Food & Drink in Lisle

Baked Goods and Lunch Food, or Catering at John Dough Bakery (Half Off)

John Dough Bakery

Lisle

$10 $5

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Pastries and chocolate-covered confections accompany a casual lunch menu kicked up with components such as fresh goat cheese

$20 for $30 Worth of Modern Latin Food or Five-Course Latin Barbecue or Oaxacan Dinner for Two with Tequila Tastings at Barbakoa Modern Latin

Barbakoa Modern Latin

Downers Grove

$30 $20

(144)

Modern Latin cuisine such as short-rib tacos on housemade tortillas or Latin barbecue or Oaxacan dinner with tequila, music, and giveaways

$9 for $15 Worth of Café Food at Juicy-O Pancake House

Juicy-O Pancake House

Multiple Locations

$15 $9

Classic breakfast and lunch food supplemented with complimentary house donuts and fresh fruit juices

$20 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $20 Worth of Bistro Food and Wine at The Cellar Door ($40 Total Value)

The Cellar Door

Downers Grove

$20 $10

(84)

European-style bistro pairs small plates and carefully sourced charcuterie with wines from top vineyards around the world

$17 for Pakistani and Indian Meal for Two with Two Entrees and One Appetizer at Food Street (Up to $34.47 Value)

Food Street

Downers Grove

$34.47 $17

Chunks of boneless chicken, braised goat meat, and thick cheese simmer in spiced gravies

$10 for $25 Worth of Indian Cuisine at Shikara

Shikara Restaurant

Downers Grove

$25 $10

(37)

Spicy chicken-chili masala with bell peppers and jalapeños; lamb in onion and tomato gravy; housemade cheese in roasted cumin sauce

$15 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of American Fare at Skuddlebutts Pizza ($30 Total Value)

Skuddlebutts Pizza

Skuddlebutts

$10 $5

Open more than seven decades, restaurant features burgers, fried chicken, ribs, and wings

$10 for $20 Worth of Produce and Prepared Fare at Lemon Tree Grocer

Lemon Tree Grocer

Downers Grove

$20 $10

(117)

Upscale grocery store stocks local & organic produce & savory prepared dishes such as chicken pot pie, pasta salads & baked lasagna

Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 or $12 Worth of Chinese Food at Wonton Deli (Up to Half Off)

Wonton Deli

Multiple Locations

$12 $6

Chinese food such as barbecue pork, shrimp roll, and wonton lo mein

Mexican Food and Drinks for Two or Four at Zapatista (Up to 44% Off)

Zapatista

Multiple Locations

$40 $25

Shrimp or skirt steak fill fajitas served in heated lava-stone; tacos and enchiladas brim with chicken tinga, beef, or sauteed vegetables

Party Trays of Sandwiches with Two or Five Pounds of Pasta or Potato Salad at Alice's Deli (Up to 56% Off)

Alice's Deli

Prairie Lake Manor

$65 $29

Alice whips up catering trays full of sandwiches and wraps or side dishes such as potato salad or pasta salad in her casual Naperville deli

Indian Food at Sankalp (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Sankalp

Pebblewood East

$20 $11

Classic Indian dishes such as crepe-like dosas filled with curried vegetables, tandoori chicken, and lamb in cashew gravy

$10 for $20 Worth of Tapas and Drinks at Macarena Tapas

Macarena Tapas

Naperville

$20 $10

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A seasonal menu of more than 40 classic and updated tapas pairs with fruity pours of sangria during dinner

$10 Off Your Bill at Häagen-Dazs & Popcorn Palace. Two Options Available.

Häagen-Dazs & Popcorn Palace

Multiple Locations

$10 $5

(27)

Gourmet flavors of Häagen-Dazs ice cream and small-batch kernels of creatively flavored popcorn delight taste buds

Artisan Teas Tasting for Two or Four at Adagio Teas (Up to 57% Off)

Adagio Teas

Multiple Locations

$46 $21

(17)

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

$11 for $20 Worth of Indian Food at Cuisine of India

Cuisine of India

Naperville

$20 $11

(90)

Spicy curries, soft naan & dishes from tandoor oven unite flavors from across India inside casual restaurant with elegant table dressings

$11 for $20 Worth of Indian Dinner and Lunch Cuisine for Two at Green Chilli Indian Cuisine

Green Chilli Indian Cuisine

Naperville

$20 $11

(5)

Traditional Indian dishes such as shrimp tikka masala, goat biryani, and butter chicken served for lunch or dinner

