An uncommon faithfulness to traditional Mexican flavors surely helped Hacienda Las Glorias nab the top spot as the best Mexican restaurant on the KCRG A-List in 2014. Here, you'll find all of the expected tacos and quesadillas, but they're joined by enchiladas blanketed in housemade mole sauce and shrimp saut?ed in garlic butter.
These dishes, of course, must share the spotlight with mojitos and margaritas blended with top-shelf tequilas. Other authentic touches include decorative vases, stained-glass window accents, and masked swordsmen swinging from the iron chandeliers overhead. Completing the experience is a painted mural that gives the impression that one is dining next to a window overlooking a cobblestone courtyard.
Sundown Bar & Grill attracts hungry stomachs with a menu full of tasty chewables, grilling up its signature ribs on Wednesdays and much-loved burger baskets all week. Redden thankful fingers and occasional noses with a half-rack of Sundown’s barbecue ribs ($11.50) on hump day, or stop in anytime to feast on burger, bacon-cheeseburger, and mushroom-and-swiss-burger baskets ($6 each) weighed down with fries. The burger averse can aim teeth at the breaded tenderloin ($6) or grilled-cheese ($4.50) baskets while scrawling plans on a nearby napkin for ridding the world of burgers.
We serve freshly prepared food from as many local resources as possible. We cook your meal when you order it, and feature fresh baked bread, hand cut steaks, fresh ground beef, hand cut fries and chips, homemade pickles, mayonnaise, salad dressings, homemade pickles, fresh baked pies, and nightly specials. New Orleans Style
Some people say it's impossible to find great seafood in the Midwest, but the staff at The Dock Fine Dining & Spirits would beg to differ. Their menu changes seasonally, but it always features dishes made with fresh-caught seafood. Salmon comes grilled on a cedar plank or stuffed with spinach, garlic, and onion, and Maine lobsters are flown in directly from the coast, skirting any two-hour layovers at O'Hare. Steaks and chops beef up surf 'n' turf options or sate appetites all on their own.
Within the rustic limestone walls of a 19th-century former millhouse, chefs at The Old Feed Mill dish up classic comfort fare inspired by Midwestern home cooking. During the 19th and early 20th centuries, the building's water-powered mill and solar-powered horse carriages fueled a successful commercial flouring business. However, with an uptick in highways and cars, the mill's beneficial connection to the once-prosperous railroad system diminished and the building was eventually abandoned. Current owners Dan and Nancy Viste began refurbishing the building in 1992, and today The Old Feed Mill is a member of the Vistes' quartet of related businesses. The Millstone Mercantile, The Old Feed Mill's onsite gift shop, flaunts an eclectic cache of items, including locally made artwork, handmade quilts, and the first beard that Abraham Lincoln ever stroked.
The kitchen and wait staff at Los Portales cultivate a family-friendly atmosphere that is as warm and comforting as its cuisine. Mexican classics such as chimichangas, burritos, and nachos each come with a variety of protein options, from shrimp to steak. Fajitas and quesadillas join specialty menu items, including chicken mole and enchiladas suizas.