New American Cuisine at Gilson's (Up to 52% Off). Two Options Available.

Wilmette

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In a Nutshell

International wines pair with pastas, burgers, and seafood specialties made from local and sustainable ingredients

The Fine Print

Expires 150 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. Dine-in only. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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Choose Between Two Options

  • $15 for $30 worth of food and drinks for two or more
  • $29 for $60 worth of food and drinks for four or more 
  • See the menu.

Gilson's

There is a huge gap between what parents want to eat and what their kids do. Between picky eating habits and the lure of shiny plastic toys, it can seem impossible to get kids to eat out without having to scarf chicken nuggets yourself. Two Wilmette fathers grew tired of this cycle and the poor quality of food their kids were craving, so they decided to create a restaurant where they, their wives, and their kids could all get an enjoyable meal. 

The result was Gilson’s, an American bistro that uses sustainably caught and locally grown ingredients that adults value, and couches it in a friendly atmosphere complete with a children’s menu that accommodates picky eaters without plying them with processed junk food. The bistro reflects its two identities with an outdoor patio and exposed-brick dining room, with a more upscale wine bar that caters to guests wanting to sip international vintages in a more intimate space. 

For the adults, chefs specialize in seafood. They accent shrimp and ahi tuna with layers of mango salsa and wasabi mayo to create complex flavor profiles without boiling up a rubik's-cube reduction. House specialties such as the fish tacos and Wyoming bison burgers get pared down to create smaller lunch portions, alongside a selection of organic sandwiches and salads.


Tips

66% of 286 customers

  • “we ordered the pear, blue cheese salad, the brisket/pulled pork plate, and chips guac/salsa. although the chips came out late, each plate was tasty with generous...”

    “we ordered the pear, blue cheese salad, the brisket/pulled pork plate, and chips guac/salsa. although the chips came out late, each plate was tasty with generous portions. our server was very helpful and had some great suggestions. would like to see more of the local brews like: revolution brewing, two brothers, half acre, etc. we'll be back! ”

  • “great salmon salad, very fresh, and great breakfast burger”

  • “Friendly, great food, my husband loved the generous portions! Good overall experience!”

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    Wilmette

    1141 Central Avenue

    Wilmette, Illinois 60091

    847-256-2430

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