Located South of 159th on LaGrange Road in Orland Park, Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery has become the destination for award winning, handcrafted ... More
Rock Bottom Brewery - Orland Park
Located South of 159th on LaGrange Road in Orland Park, Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery has become the destination for award winning, handcrafted beers, quality American cuisine and friendly energetic service. Rock Bottom is the perfect place if you are looking to watch the big game in our large bar area, have dinner with friends in our dining room or enjoy a beautiful evening on one of our two patios.
The waitress never bothered to ask if we wanted soup, salad or an apetizer. No water was brought out until after the meal was almost gone. My steak was supposed to be medium well, but wasn't cooked all the way through. Way to undercooked on the inside.
I brought it home and recooked it the next day.
Just went there last night with my wife. we ordered our beers and my wife notice that they were not as cold as they should be. I told our waiter and he took them away and shortly returned with the same glasses, he said they're as cold as they can get. that wasn't true it seemed like the beers were poured into hot glasses. what ever. i had a sandwich and fries witch was good, my wife's dinner included rice that she didn't eat because it wasn't cooked right, it was still hard. i might go back, but i will expect a better experience.
The food was pretty good, but I just couldn't get into their beers. My boyfriend and I can both appreciate a well-crafted microbrew, and we're notorious for traveling rather long distances if we hear of a place that's known for good beer. We've heard good things about Rock Bottom, so we were both highly anticipating a visit here. I ordered the beer flight to get a feel of their beer lineup. In it was their Line Drive Light, Seasonal Wheat, Eric the Red, Powerhouse Pale Ale, Lumpy Dog Brown Ale and Schwartzhacker. I don't know if their beers were always weak, or they've altered their recipes due to the hop and barley crisis, but the first 3 beers I just listed were weak and watery. Their Powerhouse Pale Ale, one of their hoppier selections, was the one of the few beers there with any real flavor (touting some nice floral and citrusy notes from the hops in it). Lumpy Dog Brown Ale and Schwartzhacker were ok; I've had better. As a brewery alone, I'd rate them 2 stars.
While their beer was marginal, at best, their food was good. As a restaurant alone, I'd rate them 4 stars. I had the Crab Cake Dinner and my boyfriend had the Ribs. The portions were generous and the flavors were wonderful. For dessert, I had the Chocolate Stout Creme Brulee, which was the best creme brulee I've ever had. I was disappointed that their Stout was not on tap. Had it been, maybe they would've rated marginally better as a brewery. Maybe. My boyfriend had the Bourbon Bread Pudding, which was also very delicious.
Overall, I'd say that Rock Bottom is a worthwhile restaurant, but its brewery needs improvement.
DON'T GO TO THIS RESTAURANT ON FRIDAY NIGHTS because you are going to wait up to an hour to be seated. Our entree came before our soup. A different server brought the soup after failing to find our server. When our server finally showed up, she apologized, and then said that we wouldn't have to pay for the soup (big deal). Then she wouldn't leave us alone to finish our meal. I would have liked to stay and have desert, but, I was too angry by then.