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“Great food and great experience”
Review of Uptown Grill

Uptown Grill
Ranked #1 of 37 Restaurants in LaSalle
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $35
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Uptown Grill is a full service restaurant featuring American Cuisine for lunch and dinner seven days a week. We offer one of the most diverse menus in the Illinois Valley area. Uptown Grill uses only the freshest ingredients. Our steaks and seafood are fresh and never frozen. Our dressings, sauces, and stocks are all made from scratch. We have our own line of home-made desserts and breads, which are also available for carry out. We offer a full bar service including hand-crafted specialty cocktails, an extensive wine menu, and craft beer. Our facility offers a polished casual atmosphere. We are family friendly, including your pets with our sidewalk dinning! When the season is right we offer al fresco dining in our screened in patio. Our gorgeous bar room also has comfortable casual lounge seating. We have recently updated our banquet facility and host a variety of private parties for up to 150 people including rehearsal dinners, weddings, showers, luncheons, business meetings, and social events. Join us at our Uptown's Playlist Theater, where we host a variety of artists, including some nationally acclaimed musical acts! We have been family owned and operated for over 32 years. Ray and Rita learned the trade from Ray's father Victor who owned and operated the Red Door Inn in Peru, Illinois for over 30 years. Uptown is centrally located off Interstate 80 and Interstate 39. We are in the heart of Starved Rock Country, just five minutes away from Starved Rock State Park. To learn more about Uptown Grill, please visit our website.
Reviewed August 31, 2013

Extensive menu, everything tasty and good quality food, totally recommended. (And great pricing) we stopped over on our way back to Chicago from Starved Rock Ntl park. Very nice outdoor dining

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Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

It was an unexpected find but I am glad we stumbled upon it. The menu had a nice mix and I was happy to find some great vegetarian options! I had a portobello sandwich and it was great! It seems like something you might find in a larger city but the food was great!

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Thank Lindzard81
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Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

Uptown is completely overrated. The entire establishment reeks of mildew and urine; the bathrooms are creepy and outdated. The service is awful- Dirty played never cleared, empty cocktails and water glasses, which the server never attempted to refill or offer another of. The food at our table ranged from overlooked to way undercooked, nothing appeared to be fresh, rather frozen and reheated. If you're looking for more upscale and reasonably prices dining, visit Brandys instead. Uptown=letdown in every aspect of dining experience.

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5  Thank Mbrady978
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Reviewed July 24, 2013

We went to Starved Rock area for the weekend and found a copy of their menu at the B & B we were staying at. We weren't expecting a restaurant this nice, but it's a classy looking place, with terrific service and very good food. My grilled white fish was moist and very tasty and my wife had a real Ceaser salad with moist, tender chicken. The wine list was nicely priced and we had a terrific Pinot Noir for $39. One comment though: the restaurant needs to be a bit more careful with the wine, as the bottle was warm to the touch. Server took it back, cooled it off and brought it back in a cooler.

If you're in the area and looking for a gem of a restaurant, you won't do better than Uptown Grill.

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Thank RandR101
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Reviewed June 17, 2013

We had a party of ten for Father's Day. It wasn't overly crowded so busy shouldn't have been an issue.The food was good but of the ten, two meals had entrees raw in the middle(pork chop) with almost raw bacon wrapped around the chop. The service was ok but here's the kicker. It was close to a $200.00 bill. We paid $2.75 for one coffee and when we asked for a" to go cup" for just that one cup with no refills we were charged an additional $3.00 for the styrofoam cup!!!! The manager said that was the owner's policy and there was nothing he could do. That's $5.75 for one cup of coffee!!! Needless to say that $3.00 cost the owner quite a bit since we will not return again. Too bad because after reading reviews we had normal expectations for a good experience.

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1  Thank whoa3050
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Ryan A, Manager at Uptown Grill, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2013

I do want to apologize for the misunderstanding of the to-go coffee. It is the restaurant's policy that if a customer wants a beverage to-go, that they are charged for it. However, if the beverage to-go was not refilled there should not be a charge. I completely misunderstood and for that I do apologize. We do respect and appreciate your business. We certainly hope that in the future, you are willing to give us another chance so we can make things right. Thank you for reviewing our business.

Ryan Anderes
Uptown Grill

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