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Abigail's American Bistro

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493 Roger Williams Ave, Highland Park, IL 60035
847-780-4862
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 44
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  • 14
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great for lunch with friends!

A great place for lunch on the Northshore. Very close to Ravinia Park. In the summer there is nice outdoor seating.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Barbara2585
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Highland Park, IL
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Highland Park, IL
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A great place for lunch on the Northshore. Very close to Ravinia Park. In the summer there is nice outdoor seating.

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Highland Park, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Everything was great as usual but one of my favorite parts of Abigails is the cheesy buiscuts. The waiter never brought them. When asked he told me they weren't ready. I fail to see how that is possible during a dinner lasting over an hour. What I was told by someone at a later date was that they don't like... More 

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Paradise Valley, Arizona, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Normally chicken is the last thing I order at any restaurant as it is so easy to do at home or to buy from Costco or Sam's. No longer is Crisp skin, juicy meat and pan gravy to delight. The sides are unbelievable roasted potatoes sopping up the pan juices and a vegetable puree. Don't over stuff on the free... More 

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Highland Park, Illinois
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95 reviews 95 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Highland Park has many mediocre restaurants. Abigail's is NOT mediocre. Simply put it is the best restaurant in the area. The tables are close so it is not the restaurant for private conversation but if you are looking for great food with great service this is the place. Even the burgers are so full of flavor you will not need... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

It seems popular, but I don't understand why. The food is OK, just OK. Nothing great - and its expensive. The pour on the wine is skimpy and the staff is arrogant. We've tried it twice. Pass.

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104 reviews 104 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Cool little spot in HP with delicious food. Had the beet salad, which is both beautiful and full of great flavors (sherry vinaigrette). Also had the mussels in garlic and herb cream (great), as well as the cheeseburger - not huge, but delicious. The best thing we ate, though, were the Korean BBQ spare ribs - scallions, cilantro and spicy... More 

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Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I've been to Abigail's 3 times now, twice for lunch and once for dinner, so figured it was a good sampling for a review. First things first... this place is POPULAR! They do take reservations for lunch and it is always full by 12:15, mostly with "ladies who lunch". In fact, the two times I've been there for lunch I... More 

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Portland/Chicago
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Dinner was superb as usual at Abigail's! The selection was exceptional and the presentation world class. Always my favorite with Michael in the kitchen. TobyE

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Highland Park, Illinois
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

Lunch time is worthwhile due to a cheaper price. Due to the small space the tables are too close to each other so you can't really talk. You need to scream. But the food is really delicious.

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Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I've never had a bad meal here and that's a lot of meals! You can't go wrong with any of the selections: start to finish. The service is fantastic too and very willing to please. My only complaint is that the place isn't a little larger so that they could seat a few more people each seating. Lunch is also... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 493 Roger Williams Ave, Highland Park, IL 60035
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Highland Park
  • Phone Number: 847-780-4862

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?