Public Landing

4.6
1231 reviews
$30 and under
American
Upscale Casual Eatery offering an American Menu all Day, along with a Full Bar. PATIO DINING, weather permitting. Due to the popularity of the Patio, seating is subject to availability. Please call for Patio Dining reservations.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1231 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipAnnS
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went on Saturday night and it was very busy. But we had a reservation and were seated on time. The food was delicious, as usual. We have never had a bad meal at Public Landing.

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vipSammy
Chicago
61 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prime rib was Devine. Our server Conway was knowledgeable, friendly and fun. I’ve never seen this restaurant as busy as it was on Saturday. All the guests seem to be enjoying themselves.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
94 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service! Dinner was delicious and so fresh! Energetic ambiance. Will return soon!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and great service!

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vipks2014
Chicago
61 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

As usual service was very good. Waitress was helpful. Food was good and predictably tasty. No specials.

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vipSammy
Chicago
61 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to see the PL alive and kicking. My wife and I love the food, people and ambiance. Another wonderful experience. It was very loud and made for an exciting return. Salmon 👍

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JANEK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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Mariposa
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

I took my mother for the Mother’s Day special menu May 2021. She was looking forward to the prime rib which she had heard about from others as being juicy, soft and absolutely delicious! Prime rib was ordered medium rare and it came well done. It was hard, dry, and tough. It could not even be eaten. Extremely disappointing experience. Never expected for this to happen here, especially with these prices!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an enjoyable experience. Delicious meal and great service!

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ChrisG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food at every visit. Relaxed, rustic atmosphere that is very pleasing. Service is first rate. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely. Feels very personal.

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marym
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There was 4 of in the group & we all enjoyed our meals. We will be going back again.

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Peanut
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was good. Very crowded and not socially distance between tables.also quite loud.

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Mary
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always fabulous at Public Landing. The outside area is lovely and comfortable. You can even bring your dog and order from a menu just for them. It is such a special place. We go for all our special occasions. This was for our 40th Anniversary. It was wonderful.

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Prudie
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was with my school friend since kindergarten and we have not been together since the Covid-19. We had so much to catch up on. We sat outside and enjoyed the perfect weather and didn't even hear any one around us. The excellent food and service was so appreciate for our little reunion. We stayed there from noon to three.
Thank you so much for everything that is important to us these says after the pandemic.
Prudie Montana

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pinklady
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining out since March of 2020! Great local spot in beautiful, historic Lockport. We were early but greeted and seated very quickly by friendly staff. Nice cocktail menu and wine list. House wine by the glass very reasonable. Wedge salad is amazing. Lots of flavors going on. I had the stir fry which was fresh and loaded with veggies. Hubby had a seafood pasta which he said was great. Our server had good recommendations and very nice! Too full for dessert. Highly recommend.

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ChadL
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. Great spot for a first date or date 1000. The food is consistently good, and, just a great interior and exterior. Always a recommendation to friends and family from me.

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vipFrequentdiner
Chicago
82 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Public Landing and frequent often. It’s a friendly place with excellent food. We had steak frites - done to perfection. Unlike restaurants who use flank steak, they use sirloin steak. It’s the best around. We will be back soon.

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vipScottW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Noise level was almost overbearing.

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ValerieR
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I love the ambiance of Public Landing! It’s in a historic building amidst gorgeous gardens. Just lunch with my dad. We both had fish, he had the whitefish and I had salmon. Really good but the vegetables (Brussels sprouts and broccoli) were just blanched. They weren’t cooked enough. I don’t like overcooked veggies but these were close to raw. No reason not to return though. We’ll eat outdoors this summer for sure

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vipJohnnyD
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Ambiance from a unique historic setting. Attentive service and American cuisine.

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vipTracyN
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Public Landing was a nice surprise, the food was excellent and the service was great. The restaurant itself is in a beautiful setting and building. Overall great evening!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

This restaurant was VERY noisy when we went. The food was good, but it was hard to enjoy it!

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vipcarlandcarl
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

we hadn't been to public landing for some time, and were glad to see that the restaurant was still performing well. very good appetizers, and entrees were good as well. charming place.

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Ziggit
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience at the Public Landing. Food is consistently outstanding. Dan is so very accommodating. Eat indoors or outdoors. Don't miss the Mango Salsa Salmon. :)

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vipWally
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very nice birthday celebration. Food and service were excellent.

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EdCo
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had reservations & was seated promptly. Wait staff was extremely friendly & pleasant. Explained the specials thoroughly. Very attentive with our order and drinks, making sure we had exactly what we needed. Food was excellent, portions were right on the money, not too little or too much. Atmosphere was very cozy. Covid protocols were addressed properly.

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Sandy
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was delicious and the atmosphere was pleasant. Would have enjoyed rolls on table before soup and salad.

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Patricia
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and such a cool building. Pam was our server..... she is excellent and a lot of fun!! Can’t wait to go back

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ChuckG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great lunch the food was excellent and the service was impeccable

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AndreaZ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love coming here. Great date night ambiance and food is always good and changing.

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EarlH
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the second time we've been there this year (2021). Both times were very good. The food and service were excellent.

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Squirrel
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Public Landing is a favorite go-to place. The food is always good and we love the atmosphere of the historical limestone building.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
95 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! Food was delicious. Everything was perfect. Our server did an excellent job and was friendly!! Had great recommendations too. Will be back soon for dinner!!!

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AngelaM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great place and close to home food was amazing as well as plentiful service was also very good.

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vipDiamond
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

I was sorry to see that the tables were all filled and not far apart.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu. Had the Thai Buddah dish and it was fabulous

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NoraC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always enjoy this place....Food, service excellent

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lovedembears
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous Easter dinner! A bit on the early side ...seatings noon to 4—we got 4 o’clock reservations. But meal delicious as always! Add shaved almonds to the green beans and it’ll be perfect!

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vipDrinknDine
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My sister and I were dining at this restaurant for Easter and the menu offered a nice variety of food choices. The Mediterranean Chicken was excellent and presented on a bed of julienne zucchini and squash. The dinner was also served with soup or salad and pretzel rolls. We also ordered a side of garlic smashed and finished with peach cobbler.

FAQs

Public Landing does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Public Landing also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (815) 838-6500.

Public Landing is rated 4.6 stars by 1231 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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