Fine Dining In St. Charles
Al Capone’s Hideaway & Steakhouse
For great steaks, wines, microbrews, spirits, premium cigars and more, Al Capone's Hideaway & Steakhouse is a real taste of the Roaring 20's! Stop on in and re-live the days of Prohibition in the atmosphere of an authentic 1920's Speakeasy. Once inside the atmosphere is as roaring as the 20's with music by Dixieland stars like saxophonist Franz Jackson, Johnny Waters and Glenn Koch.
For a truly UNTOUCHABLE dinning experience call toll-free 1-888-SCARFACE for reservations & directions to Al Capone's Hideaway. 35W337 Riverside Drive, St. Charles, 1-888-SCARFACE.
Francesca’s by The River
Francesca's by the River features the zesty, earthy cuisine of Rome and the surrounding areas of Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio. The restaurant, located in beautiful downtown St. Charles, encourages the lively art of dining with a contemporary, casually sophisticated trattoria ambiance, good, simple cooking, friendly service and fair prices.
The restaurant accepts reservation at both lunch and dinner, and gladly accommodates walk-ins. For larger parties, the private dining room can accommodate 15 to 100 guests in both private and semi-private settings. An oversized fireplace adds to the beauty of this west suburban location. 200 S. Second Street, St. Charles, 1-630-587-8221.
Located in Pheasant Run Resort’s historic dairy barn, Harvest Restaurant provides a unique venue for memorable dining for lunch and dinner. The restaurant was designed to create an atmosphere of warmth and elegance, combining the best of Midwest tradition with innovative cuisine. Harvest offers only the finest grade of aged beef, exceptional seafood and seasonal dishes inspired by fresh ingredients available in local markets. Executive Chef Josef Yurisich changes the menu seasonally. The extensive bar not only features outstanding vintages from Napa and Sonoma, but unique selections from regional wineries and microbreweries and wonderful fruit infused martinis. Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 East Main St., St. Charles, 1-800-4-PHEASANT (474-3272)
Pheasant Run Resort is proud to announce the Grand Opening of Jambalaya, a full service restaurant serving Cajun-inspired and American food. Executive Chef Josef Yurisich said he is excited to be adding a Cajun/American themed restaurant to his successful themed restaurant creations of Mediterranean, East Coast Seafood, Tex-Mex and Italian.
“I love the challenge of taking well known New Orleans dishes and adapting them for all pallets to enjoy,” said Executive Chef Josef Yurisich. He has put his signature touch on creating well known dishes such as BBQ “N” Awlins Shrimp, Black Magic Chicken and “Po” Boy’s, with a northern American flair that will please all pallets. Jambalaya serves a varied menu --from mild to spicy-- and Hamburgers to Wings, really something for everyone, according to Joseph.
“The Chef truly matched the view on the plate with the view of our pristine New Orleans art deco. As you walk in from the famous brick-laid Bourbon Street, you get the sense of not only a change of destination, but travel of time. Jambalaya provides an old world charm which captures New Orleans in its purest form,” said Diane Rosenthal, General Manager of Pheasant Run Resort. Other distinctive details include a distressed wooded bar with Louisiana furniture and lights which surround a black and white checkered, tiled dance floor. A beaded canopy and soft draped dance floor create an intimate venue to dance into the night, added Rosenthal.
Jambalaya is a multi-purpose venue artistically fused with live weekend entertainment. Born of the desire to expand the popular theme created on Bourbon Street, and the need for an additional casual bistro which would double as a high energy night club, this concept was the perfect fit for the resort, added Rosenthal. Live music on the weekends adds to the Jambalaya experience. During Grand Opening, the entertainment will include: the Zydeco Band, Steamin Barracudas on February 24th from 5-7PM. At 7PM the tempo changes with DJ Bill Landry, who is running the floor until 10PM. On February 26th, featured entertainment is The Matt Stedman Zydeco Band and on February 27th dance to the music of Sundance, a classic rock cover band. Also on tap on Friday evening is the Country’s Hottest Star Contest finale which will take place in the St. Charles ballroom. On Saturday, February 28th, the Wind Gypsys bring everyone on their feet.
