Chicago definitely tops the list at having some of the best restaurants. But for those that live in the suburbs and maybe can’t make it out to the city, there are a lot of great restaurant options, especially if you live in Arlington Heights. I myself have been to a few of these and I can say that they are by far some of the best restaurants around that area. Arlington Heights offers a multitude of cuisines and as you’ll be able to tell, they have something for everyone. So check out 10 of the best restaurants in Arlington Heights below!
1912 North Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Palm Court consists of three dining rooms, a full bar, and a cocktail lounge featuring live entertainment Monday through Saturday. The cuisine at this restaurant is a contemporary mix with favorites such as Oysters Rockefeller and Veal Oscar. Located near downtown Arlington Heights IL, and just minutes from the Metra station, Palm Court brings a timeless classic ambiance alongside a tantalizing menu that combines American cuisine with European influences. A highlight of the restaurant is the piano lounge, a comfortable place to unwind, relax, meet up with friends as you listen to the live piano music that swathes the dinner crowd Monday through Saturday.
208 S Arlington Heights Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60005
Pizza, pasta & other Italian staples are the draw at this upscale restaurant in Arlington Heights, IL with a relaxed vibe. Francesca’s Tavola is part of the Francesca’s Restaurant Group which includes restaurants like Fat Rosie’s, Disotto, Joes Imports, Vasili’s, and Davanti Enoteca. Francesca’s Restaurants is a neighborhood Trattoria offering classic Italian favorites in an ambiance of sophisticated comfort.
Peggy Kinnane’s Irish Restaurant & Pub
8 N Vail Ave, Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Peggy Kinnane’s Irish Restaurant & Pub is a wood-&-stone-trimmed taproom featuring Irish small plates & comfort-food classics plus live music. The spectacular layout features several bars, dining areas, and even private party rooms. Warm weather allows for tables outside around the beautiful perimeter. Look for Irish food on the menu, Irish people serving and being served, and plenty of warm, friendly conversation with a few songs thrown in as the night goes on.
Ttowa Korean Bistro
161 W Wing St, Arlington Heights, IL 60005
Ttowa Korean Bistro is a modern bistro with simple, stylish decor serving Korean cuisine. Ttowa’s new menu delivers “mandoo” – Korean dumplings – complemented by homemade dipping sauces. TTOWA serves traditional-style mandoos with pork, beef, and assorted vegetables. For vegetarians, they prepare mandoos stuffed with shiitake mushrooms, tofu, and an assortment of other vegetables. The family-style restaurant also offers traditional rice dishes, soup, and noodles. Main entrées feature chicken, pork, and beef, such as marinated short ribs with traditional vegetable rice porridge.
17 W Campbell St, Arlington Heights, IL 60005
Salsa 17 is a modern, upscale restaurant for Mexican dining & diverse margaritas in a colorful, art-filled hacienda. Established in 2005, this destination in Arlington Heights, IL unites an enjoyable atmosphere, gourmet dishes, delicious drinks, and a knowledgeable staff to provide a delightfully satisfying authentic Mexican dining experience. Fun fact! Salsa 17 was reviewed and loved by Par Bruno, Phil Vettel, Sherman Kaplan, and the Daily Herald.
1309 E Rand Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Naomi Sushi is a laid-back eatery with classic & unique sushi rolls & Japanese entrees, plus happy hour specials. The menu includes appetizers like edamame, tempura, seaweed salad, ceviche, and gyoza. They also offer Maki, Handrolls, special rolls, rice bowls, and more! So if you’re a sushi lover, this is the place to be.
Osteria Trulli Cucina Pugliese
1510 E Hintz Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Osteria Trulli is an authentic Pugliese kitchen located in Arlington Heights, IL. Focusing on “La Cucina Povera” (cooking of the poor), Executive Chef, long-time restauranteur, and Puglia native Giovanni DeNigris celebrates his passion for the humble coastal cuisine that defines one of Southern Italy’s most brilliant regions. A tribute to the deep-rooted traditions of Puglia’s culinary identity, the menu offers unrivaled presentations of fresh seafood, house-made pasta, wood-fired brick oven pizza, creamy risotto, succulent roasted meats, and more. Open since 2016, Osteria Trulli was named a “Best New Restaurant” by Chicago Magazine and is lauded throughout the Chicagoland area as a pilgrimage-worthy Italian dining destination.
60 S Arlington Heights Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60005
Wildfish is a modern, fresh take on sushi in the heart of Downtown Arlington Heights. If you are looking for the best restaurants in the area, Wildfish delivers contemporary Japanese dining by fusing traditional and urban cultures. And whether you are new to Japanese food or a sushi aficionado, there’s something for everyone. You can start off with house favorites such as beef asparagus rolls and edamame or you can try over fifty different specialty rolls such as the Scary Spider and Golden Dragon. If you don’t see something on the menu, ask the head chef and he will create one on the spot for you! If raw fish doesn’t suit you, you can try the delicious sea bass or filet mignon bento.
Burger Baron II
132 E Golf Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60005
Burger Baron is a long-standing counter-serve providing burgers, gyro sandwiches & subs. Their menu features a host of mouth-watering dishes and scratch-made specials. You can order anything from subs to seafood dinners, to pizza and even tacos! There’s something here for every American cuisine lover.
Rokbonki Japanese Steak House
876 W Dundee Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Rokbonki offers the best in Japanese teppanyaki and sushi since 1989. They pride themselves in using only quality and fresh ingredients to maximize taste with all of their homemade teriyaki sauce, salad dressing, horseradish, spicy garlic, and Tokyo batters. The menu features, small plates, combination plates, and even sauces that you can take to-go.
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