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Dining is an exhilarating experience on Chicago's North Shore!

With hundreds of restaurants throughout the area, you'll never have to worry about finding the perfect place to eat or going hungry. Whether you're in the mood for a slice of Chicago's famed deep-dish pizza, a corned beef sandwich on rye, sizzling Mexican fajitas, or a juicy steak cooked to perfection, Chicago's North Shore has it all.


Are you craving Japanese, Chinese, Irish, or Greek food? The North Shore's got it. Do you have a taste for French, Italian, Middle Eastern, Spanish, or Thai cuisine? You'll find that, too! From friendly sidewalk cafs and casual family-style eateries to nationally renowned, award-winning restaurants, Chicago's North Shore offers an exciting array of culinary favorites guaranteed to suit your palate and pocketbook.

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Evanston's restaurant and entertainment venue. The restaurant located downstairs offers a fresh twist on Modern American cuisine. The performance space features a full stage offering local and national music acts. Upstairs there is a Whiskey Lounge offering creative cocktails and 3 private suites available for parties and events.
1012 Church St. | Evanston, IL 60201 | 855-927-LIVE
Allgauers on the Riverfront
Overlooking a gently flowing, tree-lined river with scenic views in every season, this award-winning restaurant offers American fare with an eclectic flair. The comfortable yet sophisticated atmosphere is accented with beautiful decor, distinctive artwork, and soaring vaulted ceilings that compliment the exquisite culinary creations of the chef. Noted for the Friday Seafood and Prime Rib Night, the succulent specialties are impeccably presented in a lovely setting. Open Sundays for spectacular Champagne Sunday Brunch featuring over 100 items from fresh seafood to omelet stations and decadent desserts.
Hilton Chicago/Northbrook | 2855 N. Milwaukee Ave. | Northbrook, IL 60062 | 847-480-7500
Avli Restaurant
Enjoy traditional Greek favorites such as egg-lemon soup, house-made lamb and beef Gyros, and perfectly grilled octopus or try an out-of-the-ordinary regional dish such as giant white beans from Northern Greece marinated with garlic, herbs and citrus or try grilled Greek sausage flavored with orange rind and herbs. 130 different Greek wines are available to pair with the wide selection of dishes. Warm welcoming atmosphere. Lovely and lively outdoor patio.
566 Chestnut St. | Winnetka, IL 60093 | 847-446-9300
Bagel Art
A local, family-owned bagel shop and deli located in the lively Chicago/Dempster shopping area of Evanston. Offering the freshest bagels in town, baked throughout the day; offering organic cream cheese spreads, flavored and whipped on-site. Sandwiches made to order, homemade vegetarian soups are always delicious and the salad bar is always fresh! Free WIFI, free library and a copy of the New York Times for your reading pleasure.
615 Dempster St.. | Evanston, IL 60202 | 847-864-8700
Bar Louie
An eclectic urban bar decorated with nightlife photography, hand-laid tile artwork and local touches. Made famous for handcrafted signature martinis, also features an exceptional selection of uniquely presented American food traditionally and regionally inspired, including small plates, burgers and sandwiches. While beer and wine connoisseurs will be impressed with extensive selection of imports, microbrews and over 20 wines by the glass, cocktail drinkers will revel in martinis, mojitos and margaritas.
5300 W. Touhy Ave. | Skokie, IL 60077 | 847-763-3056
Blind Faith Cafe
For over 30 years guests have enjoyed the innovative vegetarian food at this premier certified green restaurant. Curried chopped salad, black bean ginger tofu, and the ever popular macrobiotic plate exemplify their dedication to offering beautifully prepared wholesome natural foods that nourish the body and contribute to a healthier and more sustainable environment. Bakery items included sugar free, vegan and gluten free options. Superb selection of beer and wine.
525 Dempster St | Evanston, IL 60201 | 847-328-6875
John Kim, co-owner of The Brothers K Coffeehouse in Evanston and Brian Huston, Chef de Cuisine of The Publican in Chicago have joined forces to create Boltwood the farmers, the market and the seasons dictate the food more so than any particular style or ethnicity. The menu changes daily and reflects the same diversity of Evanston. Sharing a combination of small and large plates to make it easy for guests to sample the plentiful offerings is encouraged. Both the beer and wine lists are pared down and carefully curated each season to match the seasonal food. Cocktails also change with the seasons and utilize house-made sodas, herbs and local produce.
804 Davis St. | Evanston, IL 60201 | 847-859-2880
Bravo! Cucina Italiana
Casual, white-tablecloth restaurant serving classic Italian food in the shadow of Roman ruins where an open Italian kitchen creates the energy of live theater. Wood grilled steaks and chops, classic Italian entrees, unique signature dishes and private dining room available. The flat bread appetizers are crispy delicious. Full wine list. Services include: to go, reservations, terrace dining and happy hour specials. Gluten free menu available.
1701 Maple Ave. | Evanston, IL 60201 | 847-733-0917
Bravo! Cucina Italiana
Casual, white-tablecloth restaurant serving classic Italian food in the shadow of Roman ruins where an open Italian kitchen creates the energy of live theater. Wood grilled steaks and chops, classic Italian entrees, unique signature dishes and private dining room available. The flat bread appetizers are crispy delicious. Full wine list. Services include: to go, reservations, terrace dining and happy hour specials. Gluten free menu available.