Burgers and Beer for Two or Four at Jimmy-B's Ale House (Up to 54% Off)

Jimmy-B's Ale House

Fox River Commons

$37.90 $18

(45)

10-ounce black Angus beef topped with fixings such as pepper jack and chorizo or stuffed with bacon and cheddar served alongside brews

$25 for Two French Wine or European Beer Flights and One Appetizer at Suzette’s Creperie ($43 Value)

Suzette’s Creperie

Wheaton

$43 $25

(183)

Flights of French wine or European beer pair with savory appetizers, including three-cheese soufflés, ham & cheese crepes or croque monsieur

Pub Food at Stella's Pizza and Pub (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Stella's Pizza and Pub

Wheaton

$20 $10

Situated inside Fox Bowl, the restaurant serves thin-crust pizza, giardiniera-topped italian beef, and other pub-style eats

$22 for $40 Worth of Hibachi Food and Sushi at Domo 77 and Japan 77

Domo 77 and Japan 77

Multiple Locations

$40 $22

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Seasoned chefs sear steak, chicken, and seafood on a hibachi-style grill, served alongside classic and specialty sushi rolls

Sushi and Stir-Fry at Wok ’n Fire (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Wok 'n Fire

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

(69)

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

Italian Cuisine and Drinks at Vincitori (Up to 46% Off). Two Options Available.

Vincitori

Westmont

$80 $43

Former veteran Ritz-Carlton chef Bob Airdo crafts upscale northern- and southern-style Italian dishes

$21 for $40 Worth of Indian Food and Drinks During Dinner at Saffron

Saffron

Westmont

$40 $21

(73)

Sample Indian food staples such as saffron chicken and lamb in spinach puree

Wine Tasting Event at Cab's Wine Bar Bistro (Up to 51% Off)

Cab's Wine Bar Bistro

Glen Ellyn

$49 $24

(59)

Local sommelier leads wine tasting classes featuring selections from France, Italy, and the United States

$13 for One Four-Pack of Olive Oils and Balsamic Vinegars at Olive 'n Vinnie's Market ($26 Value)

Olive 'n Vinnie's Market

Glen Ellyn

$26 $13

More than 30 flavors of extra-virgin olive oil flavored with garlic or mushroom and sage; balsamic vinegars imported from Modena, Italy

$9 for $15 Worth of Grass-Fed Beef Burgers Served by Train at Veteran-Owned 2Toots Train Whistle Grill

2Toots Train Whistle Grill

Multiple Locations

$15 $9

Nitrate-, preservative-, and hormone-free 100% grass-fed beef hot dogs, burgers & chili delivered on toy train tracks at veteran-owned diner

$15 for $30 Worth of Pan-Asian Cuisine at Asian Pearl

Asian Pearl

Glen Ellyn

$30 $15

(24)

Chinese, Japanese, and Thai dishes served in modern dining room with Asian decor influences

$15 for $30 Worth of Japanese Cuisine at Aodake Sushi & Steak House

Aodake Sushi & Steak House

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

(99)

Chefs create more than 40 traditional and specialty maki rolls in additon to Japanese favorites such as tempura, teriyaki, and hibachi

$12 for $25 Worth of Eastern European and American Cuisine, Valid Monday–Saturday at Old Vilnius Cafe

Old Vilnius Cafe

Darien

$25 $12

Pierogi, sausages, sauerkraut, and even beef tongue populate a menu of Lithuanian and Polish eats

$15 for $30 Worth of Italian Dinner Cuisine at La Notte Due in Darien

La Notte Due

Darien

$30 $15

(11)

Gnocchi with spicy arrabbiata sauce, spaghetti Bolognese, and other Italian entrees paired with a selection of international wines

Indian Cuisine at Viceroy of India (Up to 50% Off)

Viceroy of India

Multiple Locations

$20 $11

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

$20 for $40 Worth of Japanese Cuisine at Hokkaido Sushi Hibachi Steak House & Lounge

Hokkaido Hibachi Sushi Steak House & Lounge

Oakbrook Terrace

$40 $20

Japanese cuisine such as tuna poke topped with grated parmesan cheese & shrimp shumai, a pan-fried Japanese-style shrimp dumpling with ponzu

Pizza Meal with Choice of 1 Salad or Pitcher of Domestic Beer or Soda at Gulliver's Pizza & Pub (Up to 52% Off)

