The Little Gem Restaurant

4.3
285 Bewertungen
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30 USD und darunter
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Moderne amerikanische Küche
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4.3Basierend auf kürzlich erfolgten Ratings
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4.2
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4.4
Ambiente
4.2
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1 Bewertung
vor 6 Tagen besucht
Gesamt 5Essen 5Service 5Ambiente 5

This was a wonderful treat for us both. We wanted something close to home that was delicious and satisfying. The little gem is just that, a quaint hidden surprise with delectable dishes. The only drawback is there was a larger party that was super loud. Funny when they received their entrees the noise all but stopped. This is a testament to the the wonderful and simple menu items.

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CK
Chicago
4 Bewertungen
vor 7 Tagen besucht
Gesamt 5Essen 5Service 5Ambiente 5

Delicious food, fabulous service, great value for date night specials. Very loud but I love a busy restaurant.

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B
Chicago
8 Bewertungen
vor 7 Tagen besucht
Gesamt 4Essen 4Service 5Ambiente 4

The food was really great. I had the gouda stuffed pork chop with potato and green beans. It had great flavor and was done well. The mac and cheese side was also really good. Other's at the table enjoyed the orecchiette and sausage and the seafood risotto. The brie and honey crustini was fine but I doubt I'd get it again. The service was excellent. Attentive without being intrusive.

My only one complaint would be the noise level. We went on a Thursday at 7:00pm and the restaurant was full. The noise just seems to bounce around and we found ourselves straining to hear or shouting at each other. Just a heads up for anyone going with anyone with hearing difficulties or looking for a quiet spot. Small complaint and I'm not sure there is anything that can be done about it.

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OT
1 Bewertung
Besucht am 16. Juni 2019
Gesamt 3Essen 4Service 3Ambiente 3

Father day

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B
Chicago
24 Bewertungen
Besucht am 15. Juni 2019
Gesamt 4Essen 4Service 3Ambiente 3

A little gem of a place! Overall, brunch was delicious and LOVED the $5 Bloody Mary's. There were only 2 waitresses so service was a little on the slow side. The noise level, although the place was NOT packed, was on the high side and hard to hear each other across the table. Better acoustics needed.

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ED
Chicago
1 Bewertung
Besucht am 13. Juni 2019
Gesamt 2Essen 2Service 1Ambiente 4

Sat for 20 minutes before anyone greeted us. Had to ask for a salad that was missing twice. Pork chop was dry. Appetizer plates sat on table through dinner. Service was terrible and unapologetic. We were really looking forward to trying it, but won’t go back. Really disappointing.

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LQ
1 Bewertung
Besucht am 13. Juni 2019
Gesamt 5Essen 5Service 5Ambiente 5

I’ve been to Little Gem before and they never disappoint. Food and service are top notch. Love the ambiance. Will go back there again, for sure.

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JR
Chicago
3 Bewertungen
Besucht am 10. Juni 2019
Gesamt 4Essen 5Service 5Ambiente 3

Excellent food and service. Live music was too loud, sort of a solo karaoke performance.

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OT
Chicago
10 Bewertungen
Besucht am 8. Juni 2019
Gesamt 5Essen 5Service 5Ambiente 5

As usual all was amazing

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FG
Chicago
12 Bewertungen
Besucht am 6. Juni 2019
Gesamt 5Essen 5Service 5Ambiente 5

We had such a great overall experience! I have to say that the filet mignon was the best steak I’ve ever had. And they had 1/2 price select glasses and bottles of wine...bonus! This will be our go-to place! The service was perfect - not rushed, timed well, very attentive. It’s very European style service where they give you time between courses to enjoy your food and company, and they don’t hover or rush you out the door. I think other reviewers who said service is slow are looking for a fast-food type experience which this is not. Can’t wait to return with our friends!

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B
St. Louis
3 Bewertungen
Besucht am 4. Juni 2019
Gesamt 5Essen 4Service 4Ambiente 5

We found this place based on the open table reviews. The ambiance was excellent - there was a Jazz quartet playing the evening we were there. The music certainly added to the ambiance. Also, the place is decorated beautifully, making for a nice dining experience.

In terms of food - all of it was good. Our waiter warned us that because one person on our party ordered chicken, it would take about 25 minutes - and we told him that was fine. My friend said it was worth waiting for. My only complaint: I had the Orecchiette Pasta. It was clear that since my friend’s dish took longer to prepare, mine sat for a few minutes. It certainly wasn’t cold, but it wasn’t hot either. It tasted great, and I was hungry so I didn’t want to send it back.

Overall I would recommend this place to anyone looking for something a little more upscale, but reasonably priced.

