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Reviewed June 25, 2018

Bait Café is a cool little place providing food in the Russian / Israeli style in Buffalo Grove. As Buffalo Grove has a healthy Russian community, expect that the staff and guests will be speaking Russian. At the same time, you can get authentic tastes...of both Israel and eastern Europe because of this. The restaurant is really a banquet hall that happens to offer lunch/dinner, so there are times that it may be closed due to a private function - call ahead to find out before making the trip and you should be good. The menu has a range of offerings - key dishes for me are: chicken shawarma, potato sides, the borscht and dumpling soups, and the Napoleon dessert. If you're looking for a unique experience that I consider a hidden gem in the northwest suburbs, check out Bait Café.More

Date of visit: April 2018
Reviewed September 26, 2017

We were not sure what to expect when we came to the Bait Cafe. After all, with a name like bait, I didn't know what type of restaurant it was. We found Bait Cafe to be a combination of Eastern European and Mediterranean foods. Our...server was friendly and helped us through the menu. We chose the potato stuffed pierogi off of the small plates menu. We also opted for the meat dumpling. Everything tasted good and the prices were reasonable. Bait Cafe is definitely worth a return visit.More

Date of visit: September 2017
Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

We had a great family meal (9 people) at the cafe. The food was excellent, they were able to accommodate all dietary restrictions, including vegan. The service was great as well. Overall it was a really good experience.

Date of visit: July 2016
Reviewed July 14, 2016

My wife and I are true "foodies" and we love to try new things. When we entered Bait Cafe, we had no idea what to expect so what a wonderful surprise we had. The food was awesome and the variety was exceptional! We had the...tongue, the chicken, the beef, the chicken roll the best variety of slaws and salads and the Napolean cake!! Real eastern European fare and so very tasty and well done. The service was awesome and the staff were very friendly and so very attentive! We love the place and would recommend it to anyone wanting to try something different and for sure out of the ordinary!!More

Date of visit: July 2016
Reviewed April 8, 2015

I felt a little trepidation when I walked in and no one else was here, but the gentleman who helped me was friendly and encouraging. I ended up getting some food for my families dinner to-go, and it was great. Very fresh pitas with yummy...yellow rice and some shwarma and kabobs. The food was as good as similar items I've had elsewhere, if not better, and the prices are very reasonable.More

Date of visit: February 2015
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