Chicago and its ‘burbs are filled with good food, and no one wants to waste energy or money on a restaurant that’s not up to snuff.

We spend a lot of time trying to find the best places for you to eat, but there are so many, and so little time!

This month we’ve enlisted your help. We asked for your favorite places to eat. Your go-to restaurants for family dining, date nights, or special occasions. And we heard you! Whether you responded on Facebook, or online, we thank you for your wonderful ideas!

Now go forth and eat with confidence, knowing our beloved Make It Better audience has recommended these restaurants.

Casual or Family Friendly
You’ll stop here for a bite, or maybe a family dinner on a night you aren’t quite up for cooking.

Bop ‘N Grill
Evanston

Casa De Isaac
Highland Park

Cozy Thai
Evanston

Flat Top Grill
Evanston

Fraiche Café
Evanston

Hackney’s
Glenview

The Happ Inn
Northfield

Homer’s
Wilmette

Lulu’s
Evanston

Prairie Joe’s
Evanston

Union
Evanston

XOCO
Chicago

Date Night or Ladies’ Night Out
You and your significant other can gaze into each other’s eyes over this yummy food; you and your friends can raise a glass to getting out of the house.

A Tavola
Chicago

Avli
Winnetka

Barrington Country Bistro
Barrington

Campagnola
Evanston

The Cellar
Evanston

Davis St. Fishmarket
Evanston

EJ’s Place
Skokie

Flight
Glenview

Francesca’s North
Northbrook

Francesca’s Intimo
Lake Forest

Inovasi
Lake Bluff

Jacky’s on Prairie
Evanston

Jerry’s
Winnetka

Landmark Grill
Chicago

Mitchell’s Fish Market
Glenview

Next Door Bistro
Northbrook

Retro Bistro
Mount Prospect

South Gate Café
Lake Forest

Wildfire
Glenview

Special Occasions
Someone got a big raise. Your daughter got into Princeton. It’s your wedding anniversary. You’ve just turned 39… again. Time to celebrate!

Avenues – Peninsula Hotel

Chicago

Blackbird
Chicago

Carlos
Highland Park

Cibo Matto
Chicago

Everest
Chicago

Gabriel’s
Highwood

North Pond
Chicago

Oceanique
Evanston

Spiaggia
Chicago

Sprout
Chicago

Stained Glass
Evanston

Topolobampo
Chicago