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“Delicious Food in an Unexpected Location”
Review of Autre Monde Cafe

Autre Monde Cafe
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Ranked #5 of 127 Restaurants in Berwyn
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Oak Park Avenue
Transit: Pace Bus - Roosevelt Road Line and Oak Park Avenue Stop on the Blue Line - about a 5 block walk south to Oak Park and Roosevelt.
Description: An Absolute Jewel-quite A Find-exceptional Food Not Found Anywhere Nearby
Reviewed March 4, 2013

We've been eager to try Autre Monde since it opened (and since they've regrouped after a fire), and we were so pleased that we plan to return in a couple of weeks for another special meal.

The four of us agreed to share our main courses; while we were disappointed that the snapper on the menu wasn't available, the dishes we did order compensated. One of us ordered the chicken (moist and flavorful); another had the steak frites (just delicious--which we ordered without the frites and with spinach instead); another had the gnocci with duck sausage (fabulous); and another had the goat cheese pasta. Everything was, well, just delicious, as were the side dishes and the desserts: pot au creme; cinnamon cake; and cannoli. It's delightful to find such fabulous dining in such an unexpected, modest location, and the food is among the best we've had--and that says a great deal about the quality here.

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Thank Grmpmbl
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

Great to have another option nearby for dining! Was just the right mix of casual with some excellent attention on the menu choices and details (serving dishes, presentation, etc.). Our server was fully engaged in explaining various items to us & we shared several items on the menu - get the beets, they were amazing! Nice experience. Looking forward to going back when the patio opens!

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Thank AlisaDan
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Reviewed January 5, 2013

This place is a cut way above most suburban restaurants. I read the comments here about the noise level, but honestly that seems to be most places these days. I suppose it was loud, but it wasn't bothersome. Put yourselves in the hands of this great kitchen team and enjoy.

1  Thank Stephen M
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Reviewed November 3, 2012

We initially went to Autre Monde before it's recent fire and really enjoyed the food...and reviewed it saying they really needed to work on reducing the noise level in order for us to want to come back. Then there was an awful fire and Autre Monde was closed for several months. It recently re-opened so we decided to go back to check it out. The restaurant looks the same, the food is terrific BUT, despite having the ability to have done something about the noise level during their closing, it is still WAY TOO LOUD!
We love the service and the fact that the food is locally sourced and skillfully prepared but PLEASE, couldn't they do something so that you wouldn't have to shout to your dining companions. Maybe it's because I'm old....but I've heard this complaint mentioned by others. If you're not bothered by very noisy restaurants, please give this place a try...I'm sure you'll love the food and everything else about it.

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Thank sswksq
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Reviewed October 31, 2012

Located on the border between Oak Park and Berwyn, this restaurant is still not too far for people to drive out from Chicago for a lovely little meal. Excellent quality ingredients and skilled preparation produce high quality dining experience. The dishes and ambiance are sophistocated, but not pretentious. Very good wine list, too. We appreciate the emphasis partnering with area farmers to bring local produce and humanely raised meats to the table. DUring the summer months, they also have a nice outdoor eating space.

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Thank Arlene L
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