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  • Post #31 - February 6th, 2011, 6:29 pm
    Post #31 - February 6th, 2011, 6:29 pm Post #31 - February 6th, 2011, 6:29 pm
    cccpr wrote:I'll be going to the Wilmette Theatre on the 21st (a Monday) with several out of town friends. Never having been myself, what's a good pre or post-show dinner option that's relatively close by?

    Assuming you're driving up from Chicago:
    Symphony's
    1945 Central St. (just west of Green Bay Rd - north side of the street)
    Evanston
    (847) 869-0818
    http://www.symphonyscafe.com/
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #32 - February 6th, 2011, 11:38 pm
    Post #32 - February 6th, 2011, 11:38 pm Post #32 - February 6th, 2011, 11:38 pm
    cccpr wrote:I'll be going to the Wilmette Theatre on the 21st (a Monday) with several out of town friends. Never having been myself, what's a good pre or post-show dinner option that's relatively close by?

    EDIT: I initially wrote this post to mention Bluette, the new restaurant from the folks at Sweets and Savories, but it's closed on Mondays except for the 14th. Sorry! (Mondays are a problem; other nearby restaurants closed on Mondays include Jilly's Cafe, Jacky's on Prairie, and Michael.)

    Walker Brothers on Green Bay Road is great if you like omelets, crepes, and their big puffed-up cinnamony apple pancake. Another good place nearby is Convito Cafe in Plaza del Lago; it's an Italian-French bistro. Both of these are open Mondays. Convito and Symphony's both close at 9; Walker Brothers is open till 10.
  • Post #33 - February 7th, 2011, 8:52 am
    Post #33 - February 7th, 2011, 8:52 am Post #33 - February 7th, 2011, 8:52 am
    Mexican, a bit upscale, with a pleasant atmosphere. Very respectable food with quality ingredients.
    Depot Nuevo

    Just a couple of blocks from the theater
    Last edited by TomInSkokie on February 7th, 2011, 8:56 am, edited 1 time in total.
  • Post #34 - February 7th, 2011, 8:53 am
    Post #34 - February 7th, 2011, 8:53 am Post #34 - February 7th, 2011, 8:53 am
    Can't forget about Homer's... :)
  • Post #35 - February 7th, 2011, 11:50 am
    Post #35 - February 7th, 2011, 11:50 am Post #35 - February 7th, 2011, 11:50 am
    P. Channon wrote:Can't forget about Homer's... :)

    Actually, Homer's is great for after-theater dessert. Assuming you like ice cream this time of year.

    On a Monday, Homer's is open till 10, Depot Nuevo till 9.

    Bobtail Ice Cream is right next to the theater, but I don't know their hours. EDIT: I see below that Bobtail is closed till spring (thanks, Diane!).

    Depot Nuevo and Bobtail are the only places mentioned so far which are a short walk from the theater.
    Last edited by nsxtasy on February 7th, 2011, 1:21 pm, edited 2 times in total.
  • Post #36 - February 7th, 2011, 12:21 pm
    Post #36 - February 7th, 2011, 12:21 pm Post #36 - February 7th, 2011, 12:21 pm
    Bobtail Ice Cream is closed until spring. Kama Kura Japanese is just east of the theatre-perfectly respectable sushi and Japanese food. Big Tomato Pizza just reopened across the street from the theatre, haven't tried it yet, I always make my own. You can grab a glass of wine and appetizers at The Bottle Shop at the corner of Wilmette Ave and Central Avenue, I'm not sure of their hours. The Noodle is one of our favorites-fresh noodles and delicious sauces.
  • Post #37 - February 7th, 2011, 1:25 pm
    Post #37 - February 7th, 2011, 1:25 pm Post #37 - February 7th, 2011, 1:25 pm
    Diane wrote:Kama Kura Japanese is just east of the theatre-perfectly respectable sushi and Japanese food.

    Kama Kura is closed on Mondays.
  • Post #38 - February 10th, 2011, 11:55 am
    Post #38 - February 10th, 2011, 11:55 am Post #38 - February 10th, 2011, 11:55 am
    nsxtasy wrote:
    Diane wrote:Kama Kura Japanese is just east of the theatre-perfectly respectable sushi and Japanese food.

    Kama Kura is closed on Mondays.

