The Barrel Club

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"The Barrel Club invites you to experience a fine collection of spirits in a comfortable yet classy atmosphere to compliment our mouth-watering menu - an experience you are sure to enjoy"
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Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Oscar our server was great! The manager was as well (unfortunately can’t remember his name). They both took the time to answer our questions and offered great suggestions to try. Only small qualm was that the lighting was a bit brighter than what I would have like for a 7pm dinner. I did ask if they could dim them and they said they dim automatically later on... just would have been nice if it happened sooner. Other than that, it was great!

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

We were there with 7 people for a birthday dinner and the staff was extremely accommodating. Service was excellent and food delicious as always. We have been here several times and have always enjoyed it.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice place. Service was very good. Food great. A little pricey. A long wait for our check. Problem with the charge card machine. Would go back

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best burgers I’ve had in a long time. Service was great. Definitely going back.

S
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent and the service was outstanding. Because of the amount of food you receive, it is priced right.

JR
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place with amazing drinks and food. We enjoyed watching the bears game on a 200 in screen and enjoyed the $20 burger & beer special. The French toast was by far the best I’ve had.

The Barrel Club
Responded on October 8, 2019

Thank you so much Jen for the review!!!! I couldn't agree more with you, our french toast is addicting!!!!

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DJ
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We went with friends for the first time there. On the plus side the drinks were perfect and the service was outstanding. Our friends had the best chicken dinner ever. It was awesome visually and as we understood it tasted fantastic. My wife enjoyed the steak frites to a point. But the Bearnaise sauce was not her favorite. In hind sight she felt should have asked not to have it. As for the fish of the day which I had was Sea Bass. It was very good but the portion was quite small in my opinion. I would have had no problem paying a little more for a larger portion.

The Barrel Club
Responded on October 8, 2019

Thank you so much for your review Donald!!!! We take EVERY review as a way for us to improve. Thank you so much and cant wait to have you back again!!!

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MN
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food..great service. had the pork chops...very generous serving. Will be back!

The Barrel Club
Responded on October 3, 2019

Thank you Michelle!!!!! Check put our specials during the week, the bone in meatloaf is to die for!!

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l
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service, food and drinks. When I mentioned it was my birthday I received a complimentary bourbon flight and dessert.

The Barrel Club
Responded on October 3, 2019

Thank you so much for the review and for celebrating your birthday with us......what an honor!!!

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CM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Ambiance is great and host were friendly but the food was very salty. My tongue is burning because of the sodium content. Not good for hypertensive customers.

The Barrel Club
Responded on October 3, 2019

Christina, please let your server know next time. We are a scratch kitchen and make EVERYTHING fresh, so if you are sensitive to ANYTHING we can customize your meal to accommodate any preference you may have. Thank you !!!

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BG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A little pricey for the neighborhood, but overall en excellent experience

The Barrel Club
Responded on October 3, 2019

Thank you Bob we appreciate the review!!!!

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NP
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Our waiter was not very attentive and did not come to check on us much. Actually the bus boy was phenomenal and we wished he was our waiter. He gave us recommendations, asked how our food was and checked on us much more than our waiter. 3 of us ordered Sangrias, and after a few each we felt there was little to no alcohol in them. The menu is limited, although what we did get was good.

The Barrel Club
Responded on September 27, 2019

Thank you Nikki, we greatly appreciate the review!!! Our guests reviews only make us better, thank you!!

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m
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A delicious Sunday lunch! Along with a great burger and crab benedict, our wonderfyl server (Jason) made this an exceptional experience. Oh yes, the mushroom appetizer was really good, too!

The Barrel Club
Responded on September 25, 2019

Thank you so much for the great review!!!! Next time try our Monster Bloody Mary, pairs great with any of our weekend BRUNCH items!!!!

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was great and the portions were huge! Wish the server warned me a little when I ordered the wedge (that was fantastic!) AND a full meal. Service was a little slow to take the order and all but the server was friendly and knowledgeable enough. Would definitely recommend and will return

The Barrel Club
Responded on October 3, 2019

Thank you so much for the review, we greatly appreciate it!!!

