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Jazz Schedule

Weekends at Suzette's highlight jazz artists

See our Events and Entertainment page for details

 

RESERVATIONS highly recommended: 630.462.0898 or Online.

 

MATT PETERSON:Matt Peterson Trio Jazz

From Debussy to Gershwin, Matt's piano styling is comfortable. Join us on Saturday evening for a relaxed dinner, delicious wine and great music. . . a complete evening for all the senses.

Matt Peterson is a classical and jazz pianist from Seattle, WA. He has performed around the country as a soloist and in groups. His accolades include being the overall winner of the Wheaton College Ben Heppner Concerto Competition with Gershwin’s Concerto in F, and being an invited performer to the Monterey Next Generation Jazz Festival. He has also performed with the Disneyland All-American College Band at the Disneyland parks in Anaheim, California, and with the Joffrey Ballet in Chicago. He holds a Masters degree in jazz studies from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University.

Matt is also an in-demand composer of concert works as well as works for film, theatre, and Internet productions. His full-length CDs of his original piano composition, The Bridge, and The Paradise Suite, are available on iTunes. Read more about Matt >

RESERVATIONS highly recommended: 630.462.0898 or Online.

 

Judy Roberts

JUDY ROBERTS:

Though known by the Chicago Tribune as “Chicago’s Favorite Jazz Woman,” Judy is recognized worldwide for her jazz performances. From her multiple Grammy nominations to international jazz festivals from Singapore to Holland to Monterey, California and Newport Beach, Chicago’s London House will always be her flagship. Every musician and every person who loves music; no matter what genre, needs to experience the music of Judy Roberts. There is no one else like her!

GREG FISHMAN:

Greg is a star in his own right, performing with Woody Hermann’s Big Band and countless other well-known performers as well as personally acclaimed both nationally and internationally as an artist and teacher. He has multiple recordings, is author to numerous publications and is teacher and mentor to many of the young musicians emerging on the music scene today. Greg is one of the foremost experts on the music of Stan Getz.

RESERVATIONS highly recommended: 630.462.0898 or Online.

 

Thanks to Carmen Stokes!

Carmen Stokes, Jazz ArtistWe were thrilled to have the talented and engaging Jazz Artist Carmen Stokes perform at Suzette's on Fridays this past spring!

Carmen Stokes entertains patrons on the Baby Grand Piano in our dining room on Friday evenings this fall & winter. Her delightful charm and silky chords are the perfect accompaniment to Suzette's relaxed, French country cuisine.

CARMEN STOKES:
From Classical to Jazz training, Carmen incorporates jazz, gospel, blues, funk, classical and Latin forms into her music. Performing internationally and nationally, she has graced the stage with legendary artist including Dizzy Gillespie, Herbie Hancock, Prince and countless others. Chicago Jazz Legend Ramsey Lewis contacted Carmen to perform his songs at the Chicago Jazz Awards. Her tribute to Lewis commanded a standing ovation and a glowing review from Howard Reich, arts critic for the Chicago Tribune.

 

 

 


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Suzette's 2021 Calendar

Please check back frequently, as we are always updating and adding to our listings.

Additional updates and specials may be found on our Facebook and Instagram pages.

Jan. - Feb.   |   March - April   |   May - June   |   July - Aug.   |   Sept. - Oct.   |   Nov. - Dec.

January, 2021

January 2

First Day Open for 2021

Suzette's Boulangerie & Patisserie and Suzette's Creperie hours may be found here. Closed Mondays.

All winter and spring, 2021

Check back for our Live Jazz scheduleTime: 6:00-9:00 pm

From Debussy to Gershwin, Matt Peterson's piano styling is comfortable. Join us on Saturday evenings (except Jan. 21) from 6:00-9:00 pm until Spring for a relaxed dinner, delicious wine and great music. . . a complete evening for all the senses.

