I like to do lunch as much as the next guy but I don’t want to be standing when someone hands it to me and I don’t want to be surrounded in plastic when I eat it. What I do want is a beautiful room in which to sit with a friendly wait staff to serve me and, oh yeah, umm, I need it to be cheap. So where is an office drone to go in the Northwest suburbs? Lucky me, I mean you! I’ve been doing some research.
First stop in our search for the perfect lunch, Sam and Harry’s located in the Renaissance Hotel. They have a lobster bisque soup with half sandwich for only $10 that is served in one of the most stunningly gorgeous rooms you will find anywhere with cushy couch like seats overflowing with throw pillows. Excellent service makes the experience just that much more delightful. And their deck just opened for the summer.
Shula’s is one of the great steak houses in the country but one wouldn’t think of it as a place to grab a cheap eat. For lunch, one would be wrong. They currently have a $10 lunch menu with six choices of entrees including soft drink. Nestled in the grand Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca, go check it out.
John Barleycorn Schaumburg serves a large number of wraps and salads for only $9 each with friendly servers in a more casual setting reminiscent of the old school Chicago style with exposed bricks, dark woods and tin ceiling. Yummy, yummy, yummy.
Last but not least, Rosebud Schaumburg. If the red velvet curtains don’t scream elegance and romance I don’t know what does. But the $6.99 price tag, that’s right, $6.99! for the daily pasta, all you can eat bread bowl and soft drink with a side salad or cup of minestrone. You’ll be singing That’s Amore as you walk out the door!
Mangia Mangia Office Drone! Mangia Mangia!