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Blind Faith CafeBlind Faith Cafe
845 reviews
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Vegetarian / Vegan | Evanston, North Suburbs

My wife and thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. Blind Faith Cafe was recommended by my wife’s medical provider as we had flown in from Tampa for treatments in Chicago. Hands down, the Blind Faith Cafe is the best vegetarian restaurant we have patronized. And our waiter Rich was exceedingly helpful in recommending dishes and deserts because of our dietary restrictions. The granola strawberry rhubarb was phenomenal. The granola is house made and we were able to purchase some to take home with us. We will go back to the Blind Faith Cafe when we return to Chicago. More

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OceaniqueOceanique
1142 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Evanston, North Suburbs

just delicious..creative ..perfect presentation..best butternut ravioli, lobster..love the extras More

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KansakuKansaku
363 reviews
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Japanese | Evanston, North Suburbs

Kansaku is a “go to” for us. Always dependable. New waiter tonight but I’m sure he’ll pick it up v More

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Chef's StationChef's Station
740 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Evanston, North Suburbs

We had an excellent meal. From the appetizer to the salads to the entrées and desserts everything tasted and looked superb. The maître' d and his assistant were helpful without being obtrusive. It's a little pricey but well worth the money. I would recommend it highly. More

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Next of Kin RestaurantNext of Kin Restaurant
353 reviews
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Contemporary American | Evanston, North Suburbs

One of the finest dining experiences on the planet. Don’t miss this truly amazing restaurant More

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Flat Top Grill - EvanstonFlat Top Grill - Evanston
76 reviews
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Contemporary Asian | Evanston, North Suburbs

The food was really good. We didn’t see the rice, as it was in pots at the front of the buffet. Should have piled the veggies up higher, and added a lot more mushrooms and broccoli... they cooked down more than I expected. Look over the entire buffet before you start, and taste the sauces before deciding. Service was ok. The server wasn’t as attentive as I would have preferred, but we got everything we wanted. More

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HearthHearth
652 reviews
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Contemporary American | Evanston, North Suburbs

Innovative food. Well prepared. Quiet atmosphere but not romantic. Nice porch for pre- or post-dinner meal. More

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NaKornNaKorn
119 reviews
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Thai | Evanston, North Suburbs

Inventive Asian cuisine in a refined, but casual setting. Worth returning to. More

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The Barn SteakhouseThe Barn Steakhouse
496 reviews
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Steakhouse | Evanston, North Suburbs

The barn was excellent. The food was excellent also. We had just sold some reason we had never visited you guys before. Your concern with my allergy was also very very appreciated. We will be back soon and would love to continue to sit in the area outside. Thank you very much . Certainly one of the best restaurants in Evanston. More

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Found Kitchen and Social HouseFound Kitchen and Social House
1000 reviews
$$$$
American | Evanston, North Suburbs

A great waiter can make all the difference in a meal and ours was outstanding! That said, the oysters, cheeses, salmon, steak, gelato and cocktails were all perfect on their own. We liked that there weren’t any tables of rowdy young children on their iPads. Will definitely return soon! More

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The Stained GlassThe Stained Glass
1467 reviews
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Contemporary American | Evanston, North Suburbs

Good service. Food was tasty & arrived timely. Enjoyed the crab cake..could have used a bit more sauce which was quite tasty. Disappointed when my husband ordered a Southern Comfort manhattan they did not have Southern Comfort. The scallots and whitefish were both good. Creme bruele sampler didn't live up to our expectations. More

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Tapas BarcelonaTapas Barcelona
74 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates | Evanston, North Suburbs

Love Tapas or small plates. Busy but not too noisy. The variety was great. A little difficult to decide. Went with the very traditional jamon manchego & tomate, the special artichoke stuffed with crab, pollo with potato and the snails. All were delicious. We probably could have had 2 more plates but decided on dessert. We chose the frozen chocolate mousse and the banana with caramel pistachio and ice cream. Very yummy. Can’t wait to return to try other plates and paella. More

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Trattoria DemiTrattoria Demi
95 reviews
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Italian | Evanston, North Suburbs

Trattoria Demi is a very unassuming simple restaurant with excellent food. We loved the grilled octopus /cannelloni and arugula small plate - the octopus was so tender and flavorful. And then the Cioppino! Truly the very best I have ever had! The dish included a generous selection of seafood and a thick rich broth. I can’t wait to return and order it again. More

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Pete Miller's Seafood and Prime Steak - EvanstonPete Miller's Seafood and Prime Steak - Evanston
1911 reviews
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Steak | Evanston, North Suburbs

Terrific dining with great service. More

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The CellarThe Cellar
185 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates | Evanston, North Suburbs

The venue and food are fantastic. Service is also top notch! More

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Whiskey ThiefWhiskey Thief
293 reviews
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American | Evanston, North Suburbs

Staff seems new? But friendly and attentive More

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Farmhouse - EvanstonFarmhouse - Evanston
974 reviews
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American | Evanston, North Suburbs

