Sporting an English pub decor, the Village Squire is a mini chain with four locations in the W / NW Suburbs of Chicago.
The menu includes quite a few small plates that you could share (but you don’t have to!), burgers, sandwiches, salads, pizza, steak, chicken, fish, and pastas.
We happened to land on Tuesday, which is half-price burger day, any burger on the menu, and there are a lot of combinations to choose from.
They start with a half pound, served with pickle, lettuce, tomato and any other toppings you choose, with side options including steak fries, house made chips, cottage cheese, cole slaw, rice, baked potato, sweet potato fries, rings, fruit, or soup. (the last four require a slight up charge, but less than you’re used to seeing!).
I zeroed in on the bacon/bleu burgers with rings. Superb. Tasty meat patty, good grind, substantial bun.
Full bar, occasional live music, sports tvs, video gaming, nooks and crannies for tables. And like most places, the thing that made the experience was the deft handling by server Jackie F. She was not only affable and menu knowledgeable, she asked questions above and beyond standard service expectations.
A simple example, we asked for glasses of water, and she asked if we’d like lemons with it. YES! So she brought a small dish. And like that.
So, two burgers, sides, drinks, $14. I’ll be back. Often. Thanks, Jackie!