Food & Drink in Evanston

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 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 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 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 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 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

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

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

$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

Up to Half Off Japanese Cuisine at Kegon

Northbrook

$40 $20

(32)

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

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

45% Off at Armand's Pizzeria

Elmwood Park

$20 $11

Family recipes inspire thin-crust and pan pizzas, baked pastas, stuffed artichokes, baked clams, and antipasto salads

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 50% Off Indian Food at Urban Tandoor Indian Grill & Bar

Long Grove

$20 $11

Lamb sliders with masala fries and mint chutney; tandoor-grilled breads, meats, and ample vegetarian dishes

45% Off Japanese Food and Drinks at Wildfish

Deerfield

$40 $22

(105)

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

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 La Majada Express

River Forest

$25 $12.50

(22)

A menu of classic and contemporary Mexican cuisine includes tacos and burritos, as well as Mexican-style ribs and pizza

Cold Stone Creamery – Up to 50% Off Ice Cream

Oak Park

$12.60 $7

(18)

Mix-ins blend with fresh-churned ice cream to create unique flavor combinations

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

50% Off Sushi and Japanese Cuisine at Bistro Sake

Forest Park

$30 $15

(12)

Specialty rolls artfully layered with fresh salmon, avocado, and cilantro, tempura shrimp and cream cheese, and black tobiko in crispy rice

50% Off New Orleans Creole Cuisine and Drinks at Shanahan's

Forest Park

$30 $15

(47)

New Orleans Creole cuisine such as pecan catfish and po' boys, paired with Irish pub atmosphere and drinks

50% Off Italian Food at Danny’s Cafe

Melrose Park

$25 $12.50

(74)

Generous portions of classic Italian comfort food include pasta, chicken, steak, and veggie dishes

48% Off Pool and Snacks

Melrose Park

$25 $13

Retro pool hall gives players plenty of space to maneuver around its 17 billiards tables

Up to 58% Off at Waffles Cafe and On the Bun

Chicago

$20 $11

Tuck into sweet and savory waffles, or order up bison burgers, Kobe-style patties, steak burgers, and veggie options

45% Off at Melanthios Greek Char House

Lakeview

$40 $22

Traditional Greek cuisine and chophouse entrees are served in an open dining room with an outdoor patio and a vast wine list

Noon O Kabab – Up to 47% Off Persian Cuisine

Albany Park

$30 $16

(425)

Juicy marinated steak, salmon, and chicken served alongside veggie dishes such as shirin polo, made from old Iranian family recipes

Take in 33rd-Floor City Views During an Intimate Jazz Soiree

Chicago

$70 $70

Jazz vocalist Erin McDougald and her ensemble serenade guests as they mingle, sip cocktails, and watch the sun set over the Chicago skyline

Up to 46% Off Brunch or Dinner at The Savoy

Wicker Park

$37 $20

(175)

Seafood-infused brunch plates, a press-praised raw bar, and a slate of absinthe cocktails

Up to 54% Off at Thai Village

Ukrainian Village

$15 $7

(251)

On the Michelin Bib Gourmand list from 2011–2012, the eatery serves classic Thai food on a patio or inside a stylish dining room

49% Off Pup Crawl

Hubbard Inn

$35 $18

Pub crawl that benefits PAWS Chicago takes revelers to five local bars, including Hubbard Inn and The Boss Bar

Up to 56% Off Sushi at Ringo Japanese Kitchen

Lincoln Park

$57.05 $25

(226)

Patrons dine on authentic Japanese cuisine created by Chef Hemmi; signature appetizers, sushi, teriyaki, tempura, or noodles

49% Off Italian Cuisine at Connie's Pizza Gold Coast

Gold Coast

$75.95 $39

(14)

Hearty meal includes wood-fired pizza appetizer, soups or salads, classic Italian entrees, and dessert, served with wine

43% Off Smak-Tak!

