Food & Drink in Deerfield

Three $5 Vouchers at Tony's Subs

Deerfield

$10 $5

(22)

Sandwiches crafted with Gonnella-brand bread, meats, cheeses, and veggies can be paired with chips, salads, and drinks

Up to 53% Off Ice Cream

Multiple Locations

$17.90 $9.99

Ice cream packages for two or four families of four include up to 3 mix-ins and a choice of regular or chocolate dipped waffle cones

$20 for Breakfast, Sandwiches, and Diner Fare at Kevin's Place

Deerfield

$40 $20

(110)

Old-fashioned diner specializes in rib-sticking breakfast food such as omelets, skillets, waffles, and Mexican variations

Half Off Upscale American Cuisine at Cadwell's Grille

Deerfield

$40 $20

Cooking Academy of Chicago graduate serves up barbecue baby back ribs, flatbread pizzas, and walnut-crusted salmon with asparagus

50% Off at Phoenicia Mediterranean Restaurant

Highland Park

$30 $15

(93)

Kosher beef, chicken, lamb and fresh seafood prepared with Mediterranean recipes passed down from generation to generation

Up to 50% Off Mexican Cuisine at La Casa De Isaac

Multiple Locations

$45 $25

(155)

Hailing from the Mexican city of Huitzuco, Isaac and Moishe Nava serve the dishes they learned from their mother, Florencia

Cafe Central – Up to 40% Off Contemporary and French Food

Highland Park

$40 $25

(29)

Casual and formal French specialties such as salad niçoise, escargot, and roasted duckling

Up to 53% Comfort Food at City Park Grill

Highland Park

$30 $15

(44)

Build-your-own-burgers, succulent barbecue, fresh fish, steaks, salad, and pasta served in a warm, newly remodeled dining space

Up to Half Off Japanese Cuisine at Kegon

Northbrook

$40 $20

(32)

Filet mignon, scallops, and swordfish steaks seared on hibachi grills

Up to Half Off at Wa-Pa-Ghetti’s Pizza

Wheeling

$10 $5

Diverse menu with handcrafted pizzas, classic American dishes, and items inspired by Italian and Mexican cuisines

45% Off Subs at Rammy's Sub Contractors

Multiple Locations

$10 $5.50

(75)

More than 20 subs, including a reuben, BBQ chicken, and Italian beef, are homemade and baked fresh in-house

Up to 73% Off Tea Class and Tasting at Prima Tea

Wheeling

$57 $23

Loose-leaf experts offer lessons and patrons taste samples of gourmet teas from around the world

$29 Off Indian Food at India House

Buffalo Grove

$30 $15

(136)

Vegetable samosas, shrimp madras, bombay lamb chops, chicken tikka masala, and spinach sauce with homemade paneer

Up to 50% Off Seasonal New American Food at Jerry's

Winnetka

$50 $25

(59)

With seasonal ingredients, chefs craft a rotating menu of salmon sashimi with wonton crisps and fried chicken with roquefort dip

50% Off French Dinner at Restaurant Michael

Winnetka

$80 $42

(131)

Classically trained chef draws on seasonal ingredients to craft traditional French dishes with a modern touch

Up to 50% Off at La Rosa Pizzeria & Restaurant

Vernon Hills

$20 $11

(24)

Homestyle Italian food such as chicken alfredo and margherita pizzas, asiago-stuffed gnocchi, homemade lasagna, and capicola sandwiches

45% Off at Calzone & Macaroni Co.

Vernon Hills

$20 $11

Design your own calzone or macaroni dish or pick a signature option such as lobster mac; gluten-free options available

Up to 52% Off Steak and Seafood Dinner at Porter's Bistro

Glenview

$30 $15

New york strip steak, cedar-plank salmon, and veggie panini at this bistro with upscale food and casual vibe inside Wyndham Glenview Suites

Half Off Punchcard for Four Drinks and Four Pastries at Glenview Grind

Glenview

$24 $12

Local coffee shop serves pastries, smoothies, and coffee and contributes proceeds to local charities and organizations

Up to 60% Off Wine-Tasting Parties at WineStyles

Glenview

$30 $15

(5)

Certified wine specialists lead groups through five different varietals, offering samples of each as they discuss proper tasting etiquette

$10 for Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar at Oh, Olive!

