One Fifty One Kitchen & Bar

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336 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Local Ingredients
  • Outdoor Eating
We do simple food the hard way, by hand-making almost everything. For us, eating well also means doing right by the local economy through sourcing most of our ingredients from close to home.

Our Chef honors and expands Midwestern food traditions through his kitchen at One Fifty One Kitchen | Bar, with a seasonal approach to menu creation. The menu is anchored by our chef's unique takes on rustic dishes, and is complimented by an extensive craft beer list, handmade cocktails, and a curated wine program highlighting a select group of our country’s best vintners.

Our service strives to be timely and graceful, allowing our customers to focus on what is important to them: enjoying great company over a fantastic meal.

We look forward to welcoming you in at One-Fifty-One. We hope that you will find our space to be convivial and comfortable – because eating is a celebration to be shared!
What 336 People Are Saying
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Chicago
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

We were a group of 5 adults and 2 children. Our server was friendly and professional. Our drinks and appetizers came out quickly. Our entrees were another story - the server was very good about letting us know the status of the food, such as telling us when it was plated, but it took quite a while for the entrees to come out. It wasn't even terribly busy. The food, when it arrived, was overall very good. P.S> Do not miss the banana bread appetizer!

RC
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 2

The scallops were outrageously expensive at $29.00 for three small sized scallops and the accompanying risotto tasted like paste. The iced tea was $4.00 for a very medium size glass. The service was not the best as the server did not come over once during the whole meal to see if either party wanted a refill or new item. I️ personally will not eat at this restaurant again and will not recommend to anyone

One Fifty One Kitchen & Bar
Responded 6 hours ago

Hi Robin. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave feedback. We definitely encourage guests who are unhappy with their experience to inform us while they are still with us. In regards to your review, scallops are expensive and we price these items to move as we bring them in fresh daily. I'm sorry to hear about the risotto, will definitely review with the team. Ice Tea price is standard, but you didn't get refills, very sorry. We wish you the best in your future dining experiences!

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D
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great place - ambiance is wonderful! Food was so good the appetizer were awesome.
We tried several of them and all of them were so flavorful and fresh! Service was excellent.

KS
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

We came to One Fifty One to celebrate our friend's upcoming wedding. We had planned to eat dinner here, which we did not. I had to ask the hostess to send over my server after waiting for 15 minutes for her to stop by the table. It took 20 minutes to receive my drink order. The service was beyond slow so we decided we would not eat dinner there. We did order a few appetizers, which came out before everyone else received their drinks. The restaurant was somewhat busy but not every table was filled. Even if every table was filled, it should not take 15 minutes for a server to come to the table or 20 minutes to get a drink.

One Fifty One Kitchen & Bar
Responded on 11 September 2019

Hi Katie. Im sorry to hear that you had to wait longer than is appropriate for your sever. We did do over 250 covers that evening so the restaurant was in full swish and a bit hectic, which I apologize for. I hope your will come back and give us another try during a non-event weekend! Thanks for the feedback, I will share with my team. All the best.

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KE
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

We will never go back
We were charged for 3 drinks we didn’t order
Brought it to managers attention and they didn’t even apologize
Will not recommend to anyone

One Fifty One Kitchen & Bar
Responded on 11 September 2019

Hi Karen. The gentlemen at the table did come speak to me away from the table, which I did apologize for and immediately removed from the tab, no questions asked. As for your service review, you did join us during Rock The Block, our street festival, things tend to get a bit hectic, which I do apologize for. I hope you will give us another try on a normal weekend so we can show you how terrific our service normally is. Take Care.

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F
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Meghan was fantastic connecting with us as customers. Authentically friendly! I definitely will recommend this restaurant: food was fantastic at well!

s
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

some things would need to change to recommend. Food always need flavoring, our meals were bland. We were there during Rock the Block which we were unaware of making it a stressful experience. It was also an anniversary dinner and we were seated in the main aisle to the kitchen....not very romantic. Our waitress disappeared for almost 20 minutes during middle of meal, I had to get busboy to get us drinks. other than that...……….I had high hopes which were not achieved.

