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Discover cute boutiques housed in historic storefronts in downtown Champaign, including antique and consignment shops. Be sure to stop at PACA’s Architectural Salvage Warehouse, where you’ll find everything from vintage stained glass to ceramic tiles.
Discover Green Street and the heart of campus at the University of Illinois. Restaurants, bars, shops, bookstores and more await your presence in this Orange & Blue themed area.
The Swedish Bakery is famous for specializing in Swedish coffeecakes, cookies, sweet rolls, toast, petit fours and marzipan cakes. We are known for using unique ingredients such as cardamom, saffron, anise, fennel, orange peel and almond paste. We are proud to offer our customers products that are never frozen or have any added preservatives. Our most popular items are our Andersonville coffeecake, cardamom coffeecake, Swedish and butter cookies as well as our fruit glazed cake. At the Swedish Bakery, the customer comes first. We are proud to serve a community that we love and support.
The "staggering beer list" and creative, Belgian-focused menu has made the Hopleaf a destination restaurant. A favorite of the neighborhood and beyond, you can expect Hopleaf to always be hoping.
Sixteen at the Trump International Hotel & Tower
Sixteen, Trump's signature restaurant located on the 16th floor, features a superbly crafted menu of eclectic cuisine and seasonal ingredients. With renowned Australian chef Frank Brunacci at the helm, Sixteen promises an exceptional dining experience matched by equally exceptional views. The 30-foot floor-to-ceiling windows frame spectacular vistas of Lake Michigan, the Chicago River and the Wrigley Clock Tower. Al fresco dining on the outdoor wrap terrace offers a closer look, showcasing Chicago's historic architectural landmarks and stunning skyline. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Pekara Bakery & Bistro
Pekara Bakery & Bistro is a clean label artisan bakery in downtown Champaign serving the community since 2005. Pekara prides itself on delicious handmade pastries, cakes, and breads in which all-natural ingredients are used. From omelettes made from local, organic eggs, breakfast sandwiches and bagels, savory sandwiches on artisan breads, salads, crêpes, and hearty soups, to sweet pastries, pies, and cookies, you can find most anything you'd like at Pekara. Pekara's well-trained baristas serve up superb coffee that has been responsibly sourced and harvested from Abakundakawa, the certified Fair Trade cooperative in Rwanda where the heart of our house blend is grown. Pekara Bakery & Bistro even helps you stay ahead for that special event, baking pastries, baklava, breads and other treats for those special occasions.
The Bier Stube
German Restaurant with a large German menu and beer selection. Enjoy the outdoor Beer Garden and live music on weekends.
Traditional tapas and European savoir-faire. Amazing wine, martinis & spirits. Upscale atmosphere with hints of old world Spanish charm mingled with new world mystique. Join Noir nightly for an effervescent culinary experience! Our fresh spring menu debuts May 1! Plan your next private meeting with us (Groups of 20 or more) - You can reserve "The Boardroom" for meetings up to 15, "The Loft" for up to 60, or "The Balcony" for seating from 10-20. Call for details!
Radio Maria is a restaurant and tapas bar run by artists. Head chef, Brian Wong, creates the eclectic dishes that suit the vibrant ambiance, such as his Coffee Crusted Filet and Green Curry Hot Pot.
Peach Barn Cafe
In an old restored barn overlooking a pond. Sit outdoors or in the Cafe. Features authentic Swedish cuisine, sandwiches & desserts, at Hedman Vineyards. Winery on-site.
CITY: Alto Pass
Mon Ami Gabi - Oak Brook
The menu at Mon Ami Gabi signals a return to simple French food, featuring Classic Steak Frites and a variety of fresh seafood. Let the feel of Paris surround you as you enjoy a glass of wine from the rolling wine cart.
CITY: Oak Brook
Der Rathskeller German Restaurant & Bar
One of Rockford's oldest restaurants, featuring German cuisine in a warm, intimate old-world setting. German ancestry shines through at this favorite eating place since 1931. Banquet facilities available. Delicious sandwiches for lunch and traditional family style German specialities for dinner. Live accordion on weekends. Outside dining in the Biergarten.
