Girlfriend's Weekend in Schaumburg area
Some friends and I are going to do some power shopping in the Schaumberg area and will be staying at the Marriott Renaisance. Any suggestions for good spots for lunch or dinner in the area? A good bakery for a quick breakfast? We're not planning on going downtown during this trip.
New in the Woodfield Mall (which I assume you will be visiting): the hideously-named Yogen Fruz (umlaut over the U) with tangy frozen yogurt to rival Pinkberry. They even have a matcha flavor, and the toppings are better. Great for a shopping break.
For more shopping, head up the road to Mitsuwa market-- one of a few of this Japanese chain in the country. You can have lunch in the food court too.
There are lots of good restaurants in that area (Schaumburg, Hoffman Estates, Arlington Heights), including:
Pete Miller's in Schaumburg (steakhouse) - www.petemillers.com
Davis Street Fishmarket in Schaumburg (seafood) - www.davisstreetfishmarket.com
Shaw's Crab House in Schaumburg (seafood) - www.shawscrabhouse.com
Lou Malnati's in Schaumburg (deep-dish pizza in the pan) - www.loumalnatis.com
Giordano's in Streamwood (deep-dish stuffed pizza) - www.giordanos.com
altThai in Arlington Heights (Thai) - www.altthai.com
Yanni's in Arlington Heights (Greek) - www.yannis-restaurant.com
Fuego in Arlington Heights (Mexican) - www.fuegomexgrill.com
Flamingo's in Mount Prospect (Mexican seafood) - www.flamingosseafood.com
Richard Walker's Pancake House in Hoffman Estates (breakfast) - www.richardwalkers.com
Apple Villa Pancake House in Hoffman Estates (breakfast) - www.applevillapancakes.com
About 6.5 miles from your Schaumburg hotel is Topa Tavern and Grill in Elk Grove Village, in a plaza on the Southwest corner of Arlington Heights Rd. and Biesterfield Rd. I recommend it highly, based on several dozens of meals there since it opened. All my meals have been at dinner time, but I have been told it is a very good lunch option as well. Personally, I have eaten my way through the many fish entrees and have always been quite pleased. My wife often chooses a steak or rack of lamb and is equally delighted. The list of specials for the day always offers some wonderful choices. Here are the details:
I hope you enjoy your weekend!