Category Archives: Restaurant review

A Tale of Two Restaurants, and a comment on Tru


Chez Moi 2100 N. Halsted Chicago, IL Chez Moi is in the old Café Bernard space, but I am sorry to say that I disagree with the high praises Chez Moi gets.  I was expecting to be impressed as this … Continue reading

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Kabul House: a review


Kabul House 4949 W. Oakton St. Skokie IL 60077 http://www.kabulhouse.com 847-674-3830 It’s my wife’s birthday, and our son is joining us for dinner.  I had made a reservation at a new bistro in the city, but J*** said she wanted … Continue reading

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I eat my words, or The Full Monti


As you see from my last post, I had much to say about my experience in Philadelphia with one of that city’s highest rated cheesesteak, at Jim’s.  David thought that some of my comments were condescending, especially about Amoroso’s hoagie … Continue reading

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Moderno: a review


John des Rosiers’ new restaurant in the former Rosebud space in Renaissance Place in Highland Park has opened, and the interior has been completely redone, with wood tables well spaced in 4 separated partitions, with a small private dining room … Continue reading

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Benjamin’s Restaurant: a review


Can Benjamin’s survive?  Should it?  2 very good questions.  Unfortunately, my answer to both questions is “No”. Why so harsh you might ask?  After all, the restaurant is in a great location, opposite the Renaissance Theatre in downtown Highland Park, … Continue reading

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A Review: Nieto’s


After 30 years of providing haute cuisine for the North Shore, Carlos, Debbie and Carlos Nieto’s fine food palace closed at the end of 2011.  Certainly, in this economic climate, a restaurant that had a la carte prices for entrees … Continue reading

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Review: Jerry’s Restaurant


Jerry’s Restaurant 505 Chestnut St. Winnetka, IL 60093 847-441-0134 Corner Cooks, founded in 1999, is a place to go to have fun and learn to cook without the prep work, and then have what you prepared served to you.  Jerry’s … Continue reading

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Review: Hota, a restaurant with an identity crisis


Opened in the beginning of January 2012 in the former Jacky’s on Prairie in Evanston (bought by chef Jonadab Silva and his wife, pastry chef Erin Winston Silva last September) as a new concept, it is clear that much work … Continue reading

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Review: Taxim 1558 N. Milwaukee Ave. Chicago, IL


We and another couple had dinner at Taxim last night, a restaurant in the vibrant Wicker Park area.  The restaurant is a single storefront space with only a blackboard on the sidewalk and a small sign on the wall next … Continue reading

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Review: 2nd Street Bistro, 1825 2nd St. Highland Park


November 11, 2011 Open for 4 weeks now, 2nd St. Bistro is an expansion of Stash’s and Guido’s into a nighttime, waiter service, tablecloth, BYOB restaurant, using the 2nd room for the bistro and leaving the main room for Stash’s.  … Continue reading

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