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Whitney's Cafe (Oak Lawn)

126 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • 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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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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Contact banquets and catering at 708-229-8850
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Cross street
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Parking details
Free Parking
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 126 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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3.8  based on all time ratings
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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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smiling (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

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

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined 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.

vipPeggySmurf (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

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

Cannonball (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 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.

chriswish (Chicago)
3.0  Dined 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.

vipTerry (Kansas City)
2.0  Dined 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.

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 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!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 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.

Funny (Chicago)
1.0  Dined 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.

Buffetlover (Chicago)
4.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

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

Sweetness (Chicago)
1.0  Dined 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.

Tablefor5 (Chicago)
4.0  Dined 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.

JohnPN (Chicago)
1.0  Dined 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