Some Valentines Dinner Suggestions If You are Bringing Your Sweetheart to the National Conference

We asked a couple of Bethany – Naperville seasoned business entertainers to make a list of recommended restaurants in Naperville and Chicago for those who may want to bring their Valentine to the conference and go out for a special dinner Saturday night after the conference closes. If you have any questions please send me an e-mail at [email protected]  or call me at the church (630/355-2198).

Restaurants in Naperville and Chicago fill up fast on an ordinary Saturday and particularly on a Valentines night so we recommend you make reservations soon. The items with a * are my personal favorites. (Thank you Tom and Rich for for your work on this.)

Naperville    Area (all $ are per person excluding drinks)

Breakfast Lunch ($10)

Butterfields on Ogden,

*Egg Harbor – Naper center

Many lunch options at regular US chains.  For something you don’t get anywhere else, try Portillos’ (Real Chicago Hot Dogs,

Italian Beef, Maxwell Street-Style Polish Sausage, and a decent tuna steak sandwhich.   Also Great shakes.)

For the health conscious, a Whole Foods is right down the road from Bethany.  


White Fence Farm $17 – Great Fried Chicken

Drury Lane -dinner and play combo $51–Miss Saigon will be playing

CapriAmori Rte 59 $17

Brio -Yorktown Italian

Kiku –  Naperville  -Japanese-$25  – 630-305-3355  

Sushi House-Naperville -Japanese $35 some private screen rooms for 4 ,and one for 8 people

Braxton Oakbrook $35  great fish

*House of Emperor Chinese-$20 – Naperville  -630-983-8284  

Riva- continental-$50 – Naperville-630-718-1010

Tango-tapas-$45 – Naperville-630-848-1818

Ted’s Montana Grill $35 – 630-848-2255

Timpano-Italian   $35pp 630-753-0985

*Francescas (two Naperville locations) $20 – 630 – 946-0600

*Walkers-American – $30 – 630-637-9688

Catch 35- $65 Best fish in Naperville   Center  – 630-717 3500

*Hugo’s frog Bar-Naperville Center -$45 630-548-3764  -Steak and fish

*Sullivan’s–  $50 –  Naperville   Center  – Great steak   $65pp

Magianno’s Oakbrook -Italian–$50pp – Monster portions so share

Hotels-With Really Good Restaurants              

Renaissance Blue-Oakbrook -Hotel,dining on 9th floor with   great view-$65 (in shopping center on east side)

W Hotel- Lombard–*Harry Carray’s,,Holy Cow $75

Regular restaurants

Holiday Inn Bolingbrook,,also Naper and Diehl Road

Embassy suites


Harrison House -Bed and breakfast by North–630 420-1117 Central College



Hotel rooms routinely are over $300 dollars per night–Recommend Drake,Sheraton,Hilton –Valentines could be up charge,check web sites for deals


Blackbird-Continental-$65 -312-715-0708  

Roditis-Greek-South Loop downtown-$25 312 454 0800

*Italian Village -Downtown- $35- 312 332 700  0

*Gino’s -Pizza Downtown by Watertower-$25 -312 988-4200      

Cape Cod Room at the Drake- Fish-$75 312 932 4625

*Fogo de Chao Brazilian Gaucho Steak house–$55 best salad bar in Chicago-10 different meats served by Gauchos 312 932 9330  

Greek Islands-Greektown-near south side-$25 -312-782-9855  

*Harry Caray’s Downtown  Kinzie street  $75 –312 828 0966

Joe,s Seafood (Miami) Downtown–$75 – 312 379 5637

Lawry’s Prime Rib-Downtown- $65 – 312 787 5000

Catch   35 -Downtown–best fish in Chicago-$75

Kiki’s-Great food Near North Side-$65pp–312 335 5454

Jacks-Great food   Near North Side $55

Tuscany-Italian- near West side-$50 – 312-829-1990  

Jazz-night club

Pops for Champagne North Side – 312 266 POPS


Transportation to Chicago

Suggest  Metra train from Naperville–45 minutes and about $6 pp each way

Parking in Chicago is tight and expensive $25 –so ask where to park when calling for events-

Buses easily accessible from Train Station as are cabs

In Chicago-suggest the double decker tour bus ride past all attractions-can exit and return


Weather  in Chicago in Feb  could be blustery so Lakefront touring  may be  limited

Navy Pier  is  one site visit, then can  go to nearby artists area if interested

Museum of Science and Industry, Art Institute, Field, Shedd Aquarium,–weather proof visits Museum

In Naperville area–  

Downtown  Shopping with large variety of stores

Oakbrook    Mall-East of Naperville about 10 miles-Rte 83 and 22nd street

Discount name brand outlets – Rt88 west of Rte 59

If    inclement weather  –Yorktown mall  -Lombard(East of Naperville about 10 miles

                                                                    -Fox Valley mall- Rte 59 north of 75th street  

Again, call us (630/355-2198 at Bethany) or e-mailif you have any questions. We want your stay in Naperville to be as comfortable as possible.

If anyone has any other suggestions or  reviews on these please places please  comment below.

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