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Zeal is a new restaurant in the Woodfield-Schaumburg area that serves great mix of Italian, Steaks, Chops, Tapas, and Seafood. Everything is Homemade, all from the finest and freshest ingredients. Experience Chef Vince and his unique take on food. Chef Vince Pecora has been serving great food since 1990. Weddings, Private parties, Corporate events, and even the President of the United States and Air Force One. The bar/lounge area serves fantastic drinks including specialty martinis and hosts live entertainment several nights a week. There is also a cozy dance floor for those who want to dance the night away. The personal touch of a family-owned restaurant and over 50 years of experience in the restaurant business is what makes Zeal unique to the area.
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Italian, Prime Rib, Steak
Hours of Operation:
Monday 11 am - 3 pm
Tuesday through Friday 11 am-12am
Saturday 4pm - 1:00 am
Sunday 3:30 pm - 8 pm
Live Music Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday Evenings
Higgins Road and Mall Drive
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
The bar/lounge hosts live entertainment on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evenings. Music ranges from easy listening to pop, and there is a cozy little dance floor for those who want to dance the night away.
ZEAL can cater your event from 10 to 10,000. Weddings, Private parties, Corporate events. Call for 847-995-0188 for details.
ZEAL has its own private lot providing ample space for guests.
There are multiple bus stops in the area. ZEAL is located just south of Woodfield Mall, down the street from Lord and Taylor.
Chef Vince Pecora
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Zeal Ratings and Reviews
I visited Zeal with my family for a pre-holiday dinner and this was our first time dining here. We will definitely be back for more! We were a little skeptical walking in because it was a Sunday night at 5:30 and the parking lot was pretty empty, but we quickly forgot about that as we were warmly greeted by the friendly hostess and bartender.
The food here is phenomenal. The portions are entirely too big, so if you want a meal that sticks to your ribs, order anything on the menu and you won’t be disappointed. The fresh homemade bread is the absolute best I’ve ever had, and the dinner was outstanding. On Sundays there is a meal deal for $20 that includes an appetizer, salad, dinner entree and two sides (plus all the fresh bread your heart desires), which is a great deal considering you will go home with dinner for the next two nights! Everyone at my table was moaning with delight through pretty much the entire meal, and then were groaning at the end because we were all so full.
All of the food we had, from the calamari fries (the best EVER), salads, eggplant and chicken Parmesan, to the prime rib, everything was delicious. Everything was cooked and seasoned perfectly. This was one of the best meals I’ve ever had at a restaurant and can not wait to visit again! Thank you!
Vince Zeals, every time I go there it exceeds my expectation. Our server Karen, OMG, friendly right on point. Helpful in choosing appetizers. By the end of the night, was like my sister. Food, top notch, the surprise was when we got the check. I was expected a lot more than it was. I am older and they have menus when you open, light up. The chef "Vince" came out and walk to everybody's table and made sure everything was alright. I would suggest these place for Dinner, music, and/or just for a drink. Jerry
Chef Vince never disappoints. His food creations are top notch and I have been there several times and will be going several MORE times. We had the Italian beef egg rolls, steak and scallians. All were the BEST! Service was quick and they checked on us often. I always tell everyone about Zeal!
Excellent Italian spot near Woodfield Mall. Very good traditional Italian and creative innovations from Chef Vince. On a busy Saturday night, Chef Vince stopped at our table to discuss the evening specials with us. Our server Gary was very attentive too. We will be back.
How did I not know about this place? I understand Zeal has been open for well over a year, but I was not familiar with it until a friend suggested it. The food and service were terrific. We dined on a quite Tuesday night and it was so nice to have a quite dining environment. My stuffed meatballs over polenta were to-die-for. Very filling, but the waitress accommodated a doggie bag, with no problems. Nice wine list, terrific list of traditional Italian entrees, and interesting specials. Can't wait to return!
The food here is amazing. They have a nice cocktail and wine selection. We had chicken parmesan, the fish special, bracciole, and an outstanding lasagna with prime rib inside it. It was to die for. The bracciole was tough but they credited our bill for that. Everyone else's dishes were outstanding. Overall, it was a nice experience. The waitress was extremely knowledgeable about their food and the chef could be seen several times out in the restaurant or up front and is very hands-on with his customers, which I thought was really endearing. we would definitely go back again.
Great evening celebrating a special Birthday. Great food, good service. We ate early and left before the entertainment started, but would love to go back to check out the music.
My husband had one of the specials - a Hot and spicy seafood plate. He loved it! Very generous portions.
Definitely planning on returning.
Food was outstanding! Huge portions, great flavor, overall delicious. Our server was great! The tables are too close!!! Need to spread them out more! The tables next to us were only a couple inches from us. We were all trying to make the best of it and not bump each other every time we moved.
We had been to this restaurant before and the food had always been very good. However, this time, the service was extremely slow. It took over 45 minutes for our appetizer to come out and then another 45 minutes for our food. We had asked a few times about the status of the food and we were told it would be coming out shortly. When the food finally came out, the wrong substitutions were included and my fiance's steak was charred (I'm assuming this was to hurry the cooking time). Needless to say, we will not be going back anytime soon.
Great selection of food. Good service., but expensive. Not your usually menu. Chef Vince makes Italian dishes that are different, but Italian is not the only thing on the menu. His fish dishes are to die for and His bakery chef makes the best carrot cake in town.
We ordered suppa de peache. Received something else and brought to attention of sever who returned it to the kitchen but on return it still wasn't what we ordered. Just ate and complained once again. Offered comp on deserts but could not order the most because they were too expensive, I asked that the suppa be removed from the check which was the most expensive entree on menu.
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