Very good, fresh and unique food! Great service and cool atmosphere. More

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Koi Fine Asian Cuisine & LoungeKoi Fine Asian Cuisine & Lounge
777 reviews
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Chinese | Evanston, North Suburbs

Good food,decent waitress, hostess did not greet us saying good by. More

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Terra & VineTerra & Vine
716 reviews
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Italian | Evanston, North Suburbs

Fantastic food and ambience. What a great experience in Evanston. More

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

The 4 of us had a very nice time. The food was Chinese fusion but not the usual faire which was a pleasant change. Everything was good. Nice to see lamb and many flavorful vegetarian dishes available. Good service and surprisingly no wait at 5:30 on Saturday. More

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Mt. Everest RestaurantMt. Everest Restaurant
53 reviews
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Indian | Evanston, North Suburbs

Good food and very good service. Also pleasant and in a fun and vibrant part of town. More

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Jilly's CafeJilly's Cafe
278 reviews
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French | Evanston, North Suburbs

Jilly’s is an authentic French bistro. Service is excellent, the food is wonderful, the wine list varied and reasonable. A romantic setting and moderately priced. Fantastic! More

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Symphony's CafeSymphony's Cafe
458 reviews
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American | Evanston, North Suburbs

Place to go for brunch in all of Chicago area More

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Rock 'N RavioliRock 'N Ravioli
213 reviews
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Italian | Evanston, North Suburbs

Though we came on Sinatra Sunday and the music was a bit loud to have a dinner conversation, the older folks still loved it. There was some confusion about whether some of the items listed as vegan on the menu were really vegan or if the vegan items were still available. But the food was good. More

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Bangers & Lace - EvanstonBangers & Lace - Evanston
96 reviews
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American | Evanston, North Suburbs

Half of one of our four entrees was cold, and had to be sent back for reheating. When it returned, the other half had gotten cold! Other than that, the food was very good. More

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Firehouse GrillFirehouse Grill
2 reviews
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American | Evanston, North Suburbs

Always consistent great food and service. Has a lot of different food items and drinks. Friendly staff. More

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Evanston Diners' Choice Winners

Evanston's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Blind Faith CafeBlind Faith Cafe
845 reviews
$$$$
Vegetarian / Vegan | Evanston, North Suburbs

My wife and thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. Blind Faith Cafe was recommended by my wife’s medical provider as we had flown in from Tampa for treatments in Chicago. Hands down, the Blind Faith Cafe is the best vegetarian restaurant we have patronized. And our waiter Rich was exceedingly helpful in recommending dishes and deserts because of our dietary restrictions. The granola strawberry rhubarb was phenomenal. The granola is house made and we were able to purchase some to take home with us. We will go back to the Blind Faith Cafe when we return to Chicago. More

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OceaniqueOceanique
1142 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Evanston, North Suburbs

just delicious..creative ..perfect presentation..best butternut ravioli, lobster..love the extras More

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Chef's StationChef's Station
740 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Evanston, North Suburbs

We had an excellent meal. From the appetizer to the salads to the entrées and desserts everything tasted and looked superb. The maître' d and his assistant were helpful without being obtrusive. It's a little pricey but well worth the money. I would recommend it highly. More

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NaKornNaKorn
119 reviews
$$$$
Thai | Evanston, North Suburbs

Inventive Asian cuisine in a refined, but casual setting. Worth returning to. More

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HearthHearth
652 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Evanston, North Suburbs

Innovative food. Well prepared. Quiet atmosphere but not romantic. Nice porch for pre- or post-dinner meal. More

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KansakuKansaku
363 reviews
$$$$
Japanese | Evanston, North Suburbs

Kansaku is a “go to” for us. Always dependable. New waiter tonight but I’m sure he’ll pick it up v More

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Next of Kin RestaurantNext of Kin Restaurant
353 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Evanston, North Suburbs

One of the finest dining experiences on the planet. Don’t miss this truly amazing restaurant More

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The Barn SteakhouseThe Barn Steakhouse
496 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Evanston, North Suburbs

The barn was excellent. The food was excellent also. We had just sold some reason we had never visited you guys before. Your concern with my allergy was also very very appreciated. We will be back soon and would love to continue to sit in the area outside. Thank you very much . Certainly one of the best restaurants in Evanston. More

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Flat Top Grill - EvanstonFlat Top Grill - Evanston
76 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary Asian | Evanston, North Suburbs

The food was really good. We didn’t see the rice, as it was in pots at the front of the buffet. Should have piled the veggies up higher, and added a lot more mushrooms and broccoli... they cooked down more than I expected. Look over the entire buffet before you start, and taste the sauces before deciding. Service was ok. The server wasn’t as attentive as I would have preferred, but we got everything we wanted. More

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Found Kitchen and Social HouseFound Kitchen and Social House
1000 reviews
$$$$
American | Evanston, North Suburbs

A great waiter can make all the difference in a meal and ours was outstanding! That said, the oysters, cheeses, salmon, steak, gelato and cocktails were all perfect on their own. We liked that there weren’t any tables of rowdy young children on their iPads. Will definitely return soon! 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.

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.