Train: Union Pacific N to Hubbard Woods(847) 441-3100 restaurantmichael.com42.092529 -87.722872 64 Green Bay Rd Winnetka, North Suburbs
Dinner (closed Mon)Average main course: $33
Chef Michael Lachowicz made a name for himself at other local and beloved French eateries. He made such a name, in fact, that he christened this venture after himself. Though he’s not reinventing the wheel here, the man can cook. Delectable classics abound: gooey cheese puffs, smoked salmon-topped potato pancake, an impossibly tender filet–and–short rib duo, and a rich hot chocolate–and–soufflé combo. Lachowicz proves that no matter whose name is on the door, the draw is what’s on the plate.