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Restaurant Michael

1596 reviews
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$50 and over
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Chef Michael Lachowicz presents his version of unpretentious fine French food in a casually elegant setting. Three-star rated by the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Magazine with TWO star prices. Restaurant Michael has private dining facilities for up to 100 guests. We can cater to many types of events be they business functions or any festive celebration.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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French, Contemporary French, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Tue–Thu 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm
Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(847) 441-3100
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Michael Lachowicz
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Anything on the menu or anything from past menus is available
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Public transit
Metra - Indian Hill Station
Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine


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What 1596 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
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OpenTable Diner (Birmingham)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Absolutely ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Rrstaurant .Thank you,Michael.

vipGoldie (Chicago)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

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.

Enjoyeating (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Wonderful restaurant, great food, professional but friendly service. Always a treat!

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Chef Lachowicz and team never fail to deliver a memorable experience.

4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

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.

vipmatte (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

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.

lkng (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

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.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

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.

vipema65 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

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.

vipeatout (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 15, 2018

We were there for our anniversary, great experience, great food and good service. We felt a little underaged, but highly recommend it.

vipTHeTs (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

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.

KarenV (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

Outstanding, creative and delicious food. Beautifully presented. Michael is a warm and welcoming host

vipSarah (Naples)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

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.

vipDC01 (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

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

vipmtborz (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

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.