Had a great time at HW. We were down for a sports weekend and many of the folks there were from Illinois and also many from Michigan. Celebrities too. Had steaks and they were cooked correctly and were very good. Our server was very helpful navigating us through the menu.
Excellent food, excellent service, the “bees knees” is the best drink! 5/5, would recommend!
Food was good but not worth the price.
Little bit European style food, very good! Waiters could be better.
Our waiter, Mr Damian, was very attentive, helpful and polite. The food was very good, we recommend the place.
Hello Lucia. We are pleased to hear your server was attentive, helpful, and polite. We're also happy to hear the food was great and you would recommend us. This lets us know were are exceeding our guests expectations, which is our overall goal. Please visit us again soon!
Good place for special events, too expensive for an average weekend dinner.
Hello Tracy! Thanks so much for the review. Please dine with us again soon!
We love HW the food, drinks & ambiance was amazing! Unfortunately our waitress seemed overwhelmed, we told her on 3 occasions that we were there for a birthday (10 people in our party) and she didn’t acknowledge it in anyway, we also asked her to take a picture of our party to which she said she would after she finished with our order and had a moment...she was never able to find the time. We will definitely continue to come to HW but will not return for occasions.
Excellent service, excellent food. Celebrated my son's birthday and it was a wonderful evening.
Hello Robert, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! Please come again soon!
Hamilton Walker was a great place to dine. The service was spectacular and the food was worth the money. We went on a Saturday morning for brunch. Our waitress was patient, personable, and we felt like we were the only ones there. We had a great time and the unlimited mimosas came out every 20 or so minutes! I would recommend 100%.
Hi JorP! Thanks so much for the great review. We are very pleased to know that you enjoyed your brunch experience, staff was personable, and bottomless mimosas were a hit. Please let us serve you again soon!
I really didn't think the food was all that good especially if you are paying the prices that they have, the portion of food was pretty good though, it was my husband's birthday and I wanted to take him somewhere different he liked his prime rib so I scored there ,
Great Food and Service. Cocktails were wonderful.
Great place, always nice and very good service.
Excellent food excellent service you would think that this would be a dress code unfortunately this does not exist anymore my felt very overdressed and that was a slacks and a nice shirt but the food and the service was very good I would be much happier if I saw the wait staff without full beards. Will be returning
We were greeted promptly and our table was ready at the reserved time. This isn't always the case at some restaurants. The wait staff were very attentive without being obtrusive. We booked our reservation for our wedding anniversary and mentioned it when asked if we were celebrating anything special. At the end of the meal our waitress brought us a complementary dessert (baked alaska) to share - which was very good.
Overall the meal was cooked properly, the temperature of the food when presented was also very good. We'll definitely go back again!
Hello! Thank you so much for the positive review. We are happy to hear you chose us for your wedding anniversary. We are also pleased to hear that all aspects of service and food was exceptional. We hope to serve you again in the near future!
They lived up to their 5 star reputation! Prompt service, tasty food, and an additional surprise upon learning it was our anniversary. We will be back!
Great upscale dining in a fun older building. Outside seating in good weather.
Food was great, our waitress was amazing, loved the vibe. Our food wait was long
The service was very slow and the food was below average. The prime rib hash was A big disappointment.
While the food was good, the value and service was not. If you are going to charge more, serve more.
Side options should be included in the cost. Creme Brulee desert was very sub-par. Our specialty drinks were served in the wrong glass types. (Margarita in a Martini glass and the Grasshopper in a highball glass.)
Very good food, nice service, good location. We enjoyed the evening.
Lui, we are so delighted to know that you thoroughly enjoyed your evening here at Hamilton Walker's. Please dine with us again very soon!
The Taste menu dinner what's an incredible and delicious Testament to the different flavors that Hamilton Walker provides in its meals I will definitely be coming back as a gourmet entrepreneur myself and being in the restaurant business for over 40 years this is one of the best meals that I've had to date.
Hello Timothy, Thank you much for the five star review. We are pleased to hear the Hamilton Walker's Tasting Menu was one of the most flavorful arrays that you've ever had! Please allow us to serve you again soon!
Zach our waiter was awesome. All around it was very nice.
Hi Lakesha, We are very happy to hear you had such a great experience here, including service, food, and all of the above! Thank you so much for recommending us for special occasions, dates, and our amazing brunch. Please come back soon!
Great food, people, and service. We all appreciated the good attention the servers went out of their way to bestow on us and would rate Hamilton Walkers as one of the best restaurants in town among an excellent selection of first-class restaurants. Thanks for being here!
Hello Gail, We are so pleased to know your experience here at Hamilton Walker's was fantastic! We pride ourselves on being the Premier Steakhouse of Champaign-Urbana, your review assures us that we are! Thank you for letting us serve you. We hope to see you again soon!
Food was excellent, service was above what was expected. Nikoli are server was nice and very responsive. Great service
The bone in ribeye was fantastic. Hadn’t been to Hamilton Walkers in awhile but returned for the wife’s birthday. We were not disappointed. This is still the best place for a great steak anywhere in the area. The kitchen turns out fantastic food properly prepared and the management is top notch.
Very nice service from the Waiter to the Chef. The food was delicious and the deserts great also.