A Slice of Life
Skokie kosher restaurant exceeds the generally mediocre standards for kosher cuisine, with pizza and a good variety of meatless dishes.
Enjoy wonderful, French-gourmet dining at this restaurant located in the heart of the Downtown Rock Island's Arts & Entertainment District. Family-owned and operated for over 20 years, this restaurant features delicious French cuisine. The restaurant is open Tuesday through Saturday for dinner, only. You may dine in the Star Bar or in the formal dining area. Banquet space is available for parties.
CITY: Rock Island
CAFE LA CAVE
DINE IN THE CAVE'S DINING ROOM. A GREAT THROWBACK TO A MORE ELEGANT TIME. ENJOY RICH CUISINE LIKE EXCELLENT DOVER SOLE AND MUST-HAVE BANANAS FOSTER.
CITY: Des Plaines
Fresh 1800 Hyatt Regency Chicago Schaumburg
Fresh 1800 restaurant offers French-inspired food using the freshest ingredients, local produce and close-to-the-farm foods. Many herbs and vegetables are harvested seasonally from the Chef's own on-site garden. Also features a stylish & trendy bar with daily food and drink specials.
Landmark Cafe and Creperie
A casual bistro-style restaurant serving pasta, sandwiches, crepes, vegetarian fare, stuffed baked potatoes and the world's best spinach bisque.
What's the key to our success? A commitment to excellence. Attention to detail. A first-rate, knowledgeable wait staff. And, of course, the driving forces behind it all: Yoshi and Nobuko Katsumura. You're sure to find new and interesting things at the café, including dishes you won't find anywhere else (have you ever seen barracuda on another menu?!). Our eclectic menu features dishes with influences that run the gamut from Japanese to Italian, French and American. Please join us and experience our fine cuisine in a comfortable atmosphere. At Yoshi's Café, you're like family.
Dreamland Palace German Restaurant
Monroe County's only German restaurant and Bavarian wine garden.
CITY: Foster Pond
Good provincial French bistro fare without the typically outrageous price-tage. Nice wine list. Casual, contemporary atmosphere.
Jolane's Café & Wine Bar
Abt Electronics CEO Bob Abt always wanted a restaurant of his own. Adjacent to his famous electronics store in Glenview is a Austrian-style café featuring an outdoor patio, an eight-foot long glass pastry case tempts with an array of 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. The cafe also offers a full bar, 22 wines, three types of beer, including a Belgian Trappist ale.
Russian Tea Time
This 9-year old Chicago landmark serves up fantastic Russian and Soviet regional specialties including borscht, stuffed cabbage and pelmeny. Afternoon Tea Service daily 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Fritz and Frites
French and German classics bring flavor and flair to the palate in a European-style bistro. Lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch.
Trattoria 225 is a full service restaurant and bar featuring rustic Italian dining. They offer wood-fired pizza, fresh salads, house-made pasta and a variety of artisan gelato. They strongly believe in supporting local producers and using organic products whenever possible. Their mission is simple: provide you, your family and friends with a fantastic, affordable meal in a space that is warm, inviting and fun. Trattoria 225 is available for large groups that would like to rent the entire restaurant for lunch or dinner events. The restaurant can seat 140 people and accommodate 300 people for a reception style event. The "Bar Side" is the perfect space for cocktail and hors d'oeuvers parties of 30 to 70 people with direct access to the full service bar. The "Kitchen Side" is the larger of the two sides of the restaurant with seating most comfortable around 100 and 140 for a reception style event. Available for lunch and dinner.
CITY: Oak Park
U Gazdy Polish Restaurant
Taste the spirit of homemade Polish cuisine while you are surrounded by a vibrant wood setting directly from the Polish Highlands. The northwest's premiere Polish restaurant.
CITY: Wood Dale
The Gage Chicago
Chicago's first and only Gastro Tavern. High-quality food, a step above pub grub, in a relaxed atmosphere. Menu complemented by assortment of international beers, wines and liquors and our specialty Irish whiskeys.
