The Table at Crate

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$30 and under
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American
A collaboration between Crate and Barrel and Cornerstone
Restaurant Group, with acclaimed Chef Bill Kim leading the
kitchen, The Table at Crate invites you in for casual modern
dining and a morning-to-evening menu filled with clever twists.

Our namesake table is a 13-foot maple stunner where you can
dine solo or with a crew—and check out chef demos, cookbook
dinners and more culinary events. Take in the scene on our two
outdoor patios, and, in the afternoon, experience our fun take
on teatime (think cupcakes and tea-infused cocktails). At lunch
and dinner, discover Chef Kim’s menu of fresh salads, tartines,
healthy bowls and entrees.

An experience that brings together the things we love
best—connecting people, creative food and timeless
design—The Table at Crate is our first full-service
restaurant. We can’t wait for you to join us.
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Chicago
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 5

Menu is boring and overpriced. Small artichoke appetizer, chopped salad and quinoa bowl with 2 mimosas $80 with tip! LMAO. Too many options nearby won’t be back!

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

Wonderful experience and great atmosphere! Highly recommend the Autumn Breeze drink as a nice fall pick- me up!

F
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Perfectly fine dinner. Half off wine bottle Wednesday

SJ
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I thoroughly enjoyed my lunch at The Table at Create. The steak and lemon chicken were excellent. The hamburger that another person in our party look "run of the mill", so I think there could be some enhancements to that item.

Overall, a very nice lunch and good service - I recommend trying it out.

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

First time here, and everything was perfect, from the hostess that greeted us, and also recommended some new chicken dish which we tried and loved, to the servers, who seem to really enjoy working here. Ambiance is great, with lots of natural light and nice decor, of course.
Food was perfect, but at the end of the meal we didn’t have room for dessert, so we need to come back soon!
They also offer tea service, but only with reservations, so I’m curious about that now!!

SM
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a lovely space with friendly service and delicious, colorful food!

The Table at Crate
Responded on October 6, 2019

Thank you Sarah! We love our food as much as you do. hope to see you again soon

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SJ
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was very attentive, friendly, and helpful. The food was all attractively presented and delicious. The location of the restaurant inside the store is easy to access and beautifully decorated. Two small issues:the restrooms are located upstairs by escalator in the back corner which was not convenient to the restaurant, and the connection for cell service, with or without Crate & Barrel wi-fi was weak, spotty, and unreliable. Overall, I highly recommend this restaurant

C
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 5

Extremely Small portions and over priced for what you got. Some of the items were quite good (soup) but many items were not that tasty or interesting. very inconsistent. Tried to hard to be trendy. No bread. The atmosphere and table settings and flowers etc were very nice. The barista was also very friendly. Hostess was not , even a little aggressive at times. I may go back for a coffee or wine but that’s it.

L
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came in for another great lunch!!
Didn’t have a reservation , but the hostess sat us in just a few minutes. Love the tomato soup on the new fall menu and tried the apple crisp cocktail (on the advice of the hostess)..... my new fav!!!! You have a real winner here!!

The Table at Crate
Responded on October 6, 2019

Thanks for the great review! Hope to see you again soon

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely waitress. Ordered the alcohol free drinks which were delicious as were the salads. The overall bill for 2 alcohol free drinks and 2 tasty but smaller salads was just under $70 which is pricey. I’d like to visit more often but do not want to spend that much on lunch

RK
Grand Rapids
8 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Not an extensive menu, but everything seemed very fresh and healthy, although a little pricy. The tomato- basil soup was excellent along with the chicken blt open-faced sandwich. Service was excellent - friendly and attentive. Would definitely go back.

The Table at Crate
Responded on October 6, 2019

Thanks Robert! We hope to see you again soon

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JA
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met here for an early business lunch and couldn't have been more pleased. Billy Kim has not only done it again, he and CB have come up with what some will consider the consummate eating/shopping experience. Brilliant! I loved the open concept, view of the outdoor plaza and fountain, bustling atmosphere inside the restaurant, and the decor. A coffee bar was open and ready before lunch hours began, so we started with that and it was perfect. The real star here, though, is Billy Kim and his farm-to-table food. We shared several entrees, every one simply delicious. From the organic sweet potatoes and crispy fries to the gooey grilled cheese, the bright edamame, shrimp, carrot and greens asian-inspired bowl to the perfectly-done short ribs and my companion's favorite: the tofu/tofu cream cheese mashed "potatoes," (whoops, and the insanely delicious bread pudding), is there no end to this man's culinary abilities and creativity? I've long been a regular at his Chicago restaurants. Glad to see the suburban population gets to enjoy his culinary whimsy and brilliance without traveling downtown. For city dwellers, it's worth a trip from downtown to Oakbrook to shop and dine here.

SR
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really excellent food. Definitely downtown Chicago quality with also being unique in comparison to the usual options in Oakbrook. Was really a breath of fresh air to see a diverse menu. Had the tomato soup which had a taste of curry which was an amazing flavor combination. Fantastic wine menu and great decor and presentation. Will be back.

TS
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Concept is fresh: eat where you shop!
Menu is interesting & delicious!
We were seated and served by outstanding individuals.
We would definitely go back!

