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foodell Dec 27, 2012 05:26 PM

I will be in Naperville with my family for one dinner. We all are omnivores. What is the best place in town for interesting, quality food.

Is it Katy's Dumpling House. Thats all I have found on the site so far.

Thanks

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  1. nsxtasy RE: foodell Dec 27, 2012 05:39 PM

    >> What is the best place in town for interesting, quality food.

    SugarToad. www.sugartoad.com

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      foodell RE: nsxtasy Dec 27, 2012 06:15 PM

      Thanks. I would never have found that without your help. Looks great.

    2. Chicago Wine Geek RE: foodell Dec 28, 2012 08:02 AM

      What do you like? Where are you from? Does it need to be kid friendly? Are you looking for something uniquely "Chicago"? Does it have to be in Naperville or are you willing to drive 10 - 15 minutes?

      Need more info here.

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        foodell RE: Chicago Wine Geek Dec 28, 2012 08:50 AM

        My wife and I are from So California but my kids and grandkids live in Naperville (near Auroroa). Youngest is 11, I just want something different from the local chinese, thai, italian, or chain. Uniquely Chicago would be a plus. We are omnivores.
        Thanks for asking.

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          nsxtasy RE: foodell Dec 28, 2012 09:52 AM

          Still same answer. SugarToad. Best place in town for interesting, quality food. :)

          For uniquely Chicago in Naperville, go to Lou Malnati's for deep-dish, and to Portillo's for Italian beef and Chicago-style hot dogs. Either could work for lunch as well as dinner. Each has two locations in Naperville. (Note, only the Malnati's in downtown N'ville has sit-down service; the one at 95th and 59 is carry-out and delivery only.)

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            Chicago Wine Geek RE: nsxtasy Dec 28, 2012 11:25 AM

            For Chicago, I was going to say exactly what nsxtasy said. For interesting, quality food but a short drive from Naperville and upscale, I would say Vie in Western Springs.

            http://www.vierestaurant.com/

            I've been to SugarToad twice now and thought it was good, but not really good.

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              foodell RE: Chicago Wine Geek Dec 28, 2012 12:02 PM

              Sugartoad's menu seems fairly pricey, Is it worth that?

              Vie sounds great but is closed next week for vacation.

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                nsxtasy RE: foodell Dec 28, 2012 12:07 PM

                SugarToad is very good.

                Another place close by, that I've heard good things about but have not been to myself, is Adelle's in Wheaton. www.adelles.com

                About the same distance as Vie - depending on where in Naperville, 15-25 minutes drive - is Tallgrass, in Lockport. Tallgrass is absolutely outstanding. www.tallgrassrestaurant.com

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                  Hensley RE: nsxtasy Jan 2, 2013 09:06 AM

                  As a 10 year Naperville resident, have to tip the hat to Adelles for the best dining experience in the area. Fantastic food/service/ambiance.

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