Pheasant Run Resort is a member of Preferred Hotel Group’s Summit Hotels & Resorts portfolio of properties, is the Midwest’s largest entertainment resort, and offers 473 spacious rooms, several restaurants and dining options, the Mario Tricoci Hair Salon & Spa, productions by Chicago's acclaimed Noble Fool Theatricals, Zanies Comedy Club, 36 holes of championship golf and practice center, three pools, a fitness center and more than 100,000 square feet of meeting space including 45 meeting rooms, two expo centers, four distinct ballrooms, 320-seat tiered amphitheater and state-of-the-art training center. Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 East Main St., St. Charles, 1-800-4-PHEASANT (474-3272).
La Za Za Trattoria
A suburb restaurant with a city look. ZaZa’s Northern Italian cooking is the food of choice. The word Quality comes to mind when visiting ZaZa’s. With menu features like Prime quality steaks, fresh fish brought in daily, daily specials, and of course pastas are just some of the things, which one can experience at ZaZa’s.
The atmosphere which has a warm eclectic modern look with floor to ceiling windows on the South & East side. For cocktails, the bar features granite bar tops with mosaic tiling, a fireplace and two large plasma TV’s. ZaZa’s dining room features a partition room for general seating or private dining with beautiful lighting and french glass doors, which can seat up to 50 people for a private party. 5 South 1st Street, St. Charles, 1-630-443-9304.
McNally’s Irish Pub
Fáilte ar ais!, that means "Welcome Back!" in Ireland...and you'll think that's just where you are the moment you step inside our doors. So come on in... Steep yourself in our history. Warm yourself with our Irish hospitality and "craic". That's Irish for "good times" and that's just what we know you'll have! We serve breakfast, lunch an dinner 7 days a week. Don’t forget to try our “Beer of the Week” or Monthly Drink specials. 201 E. Main Street, St Charles, 1-630-513-6300, www.mcnallysirishpub.com
Odyssey Authentic Greek Taverna
Odyssey Greek Taverna in Lombard, Il. has brought a reputation for impeccable service unparalled hospitality, wonderful food and great prices to a second location in St. Charles, IL.
Let your journey to flavor begin here and enjoy genuine Greek cuisine in such a beautiful atmosphere. From appetizers like taramosalata and flaming saganaki to classic main dishes like roasted leg of lamb and Grecian sea bass that's de-boned at your table. The flavors are authentically Greek, Authentically delicious. Open for lunch and dinner daily. 3755 E. Main Street, St. Charles, 1-630-443-6600
Onesti Dinner Club
As you enter The “New” Onesti Dinner Club, you cannot help but get a warm, welcoming feeling. Deep cherrywood walls, stained glass windows and hardwood floors are lit by soft candlelight. The white-tablecloth establishment has gone from a steady but less than gangbuster business to a smash hit in the short few months since ownership has changed.
The classic building, originally built in 1851 as St. Patrick’s Church, has had several incarnations. Its most current ambience is that of a 1940s supper club. As president of a large entertainment company, owner Ron Onesti spices up the nights with a myriad of spectacular entertainment presentations.
The main dining room has been reconfigured as a showroom, accommodating diners and dancers alike. What was the choir loft on the second level now seats 50 for private events and restaurant overflow. It is also home to the coveted “Chef’s Table,” an extraordinary experience for up to eight guests. It is a private table where diners can choose from regular menu selections or allow the Chef to take certain liberties and go wild.
The fare is one of great gastronomic delight featuring savory dishes with an Italian spin. The slow-roasted prime rib is a house specialty, ranging in temperatures medium rare to well (end cuts also available to the daring). The rib eye is ever so flavorful, with just the right marbling. The New York Strip and Filet Mignon (perhaps with a succulent lobster tail on the side) round out the selections of beef, tender and mouth watering…hardly ever a doggie bag here!
A popular seafood dish is another house creation…the prosciutto-wrapped scallops. This has become a serious favorite. Then there is the Clay Pot Seafood Bake-shrimp, crab and scallops baked with white rice, garlic, and white wine in a lobster cream sauce. The wood planked maple glazed salmon is also tops on the list of things people actually drive hours for in order to get their “fix.” The Lobster Alfredo, large chunks of fresh crabmeat sautéed within a creamy Alfredo is served over fresh pasta, truly marvelous.
The desserts are home made with Key Lime Pie, Chocolate Lava Cake and an assortment of hand crafted Italian gelato being the most requested. Bananas Foster flamed tableside is a treat that really must be experienced!
