Syl's

4.5
322 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Syl's is excited to welcome you safely back indoors!
Online Carryout & Delivery 4-8:30pm visit www.syls.com to start your order. Join us for Sunday Family style Brunch, taking walk-ins and reservations from 10am-2pm. Starting 1/17 and every Sunday after.

A sophisticated and family-friendly restaurant in Illinois, Syl’s serves quality steak and prime rib dishes in a classic setting. For over 70 years, Syl’s has been providing banquet style meals for families and groups in the Joliet community. Enjoy jumbo pork chops and lobster, prime grade steak, burgers and an array of hors d’oeuvres in a friendly atmosphere.

Experiences

  • 20% Off

    May 11 - Nov 30, 2021

    20% off Entire Bill (Dine Only)

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 322 people are saying
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BCool
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lots of good menu options in addition to steaks. Filet was tender and delicious. Chicken Oreganato was a generous portion and tasty. Great Key Lime martini. Wine pours were generous. Great service and ambience. Xmas decorations were festive and tasteful. Did not have room for dessert but menu has many great options to try when we return.

Syl's
Responded 2 days ago

BCool, we appreciate the elaborate review of your recent visit to Syl's! We appreciate the feedback & look forward to your return.

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GlendaK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was great. My husband had steak, and could cut it with a fork, so tender. I asked for my salmon to be cooked done, and it was. It definitely is a special occasion restaurant. A little pricey, but can't complain at all about the food or service.

Syl's
Responded 2 days ago

GlendaK, we take tremendous pride in our quality dishes & service & we are delighted to hear you enjoyed your recent visit!

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LindaW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time at Syls for Thanksgiving dinner. We all were very impressed. There were 9 of us . They sat us at the perfect table and everyone who worked there were so kind. The food was fabulous. We will definitely be back next year for our Thanksgiving dinner. Thank you for a wonderful holiday.

Syl's
Responded 4 days ago

Linda, thank you for celebrating this Thanksgiving at Syl's! We are delighted to hear about your experience & are definitely looking forward to celebrating with you all again next year!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food great service 👍

Syl's
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for leaving us this wonderful review!

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Amanda
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding Thanksgiving meal with excellent service.

Syl's
Responded 4 days ago

Amanda, thank you for joining us this Thanksgiving! We are delighted to hear you had an enjoyable experience, we look forward to your next visit!

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KimberlyD
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for the Thanksgiving brunch. Everything was delicious, cooked perfectly/ we especially liked the Prime Rib.

Syl's
Responded 4 days ago

Kimberly, we're delighted to have had you join us this Thanksgiving! We hope to have you back with us again soon, maybe for our Christmas Eve Dinner Buffet!

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Timothy
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good to outstanding! Highlights include the calamari, prime rib and key lime pie. Tess is an amazing server with a fantastic personality! I also liked that they had a pianist in house and she had such a lovely voice. Syl's is a nostalgic place for our family and I could not have asked for a better experience. Ma would have been very pleased!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter David was exceptional and the bartender was outstanding!

Syl's
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you Anonymous for sharing this feedback about your recent experience & one of our staff members!

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MichaelC
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great evening. The food was great. Definitely didn’t go away hungry Our waitress was fantastic. Also we sat near the piano bar and enjoyed the music played by Tony. Overall an enjoyable evening!

Syl's
Responded on November 23, 2021

What a lovely review, thank you for taking the time to share your recent dining experience with us!

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cook
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Piano player even played our wedding song for our anniversary! Would highly recommend!

Syl's
Responded on November 21, 2021

Cook, we are ecstatic to receive this feedback in regards to your recent visit! Thank you for sharing this with us, we hope to see you again soon!

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unhappy
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience4

Waited for salads for 30 minutes, which tasted fine and 6 minutes later our steaks arrived, mine was undercooked, I ordered he filet. My Husband ordered a bone-in rib eye and both steaks were tasteless. This place use to be good, but I don't think that we will return.

