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Staying at Westin North shore

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tstrum Jan 28, 2014 09:04 PM

What's a great meal nearby. It could be pizza, or Italian or something that stays open late and is not fancy

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    jbontario RE: tstrum Jan 29, 2014 01:06 PM

    Saranello's in the hotel is really good for dinner, the breakfast and lunch seem overpriced. Great service and really nice food. Best bargain in the North Shore is the kids pizza.

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      tstrum RE: jbontario Jan 29, 2014 05:19 PM

      Thanks!

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      SueFH RE: tstrum Feb 26, 2014 10:55 PM

      Nothing stays open late around here! We actually really like the pistachio whitefish at Saranellos.

      1. nsxtasy RE: tstrum Feb 27, 2014 07:52 AM

        Right in front of the hotel (sharing its parking lot) is Cooper's Hawk Winery, which is a restaurant. (They have several locations; the winery itself, where they bottle the wines, is in the southwest suburbs.) The food is consistently excellent, everything from the seafood to the steaks and the salads. If you enjoy wine, many of their wines are very good. They have a tasting room at the entrance where you can try all their wines for free. And the markups on the wine list in the restaurant are much lower than is common elsewhere. Open for lunch and dinner, open till 9:30 weekdays 10 weekends. Warning, they get very busy during dinner hours, even on weekdays; I recommend making reservations if you can. www.chwinery.com

        For pizza, go two miles west on Lake-Cook Road to Lou Malnati's at 85 S. Buffalo Grove Road in Buffalo Grove, for Chicago's best deep-dish. Open till 10 weekdays, 11 weekends. Phone ahead with your pizza order to avoid waiting 30-45 minutes while seated for your pizza to bake. www.loumalnatis.com

        For Italian, Buca di Beppo is across the street from the hotel, open till 10 weekdays, 11 weekends. www.bucadibeppo.com

        If that's not late enough for you, Ram Restaurant & Brewery is a brewpub type place also across the street from the hotel, and is open till 1 weekdays, 2 weekends. www.theram.com

        Also sharing the hotel's parking lot (but not right in front) is Twin Peaks, a Hooters-like sports bar. Haven't been there, not my thing. Open till 12 weekdays, 1 weekends. www.twinpeaksrestaurant.com

        With the exception of Lou Malnati's, you can walk to all of these places in two minutes or less, no need to move your car (if you have one there).

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