German-American restaurant, family-owned and operated since 1984. Uniquely and consistently serving up the best in German-American food and drink. No delivery service. Take-out available.
Perry Street Brasserie
Best little restaurant in Galena. Consistently receiving outstanding reviews for food, service & dining experience. Featuring AcroAma Blends organic seasonings.
Hemmingway's Bistro & Le Coq Francais Seafood Bar
Owned & operated by Chef Christopher Ala. The restaurant's classic bistro interior brings back the grand charm of Paris in the early 1930's. Each day there is a Plat du Jour featuring such staples as Coq au Vin, Cassoulet Toulousain, Bouillabaisse, Beef Wellington and Duck a l' Orange. Menu items include wild mushroom-crusted halibut on horseradish whipped potatoes and roasted sea bass on Cassoulet beans. There is also a Parisian seafood bar offering towers of Plateau de Fruit de Mer. Hemmingway's Bistro is located conveniently in the Write Inn just 20 minutes from the downtown loop.
CITY: Oak Park
Trendy, hip French eatery.
Cafe des Architectes
This modern yet comfortable restaurant features dramatic colors, overstuffed chairs, a sprawling red banquette and inventive lamps. The artistically presented cuisine is contemporary French with predominately organic ingredients. Open Daily. B: 6am-11:30am; Br (Sat. and Sun. only): 11:30am-5pm; L: 11:30am-5pm; D: 5pm-11pm. Res. Accptd. for Dinner only
Oatman Haus Restaurant
Lunch Tues. - Saturday. Dinner Wed. - Sunday. Candlelight dining Friday and Saturday nights. Homemade entrees. German and International cuisine. Wine, beer, and desserts. Patio seating in season. In a historic 1875 house.
Roemer Topf Restaurant
Roemer Topf is a family owned and operated and offers international appetizers, salads, authentic sides, special entrees, traditional desserts, and uses only the finest, freshest ingredients.
Jerry Kleiner's over the top restaurant in this 35,000 sq. ft. space is an explosion of taste, color and sound. "Latino flavors with the spice of life." Authentic soulful cuisine offers simple dishes from all over Latin America. A kaleidoscope of colors, salsa music and playful decor ignite the sense of being in a Latin house party.
An authentic Neapolitan Pizzeria offering the aroma of wood burning ovens cooking the freshest ingredients with a vibrant modern atmosphere and unique Italian wines.
CITY: St. Charles
Gaetano's specializes in authentic regional Italian cuisine. Chef Gaetano Di Benedetto, former owner of La Piazza, will be your host and will take you on an unbelievable adventure of food. The majority of the menu will be reinvented daily, based on the freshest produce, meats and seafood. The atmosphere is inviting, relaxing, casual and rustic. The wine list is extensive, yet affordable. Carryout is also available.
CITY: Forest Park
For over 40 years Chicago Brauhaus has been serving up good cheer in Chicago's Lincoln Square Neighborhood. The Chicago Brauhaus offers a friendly Bavarian atmosphere where friends and family of all ages can enjoy a good meal, a stein of cold beer and dance along to the sounds of the world famous Brauhaus Trio. It is always Oktoberfest at the Chicago Brauhaus.
The Vine Martini & Wine Bar
The Vine first started out as a small tapas bar and within two years had expanded their bar and restaurant into a full operation that continues to focus on using fresh and local ingredients and features over 75 cocktails. Everything, from food to drinks, is made in-house and prepared to order. We hope you enjoy your time at The Vine as much as we enjoy having you here.
Pizano's Pizza and Pasta
Deep dish pizza with flaky crust and thin crust varieties. Entrees include sandwiches, homemade pastas and Italian chicken specials. Located between Michigan and Wabash. Free delivery. Catering.
Step out of time and into this authentic French bistro in the heart of Chicago's Old Town. The inviting staff and elegant decor are only surpassed by the delightful cuisine.
Coco Pazzo Cafe
With its country cooking and open-air ambiance, capture the playful feel of a cafe in the hills of Tuscany. Showcasing grilled meat and fish, pastas and salads. Daily 11:30am-11pm.