About Matt: Matt Peterson is a classical and jazz pianist from Seattle, WA. He has performed around the country as a soloist and in a variety of groups. His accolades include being the overall winner of the Wheaton College Ben Heppner Concerto Competition with Gershwin’s Concerto in F, and being an invited performer to the Monterey Jazz Festival with his quartet. He has also performed with the Disneyland All-American College Band at the Disneyland parks in Anaheim, California, and currently works as the in-house accompanist for the Joffrey Ballet in Chicago. He holds a Masters degree in jazz studies from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University and a Bachelors degree in Classical Piano and Music Composition from Wheaton College. Matt is also a composer of concert works as well as works for film, theatre, and Internet productions. At Suzette’s, Matt plays a mix of French classical music, jazz, Edith Piaf, and Jacques Brel, and takes requests.

February

All winter and spring

Check back for our Live Jazz scheduleTime: 6:00-9:00 pm

February 12-14 : Special Menu

A Touch of Romance: There's No Place Like Suzette's for Valentine's Day!

Voted as one of the most "Romantic Restaurants in Chicago," Suzette's has created a special Valentine's menu. Our intimate atmosphere, along with delicious cuisine and award-winning wine list, will create an affair to remember. We have also created beautiful sweets to give to someone even sweeter. Surprise her (or him!) with a selection from our bakery.

Enjoy Valentine's Day in style at Suzette's. Relax and enjoy time with your special someone.

Special Valentine's Menu:

APPETIZERS

Paté Crostini
Smooth Chicken Liver Mousse and Country Paté
on Toasted Baguette Crostini with cornichon & mustard
Escargot
Mediterranean Style with Tomatoes, Onions & Garlic with Puff Pastry
Onion Tart
Caramelized Onions, Blue Cheese and Walnuts in Puff Pastry
Warm Herbed Cheese Dip
Served with Toasted Baguette
Pommes Frites
Served with Habañero Lime Sauce

SOUPS & SALADS

Southwestern Vegetable Chowder
Cream of Mushroom Soup with a drizzle of Truffle Oil
Baked French Onion Soup Gratinée
Roasted Beets and Potato Salad
Mixed Field Greens with House made Croutons and Suzette’s Balsamic Vinaigrette

MAIN COURSE

Chicken Tagine with Couscous
Chicken simmered in an aromatic broth of Moroccan Spices, Eggplant and Tomatoes
Traditional French Cassoulet
Duck Confit, House made Garlic Sausage, Smoked Pork and White Beans simmered in a delicate tomato and rosemary broth
Braised Short Ribs
Braised in Red Wine served with creamy polenta, glazed carrots and Bordelaise Sauce
Steak Frites
Flatiron Steak served with Suzette’s Pommes Frites
Suzette’s Chicken Crêpe
Beef Bourguignon Crêpe
Mushroom & Onion Crêpe
Roasted Vegetable Crêpe
Spicy Coconut Shrimp Crêpe

DESSERTS

Chocolate Mousse Cake
Crème Puff with Whipped Crème and Fresh Strawberries
Strawberry Shortcake in a Martini Glass
Lemon Curd and Raspberry Crêpe
Warm Caramel Apple Crêpe
Raspberry, Lemon or Mango Sorbet
Gelato Trio

This is a representative selection of menu items.

 

Be My Valentine!

Give your sweetie some sweets this Valentine's Day. Check out our chocolate treats at the Patisserie!

February 11–16

Join Us for Mardi Gras—Suzette's Style!

CELEBRATE! CELEBRATE! CELEBRATE!

