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Whitney's Cafe (Oak Lawn)

3.8
129 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Brunch
  • Good for Groups
Best Sunday Brunch in the neighborhood!
Happy Hour weekdays 4pm-7pm.
Tucked inside the Hilton Oak Lawn hotel lies the award-winning restaurant, Whitney's Cafe.

Whitney's Café's fresh seasonal menu and the finest ingredients are highlighted on a changing menu of creative and delectable dishes. Open seven days a week, Whitney's Café offers breakfast, lunch, dinner and the very popular Sunday Breakfast Buffet and Brunch. Whitney's Café's casually elegant atrium setting, superb cuisine and attentive service create a first-class dining experience. A favorite with neighborhood residents as well as hotel guests, Whitney's has been delighting diners since 1982! Consistently voted "Best Restaurant" and "Best Sunday Brunch" in the Chicago Southland... stop in and let us show you why! And while you are here, relax and unwind with a favorite beverage in 95th Street Bar & Grill.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation

Monday - Thursday: 6:00AM - 11:00PM.

Friday - Saturday: 6:00AM - 11PM.

Sunday: 6:00AM - 11:00PM.
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Phone number
(708) 229-8888
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
Terrace Room
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Private party contact
Restaurant Hostess: (708) 229-8888
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Catering
Contact banquets and catering at 708-229-8850
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
95th
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Parking details
Free Parking
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Best Champagne Brunch on the Southside !

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 129 People Are Saying
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3.8based on all time ratings
3.8
food
3.7
service
3.7
ambience
3.9
value
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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Wonderful Sunday Brunch place!!! Great food and prices..... love that they offer a Make your out Bloody Mary Bar!!!

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3.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Disappointed in presentation and quality of grilled chicken sandwich. Burger pattie was very dry. Meat loaf is very good. Had a discount coupon so that helped soothe the disappointment. Celebrating a birthday, noted on reservation, and absolutely nothing was offered. Previous visit was much, much better. Perhaps Chef Jen was not there.

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4.0Dined on March 1, 2018

The root salad that I had was fresh, well presented and extremely flavorful. The burger and fries were cooked to perfection. The fries are cooked and seasoned such that the couldn’t stop eating them. I had a cosmos cocktail and it was one of the best that I have had in a long time. I will remember this meal and the great service. Treat yourself to the experience.

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5.0Dined on February 7, 2018

Food was good. Service was fabulous. Everyone was very nice

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3.0Dined on January 7, 2018

Food was cold for the Sunday Brunch buffet. Service was slow. Asked for medium steak and it was cooked very well done. The server did comp some of the meal and brought me another steak. If the food was warm it would have been a better experience. We will try again in hopes it was just a bad day.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Food and value were amazing. Service (Israel) was out of this world.

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2017

Handy Andy used to rent the top floor for Christmas parties. This is a restaurant with polite very good service and well prepared food. The environment is cozy and relaxed, I felt good eating there on Christmas Day.

Whoever is managing the restaurant is doing a good job.

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5.0Dined on October 22, 2017

Our Server was so funny, amazing, mindful of our time.
Next time I go back I will make sure I go back on her time.

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3.0Dined on October 6, 2017

We went on a Friday night around 630pm. There was 1 server and 1 busboy working! Luckily only 6 tables being used, but I felt bad for the server. She did as good as she could have! The manager came by at two different times and checked to see if everything was going alright (very awkward and rushed interaction as he was spinning his radio around while asking). Clearly his focus was on the bridal party/wedding group in the bar as he didn't help out the server in any way the entire time we were there. The food was pretty good (minus the pizza). We had been here once before and our experience the first time was better but still nothing to rave about. Mostly surprised that on a Friday, with $4 Happy hour food and drink specials, for 3 hours, they could only manage 6 tables in restaurant and actually expected that based on having 1 server staffed.

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2.0Dined on September 6, 2017

Cherie's service was slow and inaccurate. Ordered salads and apps and she forgot to place salad orders. Had to ask again which made me late, taking salads to go. Did not pack to go utensils.

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5.0Dined on July 12, 2017

My server Elise was the best!! She gave me excellent service and she is the only reason I will be returning and telling all my friends to join me! She gave me the best service I ever had anywhere in the world! She deserves a raise just for being her!

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2017

We celebrated Fathers Day at Whitneys...It was a beautiful setting...Cozy, and eye catching. The waiter was such a positive personality. He kept the atmosphere at a high level. He talked to us and was very pleasant and genuine in his interchange. This is the go to place for intimacy, family gathering, or couple celebration. We will be back again.

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1.0Dined on May 20, 2017

Went to the restaurant. Was told to sit anywhere. We did just that. They gave us menus and then came back and said we had to move. We were seated at a table by the window. They said someone just called and wanted all the tables by the windows. We were told they had a buffet available and I said I would have that. We were then told they did not have a buffet. Finally decided just to leave. Felt they did not want customers as the place was empty.

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4.0Dined on May 14, 2017

Overall it was a decent experience. However, there was an extra $13 service charge for a selection service buffet. In addition, I ended up giving a tip as well. I also wish the restaurant would have provided a small container for carryout. So with that said, we. did not get our money's worth.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2017

Large variety of food mostly delicious but some of the meat was dry from being on heaters too long.

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1.0Dined on May 14, 2017

I was very disappointed with this restaurant. It was a brunch and the food was cold. I found two ants crawling on the serving spoons and when I told one of the hostess, he took his time to come and remove the spoons. The servers were not attentive and had to be reminded several times what we asked for. They ran out of apple juice that my daughter requested. The desserts were not inside the restaurant but outside in the hallway and they were not covered. They were very hard and dried out. The same with the rolls, fruit, salad; I think these items should have been covered in some way. It was the worst Mother's Day Brunch I have ever experienced and will not return or recommend this to anyone.

