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64 Green Bay Rd, Winnetka, IL 60093
+1 847-441-3100
17:30 - 22:30
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Sun 16:30 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 17:30 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:30
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Traverse City, Michigan
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145 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food ranged from O.K. (Two of us had lamb chops -- the taste was very good but they were surprisingly tough) to very good (scallops) to excellent (the soup, the desserts and the soft shell crab). However, the service was horrible. In fact, horrible is bragging it up -- the service was atrocious. A few of the service problems:... More 

Thank Bob M
Skokie, Illinois
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153 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

As much as I enjoy French cuisine, I reserve my caloric indulgences (and money) for rare special occasions. I had heard only positive things about Michael, so I decided to take my Missus there to celebrate our Anniversary. On this weeknight, only a few tables were occupied. Michael's decor is intimate, with understated elegance, and the dress code is relaxed... More 

Thank FoodFight101
Wilmette, Illinois
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109 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Since we've only lived in the area a few months, we usually find out about good places to eat via some of the social media sites I subscribe to - Thrillist, Trip Advisor, Yelp, Google Maps, etc. - and, on occasion, via promo sites like Groupon. Earlier this week, I received an opportunity to buy two prix-fixe dinners at an... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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2,841 reviews
1,596 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,866 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

For years, Le Francais in Wheeling was universally regarded as the finest restaurant in Chicago. When it closed in 2003, snobbish and upscale diners like me doubted that another first-class French restaurant would ever surface again in the northwest suburbs or North Shore. Well, Michael in Winnetka isn't a rebirth of Le Francais and chef/owner Michael Lachowicz doesn't resemble Jean... More 

Thank Taylor B
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Came here for the second time in 2 months, the first time everything was amazing and I must say the second time he food still had a wonderful splendor to it. Everything was prepared very well, from the appetizer to the entree. The venison is very soft and juicy. The only thing that I would say needed improvement is the... More 

Thank Brian K
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 January 2017

I am not one to go out on New Year's but decided to take a chance at Michael. We had been there a few times for dinner and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. This was no exception. Dinner was great and the environment was perfect. While crowded we could still carry on a conversation and the staff was very attentive. We... More 

Thank enewt147
Wilmette, Illinois
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142 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

We have been to Michael's many times in the last two years and we have never been disappointed by the quality of the food and the service. They have a Friday night special menu (prix fixe) which they emailed the day before as it changes every week. Last Friday was "dover sole" which was delicious. The meat (lamb, venison) is... More 

Thank mflyon
Raleigh, North Carolina
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1,068 reviews
513 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 455 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

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
Reviewed 17 September 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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89 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 41 - US$ 80
French, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 23:30
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: +1 847-441-3100

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