Gilson's

Wilmette

274 Ratings

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Desserts include chocolate-sauce-smothered lava cake, creamy banana cream pie, and classic chocolate or carrot cake

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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.

Customer Reviews

274 Ratings

Gilson just updated their menu. Salmon was excellent!
Lynne H. · April 27, 2014
it's great Gilson's has its liquor license to serve alcohol. This info should be on the website.
Carole A. · March 31, 2014
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
Jeong · March 21, 2014
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    Wilmette

    1126 Central Ave.

    Wilmette, IL 60091

    +18472562430

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