Inside a cheerful café marked with a striped awning, chefs dote on hot pans that cradle delicate French crepes destined to encapsulate sweet or savory fillings. Cream of the Crêpe's batter whisperers take pride in the smallest details of their crepes, demanding that each flaunts a flaky texture, toothsome filling, and crisply ironed handkerchief. Crepe masters fill the edible envelopes with eggs and cheese during breakfast, grilled meat and crisp vegetables during lunch, and fresh fruits or decadent spreads during sweet-tooth attacks. Artful baristas grind Lavazza coffee beans to brew into drip coffees or strong espressos topped with scoops of frothy milk. Between customers, servers wipe the granite counter and set vases bursting with flowers on every table, where the blooms soak up light reflecting off the café's sunny yellow walls.
Home to fresh breads and rich stews, French cuisine is served at Brasserie Restaurant, a delightful restaurant tucked away in the Des Plaines pocket of Des Plaines.
Serving the opposite of low-fat fare, Brasserie Restaurant is perfect for people who want to indulge.
With parking onsite, it's easier to get straight to our delicious food.
The art of pastry baking is a careful ordeal. Each morning, long before the sun starts to shine on Lake Michigan, the team at Libanais Sweets is up making sure their specialties are crisp and flaky on the outside and soft and warm on the inside. They specialize in baked goods from around the world, including Eastern pastries such as baklava and European pastries ranging from éclairs to mille-feuille and tiramisu. In addition, the Libanais staff crafts specialties like chocolate lollipops, which are ideal for special events but can’t be used to bribe the rare bird that would prefer a broccoli pop.
Italian eats can be found at Convito Cafe and Market, and fans will argue it's the best fare in town (fantastic reviews are everywhere in sight).
Gluten-free and low-fat is the name of the game at Convito Cafe and Market, where eating healthy, flavorful dishes is of utmost importance.
Got kids? No problem at Convito Cafe and Market! This restaurant is a fantastic spot for families to dine together.
Sit outside when the weather is fine — Convito Cafe and Market has a lovely patio to enjoy a warm day.
At Convito Cafe and Market, you can dine with your immediate family and your extended family due to the easy seating for large parties.
Give the restaurant a call to reserve your table ahead of time.
The dress code is strictly casual at Convito Cafe and Market, so come as you are (and as you are comfortable).
Feed the gang at your next get-together with catering from Convito Cafe and Market as well.
Take advantage of the free parking next door to Convito Cafe and Market.
Convito Cafe and Market provides ample space for bikers to store their bikes.
Menu items at Convito Cafe and Market tend to be mid-priced, so expect to plop down about $30 per person to dine here.
Convito Cafe and Market offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by whenever is most convenient for you.
High-quality Italian food awaits you at Convito Cafe and Market!
When you're in the mood for pasta or pizza, head over to Convito Cafe and Market and indulge in a classic Italian dish.
“Pascal, these are all the good times I had in my life.” According to Chicago magazine, these were the words spoken to Bistro Bordeaux owner Pascal Berthoumieux by his grandfather as he inherited his grandfather’s collection of decades-old wine labels. A native of the bistro's namesake region, Berthoumieux has gone out of his way to create a dining experience similar to one you'd have in the south of France—with a wine list that lets guests rack up their own good times. He's decorated the yellow walls with vintage posters and family antiques, and his team of attentive waiters wears black vests, bow ties, and long white aprons designed to protect them from flying escargot shells. Executive Chef Gide Merriman uses seasonal ingredients from local farmers and merchants to craft classic French dishes, which made the bistro a Time Out Chicago critics' pick. They lauded the “ideal” french-onion soup and "the juicy seared flatiron Sirloin steak served with truly addictive frites."
Aside from drawing from his wealth of family traditions, Berthoumieux built his restaurant on a foundation of hard work. He's hung his hat at such eateries as Man Ray, a Parisian eatery formerly owned by celebrities including Johnny Depp and Sean Penn, and Chicago's own Tip Top Tap lounge and Kiki's Bistro. His years of experience served him well when creating Bistro Bordeaux; among other awards, the establishment was named one of Chicago magazine's Best New Restaurants in 2010.
Chef's Station is a relaxed restaurant with an elegant decor and classic American dishes.
Unwind with a glass of wine or cocktail with your meal — this restaurant has a wonderful selection of drinks to accompany your dinner.
Be sure to check out Chef's Station's outdoor seating when the climate is right.
Chef's Station is a great location to host a group dinner.
On busy nights, it's best to book a table ahead of time.
Chef's Station is completely informal — dress as you see fit (and are most comfortable).
Parking is never an issue at Chef's Station, a local restaurant near garages, lots and street parking.
Need a break from the road? Public transportation is also convenient, with popular stops at Davis (Purple Line), Dempster (Purple Line), and Foster (Purple Line).
A night out here can be a bit pricey, so prepare to shell out a bit more.
The restaurant's dinner menu receives the most attention, but diners have the option of grabbing breakfast or lunch here, too.
Don't look any further, head to Chef's Station for your next American meal.
You deserve an excellent meal, so head on over to Chef's Station and enjoy some of the highly-rated American fare.