D&J Bistro

D & J Bistro

by Administrator on February 20, 2014

A wonderful French bistro located in Lake Zurich. This is a cozy restaurant with tables mostly well-spaced and positioned throughout an intimate interior. The bistro features monthly specials which are usually worthwhile, along with featuring a good prix-fixe option everyday. The goat cheese salad is outstanding with a soy vinaigrette, the November Cassoulet de Carcassone is a wonderful meal to commemorate fall. Don’t resist the Apple Tarte if offered for dessert. As expected, there us a very good selection of very reasonable but very good wines, especially from France but from other regions as well. Visited February 2014.

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Seasons 52

Seasons 52

by Administrator on February 16, 2014

What a great surprise! This restaurant prides itself on using all fresh ingredients to create seasonally inspired meals and it works. Wonderful appetizers such as Sonoma Goat Cheese Ravioli with roasted garlic and fresh basil and Grilled Chipotle Chicken Skewers with spicy BBQ sauce, summer corn relish and guacamole all deliver spectacular flavor and make you feel that your are eating conscientiously. Flat breads are also spectacular, especially the Ripe Plum Tomato Flatbread with fresh basil, roasted garlic and melted Parmesan cheese. The flatbreads are definitely big enough to share with 2-3 table mates. Entrees are equally nice, and at the end of the meal, the desserts are “mini indulgences”, small portions designed to let you know the meal is over – very satisfying but not overwhelming. The service, atmosphere and wine selections were also exemplary. Give this restaurant a try. Visited February 2014

Seasons 52 Flatbread

Seasons 52 Flatbread

Ravioli Appetizer

Ravioli Appetizer

Scallops Entree

Scallops Entree

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Antico Posto

September 29, 2013
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In Oakbrook Center, this Lettuce Entertain You restaurant has very authentic Italian cuisine, with great appetizers, entrees and desserts. Bread with olive oil, balsamic vinegar and parmesan is always presented to begin the meal. Daily specials are usually outstanding. Sunday Cavatelli is our favorite on the specials list, the Spaghetti Bolognese is great everyday, as […]

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Catch 35

September 28, 2013
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We have been to both restaurants of this name, in Chicago and Naperville, and they are both very good. We frequent the location in Naperville much more often. Although the restaurant bills itself as a seafood and premium steak place, the seafood is so good with inventive toppings and seasonings, that we’ve never had a […]

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Morton’s The Steakhouse

September 27, 2013
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We should have posted Morton’s long ago since we do visit throughout the year, though mostly for celebrations since it is a special occassion type of place. The steaks here are, in one word, perfect, if they aren’t the attentive Morton’s staff will make sure they are the second time around. On top of everything […]

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Tokio Pub

September 27, 2013
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A small bite restaurant that, I think, was still working out some kinks when we visited. Service was good, portions were small by design, and I wouldn’t recommend going here when hungry. Assortments of tacos with creative fillings were the best choices, everything else was not extraordinary enough to warrant another visit. Visited September 2013.

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ZaZa’s Tavola Italiana

September 19, 2013
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A gem of a local Italian restaurant. Excellent regular menu in addition to seasonal and other daily specials. Attentive service, with a nice dining room, and good Italian music adding to the ambience. We now go at least once every few weeks – there is enough variety and rotation of specials to keep each visit […]

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Pete Miller’s Seafood Primesteak

September 14, 2013
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I’ll admit it, we go to Pete Miller’s in Wheeling primarily for the expansive outdoor patio – but the food is very good as well. The Wheeling patio is one of the largest around in the Northwest Chicago suburbs and is a great place to spend a warm summer evening. On our most recent visit, […]

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Maggiano’s Little Italy

September 7, 2013
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With its huge portions, large bustling dining room and family style specials, Maggiano’s is a good place to go when the appetite is large, when the will power is great or when leftovers are part of the goal. This has been a long time favorite where we have items that we tend to gravitate towards, […]

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Wildfire

September 2, 2013
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This is an easy restaurant to find and enjoy. With multiple locations in the Chicagoland area, you are probably never far from Wildfire. We have visited Glenview, Schaumburg, River North, and Lincolnshire. This is a great location for fish or beef, but I will say that anything which takes advantage of the large wood fired […]

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