Cafe Fleurette

Metra Station,754 Elm St
Winnetka, 60093
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The almond croissants here and other pastries are amazing, the best I've had in the Chicago area, reminds me of being back in France. The coffee is really good as well and the service is excellent. Located in a very clean and cute Metra station in Winnetka. Once a week or so I take a train a few minutes earlier than my normal train and stop here for coffee and a croissant then catch the next train 20 minutes later, well worth it!
Best damn latte I've ever had!!! Makes my morning on the train ride. It is located in the Winnetka train station. It is a quaint coffee shop. Hard to resist the other amazingly delicious treats.
Best Croissants Ever! Best multi-grain baguette ever. I didn't even want to write this b/c I want to keep them all to myself but Rachel was hoping more people would yelp her so here you go. Sourced from a french baker that has a shop in the city. It's really causing me to rethink my commute home so that I can stop there every morning. My husband called it the best croissant he's ever had in his life. Go and support this awesome little establishment.

(847) 501-5700

Bakeries, French

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Mc Donald’s

858 Greenbay Rd
Winnetka, 60093
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(847) 446-0180

Fast Food

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Lakeside Food

800 Elm St
Winnetka, 60093
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Great store, friendly staff..nice seating area. The aisle seemed small but thats cause they have alot of stuff...and for the area...pricey. The deli was good stuff.
Ehh... it's an expensive grocery store to be avoided if possible. Watch out for the creepy cashier that always tries to touch your hands. Yuck.
This review is aimed primarily at the Lakeside deli counter. I don't really use the rest of the grocery store very much. When I worked in Winnetka, I got lunch from Lakeside approximately 4 days per week. I usually ordered a turkey sandwich, though I tried some of the other meats, e.g. roast beef, ham, sausalito turkey (spicy), and they were all fine. Most days they have fresh baked rolls available, you'll see them sitting on top of the counter; if the rolls are available, that's what you should get. Another highlight at the lunch counter: homemade potato chips. The fry those suckers in the store each day and cover them in tasty Lawry's-esque season-salt. Potato chips aren't a health food by any stretch of the imagination, and these ones certainly don't pretend to be; rather, they seem to have embraced the dark side. When you take a bite, you can usually see a greasy glisten at the edge of your bite... slightly disturbing, but that's how you know they're delicious. mmmmm, trans-fatty goodness. If your parents happen to have a charge account at Lakeside (like mine do), all that much better for you.

(847) 446-7720

Grocery, Delis

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Capt’n Nemo’s

38 Green Bay Rd
Winnetka, 60093
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Capt'n Nemo's makes a good sandwich. Not great, not the best, but good. What I object to is primarily the proportions, not the quality of ingredients. There is too much meat and cheese for this thickness of bread, and not enough vegetables. You need the cool-and-crispies to balance out the warm-and-savories. And most importantly, a bread dense and broad enough to hold it all together. But I still keep them on the list for when I'm in the area and want a sandwich, especially to go. They have most of the usual suspects and some more interesting concoctions on the menu, but you can get them to make pretty much any combination of meats, sauces, and toppings. Surprisingly, this North Shore location has more grit and personality--and less space--than the Lakeview shop. The dudes behind the counter are cool, but inevitably about a third of the customers are dicks.
My kids have all grown up with Nemo's since they all went to New Trier in what seems like many moons ago, but I tried it myself for the first time and really enjoyed the turkey with cheese sandwich. It was really tasty with the CSS (Captain's Special Sauce) which is not too sweet or sour, but just right! They use real turkey breast and you can taste the difference. Have the sandwich toasted...umm yummy.
I have never been able to make it to this place before their super early 7pm closing, until today! 6:30pm. Only because I was already in the area. ...Do people in Winnetka all just eat dinner at like 4pm or something, because the place was completely empty at what I thought would be prime dinner time... Their menu seems like they'd be your average sandwiches - toasted bread, deli meats, toppings, italian beef, etc. But oh man, the captain's sauce is so delicious. Totally takes the whole thing to an newer level. The lightly toasted bread was perfect and so was the meat/cheese/bread/toppings ratio. The liverwurst in the conquerer reminded me a lot of elementary school cafeteria food, but somehow in a good nostalgic way. I definitely scarfed that down way too fast. The half-sandwich, cup of soup, and drink combo is a great deal at $7. They are the only place I know where a whole sandwich is literally just two half-sandwiches and twice the price. So mix and match if you're stuck between two choices! But really, the half is an entire sandwich and perfectly filling on its own, especially along with some soup. The split pea was nice and warm and rustic but tasted only okay. Not gonna complain though since the sandwich more than makes up for it. Can't wait to come here again! Definitely a worthy stop if you're in the area.

