Food & Drink in River Forest

50% Off Sushi and Japanese Cuisine at Bistro Sake

Forest Park

$30 $15

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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

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

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 Italian Food at Danny’s Cafe

Melrose Park

$25 $12.50

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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

Cold Stone Creamery – Up to 50% Off Ice Cream

Oak Park

$12.60 $7

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

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

Up to 50% Off International Comfort Food at Parrilla Express

Berwyn

$10 $5.50

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Eatery quickly serves up internationally inspired comfort foods, such as chicken, steak, and seafood kebabs from the grill

Up to 51% Off at Tapas Quezada

Berwyn

$40 $20

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Diners sip sangria and share plates of tapas in airy room with warm wood and stone decor

$10 for Asian Fusion Cuisine at Chef Shangri-La in North Riverside

North Riverside

$20 $10

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Asian and Polynesian recipes beget citrus-kissed meats, spicy stir-fry, and sweet and sour veggies amid tiki-style decor

Up to 49% Off a Big Guys Sausage

Berwyn

$22.50 $11.50

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Groups chow down on fries, drinks, and one of 10 signature sausages, such as buffalo chicken sausage, Italian sausage, or smoky hot links

Up to 46% Off at Cochiaro's Pizza

Northlake

$27.78 $15

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Three-topping 16" pizza with freshly made crust; appetizers include chicken wings, mozzarella sticks, and BBQ ranch onion rings

Up to 40% Off Spanish Food at Tapas Gitana

Northfield

$20 $12.10

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

$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 54% Off Eastern European Meal at Klas Restaurant

Cicero

$40 $20

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Bohemian platter features choice of Eastern European meat dishes; soups, salads, sides, beers, and desserts complement entrees

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

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

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

45% Off Pop's Beef

Elmhurst

$10 $5.50

Family-owned restaurant serves homemade italian beef sliced daily, corned beef on rye, meatball sandwiches, burgers, and Chicago-style dogs

Up to 50% Off 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

Thipi Thai – Up to 43% Off Thai Cuisine

La Grange

$20 $12

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Classic Thai cuisine served in vibrant dining room

Up to Half Off Steakhouse Cuisine at Saban's Place

Hodgkins

$30 $17.25

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Chefs fire steak and seafood dishes and handcraft salad dressings and desserts in nostalgic, supper club–style setting

45% Off at Al's Char-House

La Grange

$20 $11

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

50% Off English Food at Chequers of La Grange

La Grange

$30 $15

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

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

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

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

48% Off Lithuanian Food at Grand Duke’s Restaurant

Summit

$25 $13

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Kugelis, sausage, steak, kebabs, and dumplings served amid medieval castle decor sourced from Lithuania

Up to 50% Off Pizza at 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

Half Off at The Curragh Irish Pub

Edison Park

$30 $16

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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

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Sample eight chocolates from around the world

Half Off Pub Food and Drinks at The Howard Street Inn

Niles

$20 $10

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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

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

Half Off Café Food and Drinks at 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

Half Off at Dao Sushi and Thai Restaurant

Oakbrook Terrace

$30 $15

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

Up to 54% Off Italian Dinner at Villa Nova

Villa Park

$120 $55

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Italian entrees inspired by chef Giulio Fulgenzi, such as seafood risotto, pair with a glass of wine and a traditional dessert

40% Off at Prime "N" Tender Meats

Hinsdale

$50 $30

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

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

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

Up to 44% Off Hawaiian-Inspired Dinner at Sola Restaurant

North Center

$50 $28

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Chef Carol Wallack shares a love of Hawaii and its culinary traditions through dishes such as poke made with local, sustainable ingredients

Up to 54% Off at Thai Village

Ukrainian Village

$15 $7

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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 46% Off Brunch or Dinner at The Savoy

Wicker Park

$37 $20

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

Up to 56% Off Sushi at Ringo Japanese Kitchen

Lincoln Park

$57.05 $25

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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

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

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

South Loop

$38.90 $24

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

"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 45% Off at Four Belly Asian Street Food

Chicago

$20 $11

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Half Off at Katakana Sushi Bar

Chicago

$40 $20

(143)

Executive chef Abdon Calderon creates innovative maki rolls using plantains, coconut, and chocolate at BYOB sushi bar

50% Off at Fondue Stube

North Side

$50 $25

(121)

Cauldrons of piping oils, cheeses, and chocolate invite repeated plunges of bread, fruit, veggies, and sweets amid social dining atmosphere

Half Off Asian Small Plates and Drinks at Bonsai Bar & Lounge

Lakeview

$40 $20

Nosh on thai lettuce wraps or cut into warm flatbreads topped with sliced pears and goat cheese; choose from more than 12 martinis

Up to 52% Off at Gulliver's Pizza & Pub

West Rogers Park

$31.45 $15

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

Three-Course Meal for Two at Aquitaine

Lincoln Park

$60 $60

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French-inspired three-course meal includes such options as saffron cream mussels, pan-seared duck breast, and housemade cinnamon ice cream

Up to 56% Off Japanese Cuisine at Kyoto Sushi Restaurant

Lincoln Park

$45 $20

(347)

Authentic Japanese cuisine and made-to-order sushi at BYOB restaurant

Half Off German Cuisine for Brunch at Prost!

