Home-grown fare meets European flair at new breakfast/lunch spot in Elgin

Mexican favorites from family recipes in Western Springs and Elmhurst

Authentic Mexican family recipes shine in new West Chicago eatery

International flavors shine in an all-vegan/vegetarian menu in Lisle

Give upscale fast-casual a whirl at WhirlyBall in Naperville

Modern American cuisine served with elegance in Lombard

Elevated bar fare and craft brews in downtown Glen Ellyn

Creative takes on classic bar fare with a fun casual ambiance in St. Charles

Elevated pub fare in a beautifully restored historic building in Oak Park

A New England beach vibe and trendy-casual seafood in South Barrington

The frontier tastes of the wild west in Lockport

Japanese grill and ramen house comes to Naperville

    Sushi, Sashimi, Steaks and More in Naperville

     A pure and simple love of Italy inspired Joe and Nicole di Braccio to create a venue for everyday Italian flavors and hospitality in west suburban Lisle. Caffe di Moda, located just north of the train station at 1012 Burlington Ave., turns all-natural ingredients into fast-casual, Italian-s…

    Creating hand-rolled sushi is an art Chef Dong learned as a young man from a Japanese master chef in Manhattan. At the new Glen Ellyn location of family- owned Sushi Ukai — there are restaurants in La Grange and Wheaton — the focus is on freshness. Chef Dong hand-selects the best fish daily …

    Sheer variety at Grand Duke’s Restaurant, recently opened at 980 W. 75th St. in Downers Grove (708 594 5622) belies the traditional meat-and-potatoes reputation of Eastern European fare. Here,  whether it’s the caviar crêpes served with a vodka shot, the oven-roasted beet and goat cheese sal…

    Celebrity chef Jeff Mauro, The Food Network’s Sandwich King, is bringing his popular brand of creative barbeque to Wheaton. 

    At this modern-day revival of a vintage Prohibition-era supper club, classic recipes, local ingredients and a cool but casual vibe combine to bring to Downers Grove the spirit and the flavors of dining in a bygone era. At the top of the menu you’ll find the main attraction — a five-course su…

    Craft brews and elevated fare in a spacious Schaumburg restaurant

    A concept created by Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, Beatrix is a sophisticated take on the popular wave of restaurants that blend neighborhood coffeehouse comfort with a chic dining experience. First in the west suburbs — there are three Chicago locations — Beatrix opens this February in…

    Sustainably sourced and seasonally cooked is the guiding concept at B. Good, slated to open in early January at 2555 W. 75th St. in Naperville (331 213-2705). With 50 Locations across the U.S. —including recent openings at 1721 E. Golf Rd. in Schaumburg (224 353-4080) and in Vernon Hills — t…

    A modern-day “roadside” burger & shake joint in Oak Brook

    St. Louis based chain brings fast-casual Korean-Mex fusion to Naperville

    Flavor-popping fusion dishes in an urban-chic Oak Park restaurant.

    An inventive take on southern smoked favorites in Glen Ellyn.

    More Than 100 Menu Options Under One Large Roof in Lombard

    Wood-Fired Pizza on the "Piazza" of Naperville's Riverwalk

    Breakfast and Lunch Any Which Way in Downtown Elmhurst