[def: 1."a person who enjoys food; hearty eater and drinker]
A partnership between award-winning chef Patrick Sheerin with local restaurateur Matt Eisler and designer Kevin Heisner, Trenchermen is located in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. Creatively retooling the ubiquitous chef-driven concept by serving thought-provoking food in a fun, boisterous environment, the restaurant integrates the best of both casual and fine dining experiences. Inspired by the sense of community created by early 20th century beer halls, Trenchermen adopts a Midwestern farm-focused approach to craft its progressive new American cuisine, presenting familiar flavors in an unexpected manner.
Perennial Virant is a collaborative effort between Boka Restaurant Group and acclaimed Chef Paul Virant. Paul won Food & Wine Best New Chef America 2007 and was a James Beard finalist for Best Chef Great Lakes 2011. The modestly priced menu is comprised of small, medium, and large plates.
Perennial Virant has one of the most magnificent patios in Chicago located right across from the Green City Market. Brunch is served both Saturday and Sunday.
Bistro Campagne is a warm and friendly neighborhood restaurant in the tradition of a true French bistro. From the beginning, Bistro Campagne has strived to capture and express that ephemeral quality found in favorite small neighborhood bistros in Paris and rural France: the sense of welcome, ease, fun conversation & and of course excellent food. The setting is a charming blend of prairie-inspired decor and lively Gallic spirit. It is the food, however, that is at the heart of a great bistro, and Chef Michael Altenberg offers a seasonally changing menu of classic bistro fare that is based on the best ingredients he can find. His commitment to organic agriculture leads him to seek products from local organic farmers throughout our Midwestern growing season, and even from organic farms on the west coast throughout the winter. Bistro Campagne is committed to the use of organic food products and strongly supports the sustainable, low impact agriculture movement.
Duke's Alehouse and Kitchen is an upscale-casual gastro pub featuring gourmet sandwiches and comfort foods using local and sustainable produce, meats, fish, and cheeses. Our bar has over 140 different American craft beers and Belgian ales to choose from. Duke's also features live entertainment Thursday through Sunday ranging from Karaoke, Live Bands, and a unique style Game Show every Sunday.
**PLEASE NOTE** ALL PATIO SEATING IS FIRST COME FIRST SERVE. OUTDOOR SEATING IS NOT GUARANTEED.
Homestead is a literal farm-to-table restaurant featuring rustic, yet elegant cuisine from executive chef Chris "Chip" Davies; specialty cocktails, wines, spirits, and beers from beverage director Patrick Henaghan; and desserts and breads from executive pastry chef Chris Teixeira.
New for Summer 2014 is a retractable awning for outdoor dining during rainy days.
The rooftop patio of Homestead features 80 outdoor seats with full views of our L-shaped 1,000-square foot organic rooftop and vertical hanging gardens. There is over 2500 square feet of edible produce and herbs which is incorporated into all of our dishes and cocktails.
The light-filled second-floor interior air-conditioned room at Homestead features an additional 60 seats at tables and another 12 seats at the bar.
Welcome to Nightwood. Jason Hammel and Amalea Tshilds, owners of Logan Square's Lula Cafe, invite you to join us in Pilsen -- at our open kitchen, on our patio, in our wine room, with the warmth and fragrance of applewood scenting the air.
We are a farm to table restaurant, featuring local produce and sustainably sourced meats and fish on an ever-changing, handwritten menu.
Spit roasted chicken, whole slow cooked pork, squash grilled over the open flame, a simple bowl of perfect fruit and sorbet. Hand in hand with the best farmers and craftspeople of the midwest, we cook with bold simplicity and care. We are looking forward to seeing you soon.
Big Jones invites you to enjoy gracious Southern Hospitality for brunch, lunch, and dinner, seven days a week. Named a "Best New Restaurant" by Chicago Magazine, and rated 3 stars by Phil Vettel at the Chicago Tribune. We offer freshly home-made dishes featuring locally grown, organic, and pastured farm produce, and sustainable seafood.
Parties of six or more, please call us directly at (773) 275-5725.
Found kitchen and social house is all about local. The Michelin Bib Gourmand-rated gathering spot is known for its flavorful and eclectic fare. The food is perfectly matched with the spirited atmosphere imagined by Proprietor Amy Morton, inspired by Bohemian Paris in the 1920s and icons of the Beat Generation. Chef Nicole Pederson's seasonal, rustic new American cooking quickly became the talk of the town since opening in November of 2012 and her flavorful plates continue to wow guests. The lauded restaurant celebrates the nature of discovery in every aspect of the restaurant, from using found objects in the décor to sourcing products from lesser-known local purveyors. Found’s flexitarian menu reflects the new American palate and its shared plates style accommodates vegans, meat lovers, and everyone in between.
We are an independently owned restaurant located in Edgewater that is dedicated to providing our community with the finest atmosphere & cuisine possible. We have a four star certification with the Green Restaurant Association and we strive to achieve the highest level of sustainability possible. We are open for brunch and dinner daily and feature contemporary comfort cuisine with an emphasis on seasonal, local, and organic ingredients. The bar features famous house-infused organic cocktails, a selection of craft beers including our own brewery's Greenstar beer (the first certified organic brewery in the state of Illinois) and an eclectic American wine list. Come and enjoy the tree-lined patio and visit our certified organic rooftop farm in the summer and enjoy a warm, cozy fireplace in the winter. Local music acts perform nightly in an intimate acoustic listening room while art openings feature local Chicago artists. Eat, Drink, Look, Listen!
