Hungry? Whatever your stomach might be rumbling for – you can find it within a short drive from our Chicago apartments. You will find dozens of restaurants and eateries for you to choose from. Mexican, Asian, Irish, American, Italian – there is something for whatever your tastebuds might be craving. And it’s all in downtown Naperville.
Downtown Naperville has an eclectic and diverse array of cuisines to offer – whether it’s Sunday brunch, mid-week happy hour, brewery explorations, or a fancy dinner out. Here are just some of the delicious favorites nearby. Please call or check the website of the restaurant for specific details regarding reservations and/or wait times.
Pub, Bar, & Grill Fare
Jackson Avenue Pub – Burgers, beer, and impeccable service. Sounds like heaven on earth, right? Turns out, it’s at Jackson Avenue Pub. Start with an appetizer of wings or tater tots before choosing a juicy burger from their extensive and creative burger menu. Don’t feel like a burger? They also have offerings like fish tacos, brats, and massive salads. Wash it all down with one of their nearly 20 beers on tap.
Plank Bar & Kitchen – Located inside the Indigo Hotel, Plank Bar & Kitchen offers pub fare – elevated. It’s the perfect venue to share some small plates with friends like a cheese board, bacon mac and cheese, or pear and gorgonzola flatbread. They also offer breakfast seven days a week.
Two Brothers Barrel House – Known as Naperville’s home for craft cocktails, artisan beer, and Americana comfort food, Two Brothers Barrel House has indoor and outdoor seating in a neighborhood-like environment. They offer daily specials like ‘Kids-Eat-Half-Off’ Mondays and ‘Beer and Burger’ Wednesdays.
Quigley’s Irish Pub – Stop into Quigley’s for a pint of beer or some comforting Irish fare. Offering indoor and dog-friendly outdoor dining, their menu has corned beef sandwiches, fish and chips, burgers, and more. Be sure to check their website for the live menu schedule.
Asian & Sushi
Aloha Poke – Quality fish and good vibes come together at Aloha Poke. For a quick and healthy meal, you can build-your-own poke bowl using some of the freshest ingredients around. Start with a base of rice or lettuce then top it with tuna, salmon, chicken, or tofu. Don’t forget to go crazy with toppings like cucumber, edamame, seaweed, avocado, and more. They also have house bowls that are absolutely mouth-watering.
Green Basil – Fresh spring rolls, banh mi sandwiches, and a hearty bowl of pho are just a few of the menu items you’ll find at Green Basil. Cooking authentic Vietnamese food, Green Basil has all of the regional favorites you could imagine. They also offer beer, wine, and cocktails.
Ikkai Japanese Restaurant – If there is one craving that comes on strong, it’s the craving for sushi. Ikkai Japanese Restaurant is here for you. Their menu boasts all of the Japanese classics – sushi, tempura, teriyaki plates, sashimi, and so much more.
Bangkok Village – Opened in 1989, Bangkok Village was Naperville’s first Thai restaurant and it’s still just as delicious as ever. The massive menu features Thai favorites like fresh spring rolls, pad kee mao, curries, pineapple fried rice, and Thai custard for dessert.
Fat Rosie’s Taco & Tequila Bar – Fun, hip, festive, and family-friendly is what Fat Rosie’s is all about. Plus, lots of tequila and lots of tacos – do you really need any more? Name a Mexican menu item and, chances are, Fat Rosie’s has it. Tacos, burritos, quesadillas, platos, fundidos, and more. Not to mention, margaritas that with one sip – you feel like you’ve been transported south of the border.
Potter’s Place – Potter’s Place is the place to be for entertainment, fun, food, and cocktails. The menu boasts generous portions of Mexican fare like fajitas, tacos, tamales, and over a dozen margarita options. Looking for a place to head for late-night entertainment? Potter’s Place has live music and DJs every Saturday at 9 pm.
Quiubo – When you live at our apartments in Naperville, you certainly have no shortage of tacos at your fingertips. Newly-opened Quiubo has a menu full of creative, hand-made tacos as well as many botanas (similar to tapas) to share. They also have beer, margaritas, wine, and Mexican sodas.
Italian & Pizza
La Sorella Di Francesca – Open for nearly 30 years, La Sorella Di Francesca has perfected Italian cooking to a ‘T’. Guests can expect rustic Italian cuisine in a sophisticated trattoria environment. Risotto, linguini, prosciutto parmigiana, pizza, and carpaccio are just a few of the delectable items you’ll find on the menu. They also boast an extensive and ever-changing wine menu.
Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria – Repeatedly voted one of Chicago’s favorite pizzas, Lou Malnati’s authentic Chicago-style pizzeria is doing it right. Making each pizza from scratch, their signature deep-dish pizza has a flaky, buttery crust with only the freshest ingredients used as toppings. You can even ship one of their famous pies across the country.
Giordanos – Another pizza in the neighborhood to try is Giordanos ‘stuffed’ pizza. This double-crusted, cheese-filled creation has been served since 1974 and rivals its competitors in flavor and quality. Go with the classic Chicago-style deep-dish or try one of their pan pizzas for a different texture. You’ll need to do a taste test for yourself to find out!
Steak & Seafood
Catch 35 – Voted the best seafood in downtown Naperville, Catch 35 offers the freshest seafood and steaks in town. The restaurant’s menu features seasonal offerings like Alaskan halibut, Georges Bank od, and Block Island swordfish. Signature dishes include Szechwan scallops, Chilean sea bass, dry-aged bone-in Ribeyes, and Alaskan King Crab legs. For the full menu (including non-seafood items), visit their website.
Hugos Frog Bar & Fish House – One of Naperville’s most well-known establishments is Hugos Frog Bar and Fish House. Sit on their patio while enjoying house specialties including frog legs, crab cakes, steaks, sandwiches, and more. They’re currently offering cocktails, wine, and beer to-go.
Sullivan’s Steakhouse – Guests at Sullivan’s can look forward to hand-cut steaks, fresh seafood, and deliciously hand-crafted cocktails. The 1940’s Chicago-style steakhouse also has lamb and chicken entrees, soups, salads, and their famous horseradish mashed potatoes. Check the website for the live music schedule.
Satisfy your every craving near our apartments in Chicago.
No matter if you’re taking the family out for dinner, kicking the weekend off with friends, or unwinding after work – residents of our apartments in Chicago have so many wonderful options to choose from. So, when you don’t feel like cooking or making a mess of the kitchen – head out to explore one of Naperville’s many incredible restaurants just around the corner from our apartments in Chicago.