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  • The donut hole parfait with nutella sauce is a specialty of Taco in a Bag at the Spring Hill Mall in West Dundee.

       The donut hole parfait with nutella sauce is a specialty of Taco in a Bag at the Spring Hill Mall in West Dundee.
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  • This delicious heap of meat is one of the gourmet specialties at Big Chef Burger in Schaumburg.

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This list summarizes recent restaurant reviews. To recommend a restaurant to be reviewed, email food@dailyherald.com.

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Bisi African Restaurant, 853 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg, (847) 466-5425, bisirestaurant.com. Venture to a casual strip-mall eatery and open yourself up to the amazing Nigerian cuisine created and prepared by chef Kafilat "Bisi" Agaba at the restaurant she runs with her husband, Anthony Onu. Jalloff rice with goat is just one of the standouts. Entrees: $10-$11. Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; noon to 8 p.m. Sunday. (Reviewed 11-8-13) -- Thomas Witom

AMERICAN (new)

Ad-Lib Geocafe, 475 S. Route 45, Lindenhurst, (847) 245-7328, adlibgeocafe.com. Chef Rick Starr has perfected farm-to-fork fine dining at this intimate, casual eatery. Entrees: $18-$36. Hours: 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 5 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 5 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday; closed Monday and Tuesday. (Reviewed 5-30-14) -- Jennifer Billock

e+o Food and Drink, 125 Randhurst Village Drive, Mount Prospect, (847) 398-3636, eofoodanddrink.com. Ingredients from the earth and ocean get star treatment on the globally infused, seasonally driven menu of small-plates, pizzas, sushi and entrees. Cauliflower and kale transform into star-worthy sides and salads in chef Rodelio Aglibot's competent hands. And oh, what he can do with sea bass! Entrees: $12-$29. Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday. (Best of 2013) -- Deborah Pankey

Guildhall Restaurant & Bar, 694 Vernon Ave., Glencoe, (847) 855-8100, guildhallrestaurant.com. Chef Christian Ragano deserves all the praise he's been receiving at his contemporary American bistro. His take on classic fare like sweet breads and braised short ribs, no to mention stellar cocktails, attracts dinners from near and far. Entrees: $12-$38. Hours: 5 to 9 p.m. Monday; 5 to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 5 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday. Also brunch and lunch. (Reviewed 1-31-14) -- T.W.

Indulge Show Kitchen Buffet at Grand Victoria Casino, 250 S. Grove Ave., Elgin, (847) 468-7000, grandvictoriacasino.com. Dining at this casino buffet is like hitting the jackpot with the wide array of American and international specialties from Brazilian steaks to Asian stir-fries. Live cooking stations (rather than Vegas-style dancers) provide the "show." The restaurant sits outside the gaming floor, so guests of any age can dine. Fixed meal prices: $14.99-$29.99. Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 4 to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 4 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday. (Best of 2013) -- Carolyn Walkup

prasino, 5220 Fashion Outlet Way (second level), Rosemont, (847) 278-9900, prasino.com. Mall food gets redefined in this contemporary restaurant that serves globally influenced fare with a focus on organic, local ingredients. Wood-tones and soft lighting and artisan cocktails provide an oasis from the harsh mall atmosphere. Definitely worth a taste even when shopping isn't on the menu. Entrees: $10-$39. Hours: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. (Reviewed 11-22-13) -- D.P.

Spice Restaurant and Lounge, 6161 W. Grand Ave., Gurnee, (847) 336-6300. Tucked in the town's new Holiday Inn, this contemporary, almost minimalist space serves up plates of creative Indian-American fusion cuisine like Pakora chicken and samosas. Some service bumps aside, a very pleasant experience. Entrees: $9-$24. Hours: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. (Best of 2013) -- Jennifer Billock

Union House, 0S050 Winfield Road, Winfield, (630) 456-4188, unionhousekitchen.com. Small plates of chef Adam Howard's farm-to-table, Southern American-inspired cuisine will satisfy even the largest of appetites. Standouts on the seasonal menu include fried pickles and smoked chicken wings. Show up early if you want the ribs. Prices: $5-$15. Hours: 4 to 11 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday; 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. (Reviewed 5-2-14) -- Martin Cusack

