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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 good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (8 reviews)
“beet salad” (6 reviews)
“arctic char” (4 reviews)
All hours
French, Fusion
$$ - $$$
2614 Green Bay Rd, Evanston, IL 60201-1422
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 10 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 10 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 9 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 23 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 7 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
Reviewed 21 June 2017

it has been a number of years since we were in this neighborhood, authentic French restaurant and we won't make that mistake again. This is too good to not patronize.

Thank dfutransky
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We had not been to Jilly's restaurant for a while and were glad we shared a holiday meal there this weekend. Nikolai (owner and maitre-D) was charming and helped with suggestions from the specialty menu. The beet salad was large--almost enough for two people to...More

Thank 2thjockey
Reviewed 14 March 2017

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"....More

Thank Дима Ч
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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