Best American Restaurants in North Suburbs

BluegrassBluegrass
(1501)
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American | Highland Park, North Suburbs
L. Woods Tap and Pine LodgeL. Woods Tap and Pine Lodge
(4819)
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American | Lincolnwood, North Suburbs
EJ's PlaceEJ's Place
(513)
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American | Skokie, North Suburbs
Wildfire - LincolnshireWildfire - Lincolnshire
(6880)
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American | Lincolnshire, North Suburbs
Wildfire - GlenviewWildfire - Glenview
(6876)
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American | Glenview, North Suburbs
Bobbys DeerfieldBobbys Deerfield
(1353)
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American | Deerfield, North Suburbs
GuildhallGuildhall
(1307)
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American | Glencoe, North Suburbs
House 406House 406
(627)
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American | Northbrook, North Suburbs
Scotty's on SheridanScotty's on Sheridan
(303)
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American | Highwood, North Suburbs
The Happ InnThe Happ Inn
(1610)
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American | Northfield, North Suburbs
Found Kitchen and Social HouseFound Kitchen and Social House
(860)
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American | Evanston, North Suburbs
North BranchNorth Branch
(274)
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American | Glenview, North Suburbs
The Chocolate SanctuaryThe Chocolate Sanctuary
(1041)
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American | Gurnee, North Suburbs

Best Italian Restaurants in North Suburbs

Cafe LucciCafe Lucci
(1798)
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Italian | Glenview, North Suburbs
Alex's Washington GardensAlex's Washington Gardens
(697)
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Italian | Highwood, North Suburbs
Del RioDel Rio
(307)
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Italian | Highwood, North Suburbs
Mambo ItalianoMambo Italiano
(310)
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Italian | Mundelein / Vernon Hills / Libertyville, North Suburbs
Francesca's IntimoFrancesca's Intimo
(1186)
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Italian | Lake Forest, North Suburbs
Ristorante BottaioRistorante Bottaio
(352)
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Italian | Mundelein / Vernon Hills / Libertyville, North Suburbs
NapolitaNapolita
(192)
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Italian | Wilmette, North Suburbs
Gusto of WilmetteGusto of Wilmette
(298)
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Italian | Wilmette, North Suburbs
Bella Via Ristorante and BanquetsBella Via Ristorante and Banquets
(505)
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Italian | Highland Park, North Suburbs
Tuscany - WheelingTuscany - Wheeling
(1477)
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Italian | Wheeling, North Suburbs
Francesca's NorthFrancesca's North
(1327)
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Italian | Northbrook, North Suburbs
Enzo and LuciaEnzo and Lucia
(481)
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Italian | Long Grove, North Suburbs
Saranello'sSaranello's
(3084)
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Italian | Wheeling, North Suburbs

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Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Oak Park
(630)
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Contemporary American | Oak Park
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(169)
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Italian | Forest Park
Maya Del Sol
(450)
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Latin American | Oak Park
Posto 31
(82)
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Italian | La Grange
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10 Hard-to-Get Reservations in Chicago

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goosefootgoosefoot
680
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Contemporary American | Lincoln Square, Chicago
OrioleOriole
738
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Contemporary American | West Loop, Chicago
Girl & the GoatGirl & the Goat
9052
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Contemporary American | West Loop, Chicago
Les NomadesLes Nomades
1458
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Contemporary French | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
City Winery Chicago at the RiverwalkCity Winery Chicago at the Riverwalk
50
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Wine Bar | Downtown / Loop, Chicago
AcadiaAcadia
938
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Contemporary American | South Loop, Chicago
ParachuteParachute
941
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Korean | Avondale / Irving Park, Chicago
Gibsons ItaliaGibsons Italia
410
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Steakhouse | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Maple & AshMaple & Ash
2555
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Steakhouse | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Three Dots and a DashThree Dots and a Dash
806
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Polynesian | River North (Chicago), Chicago