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here and I was impressed! Food was amazing. I had the French onion soup and lobster roll. My friend had the Fisherman’s platter and a side of the elotes! Incredible! Oscar our waiter was super friendly and was helpful in selecting menu items and drink flight. Very knowledgeable about the menu. My compliments to Chef Carlos on the well prepared dishes and coming out to speak with us. It was truly an honor. We will be back! Thank you for a great evening!

The Barrel Club
Responded on September 25, 2019

Thank you so much for the great review!!! Our Executive chef Carlos is so passionate about food it definitely comes threw on every dish he creates!!! Oscar is amazing and we cant thank you enough for the review!! We truly appreciate it

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and our server was outstanding. Jason was fun and attentive since the moment we sat down.

The Barrel Club
Responded on September 25, 2019

Thank you so much for the wonderful review!!!! Please check out our Facebook page for upcoming events so you can come back and have MORE FUN!!!!!

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k
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 4ambience 5

We had problems with the front desk at Check in. They need better customer service when we come in. Then they sent an email stating we never even showed up for our reservation. While we were sitting at the restaurant. We love the atmosphere. Just need better people handling the hostess area.

The Barrel Club
Responded on September 18, 2019

Thank you so much Kathy we greatly appreciate the comment, we will definitely be training the host staff. Your warm welcome is extremely important to us and 5 star service is hat we strive for. Thank you and hope to see you soon!!

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MS
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great and drinks were too!!

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Responded on September 18, 2019

Thank you Maureen for the 5 stars we greatly appreciate it !!

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RK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Service was a bit spotty, but they are still working out the bugs. I know it's a whiskey bar/concept, but the wine list still needs definite improvement.

The Barrel Club
Responded on September 18, 2019

Thank you Rick, we greatly appreciate the suggestions and will be passing along the comment to the bar manager thank you again, guest comments only make us better!!!!!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Disappointed in my Martini. Half full glass. That was the first time that has ever happen anywhere. Meatballs had funny taste to them. The bread on the table was good. The burgers were very good. We were not happy with the menu and prices are high for the portion and neighborhood. If I return it would be just for a burger. Someone needs to teach bartender how to make a Martini for the price it cost. Another thing,for prices,a tablecloth would be nice. It reminded me of a chain restaurant!,

The Barrel Club
Responded on September 18, 2019

We are so sorry about your experience, please make sure you ask for a manager next time so we can make your visit a 5 star!!! We will also be passing down your comments to the bar manager, it is important to us to make your experience the BEST!!!!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food was okay, but overpriced

The Barrel Club
Responded on September 16, 2019

We are so sorry about you feeling that we are overpriced, we are a scratch kitchen and never have anything frozen or microwaved. The cost is a little more but freshness is priceless. We appreciate the review and recommend trying our specials next time.

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LT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Overall, this is a nice restaurant with good service. I ordered the ribeye which I expected to have a bone, did not. My steak was undercooked and still not done to my satisfaction after sending it back.

The Barrel Club
Responded on September 16, 2019

LaTrice, please ask for a manager next time so we can make sure you are completely satisfied with your food choices. Thank you so much for your review!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Celebrated our anniversary here. Host stand not very welcoming. Food was very good. Service just good enough for 20% tip but nothing special. No table visit from management. No acknowledgement for special occasion even though stated on Open Table reservation. Took a long time for entree plates to be cleared and food to be boxed. Might return but nothing to bring us back soon.

The Barrel Club
Responded on September 16, 2019

We are so sorry for your experience, please make sure you ask for a manager at your next visit. We celebrate with everyone their special occasion, I am so sorry that we were not aware, Happy Anniversary and we apologize for any misunderstanding.

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L
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Variation of food isn’t great. Risotto was undercooked and salty. Overpriced for location. Lowest priced meal $15 hamburger w/ no sides. Sides $7

The Barrel Club
Responded on September 16, 2019

Liaa, we are so sorry about your experience, please make sure you ask for a manager next time so we can make your visit a 5 star!!!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My server Ashley V. was amazing! I would definitely go back just to see her!!

The Barrel Club
Responded on September 16, 2019

Thank you so much for the review, we greatly appreciate it!!!

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JN
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat outside, it was really beautiful out. The chicken appetizer, the whole chicken for two, brussel sprouts and wedge salad were all great. The bar looked nice, didn't look at the dining room. Service was outstanding.

The Barrel Club
Responded on September 16, 2019

Thank you so much for your five star review, cant wait to have you back!!