Gulliver's Pizza & Pub

Oakbrook Terrace

$31.20 $15

Iconic pizza institution serves up classic Chicago-style pies with rich crusts wrapped around cheese, sauce, and fresh ingredients

$30 for $50 Worth of Premium Meats and Groceries at Prime "N" Tender Meats

Prime "N" Tender Meats

Hinsdale

$50 $30

Premium cuts of beef, chicken, and veal stocked in a kitchen-style storefront that also vends sandwiches and housemade entrees and sides

Prix Fixe Mexican Dinner for Two with Margaritas, Starter, Entrees and Desserts at CiNe (34% Off)

CiNe

Hinsdale

$99 $65

(72)

Sip margaritas while exploring a selection of house specialties such as guacamole, red snapper, chicken in mole sauce, and tres leches cake

Mexican Food on Sunday–Thursday or Anytime at Mago Grill & Cantina (Up to 40% Off). Three Locations Available.

Mago Grill & Cantina

Multiple Locations

$50 $35

Lauded Chicago chef crafts Mexican & Latin dishes such as ceviches, empanadas & moles paired with margaritas, mojitos, & sangrias

Ice Cream Cupcakes with Unlimited Toppings at Cupcakeologist (47% Off). Two Options Available.

Cupcakeologist

Bolingbrook

$38 $20

Choose from more than 15 flavors of ice cream, such as cookie dough, coffee, and strawberry cheesecake, paired with unlimited toppings

Oktoberfest Entry to American Aid Society of German Descendants (Up to 53% Off). Four Options Available.

American Aid Society of German Descendants

German/American Cultural Center

$31 $15

Oktoberfest event over several weekends showcases German music, history, folk dancing, and food

Three or Five Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Café Food and Drinks at C U Latte Cafe

C U Latte Cafe

Villa Park

$5 $2.50

Surrounded by local artwork and decorative reeds, café visitors enjoy a menu of coffee drinks, frozen lemonade, and sandwiches

$15 for $30 Worth of Sushi, Japanese, and Thai Food at Dao Sushi and Thai Restaurant

Dao Sushi and Thai Restaurant

Oakbrook Terrace

$30 $15

(45)

Specialty sushi rolls and sake arrive at tables amid chic decor of hanging pendant lights and a Buddha motif

$9 for Three Groupons, Each Good for One Smoothie at FITfresh Cafe & Juicebar ($15.60 Value)

FITfresh Cafe & Juicebar

Glendale Heights

$5.20 $3

Build your own smoothie from fresh ingredients such as almond milk, whey protein, bananas, and strawberries for a healthy boost of energy

Japanese Steak-House Cuisine for Two or Four at Kabuki Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi (47% Off)

Kabuki Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi

Glendale Heights

$30 $16

(62)

Hibachi entrees such as filet mignon, lobster, sesame scallops, and vegetable fried rice

Italian Dinner for Two or More at RoccoVino's Carol Stream (Up to 47% Off). Two Options Available.

RoccoVino's

Carol Stream

$30 $15

(26)

Italian cuisine such as rigatoni vodka, stuffed eggplant, seafood risotto, and signature pizzas

$15 for $30 Worth of Hibachi Cuisine at Dao Hibachi Restaurant

Dao Hibachi Restaurant

Burr Ridge

$30 $15

(50)

Hibachi entrees sizzle on grills among boxy lanterns, sleek booths, and walls decorated with Japanese text

Traditional American Food for Lunch or Dinner at Mécénat Bistro & Retail Wine Shop (Up to 43% Off)

Mécénat Bistro & Retail Wine Shop

Mecenat Bistro

$20 $12

(8)

Menu featuring innovative, seasonal specialties at a modern restaurant and wine bar with a full selection of beverages

Dine-In or Takeout Breakfast or Lunch at Olde North Pancake House (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Olde North Pancake House

Olde North Pancake House

$15 $7.50

(45)

Cozy, family-friendly restaurant serves up 13 varieties of pancakes, along with waffles, sandwiches, and comfort-food entrees

Indian Dinner Cuisine for Two, valid Sunday through Thursday (Up to 50% Off)

Maharaja

Rosemont

$30 $15

Celebrity chef Durga Prashad Bhatt heats up tables with Indian dishes such as lamb boti kebabs, tandoori shrimp, and chicken vindaloo

$10 for a 12-Inch Cookie Cake with Writing at Great American Cookies ($22 Value)

