The Glenview House

4.1
187 reviews
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$30 and under
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Gastro Pub
We here at Glenview House take pride in providing you with the tastiest of beer, homiest of foods and most genuine of service. Some of our popular dishes include our “Kobe” sliders, pan roasted chicken and three beef burger. We have signature cocktails along with 24 craft beers on draft.

In the summer guests can enjoy their meal outside on one of our two patios.
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C
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always a great local choice....good food and service.

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RW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Service is always outstanding. Seated right on time for reservation. Good menu, good food, reasonable prices.

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LS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great cozy booth! Good beer and wine options. Delicious salads!

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NA
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food! Something you don't expect to see in a bar. First time I stopped by for some beer (which was very good), but also order a burger. Ever since then I am going for the food.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 4

Terrible food this visit.

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LA
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Ribs were awful, waiter never asked why I didn’t eat them and didn’t even care to ask.
Wife had a Reuben sandwich , again not good

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N
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Good menu with varied options. I thoroughly enjoyed my roasted turkey sandwich with sweet potato fries. Fun tavern atmosphere - perfect for a casual lunch. I’d like to go back and check the dinner entrees.

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w
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and the food was delicious. The menu is not large but has good choices for every category: appetizers, sandwiches, entrees, vegetarian.

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S
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Service was lacking! Food was average. Very loud!

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d
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

charging .50 for extra dressing and 2.00 for extra pita w/o mentioing is very tacky

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JK
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Unfortunately, we had a bad experience. Service was nonexistent until we asked for help for everything. Our server disappeared but stated she was the only server for the whole restaurant. We were sitting outside and the bartender was the only one who was helping us, friendly and great personality, even though it wasn’t her job she was willing to help! The food was fair.

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SS
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

We were able to sit outside in the back because it was a beautiful night. The Mai Tai's were amazing. The food was really good. We had cheese curds as an appetizer and my son had wings, which he said were really good. My husband had tacos and I had the turkey sandwich. Both delicious. My other son had kid's macaroni and cheese and didn't like it so they took it back and he ordered the buttered noodles. They were really nice about taking it back and didn't charge us for another kid's meal. We will definitely come back.

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GH
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and accommodate gluten-free dietary restriction. Above all else, the service is outstanding! Staff are attentive, pleasant, and customer-oriented.

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l
Birmingham
12 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat outside on a beautiful Tuesday night. Cocktails were good as was beer collection. Great food. What else could you want.

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C
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always enjoy Glenview House, solid menu choices in a casual setting.

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KR
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

This is a great old building serving a nice selection of food and appetizers. Great selection of beers. Staff was very friendly and accommodating. Very casual but good food.

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JP
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Hostess was indifferent at best. The place is basically a local golfer hang out. Not much to it.

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m
Chicago
51 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Good location & parking
Pleasant atmosphere with large windows
Reasonable prices, good service& good selections to chose

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OT
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Had a bit of a wait to get our meals, but it was worth it. The triple beef burger was excellent and everyone at our table said their food was great!

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G
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef consistently serves up a very tasty menu! Had the fish tacos this time and they were great!! Love the outdoor seating on the patio as the sun is setting.

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OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Pot roast nachos good

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s
Chicago
113 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Friendly place for a burger and beer. Unfortunately first level is a bit drafty in the rainy, cold weather. Decent selection of beers on tap and bottles. Had the fish tacos and the spicy chicken sandwich - both good and well-priced. Nice for a casual meal.

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JS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Guacamole was brown, tortillas were soggy and falling apart, salmon was good with interesting glaze but "udon" noodles were actually linguini and were way over-cooked.

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MJ
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I can walk here, which makes it both convenient and good. Have been here many times with different groups. The food and service are always good.

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E
Chicago
421 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A bar with a full menu can’t be beaten, and GV House gives the diner the choice of great apps, soups, salads and sandwiches, as well as traditional entrees. The food is terrific, the service tops, the beer list fun, and prices easy to take. Also easy to go back frequently!

