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Mantra Restaurant

4.3
4.3
235 Reviews
$30 and under
Indian
"Mantra" is the sister restaurant to "The Indian Garden" Chicago. Since coming into business; our family at "IG" has offered an exploration of India's culture though its cuisine. We wanted to share the Indian tradition Atithi Devo Bhau, the supreme importance of the guests with Schiller Park.

Elegant and inviting; with a sumptuous decor awash in the hue's of India's signature spices and decor, the senses were meant to be indulged. Every aspect of Mantra; the food, the decor, the ambiance was designed to excite your senses while also ushering them through the passage of Culinary Nirvana.

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2 people

8:00 PM


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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Indian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch & Dinner: Daily: 11:00am - 10:00pm

  • Phone number

    (847) 260-5777

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

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What 235 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Northwest Suburbs

    Healthy

  • Northwest Suburbs

    Romantic

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bring a friend or a really healthy appetite. Everything was delicious.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Food was really good but the service needs work. We waited 20 mins after seating for wait staff to come by (that was after going to find someone). They ran out of certain food items. Once dinner arrived, it made up for slow service!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Ordered food to be spicy. Food was decent but to make the food spicy, the chef just added more chili powder and that took away the flavor of the dishes. Perhaps that pallet works for many people who are looking for chili in their food - spicy to me means more chili powder as well as more of the spices that bring flavor to the dishes. As a result, I would rate the food as below average.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great place to enjoy a family dinner!!
  5. k

    kesterlinne

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    As other reviewers have said, the host was gruff. We arrived early, and he made us wait until our reservation time, even though all the tables were set up. No one came to our table for about 20 minutes. I think they must have been short-staffed. The food was excellent, and the service picked up after the initial wait. The servers were the bartenders, and ours clearly did not know the meaning of "up" when it comes to a Manhattan. Despite the drawbacks, it was a good experience, and I'd go back.
  6. a

    avat82

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Indian food.
  7. NC

    NicholeC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great gem of a restaurant....great food, great atmosphere, great drink menu, and the food menu is very accessible to people not used to eating Indian cuisine. Overall a 5 star gem in the Burbs!
  8. EN

    EricaN

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    Really nice decor inside and food/price was good. I wish they played some music. The service was extremely slow.
  9. G

    Geenie

    Chicago

    125 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    125 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    This is worth the drive, the Rogan Josh is the best around, Murgh Makani (butter Chicken) is down right fantastic and the naan is fresh and buttery. Service is good considering the short staffed issues places are having right now. I highly recommend and also recommend using Open Table to make a reservation so you don't have to wait!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    We had reserved a table for a party of 4. The table we were seated at could barely by able to fit the food for two people. The table was so small that we couldn’t even keep the water carafe on the table and had to put it on the floor, and there was not enough space for our plates (so we sent back the small bread plates and just kept everything in our dinner plates). The food arrived at the table and the presentation was messed up in the transportation process from the kitchen to the table. I wish I had taken some pictures to show but I was turned off. The food was quite tasty and if we had a bigger table with better presentation of food, I would likely have enjoyed the experience much more. I rate this restaurant highly for food but not for anything else.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    One of the best upscale (little) indian restaurants around Chicagoland area. Being an indian miss that kind off dinning experience on special days. The food is excellent, Naans were so soft and well made, thats hard to find in regular indian restaurants. Everything we ordered was delicious. Only thing is the service is little slower the expected but again you really don't want to rush at such places where you can enjoy your dinner time. Keep it up 👍
  12. KG

    KGuy

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    The manager was rude. The food was fair. Looks like they have lost their good chefs.
  13. SP

    ShaneP

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience2
    Reservations are just a concept to this restaurant. We had to wait at least 30 minutes to get a table and apparently most guests there were in the same boat. Overbooking just like an airline.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mother’s Day weekend
  15. a

    avat82

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always the best Indian food and service. The ambiance is gorgeous in itself. Perfect for a date or dinner with family or friends.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    We had a reservation and we told to wait 15 minutes because the returner was busy. Took 45 minutes to be seated. Our appetizers were cold and stale. Food was brought out with some of the wrong order and when asked to correct it they charged us double for the correction
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Birthday surprise
  18. MM

    MandM

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    5 stars for service by the 2 servers. Excellent! The reason for one less start is the manager. Grumpy at the door while greeting us and at the end of our meal he was rude enough to ask us if we were done so we can leave and make room for other gusts. Very unprofessional! Full appreciation for the 2 servers who served us.
  19. P

