Whether you’re planning a night out for two or an event for hundreds, these local restaurants and caterers will help you make the most of any occasion.

Food For Thought

Dish: Food for Thought

For 35 years, Food For Thought’s award-winning catering group has crafted exceptional dining experiences in Chicago’s most renowned venues, from gilded cultural institutions to halls of urban sophistication. Our most valued success is the culinary and service means behind our clients’ most treasured moments.

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Food For Thought
7001 North Ridgeway Ave.

The Chopping Block

Dish: The Chopping Block

Do something different for date night with The Chopping Block! Chicago’s largest recreational cooking school and gourmet retail store offers educational and fun demonstration and hands-on classes, including Couples Cooking and Date Night, as well as wine/cocktail classes and private cooking parties.

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The Chopping Block
222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 107

4747 N. Lincoln Ave.

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Dish: Napolita

Serving lunch, dinner, and Saturday and Sunday brunch! Open daily at 11 a.m. Join us for Happy Hour Monday-Thursday, 2-5 p.m. — $11 pizzas and half-priced wines!

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1126 Central Ave.

An Apple A Day Catering & Meg’s Cafe

Dish: An Apple a Day Catering

Meg’s Cafe is open six days a week to provide you with your favorite catered dishes in the convenience of a charming cafe. Meg’s Cafe serves up brunch, lunch, dinner, and dessert with menus perfect for the whole family. Stop by today or make a reservation!

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An Apple A Day Catering & Meg’s Cafe
317 Park Ave.

Koi Evanston

Dish: Koi

With an innovative menu and carefully crafted cocktails, complemented by the knowledgeable staff, Koi is one of Evanston’s premier dining destinations. Koi offers a modern, relaxing atmosphere perfect for a night out with friends, date night, or private event.

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Koi Evanston
624 Davis St.

19 East

Dish: 19 East

Urban sophistication meets dramatic architectural appeal at 19 East in Chicago’s South Loop. This flexible event space features built-in custom marble bars, mosaic tiling, steel beams, 28’ ceilings, and private suites. Ideal for weddings, conferences, galas, and more. Seated dinners to 250; receptions to 500.

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19 East
19 E. 21st St.

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