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The Assembly American Bar & Cafe

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Table Service, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
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DRAFT BEERS‎
312
Amstel Light
Blue Moon
Bud Light
Ranger IPA
Fat Tire
Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald
Great Lakes Elliot Ness
Guiness Stout
Hacker Pschorr Weiss
BOTTLED BEER‎
Budweiser
Bud Light
Coor's Light
Corona
Corona Light
Heineken Pilsener
Heineken Pilsener Light
Michelob Ultra
Miller Light
Miller Genuine
WINES‎
Kendall Jackson Vintner's Reserve Riesling
Sycamore Lane White Zinfandel
Trinity Oaks Pinot Grigio
Sycamore Lane Pinot Grigio
Menage a Trois Chardonnay
Kendall Jackson Vintner's Reserve Chardonnay
Napa Cellars Chardonnay
Sycamore Lane Chardonnay
Jargon Pinot Noir
Menage a Trois Red Blend
APPETIZERS‎
Stuffed Potato Skins
Mounds of cheddar & mozzarella cheese melted w/ bacon & chives. Served w/ sour cream.
Homemade Onion Strings
Fresh, cut to order onions dipped in egg wash batter & fried.
Buffalo Wings
Jumbo‎ chicken wings covered w/ a hot spicy sauce, served w/ our homemade ranch or bleu cheese dressing.
Mini Beef Sandwiches
Fresh sliced roast beef dipped in aujus & served on two mini French rolls. Served w/ hot giadiniera & a side of aujus.
Buffalo Chicken Tenders
Mounds of freshly breaded chicken tenders covered w/ a hot spicy sauce, served w/ homemade ranch, bleu cheese or honey mustard dressing. Available without hot sauce.
Stuffed Mushrooms
We don't purchase our stuffed mushrooms, we make them fresh w/ gourmet mushrooms & a stuffing that boasts a hint of bacon.
Pick 3 Sample Platter
Select three from the following appetizers: Skins, Wings, Stuffed Mushrooms, Tenders, Strings, Triangles, Zucchini. Served w/ our homemade sauces.
Beef
Chicken
Supreme Nachos
A huge plate of fresh corn tortilla chips smothered in cheddar & mozzarella cheese topped w/ refried beans, shredded lettuce, tomatoes, green onions, jalapenos & black olives. Served w/ salsa, guacamole & sour cream.
Mozzarella Triangles
Fresh, cut to order mozzarella lightly breaded. Served w/ our homemade marinara sauce & parmesan cheese.
Zucchini
Fresh, cut to order zucchini dipped in egg wash batter, served w/ our homemade horseradish sauce & parmesan cheese.
SOUPS & SALADS‎
Homemade Soup
We serve a variety of homemade soups that our chef makes fresh daily. Please ask your server for today's soup special.
French Onion Soup
Our famouse homemade Frenchonion soup baked w/ mozzarella cheese, seasoned homemade croutons & parmesan cheese.
Homemade Chili
Spicy homemade chili garnished w/ aged cheddar, jalapeno peppers, raw onions & served w/ crackers.
Assembly Cobb Salad
Grilled chicken breast w/ bacon, tomatoes, eggs, avocado, bleu cheese & croutons served over a bed of lettuce w/ your choice of dressing.
Buffalo Chicken Salad
Our homemade buffalo chicken fingers w/ lettuce, avocado, red & green peppers, diced tomato, red onion, celery & carrots w/ your choice of ranch or bleu cheese dressing.
Filet & Bleu Cheese Salad
Fresh filet mignon cut into chunks w/ melted & crumbled bleu cheese, mushrooms, diced tomato & red onions over a bed of lettuce w/ your choice of dressing.
Southwestern Salad
Diced chicken breast w/ lettuce, corn, red onion, diced tomato, black olives, cheddar & mozzarella cheese, corn tortilla chips & avocado tossed w/ ranch dressing.
Chef Salad
Served w/ sliced turkey, ham, Swiss, cheddar, eggs, cucumber, tomatoes, red onion & your choice of dressing.
Caesar Salad
Hearts of romaine lettuce tossed w/ Caesar dressing, seasoned croutons & parmesan cheese.
Available w/ chicken breast
GOURMET BURGERS‎
10 oz. fresh hand-packed ground beef. Never frozen. Served on a sesame seed bun or marble rye bread, w/ homemade coleslaw, pickles & your choice of French fries, rice, homemade potato salad, baked beans or potato chips. substitute pretzel bun, seasoned waffled fries, fresh fruit.
Sesame seed bun
Marble rye bread
Bionic Burger
Topped w/ bacon, sauteed onions & your choice of Swiss, cheddar or mozzarella cheese. Served w/ our special mushroom, onion, sherry wine sauce.
Sesame seed bun
Marble rye bread
Bacon Cheeseburger
Topped w/ bacon, & your choice of Swiss, cheddar or mozzarella cheese. Served w/ our special mushroom, onion, sherry wine sauce.
Sesame seed bun
Marble rye bread
Poblano Burger
The‎ original Mexican burger! Topped w/ our homemade Poblano pepper sauce & chihuahua cheese.
Sesame seed bun
Marble rye bread
Hamburger
Served w/ our special mushroom, onion, sherry wine sauce.
Sesame seed bun
Marble rye bread
Char Burger
Coated w/ our unique char-crust seasoning & topped w/ bacon, sauteed onions, & your choice of Swiss, cheddar or mozzarella cheese. Served w/ our special mushroom onion, sherry wine sauce.
Sesame seed bun
Marble rye bread
Parmesan Burger
Topped‎ w/ garlic butter & fresh grated parmesan cheese.
Sesame seed bun
Marble rye bread
Cheeseburger
Served w/ our special mushroom, onion sherry wine sauce & your choice of Swiss, cheddar or mozzarella cheese.
Sesame seed bun
Marble rye bread
Bleu Cheeseburger
Topped w/ fresh bleu cheese.
Sesame seed bun
Marble rye bread
Mushroom & Swiss Burger
Topped w/ mounds of fresh sauteed muchrooms & Swiss cheese.
SOUTH WESTERN‎
Filet Mignon Quesadilla
Ounces of filet mignon on a jumbo tortilla covered in cheese w/ green onions & tomatoes. Served w/ Mexican rice, salsa, gracamole & sour cream.
