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Tallgrass Restaurant

$$$$
French, American, Contemporary
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1006 S State St, Lockport, IL 60441-3438
815-838-5566
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 5:30 pm - 6:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 42
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  • 4
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  • 0
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Dinner

We have been to Tallgrass. several time in the past. Our recent experience was no different from prior vista. If you like welcoming people, excellent service, a great menu, fantastic food, you should go to Tallgrass.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 6, 2015
Smith01004
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Naperville, Illinois
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Naperville, Illinois
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We have been to Tallgrass. several time in the past. Our recent experience was no different from prior vista. If you like welcoming people, excellent service, a great menu, fantastic food, you should go to Tallgrass.

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Big Rock, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This is the pinnacle of restaurants in the Chicago area. It is actually a best kept secret hiding in the south suburb of Lockport. Outstanding food, service and ambiance. They have everything Charlie Trotter wished he had and never achieved. The closest similar place in the city is Tru. A great place well into the country to get there but... More 

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Lockport, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

What a gem in Lockport! The food is outstanding and the wine choices are many. The service is impeccable, and more so, you are made to feel comfortable and welcomed. You will get a special dinner to remember!

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Lockport, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The owners use fresh products and the menu varies each day. It is small and intimate. A class restaurant; well known in the Chicago area and suburbs.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

A few years ago, Tallgrass was accorded a 4-star rating as one of the leading restaurants in the Chicago area. The last time I checked it had been relegated to 3-star status by most critics. No explanations have been given. I certainly have one. If Tallgrass, located at 1006 South State Street in southwest suburban Lockport, isn't a 5-star restaurant,... More 

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Lockport, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This is a spectacular restaurant with amazing food and phenomenal service. The gourmet food is prepared perfectly and each piece is a work of visual and edible art. I've been visiting this restaurant for many years, and I've never been disappointed. I would not recommend for kids, unless they are true foodies, but it's an excellent date or celebration location.

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

They make a mean martini and they have the most accommodating a friendly service around! Food always beautifully served and interesting

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Homer Glen
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We treated our daughter and her fiance to a celebration dinner as this is the finest restaurant in our area. Have to admit I was a little disappointed this time. Our entrees were good but come with no sides whatsoever and for the price they should have. My four-inch square of lobster/shrimp lasagna came lukewarm and with not so much... More 

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Romeoville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

As a south suburbanites we had heard raving reviews of Tallgrass Restaurant for many years but had to cancel a reservation in the 1995 with dear couple friends due to my diagnosis with cancer. Now on my 20th anniversary of surviving cancer 4 times I took my lovely wife there to celebrate last night. WOW!!!! I have been to fine... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Tallgrass is one of the truly great culinary bright spots in the Midwest--in fact in the nation. Located just a 50 minute drive from Chicago's Loop in the historic canal town of Lockport, Tallgrass offers extraordinarily creative and delicious cuisine in a charming late 19th-century building--and at remarkable prices for such world-class fare. Chef Robert Burcenski has created his magic... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1006 S State St, Lockport, IL 60441-3438
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lockport
  • Phone Number: 815-838-5566

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 80
  • Cuisine: French, American, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 6:00 am
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 6:00 am
Thursday
5:30 pm - 6:00 am
Friday
5:30 pm - 6:00 am
Saturday
5:30 pm - 6:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?