Permanently Closed - Winberie's Restaurant & Bar

4.3
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485 reviews
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$30 and under
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American

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Winberie's Restaurant & Bar is a local, full service, casual concept serving Lunch, Dinner and Sunday Brunch. The restaurant offers freshly prepared cuisine at moderate prices. Menu selections are created from high quality fresh ingredients. The restaurant personality reflects the friendly, easy going mood of a stylish, neighborhood Bistro, with attentive service, in a relaxed atmosphere. The warm decor includes traditional finishes of wood, brass and granite with warm, subtle lighting accented with unique vintage poster art. Winberie's is conveniently located in the "heart" of Oak Park.
Located in historic Scoville Square, we're within walking distance of the Frank Lloyd Wright and Hemingway attractions. A wide variety of wines, a full bar and a "classy, yet casual" aura makes us the perfect place to drop in for a meal, a brief afternoon indulgence or a late night cappuccino and dessert.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of Operation
Brunch
Sun 10:00 am–1:00 pm
Lunch
Mon–Sat 11:30 am–4:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(708) 386-2600
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Payment Options:
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Ivy Grant
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Catering
Please contact the restaurant for catering information. We will prepare food for catering pickup, however we don't cater off premise.
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Cross street
Lake Street
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Parking Details
Metered, on the street parking adjacent to the restaurant ($.75 per hour - maximum 3 hours). Parking garage, one block South, on North Blvd. ($1.00 for the first 2 hours).
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Public Transit
Lake Steet L (Green Line - Oak Park stop) is one block South of the restaurant. Metra (Downtown Oak Park stop) is 1 block South and 4 blocks West of the restaurant.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Overall ratings and reviews
4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.1
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.1
Value
Noise · Moderate
79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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EP
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

I'm sad to see Café Winberie in Oak Park, IL go. When my kids were young, this was the only restaurant we went to, due to their multiple food allergies. Winberie was our 'dining room' away from home. The former chef knew my kids by name, and knew which dish to make them.

AC
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

I have been going to Winberie's for many years. Too bad it is closing at year end.

JL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

I feel sorry that this Oak Park landmark is closing. We went for a goodbye lunch to reminisce about all the good times we have had there. Unfortunately, it was understaffed (no surprises there) and the overcooked hamburgers took 45 minutes to arrive. A sad ending for a once reliably good restaurant.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall1Food4Service2Ambience3

If the Resturant was no closing on 12/28/2019, I would have complained to management. When the 4 people in my party ordered it took 45 minutes for the food to come and the waiter only came by once to tell us that they were so crowded today (we had a 12 noon reservation) that they were way behind. When our food did come, they brought out two orders, a few minutes later another order and 10 minutes later the final order. This was totally uncalled for and if they were to continue to remain open I would never go there again.

BS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My family has enjoyed dining at Winberie’s for the past 30 years. Will miss it terribly!!!

J
Chicago
75 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Lively Sunday evening - get in there before they close at the end of the year! They will be missed.

LB
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

They are closing at the end of the month so a poor review does not really mean anything. We had a reservation for 3 as we had my stepson visiting. It was a madhouse and they were not really honoring reservations. We waited and waited well past our reservation and one of the reception girls kept rewriting the wait list and putting other parties names in front of ours...the list kept getting longer...so not happy with Winberies.

MW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

We arrived for reservation at 11:30 but were seated at noon and lots of food items were missing and never replaced, including roast at carving station, whipped cream and fruit toppings at waffle station, and even basics like rice. Very disappointed and we brought family for celebration.

BN
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Always good food. And wait staff is usually very friendly and helpful.

OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Winberie’s is a classy casual dining place. The good has been consistently good for as long as we have gone there over the past 25 years. The complimentary bread is outstanding. We had the chicken Boursin pasta special which was creAmy and good,and a penne pasta dish from the regular menu. Service was a bit pokey since the place was filled by 7.
We will miss this place when it closes at the end of the month.

JC
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall2Food5Service1Ambience4

Lovely place and food. HORRIBLE SERVICE made us late for our concert, and we had alerted our server to our timeline. I could go into detail, but, having read other reviews stating the same problem. Been wanting to come here for years; unfortunately, never again if I can avoid it.

