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Apr 13, 2009 04:44 PM

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.

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  1. your own food! For the most part that town is a wasteland of chains. Hooter's is probably your best bet!

    Why would anybody choose Schaumberg as a weekend destination?

    1. 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!

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      1. re: kstroble

        This restaurant has closed down.

        Topa Tavern & Grill
        944 Elk Grove Town Center, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

      2. There are lots of good restaurants in that area (Schaumburg, Hoffman Estates, Arlington Heights), including:

        Pete Miller's in Schaumburg (steakhouse) -
        Davis Street Fishmarket in Schaumburg (seafood) -
        Shaw's Crab House in Schaumburg (seafood) -
        Lou Malnati's in Schaumburg (deep-dish pizza in the pan) -
        Giordano's in Streamwood (deep-dish stuffed pizza) -
        altThai in Arlington Heights (Thai) -
        Yanni's in Arlington Heights (Greek) -
        Fuego in Arlington Heights (Mexican) -
        Flamingo's in Mount Prospect (Mexican seafood) -
        Richard Walker's Pancake House in Hoffman Estates (breakfast) -
        Apple Villa Pancake House in Hoffman Estates (breakfast) -

        1. No...but I have a suggestion for a one of a kind shopping experience...Woodfield Mall!!!! It is the bomb...and be sure to stop at A&W's All-American Food for a root beer float.

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          1. re: LadyintheKitchen

            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.