Thank you chowhounds for your suggetions on dining with a vegetarian near Perimeter Mall.
Sunflower Cafe: Fantastic for healthy and glorious lunches. I would like to kidnap this restaurant and put it a few blocks from my home 300 miles away. I still crave every bite. Hubby ordered the mushroom lasagne each visit. The salad dressings are devine.
Antica Posta: Decent, but not great...considering the price tag. We were greeted with a hostess who seated us to our table and ran off a long list of private water labels. When we asked for tap she had a look of distain. There was an earlier post about how noisy this place is. With that in mind I reserved a small alcove in the back of the restaurant. The four of us had a fine quiet meal. The oil and vinegar served at the table were devine...the bread assortment was not great...a few slices of nice italian bread and not great crackers and dry cornbreads. The Osso Bucco was very good and the special for the evening of Veal Chops was reported to be great. We ordered a $45.00 bottle of wine with for the four of us. We planned on having a glass of with the dinner. The wine was served with our salads and the waiter seemed to "work" the wine to fill up all glasses. We told him we would take care of serving our own wine. He returened, disregarded our request and poured all of the wine into one glass and asking if we wanted to order more. We are not big drinkers and did not feel like putting another $45.00 of wine on our tab. I rate this very overpriced with not great sevice...food was good.
McKendricks: Yeah, right...we have catered to our vegetarion in the group...time for him to cater to us. We went to this steak house New Years Eve. Even the vegegarian loved the meal. The best salad dressings ever!! The meat was a delight...even our veggie loved the salad, tater and glorious sides. We all agreed that the salad dressings are the finest to be found anywhere. The down side was the wine list and sever "working" the wine. The lower end bottle of wine is $50.00 plus. We ordered one bottle to have with dinner. We said we would serve ourselves and again the waiter reached in to empty the final 1/4 bottle into the most empty glass asking if we wanted to order another bottle. It just seemed a scam. I have traveled in Europe and major cities in the states. This trend of "working" the wine in high end restaurants bothers me.
Eatzi's...Whoever suggested this...thank you. It was a block away from my hotel (Crown Plaza Ravinia) and easy walk for the week that I was there. Great place to stroll over for breakfast and lunch.
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