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Abigail's American Bistro

493 Roger Williams Ave, Highland Park, IL 60035-4704
+1 847-780-4862
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
493 Roger Williams Ave, Highland Park, IL 60035-4704
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful restaurant. Absolutely great food and service. There is an amazing range of choices on an ever changing menu. A required reservation only between 5:00 PM and 6:00 PM is a bit odd but you'll never get in otherwise.

Thank Gary m
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is not even close, this is the best restaurant in the North Shore. Great food, great service, great drinks.

Thank Jurgen P
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

....with BIG flavors! From start to finish our evening at Abigail's was lovely. We did book a reservation as suggested by others on TripAdvisor. We arrived at 5:30 and the placed was packed by 6. After 6 there was a wait to get a table....More

Thank treetopstexas
Abigails B, General Manager at Abigail's American Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Thank you for your feedback. Hope you also enjoyed the show at Ravinia Park!!

Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

After 5 they don't take reservations so you have to put your name on the list. We were told it would be no more than an hour on Friday night. After waiting 1 hour and 15 minutes we finally got seated. We were super bugged...More

Reviewed 31 July 2017

This was our first dinner at Abigail's. We'd been scared off by the No Reservations policy in the past. Our wait was shorter than quoted, and the cocktails were terrific. Our group sampled and shared much of the menu and everything was delicious. The cauliflower...More

Thank thegoofrules
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Abigail's never disappoints. Prepare to wait on busy nights because it's always packed, and for good reason- the food. Family owned restaurant. Check out their glowing review on the show Check, Please!

Thank doctorlester
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

I realized that I have not posted a review on trip advisor for Abigail's. I posted a review months ago on the Check Please site. I saw that Abigail's was reviewed on the show with another person as the presenter. I must admit that I...More

1  Thank Steve R
Abigails B, General Manager at Abigail's American Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts and heartfelt support! We look forward to the next time you visit with us.

Reviewed 2 July 2017

My wife and I celebrated our wedding anniversary here for dinner. She ordered a whole roasted branzino, a Mediterranean fish. I wanted their half roast chicken (shown on their web site with a disclaimer), but learned on-site that it wasn't on the menu that night....More

Thank GerfnitAuthor
Reviewed 23 June 2017

We were in town for a doctor's appointment and found this gem! Everything we had was awesome (The cheddar biscuits, rice bowl, flash fried brussel sprouts and polenta fries!) and the service was outstanding. Everyone was over the top cordial...always addressing you with smiles and...More

Thank Mom2BAH
Abigails B, General Manager at Abigail's American Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2017

Thank you, we will look forward to your return!

Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

I have been to Abigail's twice in past 2 weeks. Menu is creative and diverse and service was outstanding. Only take reservations from 5-6pm so you must eat early or be prepared for a long wait

Thank HarryLeon
Abigails B, General Manager at Abigail's American Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2017

Thank you for your wonderful feedback!! We look forward to your next visit.

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Response from Alan F | Reviewed this property |
there's are always fish options.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
05:00 - 09:00
05:00 - 09:00
05:00 - 09:00
05:00 - 10:00
05:00 - 10:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 493 Roger Williams Ave, Highland Park, IL 60035-4704
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Highland Park
  • Phone Number: +1 847-780-4862
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We strive to be an unpretentious neighborhood restaurant with profes-sional services, a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere, offering an affordable regional menu with honest and simple preparations.

The decor evokes the character of its neighborhood. The soothing earth tones with splashes of color and creative organic finishes, wooden bistro chairs, long banquettes, and joint tables; all lend themselves to a vibrant social atmosphere.

Informed and professional yet warm and relaxed...there is a sincere effort at Abigail's to educate our staff on all aspects of food and beverage culture. The staff at Abigail's goes to great lengths to make everyone feel at home, and well taken care of.

Our philosophy was born from the love of pure flavor. Using ingredients at their best, capturing the essence of the season will be Abigail's mantra. Abigail's goes to great lengths to procure the best products and prepare them with respect, creating menu items with simple appeal and elevated technique.
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