Syl's

4.5
236 reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Syl's is excited to welcome you safely back indoors!
Online Carryout & Delivery 4-8:30pm visit www.syls.com to start your order. Join us for Sunday Family style Brunch, taking walk-ins and reservations from 10am-2pm. Starting 1/17 and every Sunday after.

A sophisticated and family-friendly restaurant in Illinois, Syl’s serves quality steak and prime rib dishes in a classic setting. For over 70 years, Syl’s has been providing banquet style meals for families and groups in the Joliet community. Enjoy jumbo pork chops and lobster, prime grade steak, burgers and an array of hors d’oeuvres in a friendly atmosphere.

Support Syl's during COVID-19

Experiences

  • 20% Off

    May 11 - Nov 30, 2021

    20% off Entire Bill (Dine Only)
  • $20.00 Lobster Tail

    May 12 - Nov 24, 2021

    With purchase of any Steak add one lobster for $20.00. (Dine Only)
  • 6 Free Shrimp

    May 13 - Nov 18, 2021

    With any Steak purchase add 6 Free Shrimp. (Dine Only)

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
  • Contactless payment available
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 236 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
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4.6
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipTRISH56843
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Prices are the about the same as Morton’s. Sullivan’s. Chicago Cut Etc…. $44 for an 8oz filet $55 for a bone in ribeye and a 14oz NY Strip $49. Syls includes the “sides” for the price but the sides are subpar. The broccoli cheddar soup had a puréed texture. The bread basket was bland. The choice of a baked potato vegetable or twice baked potato cannot compare to choices such as glazed Brussel sprouts with bacon. Au Gratin potatoes or lobster Mac n cheese the competition offers. We “upgraded” for $2.50 for the garlic mashed and they were not good. A beverage -glass of wine or mixed cocktail will run you about $11 each. The service was fantastic and the actual steak was cooked to perfection and delicious. Unfortunately for the price I’d prefer better options for side dishes.

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MargaretJ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So glad you hired some of the staff from Truth. All of the wait staff was excellent. Had a bad experience a couple of years ago. Happy to see the restaurant has changed. Will be back soon.

Syl's
Responded 3 days ago

Margaret, thank you for sharing this feedback with us. We take great pride in our service & staff & are happy to hear you enjoyed your evening with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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JenM
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience3

It was a date night for us. Bottle of wine was wonderful. The waitress was so attentive & friendly.

Syl's
Responded 7 days ago

Jen, we are delighted to hear you had a wonderful date night with us at Syl's. We look forward to having you both join us again soon!

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Chitown2
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

If it were not for the 20% off coupon, the food and beverage, were greatly overpriced.

The Server was great.

Syl's
Responded 5 days ago

Chitown, thank you for your feedback & recent visit to Syl’s. With the current fluctuating prices of food costs over this past year & a half, we remain competitive while offering our top rated high quality dining experience with each & every visit. We hope to have you dine with us again soon!

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DonnaT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service AND the piano entertainment. What a great combination.

Syl's
Responded on 15 June 2021

DonnaT, thank you for joining us for dinner & leaving us such fantastic feedback! We hope to see you again on one our featured nights with local talent!

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DeeDee
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed wonderful Sunday buffet for my mother's birthday. Prime rib was outstanding!

Syl's
Responded on 15 June 2021

DeeDee, thank for choosing Syl's to celebrate your mother's birthday! Please pass on our celebratory words of Happy Birthday! We look forward to many more celebrations with you here at Syl's!

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DonnaN
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful , good food and excellent service

Syl's
Responded on 15 June 2021

DonnaN, thank you for your ongoing support & loyalty. We appreciate this 5 star review & hope to see you return soon!

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SheBed34
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The owners make you feel right at home. Servers are always friendly and attentive. Food is always delicious. Atmosphere is very welcoming. Would definitely recommend!

