Restaurant Rave: Reel Club at Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook
Posted by Kate Seiferth | 7/17/2014 | Category: Restaurant Raves
Looking for a happy hour place in the suburbs? Reel Club in Oak Brook has half-priced sushi, appetizers, and drinks from 3-6 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Reel Club $$, Oak Brook
272 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, IL 60523
Reviewed by: Amy Skarnulis
I have always seen Reel Club under Wildfire when I would go out to eat at Oakbrook Center, but I never went in until last week when a friend suggested we go there for lunch. I couldn’t believe that I had not tried it before! My friend had been craving a lobster roll for a couple of days at this point, so her meal decision was easy. The Main Lobster Roll came on a New England style roll stuffed with fresh lobster with garlic butter drizzled on top.
I was tempted to get the lobster roll as well, but I opted for sushi since seafood is one of Reel Club’s specialties. All of their rolls come with an option to order a half of a roll, which makes it easy to try more than one type at a time. I got a half order of the Shrimp Tempura Roll and a half order of the Spicy Tuna Roll. You could taste the freshness of the fish. The rolls were served with a side of garlic mayo dipping sauce along with traditional soy sauce. I would love to go back soon for their happy hour to try some of the other rolls they offer.
Between our meals and the delicious pop-overs that were brought to our table before we had even ordered, it was safe to say we had very little room for dessert. However, the warm brownie topped with vanilla ice cream with a side of salted caramel on the side seemed too good to resist, and I think it goes without saying that it was!
Our server was very attentive with refills of water, iced tea, and the previously mentioned delightful popovers as well as informative about the happy hour and weekend brunch the restaurant offers on Sundays from 11 am. -2 p.m. Reel Club offers both table and booth seating as well as an outdoor area that is perhaps perfect to sit at on a summer afternoon for happy hour.
Reel Club partners with the Shedd Aquarium to ensure sustainably harvested seafood is served, but this does not compromise the taste or the freshness of each meal. Weather you want to share some sushi at the bar with some friends after work or plan to go out for a nice dinner, Reel Club caters to all occasions.