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4.0Dined on May 7, 2017

The place wasn't busy but it took our waitress a long time to get to our table and she didn't fill all of the request made.

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1.0Dined on April 16, 2017

We arrived on time for our reservation no one came to our table for a half hour and it wasn't that busy servers were standing around, finally the bus boy took our order. Food was cold, obviously not fresh when we asked to receive warm food they gave us Tator tots instead of fresh hot hash browns. Water downed mimosas because the were free I imagine. We get our bill and the charged us for a child (which 12 & under are free according to the reservation and promotion online) and $30 for service. I tried to explain to the hostess the mistakes and That we are not paying for service we did not receive, while explaining to her the issues she answers the phone completely ignoring me. I had to ask for her manager which he took care of everything. That hostess should be let go, she was Very disrespectful to other customers and for the money you spend here totally not worth bad good, bad service and Very bad customer service beware. One star is not worthy but you can't submit without adding

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2017

We were seated close to the buffet but not so close that we felt crowed. There was plenty of room to navigate. My only complaint was that by the time we hit the salad bar there was only greens left. The other salads were gone. The service was efficient without hovering.

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1.0Dined on April 16, 2017

It was the most disappointing "brunch" I have ever been to. Having a U-shaped area with fruit plates by the hot food and regular plates by the fruit was an indicator that disappointment was imminent. Touted as "the best brunch" would have only been true if cold cereal with stale milk was the alternative. Absolutely NOTHING about this venue was anything but below average . Sorry I wasted a family holiday here.

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4.0Dined on April 16, 2017

The omelet starion should have 2 chefs not 1 and the food in the warmers should be rotated. Example the French toast was inedible as it was so hard

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2017

Atmosphere was really weird. The food was ok. It's in a hotel so it was noting special for food.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2017

Food was delicious. We both had onion soup & crab patties. Dessert was Cheesecake pot stickers. Very good. Waitress very helpful. The only thing was the coffee at $4 was high.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2017

Food was great! Happy Hour brisket slider NEEDS to be on full menu (amazing)! Server did well. Drinks had alcohol over-poured.

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2017

Wonderful dinner with friends. Worried that no one else was in the restaurant at 6:30 pm on a Saturday when we came in, but everything was wonderful - good food, good service.

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2017

Very unhappy with 1st waitress. She didn't seem to understand basic language for
waiting on tables....(still water vs sparkling water, didn't know if they served bottled water,...) Could not clearly explain special "Restaurant Week Menu" Took a long time to check on us.

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5.0Dined on January 22, 2017

My sisters and I enjoyed the Sunday Brunch together. We were very pleased with the food and the friendly staff. The price is absolutely unbeatable for the value. We will definitely be returning.

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3.0Dined on January 7, 2017

No host. Only one server was working. Small portions of food. Expensive compare to other restaurants in the area

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5.0Dined on January 2, 2017

Actually it's funny that you've asked if I would recommend Whitneys because today at our Senior mtg I did just that. I really enjoyed my lunch there and would definitely go back. Our group is located in the vicinity and area always looking for places to go. Thanks so much for the chance to check Whitneys out.

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3.0Dined on December 25, 2016

Waitress was good but restaurant didn't seem to be ready to be open and serving on Christmas.

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2016

Very much surprised. Never know what to expect on a holiday - maybe slow service, maybe server rushing you out the door to make room for another customer, cold food or all of the above. However, our server was great, we were not rushed at all, food was hot, delicious, and plenty of it. Happy that Whitney's offered a senior discount even on a holiday as there were 3 seniors in our group.

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3.0Dined on December 25, 2016

Food was very good. But not enough food selections for price.

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5.0Dined on December 12, 2016

Very good food and exceptional service. I recommend it.

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4.0Dined on November 27, 2016

This is a nice place to dine and could be even nicer if they would hire more wait staff and cooks and stop working the few faithful to death. They never have enough service/cook personnel although they know Sunday brunch time is extremely popular and busy and the number of customers who come as no surprise. Though it's a buffet, and folks help themselves to the food, there is yet a need for wait staff and more than one beat-down chef! They shoot themselves in the foot because of this.

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3.0Dined on November 24, 2016

Had Thanksgiving dinner here - reservation was for 5:30 p.m. Our server was very good and attentive and food was good, but empty tables around us were not cleared from earlier diners. Buffet area from earlier in the day was cleared, but not very attractive to look at. Would suggest a screen of some type. Seemed like they were just waiting for us to leave, so they could set-up for the next day.

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4.0Dined on November 24, 2016

Went to Whitney's for their Thanksgiving Buffet. The food was very good, especially the carved ham and turkey. Delicious but a little over-priced.

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5.0Dined on October 2, 2016

Great waitress and food was delicious. I will be returning soon!

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5.0Dined on August 30, 2016

Wonderful, attentive waitress and delicious food! The sliders, club sandwiches and desserts are fantastic.

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5.0Dined on August 30, 2016

Love our waitress but don't know her name! She's a bit older but always really great!

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4.0Dined on August 28, 2016

We did the Sunday brunch and found the food to be fresh and well prepared. There were minimal selections although all were quite tasty. However, the hash browns were, at best, a tepid temperature. One major complaint was that our waitress was most inattentive. When we were able to locate her she was chatting with other staff or spending a lot of time chatting at nearby tables and we had to summon her to our table. We had not been to Whitney's for some time, however I think we will try a return visit for lunch or dinner. Hopefully, we will secure a more attentive wait staff.

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