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Your Lettuce Hit List to the Chicago Suburbs

These restaurants are heating up the Chicago suburb dining scene

Haven’t you heard, the dining scene in the Chicago suburbs is heating up! From Northbrook to Wheeling, Oak Brook and Lincolnshire, check out our guide to where to dine in the Chicago suburbs. 

Thin, crisp, and saucy Roman-style pizza from Saranello's


BEATRIX – OAKBROOKBeatrix Bacon Cheddar Egg Sandwich If you’re spending the day shopping at the Oakbrook Center, Beatrix offers daily breakfast, weekend brunch and a coffee and pastry bar. Enjoy favorites like the Vanilla Bean Yogurt, Bacon, Cheddar & Egg Sandwich, Smashed Avocado Toast and more alongside a hand-crafted Beatrix Coffee Roasters coffee drink or cold brew, and make sure to take a Chocolate Chunk Cookie with you to snack on while shopping. Make a reservation at Beatrix – Oak Brook.

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M BURGER – AURORAM Burger Double Cheese burgerFor a perfect pit stop and delicious lunch pop in to M Burger in Aurora! Choose between the classic Cheeseburger, The Chicago Double, Impossible Burger and more, then add on an order of Kennebec Fries (available with cheese, too!) and finish the meal with a Shake, Malt or Cone before finishing your shopping quest. Order carryout or delivery from M Burger – Aurora.

ANTICO POSTO – OAK BROOKAntico PostoPasta, pizza, a crisp glass of wine – what more could you want from a leisurely lunch at Antico Posto? With house bread and giardiniera, antipasti and salads to start, followed by hand-made pasta,  brick oven pizza and entrees including Eggplant Parmesan, Chicken Limone, Pesto-Roasted Salmon and more, there’s plenty to share and even take home for later. Be sure to inquire about the daily specials, and don’t sleep on the house-made gelato flavor of the month! Make a reservation at Antico Posto.

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Happy Hour

TOKIO PUBHappy hour food at Tokio Pub After a long day, nothing beats the Sushi & Sangria Happy Hour at Tokio Pub. Available every day from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM, enjoy half-price Maki, Hand Rolls, Crispy Rice and handcrafted glasses of Sangria – did we mention the pints of Japanese beer? Those are part of Happy Hour, too. Make a reservation at Tokio Pub.

BIG BOWL – LINCOLNSHIRE & SCHAUMBURGBig bowl crab rangoonMake Big Bowl your new happy hour hot spot! Every Monday – Friday from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM, enjoy drink specials including $5 draught beer, $5 seasonal sangria and $7 featured wines by the glass. Nosh on $5 Steamed Edamame, Spicy Sichuan Green Beans, Sesame Peanut Noodles, $7 Crispy Chicken Dumplings and Crab Rangoon. Available for dine-in only (prices excluding tax and gratuity). Make a reservation at the Big Bowl location nearest you.

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L. WOODS TAP & PINE LODGE – LINCOLNWOODFood spread at L. WoodsTrust us when we say, all of the comfort food you crave including BBQ and American-classics can be found at L. Woods Tap & Pine Lodge! Make yourself comfortable at the bar or in the cozy, red leather booth-lined dining room that harkens to a true Northwoods Wisconsin supper club as you enjoy favorites including Buffalo Chicken Wings, L. Woods Chopped Salad, Bacon Cheddar Burger, Baby Back Ribs, Almond-Crusted Walleye and more. Sip a selection of Old Fashioneds, sangria or beers from The Tap and stay for another order of Wisconsin Cheese Curds, because why not? Make a reservation at L. Woods.

SHAW’S CRAB HOUSE – SCHAUMBURGSteak, lobster and other dishes at Shaw's Crab House.Celebrating a special occasion, or just a random Tuesday, is Shaw’s Crab House’s specialty. Your taste buds will feel extremely spoiled as you dine your way through menu sections featuring Fresh Fish & Seafood, Surf & Turf, Prime Steaks and Seasonal Crab & Lobster Tails at the long-time favorite establishment. If you’re looking for something a little more casual, join us at the Oyster Bar. Make a reservation at Shaw’s Crab House – Schaumburg.


Live Music & BBQ

BUB CITY – ROSEMONTFood Spread at Bub CityKeep the evening going with a visit to Bub City for BBQ, live tunes and cocktails! Fill up on BBQ Brisket Nachos, General Joe’s Buffalo Bites, Chicago-Style Baby Back Ribs, Phoebe’s Mac & Cheesy, Waffle Fries and much more. Join Bub City for live music every Friday and Satuday, check out the upcoming live music lineup at Bub City-Rosemont here. Make a reservation at Bub City – Rosemont.

JOE’S LIVE – ROSEMONTJoe's LiveDiscover the ultimate destination for music lovers in the greater Chicagoland area at Joe’s Live, the ACM award-winning live music venue. Whether you’re a die-hard fan of up-and-coming artists or simply enjoy great music and food, Joe’s Live has something for everyone. Plus, Joe’s Live is a great spot to host your next event from weddings to corporate happenings, bar/ bat mitzvah’s and more. Check out the calendar of shows coming up soon at Joe’s Live. Learn more about how to host your next private party at Joe’s Live.



WILDFIRE – GLENVIEW, OAK BROOK, SCHAUMBURGWildfire's Triple Layer Chocolate Cake on a plateWildfire is a longtime Chicago suburban staple and it’s also the spot where you can find some of our favorite items to satisfy any sweet tooth. Complete with a dessert menu filled with decadent delights, Wildfire dishes out items like the Triple-Layer Chocolate Cake, Door County Cherry Pie, Homemade Cheesecake and a Warm Chocolate Chip Cookie Skillet, just to name a few. Make a reservation at the Wildfire location nearest you.

If you have a sweet tooth, check out more of our favorite desserts at Lettuce restaurants. 


Weekend Brunch

SARANELLO’SSunday brunch is best at Saranello’s, where the whole family can enjoy the Buffet Brunch from 10:00AM – 2:00PM! The Buffet Brunch includes Bottomless Mimosas for guests over 21, Fruits & Cereals, Eggs & Omelette Station, Waffles, Pancakes & French Toast, Breakfast Meats, Salad Station, Antipasti Station, Pasta Specials, Seafood, Carving Station, Dessert Table and more for $39.95 per person, plus tax (gratuity not included). Children aged 12 and under can take part in the buffet for half price. View the Saranello’s brunch menu. Make a reservation at Saranello’s. 

Check out the special Supper Club menu at Saranello’s starting at $24.95, plus tax (gratuity not included). 

DI PESCARALobster Benedict at Di PescaraDi Pescara is now offering brunch specials every Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM. The a la carte specials start at $18, plus tax (gratuity not included) and include items like the Maryland Crab Cake Benedict, California Omelette with crab and avocado, Bananas Foster French Toast and more. Plus, with the purchase of an entree, guests can add on unlimited Mimosas and Bloody Marys for $15, plus tax (gratuity not included). Call 847-498-4321 to make a reservation.

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Get it To Go

SARANELLO’S FAMILY PIZZA PACKAGEpizza at saraellosOrder up the new Family Pizza Package at Saranello’s! The package serves four people and is $44.95, plus tax (gratuity not included) and includes your choice of a salad, specialty pasta, pizza and dessert! To order the Saranello’s Family Pizza Package for carryout, click here. View the Family Pizza Package menu at Saranello’s.


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