The Glen Town Center 1811 Tower Dr. | Glenview, IL 60025 | 847-724-8400
Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar
A fun, family friendly restaurant with a full menu that features award-winning traditional wings, boneless wings, chicken tenders, and naked tenders, spun in one of 14 signature sauces. From BBQ to blazin’, there's a sauce for everyone in the family. The menu also includes burgers wraps, salads, ribs and more. With a multitude of plasmas and big screen TVs, it's the perfect place to watch your favorite team.
7020 Carpenter Rd. | Skokie, IL 60077 | 847-329-9333
They are changing the way you think about the burger. Check out the wide selection of mouth-watering burgers, delicious kobe hot dogs and shakes. This food goes beyond the ordinary dining experience. Come try the best, freshest burger in town! This is the only location on the North Shore.
1735 Milwaukee Ave. | Glenview, IL 60025 | 847-376-8014
California Pizza Kitchen
A casual-dining restaurant serving up California creativity through its innovative menu items. Pizzas include such inspired selections as pear and gorgonzola, Jamaican jerk chicken and spicy Korean BBQ. Equally inventive are their salads, pastas, entrees, soups and sandwiches. Specialty menus include gluten-free, vegan and the CPK kid’s menu. Dine in, take out and catering. Easy online ordering.
Westfield Old Orchard, I-94 and Old Orchard Rd. | Skokie, IL 60077 | 847-673-1144
Celtic Knot Public House
An authentic public house with well-poured pints, global wine list and Irish dishes. Enjoy fish and chips, Shepherd's pie, Guinness pastry, bangers and mash, a pecan crusted salmon or fine steak. Regular live music includes Bluegrass Mondays, Celtic sessions Tuesdays, afternoon tea Wednesdays and Saturdays. Locals gather to watch soccer matches here. Of course, a proper pint of Guinness is always at the ready.
626 Church St. | Evanston, IL 60201 | 847-864-1679
Cheesie's Pub & Grub
There’s lots of gooey cheese here on pizzas, sandwiches and appetizers. What’s your idea of a perfect grilled cheese? Maybe it’s Mexican style with Chiuhuahua cheese, taco meat, black olives, sour cream, Fritos and Jalapenos or Italian themed with mozzarella, tomatoes, extra virgin Olive oil and fresh basil on sour dough. Plenty of interesting comfort choices here. Wash it down with draft beer or favorite mixed beverage.
622 Davis St. | Evanston, IL 60201 | 847-868-8686
Chicago's Home of Chicken & Waffles
Soul food that is good for the soul. Offering a generous menu consisting of fried chicken, southern fried catfish and grits, sweet potato pie and famous waffles just to name a few. Breakfast, lunch and dinner served all day. Live jazz several nights a week.
2424 W. Dempster St. | Evanston, IL 60202 | 847-733-9800
Coast Sushi & Sashimi
Chicago’s Bucktown favorite sushi bar comes to Evanston steps from the Central Street Metra Station and Northwestern University’s Ryan Field. This location adds robata-grilled menu items which include tofu, pork shoulder and shishito peppers. The regular sushi menu carried over with signature rolls like the tempura whitefish Po' Boy, jalapeno miso soup and sweet, crispy banana maki. Unrivaled ramen is a menu secret. Great ambiance tucked in on a side street.
2545 Prairie Ave. | Evanston, IL 60201 | 847-328-2221
Corner Bakery Cafe
Known for fresh salads, soups and chili and made-to-order signature sandwiches, paninis, and scrumptious bakery sweets. Enjoy such specialty sandwiches as chicken pesto on Ciabatta bread, all-natural roasted chicken, arugula and tomatoes with sweet and spicy house vinaigrette; roasted veggies on potato thyme bread with zucchini, artichokes, roasted tomatoes, arugula and balsamic onions with a creamy goat cheese. Baked goods include dessert bars, Whoppie pies and Bundt cakes.
Westfield Old Orchard, I-94 and Old Orchard Rd. | Skokie, IL 60077 | 847-933-1555
D & D Dogs
Established in 1985, this family owned diner has been serving up homemade Italian beef, gyros, dogs and hamburgers to the North Shore and beyond. Menu includes breakfast all day and hand dipped milkshakes. Outdoor seating available.
825 Noyes St. | Evanston, IL 60201 | 847-864-1909
Di Pescara
Offering meticulously selected seafood, superb quality beef and veal and a satisfying range of Italian specialties. Enjoy modern touches to traditional dishes such as tilapia milanese with a spicy sesame-almond crust and delicate, miso-glazed blackcod. Featured wine discoveries sold by the glass. Small bites desserts offer guilt-free satisfaction. There are lively dining rooms, private party rooms, and a subdued, intimate, well-stocked bar with a wine cellar.
Northbrook Court, Lake Cook Rd., and Northbrook Court Dr. | Northbrook, IL 60062 | 847-498-4321
Edzo's Burger Shop
An homage to the Chicago hot dog stand. Check out their griddled burgers which are smashed thin and done up crispy on the grill or thicker, juicier char burgers; order a Classic Chicago hot dog, Maxwell Polish or a Sheboygan Brat. Fresh-cut fries in many tempting varieties including: cheese, garlic, and loaded up with cheese, bacon, sour cream and green onion. Decadent hand-dipped milk shakes too.
