Roland Liccioni is back ~ taking over the reign as chef / partner
of Le Francais restaurant in Wheeling. The highly imaginative and
artistic chef was previously at the restaurant from 1989 –
1999. During this time, Chef Roland achieved a five-star Mobil rating,
five Diamond awards, accolades from Food & Wine Magazine, and
in 1997, he won the James Beard Best Chef in the Midwest Award,
a highly sought after honor. Under his direction, Le Francais was
thought of as one of, if not the, best Restaurant in the United
States. Chef Roland’s achievements literally put Chicago on
the map of the culinary world.
shares this wonderful and historic restaurant with a deep admirer
of his cuisine, Mike Moran. The Moran family is “thrilled
to have Roland back to carry on the tradition of Le Francais”.
Having been guests at Le Francais for decades, it is fitting that
a family with such admiration and respect for French cuisine and
the restaurant itself is now helping share this experience with
thousands of other enthusiasts.
Roland has returned to Le Francais, he and the Moran family
have attained four stars from the Chicago Tribune. The restaurant
has guests arriving from all over the world to experience the
wonder of this extraordinary place with four star
food and four star service.
the 30-year-old legend tucked away in Wheeling and referred to
as the best French restaurant west of Paris, by Bon Appetit
Magazine, continues to bring fine classical and contemporary
French dining to the world.
Le Francais Restaurant is open for lunch, Tuesday - Friday from
11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; and for dinner Monday - Saturday from 5:30
p.m.-9 p.m., and closed on Sunday except for private functions
and some holidays.
Attire is business casual.
Also, there is complimentary valet parking.
Reservations are strongly recommended and may be made by calling