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Montarra

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1491 S Randall Rd, Algonquin, IL 60102 (County Line Rd)
+1 847-458-0505
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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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Algonquin, Illinois
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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.

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Thank ChicagoTide
Algonquin, Illinois
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Thank Tim368
barrington hills il
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fanatstic dining and an imaginative menu. Like dining in the city.Exceptional service and a beautiful venue

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Thank karin g
Algonquin, Illinois
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife visit Montarra probable 3 times a year. The service is always top rate and food freshly prepared daily. You will not find your typical chain restaurant food here. Pricey, yes but you get what you pay for.

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Thank Ken19542014
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent menu choices. Food prepared fresh. Great wine choices. Great value when u consider what sit down fast food is charging in vicinity!

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Thank kit49
Chicago, Illinois
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

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

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your review! We are so glad to read that you’ve consistently had great experiences and that you will continue to visit us. We look forward to your next visit! More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

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
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28 reviews
20 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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85 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 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 

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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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 21:00
Thursday
16:00 - 21:00
Friday
16:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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?