The Little Gem Restaurant
Casual or Smart - All Feel At Ease.
Reservations are Recommended - Walkin's are always Welcome.
We look forward to serving you!
Try the Little Gem Omelette. It's the best I've ever had.
The food is always great, servers excellent, and the Gem Cosmo is a gem!
Food was average and acoustics not so good.
My wife, daughter & I ate here on a Saturday evening. We made a reservation. My wife had the stuffed pork chop, my daughter had the gluten free half chicken & I had the chicken paprikash. Everything was excellent! It is a little pricey but worth it.
Three of us dined for lunch. All of us from out of town. Enjoyable experience.
I thought the food was good but not outstanding, the service was okay, and the value for money was okay.
We were looking for a nice restaurant for New Year’s Eve and this place was perfect! Great food nice atmosphere and they even gave us a half glass of champagne!
I really love this restaurant. However, on this occasion it was a little too loud. One party in particular seemed to be having a little too much fun and there was an especially loud woman in the party. Other than that, the experience was great as usual.
The music was concert-volume, making it difficult to talk to each other. The food was good.
Our 4th or 5th time at the LIttle Gem and it just gets better & better. Food & service were outstanding and it has become our favorite restaurant in Oak Park. We just relocated to a new apartment building and are now a 5-minute walk away. We'll be back often!
The food was superb! Nice atmosphere. We will definitely go to The Little Gem again!
I was actually Impress with everything, the place was nice and cozy. The food was awesome they start us of with garlic bread which I would say was awesome I couldn't stop eating it, then we had the calamari for appetizer, which is also awesome it was fresh, and for my entree I end up with the Lamb Chops. The lamb chops was cut medallion style, I ask the server she said "she thinks it comes in four", but it came with two. The way they marinate the lamb chops is good even the vegetables that came with it was awesome, i just wish for that they would add a little bit more meat, but our overall experience with the restaurant was excellent. It is actually a good place for date night.
We had brunch. Food was excellent. Server was a lovely young man who did a great job. The only down side was the decaf coffee was extremely weak. They brewed a new pot for us which was a little stronger. Points for effort though. Will go again.
Had a lovely evening celebrating girlfriend’s birthday. Cozy, inviting, atmosphere, excellent food, amiable staff.
Food and drinks were great, loved the classic vibe, and this is one place where you can have a conversation and be heard without a bunch of background noise or bad music. Will be back!
Wonderful dinner. Quality of the meal always great!
My friends celebrated my birthday with brunch at this charming and delightful cafe. They had us at the $5 bloody mary special but then went on to spoil us with perfectly cooked eggs Benedict and one of the best French toast I’ve ever had. Service was terrific. We’ll be back for one of their evening specials!
Food was so delicious and atmosphere was fabulous I came here for my 1 year anniversary and absolutely love it.
The food was actually excellent. Service was great… everything worked!
Great spot - it's a little noisy - small space - lots of people talking - but great food
Service was excellent, like the look an decor. food was just average. Saying the noise level is"energetic" is being extremely kind. The acoustics are so bad that it virtually impossible to have a conversation with the person across the table from you. Servers actually had to speak to us individually to explain specials etc. Do not plan on ever returning.
The sea bass was delicious, the martinis were divine, big portions, great warm crusty bread, excellent service. This place is a little gem. I'll be back.
Food was good but took quite a while to come up. Not the place to go if you are in a rush. I enjoyed the Royal Pimm's drink, which was reasonably priced at $10.
The wait staff were fantastic ! The food was good and the ambiance was lovely. A perfect Sunday evening birthday celebration.
We have been here enough to give it a proper rating now. About 4 times. Each time we left overall happy. The staff is good, the food tastes great and the prices are fair. Nothing really wows us like crazy but we definitely like Little Gem and will continue going there.
Food was delicious. We had the salmon, short ribs, seasonal veggies, truffle fries and brussel sprouts. Each bite was as good heavenly. I don't live in the area but if I did, I would make this a "regular' spot. Cozy, charming, excellent service.
The food and service were good, but nothing outstanding. I was looking at the menu and it seems fairly expensive, but they do have killer specials that greatly justified the experience.
A lovely neighborhood restaurant. Happy hour to full on dining, it's a fine place to be.
Decided to stop in for brunch with my best friend. 6 mimosas later..... lol
We started with the beet salad and then I had the quiche and she had eggs! Dolly took great care of us , as usual!!!!! Love my neighborhood “LittleGem”!
Truly a little gem!
I liked my dish (filet) but as far as vegan options for my dining companion, need more selection
Sunday brunch for 6. There were no other customers when we arrived. Food was excellent. Service was not. Waitress brought three entrees at once, including two orders of quiche. The other three had to wait ten minutes for food, one of which was also quiche. Hour and a half....
Excellent Seafood Risotto, will visit again
The food was good but a little oily. My husband's dish was mostly filler without much seafood. Beautiful place.
So we did the Date Night for Two, which is an amazing deal. Appetizer, salad, and dinner - and a bottle of wine for $75. That is unbelievable, and worth it. Food is great. The ambiance is top notch. We sat at the bar, which is a cozy space. Kim, the bartender, is personable and know her stuff. She also served us. She is spectacular.
Noise level only relevant when live music playing. Never disappointed with anything we've ever ordered here. Great variety and preparation. Interesting cocktail offerings too.
Quaint, outstanding servers Biana and Chris, and the boneless ribs dinner plate was fabulous! Thank u!
Good food and ambiance!!!
This is truly a quite, little gem in Oak Park! Brunch was really great!