Restaurants in Western Springs

Up to Half Off Steakhouse Cuisine at Saban's Place

Hodgkins

$30 $17.25

(16)

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

50% Off English Food at 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

Vincitori – Up to 46% Off Italian Cuisine and Drinks

Westmont

$80 $43

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

48% Off Indian Food at Saffron

Westmont

$40 $21

(73)

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

Up to 50% Off Café Food at Juicy-O Pancake House

Multiple Locations

$15 $7.50

(317)

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

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

50% Off at Dao Hibachi Restaurant

Burr Ridge

$30 $15

(50)

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

48% Off Lithuanian Food at Grand Duke’s Restaurant

Summit

$25 $13

(89)

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

50% Off at Aodake Sushi & Steak House

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

(146)

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

Half Off Italian Cuisine at La Notte Due in Darien

Darien

$30 $15

(11)

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

Half Off Pakistani and Indian Meal at Food Street

Downers Grove

$34.47 $17

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

Half Off Bistro Food at The Cellar Door

Downers Grove

$20 $10

(56)

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

60% Off Indian Cuisine at Shikara

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

40% Off Brunch at Barbakoa

Downers Grove

$50 $30

(165)

Latin-themed brunch features short rib tacos or masa pancakes and mezcal guava marmalade, almond whip cream, and agave orange syrup

Up to 50% Off International Comfort Food at Parrilla Express

Berwyn

$10 $5.50

(10)

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

(69)

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

(82)

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

(90)

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

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 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

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

52% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Show

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

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

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

(45)

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

(19)

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

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

Up to 46% Off at Cochiaro's Pizza

Northlake

$27.78 $15

(45)

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

(123)

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

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

45% Off at Thai Sawasdee

Lombard

$20 $11

Sichuan kung pao splashed with hot sauce and traditional Thai favorites including five kinds of curry

Up to 52% Off at 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

43% Off Homestyle Fare at Durbins

Multiple Locations

$30 $17

(58)

Pub eats include mushroom swiss burger, corned beef on rye, barbecue ribs, and stuffed pizza

$10 for Mexican Cuisine at Fajitas Mexican Restaurant

Burbank

$20 $10

(10)

Traditional Mexican cuisine includes homemade chips and salsa, tacos and burritos chock-full of meats, and huevos rancheros

Up to 52% Off Wings, Beer, and Karaoke at Philly T's

Palos Hills

$30 $15

(8)

Glasses of frothy beer paired with wings, nachos, or mozzarella sticks; sports every night

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

$10 for Chinese Food at Wonton Deli

Woodridge

$10 $5

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

Half Off at John Dough Bakery

Lisle

$10 $5

(29)

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

Up to 50% Off Small Plates at SIP Appetizer Bar

Oak Lawn

$20 $11

Mediterranean-inspired small plates such as bacon-wrapped dates, goat cheese-stuffed lamb meatballs, and thin-crust pizzas

47% Off at Sushi Thaime

Oak Lawn

$30 $16

(76)

Sushi rolls with fresh yellowtail, eel, or salmon; marinated Korean-beef short ribs charbroiled to perfection

Half Off Pan-Asian Cuisine at Asian Pearl

Glen Ellyn

$30 $15

(24)

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

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

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 Gourmet Food and Drinks at Wine Bar and Martini Lounge

Lemont

$30 $15

(14)

Amid burnt-orange organza drapes, crystal chandeliers, and live DJs and entertainment, chefs serve up glazed lamb chops and NY strip steak

Up to Half Off Indian Cuisine at Maharaja

Rosemont

$30 $15

(152)

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

47% Off Barbecue at Hickory River Smokehouse

Glendale Heights

$15 $8

(78)

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

45% Off Hibachi Food and Sushi at Domo 77 and Japan 77

Multiple Locations

$40 $22

(221)

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

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

Half Off at 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

Up to 48% Off at Evviva Pizzeria & Cafe

Wheaton

$20 $11

(9)

Traditional Chicago-style pizza, chicken vesuvio with white wine sauce, and homemade gelato; gluten free options available

Up to 53% Off American Food at The Bank Restaurant

Wheaton

$15 $7

(203)

Ingredients sourced from within 150 miles of Wheaton combine to make slow-cooked pot roasts and steaks for sustainable dining

47% Off East Asian Cuisine at Sesame Inn

Evergreen Park

$30 $16

(89)

Traditional food from China, Japan, and Thailand with sushi combos and 17 types of stir-fry

Up to 52% Off at Italio

Orland Park

$21.86 $12

Build-your-own pasta bowls, salad bowls, and Italian wraps or choose three catering platters

44% Off Steak at Carmichael's Chicago Steak House

Near West Side

$80 $45

(320)

Tender cuts of steak and savory seafood served in beautiful dining room and on picturesque tree-lined patio

45% Off Seafood Dinner at Mama Nena's Shrimp House

Chicago

$19.96 $11

(4)

Crispy shrimp, cod, and catfish dinners are some of the fine choices on this menu of daily-caught fish specialties

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Select Local Merchants

Amid rich woodwork and four big-screen TVs, 800 West treats taste buds to savory steaks, scrumptious sandwiches, and seafood. Customers can commence consumption with the 800 West shrimp, tender prawns tossed in a spicy cream sauce ($10.29), before applying paws to a hearty handheld such as the grilled-barbecue-chicken-ranch sandwich ($9.29). Dive fork-first into the blackened mahi-mahi with pineapple salsa for a taste of the tropics ($14.99), or opt for the 7-ounce char-grilled filet mignon served with onion strings and maitre d' butter if you only eat fish born as cheesy crackers or 7-ounce filet mignons ($23.99). The six-cheese purse pasta—little pockets stuffed with sundried tomatoes, spinach, and garlic and blanketed with parmesan cream sauce—sates herbaceous bellies and pastaterian pandas ($10.99). To rinse down solids, patrons can saddle up to the full-service bar and sip a glass of wine ($7–$12), a beer ($3–$5), or a martini ($9–$10).