1571 Sherman Ave. | Evanston, IL 60201 | 847-864-3396
Farmhouse Evanston
A Midwestern craft tavern specializing in local food and drink. All burgers, condiments and sodas are made from scratch. And with more than 28 craft beers on tap you will find something special with which to wash it all down. Also serving Michigan wines on tap. More than 85% of the interior was done with salvaged materials and reclaimed pieces from many famous Chicago bars and restaurants.
703 Church St. | Evanston, IL 60201 | 847-492-9700
Father & Son Italian Kitchen
Specializing in countryside Tuscan cooking using whole, fresh ingredients made to order in minutes for a hurry up world. Try the thin and crispy flatbread with whole mozzarella and homemade sauce, a hearty focaccia sandwich or select your favorite pasta and sauce. The entire menu also includes roasted chicken, ribs, salads, homemade desserts, frozen yogurt and of course, great pizza. A large selection of gluten free items also available.
9735 Skokie Blvd. | Skokie, IL 60077 | 847-933-9100
Flat Top Grill
Flat Top Grill has perfected the “create your own” concept since it opened its first location in 1995. Create your own rice or noodle bowl, burrito, tacos, lettuce wraps, or soups. Their enthusiastic staff ensures that each guest has the ingredients needed - from fresh vegetables to homemade sauces to their signature Roti bread. At Flat Top Grill, they grow it, you choose it, we cook it. C’mon in. Grill’s on!
707 Church St. | Evanston , IL 60201 | 847-570-0100
Found Kitchen
Rustic new American menu showcases the best local produce and ingredients of each season. With a refreshing spotlight on vegetables and grains alongside select cuts of meat, Chef Pederson reflects the new American palate in the dishes in a creative atmosphere inspired by 1920’s Bohemian Paris and icons of the Beat Generation. Fresh juices. Full bar.
1631 Chicago Ave. | Evanston, IL 60201 | 847-868-8945
Francesca's North
This Italian trattoria offers generous portions of Northern Italian food with dishes from Rome and the surrounding areas of Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio. You’ll find gnocchi, creamy risottos, and a fine selection of roasted veal, chicken, and fish. The menu changes to incorporate seasonal ingredients. Gluten-free and whole wheat pastas available. Casually sophisticated dining room with warm dim lighting, linen table clothes and excellent service.
1145 Church St. | Northbrook, IL 60062 | 847-559-0260
Glenview Grind
Enjoy locally sourced, high quality private label fresh-roasted coffee and gourmet natural whole leaf teas. Delicious pastries, sandwiches and wraps are available all day. This is a cozy and comfortable place in downtown Glenview to meet or work. Outdoor seating available.
989 Waukegan Rd. | Glenview, IL 60025 | 847-729-0111
Glenview House
An upscale restaurant, bar and whiskey lounge. Inventive selections include fire-grilled glazed shrimp and beef with house made Asian BBQ sauce, duck prosciutto, Italian sausage with ale gravy. Dozens of imported and craft beers available on draught and in bottles and a wide selection of fine scotches, bourbons, sipping rums and tequilas. Enjoy lunch or dinner in one of the many dining areas. Seasonal outdoor seating available.
1843 Glenview Rd. | Glenview, IL 60025 | 847-724-0692
Globe Café & Bar
If you like to keep up with world events while you travel, you’ll appreciate this friendly neighborhood restaurant that offers newspapers and magazines, flat screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. Breakfast choices include Caprese omelets and Huevos Rancheros; for lunch or dinner indulge in smoked gouda and bacon mac and cheese, or fresh crisp salads with skirt steak, Ahi tuna, Portobello mushrooms or shrimp. Friendly service. Full kid’s menu.
Hilton Orrington/Evanston 1710 Orrington Ave. | Evanston, IL 60201 | 847-866-8700 ext. 7181
Grandpa's Place
For over 100 years, Grandpa's Place has been offering cold beer and cocktails in a comfortable neighborhood pub. A fun place to meet, dine, celebrate or listen to live music. Enjoy the expanded outdoor patio.
1868 Prairie Ave. | Glenview, IL 60025 | 847-724-1390
Gusto Italiano Ristorante
Since 1985, this restaurant has provided customers in the heart of Chicago’s North Shore community with excellent Mediterranean cuisine, outstanding service, and unsurpassed hospitality. Offering excellent Old World Italian cuisine including award-winning eggplant parmigiana and chicken vesuvio. Known for combining home-cooked flavor with elegant sauces. They offer a diverse range of dishes to suit any taste, including healthy alternatives such as gluten-free and vegan. Open 7 days a week for dinner.
1834 Glenview Rd. | Glenview, IL 60025 | 847-729-5444
Hackney's on Harms
Across from the forest preserve, this is the famed restaurant’s original location opened back in 1939. Enjoy big juicy hamburgers on dark rye, amazing sweet Spanish onion rings, fresh salads, homemade soups and sandwiches including Rubens, corned beef and bratwurst. The outdoor patio is one of the prettiest on the North Shore. It’s one of those little out of the way places that’s not so out of the way. .
