Get to Know MHT: Our Favorite Restaurants

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Here at Morrison Home Team, we consider ourselves to be experts in the Northwest Suburbs. Whether that means experts in the housing market, buying and selling locations, or the food scene, we know our stuff.

Our clients often ask us for recommendations if they are looking for a place to eat so we have compiled a list of our favorite restaurants in the Northwest Suburbs, and what to order below. Bon appétit!

John’s Favorites: My wife and I love Italian food and fresh sushi, so those are our go-to options in the area.

Agio: Located in Palatine, this Italian spot has an intimate feel as if you were in a little hole in the wall in Italy! John recommends the baked clams as an appetizer!

DiBenedetto Trattoria: Another Italian choice, this one in Hoffman Estates. John recommends the stuffed artichoke, but you can’t go wrong with the chicken parmesan or pasta alla vodka!

Bistro Wasabi: A sushi restaurant in Hoffman Estates where you can either choose a table, or sit and watch your sushi rolls be prepared by the masters at the sushi bar. Apart from the sushi, John recommends the Maguri Salad with chips, it’s his favorite!

Liz’s Favorites: I am Italian, so when I find an Italian restaurant that has food that tastes as good as my own, then it becomes my favorite!

 Spunky Dunkers: This awesome donut stop is perfect to fulfill your sweet tooth, or bring a lot of joy to your coworkers! These donuts are handmade all day, and did we mention they are open 24 hours? Don’t miss the red velvet donut…it’s one of our favorites! There are locations in Palatine and Arlington Heights.

Asahi: Sushi sushi sushi! This awesome, casual spot is perfect at delivering fresh, handmade rolls quickly with friendly service and delicious dessert as well! Try the Sexy Roll and the Sato Roll, you can thank us later!

Francesca’s Famiglia: A classic Barrington Italian establishment, and for good reason! The simple, delicious dishes, lengthy wine list, happy staff, and the perfect place to throw a party! We love the Linguine Fagatarro in the warmer months and the Pollo alla Romana in the chillier months!

Ciao Baby: And now for a more modern take on Italian in Barrington! We love Ciao Baby for an easy, but delicious, lunch stop! Try the “Mini Me” which is their famous dipped Italian beef, just a smaller portion! And don’t forget the French fries!

Lisa’s Favorite: I prefer the freshest ingredients when I go out to eat, and Mexican food usually hits the spot!

Bien Trucha: craving Mexican food? This Geneva joint is the perfect place! Lisa says that her favorites include homemade guacamole and shrimp tacos, all made from scratch with fresh ingredients! Pair it with a margarita and it’s even better!

Crystal’s Favorite: When I eat here, I feel like I have been transported to Spain!

Tapas Calpé: Looking for small plates and a killer wine list? Look no further than this Spanish tapas place in Cary! Crystal recommends the smoked salmon or white fish and a charcuterie board. If you’re looking for more classic Spanish dishes, try some patatas bravas (spicy potatoes), jamón ibérico (Iberico ham), and some gambas de ajo (shrimp in oil).

Now…we are officially hungry.

Hopefully these recommendations satisfy your taste buds!

Are you looking to buy or sell your house in the Chicago Northwest Suburbs? Contact John at the Morrison Home Team at 847.409.0297.

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