Where to Eat in Hinsdale: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Agatha Simes

Hinsdale is a village in Cook and DuPage counties in the U.S. state of Illinois. Hinsdale is a western suburb of Chicago. The population was 16,816 at the 2010 census, most of whom lived in DuPage County. The town's ZIP code is 60521, and it is listed in the top 1% of wealthiest towns in Illinois. It is known locally for its beautiful residences and teardown (referring to a process in which a real estate company or individual buys an existing home and then demolishes and replaces it with a new one) culture, of which new rebuilds have taken 30% of homes in the village. The town has a rolling, wooded topography, with a quaint downtown, and is a 22-minute express train ride to downtown Chicago on the Burlington Northern line.
Things to do in Hinsdale

1. Antico Posto

118 Oakbrook Ctr, Oak Brook, IL 60523-1808 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 20 - SGD 39 +1 630-586-9200
Excellent
67%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 316 reviews

Antico Posto

Reviewed By Joe K - Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin

I don't know about anything "ancient" here. The pasta is hand-crafte dso it's certainly not ancient. And the people are a nice mix of young, old and families. All nationalities. A cute little birthday girl with a sparkler. Buzzing but not noisy.

In the first floor of Oak Brook Center office building. Convenient to garage. Staff is knowledgeable, quick and welcoming. For us, quick seating. Near window. Lots of action.

I had the scallops in angel hair. Very good. Our family members all had three plates of shrimp linguini.They offer brick oven pizzas. Margueritas pizzas are specialities. Pistachio gellato is delicious.

2. Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen

921 Pasquinelli Dr, Westmont, IL 60559-1268 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +1 630-455-9846
Excellent
58%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 401 reviews

Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen

Reviewed By Dr. Martha M

This is really a fantastic restaurant with fancy desserts and food! They gives you a lot of food to eat, in which, you can take the rest of it home. We celebrated my cousin birthday. The restaurant provided a platter with different desserts to choose from; however, he could select one free for his birthday. The Seafood Platter, Fish and Potatoes, Pasta Mardi Gras, and Shrimp & Cajun Chicken Tenderloins were delicious. Please make your reservation early, otherwise, you might have to wait. However, we were in a private section. This was very nice celebration!!!

3. 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.

4. Country House

241 55th St, Clarendon Hills, IL 60514-1753 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible American, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner SGD 13 - SGD 33 +1 630-325-1444
Excellent
48%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 86 reviews

Country House

Casual dining in a rustic atmosphere has made The Country House Restaurants a west suburban favorite for more than 35 years. The Clarendon Hills Country House is a great spot for a quick business lunch, a relaxed dinner, or just to have a cocktail with your neighbor. We are best known for our highly touted "Country Burger" a hearty half pound served on dark rye. It was recently voted "Chicago's Favorite Burger" by the readers of The Chicago Tribune. In addition our menu also features hickory smoked ribs, char-broiledsteaks, fresh salads, pastas, and daily specials - all in a friendly neighborhood setting. There is also a full service bar where you can enjoy your favorite beer, a martini, or a glass of wine by the fireplace. We are open 7 days a week for lunch, dinner, or a late night meal. Please stop in and enjoy Clarendon Hills "pleasant surprise in casual dining".

Reviewed By DON300 - Chicago, Illinois

We haven't been to the Country House for many years (guess I got away from eating burgers) but our dinner there was better than any I can remember. Arriving at 5:00, parking was no problem. The restaurant has a comfortable, relaxing atmosphere. Our waitress was...MoreDON300, thank you so much for the great review and rating! We are thrilled to see how much you enjoyed the clam strips and your burger! We hope to see you and your wife back again very soon! Have a wonderful day!

5. Kirschbaum's Bakery

825 Burlington Ave, Western Springs, IL 60558-1285 Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible Breakfast +1 708-246-2894
Excellent
81%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 54 reviews

Kirschbaum's Bakery

Reviewed By Abbycundiff - Western Springs, Illinois

The bakery is an absolutely adorable old-fashioned store. The chocolate frosting is incredible and their cakes are super moist and fluffy. The smiley face cookies are delicious and the tea cookies are as well. Sometimes the store can be really busy but most of the times it's not too bad at all. The coffee cakes and donuts are great if you want a sweet breakfast or for anytime really:). Their eclairs are really tasty and the little dessert cups are as well. Truly a great place in town and well worth a visit if you're passing through!

6. Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants

510 Village Center Dr, Burr Ridge, IL 60527-4515 Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks SGD 14 - SGD 46 +1 630-887-0123
Excellent
56%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 280 reviews

Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants

They have multiple locations, in Burr Ridge, Orland Park, South Barrington, Wheeling, Indianapolis

Reviewed By Scott B - Arlington, Virginia

A group of five us went to Cooper's Hawk Winery to celebrate a birthday last Saturday night. It was pretty average experience. First, they put us at an expanded 4 top and the back of my chair was about 2 feet from the booth behind me. I was bumped and nudged by the wait staff throughout the meal. At a place this big, they should have a better spot for a party of five with a reservation. Not a good start.

The food was okay. I enjoyed the pot sticker, meatball, and brussel sprout appetizers that the group shared, but the skirt steak that I had for a main was not memorable. However, the experience really suffered from the timing of the meal. It was the entire time. First, we had a difficult time getting our waiter to take a cocktail order. Second, we didn't have table settings until the appetizers arrived, when we flagged down another server to get them. Next, the first bottle of wine was gone in the initial pour around the table. We weren't asked if we wanted another, and when we were finally able to request it, the bottle arrived just prior to dessert. Finally, all of the desserts came out at the same except one. It arrived once everyone else had finished. A weak excuse was offered, but no mention of taking it off the bill.

In the end, the food was okay, but the experience was disorganized and disjointed. Can't say that we'll be rushing back anytime soon.

7. Egg Harbor Cafe

777 N York Rd, Gateway Square, Hinsdale, IL 60521-3559 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch SGD 13 - SGD 26 +1 630-920-1344
Excellent
68%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 78 reviews

Egg Harbor Cafe

Reviewed By Ready_For_Sun10 - Fort Myers, Florida

We moved away from the Hinsdale area in 2013. Visiting for the weekend and we were looking forward to the usual exceptional dinning experience at Egg Harbor Hinsdale. We left a little disappointed. I ordered the Door County Melt; looking forward to the wonderful combination of flavors. Gone were the potato pancakes. No apple sauce and sour cream to spread. Salad was served dry - no dressing. Even the multi-grain bread had changed. My wife shared that she was not "wow'd" by her breakfast either.

8. Sweet Ali's Gluten Free Bakery

13 W 1st St, Hinsdale, IL 60521-4075 Takeout Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast +1 630-908-7175
Excellent
92%
Good
4%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 23 reviews

Sweet Ali's Gluten Free Bakery

We are Certified Gluten Free. Our baked goods are dedicated to being delicious and are made in a dedicated gluten-free bakery. All products are gluten-free. We attempt to use natural ingredients with no preservatives, whenever possible. What do we make? Stop in to see our selection of breads, brownies, cakes, cookies, cupcakes, muffins and pound cakes. We also carry bread crumbs, croutons and cake and flour mixes. In our freezer, you will find cookie dough, as well as a selection of savory items such as cheesy dogs, rolls and pizza. Mon - Fri: 9:00am - 5:30pm & Sat: 8:00am - 4:00pm Sun: Closed Fresh or Frozen - We Ship!

Reviewed By jltaylor0295 - Lemont, Illinois

Love the selection of items that Ali's provides. I'm allergic to nuts, my daughter has celiac disease and we always find great products here. The only downside is not being able to find them everywhere!

9. Devon Seafood and Steak

17W400 22nd St, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181-4401 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 39 - SGD 79 +1 630-516-0180
Excellent
62%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 218 reviews

Devon Seafood and Steak

With an indulgent menu focused on superior quality seafood, Devon Seafood + Steak crafts its dishes with exacting standards & pampers its guests in a comfortable atmosphere. Featuring a generous cellar selection, an oyster bar & creative cuisine, Devon delivers culinary excellence at a surprising value. Open for lunch, dinner and Sunday Brunch.

Reviewed By John D - Chicago, Illinois

This restaurant is located in a busy strip mall. We were meeting friends so we sat a high top in the bar (it was quieter.) We split a calamari, tune poke, spicy tuna roll and half a dozen oysters to start. One couple split the walleye and the other the mixed seafood grill. Service was spotty. We were not offered their signature biscuits until after we completed all of our appetizers. (boo!) We washed it all down with a couple of bottles of Miner Viognier. We have had better experiences. Total bill for 4 including tip and wine was $245.

10. Cafe La Fortuna

46 Village Pl, Hinsdale, IL 60521-4132 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +1 630-537-1586
Excellent
87%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 28 reviews

Cafe La Fortuna

Reviewed By BeachJunkieHinsdale - Hinsdale, Illinois

This is a great little coffee house. Owners are very nice, the coffee is delicious and cheaper than Starbucks. Outdoor benches to sit on and enjoy the sun with your dog. You won't be disappointed!

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