Franklin Park brunch/lunch
My husband and I are coming to Chicago for Christmas. We are taking an 85 year old relative out to lunch on Christmas Eve. Is there anything decent and proximate to Franklin Park, where she lives? We'd love it to be less than a 15 minute drive and tasty. Thanks in advance!
In the other direction, away from the airport, you might try Jim & Pete's in Elmwood Park.
I have not eaten there but it gets decent reviews on this Board and the price range should be about right. It's Italian, not "New American." The neighborhoods immediately near Franklin Park are older, blue collar communities, so "New American" is not particularly prevalent. There may be "New American" restaurants at some of the pricier hotels that are near O'Hare, but they may be a bit outside your price range.