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“Excellent” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Montarra Grill

Montarra Grill
1491 S Randall Rd, Algonquin, IL 60102
+1 847-458-0505
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Ranked #1 of 102 Restaurants in Algonquin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: County Line Rd
Lake in the Hills, Illinois
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2 reviews
“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014 via mobile

Right to the point.....
Great food....
Great martinis....
Excellent service....
Very romantic....
Best restaurant outside of Chicago

Visited January 2014
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  • English first
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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142 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Chicago Quality in the Burb's”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

We had a small business dinner here last night and all went very well. The bar has a good bartender with a nice selection of wines by the glass and competitively priced wine by the bottle. Their wine pours by the glass are a little short but ok.
We asked for a table where we could talk and they kept us off to the side away from a large dinner group.
The food was excellent. Two of us had steaks which were nice sized and cooked perfect. One of us had the Tuna and said it was perfect. He never offered to share so that is a good recommendation.

This was our first visit there and there will be more.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Prague
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Always the best around”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

We are here at least once a month & it's always so wonderful. Fresh food, great service, good wine list and the absolute best risotto you ever tasted. It's like being downtown without having to drive.

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Chicago, Illinois
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44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Reviews brought me there”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

This was rated as one of the best in the burbs by Phil V of the tribune. It was very good on all levels. service exactly the right amount of attendance, menu choices (and explanations) were on target and the food was very well presented and portioned.
It is a longish drive from Schaumburg and my GPS kept wanting me to go into the mall. (note it is not in the mall it is on Randall - just like the address says!)
Save this one for a special occasion and make a reservation. It is pricey, but I drank, ate and paid with a smile on my face.
One other comment -- it was not over the top noisy. Energetic - not romantic ..... after all there was an office party going on between the dining and bar area (they got the waterfall.)

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Staten Island, New York
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152 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Great food and atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

We came here for birthday dinner, made reservations well in advance for 10 people. They made a personalized menu with our top food choices and a birthday greeting on the menu for our special birthday person. Appetizers were all great, filet crisps, bacon scallops and crab stuffed mushrooms. Lobster bisque was very tasty. I had the rib eye for my entree and it was great, I also tried the sea bass and it was as good as the steak. We also tried several of the specialty martinis, all were made well. I would come again for dinner or hang out at the bar area which was very lively on a Saturday night.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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