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4.4 stars (12 ratings)

The Department

(815) 714-2280
205 North Chicago Street, Joliet, IL 60432 | MAP | WEBSITE
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Features
American, Casual/Family, Banquet/Party Room, Bar, Children's Menu, Delivery, Fireplace, Kids Friendly, Outdoor Seating, Romantic, Take Out/Carry Out, TV/Satellite, Wheelchair Access, Wi-Fi/Internet Access, Dinner, Lunch




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Restaurant Description

There are many great restaruants to eat out at in various cities. In the city of Chicago one of the best and most distinct restaurants is The Department in Joliet. This restaurant is very presitgious as it was voted as the top restaurant in the city. The restaurant offers a variety of things such as banquets, live entertainment and also outdoor dining. With these features many customers have made very good reviews and testimonials about it. As a result the restaruant is among the best places to go to when you are looking to have a nice meal and enjoy yourself.

One of the most distinct features of The Department restaurant is the interior. At this restaurant you are going to be present in a very nice environment. The building itself is made out of brick and has hardwood floors which make a very nice appearance to the establishment. When inside you will also be able to sit at a bar or in various booth tables as well as at regular round tables that you sit at for formal occasions. The lighting is very dim and so you can enjoy a very relaxing environment when eating here as well.

Like all restaurants The Department has an excellent menu that is offered to customers. The restaurant offers both a lunch and dinner menu. With the lunch menu you will be able to choose from a variety of pastas and sandwiches. Customers will also be able to have various types of burgers and entrees such as ribs, pork chops and grilled salmon. As far as the dinner menu is concerned you will be able to have a variety of appetizers, entrees and salads. The most notable foods available include calamari, chicken, grilled salmon, pot roas dinner and strip steaks. With all of these food options, the Department Joliet offers consumers a wide range of quality food to eat.

One of the things that makes this restaurant among the best in the city is the live entertainment. At this restaurant there is a music jam session every Friday along with a DJ. On Friday nights you will be able to see live music with singers playing acoustic guitar along with a DJ which will play various types of music. As a result this live entertainment provides another dimension to this fine restaurant and gives people another thing to look forward to besides just having a fine meal.

People who come to this restaurant will also be able to experience outdoor dining. With outdoor dining they will be able to have a nice meal while enjoying good weather. As long as the weather is pleasant customers can have a good experience eating outside while enjoying a great meal.


Recent The Department Reviews

A diner from Homer Glen, IL gave an overall rating of 5  out of 5 stars on November 4, 2011 @ 11:45 AM

 We recently had a cocktail party for my business at The Department and I just wanted to say how happy I was with everything. I always get nervous hosting an event because I'm the type of person who has high expectations. I purposely arrived early to make sure everything was set up as planned as so I could speak once again to the servers and bartenders to make sure we were all on track. They immediately assured me that everything was under control...and I could see from the set up we were in great shape! I was very picky about what was to be served at the bar and the bartender had gone out of his way prior to me arriving to print up a menu that would be placed on the bar for my guests so that I didn't go over my budget. The food came out on time and was hot and delicious. The wait staff was constantly clearing dirty dishes and making sure everyone was happy. I could not have asked for a better experience with The Department. The ambiance of the building was perfect, the staff was very attentive, and the food and drinks were great! If you are looking for a good place to host a party or social gathering...this is the place to go!!!
A diner from Oak Lawn, IL gave an overall rating of 5  out of 5 stars on March 18, 2010 @ 3:20 PM

 Just had a great dinner there last night. Every Wednesday they have a half price menu that includes Apps, burgers, entree's & bottles of wine. My husband & I had a wonderful dinner with 2 entree's, salads an appetizer & a bottle of wine for under $40. AMAZING!!

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