They are super accommodating. I’m vegan and they went out of their way to make a special meal for me, which was amazing. The chef came out and made sure that I enjoyed it. The owner was around and wanted to make sure our meal and experience was amazing. This place is amazing and the atmosphere is great. Overall, you need to go here.
Excellent service with a unique menu and elegant presentation. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.
Bravo for maintaining the highest quality of cooking, serving and taking care of your customers. Since we first had a meal at this beautiful restaurant before even its official opening a year ago we don't expect anything less from this outstanding establishment: our today's chicken liver mousse had a perfect balance of sweet and savory, green pea and ham soup was very tasty, braised lamb shanks were very tender and flavorful and shepherd's pie was a successful example of the Irish cuisine perfectly executed in this lovely Scottish restaurant. Happy anniversary, Balmoral, and many many more good years. Slàinte !!!
Great food, cocktails and service. Unfortunately we were next to a very loud table of ladies so it was hard to hear at our table, which was aggravating. Can’t wait to return for hopefully a quiet dinner.
My husband and I dined at Balmoral to celebrate their One Year Anniversary and, as always, it was an absolute pleasure! From the moment you walk the red carpet to the sound of live Scottish Bagpipes and Colin's warm and enthusiastic welcome to pulling out of the parking lot to head home, you are made to feel a part of the family. The service is professional yet personable and though it's an hour plus travel time to get to Balmoral and we don't get there near as often as we'd like, Anthony always greets us with a warm smile and welcomes us back. As ingratiating as this level of service is, it would mean nothing if the food wasn't outstanding. It is. In fact, each time we visit and we're dining on the most delicious fare served on beautiful and delicate china, it feels like a holiday meal. It feels special. Don't even get me started on the cocktails. The cocktails alone are worth the price of admission. Happy Anniversary!!!
Outstanding location that we would recommend to anyone looking for a new authentic experience. Family owned and operated with a warm and welcoming environment which matches the high quality culinary experience. Suitable for a casual business dinner or a family celebration.
Wonderful ambiance and a varied menu. Salmon with herbs was the best I ever ate .
Fine dining at it's finest. Service was impeccable and the food was out of this world. As it was Sunday we had the option of ordering off the menu or doing one of their family style Sunday Roasts. Two of us chose the Sunday Roast , Leg of Lamb & Prime Rib with all the fixings. The rest of our party ordered off the menu and their dishes were superb. Drinks were prepared by Earl, the best bartender around and our waiter, Jake was a gem. The decor inside Balmoral takes you right to Scotland and you really are treated like royalty when you dine there!
If you would like a real good taste of Scotland you'll never go wrong at the Balmoral. Enjoy
The food was good as usual although the egg appetizer was good but not out of the ordinary. The service was very good as usual.
This was our second visit. We were really impressed the first time. Given that first experience our expectations were high. I was blown away that it was even better than the first time. If you haven’t gone... go there now. You won’t regret it.
Have to visit! Only place like this. You have to experience it at least once.
Great food. Relaxing atmosphere. Super service. A special night out.
Loved this place! Highly recommend. Beautiful place- you can tell how much care and effort was put into the decor & food. Can’t wait to go back- literally dreaming about a cocktail in a cut crystal glass 😃 we loved everything we ordered.
We went for breakfast. It was awesome! Best breakfast that we’ve had. We really enjoyed our visit and will definitely go again.
This place is all around amazing! Amazing atmosphere, service, food, and people. The owner came by and chatted with us for awhile about Scotland and his heritage. It really made you feel welcome. Every employee we had contact with was very nice and helpful. And the food....to die for! We were there for a special occasion and went a little overboard but it was worth every penny! My favorite is the venison. Is it better than any filet mignon I have ever eaten. I have recommended this place to everyone I know and we will definitely be back.
