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Jilly's Cafe

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2614 Green Bay Rd, Evanston, IL 60201-1422
+1 847-869-7636
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun 10:30 - 20:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very small room--we were literally touching elbows with people from the table next to us. We came in and started ordering from their very short menu . The waiter offered to take advantage of the "brunch" saying that it would "save us lots of money". Their brunch allows to choose 1 appetizer, 1 entree, 1 dessert, and 1 drink. They... More 

Thank Дима Ч
Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for our anniversary while in evanston and was a great choice. The service was quick, the food was hot and amazing. Great portions and wonderful wine list.

Thank Aleta W
Evanston, Illinois
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110 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

My wife and I had dinner on Dec 31st. Although we live in Evanston, we had't been to Jilly's in close to a year. The dinner was quite charming and the food was prepared perfectly. Our appetizers were the Spring Salad and Poached Pear and Field Greens salad. Our main plates were the specials, BBQ short ribs and Arctic Char.... More 

Thank MrB003
chicago, Il
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49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

We have been here before but we went on Sunday for their brunch. Amazingly we were the only 2 people in the place at 11:00 on Sunday morning but don't be fooled by this. The food quality is great, the same waiter is always there and he is very gracious, and the 24$ prefix brunch is an incredible deal. You... More 

Thank tennisdir
Chicago, Illinois
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Have been to Jilly's Cafe several times since it has opened. This past weekend we were in the Evanston area and decided that this was a great place for brunch. Jilly's has two alternatives: first is to just order individual items from the menu which i have found to be fine if you do not want to overload yourself second... More 

Thank Michael B
Bethesda, Maryland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

My son is in school in Evanston. We found Jilly's during our first weekend visit in 2014. We have gone back for brunch or dinner every trip. We have taken friends and met friends there. Given all the restaurants in Evanston, it has the advantage of being off the beaten track and unusual and it gets you out of the... More 

Thank Lisa H
Pennington, New Jersey, United States
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

We had high hopes for this place, based on what we had read. And it's a very nice place -- excellent service and pleasant ambience. The food was fine, but nothing really out of the ordinary. I had a very good tomato and mozzarella salad to start but my main course -- skewers of shrimp and scallops -- lacked pizzazz... More 

Thank gbsand59
Chicago, Illinois
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44 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Lunch or dinner at Jilly's is much like a quick jaunt to a Parisian cafe. The atmosphere takes me to well remembered cafes. The food is decidedly French, well presented and tasty.

Thank N D
Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I was unsure about dining here because the last time I was in a French restaurant the portions were very small but the meal was expensive. Jilly's Cafe truly made it worth while that I cannot believe I would return (I am not a big fan of French Food). The portions were decent and my husband and our teenage son... More 

Thank graceamante64
Evanston, Illinois
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83 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

This small French restaurant has been around forever, which says it all about its fine quality. It is located at the busy corner of Central Street and Green Bay Road in north Evanston. For dinner, you can park in the auto service center next door. The bouillabaisse is excellent. Their prices are reasonable.

Thank Ronald T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, Fusion
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?