I can’t believe we’ve lived in the burbs for three full years now! Insane how time flies. Regardless, Sean and I still hit the restaurant scene out here like it’s our J-O-B. Since Chicago gets all the lime light, I thought I’d put together a list of the BEST restaurants in the Western Suburbs. A few even give Chicago a run for its money!

If you have any other suburb suggestions, PLEASE let me know. We’re always looking to hit up new spots!


Mon Ami Gabi Outdoor Patio in Oak Brook 

Oakbrook has some fabulous restaurants but the parking lot views drive me insane. But last year we discovered a secret outdoor oasis. The Monami Gabi patio is a mini escape to France, with adorable bistro tables and chairs. We usually go for brunch and I always order a glass of sparkling rosé and a cappuccino. People don’t really day drink in the suburbs but when I come here, EVERYONE is sipping their rosé and white wine like it’s going out of business. Even better, the menu is INSANELY good. But that’s no shocker considering it’s a Lettuce Entertain U. I always get the French onion soup or avocado toast and their fries will blow your mind. Oh! And don’t forget their bread and butter. Le sigh.