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64 Green Bay Rd, Winnetka, IL 60093
+1 847-441-3100
17:30 - 23:30
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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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Chicago, Illinois
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2,448 reviews
1,353 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,561 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Level Contributor
47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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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127 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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948 reviews
467 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 430 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank ViktorTrue
Evanston, Illinois
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 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 17 June 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 19 May 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

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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
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
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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?