Glenview

$20 $10

(2)

Try 60-ml sampler bottles of balsamic vinegar and extra-virgin olive oil, with flavors such as organic tuscan herb, chipotle, & blood orange

$11 for Thai Cuisine at Montira Thai Restaurant

Glenview

$20 $11

(14)

Tamarind and peanut sauce smother rice or egg noodles, and a rainbow of curries reveal blends of chili, lemongrass, and basil

Up to 56% Off Fajitas and Margaritas at El Sombrero Restaurant

Mount Prospect

$63 $29

(53)

Enjoy sizzling fajitas accompanied by three 4-ounce margarita pours made with top-shelf tequila

Up to 50% Off Burgers and Drink Flights at Emerson's Ale House

Mount Prospect

$43.80 $22

(49)

Four 5 oz. glasses filled with different martinis or draft beers are paired with half-pound burgers on pretzel buns

$10 for Mediterranean Food at Mina Mediterranean Restaurant

Mount Prospect

$20 $10

(34)

All-halal meat dishes, tagines, and veggie dishes with Moroccan and Egyptian influences; optional glass of wine from full bar

45% Off Pizza and Burgers at CravePizza

Mount Prospect

$20 $11

(37)

Wings dressed in five types of sauce ready appetites for thin-, pan-, or stuffed-crust pizzas, chicken caesar salad & bacon-topped burgers

50% Off Pizza and Burgers at Ye Olde Town Inn

Mount Prospect

$30 $15

Casual eatery filled with live music and a 120" screen serves up stuffed pizzas with three layers of cheese, pasta, and stacked burgers

Trop Rock Night – Up to 55% Off Tribute

Mount Prospect

$40 $19

Mr. Myers Band rolls out a steady stream of beach-ready Jimmy Buffet tunes while partiers sip on drink specials and munch sliders

Half Off at Wilmette Chop House

Wilmette

$60 $30

(11)

Chef Rob returns from the market with fresh ingredients to craft that evening’s dinners, which include filet mignon and broiled lobster tail

50% Off Sushi at Wildfish

Arlington Heights

$40 $20

(29)

Tropical-hued eatery named one of the top 10 sushi restaurants in Chicago by Gayot; rolls with maki, black rice, and soft-shell crab

Up to 43% Off Japanese-Style-Burger Meals at Gabutto Burger

Arlington Heights

$31.40 $17.99

(80)

Japanese-style burgers include the Crabby Burger, a whole soft shell crab on a bun, and the Shrimp Burger, stuffed with tiger shrimp

38% Off at Naomi Sushi

Prospect Heights

$40 $25

Sushi chef uses fresh ingredients to create Godzilla, Wild dragon, Volcano, and more specialty rolls.

Up to 50% Off at Harrys' Of Arlington

Arlington Heights

$32 $17

(60)

Hearty, sirloin-patty burgers are paired with brews; menu includes wings, create-your-own macaroni and cheese, and fish tacos

43% Off at Wayne's Pizza

Arlington Heights

$25 $14.25

(26)

Since 1964, Wayne's has used secret family recipes and fresh ingredients to craft high-quality pizzas, pasta, and classic Italian dishes

IHOP – 50% Off Breakfast and Diner Food

Multiple Locations

$14 $7

The national brand delivers pancakes, eggs, and bacon in varying combinations alongside burgers, sandwiches, and other diner fare

50% Off Thai Food at Rosded Too

Morton Grove

$25 $12.50

(66)

Chefs blend sweet and savory Thai flavors and customize spice levels to diners' preferences

Up to 50% Off Mediterranean Food at ZuZu Wraps

zuzu wraps

$20 $11

(20)

Sticky sweet walnut baklava complements chicken shawarma drizzled with tahini, crispy falafel, and a variety of vegan and vegetarian dishes

Up to 50% Off Steak and Seafood at Café la Cave

Des Plaines

$50 $25

Chefs carve entrees and sauté steaks tableside amid cavernous rocky walls and rippling lights

Up to 47% Off Martinis and Appetizers at Illusion Bar Grill Cafe

Des Plaines

$37.40 $19.99

Pair chicken tenders and quesadillas or homemade tiramisu and sweet crepes with chocolate mint, lemon drop, or raspberry martinis

Half Off Hawaiian Food at Tiki Terrace

Des Plaines

$24 $12

A tropical-themed dining area stages Hawaiian feasts at hand-carved booths surrounded by tiki statues, stone moai, and palm trees

Up to 50% Off at Giacomo's Ristorante Italiano

Des Plaines

$40 $20

(92)

