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Stanley's Lounge - Countryside

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132 reviews
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$30 and under
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Continental
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Established in 1952, the William Tell Restaurant quickly became a landmark place to dine in the Western Suburbs. We were renown for our elegant dining room, old world charm and European style menu. In 2005, the restaurant was completely remodeled and the menus totally redone. Now the new William Tell still maintains the flavor of its old world charm, but offers a slightly more casual elegance. With the new menu, our customers will find a mixture of old masterpieces and some new classic and modern offerings. As always, great hospitality, superb cuisine and wonderful ambience will insure that you have a fantastic dining experience here at the William Tell.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Continental, Steak, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation


Breakfast: Daily: 6:00 am - 11:00 am
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm;
Dinner: Daily :4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Phone number
(708) 352-1101
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Private party facilities
Our private dining room off the main dining room seats up to 16. We also offer private dining between 35 to 350 people in our world class banquet facility.
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Private party contact
Catering Office: (708) 352-1101
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
LaGrange Road
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Parking details
Our spacious private parking lot is well lit and holds over 250 cars.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Please, join us for Mother's Day Breakfast - 6 am - 11 pm ,Lunch - 12 pm - 4 pm.
At 4 pm we will be offering our full dinner menu and Special menu.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 132 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Had a lot of fun in the bar with Bob the Bartender. Good french onion soup and broccoli

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Food was good and a lot for the value. However our food was not prepared the way we had ordered. They had a seafood buffet, wish I would have had that instead. Nice romantic type atmopshere.

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1.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Very dissatisfied. They advertise king crab legs but have small regular ones out and you have to ask for the king ones. Carving station is unattended and you have to wait a long time before a worker shows up. Food was cold and average at best. Would not recommend to anyone. Way overpriced at 40 dollars per person and falsely advertised.

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

The Sunday brunch buffet is outstanding! Excellent food, mimosas, and top notch service. Will gladly go back.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

We were celebrating my parents 60th wedding anniversary. We arrived and there was no wait, our table was ready. It was NYE, so complimentary champagne. The waitress was AMAZING. We had my two great nephews - ages 2 and 4 and she bent over backwards to keep them happy as well as the rest of us. The food was wonderful, the ambiance beautiful - especially the pianist playing requests.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

A little noisy. It was New Years Eve!

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

My family, friends and I love William Tell's Sunday brunch. Not only does the food taste great, but there is a variety to select from. The king crab legs are huge and delicious - wish they were warm, but they are still tasty. The unlimited Mimosas are definitely on point and you never have to look for a refill, the server definitely keeps your glass full. While you enjoy your meal, there is a pianist playing. The hostess/staff are all very warm and welcoming. William Tell is great for all occasions!

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2.0Dined on December 23, 2017

We were a party of 8 on Saturday December 23. We were seated, I believe, in the
lounge where the bar is. The meal was by far the worst I have had in years in any place in any location. My expensive Delmonico steak was old and badly cooked. The others at the table universally reported terrible food. I have, in the past, had buffets there that have been very good. BUT, this was a meal unworthy of any reputable restaurant.

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5.0Dined on November 5, 2017

We went for Sunday brunch 2 Sunday's in a row.Well worth the money with their food choice and unlimited champagne ,service,cleanles and quiet live piano playing.👍

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2.0Dined on October 29, 2017

Steak was brunt and the Lobster was old...Bake Potato was good!!!

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5.0Dined on October 21, 2017

Prime rib was excellent. The service was excellent, friendly and kind. You must come to visit.

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2.0Dined on September 29, 2017

not worth the cost us to go there years ago it has gone down hill it was a friday night only one other table besides us

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3.0Dined on May 14, 2017

They only had one room open for Mother's Day Brunch. The line was long and it was very cramped. I've gone there for many years but will not return.