Syl's
Responded on 15 June 2021

SheBed34, thank you for sharing this wonderful feedback with us! We take great pride in our service & are happy to hear you feel our effort in showing that you are a honored guest. We hope to see you again soon!

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BryanS
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Syl's is the best restaurant in the Joliet area. Excellent food and people.

Syl's
Responded on 14 June 2021

Bryan, thank you for sharing this feedback with us. We are honored you consider us to be the best restaurant in the Joliet area!

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TURBOVEE6
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

FOOD WAS EXCELLENT SERVICE WAS VERY GOOD , WASNT AS FANCY AS I HAD EXPECTED AND WAS A TAD PRICEY, COMPARED TO OTHER RESTAURANTS OF SAME CALIBER ,THAT SAID WHEN I GO OUT I DONT WORRY ABOUT $$$$$

Syl's
Responded on 15 June 2021

TURBOVEE6, we appreciate you taking the time to share this feedback & are delighted to hear you enjoyed your dinner! We are looking forward to seeing you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

It’s definitely not in my top 10 restaurants within Will county. There are more waiters than dinners at some point and it took 20 minutes to get someone to provide another bottle of my drink after finishing my drink. Food was tasteless and presentation of all dishes would make you loss your appetite. I red reviews before deciding to try this place out, I noticed the management spend extra time responding to those spiteful but truthful reviews, if I were you, I’d focus on providing good services, and good food, rather than countering customers reviews. And please get some air freshener and your bathroom need a gut rehab.

Syl's
Responded on 7 June 2021

Anonymous, Thank you for joining us and providing feedback. It is our goal to provide a great overall experience every time our guests join us. It is clear from your review that we fell short of that. Please call us to share your perspective on some of the points you mentioned. We would like to better understand your experience. 815.725.1977 please ask for Don or Charlie.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

It was ok food came out to fast. Didn’t even finish my salad and the soup was there , which should have been first. I remember it being better

Syl's
Responded on 30 May 2021

Anonymous, Thank you for joining us and providing feedback. It is our goal to provide a great overall experience every time our guests join us. It is clear from your review that we fell short of that. Please call us to share your perspective so that we can better understand your experience. 815.725.1977 please ask for Don or Charlie.

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LSper
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Graduation / party of 6/ bit pricey but service was outstanding & ambiance is the best you can get in joliet

Syl's
Responded on 31 May 2021

LSper, thank you for sharing this humbling feedback with us!

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CarynY
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was outstanding! Plenty of delicious choices from custom made omelettes to prime rib! Priced right, too ! We’ll certainly be back again!

Syl's
Responded on 29 May 2021

Caryn, we are humbled by this wonderful review! We strive to accomplish this experience each & every day! We are looking forward to seeing you again soon!

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LindaC
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Good and service were excellent. Definitely would recommend it. We will be going back.

Syl's
Responded on 24 May 2021

Linda, we appreciate your kind words & this wonderful review!

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Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Service was terrible. The food was mediocre. The prices were very high. Syl's is in Rockdale not New York City. If you have a gift card you better use it soon because this place isn't going to make it.

Syl's
Responded on 21 May 2021

Diner, Thank you for joining us and providing feedback. We are shocked and saddened by your recent review. It is our goal to provide a great overall experience every time our guests join us. It is clear from your review we fell short of that. Please call us to share your perspective so that we can better understand your experience. 815.725.1977 please ask for Don or Charlie.

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EvaK
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was outstanding and the food was excellent. We had Jason and he was by his self and he did great job The food was very hot when we received it! The oyster Rockefeller was good and so was the Prime Rib!!!!

Syl's
Responded on 20 May 2021

Eva, thank you for this wonderful feedback! We appreciate you shout outing out a member of our team, in addition to some of the dishes you tried. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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vipEdlaw815
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food and service. Classy piano player during dinner. Highly recommend.

