally worth the price tag!
I have been eating here for years, with quality food and service. I believe I won't be back, two of the four meals my family ordered were borderline poor. The beef tips were so chewy that they were almost inedible. The scallops were good but, sauce ruined them. The other filet that was ordered was also chewy. I'm not one to complain at restaurants, I just don't ever go back. There are just to many others options out there.
The food and presentation are impeccable. Staff is always attentive but not overwhelming. The experience is consistently far above the bar.
This was a birthday for our friend and their first time here. Everything was amazing. Cocktail at the bar then at our table.
Food was delicious service good, but, disappointed no dessert for my birthday friend. The birthday menu was fun.
On the whole we love your restaurant and will return.
The server was very friendly. The salad and soup we order to start were good. They did forget the crispy bread initially, but once we brought it up they brought it. My partner really enjoyed his scallops. My side veggies were delicious. I wish they had more regular vegetarian options on the menu although the chef is more than willing to make special entrees. The chocolate cake was good, the crust was just a little over cooked.
I have been to Montarra Grill many times. They never disappoint. Their filet mignon and ribeye are always both fantastic. They have other options such as fish, pork chops and chicken as well.
Ben the bartender makes an amazing pomegranate martini. Ben is a great representation of Montarra Grill who is very personable/professional. The servers are also very nice too.
Montarra Grill is the best hidden gem in McHenry County. I will definitely always be back.
I would recommend Montarra for a special occasion. The restaurant is quiet and romantic, with an interesting selection of meals not found in many other locations
Last year we tried a new restaurant on each date night. This year Montarra was the first restaurant that we went back to and we were not disappointed!
Went there New Year’s Eve for my wife’s 60th birthday the food was awesome as it always is service was a little slow
We sat at a high top table near the bar. In the past we have been seated in the middle of the restaurant and the tables are very close together. The high top table gave us much more room with much less noise. We shared some of the small plate options and had a couple cocktails. Very enjoyable evening. We will be back more frequently than we have been in the past.
Had and excellent meal on our 5-party visit on the day after Christmas. Our server Cindy did a great job of taking care of us, including ensuring that appetizers ordered for sharing were sufficient for all to sample.
We never had a bad meal. Best tasting steaks and appetizers.
The food here has been and continues to be outstanding. We try something new each time we visit and have not been disappointed. However, the service wasn't as special as has been past experiences. Understanding that everyone has an off night, the waitress was cordial, but fell short of expectations. The carolers moving and singing about and around the tables was a nice holiday touch. We will dine here again. It is always a real treat for us.
It was my 12th or 13th birthday spent at Montarra! It will be my next as well! The absolute best food around!
You can order delivery directly from Montarra using the Order Online button. Montarra also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (847) 458-0505.
Montarra is rated 4.8 stars by 2564 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.