Syl's
Responded on November 19, 2021

Thank you for joining us and for your feedback. It is our goal to offer a great overall experience everytime our guests join us. We wish you mentioned being unhappy while you were in. We would've had the opportunity to make good on any shortcomings from our end.

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PeggyZ
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent. Went there with our kids and grandkids for our anniversary.

Syl's
Responded on November 15, 2021

PeggyZ, we are honored to have helped celebrate such wonderful occasion! We hope to help celebrate many many more together!

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AndreaH
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had my 60th birthday celebration with hubby and friends. Everyone enjoyed our time at Syls.

Syl's
Responded on November 15, 2021

What a joyous occasion! We are happy to hear your 60th Birthday Celebrations was a success! We look forward to seeing you all again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate there for our 49th Anniversary. Very cozy feeling.Wait staff excellent. We had the rib-eye steak, potato and mushrooms. Everything was hot and delish. Most of the menu had “ market price” the waiter did give us the prices with our menu. Wonderful place for a special occasion. Compliments to the chef also

Syl's
Responded on November 15, 2021

We're delighted to have helped celebrate such a joyous occasion! Thank you for this wonderful feedback & 5 star review!

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GlenB
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

I have been going to Syls since I was young with my parents. They have always been a wonderful place to enjoy really good food and great service. The new owners are carrying on that same customer experience.

Syl's
Responded on November 16, 2021

GlenB, we are incredibly humbled by this wonderful review. We are forever thankful for your ongoing support over the years & look forward to many more together!

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CathyK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cozy place with great food great ambience very casual. Hidden gem.

Syl's
Responded on November 10, 2021

Thank you for your kind words & this lovely review Cathy!

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vipfox1979
Chicago
78 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time in Rockdale, let alone Syl's. My wife and I were pleasantly surprised with the whole experience. Our server was very kind with just the right amount of attention. Food was very good as well.

Syl's
Responded on November 9, 2021

We are delighted to receive such wonderful feedback about your recent visit fox1979! We hope to see you again soon!

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KathyJ
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Out of 4 meals, 3 of them were EXCELLENT! The filet, ribs, and rib eye were delicious!!! The pork chop was dry though so would not recommend. Also, dessert was disappointing.
Overall I would absolutely recommend Syl’s and will definitely go back.
I have been a Syl’s customer for over 40 years and will continue to dine there.

Syl's
Responded on November 9, 2021

Kathy, we appreciate you leaving this feedback about your recent dining experience with us. Although it seems we may have fallen short on one of the dishes (which we do hope your return to try again) we hope it doesn't deter you from joining again soon. We can't thank you enough for your ongoing support over the years & helping Syl's be everything it is today.

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JenniferH
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service!Highly recommend for a great date night!

Syl's
Responded on November 8, 2021

Thank you Jennifer for this wonderful review! We look forward to seeing you again soon, perhaps for your next date night!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

We have often chosen Syl’s because usually the food isn’t s very good, the service is great and the ambiance is nice but t has been about a year since we’ve been there. After this visit I’m not sure we’ll go back … we were celebrating my Wife’s birthday and We had a 7:15 reservation and didn’t get seated until 7:35. Because we had a show at 9:30 we ordered as soon as we were seated thinking it would give plenty of time to enjoy dinner and be done by 9 to make the show ……but our food didn’t come out until 8:50. Then when it came the steaks were cold. We ended up boxing it all because we didn’t have enough to me to eat and make the show…it was an extremely disappointing experience overall …the worst part is on a $320 check you would have hoped when we our steaks and sides came out they would have been hot…

Syl's
Responded on November 8, 2021

Thank you for joining us at Syl's. We would like to extend an apology for some kitchen issues we experienced during certain dinner hours this past Friday. We acknowledge that we had some hiccups and hope that you will join us again in the future. We would love to show you a great overall experience. We have your contact information and did try to reach you directly but were unsuccessful. Please call us at 815.725.1977 ask for Don or Charlie. You will see our same reply on yelp as well.

