North Shore Restaurant Month 2023: Special Menus and Deals in February

This month, you can get a great deal on a delicious meal while supporting local businesses during North Shore Convention and Visitors Bureau’s (NSCVB) North Shore Restaurant Month. Running through February 28, restaurants will have special menus, freebies and deals on breakfast, lunch and dinner for dine in or takeout.

To redeem, mention or present the offer showed on the NSCVB website.

With more than 75 participating restaurants, coffee shops and markets, there is something for everyone. A few highlights from NSCVB’s website include:

501 Local

501 Chestnut St., Winnetka, IL 60093 | 224-255-6480

Offer: Free Dessert with Dinner Entrée Purchase. Limit 1 per table. Available only for dinner. Not valid online or with delivery. Not redeemable with other offers.

“A neighborhood bistro that is the perfect place for friends and family to enjoy delicious food and drinks either on the beautiful patio or in the warm, inviting dining room. Everyone will find something to love on our creative “American with a Twist” menu. Also offering a thoughtful selection of wine, craft beer and signature cocktails.”


566 Chestnut St. , Winnetka, IL 60093 | 847-446-9300

Offer: Free Dessert with Entrée Purchase. Not Valid on February 14. 

“Enjoy traditional Greek favorites such as egg-lemon soup, house-made lamb and beef Gyros, and perfectly grilled octopus or try an out-of-the-ordinary regional dish such as giant white beans from Northern Greece marinated with garlic, herbs and citrus or try grilled Greek sausage flavored with orange rind and herbs. 130 different Greek wines are available to pair with the wide selection of dishes. Warm welcoming atmosphere.”

Blind Faith Cafe

525 Dempster St., Evanston, IL 60201 | 847-328-6875

Offer: Buy Two Entrées, Get a Free Dessert (dine-in only). Offer Not Valid February 10-14.

“For over 30 years, guests have enjoyed innovative vegetarian food at this premier certified green restaurant. Curried chopped salad, black bean ginger tofu, and the ever-popular macrobiotic plate exemplify their dedication to offering beautifully prepared wholesome natural foods that nourish the body and contribute to a healthier and more sustainable environment. Bakery items included sugar-free, vegan and gluten-free options. Superb selection of beer and wine.”

Buck Russell’s

1137 Greenleaf Ave., Wilmette, IL 60091 | 847-920-4222

Offer: 15% Off Catering Orders.

“In the heart of Chicago’s North Shore, along with an everyday menu, Buck Russell’s offers platters of specialty sandwiches, homemade baked goodies, salads, and sides available for gatherings large or small.”

Convito Cafe & Market

1515 Sheridan Rd., Wilmette, IL 60091 | 847-251-3654

Offer: Free Bruschetta with Purchase of an Entrée Over $20. Limit 2 Per Table.

“Menus include steak, chicken, daily fish and meat specials, earthy pasta dishes, and an array of delicious appetizers and salads. Lunch includes a variety of sandwiches, pizza, salads, and more. A full bar serves mixed drinks as well as wines from Italy, France, and beyond. Also features an outdoor cafe, with heaters, a kids’ menu, and a gluten-free menu.”

Curt’s Cafe

2922 Central St., Evanston, IL 60201 | 847-868-8385

Curts Cafe Trainees. Courtesy of Curts Cafe

Offer: One Dozen Mini Cookies with Lunch Purchase over $15.

“As unique as it is delicious, Curt’s Café invites you to dine with purpose while enjoying great food. Curt’s is a non-profit organization that provides food service and life skills training for at-risk youth in Evanston. Curt’s pours their heart and soul into their famous coffee drinks, as well as their fresh, flavorful breakfast treats, sandwiches and salads plus their comfy couches will make you feel right at home.”

Double Clutch Brewing

2121 Ashland Ave., Evanston, IL 60202 | 224-999-6850

double clutch brewing

Offer: Free Dessert with Entrée Purchase. Offer not valid on February 14.

“A 10,000 square-foot brewpub, bar, and event space, complete with a car-themed design and showroom. The brewery features a 15-barrel system with the brewing process taking place in the brewhouse in the rear of the building, while the 8 fermenting tanks and 11 serving tanks are embedded in the brewpub area. To pair with Double Clutch’s in-house brews, they also offer scratch pub fare such as wings, burgers, pierogis, and a notable “Grilled Dill” cheese sandwich.”

Edzo’s Burger Shop

1571 Sherman Ave., Evanston, IL 60201 | 847-864-3396
A Best of 2022 Winner – Best Burger (Suburbs)

Offer: 15% Off Guest Check.

“A homage to the Chicago hot dog stand. Check out the griddled burgers which are smashed thin and, done up crispy on the grill or thicker, juicier char burgers; order a Classic Chicago hot dog, Maxwell Polish or a Sheboygan Brat. Fresh-cut fries in many tempting varieties including: cheese, garlic, and loaded up with cheese, bacon, sour cream and green onion. Decadent hand-dipped milk shakes too.”

Five & Dime

1026 Davis St., Evanston, IL 60201 | 847-869-4343
A Best of 2022 Winner – Best Al Fresco Restaurant (Suburbs)

Daycation Around Chicago: Evanston (Five & Dime)

Offer: 15% Off Guest Check.

“Evanston’s only rooftop restaurant and bar allows gorgeous sunset views above the street hubbub. Comfy couches, tables for larger groups and an indoor and outdoor bar give you plenty of options to enjoy their unique twist on creative bar food. Great meeting spot to enjoy dinner or some libations. Bored? Play Ping Pong in the game room or try one of the vintage pinball machines.”

