Upscale American fare in downtown La Grange

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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.

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.

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.

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Craft burgers and comfort-food favorites at Lisle gastropub

Upscale American fare, specialty flatbreads and a beautiful outdoor patio ideal for al fresco dining

A bustling neighborhood eatery in downtown Hinsdale

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Top notch prime beef, chops and seafood with a generous side of historic Geneva charm

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Longtime Oak Brook restaurant's fresh take on seafood

Creative American fare in downtown Glen Ellyn

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