Local Favorites: The 20 Best Restaurants in Chicago

The top restaurants in the city, according to our savvy dining experts.
Sushi SanSushi San
297
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Japanese | River North (Chicago), Chicago
MomotaroMomotaro
1553
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Japanese | West Loop, Chicago
BellemoreBellemore
474
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American | West Loop, Chicago
ProxiProxi
545
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Global, International | West Loop, Chicago
SomersetSomerset
723
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American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
The PublicanThe Publican
5776
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American | West Loop, Chicago
Swift & SonsSwift & Sons
1704
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Steakhouse | West Loop, Chicago
RPM ItalianRPM Italian
9470
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Italian | River North (Chicago), Chicago
EmaEma
1470
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Mediterranean | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Summer House Santa MonicaSummer House Santa Monica
2866
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American | Lincoln Park, Chicago
BlackbirdBlackbird
4164
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Contemporary American | West Loop, Chicago
BokaBoka
4151
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Contemporary American | Lincoln Park, Chicago
Duck Duck GoatDuck Duck Goat
2157
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Chinese | West Loop, Chicago
Beatrix - Fulton MarketBeatrix - Fulton Market
639
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American | West Loop, Chicago
Little GoatLittle Goat
3505
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American | West Loop, Chicago
Mott StreetMott Street
547
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Contemporary American | Bucktown / Wicker Park, Chicago
True Food Kitchen - ChicagoTrue Food Kitchen - Chicago
980
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American | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Bar BiscayBar Biscay
117
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Basque | West Town, Chicago
Nico OsteriaNico Osteria
1871
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Italian | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
GT Prime SteakhouseGT Prime Steakhouse
697
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Steakhouse | River North (Chicago), Chicago

The Top 20 Restaurants by Cuisine in Chicago

Whether it’s a margherita pizza or sashimi you're after, here are the best places.
BlackbirdBlackbird
4164
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Contemporary American | West Loop, Chicago
Nico OsteriaNico Osteria
1871
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Italian | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
The PublicanThe Publican
5776
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American | West Loop, Chicago
Swift & SonsSwift & Sons
1704
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Steakhouse | West Loop, Chicago
Sushi SanSushi San
297
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Japanese | River North (Chicago), Chicago
GT Fish and OysterGT Fish and Oyster
3237
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Seafood | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Dos Urban CantinaDos Urban Cantina
558
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Mexican | Logan Square, Chicago
Margeaux Brasserie - Waldorf AstoriaMargeaux Brasserie - Waldorf Astoria
342
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French | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Duck Duck GoatDuck Duck Goat
2157
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Chinese | West Loop, Chicago
EmaEma
1470
$$$$
Mediterranean | River North (Chicago), Chicago
ProxiProxi
545
$$$$
Global, International | West Loop, Chicago
ParachuteParachute
941
$$$$
Korean | Avondale / Irving Park, Chicago
Jaipur - Permanently ClosedJaipur - Permanently Closed
248
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Indian | West Loop, Chicago
Bar BiscayBar Biscay
117
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Basque | West Town, Chicago
HerbHerb
222
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Thai | Uptown, Chicago

Chicago's 10 Most Iconic Restaurants

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BokaBoka
4151
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Contemporary American | Lincoln Park, Chicago
SepiaSepia
3426
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Contemporary American | West Loop, Chicago
Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone CrabJoe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab
11220
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Seafood | River North (Chicago), Chicago
The GageThe Gage
7329
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American | Downtown / Loop, Chicago
Le Colonial - ChicagoLe Colonial - Chicago
3876
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Vietnamese | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
RL RestaurantRL Restaurant
4843
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American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Shaw's Crab House - ChicagoShaw's Crab House - Chicago
9462
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Seafood | River North (Chicago), Chicago
HUB 51HUB 51
4591
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American | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Mon Ami GabiMon Ami Gabi
4177
$$$$
French | Lincoln Park, Chicago
Shanghai TerraceShanghai Terrace
1201
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Chinese | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago

Treat your taste buds: Explore North Suburbs restaurants.

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DisottoDisotto
648 reviews
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Italian | Highwood, North Suburbs

The food and service if off the charts...Nadia is among the best servers we've ever had at a restaurant in Chicago! More

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MLGMLG
944 reviews
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American | Lake Forest, North Suburbs

The food was good with a good selection More

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LibertadLibertad
2028 reviews
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Latin American | Skokie, North Suburbs

This is a gem in Skokie. Great menu, cool ambiance, kind staff. More

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Roka Akor - Old OrchardRoka Akor - Old Orchard
765 reviews
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Steakhouse | Skokie, North Suburbs

Food creative and very good. Service very good. Portion size appropriate for pricing. Noise level too much for my tastes More