1241 Harms Rd. | Glenview, IL 60025 | 847-724-5577
Hackney's on Lake
Family run restaurant for 70 years. Famous for big juicy hamburgers on dark rye and amazing sweet Spanish onion rings. Also available are fresh salads, homemade soups and sandwiches including Rubens, corned beef and bratwurst. Has an ever-changing list of tap beers along with a full-service bar that can whip up any cocktail. Various rooms that can seat parties from 20 – 200 guests.
1514 E. Lake Ave. | Glenview, IL 60025 | 847-724-7171
Hecky's Barbecue
Located in Evanston, they been has been serving up some of the best BBQ in the nation for more than 25 years. As it’s said, the secret is in the sauce and their award-winning sauce comes from an old Creole family recipe. Options range from succulent pulled pork, rib tips and baby back ribs to sweet potato pie and peach cobbler. Gumbo and jambalaya too! Catering and shipping available.
1902 Green Bay Rd. | Evanston, IL 60201 | 847-492-1182
Everything here is made in-house, from scratch daily. They source local and seasonal ingredients from small, local farmers when their flavors are at their peak. All breads are hand-mixed, hand-shaped and naturally fermented without commercial yeast. Allowing bread to ferment with wild yeast allows a richer, more complex flavor to develop. Seasonal sandwiches, salads and grains adhere to a philosophy of serving food that promotes a healthy body.
810 Dempster St. | Evanston, IL 60202 | 847-869-4396
J. Alexander's Restaurant
Upscale contemporary American restaurant known for their wood-fired cuisine. Menu features seafood Czarina, Tuscan steak, grilled fish with mango papaya salsa and chicken Milanese. Save room for the crème Brulèe or white chocolate cheese cake. The restaurant has a full-service bar that includes an outstanding selection of wines both by the glass and bottle. They can also host private breakfasts, wine tastings and special events.
4077 Lake Cook Rd. | Northbrook, IL 60062 | 847-564-3093
Jameson's Charhouse
For more than 20 years, this upscale restaurant has been specializing aged Black Angus beef steaks hand-cut in house. Menu selections also feature a modern American cuisine full of delicious choices such as crab cakes with honey chipotle sauce, Mediterranean seafood pasta and char-grilled chicken breast with a balsamic glaze. Dedicated to creating memorable dining experiences with fine food, wine and an excellent service staff.
9525 N. Skokie Blvd. | Skokie, IL 60077 | 847-673-9700
Jameson's Charhouse
Jameson's Charhouse has been serving quality steaks, chops and fresh fish for exceptional value for over two decades. Menu selections feature modern American cuisine full of delicious choices. All dishes prepared with the finest and freshest ingredients.
2601 Navy Blvd. | Glenview, IL 60026 | 847-832-9000
Johnny's Kitchen and Tap
Well known for spectacular wood-roasted chicken, rotisserie-roasted pork, baby back ribs and real mashed potatoes. Also featuring steak and chops, fresh fish, pastas, salads and sandwiches. Specials are offered daily and include such favorites as charbroiled fresh fish, rib-eye steak and shrimp Fontinella. Johnny's spacious bar offers a full wine list, a wide selection of beers on tap and an extensive martini list.
1740 Milwaukee Ave. | Glenview, IL 60025 | 847-699-9999
Jolane's Café & Wine Bar
Adjacent to his famous electronics store, this is Bob Abt’s Austrian-style café. It has a lovely outdoor patio and an eight-foot long glass pastry case that tempts with croissants, Danish pastries, scones, Viennese tortes and slices of cake. The café serves three hearty meals daily. Coffee, of course, maintains its Old World dignity. There’s a full bar, ample wine list, and several types of beer including Belgian Trappist ale.
1100 N. Milwaukee Ave. | Glenview, IL 60025 | 847-375-6986
Kabul House
Enjoy authentic offerings such as the national dish of Afghanistan made with tender pieces of boneless braised lamb shank topped with caramelized carrot strips and raisins; succulent chicken kabobs, lamb and beef stews, and appetizers including Mantoo (ground beef steamed dumplings with tomato and yogurt). Vegetarian options include baby eggplant pan fried and roasted with tomato and pumpkin cooked with honey and onion. Very reasonably priced.
4949 Oakton St. | Skokie, IL 60077 | 847-674-3830
Kaufman's Bagel & Delicatessen
This family owned and operated business established in 1959 specializes in Eastern European breads and pastries made with cream cheese, sour cream, European butter and fresh fruit. One bite of their world-famous bagels, Jewish rye or dense black bread and you’ll know you’ve found the real deal. None of the products contain preservatives, coloring or trans fats. Breads are baked fresh daily. Wide selection of soups and deli items.
4905 Dempster St. | Skokie, IL 60077 | 847-677-9880
Koi Chinese and Sushi
Located in the heart of charming Evanston’s restaurant row, this Asian-inspired establishment brings the bold flavors of the eight different regions of China along with lots of fresh sushi. Enjoy selections from Anhui cuisine, known braised and stewed dishes; whole Peking duck; or spicy selections from the Szechuan region known for its powerful blends of chili, pepper corn, garlic, ginger and fermented soybeans. Modern, upscale tranquil ambience. Full bar.