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C
Chicago
4 Bewertungen
Besucht am 2. Juni 2019
Gesamt 5Essen 5Service 5Ambiente 5

Excellent place! I look forward to returning. What a great day.

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BK
Chicago
19 Bewertungen
Besucht am 28. Mai 2019
Gesamt 5Essen 4Service 5Ambiente 5

Fantastic atmosphere. Brilliant live music. Felt welcome to linger over food and drinks with great friends; much more European feel where this IS the night out. Recommend it highly.

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OT
Chicago
2 Bewertungen
Besucht am 18. Mai 2019
Gesamt 1Essen 3Service 3Ambiente 1

Can’t comment on the food or the service or anything else because we left within a few minutes of being seated. It was SO LOUD we could barely hear each other screaming across the table. This is a small neighborhood restaurant where people might go to have a nice dinner and conversation with their dining partners. Loud music and everyone at every table yelling at their table mates to be heard. It was so unpleasant. Really sorry we didn’t get to enjoy the food, but we wanted to talk over dinner and that was literally impossible

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SZ
Cincinnati
14 Bewertungen
Besucht am 18. Mai 2019
Gesamt 4Essen 5Service 4Ambiente 5

Charming, but noise level made it hard to have a conversation.

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b
Chicago
36 Bewertungen
Besucht am 12. Mai 2019
Gesamt 3Essen 2Service 3Ambiente 3

Two of the four dishes that we were served came out either cold or tepid in some places -- it appears that they were waiting for the other dishes. I would go somewhere else next time.

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L
Milwaukee
1 Bewertung
Besucht am 11. Mai 2019
Gesamt 5Essen 5Service 5Ambiente 5

I have never been disappointed at The Little Gem! The food is amazing and the ambiance is wonderful! One of the best restaurants in Oak Park for sure!

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Columbus
1 Bewertung
Besucht am 3. Mai 2019
Gesamt 5Essen 5Service 5Ambiente 5

Service and atmosphere were both excellent. Food was great. We would happily return.

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GM
1 Bewertung
Besucht am 3. Mai 2019
Gesamt 5Essen 5Service 5Ambiente 5

We’ve eaten at Little Gem twice and both meals were easily the best we’ve had in Chicago, period. The food is incredible - fresh and delicious. I can’t say enough great things about this place. Also, HIGHLY recommend doing the Wednesday date night. It’s easily the best deal in town!

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BF
Portland
5 Bewertungen
Besucht am 2. Mai 2019
Gesamt 5Essen 5Service 5Ambiente 4

Combined birthday and anniversary celebration and this is the perfect place to celebrate! It's warm and almost cozy, with great service and excellent food. We loved it so much we're taking friends there next week!

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OT
Chicago
13 Bewertungen
Besucht am 30. April 2019
Gesamt 1Essen 1Service 1Ambiente 4

I decided to go to this specific restaurant after reading the menu and it being posted that there are” vegan dishes” to please” ask server” which is what I did ...only to be told “I could have the salad without cheese”.

I had the hummus appetizer for dinner and left extremely hungry will not be going back.

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VD
Chicago
43 Bewertungen
Besucht am 28. April 2019
Gesamt 4Essen 5Service 4Ambiente 3

Whether or not I'd recommend it: it depends. The night we were there, two violinists were playing. Sometimes it was lovely, and sometimes it was so loud I could not hear anyone speaking. This has always been a problem. The decor is brick walls, glass and wood - all hard surfaces. Twice in the past my group of friends went for a meal and left, saying we would not come back because we could not hear each other across the table, but we tried it again - with the same results. Also in the past the service has been slow. This time (with my husband), we waited 7 minutes until anyone came to our table to ask if we wanted to order a drink. That is too long. When our cesar salad was delivered, the young man left quickly and did not ask if we would like fresh pepper on it. We had to wait and flag down the waitress and ask her. Then, when the food arrived, I asked for salt and pepper shakers. They don't have them, as such. The young man brought us a small salt shaker and he brought the large pepper grinder (used table-side for salads) to give us a bit of pepper. The restaurant does not keep sets of salt and pepper shakers for patrons. Overall, the food was very good. It is a lovely little restaurant, and we had a nice time. Again - the only issues are hit and miss -- the service and the level of noise you encounter. If you ever go during nice weather and choose to sit on a small table outside on the front sidewalk, make sure you are not in a rush. The service was non-existent for us last year when we did that.

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LS
Chicago
2 Bewertungen
Besucht am 25. April 2019
Gesamt 5Essen 5Service 5Ambiente 5

Delicious food. Great service. Friendly waitstaff. Will definitely return.

