The perfect place for large groups of friends to gather around a hot grill during the winter months. This “cook-it-yourself” restaurant features slabs of beef, chicken, and fish that can be barbecued on their indoor grills. It might just remind you of a real summer cookout. Atlanta Bread Company 650 N. Casaloma Dr.
Located in the outskirts of the Fox River Mall, this caf serves a fresh variety of sandwiches, salads, and soup breadbowls. Reasonably priced and conveniently located, it is the perfect atmosphere for a casual lunch with a small group of friends. And after your meal, you can slip over to the bakery for their freshly baked breads and pastries. Mongo’s Mongolian BBQ 231 W. Franklin St.
The imperial Asia dcor provides a cozy atmosphere. Sitting on floor pillows, friends can gather close for a little under-the-table footsie after having their food cooked on the hibachi grill. Melting Pot 2295 W. College Ave.
Warm your hands over a bubbling pot of fondue to take off the chill. The atmosphere provides ample opportunity to talk with friends while you cook and eat together.