Waterleaf at the Culinary & Hospitality Center at College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn, (630) 942-6881, cod.edu/w/waterleaf.htm. Chef Nadia Tilkian crafts seasonal ingredients with French and Italian influence at this tranquil, prairie school dining room. Yes, it's at a college, but everything is professional grade, including its award-winning wine list. Entrees: $18-$36. Hours: Lunch 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday; dinner 5 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday. Sunday brunch from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Reviewed 5-23-14) -- Jennifer Olvera

AMERICAN (traditional)

American Wildburger,1550 E. Oakton, Des Plaines, (224) 938-9772, americanwildburger.com. Burgers, of course, are on the menu at this spiffy spot. Turkey, chicken and salmon join the bunned fun, and the fries hold their own. Note the limited seating and brisk takeout service. Entrees: $5.25-$8.50. Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday; noon to 8 p.m. Sunday. (Reviewed 9-6-13) -- Susan Stark

Big Chef Burgers, 1604 E. Algonquin Road, Schaumburg, (847) 221-8539, bigchefburgers.com. Chef Cristiano Bassani from BaPi decided to try his hand at burgers and the result is a contemporary, full-service spot that serves primo, premium patties. His hand-tossed pizzas and super-thick milk shakes aren't half bad either. Entrees: $8-$20. Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. (Reviewed 4-18-14) -- T.W.

Circa 57, 101 W. Campbell St., Arlington Heights, (847) 392-1957, circa-57.com. All your favorites from grandma's kitchen are here, like meatloaf and chicken potpie, in this chrome and vinyl '50s-style diner. Malts and phosphates will please any generation. Entrees: $8.57-$29.57. Hours: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday; 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday (coffee bar opens at 7 a.m. Monday through Friday). (Reviewed 6-6-14) -- D.P.

Hopvine Brewing Company, 4030 Fox Valley Center Drive, Aurora, (630) 229-6030, hopvinebrewingcompany.com. Upscale pub grub (like gourmet burgers and a baked potato stuffed with pulled pork), on-site handcrafted beers and gracious service keep 'em coming back. Good place for a night out with friends or even a meal with the family. Entrees: $9-$27. Hours: Noon to 11 p.m. Sunday; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday. (Reviewed 12-13-13) -- Martin Cusack

Johnny's Chophouse, 1500 Main St., Antioch, (847) 838-2015, johnnyschophouse.com. You'll be treated like family at this intimate family-run steakhouse. A handful of Greek specialties, like flaming cheese, round out a menu full of steakhouse favorites. Save room for the fried banana cheesecake and cinnamon ice cream. Entrees: $12-$35. Hours: 4 to 10 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday; 4 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday. (Reviewed 1-17-14) -- J.B.

Parkers' Restaurant & Bar, 1000 31st St., Downers Grove, (630) 960-5700, parkersamerican.com. Clubby, wood-paneled and just upscale enough to feel special. You'll groove on the garlic- and Parmesan-dusted calamari topped with lemon gremolata, the chewy, blistered crust pizzas turned from a wood-burning oven and the Stevens Point lager-battered New England cod sandwich. Entrees: $14-$49. Hours: Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; dinner: 5 to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 5 to 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 4 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday. (Best of 2013) -- Jennifer Olvera

Sweet Berry Café, 720 N. McLean Blvd., South Elgin, (224) 238-3057, sweetberrycafe.net. Breakfast and lunch fare are expertly crafted at this warm, charming, family-friendly spot. You'd be remiss in not trying the eggs Benedict and pomegranate mimosa. Entrees: $5-$14. Hours: 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. (Reviewed 2-28-14) -- T.W.

ASIAN

8,000 Miles, 107 Main St., Roselle, (630) 283-0053, 8000milesrestaurant.com. No need to travel a world away to enjoy contemporary Chinese and Japanese cuisine when you can find it in downtown Roselle. The Thai basil shrimp was exemplary as were the creative cocktails. Entrees: $9-$50. Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; noon to 9 p.m. Sunday. (Best of 2013) -- C.W.

