Such a delicious time of year! Venture into some new joints and sample fresh flavors with tantalizing specials from area restaurants. Get free appetizers or desserts, discounts on your bill and even full family meal deals during North Shore Restaurant Month all through February. Options include dine-in and carry-out (some restrictions may apply). Get the complete list of participating restaurants at NorthShoreDiningDeals.com.
Hampton Social, Westfield Old Orchard, Skokie
All Kinds of Fresh and Flavorful
Spirit Elephant (924 Green Bay Rd., Winnetka) celebrates all things plant-based as they elevate local, seasonal vegetables through an approachable menu (free Cauli Wings for the table). Channeling coastal vibes year-round, Hampton Social (Old Orchard Rd. and Skokie Blvd., Skokie) suggests a free appetizer like Goat Cheese Spread with chili honey, pistachios, grilled bread. Or warm up at Good To Go Jamaican Cuisine (711 Howard St., Evanston) where you can pick a free appetizer starring their homemade sauce for Jerk Rib Tips, Wings or Chicken Nachos. Worship at the “altar of barbeque” with a mouthwatering Soul & Smoke (1601 Payne St., Evanston) Family Meal Deal. Take a mini staycation to France with a visit to Aboyer (64 Green Bay Rd., Winnetka) and indulge in dishes such as the Cassoulet Toulousain, Choucroute Garnie D'Alsace or Coq Au Vin and you'll get a free dessert with your entree purchase.
Get a Bite at a Bistro
More than just an entertainment mecca, Pinstripes (1150 Willow Rd., Northbrook) boasts an exceptional Italian-American bistro with wood-fired pizzas, crisp flatbreads and pasta dishes—all from scratch (15% off). Sample a free dessert with your European-influenced entrée at Guildhall Restaurant (694 Vernon Ave., Glencoe) known for their sophisticated, thoughtful cuisine like Faroe Island Salmon or Port Chop Schnitzel. New French bistro Pomeroy (844 Spruce St., Winnetka) tantalizes with everything from Charcuterie delights to Filet au Poivre in their elegant, yet comfy setting.
City Works, Wheeling
Hop In for Great Eats with Craft Beers
Tapville Social (810 Grove St., Evanston) is a one-of-a-kind experience with craft libations and killer entrées such as Pork Al Pastor Bowl or Cajun Pasta (free dessert with entrée). Pit & Tap (1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette) serves up true Texas BBQ for brisket, ribs, pulled pork and chicken along with many specials—most out of their massive, wood-burning smoker “Big Earl.” With 90 local and global craft beers on tap and 30+ taps for local brewers City Works Eatery & Pour House (365 W. Dundee Rd., Wheeling) has plenty of tasty shareables, burgers and mains to make a night of it (15% off).
Kneads and Wants, Skokie
Who Needs Some Comfort Food?
Open for breakfast and lunch, family-owned bakery Kneads & Wants (8042 Lincoln Ave., Skokie) presents a spectacular weekend brunch Family Meal Deal with a whole quiche and pastry sampler. Find out why Stormy’s Tavern and Grill (1735 Orchard Ln., Northfield) is so darn popular with locals and try their sandwiches, pizza and Sunday BBQ (free dessert with entrée order). The Happ Inn Bar & Grill (305 Happ Rd., Northfield) has something for every cozy mood including build-your-own burgers, wood oven pizzas, Happ tacos and fried chicken (15% off).
Coarse Italian, Glenview
Mama Mia: The Italian Experience
Transport yourself to the flavors and vibe of the Italian countryside at Convito Café & Market (1515 Sheridan Rd., Wilmette) and try a free appetizer with your delizioso entrée. So’ Bella Cucina (1941 Tower Dr., Glenview) pairs an exclusively Italian wine selection with classic cuisine and offers a free appetizer like Flatbread Pizza or Arancini Balls with entrée. Brothers Franco and Vito Francese revel in the rustic on their delish menu for Coarse Italian (800 Shermer Rd., Glenview) named for its proximity to the Glenview Park Golf Club (15% off).