Train: Union Pacific N to Highwood(847) 433-0031 egabriels.com42.202285 -87.810337 310 Green Bay Rd (between Highwood and North Aves) Highwood, North Suburbs
Dinner (closed Sun, Mon)Average main course: $28
For more than a decade, chef-owner Gabriel Viti has been the culinary darling of the North Shore. His eponymous restaurant is the flagship of his restaurant empire, and it is easy to see why. The white tablecloths are offset by the mahogany interior, and the service and food are equally elegant. Expect seasonal French and Italian cuisine, a large selection of pasta and an impressive wine list.