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The Department - CLOSED

205 North Chicago Street, Joliet, IL 60432
815-714-2280
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CLOSED
Cuisines: Contemporary
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

89 reviews from our community

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  • English first
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English first
Joliet, Illinois
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The atmosphere was excellent - not to bright and cozy, the people were friendly and there was no comparison anywhere to their delicious prime rib. We were sorry to see that it closed.

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Joliet, Illinois
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I cannot review because the restaurant closed March 2014. this was really time consuming to let you know that this restaurant is no longer in business.

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Mercifully, the Department closed this spring. Owner Derek Brenczewski and his wife who owned the establishment have moved to Antigua according to local news reports

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Joliet, Illinois
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

It is now closed, probably because it was just average and pricey. It was a tale of 2 places you walked into a cool vibe bar and then they sat u in a dark stuffy room. So much potential.

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Joliet, Illinois
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

For all of you making comments......First of all The Department did not close in December it closed March 15th, 2014....Secondly it did not close due to lack of business....It closed because the landlord of the building would not work out a lease with the owners of the restaurant and served a 10 eviction notice and gave the lease to someone... More 

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Joliet, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Closed December 2013. Food sucked. Had dinner there 3 - 4 times in last 5 years. Food sucked each time.

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We had pre-theater reservations at The Department on March 21. I went on line to check their menu for seafood options for lent and could no longer find the website. I found a Facebook page with a customer comment indicating that the restaurant had unceremoniously closed without notice earlier in the month. I tried calling to confirm my reservation and... More 

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Joliet, Illinois, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

The department is a great idea and location for a much needed Resturant in Joliet. The food is a little over priced for the selection and quality. It's an average Resturant and has the potential to be more.

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Plainfield, Illinois, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The food was very good and let's not even get started on the Peanut Butter Pie! Delicious. The night I was there there was a party and they were a little loud but overall the experience was enjoyable. Great food, good service.

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Chicago, Il, USA
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Casual but classy dinning experience in downtown Joliet setting within a short walk from the Rialto Theater

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Additional Information about The Department

Address: 205 North Chicago Street, Joliet, IL 60432
Phone Number: 815-714-2280
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Joliet
Cuisine: Contemporary

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