Admittedly the JBD White Horse Inn is not notable by it’s outside appearance. In fact, having been to a movie theater near its location more than a dozen times, I havent noticed it. Also, if an old grammar school classmate hadn’t taken recent ownership, I would have never had stopped. But I saw numerous updates about the new menu and inviting atmosphere, so I just had to stop.
What I ran into once I was inside what a immense surprise. The service is excellent the beer was served quickly. The ambiance is similar to the Cheers! The owners, Jim and Annette, make you feel so comfortable. It’s almost as if you walked into someone’s home. It was warm and inviting and beyond enjoyable.
Not having see Jim for a few (more than 25) years, we caught up about our families and lives. He introduced us to Annette and it was like we actually had seen them everyday for the last 25 years. There are several big screen televisions, great sound, and a small, intimate feeling to the bar. Just a great place to watch a game on the TV, have a cold adult beverage. and have something from their food menu.
The burgers were really good, the soup excellent, and the service really good. Jim gave a rundown of the changes he had planned and and had already changed. He wanted to update the exterior, had already updated the menu (all of the food is excellent), and had really emphasized that the service was upgraded when he and Annette took over.
For a comfortable time, with a cold beverage, and good food, and excellent atmosphere, try the JBD White Horse Inn, you wont be disappointed.
3 stars – A Hitting a Mark recommendation.
JBD White Horse
348 West Maple
New Lenox, Illinois