Photo: courtesy topaz cafe. 

The decor of choice at this western suburb restaurant? You guessed it, shades of topaz.  

Topaz Cafe. 780 Village Center, Burr Ridge. 630-654-1616. Contemporary American.

(one and a half stars)


A topaz-tinted beacon for suburbanites seeking approachable fine dining, this elegant spot offers a menu with something for everyone.

Housemade gnocchi with a sauté of Italian sausage, peas, and mushrooms vies with grilled Spanish calamari with garbanzo beans and chorizo vinaigrette as enticing Med-accented appetizers. Juicy lamb chops in currant sauce with parsnip purée is a terrific entrée choice; snag the scrumptious chocolate lava cake to end. Good, fairly priced wine selection and a lovely patio enhance the meal.

New restaurant reviews, updated to reflect critics’ recent visits, appear each month in Chicago magazine, in Dine, as well as on our website. Listed restaurants are rated from one to four stars, where one is good, two is very good, three is excellent, and four is superlative. Topaz Cafe was previously rated two stars. The review appears in the September issue, on newsstands now.