Relaxing is easy if you’ve got a glass of wine and one of those massage chairs made of lifelike mechanical hands. Kick back with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
$35 for a New American dinner for two (up to $79.90 total value)
- Two entrees (up to a $27.95 value each)
- Two glasses of wine (up to a $12 value each)<p>
$69 for a New American dinner for four (up to a $159.80 total value)
- Four entrees (up to a $27.95 value each)
- Four glasses of wine (up to a $48 value)<p>
The menu features grilled mahi-mahi fish tacos with goat cheese and tomatillo salsa, handmade lobster ravioli with housemade heirloom-tomato vodka sauce, and beef-tenderloin fillet topped with housemade horseradish and lemon butter. Wine selections include a Napa Valley cabernet sauvignon and a New Zealand sauvignon blanc.<p>
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.