Train: Burlington/Santa Fe to Western Springs(708) 246-2082 vierestaurant.com41.808478 -87.900268 4471 Lawn Ave Western Springs, West Suburb
Dinner (closed Sun)Average main course: $31
Rent a car, take the Metra or con a friend into driving—do whatever it takes to get out of your city snobbery and into this classy, comfortable restaurant that serves food as seasonal and delicious as anything within city limits. Every Sunday, chef Paul Virant (a 2007 best new chef) prepares a highly popular (there’s a wait list about 100 deep) three-course family dinner where children 11 and under cost as much as their age (i.e., $3 for a 3-year-old). Every other day of the week, servers are more than happy to tweak menu items to suit kids’ palates.