Euro-Chic meets Delicious in Lombard

| April 20, 2009 | 0 Comments

bontonLooking for a chic, sophisticated place to meet for a girls night out? A place that will inspire you and your girlfriends to don something other than “mom-wear”? Such a place exists right in the heart of the suburbs: Bonton Wine and Martini Lounge in Lombard. This hidden gem is a sophisticated European wine bar that offers an extensive wine selection, tasty martini offerings and delectable tapas. In the summer months, their patio is filled with tables for guests to socialize and enjoy the warm weather.

Bonton’s owners took care in designing guest areas with attention to detail and luxurious furnishings. Behind the bar is a rich menu of drink offerings and fully stocked cabinet with port wine, cognac, Armagnac, liqueurs, single highland malt whiskey and beer. Opposite to the bar are swanky, tan leather booths that are large, comfy and inviting. Adjacent to the booths are small black round tables which are the perfect size and shape for girl talk. A fun feature of the little black tables is that the table tops will spin—perfect for girlfriends who are on a tight budget and want to share some nibbles.

The wine collection at Bonton is to die for! With over 200 wines displayed from floor to ceiling, their wine enthusiasts have acquired a diverse collection from private European winemakers to the best Napa Valley has to offer in all varietals. Off the menu they offer wine by the glass or in small decanters.

Bonton also offers a variety of martini selections, from the classic cosmo to chocolate, espresso, and dirty martinis. The menu has a list of gourmet appetizers including house made hummus and specialty flat bread pizzas. If you can’t find what you’re looking for on the menu, you can order from Bonton’s acclaimed sister restaurant, Praga. Praga is a European fusion cuisine restaurant with a menu like no other.

Bonton is open from 4:30pm to 1:00am, Wednesday thru Sunday. It is located at 229 W. St. Charles Road, Lombard, IL 60148. It is one block away from the Metra train station. The telephone number is (630)495-0470. Food and drink ranges from $10 to $20 dollars.

Bonton is a Euro-chic oasis away from the pandemonium. So go ahead, get the girls together to catch up and enjoy some time for yourself. You deserve it!

Tina Van Zant Bishop is a cardiac nurse. She is co-founder and Girlfriend-In-Chief at

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Tina Van Zant Bishop is a cardiac nurse. She is co-founder and Girlfriend-In-Chief at

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