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Blind Faith CafeBlind Faith Cafe
845 reviews
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Vegetarian / Vegan | Evanston, North Suburbs

My wife and thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. Blind Faith Cafe was recommended by my wife’s medical provider as we had flown in from Tampa for treatments in Chicago. Hands down, the Blind Faith Cafe is the best vegetarian restaurant we have patronized. And our waiter Rich was exceedingly helpful in recommending dishes and deserts because of our dietary restrictions. The granola strawberry rhubarb was phenomenal. The granola is house made and we were able to purchase some to take home with us. We will go back to the Blind Faith Cafe when we return to Chicago. More

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OceaniqueOceanique
1139 reviews
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Seafood | Evanston, North Suburbs

Pretty flawless, as usual. Mousse, salad, and ocean trout all wonderful. More

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KansakuKansaku
363 reviews
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Japanese | Evanston, North Suburbs

Kansaku is a “go to” for us. Always dependable. New waiter tonight but I’m sure he’ll pick it up v More

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Chef's StationChef's Station
739 reviews
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Contemporary American | Evanston, North Suburbs

Food delicious, as always. Service was ridiculously slow but the food made up for the wait. Another plate of bread would have helped. More

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Next of Kin RestaurantNext of Kin Restaurant
351 reviews
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Contemporary American | Evanston, North Suburbs

Noise level was really quite low for a busy night. So that was great! (The rating scale for noise on this website is ambivalent and confusing, so I left it blank. )This was a delightful dining experience. Fresh, inventive, wholesome, yet scrumptious dishes in a sharp MCM room. Nice outdoor area too. More

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Flat Top Grill - EvanstonFlat Top Grill - Evanston
74 reviews
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Contemporary Asian | Evanston, North Suburbs

Very attentive staff. The restaurant was very clean also. The food is fantastic. And the prices are excellent. It’s an excellent place for a semi quiet lunch or dinner for two but it’s also a great place for a huge party to go eat together. More

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NaKornNaKorn
119 reviews
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Thai | Evanston, North Suburbs

Inventive Asian cuisine in a refined, but casual setting. Worth returning to. More

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HearthHearth
652 reviews
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Contemporary American | Evanston, North Suburbs

Innovative food. Well prepared. Quiet atmosphere but not romantic. Nice porch for pre- or post-dinner meal. More

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The Barn SteakhouseThe Barn Steakhouse
495 reviews
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Steakhouse | Evanston, North Suburbs

Celebrating our wedding anniversary at the Barn. Our first time after hearing a few good reviews from friends. The setting is very welcoming and while busy- was not loud or rushed at all. Our server Jessica was extremely warm and attentive. We started with their delicious Barn chopped salad and ceviche. Both were delicious. We had filet mignon as main course, which was cooked perfectly and a wonderful cut. We had Brussels sprouts and mushrooms on the side. Both were tasty. All in all, a wonderful experience. More

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Found Kitchen and Social HouseFound Kitchen and Social House
999 reviews
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American | Evanston, North Suburbs

A great waiter can make all the difference in a meal and ours was outstanding! That said, the oysters, cheeses, salmon, steak, gelato and cocktails were all perfect on their own. We liked that there weren’t any tables of rowdy young children on their iPads. Will definitely return soon! More

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The Stained GlassThe Stained Glass
1466 reviews
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Contemporary American | Evanston, North Suburbs

Wonderful meals. Fish perfectly cooked. Delicious French wine. My only disappointment was where we were seated. We had specifically asked for a quiet table to celebrate a anniversary. 6:30 reservation so there were many tables to choose from. Next thing we know there was a party of 20 being seated in the room directly behind my chair and the patrons spilling out of the room standing practically on top of our table and I am getting elbowed and knocked in the head with purses. Very hard to hear each other so it really spoiled the romantic mood we had in the beginning. More

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Tapas BarcelonaTapas Barcelona
74 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates | Evanston, North Suburbs

Love Tapas or small plates. Busy but not too noisy. The variety was great. A little difficult to decide. Went with the very traditional jamon manchego & tomate, the special artichoke stuffed with crab, pollo with potato and the snails. All were delicious. We probably could have had 2 more plates but decided on dessert. We chose the frozen chocolate mousse and the banana with caramel pistachio and ice cream. Very yummy. Can’t wait to return to try other plates and paella. More

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Trattoria DemiTrattoria Demi
95 reviews
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Italian | Evanston, North Suburbs

Trattoria Demi is a very unassuming simple restaurant with excellent food. We loved the grilled octopus /cannelloni and arugula small plate - the octopus was so tender and flavorful. And then the Cioppino! Truly the very best I have ever had! The dish included a generous selection of seafood and a thick rich broth. I can’t wait to return and order it again. More

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Pete Miller's Seafood and Prime Steak - EvanstonPete Miller's Seafood and Prime Steak - Evanston
1910 reviews
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Steak | Evanston, North Suburbs

my favorite place for a well made burger great cocktails, beer and wine what is not to love plus live music More

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The CellarThe Cellar
184 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates | Evanston, North Suburbs

The venue and food are fantastic. Service is also top notch! More

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Whiskey ThiefWhiskey Thief
292 reviews
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American | Evanston, North Suburbs

Good Evanston sports bar. The food is decent. Pretty loud but quieter in the back. They were very nice to my son who was taken there for his birthday, giving him a free dessert. More

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Farmhouse - EvanstonFarmhouse - Evanston
971 reviews
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American | Evanston, North Suburbs

Thanks to the great staff for our specially plated “to share” order. Will come again soon! More

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Terra & VineTerra & Vine
714 reviews
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Italian | Evanston, North Suburbs

