When you think of Weber Grill, you likely think of barbecuing with your family in your backyard during the warm summer months. Weber Grill is a household name and comes with a certain feeling of nostalgia. Did you know that Weber Grill is a 60-year-old suburban based company that has a handful of casual dining restaurants as well? Their flagship Weber Grill restaurant happens to be right in their own backyard, off The Magnificent Mile in Chicago. There are also locations in Lombard, IL, Schaumburg, IL, St. Louis, MO and Indianapolis, IN.
My husband and I were recently invited for dinner at the Weber Grill restaurant in Chicago and we had a very nice experience. We were originally under the impression that we were going to try their $5 Memorial Day burger special and that I would be enjoying their house-made veggie burger, but when we arrived our hostess advised us that we could order anything we wanted off the menu – SCORE!
I choose to eat mainly plant-based, but I have a 10% pescatarian buffer for when I am out. So I opted for some wine, the lemon and garlic shrimp appetizer, the romaine wedge salad and the sea bass with asparagus and a baked potato – yes I enjoy eating! The shrimp was incredible – the only problem was that there was not enough! There were just 4 small shrimps and we ate them up rather quick. The sea bass was flaky and buttery and everything that a sea bass should be when prepared on a Weber Grill.
The menu is lengthy and naturally is meat-centric, but I was pleasantly surprised to find a variety of dairy-free options along with hearty vegetation and pescatarian options as well. Weber Grill restaurant is a great spot to go with a group composed of eclectic diets. Though I didn’t try the house-made black bean veggie burger during this trip, I am looking forward to enjoying it in the future – while dining on their three season outdoor patio!
Pros: Good for groups, nice patio, good wine by the glass list, good local beer selection, great grilled foods on their very own Weber Grills
Cons: Slightly pricey – the sea bass was $40 and was rather small, the shrimp was memorable, but was $9.50, hard to park at the Chicago location, but you can valet for $14
Would I go back? Yes, with my family that eats rather conventional and are meat eaters.