When you crave a meal from the old country, come here for the warming cream of pickle soup—all gentle sourness with a hint of marjoram. Serving meatball-shaped jumbo schnitzels (rather than patties) and brightening the plate with a colorful mound of peas and grated carrots add modern touches. Save room for the baked plums with vanilla ice cream.

Order: Cream of pickle soup, $3.49; schnitzels, $14.99 for 4; baked plums, $4.49

1730 W. Golf Rd., Mount Prospect, 847-981-0480