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1491 S Randall Rd, Algonquin, IL 60102 (County Line Rd)
+1 847-458-0505
16:00 - 22:00
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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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Chicago, Illinois
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have never had a bad meal here. We appreciate the Chef's attention to detail, presentation and gastronomy. You can choose from a nice selection of aps, salads, soups, specials and entrees that cover all taste preferences. We will continue to visit Montarra's

2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We don't get out much, but this is our favorite and we try to get there once or twice a year for occasions. Great food, service is very good. Only nitpick - the size of a glass of wine, seems a little less than you will get at other places - and if we're paying $15 or $20 for a... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Went there for a special Anniversary dinner. I go by the axiom that "in a steak place order steak". I had the rib steak medium rare and my wife ordered the filet. Good things, the filet was perfect. Not so good things, the rib steak was fatty and parts were very chewy. Also the small plate we ordered as a... More 

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wenatchee, wa
Level Contributor
26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Really nice meal and experience here. Or waitress, Erin, was great from the start. We couldn't decide on wine so she brought us the tastings of wines based on what we were looking for, which I loved. Not sure why more places do not offer that? Great menu made it hard to choose and Erin was a great help they... More 

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Austin, Texas
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84 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

I was driving from Madison, WI to Chicago with some friends and we were hungry for dinner. We figured we would stop before we got into Chicago because by the time we got to our hotel, settled, and out for dinner it would be too late. We searched the Internet and found this place that showed great reviews just off... More 

1 Thank daviddf3
Chef Dave P, Owner at Montarra, responded to this review

David, thank you so much for your kind compliments! We are delighted to hear that you gave us a shot after reading previous reviews. You made a good choice ordering the crab leg carbonara and we are pleased to hear your friends enjoyed their scallops. We hope you’ll stop through again! More 

Bradenton Beach, Florida
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Service, atmosphere, cleanliness and food were superior. I have travelled extensively in US and Europe and this restaurant is fantastic. The staff can recommend good food and wine choices. The wait time between courses is timed perfectly. The desserts are great. This is the second time I have eaten here. I would highly recommend it.

1 Thank NoraLee341
Chef Dave P, Owner at Montarra, responded to this review

Nora, thank you so very much for taking the time to share you review with us! We are delighted to hear that you came back for a second visit and that you had a fantastic experience. We look forward to serving you again! More 

Elgin, Illinois
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73 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This was our third visit to Montarra Grill and it was as good as remembered. With friendly and knowledgeable staff, lovely table settings and a chef-driven menu, perhaps the best restaurant in the area. We waited at the bar for our reservation long enough to have cocktails. When seated, our server, Kate B. was perfect. She walked us through the... More 

1 Thank farnal
Fernandina Beach, Florida
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59 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The food was excellent. The service was excellent. The noise level was overwhelming. We arrived early and could hear each other just fine but when the restaurant filled to capacity it was a different story. It was impossible to hear each other without shouting. There needs to be some sound proofing on the ceiling to help dampen the background noise.

1 Thank jbm860
Chicago, Illinois
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109 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

This is the 2nd time we've visited Montarra and again it fails to disappoint. The food, service, atmosphere are all top notch. Yes it can be a little pricey, but the quality makes it good value. We have enjoyed the fish, steak & seafood during our visits and every plate was licked clean. The restaurant itself can be a bit... More 

1 Thank PaulT60606
Chef Dave P, Owner at Montarra, responded to this review

Paul, thank you for your kind words! We’re delighted to hear that you’ve enjoyed a variety of our menu items. We hope you’ll join us again for a third visit! More 

Arlington Heights, Illinois
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

This was our 3rd time at Montarra and again did not disappoint. The food was wonderful and the service was so attentive. The bacon wrapped dates are so good they could be dessert. I had the tuna and Scottish salmon for dinner and both were done to perfection. Do not miss the toffee pudding it just melted in my mouth.... More 

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

Thanks for taking the time to share your compliments with us! We strive to impress with our delicious food and attentive service, so we’re pleased to hear that we delivered on both fronts. We hope you’ll join us again soon! More 

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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
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, 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
    (County Line Rd)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Algonquin
  • Phone Number: +1 847-458-0505

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?