Farm-fresh small plates are part of the draw at Inovasi in Lake Bluff. Photo courtesy Inovasi


Where to Dine on Chicago’s North Shore


Everyone knows that Chicago is a spectacular food city. But not everyone knows just how spectacular the eating is in the North Shore, the suburbs north of city center that hug Lake Michigan.

There’s much to love, whether you’re headed for a fancy night out in posh Winnetka or a quick coffee and fresh pastry in Highland Park, with Peruvian ceviche, Ukrainian vareniki, and big bowls of herbaceous pho in between. So the next time you’re heading to Ravinia for a concert or Glencoe for a beach day, take some time to explore the excellent eats the North Shore has to offer. Here’s our guide to 14 of the best.