11 Favorite North Shore Restaurants

For Chicagoland residents, the North Shore is a popular area to live, work and play. With its proximity to Lake Michigan, beautiful neighborhoods, cultural and entertainment opportunities, green spaces, and ease of transportation, you can easily see why people gravitate toward the area. That extends to seniors who are looking for the perfect retirement. 

Sedgebrook, a senior living community adjacent to the North Shore, is tailor-made for ideal golden years. With so much offered at the community and surrounding area, seniors can make the most of their days. 

Our residents will tell you that one of the best parts of the community is the exceptional dining. Our remarkable executive chef, Kira Eggert, is a graduate of the world-renowned Le Cordon Bleu and has been in the senior living industry for more than 20 years. She even won LCS Chef of the Year in 2023! 

Eggert Chef of The Year Award

Speaking of dining, even when the meals at the community are hard to beat, sometimes there’s no better night out than at an area restaurant. With our prime location, residents can enjoy a wide variety of cuisine styles, from casual to upscale. Below, we’ve highlighted 11 favorite North Shore restaurants that are great for our residents or anyone with a love for delicious food.


Senior couples on a double date at a cafe

Our 11 Favorite North Shore Restaurants

  1. Guildhall – Located in Glencoe, Guildhall is known for its modern American cuisine and stylish ambiance. They offer a seasonal menu with a focus on fresh, local ingredients. If the weather is good, enjoy the charming outdoor dining.



  2. The Barn Steakhouse – This Northbrook restaurant is famous for its top-quality steaks and classic steakhouse ambiance. It’s an easy-to-please spot for those meat and potato lovers.



  3. George Trois – Located in Winnetka, this intimate restaurant offers a French fine dining experience with a pre-fixe tasting menu that changes regularly. Save this spot for truly special occasions!



  4. Abigail’s – Located in Highland Park, home to the Ravinia music festival, this popular area is a delight to visit. Abigail’s menu features fresh and seasonal offerings that will delight any palate.



  5. Everett Farms – You’ll find farm-to-table fare that you can enjoy for lunch, dinner, or the wonderful happy hour at this American cafe.



  6. Greenwood American Kitchen & Bar – Located on a charming corner in Highwood, Greenwood is a neighborhood standby for classic fare done perfectly. Enjoy the best cheeseburger or chopped salad on their patio or in the stylish dining room.



  7. Di Pescara – If you’re in the mood for seafood, check out Di Pescara in Northbrook. They offer a variety of fresh seafood dishes in a casual yet upscale setting.



  8. Valor – If you’re looking for a romantic date night, this Glencoe spot is the place for you and your sweetie. The menu is elevated and elegant and provides a nice variety of entrees and sides. Plus, there’s an excellent selection of cocktails to accompany your meal.



  9. Mino’s – Located in the heart of Winnetka, this restaurant exists in a ‘60s-era garage that was renovated into a sophisticated Italian spot. Locals love to visit Mino’s for special occasions and family gatherings. Don’t skip the fresh plates of pasta on the menu!



  10. Prairie Grass Cafe – In Northbrook, Prairie Grass Cafe offers a farm-to-table dining experience focusing on sustainability. They serve contemporary American cuisine with a Midwest twist.


  11. Sophia Steak – With locations in Wilmette and Lake Forest, this steakhouse is known for its grass-fed meats. Its namesake, Steak Sophia, is a prime flat-iron cut crusted with peppercorns and topped with Cognac cream. And don’t forget the delicious sides!   

Senior Living at Sedgebrook: Where Dining is Delightful 

With no shortage of wonderful options for dining on the North Shore, we still think there’s no place like home. Come for a visit at our beautiful community and enjoy a delicious meal at one of our unique dining venues on us!

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