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The Department - CLOSED

205 N Chicago St, Joliet, IL 60432-4016
+1 815-714-2280
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good21%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible19%
18 Feb 2015
“Such promise, such dissappointment”
29 Sep 2014
“Great Prime Rib!”
Restaurant Hours Closed
205 N Chicago St, Joliet, IL 60432-4016
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Reviewed 18 February 2015

CLOSED!!! Unsurprising. Even expected. As there was (is) nothing decent in Joliet I was hoping for the best. Unbelievably beautiful interior. Menu was OK but pretty "old-school" for sure. Nice restaurant? Townie Bar? Couldn't tell. Don't think they knew either.

Thank Christopher M
Reviewed 30 September 2014

The atmosphere was excellent - not to bright and cozy, the people were friendly and there was no comparison anywhere to their delicious prime rib. We were sorry to see that it closed.

1  Thank John B
Reviewed 5 August 2014

I cannot review because the restaurant closed March 2014. this was really time consuming to let you know that this restaurant is no longer in business.

1  Thank MewMaw8
Reviewed 14 July 2014

Mercifully, the Department closed this spring. Owner Derek Brenczewski and his wife who owned the establishment have moved to Antigua according to local news reports

1  Thank Anty K
Reviewed 29 May 2014

It is now closed, probably because it was just average and pricey. It was a tale of 2 places you walked into a cool vibe bar and then they sat u in a dark stuffy room. So much potential.

1  Thank Snowski11
Reviewed 21 April 2014

For all of you making comments......First of all The Department did not close in December it closed March 15th, 2014....Secondly it did not close due to lack of business....It closed because the landlord of the building would not work out a lease with the owners...More

4  Thank Gregory R
Reviewed 15 April 2014

Closed December 2013. Food sucked. Had dinner there 3 - 4 times in last 5 years. Food sucked each time.

Thank a60827
Reviewed 3 April 2014

We had pre-theater reservations at The Department on March 21. I went on line to check their menu for seafood options for lent and could no longer find the website. I found a Facebook page with a customer comment indicating that the restaurant had unceremoniously...More

Thank christyml
Reviewed 4 March 2014

The food was very good and let's not even get started on the Peanut Butter Pie! Delicious. The night I was there there was a party and they were a little loud but overall the experience was enjoyable. Great food, good service.

Thank Kelly S
Reviewed 4 March 2014

Casual but classy dinning experience in downtown Joliet setting within a short walk from the Rialto Theater

Thank rbaron8680
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Restaurant Details

Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 205 N Chicago St, Joliet, IL 60432-4016
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Joliet
  • Phone Number: +1 815-714-2280
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