(847) 446-6406

Sandwiches, Soup

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Marco Roma

14 Green Bay Rd
Winnetka, 60093
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(847) 501-3333

Italian, Pizza

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Once Upon a Bagel

1050 Gage St
Winnetka, 60093
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Way better bagels here than any place in the area... Aka Einstein or Panera. Service is quick and friendly and the bagels are fresh, soft and chewy, and made the way I like em: Sesame, toasted, with shmear and tomato. Coffee is just ok so I head up to the new Dunkin up the road. There's a seating area where they serve breakfast but there's too many screaming kids each time I pop in so I'm outta there!
My family loves this place!! Everytime we drive down GreenBay road, both of my kids (4 & 2) point and say that want to go get a bagel. This place is extremely kid friendly (multiple high chairs & ample menu selections). The food is always good....i typically get a bagel sandwich, but if you're in the mood, the Chicken Matza ball soup is great! The staff is always friendly and extremely efficient at turning tables around when it is croweded. I probalby only go once every couple weeks...but i knwo my wife & kids go there at least once (maybe more) during the week! Definitely stop by if you're in the area and haven't checked it out.
Carried out some matzo ball soup today and it is far superior to the soup I reviewed previously. Not too salty broth and the MB is tender as it should be. Not sure I'm loving the bits of corned beef as a flavor component, but it's not killing the deal.

(847) 784-1411

Delis

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Avli Estiatorio

566 Chestnut
Winnetka, 60093
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Went to dinner there the other night as we happen to be in the area late on a Friday night and needed a place to eat. This place was highly recommended to us and it was truly delicious. When we arrived my wife and were dressed very casual and still fit in. It has a great outdoor area but because we didn't have a reservation we could not sit there. The place was packed and we were lucky we got a table. I got a tea to start because my throat was hurting and it was the best tea I have ever had! As an appetizer we got the dolmades and something else that I can't remember. The dolmades were just ok, but wife loves the other thing. I'm gluten free so I could not eat whatever the other appetizer was. We each got a salad - I got the Greek and she got the beet, both were delicious! The feta cheese was the best I've ever had and the dressing was just EVOO but it was amazing! As for a main course I got the chicken kabob and chicken was cooked to perfection, delicious! The green beans were the worst part of the dinner, they tasted liked canned - they were quite gross. I also thought I got rice with my meal but I didn't get it. My wife had the stuffed tomato and she thought it was very good, we both loved her potato that came with it. Overall the meal was very good! The owner was very nice, the waiter was good not great but the owner made up for it. The menu is well labeled with gluten free options. Overall when I'm back in the area I will absolutely return. Next time I'll call ahead to get a reservation and sit outside.
We visited them this past Thursday for the first time. I have to say that we almost turned around thinking that the place was closed. You have to park and walk into the mall and make several turns until you find them. We enjoyed our experience, the service was incredible, nice clean environment. Really loved the grilled octopus! Will be visiting them again very soon!
I like this place but it could be so much better. It used to be better, actually, now that I think about it. Attractive place with a nice outdoor patio. Some of the food is very good. Other items just make me wonder what they were thinking. I have been there for both dinners and lunches. I try to avoid it for lunch because they have such a limited lunch menu, unless you want something heavy. I was surprised that Buon Giorno, in the same block, was mobbed at lunchtime but Avli was empty, until I saw the Avli lunch menu. They really need many more salads, and more interesting ones. I ended up ordering the lentil salad and it was literally a huge pile of not particularly flavorful lentils on top of some lettuce. Nothing else, not even dressing. I know this is a Greek place, but for lunch in the 'burbs, it's pretty much the "ladies who lunch" places that are successful, and everyone needs some real salads, IMO. Service is very nice but very slow, which was odd because it was pretty empty. I like the owner and staff really want them to succeed.

(847) 446-9300

Greek

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The Original Green Bay Cafe

568 Green Bay Rd
Winnetka, 60093
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(847) 446-7698

Breakfast & Brunch

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Trifecta Grill

501 Chestnut St
Winnetka, 60093
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Great restaurant with city vibe in the burbs. Wish there were more places like this! Place gets quite packed on Friday and Saturday evenings and they don't take reservations.
I really REALLY wanted to like Trifecta. The location is awesome, the decor is super chic and very urban. Like the other reviewers mentioned, it has a downtown vibe - much needed cool wine bar on the North Shore. I liked the wine dispenser - didn't try it only because there weren't enough "different" wines that i wanted to try. The service was chaotic and I can't fault them too much because about 10 mins after we were seated, a huge rainstorm passed thru and sent everyone on the patio scattering inside. So we were ignored until the chaos ended, had to ask for water (!!) and drinks. Our server was really young, really unexperienced, didn't offer any suggestions - definitely not someone who should be waiting on tables. The menu was diverse and looked good - but we were really disappointed with the food. The short rib app: short rib was good but the polenta was stiff and excruciatingly salty. Yech. We ordered the "white pizza" - and the crust was like a frozen pizza, cardboard-ish. And damn, we wanted to like the pizza. (I'll stick to Union in Evanston for pizza on the north shore!)The lobster ravioli was excellent and we wished we ordered a larger portion - very good! The Trifecta Sliders were meh. The only one that was good was the lamb slider. Short rib slider was really dry and the sirloin was overcooked. I hope the service and the food issues are just growing pains, because it really is a nice space and concept on the North Shore.
A great new addition to winnetka! fun spot great staff and the food is pretty good! this will make it for sure! the wine bar is fantastic!

(847) 441-1700

American (New), Food Delivery Services

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Cafe Buongiorno

566 Chestnut St
Winnetka, 60093
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(847) 784-8899

American (Traditional)

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