A foodie never has to travel far to find great food in Chicagoland, but outstanding culinary experiences aren’t limited to just the city limits. You’ll find noteworthy menus and enjoyable dining experiences dotting the suburban landscape, too — including quite a few right here in Lincolnshire.
When you’re looking for a restaurant to celebrate a special occasion, treat family members who’ve come to visit, or simply enjoy a little change of scenery, these top restaurants near Lincolnshire, Illinois, are sure to exceed your expectations.
For a meal served with style and warmth, Wildfire is the place to go. You’ll discover a delightful 1940s dinner club experience and a truly delicious menu. The kitchen specializes in steaks, chops and seafood, but you’ll find plenty of other American entrees worth exploring. The restaurant’s special occasion menus lend an elegant touch to holidays, and the seasonal selections are always winners.
Three Embers, located at the Lincoln Marriott Resort, is another restaurant near Lincolnshire, Illinois, that we rank among our top picks for American fare. The weekend breakfast buffet is divine, and we’re looking forward to the restaurant reopening for dinner service soon.
It may not be unique to the Chicago metro, but Fleming’s consistently earns top ratings for a reason. The steaks are melt-in-your mouth good, and the service at the Lincolnshire location regularly draws top reviews. Be sure to ask about the current multicourse specials if you’re looking for an elevated experience to celebrate something (or someone) special.
The members-only Platinum Club at Eddie Merlot’s is a true treat for those who have a deep appreciation for food and wine. With so many superb choices on the menu, it’s easy to rack up the club points. While the classic aged steaks are always on point, when we’re craving something out of the ordinary, the filet del Mar never disappoints.
Bonta and Italian are practically synonymous for longtime Lincolnshire residents, so of course it makes the cut as one of our favorite restaurants near Lincolnshire, Illinois. Wood-fired brick-oven pizzas, calzone, and all the authentic classic Italian dishes you can imagine make this the place that satisfies when your taste buds are clamoring for Sicily. Know that wait times are a bit longer on busy Friday and Saturday nights, but that just gives you some extra time to enjoy conversing with your dinner companions.
If you’re affronted by the name Fat Rosie’s, don’t be — it’s actually an homage to a beloved pet donkey the owner and proprietor met on a trip to Mexico. The hardworking animal made such an impression, it’s the namesake of this lively taqueria (taco stand) that has become a popular Mexican restaurant near Lincolnshire, Illinois. The energy is high and the food is sublime. Speaking of limes, be sure to check out the craft cocktail menu, where you’ll find all the traditional favorites and some intriguing twists, as well.
More International Cuisine
When you’re in the mood for Asian food but not settled on exactly what, Big Bowl is the perfect answer. The robust menu spans numerous Chinese and Thai selections, all made with fresh ingredients and plenty of options to customize the standard dishes to your personal taste. For sensational sushi that’s presented with exceptional creativity and inspiration, our top pick for a sushi restaurant near Lincolnshire, Illinois, is Starfish Sushi, and when we’re looking for Indian cuisine, our go-to is Marigold Maison.
Smoky, saucy and so, so good. That’s Real Urban Barbecue. This restaurant isn’t in Lincolnshire, but it’s definitely worth the 15-minute drive to Vernon Hills. After a successful stint on the competitive barbecue circuit, the owner set up his smoker and started sharing his obsession. We’re beyond grateful that he did!
Dining Even Closer to Home
If you’re feeling like sticking close to home — or maybe looking forward to a nightcap with neighbors after dinner — the flexible meal program at Sedgebrook gives you access to two terrific newly renovated restaurants within minutes of your front door. The Shoreline Restaurant serves formal dinner with full table service, while the Harvest Bistro offers casual dinner selections (as well as breakfast, lunch and carryout for your convenience).
When you schedule a tour, you’ll get a true taste of the lifestyle you could enjoy as a resident at Sedgebrook. Let us know you’d like to visit, and we’ll even treat you to lunch.