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Diners' Choice: Good for special occasions restaurants in Northwest Suburbs

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for the best special occasion restaurants in Northwest 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 Truluck's - Ocean's Finest Seafood & Crab - Rosemont restaurant
4.9
4.9 (2523)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Rosemont
About the restaurant
Located west of I-294 at the Balmoral exit in the new Pearl Entertainment District, Truluck’s Rosemont sits blocks from O’Hare Airport and Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, and close to sports and live entertainment venues. Indulge in Prime Seafood & Crab. Our chefs honor and elevate with superior ingredients, precise execution, and classic presentation. Truluck’s maintains an unwavering commitment to serving the highest quality, sustainable products that make sense for the plate, the palate, and the planet. We strive to serve only the best ingredients and are dedicated to serving exceptional seafood and fresh Florida Stone crab, from the traps to your table in less than 24 hours. Delight in the ocean’s finest seafood and crab, remarkable cocktails and wines, captivating ambience, live entertainment, and the service you deserve. Your table is waiting.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
I always enjoy my experience when I visit this restaurant. This visit was special because it was my husband’s birthday. The night was amazing and romantic. Our waiter Roger was beyond excellent! Very professional and friendly. We will definitely return.
A photo of The Capital Grille - Rosemont/O’Hare restaurant
4.8
4.8 (3098)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Rosemont
About the restaurant
Make it a day to remember. From birthdays and anniversaries to professional milestones, we aim to make every gathering special at The Capital Grille. Open seven days a week, The Capital Grille is best known for our expertly prepared steaks, which are dry aged in house for 18 to 24 days and then hand-cut by our restaurant's on-premise butcher. The Capital Grille's wine list features more than 350 selections, and its floor-to-ceiling wine kiosk regularly houses 3,500 - 5,000 bottles. Reservations are recommended but not required. For more information, please visit our website. We look forward to delighting you.
Top review
Mikkey
Dined 5 days ago
Wonderful enjoyed ambience food courteous service and friendly waitstaff!
A photo of Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Arlington Heights restaurant
4.8
4.8 (7032)
$30 and under
American
Arlington Heights
About the restaurant
Experience the perfect fusion of award-winning wines, Napa-style tasting rooms, and modern casual dining at Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants. Enjoy contemporary American cuisine influenced by international flavors from our scratch kitchen. Each dish is expertly paired with our selection of wines for the best food and wine match. Whether you explore the tasting room for a pre- or post-dinner adventure or join the world's largest wine club, we believe in the power of food and wine to create lasting connections. Dining reservations are highly recommended, but walk-in guests are always welcome on a first-come, first-serve basis. Gluten-free and vegetarian dishes are available.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Very good food and most of the wines from tasting were good.
A photo of 1776 Restaurant restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1676)
$31 to $50
Farm-to-table
Crystal Lake
About the restaurant
We’re a farm-to-table restaurant that’s redefining what fine dining means. We work with local vendors and farmers to find the freshest, locally sourced ingredients. We understand the challenges of finding high-quality options that unique, vegan or allergy-friendly, especially since the owner has Celiac Disease herself, among other dietary restrictions. Our kitchen creates fresh food from scratch every day and can customize to your needs, so we’ve got you covered. Plus, we're the only restaurant in McHenry County to have received Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence, and our expert staff can help you choose the perfect pairing.

For us, fine dining is more than the very best in food, service and atmosphere. It’s a conversation and a connection to others. We believe everyone deserves good food so we’ve started a movement to do just that.


****ANY RESERVATION REQUESTS FOR PARTIES OVER 4 GUESTS PLEASE CONTACT RHIENNA@1776RESTAURANT.COM OR CALL DURING REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS W-SAT.

