The Barrel Club

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$30 and under
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American
"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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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service was great! Our soup and salad came out before the appetizer and the waiter took our appetizer off the bill. Will definitely be back again!

MB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The crab-cakes were not as appetizing as the waiter assured us they would be and it was too loud to enjoy a casual conversation in the restaurant after the live music began.

The Barrel Club
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for the review Mara!! Please request the private dining room next time if you would like a quiter space, thank you so much for the review~

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BS
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service

The Barrel Club
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you Bob!!! We really appreciate it!!! Thank you for the 5 STARS!!!!

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M
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience5

The waiter was very polite and helpful with the drink menu. I ordered the barrel burger well done but got medium rare. I just ate it to not have to send it back and my guess would have to eat alone. I did enjoy their signature Moscato. The club membership seem high for a bottle of wine to me.

The Barrel Club
Responded on November 5, 2019

Thank you for the review, The Spirit of the Month is for spirits, not wine. You may want to check it out, its a great benefit!!!

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AB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone enjoyed their food . Positively delisicous. Great service. The place is beautiful. Can't wait to have the perogies again

The Barrel Club
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you Amy all of our food is made fresh daily so we are really happy you enjoy it!!!

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c
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food has been great from the beginning. Love the look of the place, friendly greeting and good service. The only thing that still needs improvement is the timing. We were about halfway through our salad when the runner brought the entrees. We were given a steak knife for our delicious steaks, but told to take our forks from the salad plates when they cleared them away. It’s not a big thing, but an otherwise upscale experience was a little disappointing. We will keep going for the food and I am sure everything will smooth out.

The Barrel Club
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for the review Cvon!!! We really appreciate that you brought this to our attention, it is a huge deal to us and we appreciate you letting us know. We cant get better without knowing!!

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K
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Very loud, hard to have a conversation at a normal speaking level. Food was excellent. Would not dine again on the weekend.

The Barrel Club
Responded on November 5, 2019

Thank you for the review, on the weekends we are busier than normal. We appreciate the review and we will work on sound level in the building!!

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B
Chicago
58 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Candied bourbon bacon was one of the best exer tasted. Chicken for two was very tender (took home leftovers). Steak was excellent and same for asparagus. Roasted potatoes very tasty too.

One of the best decaf coffees.

Would return but not for dessert which was a disappointment.

The Barrel Club
Responded on November 5, 2019

Thank you so much Busia!!! We really appreciate your kind words and cant wait to have you back!!

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OT
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed the candied Bacon appetizer . Husband thought the barrel club burger was cooked perfectly. The French onion soup was also very good. Legit selection of bourbons. House red wine blend also good and reasonably priced. Nice addition to Oak Lawn!

The Barrel Club
Responded on November 5, 2019

Thank you so much for the review, we greatly appreciate it. Please let us know what we can do to make it a FIVE star!!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience4

Food was really great! The server was very friendly. The ordering was off. I don’t know if it was a manual error or a computer error. I was brought the wrong wine. I just drank it anyway but I was charged for a high priced wine than I ordered. My daughter was brought the wrong meal and the table next to ours was brought the wrong meals and appetizers too. The prices are higher than I normally like to spend but the food was so good it was worth it. Some what slow between appetizers and meal which is tough with a kid in tow. Overall I would go back and give them another chance to work out the kinks in their system.

The Barrel Club
Responded on November 5, 2019

Thank you so much for the review!!!! Please next time request a manager so we can resolve the issues to give you a perfect experience!!!

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j
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved The Barrel Club!!! The food was awesome as was the service. We will definitely be back.

The Barrel Club
Responded on November 5, 2019

Thank you so much for the review, we greatly appreciate it. Cant wait top have you back!!!!

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z
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was well done great job!

The Barrel Club
Responded on November 5, 2019

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

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Server was Craig, he did a great job, very attentive. Food was tasty, pricey but tasty.

The Barrel Club
Responded on November 5, 2019

Thank you so much Craig is amazing!!!! We appreciate the review!!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and loved it! Big open dining room, great ambiance and we could talk and still hear each other! Food was AMAZING! Will be back!

The Barrel Club
Responded on November 5, 2019

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

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LB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This is a very nice place to take a friend or a loved one to enjoy great food and service.

The Barrel Club
Responded on November 5, 2019

Please contact us so we can improve to make it a FIVE star experience!!!

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c
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience2

As a first time diner at this establishment, I was a bit disappointed. We had to wait about 20 minutes for our table although we had reservations, and during that time not only was there nowhere to sit, but it was nearly impossible to get a drink. Although the outside patio was open, we were told that we could sit there, but would not be served out there. It seems that the restaurant was fairly understaffed. I must say, the food was very good and while pricey for the neighborhood, it really wasn't overly expensive. The lighting in our booth was severely harsh though, and made for an unpleasant experience. It was like sitting under a spotlight. They were also out of my first entrée selection. Perhaps they are just ironing out the kinks in a new restaurant, but I won't hurry back soon, and certainly not on a weekend.

The Barrel Club
Responded on October 23, 2019

Thank you so much for the review, we appreciate your input and please feel free at anytime to ask for a managers assistance to make sure you are receiving a 5 star experience!!!

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JF
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We have been to the Barrel Club a few times and have always had a great experience. Food is always fresh and flavorful.

The Barrel Club
Responded on October 21, 2019

Thank you so much for the review!!! We greatly appreciate it !!!

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G
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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!

The Barrel Club
Responded on October 21, 2019

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

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

The Barrel Club
Responded on October 21, 2019

Thank you so much for the review and Happy Birthday!!!

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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

The Barrel Club
Responded on October 21, 2019

Thank you so much for the review, we greatly appreciate you being patient on that day

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

S
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

JR
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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
Overall3food2service3ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall3food4service3ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food5service3ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall1food3service4ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and drinks were too!!

The Barrel Club
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
Overall4food4service3ambience5

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
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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
Overall2food1service3ambience4

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
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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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