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Best American Restaurants in Evanston

Found Kitchen and Social HouseFound Kitchen and Social House
(871)
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American | Evanston, North Suburbs
Symphony's CafeSymphony's Cafe
(425)
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American | Evanston, North Suburbs
The Barn SteakhouseThe Barn Steakhouse
(372)
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Steakhouse | Evanston, North Suburbs
Farmhouse - EvanstonFarmhouse - Evanston
(826)
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American | Evanston, North Suburbs
Bangers & Lace - EvanstonBangers & Lace - Evanston
(86)
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American | Evanston, North Suburbs
Whiskey ThiefWhiskey Thief
(238)
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American | Evanston, North Suburbs
BluegrassBluegrass
(1514)
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American | Highland Park, North Suburbs
L. Woods Tap and Pine LodgeL. Woods Tap and Pine Lodge
(4859)
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American | Lincolnwood, North Suburbs
EJ's PlaceEJ's Place
(529)
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American | Skokie, North Suburbs
Wildfire - LincolnshireWildfire - Lincolnshire
(6946)
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American | Lincolnshire, North Suburbs
Wildfire - GlenviewWildfire - Glenview
(6946)
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American | Glenview, North Suburbs
Bobbys DeerfieldBobbys Deerfield
(1369)
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American | Deerfield, North Suburbs
GuildhallGuildhall
(1325)
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American | Glencoe, North Suburbs
House 406House 406
(630)
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American | Northbrook, North Suburbs
Scotty's on SheridanScotty's on Sheridan
(314)
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American | Highwood, North Suburbs
The Happ InnThe Happ Inn
(1627)
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American | Northfield, North Suburbs
North BranchNorth Branch
(279)
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American | Glenview, North Suburbs
The Chocolate SanctuaryThe Chocolate Sanctuary
(1061)
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American | Gurnee, North Suburbs

Best Italian Restaurants in Evanston

Trattoria DemiTrattoria Demi
(69)
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Italian | Evanston, North Suburbs
Terra & VineTerra & Vine
(609)
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Italian | Evanston, North Suburbs
Cafe LucciCafe Lucci
(1820)
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Italian | Glenview, North Suburbs
Alex's Washington GardensAlex's Washington Gardens
(710)
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Italian | Highwood, North Suburbs
Del RioDel Rio
(318)
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Italian | Highwood, North Suburbs
Mambo ItalianoMambo Italiano
(323)
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Italian | Mundelein / Vernon Hills / Libertyville, North Suburbs
Francesca's IntimoFrancesca's Intimo
(1198)
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Italian | Lake Forest, North Suburbs
Ristorante BottaioRistorante Bottaio
(369)
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Italian | Mundelein / Vernon Hills / Libertyville, North Suburbs
NapolitaNapolita
(208)
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Italian | Wilmette, North Suburbs
Gusto of WilmetteGusto of Wilmette
(311)
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Italian | Wilmette, North Suburbs
Bella Via Ristorante and BanquetsBella Via Ristorante and Banquets
(513)
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Italian | Highland Park, North Suburbs
Tuscany - WheelingTuscany - Wheeling
(1492)
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Italian | Wheeling, North Suburbs
Francesca's NorthFrancesca's North
(1338)
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Italian | Northbrook, North Suburbs
Enzo and LuciaEnzo and Lucia
(488)
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Italian | Long Grove, North Suburbs
Saranello'sSaranello's
(3124)
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Italian | Wheeling, North Suburbs

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Evanston Restaurants

OceaniqueOceanique
1064 reviews
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Seafood | Evanston, North Suburbs

I have been here a handful of times over the years. It has been a special experience every time. Food, service, ambience. Great More

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Blind Faith CafeBlind Faith Cafe
767 reviews
$$$$
Vegetarian / Vegan | Evanston, North Suburbs

As always, good food, excellent service and a quiet atmosphere. More

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HearthHearth
573 reviews
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Contemporary American | Evanston, North Suburbs

We were at the bar. Zach is awesome! More

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The Barn SteakhouseThe Barn Steakhouse
372 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Evanston, North Suburbs

We had a fabulous time! The food, service, wine list- every person working here takes pride in the place and you can see that. Will definitely return. More

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Chef's StationChef's Station
703 reviews
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Contemporary American | Evanston, North Suburbs

Elegent place for quiet, romantic dinner. Great wine list with Gigondas, our favorite. Good after dinner wine and digestif choices. Sweetbreads were excellent More

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Next of Kin RestaurantNext of Kin Restaurant
235 reviews
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Contemporary American | Evanston, North Suburbs

This was our third time dining at Next of Kin and I must say it was the best of the 3. We were a party of 5 so lots of different entries on the table. Fried chicken, hangar steak, burger, etc...all great. More

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KansakuKansaku
338 reviews
$$$$
Japanese | Evanston, North Suburbs

