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Looking for good place in Oak Brook

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domenexx Sep 7, 2010 03:13 PM

I'm looking for a good recommendation for dinner in Oak Brook. I have read some of the old messages specially those making references to the rest in the Oakbrook Center mall. I'm looking for something more unique if there is one. Middle Eastern or Indian are welcome (except for Reza's). Italian or seafood also.
Thanks,

V

  1. nsxtasy Sep 7, 2010 03:47 PM

    My two favorite places in Oak Brook are both in the mall: Reel Club for upscale seafood, and Mon Ami Gabi for French bistro fare. If you want to go Italian, Antico Posto is also very good, and Maggiano's has a location in the mall too.

    Another place I like in that area is Parker's. It's in Downers Grove, three miles west of Oak Brook, at the Highland Avenue interchange with I-88. They specialize in seafood, and they also have authentic Neopolitan pizza (and are one of about 40 restaurants in the country certified by the VPN in Naples). One other excellent place a few miles from Oak Brook is Vie, a very creative contemporary American restaurant in Western Springs. And if you want to eat Greek, Greek Islands has a location in Lombard.

    Website links:
    www.reel-club.com
    www.monamigabi.com
    www.antico-posto.com
    www.maggianos.com
    www.parkersamerican.com
    www.vierestaurant.com
    www.greekislandslombard.com

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      domenexx Sep 7, 2010 07:14 PM

      Thanks for recommendations !! I will be staying at the Marriott across the Mall so it looks like a no brainer. Between Antico and Monamigabi: Which one you prefer.

      Regards,

      V

      1. re: domenexx
        nsxtasy Sep 7, 2010 07:21 PM

        >> Between Antico and Monamigabi: Which one you prefer.

        It depends on whether I'm in the mood for Italian or for French. (Although I think I've been to Reel Club more than either one.)

        Look at the menus on their websites and see which one grabs you.

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          masha Sep 8, 2010 07:15 AM

          As an alternative to the restos in the mall, if you are staying at the Marriott, you may want to consider Tuscany, which is in the first floor of the office building immediately next door to the Marriott. Very competent Italian food. (I've never eaten at Antico so I cannot compare the 2.)

          1. re: masha
            RayT Sep 8, 2010 10:47 AM

            I would second Masha's suggestion of Tuscany. It's an excellent Italian restaurant, one of my favorites. It has a great wine cellar and knowledgeable wait staff. They have a bar with wonderful choices of wine. Antico Posto is another favorite Italian restaurant and has a fired oven for fantastic pizzas as well as a great menu. I have never been disappointed in either one of them. Antico Posto is located just a few steps from the parking ramp across from Macy's in the same area as Williams Sonoma and just a few steps from Godiva Chocolates. It is a short walk from your motel. Mon Ami Gabi (French) and Magianno (Italian) Also a cheesecake factory across from them but I don't care for that much. Have a great dinner.

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            Mon Ami Gabi
            2300 N. Lincoln Park West, Chicago, IL 60614

            Antico Posto
            118 Oakbrook Ctr, Oak Brook, IL 60523

            1. re: masha
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              DRN0001 Oct 21, 2010 03:25 PM

              Antico is one of our favorites. We eat there often, and think it is better, and a much better value, than Tuscany. However, Tuscany is a bit more sedate -- (white tablecloths vs. butcher paper@Antico, and similar style touches)

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