Been to a lot of restaurants in my life and Juliet's is just middling; not the best and not the worst. Tables are very close together. Had a loud-mouth that liked to hear himself talk right behind me. Not the restaurants fault, but they were filling the tables from the back to the front as each diner came in.
Went before a show at the Rialto.
They were not prepared for the rush. We had to reorder twice since they were out of items. Gave us 10 minutes to eat before the show! Not sure I'd go there preshow again.
The food was good but the service was not. Our waitress did not cone around often enough to refill bread or drinks. We were dining with another coupke who's anniversary it was and i called a day ahead to try to arrange a little dessert for them; i left a voicemail but no one called back. We got to the restaurant and told the hostess and she said she would do something for us but didn't. A little disappointing.
There was nothing going on at The Rialto so we decided Juliet's would be a good option. The dining room was not busy at all, so we took our time with the meal. The server was great however the bar was a little slow with cocktails. It looked like the bartender was busy with the crowd watching the Cubs game at the bar. The steak paired with the horseradish mashed was perfectly cooked. The salmon special was also very good. There are very few dining options in downtown Joliet. It's a shame that the area just can't get going. Give Juliet's a try other than on a theater night.
Food was terrible. Dining room was filthy. I would not go back there ever!
Took friends and had a wonderful evening. They also plan to return.
Slow Tuesday evening.
Service was excellent, albiet slow; two servers taking care of the entire dining room. Service was plenty fast enough for me tho.
Good dinner. Our table ordered the 'bottomless salad,' which was nice with the dressing on the side. The Boy shared a pepperoni pizza with my wife, and the Daughter had a huge cut of broiled salmon. Wow.
Not overtly hungry, I had a half-dozen oysters. I was surprised how clean and fresh they were. Well done.
Dessert was nice. Bread pudding had a nice cinnamon edge to it. Well done.
Our server was trying as hard as she could but there was no saving this establishment. We wanted Juliet's to be good as we had enjoyed the previous tenets, The Department.
We dine at Juliet's before shows at the Rialto Theater. The restaurant is always busy on show days. Make a reservation for sure. The service is always good. This time we had Elyse, who did not greet us introducing herself. It's a pet peeve of mine not to know our server's name. When I said something to her that I didn't know her name and I didn't want to say "hey you" when calling her, she didn't pick up on that hint and still didn't tell us her name. I looked on the bill to get her name. That said, Elyse was attentive, friendly and interacted with us. She provided good service. My husband and I shared the veal meatball appetizer, which is always a must for us. These meatballs are flavorful and in a hearty tomato marinara which is thick and delicious and served with slices of grilled bread. Yum. My husband ordered the spaghetti bolognese with additional slices of Italian sausage. If his empty plate was an indication, he loved it. I ordered the chicken napleteon which was a grilled chicken breast in a pesto sauce with caper, olives and artichokes sitting on a tomato polenta. The chicken was juicy and moist and the sauce was the perfect complement. The polenta was okay, not the best I had. It was the gritty cake kind, not the creamy kind that Davanti Enoteca makes. I prefer the latter. I enjoyed this dish very much. Everything we ordered was served quickly and piping hot. I ordered a cappuccino and was so surprised that they did not offer expresso or cappuccinos when they serve Italian food. Huh?? The restaurant has a large bar when you first enter with high-top tables and a separate dining area with a few booths and tables set way too close together. It was hard to maneuver around the other patrons. I have no clue how the service staff handles that, but they do. There aren't many pre-show dining options in Joliet close to the theater and I think this places handles all the diners for the Rialto. Decent food at fair prices.
The food was really good but out waiter was just not very pleasant. He never smiled, never checked on us to see if we needed refills or more bread. The initial guy, George was very helpful with getting more bread and water.
We have been to Juliet’s quite a few times for dinner and I have to say this was the worst time we have ever experienced there.
We really love going there before a show at the Rialto and just to have a good dinner. I m not sure what’ going on but it seems to be going downhill.
Our waiter had the personality of a stick and forgot we were even there. Not sure if Erick is still one of the managing partners there, if he is it may be time to speak to at least one of your wait staff. The calamari we ordered turned out to be a big ball of rubber bands. It the past I would always brag to everyone that you guys had the “best” calamari around. Time to pick it up guys.
very nice place. Warm and welcoming . The food was very tasty and they had drink specials,
(always a plus!).
Very good food! I took my parents who only come to Austin maybe once a year and they loved it! It was a bit loud, but that didn’t stop us from making good conversation. The food is excellent and the service was great!