Special Menu:

Suzette’s Chili with Rice & Cornbread ... $10.50
Chicken & Tasso Gumbo with Rice ... $7.5 cup ... $9.5 bowl

Shrimp Creole Crepe ... $17.50
Muffuletta Sandwich with a side of Red Beans & Rice or Gumbo ... $17.50
Habañero Chicken Étouffée over Cornbread ... $19.50
Chicken, Ham & Sausage Jambalaya ... $17.50
Blackened Catfish with Red Beans & Rice ... $21.00
Braised New Orleans Style Short Ribs with Creamy Grits ... $26.00
Shrimp and Grits ... $17.50

Flambé Crêpes Suzette New Orleans Style ... $10.50
Chocolate Cherry Bread Pudding w/ Bourbon Sauce ... $9.50
Brandied Cherries & French Vanilla Ice Cream ... $10.50
Old Fashioned Bourbon Jumbo Cupcake ... $7.50

Limited quantities of each item have been prepared. We regret if we
do not have your first choice.

Be sure to look at all of the wonderful Mardi Gras items in our Pâtisserie.

Laissez les bon temps rouler!

This is a representative selection of menu items.


February 17–April 3

Lent Specials: Join us during lent for fish specials that will delight! This special menu will be available February 17-April 3.

March

All winter and spring

Check back for our Live Jazz scheduleTime: 6:00-9:00 pm

From Debussy to Gershwin, Matt's piano styling is comfortable. Join us on Saturday evening from 6:00-9:00 pm until Spring for a relaxed dinner, delicious wine and great music. . . a complete evening for all the senses. More about Matt.

February 17–April 3

Lent Specials: Join us during lent for fish specials that will delight! This special menu will be available February 17-April 3.

Sample Menu (Note: these specials change, so ask your server for today's Lenten Special.)

SHRIMP CREOLE | Whether served over an omelet for breakfast or tucked into a tender crepe for lunch or dinner, Suzette's Creole is spicy, filled with shrimp and warming on a cold day.

BLACKENED CATFISH & FRITES | A zesty catfish filet with Creole seasoning, sauteed in butter.

 

March 17

St. Patrick's Day—French Style!

This special menu will bring out the Irish in all of us! At Suzette's we do it French Style—Corned Beef, Cabbage and Whiskey-glazed carrots all wrapped in Puff Pastry with Mustard Bechamel Sauce!

April

All spring

Check back for our Live Jazz scheduleTime: 6:00-9:00 pm

From Debussy to Gershwin, Matt Peterson's piano styling is comfortable. Join us on Saturday evening from 6:00-9:00 pm until Spring for a relaxed dinner, delicious wine and great music. . . a complete evening for all the senses. More about Matt.

February 17–April 3

Lent Specials: Join us during lent for fish specials that will delight! This special menu will be available February 17-April 3.

Sample Menu (Note: these specials change, so ask your server for today's Lenten Special.)

SHRIMP CREOLE | Whether served over an omelet for breakfast or tucked into a tender crepe for lunch or dinner, Suzette's Creole is spicy, filled with shrimp and warming on a cold day.

BLACKENED CATFISH & FRITES | A zesty catfish filet with Creole seasoning, sauteed in butter.

 

April 4

Easter Two Ways for 2021

Happy Spring! Happy Easter! Suzette’s is offering a Special Easter Menu two ways this year. We welcome dining at Suzette's, and you may browse the menu below.

If you prefer, you may enjoy your special meal at home. View our special Easter Takeout Menu Here.

Dine-in Easter Menu 2021:

Every table is served Appetizers Family Style
Crudités
Deviled Eggs
Broccoli Grape Salad
Warm Herbed Cream Cheese with Baguette slices
Mini Quiche and Mini Terrine of Carrot Ginger Soup
Mini Butter Croissants

MAIN COURSE CHOICES:
Suzette’s Benedict
Three cheese soufflé with Toasted Brioche, Ham and Lemon Crème Sauce

Salmon Fillet
10 Grain Pilaf, Honey Tomato Vinaigrette, Tapenade and Mixed Vegetables

