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Golden Steer

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7635 Roosevelt Rd, Lowr 1, Forest Park, IL 60130-3027
+1 708-771-7798
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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45 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

All we can say is that they need to talk to some of the waitresses for courtesy and politeness! I know the place is small to get around but come on be nice. They always seem to be rushing you out after you've had your meal.

Thank fjv302
Wood Dale, Illinois
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Returned to Golden Steer after a decade's absence. Still the same ambience and from what I recall, the menu is mostly the same. We started out with a half dozen baked clams and they were definitely the highlight of the meal. Large and meaty with lots of garlic, they were excellent! I ordered one of the specials; 8oz NY strip... More 

Thank Ron S
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Old school steak house. Amazing waitresses who have seen it all. Always get the french onion soup! Steaks are wonderful!

Thank Bob Z
Forest Park, Illinois
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This is the creme ala creme Like the good old days....Best of everything Best beef cooked over open fire...and the crock of onion soup with melted cheese is to die for. It's a bit pricey but the Prime Rib is so big can make 3 meals!! Even the baked potato is supreme....many come for the appies and bar area as... More 

Thank tlmeffley1
Downers Grove . IL, United States
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44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Tried something new today, the filet. OMG - melt in your mouth and HUGE. Everything was great as usual - French Onion Soup - hot, generous and delish. Salad with thousand island- crisp and dressing is mouthwateringly good. GENEROUS drinks and then the steak. ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC. Our waitress was fantastic too. The only bad thing is the ambience - kinda... More 

1 Thank Linda S L
Oak Park, IL
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376 reviews
272 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

We finally made it to the Golden Steer--we live in the area--and we are very glad that we did. The restaurant has been in Forest Park since 1970; it's very old-school, white-table cloth (but nothing at all fancy), and the prices are reasonable for the delicious food. And you can take your vegetarians with you--there is at least one pasta... More 

2 Thank Grmpmbl
Oak Park, Illinois
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108 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

My wife and I went to the Golden Steer for our 49th wedding anniversary. The meal was almost perfect.We both had their 10 ounce filet mignon, which was top notch. The meal was timed great. Soup course, then salad...with just enough time to enjoy both. My wife's martini was bodacious and excellent. The only thing that was just a trifle... More 

1 Thank Drocton
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

This is a nice neighborhood bar/restaurant. Had a reservation but didn't feel rushed while having a drink prior. Had the shrimp and my friend had the prime rib. We then divided them. We started with the French onion soup. You must have this it is the best ever. The service was exceptional. Very friendly and clean. Our food was perfect... More 

1 Thank Martha K
Mount Vernon, Illinois
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423 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2016

I've been eating here since my Robert Bosch days in the early 1990s. The bar is well stocked and the cocktails are excellent. Both the bar and eating areas are rather small so definitely make reservations for the weekends. Food is outstanding and prices are very reasonable for the large portions received. Service has always been consistently outstanding through the... More 

3 Thank Michael H
Chicago, Illinois
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2016

Not glamorous by any means but the service and food is always good. Make a reservation, do not try to walk in on the weekends. Order an entree and get soup and a salad. You don't find many of these places.

2 Thank RYK-V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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American, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7635 Roosevelt Rd, Lowr 1, Forest Park, IL 60130-3027
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Forest Park
  • Phone Number: +1 708-771-7798

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?