Great American Cookies

Schiller Park

$22 $10

Chefs at the Entrepreneur magazine–lauded bakery craft cookie cakes from a generations-old recipe and decorate them by hand

One Hour of Bowling with Pizza, Soda, and Shoe Rental for Four or Eight at Fitz's Spare Keys (Up to 52% Off)

Fitz's Spare Keys

Elmhurst

$51 $25

(37)

Facility combines vintage bowling alley, pool hall, and music venue with full bar and restaurant

$22 for $40 Worth of American Food for Two or More at The Silverado Grill

The Silverado Grill

Elmhurst

$40 $22

(92)

Family-friendly restaurant serves up Texas-style hand-cut steaks, fish and chicken dinners, and hearty burgers

Italian Cuisine for Dine-In at Two Brothers from Italy Ristorante & Pizzeria (45% Off)

Two Brothers from Italy Ristorante & Pizzeria

Elmhurst

$20 $11

Made-from-scratch Italian fare, from homemade pizzas to create-your-own pastas

$12 for Crepes and Drinks for Two at Nu Crepes ($22 Value)

Nu Crepes

Elmhurst

$22 $12

Hearty crepes arrive thickly stuffed with everything from barbecue chicken to s'mores to a full breakfast's worth of eggs and sausage

$22 for $40 Worth of Tapas-Style Cuisine at Flight 112 Wine House

Flight 112 Wine House

Elmhurst

$40 $22

(88)

Wine bar praised by Time Out Chicago and the Daily Herald focuses on Spanish wines and small plates

Up to 50% Off Pizza — Fratello's Family Restaurant and Pizzeria; Valid Monday - Wednesday 11 AM - 9 PM

Fratello's Family Restaurant and Pizzeria

Elmhurst

$20 $10

Specialty pizzas such as buffalo chicken and hawaiian, make-your-own pies, and subs, pastas, and steaks

$12.50 for $25 Worth of Mexican Food at Salseria

Salseria

Elmhurst

$25 $12.50

Fresh salsas and signature seasonings flavor Mexican favorites; hand-squeezed lime juice and 40 types of tequila flavor margaritas

$12 for $20 Worth of Food ($25 if Redeemed Sunday-Thursday) at Al's Char-House

Al's Char-House

La Grange

$20 $12

Diners feast upon juicy steaks and seafood inside a wild west-themed restaurant adorned with old photographs and cowboy memorabilia

Vietnamese Food for Two or Four or More or Carryout at OMAI Vietnamese Restaurant (Up to 48% Off)

OMAI Vietnamese Restaurant

La Grange

$20 $12

(23)

Noodles with shrimp, calamari, and crab, pho brimming with meat and veggies, or banh mi with pork or lemon-grass beef and pickled daikon

Steak, Seafood, and Drinks at Saban's Place (Up to 50% Off)

Saban's Place

Hodgkins

$30 $18

Chefs fire steak, seafood, BBQ ribs, prime rib & sandwiches and craft salad dressings and desserts in nostalgic, supper club–style setting

English Food and Drinks at Chequers of La Grange (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Chequers of La Grange

La Grange

$30 $15

(27)

English and Irish draft beers foam beside bangers 'n' mash and beer-battered fish ‘n’ chips as fireplaces flicker inside and on patio

$15 for $30 Worth of Sushi and Japanese Dinner Cuisine at Sushi Train

Sushi Train

Romeoville

$30 $15

(64)

Experienced chef oversees menu of familiar and updated Japanese cuisine, including sushi rolls with Cajun-spiced king crab meat and cilantro

Japanese Dinner for Two or Take-out at Sushi Bar (Up to 45% Off)

Sushi Bar

Bloomingdale

$20 $11

(75)

Rolls filled with creamy avocado and salmon, teriyaki combos with deep-fried pork, and plates of ginger-sauteed squid

Pub Food at Off Broadway Pub (Up to 45% Off). Two Options Available.

Off Broadway Pub

Brookfield

$20 $11

(32)

Pub serves award-winning hot wings, build-your-own pizzas, and hamburgers along with draft beers

Spanish Food at Tapas Gitana (Up to 40% Off). Two Options Available.

