Brookfield Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Brookfield

April 14, 2018 Vivienne Hutton

Brookfield (formerly Grossdale) is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States, 13 miles (21 km) west of downtown Chicago. The population was 18,978 at the 2010 census. It is home to the Brookfield Zoo.
Things to do in Brookfield

1. Riverside Restaurant

3422 Harlem Ave, Riverside, IL 60546-2329 Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations European, Czech, Eastern European, Central European Lunch, Dinner +1 708-442-0434
Excellent
79%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 95 reviews

Riverside Restaurant

Reviewed By BigDMI - Algonac, Michigan

Went with friends for dinner at their suggestion for Bohemian foods. Food was hearty and tasty. They have a great selection of bohemian foods including goulash, dumplings, sausage, and pickled beef.
They offer daily specials.
There also are some seafood items on the menu.
You must same room for dessert including kolacky and cheesecake.
One point is that they don't take credit cards.

2. Emilio's Tapas Bar Restaurant

4100 Roosevelt Rd, Hillside, IL 60162-1824 Takeout, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Private Dining, Television, Accepts Credit Cards Spanish, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Lunch SGD 20 - SGD 39 +1 708-547-7177
Excellent
71%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 136 reviews

Emilio's Tapas Bar Restaurant

Thank you for your interest in Emilio’s Tapas. Emilio’s Tapas is an authentic Spanish Tapas Bar Restaurant conveniently located in West Suburban Hillside. Spanish cuisine can best be described as a mix of French and Italian influences; tapas are small dishes ideal for appetizers or when ordered in rounds build a complete meal. Our menu consists of regional Spanish specialties, original dishes created by Emilio offered in both the dining room and bar for dinner daily. The restaurant is casual with spacious dining rooms and an energetic atmosphere accentuated by colorful Spanish murals, music and tiles.

Reviewed By Geoff809 - Montclair, New Jersey

Fantastic tapas dishes. 4 of us had 8 tapas and not a bad one in the bunch. Nice wine, band and dancers gave a little slice of authentic Spain to the evening. Prices were very reasonable for this upscale restaurant in the heart of the...MoreGracias for your review and rating, we appreciate it. Please stop by soon, happy hour is M-F 4:30-6:30 and we have bar bites from $1.95 in our bar!

3. Irish Times

8869 Burlington Ave, Brookfield, IL 60513-2156 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available American, Irish, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +1 708-485-8787
Excellent
51%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 108 reviews

Irish Times

Reviewed By Annette F - Brookfield, Illinois

As Brookfield residents, we visit Irish Times fairly regularly, and often bring friends. This is a real, independently-owned Irish pub, not a chain restaurant, and so has an authentic feel. While the burgers are always good, and a bargain on Mondays ($5), I recommend the more Irish fare. The corned beef and cabbage dinner and the Irish breakfast are my favorites. The shepherd's pie is also very good, although even the best versions of that tend to be a bit bland. Add a slice of Irish bacon to the tomato and grilled cheese! The fish and chips (AYCE on Fridays) are excellent, quality flaky cod in a light tempura-style batter. A reasonably wide selection of beers and ciders on tap for a relatively small place. They used to make wonderful bread pudding with whiskey sauce, but the last time we ordered it, it came with caramel/chocolate sauce, which was fine, but not as good as the traditional. It can get crowded on Friday and Saturday evenings (or during special events/music performances - even rather crazy around St. Pat's day!), and the kitchen sometimes gets busy, so the wait for your meal to arrive can increase, but the service is always friendly and attentive. Try going early Sunday afternoon, especially in winter, when it's less crowded and you might get a table near the fireplace. The outdoor patio in back is great in warmer weather, entirely fenced-in and private. Over the years they've given in and added some big-screen TVs, but the volume is usually kept down, so minimally distracting. We've been coming here since smoking was allowed and many of the servers still had the Irish brogue. The BN Metra train station is just outside their door, so come visit Brookfield!

4. Vie

4471 Lawn Ave, Western Springs, IL 60558-1565 Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards American, French, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options Dinner SGD 41 - SGD 66 +1 708-246-2082
Excellent
75%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 129 reviews

Vie

Vie, named after the French word for life, offers seasonal, contemporary American cuisine inspired by Western European cultures and rustic fare. Chef and owner Paul Virant focuses on year-round seasonal eating with a menu featuring housemade pickles and preserves. Locally grown, artisan ingredients from Midwestern family farms are showcased. The restaurant is open for dinner Tuesday through Saturday.