Celebrating 50th Birthday
Had a salmon dish and very good. Changes made. Some small amount of side dishes come with. Good. Family style. Not good when dining with no Family. Two kinds of potatoes and sweetened carrots. Carrots are naturally sweet with their own sugar. I can't eat the carbs. Wife had fish and chips and liked it. Coffee still $9 for a cup. You are kidding. I went to the nearby McDonald's and got coffee. One server, no helpers, for seven tables. He did a reasonable job but he was limited. Been there several times and this was not the greatest evening. I also hate the no gun sign on the door. It just means the place is inviting illegal firearms. No one can defend themselves. I was told months ago the sign was coming down. It is still there. I am sure we will be back. We've brought or sent a fair number so we can assume this will improve.
Great food with an unusual menu. Great and attentive service.
Noisy party was seated next to us. Smaller children quite noisy. There were a lot of open tables so they could have been seated in another area! Kids will be kids but seating should take that into consideration!
Balmoral House offer a unique, high end dining experience. The decor and place settings are beautifully done. The food was unique, authentic and excellent.
Reminded me so much of Scotland. I yearn to go back. The bagpiper greeting at the entrance was a lovely touch. Food was awesome. Had the beef suet. We were treated very well. Can’t wait to go back for another dining experience.
Exceptionally authentic Scottish food with excellent service. A little pricey at $100 per person but well worth cost and 1 hour drive from Barrington. Will definitely be returning in future.
Interesting place; good for a special occasion; pricey otherwise. Very good fish and chips, although could use some curry sauce on the side, and the salmon and scotch egg were sublime.
Food was awesome. Disappointed not more people there. A rare experience for Kane County or anyplace else. Warren
As someone who grew up in England and spent 5 years in Scotland this was some of the best British food I have ever had. All four of the main dishes the group had were outstanding. Great services and atmosphere.
Wonderful food! Will be back.
Love Balmoral and love Earl - he is the best!!
Enjoyed dinner. Loved the scotch selections. Would recommend and come back
Our 7th dining event at Balmoral since they opened 10 months ago. Can’t say enough about the food, the exceptional service and the owner Colin Smith. It’s hard to believe it’s in Wasco but it is easy to believe the 11 awards it has received since opening.
We celebrated my fathers birthday at The Balmoral. It was a wonderful experience. We were greeted at the door with bagpipe playing. We ordered the deviled eggs and some whiskey to start which was fabulous! Our mains were bangers and mash,lamb shank, and both salmon dishes. Everything was delicious but the salmon was advertised as slightly pink which we were looking forward too but it was a bit over and a smidge dry. The Maitre ’ d and the waiter checked on us often. It was great! We will be back.
We’ve been going there for quite awhile really like the good, atmosphere and service. Very top notch!
Wonderful!!! GO! You will not be disappointed, delicious great service, fun and different!
Everything was perfect.Friendly staff and good quality food service.
A beautiful dining experience as they do in Europe with a touch of the comfort of home. The food was incredibly delicious, the service fantastic, and the ambiance was like stepping into Scotland. I highly recommend this restaurant.
Place is amazing, food is excellent the portions are a little small we ordered a 16 oz Ribeye thry were so thin I highly doubt they are 16 oz. and The Martinis were $16.00 a little pricey they should be
around $10 -$11.00 tops. Otherwise we had a wonderful experience.
Thanks for leaving a review SeanL, We strive for every guest to have a great experience and are happy to hear that your experience was wonderful!
Great for special occasions! Everyone who works there is very attentive and make you feel right at home. Someplace out of the ordinary in the western suburbs.
pleasantly surprised by our experience and the quality
docR, Quality of the highest level and a great Scottish fare experience is what we stand by at Balmoral Restaurant and are so happy to see that your experience reflected that! It really does mean a lot that our guests take time out of their day to leave such kind reviews, Thank you!
Very unique entrees and all were excellent. Presentation was appealing and service was excellent. A scotch drinkers dream.
Table was too small considering all of the items. Service was very good.
DLandE we greatly appreciate your feedback and thank you for your honest review!