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Date
Fri, 4/20
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8:00 PM
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Montarra

4.7
2087 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Montarra the "hidden gem" of the Northwest Suburbs is located in Algonquin. Whether it is our Prime Aged Steaks, or our delivered daily fresh seafood, Executive Chef Dave Perlick, using the finest locally grown produce and locally raised beef, has created a menu of Contemporary American Cuisine with International influences that is sure to please everyone. Our extensive wine list of over 100 wines, includes 30 wines by the glass and representing more than 10 countries world wide, is sure to give even the most discerning diner an array of choices to accentuate Chef Perlick's amazing menu to create a most wonderful and memorable dining experience. Come in and enjoy Montarra, with its relaxing "water wall" and its two "chihully" chandeliers and experience downtown Chicago without the drive! Discover for yourselves why Phil Vettel of the Chicago Tribune gave Montarra “* * *” stars and wrote, “If Montarra were closer to the city, I would dine there often”.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Steak, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Lounge open later nightly Closed Monday
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Phone number
(847) 458-0505
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Dave Perlick
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Catering
Montarra can accommodate catering events up to 150 people. Chef Dave Perlick will be more than happy to customize any menu you desire.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
County Line Rd
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Parking details
Well lit, paved parking lot just steps from the front door.
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Special events & promotions
Monthly Wine Dinners. Wine Tastings.
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Gift Card
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2087 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined a day ago

Wonderful, as usual!!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

What a great find! From the moment we walked in, we were warmly greeted and shown to our table. Our server and all server assistants were friendly and attentive. And the food. Wow! The food. The chicken noodle soup had big chunks of chicken and vegetables. The filet was tender and flavorful. The skirt steak was mouthwateringly delicious. What a great place to enjoy a delicious evening out.

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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

The Hostess, Andrea, and Amy our waitress were both very pleasant, attentive and kind. The costs of the meal, should have included at least, bare minimum, a salad. Atmosphere was quite loud, bar area looked engaging. Loved the glass wall-waterfall......... Mixed drinks were well made, should be for the costs..........

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Fantastic food and service! A great place for anniversaries and special occasions. Staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. Our server Casey was wonderful.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Absolutely loved it. I loved that it is understated. The service was wonderful.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

As always, we had a lovely experience at Monterra’s. Highly recommend the lamb lollipops, filet mignon crisps, and bacon wrapped dates. We always do tapas style ordering to try more dishes. There was an extremely loud group and the server was nice enough to offer to move us, which we didn’t need to do, but it was very thoughtful of her. Overall, a very enjoyable experience!! Definitely will be back!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Staff very attentive and prompt with service. The bartender while waiting to table made fantastic drinks which the Manhattan he made was one of the best. Waitress was excellent and the food was amazing. Especially the steak tartare .
Thank you for making he night enjoyable!

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Pretty setting - very unexpected for a strip mall.
Get the tartare is it's on special - it was outstanding! We enjoyed all the food, however the noise level is intolerable. When you can't hear your server or the person sitting across the table from you, something needs to change.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Restaurant was good. This was our first time dining and our server was good but she could have been great. After we told her this was our first time dining at Mo, she did not tell us about any specialties of the restaurant and did not provide any recommendations. We though that she asked us, had we dined their before because she was going to provide more info about the restaurant - she did not and we did not ask. Also, my salad needed a little more vinegerette. However, because she failed to check on us in a timely manner, I had eaten the "dry" salad instead of waiting on her return. As I said, the server was good but could have been great. The food was delish and I can't wait to go back!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Montarra never lets us down! We had an amazing dinner - amazing food and the service provided by Pam was top notch! If you haven't dined here, make it happen. You won't be disappointed!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

As always fantastic

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

WOW!!! Every single item we ordered was superb. Fresh original presentations of old stand-bys as well as new and delightfully tasty presentations. We loved it!

