Eating and Drinking

107 N. Oak Park Ave.
Oak Park, IL 60301
(708) 434-5077

Using locally sourced meats and produce, Altiro’s menu starts with a Mexican base and sprinkles in Italian, Spanish and Latin American influences. You’ll find dishes like ravioli with serrano pesto, and Alfredo sauce with chile de arbol peppers. Tacos and tapas are mouth-watering options that pair perfectly with their exotic cocktails.

Barclay’s American Grille
1110 Pleasant St.
Oak Park, IL 60302
(708) 848-4250

Barclay’s American Grille serves classic American cuisine and offers a relaxed dining experience with exceptional food and service. It is the perfect gathering place for friends and families. The bar offers multiple high-definition flat panel televisions and a private dining room is available for large parties.

Brookfield Ale House
8900 Fairview Ave.
Brookfield, IL 60513
(708) 255-5933

Brookfield Ale House features American fare from their huge “8 corners” pretzel and half-pound burgers, to filet and rib-eye steaks. Located in the Grand Boulevard business district, they feature over 100 craft beers, 60-inch TVs, an outdoor patio, private party room and exciting solo and duet musical acts every weekend.

Buzz Café
905 S. Lombard St.
Oak Park, IL 60304
(708) 660-0894

A wonderful community gathering place in the heart of the Oak Park Arts District specializing in fabulous coffee, organic and locally grown foods and serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Local art and crafts for sale, live music and book clubs round out the offerings. Very kid friendly!

Citrine Café
100 S. Oak Park Ave.
Oak Park, IL 60302
(708) 948-7328

Located in the Hemingway District, Citrine offers Mediterranean influenced cuisine with American flair, including fresh seafood, braised and brined meats and vegetables cooked in clay pots within a brick oven. The friendly and knowledgeable staff strive to exceed all expectations of service while delivering a variety of unique dishes in a welcoming environment.

Coopers Hawk Restaurant & Winery
950 Lake St.
Oak Park, IL 60301
(708) 613-2999

The latest installment of Cooper’s Hawk is a modern, casual restaurant featuring a Napa-style tasting room, artisan market, bar and a gorgeous dining space in downtown Oak Park. Built on the passionate belief that food and wine hold the power to forge lasting connections, you can expect to love their amazing food and wine pairings while enjoying your friends and family.

Cozy Corner Breakfast Boutique
138 Marion St.
Oak Park, IL 60301
(708) 383-1750

On the corner of Lake and Marion, this homestyle diner will have you coming back for every meal of the day. They have redecorated the interior and updated their menu with fresher options. They now feature gluten-free and vegan dishes. Omelets, pancakes and crepes remain at the top of the list for their famed breakfasts.

Cucina Paradiso
814 North Blvd.
Oak Park, IL 60302
(708) 848-3434

Located off Oak Park’s renowned Oak Park Avenue, specializing in classical and modern regional Italian cuisine. Begin your meal with a flavorful antipasto, followed by the famous thin pizzas, pastas and tempting entrées. Dine in the contemporary dining room and bar or enjoy dinner on the buzzing and beautiful outdoor patio.

Eastgate Cafe
102 Harrison St.
Oak Park, IL 60304
(708) 660-9091

A casual neighborhood favorite where really nice people meet to eat! Featuring a charming and relaxing atmosphere, Eastgate offers American and European-inspired drinks, dishes and desserts. They are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and late for after-dinner drinks and fabulous desserts.

Francesca’s Fiore
7407 W. Madison St.
Forest Park, IL 60130
(708) 771-3063

This casually sophisticated, trattoria-style restaurant offers classic Italian favorites. Located on Forest Park’s bustling Madison Street, Francesca’s Fiore is where simple food with quality ingredients and thoughtful service make a meal you won’t forget. Private dining and catering also available.

Grape Leaves
129 S Oak Park Ave.
Oak Park, IL 60302
(708) 848-5555

Since 1994, Grape Leaves has been serving the community of Oak Park with unique, flavorful dishes from Lebanon and Morocco. Conveniently located off the Oak Park Green Line station, it is a great place to visit with family. The Moroccan mint tea is a must-try, and they also offer gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options.

Happy Apple Pie Shop
226 Harrison St.
Oak Park, IL 60304
(708) 606-0037

As a pie is a blend of two things, this workplace is a blended environment. Employees with and without developmental and intellectual disabilities work side-by-side to make scrumptious fruit pies, savory quiches and pot pies. Pies are available as a whole, by the slice or in a mini size – with apple being dubbed the favorite! Call ahead for a special order.

Hecho En Oak Park
1053 Lake St.
Oak Park, IL 60301
(708) 383-6900

A mouth-watering taqueria full of sass, Hecho En Oak Park is a sit-down restaurant catering to those who love flavor. They offer multiple types of tacos with sides of freshly made rice, beans and guacamole to dress them up even more. The ambiance is straight out of Mexico with its bold yet rustic colors. Catering is available.

