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Best American Restaurants in Evanston


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A photo of The Alcove- Evanston restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Evanston
Booked 4 times today
The Alcove in Evanston stands as a hallmark of Contemporary American cuisine, consistently impressing diners with its outstanding service, serene ambiance, and most importantly, its incredible food. The dishes expertly incorporate the farm-to-table concept using seasonal items, and are consistently praised in reviews for their beauty, creativity, and flawless execution. The restaurant offers a variety of dishes that stand out, such as the Halibut with Maine Lobster Tortellini and Tuna Tartare with Ginger and Scallions. One delighted customer even commented, "I honestly think this has to be one of the best restaurants in Evanston, if not the best. And rivals anything in Chicago". The Alcove sets the bar high for Contemporary American cuisine and is certainly worth multiple visits.
A photo of Evanston Corner Bistro restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Evanston
Booked 6 times today
Thomas & Dutch is highly praised for its exceptional American cuisine and unparalleled service. Customers consistently highlight the "excellent menu" with "great fresh ingredients," and "awesome" food, including standout dishes like the 'Smoked Beet Reuben'. The versatility of the menu shines through, with a range of options from brunch to dinner, regular offerings to special occasion buffets like Thanksgiving. With glowing reviews mentioning the "friendly and helpful" staff, prompt serving times, and "fantastic" cocktails, it's clear that the restaurant provides an all-encompassing dining experience. Highlighting the commitment to quality, customers have also applauded the "homemade candies" gifted by the owner and the restaurant's own farm's honey. Thomas & Dutch truly encapsulates the essence of good American cuisine.
A photo of The Graduate Homestead Room restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Evanston
Booked 1 time today
Full of contemporary yet classic American flavors, The Graduate Homestead Room’s menu is rooted in high-quality, seasonal dishes with a heavy dose of nostalgia. Offerings feature familiar flavors combined with influences from far and wide, ensuring something for everyone on our varied menu.
A photo of Blind Faith Cafe restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Evanston
Booked 20 times today
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.
A photo of L. Woods Tap and Pine Lodge restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Lincolnwood
Booked 125 times today
L. Woods Tap and Pine Lodge is highly commended for its authentic American cuisine. This "Wisconsin style" restaurant is known for its "large portions", "traditional food" and "great quality". Their "almond crusted walleye" is particularly popular among visitors, as well as their "barbecued beef ribs" and "double baked potato". L. Woods is often described as a supper club with "clean, red leather booths" and immersive ambiance that reminds guests of a "north woods supper club". The establishment is also praised for its "professional wait staff", "excellent food", "great value" and "fantastic service". Many regular customers recommend making a reservation to fully enjoy this "good, solid American dining" experience.
A photo of The Hampton Social - Skokie restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Skokie
Booked 95 times today
The Hampton Social - Skokie is gaining quite a reputation as a prime destination for high-quality American cuisine in the Northshore. Customers consistently praise the dining experience, mentioning a "variety in menu", "impeccable service", "appealing meal presentation", and "comfortable seating". The ambiance, described by one customer as "feeling like a vacation at a tropical resort", enhances the dining experience. From "outstanding food and service" to "yummy drinks", this restaurant guarantees all aspects of a memorable dining experience. Multiple reviews rave about the outdoor dining and the live musician that adds to the vibrant atmosphere. The Hampton Social - Skokie is also commended for its consistency in food and service. Despite some minor service hiccups, customers agree they would return for the superb culinary experience again.
A photo of Firehouse Grill restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Evanston
Booked 16 times today
Firehouse Grill stands out as a sterling epitome of the best American cuisine, praised for its diverse menu that ranges from burgers to pizza, salads to steak, and even includes vegetarian options such as delicious quesadillas. As echoed in multiple reviews, the restaurant offers outstanding service, with attentive staff and a welcoming owner. Complementing the tasty food is the chic and friendly ambiance of the restaurant, characterized by its nice neighborhood location and urban vibe enriched with trivia nights. Patrons also appreciate the lovely patio setting, although there's noted ambient noise. Despite minor suggestions for improvement, the hearty commendations suggest that Firehouse Grill consistently delivers a great dining experience.
A photo of 501 Local restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Winnetka
Booked 60 times today
501 Local is a locally owned and operated upscale casual American Bistro located in downtown Winnetka. The menu offers a combination of classic and contemporary dishes with a focus on seasonal ingredients and flavors. Our service is attentive and friendly. We are a perfect choice for catching up with an old friend over lunch, grabbing a drink with coworkers on our award-winning patio, or celebrating your occasion with family or a special someone. Make your visit to Winnetka unforgettable. Dine with us at 501 Local and add an extra layer of joy to your Home Alone pilgrimage just a half mile away!
A photo of Jilly's Cafe restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Evanston
Booked 7 times today
Jilly's Cafe is a renowned restaurant, popular for delivering high-quality French cuisine. It's a place frequented by regulars who laud it for its consistency and top-notch service, a testament to its years of operation. Many patrons liken the atmosphere to that of a Parisian bistro, resonating with coziness and comfort. The menu is replete with French-inspired entrees that don't disappoint, with dishes like shrimp and scallop feullirtte, rack of lamb, and venison. The seafood frittata and tournedos Rossini also come highly recommended. Exceptional food, coupled with a personal and efficient service, make Jilly's Cafe an authentic French dining experience on the North Shore.
A photo of EJ's Place restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Skokie
Booked 28 times today
EJ's Place in Skokie is a shining beacon of superb American cuisine, as evidenced by the array of rave reviews it consistently attracts. Patrons describe the restaurant's stellar service and the exceptional dining experience it delivers, outclassing even other 'high-end' establishments. The food is consistently described as "phenomenal," "delicious," and "tender," with many praising the "amazing" flavors and portions. The restaurant's ambience is also a crowd-pleaser, featuring beautiful hardwood floors and a breathtaking fireplace. In summary, EJ's Place's commitment to creating a fantastic dining experience – from the complimentary valet parking to the outstanding service - truly sets it apart as an American cuisine gem.
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