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“Great food, beautiful view”
Review of Borio's Restaurant

Borio's Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 63 Restaurants in Cicero
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$23
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Atop the hill on Oneida Lake. Great seafood, salads and variety of meals which include an awesome salad bar. Fabulous night life with outdoor and indoor bar. Party rooms for weddings, graduations, school functions and more. Tuesdays kids night

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Thank ellmoores
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Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Borios has a wonderful view of Oneida Lake. We had a great ti.e celebrating a birthday!! Food was tasty and the salad bar is always a bonus!!

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Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

This restaurant looked closed, but it was not. We had lunch, the food was good. They have music on sundays and thursdays. It was clean and bright inside. There was also an outdoor area to eat , and enjoy the beautiful view of Oneida Lake. The prices were reasonable. The staff was very friendly and efficient service was a plus

Thank MinnaR1
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

Stopped by around 5 pm on a Thursday. It was a nice afternoon so we figured we'd have to wait. We were handed a buzzer but never were told how long the wait was. We went to the bar and waited close to an hour, realizing folks who were at the bar before us hadn't been seated. We had two cocktails apiece and couldn't handle a third, so we left.

We decided to try on a Tuesday. We asked for outside seating and again we were handed the buzzer. This time I asked how long the wait was and was told 20 minutes. We headed to the outside bar to order drinks. On our way to the outside bar, we noticed that every other table on the porch was empty. We ordered our drinks and waited the 20 minutes. Again, there were folks there before us who were waiting to eat while the place is half empty! Again we left without eating!

It seems when you have a restaurant on the lake, summer would be your busy season and you would have available staff to handle your customers. There's not going to be a third try. Life is to short to wait for a table in a half empty establishment.

Thank Elaine S
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Martin B, Manager at Borio's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

We apologize that you had a disappointing visit to our establishment on more than one occasion. Please understand that everyone wants to sit on the patio during the summer. The weather is nice and the view is gorgeous. However the wait is often very long and if you are not comfortable waiting the amount of time it takes to be seated outside we do offer plenty of inside seating. A twenty minute wait is an estimated guess, it is not exact science. We cannot guarantee the amount of time it will take to turn over a table especially for the patio as people tend to linger. If the host believed it would be much longer than twenty minutes he or she would have told you 40 minutes plus.

We understand that you saw empty tables outside. This is true, there are a few tables on our lower patio which is for people who are either enjoying the outdoor bar or people who are waiting for a table on our upper patio. We also have larger tables on our upper patio that will seat larger parties. Our hosts are not allowed to sit parties of 2 at tables that are meant for parties of 6-8 people during dinner rush. Yesterday there was a wait for the patio, our turn over time was approximately 20-30 minutes. Our establishment is properly staffed. We do not serve on the lower patio during dinner hours. That is our policy. We will serve on our lower patio during lunch hours and we will be opening a new patio in the coming weeks that will offer more seating outside and in the sun.
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Borio’s Restaurant Management

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Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Always packed. Good food at good prices. Have a cocktail and relax .. food comes out somewhat slow .. remember I said 'they're always packed. You'll enjoy the views of the Oneida Lake southwest side.

Thank Brian S
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