Froggy's

4.4
419 reviews
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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.

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Tonight only we will be offering a 5 course Prix Fixe menu for 75 USD per person. First course, you will have a choice of soup or an appetizer, second course: salad, third course: choice of entree; fish or meat, fourth course: choice of dessert.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been coming to Froggy's for many years now and still love it. The food is always excellent.

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PP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We visited Froggy's for my wife's birthday. Wonderful interesting food and attentive, but not intrusive service. Our waiter listened to our wine taste preferences and helped us find an excellent bottle. Mostly important, the dining room has an intimate and quiet atmosphere. In today glut of noisy restaurants where conversation is nearly impossible, Froggy's is an oasis of wonderful French cuisine and ambiance.

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H
Chicago
58 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

We have wanted to go to Froggy’s for many years and since we moved closer, my wife’s birthday seemed a good time to try Froggy’s. The service was superb! Mostly, the food was good. Our entrees were delicious.

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MM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have eaten at Froggy’s many times over the years. The food is always excellent!! I like the the fact that the menu keeps changing

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Special occasion/date night. Great!

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s
Chicago
220 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service and food are outstanding. It is especially great for special occasions.

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MM
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I have a tradition of celebrating our birthdays here, and this one did not disappoint. The food was delicious, and the atmosphere is absolutely perfect for having a nice conversation where you can actually hear one another talk!

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JG
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

we had a wonderful meal especially my berry mousse dessert was outstanding. my tripe dish was salty. very creative menu and great presentation. waiter was very attentive. we will definitely be back.

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j
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've always enjoyed sitting outside in the summer, ordering appetizers and a bottle (or 2) of wine. Last weekend we decided to have a full meal in the bar area. We had a wonderful time. The waiter and busboys were very attentive. The recommended wine was perfect and fairly priced (I used a wine app to check the price). My wife had the fish special. I had the ribeye. It all was really good and we look forward to our next visit.

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KB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super quirky, super fun, super delicious! A great place for special night out.

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D
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Local gem of a restaurant. Food is authentic as well as the chef and host.

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BH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food, our favorite restaurant in Highwood

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f
Chicago
126 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

I have been to Froggy's before and have had a wonderful meal, however, this night was a huge disappointment. The main problem was the amount of salt used in the meal preparation. We had a table of 8 so we had an opportunity to order all the soups and they were all inedible due to the salt. Several of the people ordered the chef's fish selection plate and some of the fish was inedible due to salt and was sent back. The duck a l'orange was way over cooked, which, for a French restaurant should NEVER happen. I love the atmosphere at Froggy's but have to say that this visit left a very bad taste in my mouth. No pun intended.

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OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Micah, not sure I am spelling it right, was an outstanding waiter. I was a little underwhelmed by the salad that came with the dinner...looked pretty but underdressed and tasted bland, plus you had to cut the entire thing yourself. Could have sworn that last year on NYE the fixed price dinner included a glass of nice champagne with dessert, but though price seemed the same, this year that did not happen. The dessert was delightful though and so was the cappucino I ordered!

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DD
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our party of three chose Froggy's to celebrate our 35th New Year's Eve feast and a feast it was: a staggering variety of appetizers, entrees, and deserts, all well prepared and seamlessly presented.
The house was full but clearly the owners had invested in additional waitstaff and probably sous-everything as well. We never felt rushed nor ignored. Noise level modest and it was easy to enjoy conversation.
The complimentary valet service on this cold and raining evening was an additional bonus.
Vive le Frogg!

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MR
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family gathering

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CE
Houston
27 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Froggy’s is our go to restaurant for holiday and celebration

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FL
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Hadn't been here in a few years. This experience was very disappointing. Foie gras app was served over soggy toast with a heavy/sweetish sauce that hid any flavor of the foie. The sweetbreads main, was semi crispy, but the sweetbreads themselves were just not 'fresh'. Odd 'off' flavors. Then the "French" bread pudding which again was so soggy it might have just been pudding, period. Maybe I was overly critical, having just returned from 3 weeks in France, but bad is bad. If you advertise French cuisine, with a french chef, AND charge accordingly, then it should be good.

