Listed as one of the most prestigious seafood restaurants in the Chicago metropolitan area, Oceanique’s French-American style takes the heart of fine dining to the Evanston area. Its menu, which offers a selection of traditionally crafted fish dishes and around 900 fine wines, has seen Oceanique win ‘Best Award of Excellence’ every year since 1994. The restaurant was founded by chef de cuisine Mark Grosz with the aim of combining the sophisticated French tradition with an American twist. Standout dishes include Maine lobster with garlanded with mozzarella, caviar and avocado, and scallops accompanied by coriander and kimchi.
Oceanique, 505 Main Street, Evanston, IL, USA, +1 847 864 3435
A contemporary and classy sushi and sake lounge, Kansaku first opened in 2006 in the heart of Evanston, helmed by owner and chef Yoon Jae Kim. Kansaku offers urban Japanese cuisine delivered in a comfortable atmosphere that allows guests to enjoy either a traditional Japanese or contemporary cooking style, blended with Western influences. Kansaku’s menu offers combination platters such as the nigiri, sashimi or maki combination, accompanied with specialty saketini drinks and imported Japanese beers.
Kansaku Sushi and Sake Lounge, 1514 Sherman Ave. Evanston, IL, USA, +1 847 864 4386