Rewind to 1973: Le Francais, and Don Yamauchi more specifically, brought globally-revered fine French food to Wheeling. Chicago’s North Shore landed on the maps as a jetsetter destination. As people from all over the world rolled in, so did more restaurants. Fast forward to today: even though Le Francais closed its doors in 2007, Wheeling’s Restaurant Row is thriving.
Restaurant Row is easily accessible from ONE, and we’re always happy to give recommendations of our favorites. Here are a few:
Restaurant Row stretches Milwaukee Ave in Wheeling. Following in the footsteps of Le Francais, Bob Chinn’s Crab House came on the scene in 1982. Bob Chinn’s has the best quality seafood, Midwest hospitality and photographic proof of all the celebrities that have dined there.
Saranello’s lives inside the Westin Hotel North Shore. A classic trattoria with equally classic menu offerings, you can’t go wrong pleasing everyone in your party here. Saranello’s is part of Chicago’s beloved Lettuce Entertain You brand, always promising perfection.
There’s no need for competition between Saranello’s and Tuscany―each holds its own amongst Restaurant Row royalty. In addition to classic Italian fare, Tuscany’s menu includes wood-fired pizza, making this a perfect spot for both date night and also family-friendly dinners.
No foodie hub can be complete without the perfect brunching spot. Rise n’ Dine ticks all of the boxes on what you want from eating breakfast out―bottomless coffee, an endless menu and infinitely good service to match. On their website they say: “Rise n’ Dine: where the food is the best and where we know your name.”
Nothing pairs better with a good meal out than a great wine. At Cooper’s Hawk, the menu revolves around wine pairing, offering classic American eats. If you go just to fill up on wine, we won’t judge―and P.S. they offer 8 for $8 wine tasting flights.
There’s loads more of fantastic spots on Restaurant Row. Have no fear―in September Wheeling hosts its annual Taste of the Town event, including 20+ local establishments and their best food. Living at ONE keeps you close to all the action. Visit liveatone.com to learn more about our luxe apartments and how to reserve your spot today!