Tapas Gitana

Northfield

$20 $12.10

(123)

Spanish recipes inform paellas, seafood entrees, and hot and cold tapas such as tiger shrimp and oven-baked goat cheese

Sushi and Japanese Hibachi Steaks at Yue-Sun Restaurant (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Yue-Sun Restaurant

Wood Dale

$30 $15

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

$15 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Baked Goods at Andresen's Bakery ($30 Total Value)

Andresen's Bakery

Bensenville

$10 $5

(10)

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

Appetizers for 2, 4, 8, or 10 People at Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery (Up to 50% Off)

Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery

Roselle

$20 $11

(65)

Waitresses clad in mini kilts ferry burgers, Dublin-inspired stew & ice-cold Guinness to tables with views of HD sports games

Breakfast and Lunch Cuisine for Dine-In or Carry-Out at Off the Wall Café (45% Off). Three Options Available.

Off The Wall Cafe

Malta

$20 $11

Diners enjoy breakfast and lunch classics in a vibrant, colorful space or for carry-out service

American Cuisine or Banquet-Room Rental at Abraham's Bar & Grille (Up to 86% Off). Three Options Available.

Abraham's Bar & Grille

Rochelle

$30 $15

Guests clamor over bar games, burgers, and brews at full-service restaurant, bar, and banquet hall facility.

$15 for $30 Worth of Vitamins and Supplements at FitRx

FitRx

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

Complement your workout with OxyELITE Pro supplements, ADAM multi-vitamins, M-Stak muscle builders, or other nutritional enhancers

Italian Food at Aliano's Ristorante (Up to 53% Off)

Aliano's Ristorante

Batavia

$15 $7

(107)

Housemade veal, chicken, and seafood dishes evoke the flavors of Italy; New York– and Chicago-style pizzas nod to American traditions

Pub Cuisine at The River's Edge Bar & Grill (Up to 45% Off). Three Options Available.

The River's Edge Bar & Grill

Batavia

$20 $11

Bar with live music and open mic nights offers up beer and cocktails along with pub food like burgers, wings, and grilled cheese sandwiches

Mexican Cuisine During Lunch or Dinner at La Quinta De Los Reyes (50% Off)

La Quinta De Los Reyes

Downtown Aurora

$20 $10

(73)

Traditional Mexican restaurant in the heart of Aurora featuring tropical margaritas, table-side guacamole, mariachi music, and a nightclub

$13 for One Hour of Pool and $15 Toward Drinks and Snacks at Elite Cafe & Billiards ($25 Value)

Elite Cafe & Billiards

Melrose Park

$25 $13

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

Mexican Food and Drinks for Dine-In or Takeout at Sergio's Cantina (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Sergio's Cantina

Geneva

$25 $13

(94)

Mexican eatery with tropical decor houses made-from-scratch family recipes and margaritas made with hand-squeezed limes

Pizza and Subs at Angry Slice and Sub Shop (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Angry Slice and Sub Shop

Summit

$20 $11

Pizzas topped with jerk chicken or italian beef and classic subs on D'Amato bread; all orders include complimentary ice cream

Dinner Show for One or Two from The Murder Mystery Company (52% Off)

The Murder Mystery Company

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

Interactive dinnertime murder mystery that stars professional actors tests diners’ sleuthing skills throughout a multicourse meal

Six Bottles of Oils and Vinegars or $11 for $20 Worth of Oils and Vinegars at The Olive Gallery

The Olive Gallery

Multiple Locations

$20 $11

Customers can sample extra-virgin olive oils, flavored oils, and balsamic vinegars in the tasting room before bringing them home

Mexican Food for Parties of Two or Four at Delicia Mexican Grill (Up to 46% Off)

Delicia Mexican Grill

Plainfield

$25 $14

(18)

In a bright restaurant, diners enjoy chef's specialties such as marinated skirt steak, seafood-stuffed pineapples, and fried ice cream

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Run by Bob Chinn's nephew, Chinn's 34th Street Fishery has made a name for itself with fresh seafood that earned a feature on ABC7's Hungry Hound. Tuna, king crab, and jumbo shrimp get flown in daily from Hawaii, Alaska, and Florida. Chefs prepare the oceanic delights in a variety of international styles, whether drizzling them with lemon butter and white wine, blackening them with Cajun spices, or tempura-frying fillets. They also pair fish with swirls of pasta al dente or a mound of filet mignon that's juicier than an orange wrapped in the National Enquirer. Diners can pair their seafood with signature dishes including garlic butter?dipped rolls, tall mai tais, or housemade desserts.

