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!
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!
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.
Outstanding restaurant! Excellent service and always excellent food! Great bar with professional bartenders! First Class every time!
our server Pam was awesome! Food great as always! will always come back
Outstanding choice in NW suburbs
Excellent service and ambiance. Food is amazing! Downtown dining in a suburban location.
A bit pricey but the food is outstanding. Top grade meats and the service is impeccable!
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.
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!
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.
We enjoyed a great dinner. Never felt rushed by our server and all the food was delicious
Went for an anniversary dinner. Excellent choices and food expertly prepared.
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!
Pam our server was great!
First visit. We will be returning. Food was excellant
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.
The filet and braised short rib were outstanding as always. And the English toffee pudding was incredible.
Very nice. A bit noisy for my taste ... too many larger groups that seemed to think they had to talk over everyone else.
Great food, service and drinks. Montarra never disappoints!!
I've been to Montarra many times and have never been disappointed. The service and food is amazing, I can't ever complain. It's my favorite restaurant of the area.
The kitchen never disappoints. The Salmon, the Scallops were awesome.
We usually go here a couple times a yr. our food this time was not as good as 6-8 months ago when we last went. The Rissoto was excellent, the petite Fillet Mignon was good, but more petite than last time. The Beet Bisque was different not bad, but it needed something to offset the sweetness. My Ribeye was cooked perfect, but slightly under seasoned. Last time it was perfect but still tender and very good. The Mac & Cheese and Frittes were great. My wife was not happy though with her French Onion soup. She said it was completely different than the last time and just not very good. Last time she raved to everyone about it. Her Salad was huge, best value on the menu, but the chicken was just plain chicken. Not much flavor. Our server seemed new, but did a fine job. We will go back, and hopefully the things my wife likes go back to how they were before.
We went for Valentine’s Day. Everything was wonderful! I love how the French Onion Soup is served in an onion. And the filet did not disappoint!
Best place in NW suburbs. You put this in Chicago and it’s worth triple.
As always, excellent.
Took my boyfriend out for steak for his birthday. Monterra is his favorite steak hands down. Service was beyond excellent, food was amazing and drinks and dessert were all delicious!
We've dined at Montarra numerous times. The service is always friendly, but the real draw is the food. The menu has a good variety and the food quality/preparation is always excellent. The restaurant is located in an unassuming strip mall, but a great dining experience awaits inside.
We went for an early Valentine's dinner and ordered from the special menu. The filet mignon was excellent as always and the wine paring suggested was perfect. Also ordered was the lemon chicken with potatoes that was delicious. Beet salad was wonderful as well. We finished with the berries in Chambord with vanilla ice cream and the baked apple with Carmel and ice cream deserts. Our server Jennifer was friendly, offered great suggestions, made our experience one to remember. Montarra is our favorite place, and we were not disappointed. We will return soon.
Sat us in the middle dining room just behind the hostess stand. Everytime a customers came or left cold air blew across our table. All the need to do is put up a four foot wide piece of glass and about seven feet tall to block the the air and it would look nice. Third time I sat there. I will I only eat there in the warmer months and spend my $300 elsewhere. Food is great and our server was excellent She gave us a drink for our trouble. Not her fault that a simple fix would make their customers happy. Hope the other unhappy people told them on the way out.
Timely and friendly service. Always a good place for a relaxing dinner.
If you're going to Montarra for a quick drink, make sure Ben the bartender takes good care of you. The man knows how to make a dessert cocktail for your lady friend and how to make a great old-fashioned as well. Will definitely be returning.
Service was exceptional. Meal was amazing Simply couldn't ask for more. Thanks.
Excellent food and service. We were celebrating a birthday in our party and the menu's first page had a happy birthday greeting for the person in our party. This was our first visit to the restaurant and we were very impressed with this first class organization
Wonderful server Pam and great food
First of all, our service was amazing from the minute we walked in. Everyone was helpful and gracious...the hostesses, bus people and our waitress were amazing (Amy I believe.)
The filet & ribeye were wonderful and cooked perfectly. Risotto was delicious. Thank you
Montarra continues to an all time favorite, however, even more so as my husband and I recently adopted a Vegan diet and Montarra did a great job at preparing the yummiest of meals with black rice, grains and a variety of veggies. Bravo!!!
This was our first time at Montarra. We were a group of 4. The server was excellent and responsive. Food was delicious and prepared just right. We had the steak au poivre, the halibut, the berkshire porkchop and the petite fillet. Definitely would go there again.