624 Davis St. | Evanston, IL 60201 | 847-866-6969
A culinary adventure in the Latin American landscape awaits you here. Travel by way of small plates, allowing for many flavor experiences. The journey is vast, with dishes that speak Nuevo Latino fare inspired by great Argentinean, Brazilian and Mexican restaurants among many others in this culinary mosaic. Specialty cocktails and a good wine list to match your meal.
7931 Lincoln Ave. | Skokie, IL 60077 | 847-674-8100
Little Beans Cafe
Little Beans Café is an imaginative playspace and recreational center for kids 0-12 years. Offering open drop-in play for kids 0-6 years in Little Beans and for kids 5-12 years in Big Beans. Also offering drop-in play and scheduled activities in a half-court gym, classes, events, camps, birthday parties and more.
403 Asbury Ave. | Evanston, IL 60202 | 847-807-3731
Lucky Platter
Steps from the Main Street CTA and Metra train stations, this long time Evanston favorite keeps guests guessing with their off-beat vibe serving “funkalicious” creations at breakfast, lunch and dinner. All creations are made from scratch daily, including their famous Apricot Cheese Flakies, Chicken Pot Pie, Tandoori Chicken Salad and Butterscotch Pudding! Wine, beer and spirits are available, including the ever popular Bloody Mary and Fresh Lime Margaritas!
514 Main St. | Evanston, IL 60202 | 847-869-4064
LYFE Kitchen
A lifestyle brand that supports inspired living through great-tasting, good-for-you food that is affordable and served in a convenient, warm and friendly environment. Everything is less than 600 calories and under 1,000 mg of salt.
1603 Orrington Ave. | Evanston, IL 60201 | 847-563-8242
Maggiano's Little Italy
Italian dining Chicago-style with traditional red-checkered tablecloths, old family portraits, lively atmosphere and huge portions. House specials include baked ziti made with Italian sausage, pomodoro sauce and topped with a layer of melted provolone and parmesan; rigatoni pasta with herb-roasted chicken, mushrooms and caramelized onions tossed in a Marsala cream sauce. For dessert try the signature spumoni - pistachio, chocolate and cherry ice cream. Impressive wine list. Bring an appetite.
Westfield Old Orchard, I-94 and Old Orchard Rd. | Skokie, IL 60077 | 847-933-9555
Makisu Sushi Lounge & Grill
A large panoramic windows bring in eastern light to this beautifully designed space divided into a lounge area for a special dining experience and a bar area for more casual dining with seating directly at the sushi or liquor bar. Makisu uses only the finest ingredients and spares no expense to ensure quality and taste. With an extensive list of fine wines and premier sake garnished with real fruits, the flavor will definitely complement your palette.
7150 Carpenter Rd. | Skokie, IL 60077 | 847-677-9030
Max & Benny's Restaurant Deli and Bakery
Family owned for 25 years, this famed Jewish-American deli, restaurant, and bakery serves up such classics as corned beef hash, fried matzo, gefilte fish herring creamed, chopped or in wine sauce and of course a wide assortment of bagels. Daily soups of the day always include a vegetarian option. Enjoy your meal in their 300+ seat full-service restaurant, or pick-up goodies for home or office noshing.
461 Waukegan Rd. | Northbrook, IL 60062 | 847-272-9490
McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant
Conveniently located on the northeast side of Westfield Old Orchard Mall; well situated for a classic business lunch, break from shopping, intimate dining experience or a celebration. Specializing in fresh seafood and shellfish, aged steaks and garden fresh salads. Stop by and enjoy the award winning bar food during Happy Hour when every item on the menu is deliciously appealing with equally attractive prices.
Westfield Old Orchard | I-94 and Old Orchard Rd. | Skokie, IL 60077 | 847-763-9811
Meatheads Burgers and Fries
Featuring made-to-order, all-natural burgers from 100% Certified Angus Beef, without fillers, additives or scraps, topped with only the freshest ingredients and a locally-baked bun. French fries made from only Idaho russet potatoes, fresh cut every day and cooked in omega-3 rich canola oil. Their chef-inspired twists on burgers include the Ruben, Texas ranch, and the Hawaiian. Warm wood interior with large booths for comfortable dining. Dine in or carry out.
1036 Willow Rd., Ste. H | Northbrook, IL 60062 | 847-291-6608
Mirani's Restaurant
Restaurants rise and fall. But a restaurant rarely lasts unless it manages to root itself in some fundamental culinary need; good food. Nestled in the heart of quaint Winnetka, this chic French Brasserie boasts back to back Open Table satisfaction awards. At Mirani’s, kitchen prepares meals with only the best ingredients of the season. Handpicked produce, cheeses and meats from local farmers whenever possible ensures our food is always fresh and made with devotion. If you come with the knowledge of fine fare, your taste buds will not be disappointed.
727 Elm St. | Winnetka, IL 60093 | 847-441-5590
Morton's The Steakhouse
A Chicago classic for more than 30 years and known for tender, juicy, aged USDA prime beef along with fine seafood such as oysters on the half shell, colossal shrimp and Alaskan king crab legs. For the ultimate indulgence pair the prime-aged steak and seafood selections to create a classic dining experience. Extensive wine, spirits, and cocktail list. Reservations recommended.