Flat Iron Steak
Mashed Potatoes and Mixed Vegetables

Leg of Lamb Slices
Potatoes Lyonnaise and Mixed Vegetables

Beef Bourguignon Crepe

Roasted Vegetable Crepe
GF upon request

DESSERT CHOICES:
Lemon Raspberry Crepe—GF upon request

Lemon Tart

Coconut Almond Tart—GF

Pavlova with Mixed Fresh Fruit and whipped cream—GF

Chocolate Silk Tart

Carrot Cake

Gelato or Sorbet—GF

$40 plus tax and gratuity

 

Children's Easter Menu:

9 and under

MAIN COURSE CHOICES:
House made Mac ‘n Cheese

Peanut Butter and Jelly Clown Crepe
GF upon request

Banana Nutella Crepe
GF upon request

Cheese Crepe
GF upon request

Mixed Berry Crepe
GF upon request

Gelato or Sorbet for Dessert
GF

$14 plus tax and gratuity

 

DOWNLOAD PRINTABLE TO GO MENU HERE

Call your order in to Suzette’s. Some items are on a limited basis so it is first come, first serve. Please get your orders in as soon as possible.

TO ORDER: 630.462.0898

May

All spring

Check back for our Live Jazz scheduleTime: 6:00-9:00 pm

From Debussy to Gershwin, Matt's piano styling is comfortable. Join us on Saturday evening from 6:00-9:00 pm until Spring for a relaxed dinner, delicious wine and great music. . . a complete evening for all the senses. More about Matt.

May 9

Mother's Day BrunchTime: 10:00 am-4:00 pm

Celebrate Mom at Suzette's with an extraordinary Mother's Day Buffet

June

Summer entertainment—Live JAZZ!

Enjoy Live Jazz on Suzette's Garden Patio every Friday Evening in June! Check back for full schedule.Time: 6:00-9:00 pm

June 1–August 31 > NOTE: Details to come

Save the Date for A Taste of Frida's Mexico! This summer, a fantastic Frida Kahlo Art Exhibit will be featured at College of DuPage. In honor of the event, Suzette's owner, Donna Hesik, traveled to Mexico to research and get inspired by Frida's hometown. She explored the flavors, aromas and colors of Mexico City and is ready to share what she found with you!

From this trip, she has developed a special menu to highlight the Frida Kahlo Art Exhibit. Suzette's will also be featuring wines from Mexico. Other activites are also being planned—stay tuned.

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June 20

Father's Day

Dads like a special meal out, too. Bring Dad, and the whole family, out to Suzette's to celebrate all that he does!

July

July 14 (exact dates tbd)

Celebrate with us: It's Suzette's 21st Anniversary and Bastille Day Celebration!

For Dine-in or Carry-out

 

Friday, July 16

Check back for our Live Jazz scheduleTime: 5:30-8:30 pm

Saturday, July 17

Check back for our Live Jazz scheduleTime: 5:30-8:30 pm

Friday, July 23

Check back for our Live Jazz scheduleTime: 5:30-8:30 pm

Friday, July 30

Check back for our Live Jazz scheduleTime: 5:30-8:30 pm

Saturday, July 31

Check back for our Live Jazz scheduleTime: 5:30-8:30 pm

June 1–August 31 > NOTE: Details to come

Save the Date for A Taste of Frida's Mexico! This summer, a fantastic Frida Kahlo Art Exhibit will be featured at College of DuPage. In honor of the event, Suzette's owner, Donna Hesik, traveled to Mexico to research and get inspired by Frida's hometown. She explored the flavors, aromas and colors of Mexico City and is ready to share what she found with you!

From this trip, she has developed a special menu to highlight the Frida Kahlo Art Exhibit. Suzette's will also be featuring wines from Mexico. Other activites are also being planned—stay tuned.

