Available for dinner tonight

View all

Best American Restaurants in Evanston

View all

Best American Restaurants in Evanston

Best Contemporary American Restaurants in Evanston

View all

Best Contemporary American Restaurants in Evanston

Popular restaurants in Chicago

Browse some of the most booked restaurants in Chicago

Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Oak Park
(646)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Oak Park
Maya Del Sol
(390)
$$$$
Latin American | Oak Park
Gaetano's & Ristorantino Mediterraneo
(121)
$$$$
Italian | Forest Park
La Tequileria
(20)
$$$$
Tapas / Small Plates | Melrose Park
Posto 31
(247)
$$$$
Italian | La Grange
View all Chicago restaurants

Treat your taste buds: Explore Evanston restaurants

  • Restaurant List
  • Best restaurants

Evanston Restaurants

Treat your taste buds: Explore Evanston restaurants

Evanston Restaurants

Blind Faith Cafe
Blind Faith Cafe
(904)
$$$$
Vegetarian / Vegan | Evanston, North Suburbs

Such a high quality spot. The food is phenomenal. This place has withstood the test of time and when you eat there you understand why. I had the shiitake walnut loaf, so good. And I had a piece of the vegan peanut butter chocolate cake with raspberry sorbet.. omg More

OpenTable Diner -
Shinsen
Shinsen
(11)
$$$$
Japanese | Evanston, North Suburbs

Very shaky service but EXCELLENT food. Dined there this past Saturday with husband and teenage son. Seems they are still working out the kinks in their service. Took 10 minutes for our server to take our order, then we waited 45 minutes without explanation or apology to see our first plate of food. Once the food began to arrive, it came as expected aside from the occasional interruption to ask whether we had yet received items we ordered. Eventually the head chef came out to apologize and offered us a free dessert. Our server also eventually apologized and explained it was the first time they had a full house. Given the quality of the food and thoughtfulness of the staff once they caught their breath, I will definitely give it a second try. Stay tuned for an updated review. More

OpenTable Diner -
NaKorn
NaKorn
(170)
$$$$
Thai | Evanston, North Suburbs

I loved everything about this restaurant! I brought my husband here for his birthday. We ran into a friend whose wife is Thai and said they go here often because the food is so good. He also mentioned that they are constantly adding new foods to the menu. I had artic char with ginger and pomegranate seeds and a wonderful sauce, my husband had swordfish which was fresh and spicy and so good that he was spooning every last drop of the sauce from the bowl! We also had a delicious creme brulee and chocolate mousse for dessert (they brought the mousse with a candle and a birthday card signed by the entire staff!). We will definitely be going back. :) More

OpenTable Diner -
Oceanique
Oceanique
(1199)
$$$$
Seafood | Evanston, North Suburbs

We had not dined here in much too long. The food is so great, we will be returning much more frequently. Menu is extensive and has terrific variety but something for everyone. Superb wines. More

OpenTable Diner -
Chef's Station
Chef's Station
(781)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Evanston, North Suburbs

Tha food was visually appealing and so delicious. Reservations were easy to secure. Too bad the server wasn't as attentive as one might expect. More

OpenTable Diner -
Kansaku
Kansaku
(377)
$$$$
Japanese | Evanston, North Suburbs

The food was superb, especially the nigiri and maki. My 11 year old could not stop talking about how amazing the tuna was. The udon was also fantastic as was the calamari. The only disappointing dish was the chicken teriyaki which was a little cold and not great for my 7 year old who wanted his rice on the side not under his chicken and had the sauce on it. We’ll know for next time how to order for him though. Overall, excellent service and food More

OpenTable Diner -
Red Hot Chilli Pepper
Red Hot Chilli Pepper
(85)
$$$$
Indian | Evanston, North Suburbs

We had our anniversary dinner here - great food, service, and a complimentary dessert! We will be back. More

OpenTable Diner -
The Barn Steakhouse
The Barn Steakhouse
(587)
$$$$
Steakhouse | Evanston, North Suburbs

My favorite restaurant in Evanston. The Barn pays attention to the details: Service, Quality, Menu, Taste, and Value. I book my table every time I am in Evanston, once per month. More

OpenTable Diner -
Next of Kin Restaurant
Next of Kin Restaurant
(444)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Evanston, North Suburbs

My vegetarian daughter and I were thrilled with your veggie options. We can't wait to return. More

OpenTable Diner -
Jilly's Cafe
Jilly's Cafe
(305)
$$$$
French | Evanston, North Suburbs

