Winberie's Restaurant & Bar

4.3
436 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
American
Winberie's Restaurant & Bar is a local, full service, casual concept serving Lunch, Dinner and Sunday Brunch. The restaurant offers freshly prepared cuisine at moderate prices. Menu selections are created from high quality fresh ingredients. The restaurant personality reflects the friendly, easy going mood of a stylish, neighborhood Bistro, with attentive service, in a relaxed atmosphere. The warm decor includes traditional finishes of wood, brass and granite with warm, subtle lighting accented with unique vintage poster art. Winberie's is conveniently located in the "heart" of Oak Park.
Located in historic Scoville Square, we're within walking distance of the Frank Lloyd Wright and Hemingway attractions. A wide variety of wines, a full bar and a "classy, yet casual" aura makes us the perfect place to drop in for a meal, a brief afternoon indulgence or a late night cappuccino and dessert.
What 436 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.2
service
4.3
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Quiet
90% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
MS
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful experience. Food was great, service too. The ambience is lovely, and it’s quiet enough to hold a conversation!

Report
Helpful
AB
Chicago
54 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

It had been than 20 years ago since I ate at Winberie’s and then it was for a Sunday brunch. 20 years lapsed because I thought it expensive for what the fare was and less than mediocre. 20 years has changed nothing. A turkey club sandwich for our lunch had something that looked like melted cheese which was supposed to pas for real turkey which was never found. The kitchen was slow. The pot pie was ok but not worth the $15. It comes solo. No side salad, nothing.
The iced tea was flavored and passable.
It will at least 20 years again before returning. Ok ambiance but nothing special. Oak Parker’s seem to love the place. I am glad they do.

Report
Helpful
B
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was so patient and accommodating. He made dinner for 8 a wonderful experience.

Report
Helpful
LF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Went for dinner early on Saturday. Waitress was already overwhelmed by 5:45pm. Food was good, service ok.

Report
Helpful
m
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our entree-sized salads were fresh, generous and nicely presented. As usual, the service we received was excellent. This restaurant is a good choice when your group wants options in choosing their meals: seafood, vegetarian, meat.

Report
Helpful
M
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Matthew was an excellent waiter and Yvonne makes the best martinis.

Report
Helpful
JW
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Winberies is like home for me. I’ve been going there for almost 30 years. Never disappoints- well once... but that was a long time ago and an isolated incident. And the restaurant doesn’t show its age either! They’ve kept it up nicely. And most importantly lots of good selections on the menu. Great for both family, business and romance!

Report
Helpful
BS
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We go after every Sing to Live Oak Park performance. One of my favorite places in town.

Report
Helpful
DG
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great first experience at Winberie's. Server was very friendly and entertaining. Food was great. Our friends are vegan and the vegan menu was perfect for them. Will definitely be back!

Report
Helpful
NG
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very enjoyable place to have lunch. Our party had the classic meatloaf, reuben sandwich and the teriaki salmon. All were delicious, though the teriaki sauce was a little on the sweet side. Our server (wish that I could remember her name!) was outstanding - super attentive, friendly and efficient. Over all, we would wholeheartedly recommend Winberie's.

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to relax with friends and have a very tasty meal. Terrific service (thanks, Matthew), perfectly priced entrees and excellent martinis! We’ll be back a lot.

Report
Helpful
MH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Friendly wait staff, good food, no pressure! One of Oak Park's best spots.

Report
Helpful
CC
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jason our server was fantastic and made my husband's birthday a special event. The drinks were great and the food delicious.

Report
Helpful
EG
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best onion soup !!!! get extra cheese and ask for it "well done!"

Report
Helpful
MW
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect place to meet up in Oak Park. Centrally located, consistently good food. Nice setting to meet with a new client.

Report
Helpful
JF
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The onion soup was too salty to eat. Second time I’ve been there and food too salty. Let patron put salt on. Don’t know if I will be back. Beet salad delicious

Report
Helpful
F
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

Our server pretty much ignored us and visited with friends at another table ! We waited for about 20 minutes for our bill .

Report
Helpful
M
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful neighborhood restaurant. Great food, drinks, ambiance and service. Highly recommend!

Report
Helpful
OT
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Rene was amazing!

Report
Helpful
OP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

We went here on Valentine's Day, and it was pretty much a mess. First, I should admit that I didn't check the menu before arriving, however, the replacement of the amazing bean burger with a mushroom burger can only be described as an unconscionable, and unfathomable, error. Notwithstanding that menu change gaffe, the service could only be described as dilatory. The lowlight of the evening had to be when, after previously asking another waiter if we could have a complimentary order of bread that had been previously served to every table around us, our waiter arrived to ask us if we wanted bread, five to ten minutes after we'd asked the other waiter. (In my experience waiters generally cover for each other, but alas, I was proven wrong in this instance.) While I completely understand that it was Valentrine's Day, and therefore the kitchen was quite busy, we had been waiting for our food for at least 30 minutes before we asked for the bread.

