Evanston, IL 60201
Two-time Best of Chicago (Chicago Magazine) winner for Best Lunch and Best Cookie, the owners are true Francophiles who visit France often and who pride themselves on updating the menue with new French dishes. A sign over the cash register reads “We accept Euros.” Their signature dishes include Roast Beef on Croissant and Bearnaise Sauce, Brie on Baguette des Peres, and their winning homemade cookies. There is a substantial vegetarian menu, as well. Al’s has been in Evanston for 59 years.