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Froggy's

4.5
305 reviews
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$30 and under
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French American
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Froggy’s French Café has been serving Chicago’s North Shore award winning French cuisine for over 35 years. Known for our ambiance, friendly knowledgably service and presentation we serve the freshest seafood and vegetables and steaks.

We recommend starting with a glass of wine, a bowl of French Onion Soup or escargot appetizer, and then move on to our seasonal seafood mains, fresh pastas or our classic steak and frits. Froggy’s diverse menu is geared to satisfy seafood aficionados, vegetarians and all omnivores alike. Always fresh, always French and always a fantastic dining experience.

Located in Highwood, nestled in between Highland Park and Lake Forest, come dine with us to see why Froggy’s is known as North Shore’s hidden gem.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French American, Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation

Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm: Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(847) 433-7080
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Thierry Lefeuvre
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Highwood av
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Parking details
Free Valet Parking
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine
What 305 People Are Saying
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4.6
service
4.6
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4.2
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Always excellent. a special place to meet special people

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Excellent service and food was wonderful, as always. It made Mother’s Day very special for my mom.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Great as usual. French food is my favorite. Service is good. Host is very good and speaks french fluently. Adds to the ambience. Will go back.

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Great food and ambiance....

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

In a day when great French-influenced restaurants are disappearing and fit-for-foodies restaurants that are open for lunch are in short supply, Froggy's serves multiple purposes and does so exceptionally well. The main menu is a treat, challenging only the decision-making (so many great choices!). But daily specials are so delightful that they often make the choice easier. The atmosphere is so authentic that you easily can pretend that you have bi-located to Paris or Lyon (even though the owner/chef is from Normandy). Finally, while Froggy's is not inexpensive, it is absolutely affordable and represents a bargain for the extraordinary quality of the cuisine and service.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Had mild expectations which were shattered. This place is great. I wish the onion soup used s meat based broth yet that’s really my only complaint. The salads were great. The apps were great. The bread was great. The mains were great. The service was great. We felt the meal was worth every penny and we will return.

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

Been visiting this restaurant for 35 years. Love it and always will.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Froggy's never gets old. Took my best friend there tonight to celebrate her approaching birthday & 50+ years of friendship. Food was fabulous. Wine was wonderful. Ambiance was awesome. Overall experience was outstanding. Our server was friendly & attentive without being cloying. Lovely memorable evening. We couldn't have been more pleased.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

the food was outstanding, the service outstanding!
It was for my birthday and everything was perfect.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Authentic French food and fantastic knowledgeable service

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Consistently one of the best restaurants in Chicagoland. Wonderful service, ambience, food, and price. A real gem worth the detour, as they say.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

I had heard about Froggy's for along time and felt like it was about time to eat there. When we arrived we had to wait for a bit as there was no one at the front desk, very French, huh? The lady that eventually greeted us was sweet and friendly and walked us into the front room. I was expecting the back room, but glad we sat in front as the back looked stuffy and the front was like being in a different city (like we were on vacation). Our waiter was wonderful. Very knowledgeable about the menu and specials and picked us out a great bottle of wine (for about $40). The service wasn't rushed, which was perfect as we wanted to chat and catch up with our friends over wine. All in all I'd go back as the food was tasty (not great, but really good), the service wonderful and the atmosphere perfect.

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2.0Dined on April 6, 2018

I had not been to Froggy’s in years so we thought we would try it again. The decor was dated. The staff was very pleasant. The food was mediocre,cold,and overpriced. There are so many new restaurants in the area that are more innovative with their menus and less expensive.

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3.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Service was uncharacteristically poor - and we had guests with us.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Great experience, loved it and will definitely be back

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

25th anniversary

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We both had the prix fix gourmet menu. I started with the butternut squash soup which was delicious. My wife had the timbale of ratatouille niçoise, which she loved. We both had the special fish of the day, wahoo, which was outstanding. We finished with an apple tart and the chocolate hazelnut mousse cake that they decorated specially for my birthday. Yum!! All in all, a truly great meal!

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Celebrated a special birthday here. Service was impeccable, staff is totally professional and very experienced, everything was done beautifully. Authentic French food was outstanding, just what we were hoping for. We splurged with foie gras, it was perfectly prepared and delicious. If you are looking for traditional dishes, they're all here from sweetbreads to blanquette de veau. Lovely desserts -- don't miss the amazing bread pudding with caramel sauce! Plates were artistically designed, very elegant. Wine list is fabulous and the owner very knowledgeable and helpful. Froggy's is a 45 minute drive for us, but worth it. We'll be back!

