Rox City Grill
Lounge menu nightly with entertainment Thursday through Saturday.
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Thursday, November 22, 2018
It took almost an hour and a half from ordering to receiving our food. Way too long. The piano player/singer was horrible - all ten of us agreed. Noise level is not conducive for conversation. Very overpriced. Don't think I find a need to return.
Really good food, nice ambiance. Delicious iced tea, tasted like cinnamon, and excellent lamb chops and mussels. Located in the Hotel Baker, would good back.
The overall experience was good. We wanted a water front view of the river, but did not realize that the Rox City Grill was on the opposite side of the hotel from where the river was. Waitress was very nice and the food was very good. By far the best part was that the food came out fairly quick. We didn’t have to sit there forever waiting to eat, but I did not feel like the speediness sacrificed the taste or deliciousness of the food in any way. Very modern interior which was cool. I think sitting at a both is nice for a more private conversation, as it was a little loud in there, and more so than I was expecting. Overall a nice experience!
We dined here for our 30th Anniversary. The food, service and ambiance was great!
We had a great time. The food was amazing and the service was outstanding. We will come back.
Very nice wonderful service! Food was good and nice atmosphere! Go hungry!
Located in the Baker Hotel, this restaurant is just a block away from the Arcada Theater. So, by having dinner at the Rox City Grill before the show, you can enjoy a fine meal and you only have to park your car once. Our server's name was Lhancy. She explained the specials on the menu and was as pleasant as she was efficient. The strip steak and Chilean Sea Bass we ordered were excellent. The restaurant has an extensive list of imported wines and offers live music later in the evening. My wife and I plan on returning to St. Charles in October to see another show at the Arcada and dinner at this restaurant will a part of our itinerary.
Food was excellent but no real vegetarian options. Service was poor, had to ask for requested items two and three times--and it was NOT busy. Finally gave up on one item. For the prices charged, the wait staff should be better.
Would have been nice to go outside. A patio area near the river would be fantastic
Fantastic food, service and location. There's absolutely nothing I would change. Our server, Jacob (Hope I got that right) was outstanding as was everybody else.
The food was absolutely fantastic. Our server, Stevie was very friendly as well as helpful. Outstanding dining experience, we will be back again for sure.
Tried it for the first time. Great food and service. Small and great ambiance. We will definitely go again.
Food was soso, snappy server, overall i am being generous giving it a 3. Be better or drop the prices! Also the serving plates aren’t cute.
Very pleasant experience. Food excellent, quiet the night we were there, service accommodating but not overbearing. Will definitely return.
went for Bachelorette dinner - party of 6 - food was amazing, staff was OUTSTANDING, fun and not stuffy or uptight. very fun vibe. would absolutely return. there was a musical act when we were there and he was great with the group, got them all signing along and played a little bit of everything. I would just recommend seeing if there is a band the night you're going if you wanted a quiet dinner because it was anything but that... otherwise fun place. great location. you may have to park and walk but downtown St Charles is gorgeous.
We dine there a lot. Over the past 4 months service has been slow
First time visit. First impression not good when wait staff ignored us so they could chit chat with another couple planning a wedding. They were apparently having a good time. Food was eventually ordered and served and was well prepared and presented.
Very good food. Excellent service. A little pricy but worth it.
Went for our Anniversary-met another couple for drinks in the bar and was fine, nice bar (but reconsider your choice of high top chairs-everyone was sliding out of them!). The restaurant was good and nothing fundamentally wrong but for the money it lacked a bit of creativity I thought. Service was ok but nearly a bit off pace as I think they were down a person.
Overall the place is nice but could be better and should be better for the money.
I would recommend the bar more than the restaurant and by the time we left and the piano player started the bar area was full-so seems a lot of people would agree with me.
We have been to Rox City Grill before, and I think it has changed. It was EXTREMELY noisy this time. Food was ok but very heavily salted.
Overall good experience, but in pricey side.