Hemmingway’s Bistro
211 N. Oak Park Ave.
Oak Park, IL 60302
(708) 524-0806

This restaurant’s bistro interior takes you back to the grand charm of Paris in the early 1930s, featuring such staples as Coq au Vin, Cassoulet Toulousain, Bouillabaisse, Beef Wellington and Duck à l’Orange. Whenever you’re in the Oak Park area, be sure to visit Hemmingway’s Bistro located in the Write Inn.

Irish Times
8869 Burlington Ave.
Brookfield, IL 60513
(708) 485-8787

Selected as a top 10 Irish pub in Chicagoland, Irish Times provides a one-of-a-kind experience in downtown Brookfield (four minutes from the zoo). They offer authentic décor, delicious Irish-inspired cuisine and a passion for the perfect pint in a comfortable environment that is the gathering place for the entire community.

Khyber Pass
1031 Lake St.
Oak Park, IL 60301
(708) 445-9036

Take a culinary passage through the land of exotic spices and aromas! Celebrating more than 20 years in business, Khyber Pass Received “Four Forks” from the Chicago Tribune. Strongly recommended by the Chicago Sun Times, Chicago Magazine and Where Chicago. Live entertainment on weekends.

Kinslahger Brewing Company
6806 Roosevelt Road
Oak Park, IL 60304
(844) 552-4437

Specializing in lagered beers, Kinslahger welcomes visitors to their tasting room designed for conversation among friends, new and old. Artisan snacks (farmhouse Gouda, dry sausage and fresh pretzels) are available for purchase or you can support area restaurants by bringing your own food. Owned and operated by Oak Park/River Forest residents.

2 E. Burlington St.
Riverside, IL 60546
(708) 887-7700

LaBarra is brought to you by Chicago’s artisan baker, Rich Labriola. The latest location in charming Riverside offers all the staples you’ve loved: small plates, award-winning pizza, great wines and hand-crafted cocktails. Take a seat on the outdoor patio in the summer and enjoy your meal while taking in the serenity that is Riverside.

Lavergne’s Tavern
6546 Windsor Ave.
Berwyn, IL 60402
(708) 956-7405

Berwyn’s Depot District claims the newest spot for amazing food, local craft beer, and cocktails and friendly faces. With 20 beers on draft, a hand-crafted cocktail list and seasonal chef-created menu, Lavergne’s selection is sure to have something for everyone! Be sure to try the Italian Beef egg rolls that were featured on WGN TV’s Chicago’s Best!

L!VE Café and Creative Space
163 S. Oak Park Ave.
Oak Park, IL 60302
(708) 434-5479

L!VE is an artisanal, destination coffee shop with a heart and passion for community transformation and social innovation. L!VE serves as a hub for togetherness that sustains courageous conversations and living in community with grace and room at the table for all. Join us as we eat, drink and L!VE together!

Lou Malnati’s Oak Park
1038 Lake St.
Oak Park, IL 60301
(708) 358-0800

Located in the heart of downtown Oak Park, Lou Malnati’s is the destination for a taste of Chicago’s legendary deep dish pizza. The hip, dynamic design of this full-service restaurant and bar provides a unique dining atmosphere with outdoor seating. Carry-out, delivery and drop-off catering services are offered. Groups up to 20 can be accommodated.

Maya Del Sol
144 S. Oak Park Ave.
Oak Park, IL 60302
(708) 358-9800

Since 2007, Maya Del Sol has been taking guests on an exciting culinary journey through Central/South America. The creative cocktails and Latin-fusion cuisine are served in a vibrant atmosphere where friends and family gather over a memorable meal. Featuring live music in winter and a beautiful outdoor patio that is open spring through fall.

Oak Park Brewing Company
155 S. Oak Park Ave.
Oak Park, IL 60302
(708) 445-0272

The first brew pub in Oak Park since 1872 when Henry Austin helped create and pass the Illinois Temperance Act banning the sale of alcohol! Making up for lost time with its in-house brewed beers, Oak Park Brewing Company offers an ambiance you will want to relax in all evening – grab a brew or two, a juicy fat burger and maybe even a deep fried Twinkie!

Paisans Pizzeria & Bar
6226 W Ogden Ave.
Berwyn, IL 60402
(708) 484-5325

A full-service restaurant, bar and banquet space serving gourmet burgers, fresh salads, handmade pastries and famous pizza. It’s been 30 years since the opening of the first location in Cicero and it’s been quite a slice. The team at Paisans looks forward to sharing the next 30 years with you. Let’s eat!

Paisans Pizzeria & Restaurant
3720 Grand Blvd.
Brookfield , IL 60513
(708) 485-6833

The freshest ingredients around are used to make the gourmet burgers, fresh salads, handmade pastas and the pizza you have always loved at this Paisans location just around the corner from Brookfield Zoo. Stop in to enjoy our famous pizza with a glass of wine on our new patio. Let’s eat!

