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Tallgrass Restaurant

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

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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 4
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 0
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Food Network better get its Crew to Lockport Illinois to dine and videotape at TALLGRASS

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
drlarrybaran
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Romeoville, Illinois
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
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Romeoville, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

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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Bolingbrook, Illinois
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18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Tallgrass is a gem in the southwest suburbs of Chicago. The menu is wonderful, service is excellent, and the ambiance is lovely, small and intimate. You choose how many courses to enjoy, 3, 4, or 5. The entrees are wonderful but the desserts are totally amazing! If you want a dinner to remember, make a reservation here, you will not... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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63 reviews 63 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Tallgrass is truly amazing. It is well worth the journey to downtown Lockport!! The food is truly delightful. The flavors are just delicious and are sometimes quite unexpected. The service is outstanding. It is quite a small space and it is truly an intimate experience. The menu allows a selection of 3 or 4 or 5 courses and you decide... More 

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Lockport, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great food, great presentation and staff is very knowledgeable and helpful. Very slow paced so plan on spending 2 hours there. Petite portions so you won't over eat.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Consistent in taste and service. Love the Trio of Soups; foie gras (salad or entree) paired with a delicious port; assortment combo (I swear they have chix in the back that specifically lay the parmesan devilled egg) and yummy desserts. Excellent wine selection. Laid back but elegant atmosphere(check out the ceramics on display upon entering). Staff quite attentive and helpful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I hadn't been here in a couple of years and, frankly, we were afraid they may have lost interest. It takes a lot of energy to stay among the top restaurants in one of the best dining cities in the country. There were four of us. We all had a different entree, but we shared. There wasn't... More 

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Lemont, Illinois
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70 reviews 70 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Let me preface this review by saying, we love to eat. We love to eat out. We love to eat at fine dining establishments, so are fairly experienced in eating at higher end restaurants. My in-laws gave us a gift certificate to Tallgrass (not knowing that we didn't love our first experience there). We decided to give it another try... More 

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chicago
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95 reviews 95 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Have known about this place for many years live 15 minutes away but never tried till now which was my wife's birthday. A truly wonderful experience from the service to the wine to each course. We both did 3 courses and it was perfect. I had the rack of lamb and the wife had the pork tenderloin both cooked to... More 

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Lemont, Illinois
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70 reviews 70 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

Tallgrass has been heralded as the best, upscale restaurant in the suburbs. They definitely had high end food relative to other suburban restaurants, but it didn't always compare to the places in the city for the same price point. The atmosphere seemed a little stuffy and the clientele was significantly older than what you would see at the best city... 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 0 - 80
  • Cuisine: French, American, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Special occasions
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?