Syl's
Responded on 17 May 2021

Edlaw815, we appreciate you taking the time to share this feedback about your recent dining experience! We hope to have you dine with us again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

The food was average. Our server was nice but inexperienced. Food did not come out in a timely manner. Things were cold and came out after to go containers had already packed. Management did reimburse us, but over all it was a poor experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tried Syl’s out on a whim when looking for steakhouses in our area. Really glad we did. The food was excellent. It has a great old school vibe that a lot of places could use. Our service was fantastic. If you have room left try their deserts or get one to go like we did. We will for sure be adding this place to our regular rotation.

Syl's
Responded on 17 May 2021

Anonymous, we are delighted to hear you have recently found our restaurant & had a wonderful evening dining with us. Thank you for this detailed experience, & we are excited to have you become a regular here at Syl's!

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vipKBIES
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a late mother's day dinner. Our server Fran was phenomenal!! Very personable and funny! Food was great. Highly recommended for a nice dinner out. We will definitely be back!!

Syl's
Responded on 16 May 2021

KBIES, we are delighted you chose to celebrate Mother's Day with us at Syl's! We are happy to hear you had a wonderful evening & look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Carol
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was so great. Our party had a great time. Can't wait to come back.

Syl's
Responded on 16 May 2021

Thank you for joining us & leaving us this wonderful review Carol!

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ChristinaB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our anniversary and dinner was suburb and service was excellent

Syl's
Responded on 13 May 2021

Christina, we are delighted to hear you had a wonderful time celebrating your anniversary! We are honored to be a part of such a wonderful occasion & hope to see you again soon!

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KennethS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoy coming down for the fried chicken and pork chops. Going to try the buffet soon.

Syl's
Responded on 13 May 2021

Kenneth, thank you for sharing this feedback with us. We are looking forward to seeing you at one of our Sunday Brunches soon!

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mary
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

We have been going here for over 30 years and yes I know there are new owners but the quality and variety of the food was not like it has always been. The all you can drink Mimosa was a rip off, nothing but orange juice. When we were sitting at the bar you could see and taste the difference. when we went to the table the waitress told us they couldn't go to the bar to get drinks, the had runners so she couldn't ask for more champagne. I hope this is because they are working things out but we probably will only try it 1 more time. This is the second time and we were as disappointed as the first time. All we want is to get what we are paying for like we always got there before. Cutting back on quality and quantity will only run customers away.

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Kate
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience2

Mis-advertised. On Instagram and Facebook, it said that the Sunday Brunch was $19.99. When we got the check it was actually $29.99 a person PLUS a 20% service charge added to the check.

Very very loud in the restaurant as well, I understand it was Mother's Day and they were fully booked, but it was incredibly loud and parties were allowing their children to run around.

Syl's
Responded on 11 May 2021

Kate, Thank you for joining us on Mother’s Day. Our regular Sunday brunch is in fact $19.99. Our Grand Mother’s Day brunch is $29.99. Both Brunches were being advertised. The Grand Mothers day Brunch advertisements included that there was tax and gratuity in addition to the price. We also offer much more on our holiday brunches than regular Sunday brunch. We apologize if you assumed they were the same. We will not apologize for the way children behave on a holiday devoted to Mother’s.

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BrianA
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Went for Mother’s Day brunch. Food was below average at best. Especially for what we were charged per person not to mention 20% surcharge. Even my 1 year old was charged $4.99. Dessert table was pathetic. Not much of a selection. My daughter was let down by that. One time visit for sure.

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JimQ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Syl's for Mother's Day Brunch, great selection of tasty food. Also our server Mo was Excellent. Would recommend for a nice meal in a quite atmosphere.

Syl's
Responded on 13 May 2021

Jim, thank you for sharing your recent experience dining with us this Mother's Day. We appreciate you taking the time to leave us this wonderful review!

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KarenB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and atmosphere. Will definitely go back again.

Syl's
Responded on 13 May 2021

Karen, thank you for this incredible feedback & wonderful review! We are looking forward to seeing you again soon!

