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Bennett-Curtis House

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302 W Taylor St, Grant Park, IL 60940-7178
+1 815-465-2288
Sun 13:00 - 19:00
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 20:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Homewood, IL
Level Contributor
11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thought it would be nice to do something different for Easter. Beautiful historic home that is in sad need of renovation. Very dirty. Carpets look like they haven't been cleaned just like the rest of the house in literally 100 years. Buffet was in dark back room served on mirrors and outdated displays. Everything seemed like it aS cooked days... More 

Thank NatureGirl3
Bourbonnais, Illinois
Level Contributor
14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 November 2016

What a waste of my holiday! Tiny portions of over priced cold food that was nothing more than cafeteria quality. The pumpkin and tomato soup tasted the same. Even the waitress could not tell the difference. Even the way over priced alcoholic drink I ordered was very weak.The service was slow. The waitress seemed like we were her first customers... More 

Thank rogrocco
Lowell, IN
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

The decor was okay but then again it is so dark in there you can't see well. The food was edible but not worth the price and tasted like it was store bought not prepared there. I would not waste my money again especially since it is more expensive than many nicer restaurants.

Thank Kids22
Manteno, IL
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

I love the idea of this place but it has been allowed to deteriorate so much it is shameful! For the cost of a wedding there, it should be a much nicer venue! Food was mediocre at best....no organization....no one seemed to know what was going on.....no one gave directions on where to sit at the outside ceremony which started... More 

Thank cheryld58
Dublin, Ireland
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 May 2016

We had a party of 6 for the Mother's Day Brunch. The house/restaurant is in need of updating and cleaning! The food was cold and looked like it was sitting in the pan for quite awhile. Took a plate to get the items that I thought looked good enough to eat and the plate was greasy and dirty underneath. Went... More 

Thank kjbfamily
new lenox, illinois
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Went here last night for their Haunted Mansion Mystery Dinner. Food was TERRIBLE! But their Halloween inspired drinks were Awesome, although expensive. Decorations were great, mystery show was good. Place is run down, and should be renovated. A new chef would help also. Pretty pricey for $60 a person, but we still managed to have a good time.

Thank deb3009
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

This place was on my bucket list to visit, and while I loved the house and grounds they are in bad shape. Paint needed everywhere, cleaning inside and out, general maintenance severely lacking. Food was pretty much frozen or packaged. Nothing outstanding at all and I really wanted it to be. I wish Someone would invest some money to make... More 

1 Thank Kathy H
Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2014

Wow, not sure where to begin. Had read the negative reviews and feedback from others but figured we would give it a try for the Halloween Mystery dinner. At $60/person the result was ALL TRICK/NO TREAT. Service was terrible. A good 15 minutes before we were even waited on for drinks, microwaved from frozen hor'dovres, a salad that was delivered... More 

2 Thank Jim U
NikiZ9, Manager at Bennett-Curtis House, responded to this review

First I would like to sincerely apologize, and tell you how sorry we are for the experience that you had. I appreciate your feedback and comments and hope that you will give us another chance. Our team understand how important good service and great product is to keeping great, loyal customers. I cannot take back the experience or disappointment, but... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2014 via mobile

This restaurant is a local staple. Hear people as far and wide wanting to come down to try it. My question is, why??? This place may have been something else back in the day but certainly not so today. The house is run down and just feels dirty. I know people who used to work as the staff and I... More 

3 Thank H M
NikiZ9, Manager at Bennett-Curtis House, responded to this review

First I would like to sincerely apologize, I appreciate your feedback and comments and hope that you will give us another chance. We have been continually making updates and improvements to the property and restaurant itself, and are currently working on a large update project- with the property being over 100 years old it is a continual project but we... More 

Bourbonnais, Illinois
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2013

I had my wedding there and they could not accommodate the people they said. They did not fulfill my requests after they said they would. It took over an hour to feed my guest. The wait staff was sloppy and not clean And unpleasant.They did not set out my table setting nicely. They were put out sloppy like they didn't... More 

2 Thank kurleeq

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2 of 5 bubbles
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$30
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
13:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 302 W Taylor St, Grant Park, IL 60940-7178
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Grant Park
  • Phone Number: +1 815-465-2288

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