699 Skokie Blvd. | Northbrook, IL 60062 | 847-205-5111
Nordstrom Cafe
Contemporary food Marketplace is perfect for a casual meal, offering wonderful menu selections from a scratch kitchen to satisfy a discerning palate. Choose from freshly made salads, sandwiches to hand-made pizzas and entrees. Beer and wine also available.
4937 Old Orchard Center | Skokie, IL 60077 | 847-677-2121
North Branch Pizza & Burger Co.
Excellent selection of burgers, Chicago-style pizza, gourmet salads and a full bar stocked with everyone's favorites. They are well-known for their delicious food and fun. Come in and try out their selection of area craft and micro-brews. Book your next Catering event and their house or yours! Two private rooms available.
4520 W. Lake Ave. | Glenview, IL 60025 | 847-813-6400
Outback Steakhouse - Skokie
This steakhouse reflects a rugged Australian spirit that seeks out the best, freshest ingredients to create the great tasting, signature flavors that customers crave. The restaurant is best known for grilled steaks, chicken and seafood. Crisp salads and freshly made soups are on the menu too. New creations and grilled classics are made from scratch daily using only the highest quality ingredients sourced from around the world.
5535 W. Touhy Ave. | Skokie, IL 60077 | 847-674-7411
Pancetta Regional Kitchen + Bar
Italian-inspired flavors and style-forward design are the core elements that went into creating this upscale eatery. The menu tempts with top quality ingredients and thoughtfully prepared dishes served in a sleek yet casual space. Favorites include the spinach salad dressed with signature pancetta dressing and the Gigli Pasta with grilled flaked salmon and melted leeks in a light gorgonzola cream sauce. Live music performances in the intimate lounge.
933 Skokie Blvd. | Northbrook, IL 60062 | 847-498-6500
Peckish Pig
Seasonal suds, guest beers, craft cocktails and gastropub food (house-smoked and fried ham hocks with salted-caramel drizzle, tuna wellington, and much much more including vegetarian options) are on offer at this relaxed, brewpub on the edge of Evanston. The loft like open space is done in exposed brick and wood, with beamed ceilings, industrial ductwork, polished tables and utilitarian stools at the long bar. Save room for dessert, Chef Deb’s offerings are not to be missed.
623 Howard St. | Evanston, IL 60202 | 847-491-6778
Periyali Greek Taverna
Delicious Greek cuisine combined with the festive atmosphere of a Greek Taverna. The Mediterranean-inspired dishes are innovative and include a large number of tapas and enticing entrees. Start off with Spanakopita, crisp filo dough filled with spinach, feta cheese and fresh herbs or the Gyros appetizer served with onions, tomatoes and tzatziki sauce. Featured entrees include wood-roasted chicken, lamb, fish and suckling pig. Seasonal outdoor patio.
9860 Milwaukee Ave. | Glenview, IL 60026 | 847-296-2232
Pete Miller's Seafood & Prime Steak
A North Shore go-to restaurant for the last 20 years for fine dining and entertainment. Offering the freshest seafood, prime aged steaks, high end cocktails, wines, and scotches accompanied by live jazz, seven nights a week. Whether you are seeking an intimate dinner for two or looking for a place to host your next special event or corporate dinner, you will find the warm and inviting ambiance make Pete Miller's the perfect place for all your dining needs.
1557 Sherman Ave. | Evanston, IL 60201 | 847-328-0399
This distinctive 40,000 sq. ft. dining and entertainment venue features an exceptional Italian-American bistro with crisp flat breads, BBQ pulled pork and plenty of pasta dishes. There are 18 bowling lanes and six bocce courts; a year-round outdoor patio with fire pit; and event space/party rooms accommodating 20-600 people. Enjoy lunch or dinner, private parties, weekend live blues and jazz, wine dinners, mom and tot play dates, clubs and leagues.
1150 Willow Rd. | Northbrook, IL 60062 | 847-480-2323
Pizano's Pizza and Pasta
Comfortable and inviting restaurant featuring gourmet deep dish and crispy thin crust pizzas along with a lengthy list of pasta dishes. Red checked tablecloths, tin ceilings with wooden fans, and walls adorned with Chicago sports photographs and tributes to Marilyn Monroe. Sports TV throughout. Outdoor seating during warm months. Catering for up to 3,000 people brought to your party or cooked onsite in their pizza truck.
1808 Waukegan Rd. | Glenview, IL 60025 | 847-486-1777
Prairie Moon
Interesting twists on American fare such as the key lime margarita chicken tacos made with Tequila-chili grilled marinated chicken breast, and grilled salmon with horseradish mashed potatoes, green apple salsa, and cider glaze. They have a large selection of small batch and craft beers, spirits and wines. A local gathering place that buys local ingredients and supports area fundraising events. Party room available. Lovely outdoor patio. Friendly front bar.
1502 Sherman Ave. | Evanston, IL 60201 | 847-864-8328
An intimate cocktail lounge located off the lobby of the historic Homestead Inn. A warm, cozy spot perfect for a quiet drink, light supper, or an impromptu cocktail gathering with friends. Order from the eclectic bar menu or from the Quince dinner menu. More than 200 diverse, well-priced wine selections from every major wine region of the world; 25 available by the glass. Fabulous assortment of cheeses.
