About SugarToad

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.

2139 City Gate Lane
Naperville, IL 60563
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
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

Cross Street:
Rt 59 and I-88 @ Ferry

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(630) 778-8623

Website:
http://www.sugartoad.com/

Parking Details:
Complementary Valet Parking for restaurant guests

Private Party Facilities:
Ballroom plus meeting rooms at the Hotel Arista.

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

Bring your family and join us at SugarToad for a wonderful 4 Course Pre-Fixe meal which includes Soup, Salad, Rustic Carving Platter, and Dessert!

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

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SugarToad Ratings and Reviews

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3.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.7

service

4.3

ambience

4.0

value

3.7

Noise

Quiet

69% would recommend it to a friend

Quiet Conversation (5)
Sunday Lunch (4)
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Great for Brunch (3)
Cozy (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Healthy (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Special Occasion (1)
Authentic (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Business Meals (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Romantic (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great food and great service. The atmosphere promoted conversation.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

The hotel is new, Atria, and convenient off of rt59 and north of I88. Waitress was very polite. Food was quite good and reasonably priced.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Healthy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Food was good, well prepare, visually appealing but then we noticed that the fruit served in our brunch was moldy. The manager was very gracious however that left a lasting impression especially as a first visit experience. I would come back but would have my critical eye on every bite.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Visiting family and selected Sugar Toad for dinner. My wife and I are Vegan and the kitchen team created a very tasty dish of polenta with a wild mushroom ragout. Nicely done!! Thanks team!!!

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Enjoyed everything from the atmosphere to the service to the meal. Was meeting with a friend and we did a lot a of chatting, but didn’t feel pressured to hurry through the meal.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Casual, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 26, 2017

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.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 30, 2017

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.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Casual, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Not impressed with the food - menu changed from online

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Romantic
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·Dined on August 29, 2017

One of the worst restaurants I have ever eaten at. French Onion soup tasted like water, cheese wasn't melted correctly. The grilled calamari was the most repulsive food item my wife and I have ever seen/tasted. Absolutely disgusting.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 18, 2017

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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Went for brunch but they didn't have their brunch menu just the breakfast menu. Super disappointing.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 27, 2017

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!

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Poor service despite hardly anyone in the restaurant- order was incorrect, no bread offered yet other tables had bread- food not at a level expected for nice restaurants

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 14, 2017

I was pretty disappointed with Sugar Toad. The reviews I read were very positive...I did not find this to be the case.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 9, 2017

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Disabled Access, Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, People Watching, Authentic, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Server was great. Don't remember her name but she was blonde. Bartender was great too. Disappointed about being out of lamb and scallops.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 5, 2017

Only 2 couples in restaurant, one of which was us. No reservation needed. Food was acceptable. Nothing special about it.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 26, 2017

Restaurant adjacent to the lobby inside Hotel Arista, ample parking. Modern dining room. Limited "Brunch" menu, pricey breakfast items, good food, attentive service, enjoyable experience.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Trash straight trash. Will never go back this place is the worst place I have ever been at. Server might have been stoned and management was awful

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2017

We went for lunch during restaurant week. It was really quiet and the food was great. Really a great value at restaurant week.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Service was poor. Food was mediocre. The wine pairing was eliminated and choices very common. We enjoyed NYE 2016 at sugar toad so decided to return. We will not go back for 2018,

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2016

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.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2016

New Year's Eve

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 25, 2016

Some of the food was cold or stale. Hard to get refills on our drinks. The place was empty. You would think the service would be a little quicker. The $35 per person was a little over priced for the quality. I would not go back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 15, 2016

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.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 4, 2016

Extremely cozy, intimate dinig experience. Small restaurant, adjacent off hotel lobby. Very relaxing, Staff most attentive. Great service & food. Limited brunch menu, bit pricey. Definitely will return.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2016

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.

Tags: Cozy, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 9, 2016

I was disappointed in that the menu was limited. The food was excellent, but would have like more of a variety in salads and entrees.

Tags: Casual
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 9, 2016

First time I've ever dined at a restarant this fancy - expensive, but excellent food. Server was helpful and friendly. Bar area was slightly noisy.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 28, 2016

We always enjoy SugarToad because the food quality and taste is consistently delightful and the service is consistently outstanding.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 27, 2016

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.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 20, 2016

The food was excellent and the environment was conducive to conversation. We will be back again.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 19, 2016

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.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 22, 2016

Birthday Celebration

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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 15, 2016

Our server, Milena was AMAZING! She was very attentive and sweet. In all honesty, her service made up for some of the mishaps that occurred with the chef tonight.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 27, 2016

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 8, 2016

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?

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 24, 2016

The food was creative and abundant, an overall excellent experience. The service was also highly commendable. We shall definitely return!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 20, 2016

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.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 13, 2016

Server (Courtney or Britney ok I'm terrible with names ) was excellent. She was cheerful always around when we needed her and not around when we didn't. The food as usual amazing. This restaurant is the hidden Gem of Naperville.

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