The service was excellent and the staff was very friendly. However, there were too many problems with the food. I had the lamb lollipops, the chicken lollipops, and the crab cakes. The lamb tasted as if it was old meat, but the chicken tasted very good. The crab cakes had too much filler; however, I will admit my standards are very high since we lived in Annapolis Maryland before moving to Illinois, where the crab cakes were almost all crab meat. My wife had the kabobs, and the steak also tasted like old meat.
On a positive note, our server realized we were not pleased with the food and removed several of the items from our bill without any prompting from us. Although, I was surprised the manager or chef didn’t come by to apologize.
I think we might go back again, but only for cocktails in a nice atmosphere.
Food was great. This is a very quiet spot attached to Hotel Baker. We were there around 7:30 on a Friday night so later for dinner and early for a bar crowd. Our server was super friendly and energetic. It’s integrated with the bar so I’m sure it can get pretty lively with a crowd. The wine list is decent and the cocktail menu seemed impressive.
Great service, fabulous menu and the steaks are great. Don’t forget to order the doughnuts for dessert,they are to die for!
We had a fabulous meal, great ambience and service! Will definitely be coming back again!
We ordered the shrimp tempura appetizer and it was delicious. Miso crusted Chilean sea bass was amazing and the steaks were cooked perfectly. Very enjoyable dinner location.
Still one of the best steaks in the Fox Valley area and their Yukon Gold smashed potatoes are superlative. It is a small, intimate restaurant with attentive service and a nice ambience. On weeknights is generally quiet enough that you can have a conversation.
The food and and service was excellent. This restaurant has consistently served great food and great service for several years . I can not recommend it enough.
Food was great. Very nice atmosphere
Our dining experience at Rox City Grill was excellent. The service was prompt and attentive, the meal was outstanding.
The food was excellent as usual. The steaks are some of the best around. For the wine geeks, Tuesdays are the day we usually go because it is "no corkage fee" night. That makes it worth it as the steaks are pricey. Service is very attentive. Atmosphere is quiet enough to talk. Wonderful, cozy place that is great for a romantic dinner or a nice conversation with friends. They do have live music on weekends that makes the place much louder. The bar gets pretty active on weekends...and corkage is $25 on Saturdays.
Steaks are always excellent and the smashed yukon gold potatoes are a thing of beauty. Every bite was excellent. Only weakness was the ceasar salad was which still good but not up to their usual. Service is always attentive. This is an expensive dinner but it is always so good we like to go fairly frequently. Tuesdays are corkage free nights which helps on the expense and it is seldom busy on weeknights. Good for us but not so much for them. If they don't have their live music playing in the bar, it is also quiet enough that you can enjoy a nice conversation. Weekends are much busier and much louder. Small, cozy dining area in historic hotel with nice ambiance. Highly recommended.
We went here for my birthday dinner this year.. The night started off bad, due to no parking.. I thought they had a valet, they do not. My husband dropped me off at the door a few minutes before our reservation.. he finally got back about 30 minutes later!! We are not familiar with parking in STC, he ending parking about 5 blocks away, after driving around for quite some time.
Service started off slow, but it was obvious they were trying .. it wasn't like people were standing around. It appeared as though they were short handed for the night. The server was very busy, so after about 10 minutes the hostess at least took our drink order.
Even with all that.. the food was excellent, I had a filet and my husband and the sea bass. Both entree's were amazing.
I would certainly go back, but most likely on a week night in warmer weather , due to the parking situation!
Food was great and our server was very accommodating. We will definitely come back.
Our second time at Rox City in the historic Baker Hotel. We made a detour on our visit to Chicago to eat there as we live 300 miles away. Reception was excellent. Food was very good and the service was good, although when there were times it was difficult to get our server's attention, other staff members were quick to assist. Will definitely go again when we travel to Chicago.
Love the live music but the volume is ear piercing. Food is delicious and bartenders are great!!
Everything was delicious
I loved it so, that I’ll be back
We were under the impression that this was a "fine dining" establishment based on reviews.
This establishment can improve in many areas and does not meet the criteria for that designation.