Thursday, July 9, 2009

Newly Renovated Max's on the Green opens on Chicago's North Shore

There's a little known hidden restaurant gem nestled on the grounds of the Glencoe Golf Club at 621 Westley Road 847-835-0250: Max’s on the Green. Last year, Catering by Max's, the well-established company owned by Larry and Randee Estes, who also own and operate Chicago's popular Max's Italian Beef, took over the concession and private dining operation, upping the food offering to include their famous Italian beef sandwich combos and a variety of more upscale fare. As of June 15, what used to be typical golf course food concession with hot dogs, burgers and beer is now a casual full-service restaurant that pleases golfers and non-golfers alike.

Max’s on the Green, which seats 75 people, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. The historic, 75-year-old facility has been totally renovated. "Max's on the Green is a great spot for individuals, families and business or group dining. The screened in patio overlooking the golf course is a spectacular respite. In fact, the whole experience is relaxing: the restaurant is tucked away in a residential tree-lined neighborhood so it’s quiet and peaceful. We aren't difficult to find but if you didn't know that we were here, and that we are open to the public, we could easily be missed," said Estes.

Chef Ed Baboorian, who brought his culinary talents to Max’s food operations more than 16 years ago, has created a menu that offers a family-friendly dining experience for all to enjoy.

Breakfast Selections
Start your day with a satisfying breakfast at Max’s on the Green. Specialties include French Toast dipped in vanilla royal and served with maple syrup ($4.75); Omelets with a choice of veggie, meat or cheese with toast ($6.50); Lox Platter, a fresh bagel, cream cheese, 3 ounces of sliced lox, red onion and cucumber slices ($7.50); and the Egg Platter, eggs any way, toast and choice of bacon or sausage ($6.50).

Lunch Selections
Guests can enjoy a lunch salad or sandwich in the dining room or screened outdoor patio including Max’s Italian Beef Sandwich, Max’s famous thinly sliced roast beef in Italian gravy served with hot and sweet peppers on French bread ($6.59); Tuna Salad, simple and delicious made with tuna, hard boiled eggs, onions, celery and mayonnaise served on whole grain bread with lettuce and tomato ($5.75); or the Trail Mix Salad with Romaine lettuce, dried fruits, nuts, bleu cheese and raspberry vinaigrette ($6.50).

New lunch selections include Light Pita Wraps like the Turkey, Apple, Cheddar, a warm, fresh pocket pita filled with sliced turkey, crisp apple and sharp cheddar cheese ($6.75); and Chicken Club, grilled chicken, crisp bacon, lettuce, tomato and ranch dressing rolled in a fresh pita ($6.75).

Dinner Selections
Appetizer selections include Shrimp in red pepper sauce ($5.50); Crab Cakes ($7.50); Chicken & vegetable pot stickers ($4.95); or Flat Bread Pizza ($5.95).

Max’s on the Green has delicious burgers like the Greg Norman Kobe Burger, the Greg “Shark” Norman’s 8-ounce beef burger grilled to perfection and served on a pretzel bun with lettuce and tomato, complimented with a choice of tobacco onion strings or crispy fries ($13.95). Add cheddar, American, bleu or Swiss cheese for an additional charge.

Entrées include Salmon Filet, pan seared with Chef’s special spice rub ($15.95); Tilapia, dredged in corn flour and lightly fried to golden brown ($13.95); 8-ounce Skirt Steak, seasoned and grilled, finished with compound butter ($16.95); or Ravioli, delicate pasta squares filled with spinach served with marinara sauce, ($12.95), or filled with lobster and served with a brown butter sauce ($16.95). All entrées are served with a starch and vegetables that change daily based on market fresh availability and Chef Ed’s preference. Entrées can be served with a choice of garden or Caesar salad for an additional charge.

Dessert Selections
Complete your meal with a treat for your sweet tooth. Indulge in a slice of Eli’s Cheese Cake ($3.50); Grandma Ruth’s Homemade Chocolate Chip Mondel Bread ($4.95); or Fresh Fruit ($3.50).

About Glencoe Golf Club
The Glencoe Golf Club was established in 1921 by a group of Glencoe residents in search of an alternative to private country club membership. Since its inception as one of the first public golf courses, the Glencoe Golf Club has grown to become one of the finest public golf facilities on the North Shore and is now open and ready to take a tee time reservations. Book a tee time online eight days in advance via the reservation system, in person at the golf shop seven days in advance, or call the golf shop at (847) 835-0250 to make reservations six days in advance. For more information, please visit

About Max’s on the Green
Max’s on the Green is located 621 Westley Rd., Glencoe, Ill. and open for spring and summer, seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. through October 31. Reservations are not required, but are recommended for large parties and can be made at (847) 835-0250. For more information, please visit

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