Bloomingdale is a village located twenty five miles west of Chicago, and at last census count there were just over twenty one thousand residents calling it home. It's located within DuPage county, and you may be traveling into the area to visit Stratford Square Mall, or perhaps Old Town Bloomingdale. When you're done shopping, you've got to replenish your energy. These are our favorite choices for dining and drinking in the 60108 zip code!
ROOSTER'S BARN & GRILL
Rooster's Barn & Grill is a very nice place to enjoy freshly prepared food in a great atmosphere. It's family friendly and nicely decorated yet not too fancy. They've got all you can eat crab legs, delicious ribs, fabulous garlic mashed potatoes, and a great half chicken that's always moist and flavorful. They serve breakfast on the weekends, and that's very popular with the locals. Cozy and comfortable, and a great break from the norm.
Address: 122 West Lake Street
Amalfi Ristorante is a fabulous Italian restaurant that serves very generous portions in a beautiful yet casual atmosphere. Some say it's too pricey, but we feel that for the quality of food that you get here, it's really worth it. It's certainly not rushed here, very relaxed and calm, so if you're in a big rush you'll want to opt for someplace else! But if you're ready to relax and soak up the ambiance, Amalfi Ristorante is perfect for you!
Address: 298 Glen Ellyn Road
We love dining at La Estancia Mexican restaurant because the food is so authentic and fresh. We've never found that there is a very long wait for a table here, though for the amazing salsa, appetizers, and entrees that they serve here, plus those mouth watering margaritas, you would think there would be a line out the door! The servers are always very knowledgeable and helpful when it comes to choosing a meal or a drink, and you really can't beat the warm and friendly ambiance of the restaurant.
Address: 237 East Lake Street
We've got a lot of favorite Italian restaurants in the Bloomingdale area, and Spavone's Ristorante is yet another! We're big fans of the large portions here, and they also have a very impressive selection of wines that pair effortlessly with the delicious food. The value is unbelievable here, and it's both romantic and beautiful. Always great music, and often live entertainment! Very highly recommended to anyone who appreciates fine Italian cuisine.
Address: 266 West Lake Street
When you're craving a good steak and you're in the Bloomingdale area, you know that Jameson's Charhouse is the place to go. They've got all the best steaks plus a variety of American favorites, and all at pretty reasonable prices considering how high quality the food is. We're completely hooked (no pun intended!) on the blackened swordfish! The service here is truly outstanding, with servers who really care about your dining experience. One of our highest recommendations.
Address: 94 Stratford Drive
PORTILLO'S HOT DOGS
Portillo's Hot Dogs is a Chicago tradition, and we've mentioned these guys in just about every city that they're located in. The Bloomingdale location is one of our favorites because everyone who works there is supremely friendly and fast when it comes to serving the food. Nothing like getting that piping hot Chicago style hot dog and feeling like one of their most important customers! If you love a good Chicago dog, you'll love Portillo's.
Address: 134 East Lake Street
Outback Steakhouse is one of the few franchise restaurants that consistently makes our lists of favorites, and that's because it simply doesn't feel like a chain restaurant. The food is outstanding, very fresh and delicious and high quality. We love the private booths and the large tables, and the servers are always friendly and in a great mood. The bar is also great for a drink before or after your meal. Just an all around wonderful dining and drinking experience! Family friendly too!
Address: 166 South Gary Avenue
Orchid is one of those amazing sushi restaurants that you just happen to discover hiding somewhere in the suburbs. The regulars will vouch for the fact that this is one of the very best sushi restaurants you'll ever visit! Supremely fresh, and perfectly prepared. The staff is very friendly and happy to help you choose something if you're new to the sushi eating experience! Great sake and beer selection too. Orchid has truly impressed us and we will definitely be back for more.
Address: 201 Stratford Square Drive
FOX & HOUND PUB & GRILLE
Fox & Hound Pub & Grille is one of our favorite places to stop in to watch the big game and enjoy some wonderful drinks. They've got a great selection of beer on tap and in bottles, and the drink prices are surprisingly low for being in such a great atmosphere. The food is pretty good here too, including some wonderful steaks, but it seems like most of the partons come in just to enjoy the high quality drinks. Great dessert too! Very cool place to enjoy an evening with friends.
Address: 370 West Army Trail Road
SUSHI BAR & JAPANESE RESTAURANT
Sushi Bar & Japanese Restaurant has perhaps the most generic name out of all the restaurants we've ever recommended, but the food they offer is anything but that! It's a small cozy restaurant, perfect for low key intimate dates, and they keep the decor pretty minimal so the focus is on the food. We love both the sushi and the udon noodles here. All your classic favorites are available including tuna, salmon, California rolls, and all that jazz... and they are all excellent. Very highly recommended.
Address: 369 West Army Trail Road