Bartlett is a Chicago suburb that is located in the DuPage, Cook, and Kane counties. With a population of more than fifty thousand residents that is rapidly growing, Bartlett is truly one of the largest suburbs we have. There are several great schools in the area, as well as many popular retail shopping locations such as Home Depot. Their biggest claim to fame is having the largest Little League program in the entire country. Two of our favorite things that the city has to offer are the fine arts fair and their championship golf course. If you're heading into the area for any of those reasons, these are our absolute top choices for bars and restaurants in the 60103, 60108, and 60133 zip codes.
THE FOUR SEASONS CHINESE & JAPANESE RESTAURANT
TL's Four Seasons Chinese & Japanese Restaurant has a unique philosophy that you won't find at any other dining establishment in the area. That philosophy is harmony, as set forth by the yin yang symbol that weaves its magic through the restaurant. They say that the secret to the wonderful flavor of their food is the "harmonization of mix and match," and once you try their fine dishes, you'll understand that philosophy and adopt it as your own. The service is fantastic and the atmosphere is beautiful. The Four Seasons is highly recommended.
Address: 110 West Bartlett Avenue # 101
We love dining at Moretti's Ristorante-Pizzeria because they serve up an incredible mixture of casual neighborhood dining plus a fun sports bar atmosphere as well. That's a delicate mix but they get it right. The thin crust pizza is one of our favorites in the Chicagoland area, which is saying a lot! Sundays are one of the best days to come in for a ten buck large pizza with one topping, plus that irresistible $3.50 Absolut Bloody Mary buffet! Kids eat free after 4:00 PM on Mondays, so families will want to take note. We also love the half-price appetizers on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays! Such a great place to relax with friends!
Address: 1175 West Lake Street
Pasta Mia has been going strong since 1988, and their Bartlett location is our favorite. They are perhaps best known for their pizza, but they tackle all your other Italian favorites with flair too, and we love the fact that they'll make specialty dishes for you that aren't even listed on the menu. They've got fabulous pizza, pasta, entrees, soups and salads, antipasti, and panini, so there's definitely something for everybody on the menu. Our top pick has got to be the Cavatelli with Vodka Sauce, and the Broccoli and Shrimp Olio is a close second!
Address: 116 Bartlett Plaza
SAVOURY RESTAURANT & PANCAKE CAFE
Savoury Restaurant & Pancake Cafe is the best place to get a delicious meal made from scratch in Bartlett. Note that they've also got a brand new location in Algonquin which we love too! They've got a wide array of offerings breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The Roasted Greek Chicken is one of our favorites on the dinner menu, and we also really love the Athenian Chicken Breast. Everything here is good, from the appetizers to the desserts! Families will also want to note that there's a fun kids menu that includes Mickey Mouse pancakes and all the other standards including spaghetti, hot dogs, and macaroni and cheese.
Address: 782 West Bartlett Road
OVI'S PUB & RESTAURANT
As martini aficionados, we have to highly recommend Ovi's Pub & Restaurant. They've got a great selection of them and they're always made just right. The menu is packed with a nice array of dishes, but somehow that extensive drink menu always gets our attention first and we end up spending much more time in the pub area than we ever have in the restaurant! The waitstaff is excellent, always very helpful and happy to see you whether you're new or a regular. Definitely one of the friendliest places to dine in Bartlett!
Address: 1075 West Stearns Road
SANSAVERIA CREPERIE & STEAKHOUSE
Sansaveria Crepierie & Steakhouse is nothing short of sublime. Every steak on the menu is an angus grade beef steak. They've got a small plates menu that will make your mouth water, including prosiutto wrapped asparagus and sansaveria charcuterie. We also love the stuffed shiitake mushrooms! The rocket salad is fantastic, and we love that you can add angus beef flat iron steak, grilled chicken breast, or shrimp to any salad. The veal porterhouse served with demi-glace is to die for, and how about that rack of lamb with mint and au jus? So good! We really love this restaurant.
Address: 778 West Bartlett Road
NORTH OF THE BORDER MEXICAN RESTAURANT
North of the Border Mexican Restaurant is all about eating delicious Mexican food without any pretense! The price is right too... especially on Taco Tuesdays when a taco is just eighty five cents! If you're more of a burrito lover like us, then stop in on Burrito Thursday for two big burritos for just under seven bucks! They've also got a mean shrimp cocktail and some really amazing chipotle hot wings, both of which make great starters for any of the entrees. And did we mention The Monster, a fourteen inch quesadilla that feeds two to four guests? Gotta try it!
Address: 961 South Il Route 59
The Nest Cafe is one of the coziest spots to gather with good friends for a hot meal and great conversation. They're open every day from six to eleven, so you can stop in almost any time and enjoy some of the best food in town. Breakfast is served all day and they've got all your favorites plus a few notable specialties like pumpkin pancakes! The owner is always there and very friendly to the guests, which reminds us of an old fashioned cafe experience that you of course can't find anywhere nowadays. Very cool place, great atmosphere, nice staff!
Address: South Route 59
SIR NICK'S PIZZA
Sir Nick's Pizza has several locations in the Chicagoland area including this great one in Bartlett. Despite that imposing name, it's really just a comfortable pizza restaurant where you can get all your favorites and have a good time with friends. It's easy to go to a restaurant with "pizza" in the title and just order the pizza, but we recommend moseying on over to the sandwiches portion of the menu because they are really delicious! Very highly recommended!
Address: 105 East Lake Street
The Dog Father Hotdogs is of course a famous Chicagoland restaurant chain that you're probably already familiar with! There's not much we can tell you that you don't already know. One thing you'll want to note is that their hours are pretty limited... 10:30 AM to 8:30 PM Monday thru Saturday, and 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM on Sunday. Our favorite things on the menu are the classics, like the Chicago Style Hot Dog, the Maxwell Sweet Polish, the Garlic Cheezy Beef, and of course the Pizza Puff!
Address: 957 South Il Route 59