Where to Eat in Long Grove: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Jana Sager

Long Grove is an affluent village in Lake County, Illinois, United States, approximately 35 miles (56 km) northwest of Chicago. As of the 2010 census, the village had a population of 8,043. The village has strict building ordinances to preserve its "country atmosphere".
Things to do in Long Grove

1. Lou Malnati's Pizzeria

85 S Buffalo Grove Rd, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089-2104 Television, Free Wifi, Delivery, Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 26 +1 847-215-7100
Excellent
69%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 384 reviews

Lou Malnati's Pizzeria

With a name like Buffalo Grove, it's only fitting that we have a giant buffalo overlooking our main dining room! This location is a full service restaurant and bar, with carry-out and delivery serving Buffalo Grove and parts of Long Grove, Lincolnshire, and Wheeling. We offer catering and have private event spaces available for up to 80 people. Lou Malnati's Pizzeria is the home of the best pizza in Chicago. Our signature Chicago-style deep dish pizza is made using a recipe that has been handed down through the generations. Today, Lou Malnati's is recognized as one of the most iconic and best restaurants in Chicago.

Reviewed By TravelerJim

Lou Malnati's serves authentic Chicago-style deep-dish pizza in a fun and relaxing atmosphere. The pizzas do take about 45 minutes to cook, so don't be in a hurry. Start off with their wonderful Lou's salad while you are waiting. Service is almost always friendly and...MoreThank you for your feedback! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your deep dish pizza and had a great experience while dining in with us. We look forward to serving you again soon!

2. Enzo & Lucia Restaurante

343 Old McHenry Rd, Long Grove, IL 60047-8079 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Lunch SGD 39 - SGD 39 +1 847-478-8825
Excellent
52%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
6%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 91 reviews

Enzo & Lucia Restaurante

Reviewed By Fishonhomerak - Chicago, Illinois

Haven't been in a long time. Didn't go back as i thought the food missed the mark. Last time the risotto was crunchy and veg on top was way beyond charred. Quite burned. Thought I would Try it again.

Decor and exterior nice and right on the edge of downtown long grove.

Tables nice white paper covers.

Service staff was very good and knowledgeable. Really felt the waiter was well trained and attentive.

Bread excellent. Garlic oil relish with it was very very good. Garlic powerful. Beware if your partner not eating it too

Dinner salad was fine. House dressing very heavy on dried herbs. Too much oregano? In it. It was too thick with dried herb. Almost crunchy.

Pasta cooked perfectly eldente.

Carbonara sauce however was odd. Had very add taste that was unpleasant on your tongue. Don't know what it was but just odd. Main flavor good but had that strange back overtone that made it hard to eat.

Shared some meatballs. Gummy texture. Taste okay but gummy texture was not expected or pleasant. Could not get past the gummy ness.

Marinara sauce was average to good. Sorry. Not special and a bit too acetic for me. There are way better marinara sauces out there. Okay but I expected more.

Last thing is weirdness of kitchen setting. Kitchen off to side but open. Not open in a good way with nice stainless. It's just open. End result is you feel the smoke and steam and grease permeate out somewhat. You end up getting home and smelling like an Italian kitchen

Is it the best Italian in long grove. Yes. But not firing completely on all cylinders.

So nice setting. Great service. Food is okay but has some challenges the last couple trips.

I don't know. Average to good because it's best in long grove. but I was still expecting more in terms of blow you away Italian. Bread and garlic get top billing. Skip the meatballs. Might try sausage instead.

Homemade.

Pasta entre with dinner salad about 16. Meatballs at 5. Lasagne at 17.

3. Stoney River Steakhouse and Grill

20504 N Rand Rd, Deer Park, IL 60010-7234 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 26 - SGD 66 +1 847-719-1596
Excellent
57%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 145 reviews

Stoney River Steakhouse and Grill

Stoney River is an upscale steakhouse, specializing in hand-cut steaks and gourmet entrees, served in a sophisticated atmosphere by professional servers. Guests can enjoy diverse menu offerings such as Center-cut Filets, Bone-in Rib-eye's or a Classic NY Strip. Not in the mood for a steak? Stoney River offers fresh seafood selections, signature salads and house specialties. Whether relaxing at the bar or dining in the comfortable atmosphere, enjoy a hand-crafted cocktail, local draft beer or glass of wine from our boutique wine list. Our goal is to provide you with the finest culinary experience that exceeds your expectations.

Reviewed By Deborah T - Chicago, Illinois

I am fortunate to have this great restaurant right in my neighborhood. Stoney River is consistently excellent on service and the meals they serve.

On this visit we started with the Market (huge) and Caesar salads and they were both great. We really enjoy the little round poppyseed buns with honey butter. They pour a great Hendricks martini too. They have great steaks. I especially like the coffee rubbed filet. The burgundy mushrooms are yummy with your steaks. We were sitting in a booth by a fire which provided a very nice, romantic ambience.

It's an expensive meal but it was worth it!

4. Walker Brothers

200 Marriott Dr, Lincolnshire, IL 60069-3664 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 847-634-2220
Excellent
62%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 270 reviews

Walker Brothers

Reviewed By Mamatenz - Lake Mills, Wisconsin

Long lines. Overcrowded tables. Poorly cooked food. I have come several times before, food is usually very good and fresh.
Today the potato pancakes that came with my spinach crepes tasted like they precooked and reheated. The bottoms were burnt and the consistency was heavy and in appetizing. People were shoved in at the ends of tables and moving around was extremely difficult. I kept thinking that if there was a fire people would not be able to get out. I would come at an off time Not
On a Sunday.

