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Jilly's Cafe
Jilly's Cafe

Jilly's Cafe Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.jillyscafe.com/
  • Phone: (847) 869-7636
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday 11:30am - 2:00pm.
    Dinner: Tueday - Thursday 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday 5:00pm - 8:00pm.
    Brunch: Sunday 10:30am - 2:00pm.
  • Payment Options: Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French, American
  • Executive Chef: Nicolae Marian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Cafe, Non-Smoking Area, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Weekend Brunch, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Central St
  • Public Transit: Walking distance to "Evanston Central Street" stop on the Metra line (UP-N to Kenosha). Ten minute walk to the CTA Purple line: "Central" stop.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking on Central Street for lunch or anytime. For dinner during weekdays after 6:00 PM, Saturdays after 12:00 PM and Sunday anytime, parking is available at the Duxler Carshop parking lot located adjacent to the North on Greenbay Road. Please do not park outside those time at the Duxler parking lot. Thank you.
A word from Jilly's Cafe
Located just outside the city of Chicago, Jilly's Café has been called a "North Shore Treasure" by Zagat's 2002 restaurant survey. Our French Countryside decor, handpicked flowers, and friendly wait staff make for an intimate and cozy atmosphere suitable for all kinds of occasions. Here authentic French food is served with an American twist making for enough dishes to keep our specials changing daily. We offer a Sunday brunch that carefully combines a traditional American brunch with French flavors, while champagne effortlessly flows throughout the course of the meal. Jilly's is available for private parties, and reservations are strongly recommended.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We have been going here for years. Our visits are infrequent due to a long list of food restrictions, but when I am able to eat a meal "out", this is on the very short list of OK places. Favorites are the pork tenderloin, salmon, steak frites, and venison. And the desserts! When I really go off the deep end and am going to have a dessert, this is where I go. The chocolate genache cake (among others) can't be beat."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Jilly's has a traditional French menu that hasn't changed much over the years except for the prices. The food is good but it's expensive and not very innovative by today's Chicago standards."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "The restaurant is under new management. The food, preparation, and service are noteworthy. The ambience is quite French. My daughter loved the sorbet between plates. I would easily return. The price is modest and appropriate."
    Dined on 7/11/2014