DePaul

$30 $15

(106)

Lively German beer hall with 24 draft beers, 20-ounce soft pretzels, and a menu of traditional German würste

Half Off Italian Cuisine at Filippo’s

DePaul

$77.80 $39

(182)

Authentic, Zagat-rated Italian trattoria with homemade ravioli, fettuccine bolognese, special fish of the day, and homemade desserts

Up to 54% Off Italian Cuisine and Wine at Trattoria Trullo

Ravenswood

$81 $39

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Chefs specialize in authentic Puglia-region cuisine, including linguine with clams and orecchiette with broccoli raab and chili flakes

Up to 48% Off Gastropub Brunch at The Point

Central Chicago

$40 $22

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Diners dig into delicious takes on such brunch staples as french toast with Frangelico syrup, washed down by tasty, custom cocktails

Up to 38% Off Turkey Chop Gourmet Cuisine at Turkey Chop

Chicago

$20 $12.99

(5)

Chefs reinvent classic comfort food to form Smothered Turkey Chops, Honey Q'D Turkey Tips, New York Turkey Steak, and Short Ribs of Turkey.

Up to 74% Off Cover and Drinks at Spin Nightclub

Lakeview

$50 $15

(138)

Voted one of the world's top 200 best gay bars by Out Magazone and Best Club for Drag Performances by BOI Magazine.

Up to 52% Off Steaks and Seafood at Johnnie Blue

Lincoln Square

$88 $44

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Juicy porterhouse steaks and wild-caught tilapia grilled over all-natural wood charcoal; bar stocked with Johnnie Walker and Chivas scotch

Angelina Ristorante – 38% Off Italian Cuisine

Lakeview

$40 $25

(347)

Freshly harvested ingredients add seasonal flair to rustic Italian dishes such as ricotta gnocchi and penne with peas and pancetta

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At Francesca’s Fiore, the 10th in the group of Francesca’s restaurants sprawled across Illinois's Chicagoland—as well as four other states—tongues embark on a culinary journey, sampling the cuisines of Rome, Tuscany, Umbria, and Lazio. Executive chef and owner Scott Harris opened his first Francesca’s eatery—Mia Francesca—on Clark Street in 1992, to the rave reviews of both critics and patrons praising it for its simple, rustic cooking, unpretentious elegance, and lack of black holes. He later hired award-winning chefs Kevin Ives and Massimo Salatino to help oversee his other restaurants and create the weekly changing menus that are often handwritten. The chefs and their teams may craft starters such as tricolor bruschetta and risotto, or heartier fare such as pizza, rigatoni primavera, sautéed chicken, and roasted salmon.

7407 Madison St
Forest Park,
IL
US

Athena Uslander used to be a structural engineer, but today she's a baker. If you asked Athena what the two professions have in common, she'd likely say attention to detail. If you asked her customers at Athena’s Silverland Desserts, however, they'd be too busy chewing a mouthful of cookie, rice treat, or brownie to answer. Since 1983, Athena has helmed the ovens at her bakery in Elmwood Park. Her signature brownie recipe has garnered her some national attention, including an appearance on Oprah and The Today Show. Now, customers nationwide call in or hire a banner plane to put in their orders for the confections that Athena and her staff make from all-natural ingredients—free of trans fats, additives, and preservatives.

439 Des Plaines Ave
Forest Park,
IL
US

Organic and small-batch wines fill swirling glasses beneath the soaring ceilings of House Red Vinoteca. At a rustic, reclaimed-wood bar, discerning staff members subject new elixirs to tastings and credit checks, and the chef makes changes to a rotating menu of vino-enhancing fare made from scratch. Plates bearing crispy flatbreads and desserts inspired by international culinary traditions glide back and forth between duos chattering beneath exposed-brick walls. The warm sway of live jazz rolls across wine-tasting events and bottle-laden shelves, and patrons sipping through tasting flights from Croatia, Lebanon, Morocco, Serbia, and Slovenia add delicate treble notes with clinking glasses.

7403 Madison St
Forest Park,
IL
US

Illuminated by a roaring fireplace or the outdoor patio's twinkling fairy lights, patrons thwart thirst and dig into a full menu crafted from scratch. Though brews flow from 15 taps and over 50 bottles, the bar and restaurant also lavishes focused attention on its cuisine. Chefs toss pizza dough by hand, and personally shake hands with every Irish and American entree they send to tables. Celebrants drawn to the spacious party rooms upstairs wet whistles with special party packages.

7652 Madison St
Forest Park,
IL
US

Each dinner for two includes:

201 Des Plaines Ave
Forest Park,
IL
US

Corner sports/pub on Madison Street in Forest Park. We serve pizza & traditional pub food, most of it homemade. We have darts (plus steel tip) & beer pong. We have karaoke and live music and will feature an outdoor patio in the spring. Watch all your favorite sports on one of our 10 50" flatscreens! Daily drink specials!

7522 Madison St
Forest Park,
IL
US