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P
Chicago
7 Bewertungen
Besucht am 21. April 2019
Gesamt 4Essen 5Service 5Ambiente 4

Unfortunately there was a large party at Gem the night we were there. Very, very loud. Nothing to muffle the noise.
We didn't let it spoil our evening.

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OT
Chicago
1 Bewertung
Besucht am 21. April 2019
Gesamt 5Essen 5Service 5Ambiente 5

Easter brunch

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OT
Chicago
2 Bewertungen
Besucht am 19. April 2019
Gesamt 4Essen 4Service 4Ambiente 4

Great food and service

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KE
Chicago
3 Bewertungen
Besucht am 19. April 2019
Gesamt 1Essen 4Service 1Ambiente 2

Second time we've been there in the past 3 months and the service was terrible both times. Over an hour and twenty minute wait for our food, NOBODY came to check on us, offer a drink, explain what was going on. I had to wave over our waitress to get information. Finally the meal, which was good, at which time we were offered a free dessert. 2 choices. Never given a menu to see what we wanted. Table next to us got a menu and had several choices. Seems like there is no manager, leader there to take care of business. Utter chaos. Won't be back.

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OT
Chicago
2 Bewertungen
Besucht am 14. April 2019
Gesamt 5Essen 5Service 5Ambiente 5

Changed our reservation from another restaurant to here and couldn’t be happier!!! The waiter was very attentive. The food was omg awesome. I had the filet mignon my husband had the lamb chops both were very worth the price. Probably worth more! It was our anniversary and we received a free chocolate mousse dessert which was good but not over bearing. Will definitely travel the distance to come back.

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TR
1 Bewertung
Besucht am 14. April 2019
Gesamt 5Essen 5Service 5Ambiente 5

Amazing little find best meal eaten in a long time. Definatly worth every penny.

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SR
Chicago
7 Bewertungen
Besucht am 6. April 2019
Gesamt 5Essen 5Service 5Ambiente 5

2nd time here ... love the ambiance, the gouda-stuffed pork chops and the "new old-fashioneds"
Would highly recommend it!

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MM
Oklahoma City
1 Bewertung
Besucht am 5. April 2019
Gesamt 5Essen 5Service 5Ambiente 5

Great little restaurant with very nice decor and ambiance.

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LL
Chicago
2 Bewertungen
Besucht am 2. April 2019
Gesamt 4Essen 5Service 4Ambiente 3

We arrived at our reservation time and were seated immediately. There was a quartet performing near the bar area. This was unexpected. It is not a large dining room so the music made comfortable conversation difficult.
Our server was very pleasant but a little slow as he had responsibility for all the tables.
The food was very good.
I would have very much preferred a quieter evening and will ask before making my next reservation there.

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FC
Chicago
9 Bewertungen
Besucht am 31. März 2019
Gesamt 2Essen 3Service 1Ambiente 2

Looking for a brunch spot in Oak Park & this place came up. The menu was uninspired, pretty basic food offerings. The bar was mediocre. My order did not come out as requested (I asked for the eggs to be cooked soft and they were not). Worst part was the service, the place is not big and although they did fill up quickly it was way too hard to get any service - order, drink refills, bill.... all took way too long. I'm not too familiar with Oak Park, but there have to be better options than this.

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AG
Chicago
5 Bewertungen
Besucht am 29. März 2019
Gesamt 5Essen 5Service 5Ambiente 5

Truly a hidden gem. Our server was very attentive and welcoming. Food was EXCELLENT!

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GT
1 Bewertung
Besucht am 28. März 2019
Gesamt 4Essen 5Service 5Ambiente 5

Great food and Awesome Service! I will come again.

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JB
Chicago
7 Bewertungen
Besucht am 23. März 2019
Gesamt 3Essen 4Service 4Ambiente 2

The acoustics in the restaurant are terrible! I couldn't hear the person sitting across from me speaking. Food and service were good but will not go back because of the acoustics

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DN
Chicago
1 Bewertung
Besucht am 23. März 2019
Gesamt 5Essen 5Service 4Ambiente 5

Food and drinks were great, service was a bit slow but I'd definitely come back.

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JP
Chicago
1 Bewertung
Besucht am 16. März 2019
Gesamt 4Essen 5Service 5Ambiente 3

Aucoustics were such that it was difficult to hear the waiter over the din; although it did quiet down some later. Food very good.

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A
Chicago
31 Bewertungen
Besucht am 15. März 2019
Gesamt 5Essen 5Service 5Ambiente 4

The seafood risotto is very good. Acoustics make the place very loud.

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R
Chicago
1 Bewertung
Besucht am 14. März 2019
Gesamt 5Essen 4Service 5Ambiente 5

The food was reallu good, asked for the steak medium rare, it came medium well, not happy with that, but the flavor was great.

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