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64 Green Bay Rd, Winnetka, IL 60093
(847) 441-3100
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Ranked #1 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
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Transit: Metra - Indian Hill Station
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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
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65 reviews 65 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 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
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Wilmette, Illinois
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112 reviews 112 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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.

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Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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.

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Chicago, Illinois
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106 reviews 106 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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 

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Chicago, Illinois
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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 

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 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 

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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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Additional Information about Michael

Address: 64 Green Bay Rd, Winnetka, IL 60093
Phone Number: (847) 441-3100
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Winnetka
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
Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
Cuisine: French

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