Finally, to cap off the evening, the food she ordered upset my fiance's stomach. Nonetheless, she dutifully ordered a box to take it home rather than waste the food, at which point the waiter had the gall to ask, "What happened here?" A miserable evening, would have been the appropriate reply, but alas she's too kind to say that, so I'll say it here. What happened that night was a miserable evening.

Report
Helpful
j
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Valentines day

Report
Helpful
OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed our dining experience at Winberie’s! The steak frites were delicious and the service was attentive. Thank you.

Report
Helpful
BM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, very friendly staff

Report
Helpful
VV
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had not been there for a long time. Very reliable place, great shrimp bisque (super on a cold day), and our entrees were nice.

Report
Helpful
m
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

We were a party of 5 with three children. Our server, Esteban was wonderful. And the boys loved the chocolate fondue dessert!

Report
Helpful
OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and fresh food. Definitely will go back with colleagues and family both.

Report
Helpful
g
Las Vegas
126 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Efficient service. Good food and good value. Chicken pit pie was excellent. Hearty portions. Unobtrusive service was spot on. Food came quickly after ordering.

Report
Helpful
OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second time I highly recommended this restaurant.

Report
Helpful
P
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Waiting time was really long, food took also very long and was not that great.

Report
Helpful
BS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

You can always count on a comfortable experience and good food. The place is really good if you want to have a conversation with people in your group- it is a nice quiet place with good service and always great food.

Report
Helpful
CM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I had never experienced the Sunday Brunch before - it was delightful! Matt is very professional and a joy to have as our server.

Report
Helpful
E
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere great service was patience with waiting for my other guests

Report
Helpful
RS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server, Mathews was outstanding. The cocktails were good. Conversation with friends (6 of us) was easy to hear across the table.

Report
Helpful
JG
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I was looking for a place to go after my wife's graduate school commencement ceremony and found this place. I hadn't heard much about it firsthand from customers, but I was impressed by the photos and menu and took a chance. I'm glad I did, because the food was outstanding, the service was great, and the cost was more than reasonable. For starters, everything we ate/drank was either as expected or better, and that says a lot because our group had a pretty diverse range of orders, including London broils, risottos, and vegetable dishes. The service was top-notch. When our order of appetizers came in, the individual delivering informed us that a single piece (one item from a stack of 10) fell on the ground and that he would be bringing us a replacement shortly. Not only did none of us even notice that anything was amiss when he first arrived, but he returned with three more pieces instead of just one. Finally, about the value: if you asked me to find a place in a Chicagoland neighborhood that competently and confidently serves large prime rib specials for around $30, I would have called you 'uninformed' to say the least.

Now, something to keep in mind. This restaurant has less of a fine dining feel and more of a relaxed, almost cafe-type of vibe, at least towards the back where the larger tables are. Don't get me wrong, we were wearing suits and dresses and didn't feel out of place for a second, but if you're looking for a romantic candlelit dinner for two, either ask to sit towards the front door or consider another establishment. HOWEVER. If you want to enjoy a quality meal at a friendly place, where you won't have to fight for a table or take out a loan to cover the tab (5:30pm Saturday reservations were somehow unnecessary; around $200 for six entrees, multiple rounds of drinks, and appetizers), this should be top of the list.

Personal recommendations: Kentucky Mule (drink), Dynamite Sticks (appetizer), Signature Meat Loaf (entree).

Report
Helpful
MC
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and staff. The interior is charming. The food is great, lots of options for those with dietary restrictions.

Report
Helpful
JU
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was so accommodating to our group of 11 that turned into 12. This was a great place for a birthday gathering. Conversation, laughs and good food.

Report
Helpful
M
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Birthday celebration

Report
Helpful
JS
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our dinners were good. The waiter forgot the Pelegrino water with lime I ordered. I don't know if we were charged for it or not. I liked the roomy table placement in that we weren't sitting "on top" of each other. Being there for dinner this past Saturday night, it would have been nice if there were more washrooms! The person I was waiting in line with to use the washroom remarked that he could see waiting to use a washroom in a dive bar, but not in a nice restaurant.

Report
Helpful
OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love coming back to this wonderful, warm establishment! Always an incredible craft beer selection and amazing menu! As personal trainers, my wife and I are always looking for the healthiest options with the most creative flavors and we are never disappointed here!

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was lovely. Server, Matthew was quirky and sweet. Really knew his stuff.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
11

Tweets by Winberie's Restaurant & Bar