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“Good Food, but Something's Missing” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Pinstripes

Pinstripes
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Ranked #6 of 113 Restaurants in Northbrook
Price range: $3 - $25
Cuisines: American, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Pub
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Good for: Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Good Food, but Something's Missing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013 via mobile

Their food is good but some of their wait staff needs more training. Our waitress was not very knowledgable about the food she was serving. The games are great fun but they keep the place a little dark at night. It is pricey, too. Don't believe them when they tell you to just walk in for a standby lane. You will have to wait hours during evenings and weekends. You really need a reservation to bowl or bocce.

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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Chicago
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82 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“FUN PLACE - REASONABLE FOOD - LIKE A SKI LODGE IN CO.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

Okay, so I live a few blocks away, and this is our quick Saturday night place for dinner. This is a fun place with live jazz music (I think on the weekends after 8). You feel like your in an Aspen Ski Lodge. Dale the owner runs a good show.

You can get really upscale burgers and really nice dishes to please all at reasonable prices. The chocolate deserts are fun too.

Great to meet up with friends for dinner.

  • Visited January 2013
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Fort Drum, New York
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84 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Fun place, great food, WAY too expensive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

Pinstripes is a great place to hang out with a group if you don't mind shelling out a lot of money. The food is fantastic but everything is over priced. Bocce ball is a good way to have fun with out paying for bowling

    • 2 of 5 stars
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Thank AmandaG197
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Glenview, Illinois
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163 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Mimi M”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Casual restaurant. You can bowl, play bocce or just have lunch or dinner.
Nice place to meet and dine. They have great lunch specials. In the summer you
Can sit outside which is just lovely.
They also have Happy Hour specials plus a kid friendly menu.
We had a wonderful waiter and the food was delicious.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Fairfield, California
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80 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Fun place good food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012 via mobile

Upscale casual restaurant in bowling alley, but in separate section. Excellent flatbread pizzas and 50% off bottle of wine under $50! Fun atmosphere for family get together! We would definitely go back next time we are in the area.

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