Where to Eat in Deerfield: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Deane Carmody

Deerfield is a village in Lake County, Illinois, United States, approximately 25 miles north of Chicago with a small portion extending into Cook County, Illinois. The population was 18,225 at the 2010 census, a decline of 175 from 2000.
Things to do in Deerfield

1. Bluegrass

1636 Old Deerfield Rd, Highland Park, IL 60035-3050 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 39 - SGD 39 +1 847-831-0595
Excellent
60%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 169 reviews

Bluegrass

Reviewed By Zach S - Chicago, Illinois

This place is great. Found it using TripAdvisor even though I've lived in HP all my life. I shared the Rosemary Chicken Sandwich with herb aioli and the Braised Short Rib with Garlic Mashed Potatoes and they were both great. The bread they brought was amazing and it came with Honey-Cinnamon butter. We got two desserts, the Bananas Foster and Chocolate Bread Pudding. The Bread Pudding was amazing and the Bananas foster was good. We will defiantly be back soon.

2. Cadwell's Grille

1445 Lake Cook Rd, Deerfield, IL 60015-5213 Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi American, Bar, Contemporary, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 847-597-2762
Excellent
62%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 197 reviews

Cadwell's Grille

Cadwell's Grille uses only the freshest ingredients to create our contemporary take on classic American comfort fare. From soup and appetizers to salads and our large dinners, everyone is sure to find a new favorite on our menu. We offer locally inspired contemporary American eats nestled in the seven-story atrium of Embassy Suites Chicago North Shore/Deerfield. Indulge in some of our locally inspired signature dishes like our spicy fish tacos, roasted beet salad with walnut oil vinaigrette, rotisserie half chicken with rosemary au jus, baby back ribs served with our house made coleslaw or the build 'yo burger 'yo way bar piled high with all the fixing's and for dessert try our famous sea salted caramel sundae with Chicago Mix popcorn and bacon dust. No matter your choice, our restaurant has the perfect option for even the most discerning palate.

Reviewed By BunkerChicago - Chicago

Cadwell Grille is truly a hidden gem! Tucked away in the Embassy Suites in Deerfield, this restaurant should be a "go to" for locals!
Chef Robert provides a better than average menu with interesting specials daily. Sunday and Monday's are "game nights" with specials on Wings and Chili. The chili is extraordinary! Hopefully, the chili will remain as a special well after football season.
The regular menu is varied and provides many delicious options. Overall, we have never been disappointed in the quality of the food or service.

We have routinely asked to have either Hermilo or Anna as our server. Both are excellent and make our visit most enjoyable.

3. Longitud315

315 Waukegan Ave, Highwood, IL 60040-1312 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating Latin, Spanish, Colombian, Central American, Peruvian, Argentinean, Venezuelan, South American, Gluten Free Options Dinner SGD 33 - SGD 52 +1 847-926-7495
Excellent
68%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 123 reviews

Longitud315

A fusion of South American flavors...

Reviewed By Squirrelhound - New York City, New York

This restaurant has a Spanish flair--many dishes are like tapas and most are great for sharing. Four of us gorged ourselves on some of the "small plates" like mushrooms, shrimp, and were stuffed by the time the entrees arrived. Beautiful presentation on the food! Great place to share specialty cocktails and food.

4. Francesco's Hole In The Wall

254 Skokie Blvd, Northbrook, IL 60062-1612 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol Italian, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Lunch SGD 39 +1 847-272-0155
Excellent
68%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 194 reviews

Francesco's Hole In The Wall

Reviewed By Boystowtraveler - Chciago

A friend invited me to this place for lunch and while it is rather small, it certainly is not a hole in the wall. It is located on a main road but it is set back, so look for it. The decor is really classy and the atmosphere is warm. It was relatively busy for lunch. The menu is on the wall and there are plenty of options from which to choose. My friend and I went with different pasta dishes and we were both pleasantly surprised. Delicious! Prices are very reasonable. Desserts are also available and we ordered a cake slice. It was huge, so plan to share it unless you are very hungry! We look forward to going here again very soon!