1625 Hinman Ave. | Evanston, IL 60201 | 847-570-8400
Sophisticated intimate dining in the historic Homestead, a vintage 1927 Williamsburg inn, serving contemporary American cuisine with dishes like scallops with carrot risotto; mushroom ravioli with ricotta; and duck with black cardamom. Choose à la carte items, five course chef tasting or grand chef tasting menu. Lovely assortment of cheeses to enjoy with their wines. For a light supper or drinks try Q2, their cozy cocktail lounge.
The Homestead Inn 1625 Hinman | Evanston, IL 60201 | 847-570-8400
Restaurant Michael
Acclaimed chef Michael Lachowicz offers a culinary adventure of classic haute cuisine with a French country flair with such dishes as pan roasted diver scallops, gratin of morel mushrooms; lamb stuffed with minted garlic lamb sausage; and roasted Foie Gras stuffed breast of hen. This intimate, elegant restaurant includes a cozy fireplace-lit private room for up to 40 seated guests.
64 Green Bay Rd. | Winnetka, IL 60093 | 847-441-3100
Roka Akor
Stylish steak and sushi restaurant featuring Robatayaki style cuisine. The freshest sushi and sashimi are hand picked by region and seasonality. House infused shochus, premium sake and varieties liquor from around the world are available.
Westfield Old Orchard 1-94 and Old Orchard Rd. | Skokie, IL 60077 | 847-329-7650
Ruby Tuesday
Casual dining with signature choices including premium handcrafted burgers, classic baby back ribs and a fresh garden bar. Private banquet room accommodates up to 60 guests with group menus available. Catering menu, allergen guide and Fit & Trim menu available on their website. Full bar.
5203 Old Orchard Rd. | Skokie, IL 60077 | 847-967-8292
Ruth's Chris Steakhouse
Serving USDA Prime beef, prepared in their trademark 1,800-degree oven and served sizzling at your table on a 500-degree plate. The menu includes fresh seafood and other meat entrees and an award winning wine list features more than 300 imported and domestic selections.
933 Skokie Blvd. | Northbrook, IL 60062 | 847-498-6889
Sketchbook Brewing Company
A community-supported nano-brewery focusing on small-batch artisanal ales and ciders, with an emphasis on producing-high quality traditional beers in an environmentally sustainable manner. Guests are welcome to come and sample the best of local Evanston beers.
825E Chicago Ave. | Evanston, IL 60202 |
Sophie’s Great Food
A delicious completely gluten free bakery and restaurant offering great tasting wheat free and gluten free foods; including fresh baked gluten free breads, cookies, cakes, cupcakes muffins and pastries; wheat free pizza, soups, sandwiches and other gluten free food. Committed to using organic, locally produced and sustainable ingredients whenever possible. Shipping available!
2901 Central St. | Evanston, IL 60201 | 847-859-2723
Stir Crazy Fresh Asian Grill
Savor freshly prepared Asian dishes featuring the bold and delicious flavors of Chinese, Japanese, Thai and Vietnamese food. The highly-acclaimed menu offers more than 50 dishes ranging from traditional favorites to innovative specialties. Shrimp tempura, crispy sesame calamari, almond crusted chicken, Thai BBQ tacos and there’s the option of creating your stir-fry and soup too. 35 great wines available by the glass or bottle.
Lake Cook Rd. and Northbrook Court Drive. | Northbrook, IL 60062 | 847-562-4800
Sweety Pies Bakery
This bakery, cakery and cafe serves up delicious handmade goodies favorites such as buttery cinnamon rolls, scones, croissant, quiche, and famous pies. Specializing in custom cakes, cupcakes and old-fashioned handmade desserts. Specialties include Granny Smith apple pie with graham cracker crust, flourless gluten-free chocolate cake, and red velvet cupcakes. Also serving omelets, sandwiches and homemade soups.
8042 Lincoln Ave. | Skokie, IL 60077 | 847-213-0900
Taste on Chestnut
The North Shore's newest 'uptempo' American restaurant with a downtown feel, offering diners outstanding food, drinks and service. Sourcing ingredients from the area's best food purveyors. Taste on Chestnut offers a true dining experience from enjoying a pre-meal cocktail or glass of wine, to timely, enjoyable well-spaced out courses.
505 Chestnut St. | Winnetka, IL 60093 | 847-441-0134
Ted's Montana Grill
Modern, classic comfort food, boasting the finest cuts and best selection of bison in Glenview. Taste their high quality, flavorful steaks and award-winning gourmet burgers. Enjoy a variety of fresh seafood, vegetables, daily soups and unique desserts.
The Glen Town Center 1811 Tower Dr. | Glenview, IL 60026 | 847-729-1117
The Cellar at the Stained Glass
Sibling to the established and more expensive Stained Glass Bistro, located around the corner this restaurant focuses more on beer offering a wide variety on tap and in bottles. Their small plates are fun to share and feature regional specialties such as blue cheese beignets with roasted mushrooms and Port wine syrup; and all American baked three cheese macaroni with cheddar, Asiago, and Provolone. Full bar.
820 Clark St. | Evanston, IL 60201 | 847-864-8678
The Curragh Irish Pub & Restaurant
A traditional Irish Pub in Downtown Skokie serving time-honored traditional Irish fare including Guinness Fish & Chips, Corned Beef & Cabbage and Shepherd's Pie just to name a few as well as pub favorites such as hamburgers and sandwiches. Smaller Pub Bites include Hummus & Crispy Pita Plate, Spinach & Artichoke Dip and Chicken Quesadillas. Watch a game on their large TVs or enjoy a meal and a drink on the outdoor patio.
