Locally sourced cheese is always preferable to moon cheese, which was found to have dangerously high levels of Buzz Aldrin's chest hair. Enjoy a fresh, earthbound meal with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of globally inspired cuisine and drinks at Jacky's on Prairie, an upscale bistro in Evanston's Central Street shopping district.
Flavors and philosophies from many far-flung corners of the globe inspire the cuisine at Jacky's, though the primary philosophy at work is that of a commitment to local family farms, which are the not-so-secret source of the fresh ingredients. Today's deal gives you free reign on bountiful brunch, lunch, patio, and dinner menus, which present such disparate options as egg ravioli for brunch with mushroom fricassee and chervil-tarragon cream sauce ($12) and vanilla-braised pork belly for lunch ($10). Keep lunch light with a seasonal veggie sandwich of braised fennel, smoked squash, pickled pears, baby arugula, and Gorgonzola mousse ($10), or saunter in on a summer's evening to enjoy the small plates, beer, and $10 cocktails offered on the outdoor patio. This warm-weather friendly dining spot is perfect for donning white linen and polishing off French-Vietnamese clams ($11, served with warm bread) and a tall glass of white sangria crafted from Zurra and macerated fruit, all while fanning a sweat-dappled brow and remarking on the closeness of the erratic-flying helicopter.
Jacky's interior is decked out in warm hues, wide booths, and framed art deco posters, set against hardwood floors for a pure bistro vibe. An extensive wine cellar provides numerous opportunities for pairing drinks with their ideal food partners. So bring a friend, loved one, or semi-companion and enjoy a fresh, sustainable meal.
- First class and friendly service from top to bottom. Exceptionally fresh food, splendid wine list and terrific atmosphere. – An OpenTable reviewer who dined on 05/07/2010
- Having lived in Paris, I am always in search of an authentic French meal and Jacky's hit the spot! – Adam M, Citysearch
- …I am delighted to have a place that offers a warm ambiance and excellent fare right around the corner. – Lucille M, Citysearch
2545 Prairie Ave.
Evanston, Illinois 60201Get Directions