    We walked past Kama Kura after dinner at Depot Nuevo and, looking through the window, thought the placed looked very attractive, so I was hoping the sushi was commensurately good, and it sounds like it is. Good to know.
  • Post #39 - May 7th, 2022, 6:22 pm
    Post #39 - May 7th, 2022, 6:22 pm Post #39 - May 7th, 2022, 6:22 pm
    Reviving this thread in search of a current recommendation for Sunday dinner next weekend. Daughter is performing in a ballet at Regina Dominican high school’s theatre. We will have her very non-adventurous (food-wise) friend with us. Would consider Pescadero if it was just the 3 of us. Is there a good spot for pub grub in Wilmette? It’s a school night, so looking for something casual and relatively quick. Maybe we should just head to Meier Tavern and count our tots…?
  • Post #40 - May 8th, 2022, 5:45 am
    Post #40 - May 8th, 2022, 5:45 am Post #40 - May 8th, 2022, 5:45 am
    Considering you've got two kids in the group, the ice cream at Homer's should be a benefit to the casual burgers, etc. they have. Valley Lodge and Pit & Tap to the east.
  • Post #41 - May 8th, 2022, 6:25 am
    Post #41 - May 8th, 2022, 6:25 am Post #41 - May 8th, 2022, 6:25 am
    I’ll add:
    Ridgeview Grill
    827 Ridge Rd.
    Wilmette, IL 60091
    https://www.ridgeviewgrill.com/
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #42 - May 15th, 2022, 7:40 pm
    Post #42 - May 15th, 2022, 7:40 pm Post #42 - May 15th, 2022, 7:40 pm
    Just circling back. We wound up choosing Ridgeview Grill. It checked all the boxes nicely and was a 4 minute drive from the venue. Thanks, Dave.
  • Post #43 - May 16th, 2022, 5:42 am
    Post #43 - May 16th, 2022, 5:42 am Post #43 - May 16th, 2022, 5:42 am
    LynnB wrote:Just circling back. We wound up choosing Ridgeview Grill. It checked all the boxes nicely and was a 4 minute drive from the venue. Thanks, Dave.

    Happy to help. Years ago, I also did the ballet performance thing at RD with my niece.
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #44 - May 23rd, 2024, 8:28 pm
    Post #44 - May 23rd, 2024, 8:28 pm Post #44 - May 23rd, 2024, 8:28 pm
    It had been awhile since I’d been to downtown Wilmette. Had dinner tonight at Torino Ramen and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We shared shumai and takoyaki. Audrey had the Torino ramen, Jonathan the Curry Katsu, and I went with the 3 fish Poke bowl. Everything was very fresh, friendly service, plus we enjoyed the vibrancy of the scene - lots of people out and about. Felt a tad European with all the umbrella tables on the sidewalks. The smells emanating from Sophia Steak were enticing… perhaps a return visit will find us there.
  • Post #45 - May 27th, 2024, 5:54 am
    Post #45 - May 27th, 2024, 5:54 am Post #45 - May 27th, 2024, 5:54 am
    I'll endorse Sophia Steak; not cheap but excellent quality and service (though I guess it's hardly "pub grub").
    Gypsy Boy

    "I am not a glutton--I am an explorer of food." (Erma Bombeck)
  • Post #46 - May 27th, 2024, 10:38 am
    Post #46 - May 27th, 2024, 10:38 am Post #46 - May 27th, 2024, 10:38 am
    Gypsy Boy wrote:I'll endorse Sophia Steak; not cheap but excellent quality and service (though I guess it's hardly "pub grub").

    "Not cheap" is definitely putting it softly but it's not out of line price-wise compared to other top-shelf steakhouses. I haven't been, so I can't say whether it belongs in that category or not.

    =R=
    Same planet, different world
  • Post #47 - May 27th, 2024, 1:20 pm
    Post #47 - May 27th, 2024, 1:20 pm Post #47 - May 27th, 2024, 1:20 pm
    I went to the Sophia's in Lake Forest and it was a good steakhouse. Good, expensive meat. Sides etc seem a bit more reasonable compared to others. I am not a huge fan of steak at restaurants because I can grill one just as good or better for a fraction of the cost. It has been very popular up here along with the other relative newcomer, Le Colonial.

    -Will

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