Family-owned restaurant serving authentic Southern Italian cuisine in a casually elegant space; try the eggplant parmigiana and tiramisu

40% Off Hot Dogs at Slott's Hots

Libertyville

$10 $6

(22)

Classic hot-dog joint food, including hot dogs, polishes, burgers, italian beef, and gyros, pair with creamy shakes and cheese fries

Up to 50% Off Irish-Style Pub Food at Downing's

Libertyville

$20 $11

Enjoy Irish-style pub food and a variety of beer and spirits in a lively setting with five flat-screen TVs and weekly musical performances

Half Off Pub Food and Drinks at The Howard Street Inn

Niles

$20 $10

(35)

Menu includes deli and grilled sandwiches, Angus burgers, pizza, craft and domestic brews, and speciality drinks

Up to 53% Off Italian Cuisine at Riggio's Restaurant

Niles

$20 $10

(48)

Specialty sandwiches stuffed with meatballs or veal parmigiana; pasta entrees swimming in pesto or clam sauce; pizzas with 20+ ingredients

$24 Off at Asian Tokyo

Rolling Meadows

$25 $13

(17)

Guests enjoy a menu of Chinese and Japanese classics including kung pao chicken and sushi, while dining in the glow of red hanging lanterns

Up to 53% Off Wine Tastings for Two

Palatine

$36.99 $18

(10)

Sample some of the boutique wine shop’s more than 100 different wines, many of which come from small wineries from around the world

48% Off Sushi and Japanese Cuisine at Sushi-Ai

Palatine

$40 $21

Wide selection of fresh maki, specialty combinations, and Japanese entrées such as seared tuna or spicy tofu steak

Pita Pita Mediterranean Grill

Palatine

$20 $11

Chicken shawarma and grilled shish kebabs pair with hummus and baba ghanouj

Up to 43% Off Italian Food at Father & Son Italian Kitchen

Skokie

$20 $12

Italian eatery in business 60+ years makes all items in-house; flatbread pizza, pan pizza, pastas, fresh salads and Abbe's gluten-free menu

Up to 57% Off Tea Tastings at Adagio Teas

Multiple Locations

$46 $21

(17)

Groups sample a variety of flavorful teas and take home ceramic teapots

Half Off at The Curragh Irish Pub

Edison Park

$30 $16

(89)

Celebrate Irish culture with live Irish dancing, dozens of draft beers, and traditional cuisine

Up to 50% Off Crepe Meal at Cream of the Crêpe 

Park Ridge

$23.80 $14

A sweet or savory French crepe accompanies your beverage of choice, such as hot chocolate or a cappuccino

Up to 53% Off at Mrs. A's Cupcakes

Mrs A Cupcakes @ The Pickwick

$19 $9

Mother and daughters bake specialty cupcakes, cookies, and donuts from scratch daily using fresh ingredients

Half Off Chocolate Tasting for Two

Park Ridge

$32 $16

(10)

Sample eight chocolates from around the world

Up to Half Off French Cuisine at Creperie Saint Germain

Evanston

$85 $46

(49)

Crepes filled with seared salmon, duck confit, Nutella, and caramelized apples

Bistro Bordeaux – 48% Off Champagne Sunday Brunch for 2 or 4

Evanston

$80 $42

(129)

Courses such as classic french-onion soup, eggs benedict with canadian bacon and herbs, and pain perdu with seasonal fruit

50% Off Sushi and Asian Cuisine at Dozika

Evanston

$30 $15

(80)

House specialties include bi bim bap, shrimp tempura rolls, drunked buckwheat noodles, and spicy red curry

48% Off Hot Dogs and American Grill Fare at Wiener and Still Champion

Evanston

$7 $3.66

(144)

Eatery continues more than 30-year tradition of serving up a variety of unique dogs and burgers that are lauded by the Chicago Reader

Up to 50% Off Grilled Cheeses from Cheesie's Pub & Grub

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

(576)

Snack on fried pickles before devouring a classic grilled cheese served with tomato-soup dipping sauce or a sandwich with mac 'n' cheese

Up to 29% Off at The Spice House

Multiple Locations

$54.95 $39

(387)

Choose from a 10-pack spice gift box highighting the flavors of Chicago neighborhoods, or a BBQ pack ideal for the summer grilling season

Up to 54% Off American Food at Scoreboard

Lake Zurich

$20 $10

(7)