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p
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Hadn't been here since it's remodeling many years ago. Was pleasantly surprised by the warm, casual ambience and good food. I liked being offered Brussel sprouts as a alternative to French fries as a side. Will return.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great event with our friends.

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y
Chicago
91 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

We have passed by this place thousands of times but never went in. Good thing I called to get some information that day. There is ample parking along the side of the building. There is an outside elevator for handicapped access. I guess they are trying to update their menu. The food was mediocre, portions were on the small side and overpriced. The Ceasar salad was just iceberg lettuce, cut up and put on a flat plate with the dressing for $9.
The waitstaff was good for such busy and crowded place. The noise level was very loud, enough that we could not hear each other speak. It is a bar, and bars are usually loud, so make up your mind, bar or restaurant. Since they have been successful at that location for so many years, if it ain't broke, don't fix it.

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F
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We had excellent service. We thought the menu was interesting and varied. Our food was delicious. This was our first visit. We plan to return in the near future.

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M
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

Meh. They are trying hard yet not hard enough. Food was very overpriced for the quality. Nachos: chips were super greasy. Not nachos, more like a very watery dip of grease. Sliders were literally the size of a quarter. Ahi stack wasn't fresh, overcooked, and sauce was too heavy for the dish. The french dip was ok. Banana bread budding was awesome, but what was up with the side of watered down ice cream soup?! Martinis were unbreakable. Really really disappointed.

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S
Chicago
134 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We enjoy meeting friends at Glenview House. Food is varied and good, there’s a good selection of reasonably priced beer, wine, spirits, and the service is excellent. Plus, there are plenty of screens for watching whatever game you want to see. We highly recommend GH.

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MJ
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great meal here. The salmon dish was very unusual and delicious. The server was attentive and helpful with suggestions. I'll be back!

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a
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Not a good place to eat. The Chopped Salad was missing avocado and hard-boiled egg. I ordered the Italian Herb-Roasted Portobello sandwich, and was told they no longer offer it. They suggested a French-Dip sandwich instead. Now, I'm not a vegetarian, but if someone orders a portobello sandwich, wouldn't you ask if they'd like another vegetarian option before making suggestions? Anyhow, I got the French-dip, which was TINY. It was served on a dinner roll. Weak. I don't think we'll go back.

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W
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had been after the remodel and didn't love it and found it to be over priced but decided to give it another shot. This time we had a great time, food was great and reasonably priced. Service was good but not excellent. We will be back again.

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SK
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We thought we would try a new restaurant for dinner after an evening out. We enjoyed the friendly service and good food. Their beer selection appealed to my husband, who is fussy about his brews. Lovely place.

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m
Chicago
57 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We went on a Sunday for lunch. We arrived at 1. It looked like they had not cleaned from the night before. The floor was dirty as were several tables. We went to sit at what appeared to be an available booth, but the seats were dirty and there were fries all over the floor. We found a table that was clean. Service was good, but the food was just average, and for the price definitely not worth it. We had burgers, which were good, but at $13.00 for a plain burger they should be. We had soup, which was not very good, priced at $5.00 a cup and $10.00 a bowl. Also not worth it. I think if you were going just to sit at the bar without eating it woudl be fine, but not very good for lunch.

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MA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

This was a casual lunch to discuss family Secret Santa plans - a meeting between past and present organizers. We had a fabulous waiter who listened to each of us and fit the restaurant's menus and offerings to our needs.
He used his knowledge of the Glenview House's capabilities and adapted them to our desires. Forinstance, one of our party suggested Goose Island Matilda beer. Two of us had never tasted it, so our waiter offered to bring three glasses and we shared the beer. Tasty. Then we each ordered a bottle. Similar things happened with the main meal and dessert.
His service and the great food will bring us back again.

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p
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cozy as all getout. The tacos were to die for. We'll definitely be going back. The bar area was busy but not too loud.

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MG
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

We thought we were making a reservation for the upstairs dining room. Instead we were seated in the bar due to a private party upstairs. Open Table either wasn’t aware of this or chose not to mention it. The bar was noisy, crowded, and the service was very slow. We were very overdressed.

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DS
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Decent food in a bar setting. Service could be better.

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