Prasino is an eco-friendly restaurant in the Chicagoland area that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. The name of the restaurant is the Greek word for green which is at the heart of the restaurant's mission - to provide healthy food at an affordable price in a modern, environmentally conscious setting.
Prasino emphasizes seasonal, local, and organic food whenever possible. Its commitment to sustainability is incorporated in Prasino's eco-chic design.
WINNER OF OPEN TABLE'S TOP 100 RESTAURANTS IN THE U.S.
"THE BEST LITTLE RESTAURANT IN GALENA"
The Perry Street Brasserie is located in an 1836 historic building and offers casual, fine dining in an intimate setting.
European gold-medal winning Master Chef Steve Dowe has cooked for The Beatles, European Royalty and Movie and Sports personalities.
His imaginative international menu changes monthly and uses organic and local ingredients when available.
The Perry Street Brasserie is the only restaurant in Galena to receive high praise from The Chicago Tribune, The New York Times, USA Today, and Money Magazine, to name a few.
The Restaurant is also available for private parties up to 40 guests.
FEATURING 100% CERTIFIED ORGANIC ACROAMA SEASONING BLENDS CREATED BY CHEF STEVE. Visit www.acroamablends.com
A wonderful little gem in downtown Wheaton just 2 blocks from the Metra. Serving delicious, homemade dishes using preservative free ingredients and hormone/anti-biotic free beef, pork, bison, chicken and eggs. Fresh fish featured weekly, live music every Monday night, a great wine list and quaint sidewalk dining with alcohol service. We buy from businesses within our community, or from small businesses who are an integral part of their communities and try to have a positive impact on their environment. Opened in 2007, this husband & wife owned restaurant was nominated for Restaurant of the Year in 2010. You will be impressed with the ambiance of the small dining room, the personal, attentive service by the wait staff and the delicious menu options.
Sebastian’s Hideout is one of Springfield’s premier fine dining destinations. Located in the heart of historic downtown within blocks of the Hilton & President Abraham Lincoln Hotel and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library. Sebastian’s offers an oasis from the stuffy big city fine dining with a friendly professional staff and central Illinois pricing. An award winning wine list is offered to compliment the “French fusion” cuisine styles of Chef John Oliver. We invite you to call us directly for reservations or to book your next event in our private room.
Unassuming, understated simplicity. What makes an eatery great - and timeless - is its ability to create an ambiance that evokes an emotional response. At Old Town Social, we aim to offer a handcrafted return to the basics; a focus on the simple, yet often overlooked, aspects of a neighborhood favorite. In today's current climate, a night to celebrate life's simple pleasures with tasty food, handcrafted cocktails, great beer and wine, and a devil-may-care attitude is indeed a rare gift. So - to those who shun "the scene", welcome. To those who lead a sporting lifestyle, we offer a hearty embrace. We humbly hope you enjoy our rakish tip-of-the-hat...
Located near Navy Pier, Local Root is a tranquil oasis of locally-sourced, organic freshness offering lunch, dinner and weekend brunch.
For dinner find seasonal favorites like free-range chicken and bbq pork ribs, grass-fed steak frites and fresh seafood special, teamed with locally sourced organic cheeses and charcuterie boards. A full bar includes local craft draft beers, regional wines and familiar spirits from unfamiliar local brands.
Casual-by-day lunch provides a lineup of fresh salads, soup, flat-breads, burgers & sandwiches featuring seasonal farm-to-table ingredients alongside house-baked breads, muffins, cookies and our own custom recipe sodas.
Weekend brunches offer innovative menu additions like crepes du jour prepared from prairie organic flour with seasonal fruit, bbq brioche and prosciutto baguette and bar service featuring the ever-popular bloody mary and bottomless mimosa.
Table 19 offers deceptively simple modern American cooking in the heart of Peoria. From its regional cuisine using local, farm-raised products to the warmth of its ambiance and the gracious hospitality its associates bring to the table, Table 19 serves as an ideal location for a casual weekday dinner, a special occasion destination or an critical business meeting. The comfortable, warm restaurant perfectly dovetails with the rich but unpretentious feel of the hotel. Private dining rooms can be opened up to provide additional seating at breakfast or divided to offer secluded areas to discuss business, or host a family celebrations. The menu easily transitions throughout the day offering classic American fare with a nod to the mid west steakhouse heritage. Recognizable entrée salads, shareable appetizers and simple chef crafted entrees incorporating local and seasonal produce.
Located in the heart of Wrigleyville & open for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner daily and feature contemporary comfort cuisine with an emphasis on seasonal, regional, organic ingredients. This location hosts the First Certified Organic Brewery in the State!. The bar features house-infused organic cocktails, a wide selection of local craft beers and an eclectic American wine list. Tree-lined sidewalk café in the summer & 2 warm, cozy fireplaces in the winter. National music acts perform nightly in an acoustic listening room, art openings feature local Chicago artists.