JC
Chicago
54 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great lunch experience. Neighborhood gem! Service was fabulous

t
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great local restaurant to get together with friends. We didn't feel rushed and were able to enjoy good food and catch up with friends

p
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I truly enjoyed the Sunday Brunch - great variety of food offered.

CF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience3

I'm glad so many others had a good experience here, but my time here was pretty crappy from the moment we sat down. I dont know if this is typical, but we had two different servers flip flopping throughout the meal, and neither of them asked if we wanted another glass of wine or dessert. Just plopped the bill on the table and walked away. Once we walked back to the car I realized why we had such terrible service.... there was our waitress waiting for the elevator at the parking garage leaving before us, she must have been in too much of a rush to actually do her job.

D
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience3

Winberie's is typically a real winner (pun intended). We have eaten here several times and had exceptional service and food! This past time the server was super friendly and fun, but she also made some errors in our requests. They were fixed quickly, but still a bump down from the typical 5 Star service we usually get there. We'll be back, but we will likely as for a different server.

MT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I forgot to have my card punched! There were 11 of us!

MZ
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was great the atmosphere was very pleasant and the service was excellent. I will definitely return.

MR
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Warm Cozy environment, diverse menu and great food.

LF
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food & service. Very pleasant relaxing atmosphere. Prices are reasonable . Large portions.

A
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Anniversary

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Haven’t been there in a while, but definitely will go back! Food was tasty, server was knowledgeable, atmosphere was nice. All-around great evening!

JR
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ive been visiting from out of state for the last two weeks I have eaten at Winberies 3 times. The food and service were great. Thank you for a wonderful time.

m
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience4

We loved having so many options in the brunch buffet. They will also prepare omelettes and eggs benedict to order as part of the prix fix. Servers at the buffet were knowledgeable and helpful. Tableside servers were stretched thin and couldn't check on beverages very often.

P
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Good place for brunch with kids! Something to eat for everyone.

KR
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

My husband 50th Birthday

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Food was good, not great. Tables/decor could use an update. Server was very nice but hard to track down for refills on coffee (never actually got one) and the bill. Brunch was a little pricey again given the quality.

JF
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was delicious. Our server was a young man who was new and he was outstanding. He was very attentive. I think his name was Noah blondish hair. I live going there just parking crazy. That is why we do Wed or Thurs nights

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly helpful service. The pick three lunch option is fabulous!

D
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent, attentive service. Delicious, generously portioned, entrees. Out of this world Mulligatawny soup. I could have made a meal out of the bread and soup alone! Our server was incredible. Drinks/pours were generous. We had been there once last winter .... I'm sure we'll be back more.

JL
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Five of us met for a reunion of sorts (we'd all worked at the same org.) And we had a fabulous time. Perfect service, delicious food and we never felt rushed. Thank you for a memorable evening!

SM
Chicago
68 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was top notch at this very comfortable and convenient restaurant. The lunch menu has many options from which to enjoy. The "pick three" was a great choice: soup. half a sandwich (large), and a side (salad, vegetables, fries, etc.). Our server was terrific. Highly recommend for a good value, tasty, pleasant meal.

B
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

My friend really liked the mac and cheese. My quiche wasn't good. It wasn't fresh and it wasn't hot enough and it was a small serving.

MR
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had the rice bowl with chicken For the first time and it was fantastic.

B
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Attentive waiters, good service, reasonable prices for the quality--whst's not to like.

JC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great place! Good food, good service. Up beat atmosphere. Our group requested multiple substitutions and the server was happy to accommodate.

K
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Server did not follow explicit directions ie having the to go request ready in a half hour after food arrived. I needed to leave but he hadn’t placed the to go order yet.

Also, I was planning to give the server a 20% tip but he came back with no change so he would receive a 26% tip.

If he had honored my earlier request so I could leave in a timely manner I wouldn’t think twice. But don’t manipulate me into tipping more....

MH
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Consistently good food and service. can always count on Winberies

OT
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Always a solid choice; good menu and service.

A
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Everything was very nice. Food was good, service was great. Definitely would go again.

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