Froggy's

4.3
385 reviews
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$30 and under
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French American
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, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
What 385 People Are Saying
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OT
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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
40 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
24 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
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome , great food and service

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m
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were seated promptly. The server approached our table immediately. After inquiring about our drink order, he described the night specials. He allowed us enough time to study the menu and make our selections.
Good and prompt service. Delicious food. Our party was very pleased with the experience and we all had a wonderful evening.

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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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BJ
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Froggy's is the most reliable restaurant in our area. I always know the food will be outstanding and the service exceptional. I have been dining there for many years and have never been disappointed. The menu reflects my favorites and makes it hard to choose but I am always pleased with what is served. Celebrating a special day is a must visit to Froggy's.

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C
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was our first trip to Froggy's and we were very impressed. Our appetizer, soups, main entrée and desserts were all excellent. We'll be back!

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OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love frogged

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CB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was outstanding. The wine recommendation was excellent. Food was wonderful.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and service. Patty.. bartender TERRIFIC

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CH
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Inviting, playful decor, attentive and helpful staff, interesting and tasty dishes with generous portions. Atmosphere works equally for celebration dinner or a intimate dinner for two. Will definitely go back.

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t
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Waiters were curt and monosyllabic. Food mediocre, dry duck, tough steak. Empty restaurant, no advice about menu or wine. Wam bam. In out. Get out. Never returning. PS. On reservation indicated birthday dinner, but no recognition of that request.

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J
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It was both my daughter's and my birthdays, the waiters were friendly and kind. brought us a cake and champagne. The food was delicious. The only thing there were not a lot of people, I guess because it was a Monday night.

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p
Palm Springs
35 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the food preparation and quality is excellent. Authentic french. every dinner includes a small salad

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g
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Service was poor. I asked for appetizer: Mussels. Waiter didn’t realize it until another guest received his appetizer. Everyone at the table heard me order. My wife ordered Pasta Primavera, it came with the pasta and seafood, but no sauce as described in the menu. Very dry taste!!

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LC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Froggy's has always been consistently good quality and service. While not convenient to our home, it is worth the drive and good to meet north shore friends .

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ML
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Very nice place for lunch with friends. The special of the day squash soup was not as good as usual - I will definitely stay with the French onion soup which is outstanding. The crab cake was a bit too spicy for me, though others at the table rated it very good. We were all disappointed with the service during this visit. Our waiter seemed more interested in talking with friends at the bar instead of answering our questions. This was unusual, because the service at Froggy's is usually outstanding and friendly. We will definitely go back, so do still like it.

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OT
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and a wonderful experience! Love the beautiful umbrella ceiling.

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WS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great North Shore restaurant near Ravinia. Prompt service fresh ingredients and beautiful presentation

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OT
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Our second visit, this time several years after the first. We were very pleased with the food, lamb and pheasant, pork chop.
Service was not focus on my party.

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c
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Froggy's is a cozy little French restaurant where one can get an excellent meal without breaking the bank. All our dishes were cooked and seasoned to perfection. The ingredients were fresh. There are ample choices for both seafood and meat eaters.

Our server, Micah, was outstanding in all spheres: efficient, knowledgeable, engaging and professional.

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RK
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was great, the waiter had the entire front section of the bar and he covered it well. Loved the open window seating. It's a good thing I had a late lunch, the portions were small for the price. The scallops looked liked they were cut in half. But they were tasty.

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f
Chicago
119 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and a great value! Very generous portions. My favorite restaurant in Highwood!

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k
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Froggy's is a gem on the North Shore of Chicago. It has been around for decades and has not lost it's touch. Their food, service and ambiance are outstanding. Highwood is a hustling, bustling restaurant scene but one you're in Froggy's, you are transformed into the French countryside. They also have complimentary valet parking.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Niece visiting

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DL
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

Heard great reviews of the place, but the actual experience was very disappointing. We all had Chef's special but the salad was soggy, portions were small and none of the sea food felt fresh at all. Everything was all very uninspiring. On top of that , the wait staff were friendly but very amatuerish

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S
Chicago
67 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Froggy's to celebrate out 43rd anniversary. The food and service were excellent. The menu was creative and somewhat different from other similar restaurants we have eaten at in the last couple of years. We will definitely return in the near future.

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RL
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The superbly presented plates were equaled by the quiet, tastefully decorated atmosphere making an evening catch-up with friends truly relaxing and memorable. The food itself was both delicious and delightful—both savory and sweet. Froggy’s is definitely at the top of the special list.

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n
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Was good dinner but had big trouble accomodating my wife's allergies. Communication between kitchen and wait staff could be better. If the weather is good, better outside

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MS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been going to Froggy’s for 25 years. Hasn’t lost its charm. Great foo & service.

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K
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, delightful atmosphere, great service, and an easy elegance make this place wonderful! One of our all-time favorites!

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PT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had excellent service and all of our food was absolutely delicious! We’ll be back soon.

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SR
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Fantastic place & the food was amazing! 🐸🐸

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H
Chicago
93 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Froggy's is reliable and one of the few quiet restaurants in the area. The menu varies very little from the time the restaurant opened.

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ED
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

We used to frequent Froggy's until about 2010, and then started going again in the last two years. Our last two visits have disappointed and we may not return. Dining with a large group once and as a couple the second time, the experience was the same -- variable food quality and courteous but indifferent (to the point of getting things wrong) service. Wines by the glass are nearly undrinkable and expensive for what they are. (Some of the $10 pours are from bottles that cost <$10 retail.) The full wine list has more possibilities. On both recent visits the waiters were totally uninformed about the wines and mixed up our food orders. The kitchen is capable of turning out excellent food, especially the daily specials, but staples like rack of lamb, pasta with shrimp, and duck did not meet even our modest expectations.

It used to be that Froggy's offered amazing value -- very good French food at a good price. Now it is just French food at a good price. As my son commented after one recent meal: Meh.

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SL
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

One of our regular favorites!

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p
Chicago
205 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

We occasionally get lured back to Froggy's by theiradvertised great value (doesn't show on menu) early supper deal. The choices are limited. Both my husband and my soups were very good. However the wine and the entrees were not. The server never asked about quality. My requested rare salmon was overcooked flacky drowned in soggy vegetables. My husband's chicken cordon bleu was as hard as a rock, it was so overcooked.

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