Best American Restaurants in Evanston

Smylie Brothers Brewing Co.Smylie Brothers Brewing Co.
(381)
$$$$
American | Evanston, North Suburbs
Booked 5 times today
Found Kitchen and Social HouseFound Kitchen and Social House
(654)
$$$$
American | Evanston, North Suburbs
Booked 26 times today
The BarnThe Barn
(139)
$$$$
American | Evanston, North Suburbs
Booked 26 times today
Farmhouse - EvanstonFarmhouse - Evanston
(598)
$$$$
American | Evanston, North Suburbs
Booked 28 times today
Symphony's CafeSymphony's Cafe
(377)
$$$$
American | Evanston, North Suburbs
Booked 3 times today
Bangers & Lace - EvanstonBangers & Lace - Evanston
(67)
$$$$
American | Evanston, North Suburbs
Booked 8 times today
Whiskey ThiefWhiskey Thief
(118)
$$$$
American | Evanston, North Suburbs
Booked 15 times today
BluegrassBluegrass
(1313)
$$$$
American | Highland Park, North Suburbs
Booked 12 times today
EJ's PlaceEJ's Place
(318)
$$$$
American | Skokie, North Suburbs
Booked 29 times today
L. Woods Tap and Pine LodgeL. Woods Tap and Pine Lodge
(4293)
$$$$
American | Lincolnwood, North Suburbs
Booked 64 times today
Wildfire - LincolnshireWildfire - Lincolnshire
(6099)
$$$$
American | Lincolnshire, North Suburbs
Booked 100 times today
Wildfire - GlenviewWildfire - Glenview
(6081)
$$$$
American | Glenview, North Suburbs
Booked 109 times today
House 406House 406
(466)
$$$$
American | Northbrook, North Suburbs
Booked 18 times today
Bobbys DeerfieldBobbys Deerfield
(1147)
$$$$
American | Deerfield, North Suburbs
Booked 36 times today
GuildhallGuildhall
(1093)
$$$$
American | Glencoe, North Suburbs
Booked 57 times today
The Happ InnThe Happ Inn
(1397)
$$$$
American | Northfield, North Suburbs
Booked 42 times today
Scotty's on SheridanScotty's on Sheridan
(168)
$$$$
American | Highwood, North Suburbs
Booked 3 times today
The Chocolate SanctuaryThe Chocolate Sanctuary
(713)
$$$$
American | Gurnee, North Suburbs
Booked 21 times today
North BranchNorth Branch
(202)
$$$$
American | Glenview, North Suburbs
Booked 3 times today

Best Italian Restaurants in Evanston

Trattoria DemiTrattoria Demi
(20)
$$$$
Italian | Evanston, North Suburbs
Booked 1 time today
Terra & VineTerra & Vine
(426)
$$$$
Italian | Evanston, North Suburbs
Booked 26 times today
Cafe LucciCafe Lucci
(1556)
$$$$
Italian | Glenview, North Suburbs
Booked 26 times today
Del RioDel Rio
(201)
$$$$
Italian | Highwood, North Suburbs
Booked 4 times today
Mambo ItalianoMambo Italiano
(103)
$$$$
Italian | Mundelein / Vernon Hills / Libertyville, North Suburbs
Booked 6 times today
Francesca's IntimoFrancesca's Intimo
(1032)
$$$$
Italian | Lake Forest, North Suburbs
Booked 26 times today
Alex's Washington GardensAlex's Washington Gardens
(575)
$$$$
Italian | Highwood, North Suburbs
Booked 19 times today
BallaroBallaro
(377)
$$$$
Italian | Highwood, North Suburbs
Booked 16 times today
NapolitaNapolita
(89)
$$$$
Italian | Wilmette, North Suburbs
Booked 7 times today
Gusto of WilmetteGusto of Wilmette
(190)
$$$$
Italian | Wilmette, North Suburbs
Booked 6 times today
Ristorante BottaioRistorante Bottaio
(229)
$$$$
Italian | Mundelein / Vernon Hills / Libertyville, North Suburbs
Booked 16 times today
Enzo and LuciaEnzo and Lucia
(354)
$$$$
Italian | Long Grove, North Suburbs
Booked 10 times today
Bella Via Ristorante and BanquetsBella Via Ristorante and Banquets
(437)
$$$$
Italian | Highland Park, North Suburbs
Booked 5 times today
Francesca's NorthFrancesca's North
(1142)
$$$$
Italian | Northbrook, North Suburbs
Booked 29 times today
Tuscany - WheelingTuscany - Wheeling
(1290)
$$$$
Italian | Wheeling, North Suburbs
Booked 20 times today
Merlo'sMerlo's
(602)
$$$$
Italian | Highland Park, North Suburbs
Booked 8 times today
Saranello'sSaranello's
(2550)
$$$$
Italian | Wheeling, North Suburbs
Booked 50 times today

