One Fifty One Kitchen & Bar
It was an awesome fathers day experience! Melissa was knowledgeable, polite and kept us informed of obvious kitchen delays as a result of the holiday. We hadn't ever been to 151 before, so she took the extra time to run through what the place was about. The crabby Benedict was perfect...outstanding job from the kitchen. The server took amazing care of us and we will be back.
I had a hamburger
Very good service. Quite loud. Very small portion on a pasta dish. Great grits. Beet salad disappointing. I didn’t like the steak as, although it was a ribeye, it was more fat than meat, however, another person at the table likes hers.
Went for my birthday celebration and was pleasantly surprised that we were sat in the front room, so cozy since we were only six people. From the hostess to our server, Andrea, a busboy named Connor and later another tall young man, where so attentive it made my celebration so memorable. They were on top of their game when taking our orders, checking to see how we were on our drinks, to keeping our table clean. So friendly and that shows they are happy to be working there.
I enjoyed the hangar steak and fingerling potatoes. Very tasty!
This was a very good spot for a business lunch. The menu was diverse; the farm-to-table entrees received a thumbs-up from everyone in our group; it was not overly formal, but nice; and it is located conveniently downtown, with ample public parking nearby.
Limited menu, but the four of us each ordered something different, and we each liked what we got (this included Pork Chop, Cornish Hen, Shrimp 'n Grits, and Hangar Steak). Cheerful competent service.
I cannot say enough good things about this restaurant. The chef, newer to One Fifty One, worked with a Top Chef and I fully believe that he should compete on the show himself. In addition to being extremely talented, he and his entire staff are delightful and make the dining experience fun. The food is farm to table and it is perfectly balanced in flavors, textures, and temperatures. Everything is crafted from drinks to dessert. My mom and I, whom I had dined with, are both aspiring foodies and have eaten at a number of well known, well rated restaurants in Chicago and One Fifty One could easily hold its own against any one of those places. The ambiance embraces the farm to table concept and is rustic chic in the best possible way. With one meal I am already calling this my new favorite restaurant and booked another reservation before we had even started dessert.
Food was over priced for the amount that we received on multiple dishes. Food was good though. We got coffee and no one bothered to ask if we wanted a refill.
Love this restaurant. Will be back again and again.
Thank you so much! We look forward to it!
It was great spot for a Mother’s Day dinner! Food was delicious.
Good food, drinks, and service. Nice atmosphere in the restaurant.
Too loud to have a conversation. Food just ok
Great experience -- good service, staff was friendly and attentive, dinner was quite good too. Would highly recommend One Fifty One Kitchen & Bar to friends.
I love the decorating, friendly staff and fun menu items. The drinks are wonderful too.
Great service. Food was excellent. Drinks were a little pricey, but very tasty.
Food is delicious & wonderful services!
It was Easter, but still expected better.
Waited 40 minutes for our appetizer and then, before we were done, our entrees arrived.
BLT had a measly 2 pieces of bacon.
The chocolate chip cookie skillet wasn't available because the kitchen "forgot to put in the baking powder so the cookie turned out flatter than a pancake" as the waiter put it.
So, they offered a complimentary cookie sandwich for which they CHARGED us (later removed upon our request).
In order to have a gluten-free hamburger we asked for 2 pieces of lettuce instead of the brioche bun. We were had a $2 up charge for 2 pieces of lettuce. Everyone knows that a brioche bun is more expensive than two pieces of lettuce.
This was my third time dinning at 151, but sadly a bit disappointing. My first experience was for lunch, where I fell in love with the mussels. Such amazing flavors and that herb focaccia! The second was for brunch, and again.. loved everything we ordered.
This last experience fell short in comparison due strictly to food. For starters we ordered the "taco Tuesday' nachos, baked goat cheese and mussels. The nachos ended up being more of a greasy ball of chips, and the mussels I loved so much on my first visit, were totally flavorless. Moving on to the main dishes, the 151 burger and butternut squash risotto. The burger was fine, but once again, the risotto had no flavor and needed salt to get any sense of taste. This was a birthday dinner, so having 3 of the 5 dishes leaving us wishing we had tried other things... was disappointing to say the least.
I would definitely give it another go, but maybe just stick to brunch.
Easter brunch-food was dry or over cooked.
Kids under 5 should be discounted or free like many other places since they don’t eat much.
Great food and service! Was very loud however.
