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Absolutely Delicious


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Absolutely Delicious

Dave Moorman | Aug 31, 2005 11:06 PM

Absolutely Delicious is one of the better-kept dining secrets in the western burbs. We've been there for dinner and lunch, and the food and service have been
consistently very good. We were there Tuesday with friends who had bought a new car and wanted to inaugurate it with a trip out to dinner. They had the pecan crusted whitefish and the pork chop. The spouse and I had the five-cheese lasagna and the London broil. Everything was absolutely delicious. The London broil was perfectly cooked, the accompanying fresh veggies were al dente, and the roasted potatoes were cheese-drizzled. The five-cheese lasagna was even better (Dorothy let me have a couple tastes); it was a low-salt, low-tomato lasagna with a wonder symphony of flavors. On the palate, the flavors changed as each
type of cheese or seasoning became apparent. Delightful. For starters, we had a bread basket which included a tasty, cheese-drizzled flatbread, some very yummy and nicely textured onion bread, and four seasoned biscuit-lets. We tried the hummus and chips appetizer, which also came with sliced cucumbers, celery, and carrots for dipping. I was tasty and did its job very well.

It's clear that the chef, John Fleming, puts care and know-how into the dishes. They are very well prepared.

This is a small, family-run restaurant in a strip mall (just down from the Jockey Restaurant), and the servers are often John's relatives. They are sometimes not up on the latest server skills and patter, but they are always attentive, caring, and personable - they care about you and the restaurant.

One appetizer, two salads, four dinners, three fresh-squeezed lemonades with free refills, and one dessert later, the bill was $90. That's *very* reasonable for the quality of food and service. We consumed no alcoholic beverages although a wide selection of beers and wines are offered.

Absolutely Delicious
6118 Cass Avenue
Illinois 60559


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