One Fifty One Kitchen & Bar

4.2
253 reviews
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$30 and under
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We do simple food the hard way, by hand-making almost everything. For us, eating well also means doing right by the local economy through sourcing most of our ingredients from close to home.

Our Chef honors and expands Midwestern food traditions through his kitchen at One Fifty One Kitchen | Bar, with a seasonal approach to menu creation. The menu is anchored by our chef's unique takes on rustic dishes, and is complimented by an extensive craft beer list, handmade cocktails, and a curated wine program highlighting a select group of our country’s best vintners.

Our service strives to be timely and graceful, allowing our customers to focus on what is important to them: enjoying great company over a fantastic meal.

We look forward to welcoming you in at One-Fifty-One. We hope that you will find our space to be convivial and comfortable – because eating is a celebration to be shared!
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Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service! Knowledgable friendly server, great food and drinks, a little pricey, but fits in well with the neighborhood .

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The lamb was amazing....

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DM
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second time at One Fifty On Kitchen. Our guests for an 81st birthday celebration for my Father loved the food, the drinks the service and ambiance. We will return again soon.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I went in for valentines day and had a fantastic meal. The cocktails were amazing and both scallop dishes were phenomenal. This place keeps getting better

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MG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

V-Day with my wife. Great downtown Elmhurst experience. Food and staff was wonderful.

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KM
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

The restaurant itself is beautiful. We went for lunch and at 1130 when they opened there was nobody there. The appetizers were electric but we tried the corn and peppers one and it was a little different. My husband had the fried chicken sandwich and I had the shrimp sandwich and neither were great sadly. The fries were good though. But overall our experience wasn’t great and we wouldn’t go back because of the food especially when there are so many other food options in the area.

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L
Louisville
15 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

From the time we walked in throughout dinner, everyone was attentive! Our waitress was outstanding! Our food was great. However, one in our group had to return her steak salad because the beef was too rare; that request was handled quickly and professionally. This was our first trip One Fifty One, but surely not our last!

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J
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

First time at the restaurant, went to a movie across the street. Food was very good, service was excellent and very nice atmosphere. Would recommend to my friends.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch was delicious! Our server, Megan, was great!

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P
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and ambience. I would definitely recommend. The scallops are incredible. The best I’ve had in a while. The waitress wasn’t overly friendly but she did her job. My only disappointment is that I indicated that we were celebrating a birthday (my son’s) via Opentable but the restaurant didn’t acknowledge it. Hence, we are having a do-over dinner celebration tonight. Food was great, service was just ok. They should make the ambience a little more welcoming.

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AN
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 1ambience 5

Attentive servers had good familiarity with the large menu and were able to make informed suggestions. Great cocktails and Thursday bottle special. Entrees at a number of different price points to fit into any budget. Shrimp and grits were excellent, beef stroganoff less traditional and less flavorful than expected. Scallion pancake appetizer was heavy on mushroom, rather light on scallion. Would absolutely come here again for just about any occasion!

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ML
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had brunch for 9 people - food was great and the service impeccable!

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DH
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Shannon was outstanding!

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e
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 4

Soup was cold. Sent back, replacement came but it almost went cold waiting for ground pepper (a second time). Risotto looked like it had been plated, and left too long. Restaurant was NOT busy! It's a lovely looking restaurant - hope they can get their act together, especially when there are few people there

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s
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I pick this restaurant online due to the good reviews and good location to meet friends for brunch. It was a great find. The food was fresh and tasted great. I had the salmon Niçoise salad. The Bloody Mary was good with the Guinness in the drink. The apple cobbler was outstanding, plenty of apples with light topping. The waitress was great, attentive and we did not feel rushed. It was a girls brunch but looked at the dinner menu and will be back with our husbands.

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C
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a Sunday brunch to celebrate a birthday. Though the menu was somewhat limited, everyone seemed to enjoy their selection, and a birthday surprise was a lovely finish to a nice meal!

