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SugarToad
SugarToad

SugarToad Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.sugartoad.com
  • Email: info@hotelarista.com
  • Phone: (630) 778-8623
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: 6:30am - 10:30am Lunch: 11:00am - 2:00pm Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Keith Willis
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Ballroom plus meeting rooms at the Hotel Arista.
  • Private Party Contact: Zandra Torrico (630) 579-7840

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Rt 59 and I-88 @ Ferry
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Complementary Valet Parking for restaurant guests
A word from SugarToad
Treat yourself. Experience a fresh taste with a modern culinary spin. At SugarToad each bite unfolds a flavor astonishment. It’s a different way to taste and an intensely satisfying way to eat. SugarToad offers breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. The chef changes the menu throughout the seasons to use only fresh, organic ingredients, as well as to create new and inventive dishes. SugarToad's mission: to inspire guests through constant creativity. SugarToad’s philosophy is to explore both modern and traditional methods and techniques and to fuse both through new explorations and experiences. Inspired by the regional uniqueness of a blowfish found only in the Chesapeake Bay that bears the same name, SugarToad offers the comforts of a fine dining restaurant but in a relaxed and friendly setting.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "Creative but small menu of locally sourced foods. Sleek modern room adjacent to Zorba bar which was loud. Pricy wine list. Chef just left, so there may be some changes coming to the menu. Would definitely go back, but this hotel restaurant is a bit small and out of the way and may be challenged to do well long term."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "The food was incredible. The chef found creative ways to use Guiness for March. Our server disappeared at a certain point and was never seen again, but another person stepped in when we asked for assistance with no problem. Great attitude and timely."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We went for Naperville Restaurant Week and had an awesome experience. The food was excellent (pomegranate Cornish hen with sage polenta, short ribs in caramel sauce, red currant cheesecake, and peaches and cream bread pudding). I love bread pudding and they made it just right plus the Cornish hen was awesome. The service was perfect; we had an awesome server who gave us great recommendations. We went on a Thursday so there were only a few couples there but we didn't mind because we got extra attention. It was romantic and yet casual enough to have fun; everyone was really friendly and helpful. We'll definitely be returning soon!"
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "We went with friends because of the Dine Naperville event. We had been there once before several years ago, but it is not terribly convenient to our home. But this was a very nice experience and we will go back again. The food was very good, and unique, and we had a very nice time."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Unlike so many other Naperville resturants, Sugartoad doesn't try to cram in more tables and degrade it's offerings or service for a special day. The food was at or above their normal high standards. Offering not one but two menus, with flexibility to choose from either, or both."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We tried this restaurant for the first time...largely because they were offering 1000 Open Table points. However, we will now go back despite the extra points! The food and the service were very good! Almost too attentive at first (seemed like someone was always at our table), but overall a very good experience. And, the waiter was very helpful in helping us make our eating decisions. We will definitely be back...nice to have something new in the west suburbs!"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "This is one of our go to spots. We had the Caramel Banana french Toast. Yum! Good coffee to go along with meal."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "We were more than pleased and will be back soon. Good food and pleasant service."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "Love the new urban decor. Staff was very nice maybe too attentive. The hostess kept coming over and overfilling our glasses. Some of the food was outstanding and some was poor. We had their February special and the steak was amazing but the lobster was awful. The rice/cheese tasted like a hamburger helper rice that I couldn't eat. The lobster was cut into small pieces and mixed in with the rice. Wine menu was very expensive and had only names. We are not unseasoned wine consumers but there should be at least 1 sentence describing the notes. We ordered room service for breakfast that came from Sugartoad and that I give 5 stars! It was amazing! I feel that with some changes it would be a great place."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "The food was fabulous-from presentation to taste. Our waitress was attentive until the end when she disappeared and we had to flag down the hostess to take our check. I would have given this restaurant top stars all the way around except for the ambience. It is a small restaurant and you have to walk through the bar to get to the hostess stand. The bar was packed and we had to push our way through. The noise level from the bar made dining less than enjoyable. The acoustics are terrible! Only one other table in the restaurant was being (8 women for birthday party l) and it was excruciatingly loud. I left with a headache."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Prices were very good considering the quality of the meal. I'm not saying cheap by any means but well worth the cost of a good meal."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "Once seated it took 10 min to be asked if we wanted drinks and be given menues. We ordered a bottle of wine which came in a timely fashion. However, we thought it unusual for a restaurant of this caliber that no one asked to pour more wine for us at any point. After dinner we ordered a desert to split, but got the wrong one. So, we had to wait again for the correct one. When the check arrived it included a double charge for one of our two entrees and had to be redone. All in all, while the food here is wonderful and the atmosphere is nice, our experience with the service was poor. In fairness, we have been here one other time previously and had a very nice experience. Take your chances I guess, although the food remains very good."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "Service was excellent and offers exceptional food. Though the space was limited in size but sets a perfect tone to those sharing a special occasion."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "The food & service are about what you would expect for the money. tough to sell a food destination that is in a desert of retail."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "It as a good meal with attentive service. We left pleased."
