The Chocolate Sanctuary
We saw our waitress two times. Once to take our order after making us wait a very long time to order. Then she did not come back to our table till we were done. We didn’t even get to order drinks or dessert but it still took two hours to get the hell out of there! Worse service ever!!
Probably one of the best dining experiences in Lake County. I have brought all of my friends to share my experience and they have brought their families and friends. I just love,love,love eating there!!!!!!
This is such a fun place to have a nice meal. The way they weave chocolate into the dishes is amazing. This was ,y second time here and it was even better then I remembered. The staff was so nice and really made us feel welcome. My mom and sisters fully enjoyed the experience. Kudos!i
Had the brunch buffet. Waffles were good.
The food and concept are fantastic. A bit on the pricier side, but sometimes it's nice to indulge.
As always the Sunday buffet was delicious.
First time back after pandemic and am happy to report that everything is as good or beater than we remembered. Due to staff shortages the restaurant has reduced the number of reservations they will accept, which is sad for the owners, but they are doing what it best for their reputation in the long run. Tries some new dished as well as old ones and everything was enjoyed by our part of four.
Hang in there Chocolate Sanctuary. We'll be back soon.
The restaurant has a lovely ambiance, romantic, classy, attractive. The food was good and the desserts impressive. The biggest disappointment was our service. Our waitress just wasn't very attentive to us. At the end of the meal, we finally had to ask someone else to prompt her for our check and containers for leftovers.
Great service and great food!! Thanks for making our anniversary dinner special.
Absolutely delicious from our first bite to our last! Kendra was a sweetheart! Can't wait to return!!
Roberto provided exceptional service. The food was tasty, loved the chocolate butter, enjoyed the Mahi!
Great service, amazing food and divine desserts. I'll be going back!
It was a nice presentation and a varied menu for a chef’s tasting event. The paella was a little undercooked and still tasted good.
Pleasant night of dining. Thx
Everything about The Chocolate Sanctuary is worthy of anyone's dining experience. People are happy to serve, happy to be there, and the food is all sumptuous. Chefs and managers and the owner are all present and the décor is rich and inviting. Have been going there over a year and never had a bad wait staff. Drinks are reasonable and very generous.
FYI - best and least expensive Sunday brunch known to me in Lake County.
Dinner with the family… food was excellent! The restaurant was a little cold.
Unique dining experience with imaginative dishes. Excellent food, attentive service and fair prices.
Had chicken Marsala served with pasta. It was all served in a bowl with enough sauce that resembled soup. Marsala soup? Very disappointed!
Fantastic. The brunch buffet was well worth the price. We are making it a family tradition to visit at least every other brunch as a family.
It wasn't that busy but from the time we sat and the waiter introduced himself to us to when we insisted he take our order was over 30 minutes! This is coming from was a server in breakfast to fine dining for over 15 years! It was horrible.
Server Roberto was outstanding. Food was also excellent.
The only negative, it took an exceptionally long time for someone to great us & show us to our table (we had a reservation).
I was excited to share this experience with my sister, niece and daughter-in-law to celebrate 2 birthdays. We sat outside, which was very nice. We ordered martinis that were infused with chocolate and delicious! We had 2 appetizers, the Brussel sprouts which were very good and the sticky pork ribs, which we felt based on the description, would have had a lot more flavor, but didn't. They were pricey for 5 ribs. We then ordered our main entrée. 2 of us had the deconstructed ravioli, and again, I was disappointed that the flavor just wasn't there. It could have used a little more salt and perhaps garlic. It was flat. One had the chicken and mole. The mole sauce was good and spicy, and I'm very fussy about my mole sauce, so I gave it a thumbs up, but the person eating the dish said over all it was just "ok". The other entrée was the chicken marsala, and the person eating that thought it was "ok" So overall, we felt the food was fair, but the drinks were good. The butter served with the rolls was very tasty, infused with chocolate. We didn't have any of the desserts so I can't comment on those. If I were in the area again, I might consider trying it once more and ordering a different menu item, but I wouldn't go out of my way to drive the hour there, then of course, the hour back. I would recommend trying it.
Always friendly service and great food!
Nice atmosphere, great service. Food not so good.
The food and atmosphere were amazing! The only reason I did not give five stars across the board is that I called twice and notified them that my reservation was to celebrate my daughter's birthday and ask if they did anything special. They assured me they did provide a desert and they would document it so I would not have to say anything once I arrived. Well that didn't happen and I had to ask the waitress. It was disappointing that they dropped the ball on that.
Such a wonderful place, so glad it has survived the pandemic. Brunch was amazing, still the best omlets in the area! Fresh, hot, and everyone wears gloves which is much appreciated.
We went for the Sunday brunch. Good variety of food, and it was all delicious.
It was a nice place but the service was really slow. It took them so long to get our order and to give us our check.
The Chocolate Sanctuary was the perfect place for an afternoon birthday celebration. The service, food and ambience were all outstanding. We started with truffle martinis and old fashions with just the right hint of chocolate. amazing. Next, we enjoyed chopped salads and chicken wraps with cocoa balsamic dressing. For dessert, the birthday girls were treated to chocolate cake with "happy birthday" written across the plate, in of course, chocolate. The slice of heaven chocolate cake was "just that". Finally, coffee and chocolate wine brought our experience to a close. From start to finish it was top-notch and we will all meet here again.
4 BESTIES from Chicago & Milwaukee
Love this place! Started going for Sunday breakfast before the buffet was available. All of the food has been delicious but my fav thing (and the reason I keep coming back) is the Brussels sprout appetizer! I crave them often. The buffet is available for brunch again and it’s sooooo good! They still made the Brussel sprouts for us even though it wasn’t on the buffet menu! Thank you soooo much!!!!
So nice and peaceful. Server was very sweet.
Food is always good here. Love all the chocolate! Looking forward to getting back to a larger menu with more choices.
Every experience at the Chocolate Sanctuary has been amazing. The omelette station was great. And some tasty sides as well. Plenty to pick from! Very tasty, clean an great place to catch up with people we hadn’t seen for over a year.
We attended the chef’s dinner which was a 4 course meal with accompanying cocktails. It was outstanding!
We went for brunch buffet- the selection was good but overall the food was just ok... the staff was super friendly and it’s a cute place... I’d give it one more try but for an actual meal Instead of the brunch buffet.
Great food for the price. Friendly service. Love the pastries (Hailey), I had my wedding shower here and Hailey remembered our anniversary.
Friendly cook(Jojo) and nice servicer (Shelby). I would definitely recommend this place to anyone.
We ordered from the pick 3 menu and everything was delicious, from the soup and salad, to the main course, to dessert! Glad to finally make it back.
My husband and I were looking for a different restaurant to try for date night. I had heard good things about this place, so we decided to give it a try, and so happy we did. The ambiance was very nice, and the food; well…needless to say we will definitely be coming back. I had the salmon, and my husband had the strip steak. The flavor profiles and seasoning were spot on. The desserts are just as you would imagine them, with a restaurant being named “The Chocolate Sanctuary”. Decadent and beyond sinful! We live in Glenview, and the restaurant is in Gurnee. It was certainly worth the trek, and cannot wait to go back!
Our Server Olivia was TOP NOTCH!
My entree' was disappointing for the first time. Butternut Squash soup is worth evety penny.
We enjoyed a leisurely lunch over the span of two hours
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OpenTable ダイナー1791名によるThe Chocolate Sanctuaryの評価は4.6☆です。