Fine dining and McHenry County are not mentioned in the same sentence nearly enough. That is definitely starting to change, though, and, thanks to restaurants like 1776 in Crystal Lake, McHenry County is more than on the map when it comes to offerings of fine quality food, wine, atmosphere and service.
1776 has been pleasing diners in Crystal Lake and McHenry County since 1990 and regularly has been recognized as a Chicago area innovator in farm-to-table and locally sourced ingredients and wild game dishes and for its award-winning wine selection and service. After a long and successful run, the reigns of 1776formally were turned over to new owner, Rhienna McClain Trevino, a year ago. Trevino’s passion clearly shines through every phase of the restaurant.
“This isn’t for me or my family, it’s for McHenry County,” said Trevino, a lifelong resident of Crystal Lake who takes pride in the community and wanted to continue the legacy of a restaurant that always treated her and her family so well. “With my own and my children’s severe food allergies, 1776 was always a place we could come to have a great dining experience and feel safe.”