One Fifty One is such a fun and delicious place! I am literally counting down until the next time I can go! The decor is a modern meets farmhouse look, with gorgeous wood everywhere, and floor to ceiling windows in the front. The staff is amazing and the food is so good! We had the Crab cakes, Crab mac and cheese, and the grilled chicken club (add their cheddar cheese sauce, you won't be disappointed!). Save room for dessert, they are incredible too! They have great daily specials and some great events coming up! Looking forward to visiting again!
Did not know what to expect...and was pleasantly surprised at a menu with good variety, great taste, and a new age, casual atmosphere.
Would recommend if not in a rush - good food, terrible service. Went for Sunday brunch, not sure we ever had a server actually assigned to our table, as different people took our drink/food orders, etc. After we got our food (orders were mixed up and had to be redone), easily went 30m without anyone stopping by. Finally had to go to the bar to get our bill & pay - and even then no one stopped by to check on us. Too bad - otherwise the food was great
Dinner was good. We had to move tables because of a wobbling table, which was good because we were next to a table of 16 of really noisy guests.They offered a table closer to the large group, and we had to suggest a table further away. This should be an automatic step a restaurant should take when there is a large group and there are further tables available.
Good good. Veronica, our server, was enthusiastic and helpful.
We will return. Often.
I was visiting my niece who just moved to this quaint town of Elmhurst. I found the restaurant since they are new to the town. We all really enjoyed it. I especially love the ambience. Casual but upscale. Nice atmosphere delicious food and excellent beer list.
Excellent food for a neighborhood restaurant. Coffee machine has been broken for a couple of weeks. Good selection of beer/wine.
Loved the look of the place but unfortunately, it wasn't very busy which meant service was lacking - a lot of people talking amongst themselves forgetting drinks or refills, not checking back, etc. However, I know it would have been a different story if it was a busy crowd forcing everyone to actually have to work - so 100% would I recommend this place - just hope they fix the basics by then.
The service was horrible which made me so disappointed as I live bringing friends here for the great food and ambience. We waited over 15 minutes to have a server even come and say Hi and fill our water/take drink orders. Then we waited another 20 minutes before they took entree orders. Seemed to be very understaffed and servers didn’t know who had what table.
Food was terrible. I will never return!
Great date night ambience!!!
Great food and fun atmosphere, but it was VERY loud which made it hard to have a conversation across the table.
We enjoyed the food but would likely not return due to the poor service. The restaurant was mostly empty - maybe 3-4 tables other than our party of eleven. It took 20 minutes for orders to be taken and then about 40 more before we got our food. Not acceptable for lunch service
We arranged to meet our friends at the restaurant. There were only 3 other parties there at the peak of Friday lunch hour. We had 2 waiters and waited an exceptionally long time for our food. The tomato soup was outstanding. But the burger had an unusual taste bordering on rancid. Maybe it was the melted cheddar cheese. They should reconsider their choice of cheese.
The apple cobbler was also very good but after only eating a few bites of my lunch I left the restaurant feeling disappointed.
This was our second visit to One Fifty One. The first was so great, we wanted to go back.
The brussel sprouts appetizer was a half-price special, so we tried it. The flavor was quite good; the sprouts were a tad under cooked (too hard). I had the shrimp and grits which was outstanding! The grits alone were bland, but if you get a bite of the blackened shrimp with it....yum!!! My boyfriend had the crabby mac 'n cheese. It looked delicious, with the bread crumbs perfectly browned on top. However, the pasta was quite dry. The crab is shredded (which the server did explain) and not very noticeable.
We will definitely go back again, but will not order the mac 'n cheese.
Food was great, good ambiance. Only thing was the donuts were supposed to come with creme anglaise and they did not. I would definitely go again, and would recommend.
Hey Mary. Sorry you didn't receive the Creme Anglaise. Definitely will talk to the staff, thanks for letting us know and for the review!
Lenny was amazing. We would only come back if he is there. Our waitress gave us a check for 155 dollars then ran my credit card for 197 (she added drinks that we may have had)- but when dropping off bill Did not alert us that our 155 dollar tab that everyone gave me cash for was changed to 197. That is frustrating! She never came back afterwards to make sure we had no questions.
Again - Lenny was great !!!!!!!
Sorry about the confusion. I'm glad Lenny was able to provide you with exceptional service. We will touch base on your feedback! See you soon!