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Allgauer's on the Riverfront

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2855 North Milwaukee Ave, Northbrook, IL 60062 (Winkleman)
8476647999
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Today
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sun - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
standard hotel food

The food here is not especially good nor is it bad - just an average hotel meal is the only description I can offer. Service was good both at bar and in restaurant.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
Jeff P
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Chicago, Illinois
Good for:
  • Romantic
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Chicago, Illinois
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57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Invited to banquet catered buffet dinner on a Sunday dinner. Hosted bar complete; bartender indifferent and acted like he was doing you a favor. Not cordial, not smiling. First impression not hospitable. Buffet had nice selection as chosen by the host. Instant mashed potatoes cold. Yes, out of the can instant mashed potatoes! Chicken in cream cream caper sauce tasty.... More 

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North Aurora, Illinois
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27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We dined at Allgauers Restaurant in Northbrook Illinois on Friday July 31, 2015. We arrived at 4:30 pm. The restaurant was empty. We were seated in a booth. The server took a while to get to the table. It was slow getting our drinks. The menus were dirty. The place was somewhat dirty and could use some cleaning. There were... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The food here is not especially good nor is it bad - just an average hotel meal is the only description I can offer. Service was good both at bar and in restaurant.

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Columbia City, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Had the breakfast buffet here one morning thanks to the free passes from the hotel due to room issues. It was good, but still very average and the help seemed less than thrilled to get drinks, remove plates, etc. Checked into the price for the next day and it was over $30 per person on the weekend.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Wonderful service and great food. I loved that we could take our time eating visiting with each other and not be rushed. The reviews of Algauers losing it's charm is harsh. It's still a classy place with employees that smile and cater to your every need. We have gone many times and will go again.

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Went to the Friday night buffet with family for my birthday and I was not wowed like I used to be. The place was empty which was shocking. Perhaps it's because they no longer offer lobster without an up charge to the already pricey cost of $40.00 to enjoy the buffet. They have crab legs and calamari, along with oysters... More 

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Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We had the Sunday Brunch and it was AMAZING! I couldn't believe the selection and everything was high quality. I've been to a few other higher end brunches but nothing like what they offer. I highly recommend it if your in the area.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Went as a large party for special Easter brunch. Over an hour wait despite reservations. Food and service were worse. Dry, over cooked beef. Hard, rubbery shrimp from boiling too long. Crab legs with freezer burn marks. (Corn bread was delicious. But we weren't there for that.)Just really no appreciation of detail. No drawn butter for the crab, lack of... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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25 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I am originally from the Northshore area of Chicago and had heard many wonderful things about Allgauer's through the years. I was staying at the Hilton for an event and was very excited that Allgauer's was located on site! Yipee! After a long drive and check in, I invited a friend to join me for dinner and was looking forward... More 

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Northbrook, Illinois
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63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We had a visitor from California, and it was my idea to take her out to Allgauer's and give the restaurant "one last chance." (It's been four years, since our last visit and review here on TripAdvisor.) I explained to our guest how Allgauer's used to be one of the best restaurants on the North Shore/North Suburbs so many years... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2855 North Milwaukee Ave, Northbrook, IL 60062
    (Winkleman)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Northbrook
  • Phone Number: 8476647999

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40 - 60
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?