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Stolp Island Social, Aurora, IL

Stolp Island Social

4.7
4.7
305 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Stolp Island Social is the product of multiple generations of restaurateurs dedicated to the art of food & hospitality. And like the theatre (not only because Paramount Theatre is next door) our restaurant and bar aim to transport you to another time and place. Our goal is simple: to serve Aurora and the surrounding areas with the highest quality food, drink, & service in a warm, convivial setting.

Our seasonal menu is balanced with the finest quality Heritage Angus Beef, which we hope you will love!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Farm-to-table, Steakhouse

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Bar Tue, Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Wed 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Dinner Tue, Thu 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Wed 4:30 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (630) 340-4980

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Debbie Gold

  • Neighborhood

    Aurora

  • Cross street

    Stolp ave. & Galena Blvd

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 305 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. TG

    TomG

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    Simply too noisy. Room only half filled and we could not talk to each other without nearly shouting. Way too noisy. Poor acoustics. Will not return because of the noise level. Excellent food and service. Need noise dampening ceiling tiles or carpeting.
  2. N

    Nilemond

    Chicago

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, great food, service,drinks and desserts. One of the best dining experience I've had in some time. Shout out to Patrick the bartender and Steve our server.
  3. KR

    KaileyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, service, and ambience. Everyone loved their meal.
  4. F

    Foodiefred

    Chicago

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great environment before or after the show. We sat at a high top in the bar, had a great meal (you can’t go wrong with beef by Linz), and met the lead actress in the performance. Finished it all off with a nice port wine.
  5. LB

    LauraB

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were excellent! I had the Mushroom Cavatelli. So good! Loved the atmosphere too.
  6. JN

    JohnN

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great place for pre-theater dinner
  7. JM

    JMxxxx

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Menu is quite limited & expensive. Offering a salad or potato with an entrée might get more customers.
  8. JG

    JenniferG

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Friendly, knowledgeable staff. Eclectic decor. Menu was lacking a few staples, and the price for certain items was steep. Scallops special was amazing.
  9. n

    none

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit to the restaurant. We'll go again. Very convenient (i.e. next door) to the Paramount Theater. Food was excellent. Go for the little gem salad. The dressing is wonderful. Very good service, too. Efficient, not intrusive. Can only speak to whitefish and mushroom cavatelli. Both were excellent.
  10. DB

    DeliaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Outstanding experience, cocktails, scallops, Gem salad a bit dry, but very fresh- Ribeye steak obscenely Delicious! Service was the Best one could hope for. I treated my friend for her birthday and she felt like royalty.
  11. d

    dutch

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    My husband and I ordered the whitefish. It had a chemical taste to it and we could not eat it. They did not charge us for it.
  12. PB

    PatrickB

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lunch before going to the Paramount play. Service was excellent and food was delicious. Will definitely be back!
  13. DN

    DebbieN

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Resturant was packed, service was very attentive but not bothersome. Food was excellent. Staff very concerned that we make it to the theater on time. Give them 90 minutes before the show and your experience will be wonderful!
  14. RT

    RichardT

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Dined after the Paramount. Food & drinks were excellent as usual. Our only complaint is that when we asked if we could get an order of bread with our pasta, the answer was that they do not offer bread service; only way to get bread is to order the burrata appetizer. We got the appetizer, but we ate the three pieces of bread with the tomato& garlic & cheese—none left to absorb pasta sauce. I think it is pretty common to pair pasta with bread & don’t mind an up charge to get it. Just make it available, plz. Kind of pricey when neither bread nor salad is included.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great for dinner after/before a show at the Paramount. The staff is completely geared up for the crush of customers that creates. The service was attentive and friendly. The noise level was very conducive for discussion. The menu was varied and the portions were appropriate.
  16. LW

    LauraW

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First time at this restaurant and I thought it was very good as far as food, & service. The prices of the steaks, I felt where Chicago prices. As $56.00 for an 8 oz filet mignon was steep. The noise level was quite loud and hard to talk. We had the burrata & Heirloom tomato salad which was quite nice. He had the bone in rib eye which was a thin cut but very juicy and prepared medium rare perfectly. I had the Glazed Salmon which was cooked to perfection but 4 oz portion which I felt was quite small. Overall, we really liked the place and will probably go back.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We planned on having dinner and then going to the theatre, but…they cancelled the play at 5:00pm when we were already at the restaurant. Our waitress, Cheryl, was a doll, and made our evening delightful. We all said that we were ok with the theatre cancellation, because we went to Stolp Island Social. Way to go and we hope to see you again soon!
  18. A

    Anne

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was amazing. Great environment to meet coworkers, relax and enjoy an appetizer and glass of wine. Super relaxing atmosphere.
  19. FD

    FrequentDiner

    Chicago

    177 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    177 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Service was friendly and attentive. Food very good. Chicken and white fish were excellent. Pork chop was tough and salmon good but spicy. Nice location close to the Paramount and overall a lovely evening. Will return
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always service and food was fabulous. Great place for the entire family to go!!
  21. LE

