The Turf Room

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
The Turf Room offers an American Eclectic menu that changes with each season. Whether in one of our three dining rooms, lounge, wine bar, or track room, you are assured of a great experience. So relax and enjoy the upbeat atmosphere, friendly service, and most of all the unique Gastronomy!
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GL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent quality and flavors, nice friendly atmosphere, would definitely go again. Highly recommend the pork shank, flatbread, meatloaf flight, and the tuna. My daughter thought her duck was excellent also.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappointed going there. Always a great meal

t
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The ambiance and service is very good. The food is always amazing. We had sea bass that melted in your mouth. Also the Pork Shank was very flavorful. Unique fun cocktails too. There is outdoor seating and a large bar area

DS
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been coming here roughly twice monthly for years. Always great food and beverage.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Waiter was mostly absent and a bit rude when he was present. Food was wonderful. Sitting outside by the fireplace was a nice touch.

L
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Service was slow and inattentive.

LC
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Nice restaurant with good variety to the menu. However, the noise level where we were seated was incredibly high. We could hardly carry on a conversation.

KT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for our first wedding anniversary, this was our second time here.
The first time we were sat in what I think is their wine lounge area in the back, it was a nice area but pretty dark.

This time I put that it was for our anniversary on the reso and we were seated in the back, where each table was separated slightly with curtains. The table had a tall lit candle, we were offered complimentary champagne, and everyone made sure to wish us a happy anniversary.

The Parma ham appetizer was absolutely amazing. The entrees were just as good. I got the “a nice pear” martini (as I did the first time) and it was incredible- can’t go wrong with Pinot Grigio foam!

DL
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

The Turf Room was so loud that we had to yell at each other to carry on a conversation. The food was overpriced. The wine list pricing was highly inflated. We were brought the wrong bottle of wine. Ordered a Pinot Nior and delivered a Chardonnay. We will not go back.

SH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and cocktails are always great, service is outstanding we had Adam that night he’s awesome,

M
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The place was hopping on a Friday night; there was no place to park in their large lot. We had made reservations only an hour earlier but were seated immediately. Those waiting for a table were few in number. Our waiter was courteous and made great suggestions. I have been eating there off and on for a decade but had entirely new entrees which were perhaps the best ever. However, it seems that seating has been expanded over the years without the required growth in kitchen size or staff. Everything was painfully slow, including the the bread, appetizers, and initial drinks which could have served to conceal the wait for everything else. I think the waiter was doing his very best but seemed nearly out of breath. I put the blame on management. I would recommend this place without reservation for off hours. If you go at a popular time, expect dinner to take about 2 hours minimum and snack a little before you go.

SP
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food at Turf Room is top notch. We absolutely LOVED our meal here.

W
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Turf Room has always provided excellent service and food

C
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff is great! The food and drinks are great! The atmosphere is great! This place is just great !

L
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, Chris was extremely knowledgeable about all. Highly recommend this place.

MK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It had been a while since my last visit to the Turf Room. We were seated quickly, service was attentive and the food was excellent. My wife had the Sea Bass and shared it was one of Top 5 Meals of all time and we've been to some good restaurants in our day. Highly recommend.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I always enjoy my dining experience at the Turf Room. Great service and food. Love the Pomador martini...its the best drink in town

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Amazing food as always!Service was fun, but very slow.

S
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Saturday night. 6:45 reservation. Several empty tables but active patio scene. Service was like they were understaffed, which should never happen on a Saturday night. Food was very good, but it took over 90 minutes to get dinner served. We were compensated with a free bottle of wine, which was good of them since we ordered the second bottle and they just comped it, but only because they knew that service was slow. We would go back there again, BUT this isn't their first review that I've read that didn't say the same thing. They seemed to have plenty of floor help. Guessing the slowdown was in the kitchen.

S
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great find in Aurora. It has a great bar, and the different dining areas are all very nice. We had a separate dining area, which was in the back area of the restaurant. Our server Michael was excellent. Great place for a first date or to celebrate an occasion. We will be back !

KL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is exceptional. Service was excellent.

G
Chicago
67 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a friend in from out of town and we wanted to take him to one of our favorite places.

Martinis are always really good, soups are very good with plenty of choices not like “most places” where there is one or two choices.

Love the rolls with the whipped sea salt and herbs butter yummy :)

Plenty of food choices some are a little pricey. The jambalaya is one of our favorites, along with the Farfalle pasta dish.

Sorry I am not a big fan of any of the dessert choices :(

AH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thr turf room always satisfies us as a couple. It was anniversary and it exceed expectations. Thank you.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service as always!

F
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Made a reservation on line and also called to confirm it. When we arrived table was not ready. Had to wait 15 to 20 minutes for table to be ready.

LC
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This place has the customers mood in mind. When we first walked in the hostess gave us a nice greeting. The place was a bit noisy but she said not to worry. They have several dinning areas, the bar, booth / table dining, a back room table area and a quiet private area where she seated us. They also have outdoor dining.

Service was excellent and the seafood flown in fresh. I recommend it.

l
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been pleased each time we have been here! Great food and service!

B
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, excellent drinks, delicious food, and impeccable service.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our wedding anniversary and we were greeted with anniversary wishes, given champagne samples and tried a small dish complements of the chef. The drink I ordered was too strong and the switched it out no questions. I love the turf room!!

AH
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Went here for my 21st birthday celebration! It being my second time dinning in, I fell in love again!! Food was delicious, service was average being a Friday night at prime dinner time. Another plus they took my temporary ID with no issues! The Turf Room is becoming a favorite :)

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

A bar server stepped up when our server was not paying attention to us. It truly shows that there are people in the food industry that care greatly about a persons experience. Food is always amazing!

OT
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was great, enjoyed sitting on the patio. Service was slow for a Wednesday evening. Not sure if they are short-staffed that evening or our waiter was just extra-busy but service was so slow that we opted out of ordering dessert for our son’s birthday. Disappointing but the rest of our meal was good.

DT
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our table on the patio. Our servers (Tyler & Nick) were very attentive & professional. Enjoyed the vast variety of wines & beers and appetizers. The ambiance of the patio lights & fireplace in the early evening was very pleasant also. Thank you for hosting our reunion with long time friends and neighbors! We will certainly return each year reserving the patio through the convenience of the open table app!
Rick & Debbie
Knoxville. TN

JY
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The atmosphere was terrific and the staff is top notch. My wife's steak (filet) was outstanding, but my ribeye was not great...at all. Pricey but overall a very good experience

KH
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner. Excellent margarita. The ahi tina tacos was good and the bass salad was tasty. We finished with fugate. Service was good as well.

C
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Noise level isn't usually this good but because it was such a pleasant evening, we ate on their patio and it was a great evening. Service is always very good here and the food is very well prepared. One of our favorite places to eat. Great wine list as well.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly and great service!

j
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Friends in from out of town. Short ribs are just outstanding!!!!

CI
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 2

I would have dinner here again as the food is wonderful. But the noise level was very high and the server was indifferent. When he brought our check he slapped it on the table as he raced by on his way to another group.

JM
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have dined here several times, they never disappoint.

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