Winberie's Restaurant & Bar

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456 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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.
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New England
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

D
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
63 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

B
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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

JC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

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
31 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Consistently good food and service. can always count on Winberies

OT
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Always a solid choice; good menu and service.

A
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

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

MA
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

Overall, Wineries lunch for our table of 7 people had small portions and was not particularly good tasting. The restaurant was quite crowded causing high noise and busy wait staff.

SB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a party of six and had a great time and it was such a huge selection of food to choose from and everything was really great

PL
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 3Food 1Service 2Ambience 2

Fathers Day Brunch. $150+ for three adults of which only two ordered simple cocktails, one a piece. The buffet was not kept as 'tidy' as I would have liked to have seen, nor was it refilled in a timely fashion... always something missing from a platter. The noise level was too much to have a relaxing brunch let alone conversation. I have always liked Winberie's, so I feel I am being fair to them when I say their brunch needs to step it up a bit.

B
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is a very warm and charming restuarant. The Brunch is fantastic and very fairly priced. Our waitress was attentive, professional and friendly. Planning to return often.

CL
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Outdoor seating was very nice. Drinks and food excellent. Always enjoyable!

JD
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went for brunch. Everything was fantastic.

CC
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Went to Winberie’s to celebrate a birthday and upon a slightly hesitant recommendation received.
Service was great upon entry and at the bar, somehow once we got to our table it took our server some warming up. Very delayed to bring out bread and take our meal order, after rushing the drink order – a bit backwards if you ask me. The food, now that was very good – we did take some recommendations. For a party of 4 we ordered 1 appetizer: dynamite sticks 3 entrees: Cajun mac and cheese, steak frites and the niçoise salad. I did have to order the French onion soup because the reviews rave about it – and YES YES YES, one of the best soups I have had in the past couple of years.
The place is pretty dated, the crowd much older, not many people on a Tuesday night – not sure we are rushing back, OK maybe for the soup.

MS
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delightful experience. Food was great, service too. The ambience is lovely, and it’s quiet enough to hold a conversation!

AB
Chicago
59 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

It had been than 20 years ago since I ate at Winberie’s and then it was for a Sunday brunch. 20 years lapsed because I thought it expensive for what the fare was and less than mediocre. 20 years has changed nothing. A turkey club sandwich for our lunch had something that looked like melted cheese which was supposed to pas for real turkey which was never found. The kitchen was slow. The pot pie was ok but not worth the $15. It comes solo. No side salad, nothing.
The iced tea was flavored and passable.
It will at least 20 years again before returning. Ok ambiance but nothing special. Oak Parker’s seem to love the place. I am glad they do.

B
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our waiter was so patient and accommodating. He made dinner for 8 a wonderful experience.

LF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Went for dinner early on Saturday. Waitress was already overwhelmed by 5:45pm. Food was good, service ok.

m
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Our entree-sized salads were fresh, generous and nicely presented. As usual, the service we received was excellent. This restaurant is a good choice when your group wants options in choosing their meals: seafood, vegetarian, meat.

M
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Matthew was an excellent waiter and Yvonne makes the best martinis.

JW
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Winberies is like home for me. I’ve been going there for almost 30 years. Never disappoints- well once... but that was a long time ago and an isolated incident. And the restaurant doesn’t show its age either! They’ve kept it up nicely. And most importantly lots of good selections on the menu. Great for both family, business and romance!

BS
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We go after every Sing to Live Oak Park performance. One of my favorite places in town.

DG
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great first experience at Winberie's. Server was very friendly and entertaining. Food was great. Our friends are vegan and the vegan menu was perfect for them. Will definitely be back!

NG
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Very enjoyable place to have lunch. Our party had the classic meatloaf, reuben sandwich and the teriaki salmon. All were delicious, though the teriaki sauce was a little on the sweet side. Our server (wish that I could remember her name!) was outstanding - super attentive, friendly and efficient. Over all, we would wholeheartedly recommend Winberie's.

OT
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place to relax with friends and have a very tasty meal. Terrific service (thanks, Matthew), perfectly priced entrees and excellent martinis! We’ll be back a lot.

MH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Friendly wait staff, good food, no pressure! One of Oak Park's best spots.

CC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Jason our server was fantastic and made my husband's birthday a special event. The drinks were great and the food delicious.

EG
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best onion soup !!!! get extra cheese and ask for it "well done!"

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 5Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Great place to take kids!

MW
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect place to meet up in Oak Park. Centrally located, consistently good food. Nice setting to meet with a new client.

JF
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

The onion soup was too salty to eat. Second time I’ve been there and food too salty. Let patron put salt on. Don’t know if I will be back. Beet salad delicious

F
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 5

Our server pretty much ignored us and visited with friends at another table ! We waited for about 20 minutes for our bill .

M
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful neighborhood restaurant. Great food, drinks, ambiance and service. Highly recommend!

OT
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our server Rene was amazing!

OP
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 4

We went here on Valentine's Day, and it was pretty much a mess. First, I should admit that I didn't check the menu before arriving, however, the replacement of the amazing bean burger with a mushroom burger can only be described as an unconscionable, and unfathomable, error. Notwithstanding that menu change gaffe, the service could only be described as dilatory. The lowlight of the evening had to be when, after previously asking another waiter if we could have a complimentary order of bread that had been previously served to every table around us, our waiter arrived to ask us if we wanted bread, five to ten minutes after we'd asked the other waiter. (In my experience waiters generally cover for each other, but alas, I was proven wrong in this instance.) While I completely understand that it was Valentrine's Day, and therefore the kitchen was quite busy, we had been waiting for our food for at least 30 minutes before we asked for the bread.

Finally, to cap off the evening, the food she ordered upset my fiance's stomach. Nonetheless, she dutifully ordered a box to take it home rather than waste the food, at which point the waiter had the gall to ask, "What happened here?" A miserable evening, would have been the appropriate reply, but alas she's too kind to say that, so I'll say it here. What happened that night was a miserable evening.

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