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Allgauer's on the Riverfront

4.2
4.2
531 reviews
$30 and under
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
For 47 years, our family-owned and operated restaurant has welcomed each guest with an enriched ambiance, delicious food, and excellent service. Overlooking the Des Plaines River, Allgauer’s offers an idyllic backdrop for events, celebrations or an everyday dinner out. We welcome you in to dine in-house, on our patio or order for pickup or delivery!

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2 people

19:00


Booked 3 times today
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Private dining

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Unspecified

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (847) 664-7999

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Allgauer's on the Riverfront is the perfect host for a private party in the Pond View Room. Allgauer's would be delighted to host your next wedding, bridal shower, retirement dinner, breakfast meeting or family gathering!

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator: (855) 408-3848

What 531 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. P

    Park

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, outstanding service and wide variety of delicious foods at this Sunday buffet. After not having Sunday buffet at Allgauer's because of Covid, they are now once again hosting this amazing buffet every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. I have never had any food prepared by their chef that I did not like. The selection of foods will please every palate. The buffet at Allgauer's is always awesome, and I highly recommend this restaurant.
  2. MS

    MaryS

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat on patio Very quiet and pretty area Dinner was great as was the service.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful outdoor setting! We’ve been going here for decade’s it always had classic dinner entrees with options for those who are more in frequent fine dinners. We went to the Friday fish fry and it was as good as anything the state of Wisconsin has ever served up.
  4. MS

    MSmile

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Appreciated the quiet and no rush. Very good value. My fish portion size was more than I could eat. Thank you!
  5. MP

    MarkP

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Allgauers Is an overpriced Denny's. It's hard to say what was worse, the service or the food. The staff is not to blame since two people were expected to serve all of the customers. Save yourself the trouble and eat at home.
  6. KD

    KDB37

    Chicago

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First time visit while staying at the Hilton. Was very impressed with the quality of the cocktails and food. My server did a fantastic job! He seemed to be the only one serving the entire room. But he did really well and kept the pace of service as it should be.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat outside next to the river/wedding venue great food , service and dining experience.
  8. H

    Harlie

    Chicago

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food great service and also love the ambiance. We go for special occasions and everyday y dining. Sat outside this time. So nice. We all loved it! Be back soon.
  9. G

    Greatoutdoordining

    Chicago

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a table outside and were the only one's sitting out on the terrace. It was a beautiful evening and we had very attentive service. We all ordered the Friday fish fry and it was very good and a great value.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Horrible service.
  11. WL

    WilliamL

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    A lovely setting, delicious food, conversation-friendly--what more could you want? Maybe a little more staff. Took awhile to get our food, but it's one of my favorite places.
  12. B

    Barbiedoll

    Charleston

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service as usual.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an unsung gem! We sat at a quiet table overlooking the Des Plaines river. Our waiter was knowledgeable and very attentive. We had cocktails, dinner, dessert and coffee and everything was delicious! I highly recommend Allgauer’s for your special occasion.
  14. j

    jhop

    Chicago

    37 reviews

    3.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Disappointing
  15. MP

    MelissaP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Service was very slow even though there were only 2 tables occupied and 3 servers around. Server not very friendly or personable.
  16. BK

    BushraK

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience2
    Food takes a very long time to come out. Even ice cream scoops took about 20 minutes. Food was okay.
  17. LK

    LoriK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a beautiful Mother’s Day Brunch - Made my day!
  18. MS

    MonicaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic Brunch . Great selection of delicious fresh food and the service was exceptional! I highly recommend and will be coming back! Thank you Allgauer’s!!
  19. s

    stuw

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was served hot and properly seasoned. Excellent waitstaff.
  20. J

    Joycee

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Although the ambiance would benefit from some refreshing, we had a very pleasant experience at Allgauer’s Sunday evening. Our food was excellent and our waiter was very good. He seemed to be serving alone and managed to juggle his tables very well and pleasantly. We had a very enjoyable dinner and look forward to returning.
  21. AA

    AndrewA

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 April 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I only wanted soup. I was told the soup of the day, then immediately told there was no soup (except the shrimp soup, I don't eat shrimp). My husband was going to get the steak, but after hearing it was $46, we ended up leaving and going to a different restaurant.
  22. DF

    DiFromChi

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great brunch, have been coming here for several years. Prime Rib cut at station was as tender as I've ever had. The have a nice selection of salads that are great and the deserts are plentiful as well as good.
  23. ML

