Abail's American Bistro493 Roger Williams Ave., Hand Park, 847-849-1009Abail's surrounds diners with a sophisticated setting of soothing earth tones with splashes of color and a menu of simply prepared regional dishes using seasonal ingredients. Sample dishes such as seared yellow fin tuna tartare, meatloaf with roasted beef Bordelaise and rosemary marinated grilled veal medallions. Johns Ave., Hand Park, 847-432-9111This classic American restaurant packs a traditional menu of made-from-scratch dishes along with an extensive beer and wine list. The English Room Deer Path Inn, 255 East Illinois Road, Lake Forest, 847-234-2280Turn back the clock and enjoy a dinner — or any meal — at the English Room in the lovely Deer Path Inn, a destination hotel since 1929. Gilson's1126 Central Ave., Wilmette, 847-256-2430A friendly American/French sidewalk bistro, Gilson's gives families a large menu of dishes made from organic and loy grown produce and sustainable catch species for its seafood selection. The Globe Café and Bar1710 Orrington Ave., Evanston, 847-866-8700Inside the Hilton Orrington/Evanston, busy professionals and educated travelers find some culinary comfort in the Globe's culturally inspired menu. Medium plates are filled with shrimp and grits, pork belly lasagna and Pennsylvania duck. This intimate spot offers an eclectic menu with such tempting items as curried chicken salad, skirt steak lettuce wraps, and sea sops with bacon Parmesan risotto.