Jefferson Park

$30 $17

(96)

Comforting Polish food, such as pierogies and thick stews that earned a 2014 Michelin Bib Gourmand award, served near a roaring fireplace

"Second City's Game Night" – Up to 46% Off

Near North Side

$31.50 $17

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Using audience suggestions, skilled improvisors create scenes that riff on TV game shows at the new cabaret theater

Up to 41% Off Dinners at Manny's Cafeteria and Delicatessen

South Loop

$38.90 $24

(485)

Fourth-generation deli owners craft classic dishes such as corned beef reubens and brisket in a cafeteria setting

Up to 45% Off at Four Belly Asian Street Food

Chicago

$20 $11

(35)

Casual eatery serves up street-style fusion fare such as tom yum soup, beef skewers, and ramen

Nori – Up to 51% Off Sushi

Wicker Park

$45 $22

(281)

Chefs wrap maki rolls and stir-fry noodles at the Bucktown/Wicker Park outpost of this BYOB sushi bar

45% Off Contemporary American Cuisine at Cité

Near North Side

$60 $33

(248)

Adventurous dishes from a chef with experience at Michelin-starred restaurants served in an eatery with a 360-degree view of Lake Michigan

45% Off at Rakki Kyu Sushi

Northwest Side

$40 $22

(220)

This intimate BYOB eatery features more than 40 signature maki creations, along with sashimi, teriyaki meats, and sides like pork buns

Up to 51% Off Burgers and Beer at Papi Chulo's Bar & Grill

Chicago

$25.50 $13

Burgers and draft beer at a beachside bar with beanbag tournaments and flat-screen TVs

Up to 45% Off at Burger Joint

Chicago

$20 $12

(86)

Half-pound burgers piled high with toppings such as gyro, bacon, chili, and avocado

45% Off Casual American and Italian Food at Lina's

Lakeview

$20 $11

Crowd-pleasing Italian and American dishes such as burgers topped with mushrooms and swiss, five-cheese lasagna, and chicken alfredo pizza

48% Off Ramen and Japanese Cuisine at Ajida

The Loop

$25 $13

(22)

Fresh noodles made in house daily by head chef; skewered, grilled meats such as chicken with wasabi mayo and thinly sliced beef

45% Off Vietnamese Cuisine at King Pho

Edgebrook

$20 $11

Authentic Vietnamese dishes such as bahn mi sandwiches with lemongrass chicken or pho soup with rice noodles, brisket, and fresh herbs

45% Off Burgers and American Food at Rolland's

Rogers Park

$20 $11

Specialty burgers and gourmet sliders made with ostrich and wild boar meat served in a neighborhood sports-bar setting

Up to 50% Off Indian Cuisine at Viceroy of India

Multiple Locations

$20 $11

(174)

Sizzling morsels of lamb vindaloo and tandoori chicken tikka mingle with fluffy naan on expansive north and south Indian menu

50% Off Contemporary American Cuisine at L26 Restaurant

The South Loop

$40 $20

(14)

Signature modern American entrées and small plates served in an elegant, upscale setting

45% Off Organic & Wild Harvest Herbs, Teas, Oils, and Spices

Hyde Park

$20 $11

(27)

Stock up on organic and wildcrafted pantry essentials such as flavorful herbs, eclectic spices, teas, packs of incense, and essential oils

Up to 53% Off Mrs. Fields Cookies and Brownies

Chicago

$43.99 $22.99

Freshly baked cookie cakes come decorated with icing; cookies in a variety of flavors and brownies make parties sweet

51% Off Take Home Wine-Making Class for Two

Beverly

$99.95 $49

Wine-makers impart their art through hands-on class, helping students begin concocting 3 gallons (12–14 bottles) of wine

Half Off at Tuxpan Mexican Grill

Jefferson Park

$20 $10

(22)

Authentic Mexican eats including tacos, carne asada, and tortas at bilingual BYOB restaurant

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With live jazz music, USDA Prime steaks aged at least 21 days, and the freshest of seafood, Pete Miller's Seafood & Prime Steak is a living tribute to the colorful life of Harold “Pete” Miller. Miller grew up an avid hunter, studied History in college, and earned a Purple Heart as a marine in WWII. He even spent time slinging hats, before eventually settling on becoming a music salesman—a profession that would ignite his love of jazz and lead him to the rhythm-rich city of Chicago. Once settled, he discovered the Davis Street Fishmarket in Evanston where he became a regular, albeit outspoken, patron. He incessantly offered recommendations and recipe suggestions, eventually inciting the chef to hand him an apron and shout, “Do it yourself if you think you know so much!” Miller accepted the challenge and kicked off his culinary career with his usual flair and spontaneity.

