CLOSED: Crofton on WellsRiver North
Update: Crofton on Wells closed in April 2012.
The restaurant takes its name from proprietor and chef Suzy Crofton, whose resume includes Sinclair's in Lake Forest, Le Francais in Wheeling and Montparnasse in Naperville. Here she assembles a seasonal menu blending American cuisine -- game, seafood and vegan dishes -- with classic French touches. Mid-priced Californian and French wines make up an extensive selection. Aside from a wavy gilt mirror on the back wall and some flower arrangements, the decor avoids flash in favor of serenity.