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About The Turf Room

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!

1033 Kilbery Street
North Aurora, IL 60542
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday: 11:00am-11:00pm
Friday-Saturday: 11:00am-12:00am
Sunday: 10:00am-10:00pm

Cross Street:
Randall Road

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(630) 906-9300

Website:
http://www.theturfroomrestaurant.com/

Executive Chef:
Shawn Hartwig

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Turf Room Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (58)
Good for a Date (47)
Creative Cuisine (39)
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Good for Anniversaries (37)
Romantic (37)
Notable Wine List (35)
Cozy (34)
Handcrafted Cocktails (33)
Fit for Foodies (32)
Good for Groups (32)
Worth the Drive (31)
Good for Birthdays (29)
Fun (26)
Casual (26)
Great for Outdoor Dining (23)
Bar Seating (23)
Neighborhood Gem (22)
Happy Hour (21)
Hot Spot (20)
Business Meals (18)
Great for Lunch (18)
Comfort Food (17)
Pre/post Theatre (17)
Authentic (16)
Late-night Find (15)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Seasonal (14)
Vibrant Bar Scene (14)
Great Beer (13)
Great for Brunch (12)
Gluten Free Options (11)
Local Ingredients (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Healthy (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Kid-friendly (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Live Sports (3)
Organic (3)
People Watching (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Tapas (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Spicy (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Scenic View (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (Birmingham)·Dined 3 days ago

The food is always consistently good there’s never been a bad meal & the service is on point .

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Fun, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Salad wasn’t great. Bisque was very good steak was great. I’m on the fence to return as the service wasn’t the greatest.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on January 13, 2018

The Turf Room is worth the drive, excellent selection of cocktails, a big variety of food items, cozy atmosphere, great service, and desserts are so yummy so leave room!

Tags: Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Organic, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Casual, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Great place great food

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·Dined on January 12, 2018

My wife and I went to the Turf Room for our Anniversary. The staff was fantastic, as was the food. Our anniversary dinner was fantastic!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

First visit. Excellent Sunday brunch. Will definitely be back!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Food was "fair". The Korean Popcorn Shrimp had breading that caused the shrimp to stick together and end up mushy. The Cobb salad with steak was so-so. Expected better given the atmosphere of the environment and the prices. Mixed drinks weren't very good either. The place was packed for a Saturday night which is a good problem to have. The value for the money was not there however.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Looked forward to eating sous vide chicken again. My portion was smaller than my date’s; he gets larger one. My smaller chicken was over cooked and dry. Disappointed.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Good experience

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2018

We love the Turf Room. Always a delicious meal and great dining experience. Love the fireplace in the center of the dining room. The wait staff is very knowledgeable about your food. They’ll tell you what’s in it and how it was prepared. With little behind the scenes tidbits. Always a great time.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on January 2, 2018

Four of us ladies met for lunch yesterday, expecting to have great food and a nice atmosphere in which to talk. I had made a reservation, but for some reason we were seated in the back room, alone most of the time we were there. The restaurant was not busy at all, and it was puzzling to us why we had not been seated near the fireplace in a more well-lit room. We were very pleased with the unusual offerings and interesting combinations of different types of food. Even though it was not a busy day for the Turf Room, we did not see much of our waiter. We waited and waited for refills on coffee, and the only way we got them was after having to ask. It was odd. I sat for over a half hour with cold coffee. When we asked for something, our request was granted, but the way we were left mostly on our own was not in keeping with the reputation of this restaurant. Because of this lack of service, I would hesitate to go again.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Low key New Year’s date.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

First, our compliments to the chef, Chris, as our meal was outstanding. In fact, we just returned from NYC and our meal was at the same caliber or better than the fine dining restaurants we visited there! There were four in our party and we all chose an entree based on suggestions from our waitress -Ashley. Great recommendations and delicious meal. We will be back! This is a true gem in the Western suburbs of Chicagoland❤️

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Overall - great food and unexpected flavors and combinations. Loved the Humus plate. A must go for someone looking for new and fresh in the western suburbs.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

It was very uncomfortable because the temperature of the restaurant must have been in the 80's. All 4 of us sweated through dinner which was not enjoyable. We could not wait to go outside where it was 0 degrees. I love this restaurant for its food but I would hesitate about recommending it or returning because of this past experience.

Tags: Fun, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Was a great NYE dinner with friends. Wait staff was great and the food was excellent!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Always delicious.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I have enjoyed dining at The Turf Room many times. I took my family there for a special New Year's Eve dinner. While the food and the ambiance were wonderful as always, my wife and I were pretty disappointed in the service. We sat at our table for 15 - 20 minutes before our server even came to our table initially and took our drink order. Then our first drinks we ordered took another 20 minutes or so to be served. Our main course also took an inordinately lengthy period of time. We had to request bread and butter (generally brought initially when the water is poured) three times and did not receive it until our main courses were served. Tables around us, many of whom were being waited on by another server, came and went during our far-too-lengthy meal, particularly given it was a family meal and children do not generally have the same level of patience we adults do.

