New restaurants coming to the suburbs in 2024

A slew of new restaurants are slated to open in the suburbs in 2024. Here’s a taste of what’s to come, including Perry’s Steakhouse, Ancho & Agave, HopScotch and more.

Ancho & Agave

A summer opening is planned for Ancho & Agave at 20506 N. Rand Road in Deer Park Town Center, the former home of a Red Robin. The small chain, which has locations in Wisconsin, Nebraska and Bloomington, Illinois, promises fresh Mexican food with a menu that centers on tacos and features house-made signature salsas and hand-smashed guacamoles. They’ll also have an extensive margarita and craft cocktail menu.

  Ancho & Agave is coming to Deer Park Town Center, in the building that Red Robin once occupied. It’ll be the first Ancho & Agave in the Chicago area. Paul Valade/


Brazilian churrascaria Bullvino’s is planning a fall opening at The Promenade Bolingbrook. The eatery, owned and operated by Brazilian chefs, currently has two locations in Minnesota. Meat selections from Brazil and the U.S. range from marinated sirloin, bacon-wrapped steak and chicken, pork ribs and Hmong sausage.

Café on the Grove

A mother and daughter are teaming up to open Café on the Grove, a high-end breakfast and lunch spot, in place of the former Gus' Diner at 2160 Plum Grove Road in Rolling Meadows sometime this year. The menu will include traditional breakfast and lunch fare, such as eggs your way, omelets, Benedicts, skillets, pancakes, crepes, waffles, French toast, burgers, sandwiches, wraps, tacos and salads.

Cilantro Taco Grill

Mexican fast-casual concept Cilantro Taco Grill is adding three new suburban locations to its current roster of 15 located throughout the Chicago area. The Jaliscan-styled taqueria, founded in 2013, is projected to open in Bloomingdale, at 201 E. Lake St., in April. A Bensenville location at 1301 W. Irving Park Road is expected to open in May and a Des Plaines restaurant at 3001 Mannheim Road is projected for a June opening.

Dave & Buster’s

Three new restaurants are slated to open this year in Yorktown Center Lombard. Dave & Buster's will open a 19,000-square-foot location at the exterior of the center near the Forever 21 and H&M entrance. The entertainment and dining concept that combines restaurants and bars with dinner, theater and games plans to join the tenant mix at Yorktown Center in the fall.

HopScotch restaurant, serving a variety of British-, Indian- and American-style pub fare, is expected to open this year in Schaumburg’s Town Square at Schaumburg and Roselle roads. Courtesy of Village of Schaumburg


A new concept from developer Dipak Lodhia, who created the restaurant brands Porto's Peri Peri and Vasco's Peri Peri, is planned for Schaumburg’s Town Square at 40 S. Roselle Road this year. HopScotch will offer British-, Indian- and American-style pub fare. Early word on potential menu items include chicken and mushroom pies, vegetarian pies, Cornish pasties, beans on toast, samosas, lamb keema, chicken curry, Chana masala, sliders, wings, jumbo shrimp, hummus, mac and cheese bites, falafel and a sweet shop.

Jackman & Co.

Ballyhoo Hospitality, which operates a number of upscale restaurants throughout Chicago and the North Shore, is scheduled to open Jackman & Co. in Glenview by the end of 2024. Located at 1749 Glenview Road, the concept is described as a classic American steakhouse and will feature 110 dining room seats, 66 seats at the bar, and an additional 88 patio seats for use during warmer weather.

Lucky Bites Bar & Grill features a menu that celebrates American classics like wings, pizza, wraps, burgers and hand-crafted cocktails. Courtesy of Anmol Chandock

Lucky Bites Bar & Grill

Lucky Bites Bar & Grill opened Monday at 605 N. Midlothian Road in a Mundelein strip center. The casino-inspired bar and restaurant features a menu that celebrates American classics such as wings, pizza, wraps, burgers and hand-crafted cocktails. Lucky Bites has dart boards, several big screen TVs and two pool tables. There are plans for leagues, tournaments and other activities and events, including bingo and trivia.

MAAX Asian BBQ & Hot Pots

The former home of Rack House and Boston Blackie’s at 222 E. Algonquin Road in Arlington Heights will soon be MAAX Asian BBQ & Hot Pots, which will serve all-you-can-eat tableside barbecue and bowls of broth with pork, beef, chicken, seafood and vegetables.

Texas-based Perry's Steakhouse & Grille plans to open its third Chicago-area restaurant at Ring Road and Milwaukee Avenue on the perimeter of Hawthorn Mall in Vernon Hills. Courtesy of Perry's Steakhouse & Grille

Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille

Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille is expected to open its third Chicago-area eatery at 1050 N. Milwaukee Ave. on the perimeter of the Hawthorn mall campus in Vernon Hills. The Texas-based chain offers butcher-fresh steak, table-side presentations and carvings, innovative seafood entries and the flagship seven-finger-high pork chop.

  Rep’s Burgers is expected to open later this fall in the former Arby’s at 139 N. Northwest Hwy. in Palatine. Steve Zalusky/

Rep’s Burgers

The operator of the popular Rep's Place sports bar in Rolling Meadows is launching a new restaurant — Rep's Burgers — in Palatine. Located in a former Arby’s location at 139 N. Northwest Hwy., Rep’s menu will include smashed burgers, smashed chicken sandwiches, milkshakes, beer, wine and hard seltzers. It also will offer a drive-through, but not for alcohol sales. It’s expected to open early in 2024.

Small Cheval

Small Cheval's expansion to the suburbs was announced in December 2021 when operator Hogsalt Hospitality inked a 10-year lease with the village of Rosemont. But it has been beset by construction delays. A casual, fast-paced joint, Small Cheval, 9421 W. Higgins Road, offers a stripped-down menu of cheeseburgers, hamburgers and fries alongside shakes, draft cocktails and beer. The 4,500-square-foot restaurant will feature a retractable roof to accommodate in-restaurant dining year-round as well as drive-thru and pickup lanes, allowing guests to place food orders in advance.


Tapville will bring a “drink while you shop” location to Yorktown Center early this year. Tapville utilizes self-pour technology, enabling guests to pour their own drinks without the need to wait for a bartender. The selection of beverages will include eight self-pour options at its beer and cider wall.

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