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Evanston Restaurants

OceaniqueOceanique
952 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Evanston, North Suburbs
Booked 13 times today

The food was delicious. We got the tasting menu because everything on it sounded amazing. The flavors were so delicious and each course went wonderfully with the next. More

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Blind Faith CafeBlind Faith Cafe
630 reviews
$$$$
Vegetarian / Vegan | Evanston, North Suburbs
Booked 7 times today

I love this place and I'm not a vegetarian! The fajitas are fantastic! And the orange mojito is a great way to get started! Right around the corner from Evenston SPACE, so if you're going to a show, go there first. More

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KansakuKansaku
298 reviews
$$$$
Japanese | Evanston, North Suburbs
Booked 4 times today

We have been there many times and it is the best Japanese food in many miles. More

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The Stained GlassThe Stained Glass
1276 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Evanston, North Suburbs
Booked 11 times today

I have dined here often. On this occasion, I ordered the trout, with the enthusiastic endorsement of the server. The trout must have been not fresh or something. It was extremely fishy and probably an entree I have not liked to this degree in two,years of restaurant dining. My partner’s entree, the skirt teak, was excellent. My advice would be to avoid the trout! More

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HearthHearth
403 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Evanston, North Suburbs
Booked 15 times today

Took my wife out on a birthday dinner date to Hearth. It’s quite a lovely little spot, nestled inside an Inn. The bar in the front has a fireplace where some guests were just chatting and sharing bottles of wine, quite the ambiance to walk into on a cold night. The food was excellent, I had short ribs, she had scallops. Dirty martinis were dirty and delicious, the glasses of wine were heavy pours. We weren’t too enthused by the dessert menu but having previously mentioned it was my wife’s birthday the waiter brought out some chocolate truffles on the house for us to finish our wine with. All told Hearth offers a pretty small menu, if any gripe I’d say a couple of seasonal specials would help bump up the selection but we really loved it. See you in the spring on the porch!! More

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Jilly's CafeJilly's Cafe
163 reviews
$$$$
French | Evanston, North Suburbs
Booked 1 time today

We'd previously had a fabulous lunch at Jilly's, so this time we brought our friends for a birthday dinner. Once again we were thrilled with the entire experience. From the complimentary escargot down to the surprise birthday desserts, new owners Ida and her husband were hosts par excellence. Each of us had a different entree, but the lamb and short ribs were a special hit with the men. The ladies thoroughly enjoyed the pear chicken and mussels, and everyone ate twice as much as they usually consumed in a typical restaurant meal. Our friends are confirmed "foodies" and world travelers, but they said Jilly's was the best dinner they'd had in years and promised they'd return--all this for a restaurant that's a 45 minute drive from our homes in lake Forest! Thank you to Ida. This is now our favorite restaurant on Chicago's North Shore! More

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Symphony's CafeSymphony's Cafe
377 reviews
$$$$
American | Evanston, North Suburbs
Booked 3 times today

I've been coming here for years. If you're looking for a place where the primary objectives are great food and quiet enough for easy conversation, then this is your place. Everything I have had on their menu has been outstanding. Wine by the glass is very reasonable. More

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Found Kitchen and Social HouseFound Kitchen and Social House
654 reviews
$$$$
American | Evanston, North Suburbs
Booked 26 times today

I’ve been back several times over the years and the menu is always creative, new and delicious. Can always find a few items for the vegetarians and for the the omnivores abundance. The staff is super friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. Highly recommend! More

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BoltwoodBoltwood
706 reviews
$$$$
Farm-to-table | Evanston, North Suburbs
Booked 27 times today