Chicken Quesadilla
A jumbo flour tortilla filled w/ spiced chicken tenders, cheese, green onions, tomatoes & peppers. Served w/ Mexican rice, salsa, guacamole & sour cream.
Cheese Quesadilla
Jumbo flour tortilla filled w/ cheese, green onions & tomatoes. Served w/ Mexican rice, salsa, guacomole & sour cream.
Tacos
Three flour tortillas w/ your choice of blackened tilapia, beef chunks or spiced chicken tenders, topped w/ melted cheddar & mozzarella cheese. Served w/ salsa, guacamole, sour cream & rice.
Chicken Enchiladas
Three flour tortillas stuffed w/ spiced chicken tenders & topped w/ our homemade Poblano pepper sauce, melted cheddar & mozzarella. Served w/ lettuce, tomato, sour cream & rice.
SANDWICH‎
Served w/ homemade coleslaw, pickles & your choice of French fries, rice, homemade potato salad, baked beans or potato chips.
Bionic Chicken
Fresh, skinless 8 ounce chicken breast topped w/ sauteed onions, bacon & your choice of Swiss, cheddar or mozzarella cheese. Served w/ our own homemade honey mustard or BBQ sauce.
Grilled Chicken Breast
Fresh, skinless 8 ounce chicken breast grilled to perfection. Served w/ our own homemade honey mustard or BBQ sauce.
Parmesan Chicken
Fresh, skinless 8 ounce chicken breast topped w/ garlic butter & fresh grated parmesan cheese.
BBQ Pork Sandwich
Fresh, slow-cooked, shredded pork basted w/ our own homemade BBQ sauce & served on a sesame seed bun.
Reuben Sandwich
Thin sliced corned beef topped w/ sauerkraut, Swiss cheese & special dressing on grilled marble rye bread.
Turkey Reuben
Thin sliced fresh turkey breast, topped w/ coleslaw, Swiss cheese & 1000 island dressing. Served on grilled marble rye bread.
Portabello Garden Grill
A marinated portabello mushroom grilled & topped w/ sauteed muchrooms, peppers, onions, pesto sauce, & mozzarella cheese. Served on grilled marble rye bread, w/ a side of guacamole, red onions, lettuce & tomato.
Char-Crust Chicken
Fresh, skinless 8 ounce chicken breast coated w/ our unique char-crust seasoning & served w/ our own homemade honey mustard or BBQ sauce.
Buffalo Chicken Sandwich
Fresh, skinless 8 ounce chicken breast breaded & covered w/ our hot spicy sauce. Topped w/ mozzarella cheese & served on a sesame seed bun w/ a side of ranch dressing.
HOUSE FAVORITES‎
Served w/ soup or salad, chef's vegetable & your choice of baked potato, rice, homemade potato salad, French fries or potato chips. Substitute seasoned waffled fries or fresh fruit.
Soup
Salad
Seasoned waffled fries
Fresh fruit
Award Winning BBQ Ribs
These ribs took 1st place at Arlington Park Rib Fest. Slow cooked, tender, fall off the bone pork ribs grilled w/ our special homemade BBQ Sauce.
Soup
Salad
Seasoned waffled fries
Fresh fruit
Grilled Ribeye Steak
Fresh hand cut 10 ounce tender USDA Choice ribeye grilled plain, Cajun or char-crust seasoning.
Soup
Salad
Seasoned waffled fries
Fresh fruit
Filet Mignon Medallions
Two 5 ounce cuts of U.S.D.A. choice tender filets wrapped in bacon & grilled to the customer's liking.
Soup
Salad
Seasoned waffled fries
Fresh fruit
Blackened Pork Chops
Two 7 ounce fresh center cut pork chops, char-broiled & blackened w/ mild cajun spices. Served w/ a side of applesauce.
Soup
Salad
Seasoned waffled fries
Fresh fruit
Lake Perch
Mounds of lake perch fillets deep fried w/ a light batter.
Soup
Salad
Seasoned waffled fries
Fresh fruit
Grilled Tilapia
Mild tilapia, grilled w/ your choice of plain, garlic butter, cajun or char-crust seasonings.
DESSERTS‎
Two Tone Cheese Cake
This cheese cake is a two layer cake served on a graham cracker crust. The first layer is cream cheese & the second, a sour cream layer. Made fresh here at The Assembly.
Chocolate Brownie
A chocolate masterpiece! Completely rich & incredibly moist. You can only top this dessert by adding a scoop of ice cream. Made fresh here at The Assembly.
Vanilla Ice Cream Sundae
This rich vanilla ice cream is topped w/ chocolate, whipped cream, nuts & a cherry. Enjoy!
Carrot Cake
This award winning recipe exemplifies a classic moist carrot cake w/ cream cheese frosting. This dessert is served warm as if it just came out of the oven. Of course, it's baked fresh here at The Assembly.
Kentucky Derby Pie
A‎ chocolate lover's dream. This dessert combines chocolate chips, pecans, walnuts & a hint of Jack Daniels. Served warm & topped w/ whipped cream. Made fresh here at The Assembly.
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A throwback atmosphere with a great selection of comfort food. Music videos playing that take you back to your childhood and staff that strives to put a smile on your face. Although my food was overcooked, the management took care of myself and family by...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank PilsburyRN
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had our business Xmas party here and everyone had a good time and enjoyed themselves. Casual and easy on the wallet.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Chuck P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent one night in Hoffman estates just outside of Chicago, so with this place just across the street we decided to try it out. The service was awesome, the place was cute and the food was decent. First we started with the mozzarella triangles,...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank luv2travelNE
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

