One Fifty One Kitchen & Bar

4.1
176 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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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 Executive Chef Evan Sumrell 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!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Farm-to-table, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
HOURS
Monday to hursday: 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday: 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am - 11:30 pm (Brunch 10:00am - 3:00pm)
Sunday: 10:00 am to 9:00 pm (Brunch 10:00am - 3:00pm)
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Phone number
(331) 979-7198
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Evan Sumrell
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Private party facilities
One Fifty One Kitchen + Bar is the perfect venue for your special occasion or corporate function.
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Private party contact
Megan Reid: (855) 403-6716
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
North Robert T Palmer Drive
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Parking details
Additional Garage and lot parking available.
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Public transit
Located 1 block north of Elmhurst stop - Metra Union Pacific West line.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 176 People Are Saying
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70% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
5.0Dined 3 days ago

This place is great! Farm to Table at its best. Some of the best crafted cocktails around. Lobster fest was awesome! Can’t wait to attend next year!

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

We went for ‘Lobsterfest’ and both ordered the lobster roll. It was delicious, but there was barely any filling - especially for $22 each! Regardless, it was extremely tasty! I just wish there was more of it. Our server was really nice and I loved the decor! This was our first visit. Due to the cost and lack of food, I’m not sure we’ll be back. Totally my kind of place, too.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We love the food, location and ambiance at One Fifty One but have had more attentive (i.e. speedy drink refills) service. They were super accommodating with our group, however and we'll definitely be back.

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OT
3.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Beet salad, steak and fries were under seasoned. Our entrees came out 20 minuets apart without explanation. Waitress did not refill our wine glasses.

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5.0Dined on June 25, 2018

Great place with excellent drinks and foods. Service was exceptional.

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CA
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

The food was original and amazing and the ambiance is nice and quiet. Great date night pick!

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OT
3.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Father's Day

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P
3.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Food was very good. Serving size was quite small for the price. Service was good but lacked attentiveness.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Food is amazing. Staff is great. Maybe the best restaurant in elmhurst right now.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Our sever was very helpful and charismatic. Their signature cocktails were outstanding, and our meals were prepared and presented very well and were of course delicious. The atmosphere seemed great for drinks with friends or a date night. We will definitely be back again.

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KF
5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Great meal; everyone should give this restaurant a try.

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OT
4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Dinner with friends

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Amazing and creative food! Definitely coming back ! Not expensive and drinks are super tasty, too.

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OT
4.0Dined on May 25, 2018

The Bonnie desert was just ok. Definitely not worth the price. Way too much meringue (sugar) and not enough fruit.

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DT
5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

The decor is very cozy and cute! I had the mussels to start, lobster pasta and one of the gin drinks and everything was delicious! Lovely place to celebrate with family.

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RJ
5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

My wife and I have been there 5 times and have had nothing but great experiences. Chef Evan definitely has a passion for creating great dishes. We plan on bringing more friends to enjoy the outstanding food and service.

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4.0Dined on May 15, 2018

1st time here for lunch. Everything very fresh and preparations are unique takes on classic dishes. All tasted great! Will definitely be back!

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C
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We had a group of 11 for Mothers Day dinner. The adults and kids enjoyed the food and drinks. We will be back.

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SR
2.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Had a reservation on Mother's Day in the late afternoon- the brunch advertised to end at 3:00 P.M. but we were told it was going until 5:00 P.M. - unable to order off menu or had to wait until 5:00 P.M. for dinner menu. Oh well, no time to look around for someplace else.... Brunch was not very good- guess at the end of the day just slop it together. $30 EACH for a brunch meal that would normally go for about $15 on a VERY good day. A mildly warm "hash brown" and two scab pieces of lettuce to start, old toast to go with the old potatoes and eggs as the main course and two dried out pieces of some type of "cinnamon roll" to finish it off. Left hungry and went to get some ice cream to at least feel like we had a good time. Will not be going back anytime soon.

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OT
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mothers day

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C
1.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day

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KA
1.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Food was average at best. I have yet to try a "farm to table" type restaurant that has above average food. I will not return.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

I would come back for the cocktails exclusively. The chicken in my salad was tough and overcooked, I regret not sending it back, but it took approx 45 min. to arrive from when we ordered, we were out of time. We adored our two drinks, though!

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MJ
5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Was there for the first time Sunday Brunch the experience was outstanding! Food was well prepared, very imaginative, and well presented. The Fried Chicken and Corn Cake was delicious! A crisp, perfectly cooked chicken thigh, served with a light, fluffy, flavorful corn cake. The Baked Brie was to die for as well. Atmosphere was very pleasant, quiet, cozy, chic, yet non-pretentious. We had brunch at the bar and the bartender was outstanding. Would definitely go back!

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RC
5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

This was our first visit to Fifty One Kitchen and Bar and we will definitely go back. We went for brunch and the food was great! Started with the pastry platter (amazing banana bread) and moved on to perfectly poached eggs on top of delicious biscuits with sausage gravy and crispy French toast with a side of bacon.

Our server was terrific and the look and feel of the restaurant was very comfortable.

I hope they do well and that this review helps...

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HW
5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

We greatly enjoyed our evening at 151 last Saturday night! Everyone was so friendly and the food was gorgeous, fresh and delicious. It was definitely fine dining and small plates. Thank you for the wonderful, friendly service!

