Saturday, September 22, 2012

Pinstripes Bowling Bocce Bistro - Grand Opening Oakbrook Terrace, IL

Laima and I were lucky enough to be invited to the Family and Friends soft opening Friday night to celebrate the opening of the Oakbrook Terrace location of Pinstripes! Though the evening was cool and wet as a storm passed through the Chicagoland area, spirits were high inside the restaurant.

Pinstripes Bowling Bocce Bistro Oakbrook Terrace

House wine Canyon Road was being poured (choice of chardonnay, pinot grigio, merlot, or cabernet sauvignon), as were a multitude of beers. I tried each of the varietals and enjoyed each one.

While we bowled a few games, we also noshed on a variety of flatbreads and bruschetta with two topping options. That pretty much filled us up, but there was plenty more food upstairs. Prime rib was being hand-carved and Flintstone-sized ribs were the other meat option. We saw shrimp and pasta salad and roasted corn and lots of other goodies. We couldn't pass up the dessert buffet - ice cream, brownie, and cheesecake for me, ice cream and chocolate-covered pretzel for Laima.

Pinstripes Bowling Bocce Bistro Oakbrook Terrace

If you read my review of Pinstripes in South Barrington, you remember how much we enjoyed ourselves. The architecture and feel of this Oak Brook location take Pinstripes one more step into the future, improving and expanding on their tried and true pattern. Whether shopping at the mall or looking for brunch, lunch, or dinner in the western suburbs, head over to this new restaurant for food, drinks, and fun.


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