We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 25 Winnetka Restaurants


64 Green Bay Rd, Winnetka, IL 60093
(847) 441-3100
Improve this listing
Reserve with OpenTable
Ranked #2 of 25 Restaurants in Winnetka
Price range: $41 - $80
Sun 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: French
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Transit: Metra - Indian Hill Station
Write a Review

68 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Wilmette, Illinois
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Intimate upscale fine dinning. They feature a fixed 3-4 course menu. The portions are small so savor each course. Serves is spot on. Valet Parking, they park it on the street, you could easily do the same. Leisurely paced evening.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We have gone to this restaurant any number oftimes over the years for special occassions, special dinners, wine dinners, and to meet friends. Our meals have always been excellent and the service impeccable. From beef to lobster, each and every dish has been terrific. Deserts are always special and unique with adherence to tradition and a touch of creativity.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

My husband and I went with another couple who had been there several times. We each ordered the four-course prix fix and tried to get a variety of items. We spent the rest of the evening discussing which was best. There was not a loser in the bunch. The lobster and crab over the carrot gel was unusual, yet approachable... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicago, Illinois
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

It was a four course dinner with two wine pairing for $52. It started with seared tuna and Scottish salmon tartar, sea scallops for second course, beef tenderloin en croute for third and cherry gateau. Everything was done to perfection. The wine pairing was great. It was a very enjoyable and memorable meal. We requested a booth and it was... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

The four course fixed price meal we each had featured terrific French food served at a leisurely pace by a skilled staff. The dining areas are elegant but understated and relaxed. Be prepared to stay a few hours and enjoy.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lake Villa, Illinois
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We have been to Michael's twice now and both visits have been exceptionally good. The quality of the food is outstanding and the presentation is beautiful. The waitstaff is very attentive as well. The prices are quite high though so you do pay for what you get but it is an excellent choice for a special occasion dinner. They also... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicago, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Chicago superstar chef Michael Lachowicz has shunned the spotlight, and set up a temple of fine French dining in Winnetka. Free parking! All the deliciousity at half the price of the downtown joints. Service is correctly paced, informed and helpful (ask for Umberto!). Noise level is conversation friendly. Try one of chef's specials: we've been there for the Truffle feast... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Highland Park, IL
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I wasn’t going to post this review, but two things made me change my mind. First, Tripadvisor asked for a review and second, I have read some recent, less than glowing reviews, that supported my opinion. Perhaps management should take notice. We had been to the restaurant a number of times, usually to celebrate something. The food and service were... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Chef Michael does an incredible job with his ever changing menu. The food is always uniquely French. Their wine list is extensive. We have only been here 3-4 times, but we highly recommend it for special occasions. Food, wine and service is spectacular.

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

I have eaten here about a dozen times and have never had anything that was not delicious. The staff is attentive without being intrusive. The tables are far enough apart that you don't overhear the conversations of others. I find their prices quite reasonable for what you get. This restaurant is simply my favorite!

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Michael also viewed


Been to Michael? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing