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Michael

64 Green Bay Rd, Winnetka, IL 60093
(847) 441-3100
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Ranked #2 of 25 restaurants in Winnetka
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Transit: Metra - Indian Hill Station
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English first
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.

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Lake Villa, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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

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Chicago, Illinois
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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

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Highland Park, IL
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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.

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Chicago
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!

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Glencoe, Il
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101 reviews 101 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Winnetka has some nice restaurants, but only one gem...Michael. Since it opened we have used this well kept secret for all of our celebrations each year, including our 50th with a Group on coupon. This night topped them all with extra special service from the wait staff, especially Daniel, who lead our table's team, recommended the wine pairings and provided... More

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Illinois
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65 reviews 65 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We had a great experience. The food was superb--inventive and delicious. Service was attentive and friendly. We used a Groupon and did not experience any diminished service. This is a special place.

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Winnetka, Illinois
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Always a peak experience. Incredible choices, perfect preparation, wonderful service, and an owner who really cares.

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014 via mobile

The appetizer of lobster ravioli & pan roasted scallop was delicious, but the entree of duo of dover sole & lobster in pastry & brioche and thyme dusted wild cod was disappointing. The dover sole was too well done and you can only taste the fish in the pastry and no lobster. The strawberry soufflé was quite watery at the... More

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