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64 Green Bay Rd, Winnetka, IL 60093
Metra - Indian Hill Station
(847) 441-3100
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Today
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Casual Elegant

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  • 46
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Welcoming atmosphere paired with exceptional cuisine and wines

Classic French cuisine created with panache , superb sauces, paired with excellent wines and presentations designed to engage not only the palate but the other senses throughout the meal. The décor, service, ambiance, and constant attention to detail assures guests of a memorable evening.The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Caberlover
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Reservations
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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Classic French cuisine created with panache , superb sauces, paired with excellent wines and presentations designed to engage not only the palate but the other senses throughout the meal. The décor, service, ambiance, and constant attention to detail assures guests of a memorable evening.The restaurant exudes quiet confidence in its capacity to please a demanding clientele. The evening is expensive,... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Restaurant Michael is the only Chicago area restaurant known to me that hits a home run on every single visit without fail. This occasion was an intimate evening for two couples wishing to spend several hours eating slowly while savoring the cuisine, service, ambiance and friendship. Our waiter was Daniel, who happens to be quite literally my favorite server in... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We have eaten at Michael many times over the past few years. The food and the service are consistently excellent. The wines are well chosen. We had dinner there again yesterday and it was one of the best meals that we have had recently. The style of cooking is classic French with a contemporary twist. Do not expect bistro style... More 

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Elmwood Park, IL
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39 reviews 39 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Returning to Michael's restaurant, I must say it never disappoints. While prices are by no mean on the cheap side, Michael's is still a good dining option for special occasions. Both the food and service are great. We will keep coming back!

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Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The warmth of the staff and their stellar service, the gastronomic creations all served hot and sooo delish and a cozy booth on New Years Eve. The perfect ending to 2014! I would be at Michael every week if we didn't live 40 miles away.

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Highland Park, IL
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70 reviews 70 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We've been to Michael a number of times and very much enjoyed the place until last year when the atmosphere, management attitude and the food seemed to have changed dramatically for the worse. This was noted in a TripAdvisor review. Despite swearing off the place, we went back for another serving and are glad that we did. And so, I... More 

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Skokie, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We have traveled the country for fine dining. When we had to cancel our reservation for an upscale downtown restaurant to stay local I was disappointed. Turns out it was a stroke of fate. The food and service were 5 star all the way. The menu is set up for a prix fix with either 3 or 4 choices, but... More 

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Northbrook, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

This was my first visit to Michael, and it will not be my last. It was a truly wonderful experience. The service was attentive without being overbearing, and the wait staff was so pleasant and relaxed that it made our group feel well taken care of and very welcome. Most of us ordered the salad with pistachio goat cheese, and... More 

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Evanston, IL
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I've gone to Michael's at least 5 times and every time I've left happy that I came back. It is a subdued restaurant with a lovely ambience, great service and wonderful food. I am partial to venison and it is hard to find in Chicago, every time I've had it at Michael's it has been cooked to perfection. The fixed... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My sweetie and I have been "regulars" at Michael since we moved to the North Shore of Chicago for a few years now and it never occurred to me to review it. But sweetie is in Paris - sans moi - and I treated myself to dinner there last night. What prompted it was one of the reasons Michael is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 64 Green Bay Rd, Winnetka, IL 60093
  • Public Transportation: Metra - Indian Hill Station
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Winnetka
  • Phone Number: (847) 441-3100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?