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Tallgrass Restaurant

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$$$$
American, French, Contemporary
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1006 S State St, Lockport, IL 60441-3438
815-838-5566
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 5:30 pm - 6:00 am
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016 via mobile

This has to be one the last place in the world you would expect to find one of the best Resturants in the country. I only get there twice a year but am always delighted I made the effort. The menu is innovative and exciting. It does not seem to mater whether they are busy or slow you get no... More 

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Wheaton, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Outstanding, personalized service. Old-school ambiance: wood panel wainscoting, mosaic floor tiles. Very small and exclusive dining room. Quality of the food is outstanding. Portion sizes are reasonable. Prices are not cheap, but are a good value for what you get.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016

Creative handling of traditional and delicious recipes. This place has a solid grasp on what makes a great restaurant: food, service, presentation. They know the science and the romance. Don't pass this place up!

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Thank Natalie_and_Joe
Chicago
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

I number of years ago I took my wife to Tallgrass for her birthday. It was an outstanding experience in every respect. This year I decided to take my wife and a very dear friend back to this restaurant. As the day approached I found myself worrying. Perhaps I had over-hyped this restaurant in my discussions with our friend. After... More 

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Thank Jay F
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016 via mobile

If you have not been here, start saving some money and take your honey to tall grass. This place is awesome. I've eaten at the best places in the country, if this isn't one of them, then I question your idea of fine dining.... 10 stars if I could.

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Thank Jason P
Lockport, Illinois
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

My husband and I went here for our anniversary. We live in Lockport and heard great things about Tallgrass. It was one of the most incredible dining experiences I have ever had. Food was beyond amazing. We had one professional waitress so dedicated to our experience she even brought an old picture out when we asked after the history of... More 

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Thank lauralu86
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

My wife and I (late 30's - early 40's) visit four to five times a year. I would say this is a special occasion place for most but we feel Tallgrass is the special occasion! The staff is incredible and Tallgrass has the food to match. Some of our favorites include the homemade burrata, assortment plate, and when available, the... More 

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Thank bigmac75
Lockport, IL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This is truly an unexpected treasure in an unlikely location. The quality of this food befits any downtown Chicago restaurant, and more. Superb service and an excellent wine list round out an exceptional experience.

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Thank karmary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Tallgrass is an exceptional find in Lockport. Parking is easy and the atmosphere inside is divine. The servers are all exceptionally trained and have all of the knowledge possible on the offerings for each evening. It's a great place for a double date or to celebrate an anniversary or promotion. It's a very quiet and dimly lit setting with few... More 

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Thank HeidiMVicino
Wood Dale, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Recently we celebrated a friend's birthday at the Tallgrass Restaurant and it was an elegant event in all respects. While the room was a bit crowded (we had over twenty guests) the venue was still outstanding. When you have a special event, and you're looking around for a classy place to hold it, Tallgrass should be in the consideration. Not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$80
Cuisine
American, French, Contemporary
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 6:00 am
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 6:00 am
Thursday
5:30 pm - 6:00 am
Friday
5:30 pm - 6:00 am
Saturday
5:30 pm - 6:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1006 S State St, Lockport, IL 60441-3438
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lockport
  • Phone Number: 815-838-5566

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?