5. Graeter's

1347 Shermer Rd, Northbrook, IL 60062-4546 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American +1 847-513-6540
Excellent
77%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 90 reviews

Graeter's

Handcrafted for Five Generations Since 1870. Louis and Regina Graeter started handcrafting Graeter's Ice Cream in 1870. Today, generations later, we proudly remain family owned and operated. This is made possible thanks to you, our legion of loyal fans. For a century and a half, Graeter's has remained steadfast in our commitment to making ice cream in 2 gallon French Pots one batch at a time.

Reviewed By rjfmkt - Rochester, New York

Lost a bet and the prize was Graeter's. I think I actually won! The Black Raspberry Chocolate Chunk was pure heaven. Even in 15degree weather. I found the portions to be good sized. The staff could have been friendlier but they weren't rude. Samples were free flowing.

6. Deerfields Bakery

813 Waukegan Rd, Deerfield, IL 60015-3282 Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible Breakfast +1 847-945-0068
Excellent
59%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 47 reviews

Deerfields Bakery

Reviewed By Harith R - Chicago, Illinois

Simply put, this is one of the best bakeries in the Chicagoland area. They don't have a weak suit, so go early for the best selection. They also have great coffee. I like the coffee cakes, donuts, three brothers brownies (so good!), and their pecan rolls. Haven't found anything I didn't like, just some things that I like better than others. Friendly and helpful staff. They need more parking, but its worth a short jog across Waukegan Road.

7. Rise N Dine Pancake Cafe

102 S Milwaukee Ave, Wheeling, IL 60090-3110 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 847-541-4900
Excellent
67%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 116 reviews

Rise N Dine Pancake Cafe

Reviewed By susie f - West Bloomfield, Michigan

Lots of egg, pancake, French toast and waffle options on this extensive menu. The pancakes were light and fluffy. The eggs delicious. The peanut butter stuffed French toast is a must!!!! Our family devoured this family shared treat!!! We will definitely return when we visit the area again!

8. Carson's Ribs

200 North Waukegan, Deerfield, IL 60015-4906 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Steakhouse, Barbecue Lunch, Dinner SGD 39 - SGD 39 +1 847-374-8500
Excellent
52%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 167 reviews

Carson's Ribs

Reviewed By Ray S - Chicago, Illinois

You come here for ribs and they are almost always good. Even with reservations, the wait on weekends can be a half hour. The bar serves good drinks and the chipped chicken liver and cheese with crackers are super and free. The salads are first rate and desserts are also good. Service varies and sometimes is rather slow. It always noisy as the brick interior does not absorb sound. Good parking.

9. Walker Bros. Original Pancake House - Highland Park

620 Central Ave, Highland Park, IL 60035-3226 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch SGD 26 +1 847-432-0660
Excellent
54%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 156 reviews

Walker Bros. Original Pancake House - Highland Park

Reviewed By 725sde - Marshall, Michigan

Their favorite is the strawberry waffle with whipped cream. They have a nice kid’s menu with pancake and egg dishes. I had a veggie omelet with hash browns- both were okay. Large portion of hash browns. Service was good and we had no wait on a rainy Saturday morning.

10. Upper Crust Bagel Co.

835 Waukegan Rd, Deerfield, IL 60015-3205 Takeout, Reservations American Breakfast, Lunch +1 847-405-0847
Excellent
83%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 23 reviews

Upper Crust Bagel Co.

Reviewed By RJK_Chicago - Deerfield, Illinois

I have lived in Deerfield since 1981 and I cannot remember Deerfield without this bastion of the bagel. We have been eating their bagels as long as I can remember and I do remember when they originally opened up that they advertised their location as having authentic NYC bagel making equipment. They never disappoint us and serve us well from a small location in the center of Deerfield. Bagels from Upper Crust don't ever not get eaten and they always give you freezer bags so that if you are slow on the eating, that you don't waste them. Needless to say, our bagels usually don't get to the freezer. Hit this one up for the best in local bagels and service.

On a side note, the eating area is tiny and they even have outside tables. It is meant mainly for pick up and that is what we usually do.

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