I feel like I'm a roll with suburban eating; I guess it's good to change the scenery every now and then. I had dinner tonight with my "aunt" Dianne in Glencoe at a cute little French place called Frank and Betsie's. It was a simple meal with the focus on catching up on life and my travels. The food was tasty and a large menu to choose from. The feeling is definitely small suburban french bistro and I can see how it's been around for 15 years. The bread is served nice and warm with butter (I'd prefer olive oil) with a nice wine list. Our entire meal consisted of three items, Dianne's large soup, my Cesar salad starter and trout main dish.
The salad was great and I could have twice as much. My trout was very well cooked and served with sides of rice and a few veggies. The mushroom, Dijon and dill sauce was a perfect compliment of flavors. Our service was very good, even on a slow night and my only complaint would be the value. But I guess the pricing comes with the territory and even then it's not super crazy (three dishes and two glasses of wine for $50).
The outside patio is a huge bonus for the summer and fall seasons, and I'd recommend going there for a nice, quiet meal in the suburbs. There's a good reason Chicago Magazine named it a best restaurant in 1999.