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The Desi Accent, Lombard, IL

The Desi Accent

4.5
4.5
74 Reviews
$31 to $50
Indian
The concept of The Desi Accent reflects the sentiments of Desi (people of Indian subcontinent) and their diaspora derived from the Ancient Sanskrit (deśá) meaning Land or Country. Our team aims to share the 4,500 years old culture through a culinary experience deeply rooted in India’s heritage.

With a rich heritage, the history of Indian cuisine is as old as our civilization. The Indian dining etiquette is built on traditions. Behind almost every tradition are centuries of invasions, conquests, religious beliefs, political changes and social customs.

Our culinary team’s goal is to transform Indian spices and ingredients to memorable meals and authentic experiences. Indian cuisine is reflective of the historic eras. Our menu is reflective of a unique blend of vibrant colors and flavors with regional inspired recipes passed on from one generation to another.

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2 people

8:30 p.m.


Booked 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Indian, Contemporary Indian, Vegetarian
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Daily 4:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (630) 472-2400
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    South Asian, Women
  • Catering
    The Desi accent catering service brings an elevated experience to Indian cuisine. The catering menus will be customized to meet your events needs and will include our popular dishes along with any regional specialty dishes upon request. Our Special Events team can create a customized plan for your next event - from intimate dinner in your own home to a corporate event and bring an impeccable service experience. For private events and group rates please contact our team at info@thedesiaccent.com
  • Private party facilities
    Our team of hospitality professionals is eager to host your next event. The Desi Accent is the perfect venue for private event. For even and group rates please contact our team at info@thedesiaccent.com
  • Neighbourhood
    Lombard
  • Cross Street
    Butterfield Road and Highland Avenue
  • Parking Details
    Complimentary parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 74 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

74 Reviews
  1. MikeM

    Chicago

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The best Indian cuisine in DuPage County! It's one of our "go to" places for sure!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food and wonderful service! It was a great place!!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2023

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    Very good food with a good size portion. Service was very poor and quite disappointing because of how good the food is. Ordered items that were never given, servers didn’t come to check during the meal and were standing around chatting as if they were not at work. Dog was in the restaurant (not sure how sanitary that is around food and drinks) and barking.

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  4. ChristineS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time here. The food was great. The service was quick and very friendly.

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  5. Bigdada

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Always delicious food, plenty of vegetarian options. Really like the place.

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  6. Ross

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    When we arrive the place was relatively busy but not for a Saturday night. We waited over an hour and a half for food. They never once asked to get us more drinks. We won’t be coming here again. There are just so many other options out there. The food was mediocre. Not too bad but not great. However, the masala mocktail was something amazing. It just doesn’t make up for the service or the food. Also, it was over priced for the quality.

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  7. MikeM

    Chicago

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2023

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    The best Indian food in the western suburbs hands down!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience2
    We went here for my partner’s birthday and the food was delicious! This is definitely more of a place where you would order the food to-go but we had a nice experience. Reason I am rating this 4 stars is because the food is a bit pricey for the rice not being included with your meal. You also can’t adjust the spice level like at other Indian restaurants.

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  9. Anand

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food, great and quick service and friendly staff

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was a great place to introduce my parents to Indian cuisine. The wait staff was very attentive and the food was delicious.

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  11. KarenL

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were greeted upon entering. The menu was diverse with many choices. We got a lunch menu but needed to keep referring to the main menu to understand what each item was. It would have been nice to have descriptions next to items. The food was fabulous and there was so much! We ordered Naan because we didn’t know that it came with naan. We also ordered an appetizer because we didn’t know one came with the lunch. The lunch menu should have specified what the meal came with. Besides the confusions with the menu, we really loved the food and the attentiveness of the staff

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    40 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    Very slow table/waiter service. They added a ridiculous fee for using a Credit instead of cash with no noticeable signage advising of this silly fee. Our bill was near $450 with an added $20 credit card fee! The ambience of the restaurant feels like a mediocre banquet facility. Food was decent.

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  13. MelanieA

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Great people!

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  14. MatthewP

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took a buddy out for his birthday and got a nice variety of veggies and meat at the buffet. The price was under $20 a person. So overall I would go again.

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  15. MarvinR

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Newlyweds! We got married earlier that day and decided to announce it to our children over a delicious dinner. We had visited the restaurant twice already so our decision was fairly easy. We have the pickiest kids ever & I was worried that they wouldn’t like the food. However, everyone loved it! Even my granddaughter, who doesn’t like anything! The food was delicious as always! The service was excellent as always! The kids are asking when will we be going back already! OAN: the leftovers didn’t stand a chance!🤪lol 🏆🥇

    The Desi AccentResponded on November 18, 2022

    Congratulations! We were honored to be a part of your special day! Thank you for choosing us!

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  16. CarolannP

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was exceptionally flavorful and service was prompt and helpful. This was my first visit with my husband and we will be back.

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  17. ChrisC

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The entire meal was wonderful. Waitstaff and manager were extremely attentive. We tried a little bit of everything. Food was outstanding and wait staff made some excellent suggestions. In fact heading there now.

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  18. ltk11

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The buffet was wonderful and the vibe of the restaurant was really good (possibly thanks to a friendly 20+ person birthday party). Extremely nice and attentive staff.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time eating Indian food and it did not disappoint!! So flavorful and spicy! Loved every single bite. Even ordered extra garlic naan to take home and devour!

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  20. LiamD

    Chicago

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a long journey but we finally found our go to Indian Restaurant in the Western Suburbs. The service and food were outstanding. We had the vegi samosa, butter chicken and chili naan. Everything was delicious. We are looking forward to our next visit where we can explore more of the menu.

