Carlos' Restaurant

★★★★☆
  • 429 Temple Avenue

    Highland Park, IL 60035

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  • 847-432-0770

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My fiancee and i had a wonderful experience at Carlos's. We live in La Grange, il, and had to make quite a journey to get there... but it was worth it.

Hey, guys come to La Grange. We were voted best downtown by chicago magazine, and we are a community of restaurant lovers! We would welcome you, support, and embrace you!

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★★★★★

My fiancee and i had a wonderful experience at Carlos's. We live in La Grange, il, and had to make quite a journey to get there... but it was worth it.

Hey, guys come to La Grange. We were voted best downtown by chicago magazine, and we are a community of restaurant lovers! We would welcome you, support, and embrace you!

Pros: Sophistication and Warmth both present at Carlos'

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We ate at Carlos on Halloween night. Our first impression was the bowl of candy and Carlos and all the wait staff taking time to talk to the neighborhood kids while they came in trick or treating from the Highland Park neighborhood. At first that seemed strange for a fancy French restaurant but by the end of the evening we realized it was just how Carlos is. They pay great attention to service and detail and the room is beautiful but you are treated like a guest in a home of an old friend.

The food is very high quality and the preparation is solid. Not over the top French...just lots of layers and fresh clean flavors We had filet and sea bass. Both were great. The souffle and molten cake desserts were a highlight. Huge wine list and high end wines by the glass too. A really fun and romantic meal!

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★★★★★

We ate at Carlos on Halloween night. Our first impression was the bowl of candy and Carlos and all the wait staff taking time to talk to the neighborhood kids while they came in trick or treating from the Highland Park neighborhood. At first that seemed strange for a fancy French restaurant but by the end of the evening we realized it was just how Carlos is. They pay great attention to service and detail and the room is beautiful but you are treated like a guest in a home of an old friend.

The food is very high quality and the preparation is solid. Not over the top French...just lots of layers and fresh clean flavors We had filet and sea bass. Both were great. The souffle and molten cake desserts were a highlight. Huge wine list and high end wines by the glass too. A really fun and romantic meal!

Pros: Service, Carlos himself floating around, Great wines

Cons: A bit pricey

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Hy, I've been to Carlos a couple of days ago and I can tell you it's a great restaurant. The service is really great and I can't tell you about the food there; really awesome. Everyone should try it some times.
Best regards,
Rick Menchaca

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★★★★★

Hy, I've been to Carlos a couple of days ago and I can tell you it's a great restaurant. The service is really great and I can't tell you about the food there; really awesome. Everyone should try it some times.
Best regards,
Rick Menchaca

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This was our third time to Carlos in the last two years and it is better everytime we go. The menu was seasonly different each visit including items I havent even heard of before but left me wanting more of all of it. The lamb was to die for and I have never seen a wine list even close to as good. I didnt even know service could be taken to this level. If you use the washroom you come back to a creativly tied napkin in the shapes of roses, ducks and even a tuxedo once. Carlos is always there to greet you, make you feel welcome and monitor the quality of your entire dining experience. We definatly cant affor to go there all the time but every very special occasion you will find me and my family there. Look forward to going back!

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★★★★★

This was our third time to Carlos in the last two years and it is better everytime we go. The menu was seasonly different each visit including items I havent even heard of before but left me wanting more of all of it. The lamb was to die for and I have never seen a wine list even close to as good. I didnt even know service could be taken to this level. If you use the washroom you come back to a creativly tied napkin in the shapes of roses, ducks and even a tuxedo once. Carlos is always there to greet you, make you feel welcome and monitor the quality of your entire dining experience. We definatly cant affor to go there all the time but every very special occasion you will find me and my family there. Look forward to going back!

Pros: Service, quality of food

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By far one of the best experiances I ever had. Everything was GREAT!!!!! They are such nice people. You must try it.

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★★★★★

By far one of the best experiances I ever had. Everything was GREAT!!!!! They are such nice people. You must try it.

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I have been to Carlos three times this year and every time I have had the best service and food. The biggest thing I like here is that you feel welcome, the staff smile, anticipate your needs and are very attentive. The food is incredible and Carlos walked table to table throughout the evening checking quality and if the people were happy. A wonderful romantic evening every time.

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★★★★★

I have been to Carlos three times this year and every time I have had the best service and food. The biggest thing I like here is that you feel welcome, the staff smile, anticipate your needs and are very attentive. The food is incredible and Carlos walked table to table throughout the evening checking quality and if the people were happy. A wonderful romantic evening every time.

Pros: Food, decor, staff

Cons: None for me

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what a let down this place was. chef carlos definitely was not up to par.

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★☆☆☆☆

what a let down this place was. chef carlos definitely was not up to par.

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As always the dinner there was beyond perfect. The chef has a very romantic style. He has learned a lot from the former chefs, but made it his own.

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★★★★★

As always the dinner there was beyond perfect. The chef has a very romantic style. He has learned a lot from the former chefs, but made it his own.

Pros: CHEF RAMIRO, EASY VALET, FRIENDLY STAFF

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I have been to Carlos' on a few occassions now and have been dissappointed everytime. The service is mediocre, the food--subpar, and the atmosphere--let's just say get rid of the loveboat theme. Go to Gabriel's instead--you'll thank me.

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★☆☆☆☆

I have been to Carlos' on a few occassions now and have been dissappointed everytime. The service is mediocre, the food--subpar, and the atmosphere--let's just say get rid of the loveboat theme. Go to Gabriel's instead--you'll thank me.

Cons: too pricey, bad food, terrible service

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Carlos consistently provides a world-class dining experience. Creative, flavorful dishes, flawlessly prepared, changing with the seasons. The menu includes "sure hit" favorites, plus an endless supply of equally wonderful new dishes from Carlos' great kitchen staff. Out front, the atmosphere is warm and comfortable, with genuine smiles greeting every patron. Black tie or "no tie" is right at home. And honest answers from the servers about any dish, or its preparation, help to ensure you get the meal you personally will love. Not to mention one of the best wine lists anywhere.... For any special occasion, or to create one, Carlos' just can't be beat.

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★★★★★

Carlos consistently provides a world-class dining experience. Creative, flavorful dishes, flawlessly prepared, changing with the seasons. The menu includes "sure hit" favorites, plus an endless supply of equally wonderful new dishes from Carlos' great kitchen staff. Out front, the atmosphere is warm and comfortable, with genuine smiles greeting every patron. Black tie or "no tie" is right at home. And honest answers from the servers about any dish, or its preparation, help to ensure you get the meal you personally will love. Not to mention one of the best wine lists anywhere.... For any special occasion, or to create one, Carlos' just can't be beat.

Pros: Great food, Charming, intimate at, Honest,experienced se

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Trendier and more innovative restaurants have come and gone, but Carlos and Debbie Nieto's North Shore gem continues to impress after all these years. Surprisingly relaxed given its special occasion appeal, these hallowed, wood-paneled…

 

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