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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
Wed - Sun 5:30 pm - 6:00 am
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Lockport, Illinois
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33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Top notch, once in a lifetime for me.. just visited the area because we had moved out of state and lived in town for 11 years and never ate here.. I can say it was honestly well worth it. Food and services are unbelievable here. Top dollar also,so make sure it's in your budget!

Thank Berny B
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the best restaurants in the Chicago land area. Reservations are required. The food is always fresh as the chef shops for the folks that have made reservations and then it's prepared that day. Never had a bad meal there. Love it.

Thank James F
Cave Creek, Arizona
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quaint and romantic this is a great place for a special occasion. Wonderful cuisine and outstanding service. A gem in downtown Lockport.

Thank LifeIsGoodEveryday
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31 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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 

Thank Bill F
Wheaton, Illinois
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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.

Thank John T
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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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!

Thank Natalie_and_Joe
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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 

Thank Jay F
Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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.

Thank Jason P
Lockport, Illinois
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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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 

Thank lauralu86
Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, French, Contemporary
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 6:00 am
5:30 pm - 6:00 am
5:30 pm - 6:00 am
5:30 pm - 6:00 am
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?