Schaumburg, a bustling suburb of Chicago, is a culinary hotspot that offers a diverse array of dining options. From upscale eateries serving gourmet cuisine to cozy cafes offering comfort food, the city has something to satisfy every palate. Whether you're a local resident or a visitor exploring the area, finding the best restaurants in Schaumburg can be a delightful adventure. This article will guide you through some of the top-rated dining establishments in the city, each known for its unique menu, exceptional service, and inviting ambiance. Get ready to embark on a gastronomic journey through Schaumburg's vibrant food scene.
Laid-back chain eatery featuring Caribbean entrees & tropical cocktails amid beachy decor.
We had a great time here! The food was good (I love fish and I thought there was going to be more fishes options, Im happy with what I ask for but expected more varieties. Fries wasn’t good), the drinks espectacular (loved the piña coladas) and service was the best (Ryan did a extremely good job).
4 / 5
Bahama Breeze is one of our favorite restaurants in the area. Sitting in the restaurant's patio when the windows are open during the warm months, it exudes a vibrant Caribbean atmosphere that instantly transports you to a tropical getaway. The standout dish for me was the whole Jamaican jerk chicken wings. They were perfectly spiced and smoked, resulting in tender, moist meat with great flavor and delightfully crispy skins. I couldn't get enough of the tangy and spicy BBQ dipping sauce that accompanied them. The grilled salmon was another one of our favorite dishes, seasoned and cooked to perfection, and topped with a delicious herbal butter. However, during our last visit, I tried the skirt steak and found it to be lacking in flavor, even with the chimichurri sauce. Nevertheless, this minor disappointment did not affect our overall dining experience. Service has always been great, with prompt and friendly staff who ensured that everything arrived hot and fresh. From start to finish, the experience was enjoyable, and the attention to detail was evident. The inviting patio and the flavorful Jamaican jerk chicken wings with an Aruba Red (beer) will always entice me to return.
5 / 5
This was our first time at Bahama Breeze and we were very happy to finally eat here. The food was delicious. I had the Jerk Shrimp Pineapple Bowl and my husband had the Jerk Shrimp Pasta. The waitress was friendly and helpful. A very awesome dining experience.
5 / 5
We thoroughly enjoyed Bahama Breeze! Stopped here on our way to a concert. The food was fantastic, and our server Edgar was exceptional! He was able to make recommendations on the drink and food menu. He also knew our timelines and was punctual and attentive to that. We arrived early enough to also enjoy delicious coconut shrimp appetizer. We only wish that there would be a location closer to us in the southwest suburbs so we could support them more often!
5 / 5
This restaurant has a Caribbean flair. Food and drink (with alcohol) was sooo good. I ordered jerk chicken it was perfectly cooked and seasoned. 🥰❤ The waitress was very helpful and although she was super busy she was still attentive to each customer at all of her assigned tables.👍🏽
4 / 5
Casual steakhouse chain known for grilled beef & other American dishes in a ranch-style space.
You have to check this place out! The service is great! The food is amazing! I ordered the Full slab of ribs it was so delicious and I got the Mac and cheese it was so gooooood. We also ordered the fillet with a loaded baked potato. Also Cesar salad and spinach dip! To quench my thirst, I ordered a strawberry margarita that was fantastic!
5 / 5
French onion soup could be better, shrimps and spicy chicken tenders were really tasty. Meat was above the average and satisfying but the salad was flavorless. Overall price/quality perfomance is all good ✌🏻
5 / 5
Clean restaurant, not too busy. I was seated fairly quickly even though there was no hostess when I arrived. My waitress was very nice and competent. I ordered my steak medium rare and it was cooked well and tender as can be. My lobster tail was delicious as well. The ideal Longhorn experience.
5 / 5
It's a pretty nice steakhouse to get some decently priced steak. My girlfriend took me here for my birthday and we got some vanilla ice cream for free. It was a pretty nice experience.
5 / 5
I believe this past May was my first time ever at this location although my father-in-law claims my family and I took him here before maybe 5-6 years ago but I don't recall. I know I've definitely dined in once at the Des Plaines location which sadly is the closest drive from my house up in Beach Park. Stopped here after my stepdaughter's HS graduation ceremony which was held in Hoffman Estates. It's a bummer we don't have a single Longhorn up in Lake County. Closest thing we have among mid range steakhouse competitors is Outback in Gurnee and up until a few years ago, Lonestar which closed down. With the likes of Outback and Texas Roadhouse, Longhorn is probably my favorite overall. Always a pleasant dining experience with great tasting food & drinks at still reasonable prices, ultra clean & sanitized venue bolstered by top notch service. Schaumburg is a haven for good eats and I keep hoping they'll one day open at least one location in Lake County and if they did it would most likely be in Gurnee, Vernon Hills, Lake Zurich or Lincolnshire being those are some of the busiest restaurant hubs in the county that would host this type of restaurant.
