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1491 S Randall Rd, Algonquin, IL 60102-5918 (County Line Rd)
+1 847-458-0505
16:00 - 21:00
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 16:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Mississauga, Canada
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353 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had a really nice meal here, the food was great and the service attentive. However we sat next to the waterfall that separates one of the dining areas from the bar. Those of us facing it felt dizzy at times and those who sat with their back to it said the noise of the motors was annoying. Next time we... More 

Thank DaveE45
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The atmosphere was nice. The wait staff was excellent. I ordered a pricey martini that was not very good, and I will drink almost anything. The food was above average but not amazing. For the price, I've had better.

Thank IGetAroundToo
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Holiday menu was pared down, but still had a number of offerings with a great variety. Food was excellent! Restaurant was crowded, but service was also excellent. Server was knowledgeable about the menu, was attentive but didn't hover. The decor is beautiful. We will definitely return.

Thank Becky S
Chicago, Illinois
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282 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located in a strip mall, but not a strip mall atmosphere inside. Wait staff pleasant. Pecan bacon wrapped scallops were good and scallops Not rubbery. Wedge salad and Citrus salad tasty and enough for two meals......boxed half for next day. Bouillabaisse Montarra delicous with deep flavor in the broth. Filet mignon prepared perfectly as ordered. Desserts were good.....not memorable tho.... More 

1 Thank IllinoisKate1
Huntley, Illinois
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The "Mixed Grille" aka Rack of Lamb, Filet Mignon, & Duck Confit is SPECTACULAR!!! I can't seem to ever order anything else. However, I can say with a clear conscience, that my husband and our friends have tried just about everything on the dinner menu, all with rave reviews! Our friends gladly drive from Wheaton, and Carol Stream to fine... More 

Thank dmaz101
Orlando, Florida
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

My fiancé and I went here for dinner. Bacon wrapped scallops were excellent, appetizer mussels were extremely tasty, flourless cake and creme brulee-- diet tomorrow. Service was attentive. A quiet place in a strip mall area on Randall Road. Highly recommend. Cute place that's a hidden gem. Check out the painting on the wall in the dining room😂

Thank illinipaul
Level Contributor
18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

This was a really good dinner. Not the usual restaurant for the area. I agree with the reviewer who likened this to a city experience. I had the monk fish which was very flavorful and my friend had the salmon and loved it. If you are like me and can't get enough chocolate, go for the flourless chocolate cake. Lovely.... More 

Thank Kathleen E W
Woodstock, Illinois
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

First and foremost, the food was excellent. The menu is varied; traditional items and some a little off-the-wall, which is great. See foods here you won't see most anywhere else. All excellently prepared. Service was a little slow and, sadly, the place was very loud. Terrible acoustics. Granted, Saturday night is probably the busiest, most crowded night of the week... More 

1 Thank tomparff
Algonquin, Illinois
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 February 2017

I've eaten here many times. Sometimes as a couple, other times with large group (10+) people. We have always had great food. Whether steak, seafood or other specialties, the food is fantastic.

Thank ChicagoTide
Chef Dave P, Owner at Montarra, responded to this review

Thanks so very much for your kind review! We strive to impress with great tasting food and friendly service, so we're delighted to hear you’ve had such pleasant visits with us. We look forward to serving you again soon! More 

Algonquin, Illinois
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is a unique place in Algonquin from its huge Chihuli Glass Chandelier in the entranceway to the very high class feel to the restaurant even though its just located in a simple little strip mall off of Randall Rd. Plate presentation is very much a part of the dining experience as the flavors and food quality.

Thank Tim368

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
American, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1491 S Randall Rd, Algonquin, IL 60102-5918
    (County Line Rd)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Algonquin
  • Phone Number: +1 847-458-0505

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?