Bistro Chen, 10 E. Miner St., Arlington Heights, (847) 255-9080, bistrochen.com. It's great to have a Chinese-focused restaurant back in downtown Arlington Heights to fill the hole where Chin's was. Bistro Chen serves traditional dishes and added sushi and dim sum to the line-up. Entrees: $7.95 to $24.95. Hours: Lunch 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday; dinner 4 to 9:30 p.m. Sunday and Tuesday through Thursday; 4 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. (Reviewed 3-28-14) -- D.P.

Cuisine de Saigon, 192 W. Gartner Road, Naperville, (620) 780-3030, facebook.com/CuisineDeSaigon. Vietnamese-born, American-school chef/owner Chan Le re-creates favorites from his homeland like pho and banh loc hue with a bit of French flare in this casual and affordable eatery. Entrees: $10-$15. Hours: Lunch 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday; dinner 5 to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 5 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. (Reviewed 1-3-14) -- T.W.

Hayashi Japanese Restaurant, 6641 Grand Ave., Gurnee, (847) 856-0270. You'll find a mix of hot and cold appetizers, sushi dinners and cooked entrees, combination plates and bento boxes and fish-free foods for all to enjoy at this intimate, ethnic eatery. Entrees: $12 to $25; rolls: $4 to $14. Hours: Lunch 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday; dinner 5 to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 5 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 4:30 to 9 p.m. Sunday. (Reviewed 2-21-14) -- J.B.

Hokkaido Sushi, Hibachi Steak House & Lounge, 17W705 Roosevelt Road, Oakbrook Terrace, (630) 691-1333, hokkaidosushilounge.com. The setting is stunning (where else will you find an in-floor koi pond?) and the food spectacular. Try the ceviche and see if you don't agree. Cool cocktails, too. Entrees: $11 to $31; sushi $4 to $10. Hours: Lunch 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday; dinner 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 4:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, 3 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, 3 to 9:30 p.m. Sunday. (Reviewed 4-18-14) -- Susan Stark

Hua Ting, 77 N. York Road (at Gateway Square), Hinsdale, (630) 789-0505, huatingrestaurant.com. All your favorite Chinese dishes, and some soon-to-be favorites (garlic shrimp and chicken chow fun), are served in a contemporary space on white tablecloths. No, you're not in Wicker Park; you're in Hinsdale. Entrees: $7.95-$13.70. Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday; noon to 10 p.m. Saturday; 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday. (Best of 2013) -- M.C.

Ramen Misoya, 584 S. Busse Road, Mount Prospect, (847) 437-4590, misoya.net. Japan's signature soup -- miso -- comes piping hot and packed with all its healthful attributes at this unassuming noodle shop. The space is casual, contemporary and small. Entrees: $9-$12.75. Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 10 p.m. Monday and Wednesday through Sunday. (Best of 2013) -- T.W.

Shakou, 625 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville, (224) 433-6675, shakousushi.com. The presentation of Shakou's contemporary Japanese cuisine is as dramatic as its downtown Libertyville space. Diners pack the sleek restaurant and adjoining cocktail lounge on weekends, coming as much for the signature rolls and modern fare as for the handcrafted cocktails and urban hipster vibe. Entrees: $15-$39. Hours: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday and Tuesday; 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Wednesday through Friday; 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday; 4 to 11 p.m. Sunday. (Reviewed 10-2-13) -- C.W.

Sushi +, 4430 Fox Valley Center Drive, Aurora, (630) 820-1666, rotarysushi.com. You'll find a lot to love at this ultra contemporary, rotary-style sushi bar. Sushi chefs place a seemingly endless array of salads, specialty rolls, sashimi, nigiri and other dishes in a refrigerated, covered conveyor belt that slowly passes seated diners. When you spot the Volcano Roll and Toyko Sandwich, grab 'em, you won't be disappointed. Plates are colored-coded according to price. Entrees: $1.50-$6.50. Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; 5 to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 5 to 10 p.m. Friday; 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday; noon to 9 p.m. Sunday. (Reviewed 11-15-13) -- T.W.