5 / 5
Lively, family-friendly chain featuring Italian standards such as pastas & salads.
Italian food is one of my favorites. We had a good time. They have great wine selections and friendly waiters. Our waiter seemed to be somewhat new and missed a few minor things, but overall, it was fine. We ordered the sirloin and fettuccine Alfredo, a kislds meal with pizza and pasta and the grilled chicken fettuccine. For an appetizer, we got the fried Calamari. You can't go wrong with that. Our food took longer than expected to arrive at our table.
4 / 5
This was my second time at this location. Great service and great food. I ordered Alfredo Chicken with Crispy chicken, it was awesome! The minestrone was wonderful so tasty. The fried calamari were perfect and the salad and never ending alfredo sauce with the breadsticks were fantastic. Very reasonable prices for both food and liquor. Will definitely keep coming back to
5 / 5
The atmosphere is very family oriented, the food, no matter what you choose, is fantastic! The service is impeccable, the prices are very reasonable, and the food portions are very generous! I highly recommend eating at this particular Olive Garden, and any other, for that matter!
5 / 5
It’s a an amazing place, me, my brother and my sister we had our best restaurant experience here. Our server was very sweet, kind and jolly her name was Ketali, she was new but she did an amazing job, walked us through the menu thoroughly and helped us with our dietary needs. Service is definitely 5 star. We ordered bunch of good food. So we got shrimp Alfredo, cheese ravioli, eggplant parmigiana, calamari, some appetizers shrimp and their very own flavorsome house SALAD. I was trying to point out some mistakes but it was really hard but i still got one or two. The sliver-ware was worn out, and the men’s room was a little smelly. Other than this everything was very perfect. The ambiance is perfect for an Italian restaurant, with granite like textures on the walls or I don’t really know if those were real. Our table was very comfortable and spacious as well. The best thing is that we can pay right at the table. Next time when you’re there and if you want to skip all those formal hassles then pay right at your table. I am definitely going to come here again and enjoy the food. Thank you so much Olive Garden for having us and thank you ketali for your amazing customer service.
5 / 5
The absolute worst server I have ever had anywhere. Greeted us, we placed both drink and food orders in right away. We got our soup and didn’t see her again. I had to flag her down for soup refills and waited 30 minutes for drink refills. I believe she forgot to place our order because 2 different tables adjacent to us, (who sat down 10 minutes after we were seated) both got their meals and finished them before ours came out of the kitchen. When she came back she said “You didn’t get your food yet?” And not to be seen again for 10 minutes. She didn’t even bring our food out when it was ready to smooth it over. I am perfectly fine with mistakes, but not fixing them doesn’t sit well with me. I’m very forgiving because I started my youth in the service industry. I believe our server’s name is Hannah. Awful service!
1 / 5
Upscale steakhouse & grill serving a menu including chops, seafood, wine & cocktails.
Food: 5/5 (Wow!) Service: 5/5 (top-notch!) Atmosphere: 5/5 (Stunning!) Fantastic-co! Amazing! My experience at Perry's Steakhouse & Grille was top-notch! Located in Schaumburg, IL, Perry's Steakhouse & Grille is a beautiful sight for sore eyes, and it is very nice to visit. The food is exceptional! With some of my food allergies, the restaurant went above and beyond with preparing my food to accommodate my needs. I enjoyed the Cherry Pepper Calamari and the sexy Perry’s Famous Pork Chop with mashed potatoes and apple sauce. Wow! Great food. The service was delightful! The server who served me was Joel. What an amazing man to meet! He walked me through the menu, refilled my water in a great timely manner, and made me feel comfortable. The other staff were amazing as well! Very great service at Perry's Steakhouse & Grille! The atmosphere was to cry for! What a beautiful and comfortable restaurant to enjoy. I love the background music and the decor. Extremely beautiful restaurant. Perry's Steakhouse & Grille is an amazing restaurant. If you're looking for a beautiful spot to enjoy great food, this is the restaurant for you.