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M
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

The service was terrible. One person in our group had to send their steak back and it still wasn't cooked properly. I didn't think they had a good selection of food. We had to wait a very long time to even put our order in. The appetizers I ordered were good. The other person ordered the sword steak and it was over cooked.

The Barrel Club
Responded on September 16, 2019

Myorion, we are so sorry about your experience, please make sure you ask to see a manager so we can make sure we make your experience the five star that we strive for.

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EM
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Been there twice now and love it. Great drinks and excellent food. Will be going back for sure.

The Barrel Club
Responded on September 16, 2019

Thank you Edwin for the five star review, your opinion means the world to us!!!

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CC
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The place is nice...I think the food is pricey...I ordered a wedge salad ... thought it was to much money for what was plated.

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Responded on September 16, 2019

Cynthia we are so sorry you feel that the food is too pricey, check out our specials next time. Thank you for your review!!!

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KD
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, fantastic service and amazing food! Looking forward to going back. Hoping to sit in Jamie's section again, she's awesome!

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Responded on September 18, 2019

Thank you Katie!!!! Jaime is AWESOME!!!! We appreciate the 5 stars so much and looking forward to having you back again

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OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent!!! I will 100% be back!

The Barrel Club
Responded on September 16, 2019

Thank you so much for the 5 star review!!! Thank you so much for being our guests!!

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PS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Barrel Club is fantastic! There is a lot of outdoor seating, and the indoor decor is beautiful. Their drink list is amazing - they have 221 whiskeys, bourbons and eyes. The Old Fashioned was delicious, and my wife had one of their lunch cocktails which was really tasty. You can flights of whiskeys or of the specialty cocktails! The food was fantastic as well. The salmon was tender and tasty, and my wife had the prime rib (Saturday night special) which was very tasty. Also, be sure to try the side of Mac and Cheese with bacon - Yum. All was good, and we will be back for sure!

The Barrel Club
Responded on September 3, 2019

Thank you so much for the review, we greatly appreciate it. Please visit on a Friday or Saturday night when we have free outdoor entertainment!!!

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

It was great

The Barrel Club
Responded on September 4, 2019

Thank you so much for our 5 STAR review!!! We strive for it daily!!!

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KK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Food was poor

The Barrel Club
Responded on September 3, 2019

Kathy we are so very sorry for your experience, please call us at 708-581-3357 and ask for a manager to make your next experience a five star!!

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EM
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and amazing service! We were very impressed with our experience. We are looking forward to returning!

The Barrel Club
Responded on September 3, 2019

Thank you so much for the review, we greatly appreciate it. Please visit on a Friday or Saturday night when we have free outdoor entertainment!!!

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Jordan picked up on the fact that we were celebrating a birthday and brought out some ice cream for our birthday boy. Such a beautiful night on the patio. Food was excellent as always. The fruity specialty drinks are so refreshing.

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Responded on August 29, 2019

Thank you so much!!! Jordan is such a thoughtful server we are very lucky to have him and we are so happy he made your day that much more special!!!

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RD
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I was very excited to try this new restaurant. The place itself is beautiful. I requested a table outside because the patio looked very pretty when we drove by. They sat us outside but facing Home Goods parking lot instead of the front. Total disappointment to have that view and the traffic from the store. Our waitress wasnt the best..she was just ok. Seemed like we had to remind her for things multiple times and she just wasnt on it. Food was delicious. My husband had the filet I had the prime rib. I did like the filet better though. Prices are a little high for the area but I was happy you at least got soup or salad and a side with your meal for that amount. We will definitely go back. Just hope staff is a little better trained.

The Barrel Club
Responded on August 29, 2019

Thank you Rebecca!!! You are more than welcome to request any table you wish. Sitting outside is such a beautiful addition to the property and we appreciate the kind words about the food!!! Thank you for the review!!

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Two food orders came out wrong.. twice. Waited until the end of the meal to get more water. We would still go back, food was good and ambiance was great. Hopefully these mistakes were just due to still being fairly new

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was good management is fantastic

The Barrel Club
Responded on August 26, 2019

Thank you so much for the review, we greatly appreciate it. Please visit on a Friday or Saturday night when we have free outdoor entertainment!!!

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SS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was good. Service was a bit slow. Waiter kept getting sidetracked.

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