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Fairbanks Steakhouse

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1 West New York Street, Hollywood Casino, Aurora, IL 60506-4120
+1 630-801-1234
Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Visit to the Hollywood. Went to the Fairbanks Restaurant this past weekend. Very nice place. A bit pricey but well worth the money spent. Very clean and service was top notch.

Thank Virgil O
Yorkville, Illinois
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Celebrated our anniversary and had a good meal. Service was good, food good, but nothing memorable or outstanding. I was hoping for these prices it would be better than just good. We both had steaks which were cooked properly, but nothing that made us anxious to return.

Thank Art W
Batavia, IL
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75 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We decided to eat here before seeing a show at Paramount. The restaurant was mostly empty on a Saturday night at 6pm. We did have reservations though, just to be safe. I started with a Caesar salad - it was a little overdressed, but still good. I appreciated the size of the salad - it was perfect for a starter.... More 

Thank MarnieLane
HollywoodAurora, Guest Relations Manager at Fairbanks Steakhouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback! We pride ourselves on providing all of our guests with “A” Service and you clearly did not receive that during your visit. We would like to further discuss your experience; please reach out to us at hollywood.promotions@pngaming.com and mention that you are following up on a review from Trip Advisor. We look forward to hearing... More 

Aurora, Illinois, United States
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Since this is a steakhouse, my wife and I ordered steak. They were very good and properly prepared. Biggest drawback, if you don't have a reservation they tend to cast you aside and give you non-prime tables. This is an expensive restaurant, as everything is ala carte.

Thank John G
Sarasota, Florida
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2015 via mobile

Such a nostalgic setting right in the center of downtown Aurora!! This sent me back to my high school years even though I was celebrating my 76th birthday!! Excellent food and service. Was worth growing older!!

Thank bnut59
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265 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

We decided to make a nice evening of it prior to going next door to the Paramount for a concert. I had remembered Fairbanks being very nice and it was very good on our return visit. We had reservations on an early friday evening and were seated right away. Our waitress had specials ready for us and took any questions... More 

Thank Batholemew
Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2015

Celebrated a birthday and retirement at Fairbank's on July 30th. As usual the service and food were outstanding. Steaks cooked perfectly...even the one ordered "well done" and salmon was excellent. Waiter was knowledgeable about menu and treated us like visiting royalty even though we are not high rollers. Final bill reflected great value for the dollar. Highly suggest this hidden... More 

Thank nancypigoni
Sugar Grove, Illinois
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88 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2015

My wife and I have been going to Fairbanks since it opened in the 1990s. It has been our go to restaurant when we wanted to have an overall great experience. While we noticed little subtle changes over the years, we still felt that we could count on very good food and very good service. We just went there to... More 

2 Thank Larry L
Aurora, Illinois
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2015

Shared a wonderful evening with my in-laws for dinner here. We always love the food and have had dinner there 3 times.

1 Thank Sheila B
Chicago, Illinois
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2014

Have been here several times and never been disappointed. Aurora does not have many fine dining options but this is surely one to experience - even if you aren't interested in gambling! The food is excellent & the service more than matches it. Always enjoy my visits there.

1 Thank LocaLinda123

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 70
American, Steakhouse
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 West New York Street, Hollywood Casino, Aurora, IL 60506-4120
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Aurora
  • Phone Number: +1 630-801-1234
The setting and ambiance are 1930's classic Hollywood, but the culinary experience is fine contemporary dining. With USDA prime beef and delicious seafood creations, plus rich pastas, fresh salads, and an award-winning selection of wine, it's no wonder Fairbanks was named Best Casino Fine Dining Restaurant by the readers of "Midwest Gaming & Travel."

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