NiceFood was great, service excellent. A little pricey. I'd like a touch more privacy when dining, tables are a little close.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecial occasion brunchThis is a place we go whenever we have something to celebrate (Easter, Mothers Day, etc). The prix fixe menu is always fun to pick from and never disappointing. The service is excellent and mindful. We always have small children with is and they are treated just as well as my husband and I. I would definitely recommend trying this place out.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for Mother's DayMichael has become our restaurant choice for special occasions. Food, service, etc. are consistently top notch.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a truly great restaurantThis is a truly great restaurant with a first rate owner/chef. It's a perfect spot for a wonderful enjoyable and romantic meal.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went for our anniversaryWe went for our anniversary dinner. Our meals were well presented and delicious. The service was outstanding.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMUpscale yet warm and invitingOutstanding dining experience. From the moment we walked in, just seeing the decor, layout and special touches (candles on tables, well-placed decorative dried floral arrangements throughout), was a warm, welcoming experience.
The service was efficient and very helpful, especially when it came time to order. I have some food intolerances and our server was sble to make suggestions and work with the chef to come up with a spectacular entree, I took my friend here to celebrate her birthday, and she thoroughly enjoyed her rabbit which was prepared sous-vied. The finishing touch was when our server presented a plate decorated with a birthday greeting plus a truffle. While elegant and upscale, this restaurant was inviting and comfortable.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our third visit toThis was our third visit to Michael and enjoyed it once again. Will definitely go back. Don't have to pay exorbitant parking charges like downtown Chicago.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were treated very well.We were treated very well. Our first visit there. For the area it far exceeed our expectations. It is small and cozy. Perfect date place or for business. Excellent service. Yes, there are many older patrons - but it is in Wilmette (or whatever) - so seeing as they are serving the area they are in- what do you expect- and does it really matter? The food was fantastic. Will definitely go back as soon as we can.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGlad we ignored the negativeGlad we ignored the negative reviews. Service was very good, items came out at a casual pace. The restaurant was busy, but the dishes came out at the right times. The drinks were generous and the food was simply amazing. Highly recommended.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb meal that will bringSuperb meal that will bring me and my friends back again. Each of us had a different entree and we were extremely satisfied. The waiter was very professional. The meal at Restaurant Michael was worth every penny that we spent.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMTruly Excellent menu. SavoryTruly Excellent menu. Savory meats, pungent cheeses.
Classy atmosphere. Attire is dressy casual at the minimum.
1/2 bottle wine (perfect for 2 people): ~$304/16/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding!I have never had anything at Restaurant Michael that wasn't outstanding. This time we ordered Dover Sole and Duo of Beef -- both were done to perfection. They were so good that we plan on returning and ordering the same thing. For an appetizer I got the crab and my husband got the tuna. We both got the Warm Pistachio Dusted Goat Cheese Salad and all were wonderful. We are chocolate fans, so our desert was the Fallen Chocolate Souffle. Need I say more?4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful taste sensations!Wonderful taste sensations! Everyone in our group of six loved the cuisine!!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMNice small place, good forNice small place, good for some special event. Most people 55+, great food. Price - OK (we paid $350 for 4 people)4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good food but the fishVery good food but the fish dishes we ordered were a little too over salted but tasty nonetheless. The quality of each dish shines through with the preparation, display and taste. I thought the 2 tastiest dishes we ordered were the seared foie gras and the Chocolate souffle.
I would update the overall decor as it looks a little dated especially the carpet can be changed to a nice rich hard wood floor.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was delicious.Everything was delicious. from the cheese-puff amuse to the souffle dessert. There were 4 of us. We each had 3 courses (appetizer, salad and entre) and shared 2 desserts. I can recommend at least what i had - Scallop w/ piquilo(sp?) pepper croquette stuffed with rissoto, the lyonaise salad (love the lardons) and the Lamb - everything was done to perfection. We will be back :-)4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazingfirst time at this restaurant - but it will definitely not be our last.
It does not easily show up on the search for restaurants around Evanston - but it is only 2 miles north of campus - easy to get to.
Everything from the setting, service and food was perfect. We also used a Groupon - which they gladly took - which was a great deal!
I loved the option of 3 and 4 course dinners - where you got to pick from a variety -
The choices were great. Some highlights were the goat salad, venison, filet and lamb chops. Every desert was memorable!
Do Not Miss this place -4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMHad great appetizer: duetHad great appetizer: duet of crab cake and crab beignet, then main course of venison, perfectly prepared, with sides of zucchini , sweet potato, chestnut purée, & blueberries in a delicious sauce. Tuesday night they have BYO night with no corkage fee and I brought a 2001 Vieux Donjon Chateuneuf du Pape at its peak. Desserts were great too: we had a chocolate souffle and creme brûlée.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a wonderful dinnerWe had a wonderful dinner at Michael. The food was delicious and each plate was more beautiful than the next. The service was great. We highly recommend this restaurant.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food continues to be outstandinThe food continues to be outstanding at Michael. The service was wonderful but it took rather too long for some of our food to come out of the kitchen.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMspot onby far the best meal we ever had at Michael's and we dine here frequently. everything was just spot on from appetizer to salad to entrees by both of us. dessert was the proverbial icing on the cake. one small hesitation however; service was very good but not exceptional. I would surmise that Sergio has spoiled us for any other waiter.Hope to be back for the May birthday dinner!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWe celebrated our 30th weddingWe celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary at Michael. Everything was superb. I will certainly come back.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good to excellent fineVery good to excellent fine dining in the northern suburbs. Each dish was quite delicious and the presentation was beautiful. Booth was comfortable. Ambiance was quiet-the way we like it-and the service was attentive and friendly if not perfectly timed. Unfortunately, everyone on the floor who passed our table attempted to top off our glasses of wine...an annoyance, even in Greek town. A nice touch were the unexpected baked appetizer to start and the chocolate truffles to close. We're not meat eaters so we had the scallop and tuna tartar appetizers, and the salmon and cod entrees. All were delicious with some surprising flavors. Dessert-ice cream profiteroles-were also excellent. Good choice for a special occasion in.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMHorrible front man but delicious!After initially being ignored for about 8 minutes by the maitre d and then pretty rudely being helped and seated, the experience turned out better than we thought it would. The food is delicious!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMEveryhting was wonderful TheEveryhting was wonderful
The service and the food could not have been better3/14/2013 12:00:00 AM