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64 Green Bay Rd, Winnetka, IL 60093-4006
(847) 441-3100
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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907 reviews
432 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 419 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For the price, we expected a lot more. There was one vegetarian option - a mushroom risotto that was fairly light in texture but lacking in much taste. The rest of us opted for the Alaskan halibut. It was good although a bit dry. I had the gazpacho salad - mostly tomatoes with a spicy cucumber salad in the center.... More 

Thank John M
Winnetka, Illinois
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

Call me old-fashioned, but when I go out to dinner for a special occasion I love great food, great service, white tablecloths, and a peaceful, somewhat formal and generally quiet atmosphere. I know the trend is moving towards tables right next to each other, no tablecoths, and loud music so you don't have to talk too much with the person... More 

Thank Linda M
Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

If you're going to dine at Restaurant Michael, you're going to have a prix fixe culinary experience that is worthy of a Michelin star. The service is fantastic and the French-style food is amazing. Portions are not huge but you will not be hungry for sure after eating a three- or more course meal here. The food is beautifully presented,... More 

Thank ViktorTrue
Evanston, Illinois
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016

We have gone here a couple of times for special occasions. It is very upscale, a little pricey, but the food is excellent. I'm not completely enamored with French cooking, but if you are, you should check it out

1 Thank Lesli Z
Chicago, Illinois
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98 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2016

We went for our anniversary. Michael is in a non-descript location in Winnetka, Illinois, between a convenience store and a car dealer. But our dining experience was beyond description. It is so rare when the price and quality meet at the same point, but it does here. Choose from a three or four course prix fixe; decent selection, the wine... More 

3 Thank RJNJR
Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

A truly lovely experience -- artistically presented, delicious food!!! Service was wonderful--not "over the top"-too chummy, which we prefer. Would highly recommend to friends!

3 Thank Jan P
Winnetka, Illinois
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52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

Michael and his team have been providing an outstanding culinary experience for years. The food is fantastic, the value you is very high, and the service is impecable. You can tell that these people care about you and the delicacies that you enjoy while you are there. Highly recommend Michael for special occasions, but I think that it is a... More 

1 Thank AdamL60093
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134 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2016

Spent a recent Saturday at Restaurant Michael in Winnetka, a group of 4 ladies there to get a tour of the kitchen, then sit down for the meal of our dreams. What a wonderful evening! The service friendly, professional, attentive. The food, perfection! Thank you!

Thank SOGChicago
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2016

Chef Michael Lachowitz put together a 10-course, tasting menu that was a gastronomic wonder in every respect. It was a delightful presentation in a charming, restrained setting. The opening course of Tiny Lyonnaise & Burgundy Poached Quail Egg was a mini Lyonnaise salad that came together when the egg was broken into its nest of stringed potatoes. The next course... More 

1 Thank Louis H
Lakeside, Michigan, United States
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209 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2016

We went to a private group dining experience at Michael. It was a multi course classical French experience. Service, food, wine, and ambiance, the works. Based on this meal, I will make a point of traveling here again to enjoy a "regular" meal.

1 Thank Jim M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$41 - $80
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining, Parking Available, Valet Parking
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 64 Green Bay Rd, Winnetka, IL 60093-4006
  • Public Transportation: Metra - Indian Hill Station
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Winnetka
  • Phone Number: (847) 441-3100

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