Winnetka & North Shore Restaurant Guide - 2017

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Real Estate Agent with Baird & Warner Real Estate
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Chicago is close to the North Shore and  it's tempting to head downtown for dinner. 
But wait!  The  North Shore is teeming with good dining spots of all types.  Here is a list of our local restaurants by village:


Winnetka/Northfield:Winnetka & North Shore Restaurants

Avli - 566 Chestnut, Winnetka 847-446-9300. Traditional Greek fare served in a cool space with brick walls, high ceilings, and an outdoor patio.  

Cafe Aroma - 749 Elm, Winnetka, 847-881-2601. Charming European spot with a prime Winnetka corner location.  Open for breakfast and lunch.

Capt'n Nemo's - 38 Green Bay, Winnetka, 847-446-6406.  Quick soups and sandwiches.

Cafe Buongiorno - 566 Chestnut St., Winnetka, - 847-784-8899 - made-from-scratch breakfasts and lunches

Green Bay Cafe - 568 Green Bay, Winnetka, 847-446-7698.  Snug and cute, this cafe offers breakfast and lunch.  

George Trois - 64 Green Bay Road, Winnetka, 847-441-3100.  A companion restaurant to Michael (below), George Trois will have small dining capacity so make reservations.

Happ Bar and Grill - 305 Happ Rd., Northfield, 847-0784-9200 - American continental

Kyoto  - 1062 Gage St., Winnetka (corner of  Gage & Green Bay) 847-446-784-9398 - traditional Japanese and sushi (shown in photo)

Little Lan's  - 544 Chestnut, Winnetka, 847-446-9988 - eat-in or take out Chinese

Little Ricky's Rib Joint - 540 Lincoln, Winnetka 847-784-1444 - casual ribs, burgers, salads    

Marco Roma Pizzeria - 14 Green Bay, Winnetka, 847-501-3333.  Pizza for eat-in or take-out. Great Margarita pizza.  

McDonalds - 858 Green Bay, Winnetka, 847-446-0180.  You know what this is.

Michael - 64 Green Bay, Winnetka 847-441-3100 - high end French with many dining awards and stars  

Mirani's at Home - 967B Lincoln, 847-446-4646. When the owners of the French restaurant Mirani's closed, they opened Mirani's at Home.  Gourmet take out food has expanded to include Italian and Persian.

Once Upon a Bagel - Bagels, soups, sandwiches - Mexican, too!  

Stacked and Folded - 551 Lincoln, 847-386-9100. Delicious sandwiches, fusion tacos and salads.

Taco Nano - 1743 Orchard, 847-386-7159.  The BEST soft tacos

Tapas Gitana - 310 Happ Rd., Northfield, 847-784-9300 - little piece of "Barcelona"  

Three Tarts Bakery and Cafe - 301 S. Happ, Northfield 847-446-5444. Gorgeous cakes, tarts, and freshly made artisan sandwiches.

Trifecta - 501 Chestnut, 847-441-1700.  The 3rd Winnetka restaurant opened by the O'Neils - American food with outdoor dining patio

Wilmette


Winnetka & North Shore Restaurants

Akai Hana - 3223 Lake, 847-251-0384 - popular Japanese restaurant

Akira - 1137 Greenleaf, 847-256-1133 - Japanese cuisine         

Baker's Square - 200 Skokie Blvd, 847-256-6080 - chain restaurant with lots of pies  

Big Tomato - 1109 Central, 847-256-1800 - pastas, pizza

Chuck Wagon - 1120 Central, 847-256-0120.  Gyros, hot dogs, sandwiches, and fries.  

 

Convito Cafe and Market - 1515 Sheridan Rd (Plaza del Lago) 847-251-3654 - Regional Italian and French food (above)

Corner Bakery - 3232 Lake Ave (Edens Plaza) 847-251-2547 - pasta, soups, salads, breads, and sweets

Depot Nuevo - 1139 Wilmette Ave., 847-251-3111 - Latin American inspired food in a Wilmette historic building  

Dowize Thai Bistro - 1107 Central, 847-920-5317.  Serving Thai and sushi  

Firefly - 111 Green Bay Rd., 224-408-2464 - billing itself as "a Brooklyn Style Bistro."

Five Guys Burgers - 3232 Lake (Eden's Plaza) 847-256-2910 - Burgers, hot dogs, fries

Fuel - 1222 Washington, 847-251-FUEL.  Locally sourced American style food.  Farm-to-table for breakfast, lunch and dinner 

Homer's - 1237 Green Bay, 847-251-0477 - ice cream parlor, burgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, great for kids  

Gusto - 1146 Wilmette Ave., 847-920-5962 - traditional Italian food in a comfortable, open setting. 

Hotcakes - 1195 Wilmette, 847-256-2099. Home cooked breakfasts  

House of Chan - 627 Green Bay, 847-251-6200 - Chinese

Irvings for Red Hot Lovers - 3207 Lake St, 847-251-6300.  All kinds of hot dogs.

J.P. McCarthy's Pizza and Grill - 509 4th St., 847-853-9999 - Pizza, bar, and casual dining near 4th and Linden

Koya Sushi - 1116 Central St., 847-256-6783 - traditional Japanese and sushi bar - right in downtown Wilmette

Lou Malnati's Pizza & Pasta - 3223 Lake, 847-256-5780 - best North Shore pizza!

