It’s a long way from Angelo and John Sellis’ hometown in Greece to Arlington Heights, but the Sellis brothers managed to make the trip and, for over 30 years, have operated one of the most successful restaurants in the northwest suburbs. The restaurant’s success rests with the hard working, close knit family. Angelo oversees the kitchen, while John manages the front of the house and the lounge. Personal attention and long hours have resulted in a strong, loyal customer base. Many are regulars and have been for years, dining at the restaurant several times a week. Other restauranteurs can often be found dining at Palm Court.

Northwest suburban diners have voted Palm Court as their favorite place to dine and the restaurant’s Crisp Long Island Duckling has won a North Shore Magazine award as well as a Silver Platter award, bestowed upon the restaurant by others in the industry.

Palm Court was awarded the Business of the Year by the Arlington Heights Chamber of Commerce. The award recognized the restaurant for their contribution to the community as a business and for their philanthropic efforts.

Alongside the two Sellis brothers is Angelo’s wife Elaine. “We schedule it so one of us is here every day,” says John Sellis, admitting to still keeping long hours. Many of the employees have worked at the restaurant for more than 15 years and are like family to the Sellises and friends to the diners. The Sellises pride themselves on greeting customers by name; regulars may even receive a call alerting them that their favorite special is back on the menu.

Palm Court consists of three dining rooms, a full bar and a cocktail lounge featuring live entertainment Monday through Saturday. The cuisine is a contemporary mix with such favorites as Oysters Rockefeller and Veal Oscar. It also boasts healthier fare, such as grilled salmon with honey and soy sauce. The Sellises try hard to maintain excellent quality food at reasonable prices. The restaurant even received Sherman Kaplan’s highest rating for value.