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Evan's American Gourmet Cafe


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Scallop Quenelles w/ Sherry-Lobster Cream
Trifle of Coconut Cured Lomi-Lomi Salmon
With crab, prawn & coconut creme fraiche w/ mango reduction & tobiko caviar
Napoleon of Veal Sweetbreads
Layered w/ puff pastry, morels, lemon & red pepper aiolis, fennel slaw & lemon caper brown butter
Hoisin & Orange Glazed Prawns
With asian style slaw, served w/ tangerine reduction, chives & sesame seeds
Millfeuille of Goat Cheese-Hummus Spread
Layered w/ spinach, tomato, & sweet & salty phyllo layers, topped w/ truffle honey
Charbroiled Korean Shortribs
On a bed of matchstick vegetables w/ sesame vinaigrette, pickled ginger, wakame & fried rice noodles
Carpaccio of Black Pepper Seared Beef
With cous-cous salad, micro arugula, confetti of red onions & bella olives & balsamic reduction
We feature a fresh homemade pasta, pizza & soup of the day. Please see the special board for details & prices.
Butter Lettuce Salad
With julienne of apple, bleu cheese & candied pecans tossed in walnut oil vinaigrette
Evan's Caesar Salad
Featuring fresh parmesan crisp, romaine lettuce & garlic crostini
Warm Spinach Salad
With duck sausage, pancetta, toasted pine nuts, shaved asiago cheese & balsamic vinegar dressing
House Salad
Mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, julienne of carrot & red cabbage, cured cucumber, choice of creamy basil, preserved lemon or house vinaigrette dressing
Grilled Filet of Beef
With horseradish-green peppercorn butter & syrah reduction, served w/ cheddar gratin potatoes & broccolini
Rosemary & Garlic Marinated Rack of Lamb
With raspberry wine & demi-glace, parsnip mashed potatoes & minted zucchini curls
Roast Cervena Venison Loin Chop
With pinot noir demi-glace, savory poblano chile cheesecake, baby carrots, mustard greens & pearl onion saute
Breast of Chicken Stuffed
With‎ sundried tomato & mascarpone w/ tarragon pesto cream, smoky mozzalla mashers & asparagus
Pan Roasted Breast & Confit Leg of Maple Leaf Duck
With truffled white balsamic syrup, plum jus, wild mushroom & chevre panzanella & green beans
Porcini Dusted Veal Loin Medallions
With shiitake-marsala beurre blanc, bacon ragout mashers, braised endive & baby carrots
Apple-Porter Glazed Pork Chop
With marbled sweet potato mashers, creamy basil slaw, baby carrots & apple brandy demi-glace
Herb Marinated Day Boat Scallops
With mediterranean israeli cous-cous, sliced tomato, lemon beurre blanc & braised spinach
US$20 - US$40
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Once my ski buddy and I found Evan’s, we always visit when up skiing. Last evening was a delight as Paula was extremely engaging and efficient in helping us have a very nice evening with the usual great food. Dessert was delicious. The quail appetizer...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank jwhitehouse
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve visited Evan’s for years. The ambiance and atmosphere are a great mix of classy and cozy. The lightning is warm, the music is jazzy, and the tables are crisply laid. We love the menu classics, but are always swayed to order the specials that...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank ngremmy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

very cozy and good choice to take time and enjoy a cup coffee! very recommendable and will surely come back!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank AngelWright16
Reviewed 27 January 2019

Simply perfect dinner. Quite a ritzy restaurant probably not recommended for young kids . I would certainly come back if I was in the area again.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank DumpTrump2020
Reviewed 15 January 2019 via mobile

Lovely meal out for our anniversary- Owners thoughtful and gracious with seating, bussing and in general checking on our dining experience without being intrusive. Food was nicely prepared and presented with decent portions. Very expensive and the setting isn’t much to recommend (right on Emerald...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank mtn2rvr
Reviewed 22 December 2018 via mobile

Nothing but good things to say about this place. None of us had one bad review. Cozy Place, great food, great service

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Harleyhippie
Reviewed 6 November 2018

I had a wonderful meal in a nice small quaint restaurant. The whole main menu looks appetizing but after reading the specials I decided to have that. I had their heirloom tomato bisque soup with crab and and corn on top. Then for my entree...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank TheMargeaux
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

Everything about our dinner last night was wonderful. The ambiance, the polished and professional service, and most of all the food! For starters we split an order of their homemade spinach fettuccine and Caesar salads. Fabulous. Four of us had four different entrées; lamb chops,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Michaela
Reviewed 21 October 2018

When visiting a new area, I like to find a nice restaurant to try. Evan's did not disappoint! From the ease of getting a reservation, to the friendly service, to the excellent food - it was all amazing! I only wish I had been able...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank windycityjp
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

This was my 2nd visit at Evan’s and it didn’t disappoint. They don’t have a big menu but everything I have eaten there so far has been delicious! They have a very good wine list and the wine prices are fair. The restaurant is on...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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26 November 2018|
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Response from TheMargeaux | Reviewed this property |
Yes they serve cocktails and wine.
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13 October 2018|
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Response from Will B | Reviewed this property |
I don't know. We were visiting the area.
4 August 2018|
Response from jform-t | Reviewed this property |
No, I do not know. However they seem so personable, I wouldn't be surprised if they made a special meal to accommodate you. My recommendation would be to call a few days in advance and discuss it. While we were eating... More
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