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MD
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I ordered the eggs Benedict which were not very good. English muffins were not toasted, eggs runny and under cooked. Sauce was good, but wouldn’t go back for brunch.

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DD
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 4

Great atmosphere and menu dampened by incredibly poor service. Our waitress did not have that many tables from what I could see. She would just disappear. Waited a good 10 min just to get a drink order in. Another 20 before she came back to get food order. Food arrived in acceptable time frame. Second drink - nearly finished our meal before that arrived. And then as soon as she eyed that I'd finished my meal, she asked if there would be anything else. We said 'no'. Then literally within 17 seconds (because I knew this would happen) the bill was in front of me. There were plenty of tables. No need to push us out. Nothing ticks me off more. Slow on everything but the bill. Just poor, poor service etiquette.

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VP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

Liked the atmosphere and vibe! The music was fun and energetic. However the music volume seemed to increase shortly after arriving to be too loud that we could no longer enjoy easy conversation at our table. Food service seemed to take a long time although everyone enjoyed their food. Dinner took a total of 3hrs.

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R
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We’ve been coming to One Fifty One since it opened and always enjoy ourselves. The food is consistently good and we love the atmosphere - very zen and inviting!

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p
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Went there for New Year’s Eve with my bride of 20 years. We are a very open-minded and low maintenance couple. Waited 15 mins to get served. Service lacked much and food was average. Overall value for the money isn’t there.

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BY
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was excellent with variety on the menu. Service is much improved since my last visit.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food, drinks and atmosphere. Enjoy for daily dining or special occasion!!

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m
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place and friendly staff. Went out of their way

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PO
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great establishment with fantastic food. Not the cheapest option but reasonable price for the quality of ingredients and taste.

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SM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

We were here for lunch on a Sunday afternoon. The restaurant was fairly empty but they sat us basically on top of another table. After moving the tables ourselves, we were able to create some semblance of space even though the rest of the restaurant was fairly empty. It took over 10 minutes for our waiter to approach us. He was perfectly nice, but extremely incompetent. He told us what the soups of the day were and we all ordered the lobster bisque. After quite awhile he came back and told us that was only for dinner. I will say most of the food was pretty good. The fries were pretty stale, but everything else tasted pretty good. The ambiance was very nice, besides being seated on top of another table. After another long wait, our waiter brought us our bill. He had charged us for refills of soft drinks. This is not all that uncommon these days, but my friends had remembered seeing free refills listed on the menu. If you are going to list something on your menu, you should convey that message to the entire wait staff. After another excruciatingly long wait, he finally was able to get our bills corrected and we were able to leave. Needless to say, I will not be back. In a downtown suburb like Elmhurst where there are so many restaurants, unfortunately everything needs to be spot on to generate repeat customers. The good food is not enough to make up for the poor service.

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EW
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

The ambiance and decor in this restaurant is beautiful! Great location and easy to find parking (on a Sunday morning anyway!). The French toast I ordered was delicious, but the bacon that came with it was mostly fat and had a "smokey" flavor that I didn't care for, and so I couldn't eat it. My coffee was tasty, but not so good to be worth the $4 they charged for it. My friend ordered an over easy egg that came completely over hard and had to be sent back. Service wasn't too stellar, and my group got some annoyed looks from the staff when we stayed for a long time after we ate, even though no one was waiting for a table or anything. Overall, I likely would not return to this restaurant.

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FT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service, and a beautiful farm to table feel.

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OT
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great staff, we will be returning! We had our 4 month old with us and get welcomed and really taken cared of.

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OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

I would have to say that the pork chop was the most tender pork chop I have ever eaten. I would definitely recommend this restaurant

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BE
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

One-fifty-one is a cut above. Nice, simple menu, reasonably priced, nice ambience. A sense of comfort and class.

