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I've always had a very good meal here and the service is excellent. Be sure to have Benjamin show you his napkin folding skills. Quite fun and impressive.
We've been going to Michael's on special occasions for years. While the food is usually creative, thoughtful & tasty, there have been a couple stumbles over the years (sand on morels, bland Mother's Day brunch) but not enough to dissuade us from returning.
However on this occasion, my husband's birthday, it was one of the best meals we've ever had in a restaurant! Absolutely excellent!
Also, the staff is exemplary. This is the nicest staff and that just added to the perfection of this experience.
Birthday . Everything was outstanding
Michel's never disappoints. Once again we were astonished by the variety and quality
of the food we were served. Like my son said "this is the best carrot I have ever tasted,"
and that was just a simple vegetable. The service was perfect without hovering. My
water glass was never allowed to reach the halfway mark without being refilled.
From the amuse bouche to the souffle it was an unforgettable meal. Wish I could go
I've visited this restaurant many times over the years and it never disappoints. Personalized service as soon as you enter, fantastic, fresh food presented beautifully. Lots of selection for fine wines, even by the glass. I dream of their mashed potatoes...so rich, creamy & delicious. And the chocolate pyramid shaped dessert I had this time was exquisite. The booths are cozy and very nice for a romantic dinner. Several birthdays were being celebrated when we were there - it is a great place to celebrate.
It’s one of the last authentic French restaurants west of NYC. Delicious with solicitous service and great wine list
From the Amuse bouche through to the chocolate souffle everything was impeccable. The duck a l'orange was perfectly done as were the brussel sprout leaves in browned butter on top of a delicious pilaf. The champagne vinegar in the viniagrette was light and delicious and the starter, a cassoulet of crab and scallops was to die for. The dessert plate, decorated in chocolate, wishing us Happy Anniversary was a lovely touch. The wine selections that we left up to the staff were wonderful, as well.
After moving west from Winnetka, we don't often come east. Michael's reminds us that there is indeed a reason to come back and we should do so more often. Thanks all for a memorable evening and a wonderful meal!
Duck l’orange - tonight Michael defined in food why this preparation is a classic of French cuisine for decades It was a perfect combination of subtle orange sweetness, crispy duck skin, and flavorful duck meat and fat. It was just one course in a spectacular evening. Beat restaurant on the North Shore. .
Another spectacular dinner at the best restaurant on the North Shore.
Celebrated Birthday! Excellent in every respect!!
Fantastic food and presentation. Michael is a most affable host, and an amazing chef. His entire staff incredibly well trained. It is well worth the cost, but should be for special occasions.
Exceptional service, very good food, low noise level, great place for a classy date. The cost is not high for the value.
Very nice atmosphere for that special occasion. The service was second to none. Meals not large but your palette is very pleased!
Both the food and the service were outstanding. The portion sizes are on the small side which makes for a good choice in either the 3 or 4 course prix fix menu. The ingredients were fresh and the fish was cooked to perfection.
The restaurant is quiet, which lends to a conversation friendly environment. The courses are well spaced to avoid being rushed or feeling full before the meal is over.
I would definitely recommend for a special occasion dining experience.
We have been and recommended Restaurant Micheal many times. The food and service are always outstanding and we always look forward to a fine meal and great evening.
Absolutely ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Rrstaurant .Thank you,Michael.
Incredible food and the service was attentive. This traditional French restaurant is a welcome relief from the abundance of trendy small plate places.
My wife and I had been to Michael’s several times previously but not in recent months. It was my birthday and my wife apprised the restaurant but there was no acknowledgement whatsoever. More glaring was the mistake with my wife’s order. After we enjoyed the salmon tartare and a salad, our entrees arrived—rabbit for me, but the totally wrong entree for my wife (she had ordered the vegetarian special but was brought salmon). No apologies. By the time they brought the correct entree 20 minutes later, I was almost finished with mine. We then enjoyed a delicious dessert-chocolate soufflé with butterscotch gelato.
We loved the food as usual, but were quite upset at the way the staff handled or failed to handle the mistake. In addition, we were puzzled by the lack of an apology and the failure to recognize my birthday.
Wonderful restaurant, great food, professional but friendly service. Always a treat!
Chef Lachowicz and team never fail to deliver a memorable experience.
Excellent food & service. Great value for the quality of food. You likely haven’t had these dishes before. Chef “chats you up” now & again; if a foodie he’s an interesting guy with a personality. Would love to see more “30 & 40 somethings” in the place.
Everything top to bottom at this restaurant is excellent. The food is 5 star without being pretentious. Certainly curious about their higher end restaurant George Trois within the same building.
Restaurant Michael is my favorite restaurant. It's always perfect and is only of the only places in the suburbs to get venison or rabbit.