Wok'n Fire, 100 W. Higgins Road at the Arboretum of South Barrington, (847) 428-7192, woknfire.com. Like sushi? You'll want to put this spot for fresh maki and nigiri on your must-visit list. Those who aren't so wild about seafood will surely find something memorable from the stir-fry side of the menu at this contemporary eatery. Entrees: $11.95-$18.95. Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. (Reviewed 2-7-14) -- C.W.

FRENCH

Retro Bistro, 1746 W. Golf Road, Mount Prospect, (847) 439-2424, retrobistro.com. Classic and contemporary French fare comes perfectly executed at this vibrant, casual bistro. You'd be a fool not to sample chef Chris Barth's homemade pate and sausages or his seasonal seafood preparations. Entrees: $16.95-$24. (There's also a kids' menu.) Hours: 5:30 to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; 4:30 to 9 p.m. Sunday; also lunch 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; brunch 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. (Best of 2013) -- D.P.

GREEK

Opa! Estiatorio, S130 Summit Ave., Oakbrook Terrace, (630) 620-7700, oparestaurant.com. All your favorite traditional Greek dishes (flaming cheese, spanakopitakia ...) served in a casual, Mediterranean-kissed restaurant. Entrees: $11.95-$29.95. Hours: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday. (Best of 2013) -- T.W.

ITALIAN

Chef Vince's Zeal, 680 Mall Drive, Schaumburg, (847) 995-0188, chefvinceszeal.com. Popular chef Vince Pecora has turned up in Schaumburg at this nicely appointed yet casual space where he shows off his Italian-leaning fare, like his signature sausage and broccoli-stuffed ravioli and raisin-studded braciole. Sharing plates encouraged. Entrees: $8-$38. Hours: 11 a.m. to midnight Monday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday, 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday. (Reviewed 5-9-14) -- D.P.

Chicago Prime Italian, 370 Bank Drive, Schaumburg, (847) 240-1414, chicagoprimeitalian.com. All your favorite Italian classics are well-executed at this well-appointed yet casual eatery. Nice selection of wine and a beautiful outdoor patio. Entrees: $17-$37. Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday; noon to 9 p.m. Sunday. (Reviewed 6-20-14) -- T.W.

Di Piero's Pizzeria & Ristorante, 17 E. Main St., Lake Zurich, (847) 438-3256; takeout and delivery at 44 S. Old Rand Road, (847) 438-3252. Classic Italian fare -- from chicken Parmesan to pizza -- continues to please loyal customers at this casual spot that's been plugging along for more than two decades. The decor still has a '70s vibe and the menu, while it has evolved a bit over the years, remains affordable. Entrees: $13-$24. Hours: 4 to 10 p.m. daily. (Reviewed 9-13-13) -- T.W.

Enzo & Lucia Ristorante and Cafe, 343 Old McHenry Road, Long Grove, (847) 478-8825, enzoandlucia.com. Family recipes for Italian specialties like risotto, chicken piccata and lasagna are served up daily in this charmingly updated Victorian-style house in historic Long Grove. Word is out that this eatery has reopened after a small fire shut it down for several months, so reservations are highly recommended. Entrees: $12.95-$38.95. Hours: 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. (Reviewed 1-24-14) -- D.P.

LATIN/SOUTH AMERICAN

Altiro Latin Fusion, 308 Anderson St., Geneva, (630) 232-7717, altiro.webs.com. You'll want reservations for this intimate, imaginative Latin American eatery just off Geneva's main drag. Tapas-style portions (don't pass up the al cuaresmeno (pepper) soup or the skirt steak "fundido") and craft cocktails give you plenty of reasons to want to linger. Small plates: $4-$11.99. Hours: 4 to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 4 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Also lunch 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and brunch 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. (Reviewed 10-18-13) -- D.P.

Barbakoa, 1341 Butterfield Road, Downers Grove, (630) 852-2333, barbakoa.com. Chef Dudley Nieto has combined his creative cuisine with Jerry Kleiner's riotously colorful design to bring a modern Latin eatery to the Western suburbs. Tacos, guac and offbeat margaritas are unbeatable and worth the drive. Entrees: $12-$65. Hours: 11:30 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday; 11:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday. (Reviewed 1-10-14) -- J.O.

