Dig in to our curated list of must-visit restaurants in the Chicagoland suburbs, offering a diverse range of cuisines from upscale American food to Mexican fast casual. Whether you’re a local or just visiting the area these culinary gems are sure to make your time worthwhile in the burbs!

When you’re craving locally-sourced dishes inspired by global cuisines: Oaken Bistro & Bar | Lake Forest, IL

Indoor restaurant with booths, tables, and chairs and table settings

Oaken Bistro + Bar: Bringing together worldly flavors and responsible, local ingredients rooted in flavors both strong and bold, Oaken Bistro + Bar, 200 N. Field Dr. Oaken Bistro is a one stop-shop for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and is open seven days a week. The restaurant has multiple options for seating including a sleek lounge, stunning bar, spacious dining room, and a beautiful patio complete with intimate fire pit seating. All cocktails are inspired with herbal and floral infusions perfect for summertime. For more information or to make a reservation, please visit https://www.oakenbistro.com/

When you’re in the Mood for Authentic Mexican Cuisine: Guzman y Gomez | Naperville, Schaumburg, Crystal Lake and Buffalo Grove

Yellow building with black accents and "Guzman Y Gomez" name on building with a cloudy blue sky in the background

Guzman y Gomez: One of the fastest growing Mexican fast casual restaurants with four suburban locations in Naperville, Schaumburg, Crystal Lake and Buffalo Grove. The perfect place to stop after shopping in Woodfield mall in Schamberg or visiting family in Naperville. Guzman and Gomez offer authentic and fresh items with a wide menu range. The menu includes tacos, burritos, bowls, nachos, salads, enchiladas and quesadillas. Guzman and Gomez offer dine in, drive thru, and take out options. As the summer heats up, patrons are invited to step outside and enjoy a meal on GYG’s outdoor patios.  Learn more about Guzman y Gomez at www.guzmanygomez.com/us.

When you’re in the Mood to Enjoy Nature: Hyatt Lodge Oak Brook | Oak Brook, IL

Outdoor dining patio along a lake with tables and chairs

Hyatt Lodge Oak Brook: Enjoy stunning views and classic American fare, in a cozy lodge setting at the  Hyatt Lodge Oak Brook, 2815 Jorie Blvd. Water’s edge serves both sweet and savory breakfast dishes and and—later in the day–fresh salads, wraps and sandwiches. If your heart is set on open air dining and overlooking a stunning lakeside patio, make sure to select “outdoor seating” when booking:https://www.opentable.com/r/waters-edge-oak-brook.

When you’re Looking for Arcade Thrills, Bumper Cars and Gourmet Delights:  Wonderverse | Oak Brook, IL

Garfield Mascot Character in front of "Wonderverse" sign

Wonderverse: Step into a world of wonder at Sony Pictures Wonderverse and immerse yourself in experiences beyond the big screen, with arcade games, bumper cars and a WONDERful restaurant. The restaurant at  Wonderverse features delicious New American cuisine and craft cocktails by Chicago based Chef Scott Donaldson. For more information or to make a reservation, please visit DINING & LOUNGES (wonderversechicago.com).