The Little Gem Restaurant

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30 USD und darunter
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Moderne amerikanische Küche

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4.4Basierend auf kürzlich erfolgten Ratings
4.4
Essen
4.2
Service
4.4
Ambiente
4.2
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CL
Chicago
13 Bewertungen
vor 6 Tagen besucht
Gesamt 5Essen 5Service 4Ambiente 4

This is truly a quite, little gem in Oak Park! Brunch was really great!

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EC
Chicago
8 Bewertungen
Besucht am 13. September 2019
Gesamt 5Essen 5Service 5Ambiente 5

We love coming to this restaurant and it continues to be one of our favorites in OP. The wine selection is limited but never disapoints. Not a large menu but what is there is satisfying and always good.

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KJ
Chicago
12 Bewertungen
Besucht am 12. September 2019
Gesamt 1Essen 1Service 1Ambiente 2

Very poor experience - will not be back.

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TL
Chicago
49 Bewertungen
Besucht am 6. September 2019
Gesamt 3Essen 4Service 4Ambiente 4

We love the atmosphere. The service is good - even though they have to repeat what they say multiple times and ask you to repeat yourself because they cannot hear you because it is SO LOUD inside. It is a shame. Such a lovely place. We keep giving it "another try." Maybe 5 or 6 times over the last 18 months. No more. With the lovely painted tin ceiling, the lovely brick walls, the wood floor and the glass along one side, there is no place for the sound to be absorbed. A couple chatty tables was hard. Then, the place filled up. Awful. Could not hear - shouting to hear the person across the table from you at times. Even the wait staff said it continues to be an issue. I have been in when they have live music (lovely violins), but, playing regularly (not loudly), made it impossible to have a conversation WHY DOESN'T THE OWNER ADD SOUND ABSORBING TILES OR ART? I have two other friends who now refuse to go back. I'm done. IF they change, I will enjoy it. Hard to relax and enjoy a meal when it is so very loud. Unacceptable. And I really like the place. We spend a lot of money dining out and will not ruin an evening again.

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L
Chicago
12 Bewertungen
Besucht am 31. August 2019
Gesamt 4Essen 5Service 3Ambiente 5

I enjoyed dinner with my wife. The food was delicious and well made. However, it took them 30 minutes to get our entrees on the table. There were several other tables that arrived after us and ordered after us that received their entrees well before we did. We were given free glasses of wine but it still left a bad taste in our mouths that it took so long to get our meals. Our appetizer came out pretty fast but the entree did not. Unappreciated and we will probably opt not to return because of such.

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BO
Chicago
33 Bewertungen
Besucht am 28. August 2019
Gesamt 4Essen 4Service 5Ambiente 5

Good soup and salad. Pleasant server. Nice atmosphere.

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d
Chicago
44 Bewertungen
Besucht am 27. August 2019
Gesamt 5Essen 5Service 5Ambiente 5

Quaint ,serving oustanding vegetabke quiche, served by exceptionally efficient and welcoming, Bianca. Thankyou !

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TM
Chicago
1 Bewertung
Besucht am 26. August 2019
Gesamt 4Essen 5Service 4Ambiente 3

The food was excellent and service very good though the server seemed somewhat inexperienced. May be loud if the restaurant was full. Tables doe two are too close toghter.

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KS
Chicago
6 Bewertungen
Besucht am 25. August 2019
Gesamt 5Essen 5Service 5Ambiente 5

Meals were well prepared with flavor (veggie risotto and seafood risotto). Pleasant server was attentive and responsive to our requests with a smile .

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R
Chicago
14 Bewertungen
Besucht am 20. August 2019
Gesamt 4Essen 5Service 4Ambiente 4

Much needed neighborhood restaurant with excellent menu in Oak Park. The name says it all - a little gem for quiet conversation, easy access, in rain or shine. Service is unobtrusive and professional. Menu creative and delicious with an eye toward healthy food.

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ME
Pittsburgh
140 Bewertungen
Besucht am 18. August 2019
Gesamt 5Essen 5Service 5Ambiente 5

I love this place. Very quaint. Great brunch options. And the cocktail list is creative. Try the citrus basil Manhattan.

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K
Chicago
3 Bewertungen
Besucht am 27. Juli 2019
Gesamt 4Essen 5Service 4Ambiente 5

Took some time for wait staff to come to our table. I had to go find them. Onion soup was superb. Margarita was especially good with orange in it.

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D
Chicago
12 Bewertungen
Besucht am 25. Juli 2019
Gesamt 4Essen 5Service 3Ambiente 5

Servers were pleasant but not enough help so a bit slow. Excellent food - appetizers and entrees. We did not have dessert. A little expensive for everyday dining but I would definitely go back. Outdoor seating available.

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L
Chicago
37 Bewertungen
Besucht am 20. Juli 2019
Gesamt 5Essen 5Service 5Ambiente 5

Sat at the bar yesterday morning for mimosas with a friend! Got there before they opened but due to the extreme heat.. Judith the owner let me in!! She was very friendly and we chatted for a while. Dolly was our bartender and made us feel like we were old friends. Love their food but yesterday we didnt eat...Next time. So glad I moved back to Oak Park .. this is one of my favorites!

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B
1 Bewertung
Besucht am 17. Juli 2019
Gesamt 4Essen 3Service 4Ambiente 5

First time visiting with my friend. Nice cozy setting and decent food. Good place for a date.

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IR
Neuengland
18 Bewertungen
Besucht am 16. Juli 2019
Gesamt 5Essen 5Service 5Ambiente 5

Food and service superb as always. Wine list short, but offerings excellent.

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M
Chicago
24 Bewertungen
Besucht am 10. Juli 2019
Gesamt 4Essen 2Service 4Ambiente 5

Food was average. We got the $75 dollar date night menu- 1 appetizer , 2 entrees, 1 bottle wine and 1 dessert.

I got steak which was average at best. My girlfriend got salmon, which she really liked.

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OT
Chicago
132 Bewertungen
Besucht am 9. Juli 2019
Gesamt 4Essen 4Service 4Ambiente 4

A lovely spot with a warm and inviting atmosphere.

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OT
1 Bewertung
Besucht am 7. Juli 2019
Gesamt 2Essen 3Service 3Ambiente 5

I was expecting more based upon the reviews. I was underwhelmed. The croquet was a boring, the risotto better than expected, the French toast was ok and the burger was as expected. It was all just okay.

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GT
Chicago
90 Bewertungen
Besucht am 5. Juli 2019
Gesamt 4Essen 4Service 4Ambiente 4

Nice little restaurant in Oak Park. Good food. Good service.

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AR
Chicago
4 Bewertungen
Besucht am 26. Juni 2019
Gesamt 5Essen 5Service 4Ambiente 5

All good, date night option was very nice...

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r
Chicago
54 Bewertungen
Besucht am 25. Juni 2019
Gesamt 5Essen 4Service 5Ambiente 5

We were celebrating a family birthday on a Tuesday night. It is hard to imagine a happier place with a great band, hostess/singer, and wonderful and friendly service. The food was tasty too. This is a great restaurant.

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MB
1 Bewertung
Besucht am 20. Juni 2019
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
Besucht am 19. Juni 2019
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
Besucht am 19. Juni 2019
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
26 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
5 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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JL
Chicago
14 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
4 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
15 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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d
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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