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“Eclectic Gem” 4 of 5 stars
Review of St Charles Place

St Charles Place
2550 E Main St, Saint Charles, IL 60174-2441
630-377-3333
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Ranked #18 of 147 restaurants in Saint Charles
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Saint Charles, Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Eclectic Gem”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012 via mobile

Saint Charles Place is a wonderful restaurant. The decor is an eclectic mix of vintage posters, exotic foliage, and French cartoons. The background music is a throwback to late fifties and early sixties jazz. The menu is varied and the food is all freshly prepared. I had the "skinny" prime rib, which came with a garden salad. The thousand island dressing is home made and delicious. The meat was prepared perfectly and just the right portion size. For dessert I had their mini-chocolate mousse. Again, freshly made with a raspberry sauce and whipped cream. This is an "old school" restaurant that does it right. I also recommend the shrimp cocktail, crab cakes, and pasta dishes. You'll find the wait-staff allows you to enjoy your meal at an even pace. You will not be rushed, but you will not be left unattended.

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  • English first
  • Any
English first
farwest suburbs
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Everyone's Favorite Celebration Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

We go there for birthdays, anniversaries, and especially with out-of-town guests. And we also go on "ordinary" weekends. The food is always dependably good. My favorite is the steak Diane. We have one daughter who visits us that is a vegetarian. She is rewarded with a huge plate of colorful veggies that have been steamed or grilled. As covered in other reviews, the steaks are great, but don't be afraid to try the seafood or chicken - my husband likes the ahi tuna. The desserts and after dinner drinks are a throwback to the 50's. We had to explain to our much younger guests what a brandy alexander was...now they order them every time!

  • Visited May 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Winfield, Illinois
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Wonderful Suprise West of Chicago”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2012

St. Charles Place main dinning room can be a bit overwhelming, but you come away with a cozy, comfortable feeling. The steaks are the best you can get outside of downtown Chicago's many fine steak restaurants. The wait staff is very professional and the owner, Tom has many years of experience in the restaurant business and it shows.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Grand Marais, Minnesota
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62 reviews 62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Very good food, watch the prices”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

This is a traditional steakhouse with higher than usual prices, beware. The decor is interesting and even though the main room is large it did not seem overly noisy. I had the crabcake sandwich and it was excellent. Others in my party had sticker shock over a glass of house reisling that was $9 which was less than the person who ordered a martini, I am a non-drinker but they were unhappy.

Visited April 2012
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Chicago
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Outstanding”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

We had purchased a groupon and decided to use it for our anniversary dinner. The food was amazing and our waitress (Sarah) really made our night. She was very friendly, professional and allot of fun to chat with while dining there. We would definitely recommend St. Charles Place to friends and family and we will definitely be back. The prime rib, petite filet and especially the escargot were outstanding.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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