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Diners' Choice: Best Overall restaurants in North Suburbs

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Updated April 05, 2024

Looking for the best overall restaurants in North Suburbs? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of NM Café - Northbrook restaurant
4.9
4.9 (608)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Northbrook
About the restaurant
THE NM CAFE located in Neiman Marcus NORTHBROOK is open to socially distanced seating, in accordance with local jurisdiction guidelines.

Laid-back luxe. Experience delightful dishes in a casual, contemporary atmosphere at the NM Café® NORTHBROOK. Muted lighting and understated, modern decor create the perfect environment for a midday retreat. Whether dining with a group or simply ordering upscale take-out, expect delectable food and exceptional service that is synonymous with Neiman Marcus.


Let The NM Cafe® host your next Baby or Bridal Shower. We have the perfect atmosphere and menu for you and your guests.

Top review
foodie2vip
Dined on Apr 10, 2024
Great food, atmosphere and service. Consistently fantastic
A photo of NaKorn restaurant
4.9
4.9 (292)
$30 and under
Thai
Evanston
About the restaurant
NaKorn started with our belief that authentic Thai food should be found not only in Thailand—but here, as well.

Our menu offers a perfect blend of bold flavors with traditional, old-world recipes in a modern presentation. Using only the finest ingredients, we created unique dishes layered with flavors.

Top review
HeidiF
Dined 7 days ago
We had a lovely dinner. Our server let us taste a few wines when we were undecided decided. The ambiance was wonderful and the food was terrific. Just a great experience
A photo of Cafe Dacha restaurant
4.9
4.9 (153)
$30 and under
Eastern European
Highland Park
About the restaurant
Eastern European kitchen features authentic, homemade dishes from Slavic nations, serves select wines and handcrafted cocktails.
Top review
Jennvip
Dined on Apr 7, 2024
Service and food is always great. Very loud last night.
A photo of Sushi Badaya Restaurant restaurant
4.9
4.9 (39)
$31 to $50
Sushi
Highland Park
About the restaurant
Sushi Restaurant | Omakaze
Sashimi & Sushi Roll & Maki
Sushi Restaurant Highland Park
Prepared daily with top quality & fresh ingredients by Sushi Badaya Restaurant
Omakaze Signature Course. Varities of top rated Wine and sake are also available.

Top review
Foodmavenvip
Dined on Mar 16, 2024
Fantastic! Food is excellent with great service.
A photo of Bluegrass restaurant
4.9
4.9 (2430)
$30 and under
American
Highland Park
About the restaurant
Bluegrass is a casual restaurant located in Highland Park. With a cozy setting nestled into the west side of town it is a true destination dining location. Complete with a warm friendly bar and an American flare, Bluegrass blends in a little Southern influence into its repertoire. The wine and beer selections are all American, along with a full back bar, all hand selected to echo the quality of the fare. Aside from a beautiful setting, the restaurant has extraordinary food and service with a remarkable value.
Check our website for details on the events during the summer, as well as our Facebook page. We have many wonderful, rotating specials therefore consult our online menu regularly.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Apr 10, 2024
Great experience! Without a doubt, this restaurant is a gem worth revisiting! Highly recommend to everyone! Friendly & knowledgeable staff along with great food!
A photo of Feather Glass Wine Bar & Eatery restaurant
4.8
4.8 (49)
$30 and under
Fusion / Eclectic
Mundelein / Vernon Hills / Libertyville
About the restaurant
One of the Highly Rated NEW restaurant in Vernon Hills!!

Our International Fusion Cuisine restaurant offers meals unique just to us, we call it a menu with "whispers" of Indian flavors!

Come in to try our Roasted Paneer Ravioli or Chicken Kabobs or one of our fan favorites, Paneer Bites. We promise you will be delighted!

Each meal can be finely paired with some of the best wines produced right here in Illinois. Or pair it with "different" wines from exotic regions of the world.
Either way, it'll be a win win!

So, join is in our modern casual dining room for a cozy and warm evening full of laughter and happy moments. Or enjoy a glass of wine or wine flights in our lounge area by a warm and cozy fireplace!

Top review
RobM
Dined 2 days ago
Very beautiful setting and great find! They made is Special for a Birthday celebration☆ Definitely reccomend this hidden gem. Delicious food n superb choices of vino !
A photo of Tavern Steakhouse Libertyville restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1435)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Mundelein / Vernon Hills / Libertyville
About the restaurant
Reservations for dinner service are now available in our 1st floor dining room, bar area high-top or a bar stool at the bar. The second floor is open for private parties.

The Tavern Steakhouse menu features USDA prime beef, Japanese Wagyu, organic free-range chicken, seasonal fresh fish, cold water lobster tails, and oysters. Our award-winning wine list featuring over 1,200 selections, a great wine by the glass assortment, and a well-stocked bar to round out the Tavern's beverage program. Our current dinner menu and wine list are available on our website.

We don't take reservations for cocktails. High chairs are not available, outside food and beverages are not allowed.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Top review
MichaelMcNvip
Dined on Apr 11, 2024
Best Brussels sprout dish I have ever had….highly recommend a visit to The Tavern.
A photo of Blind Faith Cafe restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1451)
$30 and under
Vegetarian / Vegan
Evanston
About the restaurant
Serving globally inspired menus, Blind Faith is a certified green restaurant transforming the way people enjoy vegetarian cuisine. Just twenty-five minutes from downtown Chicago and only blocks from Northwestern's Evanston campus, our dinning rooms offer a casual warmth perfect for any occasion.
Top review
Rickneph
Dined 2 days ago
As usual, the food was terrific, served promptly and the noise level was very low, making the meal very enjoyable. Thank you, Blind Faith Cafe.
A photo of Tocco restaurant
4.8
4.8 (217)
$30 and under
Italian
Winnetka
About the restaurant
Good Food, Good Wine, Good Shoes, Makes Life Better.

Born in Naples, Italy and raised in Milan, Bruno Abate was inspired at an early age by his parents for his passion for food and fashion. Bruno opened his first company in Milan, selling fish and caviar to high-end restaurants. His extensive travels around the world helped him appreciate fine food and design and eventually led him to Chicago in 1999, where he combined his passions. In Chicago, Bruno brought together his vision to marry authentic Italian cuisine with a modern design when he opened his first restaurant Follia, in the meatpacking district and currently, Tocco in Winnetka.

The concept was simple, make authentic Italian Cuisine with the finest ingredients and give diners an experience like they were in Italy.

Top review
MichaelDvip
Dined 2 days ago
Excellent food. Excellent service. Excellent ambience. Top shelf.
A photo of Geodesic Domes at Hackney's on Harms restaurant
4.8
4.8 (270)
$30 and under
American
Skokie
About the restaurant
Reservations are for Geodesic domes only. Indoor dinning room and bar are open and seated first come first served. No reservations for indoor dining. A $5 Fee will be applied to your check for dining in our Geodesic Domes.


Hackney's is a classic American restaurant that serves authentic American food like burgers and fries, and has been a popular spot in Chicago since the Prohibition Era. Of all the amazing dishes here, one of the most popular is the Hackney Burger. This is a half-pound grilled burger served on two slices of rye bread, and is one of the reasons Hackney's has become so famous. Another delicious dish that stands out from the crowd includes Hackney's Original French Fried Onions. The french fried onions have placed in the top three onions rings in the country consistently, despite not even being rings! If you want to experience authentic classic American cuisine at a restaurant that's been serving America for 76 years, Hackney's is the place to go.

Top review
MarieR
Dined on Mar 21, 2024
Great private alternative w/warm lighting and coziness. Service was great. Food aside from heavy was fresh and good.
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