Reserve 22

4.2
116 reviews
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Reserve 22 is an American Bistro with a bar, pouring craft beer and mixing cocktails. Our food is created in our scratch kitchen and, in season, produce come from our own greenhouse. Menu choices include sandwiches, soups and salads, fish and steak choices. Enjoy our steak or fish specials on the weekends! Reserve 22 features the best patio in the area and a cozy 66-seat dining room with a fireplace, high ceilings and a fantastic view of the golf course. Its a dining experience served with a serene view. Reservations for the patio are dependent on weather, or course. After dinner, unwind at our 30-seat bar with 13 large HD-TV's.

The restaurant name, Reserve 22, represents the 22 lakes that complement our 240 acres of scenic, golf course landscape, which is populated by native vegetation and diverse wildlife. Our conservation efforts allow you to take in the sights and sounds of nature in class and comfort.
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BW
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We were there to watch the Super Bowl. Nice buffet with a good price. We’ll probably do it again next year!

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LP
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 5ambience 1

The only reason I gave this 2 STARSis because we wanted to hear the calls of the ref and DEFINITELY the Super Bowl commercials but could not because it wears OBNOXIOUSLY LOUD! Otherwise we out on a coed gf league and after the afternoon league always have dinner on the patio.

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p
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The manager, Rain, was so helpful and kind. Was able to accommodate our group.

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GE
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

nice setting, okay service, okay food (not great but ok)

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d
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Love the January BYO with no corkage fee. It really makes going out to eat so much more affordable

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WF
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Combination of nice variety of food choices at reasonable prices, full bar with good brands, and attentive, but not hovering, service in a comfortable living room type atmosphere made for a very pleasant evening catching up with old friends.

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CB
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was good, service was great, restaurant looked great. Temp in restaurant was cold when we arrived, but heated up after a while. I will go back.

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D
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful remodel, so sophisticated and the food is excellent and service too

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P
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Dan was exceptional and allowed time for 2 friends to 'catch up' without pressure or 'circling'!
We appreciate having the opportunity to bring our own wine!
Hostesses were very accomodating and flexible with seating options

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A
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Quiet small amount of diners , service was friendly butslow . Fellow diner was called “ young lady” , patronizing . And when checks were asked for was told we should have told her in the beginning that we wanted individual checks that would have been easier on her.ususlly that is asked by the waitress in the beginning .

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DK
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New Year’s Eve event. Recently remodeled. So elegant! Nicely decorated for the holiday. Great food, service and ambiance. Highly recommended. You will not be disappointed. Friday’s are all you can eat fish and chips. Delicious!

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

We made a reservation on opentable for 4:30 on New Year's Eve. The hostess informed us that the kitchen did not open until 5:00 and she wasn't sure why opentable had earlier reservations listed. She explained the situation and sat us at a table informing us that she told the kitchen it needed to be ready for the evening. She and the wait staff were very accommodating and we enjoyed our dinner with no delays. The restaurant was recently renovated and my entire family liked the new style. We will definitely go to Reserve 22 again.

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h
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Quiet setting. Newly remodeled but seems pretty much the same. Limited menu. Ideal place for summer outdoor dining, but very ordinary for indoor dining. Friendly staff.

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U
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Pretty dining room with tables spaced well. Service was good however when they brought the food out it was just warm, not hot and they forgot my daughters meal. The waitress did make up for the missing meal. Food was just ok.

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G
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Food was ok nothing special. Soup and sandwich no bread choice was asked, coleslaw portion was small . Ordered a scope of vanilla ice cream with hot fudge it came out with Hershey’s syrup and a soup spoon. We wanted a holiday (eggnog) drink didn’t have any . Coffee was weak & 1/2& 1/2 was expired.

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J
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Ate at Reserve 22 before attending a performance at the College of DuPage's MAC Theater. It is very close and convenient to the College. Both meals were enjoyable. I had the quesadilla steak special. It was good with a little kick. My friend had the Nicoise Salad. At $15 it was a great value. It was huge and the tuna was delicious. The service was very attentive. The noise level was a tad high. The dining room has recently been redecorated and looks very refreshed with modern lights, new chairs. This is a go to spot for me in the summer when the patio is open.

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G
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Love the remodel. Food always good. I like the flatbreads and sandwiches. My wife had steak and said it was quite good. Good beer and liquor selection

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D
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Good food at a reasonable price. Nice atmosphere, especially in the warmer months when the patio is open.

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F
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Pleasant experience. I was surprised how large the bar area was. It was quite busy the night I went and the food took awhile, but the server was very friendly. Will definitely go back. Lots of parking

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JR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food and nice atmosphere. Near the MAC -- so very convenient for before or after a show. We will be back.

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OT
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Birthday ... it was ok. Seemed rather scattered.

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n
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

This review would have been much different if our server didn't disappear after we placed our dessert order. First, the food was good. We ordered the pork chops and the mahi mahi as our entrees. Both were prepared very well and were enjoyable. Our server was nice and did a check back on us. We placed our dessert order after we finished and that was when he disappeared. We waited a good 15 minutes for our order and eventually called the manager over who said she would check on it and didn't do anything but talk to people at another table. We then got the attention of our server and told him we wanted our dessert now and he went to the kitchen and got it. In their defense, the place was crowded with theater goers and it did seem they were short handed, but if they knew there was an event at COD with 2 shows, they should have staffed accordingly for the evening. We may give them one more chance, but I'll be sure to see if there is an event at the Mac before we decide to come back, because I don't think they handled this very well.

