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Feb 26, 2008 08:25 PM

Need an interesting restaurant in Arlington Hts area for Sat. night

Four of us are going to a tango show at 8:30 in Arlington Heights and are looking for advice on a nice and hopefully interesting restaurant in Arlington Heights. We live in the Northbrook area so we are familiar with restaurants around here but not in AH. Italian would be nice and Korean or Thai. Or anything else for that matter. Thanks. Don

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  1. There's a Thai restaurant in downtown Arlington Heights, called AltThai. The decor is modern and hip, not your typical ethnic storefront. And the food is excellent. www.altthai.com

    For Italian food, I like Vita Mia, which is in Mount Prospect on Golf Road. Retro Bistro is a bistro in the same strip mall. Both are very good. www.retrobistro.com

    For upscale (but casual) French food, Le Titi de Paris in Arlington Heights is still as good as ever. www.letitideparis.com

    One final mention. Flamingo's Seafood is an outstanding Mexican seafood restaurant in Mount Prospect, with highly creative cuisine. IMHO it's the very best Mexican restaurant in the entire Chicago area. I don't know if they take reservations but I know they've been very busy since being featured on "Check Please". www.flamingosseafood.com

    1. For another Italian suggestion I like Pompeii - a family run italian restaurant at the corner of Lake Cook and Arlington Heights road - I especially lover their artichoke parmisian - made with artichoke hearts - it is delicious

      Pompeii Ristorante & Pizzeria
      4216 N Arlington Heights Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60004

      1. Why not stay with the Spanish theme and go to La Tasca. Its a tapas restaurant in downtown Arlington Heights across from the train station.

        La Tasca
        25 W. Davis
        Arlington Heights
        (847) 398-2400

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        1. re: Chicagojet

          My husband took me there on our first date. We have since moved and I really miss the place.

        2. If you're thinking Italian, I enjoy Regina's on 27 W Campbell. http://www.reginas.net/ I'm not sure it qualifies as interesting though.

          I'll second Alt Thai and La Tasca for tapas as well.

          1. Fuego's great too. It's next to Regina's, and it has some nice upscale Mexican food, (and good standard Tex-Mex) at very reasonable prices. I especially like the variety of moles they offer, and the margaritas are pretty tasty too! It's usually crazy busy on a Sat. night, though, but you should keep it in mind for a future AH outing.

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            1. re: naperwino

              I enjoyed the food at Fuego's but its a place that I would avoid on a weekend night. The wait is too long and the noise level is unbearable. You could barely hear the person sitting next to you. The person across the table might as well have been in another room.