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Jilly's Cafe

2614 Green Bay Rd, Evanston, IL 60201-1422
+1 847-869-7636
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (9 reviews)
“arctic char” (5 reviews)
“beet salad” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:00All hours
French, American, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
2614 Green Bay Rd, Evanston, IL 60201-1422
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It's surprisingly hard to find a good French bistro but Jilly's Cafe has it all. A small comfortable dining room, friendly and attentive staff, great wine list and of course excellent food. We had the pear salad, mussels, braised beef tips and steak frites. Everything...More

Thank MichaelandMaria
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous food. We normally order leg of lamb , bouillabaisse, pork or steak. Everything is delicious. Meals come with ample sides that vary according to the entree but are always delicious. Appetizers are wonderful and the liver pate is smooth and tasty. Deserts are wonderful....More

1  Thank MerryMar2015
Reviewed 21 December 2017

Traditional French cuisine prepared well and served with a relaxed demeanor. Wonderful for dinner and a great place for an elegant Sunday brunch.

Thank Betsy H
Reviewed 6 December 2017

She has been there for a generation, with her innovated cooking, always imaginative and tasty. Attentive service. Parking can be a problem.

Thank Ray S
Reviewed 20 November 2017

We hadn't been here in years, but stopped in for brunch on a cold Sunday. We were surprised to hear that the ownership had changed and luckily, we spent a fair amount of time with her over our meal talking about the restaurant and future...More

Thank tony c
Reviewed 9 November 2017

So, I have a fussy eater husband who likes plain American food with few exceptions. He is also not enthusiastic about food, as I am. We first came to Jilly's last year for my birthday and had a wonderful dinner. This year I was surprised...More

Thank Debbie W
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Stellar service and outstanding food . I was in Paris last week, but food is at Jilly’s cafe way better than the food I had in Paris. It is hidden gem in north shore. Must try

Thank Gürdal Ö
Reviewed 8 November 2017

This is a small but beautiful place with delicious food. I loved the poppy seed coated bass; it was one of the best fish I ever tasted. The restaurant is very clean and hospitable.

Thank Barbiedollstar
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Five of us for dinner. Everyone very much enjoyed their selections. Among he entrees enjoyed were the short ribs, the rack of lamb, and the Arctic char.

Thank Slumdog2015
Reviewed 6 October 2017

This old favorite haunt is now under new management, but the chef, kitchen staff, menus and ambiance remain unchanged. The new owner was our gracious host and waitperson, and she was welcoming, informative and warm-hearted. As the menu and preparation were familiar from many past...More

Thank MaestroAlan
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2614 Green Bay Rd, Evanston, IL 60201-1422
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Evanston
  • Phone Number: +1 847-869-7636
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