800 Hillgrove Ave
Western Springs,
IL
US

Vie Restaurant: A User's Guide

New American Cuisine | Hyperlocal Ingredients | House-Canned Goods | Smart-Casual Dress Code
Sample Menu
  • First course: wood-grilled quail with roasted apples and carrots
  • Soup: creamy pumpkin soup with foie-gras-mousse and oat streusel
  • Entree: collard-green gratin with crispy spätzle and cheddar-beer fondue
  • Dessert: gingerbread-spiced funnel cake with quince sherbet
Where to Sit: If possible, grab the table right in front of the fireplace, which adds to the coziness of the welcoming, yet elegant digs.

While You're Waiting
  • Head to the modern bar with towering mirrors and shelves of attractive bottles to order one of the bartender’s signature Vie-tinis.
  • Chef Paul Virant's claim to fame is his knack for pickling and canning, which he wrote about in his cookbook, The Preservation Kitchen. Honor his passion by replacing your usual cufflinks with full-sized Mason jars.
Inside Tips
  • The experienced wine director, Pablo Moncado, has meticulously curated a selection of fine wines to complement the meals, so be sure to ask your server for help in choosing the right bottle.
  • Leave your tank top and beer helmet in the closet. Vie has a smart-casual dress code, which means patrons may wear informal, yet neat attire.
  • Reservations are recommended.
While You're in the Neighborhood
Before: Take a page out of the chef’s book and go on the hunt for fresh, local ingredients at the Western Springs Fruit Store (925 Burlington Avenue).
After: Catch a show at the Theatre of Western Springs (4384 Hampton Avenue), which hosts local plays and national acts, including the celebrated Beatle’s cover band, American English.

4471 Lawn Ave
Western Springs,
IL
US

With its dark-wood storefront facing old-fashioned street lamps and the upstanding lines of the brick train station across the street, Chequers falls right into line with the village feel of downtown LaGrange. Once inside, however, it's clear that the village the pub means to evoke is somewhere deep within England: beer-battered fish and chips sizzle from the kitchen, Newcastle foams from the taps, and in back stands a red phone booth rumored to have birthed Dr. Who, Queen Elizabeth, and Winston Churchill on the same cold, gray day. On chilly nights, fireplaces burn in both the dining room and the English garden, where up to 50 carousers can gather around the 50-inch plasma TV.

100 W Burlington Ave
La Grange,
IL
US

A member of the Vienna Beef Hot Dog Hall of Fame, Little Joe's Restaurant boasts a deliciously uncanny knowledge of hot dog, burger, sausage preparation, and well-known italian beef. Peruse the menu and opt for a classic Little Joe's hot dog ($2.85), or doll it up with chili and cheese ($3.75) for a nice night out on the tongue. An order of buffalo wings ($6.50) or a grilled chicken sandwich ($3.95) quashes the hunger of patrons who have spent the day vacuuming coal mines, and the freshly made italian beef ($4.95) curbs cravings the size of a young buttero's dreams. Little Joe's also throws the spice of variety into the mix with tamales ($1.75) and homemade soups ($2.85).

20 E Plainfield Rd
Countryside,
IL
US

Founded in 1962, Saban's Place stands as a nostalgic throwback to old fashioned, family-run supper clubs. Chefs fire tried-and-true steak and seafood dishes such as broiled fillet, new york strip, and sautéed walleye flanked by hot rolls and a choice of potato. Dinners also entitle patrons to cruise the salad bar, where house-made dressings stand ready to be drizzled onto crunchy bites of lettuce or a discriminating toddler's pacifier. Chefs conclude meals on a sweet note with freshly made desserts.

9507 Joliet Rd
Hodgkins,
IL
US

Christopher and Mary Spagnola, owners of Back Alley Burger, boast an extensive, ingredient-driven menu of fresh-to-order, grass-fed-beef burgers and nitrate-free, all-beef hot dogs. Bite into the Knead a Big burger ($8.99), which finds a juicy beef patty, tender pastrami, and a fried egg lounging like spoiled princes atop a downy bun pillow, craft a burger from scratch ($5.99+), or step outside the cattle box for a Crabtastic crab-cake burger ($8.99) or veggie burger ($7.99). Along with its burger creations and puppet shows on the history of beef, Back Alley Burger also blankets scrumptious, all-beef Nancy's dogs with Merkts cheese and sauerkraut ($4.25), whips up a variety of sandwiches and salads, and prepares an array of tasty sides, such as sweet-potato fries ($2.50) and chili con carne ($3.99).

13 S La Grange Rd
La Grange,
IL
US