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.
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. :-)
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.
Shaw's (seafood, Schaumburg) - www.shawscrabhouse.com
Taste of Thai (Thai, Hoffman Estates) - www.tasteofthaionline.com
altThai (Thai, Arlington Heights) - www.altthai.com
Salsa 17 (Mexican, Arlington Heights) - www.salsa17.com
Oak Brook and vicinity:
Reel Club (seafood, Oak Brook) - www.reel-club.com
Parker's (seafood and Neapolitan pizza, Downers Grove) - www.parkersamerican.com
Mon Ami Gabi (French bistro, Oak Brook) - www.monamigabi.com
Antico Posto (Italian, Oak Brook) - www.antico-posto.com
Tuscany (Italian, Oak Brook) - www.tuscanychicago.com
Vie (contemporary American, Willow Springs) - www.vierestaurant.com
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. www.loumalnatis.com