The Department

Lounge
205 North Chicago Street, Joliet, IL 60432 205 North Chicago Street, Joliet Directions
This place has not been rated by customers.
85% of 857 customers recommended
This place is closed.

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About this Business

  • Cuisine
    American, Cafe, Contemporary
  • Meals
    Lunch, Dinner
  • Price
    $30-$50
  • Cuisine
    American, Cafe, Contemporary
  • Meals
    Lunch, Dinner
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Alcohol
    Available
  • Parking
    Valet
  • Delivery
    No
  • Reservations
    Yes
  • Catering
    Yes
  • Good For Groups
    Yes
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Tips

Report | a year ago
This restaurant is closed.
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Report | a year ago
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Report | 2 years ago
The atmosphere is always pleasant and inviting. This personnel are always polite and courteous .( This time around I was compliment on my shoes. (: ) My fish entrée was good but a little to salty for my taste. My husband ordered some specialty dish with chicken and pasta. He loved the chicken but for some reason he did not enjoy the pasta (?) 90% of the time the food is delicious. Service was very good. We will return.
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Report | 2 years ago
great experience
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Report | 2 years ago
Chicken piccata was a little grissly last night and my twice baked potatoe was only luke warm. Had to send back the potatoe and was done with my meal by the time I got it back. Not too happy!
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Report | 2 years ago
Great dinner and a fair price.
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Report | 2 years ago
Wonderful place. I'm glad we went, and we will be back.
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Report | 2 years ago
Thanks for accomadating us when we showed up 1/2 hour early for our reservation. It made a huge difference to some VERY tired children!
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Report | 2 years ago
Everything was wonderful and our waitress was very helpful with suggestions. I loved the choice of dishes on the menu. Great atmosphere also. We will definitly be going again.
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Report | 2 years ago
Great experience. I will definitely be back.
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Named in honor of local firefighters and police, The Department's restaurant and liquor lounge serve modern cuisine in a loft-style space outfitted with exposed-brick walls, gleaming wood floors, and an abundantly stocked bar. In preparation for the dinner rush, waiters flip crisp white cloths to hide tables’ risqué tattoos while chefs fire up the grill and stir marinades for gourmet steaks, pork loin, and seafood plates. House specialty dishes reflect the chef's meticulous attention to detail; the Cajun rib eye basks in a marinade for 48 hours, and the crab-stuffed tilapia offsets the rich seafood with a white-wine sauce. At lunch, a menu of gourmet sandwiches and burgers fosters casual meals. Fridays see live acoustic entertainment filling the air with quarter notes as bartenders work hard shaking potent cocktails and luring corks out of wine bottles with maraschino cherries. Those craving al fresco eats during warmer months may dine on The Department's tree-lined, second story balcony.

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Many people described the Food as Great.
+ 96%
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Many people described the Menu as Love. Others thought:
+ 80%

  • Love
  • Creative
  • Free
- 20%

  • Limited
Many people described the Meal as Great. Others thought:
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  • Great
  • Amazing
- 25%

  • Bad
Many people described the Portions as Generous. Others thought:
+ 50%

  • Generous
  • Good
- 50%

  • Small
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Many people described the Experience as Great. Others thought:
+ 67%

  • Great
  • Classy
  • Enjoyable
- 33%

  • Bad
  • Disappointing
Many people described the Dinner as Easy.
+ 67%
- 33%


Many people described the Chicken as Love.
+ 50%
- 50%


Many people described the Price as Fair.
+ 80%
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Many people described the Salad as Outstanding.
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