My kids dragged me to Sweet Tomatoes over the weekend, and though I was hesitant, I ended up being impressed.
Nice salad bar with lots of choices, and decent-tasting (though rather thin on the meat) turkey chili. But the memorable dish was the chicken soup, which was well-flavored, not too salty, and had the right look and feel (I think of myself as something of an expert on chicken soup, having eaten it on every Jewish holiday for my entire life). All that was missing was the matzoh ball.
Surprisingly, I also liked the atmosphere at the place. How often do you go somewhere these days and hear classical music playing? Even my bank plays rock n' roll. But this Sweet Tomatoes, in Glenview, Ill., had Bach on the speakers when we came in. This is a major selling point for me. So was the price. Just $25 for our 2 kids, my wife and me.