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Black Ram

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#3,116 of 8,041 Restaurants in Chicago
$$ - $$$, European,
1414 Oakton St., Des Plaines, Chicago, IL 60018
+1 224-567-8267
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good9%
  • Average18%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
Dec 1, 2017
“A 40 year Des Plaines icon is now closed”
Jun 13, 2015
“Great for parties ”
Closed Now
Bar, European, Pub, Eastern European, Central European
$$ - $$$
1414 Oakton St., Des Plaines, Chicago, IL 60018
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Reviewed December 1, 2017

We came to Black Ram for dinner, but when we arrived we found that the Black Ram restaurant has been closed since about 2013. It has since re-opened with a new name and owners. The new restaurant is a Bulgarian restaurant.

1  Thank Allen21096
Reviewed June 13, 2015 via mobile

The place is great for parties, Friday and Saturday night is good time for friend and socializing, the restorant is a great place to do it. Weekend nights is typically Bulgarian night. However the kitchen is not something special. If you want to taste good...More

2  Thank Mila A
Reviewed October 14, 2014

The good is excellent, bulgarian cuisine. It's overpriced! Lots of homemade dishes to choose from. Te coffee is good too.

2  Thank manorama
Reviewed August 19, 2014

I loved the chicken hearts appetizer and the mixed meat skewers. Very friendly staff. quiet for lunch, but building clientele... The food is Bulgarian bistro style

1  Thank Leo E
Reviewed June 24, 2014

Absolutely the best restaurant with Bulgarian food in Chicago area! Friendly stuff,nice looking facility. Definitely will be back!

2  Thank Todorov N
Reviewed April 29, 2014

Poor substitute for an (as advertised) steak place; rack of lamb was several overcooked average lamb chops -- not at all what is pictured on their weird menu,. Waitress said this is a Bulgarian restaurant. Don't know for sure what that means, but I was...More

3  Thank JimParkRidge_IL
Reviewed March 10, 2014

We were apprehensive at first based off the outside but all that left once inside. Clean and cozy feeling. Price was not that bad. Appetizer of fried cheeses was $7 and main main course was $14. A steak will run you in the $20-$30 range...More

1  Thank atrophaeus
Reviewed March 5, 2014

We are Bulgarians and we are very happy with the restaurant.We love the food and the atmosphere in Black Ram. The first time when I went there with my girlfriend we were very impressed not only with the delicious food but also with one of...More

2  Thank Albodidi
Reviewed March 2, 2014

if u like ballkan food and music this was the place..first time there will go again for sure.tony the waiter was fantastic .we were with little kids and the staf was very friendly good place for night out or birthdays or any ocasion

1  Thank 665ani
Reviewed October 24, 2013 via mobile

The place is inspired by bulgarian kitchen and owned by a bulgarian. A lot of good food choices and great drinks. The ambience is nice, gives you a feeling of an upscale restaurant. Clean and comfortable. If you are a bulgarian, you would love the...More

2  Thank Bisse N
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$20 - $30
Bar, European, Pub, Eastern European, Central European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1414 Oakton St., Des Plaines, Chicago, IL 60018
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: +1 224-567-8267
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