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Reviewed August 2, 2021

Hosted a family reunion there this past weekend and it was AMAZING. Food, staff, the room all great and very professional.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 13, 2021 via mobile

We arrived at 9:45am thinking they opened earlier but even though they didn’t open until 10 they seated us. How nice of them to accommodate us!! The brunch was delicious and the staff was so incredibly kind. It was an excellent experience for our whole...family.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed May 16, 2021

Fantastic dinner. We quickly changed clothes from visiting Six Flags: Great America, and was pleasantly told that it was the county's restaurant week, with a pre-fixe three course dinner, based around their regular menu. The squash soup, salmon/NY strip, and the slice of heaven/the beignet...were exceptional. The service was great, even on this busy night. And, the atmosphere is sophisticated, inviting, and relaxing. I doubt if there are too many park goers who visit, but switch into a polo or touch up the make-up, and enjoy a good meal. As for anyone else, just go to a cool place that has regular and chocolate infused bread service (with even chocolate infused butter). Live on the wild side and enjoy a Mexican inspired chicken mole or other food items that have a snip of chocolate decadence!More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed April 30, 2021

We made reservations and went in on a Thursday night. The food was amazing. The only thing that was awkward was that our server didn’t make eye contact at all and seemed quite annoyed with us. We tipped well and didn’t give any problems with...our order or complications. The server makes part of the experience and she was not the nicest or close to friendly waitress. Food was great.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed April 23, 2021 via mobile

We have not been in a restaurant since Covid began. Tonight, fully vaccinated and masked we decided to go to our favorite restaurant. And it totally met our expectations. Sticky ribs appetizer delicious. The rolls with chocolate butter, creamy butternut squash soup, fab salad and...mahi mahi. And all staff masked, gloved, and customers spaced. Careful, clean, so friendly. Hailey, the pastry chef is super talented and helpful. Pre-pandemic We had traveled up north to go to the gurnee antique mall. We looked for a great restaurant and we found one! What could be better than fresh food and chocolate enhancements. The name of this restaurant says it all. I started with cocoa spiced butternut squash soup. Followed by crusted salmon (hint of cocoa) with fabulous roasted brussels sprouts. Don't worry - there are plenty of entrees, salads, and sides for non-chocolate lovers as well. Although we did have a dark chocolate fondue for dessert. And they have cocoa infused butter with fresh baked rolls. As important as the food - The staff is superb. So efficient, fun, kind, and accommodating. And the decor is hip and tasteful. Wood tables and floors, a modern gas fireplace with purple stones is the centerpiece of the space. Purple napkins are the accent in the table settings.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed March 27, 2021

I really don’t know where to begin. We booked the chocolate Sanctuary for an intimate baby shower for our daughter and son in law and it was perfect! Hailey and her team bent over backwards to accommodate us. The room, the food, the service...everything was...5 star! Saul took care of us and did an exceptional job, he was fantastic. I really can’t say enough about this venue! Be sure and go hungry, there are so many delicious options! Thank you Hailey and Saul, you made our special day even better!More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed September 27, 2020

All plates have a faint chocolate touch, all delicious. Good option of soup and sandwiches but my favorite dish is the scallop risotto. I love when we can take a table by the fire pit, specially if you go on a cold winter day.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed March 17, 2020 via mobile

Thank you Chocolate Sanctuary for offering your exceptional food for curbside pickup, during these surreal times. Over the years, we’ve dined with you many times. Your curbside alternative did not diminish the quality, flavor, or appeal of your fare. We hope we can all return...to normalcy, and back to inside dining with you, very very soon.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 13, 2020

I recently ate at Chocolate Sanctuary with my wife, daughter and son-in-law. I had the bbq ribs and the other three had a fixed price menu for restaurant week. The ribs were indeed "fall off the bone". Tasty and easy to eat. My wife and...daughter had the salmon, which they said was very good. Everyone had deserts. Either chocolate cake or beignets. The cake was very rich and the serving large. Beignets were delicious. You really could not taste the chocolate in the entrees. All in all, I would say it was a good meal. No one had alcohol. The bill including tip was $158. I would go again.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 7, 2020

Food is good quality but quite pricey, I do not think is that impressive so I do not think I will be back.

Date of visit: April 2019
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The Chocolate Sanctuary is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4