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“Great food and great games” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Pinstripes

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Ranked #10 of 110 Restaurants in Northbrook
Price range: $3 - $25
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Business meetings
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Chicago, Illinois
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51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great food and great games”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

This is one of our very favorite places to take kids. Bocci ball is easy to learn and fun to play for most ages. The bowling lanes are also great with bumpers that go up or down and very comfortable seating. Both are great for birthday parties. If you want to play, call ahead for a reservation.

The food is very, very good. Our favorite is the mini-steak sandwiches. They are delicious. If you come when the weather is nice, you can play bocce outside and sit on the veranda. Beautiful views.

The only downside is the wait staff. They tend to be nice but inattentive.

  • Visited February 2013
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Michigan
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76 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“A Really Interesting Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Pinstripes is an interesting combination of food, drink, bowling and bocce. We had a company function here one evening. The food was great, the service was great, and the bowling area is upscale. We had a great time.

Visited February 2013
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Thank SEMich
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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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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
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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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

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