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Wright's Brew and BistroWright's Brew and Bistro
152 reviews
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American | Lincolnshire, North Suburbs

. as always food and service was excellent. We come for lunch before theater. Enjoy it every time. Love the pelt sandwiches. (Pork belly) More

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Specials at top restaurants in North Suburbs

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Bobbys DeerfieldBobbys Deerfield
1353 reviews
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American | Deerfield, North Suburbs

Being a Saturday night and homecoming weekend, service was a little rushed. However, dining at Bobby’s is always a nice experience - good food and value. More

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Union Sushi + Barbeque BarUnion Sushi + Barbeque Bar
1453 reviews
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Sushi | River North (Chicago), Chicago

This place is an outstanding find. I've been going there several years. It seems to get better each time I go. Took my sister for her birthday, on Oct 20th, she is from NY and said it is as good as any hot NY spot. Great food and Service. More

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The Madison Bar & KitchenThe Madison Bar & Kitchen
416 reviews
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American | West Loop, Chicago

Great food! Great drinks! Great service! More

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The Franklin RoomThe Franklin Room
583 reviews
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American | River North (Chicago), Chicago

Everything was so perfect, I don't know where to start. Great food, atmosphere, drinks, service. This is my new favorite. More

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EdenEden
462 reviews
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American | West Loop, Chicago

Well thought out menu. Empanada's were amazing. Duck was really good. Ribeye was solid. More

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Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall

North Suburbs's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
George Trois1. George Trois
22 reviews
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French | Winnetka, North Suburbs

Thank goodness old world elegance still exists. Reminds of us of how good restaurants used to be More

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Blufish Sushi Robata2. Blufish Sushi Robata
390 reviews
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Japanese | Mundelein / Vernon Hills / Libertyville, North Suburbs

First time here and I really enjoyed it. Many food choice and service was very good. More

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Longitud3153. Longitud315
1012 reviews
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Latin American | Highwood, North Suburbs

Love this place! The wine and food is terrific. I have always been happy with the food, service and atmosphere. A must go and enjoy the experience. More

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Oceanique4. Oceanique
1056 reviews
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Seafood | Evanston, North Suburbs

A beautiful place. delicious food, careful service...perfect@ More

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Libertad5. Libertad
2028 reviews
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Latin American | Skokie, North Suburbs

This is a gem in Skokie. Great menu, cool ambiance, kind staff. More

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New to OpenTable

North Suburbs restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
P.F. Chang's - NorthbrookP.F. Chang's - Northbrook
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Asian | Northbrook, North Suburbs

P.F. Chang's is a restaurant concept that honors the 2,000-year-old Asian tradition of wok cooking and believes in making food from scratch every day in every restaurant. With a Farm to Wok™ food philosophy at its core, P.F. Chang's chefs hand-roll dim sum, hand chop and slice all vegetables and meats, handcraft every sauce and wok-cook each recipe, every day in every restaurant using wholesome, fresh ingredients. With roots in Chinese cooking, the culinary landscape at P.F. Chang's now stretches across Asia with diverse, culturally inspired recipes including hand-rolled sushi, Vietnamese-style soups and bowls, traditional Chinese dim sum, wok-fired chicken and beef entrées, and family style noodles and rice. All made from scratch every day.More

Phoenicia Mediterranean RestaurantPhoenicia Mediterranean Restaurant
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Mediterranean | Highland Park, North Suburbs

Located in the heart of Highland Park, Phoenicia is one of its, “best kept secret.” As one of the top Mediterranean restaurants in Chicago land, Phoenicia offers a unique blend of the best food, wine, ambiance, and traditional Mid- Eastern hospitality.In addition You will be dazzled with exceptional Persian dishes and treasured family recipes, destined to stay in your memory forever.More

Discover North Suburbs

The north suburbs of Chicago are very popular for those seeking a quiet meal away from the hectic downtown area. The north side is similar to other parts of the city in many respects, including its food scene. Fine dining is available for those wanting a great steak or lobster in an elegant atmosphere. There are also several seafood houses with a variety of fish fresh from Lake Michigan. International food is probably the most popular, and Italian is first on the list with many authentic eateries and pizzerias. Other available cuisines include pan-Asian and Indian choices, along with Mexican and Brazilian locations. Of course, Chicago is known for its night life, and there are many bar-and-grill restaurant combinations throughout the city, including the north suburbs.