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“Great steak in the suburbs” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mr Benny's Restaurant - CLOSED

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Mr Benny's Restaurant
Cuisines: American
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Chicago
Level Contributor
57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Great steak in the suburbs”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2013

this was our second time here. Your first stop is at the bar where Larry ? makes the best martini's south of Madison street.The steaks are as good as any downtown. Service was attentive and prompt. Not cheap but well worth it.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
4 Thank jjhuckleberry
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
90 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Bring a fat wallet”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2013

Went to Mr. Benny's to listen to our friend Jim Bulanda sing - it was his debut performance. The staff is very friendly. We were in the main dining room, but there is additional booth seating inside the bar area, and also a separate room for private events. Top-shelf liquor available.
The only downside is the high prices, and the only reason we will not return. :(

  • Visited November 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
1 Thank SmokieBr
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university park
Level Contributor
24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Been Eating Here For Over 30 Years”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2013

First time I ate here was when they were in a little building off Western Ave. You had to know where you were going to find it. I was awe-struck with the friendly staff and the exceptional quality of the food. Decades later this remains my Italian Restaurant of choice in Chicagoland for dinner. They have been in the Cicero Ave location for decades now. The food is still just excellent and I mean this applies to everything on the menu regardless of the night you are there. Benny had obviously schooled his children on how to maintain the excellence that pervades this classic Italian family restaurant. Several years ago, we rented the upstairs banquet room for a special family occasion.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
4 Thank greg s
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Lansing, Illinois
Level Contributor
281 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 317 helpful votes
“Not What I Expected”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2013

Poor quality and overpriced! Had the rack of lamb, fatty, hardly any meat and it had to be grilled on a dirty grill. Also had shrimp de jonghe got 4 shrimp and all kinds of bread crumbs. The thousand island salad dressing seemed like a doctored-up French. The best thing about this experience was the ambiance.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
3 Thank unknowndiner
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mrbennyssteakhouse, General Manager at Mr Benny's Restaurant, responded to this review, 30 August 2013
Hello ....iam writing about your experience at our restaurant...thanks for your feedback....my name is larry leonardo....i operate the location you visited...we take these comments very seriously and truly want our customers happy.....rest assured our grill is not dirty but charcoal briquettes i will look into your complaint about our dressing and ....i am at the location most nights and meet most of your customers when i can....if you would like to contact me via email my address is mrbennyssteakhouse@gmail.com...thank you and please give us another chance...thanks
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Port Charlotte, Florida
Level Contributor
322 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
“Great food and wonderful ambience!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2013

After traveling all day my husband and I were looking for a good meal and a quiet place to relax. Just around the corner from the Hampton Inn (not too far off I 57) we found Mr. Benny's in Matteson. Wait staff were friendly, cold cocktails and warm fresh rolls helped us unwind. We ordered the special Halibut and Lamb dishes. Both were prepared well, fresh ingredients, good size portions. With Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and Dean Martin playing in the background, we savored our meal. Low lights, great service, wonderful food.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
3 Thank Karen W
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