1776 has been a McHenry County favorite for over twenty six years. Since our beginning, we have embraced the farm to table philosophy,
using locally sourced and organically grown food products. Thus, even more with the recent transition of ownership.
Know your Chef, know your farmer, know your food.
The Chicago Magazine attributes 1776 as one of the very first and best innovators in wild game dishes for the entire Chicago Metro area.
1776 has been Zagat rated for 20 consecutive years (since 1997). We have also been the Northwest Herald’s Best of Fine Dining Award winner for 10 years, and is one of the Chicago Sun-Times’ Top 10 Best Restaurant Award winners.
Locally owned and operated for over 26 years. Formally owned by Andy and Terrie Andresky. Now owned and ran by Crystal Lake native, Rhienna McClain Trevino. Long time community partner, formerly working in the local not-for-profit world. Now able to share her passion for quality dining and entertaining.
1776 has been a Wine Spectator National Award winner for 22 consecutive years, (since 1995) and has an incredible, comprehensive wine selection. Wine & Spirits Director, Erik Nordstrom brings a level of unique industry knowledge and impeccable customer service.