Take your tastebuds on a grand tour for North Shore Restaurant Month! The annual celebration of all things foody gets you freebies, discounts and other yummy deals at some of your favorite places, as well as hot new to Restaurant Month eateries like these stars. Make plans now using the complete list of participating restaurants at NorthShoreDiningDeals.com. The fun runs Feb. 1-28 (NOT including Valentine’s Day/Feb. 14; other restrictions may apply).
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Bar Siena, Westfield Old Orchard, Skokie
Refined, Yet Casual Global Taste Sensations
George Trois Group takes a fork in the road from their legendary French-focused restaurants (à la brasserie Aboyer) with brand-new Fonda (1735 Benson Ave., Evanston), a relaxed and nostalgic Mexican affair - opening early February. In addition to the dining room — sample a free dessert with entrée purchase there — the late-night Cantina and a walk-up taco window will satisfy every craving. Fresh on the scene at Westfield Old Orchard, Bar Siena (Old Orchard Rd. & Skokie Blvd., Skokie) is offering a special Prix Fixe this month so you can sample their fare and flare with the flavors of Italy. This lively, laidback spot is based on their popular Fulton Market location which gets bellissimo reviews on their pasta, pizza and brunch items. A neighborhood staple, Marcello’s (1911 Cherry Ln., Northbrook) offers delicious “made from scratch” Italian American family recipes. With 15% off your check throughout February, we recommend trying a little bit of everything like their Marcello’s Chopped Antipasto Salad, Homemade Minestrone and their gourmet, thin and crispy, Italian Beef and Giardiniera Pizza.
Valley Lodge Tavern, Wilmette
Pub Grub Greats
If you savor the relaxed vibes of pub-style joints with family and friends, Valley Lodge Tavern (1141 Central Ave, Wilmette) is that easygoing neighborhood gem serving up savory ribs, Angus beef burgers and seafood with a dozen premium draught beers and hand-crafted cocktails. Enjoy 15% off your check in February at this cornerstone. Hangar Two by Tangled Roots Brewing Company (1100 N Milwaukee Ave., Glenview) keeps the daring, adventurous spirit of aviation aloft by celebrating flavors and textures from around the globe. Pair their special Prix Fixe menu with beer styles from America, the UK, Europe and beyond. One thing is for sure, at Bat 17 (1709 Benson Ave. Evanston) in Downtown Evanston you won’t go home hungry! Serving up an extensive menu of mouth watering burgers, sandwiches, salads and more, this Evanston favorite has something for everyone. Enjoy 15% off your check during Restaurant Month.
Soul Good Coffee, Skokie
Fast and Furiously Delicious
Even a stop for a quick bite can be a delicious swoonfest. You know Superdawg (333 S Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling) by their flirty, dancing dawgs atop this delightful drive-in. Car hops deliver Chicago-style dogs, fries and milkshakes with 15% off the check. Soul Good Coffee (8266 Lincoln Ave, Skokie) is a mobile specialty coffee and tea experience currently situated as a Winter Pop-Up at the Curraugh. Serving high-quality and ethically-sourced coffee and tea, the menu includes rotating pastries and savory snacks.
Top-flight International Dining
Reimagined casual Greek eats at Avli (566 Chestnut St., Winnetka) are delivered in a comfy exposed brick setting with high ceilings and a patio. This Chicagoland fave offers classic, regional and contemporary dishes, as well as 130+ top Greek wines and the special: free dessert with entrée purchase. An unconventional French-Moroccan menu debuts at Le Tour (625 Davis St., Evanston) from restaurateur Amy Morton and award-winning Chef Debbie Gold. Check out the airy-open vibe they’re calling “Andy Warhol on the French Riviera” that seamlessly morphs between cocktail bar, dining room and event space with 15% off your check.