One Fifty One Kitchen & Bar
Responded on 11 September 2019

Hi Steve. You are correct, it was a very busy Rock the Block. We always try to accommodate guests with celebrations, however, it's not always obtainable on very busy nights. We always recommend a call in advance to ensure we can accommodate special needs in regards to seating. Of course, it was not our intention to provide your with a stressful experience. I hope you will give us another try in the near future. Take Care.

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OT
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

Food very good but service was lethargic

LB
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Hubs & I wanted to try One Fifty One as we are thinking of moving nearby. Our server was awesome, attentive, and our appetizers were very tasty.

KC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere. I’d go again to try more items on the gluten free menu!

OT
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Food was just fair. Outside dining smelly and noisy

One Fifty One Kitchen & Bar
Responded on 23 August 2019

We are sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your meal as much as we would have hoped! Would love to hear more about what you dined on.....151elmhurst@gmail Unfortunately we cannot control traffic or smells from the outside. I would suggest dining indoors next time. Thanks in advance.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great atmosphere, food and drinks were delicious. Had a terrific server named Megan, she took great care of us.

GJ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, nice menu and excellent service. The only negative was the outside patio was very tight quarters.

EH
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The waitress and staff were very attentive and made recommendations.

OT
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

I was looking for a place to celebrate my birthday with my family and I was told this would be a nice place.

KE
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everyone was so nice
The food was excellent
Would come back when back in town 😁😊

JP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Started with pork belly, incredible flavor & cooked to perfection. Also had the baked beer with figs, walnuts & jalapeno honey (don't let the name scare you - it was not HOT)

DB
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

The place looks great, food is awesome, but I did not feel welcomed when I walked in and being served. I was alone but I did not think this fact will play a difference. Next time I will bring manikin with me maybe I will be treated a bit better. No, just kidding, there will be no next time. I ordered the most expensive dish on the menu, I left a handsome tip., I am not coming back there again. I love good food, I don't mind spending ridiculous money on good food but I do care for the atmosphere as much as I do food!

OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We ate outside so we had outside noice. But it is perfect. I love Elmhurst and it is right in the center of town. The food is fabulous and the service was on point. Wonderful experience.

S
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I loved the ambience. One Fifty One Kitchen is in a good location, downtown Elmhurst. Good food, good service. No complaints.

JD
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

The menu was not appetizing the way we had thought it was going to be.

RB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delightful! We were celebrating two birthdays with four of us who had different tastes and we all thought our meal selection was the best. Knowing we were celebrating two birthdays, we were given the choice of two scrumptious desserts on the house. Actually just one of these desserts was enough for all four of us to share.

OT
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Our server was great, loved the atmosphere and the cocktails, but the food was a fairly overpriced for what you get. Not sure I’ll be back.

GB
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant in charming downtown Elmhurst. I loved the food and beverage choices and found the atmosphere to be most pleasant as well.

j
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Nice atmosphere and good service, but the steak was not cooked properly for a couple of us at the table.

TD
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Such a cute modern restaurant! Fried chicken sandwich was tasty, but is kind of messy (starts falling apart with each bite). The frosé was another highlight!

J
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 4Ambience 3

I ordered an beet salad that only contained 2 thin slices of a raw beet and a few raw chunks. The salad was limp, with ok grilled chicken. The tomato soup was good. My lunch companion didn't eat much of her crispy chicken sandwich. Big disappointment.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was delicious, our server was fantastic, and the drinks were great too!

J
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food and service was excellent,noise level Was moderate everything was very good except the prices for drinks were a little on the high side.

TH
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best meal I’ve had in a long time. ♥️

AZ
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was a great dinner spot for our family. Everyone loved the starters and their own entrees. The food was great, service was spot on, and we liked the look of the place. Will definitely come back.

HS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

Interesting menu........no executed well. Overpriced. Inexperienced servers

N
Dallas
124 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was so good. We had the pork belly with risotto- excellent, house made gardiniera- omg! That dish is perfect! Then we had the baked brie. That also was fabulous and we did not all the extra bread. Ryan was our server and he was wonderful. Sitting outside was quite a treat! Definitely be back.

SO
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great frozen drinks, delicious food and great service. I will definitely go back.

OT
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

OT
Omaha
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

I had a hamburger

D
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

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.

LJ
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

I enjoyed the hangar steak and fingerling potatoes. Very tasty!

JH
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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