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Mar 28, 2011 04:57 PM

Need Chicagoland West Restaurant Advice

I'll be staying next week in Itasca, meeting in Addison. I need some restaurant reviews for good, non-chain, higher-end restaurants in the area. I don't mind driving a distance, so everything from Naperville to Barrington is fair game.


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  1. You shouldn't need to go as far as Naperville or Barrington. There are quite a few excellent restaurants not terribly far away, including clusters of them to the north in Schaumburg-Arlington Heights and to the south in the Oak Brook area.

    Schaumburg-Arlington Heights:
    Shaw's (seafood, Schaumburg) -
    Taste of Thai (Thai, Hoffman Estates) -
    altThai (Thai, Arlington Heights) -
    Salsa 17 (Mexican, Arlington Heights) -

    Oak Brook and vicinity:
    Reel Club (seafood, Oak Brook) -
    Parker's (seafood and Neapolitan pizza, Downers Grove) -
    Mon Ami Gabi (French bistro, Oak Brook) -
    Antico Posto (Italian, Oak Brook) -
    Tuscany (Italian, Oak Brook) -
    Vie (contemporary American, Willow Springs) -

    If you're really looking for higher end, Vie is THE place to go.

    Oh, and if you want some great deep-dish pizza, Lou Malnati's in Elk Grove Village is even closer than these.

    1. A decent place close to Addison and on North Ave in Lombard is Casey's Restaurant & Bar. Not haute cuisine in any sense but I've enjoyed meals there everytime I'm in the Lombard/Addison/Villa Park area (maybe 2-3 times a year). Note - no veggies beyond standard "salads" and "mixed vegetables"/mushrooms/green beans, that sort of thing. No-nonsense prime rib, not the greatest tasting but fine to stuff one's face with. :-)