Sullivan’s of Lincolnshire

August 21, 2015
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In our ongoing search for al fresco dining, we stumbled onto a wonderful patio at Sullivan’s of Lincolnshire. We were lured by a special three course dinner, from appetizers to desserts, which seemed to include most of our favorites at a very reasonable price. We had dined at the same location before at two different […]

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Osteria via Stato

August 21, 2015
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This has to be one of our all time favorite Italian restaurants for several reasons. First of all, their Italian Dinner Party concept, has you just selecting an entree, with everything else being served up based on what’s cooking in the kitchen. There is a lot more predictability than you may think, but the selections […]

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Shaw’s Crab House

August 16, 2015
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This Schaumburg restaurant continues to be a favorite for both an upscale night on the town in the main dining room or a more casual evening in the “Oyster Bar”. Lobster, crab, halibut, salmon, tilapia and scallops have all been wonderful on recent visits. We also frequent Shaw’s for sushi, and although the selection is […]

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ZaZa’s Tavola Italiana

August 13, 2015
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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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D & J Bistro

August 12, 2015
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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 […]

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Tokio Pub

August 9, 2015
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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 August 2015.

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Reel Club

August 2, 2015
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Our second visit to this restaurant and this time we liked it. We visited here a long while back, sat outside, and experienced slow service and uneven quality. This visit the service was very ggod and the food was wonderful. The appetizers are very similar to Di Pescara in Northbrook, with the Calamari and Shrimp […]

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Seasons 52

July 10, 2015
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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 […]

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Topaz Cafe

June 7, 2015
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After visiting Topaz Cafe, we wondered why we hadn’t encountered and tried this venue before. With a fine dining menu, beautiful dining room, expansive and covered outdoor deck, coupled with extremely friendly and knowledgeable service, this restaurant became one of our favorites after just one visit. The outdoor deck alone is so wonderful, that it […]

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The Boarding House

June 7, 2015
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What a wonderful restaurant. Considering the uniqueness of the building itself, the bar and casual dining area on the first floor and the more formal (though still casual and comfortable) third floor dining room, this restaurant packs visual appeal in addition to having spectacular food and wine. The food at the restaurant is stellar. We […]

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