Offering progressive French cuisine at its finest, Tru delivers fresh ingredients, bold creativity and artistic presentation. The menu will consist of a prix fixe three-course section and pre-set “collections” or tasting menus, ranging from six to nine courses.
Located in the heart of the Gold Coast, bistronomic is chef Martial Noguier's new home offering the neighborhood an intimate French bistro experience.
Cafe Ba Ba Reeba
Fun and lively, Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! is Chicago's premier tapas restaurant. Known for Tapas, the hot & cold appetizers of Spain; Paella, and Sangria, Spain’s famous wine “fiesta” drink made from fruit, wine and liquors, Cafe Ba Ba Reeba! is owned by Chef Gabino Sotelino and Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises.
La Petite Creperie
Come experience our casual French dining. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Anything from crepes and omlettes, to sandwiches, duck, shrimp, and steak.
An authentic French bistrot serving classic and contemporary French food amid the ambiance of tin ceilings, tile floors and a handcrafted zinc bar.
Modern French cuisine. Located in an 1895 historic building - Celebrating 32 Years! Open for dinner Wednesday - Sunday. Reservations required. AAA Four Diamond Award Winner - 19th year in a row.
Come experience a taste of authentic Italy in the heart of Downtown Elgin.
This bistro is at the top of many critics favorites list. Bon Appetit magazine calls Jacky's "The best new casual restaurant in Chicago".
Described by Wine Spectator as "leading a streamlining of American cuisine," award-winning chef Sandro Gamba's dishes are complemented by a prized wine collection, gracious staff and views of the Water Tower.
The Dining Room at The Ritz-Carlton
Award winning cuisine featuring one of the country's most extensive wine lists and warm attentive service in a classic setting.
Experience a culinary adventure of classic haute cuisine presented in a unique and contemporary design with a French country flair. Chef Michael Lachowicz, named a Chef of the Year for by the International Wine and Food Society of Chicago. The recipient of stellar reviews by Chicago Magazine, North Shore Magazine, the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times just to name a few, Restaurant Michael brings the best of Chicago dining to the Chicago's North Shore community of Winnetka.
Cozy bistro has French Country Inn charm. Breast of Duck, Steak Pommes Frites, and fresh fish daily. L: Mon.-Fri. 11:30am-2pm; D: Mon.-Thurs. 5pm-10pm; Fri & Sat. 5pm-11pm.
Bistro Bordeaux offers an authentic French dining experience unlike any other amid the bustle of downtown Evanston, IL.
Serving authentic regional Italian cuisine. Chef Tony Priolo prepares pasta, meat and fish specials. Extensive wine list. L: Mon.-Fri. 11:30am-2:30pm; D: Mon.-Sat. 5:30pm-10:30pm; Sun. 5pm-10pm.
Il Mulino Chicago
Il Mulino, considered by many to be New York's top Italian restaurant, is located in the old Biggs mansion in the Gold Coast. Menu's focus is on the freshest fish, meats and game. Flavors from Abruzzi region of Italy.
Maggiano's Little Italy
Classic recreation of a New York pre-war "Little Italy" dinner house. Pasta, chicken, veal, prime steaks, and fresh fish, with family-style dining available. Mon.-Thurs. 11:30am-10pm; Fri. 11:30am-11pm; Sat. 12pm-11pm; Sun. 12pm-9pm.
This intimate storefront bistro has been serving authentic French fare in the Bucktown neighborhood for years.
Leopold offers Belgian inspired food + drink, sourced locally whenever possible, in Chicago’s West Town neighborhood. European-influenced, our menu highlights Belgium and draws from the elegance of French cuisine and the heartiness of German. A neighborhood place, join us for dinner at the bar, in the lounge or in our dining room featuring repurposed raw materials and natural woods all coming together to produce a warm and inviting space that allows the food to shine. Enjoy seasonal cuisine crafted by chef Jeffrey Hedin, complemented by an extensive selection of Belgian beers, food-friendly wines and classic - and new classic – cocktails.
