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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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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very Good take on fine dining

Everything from the appetizer to the dessert was great. Service was spot on, even though we used a Groupon. The chef/owner came out, and was very friendly. Overall, an nice little spot on the North Shore.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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Highland Park
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English first
Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Celebrating our 7th anniversary this was a choice of ours for a while. We had the 4 course menu and as the night went on each course out performed the previous. We started with tuna/Salmon tartare one of the best I have ever had nice fresh and delicate! The lump crab cake with roasted scallop was fresh cooked perfectly and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This restaurant has excellent food and the service was impeccable. The crowd tends to be on the older side, but so what. This is a great place for fine dining.

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Highland Park
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Everything from the appetizer to the dessert was great. Service was spot on, even though we used a Groupon. The chef/owner came out, and was very friendly. Overall, an nice little spot on the North Shore.

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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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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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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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
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6 restaurant reviews
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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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6 reviews
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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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22 restaurant reviews
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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
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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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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?