Woodfire Tavern

3.7
9 Reviews
$30 and under
Barbecue
Former Gridley Grill restaurant on the corner of Rt. 83 and Gilmer reopened its doors to Pub 83 in April 2017. Pub83 reinvigorated the space to cater to contemporary casual dining, featuring pizza, burgers, sandwiches, wraps and salads. The dining room is family friendly, and the bar has additional large screen T.V.’s for a sports-pub atmosphere. Pub83 was the much needed family friendly restaurant in Long Grove. Long Grove is changing and we’re making sure we are mindful of your needs Long Grove Neighbors! We have relaunched our concept to give you what you love the most about us. Chops, BBQ + Pizza are highlighted specialties at our relaunched concept WoodFire Tavern! Same Owners, Same Location is now focusing their passion to deliver delicious exciting menus with something for all.
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3.8
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vipJackieP
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Bathrooms not clean.

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vipmarke
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

1st time here. Wanted to eat outside, but no heaters available. Had to eat inside. A little worried about social distancing, but everything inside was good. Great food.

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vipHildy
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Can’t wait to go back

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

I'm a fan of wood fired cooking so when the restaurant opened recently I made a mental note to try it. So we went for dinner last Saturday. I was not sure what to expect because I assumed it was still new. I've subsequently learned that the owners of Pub 83 simply re-envisioned the restaurant. There were 4 of us who ordered a few different dishes.

We were all happy with our food in terms of taste. The portions were fair too, But the sides were almost laughable; about 2 tablespoons of baked beans and the same small amount of coleslaw. My wife ordered a baked potato which didn't arrive till she was almost finished with her brisket. Another diner ordered roasted potatoes but the plate came with rice. She asked the server to please bring her correct order which she did.

So my review is downgraded on the less than stellar service from our server and the small size of the side dishes. I hope the owners figure it out and that this iteration of the restaurant survives.

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vipGaryA
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Reservations were running 20-30 behind to get a table, the kitchen was horribly backed up and my meal (herb roasted chicken) arrived like warm. Wondering how long this new ownership has been in place and what their restaurant experience is. They were completely confused on how to seat people. It was a circus.

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vipwestmifoodie
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The food was way too salty.....the kitchen and bar were slow.

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viparchie
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

They have something very promising with the addition of smoked bbq meats to their menu. We tried the bbq platter to sample each. Very moist, tender and good smoky flavor. I really hope this version of the place catches on, so I'll have a go-to place when I need a good brisket sandwich.

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vipTrinka
Chicago
143 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Attentive wait staff. Food was disappointing- dry mashed potatoes, greasy battered fish, and limp cooked carrots. We were surprised the food was not good, as the restaurant looked nice and there was a decent crowd that night.

JW
vipJeffW1
Chicago
50 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall a very good experience.

FAQs

Woodfire Tavern offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (847) 478-1160.

Woodfire Tavern is rated 3.7 stars by 9 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.