Food was good. However, what they are trying to pass as Japanese Gyoza is more like a Korean Mandoo product. Other than that, the agedashi tofu was excellent along with the Tempura udon. The sushi roll was good as well. More

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Found Kitchen and Social HouseFound Kitchen and Social House
871 reviews
$$$$
American | Evanston, North Suburbs

Wonderful experience More

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The Stained GlassThe Stained Glass
1394 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Evanston, North Suburbs

Our first visit to Stained Glass. Really nice! Great food, nice menu choices. Service was very good - knowledgeable and friendly. We will definitely be back. More

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BoltwoodBoltwood
964 reviews
$$$$
Farm-to-table | Evanston, North Suburbs

Another great meal at Boltwood. It was my 5th time here, so we knew what to expect and it did not disappoint. Our server was wonderful, and so was the food. It was slightly noisier than usual, because the fellow at the table next to us was talking super-loud to impress his date, and it was very distracting, but this is not the restaurants fault. I am sure we will be back soon! Thanks for a great meal! More

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Jilly's CafeJilly's Cafe
229 reviews
$$$$
French | Evanston, North Suburbs

I brought a job candidate to Jilly's and was pleased with the service (attentive but not intrusive). The interviewee commented on how delicious the food was. Mid evening (6:30 Pm approximately on a Saturday) the noise level was mildly distracting, but we were still able to conduct a conversation. Overall, a delicious experience. More

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Whiskey ThiefWhiskey Thief
238 reviews
$$$$
American | Evanston, North Suburbs

Went there with my 15 year old son for an early dinner on a Sunday. Our waiter was great (had been there only 2 weeks) and the food was FABULOUS! High marks for the wings appetizer, octopus entree and creme brûlée dessert. Charming atmosphere. More

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Terra & VineTerra & Vine
609 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Evanston, North Suburbs

Excellent place! Highly recommend Great choices for vegetarians, this is our second time going here and it was very good both times More

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Koi Fine Asian Cuisine & LoungeKoi Fine Asian Cuisine & Lounge
706 reviews
$$$$
Chinese | Evanston, North Suburbs

Fast and pleasant, helpful service. Shrimp pad Thai and stir fry veggie dish were delicious. More

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Flat Top Grill - EvanstonFlat Top Grill - Evanston
61 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary Asian | Evanston, North Suburbs

For large groups, this place is super easy to enjoy a nice meal at! There are vegetarian options, I made my bowl with tofu. The prices are a little steep but the food was very good, especially since I could choose what I wanted and how much of it I wanted. Make sure to fill your bowl to the top and get a piece of their bread! It's amazing. Also there's a student discount. More

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Red Hot Chilli PepperRed Hot Chilli Pepper
56 reviews
$$$$
Indian | Evanston, North Suburbs

Our third time dining here and we have to convince ourselves to try new things as we like returning to many of their standard dishes. Food is always flavorful and fresh - with very attentive servers and a caring atmosphere. More

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Trattoria DemiTrattoria Demi
69 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Evanston, North Suburbs

We had a very nice meal. Everyone with the exception of my husband enjoyed their dishes. I ordered the Rigatoni & Ricotta with Gluten free noodles. It was delicious! I hear that the Shrimp Scampi and baked Rigatoni were really good as well. My husband ordered the Salmon on the menu and felt that it was very bland. So he kept eating my dish. Also, they serve my favorite Moscato wine Saracco, so that was a bonus. I'd definitely be back!! More

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Pete Miller's Seafood and Prime Steak - EvanstonPete Miller's Seafood and Prime Steak - Evanston
1769 reviews
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Steak | Evanston, North Suburbs

Good music. Good food. Good service. Helpful Maitre D. The problem with most venues like this is people come to talk not to listen so it's not a good venue to hear the musicians who were quite good the night I was there. More

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Mt. Everest RestaurantMt. Everest Restaurant
34 reviews
$$$$
Indian | Evanston, North Suburbs

Yummy Indian fare. Love the momos. The lamb vindaloo was nice and spicy. The chicken biryani was excellent as well. Our server was very attentive although they could clearly use a few more servers. We were there on a Friday evening and it got rather noisy. Overall, very good dining experience. Will definitely go back! More

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Farmhouse - EvanstonFarmhouse - Evanston
826 reviews
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American | Evanston, North Suburbs

I was staying in the area on business so I decided to give Farmhouse a try... Justin, my server, was very friendly and helpful in my beer selection (they have so many interesting beer options it's difficult to choose!). I like the local/regional food and beer selection. They make their own cider from organic applies grown on their farm in Wisconsin, although I did not sample it there (ironically, I did sample it just a day prior near Milwaukee at Total Wine where the owner gave free samples, which was really cool). My lake trout was very good and a generous portion. The prices are a bit steep, but what do you expect at a nice place in Evanston, IL? More

