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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2016 Winner

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Appetizers Selections
Warm, Cheese Filled
House-Cured Smoked Salmon Roulade
Toasted Brioche, Creme Fraiche, Pickled Red Onion
Scallops, Lobster & Fava Beans with Toasted Sesame.
Chilled Foie Gras Torchon
Port Wine Poached Pear, Shallot Puree, Sherry Vinegar Gelée p
Foie Gras
Seared Medallion & Strudel of Foie Gras, Apple Gastrique
Butter Fried Veal Sweetbreads and Sautéed Escargots
Over Creamy Pommes Purée, Crisp Red Onion Strings, Sauce Perigord
Tuna & Salmon Tartare
In the Style of the Côte d'Azur, Flash Fried Shaved Fennel, Parsley Oil
A Classic Presentation of Country Pâté
Squab Liver Mousse & Dried Sausage, Traditional Garnish
Local Heirloom Tomato
"Gazpacho Style"
Soup & Salad Selections
Brown Sugar Roasted Squash Soup
With Foie Gras & Truffle Ravioli, Toasted Pumpkin Seeds
Chilled Terrine
Grilled & Roasted Vegetables, Candied Pecans and Grilled Asian Pear
Salade Lyonnaise
Frisée, Bacon Lardons, Medium Poached Egg, Croutons, Mustard Vinaigrette
Mixed Greens
Pickled Baby Beets, Pomegranate-Absinthe Vinaigrette, Puffed Wild Rice & Wild French Strawberries.
Creamy Whipped Mashed Potatoes
Sauteed Potato Gnocchi
Fingerling Potatoes
Lyonnaise Style
Moroccan Couscous
Pickled Figs, Pistachios & Pine Nuts
Vegetable Side
This Evening's Seasonal Offerings
Main Courses Selections
Crispy Filet of Loup de Mer
Scented with Five Spice, Grilled Vegetables & Wild Rice, Egg-less Bearnaise Sauce
Wild Alaskan Halibut & Mussels
A la Nage Saffron Braised Baby Fennel, Potato Tourne, Rouille Cruton
Duo of Roasted Leg & Stuffed Breast of Cornish Hen
Apricot & Goat Cheese Pain Perdue, Melted Leeks, Truffle Jus.
Roast Saddle & Leg of Rabbit
Stone Ground Mustard, Sage Butter Gnocchi, Sauteed Red Chard.
Lamb Shank
Slowly Braised, Moroccan Style, Over Couscous with Candied Figs, Toasted Pine Nuts & Pistachios
Chimichurri Marinated Hanger Steak
Champignon a la Creme, Fingerling Potatoes Lyoannaise Style
Roasted Breast of Duck & Braised Leg
Creamy Polenta, Brown Butter Brussels Sprouts Leaves, Washington State Cherry Gastrique.
This Evenings Seasonal Vegetarian Entrée Preparation
This Evening's Seasonally Driven House Made Pasta Preparation
Market Price
Grand Marnier Chocolate Truffles
Mango Cheesecake
Tropical Fruit Compote, Coconut Bavarois
Hot Frangelico Soufflé
Toasted Hazelnuts and Frangelico Cream
Nouveau Grand Marnier Crème Brulée
Citron Sablé, Blood Orange Cremé
Hot Fallen Chocolate Soufflé
Butterscotch Gelato
Chocolate Dacquoise
Crème Anglaise
Fresh Berry Bavarian
Berry Coulis, Fruit Caviar, Crisp Meringue "Kisses"
A Generous Selection of Artisan Cheeses
US$ 41 - US$ 80
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Full Bar
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been coming here for years and it is closing on March 3. We came for our last meal on Sunday and it was just amazing. The taste of a warm gougere is incredible, the frisee salad is the best I've ever had and...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank crunch6
Reviewed 20 January 2019

We pulled into the driveway and the sign said "reserved parking" so I left the car with the keys in it. Only when we entered the restaurant did we learn there was no valet and I needed to move the car to the street. As...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Robert W
Reviewed 26 November 2018 via mobile

I had dinner here on a snowy and icy Sunday evening. My food was simply perfect, I had the loup de mer that was crispy, tasty, delicate with a delicious black wild rice. I ask for a couple of gougeres that were warm, just baked....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank natiserrabonett
Reviewed 21 October 2018

The food is without a doubt amazing. The presentation is lovely, and it's a super creative Fall menu right now. It's fine dining without the attitude, and in a quaint setting in the heart of Winnetka. Really enjoyed the whole evening and appreciate the chef's...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Travelathon
Reviewed 6 September 2018

At last count, there aren't too many outstanding French restaurants in Chicago. One, Voltaire, just closed. If you realize that Chicago is a town noted for steaks, hot dogs and pizza, you understand why French restaurants aren't widely celebrated. But Michael in north suburban Winnetka...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

We chose Michael for a special night out with family on the recommendation of friends. The restaurant is small and unassuming, the wine list extensive and the food was everything we expected. Perfection! The service,however, was less impressive. We waited more than an hour for...More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

The food is a cross between Continental, leaning toward the French, and modern American, Menus change regularly and are very innovative. The room is pleasant, not over done. Service is informative and attentive without being to much so. Occasionally, the chef will come out to...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Ray S
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Michael's is one of the best places to eat in the North Shore suburbs. It's an intimate place with good service. Because it's pricey, it's more for special occasions unless you are wealthy. I started out with salad greens served with lightly pickled beets and...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank maas_johnf
Reviewed 13 March 2018

I've visited this restaurant many times over the years and it never disappoints. Personalized service as soon as you enter, fantastic, fresh food presented beautifully. Lots of selection for fine wines, even by the glass. I dream of their mashed potatoes...so rich, creamy & delicious....More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Maurfun
Reviewed 4 January 2018

I went for an early dinner following The Importance of Being Earnest at the Writer's Theater. We arrived early and had a reservation. We were shown right to our table. The restaurant was empty early in the evening but filled up quickly. The chef came...More

Date of visit: December 2017
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Bruce B
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Response from jabsChicago | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe so but everyone comes in at least business casual. You would feel uncomfortable in less. Everything is done in a very elegant, but friendly way, so your dress should not be jeans or very casual.
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