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Ambrosia Euro American Ptssre

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710 Northwest Hwy, Barrington, IL 60010
+1 847-304-8278
07:00 - 02:00
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Sun 07:00 - 02:00
Tue 07:00 - 16:00
Wed - Fri 07:00 - 18:00
Sat 07:00 - 16:00
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West Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This specialty pastry cafe remained unknown to me for so long- but for a kind neighbor's treat! The pastries are spectacular - sort of european style but never heavy or stodgy ; layers of delectable mooses/light airy buttercream/artistically patterned designs that taste fantastic, and not so sweet either - but just right! There are a few tables to dine in... More 

Thank wenfamily
New York City, New York
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69 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

OMG. Decisions, decisions! Sweet or savory? Love those mini-paste ties cuz you can buy more than one in more than one flavor! What can I say? I'm a Gemini! So I ordered chocolate covered strawberries, lemon cream pie, flan, and a chocolate croissant. It's 11 hours since I've been to Ambrosia and I've had some of everything except the strawberries.... More 

Thank Squirrelhound
Mundelein, Illinois
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111 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2016

When I am in the Barrington area this is a must stop place.It is a true gourmet Bakery and Fine Pastry shop. When you order coffee they ask you if want cream. It is real cream made at their shop. The aroma of the baking is heavenly.

Thank StanKIL
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896 reviews
640 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 331 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2016

I don't know if J.P. Morgan actually said "If you have to ask the price, you can't afford it," but here he'd say, "If you have to ask the price, you're at Ambrosia." No prices are posted. That's right -- no prices listed anywhere. I give them 6 stars for artistry alone. Their creations are truly stunning! But I also... More 

2 Thank illinois travelere
kildeer, IL
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58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2016

Went here for coffee and a pastry. Had a peach croissaint and it was perfect! Not too sweet and light. It is a nice, quiet coffee shop.

1 Thank runandgolf
Barrington, Illinois
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2015

All I can say is that we are lucky to have a place like this is Barrington! Cakes and pastries are exceptional. The macaroons are heavenly. I've been going here for years , and have never been disappointed.

1 Thank jsb87
Rockford, Illinois
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83 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2015 via mobile

I have had the pleasure of tasting many things from here, and each treat was exquisite. Creme brûlée- rich, with a lusty finish. Petit fours- works of art that are light and smooth and delightful. Raspberry/apricot tart- stunning to the eye and the palate. Key lime tarts- fresh,true, inspired. The list goes on and on. Biggest caveat is the cost:... More 

1 Thank ladymacdeth
Vernon Hills, Illinois
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2015

Love this place! It's been a while since we revisited. It's a bit of a hike and requires some planning. But it is worth it! The pastries, cakes and cookies are delicious! Hard to resist. It's tempting to try them all! Cakes can be preordered or choosen from the display. The staff is so friendly and knowledgeable. Not only is... More 

Thank rgTrekking
Chicago, IL
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2014

I've been pining to return here after my first and only memorable experience a few months ago. Enjoyed a memorable croissant that rivals any I've ever had--including my favorite, the Holy Grail of all croissants which I savored, and is forever etched in my mind, back in 2000 in Geneva, Switzerland. To say I've been looking for the best croissant... More 

1 Thank stefanofranco
Barrington, Illinois
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102 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2014

The pastries and cakes from this place are fantastic, melt-in-your-mouth delicious. Especially was please with the cakes I've had made here for showers, bdays, etc. Their Flour-less chocolate was the best cake we ever had.

Thank ROIofLife

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Open Hours
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 710 Northwest Hwy, Barrington, IL 60010
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Barrington
  • Phone Number: +1 847-304-8278

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