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OT
5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

The food was amazing. Chef Evan has created a city-caliber menu in the suburbs! From beef tartare to weekend specials (lamb shank which fell off the bone), there’s always some new. Complimented by creative cocktails from mixologist Johnny, 151 brings their best every time!

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

This was our fifth time at One Fifty One. We enjoy bringing friends who live outside of Elmhurst. They enjoy the downtown vibe, decor, and quality of the food and drink.

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JW
5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Had a great time !! Amazing food . Great atmosphere!!

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OT
5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

The food was very well prepared

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NK
3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Half our party of six was happy with their food, the other half were very disappointed. The noise level, however, was intolerable!

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OT
5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Loved this place! Great food, great atmosphere. I am not one to complain at all, but I did find it odd we sat for over 15 minutes with no one coming up to the table. The manager or owner caught my attention the most. Dressed up nicely, walked around to all tables, whether it was cleaning them off, straightening them, you name it, he did it! When he noticed us he came up and asked if we had been helped, we said "not yet", that's all we said and within in seconds we had a waitress. Again, we were fine, not upset, didn't say anything just found it odd we waited so long. After we received our drinks, the manager/owner came back up to us and said "your drinks are on me, you were not served in a timely manner and you should not be waiting, I apologize it shouldn't have happened." We were very surprised, it's rare these days for that to even happen, and we didn't even complain! I went to the bathroom and came back, my napkin was back on the table folded. My boyfriend said the manager/owner came back through and folded it for me. Again, you notice him! He does this for everyone, he gets his hands dirty even all dressed up. Beyond impressed! I rarely do reviews but I had to jump on and give a shout out. The waitress was very sweet. We had a great experience and will be back. The food is GREAT! Drinks are GREAT!

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3.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Great food except one meal came out cold. They took it back to warm up and that took about 20 min to get back. Waitress was very inattentive and had a hard time dealing with more than one table at a time. When brought to the attention of the management, they addressed the issue and made good on everything.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Very cool restaurant with creative cocktails (e.g. brown-butter infused bourbon) and one of the best burgers in town (with bacon jam on the bottom bun). Awesome place!

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OT
2.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Dined there on a Friday night w another family and had a 6pm reservation. When we got there, we were one of just a few tables. We had a table for 8 ppl. The ambiance and decor is great in there and our server was decent, not great but decent. The problem lies with the kitchen. Those that ordered burgers were served their food first. Then about what seemed like forever later...and after we inquired and complained to our server, the others were finally served. That’s basic 101 that everyone is served together...or even a minute or two apart worst case. Then when the steaks were served, they were cold and raw and the manager was quick to step in. The people that ordered the burgers had almost finished before those of us with the steaks were served again. Manager was very apologetic and reactionary and partially comped our bill, but would be tough to try this again a second time. So many great places to dine but felt bad as we really wanted this restaurant to be a hit and recommend. If the kitchen can get it together, will be a good restaurant. Good luck!

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OT
5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

My husband, myself and our daughter had a Sunday night dinner. The service was outstanding! Johnny could not have been nicer, informative and just made us feel it mattered we where there. The chef, Evan, came out to chat for a bit and, he is just a really nice guy that loves food. We had a couple of appetizers, the brussel sprouts and the smoked salmon poppers, both were delicious. Our entrees were so good! Ed had the salmon entree, Caitlin had the roast chicken which looked amazing and tasted the same and I had the beet salad with added grilled chicken. We declined dessert but the choices were tempting nonetheless.....next time for sure.
One Fifty Kitchen and Bar is definitely one I recommend without hesitation. We will look forward to going back soon.

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MG
5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

My husband and I really loved this restaurant! It was our first time here and well worth our time. We will definitely come back again!

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3.0Dined on January 27, 2018

This was our second visit. My husband likes the stroganoff. My guests said it was the best burger they had ever eaten. I was extremely disappointed in the lack of Gluten free choices and in the indifference. Waitress was not helpful, left me hanging. I had the salmon a second time, unfortunately it was quite dry and overdone.

The evening did not start out well with being seated under the heat vent and asking to be moved. Then pouring water into a glass that was cracked and spilled all over the table. It took well over 5 minutes for someone to come over to clean up. The Manager said it was the second time this week a glass was broken. I guess that is ok? No apologies - very strange.

When the dessert menus were brought out, the waitress promptly advised me there was nothing for me. Tell me what restaurant doesn't at least offer ice cream (which is on the menu along with something else) to someone who cannot order off the menu. Bad taste all the way around for me.

I noted it was my husband's birthday on the reservation. They brought out a complimentary large piece of chocolate cake and ice cream. I'm told it was outstanding.

Excellent restaurant for something a little different. Just not the place for a dietary restriction - they are not interested.

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OT
5.0Dined on January 23, 2018

Fabulous food! Chef is very talented.

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JD
4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Food and Drinks are usually "over the top Great", however this time it was extremely busy (7pm on saturday)and our waiter seemed to find it hard to keep up with the level of service expected for a restaurant at this price point. He could have used additional support. Long waits for drinks, Appetiser & meal and though food was very good, one of the dishes came out cold (lobster pasta). My sister and I enjoyed it, though I can't say the same for our husbands.

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