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108 Barrington Commons Ct, Barrington, IL 60010-3202
17:30 - 01:00
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Tue - Thu 17:30 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 02:00
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Barrington, Illinois
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delicious food in a nice dining atmosphere. Amazing wait staff and bartender that remembers you and your favorites. The chef/owner always comes out to greet us. A few of the menu items stay the same, but some change seasonally. You can always get a fish, chicken, beef and pork entree, but how they are prepared changes seasonally. The gnocchi we... More 

Thank jnich2016
Evanston, Wyoming
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161 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

NEAR was a surprise. When we arrived we were told that it was national champagne day, so of course we had to enjoy some bubbly (which was not all that great). NEAR serves a lot of small plates so we shared a few. The shrimp and garlic was great, as were the mushroom pate and pastas. Those in our group... More 

1 Thank pureblueskies
Charlotte, North Carolina
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We had heard great things about this restaurant and were looking forward to a great fine dining experience. Unfortunately, this did not happen. "Near" is more of a local Italian restaurant with good food (not great) served family style. The presentation was lacking and reflected no care in plating. The restaurant dining room is frenetic and cold with table arranged... More 

1 Thank IBNGS
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

This will become one of my new go to places in the area. The portions are European sized, so not gigantic American sizes. This made it perfect for sharing and being able to taste more. There were three of us and ordered three starters, three pastas (gnocchi and bologense is a must), and one dessert. We all left really really... More 

Thank Kalin L
Palatine, Illinois
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108 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

I was interested in the diverse reactions people have had to this restaurant. Then I ate here and now I understand. If you are comfortable with a dessert menu that describes its offerings with words like "salt" and "balsamic," then this place is for you. If you just want, say, a piece of chocolate cake, go somewhere else. My husband... More 

3 Thank KarenfromChicago
Hoffman Estates, Illinois
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

This was our first experience at Near and it was very interesting. First when we arrived the place was almost empty (we made a reservation for 7pm on Saturday evening) but it filled up in a blink of an eye. Our server was very assisting .The good thing is that you can bring your own wine but be aware of... More 

Thank Marcinos79
Chicago, Illinois
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

So much fun and what a change of pace. We loved the unusual yet delicious food. Fried chick peas to ravioli. So different and flavorful. Amazing party in my mouth.

Thank inspectorforfun
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2015

My wife and I visited NEAR for the first time tonight and I could not wait to write a review! We sat in a very comfortable booth for 2.5 hours eating one of a kind appetizers, incredible filet and chicken entrees, and a lemon dessert that was beyond words. The service was top notch, and the chef himself came to... More 

2 Thank Ed K
Lake Zurich, Illinois, United States
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39 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015 via mobile

Please don't waste your time very small portions very expensive .The waitress took offense when we told her the food was a little salty . Drinks were very expensive. Was located in a very run down strip mall

Thank Gene B
Lake Zurich, Illinois
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

I have been here 3 times, once for a family celebration with 5 people, and twice with other groups of 3 & 4. I always seem to order the wrong item, shoe leather meat, salty entrees when I tasted others, etc. 3 strikes and I then write the negative review. We sat in the bar area once and that was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, International
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
17:30 - 01:00
17:30 - 01:00
17:30 - 01:00
17:30 - 02:00
17:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 108 Barrington Commons Ct, Barrington, IL 60010-3202
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Barrington
  • Phone Number: 847-382-1919

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