North Shore Restaurant Month is Back
Who’s hungry?! February means North Shore Restaurant Month. Whatever flavors are your favorites, several of the North Shore’s best restaurants entice with must-taste offers and prix fixe menus. Simply show your server northshorediningdeals.com on your phone to participate and dig in. Offers vary but most are available 2/1 through 2/29, excluding Valentine's Day (additional restrictions may apply). Read on to find a sampler of some of this year’s deals, see the complete list of participating restaurants.
Top beverage purveyors Lush Wine Bar (2022 Central Street, Evanston) presents tantalizing prix fixe menus throughout the day. Your French-inspired lunch, brunch and dinner selections could include artisan cheeses, fish du jour or vegetable options paired with a blood orange mimosa or bourbon barrel madeira. The Whiskey Thief Tavern's (616 Davis St., Evanston) welcoming bar area or quiet booths tucked inside large open barrels can set you up with an elegant meal or upscale bar fare with 15% off your tab. Or, add a free appetizer to your meal of artisanal sandwiches (“stacked”) and fusion tacos (“folded”) at Stacked and Folded Social House (824 Noyes St., Evanston; this location only).
Whiskey Thief Tavern, Evanston
The self-appointed “beer geeks” at City Works Eatery and Pour House (365 W. Dundee Rd., Wheeling) put a modern twist on their food menu, too. Lunch or dinner prix fixe selections all month long offer you queso dip with hot chorizo and micro cilantro for one example. 1871 Chili with Angus steak, milk stout, and pork for another. Smoked provolone highlights the steak sandwich, Sriracha-garlic aioli flavor-blasts their ahi tuna burger, and bleu cheese with red wine demi-glace ups the ante on the salmon burger. Don’t forget to sample some of their rare and special beer tappings from breweries around the world.
City Works Eatery and Pour House, Wheeling
Wake up your senses with the sexy, energetic vibe at this North Shore brasserie hot spot. A hybrid of American and French fare, Aboyer (pronounced “ab-wah-yay”; meaning “to bark”) (64 Green Bay Rd., Winnetka) delights with veteran chef Michael Lachowicz’s prix fixe menu for $48. Start with rabbit and sage sausage, goat cheese truffles or a duo of charcuterie maison and artisan cheeses. Pair that with a Faroe Island Salmon, Coq au Vin or Angus hanger steak entrée. Wrap up with coffee-banana panna cotta olive oil cake, decadent dark chocolate gateau or roasted pear crumble. Your taste buds will thank you.
Ten Ninety Brewing Co (1025 N Waukegan Rd, Glenview) means it when they boast “craft beer…elevated”. So many interesting flavor profiles to try! Take in the aroma of hops and malted barley in the air and order up a flight of Half Wit, Angry Dragon and Juice God. Producing complex, refreshing, and challenging beers with unique interpretations of classic styles, their hearty menu doesn’t disappoint either with artisan pizza, quality burgers and sandwiches, some with a beer element, of course. This month, enjoy 15% off your check. Whose having the Beer-Totchos?!
Ten Ninety Brewing Co, Glenview
Definitely put Hampton Social (4999 Old Orchard Center, Skokie) on your “must try” list. Channeling East Coast living in every aspect – from the white-washed, nautical walls to the signature seafood fare — you can get a bit of a beach fix this winter. During restaurant month stop in to try the four course prix fixe dinner menu for $48. Wtih treats like Montauk Chicken Wings, Tomato Bisque, Shelter Island Salmon and Classic Key Lime Pie, this menu is sure to delight your tastebuds!
Hampton Social, Westfield Old Orchard, Skokie
Whether it's Taco Tuesday or any other day of the week, you'll find mouthwatering Mexican fusion at Mesa Urbana (3566 Milwaukee Ave., Northbrook) like Mejillones Al Chipotle (Atlantic mussels, leeks, garlic, chipotle cream sauce), the Watermelon Beet Salad (greens, red onion, yellow beets, feta, tequila vinagrette) and the Costilla de Res Taco (short rib tacos, sweet peppers, brussel sprouts, beans). Throughout February, get a free appetizer with the purchase of two entrees. Make a night of it at Pinstripes (1150 Willow Rd., Northbrook) with dinner and a game (or two) of bowling or bocce. With an extensive menu comprised of classic Italian and American dishes you won't walk away hungry. During Restaurant Month get a free appetizer and dessert with your entree purchase.
Mesa Urbana, Northbrook
Grab a free cup of joe, a side of fries, or another delicious treat during one of our Restaurant Month special events. Go to Glenview Grind (1837 Glenview Rd., Glenview) on Friday morning, Jan. 31 (8:30-10:00am), for free coffee. Follow that up with another free coffee early Feb. 6 (8:00-9:00am) at Hometown Coffee (700 Vernon Ave., Glencoe). Enjoy a complimentary brownie at Kaufman’s Bagel & Delicatessen (4905 W. Dempster St., Skokie) on Feb. 7 (10am) while supplies last. On Feb. 13 (12:00-1:00pm) stop by Dairy Queen (2700 Dundee Rd., Northbrook *this location only) for a free ice cream cone and take your Valentine for a Free Fries Friday lunch on Feb. 14 (11:30am-1:00pm) at Edzo’s Burger Shop (1571 Sherman Ave., Evanston).
Chicago’s North Shore serves up a profusion of popular and award-winning restaurants to please your palette with tastes from around the world and for any meal or occasion. Try something new or visit a family favorite. Just remember to share your yummy food photos with us by tagging #NSRM20!
Hometown Coffee, Glencoe
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