Wintertime is perfect for dining, soaking in the warmth of bustling downtown restaurants over carefully seasoned meals.
This week, we took one for the team and explored a couple restaurants in downtown Wheaton & Glen Ellyn. We aren’t claiming to be food connoisseurs, but we certainly do have an opinion that we would like to share for your benefit! Whether you live nearby or are thinking of moving here, it’s always good to know where to find the good stuff!
Burger Social is one of two beautifully remodeled restaurants nestled in downtown Wheaton. Its counterpart, Maize + Mash, shares the same style and excellent culinary atmosphere in downtown Glen Ellyn. But let’s focus on the burger! Inside you will find a mixture of old & new with chic fixtures, exposed brick, and creative patterns throughout. Try the pretzel bite appetizer to satisfy your need for comfort food with, of course, DELICIOUS dipping sauces. Your meal comes out on a charming cutting board, creating a simple presentation of savory food. With a city atmosphere and several burger options, this is a prime destination for lunch when you need to get out of the office! This place is also great for drinks after work with 2 full bars on each level. Oh, did we mention there are two levels of AWESOMENESS? If you want to be where all the cool kids are, don’t pass up on Burger Social.
Not feeling burgers? No problem! Turn up the class at Fire + Wine, a bustling Italian restaurant in Glen Ellyn boasting delicious Neapolitan pizzas and small plates that won’t break the bank. This place is ideal for a date night, girls night out, or a fun group of people that you want to enjoy a delicious meal with, or just grab some people so you can go eat, let’s go! We suggest the Ricotta + Honeycomb appetizer – you will NOT be disappointed! Another perk on the menu includes the Grilled Romaine Salad, featuring tomatoes, gorgonzola, leeks, pancetta, and a creamy parmesan dressing that will leave you craving more! But let’s get to the best part: Dessert. The Nutella Calzone is a life-changer, meaning it’s cheat day and you better treat yourself. Be prepared to share, as this savory treat is bigger than your face and filled with berries and of course, nutella. Did we say nutella? Just try not to go into a food-induced coma. If you’re in the area, you definitely want to give this food haven a try.
Are you local? Have any dining suggestions? We want to know so we can spread the word!