Jerry's
Jerry's

Jerry's

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cornercooks.com/
  • Phone: 8474410134
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm, DInner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Fusion / Eclectic, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Larry Smith
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Catering is offered through Corner Cooks as well as private parties in the Corner Cooks space. Full service catering is offered with a variety of approaches including cocktail party menus, casual buffet to elegant seated dinners. The owner is always open to creating one of a kind menus.
  • Private Party Facilities: The rooms at Corner Cooks include an intimate 28 seat space overlooking the courtyard with a lovely granite fireplace.Perfect for intimate dinners. The open kitchen offers interactive classes and cooking parties.
  • Private Party Contact: Betsy 8474410134

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Elm and Chestnut Street
  • Public Transit: The Metra North line stops at the Winnetka
    stop. A short 2 block walk to the restaurant.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Jerry's
Connected through French doors to its 12 year old catering and private party event space Corner Cooks, Jerry"s offers American cuisine with an eclectic twist. Bridget Burns turns out thoughtful,inventive and fresh dishes with specials introduced every Thursday. Fresh fish is the rule and always offered.Surprises abound. From chicken curry with French influence to the house favorite-seabass in a sweet chili broth to killer fried chicken.Lunch is all about salads (beet salads a must)and the daily trio. The granite tables were built by the owner's husband, a school teacher and craftsman and are particularly beautiful by candlelight. When Corner Cooks is not hosting a party, request seating in the fireplace room which is painted a delicious blue green color with windows overlooking Chestnut Court. A neighborhood favorite, and part of the community, Jerry's is run with care and commitment which shows from kitchen to table.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Jerry's reviews from OpenTable diners
73 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (51)fit for foodies (36)great for outdoor dining (26)special occasion (21)great for lunch (21)romantic (12)good for groups (9)scenic view (5)great for brunch (4)hot spot (3)late-night find (2)notable wine list (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • tcruff
    tcruff
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    a wonderful gem and certainly a special place. Priced very well for quality. Would like to see them do the special programs I enjoyed in past such as the Jane Austin program and luncheon I attended several years ago. I also was at a party for a special birthday about 5-6 years ago and it was wonderful. I would consider a special party there.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    CMCC
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    I had a lovely lunch with my friend at Jerry's. I marked it as "great for lunch" but I'm sure any meal there would be great. Service was just right, food recommendations were spot on, and the food itself was creative and delicious. The only negative I can find is that the table are set just a little too close together, but I highly recommend Jerry's and will be going back myself.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow
    TEXII
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    My date and I were new to the place, and we were quite satisfied. Service was prompt but serene. We were early for a 5:30 seating and not too many guests yet, which made it even nicer as we had the east / fireplace room all to ourselves. The fried chicken, chef's family / secret recipe was incredible, crunchy and soft together. My sea bass, a brazino treatment was also delightful. I'd go back again and again. So nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • syrah
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I love that the food at Jerry's is more upscale and interesting than the typical suburban fare. It's also more pricy but worth it. We started with the Curry Lentil soup which was absolutely delicious on a cold Sept evening. Then our group had the Thai ribs, shrimp tacos, sea bass and skirt steak… all very tasty! The wait staff was appropriately attentive… always there when you needed something or to clear away, perfect! The restaurant itself has a front room with an intimate and attractive setting. There is a back room as well, but I've never been seated there so not sure about size or ambiance. Overall, a very nice experience on the north shore!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BobskiVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Food was wonderful, start to finish. While I generally appreciate not being rushed or hovered over by wait staff, Jerry's kind of took this to the opposite extreme. There were times I would have appreciated a check in by the server, or a clearing of clearly completely finished dishes quite a bit earlier than actually occurred. The food is more than good enough, however, that this quibble won't keep me from going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Restaurant. Excellent Food.