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AG
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 3ambience 4

Something always seems to go wrong when we eat here. The waitress was nice but absentee and the GM was worthless and just avoided our table after an entire evening of disasters.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great night. Food was good and nice handmade cocktails.

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BS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a group of 10 for lunch. All food was served at the same time and I heard no complaints.

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JC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

We went for a brunch with Santa that was advertised in an email I received. For brunch, the options are extremely limited. My husband and I ordered omelettes and the kids had pancakes with bacon (they dont' serve sausage at brunch) and we started with banana bread. They took our appetizer plates away before the banana bread came so we had nothing to eat it on. The bread was sliced extremely thin and heavily buttered/grilled - it looked like they just threw it on the plate as some slices were broken up - no presentation at all. The omelettes tasted fine, but mine was missing the bacon I ordered. She said she could bring me some bacon, but the point was for it to be in the omelette. I requested fruit and they brought potatoes in error - they were so heavily fried! Just note "farm to table" does not equate to health in this instance. They did get me the fruit though. The kids pancakes had ZERO taste to them and very small servings. Kids chocolate milk is not a free refill though I did not see that explicitly listed - not a big deal, but would be nice to know. When we were finished they took away my husband's plate, but left ours and didn't clear them until we had paid. Service throughout was extremely slow and inattentive. They came around one time for coffee refills and that was it. And since it was a Santa brunch you would think they would have some cool Santa in to talk tot he kids?? Uh, no....Santa was so enthused and disappointing. Clearly it was just someone who worked there, but you would think they would have at least found someone that was good with kids!! I really felt like this was all about the money and trying a new angle to get people to come in. The decor is beautiful, but we will not be going back given all the other flaws - this place is so over-hyped!!

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LP
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for brunch, friendly staff, and very attentive. Chic and clean.

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H
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Personally, I would have liked the menu to indicate which entree, appetizer or dessert is gluten free.
This out of necessity not choice about gluten free.
Our server was somewhat unsure but it worked out great.

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C
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We were really impressed with the layout and atmosphere of this restaurant. There is a very cool, modern and laid back vibe. Even the holiday painted windows were very understated and classy! The servers were pleasant and attentive, and our food quality was very good. We went for lunch on Saturday, but there was only a brunch menu with very few lunch options which was a little disappointing. We ordered chicken club, crispy chicken and the breakfast blt sandwiches. The fries were good, the side salad a bit overdressed. Our brie appetizer was super yummy, but on the pricey side. Overall, we had a very nice experience!

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E
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

The food is good but the price is high relative to what you're getting.

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KL
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

food was not great. Most of all the service was the worst I have seen. I work in the service industry so I find no excuse for how we where treated. Let me just list the problems with the server we had..
annoyed that she had to do separate checks (she was not serving any other table at that time) and she let us know how annoyed she was by forgetting drinks numerous times forgetting to bring out our food and continued to blame us and the computer for her forgetfulness or why it was taking so long. She started the night out with attitude and the attitude got worse through out the rest of the evening. It was very obvious she was sick I don't appreciate getting coughed on the whole time . So maybe she was high on cold medicine and that's why she couldn't remember anything or write things down accurately so we would get the right food and drinks. In the end the checks where still screwed up and when I had had enough of her excuses because she never took accountability for her actions or gave an apology for her attitude that grew stronger through out the night, she decided to turn it around and place blame on me. By then I had had enough and walked out. I had already paid. Another member of my party asked to speak to the manager and got even more attitude for them. Maybe this is why your restaurant was so empty on a Friday evening. Maybe you should reevaluate the way you train your servers, and again she placed the blame on the computer system saying it was not her fault for the way the food came out and for the bills to be incorrect and she let me know nothing could be fixed on my bill I had food on there that was not mine and in the end used the wrong credit card to pay for it. We know for a fact that her attitude was not going to stop because she was garunteed a tip since our party was over 8. I will make sure that everyone in our party lets every person they come in contact with know how terrible your service is there and to not give one penny to your restaurant!

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