Evanston Restaurants


Evanston Restaurants

Evanston is home to many fabulous restaurants. Read up about the scrumptious restaurants near Tapestry Station!

Trattoria D.O.C.

In 2006, sisters Lucia and Giuliana fulfilled their vision by establishing Trattoria D.O.C. following the success of their previous venture, Pizza D.O.C., which opened its doors in Lincoln Square in 1999. Trattoria D.O.C. is a cherished family-owned restaurant in the neighborhood, exuding an atmosphere that highlights the essence of casual and rustic Italian (Roman) cuisine.

For the past 17 years, it has been in south Evanston, away from the bustling downtown area, providing a haven for those seeking classic and authentic pasta, pizzas, and antipasti. At Trattoria D.O.C., patrons can delight in a rotating selection of seasonal specials meticulously crafted to showcase the finest flavors of each season.The restaurant boasts an extensive all-Italian wine list featuring 15 distinct wines that rotate regularly, ensuring a diverse and exciting experience for wine enthusiasts. Additionally, a full bar is available, offering an array of beverages to complement the delectable culinary offerings.

706 Main St, Evanston, IL 60202
Sun 4:30 PM – 9 PM, Mon – Sat 12 PM – 9 PM
(847) 475-1111

La Principal

Indulge in La Principal’s diverse dinner menu, which offers a wide array of tantalizing options, including delectable tacos crafted with handmade tortillas, delicious elotes, hearty pozole, and more. La Principal takes pride in catering to various dietary preferences, offering gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan choices that satisfy every palate.

Experience the epitome of Mexican libations at the full bar, where an impressive selection of the finest tequilas, signature cocktails, and a wide range of craft beers are displayed to elevate your dining experience.
For a delightful morning treat, swing by Cafecito, the convenient walk-up coffee window, open Monday to Friday from 6:30 AM to 10 AM. Savor the enticing flavors of the freshly made churros alongside a delightful cup of coffee, atole, or breakfast tacos prepared with care and creativity.

700 Main St, Evanston, IL 60202
Sun 11 AM – 8 PM, Mon Closed, Tue – Thur 11:30 AM – 9 PM, Fri 11:30 AM – 10 PM, Sat 11 AM – 9 PM
(224) 307-2444


Since 1984, Cross-Rhodes has remained a cherished establishment, proudly owned and operated by a local family. Jeff Russell, a visionary entrepreneur from Chicago, turned his passion for Greece and its culinary delights into reality by creating Cross-Rhodes. This culinary gem has delighted Evanston and the entire Chicago area. Jeff’s recipe for success was simple yet powerful: infuse genuine service into an inviting and warm atmosphere while showcasing authentic recipes. Over the past 35 years, Cross-Rhodes has blossomed into a beloved dining destination cherished by families across Evanston, Chicago, and the North Shore.

The menu at Cross-Rhodes boasts an array of mouthwatering Greek specialties, such as succulent lamb chops, savory gyros, flavorful souvlaki, traditional mousaka, and comforting pastitsio. It also offers a delightful selection of Greek-inspired chicken dishes, feta and olives, refreshing Greek salads, satisfying pita sandwiches, and much more. Complementing these authentic Greek delicacies, you’ll also find a delightful range of American classics, including the renowned Cross-Rhodes charburger, crispy fried shrimp, and tantalizing BBQ chicken. As you enter the front dining room, you’ll be greeted with a vibrant view of bustling Chicago Avenue in Evanston. The open-air kitchen enhances the dining experience, immersing guests in the captivating sights, sounds, and enticing aromas of the exceptional Greek and American fare that Cross-Rhodes proudly offers. Learn more about Cross-Rhodes https://crossrhodesevanston.com/history/.

913 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL 60202
Mon – Thur 11:30 AM – 8 PM, Fri & Sat 11:30 AM – 9 PM, Sun 4 PM – 8 PM
(847) 475-4475

Kuni’s Japanese Restaurant

Yuji Kunii embarked on his sushi-making journey at a local restaurant in his hometown of Tokyo, Japan, when he was 15 years old. While others would travel great distances to master the art of sushi in Japan, Mr. Kunii was fortunate to be immersed in rigorous training at an early age. With unwavering passion, he worked closely alongside a master chef, honing his skills and delving into the true essence of crafting exceptional sushi and delivering impeccable service. This invaluable experience also granted him intricate knowledge of various fish varieties and specialized preparation techniques. Eventually, Mr. Kunii made his way to Chicago, where he dedicated seven years of his life working in a renowned establishment. Over 30 years ago, fueled by his unwavering commitment to his craft, he took a leap of faith and opened his own establishment, Kuni’s Japanese Restaurant.

To his delight, his loyal customers followed him on this new culinary venture. In a city where sushi was gaining popularity, many new sushi restaurants were helmed by chefs from diverse Asian and Latin backgrounds.
However, Yuji Kunii stands as one of the rare few authentic Japanese chefs in the Chicagoland area, offering an unparalleled, traditional, and unforgettable sushi experience. Continue reading about Kuni’s Japanese Restaurant https://kunisushi.com/#about.

511 Main St., Evanston, IL 60202
Sun 5 PM – 9 PM; Tues Closed; Mon, Weds – Sat 11:30 AM – 2 PM, 5 PM – 9 PM
(847) 328-2004


Mark opened Oceanique in 1989 in its current location, a beautiful 1920s Spanish-style building. Mark, the Chef/Owner, along with his wife and General Manager, Renée, and their son and Wine Director, Philíppe, passionately cater to distinguished diners by crafting exceptionally innovative and delectable seafood and meat dishes. They expertly blend the rich traditions of French cuisine with a contemporary American flair. Oceanique has consistently earned the title of the top seafood restaurant in the Chicago metropolitan area by the esteemed Zagat Guide since 1993.

505 Main St, Evanston, IL 60202
Sun & Mon Closed, Tues – Sat 5 PM – 8:30 PM
(847) 864-3435

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