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RobertD
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Food was ok but for the price I would expect better. Food took a long time to get to the table probably due to short staffing. That being said if you are short on staff don't seat as many tables.

Syl's
Responded on November 8, 2021

Hello Robert, Thank you for joining us at Syl's. We would like to extend an apology for some kitchen issues we experienced during certain dinner hours this past Friday. We acknowledge that we had some hiccups and hope that you will join us again in the future. We would love to show you a great overall experience. We did try to contact you directly but were unsuccessful. If you wouldn't mind, please call us at 815.725.1977 ask for Don or Charlie.

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vipSteve
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Our first time to Syl's and we were thrilled. The food was fantastic and we had a great time. The kitchen was a little slow but it was worth the wait.

Syl's
Responded on November 8, 2021

Steve, thank you for sharing this feedback with us. We take all feedback seriously & are thankful for your understanding. We apologize for any delays but do hope your return visit is just as pleasant!

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Sue71
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good food. Great service from Jason. And a bread pudding I’ll dream about.

Syl's
Responded on November 8, 2021

Sue71, join us anytime for some more of that bread pudding you enjoyed so much! We appreciate the support & this lovely review!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration. The food was excellent especially the pork chops. They also surprised us with a Birthday complimentary brownie sundae. Definitely recommend this place!!

Syl's
Responded on November 5, 2021

Anonymous, we are delighted to have celebrated a special birthday! We look forward to celebrating many more special occasions together!

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GeorgeK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food
Good Variety on the Sunday Buffet
Great service!

Syl's
Responded on November 2, 2021

George, thank you for this wonderful 5 star review!

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vipStevenM
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Sunday prime rib buffet was outstanding! My second time here and I've told all my friends about this place. Have future plans with most of them to come back here. The unlimited mimosas and the roasted chicken. Yum all day long.

Syl's
Responded on November 2, 2021

Steven, we appreciate you taking the time to share this feedback with not only us but your friends as well! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed our Sunday Brunch Buffet & look forward to seeing you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Puerto Vallarta
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Syl’s is always a hit! Ben, the bartender, makes the best drinks, and the piano player makes for a great night out:) Excellent food at reasonable prices. We’ve been coming here for years and will continue!

Syl's
Responded on November 2, 2021

Anonymous, we appreciate your ongoing loyalty & support over the years! Thank you for sharing this amazing 5 star review, we look forward to seeing you back again soon!

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Lane
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server, Michelle, was fantastic! She was energetic and engaging with my family. The food was delicious and the ambiance was perfect. It was a great night to celebrate my parents' 50th anniversary!

Syl's
Responded on November 2, 2021

Lane, thank you for choosing Syl's to celebrate such a wonderful occasion! We are delighted to hear you had such a wonderful time & thank you for sharing this feedback about your experience in addition to the feedback about our team. We look forward to your next celebration!

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KAMI
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great ambiance, the live piano lounge is lovely. The music was perfect for the occasion. Also, absolutely amazing service, and good food at reasonable prices.

Syl's
Responded on November 2, 2021

KAMI, we appreciate you sharing this feedback with us & are happy to hear you enjoyed your recent experience. We look forward to your return!

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Booboo
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience3

We were celebrating my wife’s birthday this past Saturday. My wife’s Chicken Oreganato was delicious! I ordered the Prime Rib. First off it looked like it wasn’t appropriately cooked. Secondly it had no taste at all. I kept hoping upon hope that once I got into the cut it would taste better, but it sure didn’t. My wife urged me to let the server know which I finally did. Her comment was I’ll let the manager know. She then came back and said he’s aware of it. When she picked up the tab she at that point asked me if she could get me a different piece. By that time we were ready to leave. In other words too little too late. I wouldn’t advise anyone to order the Prime Rib at this restaurant. I was VERY disappointed!