Great food and great ambiance. $1 oyster night is awesome! More

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Smylie Brothers Brewing Co.Smylie Brothers Brewing Co.
381 reviews
$$$$
American | Evanston, North Suburbs
Booked 5 times today

Service was great and our party of 6 had a great time. The food was excellent and we will definitely return. More

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Mt. Everest RestaurantMt. Everest Restaurant
12 reviews
$$$$
Indian | Evanston, North Suburbs
Booked 2 times today

Delicious food. Friendly service. Nice place. More

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Farmhouse - EvanstonFarmhouse - Evanston
598 reviews
$$$$
American | Evanston, North Suburbs
Booked 28 times today

This place was great - loved the farm-to-table dishes! We had our club brunch there after a meeting and our server was very patient as we all rolled in at different times. They also gave our party of 13 our own room, which was fantastic. The food was EXCELLENT - great for foodies with perfect portions. The cheese curds, monkey bread, grilled cheese sandwich and tomato soup, pork belly PB&J, eggs benedict, steak and eggs and coffee were all awesome. We will definitely come back and consider this place for future group events. More

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The BarnThe Barn
139 reviews
$$$$
American | Evanston, North Suburbs
Booked 26 times today

The interior was attractive. I love exposed brick. More

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Pete Miller's Seafood and Prime Steak - EvanstonPete Miller's Seafood and Prime Steak - Evanston
1593 reviews
$$$$
Steak | Evanston, North Suburbs
Booked 8 times today

We have been Pete Miller's regulars forever, but I have to say that the food on Saturday night was disappointing. The lobster tails were incredibly dry and stringy, and a guest in my party said her lamb chops were not particularly good. Still, the appetizers, salads and sides were excellent, as always, and the staff tried hard to stay on top of the service which was a challenge as the restaurant filled to capacity. We will be back, but we might wait until the season changes and more fresh options are available. More

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Chef's StationChef's Station
631 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Evanston, North Suburbs
Booked 6 times today

Great Restaurant! Delicious food, good service, wonderful for having a real conversation!!! Love this Restaurant. More

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Terra & VineTerra & Vine
426 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Evanston, North Suburbs
Booked 26 times today

The staff was professional and friendly. The food was delicious but not what I expected—Amish Chicken Limone tasted smokey with no distinct lemon flavor. More

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Trattoria DemiTrattoria Demi
20 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Evanston, North Suburbs
Booked 1 time today

Loved the cheese lasagna with meat sauce. Finally a restaurant that offers smalll portions which really align with what a person should consume. Casual and friendly staff. More

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Whiskey ThiefWhiskey Thief
118 reviews
$$$$
American | Evanston, North Suburbs
Booked 15 times today

Friendly attentive service. Menu is small but appropriate. Food is more than you would expect from a bar. The lamb burger is to die for. The pulled pork nachos are addictive. Our Manhattans were some of the best we’ve had and we’ve had many. More

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Peppercorns KitchenPeppercorns Kitchen
6 reviews
$$$$
American | Evanston, North Suburbs
Booked 1 time today

Great authentic Chinese food. More

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Flat Top Grill - EvanstonFlat Top Grill - Evanston
44 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary Asian | Evanston, North Suburbs
Booked 1 time today

We really like the choose-your-own stir fry bar. Lots of choices, including vegan and healthy options. They can accomodate large groups too! More

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The CellarThe Cellar
74 reviews
$$$$
Tapas / Small Plates | Evanston, North Suburbs
Booked 5 times today

Delicious. Great variety on the menu. Nice wine list. More

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Koi Fine Asian Cuisine & LoungeKoi Fine Asian Cuisine & Lounge
597 reviews
$$$$
Chinese | Evanston, North Suburbs
Booked 6 times today

Many choices on the North Shore, but Koi is both the best sushi and Chinese food. Ever since more Chinese students have attended Northwestern there have been more food options. Koi reins supreme in both flavor, quality and freshness. More

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Bangers & Lace - EvanstonBangers & Lace - Evanston
67 reviews
$$$$
American | Evanston, North Suburbs
Booked 8 times today

We came for my birthday. They were able to accommodate 12 guest comfortably. Good food and drinks More

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

Red Hot Chili Pepper was a real find. Super interesting menu and everything we had was superb! The only negative was our server didn't know what the beers on tap were. Easily remedied. More

