United States > Illinois > West Dundee
t0rin0 (965) Riverslime, California | December 25, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Visited October 2010
Really neat little town along the river. The brewery is right by the water and is an old probably historic building. Inside is all dark wood and looks kind of colonial and uncomfortable but wasnt bad.
Food was pretty good, even if a bit pricey. Beer was OK but there were a lot of things to pick from and they do bottle a few things by the looks of it.
Over all it’s a neat place and they’ll have something for you to try if you stop in.
kseecs16 (200) Naperville, Illinois | August 19, 2009| Updated June 1, 2010
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
This is a bit cozier and nicer place than the Downer’s Grove location with a similar lineup of 4-5 of their standards on tap and a couple of seasonal/special beers. They appear to have a cask, but nothing was on offer when I went in. Food is above average pub food. Emmett’s seems to have a good handle on brewing ambers and pales with nice hop profiles. Selection is the biggest negative.
Ughsmash (138) Pewaukee, Wisconsin | January 14, 2008
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Rating - June 2007. This place caught me off-guard a bit, as it had more of a nice restaurant feel than brewpub feel (which works too). The dining area is warm and welcoming with nice linens and very attentive service. They had 7 beers on tap, which appears to be a lot considering other ratings (and I’m guessing they don’t have 7 on now). The beers are quite solid once you get past the Light and the American Wheat. From recent ratings, I’d call ahead and check on the beer situation.
StewardofGondor (122) Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin | November 18, 2005
56 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Stopped in for their seasonal doppelbock. Have been to the Palatine location as well, and I liked the ambiance at that location more so than this. Only one beer tapped that’s not part of their regular line-up. Service was a bit slow. Doubt we’ll return to this one, but it’s worth a visit if you’re ever near West Dundee, for whatever reasons there may be.
SubstanceT (114) Saint Louis, Missouri | July 18, 2004| Updated August 12, 2005
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Yeah no kidding. this place is nice, the food is great and the servings are pretty large. The beer isnt all that bad as well. If you are in the area check it out, this place is an excellent place to go. However, it is just a bit pricy.
Zeswaft (113) Seattle, Washington | February 11, 2006
62 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Nice location and a great ambiance...classy place and quite big. Food selection is strange, more eclectic, but all of it is superb. Service was not good. Pizza was undercooked and waitress was not attentive despite the absence of anyone in the restaurant. On the plus side, the beer is quite fantastic. I had two pale ales, 2nd Street Pale ("similar to the other pale ale except it uses a different yeast strain so it’s more dry and more sweet"), and the Victory. Both were similar and quite citrusy. I like the ambiance of this once better than Palatine. Both are the best brewpubs out in the NW suburbs.
frankenkitty (94) Oak Lawn, Illinois | September 11, 2005
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
This Emmett’s is largish & upscale and much dressier (both in decor and clientelle) than the Downer’s Grove location. Bar patrons seemed like regulars that segregated themselves into cliques. Pints are inexpensive, but as JMerritt says, the rotation is slow. They only had 5 selections on tap and I had sampled three of them back in June in Downers. Not worth going out of your way for. I’d suggest the other location if you must try the beers as the town seemed more interesting as well.
gws57 (92) Saint Charles, Illinois | May 26, 2006
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Awesome ambience and a great "tour", which consisted of standing in their brewing room and trying both their beers and others from around the world in a chosen style. Awesome. Service is a tad flaky but who cares, their beer is totally amazing. GO.
DrnkMcDermott (87) Downers Grove, Illinois | April 10, 2006
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Very upscale looking: lots of banquet space, plaster and dark wood walls, etc. but local regulars at the bar help keep the pretensions down. Storefront windows help keep the bar area nice and bright. Has a solid lineup of regular beers, but usually nothing really "extreme." Give it points for having a serviceable light beer (the Munich Light) rather than a syrupy fruit beer. Guest taps currently have Hoegaarden and, um, Miller Lite. Nice looking nitro engine at the bar with an ornate ceramic handle.
redlem (74) Ohio | November 25, 2005| Updated August 25, 2006
56 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 11/20
This is a fairly new place, about 2 years old, according to my bro. Nice decor but seemed a little sterile, maybe the newness. Food price is varied but the quality is something I question ( burger overdone, onion rings cold and greasy, and the waitstaff forgot an advertised condiment). But this is mainly about the beer and the selection seemed varied and was tasty, of the 2 I tried. Overall this was a nice place but not something I would go out of my way for other than visiting relatives.
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