    Dined on 12/15/2013
  • "Started with the hostess not acknowledging us and just kept looking from her computer screen to around the room. Manager arrived and had to tell her where to seat us. Had a choice between price fixe menu (New Years Eve) or regular menu as long as both people in the party choose the same. Issues with food: soup arrived with a skin on the top, beet salad had beets not fully cooked, steak lacked flavor, risotto basically a giant bowl of rice with a few COLD scallops in the middle and burnt bacon pieces scattered on the top. Waitress would disappear at times and it was difficult to get drinks refilled. Overall disappointed as we had read so many outstanding reviews. Maybe it was because it was New Years Eve, but the place was not full."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "To be fair, the dinner was just fine. However, champagne was flat, it took a LONG time to get my Diet Coke, and the BIG SHOW that was the offering of one, very ordinary dinner roll (King Hawaiian, which one can easily pick up in any grocery story) added up to a little place that thinks more of itself than it maybe should. Like I said, *fine,* but lose the pretentsions."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "We have been to ST 4 times. First time several years ago was great - but each time since it's gotten far worse each time. This was the worst. The mushroom broth tasted like beef broth - no mushroom flavor. The fish dish needed a sauce, and had way too many Brussels sprouts. The pheasant had no flavor. The desserts were almost inedible. Service was mediocre at best. It's unfortunate that the previous focus on unique, flavorful foods and impeccable service has slipped to Denny's levels. I realize it was Christmas, but there's no point in opening if none of the staff cared to be there and let that show in the product."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "We had Christmas dinner there this year. The food was ok. The service was ok. No I know why they were the only restaurant we could get a reservation at."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "Very good food and good, sincere service. Loved the wines by the glass selections. No grocery store options which I appreciate."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "I've been to Sugartoads numerous times, almost always coming away amazingly pleased. The service is typically over the top, anticipatory of needs, and knowledgeable. This week two of us took our assistant out for a holiday celebratory lunch. But something seemed out of sorts at the restaurant. There was only one wait staff person. While Nathalie was pleasant, she appeared to be brand new and not have been completely trained. Noise from someone vacuuming nearby was producing a loud pitch which went on and on. We had to ask for them to fix it. The inside of the restaurant was looking tired and the normal buzz of interest was missing. Change of management?"
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "Nice place to eat and get a good meal at a non chain restuarant in Naperville. It has a Chicago vive. Very good restaurant."
    Dined on 12/3/2013
  • "First impressions as we arrive was that it felt like a "hotel resturant"...small, modern decor, a little on the cold side and empty for a Saturday evening, except for the bar area. We were expecting the food to follow suite. Not the case. My husband and I were very pleased with our main entrees, perfectly cooked and very flavorful! The menu is fun with lots of creativity but did not match the ambience."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "Our second time at this restaurant. The food was excellent, but a little expensive. Our waiter was very personable, but even though the restaurant was far from busy, he forgot to bring my wine and then failed to give us left overs we had requested be boxed."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "A friend recommended it to me as an option for brunch. There are not many a la carte brunch places in the burbs sio we tried Sugar Toad. We were pleasantly surpised by the food, service and diverse options. Good brunch spot!"
    Dined on 12/2/2013
  • "My partner and I really loved Sugar Toad. Last time was ok, but his time it was over the top good. We are looking forward to coming back soon. I don't understand the name Sugar Toad though?"
    Dined on 12/1/2013
  • "Great little restaurant in a hidden area. I suggest you seek it out as their brunch menu is the best I've ever seen."
    Dined on 12/1/2013
  • "The manager did a great job of trying to make our dining experience pleasurable, but could not compensate for the wait staff and sub par food. We have always dined for the experience, not necessarily for the food. The food was not terribly bad, but coupled with the experience made the evening less than enjoyable and sent us home with a feeling of "no return"."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "The food was really great. We were disappointed that the wine pairings needed to be arranged before hand. The biggest issue was the incredibly slow service. Our reservation was at 8:30 and by 9 we were the only people in the restaurant. However, we were always waiting for our waitress."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "My wife and I attended this on a whim to see if the reviews were in line. We found the other reviews to be right on and our experience was on mark. Food was excellent and service was great. We enjoyed all aspects in this hidden little jem."
    Dined on 10/11/2013
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