    Martin
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Truly an enjoyable experience. Food was outstanding. Setting was unique. I remember as a child Sunday dinner at Indian Trail exact same location. We will be repeat diners. Four people four different selections all excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dessert
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Everything we ordered was great except for the blueberry cobbler dessert. The blueberry cobbler was way TOO SWEET!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Winnetka's Best "Go To" Restaurant
    JPCDVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Was great, fell to OK when Ed left, back to very good with new head chef and trending up. Great addition to North Shore dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous Food
    DBA2000
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I had the most amazing meal at Jerry's. Best dinner out I have had all year. The Branzino (sp)? was unbelievable. I would order it again in a heartbeat. Our waitress was new though and clearly did not have much of a clue. She told me that the Branzino was served with the bones. I asked her to check because I didn't think it would be. She checked, and sure enough the fish was filleted and was not served with the bones. Also told me the Cobbler dessert for the day was cherry. The cobbler I received was dark blue in color. Blueberry. Not cherry. She was pretty clueless.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Twodogmom
    Twodogmom
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We have enjoyed dinner here a few times and find the food consistently good, the ambience pleasant, not too noisy and good wines! A great find not far from home. Very pleasant wait staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a winner
    Judyh
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    We had relatives in from Michigan staying with us. As lunchtime rolled around, Jerry's popped into mind. A delightful and delicious luncheon for our grateful relatives. We all loved our entrees! We will return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too many good choices
    Rosie
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    At least, for lunch, my friend and I wanted to try everything on the menu since it all sounded so good. She had the Curried Chicken Salad, a pretty presentation, mild tasting and good. I had the Branzino with warm chopped salad. The salad of kale, cauliflower and asparagus in a buttery tasting vinaigrette was delicious but the fish, though good, was too salty. The bread sticks were stale so we just left them.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not enuff
    stevenrphVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    It was a Sunday after the rain and we got their at 5pm when it opened. We where told they didn't have the pork tacos and one fish dish, oh, well. I thought the salads where small for $10 and the entrees where also small for R the price. The food was good but not a reason to return soon
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good, poor service
    DrjayVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Our 3rd time there. Two bad service experiences. The waiter was nice, but the kitchen continues to be interminably sloooow in spite of not being crowded. No explanation by the server. My last visit.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A gem
    bariVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Best Branzino I ever ate! Vary friendly waiter. Brussel sprout salad was good but could use a little more seasoning. Salmon sushi appetizer very good. A gem in the suburbs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Local Find
    dees
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    First time at this charming, quaint bistro. In Winnetka, with little traffic and ample street or lot parking. Appealing menu, complete with Luncheon specials. Service was attentive. Trio salads were very flavorful and the lentil soup was hearty and filling.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food great Service Not
    fromglencoe
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We loved the food but it took forever to place our order and to get it. It wasn't even that busy and they seemed to have lots of help so I don't know why each step took so long. We waited for our drinks then waited again to order then our food took longer than others around us and we had to ask again. check took forever too.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for lunch
    Sally
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Food was fantastic...had the Tequila Shrimp with corn and asparagus....delicious. Server was great!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    First time at Jerry's and I was pleased. Had the BBQ chicken flatbread to start, which was very good. I had the sea bass entrée and I thought it was excellent. My wife had the chicken curry entrée and although the chicken was well cooked and of high quality, she throught it was a little bland. Overall, a good spot on the Northshore.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just okay
    evanstonjo
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Nothing bad about this restaurant but nothing particularly good either. It isn't good enough to go back to. The eggplant arrabiata was blah; the eggplant cooked to mush. The phyllo pizza needed a few more phyllo layers.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    We were impressed with the flavors of the meals presented. The Grouper was outstanding -- few do fish this well.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great, eclectic vibe
    Travelmarc
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Could feel like you're in an old school, English living room - very cool vibe and ambiance. The food was very good even though they ran out of a couple of things on the menu. It was a bit pricy, but overall a very good place to go in the Northshore.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    My friend and I had a delicious dinner at Jerry's. I had the sea bass. It had an interesting ginger sauce that was light and flavorful. She had the fried chicken and said it was the best fried chicken she's had in a very long time and the sides were excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jtnsr159VIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Not what it used to be. Jerry's has definitely changed. Phyllo pizza was excellent.
