Review Stats: 4 out of 5 stars on Open Table and Yelp from over 400 reviews!
Just opened on Meacham Road next to Weber Grill Schaumburg, the restaurant is “brought to you by the makers of White Chocolate Grill.” Their Naperville restaurant boasts 4 out of 5 stars from over 600 OpenTable.com reviews. The menu at White Chocolate consists of more focused offerings and initial highlights are the Buffalo Chicken Flatbread, Parmesan or Blue Cheese Crusted Filet (which got 5 stars on Yelp.com) and their award winning Citrus Soy Salmon which won a grill-off contest on Regis & Kelly. The steakhouse quality steaks are a pleasant surprise as is the fine selection of wines by the glass and 16 beers. Another nice surprise in the suburbs is whiskey flights that allow you to compare three different whiskeys including Pappy Van Winkle 15 year, Pappy Van Winkle 20 year and Pappy Van Winkle 23 year plus the full Buffalo Trace Antique Collection. The restaurant has a nice bar with big comfortable booths and many high-top tables for relaxing. One stone wall has 20 barrels from various distilleries which were actually used to age whiskey. The dining room has thick butcher block tables and high back booths
First reviews are positive with 4 out of 5 stars on Yelp and Open Table. One lunch reviewer said the Filet Mignon Cobb Salad and Pulled Pork Sandwich were “EXCELLENT.” Another Yelper raved about the Bourbon Bacon Mac’n’Cheese saying of her meal “I ate every bite” and yet another said the steak was “most likely the best steak I have ever had in my life.” Plenty of behind the restaurant and reservations are accepted online and by phone.
930 Meacham Road
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Nobus Japanese Restaurant on North Roselle Road has been described as a four star restaurant at 2 star prices. While this eatery is located in a strip mall, it serves up authentic Japanese fare that is worthy of a special detour. The interior is simple and minimalistic, but you are coming for the food, not the environment when you eat at Novus. The menu is not your traditional American-Japanese fare; you will not find Godzilla rolls in this place. Instead, expect basic sushi rolls that are masterfully created. The rolls have large pieces of fish, which is always of exceptional quality. A few of the best rolls are the nigri salmon, negi hamachi and spicy tuna.
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