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Abigail's American Bistro

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493 Roger Williams Ave, Highland Park, IL 60035-4704
+1 847-780-4862
05:00 - 09:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been dining at Abigail's since they opened. The staff is still outstanding and really are attentive as ever. The food is still the best on the Northshore and the chef continues to change up the menu a few items per season and keeps favorites on the menu. We frequent Abigail's at least twice a month and a must... More 

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Chicago, IL
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good neighborhood spot with a varied menu, good service, but the noise level is too much for me. This is a small space and our table barely had enough room for two plates. The waitstaff was excellent and the food quite good. I would love to return, but the noise was overwhelming and I had difficulty communicating with my lunch... More 

Thank turtlenut
Abigails B, Manager at Abigail's American Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, it is very important for us to understand our guest's experience. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your food and service. We have installed sound absorbing materials on the ceiling, under tables, and chairs. Lunch is a busy time and many celebrate special events with us, creating a very lively atmosphere. We have a... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I hate to write a review of my favorite local restaurant because it's already too busy to get a table most nights, and they don't take reservations after 6. Please, stay home, and don't visit to have the best burger on the north shore, or the best Asian food in the midwest, or the best fish in Illinois, or the... More 

Thank babs27911
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We have been going to Abigail's from the time it opened and unlike most restaurants, the quality never flags. The cuisine is American eclectic with small starters, slightly larger offerings, and full entrees. Open for lunch and dinner, with a small window (5:00 to 6:00) during which a reservation could be made. After 6:00, a waiting list is used. The... More 

Thank Steve R
Pinckney, Michigan
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290 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Be sure to make a reservation in the first hour if you don't want to wait. We arrived early and got the last open table. Service was prompt and friendly. Food is outstanding. Everything is made fresh. Perfect date night.

Thank DrSandyD
Nelson, New Zealand
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54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Every time I eat at Abigail's I have a delicious meal. Love going there to meet girlfriends for lunch or dinner with my husband. The service is always excellent. They have so many interesting and creative dishes. Always an excellent meal!!!

Thank Lynn R
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Have been a number of times for lunch and dinner. Have always enjoyed our meals, especially the salads at lunch and the burgers at night. Good service. Wish we could make dinner reservations.

Thank dmgmd
Deerfield, Illinois
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67 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

I enjoyed a delicious lunch at Abigail's. Great food, great service, and lovely setting. We all enjoyed different salads.

Thank Kim N
Prior Lake, Minnesota
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54 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Our group of 3 ended up eating 5 small plates, 3 entrees, and a dessert. The quality was unbelievable for the price and the service was very good. Yes some would call it loud but I would call it lively. A must return.

Thank Jeff B
New York
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

This is a neighborhood restaurant that has great food. The service is good, but it's too noisy. I would recommend it for a special lunch

Thank georgannh2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
05:00 - 09:00
05:00 - 09:00
05:00 - 09:00
05:00 - 10:00
05:00 - 10:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 493 Roger Williams Ave, Highland Park, IL 60035-4704
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Highland Park
  • Phone Number: +1 847-780-4862

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