Alpana Singh's doesn't disappoint! Fantastic Mediterranean/Italian cuisine that is fresh, innovative, set in a cozy dining and also upbeat bar/lounge seating area. Food is always perfectly prepared and her staff is always attentive. Peter, mixologist, has great suggestions for pairing either beer, a cocktail or something new with your specific dish. Great spot for after work, a date night, lunch, brunch or just a quick libation before catching a movie! Highly recommend!!! More

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Koi Fine Asian Cuisine & LoungeKoi Fine Asian Cuisine & Lounge
777 reviews
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Chinese | Evanston, North Suburbs

Good food,decent waitress, hostess did not greet us saying good by. More

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Red Hot Chilli PepperRed Hot Chilli Pepper
73 reviews
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Indian | Evanston, North Suburbs

The 4 of us had a very nice time. The food was Chinese fusion but not the usual faire which was a pleasant change. Everything was good. Nice to see lamb and many flavorful vegetarian dishes available. Good service and surprisingly no wait at 5:30 on Saturday. More

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Mt. Everest RestaurantMt. Everest Restaurant
52 reviews
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Indian | Evanston, North Suburbs

Would absolutely recommend Mt. Everest to anyone. This was my first time eating at an Indian restaurant and the food exceeded my expectations. So good. The service was great too. Will for sure be back. More

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Symphony's CafeSymphony's Cafe
457 reviews
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American | Evanston, North Suburbs

Very pleased with the food and service was great. Would definitely be going again. More

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Jilly's CafeJilly's Cafe
276 reviews
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French | Evanston, North Suburbs

A cute little restaurant with a big bold flavor. I will be going back. More

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Rock 'N RavioliRock 'N Ravioli
213 reviews
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Italian | Evanston, North Suburbs

Though we came on Sinatra Sunday and the music was a bit loud to have a dinner conversation, the older folks still loved it. There was some confusion about whether some of the items listed as vegan on the menu were really vegan or if the vegan items were still available. But the food was good. More

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Bangers & Lace - EvanstonBangers & Lace - Evanston
96 reviews
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American | Evanston, North Suburbs

Half of one of our four entrees was cold, and had to be sent back for reheating. When it returned, the other half had gotten cold! Other than that, the food was very good. More

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Firehouse GrillFirehouse Grill
2 reviews
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American | Evanston, North Suburbs

Always consistent great food and service. Has a lot of different food items and drinks. Friendly staff. More

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Blind Faith CafeBlind Faith Cafe
845 reviews
$$$$
Vegetarian / Vegan | Evanston, North Suburbs

My wife and thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. Blind Faith Cafe was recommended by my wife’s medical provider as we had flown in from Tampa for treatments in Chicago. Hands down, the Blind Faith Cafe is the best vegetarian restaurant we have patronized. And our waiter Rich was exceedingly helpful in recommending dishes and deserts because of our dietary restrictions. The granola strawberry rhubarb was phenomenal. The granola is house made and we were able to purchase some to take home with us. We will go back to the Blind Faith Cafe when we return to Chicago. More

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OceaniqueOceanique
1139 reviews
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Seafood | Evanston, North Suburbs

Pretty flawless, as usual. Mousse, salad, and ocean trout all wonderful. More

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Chef's StationChef's Station
739 reviews
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Contemporary American | Evanston, North Suburbs

Food delicious, as always. Service was ridiculously slow but the food made up for the wait. Another plate of bread would have helped. More

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NaKornNaKorn
119 reviews
$$$$
Thai | Evanston, North Suburbs

Inventive Asian cuisine in a refined, but casual setting. Worth returning to. More

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HearthHearth
652 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Evanston, North Suburbs

Innovative food. Well prepared. Quiet atmosphere but not romantic. Nice porch for pre- or post-dinner meal. More

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KansakuKansaku
363 reviews
$$$$
Japanese | Evanston, North Suburbs

Kansaku is a “go to” for us. Always dependable. New waiter tonight but I’m sure he’ll pick it up v More

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Next of Kin RestaurantNext of Kin Restaurant
351 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Evanston, North Suburbs

Noise level was really quite low for a busy night. So that was great! (The rating scale for noise on this website is ambivalent and confusing, so I left it blank. )This was a delightful dining experience. Fresh, inventive, wholesome, yet scrumptious dishes in a sharp MCM room. Nice outdoor area too. More

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The Barn SteakhouseThe Barn Steakhouse
495 reviews
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Steakhouse | Evanston, North Suburbs

Celebrating our wedding anniversary at the Barn. Our first time after hearing a few good reviews from friends. The setting is very welcoming and while busy- was not loud or rushed at all. Our server Jessica was extremely warm and attentive. We started with their delicious Barn chopped salad and ceviche. Both were delicious. We had filet mignon as main course, which was cooked perfectly and a wonderful cut. We had Brussels sprouts and mushrooms on the side. Both were tasty. All in all, a wonderful experience. More

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Flat Top Grill - EvanstonFlat Top Grill - Evanston
74 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary Asian | Evanston, North Suburbs

Very attentive staff. The restaurant was very clean also. The food is fantastic. And the prices are excellent. It’s an excellent place for a semi quiet lunch or dinner for two but it’s also a great place for a huge party to go eat together. More

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Found Kitchen and Social HouseFound Kitchen and Social House
999 reviews
$$$$
American | Evanston, North Suburbs

A great waiter can make all the difference in a meal and ours was outstanding! That said, the oysters, cheeses, salmon, steak, gelato and cocktails were all perfect on their own. We liked that there weren’t any tables of rowdy young children on their iPads. Will definitely return soon! More

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