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  21. FrankS

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good and tasty Indian food. Garlic nan was toasted and the best that I ever ate. Had their spiciest food and it lived up to its reputation. Highly recommended !

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  22. RahulM

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The host was very friendly and helped us choose our wine and food. All the recommendations were very delicious. The Kale Pakoras were super yummy. Garlic naan was good too. It was a business dinner and all the collogues also enjoyed the food. Would go back with family.

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  23. Ravi

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Food was good but was bit cold, would have been better if it was warmer. Also choices were bit less for a buffet

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  24. VisargJ

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    We actually booked a reservation, and hoped to be given a special seating, and a treatment, but instead they gave us general seating with others, didn’t even bother if we had a reservation since it was for special occasion. They tried to offer us a buffet lunch, why would someone on a special occasion eat buffet lunch ? Although, the owner accepted our order, and the curry was extremely sweet. Paneer Makhani was not up to mark, we did not have a feeling about going back to this place at all. Extremely poor in all departments.

    The Desi AccentResponded on August 24, 2022

    Hello Visarg, thank you for visiting us to celebrate your wife's special day. Sorry, we fell short of your expectations. We invite you to visit us again to turn around this experience for you. As a side note, our lunch buffets are popular on weekends, but guests also have an option to order a la carte. Thank you for speaking with me about your experience.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent choices and quality of food. Staff are all very friendly.

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  27. CHGOMarquetteMOM

    Chicago

    47 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Server did not come yo our table nor take our order for over 15 min after we were seated even though there was only one other table with dinners in the entire restaurant. The food was nice t temperature hot and the paratha was dry and missing something. Been here before for dinner and had a meeting ch better experience. Not sure what was up.

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  28. ChanMan

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    To celebrate Fathers Day we were looking for an Indian restaurant and came across Desi Accent close to our neighborhood. We were a party of 7. Most of opted for the Fathers Day special buffet and food was excellent and was replenished in a timely manner. Fresh bread (Naan) was served at our table. My wife ordered the Uttappam Dosa from the menu and she loved it. Service was also good with no issues. The owners were very courteous, friendly and nice and ensured we were taken care of as well. Place was clean and has a nice ambience. We felt both the veg and non-veg had enough variety along with the right amount of desserts. Overall a great experience and we will revisit Desi Accent in the near future.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very decent Indian food, great service as well!

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  30. redwardsp

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Excellent meal. Food was great. Service was a little wonky, although everyone was very nice. We'll be going back.

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  31. ReemaM

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent customer service! Food was amazing! The host is very passionate about her work.

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  32. BethanyP

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Three of us had dinner at Desi Accent Friday night and much to our surprise it was actually occupied with a nice crowd. We had gotten take out from here a few years ago and it was not so great so we went in with low expectations. We ordered the chili paneer and samosas to start. DELISH!! For our mains we got chicken Tikka (extra chicken), lamb vindaloo, Chana masala, peas Palau and onion kulcha and garlic naan. Everything exceeded our expectations and more. The heat level was spot on and the flavors divine! For drinks we got DDLJ (something like that) and a pineapple Mocktail. Both were delish also. The service was excellent! We so enjoyed our evening and this will be our go-to spot for Indian from now on. Needless to say we could have been rolled out of there and left with some excellent leftovers. Kudos to the owner(s), chef and staff. Thank you!

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  33. Betty

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Delicious food and wonderful service. We will be back!

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  34. STaaa

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience4
    The owner was very inviting and warm and made sure we were having an enjoyable time. The vibe and ambiance were great, as well as the music. The samosas and chili paneer were our appetizers which were well made. The main dishes tasted well; however, they did not seem as spicy as we were hoping for. Overall, still a good experience, and the food was still tasty.

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  35. IMercedesJ

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here and it was PERFECT. Exquisite food, big portions, quality was top notch. Servers were attentive but not overbearing. Best Indian food in the suburbs.

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  36. Joshua

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was incredible. Food was absolutely stellar.

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  37. Beachhouse

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best indian food in the chicago land area!

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  38. MikeM

    Chicago

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Best Indian food in dupage county! Started with fantastic samosas followed by the best ever Rogan Josh an delicious fish tikka!

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  39. TimothyP

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Stopped before a play at Drury Lane. Hit the spot.

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  40. JayF

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Desi Accent is our go-to place when my wife and I are in the mood for Indian-style cuisine. Their prices are fair given the quantity you receive; the quality of the food is top notch; and the service is impeccable. Highly recommend!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Desi Accent using the Order Online button. The Desi Accent also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (630) 472-2400.

The Desi Accent is rated 4.5 stars by 74 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 p.m.


Booked 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Desi Accent

801 E Butterfield Rd, Lombard, IL 60148

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Butterfield Road and Highland Avenue
  • Neighbourhood
    Lombard
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Daily 4:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Indian, Contemporary Indian, Vegetarian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Complimentary parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    South Asian, Women
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (630) 472-2400
  • Catering
    The Desi accent catering service brings an elevated experience to Indian cuisine. The catering menus will be customized to meet your events needs and will include our popular dishes along with any regional specialty dishes upon request. Our Special Events team can create a customized plan for your next event - from intimate dinner in your own home to a corporate event and bring an impeccable service experience. For private events and group rates please contact our team at info@thedesiaccent.com
  • Private party facilities
    Our team of hospitality professionals is eager to host your next event. The Desi Accent is the perfect venue for private event. For even and group rates please contact our team at info@thedesiaccent.com
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