Tags: Cozy, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Romantic, Casual, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Date nighy

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The Turf Room is our number one choice for dining. We have been going since they opened and have always had amazing service and the quality of food and beverage is second to none. Two of our children are now of age to appreciate what The Turf Room has to offer and it has become their go-to as well! The Turf Room is a big part of our family fabric and has given us a place to come together with family and friends and celebrate life!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Decent Sunday brunch. Not a huge selection, but all the usuals were present... Waffles, bacon, ham, sausage, scrambled eggs, plus an omelette station and carved prime rib.
Some food items needed quicker stocking or were on the lukewarm side.
Moderate brunch price.
Service was good.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Casual, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

The restaurant, and the food, are usually terrific. Unfortunately, after having a couple of fabulous drinks at the bar to start our evening, a few disappointing things did occur. The salmon, which I've always enjoyed (cooked medium), was definitely on the rare side when brought to the table. It needed to be cooked further, but while the other meal was presented perfectly, my salmon had to go back. In my estimation, it's very difficult to recook, or further cook a piece of salmon to perfection. The other meal had to be eaten while hot, while I was waiting for my food to return to the table. Very unlike our many previous visits there. Also, to my surprise, there was an additional charge when I asked for olive oil when enjoying the rolls. Olive oil, instead of butter for the rolls. Is that so unheard-of? Very surprised, regardless of the nominal charge. Also, once the salmon came back to the table (a little dry, but not raw like before), I requested a little honey mustard for the salmon, which also resulted in another nominal charge. I probably should have asked to speak to a manager about the salmon, however it was probably the servers job to do that. Overall,,, this time out fell way short of the usual perfect evening at the Turf Room.

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Went to the Turf Room for a Saturday night out with friends. Having been there multiple times for lunch we enjoyed the night time experience. Super busy but service was amazing and we al enjoyed wonderful meals. Had a few drinks at the bar while waiting and the bartenders and bar backs were very friendly and nice to chat with.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We went in thinking we’d love the restaurant. It fell way short of expectations. The only food item that was very good was the bison steak. The other $60 steak my husband ordered was average at best, the lobster Mac was awful and had no lobster, the apples and cheese salad was a coleslaw with no flavor. Where we were seated was SO hot I wanted to strip off my clothes. We couldn’t wait to leave. We got our check and went elsewhere for dessert and a glass of wine.

I’m sorry but if you’re charging $60 for a steak it should be amazing. I make better Mac n cheese at home.

I hope it was an off night for the restaurant. We will not be back.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Always a good meal! Staff always well informed and descriptive with questions about the menu. Worth the money never disappointing. Stellar wine list.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Such a wonderful evening. Party of 7 and everyone loved everything they ordered. Great place to take out-of-town guests if you want to impress them.

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

I highly recommend this restaurant. Great ambiance, food and drinks. Interesting ingredients and combinations!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Top notch service. Candlelight dinner and champagne toast. My parents felt so special and Turf Room went the extra mile. Thank you.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Seating by the fireplace was very warm. Service wasn’t as good as we have experienced during previous visits. Food was great!

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Terrible service for a holiday gathering! Waited for 25 minutes for the bill. Sat for 45 minutes after finished eating and asking for the bill. My husband watched server who stood waiting for drinks to be made (for 15 minutes) rather than wait on others. Very odd. Food was just ok, not worth the prices. Very sad as I was expecting a wonderful dinner, instead we got a comedian, terrible service and mediocre food.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The Turf Room never disappoints. Love their varied menu. The red snapper and sea bass entrees were outstanding. Our server (Amy) was wonderful!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Adam is great! We always request the back of the restaurant, as it is quieter, and we always ask for Adam. He is personable, knowledgeable, and attentive.

Tags: Business Meals, Hot Spot, Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We have been going to Turf Room since it opened. It is always a great place to enjoy a unique meal and the wood burning fireplace is fantastic. It adds to the ambiance and smells that fill the restaurant. Great people, great food...what else would you need to have a great night?

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We went for the Sunday brunch for my birthday for the first time ever going to this restaurant and it was outstanding. Everything tasted wonderful and the people were very friendly.

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·Dined on December 13, 2017

It was an excellent experience. We had a great business dinner for 7 with excellent service and food. A few of us stayed after for a drink by the bar. My only critique would be there was WAY too much wood on the indoor fire. If it had not been so uncomfortably HOT, we would have probably stayed for several drinks.

Tags: Special Occasion, Afternoon Coffee, Notable Wine List, Casual, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Late-night Find, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Organic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We had a great dinner with friends. The server was very friendly and food was wonderful. We were happy that we had a reservation, as it was very busy. The fireplace was going and had a great atmosphere. Definitely plan to dine there again soon.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

As usual one of the best dining experiences in the suburbs. We also had our favorite waitress from over the years. Can’t wait to eat the salmon again.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

First timers. Ashley our waitress was knowledgable about different food and drink pairings and gave outstanding recommendations. Hope to be back and will ask for her again!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Our meals were tasty, the service from Mike was excellent, and my food arrived as ordered with no seasoning...seems to be a difficult thing to accommodate most places.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Spicy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Loved the indoor fire pit!!! So nice and cozy on a cold day. Food was great and reasonably priced.

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