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Alhambra Palace Restaurant

4.4
4.4
639 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Welcome to the magical world of Alhambra Palace Restaurant, a feast for the eyes as well as the palate with one-of-a-kind Middle Eastern, North African, cabaret-style cuisine. Alhambra - Arabic for the color red - consists of seven exquisite rooms, including VIP areas and banquet halls. Alhambra is the perfect venue for everything from happy hour to a romantic date or a fun-filled night out with friends. Here, live music, entertainment, belly dancing and dining are meant to happen in grand fashion.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Moroccan, Middle Eastern

  • Hours of operation

    Wed 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–1:00 am Sun 2:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 666-9555

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Middle Eastern

  • Executive chef

    Laid

  • Private party facilities

    Alhambra Palace Restaurant offers multiple options for private party rooms - starting with our grand Alhambra Room that holds up to 700 people and includes a stage; Alhambra Balcony which seats 250-300 people; Marrakash Room with exquisite North African ambiance and its own private bar and dance floor, which accommodates up to 200 people; Babylon Room, a gorgeous Middle Eastern inspired dining area which seats 130 people; and two exotic semi-private VIP rooms that hold 30-50 people each.

  • Private party contact

    Mamoun Abu El-khair: (312) 666-9555

  • Neighborhood

    West Loop

  • Cross street

    Randolph and Racine

  • Parking details

    Valet parking available for $12; street parking also available

  • Entertainment

    Belly Dancing, live entertainment, and birthday celebrations every Friday and Saturday night. Enjoy dinner and a show!

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 639 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  • Chicago

    Mediterranean

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  1. IW

    IreneW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant was simply Wonderful from the food to entertainment.Only thing is the rice was kinda dry.I had the lamps chops which was amazing & juicy along with potatoes yum & the veggies perfect The host of the show was great.He was very funny & knew his stuff such as entertainers as he referred to audience.I would highly recommend this restaurant to others especially for events such as birthday celebration it's definitely 5 stars.
  2. Y

    Yuck

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Worst place ever. Loud and obnoxious. Left early. If I wanted a Las Vegas experience, would have gone to Las Vegas. Not authentic at all. Felt like Disney. Way overpriced. HATED it
  3. MA

    MAAA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Cheerful place! Would go again and again! Staff was so friendly.
  4. GG

    GlenG

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Had a really fun time for a dinner b-day celebration for my wife. Definable a celebration spot. Come only if you’re ready to party!
  5. JR

    JuanR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Salsa Thursdays are the best, classy, exotic and a true taste of Salsa culture
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding!! I will definitely be back!!!
  7. JP

    JoeP

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    will not recommend to others, bad service and poor program.
  8. AC

    AlinaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this place ❤️❤️❤️ Great performance 👍 👍👍👍👍
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience4
    We had a wonderful time, the show was amazing, the MC is very professional and fun, the food was excellent . Our waiter, although was polite, he was not attentive at all. Dirty plates and glasses were left for a.long time and I cleared them myself by putting them on an empty table. I was constantly having to ask the waiter to check my guests for drink orders. The bday cake was brought out without the candles I had given to the hostess. Only the sparklers. No serving plates and folks were brought at the same time or shortly after the bday was delivered. Therefore we had no plates to give to our guests for cake. I had no choice but to one of the private rooms to gather plates and folks to serve the bday cake. The upholstery on the dining chairs are stained and look filthy, the bar area seating is very uncomfortable, the cushions have no support and again are very stained. The restaurant appears to be weathered and requires replacement of the soft furnishings.
  10. GB

    GabrielaB

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Went there a few good years ago and it was amazing. Right now I will not go back. Took forever to get the waiter to serve us, the show was not very good.
  11. AO

    AbbiO

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    I went in and waited 40 minutes to have our order taken before we left. This was after waiting 15 minutes and asking for a buster to get a waiter.
  12. WY

    WeighYourOptions

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience5
    The service was horrible. The show didn’t start until almost 9:30 when it says it starts at 8:30. Then the first 30 minutes is the host going to each table to ask why they’re their and it’s just really really repetitive. The host didn’t have much variety at all in his banter and commentary the whole night but especially then so it didn’t add value in my opinion. The performers that did go were great so not to take anything from them, but the intermission is just as long as the show and the music is so loud because they make it a dance floor (was not aware that was happening so fyi if you go) you could hardly hear across the table. The food is pretty average. Our waiter was terrible. We waited like 20 minutes for him to come by the table at all to ask for the check and he didn’t. So we sought him out to ask for the check and he said he’d do it. Another 20 minutes pass and we go get him again when he’s just hanging around and ask where our check is and he still doesn’t immediately do that. I would definitely not go again. If the dancers perform elsewhere I would go see them.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food are so good!!! 🤤😋🤤definitely coming back for sure!
  14. RS

    RockyS

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    fantastic energy, entertainment and great food. Service is awesome1
  15. AM

    AyubM

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Love that place planing to come back again . Ambiance was great
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was tasty and the entertainer was great. I can’t wait to go back again.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    The service was terrible and when we complained to the manager we were met with a very bad attitude. I had complained that it was my friend birthday and I asked the sever to bring the bday cake slice and he never did so when I expressed my concern to the manager they brought the cake but instead of cinnamon on the top it was cumin… totally gross! Took forever to get out checks and they wouldn’t separate it out. The entertainment was good but the service was trash.
  18. DP

    DivyaP

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience5
    Food is average! Not worth the money ! Show is good.
  19. LT

