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Diners' Choice: Best Ambiance restaurants in South Suburbs

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best ambiance in South Suburbs? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Maple Tree Inn restaurant
4.8
4.8 (4318)
$30 and under
Creole / Cajun / Southern
Homewood
About the restaurant
Maple Tree Inn was awarded the very prestigious honor of being named in the Top 50 Southern Restaurants In America by OpenTable in 2018. We are proud to announce that the Maple Tree Inn has permanently relocated to Homewood, IL. We have maintained almost 100% of our staff and they have made the move with us.
We are still committed to the art of Cajun/Creole cooking & maintaining our status as the first and longest-running Cajun/Creole restaurant in Chicagoland. We are featuring a menu of our signature dishes including our Hickory Buttered BBQ Shrimp, Country Gumbo, Jambalaya, Crawfish Étouffée, and many more! We have boutique wines on draft, signature hand crafted cocktails, and an impressive craft beer list. Our hand crafted, premium cocktail menu highlights the very best of our repertoire. We look forward to hosting you & providing you with all the comforts of New Orleans, just a little closer to home.

Top review
CharisseW
Dined 4 days ago
The ambience, service and the food and drinks were great!
A photo of Bella Mia restaurant
4.7
4.7 (2115)
$30 and under
Italian
Midlothian
About the restaurant
From the Italian Specialties to the Steaks and Chops Bella Mia is sure to put a smile on your face. That downtown feel right here in the Suburbs!
Top review
KathyH
Dined 5 days ago
It’s been awhile since we’ve been here, but it was just as great as in the past. We came with friends who had never been there and they loved it too. Three of us had chicken entrees (Chicken Bella Mia, Chicken Picante & Chicken Vesuvio) and the other person had Veal Marsala. The person who had Vesuvio thought it was best he had ever had! All in all, it was a wonderful meal and the service was excellent. My only complaint might have been the up charge on my Martini when I was asked if I wanted any special brand of liquor & I said no preference, but was charged extra for Tito’s.
A photo of Ken's on Western restaurant
4.7
4.7 (372)
$30 and under
American
Burbank
About the restaurant
We are about family, tradition, food, libations, classic favorites, great times with close friends. New ideas collide with old school class. Enjoy!
Top review
cathy4
Dined on May 22, 2024
They make the best martini in the Chicago area. It’s icy cold until the last sip!
A photo of Dancing Marlin restaurant
4.6
4.6 (3157)
$30 and under
American
Frankfort
About the restaurant
The Dancing Marlin is all about small plates, sharing & great wines and cocktails on tap! There also is a full bar. The menu has something for everyone with fresh seafood being a specialty. The culinary team has created a small plates menu that is both affordable and amazing! We feature a communal dining table for up to 14 guests and the suburbs most creative Sunday Brunch. Our bar features 16 wines on tap and 8 "made from scratch", crafted cocktails. The bar also features 30 craft beers in bottles and cans. The restaurant features (3) private dining rooms that can accommodate up to 120 guests. All of this is packaged up in a modern restaurant design, produced by award winning design team. Knauer Inc!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Always enjoy the dining experience, service and menu selection.
A photo of La Voute Bistro restaurant
4.4
4.4 (901)
$31 to $50
French American
Homewood
About the restaurant
Midwestern fare, French essence. Visit Homewood's French-Inspired restaurant located at La Banque Hotel.
Top review
yardleyc
Dined on May 16, 2024
Great food . Diverse menu. Great service. . Parking on site
A photo of The Barrel Club restaurant
4.7
4.7 (2045)
$30 and under
American
Oak Lawn
About the restaurant
"The Barrel Club invites you to experience a fine collection of spirits in a comfortable yet classy atmosphere to compliment our mouth-watering menu - an experience you are sure to enjoy"
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Old Barrel Club has great food breakfast and dinner. The service is excellent and the prices are reasonable. You get your money’s worth.
A photo of Franconello Italian Restaurant restaurant
4.6
4.6 (345)
$30 and under
Italian
Evergreen Park
About the restaurant
Visit Franconello's for Italian dining at its finest! We serve all homemade appetizers, entrees, and desserts. We specializes in 2 inch center cut pork chops, Sausage Franconello style, and pastas, including homemade gnocchi. Among the dessert specialties are tiramisu, cannoli dip, carrot cake, and gelato.

Please Call us at 773-881-4100 for Parties larger than 4 and we will help accommodate your group.

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 5 days ago
Food was very good. Service was great also. It was a Saturday night and the place was almost empty. When we ordered our food the waiter told us that they were out of the New York Strip steak. The prices have gone up since they completed the renovations. Overall a great place for italian food. We were told we had to park in the bank building lot because we did not want to do the valet parking.
A photo of Lou Malnati's - Midway restaurant
4.6
4.6 (3)
$30 and under
Pizzeria
Midway
About the restaurant
Whether you’re coming or going, our location near Midway airport is a great destination to grab your slice while in Chicago. At Lou Malnati’s, you can get one of the most authentic Chicago pizza experiences from one of the oldest in the game. Experience Legendary Chicago Deep Dish and thin crust at the place that’s been perfecting it for 50+ years, with family recipes and high-quality ingredients that you just don’t find everywhere.
Top review
Valeria
Dined on Feb 29, 2024
Waitress was amazing, felt plenty taken care of had a great night. Food was great
A photo of Palermo's 95th Fine Italian Cuisine restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1195)
$30 and under
Italian
Oak Lawn
About the restaurant
For outstanding Italian cuisine, look no further than Palermo's 95th. This family run, award winning restaurant specializes in authentic veal, steak, pasta, and fresh seafood creations for lunch and dinner. Established in 1961 by Ben and Nina Calderone, the family tradition still continues thru their sons, Anthony and William. Sherman Kaplen of WBBM radio says, "Palermo's 95th is a true diamond among the southwest side Italian restaurants!" The grilled shrimp and calamari and the 8-finger cavetelli are outstanding. Plus check out their extensive wine and martini list. Featured on WTTW Check Please!
Top review
KathieK
Dined 6 days ago
The food was good but prices are a little high! Service just ok.
A photo of Francesca's on 95th restaurant
4.5
4.5 (1295)
$30 and under
Italian
Oak Lawn
About the restaurant
Francesca’s on 95th is located in vibrant downtown Oaklawn. A restaurant with a contemporary, casually sophisticated trattoria ambiance, rustic cooking, friendly service, and fair prices.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Staff was awesome! Food was ok!! Wasn’t bad at all! They took care of a party of 8 swiftly. Staff was awesome!! Can’t say that enough! Food was good not great! I’ve been here multiple times, just one of those nights.
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