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“Everything is great except the live music”
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Jazz Cafe
Ranked #42 of 91 Restaurants in Wheeling
Cuisines: Russian
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Lincolnshire, Illinois
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Everything is great except the live music”
Reviewed 12 January 2014

Visited this place several times. Very traditional Russian food on the menu - tastes great, especially appetizers and soups. The place is small and very nicely decorated, and the service is excellent. And the prices are very reasonable!
We enjoyed almost everything. The "almost" and the 4 stars instead of 5 is because of the music. Their live music is terrible - or at least it was in September 2013 when we chose to have a party there. I understand that restaurant music has its specifics, but that's how I am judging it - comparing to other Russian restaurants in Chicago suburbs it IS terrible. Both musicians (the guy and the lady) were rude, the guy would take the money and then not do the requested song, and his singing attempts sounded really bad.
Anyway, I hope the owner does something about their live music. This place could really become something very special with better entertainment. In the mean time we'll go there once in a while for lunch when the music is not playing...

  • Visited September 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Home style”
Reviewed 22 November 2013 via mobile

Tasty russian food, nice variety look fresh but service old fashioned and slow, price okey and this very... important.Located in weeleng and plenty parking

  • Visited August 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good food and pleasant atmosphere”
Reviewed 23 September 2013

We visited Jazz Cafe on the weekend during the lunch time. It was not crowded and the service was great and quick. We've tried mushroom soup, Hungarian beef, and crepes with meat. Everything tasted great, quite home-made! The lunch menu was not extensive and had traditional Russian/ Ukrainian items: borsch, okroshka, pelmeni, vareniki, crepes. We will definitely visit again on the weekends with family and friends to listen to the live music!

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank O T
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