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The Starboard Way to Seafood During Lake County Restaurant Week 2021

Thar she blows.

In Lake County, we have a nautical appetite. Maybe it’s because many of us fish for sport in over 75 lakes that Lake County has to offer. Or it’s just because seafood is absolutely delicious, healthy and nourishing.

Many eateries are participating in Lake County Restaurant Week that specializes in fish, shellfish and more.

 

In this blog, forget everything you TROUT you REELY knew about everyFINgle seafood PLAICE. You have the OP-PERCH-TUNA-ty to ex-SALMON and experience all of the aquatic bites you’ve been HERRING about with this guide of eats from down under (we promise we’re not FISHING for compliments with these SARDINELY excEELent seafood puns).

Don’t look port because these dining options provide the starboard way to feast on seafood for Lake County Restaurant Rally. Just under a week left in the foodie, favorite event! Let’s get a little Vitamin Seafood.

Ostro Restaurants (Southern Lake County Seafood)

Chessie’s Restaurant in Barrington


LCRW Lunch:

  • Chessie’s Grilled Crab: Homemade crab salad, swiss cheese and sprouts, served on grilled panini bread.

LCRW Three-Course Dinner Entrées:

  • Cedar Planked Salmon: Fresh filet roasted on a cedar plank with honey bourbon sauce, garlic mashed potatoes and fresh vegetables.
  • Shrimp Palermo: Sautéed Gulf shrimp, ground sausage, herbs and spices in cream sauce over linguine.
  • Chef’s Fresh Catch: Chef’s fresh fish served sautéed or blackened.

LCRW Four-Course Dinner Apps:

  • Fried Calamari: Hand-dipped in buttermilk batter, lightly fried with marinara dipping sauce.
  • Crab Cake: Served over spring greens with pineapple – papaya salsa.
  • Coconut Shrimp: Breaded jumbo gulf shrimp and apricot dipping sauce.
  • Broccoli Crab Bites: Lightly fried, honey mustard dipping sauce.

LCRW Four-Course Dinner Entrées:

  • Parmesan Crusted Tilapia: Oven-baked filet, parmesan bread crumbs, citrus cream sauce with rice pilaf and vegetables.
  • Shrimp Palermo: Sautéed Gulf shrimp, ground sausage, herbs and spices over linguine.
  • Chef’s Fresh Catch of the Day: Chef’s fresh fish served sautéed or blackened.

Zin GastroPub in Lake Zurich

 

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LCRW Special Menu Option: 

  • Snapper Verde.

Beelow’s Steakhouse in Lake Zurich


LCRW Lunch Menu: 

  • Crab Cakes: With red bell pepper sauce.
  • Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp: Served with sweet and spicy BBQ sauce.

LCRW Apps:

  • Shrimp Skewer: Served with crispy onions and balsamic glaze.

LCRW Main Course: 

  • Surf and Turf: Four-ounce filet and grilled shrimp.
  • Panko Tilapia: Served with garlic spinach and horseradish cream sauce.

Oaken Bistro + Bar at the Forester in Lake Forest

 

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LCRW Special Offer:

  • Blackened Walleye.

Francesca’s Intimo in Lake Forest


LCRW Lunch Menu:

  • Pese Mia Nolte: Roasted whitefish, oven-dried tomato, roasted artichokes, capers, lemon and brown butter finished with balsamic glaze.

LCRW Dinner Apps:

  • Salmon Tartare: Cucumber and mint yogurt, radish, hard egg, chives and grilled flatbread.

LCRW Dinner Menu:

  • Pese Mia Nolte: Roasted whitefish, oven-dried tomato, roasted artichokes, capers, lemon and brown butter finished with balsamic glaze.

Magnolia Café at Lambs Farm in Green Oaks

 

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LCRW Menu:

  • Tuna Wrap: Served with a cup of homemade soup and dessert.

Wildfire in Lincolnshire

 

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LCRW Lunch Main Course:

  • Open-Faced Mediterranean Salmon Sandwich: Served with salad and dessert.

LCRW Dinner Soup:

  • Shrimp and crab bisque.

LCRW Main Course:

  • Oven-Roasted George’s Bank Sea Scallops served with a side and dessert.

 

Half Day Brewing Co. in Lincolnshire

 

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LCRW Course Three Menu:

  • Grilled Blackened Salmon: Served with two other courses.

Fat Rosie’s Taco and Tequila Bar in Lincolnshire


LCRW Dinner Entrée:

  • Three Camarones Tacos: Sautéed tiger shrimp topped with arugula and pickled red onions, drizzled with jalapeno aioli.