Brazil Express, 1045 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg, (224) 353-6315, brazilexpressgrill.com. A family-operated Brazilian steakhouse offers an affordable menu of traditional spit-grilled meats and a nice array of salads and soups in a contemporary setting. Entrees: $12.99-$26.99. Hours: 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 5 to 9:30 p.m. Friday; 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday; lunch 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday and Friday. (Reviewed 11-29-13) -- C.W.

Momcorn, 5101 Washington St., Gurnee, (224) 610-0407, momcorn.com. Homemade authentic Latin American maize-centric favorites, like savory and sweet tamales, come to the table at this friendly, casual, counter-service spot. No alcohol on the menu, but you can't go wrong with a Chicha Morada, a chilled Peruvian drink made from corn (of course) and seasoned with clove, cinnamon and lemon. Entrees: $2-$9. Hours: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday (Reviewed 4-25-14) -- J.B.

MEXICAN

Cactus Zone, 1025 W. Main St., Sleepy Hollow, (847) 551-5489, cactuszone.com. Mexican street food is the theme at this contemporary cantina, but the menu extends deliciously beyond tacos and churros. Try the pineapple salsa-topped pork tenderloin and the mildly spiced tortilla soup. Entrees: $7.99 to $12.99. Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday; 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. (Reviewed 3-21-2014) -- C.W.

Mia's Cantina, 143 W. Prospect Ave., Mount Prospect, (224) 764-2433, miascantina.com. Friendly service, a comfortable vibe, great food and fab margaritas -- this place has it all. Marinated skirt steak, chili and the chipotle-rimmed pineapple margarita are muy bueno. Entrees: $12-$18. Hours: 11 a.m. to midnight Monday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday. (Reviewed 12-20-13) -- D.P.

Rancheros Mexican Grille and Cantina, 523 Fairway Drive, Naperville, (630) 355-1100, rancherosnaperville.com. All your Mexican favorites (including a spicy shrimp cocktail) are on the menu at this themed out (but not too Disney-ish) hacienda. Entrees: $7.95-$19.95. Hours: 11 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday. (Reviewed 10-25-13) -- J.O.

Taco in a Bag, 1074 Spring Hill Mall, West Dundee, (224) 293-2017, gourmetnachos.com. The winners of Food Network's "Food Court Wars" serve gourmet nachos from a contemporary, uncluttered counter. All entrees $6.95. Hours: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. (Reviewed 6-13-14) C.W.

Zapatista, 1703 Freedom Drive, Naperville, (630) 904-1703, zapatistarestaurant.com. (Also in Northbrook and Chicago.) You'll get well-executed traditional Mexican fare in a contemporary setting as this newer spot on Naperville's north side. Made-to-order guacamole and 75 tequilas are a bonus. Entrees: $12.50-$24.50. Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday to Thursday; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday; 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. (Reviewed 4-4-14) -- T.W.

SPANISH

Macarena Tapas, 1890 W. Main St., St. Charles, (630) 945-3458, macarenatapasstcharles.com. You'll love the big flavors on the small plates at this Fox Valley Spanish tapas hidden gem. Small plates: $8-$14. Hours: Lunch 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday; dinner 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday; 5 to 10 p.m. Friday; 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday; 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday (Reviewed 3-14-2014) -- T.W.

STEAKHOUSE

North Avenue Charhouse, 3755 E. Main St., St. Charles. (630) 433-6600, northavechar.com. Well-prepared steaks and chops and a handful of classic Greek dishes hold court at this restaurant in the shadow of Charlestowne Mall. Entrees: $14-$35. Hours: 4 to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday; 4 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. (Reviewed 5-16-14) -- T.W.

Perry's Steakhouse & Grille, 5 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, (630) 571-1808, perryssteakhouse.com. The pork chops alone are reason enough to venture to this contemporary, clubby steakhouse, but you really can't go wrong with anything on the menu. Entrees: $23.95 to $47.95. Hours: 4 to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Saturday; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday; 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday. (Reviewed 3-7-14) -- J.O.

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