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FM
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Froggy's delivers every time, with a brilliant and warm-hearted chef/owner Thierry from Brittany, a superb waitstaff, reliably outstanding French cuisine and a warmly Parisian ambiance. This is our go-to spot for quiet lunches, but any excuse to go at any time and for any occasion is welcome. It is indeed a "neighborhood gem," but well worth the drive from anywhere.

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SC
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were looking for a special setting for a family holiday gathering...Froggy's was absolutely perfect. We loved the creative menu from the chef and the service was outstanding.

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S
Chicago
208 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

We were a party of 6. Two of us had the fois gras appetizer and we thought it was good. My husband had the oysters and they were ok, not as good as other places we've had them. For dinner, my husband had the special fish duo and he said it was outstanding. One person had the maine lobster and the portion was so small! Maybe 6 or so small pieces cut up out of the shell and fanned across the plate. . .definitely for a petite appetite. She was very disappointed. Two people had the salmon and said it was very good. I had the lamb chops and was also very disappointed. They were so small and thin. . .I had ordered them medium rare, but given how thin they were, it would be difficult to achieve that. They certainly were not the wonderful juicy chops I was expecting from a French restaurant. The plate presentations were beautiful all around, and the service was top notch.

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C
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional service, food was great, conversation friendly atmosphere

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R
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I finally returned to this restaurant after about 10 to 12 years, I was a fool. Great food, Great value, great service. If you live on the North Shore and you haven't been here yet, you are missing out.
I rate very few restaurants because we all have our favorites and i don't need to write a 3rd or 4th review for thew same restaurants. Well guess who just made my favorite's list?? FROGGY'S.
Price Fix menu is the way to go, very good wine list and priced fairly. French at it's best.

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AM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A lovely spot for lunch w/ college friends. They loved the venue, as well as the food.

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BA
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always great. Mushroom soup is the best

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MS
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!! Our waiter was fantastic. I wish I remember his name. It was my 65th birthday and they gave us a booth without us asking!!! The booth was great. The waiter’s recommendations were fantastic. We enjoyed everything. The carollers were great and a nice touch!!

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PL
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

My food was look like it was prepared week in advance. All pates for appetisers were like they sit in fridge for couple weeks. Bread was toasted at least couple days prior serving. Very unpleasant food experience.

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S
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and superb service.

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R
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service on our most recent visit were outstanding as always. My wife had whitefish which she said was excellent. I had a very tasty rabbit dish. We shared a selection of chocolate desserts which I would highly recommend.

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L
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We were surprised by how few people were lunching before noon at Froggy's. The quiet atmosphere elevated our review to 5 stars. The only weakness was the bill which appeared to be written in haste and didn't itemize the dishes we ordered, a weird oversight (or whatever). We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and will return.

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w
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this authentic French bistro. Victor is our favorite and the best waiter. Highly recommend. Truly a neighborhood gem!!

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OT
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service. The chef even came to ask us how our meal was. Highly recommend.

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JM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Honestly wouldn't feel comfortable recommending this restaurant to friends.

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H
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We always love Froggy's, both for groups and intimate dinners/lunches. Great for celebrations.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was the first time for us and we liked it a lot. Food was delicious, gorgeous presentation and the service was excellent.

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BR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Definitely not our favorite. The food was very mediocre and there are way too many better restaurants in Highwood to try this place again.

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FM
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Froggy's provides the perfect setting for a business lunch, social gathering, special occasion, date night or any of many other things. Setting quite apart, here is what you can expect: an amazing menu, stunning daily specials, first-rate service, beautiful presentations, a personal visit from the brilliant chef-owner (from Brittany in northern France) and moderate prices that are extremely reasonable for the high quality of everything that comes your way.

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OT
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great French food, and without a long trip to Paris.

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N
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome , great food and service

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 4

Terrible service could not get seated

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