Another great meal at Restaurant Michael. The service and food are always top notch. The chef
just happened to at the host and he seated us himself. Were else does that happen? We had venison and Osso Buco as entrees and they could not have been prepared better. Thanks for another great dining experience.
This is a truly outstanding restaurant. I would highly recommend to anyone for a nice evening out or a special occasion. The food and service are outstanding and you will have a wonderful evening.
We were there for our anniversary, great experience, great food and good service. We felt a little underaged, but highly recommend it.
What can I say. Michael is simply the best. Food is always outstanding and service is the best you will find anywhere. Love the Sweetbreads and the Foie Gras preps are excellent. Chef Michael has gathered together the best staff of any restaurant I have ever been too. Can't recommend this restaurant any higher. If you love food you must go to Michael.
Outstanding, creative and delicious food. Beautifully presented. Michael is a warm and welcoming host
Unfortunately it was our first visit to Restaurant Michael! it was so good, service was very attentive and the food (Duck a l'orange and osso buco) was delicious. How had we never heard about it?! we will be back again. Also met the chef, Michael who was charming - welcoming, friendly. Enjoyed our evening very much.
Went for a special dinner for my Mom's 75th birthday. All in all a great evening. There was a minor snafu at the beginning, in that I parked adjacent to the restaurant, but on entering was asked where I parked and then told to move my car. The adjacent spaces are apparently reserved for the more exclusive and co located Trois George's. It would be better if they would mark the spots accordingly. The booths where we were first seated are suitable for 2 persons only. We were reseated much more comfortably at a table. Food was amazing. The Loup de Mere and duck dishes highly recommended, and the deserts especially the Grand Marnier Creme Brûlée a masterpiece. I met Chef Michael on the way out, and he was very friendly and gracious
We went for the Christmas special menu. We were disappointed. We expected a festive atmosphere. There were not holiday decorations, the place was rather somber. We were seated in an “overflow area” not in the main dining room. It seems that they were short of staff and the staff were rather harried. The food was excellent, as usual, but the ambiance and service were rather disappointing.
It was great food excellent best Duck I have had in years
Michael never disappoints. The food is always excellent, and creative without being trendy. It is just really wonderful, classic, mostly french style cuisine. This is a great place.
We went at 6:30 on a Sunday evening and restaurant was full. Food was outstanding and ambience very good but service was slow even for a leisurely fine dinner. Brought our own wine and no corkage fee was a Sunday draw. Will go back but hope for faster service.
This was a dreadful evening in every respect other than the company of friends. Food was inexcusably slow and substandard. Service was non-existent: we even had to pour our own wine and wait 1:15 for bread. Apologies were entirely inadequate. Wine list was frightfully overpriced, as was the food for its quantity and quality.
Highly recommend the restaurant EXCEPT on NEW YEARS EVE! 2nd seating people were subjected to a long standing for half and hour and more while early diners enjoyed their long, leisurely meal U disturbed. Didn't take our coats, check us in or acknowledge us in any way. Last holiday dinner we'll plan there!
Amazing!!! great food, great service and great price point...
I have eaten at this restaurant many times over many years. The food and service have been very good. The wine corkage policy, however, is constantly changed. The current $50. corkage policy (waived on Sundays) is both absurd and offensive. It will discourage me and I am sure other collectors from dining at Michael's in the future. There are many other fine dining establishments that are substantially more welcoming to individuals who appreciate great wine with their food and have substantial personal collections. It would be perfectly reasonable to allow only one bottle to be brought, to not allow in bottles that are on the restaurant's wine list, etc. But a $50 corkage is outrageous and unacceptable.
Let be first start by saying that the food was overall good. WE arrived for our reservation and waited 50 minutes before we were seated. WE were not offered a drink and overall the restaurant felt hectic. When we were seated we again waited for a menu. I was pretty hungry as it was over an hour after our original reservation time booked. Everyone was very nice and apologetic but it took a while to get any bread and they gave us one small sized bread roll with an abundant amount of butter. The appetizers were good, I had the scallop and crab cake which both were good but not amazing. The entree's were spot on but the portions are small for the price. The dessert was also good. It was expensive. The price was no where to be seen but for three courses it was about $68 per person. It was my brithday and I indicated it on the reservation and on my follow up phone call but they didn't do anything special which was sort of a bummer. Overall it was good but pricey. Service tried their hardest and they were pleasant but the restaurant was too busy which took away from some of the relaxation of the evening; there were soo many people waiting that several parties left. I would not go back because I think its too much money for what you get.
Thanks to the entire staff of Michael for giving up their Christmas Eve to provide a superb evening. As always, the finest restaurant on the north shore offered the very best of food and service. Despite being challenged by an extremely busy night, the staff remained pleasant and interactive. Thank you!
Note to Open Table diners - Michael is moving to Yelp for future reservations. Hopefully this is a decision that both provides a financial benefit while still filling seats in the restaurant.