After dinner, guests stay at their table or get up and dance to one of the many themed entertainment presentations in the showroom including unbelievable tributes to Elvis, The 3 Tenors, Billy Joel/Elton John, Big Band Era, 50s Rock N Roll, and so many others. Or, martini lovers retreat to the fabulous “O Lounge” and kick back on soft leather couches (formerly owned by Beach Boy Brian Wilson) for one of the mixologists’ specialties.
The New Onesti Dinner Club is truly a welcomed addition to the Fox Valley mixing exquisite food with “big city” entertainment. To partake in this unique experience, call (630) 584-1888 or log onto www.oshows.com. 18 N 4th Street, St Charles; (630) 584-1888.
Rex’s Cork and Fork
Whether for a family dinner, business lunch or special occasion, Rex's Cork and Fork has been the place to meet for quality cuisine and spirits in a casually elegant atmosphere for half a century. Fox Valley residents, as well as tour groups and convention attendees, have long enjoyed the hand-cut steaks, prime rib, tangy BBQ ribs, home style pot roast, seafood and chicken delights as well as sandwiches and chef prepared daily and seasonal specialities.
It's the perfect neighborhood spot to meet friends, enjoy cocktails, good wines by the glass or a pint of beer. Stop in and visit the cozy lounge where you'll always find a warm welcome. Private banquet or party facilities also available for company functions, showers, or wedding rehearsal dinners for up to 60 people. 1317 E. Main St., St. Charles; (630) 584-6708.
Rox City Grille
A Modern Urban Eatery in Historic Hotel Baker. Like its landmark host hotel, ROX City Grill is “like no place else” in the Fox River Valley. It’s chic, sleek, elegant – a sophisticated fine dining destination featuring a decidedly urban ambience in a convenient suburban location. The culinary creations of Executive Chef Keith Willis are, quite simply, incomparable. While at ROX City, be sure to take in the adjoining lounge. Open nightly, the elegant Wine and Martini Bar features live entertainment Thursday through Saturday. Enjoy one of the area’s most extensive wine lists personally selected by acclaimed wine director Marcello Cancelli. 100 W. Main Street, St. Charles; ( 630) 845-5800; www.roxcitygrill.com.
Sage Bistro is located along the Fox River. Come spend some time with us and experience all we have to offer; Fabulous food, superior service, extensive wine list, an awesome atmosphere and much more. Serving Lunch and Dinner. 1 W. Illinois St., St. Charles; (630) 444-3555.
Salerno’s on The Fox
Offering authentic Italian family recipes from 4 generations. Prime steaks, fresh seafood and the best pizza creations. Home-made sauces complement our wide variety of pasta dishes. Salerno's also offers an Italian deli for carry out. All of our menu items are available for carry-out or delivery! Friday & Saturday entertainment in our comfortable lounge. Seasonal outdoor dining right on the Fox River. Banquet space available for 50 persons. 320 N. Second Street, St. Charles; (630) 584-7900.
St. Charles Place
St. Charles Place Steak House brings back the times of the classic supper club. Tones of Red and Black, crystal chandeliers, eclectic artwork and inviting leather banquettes surround the room with a romantic feel. Our customers enjoy choice cuts of USDA hand selected steaks and Prime Rib charred and bursting with prime-aged flavor. St. Charles Place's wine list highlights specialty wines from producers throughout the world complimenting the modern yet classic menu. Retro favorites like Beef Wellington and Dover Sole have been featured specials while Chicago favorites like Shrimp de Jonghe and Baby Back Ribs enjoy popularity. Our guests feast on our sumptuous food while soaking in our vibrant atmosphere. 2550 East Main St., St. Charles; (630) 377-3333.
Sugo Italian Ristorante
Sugo Italian Ristorante is a white tablecloth Italian restaurant featuring fabulous entrees from chef/owner Javiel Villalobos, formerly of Giannotti's Italian Steakhouse. Our old world atmosphere includes murals on the wall depicting Italy and traditional Italian entrees–all made to order. The sausage, pasta, sauces, soups, and salad dressings are all made fresh right on the premises to ensure top-quality and great taste. 1307 E. Main Street, St. Charles; (630) 377-3303.
Szechwan Restaurant & Szechwan East
Casual Chinese dining. Sunday-Friday lunch buffet. We do not use MSG. We do provide delivery service. Party and banquet menus available for all occasions. Banquet space available for 125 persons. 117 W. Main Street, St. Charles; (630) 513-1889; 2708 E. Main Street, St. Charles; (630) 587-3788.