Big Bowl Chinese and Thai in Lincolnshire

 

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LCRW Main Dish: 

  • Shrimp Pad Thai: Fresh lemon, that basil, cilantro, eggs, sprouts, peanuts and rice noodles.

Dover Straits in Mundelein


Marquee Dishes:

  • Twin South African Lobster Tails: Broiled and served with drawn butter.
  • Alaskan King Crab Legs 1.5 lb: Steamed and served with drawn butter.

Park Street Craft Kitchen and Bar in Mundelein


LCRW Offer:

  • Calamari Fritti: Fried squid rings and tentacles, topped with bacon and garlic mornay.

Wright’s Brew & Bistro inside Lincolnshire Marriott Resort


LCRW Second Course:

  • Grilled Salmon: Served with Yukon gold whipped potatoes, asparagus, tomato and relish.

Scotty’s on 21 in Vernon Hills

 

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LCRW Offer: 

  • Francisco’s Salmon.

Jameson’s Charhouse in Vernon Hills


LCRW Offer:

  • Parmesan Crusted Twin Filets: Served with roasted potatoes and includes soup salad and cheesecake for dessert.
  • Half Slab BBQ Ribs & Fried Shrimp: Jameson’s signature ribs and hand-breaded shrimp with steak fries. Also includes soup salad and cheesecake for dessert.

Lindy’s Landing Restaurant & Marina in Wauconda

 

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LCRW Apps:

  • Tuna Tatare: Ahi tuna, avocado, cucumber, mango salsa, pita chips, sriracha and wasabi aioli.

LCRW Entrées: 

  • Scallops: Spinach risotto, seasonal vegetable and lobster cream sauce.

Tramontana Restaurants (Northern Lake County Seafood)

129 Center Cut in Grayslake

 

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LCRW Apps:

  • Crab Cakes: Two homemade pan-fried crab cakes served with a red pepper aioli on a bed of arugula.

Scotty’s on Sheridan in Highwood

 

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LCRW Entrées:

  • Francisco’s Salmon.

Disotto Italian Restaurant in Highwood


LCRW First Course:

  • Tuna Tartare: Served with a smoked tomato brotó, espelette and capers.

LCRW Main Course: 

  • Rockfish with Polenta: Served with New England-style vegetable chowder.

Bluegrass Restaurant in Highland Park

 

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LCRW Lunch Entrée: 

  • Shrimp & Grits: Southern-style BBQ shrimp atop creamy smoked cheddar grits with a sweet and spice pork belly candy. The winning dish at the 2014 Wagner Farms Baconfest.
  • Faroe Island Salmon: Served with a dill beure blanc or BBQ sauce and white rice.

LCRW Dinner Entrée: 

  • Shrimp & Grits: Southern-style BBQ shrimp atop creamy smoked cheddar grits with a sweet and spice pork belly candy. The winning dish at the 2014 Wagner Farms Baconfest.
  • Faroe Island Salmon: Served with a dill Beure blanc or BBQ sauce and white rice.

The Chocolate Sanctuary in Gurnee


LCRW Entrée:

  • Cacao Nib Crusted Salmon: Cacao nib panko citrus zest crust Israeli couscous, carrot purée, brussel sprouts with cocoa-candied bacon, citrus beurre blanc.

O’Toole’s Libertyville


LCRW Entrée:

  • Signature Salmon: Served with riced cauliflower, gremolata, grilled veggies and lemon creme fraiche.
  • Alaskan Halibut: Served with baby spinach, pistachio pesto, lemon, mascarpone sauce, pappardelle pasta with garlic bread.

Main Street Social in Libertyville

 

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LCRW Course One:

  • Lobster Bisque.

Jimmy’s Charhouse in Libertyville


LCRW Apps: 

  • Half Pound of Fried Calamari.

Dangela’s Dumplings in Libertyville

 

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LCRW Dish:

  • Shrimp, Pork and Chinese Chive Dumpling Fillings.

Chrissoulas Restaurant in Libertyville


LCRW Third Course: 

  • Grilled Octopus: Served with marinated potato, wild greens and sauce romesco.

The Shanty Restaurant in Wadsworth


LCRW Entrées:

  • Texas-Style Redfish: A Cajun dry-rubbed filet roasted with pico de gallo over rice pilaf and topped with crushed tortilla strips and vegetable garnish.


For more routes in taking the starboard way to seafood in the land of lakes, click here. To learn more about Lake County Restaurant week, continue here. Savor for 10 days through May 23.

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