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Restaurants in and around Deerfield Il.

You make a good point...we often "replay the tapes" from old restaurant visits, without bothering to go back and see what's new/different. I should stop in and give it a new try. Another example: I haven't been in to the new SuperDawg on Milwaukee in Wheeling, even though it's been open for well over a year now. Why? Because I decided when I last visited them 15 YEARS AGO (at Central & Devon) that the food was only so-so. Time to try them again.

Aug 24, 2011
gregger77 in Chicago Area

Restaurants in and around Deerfield Il.

Sorry, I meant "Kevin's Place," aka "the old Cherry Pit" which is what 99% of Deerfielders call it. (We also still use outdated monikers like "Sears Tower.")

Aug 16, 2011
gregger77 in Chicago Area

Restaurants in and around Deerfield Il.

If old-school Italian is in order, head for Marcello's in Northbrook, 15 mins. south of center of Deerfield. I know it's a bit of a sacred cow, but Italian Kitchen is really tired, with a frowsy dining room, spotty service, and mediocre food.

Another sacred cow, in case it comes up: Cherry Pit in downtown Deerfield, for breakfast. Yuck. Better you should go across the street to Deerfield's for a chocolate-frosted raised donut and some good coffee, and call it a day (or head to Rhapsody for a terrific omelet or banana-bread french toast!)

Apr 22, 2011
gregger77 in Chicago Area

Deerfield Il

An FYI for future reference, Stony River closed around the holidays.

Apr 22, 2011
gregger77 in Chicago Area

Restaurants in and around Deerfield Il.

Good recommendations here...just a note of caution to consult with your concierge/desk clerk before heading away from Deerfield as right now we have some paralyzing construction along certain main arteries (esp. Lake-Cook Road)!

Second Carson's -- a local favorite and won't require much of a drive.

Second Mitchells -- Always good selections, and consistently great service. Comfortable atmosphere.

Any of the recommendations in Highwood, which is our little "restaurant haven" about 15 mins. away, would be easy to navigate on a weeknight. A very easy drive is Lovell's in Lake Forest , immediately north of Deerfield on Waukegan Road. It's a much-loved local spot; famous family (think Apollo 13) makes the history interesting. Fine steaks, seafood, upscale but not stuffy. Check it out: www.lovellsoflakeforest.com

Not mentioned for breakfast, another local "fave" (especially for power breakfasts) is Eggshell Cafe, but it is on Lake-Cook so you only want to access it via Pfingsten. Ask for directions. Easier because it's right in town (next to Trax) is another fave breakfast spot, Rhapsody Cafe, which offers better variety but not quite as pretty a room.

For a quick breakfast stop...I agree, Deerfield's is indeed a conventional bakery but I will argue to the death that for a breakfast stop, nobody nearby beats their donuts and danish! (No one will kick you out of the coffee room for bringing Deerfield's to the gang.)

Apr 22, 2011
gregger77 in Chicago Area