    LisaT

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    I am 54 years old and have eaten in all different kinds of restaurants and for the price, this is 100% one of the worst top three meals/experiences in my entire life. Will never go back. 1) service was poor (even considering the shortage now adays ...was beyond that) and the restaurant automatically included on the bill a 20% gratuity tip which was NOT deserved for two people. 2) We were seated at a booth and the ledge behind me was dusty so I question the actual cleanliness of the place. It is a restaurant/entertainment venue so they have a ton of decorations all over and you wonder how often all that is cleaned...I would guess not much.... yuck 3) The food was by far the worst - literally barely ate any and neither did my husband. We had a chicken dish that was supposed to come with couscous that had almonds and apricots and plums Not a damn piece in there and it had a funky taste. The chicken looked like it has been soaking in dirty water for days...oh boy not good at all. 4) The show was VERY loud and catered to larger groups for "birthdays" and shout outs...it was like we were at a club. The only GOOD thing were the belly dancer - that's it. The MC was loud and obnoxious and intolerable. The music was blaring at like a million decibels.... The entire experience was horrendous we left mid show....it is an hour and a half that I will never get back :( DONT GO!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unforgettable variety of entertainment
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Me and my friend had a blast over there.It considered to be pricey restaurant,but the experience was amazing. Definitely coming back soon.
  22. DM

    DMITRYV

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    This place changed so much in a last few years. Horrible.
  23. a

    akeema

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Restaurant was used for salsa night
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Reserved for a birthday. And no one asked or acknowledged this I had to ask for server many times. Over charged
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience4
    Enjoy the entertainment, service was a little slower but was very busy. Overall great experience and would recommend again!
  26. M

    Mary

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The Moroccan chicken tangine was delicious. Decor and ambience were colorful, decorative, and interesting. Go around 6 pm for a quiet, private, romantic dinner or go around 8 pm for a more lively atmosphere and enjoy the show. The Mysteriosa variety show starts around 8:45 pm.
  27. DP

    DipenP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food1service2ambience5
    Need to change menu and improve food quality. More Middle eastern flavors.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    We were a little offended as we had the first table directly in front of the show and all the performers blatantly passed us and interacted with every table in the restaurant except for us. Won’t be coming back.
  29. MG

    MarlonG

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    2nd time there and I was wow again Alhambra is awesome. Great vibe, entertainment, and Fine dining all under on roof it doesn't get any better! This place ranks very high on my list of going out
  30. TC

    TashaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    I had a great time! I loved that the entertainers interact with the audience. I would recommend this place if anyone was looking for a great time.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall2food4service4ambience2
    They had a private event in the main dining room. So they put us in the front room. Did not offer us the upstairs of main dining area. We were told after we ordered we could have sat there. They are still charging 5% Covid surcharge. Added 20% tip to the bill even though it was a party of 5. Dining area in front was no good. They were setting up and moving tables the whole time we dined. Did not give us enough water. Ordered royal feast for the family and came with one small dish of rice. He did give us another for free which was nice. Waiter was nice but the experience was not good.
  32. FD

    FabianD

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2022

    overall1food3service4ambience1
    The main restaurant was closed for an event. It was dull and dreary. Food was avergae. The waiter was very sweet. Rest of it sucked. Not worth the high cost. Poor choice to celebrate there in that awful ambience.
  33. N

    Niki

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    The food was adequate not great. The show was pretty terrible, it started late and during the intermission they opened the dance floor and it turned into a nightclub. The music was awful! If I wanted to go out to dance I would have gone to a nightclub. The intermission turned into a half hour dance party. We left before the show even ended. I am so disappointed in the whole experience especially with the money we paid to go out that evening!! I would NOT recommend this to a friend!!
  34. NH

    NadiaH

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Loved every second that I was there with my Husband!
  35. T

    Tati

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall3food1service1ambience5
    Food was nasty. Server was forgetful and rude. The show was amazing! They do charge an entertainment fee of $5 but it’s is worth it. Very fun restaurants
  36. A

    Adam

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience5
    Beautiful place and a fun experience but it is very understaffed and they need to hire some people. The servers seem stressed and they do their best but are overwhelmed. Food was only ok at best for the price. Probably a better spot for an appetizer and drink.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Birthday of God in person.
  38. SH

    SagarH

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great fun, dance, belly dancing .... Amazing service &food. Loved the Chicken kebob. Keep up the good work...More Live music !!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food2service5ambience5
    We went for my Daughter’s birthday and they put on a awesome show with belly dancers that performed, a dancer, fire blower (awesome) aerobatics act the host was funny and entertaining. I was kinda close to the stage but over all had wonderful experience!!
  40. DS

    DanS

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food and drinks were delicious!!! Show was very entertaining!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required

FAQs

Alhambra Palace Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Alhambra Palace Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 666-9555.

Alhambra Palace Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 639 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 10 times today
Google Map for Alhambra Palace Restaurant

1240 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Randolph and Racine

  • Neighborhood

    West Loop

  • Hours of operation

    Wed 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–1:00 am Sun 2:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Moroccan, Middle Eastern

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet parking available for $12; street parking also available

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Middle Eastern

  • Executive chef

    Laid

  • Entertainment

    Belly Dancing, live entertainment, and birthday celebrations every Friday and Saturday night. Enjoy dinner and a show!

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (312) 666-9555

  • Private party facilities

    Alhambra Palace Restaurant offers multiple options for private party rooms - starting with our grand Alhambra Room that holds up to 700 people and includes a stage; Alhambra Balcony which seats 250-300 people; Marrakash Room with exquisite North African ambiance and its own private bar and dance floor, which accommodates up to 200 people; Babylon Room, a gorgeous Middle Eastern inspired dining area which seats 130 people; and two exotic semi-private VIP rooms that hold 30-50 people each.

  • Private party contact

    Mamoun Abu El-khair: (312) 666-9555

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