3011 Ogden Ave.
Lisle,
IL
US

Wheatstack, nestled on the historic farmland of two of Lisle's earliest settlers, John and Bertha Hatch, doles out a bountiful harvest of comfort fare made from scratch. Warm up human food processors with an appetizer of choice, including 10 spicy thai or buffalo-style jumbo chicken wings or bruschetta constructed on a baseboard of country bread. To practice synchronized eating, patrons can dive into a serving of penne vodka swimming with pasta, roasted chicken, and parmesan cheese. A plate of sautéed lemon chicken sends angel hair pasta gliding across tongues like Roombas on ice, and seasonal veggies and a bed of wild rice snuggle up to an 8-ounce tilapia fillet, which can be grilled, blackened, or sautéed. Wheatstack's lengthy wine list pours out a variety of grapey nectars, including a Ruffino pinot grigio from Italy and a Raymond merlot. Little mouths 10 years old or younger can feast on offerings from the kids' menu, and guests with dietary restrictions can indulge in the gluten-free menu.

5900 Route 53
Lisle,
IL
US

Menus at Allgauer's may vary slightly by location, but each Hilton-anchored outpost of American dining serves high-end steaks and seafood. Mid-day appetites can be quelled with lunch offerings such as a starter of baked artichoke bruschetta ($8) and a hearty grilled rib-eye steak sandwich ($13). To dine during dinner, arrive in sundown-style and begin with an appetizing opener such as the mushroom pot pie with sherry wine and walnut blue cheese ($7). Sample the meatiest of meals, the grilled beef tenderloin medallions ($22–$33), or take a bathypelagic trip to fullness with sautéed shrimp and sea scallops ($17–$27). Entrees are served with a choice of the soup du jour or a house salad.

3003 Corporate West Drive
Lisle,
IL
US

Pete & Johnny's Tavern & Grille dishes out a relaxed dining experience bolstered by a vast supply of brews and a menu stockpiled with hearty American grill fare. Prelude your potlatch with appetizers such as the steak-cut onion rings, served in a basket or latched around ring fingers for impromptu marriage proposals ($4.69). A 10-inch taco pizza revs esophageal engines with a state-of-the-art three-cheese hybrid of ground beef, picante sauce, tomatoes, and sour cream ($8.99). Follow up taste-bud teasers with a focaccia-bread bruschetta burger ($6.79), the chopped steak with grilled onions, sautéed mushrooms, and bordelaise sauce ($9.99), or a full slab of barbecue baby-back ribs ($20.99). Pete & Johnny's libation supply is never in short order, with premium drafts and bottles abutting a range of wines and liquors to keep food company—or to fuel album-length karaoke opuses on Thursdays and Saturdays.

2901 Ogden Ave
Lisle,
IL
US

Tairyo Japanese Steakhouse's team of tableside chefs prepares hibachi-style cuisine right before patrons' eager eyes. Diners study the menu and perform tongues stretches in anticipation as their table's built-in hibachi grill heats up to maximum firepower. Savory smells waft across the dining area before darting knives signal the completed searing of 9 ounces of center-cut tenderloin ($30). Sea scallops dance across the grill and dive onto plates ($21), and tuna steak sizzles and browns ($21). The vegetarian dinner furnishes palates with grilled veggies so they don't have to get their fix of greens by carving up Kermit dolls ($16).

3099 Ogden Ave
Lisle,
IL
US

More than 15 years of preparing sushi at upscale locales have imbued chef Soon Park with a deep regard for this culinary tradition. Still, he isn't afraid to push his creations into the oven once and a while—his signature Dragon Breath roll sprinkles bread crumbs and garlic over shrimp tempura, which bakes in the kitchen before spicy mayo, chili sauce, and chili tobiko provide a finishing garnish. A simultaneous devotion to ritual and experimentation has enabled Chef Soon to complement these inventive rolls with sushi mainstays, such as Japanese-imported red snapper nigiri and fresh tuna sashimi. Whether he's dreaming up a new entree or wrapping a California roll, his mission remains the same: give each ingredient its due time in the spotlight. Rather than mask flavors with soy sauce or chopsticks made from cinnamon sticks, Chef Soon carefully balances each taste and texture within a given dish. Tender eel precedes crisp bites of lobster tempura on the Golden Lobster roll, which also surprises palates with the tang of spicy mayo and unagi sauces. The Octo nigiri, meanwhile, contrasts spicy salmon with spicy octopus, and a filo-wrapped ahi appetizer deep-fries tuna, cream cheese, and avocado into a flaky shell.

1600 Maple Ave
Lisle,
IL
US

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