Nachos piled with beans, melted cheese, and homemade chili precede half-pound burgers, seven kinds of sandwiches, and thin-crust pizzas

Half Off Food and Drinks at Waukegan Yacht Club

Waukegan

$20 $10

Waterfront dining with views of Lake Michigan Harbor; lunch and dinner fare includes burgers, steaks, salads, and fish n’ chips

$5 for Frozen Yogurt

Multiple Locations

$10 $5

Fill a cup with any combination of a rotating selection of more than 50 low-fat and nonfat fro-yo flavors and dozens of toppings

Half Off Frozen Yogurt at BerrySimple Yogurt

Gurnee

$10 $5

Frozen yogurt flavors such as nonfat pumpkin and low-fat orange creamsicle cradle fresh fruit, brownie dough bites, and caramel sauce

50% Off at Ti Amo Cafe Italiano

Hoffman Estates

$30 $15

(34)

Upscale Italian cuisine served on white tablecloths at eatery with weekly live music performances

45% Off Thai Dinner Cuisine at Jaded Thai

Hoffman Estates

$20 $11

(76)

Savory and spicy curries; chicken in housemade peanut sauce; pad thai and spicy hot crazy noodles

Up to 50% Off at iChef Chinese Cuisine

Hoffman Estates

$30 $16

Americanized cuisine like orange chicken and sweet-and-sour pork and traditional Chinese dishes like chicken in sichuan sauce and fish soup

Up to 50% Off Dim Sum and Chinese

Hoffman Estates

$10 $5

(86)

Nab bites off the house-specialty dim sum cart or dig into traditional Chinese dishes

Half Off Sushi and Stir-Fry at Wok 'n Fire

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

(135)

Japanese, Thai, and Chinese specialties include grilled mango mahi-mahi, teriyaki chicken, and spicy Hong Kong scallops

Up to 63% Off Coffee- or Espresso-Making Class

South Barrington

$100 $45

Café teaches coffee drinkers how to make a perfect cup of joe at home or how to brew espresso during coffee classes

Up to 50% Off Improv Show with Popcorn

Streets of Woodfield

$22 $11

(40)

Improvisers can perform a show with spontaneous scenes, games, and songs

50% Off German Cuisine at Bavaria Hof Restaurant

Schaumburg

$30 $15

(41)

Hearty servings of authentic German food such as home cooked sauerbraten, spaetzle, strudel and more; full German gluten free menu available

47% Off Barbecue at Hickory River Smokehouse

Schaumburg

$15 $8

(15)

Diners chow down on juicy Texas-style barbecue smoked with hickory wood for hours

Half Off Dinner at Greek Village-Mediterranean Cusisine

Schaumburg

$30 $15

(110)

White stucco walls and ample greenery evoke Grecian village streets as chefs broil lamb & ignite imported saganaki; vegan options available

42% Off Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, and American Comfort Foods

Multiple Locations

$8 $4.65

Multifaceted menu of 12 city-themed hot dogs, Black Angus burgers, build-your-own dogs & veggie dogs satisfies multitude of palates

50% Off at Andresen's Bakery

Bensenville

$10 $5

Custom cakes, pies, cookies, sweet rolls, and chocolate-covered strawberries join fresh breads at a bakery with a 50+ year history

Half Off Mexican Food at Mr. Burritos and Los Lokos Burritos

Multiple Locations

$10 $5

(6)

Tacos and burritos stuffed with various vegetarian and meat fillings, such as carne asada, carnitas, and coconut shrimp

Half Off Sushi and Hibachi at Yue-Sun Restaurant

Wood Dale

$30 $15

(29)

Hibachi chefs put on a show with Japanese steaks and seafood while ready-made sushi rolls by on a conveyer belt

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When former fast-food execs Ed Rensi and Tom Dentice decided to open their own casual restaurant, they knew they'd have to do some research. In the years since they'd started in the business, the burgeoning foodie culture had transformed this beefy staple into a gourmet food. Honoring the dish's roots in American roadside diners, the duo decided to take a road trip, visiting about 100 restaurants across the country to study what made a gourmet burger.

What they found was a lot of hype and inconsistent execution, starting with inadequate equipment. For instance, the average commercial griddle has hot spots and cold spots that can be 30 degrees different. "You can't get a consistent cook … if you got that much range in temperature on the grill," Ed said. He also saw inconsistencies with ingredient quality: toppings can't save a burger, no matter how good, if a restaurant uses beef from spent dairy cattle. Likewise, good beef loses impact when dressed in drab toppings such as iceberg lettuce.

