Combining a contemporary upscale ambiance with refined-rustic, tavern-inspired fare, The Graceful Ordinary is the newest addition to downtown St. Charles’ flourishing waterfront entertainment district.

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Offering a contemporary take on the classic Northwoods lodge, the recently opened Driftwood Grille in Oakbrook Terrace (815 374-3893) is equal parts supper club and sports bar, says owner Brad Banaszak of Downers Grove.

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An elegant rooftop restaurant will be the crowning feature of the soon-to-be-open, 60,000-sq-ft RH Oak Brook Gallery, which will also be home to RH Interiors and the RH Interior Design Firm & Atelier.

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From owner Sam Vlahos and the team behind the popular Fuller House in Hinsdale and Pierce Tavern in Downers Grove comes Bar Chido. The newly opened restaurant is a modern take on Mexican street food, serving fresh, authentic dishes and innovative cocktails. The menu features dishes made from…

Featuring high ceilings and stained concrete floors, the recently opened 113 Main in downtown Oswego (331 216-5133) has an airy warehouse ambiance, enhanced by front garage doors that, when open, offer a sense of al fresco dining.

It’s not easy to effectively pull off a fusion between upscale and down-home, but Brook’s Kitchen & Tap in Oakbrook Terrace manages to do it well, both with its classy but welcoming vibe and a menu that ranges from comfort-food patty melts to Sunday dinner style beef tenderloin.

This casual ramen centric dining establishment features pork, chicken and vegetable options along with a variety of toppings as well as Bento sets and Japanese appetizers.

Featuring an inviting char-house atmosphere with an open industrial ambiance and a colorful bar area, the recently opened Silver Fox Bar & Grill at 600 E. Veterans Pkwy in Yorkville (630 385-2372) offers a wide selection of sandwiches, steaks, seafood and chicken prepared fresh on a wood…

Named after the cliff-side village on southern Italy’s Amalfi Coast, Positano serves up authentic Italian cuisine that will take your taste buds on a tour of the coastal region.

Located at 135 water street in downtown Naperville (630 328-0431), Vasili’s restaurant pays homage to the warmth and flavor of Greek culture and cooking.

If you have long admired the kitchen and dining merchandise at Crate & Barrel, you are likely to especially enjoy the contemporary culinary delights at The Table at Crate.


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It’s not set back in the woods and it doesn’t offer a view of a small inland lake. Then again, Carnivore and the Queen is far from your typical supper club. Think west suburban instead of Up North and fare that fuses supper club favorites and inventive ingredients and presentations.

    Not even a pandemic can stop the continued expansion of BG Hospitality Group’s popular GIA MIA restaurants, which opened its fourth west suburban location in early November at 994 Warren Ave. in downtown Downers Grove (630 389-8444).

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