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2017

We had an early afternoon reservation for my wife's birthday before attending a concert show. Maureen was an attentive server, and a friendly staff assisted her as a team. The Hostess made a conscious effort to acknowledge the occasion! The food was well-prepared with the price commensurate to the idea of a special occasion splurge. A prearranged partner florist delivery awaited us at our table and created the desired mood. Perfect evening dinner offering!

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2017

We chose William Tell Restaurant for an early Monther's Day celebration. Sunday brunch, unlimited champagne, seafood filled buffet style meal was more than we expected. If you don't mind the old-style interior - the food, service and overall experience was great!

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2017

This is a wonderful place for brunch...food is excellent, service superb, and the hostess and wait staff are friendly and attentive. We have new, coming here for years and as of the past few years have had 2 baby shower/brunches and have had such wonderful experiences.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2017

Excellent food in a quiet setting with attentive service and good value.

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2017

Kinda a bridge from the past of supper club/restaurants of yesteryear. Some things they continue to do well and some need improvement. Vegetables were a tad overcooked. Wonderful warm bread with hard ice cold butter. I was not impressed with my martini. My steak was very good. Great cut and well prepared. I think they need to step up their game in certain areas to be more congruent with their pricing. Not a bad meal, but neither was it great...other than the steak

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2017

We were there early but no one entered the restaurant the entire time we were there so that always concerns me about freshness of food. Don't get me wrong, the food was fresh.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2017

Between the grilled Salmon and the Prime Rib special, there was more than enough food. The food was prepared very well and came out in good time. It helped that our 6pm Saturday reservation was at a slow time. It was great to see that when you order a meal, you get soup/salad, main course, side(s), and a desert (at least with the special). Our server, Stefani, was fantastic. She was more than accommodating. If she even thought there was something we were not happy with, she offered to make the exchange. Overall, great experience.

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2.0Dined on February 2, 2017

The waitstaff although pleasant and kind were overbearing and because there's very little business in there they are constantly at your table standing there staring and asking if you need anything. It was definitely overkill. The salad was mediocre for the price and the waitress brought us tiny little onions soups and never asked us what size we really wanted. The onion soup was fine although nothing to write home about. The roles were warmed but the butter was frozen. I was there once before and had the same experience and forgot. Now I know I will not be back. The restaurant needs to up the ante big time if they want to attract customers. You need to change the menu, change the cook, update the decor and retrain the staff. Best of luck

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4.0Dined on January 10, 2017

Food was very good although menu is limited. Service was excellent. Price point was high which we expected however service and quality measured up.

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4.0Dined on January 4, 2017

William Tell has been in this location forever. I believe they get a bad rap because earlier their food wasn't great and the service was marginal. We have now been to the restaurant 3 times in the last 7 or 8 months. The food each time was excellent. The servers are very attentive. Since there are not a lot of patrons in the restaurant, if you don't want the servers hovering, you just need to gently let them know. They are doing their best to provide you with an excellent experience. The last time we went, three of us had the filet mignon. It was cooked completely to each of our specifications, each of us wanting a little different. I wanted the blue cheese topping and it came with just the right amount, which other restaurants I find totally overwhelm the filet with the blue cheese. I believe it is worth trying William Tell again if you haven't for a long time. It's a tad on the pricey side but if you are going for a Friday or Saturday dinner or special occasion...certainly not out of line.

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3.0Dined on January 2, 2017

Nice dinner, restaurant was very quiet and it was great to have a conversation.

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2.0Dined on December 31, 2016

New Years Eve dinner could've been better. Ordered Prime Rid medium. First time it came to table well done. Sent it back. Second time came back medium well and had to send it back. Finally on the third time around it was medium but by then lost my appetite to eat it. Sure glad I didn't take them up on their unlimited Prime Rib special!

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1.0Dined on December 25, 2016

Not worth $50 a person for buffet. Food was dry and serving stations dirty

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4.0Dined on December 25, 2016

Price was right and food was fairly good overall. Free champagne was better than expected.

