For those who want to spend their evenings wining and dining in a casual yet upscale environment, come down to The Turf Room in downtown Naperville. Dark and intimate interiors, along with a lot of options for private dining, make this restaurant an idyllic venue for romantic dinners, night-outs with friends and even formal occasions. The vibe is reminiscent of a private-club and permeates through the main dining room to the swanky lounge which carries a variety of excellent wines. Menu mainly focuses on nouvelle American creations with a few classics; favorites being the Mac-n-Cheese Flatbread, Stuffed Eggplant, Tuna Tartare, Prime Ribeye and Chilean Sea Bass. Open for lunch, dinner and late-nights; reserve ahead to make the most.
Rosebud Italian Specialties & Pizzeria is one of the best spots in downtown Naperville to experience traditional Italian cuisine in an upscale and modern setting. Menu here is not your standard fare but has all the classic standbys and chef's specials. Some of the favorites include the "Brick" Chicken, Pork Chop Calabrese, Eggplant Rotolo, Mama's Meatballs and Skirt Steak Velasco. Wine pairings and rich desserts add to the whole experience. Patrons can either dine inside or on the lovely patio when the weather permits. Reservations are welcomed.
A trip to Naperville is incomplete without dining at Meson Sabika. Housed in a converted mansion, this unique dining destination celebrates Spanish-style tapas and exquisite wines. Patrons get to experience a stately and elegant ambiance reminiscent of the bygone era, featuring top-notch service and unmatched food quality. The indoor and outdoor dining areas present an idyllic venue for special occasions and private dining. Reservations are highly recommended.
Experience a comfortable and elegant atmosphere featuring regional Italian food at La Sorella di Francesca. Tucked in the restaurant strip in the historic Naperville district, this chain restaurant delivers a simple menu featuring classic favorites and modern spins on old standbys. The minimally furnished interiors exude an understated ambiance that befits every occasion whether formal or casual. Service is friendly and the price range is decent. Must-trys would have to be the Quattro Stagioni, Tilapia A Granchio, Linguine A Funghtto and Calamari Fritti. The overall dining experience will make you momentarily forget that you are dining at a chain restaurant and will give you a sense of European-style dining. Reserve ahead to avoid disappointments.
A classic American restaurant and a vibrant pub rolled into one, BlackFinn American Saloon is one of the most happening spots in town. Whether you are celebrating a special occasion or looking for late night dining destination, come down to this neighborhood tavern in the heart of the historic Naperville district. The lively and eccentric atmosphere, coupled with happy hours, friendly service and excellent drinks ensure that every visit is memorable. Menu highlights include the Blackened Brie, Ahi Tuna, Shrimp And Grits, Crab Cakes and the house-specialty burger. Game days see the place come alive with sports banter and cheering, as the live game is telecast on the flat TVs. Private dining is also offered; watch out for the happy hours and reserve ahead to make the most.
For those who enjoy Japanese food and steaks, come down to Domo 77 to experience the best of both worlds. A Japanese Hibachi-style restaurant, Domo 77 is an idyllic destination for special dining occasions as well as casual family affairs. Seafood and meat lovers are in for a treat with unique combinations like Steak & Calamari, Filet Mignon & Sea Scallops, Chicken with Teriyaki Sauce lining up the menu. A separate sushi menu is also offered featuring raw delights like hot and cold rolls, salads and sashimi. The overall atmosphere is quite laid-back and comfortable, and service is friendly. Private dining is also offered; reservations are welcomed.
Chef/owner Soon Park brings traditional sushi and raw Japanese delights to the Chicago metro area with Sushi by Chef Soon. Diners get to experience a casual and understated atmosphere featuring elegant interiors and friendly service. The menu focuses on original flavors and fresh local produce with favorites like Seven Spiced Ahi, Maui Tartare, Sunomono, Gyoza and Wakame Salad. The Maki rolls, Sashimi, Nigiri and Sushi can be enjoyed at the sushi counter or a la carte. Walk-ins are welcomed.
324 Burr Ridge Parkway Suite 1 Burr Ridge, IL 60527
Capri Ristorante has remained a neighborhood fixture for Italian food since 1985, and continues to impress with consistently good food and service. The suburb location can be easily spotted, and the casual and homely ambiance calls for a visit even if you're driving from Chicago. The extensive menu is comprised of a variety of regional Italian specialties ranging from the Pollo Genovese, Eggplant Parmigiana to the Linguini con Clams. Decadent desserts and full wines add a perfect finish to the courses. Efficient take-away service is also offered.
Mattone brings artisan Italian food in a unique and charming setting to the Western suburbs. The spacious and tastefully-decorated interiors exude a casual elegance making the restaurant a perfect venue for romantic dinners, friendly night-outs and special occasions. Chef Jason Korinek lays out a menu that highlights modernized versions of traditional specialties with wood-fired pizzas, meat and seafood entrees, sandwiches and more. Must-trys include the Chicken Marsala, Crispy Calamari, Eggplant Rollatini and Neapolitan Steak. A good selection of wines is available to wash down the food. Service will impress and prices are reasonable, guaranteeing second visits.
780 Village Center Drive Burr Ridge Village Center Chicago, IL 60527
Topaz brings modern American cuisine in a sophisticated and alluring atmosphere, the kind that is usually reserved for special occasions. The dining space is interwoven with an elegant dining room and a lovely patio, presenting an idyllic venue for romantic dinners, formal luncheons and family affairs. Faithful to owner Branko Palikuca's ventures, Topaz conforms to a high standard when it comes to service and quality. The menu here is not your standard American fare, but a concise representation of contemporary favorites like Fried Calamari, Beef Carpaccio, Sesame Encrusted Tuna Tatake, Chicken Parmesan and Flat Iron Steak. Lovely desserts and exquisite wines set off the flavors of the dishes perfectly, completing the dining experience with a flourish. Reservations are highly recommended.
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