Offering an authentic French dining experience unlike any other amid the bustle of downtown Evanston. The wine list features a wide selection of reasonably priced French wines. Serving dinner seven days a week and brunch on Sunday. Winner of the Critic's Choice Award from Time Out Chicago Magazine.
Grace O'Malley's Restaurant - Pub
Irish restaurant and pub. Perfect neighborhood spot in the south Loop. Offers a friendly bar and casual dining room. Irish-American cuisine, Sunday brunch. Plenty of beer, wine and speciality drinks. Private dining. Mon.-Sat. 11:30am-2am; Sun. 9:30am-12am.
Chez Moi is a unique French bistro in the heart of Lincoln Park. Chef Owner: Dominique Tougne
deca Restaurant and Bar
The casual elegance of art deco and brasserie-inspired cuisine come together in deca restaurant + bar – a new dining scene on the Magnificent Mile in The Ritz-Carlton Chicago, a Four Seasons Hotel. The recent recipent of a Michelin Bib Gourmand Award, deca celebrates the latest culinary trends with inventive twists on classic dishes. Executive Chef Mark Payne’s market driven menus showcase the ingredients from farmers near and far with his innovative cooking style. The authenticity of the cuisine and the warmth of a stylish, comfortable setting is enhanced by approachable and personable service making for a memorable experience morning to night.
D & J Bistro
This chef owned since 1987 restaurant, offers a great line-up of "True Bistro Dishes", with special menu items available monthly. Offering Daily Specials available "A la Carte" or as a 3 Course Prix-Fixe Dinner. Gluten free, vegetarian and kids menus available. Private room for parties of up to 50 people.
CITY: Lake Zurich
Cite Elegant Dining at the Top of Lake Point Tower
French-American cuisine with spectacular views; 360-degree panoramic views with impeccable service and delectable cuisine.
Le Petit Marche
Recognizing downtown Crystal Lake’s need for a gourmet food shop, Le Petit Marché opened in March of 2005, offering not only baked goods but the first and finest selection of wines in the historic downtown area. Le Petit Marché quickly became a favorite gathering place for patrons of the arts (heading to the Raue Center for a performance) and fine food alike. It has continued to evolve and thrive with the passing years, introducing catering services, open microphone performances, specialty wine tastings and more than forty specialty cheeses from around the world.
CITY: Crystal Lake
Internationally-acclaimed French Chef, Joho and RJ and Jerrod Melman have teamed up to introduce the highly-anticipated Paris Club in Chicago’s popular River North neighborhood. The trio has set out with a goal of serving up approachable French fare in a casual, urban setting that appeals to a new generation of diners.
Hubbard Inn is a tavern and brasserie featuring inventive but classic American & European cuisine in a "not too shabby" setting.
The Publik House
Nestled in the heart of Restaurant Row on Prospect Road in Peoria Heights, the Publik House was established in 2010. The classic, casual room has an old-world feel that is rich, comfortable and as satisfying as a room temperature Harp in a London pub. It is a locally owned English style, American pub pouring pints Tuesday through Saturday beginning at 4:00 pm, serving English pub fare and American classics beginning at 5:00 pm.
CITY: Peoria Heights
Blend Tea and Crepe Lounge
Through its delicious crepes, refreshing tea and unique atmosphere, Blend has made a name for itself as Carbondale's favorite hangout. Conveniently located close to the SIU Campus, Blend is the perfect spot for a quick lunch or long study session. With its sweet (or savory crepes) and a large selection of customizable drinks, perfect for everyone!
El Greco is a greasy spoon — said in the BEST way. This delicious joint makes some of the best gyros around. Locally-owned and operated, El Greco has become a staple in downtown Carbondale. Don't forget to try the fried mushrooms!
Anemone Caffe & Neapolitan Pizzeria
Open Air, Upscale, Fast-Casual Dining; Wood burning Pizza oven; Handmade Pastas; Salads; Sandwiches; Variety of Breakfasts; Homemade Gelato; Intelligentsia Coffee; Espresso; Patio, Carry-out & Catering.
CITY: Palos Heights