5. Portillo's

806 W Dundee Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60004-7808 Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards American, Fast Food, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 847-870-0870
Excellent
68%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 286 reviews

Portillo's

Home to America's favorite Chicago-style hot dogs, Italian beef, burgers, salads, and chocolate cake.

Reviewed By Sharnord - Saint Louis, Missouri

Efficient service. Consistent quality. No matter what location! Try the Italian Beef/Italian Sausage Sandwich. Terrific testing beef and get the extra gravy at no additional charge. The sausage with fennel is incomparable. Great onion rings, too. The jumbo Chicago Hot Dog could not have been better. Had fries and a soda. All for $19.26. A real buy!

6. Portillo's

221 E Townline Rd, Vernon Hills, IL 60061-1565 Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards American, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 847-367-7290
Excellent
65%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 155 reviews

Portillo's

Home to America's favorite Chicago-style hot dogs, Italian beef, burgers, salads, and chocolate cake.

Reviewed By Walkaboutfar - Barrie, Canada

Portillo's ... many in Chicago rave about the restaurant. The drive-through line-ups are always long. The food: lots of its and made fresh and hot. The food was too greasy for my taste but this certainly comfort food.

7. Spunky Dunkers Donuts

20 S Northwest Hwy, Corner of Palatine Road and Northwest Hwy, Palatine, IL 60074-6231 Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible American Breakfast +1 847-358-7935
Excellent
75%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 112 reviews

Spunky Dunkers Donuts

Reviewed By Charles C - Buffalo Grove, Illinois

Their Boston Creme filled donuts are amazing. the cream is rich and has wonderful flavor. The double chocolate donuts are very good, as are the red velvet.They make two types of glazed donuts, with the cake as my favorite. They have all types of powdered sugar, jelly filled donuts. My favorite is the blackberry. They are very generous on all of the fillings.

They bake all of the donuts on site. They are open 24 Hours a day. as this is a stand-alone facility, they have plenty of parking. 6 donuts are under $6. They also have day old donuts for 1/2 price. There is some space at a counter to have coffee and your donuts.

8. High Tea With Gerri

144 Old McHenry Rd, Long Grove, IL 60047-8835 Reservations European +1 847-948-1724
Excellent
51%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 6 reviews

High Tea With Gerri

Reviewed By Sheila L - Crystal Lake

My twin sons took me for high tea for a special birthday of mine. They selected the Emperor Tea which was six courses and was delicious. Also part of the holiday tea was a bit of eggnog, peppermint snowballs, and for me there was a special cookie cake star with a candle in it. Sandwiches included ham, beef, egg salad, cucumber, asparagus, and much more. There was one kind of tea, a holiday blend created by Gerri. This was delicious.The experience was very lovely and while it was not like the Drake's Palm Court in Chicago, it was just as warm and inviting. I would recommend it highly for an afternoon with friends. I loved the time I got to spend with my sons in such nicely appointed surroundings and the care that Gerri showed whilst serving it all. There were lovely touches of the holiday everywhere.

9. Wildfire

235 Parkway Dr, Lincolnshire, IL 60069-4318 Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 39 +1 847-279-7900
Excellent
57%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 463 reviews

Wildfire

Step back in time to when going out for dinner meant something really special. From the decor to the jazz music, Wildfire has the style and warmth that makes it perfect for celebrating with friends or a quiet evening for two. The extensive menu features broiled steaks and chops, wood-roasted seafood and roasted meats, all prepared in an open kitchen. Signature dishes include Horseradish Crusted Filet Mignon, Macadamia Nut Crusted Halibut, Wildfire Chopped Salad and Cedar Planked Salmon. So order a signature martini or one of our many wines by the glass, then sit back and enjoy the 1940s supper club experience of Wildfire.

Reviewed By LCL-travels - Chicago, Illinois

Happily for us, Wildfire in Lincolnshire was open Christmas Eve and we had a lovely dinner. The enticing bread basket offers small onion rolls, black bread rolls, and corn bread. We had to ask for a refill. Three of us shared the small chopped salad. I had an open-faced Mediterranean salmon sandwich, which included avocado, arugula, tomatoes, cucumber and yogurt sauce. Really excellent. For my side dish, I had the roasted vegetables, also very tasty. We shared a sampler plate of three delicious dessert selections. A great meal!

10. Walker Bros. Original Pancake House-Arlington Hts

825 W Dundee Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60004-1417 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 847-392-6600
Excellent
62%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 257 reviews

Walker Bros. Original Pancake House-Arlington Hts

Reviewed By Amy Ryann R - Elmwood Park, IL

Free parking lot. Stairs or ramp to get in.

Gorgeous inside features lots of wood, stained glass, 1930's and Victorian themed glass and art work. Tables and booths available. Large space. Clean.

We visited mid evening, only two other tables were filled at the time. Service was mediocre from everyone we encountered, could have been friendlier.

Had apple pancake, large, very gooey. Asked for whipped cream and powdered sugar with it. Was okay. Ordered bacon they burned twice, charged me 5.00 for three shriveled pieces. Was not happy about that. Waitress did not take it off the bill. Coffee was very good, good temp and fresh. Menu offers many omelettes, crepes, eggs and potatoes. Only a few sandwiches. Not designed for lunches and dinners. lox available for 11.00 but did not see portion size. Tried spicy harbonaro potatoes with pico, were tasty.

Would I go again? Yes

Pricing? Okay, slightly over priced but normal for this type of location. I really loved the decor so it was hard to complain because of this.

Recommendations: get a few things and share with someone to try multiple items

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