Wonderful dining experience at Hamilton Walker's. Excellent steaks and seafood. The crab cake is a must. The filet was so tender that a steak knife wasn't necessary. The port wine and mushroom sauce was an excellent choice with the beef. Salads, soups and appetizers were amazing. The creme brulee, although good, did not have the velvety consistency that I have had at other fine dining establishments and it wasn't quite as sweet as it should have been. Other than this very minor complaint, it was a fantastic dining experience. I would definitely recommend HW.
Food was good. We had to ask twice to turn down air conditioning and when done dining room was comfortable. Asked three times for refill in iced tea and had to ask for bread when all was gone. Server was capable and very mechanical but did not connect with guests and was not aware of their needs. Once had to ask one of the managers about a tea refill. So mixed. Steak was very good but service not at same standard of what one would expect for cost.
Waiter’s service was excellent but food was poor to fair. They overcooked both of our steaks, which is concerning it’s a steak place. The crime brûlée was the worst we had ever eaten.
Thanks so much for you feedback! Very happy to hear service was excellent. However, we regret that the food was not to your liking. This is certainly not what we want our customers to experience and you can be sure that we will look into it and take any corrective measures necessary. It is through feedback like yours that we understand our customers better and make improvements in our food and service wherever necessary. We hope to serve you again!
We have been to Hamilton Walker's several times and they never fail to impress. My Wife and I generally go to steakhouses in Chicago but our son goes to U of I and we are often in Champaign. The steaks and service at Hamilton Walker's are on par with with many of the "go to" steak houses in Chicago. Our server Matthew (I think, forgive me if I am mistaken) was excellent. We will be back and I highly recommend Hamilton Walker. See you for Dad's Weekend in November!!
Thank you for the five star review. It gives us immense pleasure to see that our customers are happy with the experience that they get. Everything you wrote brought a smile on our face and it is such feedbacks that motivate us to constantly work towards perfection. We seek your presence to treat you even better next time. Keep visiting!
Steak was excellent. Lamb half rack was excellent the other half was tough. But Brian's service was excellent. We’d do it again—just get steaks.
Hello, Thank you so much for your kind words. It feels great knowing that your overall experience with us was good. It is evident that you left as a happy customer, and we would make sure that the feeling continues. We excitingly look forward to seeing you again.
Celebrated our anniversary at Hamilton Walkers. Had the Sunday Supper Club dinner, which included a salad, entrée, and dessert. Everything was delicious and just the right amounts. Highly recommend!
Many thanks for such kind words, David! Glad to know that you liked the food here and had a great experience. We would love to have you back soon!
What a wonderful experience we had. The service was amazing and the food was top notch. Highly recommended.
Douglas, we are so happy to hear that you had an amazing time! It feels great knowing that we were able to hit the mark for you in terms of the food and the service. Further, we look forward to seeing you again and make your experience far better than the previous one. Do get back to us soon!
The filet had no flavoring. My husband did the 5 course and added the wine pairing to it. His was good except for the main course, which was average. For the price, I expected much better. We only saw our server once for the first 40 minutes. You also pay on a machine right in front of the server, which I thought was odd and it automatically clicks on 25% tip, the other options were 22 then finally 20. I would not go back for even half the price. It was $150 but we have had much better quality testing food at $50.
Coming from Chicago, I've been to my fair share of high quality seafood and steak restaurants. As such, I believe I have developed an average to above average sense of comparability between steaks and seafood dishes.
Everything my girlfriend and I ordered from this restaurant was outstanding, better than any steak I have ordered from any steakhouse before.
We started out with the crabcake and a half dozen oysters on the half shell. The crabcake was very meaty with crab, and the edges were perfectly crispy. The sauce surrounding it was awesome. The oysters were the most fresh oysters my girlfriend and I have had since vacationing in key west, better than any oysters we'd had in Chicago or elsewhere since key west.
Then came the steak. I ordered a medium-rare boneless ribeye. A perfect amount of cubed fat accompanied the meat, and the steak was perfectly seasoned. There was no part of the meat that was not tender, and you could cut it with a fork; the steak knife was not necessary.
My girlfriend ordered the 6 oz filet, and loved it equally.
Whenever my girlfriend and I return to Champaign, we will come back to this restaurant. This is my favorite steak/seafood restaurant in Illinois.
Wow Kyle! Many thanks for the kind words. Your comments about the food and quality clearly shows that we were able to provide you with a great overall experience and we appreciate your feedback. We hope to have opportunity to serve you in the near future.
I took my wife to Hamilton Walker's for a nice date night out. We had 5:00pm reservations, but wound up getting there about 4:15 and they seated us right away. We were the only ones in the dining room until 5:00. It was very nicely decorated and the staff was extremely polite and professional. Even the cook came out to ask us how we liked the food. We both had steak and they were cooked perfectly and tasted fantastic. This is a high end steakhouse and the prices do reflect that, but it's well worth it.
We had a wonderful evening. Happy hour is a treasure.
Love the atmosphere and the food. Will definitely go back
It's expensive, but that was expected for a nice steak house. I wouldn't say anything was phenomenal, but it was about as expected. The salad was not good though.
Great service and food. Never disappoints. Chef Zack came out to answer our questions.