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Michael

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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
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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: Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 48
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 8
    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
Conservative

The food is perfectly prepared and executed except for the deserts. Decor is bland with unsmiling patrons more bland eating in a terrible conservative atmosphere that linger on you more than the meal. Not a fun experience.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
jajar b
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82 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The food is perfectly prepared and executed except for the deserts. Decor is bland with unsmiling patrons more bland eating in a terrible conservative atmosphere that linger on you more than the meal. Not a fun experience.

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Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

My wife and I had eaten here several times before and had good experiences. But last night was different. My wife's grouper was overcooked and she sent it back. My duck was skimpy and tasteless. The wine pours were also skimpy until I commented when I ordered a second glass. And our waiter was particularly inattentive. When asked for recommendation,... More 

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Chicago
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

When we learned that our favorite local French restaurant had closed (Barrington Country Bistro), we searched online for a special place to celebrate our anniversary. We had not heard of MICHAEL before, but after checking the reviews, we decided to book and were looking forward to our special evening. We were not at all disappointed. Having seen photos of the... More 

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Chicago
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

It is just a big open room...would prefer more space around tables or other means to allow for more privacy. That being said, if you just want a lovely meal with attentive, unpretentious service, you'll never be disappointed.

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Senior Reviewer
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
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
36 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
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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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

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