The Black Bear Bistro

107 S Main St, Algonquin IL 60102

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The Black Bear Bistro in Algonquin IL is a modern American restaurant serving classic and inventive dishes with a focus on locally-sourced ingredients and wild game. Vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options always available.

Reservations


  Business Info

  • Address: 107 S Main St, Algonquin IL 60102
  • Cross Street: Algonquin Rd. and Main ST
  • Location:
  • Location:
  • Cuisine: New American |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Upscale Casual
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Dinner |
  • Parking: Street | Public Lot |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Discover | Diners Club | JCB | UnionPay | Cash | Apple Pay | Android Pay | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: 15.00 |
  • Phone: (224) 678-9449
  • Features: Catering Services, Organic Ingredients, Private Room, Takeout Available, Wheelchair Access, Healthy Options, Farm-to-table,
  • Occasion: Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Date Night,

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  Business Hours

Reservations Available

Monday
Outdoor Dining | Closed
Tuesday
Outdoor Dining | Closed
Wednesday
Interior Dining | Dinner 4 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.  
Outdoor Dining | Dinner 4 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.  
Thursday
Interior Dining | Dinner 4 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.  
Outdoor Dining | Dinner 4 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.  
Friday
Interior Dining | Dinner 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.  
Outdoor Dining | Dinner 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.  
Saturday
Interior Dining | Dinner 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.  
Outdoor Dining | Dinner 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.  
Sunday
Outdoor Dining | Dinner 4 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.  

Customer Reviews & Ratings

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 15, 2020
Steve C.

What’s a awesome place. Food was amazing. Go there


Overall: 10/10
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Oct 11, 2020
Jen S.

Wonderful delicious dinner! Staff was friendly and helpful! We will be back for sure!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Oct 08, 2020
April W.

Chef Santiago delivered another delicous meal. Seasonal veggies, seasoned perfectly.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Oct 04, 2020
Robert S.

Great Place! Second time there. 1 time outside , 1 time inside both were great and the food is amazing.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Oct 03, 2020
Heidi P.

We love this place!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 20, 2020
Kim R.

This was the best food we have had in McHenry County! It was original, fresh, well-balanced in flavors and had amazing presentation. The service was so friendly and attentive. We will definitely be back and tell others about this hidden gem!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Sep 03, 2020
Bob L.

Food was delicious. Service excellent. The outside dining made our experience even better. We will be back.


Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 27, 2020
Donald R.

Always an exqusite meal provided with family-like love and care.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 23, 2020
Maggie S.

The food at Black Bear Bistro was exceptional and the staff was warm and inviting. I will definitely be back! What a find!!


Overall: 10/10
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Service: 10/10
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Aug 20, 2020
Todd L.

This is the second time we have eaten here in the last 3 months. The food has always been good. The wait staff is very professional and has your safety always in mind.


Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 16, 2020
Michael L.

We went to Black Bear Bistro for our anniversary. Everything was so wonderful! The entire staff took such good care of us! The food presentation was so beautiful and the was absolutely delicious. Everything exceeded our expectations. We are looking forward to our next visit!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 09, 2020
Jason F.

Place was great. Chef and owners wife came out and spoke with us. Great food. Calamari was unreal


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 04, 2020
JP C.

An absolutely brilliant experience - the food was excellent and the wine was magnificent. We had the Saute'd Sea Scallops - delicious! Yellowfin Tuna tartare - my favourite, Filet Mignon - so tender melted in your mouth, with a sauce was to die for, and I couldn't resist having the Jambalaya - the only restaurant where I would order this meal! Wine was 'Lang & Reed' Cab Franc (2015), beautifully smooth tanins and a long finish. And of course we completed this meal sharing a bread pudding, I just could not fit my all time favourite "Jack Daniel's pie", next time! The atmosphere is so very friendly, with an excellent service by our waitress Val. We met the owners. Chef Santiago and his wonderful wife Estella. Looking forward to our next visit.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 04, 2020
Steve G.

Food was AMAZING, service was wonderful. LOVE the new outside seating.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 02, 2020
Stephanie L.

Excellent service. With the new norm, it’s easy to fall into a day to day routine, so this was a nice treat. The food was unique and very flavorful. I recommend the Texas Quail.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Jul 27, 2020
Keith C.

This place was fantastic and my wife and I are so happy that they're in downtown Algonquin!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
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Jul 13, 2020
Jen B.

The food and service is always amazing here. They have wonderful vegan and vegetarian options as well.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 05, 2020
Douglas C.

The food was excellent as usual as well as the service. Very friendly waitress and sitting outside was fine


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 02, 2020
Daniel N.

They brought bread and butter out. Then later they brought the food out. Had to ask for forks, knives, and napkins. Seemed that would have been nice to have with bread and butter. Food was really good and service was friendly.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jun 26, 2020
Christie J.

Amazing food and service!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 22, 2020
Susanne M.

We had a great experience dining outside at The Black Bear Bistro - amazing and creative food paired with marvelous service and friendly hospitality!!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 5/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 14, 2020
Joanne S.

Only reason ambiance is rated lower was because only outdoor seating only. It rained we saw a double rainbow! Owners are very friendly and want to make sure you are satisfied.


Overall: 10/10
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Jun 08, 2020
Julie M.

The food was excellent and the owners are extremely kind and gracious. We will definitely be back!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jun 07, 2020
Melissa R.

Excellent food and friendly service!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 03, 2020
REMY C.

I love going to the Black Bear Bistro. They always go all out for their customers.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 9/10
Sep 28, 2020
Kaelen L.

The food and service was very good. Staff was extremely attentive and friendly. Bringing food/drink was slow at times but our server was very nice acknowledged that they were a little backed up. Would recommend.


Overall: 9/10
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Aug 24, 2020
Dave S.

Loved the food the people, the ambiance. Our only issue was that it was a very warm day and the air conditioning indoors didn't reach into the front window area where my wife wanted to sit (despite my pointing out the sunshine). She ended up moving one seat away from the window at the 4-seat table, but that was after she had gotten too hot and was unable to finish her meal. I, however, enjoyed all of it anyways (it was fantastic!) We will return but will choose our seating a bit more carefully. Some direction of the A/C towards the front window area or perhaps a small fan to cause air movement would be a help on very hot sunny days.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 23, 2020
Randy F.

Food was excellent but the cocktails were on the week side. Plan on going back but will probably order a bottle of wine.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 05, 2020
earl C.

Over all it was an enjoyable evening. Would have appreciated knowing my salmon was sockeye salmon and Would not have ordered. It was tough. Highlight of evening the appetizer was the Calimare Fried We would go again and site outside and eat more calimare. We will go again and mention it to friends


Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 18, 2020
Crystal T.

Great restaurant! Some potted plants along the gravel parking lot would go a long way for ambiance. Otherwise we loved everything and will be back again.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 25, 2020
Russ P.

You let two maskless women into your small inside space and let them stay. Sorry, rules are rules, may not come back.