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Jerry’s Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cornercooks.com/
  • Phone: (847) 441-0134
  • 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: Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Executive Chef: Sergio Correa
  • 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 (847) 441-0134

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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Diner Reviews
  • "It just changed ownership and it is changing interiors in January, but if our meal was any indication of what it so come; I will be back!!!"
    Dined on 11/15/2014
  • "nice peaceful, relaxed Monday night dinner... Just what the doctor ordered!"
    Dined on 11/10/2014
  • "I have eaten at Jerry's several times before and always had excellent food and service. This time, on a Saturday night, I was extremely disappointed. I ordered a salad that turned out to be seriously overdressed and short ribs that were dry, tough and had little flavor. My companions' entrees, the skirt steak, the branzino and another identically bad short rib, were similarly subpar. The beet salad and a shrimp appetizer special were quite good though - consistent with our past experiences. In addition, the service was, at best, haphazard. I hope that this was a hiccup and not an indication of things to come."
    Dined on 11/1/2014
  • "The menu is interesting and has options for a diverse array of palates. The service is excellent and the decor is a mix of modern and quaint. The only complaint I have is the noise level-- it was so loud that it caused me some discomfort."
    Dined on 10/25/2014
  • "I brought my out of town foodie sister here for dinner and we were not disappointed. We had a marvelous meal, a good bottle of recommended wine and even the dessert was special. She goes back to the east coast with lots of new ideas. Will keep coming back for sure! Thanks!"
    Dined on 10/24/2014
  • "I've ordered the curry chicken salad many times in the past. This time it was disappointing. The greens were dry with no dressing and it use to be served with a lovely tea-type bread. This time the bread was a dry ordinary raisin bread severed under the dry greens. The curry chicken salad was good but spoiled by the accompaniments. At our table we shared an apple crumble dessert that was delicious. I hope they return to their past curry chicken salad."
    Dined on 10/24/2014
  • "How lucky for me that we picked Jerry's to celebrate my birthday. All items were terrific, tasty, beautiful, artistic. We will certainly go there again and again and again!"
    Dined on 10/23/2014
  • "Came across this place via a quick Open Table search for BYOB restaurants - went there on a Wednesday evening (no corkage fee on Weds!) and it was worth it. There's limited options up this way, and this was a good find."
    Dined on 10/22/2014
  • "Reserved for a BDay celebration that was not recognized. Was told "Chef left" by another employee as our server seemed to disappear from the premise once he understood our unhappiness. Server was difficult to understand and never checked back with us after delivering our food with another gentleman. In the past Jerry's has been all around very good. Today's lunch was a big disappointment especially for a Birthday Celebration and recommending Jerry's to 4 friends that were new to the restaurant. You can have the finest food however this will diminish quickly with lackluster service."
    Dined on 10/21/2014
  • "Love the food and drinks at Jerry's. I've never ordered something from the menu that I didn't thoroughly enjoy. Love their rotating pasta dishes, their skirt steak, and fried chicken...yum. Always a good meal and good time to be enjoyed here."
    Dined on 10/16/2014
  • "This was our first visit and we would definitely go back again! Meal was delicious"
    Dined on 10/11/2014
  • "My friend and I chose to make a 1:00 lunch reservation. There were only two other parties in the part of the dining room where we were seated. The other parties left soon and the waiter made his best effort to have us out within 45 minutes, despite our desire to linger over lunch. We were the last to leave the restaurant, and maintenance and repairs were going on around us, despite the fact it was only 2:00. Better to go earlier, even though it may be busy."
    Dined on 10/8/2014
  • "We tried Jerry's based on reviews and its proximity . It was great. There were three of us and all of our entrees and appetizers were wonderful and had a beautiful presentation. The peach cobbler dessert was divine. This was a busy Saturday night and it was not noisy. The atmosphere is very English country and quaint, feeling both cozy and expansive enough for a full crowd. Waiter was very attentive and we spoke personally with the chef. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 10/4/2014
  • "We had been to Jerry's several times in the past, always being very happy wiht the food and overall experience, but this time was the best! The restuarant is very charming, comfortable, and warm, and the service excellent. My wife went Asian with spring rolls to start and Thai barbecue ribs as a main course. Wonderful! I had a tortilla-type soup with pork that was out of this world. I then had a special grouper dish that was fresh and delicious. There are multple items on the menu to beg for a reutrn trip, which we will! Prices are moderate for food and drink."
    Dined on 9/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 9/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 9/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 9/14/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 9/13/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 9/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Everything we ordered was great except for the blueberry cobbler dessert. The blueberry cobbler was way TOO SWEET!!!"
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Food was fantastic...had the Tequila Shrimp with corn and asparagus....delicious. Server was great!!!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "We were impressed with the flavors of the meals presented. The Grouper was outstanding -- few do fish this well."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Not what it used to be. Jerry's has definitely changed. Phyllo pizza was excellent."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/27/2014