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ChuckH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good. Steak was pricey. Atmosphere was very nice. Owners are very friendly and accommodating

Syl's
Responded on 10 May 2021

Chuck, we appreciate this feedback! Although the current market prices for ingredients are fluctuating dramatically across the entire industry, we will continue to provide the most competitive prices & the highest quality chops available. We appreciate your support & look forward to your next visit!

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MidweekSplurge
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

We had the chicken spinachi and ribs. Both were well prepared and delicious.
Service was attentive and timely. Classi cocktails were stiff and generous.

Syl's
Responded on 10 May 2021

MidweekSplurge, thank you for taking the time to share this feedback with us! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your dinner & look forward to offering an even better experience during your next visit!

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Blondie
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I have not been to Syl's in a very long time. I am glad we decided to come for dinner here on my birthday. The food has always been absolutely delicious (and still is !!) The Service was impeccable. Ambiance always nice and quiet. I definitely would recommend Syl's to friends and family. We will be back.

Syl's
Responded on 6 May 2021

Blondie we are delighted to hear you had a wonderful birthday dinner celebrating with friends & family! On behalf of all of us at Syl's, we thank you for your ongoing loyalty & we are so happy you came back & celebrated such a joyous occasion with us! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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EMPTY
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

HAVE BEEN THERE MANY TIMES AND HAVE NEVER BEEN DISAPPOINTED

Syl's
Responded on 6 May 2021

EMPTY, thank you for your kind words! We are happy to receive this type of feedback & look forward to many more wonderful evenings!

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BobbieM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday Brunch was amazing!
The service was incredible! And cleanliness was impeccable!!
We will be back!

Syl's
Responded on 6 May 2021

Bobbie, we love hearing feedback about our Brunch & are delighted to receive this wonderful review! We look forward to seeing you at the next Brunch!

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GaryD
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was excellent, I highly recommend the ribs and chicken. Treat yourself, go and enjoy a nice meal.

Syl's
Responded on 29 April 2021

Gary, thank you for sharing this feedback with us! We hope you dine with us again in the near future!

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ShelleyP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been there a few times and every time we have gone, the service was great. All the waiters and waitresses were very friendly and helpful.

Syl's
Responded on 28 April 2021

Shelley, we appreciate you sharing this feedback about your recent experiences & our team, we look forward to many more visits!

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dougg
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Syls for the first time for our Anniversary. Was a great meal and great experience. Will definately be back

Syl's
Responded on 23 April 2021

Happy Anniversary to you & yours Dougg! We're thankful for this wonderful feedback & are honored you celebrated such a wonderful occasion with us at Syl's.

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vipluv2dine
Chicago
254 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Sunday Brunch and it was an excellent value for the price. The brunch had prime rib too. Parking lot needs work, but other wise the restaurant is great.

Syl's
Responded on 31 May 2021

luv2dine, thank you for sharing your recent Brunch visit with us at Syl's. We appreciate your support & thank you for this feedback.

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RebeccaD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. I was quite happy with how many choices there was.

Syl's
Responded on 20 April 2021

Rebecca, we appreciate your kind words in regards to your recent experience & the options we offer!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Family of 3 , with a 6 yr old. They treated everyone of us so kindly. Food was absolutely amazing, and the service was superb. The only thing that I was not a fan of was our food was ready and piping hot and someone brought it out who was
Not out server. She just stood there waiting for our server to be available to serve it to us. I thought it was odd and annoying. We only did wait a couple minutes but all was still amazing. Definitely would recommend and return!

Syl's
Responded on 23 April 2021

Anonymous, thank you for sharing this wonderful feedback! We appreciate you takin the time to write this elaborate review & we look forward to your next visit.

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FAQs

Syl's offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (815) 725-1977.

Syl's is rated 4.5 stars by 236 OpenTable diners.

Syl's does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/syls-restaurant-and-lounge/giftcards.

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.