Reviewed By jd068 - Boston, Massachusetts

Visited here with business colleagues. It's tucked out of the way (seemed almost in a residential neighborhood), but well worth looking for. We had an amazing dinner, from charcuterie to dessert.

5. Mattone

9 E 31st St, La Grange Park, IL 60526-1055 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible Italian, Pizza Dinner, Lunch SGD 39 - SGD 41 +1 708-352-7588
Excellent
48%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 41 reviews

Mattone

Reviewed By Kari L - Riverside, Illinois, United States

The service at Mattone's is fantastic and the food is great too. From the great pasta dishes to the wood fired pizzas you really can't go wrong. I love marinara sauce they serve with the bread it's such a nice touch. Great local place with some great weeknight specials to boot!

6. Blueberry Hill

49 S La Grange Rd, La Grange, IL 60525-2455 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 708-352-4900
Excellent
62%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 94 reviews

Blueberry Hill

Reviewed By Eileen B - Wheaton, Illinois

My girl friend and I wanted to try restaurants in LaGrange and saw this one on main street. Service is fast and friendly. My friend had the Baked Blueberry French Toast. The bread is dense and was not what she expected. She needed the compote addition because it was so dense and dry. Not a good choice. I had the Aussie Chicken sandwich. The chicken was not seasoned and I had to use the salt shaker which I never do. It was average sandwich. Portion size was good. We both decided we probably wont return.

7. Sawa's Old Warsaw Polish Style Smorgasbord

9200 W Cermak Rd, Broadview, IL 60155-4728 Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Buffet Polish, Eastern European Lunch, Dinner +1 708-343-9040
Excellent
46%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 55 reviews

Sawa's Old Warsaw Polish Style Smorgasbord

Reviewed By _bookworm2000 - Glen Ellyn, Illinois

I always have a great meal here. Although there is not a HUGE selection on the buffet table, every item is worth the trip. Especially noteworthy are the potato pancakes, the cabbage rolls, and the fried chicken. As it was Sunday, they had two special items; roast duck and pork cutlets. While the duck was quite good, the cutlets were outstanding. Even though I was starting to get filled up. I felt that I had to try the mushroom soup. I was surprised to see that it contained pasta shells, but the soup was delicious. The table had many vegetable and salad choices which my wife ate and enjoyed,but I could not spare the room in my belly.
The desserts are nothing spectacular, but I never have much room for them anyway.
When we went on Sunday morning the average age of the clientele was around 80. So you know you're getting good value for your money.
Nothing fancy. Just good food.

8. Zoo City Treats

3748 Grand Blvd, Brookfield, IL 60513-1624 Seating, Wheelchair Accessible +1 708-255-5481
Excellent
88%
Good
6%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
6%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 15 reviews

Reviewed By Ryan M - Hobart, Indiana

Stopped there for dessert after a great meal at Burger Antics. Two of my favorite flavors of all times are there including Mackinac Island Fudge and Salted Caramel. If you haven't been there yet I encourage you to try it out.

9. Tony's Mexican Grill

8699 Ogden Ave, Lyons, IL 60534-2210 Lunch, Dinner +1 708-443-6102
Excellent
89%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 9 reviews

Tony's Mexican Grill

Reviewed By Josehype

Really like this place a lot . This is Probably the best tacos shop outside the city. The service is always the best. The food is great quality, I just can't say enough about this place. If you are in the area, do yourself a favor. Stop in, and try as much as you can!

10. Golden Wok

1122 N Maple Ave, La Grange Park, IL 60526-1339 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Delivery, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Chinese, Asian Lunch, Dinner SGD 26 +1 708-354-3930
Excellent
51%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 30 reviews

Reviewed By Jennifer S

I have been eating here since I was barely old enough to hold a fork. Their food is so good! Their lunch buffet is great and the food choices rotate so you don't get stuck eating the same thing each time you visit. The hong sue chicken is my favorite meal here but the sesame chicken is a close second. Their service is fast and friendly. I dine in and take out food here and it is consistently good. The atmosphere is relaxed and casual. I would eat here every day of the week if I could.

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