5 / 5
Service was great, but be warned when they offer you soup or salad after you order your entree it is NOT included. We were surprised to see it on our bill, the server should have clarified it was additional. From how she phrased it, it sounded like it was included and we had to pick from the choices. Pork chop was amazing, I ordered my ribeye steak medium rare and it came close to well done. The top of the macaroni and cheese was hard and dry like it was sitting under the heat lamp for too long, and it could have used more sauce. I expected better for a $400 bill. The appetizers, blue cheese wedge salad and beet salad were fantastic, drinks were great, but overall disappointed with the main meal. I wish I sent back the steak. Update: realized I was billed for the trio steak sauces but they were never brought to the table.
3 / 5
I love Perry’s Steakhouse in Schaumburg, it’s classy, definitely date night spot for ambiance and great food! The pork chop bites are magnificent they have this great sauce that pairs beautifully! Crab or lobster Mac n cheese are delicious! Crab cakes, fried lobster, salmon, shrimp, and whipped potatoes are to die for! The food was plated very nicely! I have eaten here several times and everything including desserts!
5 / 5
What a delightful experience. Every single thing we ordered was fantastic. The famous pork chop, pictured, was the best thing I have ever eaten. No joke folks! Staff was so friendly too. My new favorite restaurant!
5 / 5
David Miles Viers
Went here for my birthday last night. Honestly just wanted a good steakhouse around the area and we stumbled upon this gem. First off, the service was incredible. I can’t remember our waitresses name but she was awesome and super helpful. The food was 10/10!! Lobster bisque was so good. Also got some shrimp cocktail which was delicious and of course the filet and cowboy ribeye. The steak butter they put on the steaks adds so much flavor & we also got the trio of sauces to try. Not only was the food amazing but the ambience was perfect. They had the fireplaces going on the patio and the dim lighting and it just made for a perfect evening. Definitely will be going back!!!
5 / 5
Hibachi chain serving Japanese dishes grilled tableside by theatrical chefs.
WORST EVER. I worked at a sushi and hibachi restaurant for many years, and it's my favorite type of food. However, this was by far the worst sushi and hibachi restaurant I've been to. The service from our server was good, but that was the highlight of my experience. The chef was another story I'll get into. I ordered a steak hibachi with fried rice and a 2 piece salmon sashimi. The meal comes with some sides. Here are my thoughts...the salmon sashimi was delivered first. The salmon tasted fine, but it was not a true sashimi cut. It was so thin and flimsy. The quality was poor. At least it didn't smell fishy, so it was somewhat fresh. Then the soup came, and it tasted fine - nothing special. The salad was another story. The dressing had clearly been sitting on that salad forever - maybe all day. It was watery and soupy in the bottom. The taste was ok, but I could tell it wasn't prepared fresh. For the restaurant: I'd recommend having a pitcher of the ginger dressing in the fridge and pouring it on the salad just before they're taken to customers. Otherwise, like I said, it'll be soupy salad. Finally, the dinner was being prepared. The chef had to leave the table 4 or 5 times because he forgot ingredients and messed up orders. Twice a kitchen staffer had to deliver ingredients to him as well. He didn't seem confident, which was the first red flag signaling that he didn't know what he was doing. I'm assuming he's a new chef, but he clearly wasn't ready to be out in the hibachi. He over peppered everything. When I or others tried to correct him on orders or indicate how we preferred our food, he didn't understand or didn't hear us. I know he wanted to do his best and probably tried to do so, but he plainly was not ready. I asked for medium rare to medium steak. There were completely raw parts in a couple of pieces of steak. I didn't eat those ones, but the texture when I examined them with my fork seemed they'd be chewy. The steak bits were cut in long strips. The 3 or so slices I ate were again super peppery but cooked to the right temperature. The zucchini was also majorly over peppered. The onions were decent at best, but they at least weren't over peppered somehow. I didn't even eat the mushrooms because by that time, I was sick of it all. The only other decent item was the fried rice. It was just...eh. The chef messed up the fried rice order(s) 3 times, and mine ended up with burnt eggs from him leaving the table to get things. I didn't stay for the scoop of ice cream that was included with my meal, and neither did the guys next to me. It was so bad that I just wanted to leave. I'm glad I did because I was sick afterward. In the end, I told the server how awful the food was. I was there alone, but even the 2 other guys next to me agreed it was the worst food they'd had at Benihana. The manager gave me a discount, but I'll still not be coming back here. It was the worst sushi and hibachi I've ever had, and I'll be sure to warn others about it. I've attached pictures, including the receipt. Although you'll see the tip says 0 on my receipt, I did tip my server in cash and 20% of the original price.
1 / 5
I went here for dinner, for the price the portions were extremely small. The chicken and steak was dry. The lobster was good. I live in NC and Kanki knocks benihana it the box!
