Eats + Drinks

Food is such a simple thing. Yet, it’s significant enough to spark conversation, create memories and satisfy our most basic needs. It’s why we pick restaurants, bars, cafes and eateries that offer food and drink options that are ideal for connections.

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Restaurant + Bar


Progress offers high quality, globally-inspired dining options with an atmosphere and space unique to anything Springfield has seen before. Created for foodies by foodies, there are no rules when it comes to finding the perfect flavor. Their menu includes light, a-la-carte items and large, shareable dishes. Get ready for tasty, unexpected food and cocktail pairings. This is a choose-your-own experience you’ll enjoy over and over again.

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Creperie + Patisserie

Aviary Cafe

Experience top-notch food, inspired conversation, music and art for groups and individuals of every age and spirit at the Aviary Cafe. Their menu offers from-scratch dishes made from premium ingredients, farm fresh seasonal vegetables and their very own baked goods. We’re in love. Menu items include appetizing apps like their shrimp and zucchini, brunch options like their garden omelet with a hollandaise-drizzle, soups and salads, savory and sweet crepes, grilled sandwiches and more. Trust us, you’ll want to save room for dessert.

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Restaurant + Bar


Life’s too short to eat mediocre food. That’s why Houlihan’s American-style menu features center-cut steaks, burgers, and artisan salads and sandwiches, along with a wine and cocktail selection. Find small and large dishes dedicated to your ever-evolving lifestyle—be it meatless, organic or whole-grain items. Plus, Houlihan’s at Farmers Park offers customers free electric car charging stations. Good food, plus environmental do-gooding? Yes, please.

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Restaurant + Bar

The Garden Grille + Bar

The Garden Grille and Bar inside the Hilton Garden Inn Springfield, is an American cuisine restaurant that’s open to the public and offers a variety of yummy breakfast and dinner selections fit for every palate (even the pickiest). Choose from slow-cooked entrees—like the Tuscan ragout and the grilled chicken fettuccine—or freshly prepared comfort foods—like burgers, clubs, wings and more. Don’t forget their daily happy hour from 4 to 6 p.m. and their 5-star catering services. Yum.

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