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Froggy's is one of my favorite places for French cuisine. Had a lovely meal with dear friends as part of a belated Christmas celebration. Fab food, wine & service. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Froggy's is impossible to beat for a great lunch with foodie friends. Everything on the menu and the daily specials are superb, service is impeccable, the setting is delightful and the main room is virtually silent at lunchtime(though you may have to request it). If you want to hear your friends go "ooh" and "AAHHH" all through lunch, take them to Froggy's. It has become my go-to spot.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Great dinner!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Always excellent and creative French Food, quiet so you can actually hear the person next to you talking, great well trained and attentive service. All the compliments are well deserved.
We have been satisfied customers for over 10 years.

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4.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Really good ambiance and nice crew. Ideal place to share with love, family or friends

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

We have been fond of Froggy's and Thierry for many years, and Highwood has never been short on dining options. But our recent lunch was among the finest experiences we have ever had at Froggy's. The food, service and ambience were all first-rate. For an over-the-top wonderful lunch experience in the area, this is the place that sets the bar higher than any other place can match.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Our first time at Froggy's and we loved it. Charcuterie is one of my favorite things at a French restaurant and theirs was fantastic. The cream of wild mushroom soup was perfect and our main dishes were as well.

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We first ate at Froggy's several years ago when it was a relatively new restaurant. At that time, it was known for having very good French food for very reasonable prices. Unfortunately, it has now become a restaurant with, at best, average food for high prices. Our waitress was quite good. She was attentive and knowledgeable. I only wish the quality of the food was equal to her service. The mushroom appetizer was quite bland. The mussels were prepared well in a nice sauce. My wife had beef wellington. It was so bland that, other than texture, it was hard to distinguish the crust from the beef. I ordered the Chef's Creation which consisted of rabbit in a berry liqueur sauce, veal in a crust and pheasant wellington. The rabbit was quite good. The pheasant wellington was very very bland. As for the veal, it was extremely salty. Our desserts (creme brulee and a mousse with berries) were both good. Unfortunately, given the low quality of the food and the high price, we will not return.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

I had not been back in many years, but I was meeting a friend for lunch who lives nearby. I thought the menu choices and service were excellent. The food was really great! I was there for lunch so the cafe was perfect on a sunny winter day. The back dining room is perfect for dinner. It was well-worth the drive from Chicago to have a great experience!

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Anniversary

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5.0Dined on January 31, 2018

We always enjoy going to Froggy's. We prefer sitting in the front room. Service is always great and more often than not, the owner/chef Thierry stops by. This time, Thierry heard that our son, age 9, who accompanied us to dinner was a soccer player and avid follower. The staff later brought him a soccer bag ornament with soccer balls and an Eiffel Tower!

Wine list is not exhaustive, but very good and even more, modestly priced. Appetizers, both the regular ones and especially the specials are top notch. Dinner specials are particularly good. Nice to be able to get great service, very good food and wine at a very reasonable price.

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Enjoyed the drinks, dinner and dessert. The ambience is quite playful and nice.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Food and service always outstanding! Glad to see some new variety to the plating and menu.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

I have never had a bad meal, always excellent service. Extra attention paid because it was a special occasion.

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5.0Dined on January 24, 2018

I have been going to Froggy's for decades. The food is always fantastic as is the service and ambiance.

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1.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Food was terrible, every single dish has same side that was obviously made from frozen vegetables. Food tasted bland, not sure why this restaurant is upscale french dining.
Very disappointed.

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Very nice restaurant with a solid tradition of fine dining in an attractive and one of a kind colorful environment. Excellent service and attention to detail.

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1.0Dined on January 19, 2018

The food was terrible! Very disappointed.

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5.0Dined on January 10, 2018

Wonderful dinner on a quiet Wednesday night. Service was attentive but not at all intrusive. Learned that they also have cooking classes. Will definitely return and also look into the classes.

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5.0Dined on January 10, 2018

We celebrated a BIG BIRTHDAY and were treated royally. Service and food was outstanding, including champagne and dessert as a gift from the restaurant.

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5.0Dined on January 3, 2018

Fabulous restaurant to treat a friend to a memorable lunch. We had a seafood entree that was not only beautifully presented, but was absolutely delicious. There are monthly and daily special options that always wonderful. Of course, these include the soups that Froggy's is known for. My friend felt very special on her birthday. Whenever I want to celebrate a special occasion, this is the first place I think of.

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

We had a wonderful time being back to Froggys with our family. We have always enjoyed
ordering the Gourmet Menu and trying various courses to create a special dinner. Froggy's always presents a beautiful plate with a lot of attention to detail. There are many long time employees that provide wonderful and friendly service. I especially like the front room by the fireplace but the entire restaurant is warm and inviting.

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