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August

Friday, August 6

Check back for our Live Jazz scheduleTime: 5:30-8:30 pm

Saturday, August 7

Check back for our Live Jazz scheduleTime: 5:30-8:30 pm

Friday, August 13

Check back for our Live Jazz scheduleTime: 5:30-8:30 pm

Friday, August 20

Check back for our Live Jazz scheduleTime: 5:30-8:30 pm

June 1–August 31 > NOTE: Details to come

Save the Date for A Taste of Frida's Mexico! This summer, a fantastic Frida Kahlo Art Exhibit will be featured at College of DuPage. In honor of the event, Suzette's owner, Donna Hesik, traveled to Mexico to research and get inspired by Frida's hometown. She explored the flavors, aromas and colors of Mexico City and is ready to share what she found with you!

From this trip, she has developed a special menu to highlight the Frida Kahlo Art Exhibit. Suzette's will also be featuring wines from Mexico. Other activites are also being planned—stay tuned.

SIGN UP for newsletter updates about these exciting events and menu items!

September

Summer entertainment—Live JAZZ!

Live Jazz Friday and Saturday nights. Schedule TBD.Time: 6:30-9:30 pm

October

All Fall and winter

Live Jazz Saturday nights. Schedule TBD.Time: 6:00-9:00 pm

TBD

Wheaton Art Walk

Stop into Suzette's during the Wheaton Art Walk. Stroll over and enjoy our seasonal menu, overflowing with culinary creativity and icy-cool refreshment!

November

November 21: Thanksgiving Catering deadline

Suzette's is pleased to help with your Thanksgiving and assorted holiday events. To receive catering for Thanksgiving Day, please order by November 21st.

All winter

Live Jazz Saturday nights. Schedule TBD.Time: 6:00-9:00 pm

November 18

Beaujolais Nouveau DayTime: 6:00-9:00 pm

All over France on Thursday, people will be celebrating the day when bottles of this year's Beaujolais Nouveau wine hit the shelves. Beaujolais Nouveau Day has become one of the best known festivals in France and is celebrated all over the world. This young wine, Beaujolais Nouveau, it is on the shelves between six to eight weeks after the grapes are harvested. 

The release date of the Beaujolais was established in 1985. It was decided that the third Thursday in November would be the uniform release date. The main festival is in Lyon where barrels of Beaujolais Nouveau wine are rolled by wine-growers through the centre before being opened.

 

November 26–December 31

Christmas TeaTime:
Mon - Fri: 2:30
Sat: 11:00 am & 2:30 pm
Sun: 10:00 AM & 1:00 pm

Make plans early to join us for this annual holiday tradition. $34.50 per person; children ages 9 and younger: $15.50. Countess Tea (includes one glass of Champagne): $45.00; Grand Dame Tea (includes two glasses of Champagne): $55.00. Tax and Gratuity not included. Celebrate the Holidays with your family, work colleagues and best friends at our three-course Christmas Tea. The third course is our scrumptious Sweets Buffet with Christmas Cookies, Candies and Cakes: Oh my! Ends December 31

December

Open Mondays in December!!

Suzette's is pleased to announce that we will be open for Lunch and Christmas Tea during the month of December.

December 21: Holiday Catering deadline

Suzette's is pleased to help with your holiday events. To receive catering for Christmas Day, please order by December 21st.

All winter

Live Jazz Saturday nights. Schedule TBD.Time: 6:00-9:00 pm

November 26–December 31

Christmas TeaTime:
Mon - Fri: 2:30
Sat: 11:00 am & 2:30 pm
Sun: 10:00 AM & 1:00 pm

Make plans early to join us for this annual holiday tradition. $34.50 per person; children ages 9 and younger: $15.50. Countess Tea (includes one glass of Champagne): $45.00; Grand Dame Tea (includes two glasses of Champagne): $55.00. Tax and Gratuity not included. Celebrate the Holidays with your family, work colleagues and best friends at our three-course Christmas Tea. The third course is our scrumptious Sweets Buffet with Christmas Cookies, Candies and Cakes: Oh my! Ends December 31

December 25

Christmas Day

Merry Christmas to All! (The restaurant will be closed today to allow our staff time with their families.)

December 31

New Year's Eve

Happy 2022 to you and yours!