really appreciate the service! The Assembly's burgers are bigger and better! Their food is great - a long-standing tradition in Hoffman Estates

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Steve T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and i sat at the bar 8-16-19... we had the best time there there were three bartenders who were constantly taking care of us and the onion straws were just as perfect as the BIONIC burger. I hadn’t been there in twenty years...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Frank B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

First time in this placem and we were freaking amazed on the food. Loved it! Service top of the line, great accomodation, and overall wonderfull....we will be back over and over again!

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank castellucciangelo
Reviewed July 29, 2019

Hotel Guests to the Barrington Road Area... This is your BEST and Closest Choice. Yes, I know you want to go to Chilli’s but DON’T! Unless you want Pizza (Lou Malnati’s), Beef Sandwich or a Chicago Hotdog (Portillo’s), ASSEMBLY is where you want to dine....More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank BAD-UNCLE-DAVE
Reviewed May 29, 2019

The bar is OK, the service is a bit slow, or at least that day, according to staff they were short one person best burger in town

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank SamfromHE
Gary T, Owner at The Assembly American Bar & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2019

Sam, we're honored that you think we have the best burger! We're sorry you caught us when we were short staffed. We hope we can provide speedy service and the best burger to you during your next visit. Warmly, Gary, Owner

Reviewed May 11, 2019 via mobile

My new favorite burger is the mushroom Swiss made behind the bar. Fresh mushrooms sauteed and finished on the burger. Ask for a little char seasoning to add some flavor. Cant get enough of these burgers! You must go here!

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank kevinfN2844CG
Gary T, Owner at The Assembly American Bar & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded May 13, 2019

Who doesn't love adding a little mushroom to their burger? We're so glad you found your new favorite with us. We hope to see you again soon for another burger you can't get enough of! Best, Gary, Owner

Reviewed May 7, 2019

Start with one of the best burgers I've ever had, cooked perfectly behind the bar while I watched. Add a comfortable venue, cool server Sue, and classic rock and funk videos on the screens; and this was a great time for us. My only wish...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank C0ral_L0ver
Gary T, Owner at The Assembly American Bar & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2019

We're always happy to provide a to-go box if finishing your burger proves to be too much of a challenge! We're thrilled you enjoyed your meal and our atmosphere. We look forward to welcoming you back again. Best, Gary, Owner

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