8266 Lincoln Ave. | Skokie, IL 60077 | 847-675-9600
The Curragh Irish Pub & Restaurant Glenview

1800 Tower Rd. | Glenview, IL 60025 |
The Olive Mountain Restaurant
A Middle Eastern restaurant serving halal/zabiha meat. Enjoy falafils topped with Jerusalem salad, served on pita bread; chicken Shawerma, layers of marinated chicken cooked slowly on a rotisserie, served with tomatoes, onions, and sauce in a pita bread; or Tagin, a variety of fresh vegetables backed in tomato sauce & spices. Bring your beer or wine.
610 Davis St. | Evanston, IL 60201 | 847-475-0380
The Stained Glass
Located in the heart of downtown Evanston since 1999, the Stained Glass bistro has earned a reputation as the perfect spot both for special occasions and a casual bite to eat. Executive Chef/Owner Victor Hernandez’s contemporary American cuisine hasa touch of international influence that has earned raves from the Chicago Tribune, the Michelin Guide, and elsewhere. Enjoy the world-class wine program, featuring over 30 wines by the glass, wine samplers, and an extensive bottle list, in a warm, welcoming environment complete with wood-beamed ceilings and exposed brick walls.
1735 Benson Ave. | Evanston, IL 60201 | 847-864-8600
The Village Inn Sports Bar and Grill
A casual pizzeria and popular sports bar. On the menu are a wide variety of pizzas, ribs, pasta, chicken and more. 36 satellite TVs with three giant screens. Full menu available for pick up or delivery. Pool table, darts, bingo, trivia and more. Check out their calendar of events online for featured sports events and daily food specials.
8050 Lincoln Ave. | Skokie, IL 60077 | 847-675-3737
Trattoria Demi
Located in the heart of Downtown Evanston, step inside this intimate and authentic Italian cafe and enjoy pasta like Momma used to make. All dishes made to order including gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options as well as traditional meat and fish entrees. Gorgeous flower-filled outdoor space available for dining during the summer months. Close to Northwestern University.
1571 Sherman Ave. | Evanston, IL 60201 | 847-332-2330
Trattoria DOC
Italian favorites plus wood-fired pizzas are served up in an open, bright space situated on Main Street, a tree-lined street walking distance to the Metra and CTA trains stop and home to quaint boutiques and restaurants. D.O.C. stands for the Denominazione di Origine Controllata, a wine appellation which requires that a product be produced following strict guidelines to ensure quality. Following in this tradition, this Evanston favorite offers seasonal menus of the highest standards overseen by sisters Lucia and Giuliana Moazzocchetti.
706 Main St. | Evanston, IL 60202 | 847-475-1111
Tub Tim Thai Restaurant
The menu offers the standard Thai fare such as Pad Thai, Tom Yum soup and beef salad along with many regional dishes. Try the charcoal-broiled large prawns topped with the special three-flavor sauce and served with fried basil chips, or Thai style charcoal-grilled premium grade rib-eye steak served with sticky rice. Artfully plated dishes, with fresh sauces all made from scratch. Tranquil dining environment.
4927 Oakton St. | Skokie, IL 60077 | 847-675-8424
Tuscany Wheeling
Located on the North Shore, Tuscany offers an extensive selection of unique Italian entrees, sure to tantalize anyone’s taste buds. One-of-a-kind pasta dishes, fine steaks and fresh seafood are prepared to perfection daily. Tuscany is the ideal destination for revealing the rich virtues of a Tuscan village including the very best wines Italy has to offer.
550 S. Milwaukee Ave. | Wheeling, IL 60090 | 847-465-9988
Ward Eight
An exceptional neighborhood cocktail bar. A menu of creative craft cocktails made by inventive, unpretentious mixologists, unique wines and local beers is accentuated by a menu of small plates. Dimly lit interior with tables and plenty of seats at that bar. A friendly, lively gathering place for locals and inviting to visitors. Also offering retail sales, private event planning, and wine and spirits tasting classes.
629 W. Howard St. | Evanston, IL 60202 | 847-420-7353
Yolo's Mexican Eatery
Family owned and operated serving traditional fine Mexican cuisine. Offering a delicious variety of appetizers, salads and entrees. Enjoy such selections such as ensalada de mango made with cucumber orange, mango and jicama served over organic lettuce with tamarind vinaigrette; tacos with portabello, poblano, epazote and green salsa; pompano pan fried with cilantro sauce and chicken breast with house made mole sauce. BYOB.
5111 Brown St. | Skokie, IL 60077 | 847-674-0987
Offering such Mexican favorites as made-to-order guacamole and fajitas served sizzling hot in lava stone molcajetes. There’s a variety of meat and seafood dishes in both traditional and modern Mexican styles. Huge list of tequilas to enjoy straight up or in fresh squeezed margaritas. Pretty cantina dining room with exposed brick and a coppertop bar with high back chairs where you can enjoy small bites or full menu fare.
992 Willow Rd. | Northbrook, IL 60062 | 847-559-0939






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