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  • Jerry's in Winnetka
    galpalsrule
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    A surprising find with excellent food. We got there by 5:30 and by the time we left the place was packed! Looked like a lot of families and fronds from the neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Relaxed and lovely place to dine
    LisaVIP
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    Jerry's is a charming restaurant in a charming locale. My appetizer of spring rolls was delicious & my husband's beet salad was scrumptious. My friend & I had the bronzino & it was less than great. It was unappealingly presented (tail & and skin) & was bland & slightly dry. Desserts were outstanding: the chocolate popcorn & praline was absolutely out of this world!!! My peach cobbler was also wonderful.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 47 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 392 reviews are from the Jerry's reviews archive.
  • Never had advertised special
    bbjoVIP
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    They were out of one of the dinner specials at 5:45 pm. They obviously never had it that evening. They should have changed their special menu to reflect that because we all wanted to order what was not available. This was not very good planning.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Elizabeth
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Great local night out, food was good wine was better. Would go back!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun Place to eat
    BigLew
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We had a great time and it has been our second time eating there in about 5 months. Service was fine, food was great. Thank you and hope to see you soon.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Neighborhood Gem
    Neighborhooddiners
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    We like to find restaurants within about 5 miles of where we live. Jerry's will certainly be on our list now. Decor was fresh and cherry in the outer room full of light. More intimate quiet room was also lovely. Food was good and portions were just right.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mother's Day Delight
    GalGalVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    What a great place to enjoy Mother's Day! Delicious food, absolutely outstanding service, happy atmosphere. Will keep Jerry's on my list of favorites for dining!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific Mother's Day Brunch
    MinchireVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    My 85-year-old mother, who is typically difficult to please, proclaimed Jerry's as her favorite brunch ever. Great variety, just the right amount of options, and each dish was as tasty as the next. Beet salad, curry chicken salad, delectable shrimp, farro salad, smoked salmon--and those were just the starters. Yum! A home run!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not a fun night
    ClaireroseVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    I had only been to Jerry's once before and remember a nice evening, but on saturday, it was memorable in a bad way. I will not be going back ever. The service is a total joke. The restaurant was busy, but now full and we waiting close to two hours for our meals. Worst of all when we complained, they made excuses that it was rush hour. What happened to reliable service?
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  • Good food, not so good service
    chezllamaVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    As usual, the food at Jerrys was good (although my steak, that I ordered cooked medium arrived very rare and was still rare even after sending if back - so I couldn't eat any of it). Everyone else enjoyed their food and meal. Our service was fair to poor. The restaurant was super busy, but still I don't think that should be an excuse. We waited over 15 minutes to get a glass of wine. Our server never came back to the table to see if we wanted more drinks or to see how our food was. We ordered 4 salads and only 3 were delivered to the table. After telling our waiter we were missing a salad he said they would bring another one. They did - 20 minutes later. So all in all - an okay evening - not the best.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unremarkable and overpriced
    Sarah
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    A shame because it's local and on a great corner but the food is nothing special and it's priced as if it should be. Strange layout inside and many tables have a view of the busing station. Odd experience all around.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A convenient gem.
    Perio
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Have been to Jerry's several times both indoors & out. Each experience was exactly what we were hoping for. Great food; exceptional service and cozy ambience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expensive
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    The food is very good but not quite as excellent as it used to be and the prices are high as always. The service is excellent, food cooked perfectly however somewhat average/bland taste, specials boring,wine selection average. We will be back but for the price, not as often.
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  • Cozy dining
    JillVIP
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    We enjoyed an amazing meal at this cozy and relaxing spot. The service, food and ambience were all top notch. We are definitely looking forward to returning for another visit.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Used a Groupon and I was very happy with the purchase. The food was great. The service was attentive,but not pushy. The decor and atmosphere were excellent. We didn't opt to eat outdoors but that is available.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Easter Brunch
    SLGL
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Welcomed as if in a private club, and felt as though we were throughout the meal. Atmosphere friendly but respectful. Lovely surroundings. Service perfectly professional, smooth and pleasant. Food exceptional - each item uniquely savory and chosen carefully. No "filler" items on this buffet!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.