What could be better than eating a fabulous, relaxing grilled meal on the patio on a warm summer day? The only thing better is having that meal prepared and served to your family by the grilling experts at Weber Grill. I didn’t hesitate to accept an invitation for my family to enjoy seasonal summer cocktails, Weber Grill Signature Items, and explore the kids menu at Weber Grill restaurant in Schaumburg. And let me tell you, our dining experience was exceptional–everyone tried something new and interesting to eat, the restaurant was remarkably family-friendly, and even our pickiest eater was easily pleased here.
Drinks were the first order of the evening. I opted for the seasonal Limoncello Sangria and my husband chose a seasonal beer. The sangria was a delicious blend of wine and spirits, with the glass full of fresh lemon and pineapple, and the drink paired well with anything on the menu. Our children dined with us, ages 13 and 10. They were delighted to find a selection of craft soda on the menu, and both enjoyed a Berghoff Root Beer before dinner. A basket of warm, mini pretzel rolls, served with whipped butter and whipped cheddar butter with toasted onions, held our appetites at bay while we reviewed the menu. We dined alfresco in the patio seating area, which was shaded and comfortable.
To get a sampling of the types of dishes Weber Grill offers, we tried the Weber Firestarter Sampler, which included hickory BBQ ribs, grilled honey Dijon chicken skewers, lemon garlic shrimp, grilled-seared steak skewers, and was served with fried onion curls. Everything we tasted was delicious. All of the meats were exceptionally tender and tasty, with phenomenal sauces. We also ordered the featured grill-fired meatball and “inferno” tomato pizza. The pizza, served on a rectangular platter, was also very good–topped with homemade meatballs and pesto, and mozzarella cheese. Even our pickiest eater was delighted with the taste of the food.
It was a hard choice to decide what entrees to order because the menu had so many enticing offerings. Finally we settled on the featured T-bone steak and the Fillet Kettle Kabob, a Weber Grill Signature entree. The large T-bone steak arrived with a heaping mound of garlic mashed potatoes and was covered with grilled mushrooms. The smell was delectable; the taste, divine. The Fillet Kettle Kabob plate contained a generous serving of tender, skewered steak and another separate skewer of vegetables, also grilled to perfection. Alongside the kebabs was tomato poblano rice, green beans and a side of au jus. We also sampled the Weber Grill Romaine Wedge Salad. The salad was crisp and delicious, served with smoked bacon, grilled red onion and tomato, and a side of a perfectly balanced blue cheese dressing.
Our oldest child opted for a Backyard Barbeque Combination of Weber’s Hickory BBQ Ribs and Beef Brisket. Let’s just say that this entrée did not disappoint–there was no need for a take-out tin. He raved about the in-house recipe barbecue sauce. It may have been the ribs on the appetizer platter that prompted his choice of entree, but the brisket was tender and flavorful, and equally as pleasing. He chose hand-cut French fries and macaroni and cheese to accompany his meal, and he made sure that we all got a taste of his scrumptious side dishes.
The kids menu had a nice selection of entrees to choose from as well. My daughter selected the steak skewers. The meal was served in a cute, divided plate that also held tater tots, fresh fruit salad and freshly steamed vegetables. She loves fruits and vegetables, and we were pleased to see the variety of food offered. She finished the entire meal of tender steak bites and sides. The kid’s meals also include a decadent homemade milk and white chocolate chip cookie, which was, thankfully, served after dinner.
Speaking of dessert, we shared an order of seasonal Peach Crème Brulee, which was very tasty. Served with a perfectly browned top, the dish was creamy with a hint of peach essence. It was an excellent grand finale to a spectacular dinner.
We were very impressed with the value, quality of the food, and service at Weber Grill, and we felt very comfortable dining there with our children. From the intriguing giant red Weber grill outside of the restaurant to the huge kettle grills visible in the open kitchen inside, to the large charcoal fire pit alongside the patio–there was something fun to see and experience at every turn here. While we hope to come back and enjoy another meal at Weber Grill, we received a complimentary jar of Weber Grill Classic BBQ Seasoning to use at home, and it sure is wonderful. We already seasoned chicken and grilled it on our own Weber grill, with very tasty results.
Overall, we highly recommend Weber Grill to families for an exceptional dining experience. The location is easily accessible from many suburbs, and it is a great restaurant to meet up with friends and family, seek respite after a day of shopping, or to reconnect on a date night. The menu has so many great food and beverage options to choose from, and the service was second to none. We are looking forward to more great meals at Weber Grill in the future.
In honor of National Grilling Month, Weber Grill restaurant is hosting its first Kids Hands-on Grilling Class on July 18 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the Schaumburg location’s private demo kitchen. The cost of the class is $25 (plus tax) and Weber Grill’s expert chef will lead the class complete with a kid’s menu, aprons and a lesson on grill safety. At the end of the lesson, each family will enjoy the culinary creations of their new grill masters, including hot dogs, hamburgers and cheese pizza. A registration link is available on the Weber Grill website.
Disclosure: I was invited to a free media event with my family in order to facilitate this review. No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.