Once Ed realized what the gourmet burger needed—consistent process and quality across every ingredient—he and Tom went to work. They found an AccuTemp grill that uses steam pressure to uniformly heat the surface. They sourced Midwestern-raised Angus beef ground from chuck with the shoulder clod still intact. And they filled the 20-item condiment station—dubbed the "Tower of Taste"—with all-natural fixings such as three types of organic Heinz ketchup and mustards from Mustard Girl, a company started by a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin.

With a surefire process in place, Tom and Ed began extending their menu to other sandwich fillings, such as fresh chicken breasts, sushi-grade ahi tuna, and edamame burger patties. Sides also benefit from the duo's attention to detail. Hand-dipped ice cream and fresh strawberries swirl into strawberry shakes, which are served with extrawide straws that make it easier to sip when the drink is at its coldest. And at the drink station, fountains pour Boylan sodas sweetened with cane sugar rather than high-fructose corn syrup.

740 Waukegan Rd
Deerfield,
IL
US

All too often, embracing authenticity means sacrificing creativity, but the chefs in San Gabriel Mexican Café’s kitchen strive to incorporate both. They infuse classic tuna ceviche with bites of mango and passion fruit, melding tropical sweetness into the savory dish. They busily wield mortars and pestles all day to grind guacamole to order, while their ovens churn out a continuous stream of fresh-baked tortillas. Those tortillas enwrap tacos, enchiladas, and fajitas, but the chefs’ true specialties lie elsewhere on the menu. They enrich the flavor of pablano-chile sauced chicken with ground huitlacoche, an earthy, sweet fungus that grows on corn. They heartily recommend the molcajete, a traditional bowl made from volcanic stone and filled with stewed meat, three chile salsa, and cactus leaf.

2535 Waukegan Rd
Bannockburn,
IL
US

Ever since they met back in 2004, Cynthia and Teddy Spears shared aspirations of opening a restaurant. Having achieved that dream, Teddy now relies on his passion for cooking while Cynthia falls back on her background in the restaurant industry to offer diners comfort foods from a menu packed with family dishes passed down from her father. Those dishes include creative touches such as homemade fried pickles served with apricot-chipotle sauce. In their restaurant's dining room a fireplace roars and stone pillars hold up the high ceiling while diners sink teeth into big, 100% pure-beef charbroiled burgers and steamed or grilled hot dogs. Up to 120 visitors can fill the space for private parties, while family and friends can pop in any time to watch sporting events on flat-screen TVs.

663 Lake Cook Rd
Deerfield,
IL
US

Established in 1990, the bar and grill formerly known as Pete's Pizza took on its new nommé de cuisine in 2008 after extending the menu to encompass burgers, sandwiches, pasta, and Greek fare from chefs Spiro Theodoropoulos and John Patouhas. The hugely varied pub fare weighs down tables in the expansive, relaxed dining room. In the adjoining bar, raucous games of darts, pool, and sudoku wait to break out. During warmer weather, diners take in fresh air on the stone patio that also provides the ideal amount of give for toe-tapping to the sporadically scheduled live music.

1046 Milwaukee Ave
Deerfield,
IL
US

The original Dear Franks location in Deerfield flung open its doors back in 1978 and has served the same quality dogs, burgers, and fries ever since, only now at two additional locations in Niles and Glenview. Charred Vienna Beef hot dogs drag through a garden of traditional Chicago-style toppings, and freshly cut, double-crisped fries are draped in creamy wisconsin sharp cheddar. Italian-beef sandwiches, tuna melts, and assorted sausages also assuage cravings for comfort food, as do chocolate malts and teddy bears stuffed with foie gras.

843 Waukegan Rd
Deerfield,
IL
US

Cookers Red Hots’ menu of classic American fare fills mouths with grilled burgers, dogs, and sandwiches alongside fresh, made-to-order salads. Bite into a third-pound patty with a Cookers hamburger ($5.19), or nibble on sea samples with a shrimp basket ($5.39). The chicken salad’s american and swiss cheeses, poultry, and kalamata olives rest peacefully on a bed of fresh veggies ($5.99) alongside specialty sandwiches ($3.99+) and side dishes including a chili bowl ($2.89) and Idaho fries freshly cut by the barber.

469 Lake Cook Rd
Deerfield,
IL
US