Maternity portraits are the perfect way to celebrate becoming new parents. Here are five restaurants near Morton Arboretum that are sure to provide the perfect date-night dinner following your portrait session.
Parkers’ Restaurant and Bar is a must-visit spot among restaurants near Morton Arboretum, and offers an inviting atmosphere and delicious food. Their menu celebrates the American farmer and features a variety of classics, including burgers, sandwiches, salads, and seafood dishes. Parkers’ supports independent farmers and fishermen and the menu includes many delicious choices from both land and sea. Furthermore, Parkers’ offers excellent options in regard to pregnancy related dietary restrictions. With a beautiful dining room, it’s the perfect spot for a romantic evening following your session at Morton Arboretum.
The White Chocolate Grill is a restaurant that should be on every dessert lover’s radar. While the restaurant offers a variety of delicious dishes, their dessert menu is truly outstanding. Featuring an entire menu of desserts for two, I can’t think of a more perfect date night following your maternity portraits. The White Chocolate Grill also offers an extensive gluten free menu including Southern Chicken Salad, Atlantic Salmon, and Silky Chocolate Soufflé Cake. Other fare includes: starters to share, chopped salads, barbeque, steaks, and burgers.
The Baked Apple is the perfect brunch location should we have a morning session like the portraits in this post. A family owned restaurant near Morton Arboretum, The Baked Apple proudly serves brunch favorites such as their famous baked apple pancake, omelettes, and frittatas. Lunch items include burgers, panini, salads, and soup du jour. Additionally, The Baked Apple is the proud recipient of Chicago’s Best of Ogden Avenue. Learn more about their delightful menu and family owned business here.
Perhaps you’re looking for something more casual. Mediterranean food is the way to my heart and this blog post wouldn’t be complete without mention of Cedar Grill. The menu includes mouth-watering dishes such as shawarma, kebabs, falafel, hummus, and baba ghanouj with many vegetarian options. This family owned restaurant near Morton Arboretum prepares everything with quality ingredients and uses traditional Lebanese cooking techniques. Lastly, the environment is family friendly and the portions are generous… perfect for sharing!
After a successful maternity portrait session, Brick House Tavern is the perfect place to relax, take in a game, and enjoy a delicious meal. The sports-centric gastropub boasts an inventive menu of American tavern fare. Brick House Tavern offers something for everyone, from brunch favorites to burgers, salads, and entrees. Options like a the “no bun intended” bread-free burger and beyond burger make this a great choice for various diets. Additionally, the friendly staff will make sure your dining experience is enjoyable and memorable.
Abbie Christine is a Chicago family, newborn, and maternity photographer serving clients throughout Northern Illinois. Please inquire about booking your own session here!
Um, that White Chocolate Grill sounds amazing!! Going to have to check that out, thanks!!
I’m more interested in the Baked Apple apple pancakes! Yummy 🤤!