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Treat yourself. Experience a fresh taste with a modern culinary spin. At SugarToad each bite unfolds a flavor astonishment. It’s a different way to taste and an intensely satisfying way to eat. SugarToad offers breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. The chef changes the menu throughout the seasons to use only fresh, organic ingredients, as well as to create new and inventive dishes. SugarToad's mission: to inspire guests through constant creativity. SugarToad’s philosophy is to explore both modern and traditional methods and techniques and to fuse both through new explorations and experiences.
Inspired by the regional uniqueness of a blowfish found only in the Chesapeake Bay that bears the same name, SugarToad offers the comforts of a fine dining restaurant but in a relaxed and friendly setting.
Naperville, IL 60563
American, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: 6:30am - 11:00am
Lunch: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm;
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Rt 59 and I-88 @ Ferry
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Complementary Valet Parking for restaurant guests
Private Party Facilities:
Ballroom plus meeting rooms at the Hotel Arista.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
SugarToad Ratings and Reviews
We went for a Thursday lunch to celebrate a friend's birthday. Hotel is hard to find, parking is difficult. There were only 4 customers, including us, during the entire lunch hour, although there was one couple that took food out. I would have to stand up and wave to get the waitress' attention. She stationed herself at the bar, and we were out of her sight much of the time. There was also a bus boy who couldn't have cared less. The food was excellent -- worthy of a crowd, but they couldn't handle more than 3 diners with the staff they currently have. We won't go back -- there are far better restaurants in the Naperville area.
My Saturday breakfast the the Sugar Toad was the perfect compliment to a glorious weekend wedding. The salmon Benedict was unforgettable. The heaping helping of smoked salmon was perfectly cooked and season and proved a great pairing with the breakfast potatoes, which were a tender, flavorful surprise. The coffee was bold, but not overpowering. The delightful servers made sure my cup was never empty. This is one instance when I wish I had two stomachs.
I was looking for a special restaurant for Father's Day brunch. Decided on Sugartoad since we'd never been and I'd heard good things. When we arrived, was so disappointed to find out that it was just an ordinary hotel restaurant. No view. No ambiance. We ended up pulling two tables together (ourselves) and sitting in the bar since the dining room was packed with kids and dirty tables.
Food was disappointing as well. Eggs Benedict tasted like someone had mistakenly dumped the whole salt shaker in the sauce. Bloody Mary was a glass of tomato juice with ice.
All in all, a very disappointing first visit. Will not be back.
Excellent service with attentive staff. The food and cocktails were imaginative and wonderfully flavorful. I love this gem of a place. We were celebrating my wife's birthday and had our 1 year old child with us and our waitress was so thoughtful and good with her. We enjoyed our meal without feeling rushed and they went the extra step to really making us feel special. The food was superb and the drinks were incredible! My drink even had smoke in the glass!
My boyfriend and I tried this place for the first time last Tuesday for our 3 year anniversary. It was amazing. The food was great. Service was outstanding! And they were really great with us because we are a young couple who come from a small farm town and don't eat at fancy places a lot so they were really patient with us and took the time to explain things that I maybe had never heard of before. Loved it. Will definitely recommend and return.
Had an unfortunate experience at sugar toad. Made reservations on open table, but checked the menu first since it was New Year's Eve. The menu was reasonable. When we arrived, however, we were presented with a fixed menu at $110 a person. Not at all what we had expected and certainly not what he had been posted as the menu through OpenTable. We decided to leave. I spoke to the manager as we left. He was very polite and surprised that their special menu had not appeared through the OpenTable app. But he offered nothing but A lame apology. As a result, I Can't really comment on food or service. Ambience, however, was underwhelming.
For an upscale restaurant, we were extremely disappointed with the service. It was not busy but we still had to ask why what taking so long for our drinks. Unfortunately, the inattentiveness continued. Four of us split 2 Ceasar salads and they left it to us to divide. Never had that occur at any other high end restaurant. Refills on water were not up to par. Overall, not a good experience compared to Capital Grille, Eddie Merlot's or Sullivan's for example.