Today, the pair of restaurants proudly carrying his name keep his legacy alive, hosting live jazz almost every night of the week, just like he would have wanted. In addition to the regular dinner menu, which features the likes of whole steamed lobsters and bone-in fillets, there’s also a bar menu that boasts more casual eats, such as burgers and sandwiches dressed in khaki slacks. The Wheeling location’s 250-seat patio features a granite bar with room for 50 people, as well as three huge fireplaces.

1557 Sherman Ave
Evanston,
IL
US

At the helm of Zagat's 2012 pick for Chicago's best seafood restaurant, Chef-owner Mark Grosz insists on serving seasonal, sustainable fish. And the lavish Evanston spot's wine cellar, stocked with nearly 900 selections, earns Wine Spectator Magazine's "Best of Award of Excellence" year after year.

505 Main St
Evanston,
IL
US

The chefs at Jilly’s Cafe meld French and American cooking traditions to create a menu of elegant fusion fare peppered with culinary surprises from around the world. A large specials menu rotates its options frequently, treating diners to plates piled with nourishment that might include duck, rack of lamb, and fresh seafood, and every Sunday, a selection of breakfast items scramble for the right to occupy the brunch menu. To celebrate specific holidays, Jilly's rolls out set menus designed with a theme in mind—guests can ensure a romantic night out by reserving a table on Valentine’s Day or visit on Easter to honor America's mascot, the Easter egg. The eatery’s long-winded wine list allows aficionados to sample new varietals while giving grapes a chance to see what their old friends are up to.

2614 Green Bay Rd
Evanston,
IL
US

If you’re in the mood for a quiet brunch, don’t come here. Since 1965, the crowds have piled into this diner, where the kitchen bustles with cooks who can prepare sandwiches in less than three minutes. The most popular item is the Loretta sandwich—grilled bacon, onions, and peppers encased in fresh french bread—which pairs well with cheesy hash browns.

2632 Gross Point Road
Evanston,
IL
US

Rose’s Wheat-Free Bakery & Cafe was founded on the principle that dietary restrictions shouldn’t get in the way of enjoying the finer things in life—namely cakes, cookies, sandwiches, and pizza. Every pastry and lunch item on the café’s menu is completely gluten-free, and the bakers also go out of the way to use organic butter, eggs, and tapioca flour when crafting their recipes.

Wheat allergies don’t take time off, and neither does Rose’s. The café and bakery is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner seven days a week. Even if you can’t make it up to the small Evanston bakery, there’s a good chance you’ll find some of their goodies elsewhere. They’re carried in many restaurants and gourmet food stores in the Chicago area, including Whole Foods and Café Ba-ba-Reeba.

2901 Central St
Evanston,
IL
US

Upscale Japanese eatery Kansaku has attracted the taste buds of Zagat reviewers with its blend of sushi, traditional Japanese entrees, and Western-cooking styles. With à la carte nigiri and sashimi, chefs arrange morsels such as shrimp, smoked salmon, yellowtail, and snow crab artfully atop plates. More than 30 maki rolls bundle fish with spicy mayo, tempura, and tobiko, letting diners sample the sea without obtaining a degree in marine biology. During and after meals, glasses of wine, saketinis, and icy desserts satisfy cravings for sweetness after loved ones ship off to whittling camp. Kansaku’s interior designers have furnished the restaurant with wood and gold accents amid minimalist décor exemplified by a sleek sushi bar.

1514 Sherman Ave
Evanston,
IL
US