Preparing French cuisine at home is a laborious process that involves catching wild escargot and convincing crepes not to fold themselves into paper airplanes. Leave the work to the professionals with today's deal for French fare at Jilly’s Café in Evanston. Choose one of the following options:
- For $20, you get $40 worth of dinner
- For $10, you get $20 worth of lunch or brunch
Jilly's Café specializes in authentic French cuisine with an American twist. Settle in for savory dinner fare such as duck confit or seaworthy bouillabaisse. Or, treat yourself to a midday munch with lunch treats of hearty soups and sandwiches. The Sunday brunch offers an ever-changing array of offerings, and the friendly staff at Jilly's is always quick to suggest proper pairings from the extensive wine list. End your mealsperience with an indulgent dessert that will leave your taste buds sighing in a French accent.
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- Fans of the “nicely frilly” New American–New French “bistro cuisine” (and brunch with a prix fixe champagne option) at this “quaint little house” in Evanston call it an “undiscovered gem” that “doesn’t look like much from street” but is “charming” and “homelike” inside – Zagat
The chefs at Jilly’s Cafe meld French and American cooking traditions to create a menu of elegant fusion fare peppered with culinary surprises from around the world. A large specials menu rotates its options frequently, treating diners to plates piled with nourishment that might include duck, rack of lamb, and fresh seafood, and every Sunday, a selection of breakfast items scramble for the right to occupy the brunch menu. To celebrate specific holidays, Jilly's rolls out set menus designed with a theme in mind—guests can ensure a romantic night out by reserving a table on Valentine’s Day or visit on Easter to honor America's mascot, the Easter egg. The eatery’s long-winded wine list allows aficionados to sample new varietals while giving grapes a chance to see what their old friends are up to.