With seating for over 1,000 and seven different rooms including a banquet hall, this hot new restaurant has plenty to keep all of your senses engaged. ... More
Alhambra Palace Restaurant
With seating for over 1,000 and seven different rooms including a banquet hall, this hot new restaurant has plenty to keep all of your senses engaged. For your taste buds: Chef Daniel Wright has prepared a menu featuring Moroccan cuisine with a French influence. For your nose: the tantalizing scents of Moroccan Spiced Lamb Tangine or Cumin Crusted Salmon. Your eyesbelly dancing shows every Friday and Saturday. Your earsJazz at Alhambra features local Chicago artists.
Unfortunately, there are restaurants that just take your money, this is one of them. The establishment needs some serious restructuring, the food is horrific, over cooked, dry... The drinks, well let say they lack substance. JUST SAVE YOUR MONEY!
I first visited Alhambra Palace to determine if it would be acceptable for a company event and welcoming to our international clientele with respect to atmosphere and food. Then, I returned with a office supplier vendor (Big Joe) to taste the food. Then, I returned a few days later with a large group. That being said, I sampled more than half of the items on the menu and every dessert. I found everything pleasing; but especially enjoyed the eggplant dish and the mango dessert. The service was outstanding and the artwork is amazing!
Wow, am I amazed at the absolutely HORRIBLE service here! I normally don't write bad reviews, but this one I really had to write!
One restauranteur I know told me this place was so beautiful, but that he couldn't go there, because it upset him at how poorly it was managed.
It looks like a museum inside with beautiful art and furnature inside. Someone paid a lot to decorate this place. Too bad they don't care about protecting their investment.
Waiters took forever to get anything for us. I thought they might have been understaffed, but my friend saw them playing handheld video games. We also saw them talking and joking around with each other. I was waiting for a second glass of wine for a very long time, and my friend was waiting for some more water. They couldn't bring anything on time, but when I went to the washroom, I saw them getting drinks for themselves.
I have been to over 250 restaurants in the Chicagoland area, and I am sorry, but this place will NEVER make it. It is a really pretty place, but a beautiful place without good service is low class.
Me and my boyfriend went to Alhambra On Valentine’s day.
I’ve made reservations a week before for 9:30PM. When we arrived we were waiting about 30 min to be seated which was fine with us since we grabbed a glass of wine and enjoyed the atmosphere…
We were seated at a table with a pretty good view to the stage and came right on time to catch the belly dancer show which was excellent.
45 minutes later - the belly dancer has finished her performance - we still haven’t been greeted !!! Good thing we still had the whine glasses from the bar which were done by then.
Still in an optimistic mood- we asked the busboy to find our server . Finally an hour later a server came to our table and took our pre-set 5 course meal order ($105 per person!!!)
As for the appetizers - The tinniest sampler of hummus and babaganush - were served w/o pita bread and were ridiculously small. We asked two different people (since our server was nowhere to be found) to get us some pita bread - without any success but by that time we were soooooooooooooo hungry that we just ate it without the pita.
The only thing that came out in a reasonable time to the table is our whine refills. Other then that it took FOREVER for ALL the courses to be served.
The food was ok but the service was awful!!! In fact it was so bad that we saw 2 different couples from the tables next to us just get up and leave!!!
When I asked for a hot tea towards the end of my entrée to be served with our dessert , again - 40 minutes later our server came back to me and said they are out of hot water and I’ll have to wait again…..
By the time we finished our desert and the only thing we wanted to do is get the hell out of there - my tea has arrived J
I’ve worked as a server in a restaurant not too long ago , and trust me… I KNOW how it is when its packed and everyone is running around like crazy trying to get everything out for their table, and I perfectly aware that on a busy night its absolutely impossible to get 100% good service sometimes not even 50% - which would be perfectly fine with me but 1%??? For a $225.00 bill??? That is just unheard of! I’ve always tipped 20% or more from the bill in every restaurant I went to- even if the service wasn’t that great , but this time I just couldn’t get my self to leave $50 tip for the most terrible service!!!
Our plan was to spend a wonderful romantic night in a fancy restaurant and maybe continue our night at the upstairs dance floor or a different club , but at 12:30 when we finally finished dinner - the only thing we wanted to do is forget about that night and the $250 we threw away in Alhambra - the Moroccan palace….
Absolutely wonderful!!!! My fiance took me to this place because I really wanted to experience it. I discovered it by accident one day, while downtown with my daughter. She came with us last night, and we finally got to eat there and it was wonderful!! Friday and Saturday are the live belly dancers, so we attended on a saturday. I was suprised that even my 11 year old daughter enjoyed it and she was welcomed in (even at 9pm)!! I even got to dance with the belly dancer!! Totally cool! The food is oustanding, and the ambiance was excellent. I give it 5 stars!!
Alhambra Palace makes me feel like I am Prince Jasmine in the Aladdin fairy tales. It is just dreamy. I often have a quiet lunch watching the arabic music videos. I don't know what they are saying but the guys are hot.
This was a fun and unique experience. If you are looking for something new, different, with some culture this is it. Mediterranean /Middle Eastern flare from the decor, to the servers to the meals and entertainment. Live Belly Dancers, Hooka flavored Pipes/Bongs (And I dont' Smoke) that added an Exotic vibe and new flavor to the place. Morrocan / Arab Music and dance floor (Yes we did our little so called Dance), Three different areas to Dine, a Lavish Bar and Balconies overlooking the entire place. Not for those who don't like to experiment. YES for those who want to feel like they are some place else.
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