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Great ambiance with wonderful service and food. Our server remembered us from a couple weeks ago and even our prior orders. Outstanding experience!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Excellent food and a lovely relaxing atmosphere

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Bartender Ben was excellent . Very personable and great service

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Montarra has been one of my favorite restaurants for years. Each time I go I have a phenomenal experience. It's a sparkling gem that you would expect to find in the city, but alas, have to drive no further than Algonquin. If you've never been, you MUST go!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Our 45th wedding anniversary. Pam, our waitress was absolutely fabulous. We have know her for quite a while and she is always good. She makes the great food even better. I would recommend Montarra to anyone.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Birthday dinner. Outstanding beverages, appetizers and entrees. Server seemed distracted—not a particularly engaging personality. I expect better.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Montarra is a wonderful place for a special dinner. This was our second visit. (The first time was with a group of 6. Both times, the service and food were superb. The standard menu offers a variety seafood and steaks prepared for different tastes. The chef specials, we tried were wonderful.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Great place to catch up with old friends. We were not rushed. Kitchen very accommodating for food allergies. Wines a bit overpriced.

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2.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Very crowded, dark and loud. Difficult to have a conversation. Not much room between tables and the servers have a difficult time getting around. Food was average and not worth the extravagant price. Was a pretty plate presentation though. I will say the service was outstanding. We will not go back

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We have been several times in the past Each time my partner orders the same meal and each time the whipped potatoes are warm, not hot. The last time he specifically mentioned to the wait staff he wanted his potatoes hot, and again they came out warm. That is the major complaint we have about this restaurant.

Our wait staff was effeicient but not very personable.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Once again a proven excellent restaurant with great food.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Love the atmosphere of Montarra! Specials are just that, unique and delicious! The wine isn’t overpriced. The wat staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Did a great combination of small plates and risotto with a bottle of wine and it was a great date night!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Went to Montarra for my wife's birthday. Menu had "Happy Birthday" on it and dessert had Happy Birthday spelled out in chocolate along with a candle. Outstanding food, excellent service and just a wonderful experience!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Great variety of creative food options. Tuna tartare, tacos are very good, steaks tasty cooked perfectly, grouper was fanatic. Jennifer and balance of staff were exceptional.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Outstanding restaurant! Excellent service and always excellent food! Great bar with professional bartenders! First Class every time!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

our server Pam was awesome! Food great as always! will always come back

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Outstanding choice in NW suburbs

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Excellent service and ambiance. Food is amazing! Downtown dining in a suburban location.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

A bit pricey but the food is outstanding. Top grade meats and the service is impeccable!

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Food and Service were really good. Pricing is a bit high, but not horrible. Biggest complaint is that the restaurant is kind of noisy making it difficult to converse with our guests. Not many restaurants this nice in Mchenry Co. Overall, an enjoyable evening.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Montarra Grill remains one of our favorite date-night restaurants. The food is creative, inspired and delicious. The service is appropriate, non-intrusive and professional. We will be back!

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Montarra was recommended to us by and I'm so glad I took it. We went to Montarra to celebrate my birthday. They gave us menus that said Happy Birthday and insured that we were seated in a quiet booth to enjoy our evening.
Our server was fantastic! She knew the menu(s) both drink and food so well. She asked the right questions to provide the right recommendations. She knew how to have fun with us with out going over the top. Her service levels were excellent; there when we needed her and not hovering.
The food was absolutely amazing and there wasn't a single item we didn't enjoy from our appetizer to the dessert. Our server helped me decide my meal because I had so much trouble choosing and it was amazing.
Our meal included: the steak tartar small plate, truffle and brie steak and ahi tuna and the dark chocolate flourless cake. We also had wine and martinis that were spot on!
We can't wait to have another occasion to come back to this restaurant! It was one the best nights out we've had.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

We enjoyed a great dinner. Never felt rushed by our server and all the food was delicious

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Went for an anniversary dinner. Excellent choices and food expertly prepared.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

I wanted to celebrate my wife's birthday with a few of my cousins. None of them had been here before but we knew Montarra would be perfect and it was. Always the best!

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Pam our server was great!

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

First visit. We will be returning. Food was excellant

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

We really njoyed our wonderful post-Valentine dinner. Our center cut filet mignons were perfect as well as the rest of our dinner. This was our first visit, and we are looking forward to returning for another great dinner soon. S.S.

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