I had never been here before but enjoyed it immensely. You couldn't ask for a better mix with the authentic Italian/ sports bar theme. The old black and white gangster movies playing in the background really added to the ambience. I was entertaining a client and he loved it. They have some interesting varieties of Italian wines, and on this particular evening (Weds) wine was 1/2 price! Not sure if this is a regular occurrence for Weds, but it was much appreciated!
Michael was our server and he always does an excellent. He knows his customers and the things they like and is extremely accommodating.
Juliet's is our go to place before shows at the Rialto or The Forge. A beautiful place with great food.
Met with friends
Food was outstanding!
Terrible, slow service - only saw our waiter when he took our drink order, food order and brought the bill. The food was subpar - the pasta and salad seemed to be pre-packaged. And the pizza came on a cardboard tray like it was a cheap frozen pizza. Not worth the time or money.
Had a very nice evening get-together and dinner. I am retiring in a couple of weeks and this was a very nice place to be with special friends!
Dinner before show at Rialto. Very busy. Food excellent. Service busy but accommodating. Reservations encouraged. Highly recommended.
We had 10 people . The place was empty except for another large group of 16, mostly kids. The waiter was new so I will give a little break. However, he delivered food and drinks in piece work meaning, 1-2 drinks came out, then another couple. He would walk at a slow pace each visit. When we finally got out meals, one was left off the order by accident. Took about 10 min to cook. Another waitress came by and asked how things were going. We said somewhat poorly as the service was lacking . She said he is new and she was supposed to be helping him but she was handling the other large table. Now as for the rest, I will be very fair. Food was good. Prices were very reasonable ( 10 people with drinks and food , no apps) bill came to about 225.00. They did right by us by comping the late dinner plate. So for the most part , very cool atmosphere, good food and good prices. Service lacked but we all have those days. I would hit it up again. One last thing, parking was scarce so you may have to drive around a bit. No set parking lot for the place.
We had a nice evening out-the only negative we experienced was that our water carafe was never refilled.
I wouldn't have gone back if I didn't like the place.
Risotto was not that great. Had to send the garlic bread back because it was burned. The waitress was wearing a hoodie and jeans, did not know she worked there.
One of our favorite restaurants. The food is excellent and reasonably priced. Michael was our server and and always, provided exceptional service. We usually get there several times each month. The duet ravioli and the seared salmon are two of our favorite entrees.
Bread is really good. I had the lasagna, which was a generous portion and prepared well.
Loved the old style charm of this place. The staff from the valet to hostess to waitstaff was fantastic.
Food was good. But for $250 the service was horrible!! Not very happy at all! Also
2 toddlers were with our group and you don't have a changing table
We waited less than 10 minutes for a table which was acceptable with a reservation. All of the servers were busy trying to get theater patrons out the door for a performance. Our server approached us for our drink and app order almost immediately. Drinks came quickly followed by apps. Rib Eye Steak and Stuffed Pork Chop entrees were excellent. We will return again!
We had dinner before a show at the Rialto. We arrived at 5:45 for 7pm show but didn't receive stinks for at least 10 minutes. We were seated upstairs. Staff appeared to have to balance waiting on tables upstairs and downstairs which was inefficient. Ordered drinks and our food right away. Food Didn't arrive until 6:45 and wife's dish was cold. Staff was friendly but again, not equipped for a busy night.
Our dinner and experience was very good!! Service very good and very comfortable seating .
When we arrived , we were told that they don't have a relationship with open table. Consequently, they did not have our reservation.
One of favorite local restaurants. Service is friendly and efficient (Thank you Michael and Deb). Nice to have a place "where the staff knows your name" and what your preferences are.
I feel that our server Kim played a very important role she was an awesome bartender and a great server
Great restaurant - food and service on target and superb!
Everything was amazing, perfectly flavored fresh ingredients.
Juliet's succeeds because there are so few dining options in Joliet. The decor of the restaurant is refined and comfortable. The menu is not overly ambitious, and most people will find something they will like.
I visited on a Saturday night, and the 7:30 reservation I made was entirely unnecessary. There was no host/hostess, and my date and I had to wait a few minutes before anyone noticed us to seat us. Our waitress was friendly and helpful, but was exceptionally "high energy." She would not fit in a fine dining setting.
One drink was poorly made and had to be returned. One entree was served cold in the center. Granted, it was a generous serving of lasagna, but most kitchens serving this dish know how to warm it appropriately. The other entree was a chicken breast over polenta. It was presented beautifully and was very tasty.
I wouldn't discourage anyone from dining at Juliet's, but I don't believe it is worth driving more than 30 minutes to visit. There are better Italian options in Joliet (Barolo, for example), but there are few better restaurants in the downtown area. I would eat there again, but only if the circumstances had me nearby.
Waitress moving table and chairs around then going to the bread without cleaning her hands and cutting the bread , putting it in the basket then to the guest! Gross us out!