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The Chocolate Sanctuary

5101 Washington St, Gurnee, IL 60031-5916
+1 312-510-1365
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5101 Washington St, Gurnee, IL 60031-5916
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was excellent - I had the pork chop (sauce on the side with a hint of chocolate) and it was the best I have had. The chocolate was not at all overbearing.The staff was great & our waiter was very helpful and good....More

Thank Sunshine586581
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Most people, including myself, may shy away from a restaurant with the name chocolate in it assuming they will taste chocolate in every entre. Not true...some of the sauces have cocoa powder in them, but it is very subtle and just adds to the flavor...More

Thank Dogwalker45
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently tried this restaurant again after having heard that they have a new chef. I heard that they have a wonderful brunch, so we tried dinner again. The food was inedible for us. Starting with tastelss overcooked chicken appetizers to a less that appetizing...More

Thank Deb O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went to this restaurant before meeting some friends at Six Flags. I was a solo but they were very accommodating and I was very happy with the service and friendly staff. The de-constructed Cesar Salad was an excellent choice for a light meal!! I...More

Thank traveling2000s
Reviewed 1 September 2018

This is a modern eatery offering creative American dishes made with chocolate. Located at 5101 Washington Street in Saratoga Square in Gurnee, Illinois, a Chicago suburb, the Chocolate Sanctuary isn't a bakery or candy store or sweets shop. Opened in 2015, it is a restaurant...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

I have eaten here several times with family and friends. The $11 lunch special is fantanstic- soup or salad, 1/2 sandwich and side and one of their delicious chocolates! What a deal!! But the food is always cold because it is freezing in there. I...More

Thank 21happycows
Reviewed 18 August 2018

Our 5 or 6th time eating here. This place is special and looks like a high-end restaurant in a sleepy part of the city. They are attentive and do try hard. Salad was excellent as were both of the soup specials. We had both because...More

Thank allenw78
Reviewed 14 August 2018

The chef uses subtle touches of cocoa on everything and everything is great. The chocolate chocolate chip rolls with chocolate butter (yes) were wonderful. 3 of us split a large sanctuary salad and we each ended up with ample house-size salads. The salad had many...More

Thank susanne703
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

We have eaten here before, and always make it a point to eat here when we are in the area. We have always gone to Sunday brunch, so that's all I can comment on. They start you at an omelette station, everything fresh. Then on...More

Thank Jeff J
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

CS goes above and beyond with service and accommodations for parties and dinner. Their flavors are decadent and creative. A must try!

Thank AquaticMamaBear
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 32
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5101 Washington St, Gurnee, IL 60031-5916
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Gurnee
  • Phone Number: +1 312-510-1365
Full service restaurant and lounge
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