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Benjamin Tapas - CLOSED

1849 2nd St, Highland Park, IL 60035-3113
+1 847-748-8737
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average0%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
30 Jun 2014
19 Jul 2013
“Now known as Benjamin Tappas”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Spanish, Mediterranean, Contemporary
$$ - $$$
1849 2nd St, Highland Park, IL 60035-3113
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

My friend and I tried the new tapas menu before Ravinia one evening. We enjoyed our food very much but the restaurant has since closed. It's a shame.

Thank Cglicken
Reviewed 19 July 2013

This establishment recently re opened as a Tappas dining experience. We are happy to report they have pulled it off very successfully! We sampled 4 dishes from Tiger Shrimp to Mushrooms all with delightful sauces. The service was very attentive and we are telling our...More

1  Thank Robert T
Reviewed 6 July 2013

In Spain, tapas are often bar food, light snacks or appetizers that tide patrons over before the lunch break -- 2:00-to-4:00 p.m. or between the end of the work day and dinner which can be between 9:00 and 11:00 p.m. or even midnight. I've been...More

1  Thank federico48
Reviewed 20 January 2013

I have lived in highland park for 8 years and was looking forward to trying this restaurant for a meeting with 7 other close friends. When we first stepped in I really enjoyed the contemporary look and indoor decor. The evening went quickly down hill...More

7  Thank zdream67
Reviewed 8 December 2012

My visit to Benjamin Restaurant today to celebrate a friend's birthday was magnificent. We had wonderful food and great service from Tony, our server--all adding to this memorable day. The restaurant changes the menu seasonally, so there are always surprises on the menu along with...More

Thank roseyswan
Reviewed 2 December 2012

We came here after a movie..reservations were honored -- plenty of empty tables at 8 pm Friday night -- and we chose to sit upstairs. The two-level dining room is not crowded, but it does make the most use of its space for tables, a...More

Thank 2jbsdad
Reviewed 11 October 2012

Enjoyed dining here because it was fresh, clean and the service was excellent.The food was prepare and the presentation was very very good,. I had the halibut and everyone else in my party had the scallops My halibut was about 2/3 of an inch thick...More

Thank emery2e
Reviewed 8 September 2012

We made reservations at this restaurant last night because we were looking for a nice restaurant in Highland Park to go to before before we attended a concert at Ravinia. I read some on line reviews at both trip advisor and yelp. It sounded interesting...More

Thank Missbiggun
Reviewed 26 July 2012

We went for an after theater dinner with some friends, the place is noisy but not intolerable. Service is both friendly and knowledgeable. The food is complex, almost to the point of fussy, but is well prepared and with good combinations. I had the steak...More

Thank Bookslut
Reviewed 17 July 2012

Although Benjamin's has been open about a year already this was our first visit. It has a very nice comfortable ambience. The music was little loud when we first walked in, but when asked the staff turned the music down. By the time we left...More

Thank DennisG-Owner
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Spanish, Mediterranean, Contemporary
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1849 2nd St, Highland Park, IL 60035-3113 (Formerly Benjamin Restaurant)
    (Central and Second)
  • Public Transportation: Metra Union Pacific North Line. Highland Park stop is a 2 minute walk.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Highland Park
  • Phone Number: +1 847-748-8737
  • E-mail
We support many local distributors by obtaining products from local farms, artisans and boutique food growers. We will do everything on our part to stay as “green” and all natural as possible. Our focus is to provide top quality food and beverage within an elegant yet comfortable dining atmosphere at a an affordable price. You may also enjoy the celebrated cuisine of Benjamin Restaurant in the comfort of your own home with our full service catering. Choose from a selection of delicious offerings on our menu or allow us to create a customized bill of fare exclusively for your event.
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