Syl's
Responded on November 3, 2021

It was very nice speaking with you today over the phone. Thank you again for joining us at Syl's. We apologize your prime rib was not cooked to your requested temperature. It is our goal to provide a great overall experience every time our guests join us. If we happen to fall short in anyway, we encourage our guests to let us know right away. That way we can make good on any shortcoming from our end. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you back soon!

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DawnJ
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Was good food and service. Once we received our main course service lacked a little and took a while to get our check. Prices are a little pricey.

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TonyS
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Something you would not expect in Rockdale. It is like a blast from the past. Our meals were outstanding. Our server was Fran. She was great she has a great sense of humor and was alot of fun. We will definitelyreturn

Syl's
Responded on October 29, 2021

Tony, we appreciate you taking the time to share this fabulous feedback with us in regards to your recent visit as well as one of our team members! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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KarenA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great evening at Syl's celebrating my husbands birthday. Erica took excellent care of our group. Always wonderful food.

Syl's
Responded on October 25, 2021

Karen, thank you for choosing Syl's for celebrating such a wonderful milestone! We appreciate the feedback & look forward to celebrating the next special occasion with you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great evening listening to Karen sing. Please change week night specials always the same , we don’t eat beef any more but would add shrimp to an order!

Syl's
Responded on October 21, 2021

Anonymous, Thank you for joining us at Syl's. We are glad to hear you enjoyed listening to Karen entertain last evening. She brings a great following when hired to entertain with us. Our weekly specials work very well for us so we have no intention of changing them. Since you don't prefer beef, you may find that the 20% off Tuesday may fit your particular preferences better. Thank you again for joining us - we hope to see you back soon!

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Gmanaka1
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience2

This was my first visit in 2 years. It seemed there was a lot of help in the dining area, but not a lot being accomplished. Dishes and plates need to be removed quicker from table. My shrimp were just OK. My wifes Oreganato was very good. Our friends had the Halibut fish which was very good. The server we had was good , but rushed us too much when we were seated.

Syl's
Responded on October 21, 2021

Hello Greg, Thank you for joining us at Syl's and for your kind words about our food. We noticed in your review there may have been some hiccups in your service that were not exactly clear in your comments. We've tried to call you directly to better understand your concerns. Can you please call us to elaborate. Please ask for Don or Charlie 815.725.1977

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KrissyH
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, attentive wait staff. Highly recommend!!!

Syl's
Responded on October 18, 2021

KrissyH, thank you for leaving us this amazing 5 star review!

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VikkiV
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was fantastic! The staff was on point throughout the entire meal. Food was delicious and atmosphere was soft, romantic. Perfect for date night. We will be back! :-)

Syl's
Responded on October 19, 2021

Thank you VikkiV! We are happy to receive such delightful feedback about your recent visit. We strive to deliver this exact type of experience with each & every visit. Thanks again for your input & feedback, we look forward to your return!

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CathyL
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner celebrating our 38th anniversary with our kids. Food was great, service was great, and pre-dinner drinks in the bar with wonderful piano music was great!

Syl's
Responded on October 17, 2021

Thank you Cathy for your kind words & we hope you had a lovely time celebrating this wonderful milestone at Syl's!

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Rzih
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was nice and the food was excellent. We will love to go the again soon.

Syl's
Responded on October 16, 2021

Rzih, we appreciate you sharing this fantastic feedback with us! We're looking forward to your return!

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FrankG
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party had a wonderful time. Pre-dinner drinks, dinner and dessert were all delicious. The waitstaff was terrific. I highly recommend Syl’s for any occasion.

Syl's
Responded on October 10, 2021

Thank you for sharing this feedback & leaving such a wonderful review Frank!

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FAQs

Syl's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (815) 725-1977.

Syl's is rated 4.5 stars by 322 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.