I've eaten at a number of Lettuce Entertain You restaurants, and at times didn't even know they were Lettuce Entertain You-owned or I would NOT have eaten there. I really think this company is way overrated, many times a rip-off price-wise. The wait staffs are overly familiar, obnoxious and ""in your face"" with patrons, and they rush you out of there in order to have a high turn over in their tables. Examples: Maggiano's is a really bad Italian restaurant, very unauthentic Italian cuisine poorly prepared. Atmosphere is noisy and service is bad, slow. Worst of all, it's overpriced. Other Lettuce Entertain you places: Shaw's Crab House in Schaumburg: EXTREMELY overpriced, average (at best) food, noisy, and very, very unrelaxing atmosphere. Another example: Tru... all hype and VERY OVERPRICED. Another example: L. Wood on Lincoln Ave., really bad food, overpriced, noisy atmosphere and rude wait staff. I won't go on and on here, I think you get the picture. There are a lot of genuinely good, authentic, pleasant places to eat in around Chicago, with polite, respectful staffs and good value for your buck. Lettuce Entertain You restaurants are NOT among these.
Pros: spometimes the ambience is OK
Cons: just about everything... read my review