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2.0Dined on December 25, 2016

My family went there for Christmas Day buffet and were very disappointed. We were seated in the bar area next to the piano player and doors leading to the outside. My 91 year old mother could not make the trips into another room were the buffet was located so we all took turns bringing her her food. It was so loud when the piano player performed we could not have a conversation and the outside door with people coming and going kept it very cold. The crab legs were huge but they were ice cold so there was very little flavor.
Not a good experience on Christmas Day

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4.0Dined on December 4, 2016

Where's the chocolate fountain?? They used to have a chocolate fountain. There's no chocolate fountain.

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4.0Dined on December 3, 2016

Very great server. Food was good . Nice atmosphere

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1.0Dined on November 19, 2016

This place was an extreme disappointment. The food was very bland and not good at all. And holy cow over priced for what you get. Worst valued meal I maybe have ever had. The mac and cheese looked liked Kraft out of the box. The fish was very fishy and just terrible. It was under chef's recommendations but there is no way they had a chef there. If so, they are in the wrong line of work. Chicken and pastas were bland and not very good. $22 for not good fettuccine alfredo. There was nobody in the place which was very surprising for a Saturday night. Maybe now I see why. We wanted to try it because one of the members of our party had been there a while back and said it was very good. She also thought it was horrible this time. Will never go back. It wasn't just not good for a $110 meal for a party of 5. it was bad!!

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3.0Dined on October 8, 2016

This was our first experience at William Tell-Countryside. I remember them being a special place some 40 years ago when they were in Cicero. For a Saturday night the restaurant seemed rather empty for dinner. This restaurant is attached to the Holiday Inn. We were seated at the table closest to the hotel entrance. We soon realized a frequent parade of people streaming through the full length of the restaurant, past our table, from the parking lot door to the hotel for their respective events. We noticed the two banquet halls next to the restaurant entrance were having a High School Runion and an 18th birthday party. We had an overly attentive waitress. She meant well, but she was more of an interrupting distraction. Aside from the amazing hot pretzel buns and the excellent carrot cake dessert, we felt the main courses were okay, but certainly not worth the prices compared to other more popular fine dining venues. Shame on us for not securing a reservation at a more preferred establishment for our special occasion.

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3.0Dined on August 12, 2016

We met there to eat with a friend in from California. The manager was very helpful when we decided to eat in the bar rather than the dining room. The service and server was just fine and happily gave the 6 of us separate checks. We got there at 7 and it was noisy but by 8:30 it was almost empty and we could visit easily. The only down side was the unpadded wood chairs .

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5.0Dined on July 10, 2016

Wonderful brunch. Old world charm. Very attentive staff. Great selection for a brunch buffet.

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5.0Dined on July 10, 2016

A wonderful Sunday buffet brunch - nice ambiance, delicious food, great selection of gourmet dishes, and nice, attentive service.

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4.0Dined on June 19, 2016

The carved prime rib and crab legs were fantastic!

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5.0Dined on June 18, 2016

It had been a while since we last were at William Tell. We were pleasantly surprised at how good the food was. We had the filet Mignon, salmon, spaghetti and also the grouper fish special. Everyone really enjoyed their meal. The service was great....very attentive. We would definitely go back again!

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4.0Dined on May 8, 2016

food was excellent, a bit disappointed that there was no crab legs ,pot roast ham and prime rib where delicious family left very full and satisfied

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1.0Dined on March 27, 2016

We had Easter brunch here and it was TERRIBLE!!! They advertised crab legs and an omelette station. They had no such thing and when we asked about it they looked at us like we were crazy. I paid $45 a person for a waffle. DO NOT go here!!!

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2016

The good was very good for a brunch, amazing king crab legs....I mean HUGE and delicious! Prime rib was excellent once they brought out a fresh one after waiting 20 minutes. They kept trying to give us the last cut that was dried out. The only down side I can really complain about was the service. It was awful! They never came to clear our plates, its a buffet! We had to pile them up on the table next to us that they didn't clear the entire time we were there, over an hour. They would ask if we needed something but took two times of telling them before they actually brought it including the check.

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