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Evanston Diners' Choice Winners

Evanston's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
KansakuKansaku
298 reviews
$$$$
Japanese | Evanston, North Suburbs
Booked 4 times today

We have been there many times and it is the best Japanese food in many miles. More

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Blind Faith CafeBlind Faith Cafe
630 reviews
$$$$
Vegetarian / Vegan | Evanston, North Suburbs
Booked 7 times today

I love this place and I'm not a vegetarian! The fajitas are fantastic! And the orange mojito is a great way to get started! Right around the corner from Evenston SPACE, so if you're going to a show, go there first. More

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Jilly's CafeJilly's Cafe
163 reviews
$$$$
French | Evanston, North Suburbs
Booked 1 time today

We'd previously had a fabulous lunch at Jilly's, so this time we brought our friends for a birthday dinner. Once again we were thrilled with the entire experience. From the complimentary escargot down to the surprise birthday desserts, new owners Ida and her husband were hosts par excellence. Each of us had a different entree, but the lamb and short ribs were a special hit with the men. The ladies thoroughly enjoyed the pear chicken and mussels, and everyone ate twice as much as they usually consumed in a typical restaurant meal. Our friends are confirmed "foodies" and world travelers, but they said Jilly's was the best dinner they'd had in years and promised they'd return--all this for a restaurant that's a 45 minute drive from our homes in lake Forest! Thank you to Ida. This is now our favorite restaurant on Chicago's North Shore! More

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OceaniqueOceanique
952 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Evanston, North Suburbs
Booked 13 times today

The food was delicious. We got the tasting menu because everything on it sounded amazing. The flavors were so delicious and each course went wonderfully with the next. More

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HearthHearth
403 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Evanston, North Suburbs
Booked 15 times today

Took my wife out on a birthday dinner date to Hearth. It’s quite a lovely little spot, nestled inside an Inn. The bar in the front has a fireplace where some guests were just chatting and sharing bottles of wine, quite the ambiance to walk into on a cold night. The food was excellent, I had short ribs, she had scallops. Dirty martinis were dirty and delicious, the glasses of wine were heavy pours. We weren’t too enthused by the dessert menu but having previously mentioned it was my wife’s birthday the waiter brought out some chocolate truffles on the house for us to finish our wine with. All told Hearth offers a pretty small menu, if any gripe I’d say a couple of seasonal specials would help bump up the selection but we really loved it. See you in the spring on the porch!! More

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Mt. Everest RestaurantMt. Everest Restaurant
12 reviews
$$$$
Indian | Evanston, North Suburbs
Booked 2 times today

Delicious food. Friendly service. Nice place. More

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The Stained GlassThe Stained Glass
1276 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Evanston, North Suburbs
Booked 11 times today

I have dined here often. On this occasion, I ordered the trout, with the enthusiastic endorsement of the server. The trout must have been not fresh or something. It was extremely fishy and probably an entree I have not liked to this degree in two,years of restaurant dining. My partner’s entree, the skirt teak, was excellent. My advice would be to avoid the trout! More

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Found Kitchen and Social HouseFound Kitchen and Social House
654 reviews
$$$$
American | Evanston, North Suburbs
Booked 26 times today

I’ve been back several times over the years and the menu is always creative, new and delicious. Can always find a few items for the vegetarians and for the the omnivores abundance. The staff is super friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. Highly recommend! More

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BoltwoodBoltwood
706 reviews
$$$$
Farm-to-table | Evanston, North Suburbs
Booked 27 times today

Great food and great ambiance. $1 oyster night is awesome! More

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Pete Miller's Seafood and Prime Steak - EvanstonPete Miller's Seafood and Prime Steak - Evanston
1593 reviews
$$$$
Steak | Evanston, North Suburbs
Booked 8 times today

We have been Pete Miller's regulars forever, but I have to say that the food on Saturday night was disappointing. The lobster tails were incredibly dry and stringy, and a guest in my party said her lamb chops were not particularly good. Still, the appetizers, salads and sides were excellent, as always, and the staff tried hard to stay on top of the service which was a challenge as the restaurant filled to capacity. We will be back, but we might wait until the season changes and more fresh options are available. 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.