    Prasanta

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience4
    Food was very bad quality, not value for money. Will never go there again.
  20. JS

    JSSS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Food quality was not good. Chicken dish was tasteless
  21. P

    Peter

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience4
    We booked a reservation and when we got there we had to wait more than 30 minutes. We eventually had to leave as we had our kids and it was getting late.
  22. g

    guyinchicago

    Chicago

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Good looking restaurant with good looking customers! Portions were large and tasty. The reason for four stars instead of five was the "salad" that I ordered as an appetizer, which came with the meal instead and was a huge pile of raw vegetables (red onion, raw jalapenos, cucumber, carrot, and tomato slices). Would have been a side dish for 10 diners, but as it was, it was weird (can I really eat 8 raw half jalapenos?).
  23. c

    candyf

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mantra has quickly become our favorite restaurant -- delicious food, pleasant wait staff and a great ambiance. Fantastic!
  24. RS

    RahulS

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went there for my mother's 70th birthday and she was thoroughly impressed. Thank you for a great culinary experience!
  25. SR

    SandyR

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Food and atmosphere is great. Service is also really good. Pricing is a little high for what you get. Overall, this is a great place if you want good Indian food. Just wish they would price the dinners a little better.
  26. R

    Rushi

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience4
    Service was not good. There was no soap in the bathroom infact the lady told them it was empty and guy just shookhis head, hand sanitizer stands were empty.
  27. AT

    AliTh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful ambiance, great food, very good service! Really enjoyed coming here!
  28. A

    Always

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Randomly selected to meet a friend halfway for dinner, Indian at her request. The pictures of the place looked inviting and it was. Tables are well spaced and the décor is pleasing. Service was attentive. The food was delicious. Recommend.
  29. P

    Patricia

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was exceptional! I would love to go back and make this a regular spot.
  30. SM

    SMGlenview

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great ambiance with excellent service!
  31. DA

    DavidA

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    I expected a lot more from an Indian Garden restaurant
  32. a

    avat82

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The absolute best Indian food 😋
  33. EZ

    EZCamDave

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food from an extensive menu. We ordered way too much and took it home to enjoy for another 2 or 3 days. We did not have desert, because we did not finnsh our dinner(ha ha). The restaurant itself is a wonderful sight with all the Indian art and motifs. It was a snowy night, so the restaurant was only half full, it was quiet and we had plenty attention from the wait staff. Did I mention how good the food was! There were three of us, we ordered individually and shared the resulting feast.
  34. AR

    AmyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent, large portions. Tasty and spiced just right. Very friendly staff. Would definitely recommend and come back
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not my first time there and will not be my last. Loved the food and the service the ambiance is spectacular. Can’t tell you what my favorite food is I love it all. Just the cachori was just like the papdi chat so don’t order both order one or the other.
  36. GW

    GregW

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Great service.
  37. RE

    RebeccaE

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first time trying this restaurant. It exceeded our expectations. The atmosphere is very nice, or table for 2 was a bit large, I would ask foe a table in the more formal dining room on my next visit. The service was excellent, they made suggestions and told us about the dishes. The food was wonderful fresh and so much flavor. Drinks are pricey.
  38. HC

    HristinaC

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing ambiance, relaxing, welcoming. We enjoyed every single bite Mr Alankar suggested. Also manager was very sweet and helpful. Food is delicious. Perfectly seasoned, fresh. Authentic. We will recommend it to all our friends.
  39. GW

    GregW

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great service - thank you Alankar.
  40. AS

    xxxxASxxxx

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mantra is one of my favorite suburban north and western Indian restaurants. The decor is comfortable, fun, and immersive. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. The quality of the food is extremely high, and consistently so, every time we've been there. The food quantity is excellent as well and there's always leftovers (which taste even better the next day). My family is vegan and the vegan and vegetarian options are plentiful, and very clearly marked on the new menu. The cocktails are very unique. The only criticism, and it's subjective, is that some of the entrees are just a notch on the spicier side, making it a little harder for my kids to eat the entrees. They love the appetizers, sauces, and flatbreads though. If you love somewhat spicier north and western Indian food, this is the place.

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Mantra Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats.

Mantra Restaurant is rated 4.3 stars by 235 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

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Google Map for Mantra Restaurant

9438 W Irving Park Rd Schiller Park, IL 60176

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Grace Street

  • Neighborhood

    Schiller Park

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch & Dinner: Daily: 11:00am - 10:00pm

  • Cuisines

    Indian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

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