    LaurieE

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious steaks! The prices were a bit steep for Aurora, but the food was worth it :-)
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice restaurant with good drinks, great service and great food. They were able to accommodate our large group and get us in and out so that we could make it to our show at the Paramount on time. I’d definitely visit again!
  23. PP

    PattyP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Steaks were amazing, they were also $120 for 2 . Marrow smashed potatoes didn’t like at all. Drinks nothing special. Cheesecake was grainy & off, carrot cake nothing special. Crab cake more of the filler not much crab. This was our first visit & it was filled with theatre goers then at 8 poof it was empty. We would not return, very disappointed for the level of expectation. Bill was like $270 after $50 tip. Hostess was super inviting & we were happily seated at 7 sharp the time of res. It was for my husband’s bday. It was a bit of a disappointment. Downtown Aurora has come a long way & we will visit again & try a different restaurant.
  24. AG

    AlexandraG

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the place to start your evening before going to the theatre! Their whole team went above and beyond in genuine ways to ensure we had a memorable experience. The food was delightful and had each person at the table doing happy dances from start to finish. The salmon was light and flavorful, devil eggs were moist and creamy, chick peas were oozing spice and just the right crunch. The carrot cake had a strudel topping that hit the spot. Our table had gluten, dairy, shellfish and corn allergies and all dietary needs wet met with ease. We will be back very soon with more family knowing we are in good hands here.
  25. PD

    PattyD

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My dining partner was in a minor accident, causing him to be delayed by 45 minutes beyond our reservation time. We were afraid we would not be able to be seated for dinner and still make the Copley theater in time. However, the hostess was very understanding and accommodating. Once we ordered our server had our meals to us very quickly. The salmon and the burger were both delicious. Overall a great place. I will be returning soon to have a relaxing dinner!
  26. N

    Napervillehawksfan

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time dining at this restaurant. Pace of meal was very comfortable, especially considering that we were going to the Paramount after dinner. If you like pork chops, I recommend having it there because that’s a difficult cut to prepare properly and they did a great job. The velvet cake for dessert is marvelous!
  27. BW

    BrookeW

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant near the Theatre. Great service and food.
  28. JJ

    JJGSMKD

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful ambiance, quite, spectacular food and service. Tuesday evening, so not very busy, which is a shame, as it is a wonderful dining experience ❣️
  29. ZP

    ZacharyP

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food (outside the box thinking). Steaks were absolutley perfect. Service was great. Would have been nice to know about the mandatory 20% tip at the beginning though. The service DID deserve it, but if it had been bad- I would have an issue with it It was weird we had to order appetizers with our food instead of earlier…. Cocktails were thoughtful but smaller portions it seemed than normal. I would go again for the amazing food. I would not go for the cocktail menu however. Overall - so glad this place is in Aurora and raising the bar of service.
  30. NA

    NAPAKRUM

    Chicago

    111 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    111 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    I had the whitefish and it was very good. My wife had a steak and she loved it. It’s a little pricey but food was great
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, drinks and service were all amazing! I absolutely love the decor too!
  32. ME

    MEBR

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the moment we walked in we we felt welcome. Service was excellent, ambiance was warm and fun, food as delicious. We’ll definitely be back!
  33. S

    Sam19

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance, service, and food. Delicious starters. We especially liked the crab cake and the meatballs. For dessert our group of 4 shared the carrot cake and the sour cream cheesecake with cherries jubilee. Both good! We made it to our seats in the theater in plenty of time. We allowed 2 hours before the 7 pm show, and we left the restaurant by 6:45. The staff paced everything well. We'll be back!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very good service and food
  35. KR

    KarenR

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    A very nice pre theater place. A much needed restaurant now that Ballydoyle seems to be struggling.
  36. d

    danmiller

    Chicago

    40 reviews

    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Walking distance to Paramount and Copley theaters. Food was very good, prices fair, service friendly and prompt. Asparagus in bernaise was superb. Cavatelli with mushrooms was delicious. Solid wine list with liberal pour at $12.
  37. CS

    ChicagoShawn

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great and much needed addition to revitalizing downtown Aurora.
  38. DM

    DonM

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner before a show
  39. SS

    SteveS

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    We’ve been here before, but not since the pandemic. Was nice to be back. Manhattans are excellent! We had mentioned that this was our anniversary but it was never acknowledged. Not really a big deal - not a special number. We will return.
  40. BS

    BryanS

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible experience at Stolp Island Social. The staff was attentive and the food quality was top notch. A wonderful gem in the heart of downtown Aurora.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Stolp Island Social offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (630) 340-4980.

Stolp Island Social is rated 4.7 stars by 305 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today
Google Map for Stolp Island Social

5 E Galena Blvd, Aurora, IL 60506

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Stolp ave. & Galena Blvd

  • Neighborhood

    Aurora

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Bar Tue, Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Wed 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Dinner Tue, Thu 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Wed 4:30 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Farm-to-table, Steakhouse

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Debbie Gold

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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