Top review
Mary
Dined 6 days ago
Dined on the patio - lovely experience. Brittany was an excellent wait person - attentive without hovering. Lobster corndogs are a hoot - a fun way to prepare lobster. The s'mores cake and flourless chocolate cake were huge and delicious. Can't wait for the outside bar to open!
A photo of Morton's The Steakhouse - Schaumburg restaurant
4.7
4.7 (2307)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Schaumburg
About the restaurant
What began in Chicago in 1978 is now one of the most award-winning steakhouses around. For over 30 years, Morton's The Steakhouse has been on a mission to provide "The Best Steak… Anywhere." Focusing on quality, consistency and genuine hospitality, Morton's seeks to provide not only memorable cuisine, but a memorable experience. With fresh, succulent seafood and famed USDA prime-aged steak, it's no surprise that Morton's has thrilled diners all over the world. For a glimpse of a higher standard of steakhouse, come see the legendary Morton's experience for yourself.
Top review
RogerCvip
Dined 1 day ago
Excellent, well run restaurant. Food, service, decor, attention to details.
A photo of The Saddle Room restaurant
4.6
4.6 (2251)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Hoffman Estates
About the restaurant
Please specify if you are looking to sit inside or outside. We are unable to guarantee an inside table for a reservation made outside if the weather does not cooperate, although we will accommodate as many as possible. As well as we will be unable to accommodate guests on the patio unless the outside dining option is chosen from the drop down menu box. Please note if you have kids as part of your group. Groups of 7 or more must call the store to make reservations.

Top review
LisaD
Dined 5 days ago
Our server was new but she was great and could answer all of our questions. We really enjoyed our meal and time there.
A photo of Fox and Turtle restaurant
4.6
4.6 (835)
$30 and under
American
Itasca
About the restaurant
The Fox and Turtle is a relaxed, upscale American pub with a mix of seasonal favorites located in the heart of Itasca at the Itasca Country Club. We have 30 beers on tap, the freshest ingredients and a chef-driven menu.

Top review
JenniferO
Dined 3 days ago
Food is good. Nice variety. The only thing was the service of the food was REALLY slow. Other than that it was great.
A photo of Edelweiss Restaurant restaurant
4.6
4.6 (495)
$30 and under
German
Norridge
About the restaurant
Edelweiss German-American Restaurant is one of Chicago’s favorite German restaurants. It has been a family-owned dining destination for over 30 years.

The menu features an impressive array of traditional, well-crafted German specialties along with classics like the American steak, chicken and seafood dishes. A gluten free menu and kids menu are also available. We offer 16 beers on tap as well as a variety of craft and international beers, wine and schnapps. Our bar area is an excellent venue to watch sports and play the slot machines while enjoying our daily bar and menu specials.

Patio is first come first serve, please call the restaurant to book this reservation.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Great time! Loved the accordion music which certainly contributed to the experience . Very friendly staff and attentive waiter. Worth the drive.
A photo of Daebak Korean BBQ - Wicker Park restaurant
4.6
4.6 (12)
$31 to $50
Korean
Belmont Central / Cragin
About the restaurant
Offering modern Korean BBQ using traditional recipes, we have simple menu combos for those who are new to Korean BBQ and premium packages for those who want a complete experience with extensive variety.
Top review
frenchieinchicago
Dined 5 days ago
I enjoyed my dinner at Daebak. The meat and the sides were tasty. My friend and I ordered one of the the smaller combos and that was plenty for 2. The staff cooked the meat on the hot plate for us. Noise level was a bit higher than I like but we could still have a good conversation.
A photo of Buckingham's - Grand Victoria Casino restaurant
4.3
4.3 (173)
$50 and over
Steak
Elgin
About the restaurant
Award-winning Buckinghams Steakhouse and Lounge is fine dining at its very best. Sip on a signature cocktail in the lounge before enjoying a hand-chosen menu of exquisitely prepared beef, poultry, lamb, and seafood dishes, premier wines, and decadent desserts in our elegant dining room. It all makes Buckinghams the perfect ingredient in your special night out.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Both my dining companion and I were very pleased with our selections. Served at the right temperature and prepared just as requested. We would definitely good back.
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