Mei Lin House - 3207 Lake, 847-251-888 - Chinese and carry out

Napolita Pizzeria & Wine Bar - 1126 Central, 224-215-0305 - delicious specialy pizzas and pasta

Nick's Bar & Grill - 1168 Wilmette Ave., 847-251-3262 - neighborhood bar & grill with American style gastro-pub style cuisine.  Fresh, locally sourced ingredients.

The Noodle Cafe - 1156 Central, 847-251-1133 - American Italian in a European style cafe

Panda Express - 3232 Lake (Edens Plaza), 847-853-1195 - Asian cuisine

Panera Bread - 1199 Wilmette (just east of Metra) 847-853-8170 - chain serving bagels, soups, salads, and sandwiches

Ridgeview Grill - 827 Ridge, 847-251-2770 - American comfort food favorites  

Sea Ranch- 3217 Lake Ave, 847-256-4404.  Japanese - outstanding quality  

Taco Lago - 1515 Sheridan Rd., 847-251-5400. Trend tacqueria in the historic Plaza del Lago mall across from the lake

TB Asian Cuisine - 339 Ridge, 847-251-2666 - Asian cuisine

Thai Inbox - 143 Skokie Blvd., 847-853-9898  

Torino Ramen - 1162 Wilmette Ave., 847-920-5075 - excellent Japanese

Trendy Taco - 1195 Wilmette Ave, 847-906-4041.  Self-serve, quick and easy taco, burritos, and sides.  

Tsing Tao - 537 Green Bay, 846-251-7760.  Mandarin Chinese cuisine

Walker Brothers Original Pancake House - 153 Green Bay, 847-251-6000.  The line is out the door on weekend mornings!  

Valley Lodge Tavern - 1141 Central St., 847-920-5675.  Soups, salads, sandwiches and tavern burgers.  Comfortable homey atmosphere.

 

 

Glencoe

 

Valor  - 667 Vernon, 847-786-4556 - French-American bistro opened in December 2016.

Frank & Betsie's - 51 Green Bay, 847-446-0404 - French/California cuisine  

Winnetka and North Shore RestaurantsGuanajuato  - 73 Green Bay Rd. Glencoe, 847-242-8051 - fresh Mexican and tequila bar

Guildhall  - 694 Vernon, 847-835-8100. Vibrant, hot reviews and very busy.                

Little Red Hen - 653 Vernon,  847-835-4900 - casual spot for chicken, barbecue, pizza

Meg's Cafe - 317 Park,  847-835-2620 - small lunch cafe associated with Apple a Day Catering


Highland Park

3-Star Lung Wah - 1450 Park Ave W., 847-433-2330 - Chinese eat-in and take out

Abigail's American Bistro - 493 Roger Williams, 847-849-1009. Neighborhood restaurant with regional fresh foods.  

Barbeque Pit and Rib House - BBQ Pit and Rib House - 589 Elm Place, 847-432-6393. Family owned barbecue restaurant

Bella Via - 1899 Second St., 847-681-8300 - regional Italian restaurant 

Bluegrass - 1636 Old Deerfield Rd., 847-831-0595 - American food with a Southern twist

Cafe Central - 455 Central, 847-266-7878 - casual atmosphere serving French food - Winnetka & North Shore Restaurantscompanion restaurant to Carlos  

Country Kitchen - 446 Central, 847-432-7500 - breakfast and lunch       institution serving pancakes, salads, omelets, and sandwiches

Hunan Pearl - 586 Roger Williams, 847-432-5410 - affordable Chinese food

Jade China Bistro - 600 Elm Pl., 847-433-0590 - Chinese take-out an dine-in

Koya Japan - 508 E. Old Elm, 847-266-0891 - Japanese and sushi

La Casa de Isaac- 431 Temple, 847-433-5550 - Mexican food with a flair            

Merlo's - 581 Roger Williams, 847-266-0600 - Italian                       

Michael's Chicago Style Hot Dogs - 1879 Second St., 847-432-3338 - hot dogs, sandwiches, salad bar and wraps

Mizrahi Grill - 215 Skokie Valley, 847-831-1400.  Kosher Mediterranean cuisine

Nieto's - 429 Temple, 847-432-0770. Where the fabled Carlos used to be - same owners though. American cuisine in a club-like setting

Norton's - 1905 Sheridan, 847-432-3287 - salads, burgers, sandwiches and live music

Phoenicia - 1910 First S., 847-266-9990 - Mediterranean food

Players Grill - 1855 Deerfield Rd., 847-831-4445 - sports themed dining room  - steaks, chicken, seafood, chops

Ravinia BBQ & Grill - 594 Roger Williams, 847-433-1111 - as the name says, barbeque and grill

Shaevitz Uptown BBQ - 710 Central, 847-432-7310. Texas Kosher bbq brisket, steak, ribs, and more

Sushi Badaya - 600 Central, Suite 100, 847-266-7302 - specializing in gourmet maki and finest grade nigiri and sashimi

Tamales - 493 Central, 847-433-4070 - a Mexican "joint"  

 


Evanston - too many to name!  Check out Time Out's list of the best of Evanston:


Evanston Restaurants      

 

Posted by

Margaret Goss - Winnetka and North Shore Real Estate Broker
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Margaret, I am printing this out so that I have this list handy the next time I go to Chicago for one of my Conventions.  It looks like you have a great variety of fine dining in your area to choose from. Thank You! Have a great day!

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Tamra Lee Ulmer - thank you!  And please don't hesitate to call next time you're here - preferably summertime :)

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I sure will, Margaret. You have a great day!

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