Le Bouchon, is popular for both its intimate yet boisterous atmosphere and affordable authentic bistro fare. Whatever the season, the food here is fairly heavy, although specials are lighter in warmer months. Poilevey could pack this place every night just with regulars addicted to the house specialty of roast duck for two, bathed in Grand Marnier-orange marmalade sauce. The fare covers bistro basics, with starters including steamed mussels in white wine and herbs, onion tart, codfish brandade and salade Lyonnaise (greens with bacon lardoons, croutons, and poached egg). The authenticity continues in the entree department, with steak frites, sautÃ©ed rabbit in white wine, veal kidneys in mustard sauce, and bouillabaisse, most affordably priced at around $20.00.
The piped-in music and voices from closely packed tables create an atmosphere that some perceive as convivial, and others as claustrophobic and noisy.
LM Bistro represents a classic French bistro experience. Chef Partner Bradford Phillips’s casually sophisticated cuisine will win over those in search of authentic, fanfareless, Euro-style dining. Preparations are simple yet highly evolved.
Every day Classic French Food served in a modern brasserie - with a contemporary sensibility.
Express Lunch available Monday-Friday 11:30am to 5:00pm exclusively in The Cafe.
Two courses served together for $9.99 (includes coffee/tea/iced tea/soda). Add dessert to the Express Lunch for an additional $3.00. No substitutions. Not valid with other offers or discounts.
The latest restaurant from Chef Joho and RJ & Jerrod Melman, Paris Club is a high-energy, casual yet sophisticated French restaurant and bar in the heart of River North. Focused on the approachability of French dining, Paris Club offers a collection of small plates to share, craft beers on draft, and a wine list that doesn't require a glossary of terms. Gone are the days of white table cloths and jacket requirements, Paris Club celebrates with champagne on tap.
Contemporary cuisine rooted in French culture showcasing products from Midwestern farmers at Cafe des Architectes. The restaurant is located in the fashionable Gold Coast neighborhood. It is a modern restaurant with dramatic appointments created by interior designer Pierre-Yves Rochon.
The way we look at it, if we make you feel comfortable in the restaurant, you'll also feel comfortable making our recipes at home. That's why everything we do is intended to enhance your comfort and enjoyment. We must be succeeding: a recent survey by the Zagat Guide reports that Carlos' is considered Chicago's most popular restaurant.
Housed in a 19th Century brownstone, Les Nomades is an intimate urban oasis in the middle of Downtown Chicago. Its classic French cuisine has garnered national acclaim; it is complemented by an award-winning wine list from their extensive cellar. Every detail, from fresh-cut rose bouquets to the glow from the antique fireplace, ensures a sensory experience. This is an evening to be savored.