Feb. 10, 2016

Best Romantic Restaurants on the North Shore

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In case you needed some inspiration for Valentine’s Day! Updated for 2016.

Restaurant Michael
64 Green Bay Road, Winnetka, 847-441-3100

Chef Michael Lachowicz presents his version of unpretentious fine French food in a casually elegant setting. A North Shore classic.

Guildhall
694 Vernon Ave., Glencoe, 847-835-8100

A stylish American Bistro with European influences. The restaurant features a warm and comfortable environment to enjoy heartfelt cuisine, craft beers and cocktails with an eclectic wine list.

Campagnola
815 Chicago Ave., Evanston, 847-475-6100

A true neighborhood gem, Chef Vince DiBattista and his team are committed to using the best in seasonal ingredients, preparing them with care, and presenting dishes in a simple, straightforward style in a cozy and relaxing atmosphere.

The Stained Glass/The Cellar
1735 Benson Ave., Evanston, 847-864-8600
820 Clark St., Evanston, 847-864-8678

Both comfortable and elegant, this high-end New American restaurant turns out creative, uniformly delicious cuisine complemented by a fantastic wine selection, including imaginative flights. The Cellar is the Stained Glass’ sibling restaurant that offers globally inspired small plates paired with craft beers and cocktails in a more casual environment. The Cellar does not accept reservations.

Francesco’s Hole in the Wall
254 Skokie Blvd., Northbrook, 847-272-0155

Enjoy 30 years of tradition in this charming authentic Italian restaurant. The 20+ entrees are written in marker on a wallboard each day to reflect the fresh ingredients that are delivered each morning. Please note, it is a small restaurant and they do not take reservations.

Abigail’s American Bistro
493 Roger Williams Ave, Highland Park, 847-780-4862

An upscale yet unpretentious neighborhood restaurant with a knowledgeable wait staff and a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere that offers a regional menu with honest and simple preparation. This place is perpetually busy so expect a wait time if dining after 6 pm when reservations are no longer accepted. 

Cellar Gate 
524 Sheridan Rd., Highwood, 847-748-8086

Cellar Gate is a unique restaurant, wine bar, and wine shop rolled into one. Boasting cozy and eclectic European/farmhouse décor, you won’t find another place like it.  They offer a fantastic wine selection and a lovely menu of small plates and tapas designed to be paired with their wines. 

Ballaro
214 Green Bay Rd., Highwood, 847-780-3396

This new hot spot will probably be tough to get a reservation during peak times. Perhaps if you go early you can treat yourself and your special someone to the rustic-chic refined Italian fare that everyone is raving about. Excellent wine list to boot.

Flight Wine Bar
1820 Tower Road, Glenview, 847-729-9463

As to be expected, Flight offers an extensive wine list featuring 35 wines by the glass from every corner of the globe, a fully stocked bar, and an award-winning menu best described as “American Contemporary” comfort food featuring a wide range of small bites and sharable plates and a varied selection of “Mains.”

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