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Bangers & Lace - EvanstonBangers & Lace - Evanston
86 reviews
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American | Evanston, North Suburbs

We frequently visit Bangers and Lace in Evanston. Always great food, great service and warm cozy ambiance. The cheese curds are wonderful! Enjoyed the fall shandy beverage. Always happy to dine here. We will return. More

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The CellarThe Cellar
138 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates | Evanston, North Suburbs

Always a great option for dinner when we are in Evanston. More

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Symphony's CafeSymphony's Cafe
425 reviews
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American | Evanston, North Suburbs

This is a great place! The portions are large, so taking some home provides a second meal. The menu is extensive and nicely varied. There are both tables and booths. The service is prompt and friendly. We have been grateful for the quiet and conversation-friendly atmosphere. The only weakness is that parking on the street can sometimes be a little difficult. More

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Rock 'N RavioliRock 'N Ravioli
151 reviews
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Italian | Evanston, North Suburbs

We booked a reservation just based on reviews. Our friend was singing at Bourbon N Brass. She has never eaten before her gigs and had no idea how it would be. We are so glad we took the chance. Great, great food. Everything about it was wonderful! More

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Jilly's BistroJilly's Bistro
18 reviews
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French | Evanston, North Suburbs

Now open for dinner, this Jilly's Cafe spinoff does a nice job with French country comfort food at reasonable prices and nice wines that won't break the bank. I'd say the food is on par with the other Jilly's on Green Bay, but not as expensive with more generous portions. Everyone in our party enjoyed what they had - which included rack of lamb, steak frites, short ribs and duck - and since it's only been serving dinner a short time, the word must not be out yet. We were the only party in the restaurant. I hope they make a go of it serving dinner, because we'd certainly return. More

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Firehouse GrillFirehouse Grill
1 review
$$$$
American | Evanston, North Suburbs

An Evanton neighboorhood favorite! Come in and enjoy a craft beer, great burger, and friendly atmosphere! More

Evanston Diners' Choice Winners

Evanston's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
OceaniqueOceanique
1064 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Evanston, North Suburbs

I have been here a handful of times over the years. It has been a special experience every time. Food, service, ambience. Great More

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Blind Faith CafeBlind Faith Cafe
767 reviews
$$$$
Vegetarian / Vegan | Evanston, North Suburbs

As always, good food, excellent service and a quiet atmosphere. More

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Chef's StationChef's Station
703 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Evanston, North Suburbs

Elegent place for quiet, romantic dinner. Great wine list with Gigondas, our favorite. Good after dinner wine and digestif choices. Sweetbreads were excellent More

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HearthHearth
573 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Evanston, North Suburbs

We were at the bar. Zach is awesome! More

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The Barn SteakhouseThe Barn Steakhouse
372 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Evanston, North Suburbs

We had a fabulous time! The food, service, wine list- every person working here takes pride in the place and you can see that. Will definitely return. More

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KansakuKansaku
338 reviews
$$$$
Japanese | Evanston, North Suburbs

Food was good. However, what they are trying to pass as Japanese Gyoza is more like a Korean Mandoo product. Other than that, the agedashi tofu was excellent along with the Tempura udon. The sushi roll was good as well. More

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Next of Kin RestaurantNext of Kin Restaurant
235 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Evanston, North Suburbs

This was our third time dining at Next of Kin and I must say it was the best of the 3. We were a party of 5 so lots of different entries on the table. Fried chicken, hangar steak, burger, etc...all great. More

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The Stained GlassThe Stained Glass
1394 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Evanston, North Suburbs

Our first visit to Stained Glass. Really nice! Great food, nice menu choices. Service was very good - knowledgeable and friendly. We will definitely be back. More

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Found Kitchen and Social HouseFound Kitchen and Social House
871 reviews
$$$$
American | Evanston, North Suburbs

Wonderful experience More

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Jilly's CafeJilly's Cafe
229 reviews
$$$$
French | Evanston, North Suburbs

I brought a job candidate to Jilly's and was pleased with the service (attentive but not intrusive). The interviewee commented on how delicious the food was. Mid evening (6:30 Pm approximately on a Saturday) the noise level was mildly distracting, but we were still able to conduct a conversation. Overall, a delicious experience. More

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Discover Evanston

In suburban Evanston, you'll find one of Chicagoland's most noteworthy dishes: stuffed pizza. A deep-dish pan is filled with layers upon layers of toppings, sauce and cheese and is covered with an extra stretch of dough before baking. The price on stuffed pizza can be cause for a bit of sticker shock when compared to everyday pizza pies, but as a college town, Evanston has plenty of options more suitable for those on a budget. Two other Windy City favorites, Italian beef sandwiches and all-beef hot dogs on poppy seed buns, are noteworthy examples. Those looking for a more refined dining experience will find that the menus of table-service restaurants feature Midwestern comfort dishes built around meat, cheese and an assortment of farm-fresh vegetables.