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“Great food and great games” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Pinstripes

Pinstripes
1150 Willow Rd, Northbrook, IL 60062-6819
847-480-2323
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Ranked #7 of 105 Restaurants in Northbrook
Price range: $3 - $25
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Chicago, Illinois
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44 reviews 44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Great food and great games”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

This is one of our very favorite places to take kids. Bocci ball is easy to learn and fun to play for most ages. The bowling lanes are also great with bumpers that go up or down and very comfortable seating. Both are great for birthday parties. If you want to play, call ahead for a reservation.

The food is very, very good. Our favorite is the mini-steak sandwiches. They are delicious. If you come when the weather is nice, you can play bocce outside and sit on the veranda. Beautiful views.

The only downside is the wait staff. They tend to be nice but inattentive.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Michigan
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“A Really Interesting Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Pinstripes is an interesting combination of food, drink, bowling and bocce. We had a company function here one evening. The food was great, the service was great, and the bowling area is upscale. We had a great time.

Visited February 2013
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Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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43 reviews 43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Good Food, but Something's Missing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013 via mobile

Their food is good but some of their wait staff needs more training. Our waitress was not very knowledgable about the food she was serving. The games are great fun but they keep the place a little dark at night. It is pricey, too. Don't believe them when they tell you to just walk in for a standby lane. You will have to wait hours during evenings and weekends. You really need a reservation to bowl or bocce.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago
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39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“FUN PLACE - REASONABLE FOOD - LIKE A SKI LODGE IN CO.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

Okay, so I live a few blocks away, and this is our quick Saturday night place for dinner. This is a fun place with live jazz music (I think on the weekends after 8). You feel like your in an Aspen Ski Lodge. Dale the owner runs a good show.

You can get really upscale burgers and really nice dishes to please all at reasonable prices. The chocolate deserts are fun too.

Great to meet up with friends for dinner.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Wilmette, Illinois
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70 reviews 70 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Fun place, great food, WAY too expensive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013 via mobile

Pinstripes is a great place to hang out with a group if you don't mind shelling out a lot of money. The food is fantastic but everything is over priced. Bocce ball is a good way to have fun with out paying for bowling

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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