Park Ridge is a city in Cook County, Illinois, United States, and a Chicago suburb. The population was 37,480 at the 2010 census. It is located 15 miles (24 km) northwest of downtown Chicago. It is close to O'Hare International Airport, major expressways, and rail transportation. It is a part of the Chicago metropolitan area, bordering three northwestern neighborhoods of Chicago's Far North Side (Edison Park, Norwood Park, and O'Hare.)
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4.5 based on 124 reviews
Took my niece for lunch and we shared a grilled peach salad, pumpkin ravioli, whitefish and a dessert and of course a bottle of wine. Wines were well priced. Salad was described as grilled peaches ... but actually there was maybe half a sliced peach on a lot of arugula with few goat cheese crumbles - very tasty but overpriced. Mains are served with soup or salad. Generous portion of pumpkin ravioli [ maybe 9 ] and sauce was tasty but a bit too sweet to our taste. Whitefish well prepared and we were tempted to try the cesar salad with it but decided we'd had enough salad. We thought bread was dry altho it was nice soaked in the ravioli sauce. Cloth tablecloths, very friendly service. Nice touch for an upscale lunch
4.5 based on 713 reviews
Consistently among Chicago's top Italian dining destinations and a Chicagoland area hot spot, Carlucci proudly celebrates over 25 years in the restaurant and private dining industry. With close proximity to O'Hare airport, area hotels, and Rosemont's thriving Convention and Theater district, Carlucci has mastered the dining experience, enabling guests to dine and entertain deliciously within their schedule. Experience dining rooms with gracious Tuscan ambiance featuring white linen tablecloths, painted murals and rich wood trim. Served with utmost precision by seasoned wait staff, the menu is equally refined whether business lunch or social dinner. Fresh greens, simmered sauces, pasta al dente and masterful main courses celebrate flavors that embody Italian tradition. Complement the meal with a celebration of wine from Carlucci's Wine award-winning wine list by Wine Spectator featuring labels from both Italy's and California's finest vineyards. A comfortable full-service bar features lively entertainment on select Friday and Saturday nights. Seasonal Alfresco outdoor dining, beautiful dining rooms and an exceptional wait staff make Carlucci a destination not to be missed. Valet parking is complimentary and a Courtesy Shuttle is available upon request to and from area hotels and venues. PRIVATE DINING DESTINATION FOR PERSONAL OR BUSINESS: Private rooms are available for impeccable events for 10-300 guests, perfect for business or personal affairs with experienced private dining managers to assist in planning every detail. Our theater-style auditorium featuring state of the art sound system with AV equipment and WIFI can accommodate groups as large as 300, the perfect setting for your next corporate meeting. Offsite catering is also available.
I never mind an Old School Italian eatery as after I moved from Chicago I have rarely got to experience this kind of nostalgic type of dining. I was ready for some carb overload so I ordered the campanelle pasta, but instead of shrimp, I asked for chicken. Why? Living in SC, where we get these crustaceans fresh from local waters minutes after being harvested, I didn’t dare order them here. The pasta came with fresh spinach in a tomato chive cream sauce.
The dish certainly had potential but in the end it was just too heavy. Italians never drown their pasta in sauce, but know how to expertly dress the noodles to reach the right balance. This dish suffered from too much liquid and as a result became a mish mash rather than a coherent symphony of ingredients. The pasta became gummy and eventually completely unappetizing. Would we return? Doubtful.
4.5 based on 32 reviews
Family with teens boys traveling through Chicago for Navy boot camp graduation. Tired and hungry but wanted something light. Stopped here bc it was open later and on the way to our hotel by the airport. An amazing stroke of luck! Crepes were tender and light and cappuccinos and coffee were perfect. Tried banana & Nutella, strawberry & Nutella, blueberry cheesecake, mixed berry, and banana berry sweet crepes, along with a savory chicken florentine crepe. Couldn't find a flaw - had to come back again the next day before our flight just for one more taste. Makes us wish we lived closer!
4.5 based on 330 reviews
They sell seafood meals here but even better is the fresh seafood that they sell retail. The selection of top quality seafood is impressive. We ate lunch there. The only negative is ,no coffee. Not a huge problem for a place that sells wine with the meal. I had the grouper, grilled sandwich. It was very good. The price may seem high but considering the price of top quality seafood like I had, it is very fair. If you want to impress you inlaws or parents with how well you cook sea food, get the meat here.
4.5 based on 1 reviews
Enjoyed a fantastic evening at Gibson's with six co-workers. We started out as "that group" when two of our party ordered non-traditional, not-on-the-menu cocktails; both our waiter and the bartender rolled with it, and came up with fantastic options! Of course the steaks were out of this world amazing, and importantly, all served exactly to the temperature requested!! Sides were delicious, especially the brussel sprouts and mashed potatoes. Desserts--"as big as your head"--seriously! Great service, great food, great cocktails, great desserts--all add up to a fantastic evening!
4.5 based on 215 reviews
Super fresh. Great fries, awesome hotdogs with all the fixings. Great burgers. Tiny little place that's a huge hit with local businesses. Great place to take the kids for lunch on a Saturday. Fresh, hot, quick fast food for when the bug hits you!
4.5 based on 72 reviews
This small, but always crowded, little diner serves good old fashioned meals (breakfast being my favorite here) at prices that make your wallet smile. Service include friendly smiles, refilled coffee mugs, and attention to details. They'll make anything you like anyway you like. Home made salsa for eggs is just icing on the cake. I almost hate to give this a good review for fear the secret will be out and I'll have to wait for a seat. totally worth it!
4.5 based on 373 reviews
You are cordially invited to join us for an evening or afternoon of relaxed elegance and exceptional cuisine. Our impressive menu of nationally renowned dry aged steaks and the freshest of seafood will ignite your culinary imagination as our award-winning wine list of more than 5,000 bottles awakens your inner sommelier. And as our gracious, knowledgeable servers delight you with their uncanny ability to anticipate your every need, you’ll experience firsthand why the American Culinary Federation recently bestowed upon us their “Achievement of Excellence Award.” Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or hosting a business luncheon or dinner, we can help you flawlessly pull off any private dining event. Our event planning staff has extensive experience and the ideal materials to work with—a capital setting, distinctive food and unmatched service.
My husband and I have had wonderful dinners here before but not so with my sister! Seated in front of a noisy kitchen even though promised lounge when reservation was made, worst Cosmo I've ever had and beets in salad were so hard I couldn't cut them! Manager greeted tables around us but not us...maybe because we were two women? Will probably never return - for those inflated prices, I expect more.
4.5 based on 66 reviews
We were eating sushi and drinks cocktails. Sushi is great, only lil bit smaller than I like to eat. Service is great, seating is little bit tidy. Good for quick dinner
4.5 based on 356 reviews
Welcome to Fogo de Chao(fo-go dee shoun), an authentic Brazilian steakhouse. In 1979, Fogo began sharing the gaucho way of preparing meat in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Today, our gaucho chefs still expertly grill each of our 16 cuts of meat and offer you continuous tableside service.We invite you to enjoy the delicious preparations of our gaucho chefs along with our gourmet salad bar, authentic Brazilian side dishes, and award-winning wine list. Welcome to Fogo de Chao. The Gaucho Way of Preparing Meat
You really need to love meat to get the full benefit of paying for the Churrasco Experience. The Market Table provides a nice break from the meat, fresh & good variety. The one thing I was really looking forward to was the lamb chops. Unfortunately, they were way overcooked. It is a nice place for a business lunch, but the energy & atmosphere is much better during their busy dinner time.
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