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Hybrid French-American Brasserie Aboyer is the Perfect Spot for a Summer Bite

Cynthia A. Raymond | August 1, 2019 | Food & Drink



French fusion pub grub? We say oui.

THE NAME French for “to bark,” pronounced “ab-wah-yay”

THE TYPE Relaxed, hybrid French-American brasserie (together with Silencieux and George Trois)

THE CHEF Michael Lachowicz, star chef and proprietor of the previous incarnation, Michael’s

THE DRINK Le Diable: La Luna Mezcal, lime, basil, cucumber two ways, Serrano chile with chile salt rim ($14)— sounds like summer!

NO. 1 ON MENU Everything. But let’s start with a Beausoleil oyster shooter ($4) and the confit new potato brandade ($10).

WHY WE LIKE IT Modern vibe with fusion pub grub and bang-up house cocktails—including elevated classics like the New-Fashioned ($15), imbued with pomegranate and walnut

BEST ENDING Olive oil cake ($8): coffee soaked with banana panna cotta and spiced chocolate glaçage

WHERE TO GO 64 Green Bay Road, Winnetka, 847.441.3100,


Photography by: aubrey navarro