Grateful Bites

899 Green Bay Rd., Winnetka, IL 60093 | 847-386-9141

Offer: 15% Off Guest Check.

“Located in Hubbard Woods, Grateful Bites Pizza Shoppe is the spin off, brick and mortar restaurant of Grateful Bites Catering. Offering a variety of wood fired pizzas, salads, beer, wine and non-alcoholic drinks. Outdoor seating, dine in/carry out and delivery available.”

Hometown Coffee & Juice

700 Vernon Ave., Glencoe, IL 60022 | 847-242-0220
749 Elm St., Winnetka, IL 60091 | 847-737-5551

A Best of 2022 Winner – Best Coffee Shop (Suburbs)

Hometown coffee and juice

Offer: 15% Off Guest Check.

“Offering a curated menu of specialty coffees and handcrafted smoothies alongside fresh fare. Whether you plan to grab-and-go or relax and stay a while, our modern space is the ideal spot for the perfect morning bite, midday snack, or delicious lunch.”

Koi Fine Asian Cuisine & Lounge

624 Davis St., Evanston, IL 60201 | 847-866-6969
A Best of 2022 Winner, Best Chinese (Suburbs)

Koi’s Hot Pepper Chicken

Offer: Free Appetizer with Entrée Purchase. Limited selections. Offer not valid on February 14.

“Located right in the heart of Evanston’s charming restaurant row, Koi brings bold flavors of eight different regions of authentic Chinese cuisine and fresh sushi to every dining experience. Koi offers a modern relaxing atmosphere, perfect for a night out with friends, dinner for two or private parties. Our private dining rooms accommodates groups of 10-250 guests with packages including authentic Chinese and sushi selections and A/V. Weekly specials served at bar after work.”


505 Main St., Evanston, IL 60202 | 847-864-3435

Offer: Prix Fixe Menu.

“Located on Chicago’s North Shore, Chef Mark Grosz offers a seamless fusion of traditional French Cuisine and Modern American fare with just a dash of Japanese influence. Boasting an impressive wine list, Oceanique has garnered the Wine Spectators “Best of Award of Excellence” with consistent recognition from the prestigious Zagat guide as Chicagoland’s best seafood restaurant.”

Pescadero Seafood & Oyster Bar

1167 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette, IL 60091 | 224-215-3011
A Best of 2022 Winner, Best Seafood (Suburbs)

Offer: Free Dessert with Entrée Purchase. Offer not valid on February 14.

“A modern maritime-themed seafood establishment that is upscale yet family-friendly and neighborhood oriented. The cuisine focus is on accessible seafood. Lunch is served on weekdays, brunch on weekends, followed by dinner service nightly.”

Pit & Tap

1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette, IL 60091 | 847-920-7227
A Best of 2022 Winner, Best New Restaurant and Best Barbecue (Suburbs)

Offer: 15% Off Guest Check. Offer not valid on February 14.

“True Texas-style barbecue restaurant. Pit & Tap is serving up brisket, ribs, pulled pork and chicken along with many specials all coming out of our massive, wood-burning smoker ‘Big Earl’.”


844 Spruce St., Winnetka, IL 60093 | 847-999-3090
A Best of 2022 Winner, Best French (Suburbs)


Offer: 15% Off Takeout Orders.

“Pomeroy, loosely translated by the French to mean “The King’s Apple,” is a neighborhood bistro for great friends and fine foods in the charming heart of Winnetka. Inspired by the Parisian greats, the restaurant is comfortable and elegant, bringing accessible French fare to the North Shore.”

Sophia Steak

1146 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette, IL 60091 | 847-728-8220
A Best of 2022 Winner, Best Steakhouse (Suburbs)

Offer: 15% Off Family Meals for Four To-Go.

“Sophia Steak is the neighborhood steakhouse for the North Shore, serving premium steaks and seafood alongside daily specials and decadent desserts in a chic and comfortable setting that feels like home.”

Soul & Smoke

1601 Payne St., Evanston, IL 60201
A Best of 2022 Winner, Best Food Truck

Offer: North Shore Special: $110, Feeds 6-8ppl: 1lb Smoked Brisket, 1lb Smoked Pulled Pork, Dozen Slider Buns, 8oz Apple Slaw, 8oz Pickles, Family Size Mac & Cheese, Bottle of BBQ Sauce.

“We treat barbecue with the reverence it deserves. We have consumed with the details: the meat-to-bone ratio on our ribs, the creaminess of our mac and cheese, and the combination of spices in Chef Carter’s signature sauce. And as a classically trained chef, he’s primed with the palate and patience to pull those nourishing, heart-warming barbecue flavors from the smoke. We pour our soul into this food because barbecue is a craft worthy of devotion. It’s the food we want to eat, and the food we love to cook. Let us tend to the comfort food so you can focus on the people sharing it.”

Taco Diablo

1029 Davis St., Evanston, IL 60201 | 847-869-4343
A Best of 2022 Winner, Best Mexican Suburbs

Offer: 15% off Guest Check.

“An independent, locally-owned restaurant, giving a respectful nod to Mexican cuisine that’s rooted in authentic Mexican cooking techniques. What you will find is hand-crafted product, traditional moles, fresh made salsas, served in a lively and casual atmosphere by friendly people. Beverages celebrate Mexico’s production of high-quality tequila and mezcals. Proud to be members of a community that recognizes and supports local small business. Buen Provecho!”

To see more special offers, visit the NSCVB website.

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