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Le Vichyssois

220 W Rt 120, McHenry, IL 60050
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Ranked #4 of 95 restaurants in McHenry
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- May 12, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

After more than 30 years in Lakemoor, Chef Bernard has decided to close this wonderful restaurant. We have so many memories of meals we have enjoyed here with friends and family. Such a special place!

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Lake Forest, IL
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116 reviews 116 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

I have been a customer here for 30 plus years and can tell you that world wide, this is as fine a meal as I have had ever. Hard to single out one entre when everything is so good. They are priced reasonably and it is worth the trip to Lakemoor , Il (near Volo). There is no pretensions here,... More

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McHenry, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

I don't know whose idea it was to put a restaurant like this out in the middle of nowhere, but I am glad a colleague told me about it. Like I said a bit out of the way but absolutely worth the drive. Apparently the chef/owner is a local legend who is truly from France. The menu is nothing to... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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132 reviews 132 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

If there is one thing that is always true....it's consistency. Chef Bernard presents food that is always on the money. I had venison which was outrageously good. My wife had roasted duck which she contends if the best in Northern Illinois. The wine list is interesting and very adequate. We had a bottle of Willamette Valley Oregon pinot noir that... More

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Silverthorne, Colorado
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Le Vichyssois has been my favorite restaurant since I was a child. I have done a lot of traveling and no one, in my travels, has ever come close to cooking like Bernard. This is the best tornedos ever with the most mouthwatering sauce. I travel all the way back to IL to indulge on the best French cuisine I... More

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Harvard, Illinois
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

We went twice within 1 month it was so good! The lobster bisque was delicious. The duck was ahhhhmazing. And there's a freakin' dessert cart! Come with a super empty tummy cuz you're gonna be full. The place is a small so if you're a loud bunch this may not be the place for you. They make a pretty mean... More

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River Forest, Illoinois
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142 reviews 142 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

This restaurant has been around over 35 years, and has maintained its remarkable quality over that time. Every ingredient is fresh, prepared with astonishing care, imaginatively paired with other ingredients. This is a truly great restaurant, located about an hour outside of Chicago and definitely worth a trip. Wine selection is good, service is just about perfect - in fact,... More

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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102 reviews 102 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

One of the best restaurants in the Chicago suburbs. Enjoyed dinner with my husband and friend. My friend and I started by sharing the Mushroom Cigar (like an eggroll) - it was divine. Then a pear sorbet was served. For the entree, my husband and friend both had Veal Shanks and seemed to be drooling while they dug into the... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013 via mobile

The best duck I've ever had. Great skin, moist meat, phenomenal sauce. After the first time we went, we brought another couple the next week because it was so good. I have also tried the scallops, which were also fantastic. The place is a little dated inside, but I certainly do not care with food this good.

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Elgin, Illinois, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Wear your oversized pants because your buttons won't make it out of the restaurant! Plan for two and a half wonderful hours of a fantastic dining experience. We were fortunate to get a window table that overlooked the lake at sunset which just added to our fantastic experience. We shared starters but there is not one that I would recommend... More

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