5:00 PM until Close

steamed in beer, fennel, shallots & garlic 13.25

Soup Du Jour
chef’s daily selection of homemade soups 7.50

Burgundy Escargots
garlic & Pernod butter 11.25

Caesar Salad
classic Caesar with parmesan cheese and anchovy 10.25

House Salad
mixed greens, pinenuts & shallot balsamic vinaigrette 7.75

French Onion Soup
croutons & Swiss cheese gratinée 8.25

Crab Cake
shitake mushrooms, bell peppers & beurre blanc sauce 12.50

Country Paté& Chicken Liver Mousse
onion confit, cornichons & old fashioned mustard 11.75



Salad Niçoise
mixed greens, flaked white tuna, green beans,
egg, olives, tomato, potatoes and anchovy
with dijon mustard vinaigrette

Café Central Cobb Salad
Mixed greens, poached chicken, Feta cheese, bacon,
avocado, eggs, tomatoes with dijon mustard vinaigrette

Poached Salmon Salad
Mixed greens, flaked salmon, red onions, tomatoes,
green beans & Dijon mustard vinaigrette

Poached Chicken Salad
bed of mixed greens with chicken,
grilled vegetables and pesto vinaigrette


Half a Roasted Chicken
herbes de Provence, vegetables and mashed potatoes

Grilled Salmon
lentils, spinach, mushrooms, grilled veggies and balsamic vinaigrette

Braised Lamb Shank
asiago cheese ,mashed potatoes
sautéed vegetables and rosemary sauce

Choice Black Angus 6oz. Center Cut Filet Mignon
with truffle, mashed potatoes, aspargus, mushrooms and green peppercorn sauce

Half a Roasted Duckling
braised cabbage with bacon, wild rice, and peach sauce

Vegetable Plate
chef’s choice of seasonal vegetables
(sautéed or steamed)

Sautéed Calves Liver
with roasted potatoes, sautéed onions, broccoli,
provençal tomatoes and sage sauce

Pasta from the Market
Chef's Risotto Du Jour
Fresh fish from the market

Side Dishes

French Fries - 6.75
Broccoli - 6.75
Mashed Potatoes - 6.75
Asparagus - 8.00
Green Bean - 7.75
Herbed Garlic Bread - 4.50


A Selection of Desserts from the cart.

Children's menu available upon request.
There will be a $3.00 charge for sharing.
Ask your waiter for our take out menu.
18% gratuity added to tables of more than six.
Cafe Central
455 Central
Highland Park, IL 60035

847 266-7878 • fax 847 266-7373

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Cafe Central of Highland Park, companion to Nieto's
two of the finest Restaurants in the Chicago area.