2 / 5
This place was like all Benihana, nothing different. The host was not as exciting as others, but he tried. This location did not have large take out boxes for our leftover, so they offered a small dessert size box explaining that they had run out.
4 / 5
Unfortunately I'm gonna have to give this 2 stars.... The steak was delicious. But the shrimp, was not deveined and that's unacceptable. For the price of the food here I'm honestly shocked and so grossed out. First time visit but definitely won't be returning again...
2 / 5
I enjoyed the dinner here. The chef cooks in front of me so it was nice to experience. The meal was good but the server who was taking order wasn’t nice. I felt she was intimidating. The chef’s performance was great although put the shrimp skins in the chef hat is questionable hygienically.
4 / 5
Semi-upscale chain for classic Italian fare served family-style in a relaxed, polished space.
My favorite thing here is the Fried Zucchini, it’s just the best! But went here for happy hour and the pomegranate martini was great, the rosemary was an awesome addition to the flavor. Flat bread was nice and crispy too!
5 / 5
The pictures don't do the quality of food any justice. Everything was beautiful! Vibrant colors. While everything was delicious, the lasagna was probably the best out of everything we had. I don't remember our servers name, but she was extremely attentive and helpful. She took great care of us.
5 / 5
Our ladies' group came here for our retreat. We reserved a room and pre-ordered our menu. Our menu included stuffed mushrooms, mozzarella marinara, ceasar salad, four cheese ravioli in pesto alfredo sauce, chicken parm, parm crusted cod, butter cake, and apple crostada. Everything was delicious! They have coke products
5 / 5
We celebrated my dad’s birthday here and we enjoyed our dinner. The food was pretty decent but fulfilling. Our server was nice and was very helpful. We had a couple of kids who had food allergies (milk and eggs) and they were able to accommodate to their needs. Thank you for that. The place is very clean. What I didn’t like very much is the parking. It’s small. I’ve visited this place a few times and the parking is always full. You have to park across the road if you can’t find a spot close by. I’m not very big on pasta but my pasta-loving family wanted to come here to eat. I still gave it 5 star because everyone seems to enjoy the food and service.
5 / 5
We did a party for 20 in the main restaurant. The advance reservation process etc was smooth, and we ordered a la carte off the menu for the table. You can order family style as well though we felt that was more expensive especially given we are all vegetarian. They accommodated non-dairy food for one in our party quite well. Maggiano was busy (it always is) but the food, service and the atmosphere were all 5/5 stars.
5 / 5
Traditional Nigerian dishes, plus a full bar, offered amid a warm, casual setting in a strip mall.
My first time trying Nigerian cuisine and it’s as good as I anticipated! The moi moi was absolutely delicious and my favorite. I also got the vegetarian efo riro with a side of plantains — also very good!!! You gotta check this place out, I will definitely come back and try more of the dishes :)
5 / 5
This was a hard rating to give. Food is 9 times out of 10 good! I come right before close so that may cause misunderstanding with the man upfront but I’ve been twice and he’s had aggression. First time he apologized though! Jolof rice had very few shrimp in it. No sit in! No bar !
3 / 5
Divine food, impeccable service, immaculate vibes! I took my boyfriend here for his birthday as it is a birthday tradition to get Nigerian food! Last year we had Nigerian in LA. The food is take out only at the moment but we were cool with that! The owner’s husband recommended a few things. We are both vegetarian. We ordered what he recommended! We waited outside, he kindly brought our food to us with 2 free waters! The food was hot, tasty, flavorful, authentic feeling! We both ate everything we ordered!! We loved the experience and highly recommend Bisi!
5 / 5
My visit to Bisi Restaurant was an exceptional culinary journey. Upon entering, I was welcomed with genuine hospitality and an electrifying atmosphere that set the stage for an unforgettable evening. The cuisine was nothing short of remarkable – each dish offered an explosion of authentic flavors that transported my palate to a different world. I was particularly impressed with the jollof rice and the perfectly seasoned suya. The staff at Bisi Restaurant were highly knowledgeable about the menu and provided excellent recommendations, elevating the overall dining experience. The live music and cultural decor further enriched the ambiance, making it a truly immersive experience. I eagerly anticipate my next visit to explore more of their delightful menu. If you're a food enthusiast or seeking a unique culinary adventure, Bisi Restaurant comes highly recommended.
5 / 5
They are under construction but the food is on Point. I’m white man that loves African Food. Get there today. It won’t Disappoint
5 / 5