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OT
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice waitress. Good service, and good food

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B
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It was a great meal. Arrived very early so we went to the bar and the staff was accommodating. We ended up staying and eating in the bar. Had a wonderful meal!

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BW
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Thanksgiving buffet

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LL
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

What a disappointment! We met there for dinner prior to hearing a duet that was playing there. The service was just okay and the food was worse. We all shared a flatbread which met with mixed reviews. One of our party had the meatloaf sandwich, one had the filet and the other had the chicken pot pie. Only the pot pie came out hot; the other two dishes were lukewarm at best. The pot pie had good flavor but was very runny which made it hard to eat. We ordered two desserts; one was their special (a white chocolate cranberry bread pudding) and the other was cheesecake. The “bread pudding” was nothing of the sort; it was more of a pound cake laid in slices on the plate. Very misrepresented!! The cheesecake was just average. Two of us had coffee; we were given half a cup each. The saddest part was when a manager stopped by and asked how our meal was, he got defensive. His response was “well, it was fine when I had it.” He didn’t apologize or offer to try to make things right. Sorry, we won’t eat here again.

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g
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service by all especially Rainn. Who was outstanding. Our server Martha was gracious. Informative attentive and very pleasant

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LB
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The atmosphere was nice but just a tad noisy so it was hard to hear others talking. The food was pleasant but not outstanding. Three of us had the filet mignon and all 3 were cooked exactly to our request, which were all different. Service was slow. Dinner took a while to be delivered and then we sat for nearly 30 minutes after finishing our meal and our plates were removed before the waiter even asked if we wanted coffee or dessert (by then we didn't and just requested our bill which still took a while longer.) Thankfully we weren't in a huge hurry and enjoyed the conversation with our guests while waiting but it seemed odd that it took so long because the restaurant wasn't full.

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C
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our family had a business dinner here for some important decisions that needed to be made. We made the reservation for 6 on line; easy, we arrived at 5:45 to beat the crowd and the noise; great idea because it can get noisy. We all had a good dinner. One fillet was tough, and the crab cake sandwich was too bready. Otherwise we were well served by Dan and got our business done comfortably!

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K
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service, with a view of the golf course. Great place to bring out-of-town guests for a birthday celebration.

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W
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 1

Been there before and was very happy. This experience was average, not at all special.

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BB
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Very few people in restaurant, although bar was busy, a little older crowd. We had the fried chicken and steak quesadilla. Food was so-so. Wine a little expensive for a glass of California Rose' (over 10.00)
Most likely real nice views in the warmer days with seating outdoors.

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c
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Hostess, Grace was so gracious and the food was very good. Next time we'll ask for the table next to the fireplace

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DD
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We tried Reserve 22 for the first time this Month. Even though my husband grew up in Glen Ellyn and my Mother-in-law still lives there. We were pleasantly surprised! Everyone was very happy with their dish and the service was very good! We learned they had just remodeled and changed up the menu. It is worth a try. Everyone has different tastes but hopefully you think it will be worth your time as we did.

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S
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 5

We tried this restaurant for the first time. It was a beautiful day so we wanted to sit outside. We realized that they only had outdoor seating due to renovations. We waited at the hostess stand for several minutes while wait staff walked by and bartender saw us waiting. We finally asked the bartender if we should just seat our self and he said “yeah I guess. There is no hostess. We are understaffed.” It would have been nice if he had let us know that when he saw us standing there waiting, but he just ignored us, as did the other servers. The outdoor seating was beautiful. Fortunately we were not in a rush because it was the worst service we’ve ever had. There was only 1 waitress and a waiter who was brand new and it was his first day working. He was very nice, but we had to ask for everything. We didn’t get napkins, silverware, straws, plates with appetizer, etc. We waited for our food for an hour and a half, while watching people walk out and complain about terrible service. It’s too bad, because the atmosphere was really nice outside and the food was very good once we finally got it. The manager came over and introduced herself and was very nice. However I think that she should have been offering free drinks to all of the angry customers or something. She was fairly new as well. The restaurant was very poorly run and no one was clearing tables so there were dirty dishes on many tables, which was attracting bees. Not sure we will return anytime soon. Hopefully they will get their act together.

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CM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friends and neighbors just enjoy it. Good menu, good food, good service, great atmosphere.

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KW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Ordered the salmon with dill potato salad and was sadly disappointed. I've had dill potato salad many times and this didn't look nor taste like what I had anticipated. The waitress was nice and brought me cole slaw instead. Next I cut into the salmon and it was still raw inside. Had to send it back to the kitchen. Also our guests wanted to sit outside; however, we were bombarded by bees and had to move indoors.

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AO
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Food was excellent, and the patio is absolutely gorgeous and well decorated. Only downside was that the service was lackluster. We didn’t see a server until nearly 20 minutes after we were seated, and it required the manager to check in twice on us to see if our server had come by, which they hadn’t. She finally got another server from a different section to cover our table, but you could tell all around there was a shortage of staff or just simply inattentive servers. If the service improves we will definitely be returning.

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SS
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really like eating outside on the patio. It is a very large patio with its own bar area so there usually is not a problem reserving a table. Food and service were excellent.

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GE
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Outdoor patio is my favorite place to eat outdoors, one of the best in the area.

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