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Abigail's American Bistro
Ranked #3 of 109 Restaurants in Highland Park
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: American
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Description: Philosophy/Mission: We strive to be an unpretentious neighborhood restaurant with profes-sional services, a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere, offering an affordable regional menu with honest and simple preparations. The decor evokes the character of its neighborhood. The soothing earth tones with splashes of color and creative organic finishes, wooden bistro chairs, long banquettes, and joint tables; all lend themselves to a vibrant social atmosphere. Informed and professional yet warm and relaxed...there is a sincere effort at Abigail's to educate our staff on all aspects of food and beverage culture. The staff at Abigail's goes to great lengths to make everyone feel at home, and well taken care of. Our philosophy was born from the love of pure flavor. Using ingredients at their best, capturing the essence of the season will be Abigail's mantra. Abigail's goes to great lengths to procure the best products and prepare them with respect, creating menu items with simple appeal and elevated technique.
Reviewed September 27, 2012 via mobile

We ate here for a nice dinner out that wasn't going to be extremely costly but still a nice dinner out. The restaurant is always busy! So expect a little wait. The food pretty good. Our table had a burger, two steaks, and the fish special. The fish was average nothing to go back for. The burger was also average but I would go back to get it. The steaks were cooked perfectly. They serve little cheese biscuits when you get there, those were delicious as was the flour-less chocolate cake (We tried this on an earlier visit-the desserts change) and mini cookies for dessert!

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Reviewed September 26, 2012

a place to know if you can. We found it because we were with friends that live near that restaurant, but anyone should go there if possible. Exellent food drink and service in a beutifull atmosphere.

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Reviewed September 21, 2012

We've eaten there a few times especially on birthdays and loved it EXCEPT for the fly issue!! It's a beautiful day and the door is left open so we spend the meal swatting flys away, so gross!! All it would take is a screen door! Someone in our party remembered this happening the last time we ate there!! So unappetizing and an easy fix, GET A SCREEN DOOR!

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Abigails B, General Manager at Abigail's American Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2012

Yes those flies can be soo pesky sorry and at that time of the year they eagerly charge through the back door as well with all the deliveries. Thank you for the thoughts, we will keep them in mind for next years season.

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Reviewed August 31, 2012

My friends and I found ourselves in Highland Park at the Ravinia stop after a concert we had planned to attend in Ravinia Park was cancelled. Abigail's was the only restaurant in sight, so we took a chance. From the South African wine recommended by the server to the sides of polenta fries and brussels sprouts, the food was fabulous. Nothing was ordinary, yet everything was tasty and satisfying. We savored every bite as if we hadn't eaten for days. I would make the train ride from downtown Chicago just to go to this restaurant the next time I am in town. Abigail's is amazing and worth the trip to get there.

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Reviewed August 29, 2012

This was our #1 restaurant favorite in the area, but in the last few months, the menu has changed along with the chef, perhaps? We used to adore absolutely everything, despite the wait to get in. However, our last trip was a major disappointment, and a costly one at that. I have talked to others in the neighborhood who have had similar recent experiences. Too bad!

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Abigails B, General Manager at Abigail's American Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2012

We are very sorry to hear that your last experience wasn't everything you've come to expect here at Abigail's. We are very concerned that we have dissapointed you and would greatly appreciate the opportunity to regain your trust. Feedback is so important to correct and improve any establishment, we welcome your thoughts. Please accept our invitation for you and a friend to join us for a meal we know will renew your faith in Abigail's. Contact Cindy to make arrangements. Thank you.

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