I will be in Deerfield and Northbrook, IL for a short business trip in April and I’m looking for a couple of restaurant recommendations for dinner. To give you an idea of what I’m looking for, I usually go to Prairie Grass Cafe whenever I visit the area. The second night I usually just eat at my hotel. This time I’m thinking of branching out and trying somewhere new. On the “been there done that side” I’ve been to Bob Chinn’s and Wildfire a number of times. I’m not looking for a steak place or ribs or pizza.
I will have a car. I’ll be staying on Lake Cook Rd near Hwy 294. I’d like somewhere within 20-30 minutes driving time. And how bad is the traffic out there? (My last trip was a few years ago.)
I read through some older threads and I see that some previously recommended places have closed. So far, I’m thinking of Inovasi (maybe the tasting menu) or Froggy’s. Michael in Winnetka looked very good, but it might be a little over budget. Cooper’s Hawk winery and restaurant also looked interesting, but probably too tempting since I will have to drive back to the hotel!
Thank you very much!