728 Lake St.
Oak Park, IL 60301
(708) 358-1700

A fine dining Greek cuisine experience in the heart of Oak Park for the last 18 years. Family friendly and elegant, with excellent service, atmosphere and menu. You will come away from Papaspiros fully satisfied. From small plates and traditional entrées to desserts and coffee, at Papaspiros you are family.

Poor Phil’s Bar & Grill
139 South Marion St.
Oak Park, IL
(708) 848-0871

The Murphy family has been serving you since 1962. This is not your daddy’s beer joint. Don’t miss oyster hour. Featuring fresh soft shell crabs, Phil’s lobster roll, Oak Park’s sidewalk café, 36 craft beer taps, 100 + beers. See Phil’s 100+ changing beer selection at

124 N. Marion St.
Oak Park, IL 60301
(708) 628-3421

Q-BBQ is an authentic BBQ restaurant with regional inspirations – from the backwoods of the Carolinas, to the meat markets of Texas and the hole-in-the-walls of Memphis. Their smoked meats and homemade sauces will wow you and their scratch sides will have you asking for a second helping. Catering and delivery are available.

Quincy Street Distillery
39 E. Quincy St.
Riverside, IL 60546
(708) 357-7414

Quincy Street Distillery creates historically-inspired, handcrafted artisanal spirits based on classic formulas with unique and distinctive expressions of taste. Experience the remarkable creations and taste and purchase these unique spirits! Book tours at the distillery including a tasting at the Speakeasy bar.

722 Lake St.
Oak Park, IL 60301
(708) 948-7855

Transport yourself to the Mediterranean coast and enjoy their take on some of Spain and Italy’s most famous dishes. Don’t miss these favorites: wood-fired pizzas, paella and seafood pastas. You will also find an extensive wine list, along with specialty cocktails and beers.

Sugar Beet Food Co-Op
812 W. Madison St.
Oak Park, IL 60302
(708) 948-7656

The Sugar Beet Co-op is a community owned grocery store, open to everyone, featuring local and organic products, a full-service cafe and juice bar, freshly made prepared foods and hot soups. They provide a friendly shopping experience selling high-quality food and beverages, supporting local growers and producers, educating the community and giving customers a voice where they shop.

Sushi House
1107 Lake St.
Oak Park, IL 60301
(708) 660-8899

With a serene and inviting atmosphere, Sushi House welcomes you into its Downtown Oak Park location offering a fabulous array of mouth-watering sushi rolls, a full bar featuring Asian-inspired martinis and cocktails, a complete wine list and alternative and fun menu items for kids. Catering and private party room available for 75 people.

The Heritage
7403 W Madison St.
Forest Park, IL 60130
(708) 435-4937

With a keen focus on seasonal and approachable fare, The Heritage offers a variety of small and large dishes that aim to push quality, flavor and interesting flourishes to the forefront within a welcoming and accommodating atmosphere. Stop in at the bar to try their weekly “Something & Tonic.”

The Little Gem Café
187 N. Marion St.
Oak Park, IL 60301
(708) 613-5491

An elegant European eatery that serves delicious regional cuisine and seasonal specials in a relaxed, welcoming and warm environment. Open for lunch, brunch and dinner with a full bar and wide selection of cocktails, wines and beers. Private, customized dining packages and off-premise catering are also available. Perfect for all occasions.

Two Brothers Social Tap
100 S. Marion St.
Oak Park, IL 60302
(708) 665-4300

Bringing together a collection of favorites from each of its locations, Two Brothers Social Tap offers breakfast, lunch and dinner options, including an espresso bar with Two Brothers Coffee Roasters coffee and an artisan restaurant featuring favorites such as fish tacos and pub burgers. With a full bar, patrons can choose from an extensive craft beer/cocktail/wine menu. Next to the Harlem/Lake Green line train stop.

Wild Onion Tied House
1111 S. Boulevard
Oak Park, IL 60302
(708) 628-3553

Expect an evolving list of fresh, seasonal specialties, along with daily and weekly specials, meticulously crafted by talented chefs. As for drinks, Tied House uses botanicals and homemade smoked simple syrup to create a truly hip and cosmopolitan variety of drinks that will shift throughout the year. Don’t miss the Smoked Margarita!

Winberie’s Restaurant
151 N. Oak Park Ave.
Oak Park, IL 60301
(708) 386-2600

Located in historic Scoville Square and within walking distance of the Frank Lloyd Wright and Hemingway attractions, Winberie’s features an American Bistro menu, a full bar, and a classy yet casual aura. It’s the perfect place to drop in for a meal, an afternoon indulgence or a late night cappuccino and dessert.

Wise Cup
1018 Lake St.
Oak Park, IL 60301
(708) 628-3707

Wise Cup is a family owned and operated café in the heart of downtown Oak Park. Their coffee, tea and specialty snacks are crafted locally with care. Whether you need the perfect cup of coffee to start your day, or want to relax and chat over an evening latte, Wise Cup invites you to come in and feel the warmth.