We celebrated our 21st wedding anniversary here and would definitely return. The food was outstanding...a little high priced, but well worth it. My wife had the fettuccine with scallops, mussels, clams and shrimp. The scallops were huge and perfectly cooked. The presentation was great as well. I had the ribeye, which was fantastic and cooked to perfection. The Caesar salad was delicious as well. We arrived earlier than our reservation, but we're seated immediately. The atmosphere is cozy and romantic...perfect for a romantic dinner or special occasion. It was a tad noisy because of a wedding cocktail reception in the adjoining bar area, but it was not a distraction. Our server was exceptional. We even got a champagne toast in honor of our anniversary. I would definitely return! This is truly a hidden gem outside the river walk area of Naperville.
Service a mite slow, but polite...menu rather limited, pasta dish a gloppy mess but filet and ribeye cooked properly...can't say that for half the "steakhouses " around here...ambience here a problem...it's the resto for the Arista hotel; just has that feel, almost gave a rm # for my bill...so not a destination, and a bit pricey.
Absolutely perfect experience. I follow a vegan diet and they were not only very knowledgable, but went out of their way to offer multiple variations of their normal menu items to accommodate me. The vegetable tempura was great. I had a vegetable paella. Their strawberry salad was great. A special desert was created with peaches, avocados and strawberries which was the best desert I have had in a long time. I would recommend any vegan come here at least once. Great wine selection. Service was spectacular. Definitely coming back.
I'm always surprised this place isn't super packed because the food is amazing. They have a limited menu but everything on the menu is delicious. It's high-caliber offerings you would find at some of the most swanky restaurants in downtown Chicago but without the drive. I'm so thankful we've found a place in the burbs that offers this level of inventive dishes. It's inside the Hotel Arista - which is super chic and modern. The flavors of the food and cocktails are out of this world and everything on the menu is unique and imaginative. Great service too - intimate atmosphere...a little pricey for dinner but well worth it.
Went here for an early Mothers Day breakfast, since we didn't have time nor the want for a big heavy brunch. Our table ordered eggs benedict and challah french toast. The eggs benedict was very good, first rate ingredients including a tasty hollandaise. I highly recommend it for a nice, laid back breakfast. Also, where else can you make a breakfast reservation?
My husband and I had tickets to a play in the city and at the last minute decided to have dinner first. We had no luck finding reservations at other area restaurants, so we ended up at SugarToad by default. It was so much nicer than we had anticipated. It's small and intimate with a relaxing and comfortable atmosphere. The service was fast and friendly, and the food was amazing. We will definitely return.
2 of us arrived 6:15 on a Friday evening to a completely empty dining room. The hostess sat us and the waiter came quickly and asked us if we wanted a drink. We asked him for a moment to look at the cocktail menu. He disappeared AND LITERALLY NEVER CAME BACK. We sat and sat and sat . . . until out of frustration my wife walked to the bar and ordered our drinks while letting a person there know that we had no server and no hostess anywhere to be seen. Still nothing changed, and we continued to wait patiently while no server showed up. We finally gave up and left the dining room to get our drinks at the attached Zorba bar where we ate some delicious food served by the wonderfully friendly and professional bartender Tim.
The food and service were good, however, everything was a bit less impressive than previous visits. On previous visits, the chef usually sent out a tiny complimentary taste; not this time. We waited awhile for our food - no bread, no chef taste- just time. We both ordered specials and were very pleased with the food. It was delicious - so we thought we would split a dessert. Definitely not up to the same level that our dinner was.
I also missed the special drink menu that had been provided in the past.
Also, the dining room seems to be in need of repair One of the chairs had tape covering a rip, the carpeting was tired, and the table where we were seated had a chip that, at first glance, looked like dried food.
The chef 's food was delicious, I think if we hadn't had such stellar visits in the past, I wouldn't have noticed what was lacking.
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