OT
Chicago
76 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 2ambience 5

Server was sweet but I think new... food is limited great location & outdoor seating is what oak brook has been waiting 50 years. Add more items on your menu so we can come back

C
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined for lunch with out 19 month old and the service and care they provided us was amazing. We was surprised they were so kid accommodating. The food was fabulous. We are very happy to have this addition to the store.

T
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very attention staff, very interesting menu, delicious entries. It was a great experience,

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

Excellent food, nice atmosphere, friendly service. The server could have been a bit more attentive but she was very busy. Overall great experience - definitely going back!

The Table at Crate
Responded on September 22, 2019

Thanks for the great comments, we hope to see you again soon

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RL
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Food was ok - server was "over the top" dramatic - thought she was auditioning for a play/movie role - kept calling me "my dear" - probably won't return.

t
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great addition to the Oakbrook Shopping Center!
This is the second time we’ve dined there. We love the ambiance, the food, and the coffee bar.
I ordered the Niçoise salad with salmon both times we were there because I loved it that much. The presentation was beautiful and the food tasted fresh and delicious.
The staff encourages their customers to grab and a glass of wine and feel free to walk around the store and shop!
We had lunch out on their patio which has a nice view of the center’s fountain which adds a nice touch to dining alfresco. Our waitress was pleasant, knowledgeable and attentive.
After our meal we stopped by their coffee bar where I ordered a pumpkin spice almond milk latte to go. It was delicious- not too sweet and served at the right temperature.
We look forward to returning real soon!

LC
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Loved outdoor seating by fountain. Waffle fries were yummy. Pomegranate salad added chicken was delicious. Waiter good. Thought prices a little high but it’s Oakbrook and definitely best views other than outdoor at Gibson’s in area! I’ll be back!

The Table at Crate
Responded on September 22, 2019

Thank you very much for your comments, we take all of our guests feedback very seriously and appreciate them. Our menu and pricing continually change from season to season so we hope to see you back again soon...

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FL
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tonight I dined for business and one person on our party has serious food allergies. The staff was wonderful and the meal the kitchen put together was amazing! The Table knocked it out of the park again as a great well rounded restaurant with awesome food.

JD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and not the ordinary. Service was excellent and seating outside was beautiful.

The Table at Crate
Responded on September 22, 2019

Thank you so much Julie! We love great comments like these. We hope to take care of you soon!

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TL
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!!

b
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Lovely setting. Attentive service by an overly perky waitress who did not know how to pronounce some of the menu offerings correctly. The menu seemed to be aiming to be super special. Both of items I and my friend ordered were good, but not memorable, and therefore rather overpriced.

The Table at Crate
Responded on September 22, 2019

Thank you so much for your comments, I am sorry our server had a little difficulty and you did not feel the food was not memorable enough. We hope you give us another chance to WOW you. We change our menu seasonally and try to bring some new and exciting dishes to the menu. We hope to see you very soon

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MD
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food!

MC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Not much food for the price.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A M A Z I N G!!

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U
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

The service was much too slow, no fault of the server. They were just understaffed. The food was mediocre to say the least. Much too high priced. Salad/Dinner/Cocktail $78 per person

JC
Chicago
51 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Portions skimpy, including wine pours. Overcooked burger and poke with not much taste.

F
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 5

Not good value: expensive and not flavorful, small portion size. Beautiful and great contemporary concept, though.

L
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

ANOTHER great lunch!!!!!!!! I have told ALL my friends about this new gem! Sat outside and Chloe was our server! So excited when the host..Andrea ...told us that afternoon tea will start next week! Thank you for bringing all this love to Oak Brook mall!

TR
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We've made 5 visits and tried something new each time for entree! Food is excellent and great portion sizes. great flavors but feels healthy at the same time. Cocktails so refreshing and fun. good wine options too! Kids meals are not only fabulous tasting but such a good price....and even better when kids LOVE the food and want to return!

R
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a little skeptical because we’d read a couple tepid reviews BUT we were very pleasantly surprised! We’ve been back three times now! The menu is creative, and everything we’ve tried was delicious! Great options for people who prefer to eat meat-less!

The Table at Crate
Responded on September 22, 2019

Rhonda, Thank you for trusting your instincts and letting us take great care of you. We hope to see you again very soon, next time you come in ask for me. Ed Carrella, I am the GM and would love to meet you. Thanks again!

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SJ
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service very good. Limited dessert menu.

W
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 4

We were excited to check out this new location, but deeply disappointed. The customer service was great. However, the food was somewhat deplorable. When served chicken, we'd hope that it would be cooked. It wasn't. Food overall lacked quality. Drinks were average at best.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 5

The food is mediocre at best. Our guess is it is preprepared and brought to site, then assembled. When we asked for bread, we were told “we don’t have any, only sourdough crostini”. The interior is beautiful but my guess is this place won’t last. There are too many other options that are fresh.

FD
Naples
223 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Disappointed in such a limited menu. Was excited to try it and now I have.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent, i just want a better selection for dessert cake maybe and not chocolate both desserts that you have is chocolate everybody is not a chocolate fan

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have come 4 times and again coming this Friday I have spread the word this place is amazing ambience and food!

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