4.5 based on 154 reviews
New Years Day seemed a little difficult to find an open restaurant, so we called Kaufman's Bagel & Delicatessen and they were open. You take a number when you arrive and head to the deli counter to place your order from the menu board that takes up the entire wall behind the order counter. We ordered two different sandwiches. The first was a corned beef sandwich, aka Moishe's Pupik, which came on corn rye with spicy mustard. The second was the the Skokie Firehouse Special which is smoked Turkey on chale with spicy mayo, hot giardiniera, lettuce, tomato, red onions and hot sauce. I must admit that I thought that the firehouse special would have been a bit hotter, but it was just perfect - just the right amount of extra heat. The sandwiches were ample portions. The staff is friendly and the prices are what you would expect at a good deli. Kaufman's offers a lot more than just deli sandwiches, including soups, salads and baked goods.
4.5 based on 124 reviews
Took my niece for lunch and we shared a grilled peach salad, pumpkin ravioli, whitefish and a dessert and of course a bottle of wine. Wines were well priced. Salad was described as grilled peaches ... but actually there was maybe half a sliced peach on a lot of arugula with few goat cheese crumbles - very tasty but overpriced. Mains are served with soup or salad. Generous portion of pumpkin ravioli [ maybe 9 ] and sauce was tasty but a bit too sweet to our taste. Whitefish well prepared and we were tempted to try the cesar salad with it but decided we'd had enough salad. We thought bread was dry altho it was nice soaked in the ravioli sauce. Cloth tablecloths, very friendly service. Nice touch for an upscale lunch
4.5 based on 713 reviews
Consistently among Chicago's top Italian dining destinations and a Chicagoland area hot spot, Carlucci proudly celebrates over 25 years in the restaurant and private dining industry. With close proximity to O'Hare airport, area hotels, and Rosemont's thriving Convention and Theater district, Carlucci has mastered the dining experience, enabling guests to dine and entertain deliciously within their schedule. Experience dining rooms with gracious Tuscan ambiance featuring white linen tablecloths, painted murals and rich wood trim. Served with utmost precision by seasoned wait staff, the menu is equally refined whether business lunch or social dinner. Fresh greens, simmered sauces, pasta al dente and masterful main courses celebrate flavors that embody Italian tradition. Complement the meal with a celebration of wine from Carlucci's Wine award-winning wine list by Wine Spectator featuring labels from both Italy's and California's finest vineyards. A comfortable full-service bar features lively entertainment on select Friday and Saturday nights. Seasonal Alfresco outdoor dining, beautiful dining rooms and an exceptional wait staff make Carlucci a destination not to be missed. Valet parking is complimentary and a Courtesy Shuttle is available upon request to and from area hotels and venues. PRIVATE DINING DESTINATION FOR PERSONAL OR BUSINESS: Private rooms are available for impeccable events for 10-300 guests, perfect for business or personal affairs with experienced private dining managers to assist in planning every detail. Our theater-style auditorium featuring state of the art sound system with AV equipment and WIFI can accommodate groups as large as 300, the perfect setting for your next corporate meeting. Offsite catering is also available.
I never mind an Old School Italian eatery as after I moved from Chicago I have rarely got to experience this kind of nostalgic type of dining. I was ready for some carb overload so I ordered the campanelle pasta, but instead of shrimp, I asked for chicken. Why? Living in SC, where we get these crustaceans fresh from local waters minutes after being harvested, I didn’t dare order them here. The pasta came with fresh spinach in a tomato chive cream sauce.
The dish certainly had potential but in the end it was just too heavy. Italians never drown their pasta in sauce, but know how to expertly dress the noodles to reach the right balance. This dish suffered from too much liquid and as a result became a mish mash rather than a coherent symphony of ingredients. The pasta became gummy and eventually completely unappetizing. Would we return? Doubtful.
4.5 based on 272 reviews
Nice, supper club atmosphere and packed on a Sunday evening. Food was very good. Only one side comes with your dinner, not two like most places so it jacks up your bill. Waitress was trying to get us to put their app on our phone. Please leave us to just enjoy our dinner. When we didn't want to "get the app", she seemed annoyed.
4 based on 160 reviews
Co-workers sang the praises of their food for so long, and I'd never been. Finally, an opportunity presented itself. The staff was very friendly, but I was surprised when the first thing they said was, “Do you have a preorder?” I didn’t even know that was possible, since this was my first visit. After that awkward start, I had an informative discussion with a waitress who helped me choose an individual pan with sausage and a soft drink. I occupied myself with my electronic gadgets for 1/2 hour, after which my pizza finally arrived. I expected the burnt cheese around the edge, which retained the pool of sauce like a lake around small round sausage balls. The crunchy cheese collar and the sausage, as advertised with fennel, were very tasty. The dough wasn’t cornmeal, but it had good texture to support the ingredients above. Lots of cheese, which clung to each cut-off bite. Near the end of the pie, my tastebuds objected to the sharpening burnt cheese. Maybe it was too much of a good thing. I was certainly satisfied with the quantity and quality. My waitress had disappeared, and when I asked, was told she’d been reassigned in back. She must not have handed me off formally, because the waitress who finally got me my bill ten minutes later had been ignoring my table. A poor ending to what could have been a home run.
4 based on 96 reviews
This is a favorite go-to restaurant for us to meet a friend who lives far away. This restaurant is between us and never disappoints. The food is consistently outstanding. I always get the salmon, and my friends often get chicken or pasta. All is great, and there is often enough to bring home leftovers. The bottomless salad is great - the salad dressing (a bit sweet and thick) is the best!
4.5 based on 201 reviews
Busy place, large menu, great variety of breakfast options.
Our visit was on Sunday morning about 9:30 am and we had about a 20 minute wait which was reasonable considering how busy it was.
We ordered the Apple pancake to share for the table.
Coffee was very good. I had the meat lovers omelette, my wife had the vegetable omelette with swiss. My wife loved her vegetable omelette. My meat lovers omelette with swiss was good.
The hash browns were very good, we had them topped with cheese.
As many other reviews said, the Apple Pancake was terrific, definately happy we ordered it.
Service was very considering how busy it was.
All in all, Walker Brothers was a hit for us.
4.5 based on 242 reviews
Our group of 5 enjoyed our meal at Pita Inn! The food was fresh and the management addressed dietary concerns (allergies). The servings were large and had plenty of condiments. We also enjoyed desserts. Plenty of options for vegetarians!
4.5 based on 171 reviews
This Greek Restaurant is authentic - the real deal. There are no bad dishes to be had, and all of the portions are quite big. Don’t go without reservations. There is valet parking.
4.5 based on 215 reviews
Super fresh. Great fries, awesome hotdogs with all the fixings. Great burgers. Tiny little place that's a huge hit with local businesses. Great place to take the kids for lunch on a Saturday. Fresh, hot, quick fast food for when the bug hits you!
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