This is definitely a neighborhood gem (although we don't live in the neighborhood!). It has a wonderful vibe, a combination of the space and the service, that is very comfortable, and the food is unfussy, delicious French/European. More

OpenTable Diner -
Whiskey Thief
Whiskey Thief
(323)
$$$$
American | Evanston, North Suburbs

Great atmosphere. Make sure to request seating in a whiskey barrel booth. Fantastic! More

OpenTable Diner -
Found Kitchen and Social House
Found Kitchen and Social House
(1081)
$$$$
American | Evanston, North Suburbs

Fantastic place. Totally went above and beyond. More

OpenTable Diner -
Tapas Barcelona
Tapas Barcelona
(160)
$$$$
Tapas / Small Plates | Evanston, North Suburbs

Always reliable and delightful More

OpenTable Diner -
The Stained Glass
The Stained Glass
(1531)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Evanston, North Suburbs

Food and service were excellent. More

OpenTable Diner -
Farmhouse - Evanston
Farmhouse - Evanston
(1069)
$$$$
American | Evanston, North Suburbs

Really enjoyed the food and service. Was looking for a good down home meal in chicago. Farmhouse hit the spot. Great soups, grilled cheese and desserts. Appetizer of cauliflower was not so enjoyed, yet that may be to personal taste. Recommend you go and enjoy More

OpenTable Diner -
Koi Fine Asian Cuisine & Lounge
Koi Fine Asian Cuisine & Lounge
(818)
$$$$
Chinese | Evanston, North Suburbs

Good variety and food was tasty Only problem with food was too much salt. The restaurant was crowded and it was hard to get between tables and noise level was high. Good value. More

OpenTable Diner -
Trattoria Demi
Trattoria Demi
(113)
$$$$
Italian | Evanston, North Suburbs

Well balanced menu. Really tasty. We got pasta dishes but the ladies at Ergo Salon next door say they often order the pizzas which they love. I took their advice and booked a reservation which is recommended because it fills up quickly. Will definitely go again. More

OpenTable Diner -
Terra & Vine
Terra & Vine
(783)
$$$$
Italian | Evanston, North Suburbs

It was my first time at this restaurant, and I was very impressed. Our waiter was excellent. He asked questions about timing (we were going to a play), allergies, and other preliminary matters. He helped with recommendations from the menu, each of which was great. The food was superb; the ambiance excellent. I was very impressed, and will return when in the area. More

OpenTable Diner -
The Cellar
The Cellar
(215)
$$$$
Tapas / Small Plates | Evanston, North Suburbs

Food was tremendous!! More

OpenTable Diner -
Mt. Everest Restaurant
Mt. Everest Restaurant
(61)
$$$$
Indian | Evanston, North Suburbs

Been there many times. Always enjoy the experience, especially opportunity to try Asian food that is less well known as well as the tried and true. More

OpenTable Diner -
Flat Top Grill - Evanston
Flat Top Grill - Evanston
(89)
$$$$
Contemporary Asian | Evanston, North Suburbs

Awesome 👍. Have been back many times. Service is usually very very good. For some reason it was a little off this time More

OpenTable Diner -
Mid Kitchen
Mid Kitchen
(1)
$$$$
Vegetarian / Vegan | Evanston, North Suburbs

My lox was great but coffee was weak. Staff was really nice and gave my kiddo a coloring book and full box of crayons to play with. More

OpenTable Diner -
Symphony's Cafe
Symphony's Cafe
(475)
$$$$
American | Evanston, North Suburbs

Love this place. Best rack of lamb ever! We’ll be back. More

OpenTable Diner -
Bangers & Lace - Evanston
Bangers & Lace - Evanston
(103)
$$$$
American | Evanston, North Suburbs

Came here for drinks and appetizers. The space is very comfortable and has a cool vibe. The drinks were perfectly done and the food was very tasty. Enjoyed it very much. More

OpenTable Diner -
Rock 'N Ravioli
Rock 'N Ravioli
(248)
$$$$
Italian | Evanston, North Suburbs

I had the spaghetti and meatballs. The meatballs were flavorful. The sauce was too. The spaghetti to save ratio was off. Too much sauce for the amount of spaghetti. The salad was great. I particularly liked the roasted red peppers. More

OpenTable Diner -
La Macchina Cafe
La Macchina Cafe
(1)
$$$$
Chinese | Evanston, North Suburbs

La Macchina Cafe serves up Italian fare in a setting featuring a motorcycle theme. With quirky menu options and a full wine bar, the restaurant provides guests with authentic fare and a relaxed, rustic vibe. Diners will enjoy a variety of dishes that include a soup of the day, mixed cheese and meat and a chef selection of Italian cheeses. Those looking for traditional flavors will delight in the prosciutto di parma, arugula and balsamic reduction or the polenta sausage and peppers.