    MsLiz71

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spectacular Easter brunch! Well worth the cost and bottomless mimosas were the icing on the cake!
  24. SN

    SusanN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 March 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    We went for the Friday Fish Fry over lent. Fish options were great. Fish was fresh, delicious and cooked to order. We really enjoyed our meal. Was a great value for the money too.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 24 March 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Fine dinning beautiful Resturant, updated menu with casual ,and fine dinning selections . Everything was perfectly prepared. Great to see them continue to survive and thrive.
  26. PK

    PhilK

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    In every facet imaginable, Allgauer's continues as an excellent restaurant - 5 Stars in my book!
  27. s

    stevenk

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 March 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    All good - helpful service
  28. a

    anon

    Chicago

    37 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on 5 March 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience2
    Dinner here was mediocre and tasted like the hotel food that it is.
  29. D

    Dutchie

    Chicago

    42 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on 28 February 2022

    overall1food3service2ambience1
    Hostess was courteous. However, while making the reservation on Open Table, there was a question to answer with regard to whether this was a special occasion. It was our anniversary, so that’s what we put down. When we arrived there was no one in the restaurant, we asked the hostess if they were open. She said “yes, we are a little slow this evening”. Once seated, we felt as if we were in a dining hall, rather than a restaurant. Food was not bad, but service was distant and matter of fact like. Waiter was definitely not informed about our anniversary celebration, no mention of that or a kind word. Needless to say, it was not a festive dinner, don’t think we will be going back there any time soon.
  30. DV

    DennisV

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for Valentine’s Day dinner. Ate from the Valentine’s menu and it was perfect.
  31. PS

    PeteS

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience1
    If you remember Allguares from the 80s and 90s, don’t try to recreate those times. The hostess didn’t appear for at least 10 minutes. The waiter never appeared. The menus were paper sheets and dirty. We got up and left. Very disappointing.
  32. MT

    MichaelT

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanks for a nice evening - great service and a nice atmosphere
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friday January 28th. We were greeted and sat promptly at our table. Our waiter waiter arrived and took our drink order. Our food order was placed. Food arrived hot and perfectly cooked, and was delicious. Once done our sever asked if we wanted to order any additional drinks and dessert. We had the .Chocolate layer cake, Chocolate mousse bomb, banana foster crepes and raspberry sorbet.It was a perfect meal.
  34. BI

    BILLP

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 January 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience4
    One dish was very hot and the other two were cold. Very understaffed, prices were high for the quality. Will not visit again
  35. KC

    KellyC

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 9 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an absolutely PERFECT dining experience this morning! We ordered the 2 x 2 and the veggie scramble. Everything was cooked to perfection and we had above and beyond absolutely delightful service. We have enjoyed both lunch and dinner here but this was our first breakfast experience and we will most definitely be back not only for breakfast but also excited now to try brunch. Do not miss out on an incredible dining experience while also supporting local!
  36. PM

    PaulM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 December 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The chicken dish was superb. I hope to return to get it again. Thoroughly enjoyable experience.
  37. k

    kissit

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    2.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 25 December 2021

    overall2food2service5ambience3
    Excellent service! The best. But, the whole buffet was picked over and sparse. And it wasn’t being replenished. So we basically ate leftovers. For $60 a person. But, we had very good service.
  38. RM

    RonM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great selection of brunch items. All very tasty. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Special thanks to the waiter who kept those mimosas coming!
  39. s

    seniorgourm

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 23 December 2021

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    Service was good. Atmosphere was ZERO! No mention of my BIRTHDAY celebration. FOOD was very mediocre. High prices for food. NO value for your dollar.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We We had a pleasant experience, the staff was friendly and professional, the view out the window of the riverfront was a great view, the restaurant had a great ambience and the chairs were very comfortable and the temperature of the restaurant was right on par for comfort. Also the food was excellent.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Allgauer's on the Riverfront offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (847) 664-7999.

Allgauer's on the Riverfront is rated 4.2 stars by 531 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 3 times today
Google Map for Allgauer's on the Riverfront

2855 Milwaukee Avenue, Northbrook, IL 60062

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Winkleman

  • Area

    Northbrook

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Unspecified

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Complimentary Parking.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining

  • Phone number

    (847) 664-7999

  • Private party facilities

    Allgauer's on the Riverfront is the perfect host for a private party in the Pond View Room. Allgauer's would be delighted to host your next wedding, bridal shower, retirement dinner, breakfast meeting or family gathering!

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator: (855) 408-3848

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