Besides serving as a waypoint and destination for those traveling through O’Hare International Airport, Rosemont also has restaurants that offer an array of culinary treats, including Chicago restaurants and local eateries serving Italian and Indian dishes.
In the Rosemont Village, there are interesting dining options no matter what your taste, no matter the weather. The nearby convention centers and hotels offer people from all over the world, so Rosemont reflects that diversity in its dining scene.
The best restaurants in Rosemont
1. Bub City
In this Southern-inspired barbecue joint that offers a stage that hosts live performances six nights a week, the wood-paneled wall, hanging Christmas lights, and neon bar signs lend an air of rustic rusticity.
Take a break from working in the garden and order an order of fried pickles and the barbecue platter will arrive. Accompany with smoked chicken wings and baby back ribs—and never forget a side of the classic mac and cheese.
2. Carlucci Rosemont
We can enjoy a formidable wine list along with modern Italian cuisine, which includes steaks and pasta.
If you are staying at a hotel in Rosemont, ask about the Carlucci’s complimentary shuttle to score a free ride to dinner. If you enjoy a crisp glass of vino, you’ll want a generous portion of house made pasta.
3. Five Roses Pub
Stay late to enjoy the late-night dance parties and the classic pub fare.
During the day, Five Roses is a typical Irish pub, which offers plenty of Guinness, burgers and fish and chips, and French onion soup that is covered in a thick layer of cheese. Most of the tables and chairs get cleared out after the kitchen closes at 10 pm each night and the vibe becomes much more club-like with DJs, live music, and dancing until 2 am.
4. Gene and Georgetti Steakhouse
Enjoy the good life at one of Chicago’s finest steakhouses.
The atmosphere at Gene and Georgetti’s is old-fashioned, because the Chicago steakhouse opened its original location in 1941. They serve delicacies like the roasted oysters and the salami and cheese garbage salad, broiled T-Bone, and chicken Vesuvio on your plate dressed in a white apron. Make a reservation and get ready for a meal of distinction.
5. Hofbräuhaus Chicago
The giant German brew pub and beer hall offers Bavarian fare and authentic Bavarian cuisine.
This Rosemont spot, where you can gorge on pretzels, sausages, schnitzel and more while enjoying a liter of house-brewed beer, almost makes it feel like a year-round Oktoberfest celebration.
If you’re feeling brave, order a shot served on a paddle that your sommelier will happily spank with. While you eat, you’ll be entertained by bands and learn a few German toasts.
6. Maharaja Indian Cuisine
The taste of the South Indian and North Indian cuisine from the region speaks for itself in a modest setting.
Despite its exterior and even its interior décor, Maharaja is far from being a convenience store. You can order from the buffet for lunch. Or order the Maharaja dinner special in the evening–an epic combo of tandoori chicken, seekh kebab, shrimp, chicken tikka, rogan josh, and dal makhani.
7. Naf Naf Grill
Make sure you choose a wrap or bowl that is made from quality ingredients, made quickly and at a discounted price.
You’ll know what to expect from Naf Naf Grill if you have ever been to an assembly line casual dining restaurant.
They serve an array of Middle Eastern foods in wraps, bowls and salads and includes chicken shawarma, steak, falafel. Don’t forget to customize your toppings and add a side of the addictive Naf Fries.
8. Ram Restaurant and Brewery
The burgers loaded with toppings and the beer brewed in-house, or a dish called an “armadillo egg?”
Ram Restaurant and Brewery has given its porter a gold medal at North American Beer Awards, so its house-made beer is a significant reason to stop by—you’ve got your options for brewpubs. You can find delectable appetizers, stacked burgers – and an indulgent dessert menu on the menu.
9. Gino’s East+
Feel you’re in Chicago by eating some true Chicago deep-dish pizza without having to take a train into the city.. +.
You can’t stay away from Chicago without getting some deep-dish pizza. The only place to get your pizza fix in Rosemont is Gino’s East, which serves huge, really filling pies. Visit between 11:30 am and 2 pm Monday through Friday, and the pizza plate will only cost you $8.
10. Buona B+eef
Order your Italian beef sandwiches as wet as you like.
While the Italian beef sandwich may not be as popular as Chicago’s deep-dish pizza, it’s still worth indulging in.
If you find yourself in Rosemont, eat at Buona Beef, where they have a ridiculously delicious sandwhich made with beef served alongside soggy bread and a gravy soaked with flavor.