La Macchina Cafe also offers the pastas guests crave, with options like the tagliatelle and gnocchi that feature hand-cut ingredients. For the full La Macchina Cafe experience, make sure to check out the risotto and the chicken arrosto paired with a carefully selected wine.

More

Firehouse Grill
Firehouse Grill
(2)
$$$$
American | Evanston, North Suburbs

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

OpenTable Diner -
Furious Spoon - Evanston
Furious Spoon - Evanston
Reviews coming soon
Ramen | Evanston, North Suburbs

Handmade noodles and sides by Michelin Star Chef Shin Thompson and loud hip-hop music. We chose the name Furious Spoon to educate guests on the culturally proper way to eat ramen– “furiously.” You slurp the noodles furiously so that the noodles and the other ingredients do not overcook in the hot broth.More

Evanston Diners' Choice Winners

Evanston's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Blind Faith Cafe
Blind Faith Cafe
(904)
$$$$
Vegetarian / Vegan | Evanston, North Suburbs

Such a high quality spot. The food is phenomenal. This place has withstood the test of time and when you eat there you understand why. I had the shiitake walnut loaf, so good. And I had a piece of the vegan peanut butter chocolate cake with raspberry sorbet.. omg More

OpenTable Diner -
NaKorn
NaKorn
(170)
$$$$
Thai | Evanston, North Suburbs

I loved everything about this restaurant! I brought my husband here for his birthday. We ran into a friend whose wife is Thai and said they go here often because the food is so good. He also mentioned that they are constantly adding new foods to the menu. I had artic char with ginger and pomegranate seeds and a wonderful sauce, my husband had swordfish which was fresh and spicy and so good that he was spooning every last drop of the sauce from the bowl! We also had a delicious creme brulee and chocolate mousse for dessert (they brought the mousse with a candle and a birthday card signed by the entire staff!). We will definitely be going back. :) More

OpenTable Diner -
Chef's Station
Chef's Station
(781)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Evanston, North Suburbs

Tha food was visually appealing and so delicious. Reservations were easy to secure. Too bad the server wasn't as attentive as one might expect. More

OpenTable Diner -
Oceanique
Oceanique
(1199)
$$$$
Seafood | Evanston, North Suburbs

We had not dined here in much too long. The food is so great, we will be returning much more frequently. Menu is extensive and has terrific variety but something for everyone. Superb wines. More

OpenTable Diner -
Red Hot Chilli Pepper
Red Hot Chilli Pepper
(85)
$$$$
Indian | Evanston, North Suburbs

We had our anniversary dinner here - great food, service, and a complimentary dessert! We will be back. More

OpenTable Diner -
Kansaku
Kansaku
(377)
$$$$
Japanese | Evanston, North Suburbs

The food was superb, especially the nigiri and maki. My 11 year old could not stop talking about how amazing the tuna was. The udon was also fantastic as was the calamari. The only disappointing dish was the chicken teriyaki which was a little cold and not great for my 7 year old who wanted his rice on the side not under his chicken and had the sauce on it. We’ll know for next time how to order for him though. Overall, excellent service and food More

OpenTable Diner -
The Barn Steakhouse
The Barn Steakhouse
(587)
$$$$
Steakhouse | Evanston, North Suburbs

My favorite restaurant in Evanston. The Barn pays attention to the details: Service, Quality, Menu, Taste, and Value. I book my table every time I am in Evanston, once per month. More

OpenTable Diner -
Jilly's Cafe
Jilly's Cafe
(305)
$$$$
French | Evanston, North Suburbs

This is definitely a neighborhood gem (although we don't live in the neighborhood!). It has a wonderful vibe, a combination of the space and the service, that is very comfortable, and the food is unfussy, delicious French/European. More

OpenTable Diner -
Next of Kin Restaurant
Next of Kin Restaurant
(444)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Evanston, North Suburbs

My vegetarian daughter and I were thrilled with your veggie options. We can't wait to return. More

OpenTable Diner -
Whiskey Thief
Whiskey Thief
(323)
$$$$
American | Evanston, North Suburbs

Great atmosphere. Make sure to request seating in a whiskey barrel booth. Fantastic! More

OpenTable Diner -