Balmoral Restaurant

4.9
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671 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Scottish
A passion for authenticity. Nostalgia for heritage, and recipes that have been passed down and held dear. Ingredients sourced from the Isles, and from local farmers.

Welcome to Balmoral Restaurant. Grand Scottish Fare as you’ve never experienced before.

Lush, dark Scottish wood tones greet you upon entering Balmoral Restaurant. A deep-set coffered ceiling hides recessed lighting, designed to light your table elegantly, providing just the right mood. Scottish designs surround you, from the tartan carpet, to wrought iron fixtures, to the swords and shields of lore, to wall murals that evoke the placid Scottish countryside. At Balmoral, we bring the incomparable splendor of Scotland to you.
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4.9
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vipJimB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience....felt like we were on vacation in Scotland

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Definitely will be back! Amazing food with great atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and the service was exceptional.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is the PERFECT place to take your spouse for a special occasion! The decor is gorgeous, the food is to die for, and the whiskey list is extraordinary! Everything down to the chinaware is perfect, and the staff was warm, friendly and wonderful. The steak dinner I had rates among the best ever. If you’re looking to treat yourself and your spouse to a special night out, Balmoral is a “do not miss it” experience!

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ErnieA
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great collection of Scotch and fantastic mixed drink offerings, very traditional menu, very friendly staff. What a treasure in Campton Hills. I’m glad I discovered it.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazingly delicious food and prompt service. A unique atmosphere. Highly recommend!!

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vipMsmokey
Chicago
59 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always the best!! Thank you Colin and Earl for another awesome dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great great great! Really great food and the owner and staff were so nice!

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Cammie
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a lovely meal at Balmoral. The service is exceptional and food delicious!

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RonC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent restaurant. The town of LeFox is just outside of St. Charles, IL. The restaurant is easy to get there (right off Rte. 64). It was refreshing to sit down and enjoy a good, quality meal and the owner really cares about his restaurant. Too many restaurants just do not care about quality and reputation. Balmoral is the exception. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who really cares about quality and ambiance. Top notch.

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vipKelly
Chicago
86 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An amazing restaurant in the west suburbs. Consistently excellent. The wait staff was phenomenal. We have dine there many times and I highly recommend.

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Dayle
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

We love the food and the service! My husband is a Shepard’s Pie lover and he said Ballmoral’s was the best he’s ever had! I enjoyed the Fish and Chips very much. The fish although fried, was light and very flavorful. The carrots and green beans brought to the table family style was a nice addition to the meal. The green beans especially were very good and included a nice spicy finish!
Sabrina was our server and she was super friendly and accommodating. The restaurant has outside seating which we were happy about. However, Sabrina warned us that because it was a little windy that day, the umbrella sometimes rattled the table and it could be annoying. She was right! A couple of times I thought the umbrella was going to lift the table! I know it was hard to get outside dining up and running, and hopefully they can come up with something new for next summer.
It’s a great restaurant and an awesome theme! We were scheduled to be In Great Britain this week on vacation, so having dinner at Ballmoral’s was our best alternative plan! Cheers!

Balmoral Restaurant
Responded on 1 September 2020

Dayle, thank you so much for dining with us! Sorry about your travel plans, but we are so thrilled we were able to experience our little piece of Scotland in the suburbs of Chicago. We can't wait to see you again! Slainte

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vipMsmokey
Chicago
60 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just awesome!! Another great dinner and brought our neighbors to meet Earl and Colin. LOVE Balmoral!

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AlnJerR
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was great. Has been every time we have had dinner or tea at Balmoral.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time here. Celebrated my 4th wedding anniversary. Mix drinks were amazing, food absolutely was delicious, staff friendly and attentive. My husband had the beef Wellington and I had the fish and chips. There was a lot of food but the chef cooked it to perfection. The owner came by to check in with us, he and our waitress were delightful. My husband and I will definitely come again to try out the rich and deep menu.

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MattM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience2

The food was great.

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vipAGKCHIEF
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic as always

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MichaelF
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful ambiance, food and service! We’ll be back MANY times!

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vipJo51
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We were seated as soon as we arrived in a quiet area of the restaurant as requested. Our server was great, explaining the menu and the little things that make Balmoral special. The Royal Albert China on each table was a nice touch. There was even a small bell to call the server.
The atmosphere was relaxed and comfortable. We were not rushed. The food was very good. The bread was freshly baked. I ordered beef Wellington. My husband ordered a steak. Mine was cooked perfectly. His was undercooked. The staff replaced it ASAP.
The meal included a large portion of vegetables. The potato croquettes were delicious.
The desert menu was fabulous but the meal was so filling we did not have room. I would definitely return to Balmoral to sample other items from the huge menu. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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vipJimJett
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything about this restaurant is amazing!!
If you’re looking for an awesome dinner with a little bit of entertainment...look no further.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place!!

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vipKelly
Chicago
87 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always phenomenal! Kylie was fantastic. As good as always. So fantastic to be dining at Balmoral.

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ClaudiaB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We celebrated our anniversary at Balmoral. Everything about the experience was exceptional. We had the leek soup and the duck & salmon. They were delicious. Balmoral is a great place to celebrate a special occasion.

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vipgeno
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

large menu with scottish influance the starters are exceptional-the entrees
exciting-the deserts sinful

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vipmeeself
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Still after dealing with the Covid lock-downs the food is as good as always

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PatrickM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice high tea

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vipchicagodine
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

A beautiful experience. During this Covid time, it was like a vacation. Felt safe! The restaurant service is wonderful...the dishes, the crystal, the flatware made us feel like we were dining at a manor. The drink menu is pages long....wonderful special cocktails and a fine choice of scotches.The extensive food menu provides something for every taste. My appetizer of watermelon, goat cheese and shrimp was fantastic. Rack of lamb is good. The chicken with the Hilton blue cheese is delectable. I can't wait to go back for afternoon tea. This restaurant is a gem.

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vipMsmokey
Chicago
60 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome meal once again! So good to see Earl!

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MarkandChrisJ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience2

The food was great. the service was fair (new waitress). The owner was crude and obnoxious.

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vipRobinJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our first experience at Balmoral was amazing ! The staff was warm and attentive. The atmosphere was authentic and inviting. The food was stellar ! We enjoyed every minute and will definitely look forward to going back. It truly was a great experience from start to finish.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I always enjoy going to the Balmoral - everything on the menu is delicious and you are never rushed. It's great to be able to relax and enjoy such fine cuisine.

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JamesS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service! We would highly recommend.

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vipCMP0504
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing start to finish. Drinks, service, food. Best steak ever and desserts. I wish i could afford it weekly 🤩 really felt special !

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vipSTCRealtor
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, outstanding menu and service. Colin is a gracious and funny host. I had the beef Wellington and my husband had the mushroom ribeye. All delicious! We look forward to our next visit!

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DaleA
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good Menu with lots of things to select from. I had rabbit which was very tasty. The deserts were also excellent

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Jimmy
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience, from the piper welcoming you, to the excellent, attentive staff, to the china and decor and general ambience, this is a great place.
The piper reappeared for a Happy Birthday tune, and also an anniversary. The food and drinks are not cheap, but the variety and care in preparation is, to me, well worth the money. McDonald's it's NOT!

Try it. You'll love it... and that's coming from a Scot!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very fresh and authentic menu. Service was OUTSTANDING!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review