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Global Gourmet

102 E Jackson St, Carbondale, IL 62901-1501
618-549-0771
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Ranked #9 of 105 restaurants in Carbondale
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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- Aug 18, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Small restaurant in a cute area in Carbondale! Casual yet elegant atmosphere. Drinks were fantastic! We had the spinach artichoke dip appetizer and it was amazing! Salmon was excellent. My husband had the lamb and it lacked flavor and was pretty pricey! We will definitely return for another date night but not order the lamb next time.

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Carbondale, Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I really enjoy the food here. The ever changing menu is delightful. Unfortunately the atmosphere is loud and the wait staff is average at best. Because of the atmosphere we don't dine here often, we have just not found the experience worth it

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Naperville, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Eclectic mix of cuisines which made the choice of dinner entree challenging. I opted for a Cuban pork dish which was tender and delicious - spiciness, flavor and heat just right. Mt husband chose Greek Kefketedes, which were equally good. Friendly, knowledgeable wait staff and thoughtful service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Fantastic food! Fantastic atmosphere! People who work here are happy - kudos to the proprietor. Who, in fact, I was lucky to meet and even learn something from. I had a suspicion that he was one of those 'living his dream' owners. He came over to ask my wife and I if he could take our picture (we had our... More

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Carbondale, Illinois
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51 reviews 51 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Small portions and high prices. This is what passes for quality in Carbondale. The food what little you get is good though.

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Marion, Illinois, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This is a cute little place that has a wonderful atmosphere and menu, but the service is REALLY slow. I understand they make everything from scratch and I appreciate that, however, it's obvious the kitchen and the staff can't keep up with the amount of customers in that place. I would go back, but it would be when I know... More

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Illinois
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60 reviews 60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is a small, quaint restaurant but the food is really good. The menu changes weekly so you have to keep up and you most likely need to make reservations. Don't worry about saving room for dessert, the dinner portions are not big. It's a bit pricey but worth it for the right occasion.

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Champaign, Illinois
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14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Very nice atmosphere. Reminded me of some of the new restaurants in Chicago like the Purple Pig. Service was friendly and prompt. Food was fresh and creatively prepared. Everything was delicious. Champagne cocktails were a nice way to celebrate a special occasion. Prices are very reasonable.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We like, but do not love, Global Gourmet. The menu rotates and the food is good, though not always consistent. The have a couple of bartenders that are excellent, however. Prices are somewhat high for what you get.

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Libertyville
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65 reviews 65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

THE FOOD ITSELF WAS VERY GOOD, BUT THIS IS NOT A "FINE" DINING RESTAURANT. IT'S A WATERING HOLE WITH GOOD FOOD. The desserts were excellent as were the entrees. There were six of us and we all ate different food. The waitresses did an adequate job but were likely college girls...very attractive college girls. The food was very good but... More

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