Gilson's of Wilmette Wilmette

Food & Drink
1126 Central Ave., Wilmette, IL 60091 1126 Central Ave., Wilmette Directions
+18472562430
This place has not been rated by customers.
89% of 274 customers recommended
Closed Merchant This place is closed.

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About this Business

  • Cuisine
    American, Vegetarian, Bistro, Cafe, Contemporary
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Price
    $15-$30
  • Cuisine
    American, Vegetarian, Bistro, Cafe, Contemporary
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Alcohol
    Available
  • Parking
    Street
  • Free Parking
    Yes
  • Delivery
    No
  • Takeout
    Yes
  • Reservations
    Yes
  • Vegetarian Options
    Yes
  • Gluten Free Options
    Yes
  • Catering
    Yes
  • Good For Kids
    Yes
  • Kids Menu
    Yes
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Tips

77 Tips
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Report | 3 years ago
Fresher ingredients
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Report | 3 years ago
It seems to be very kid friendly. Anything we've tried there has been delicious.
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Report | 3 years ago
I was surprised that a place that looked like an English pub served only beer and wine. Also, it was remodeled only 2 or 3 weeks ago, but you would never know it.
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Report | 3 years ago
Gilson just updated their menu. Salmon was excellent!
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Report | 3 years ago
it's great Gilson's has its liquor license to serve alcohol. This info should be on the website.
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Report | 3 years ago
I HAD A BURGER AND IT WAS THE BEST I HAD IN A LONG TIME WITH MUSHROOMS AND WIFE HAD RAVI OLE DISH WHICH WAS THE BEST. ALSO A ORANGE FLAVOR MARTINI WAS THE BEST TO MAKE THE WHOLE EVENING ONE TO BE REMEMBERED
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Report | 3 years ago
All of my family enjoyed our meals at gilson's last night. Foods was great, service was nice. There was no problem using groupon voucher
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Report | 3 years ago
The food was tasty and the servers were friendly. There was a strong cleaning/bathroom odor when we arrived, otherwise it was a positive experience.
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Report | 3 years ago
Staff has attitude. We walked in at 5pm and the place was completely empty. They almost didn't seat us because supposedly they were booked with reservations. When we left at 6pm the place was still empty. Why the attitude?
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Report | 3 years ago
sit in back--it's quieter. expect little kids --PHENOMINAL carrot cake!
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From Our Editors

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.

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