Highly recommend!Our experience at Bistro Voltaire was wonderful! The ambiance and decor sets the mood from the moment you walk in. The staff is incredibly friendly, especially our server Steven. We ate here on our first night in Chicago and he gave us many suggestions of other things to do in the city. He also chose a great wine to go with the mouthwatering salmon. The salmon literally melts in your mouth; it is cooked to perfection. We can't wait to come back next time we visit Chicago!6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFrench food find!Everything at Bistro Voltaire was great - there will definitely be a repeat visit! (You can also discover how rusty your college French has gotten by trying to translate the French quotations on the wall.)6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMBistro Voltaire is a cute,Bistro Voltaire is a cute, intimate dining room with appropriate music (both style and volume) in the background and a friendly wait staff. The food was quite good and the menu had enough variety to please most. It was a very enjoyable dining experience.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMFrench FoodI loved the food at the Bistro Voltaire. Everything was amazing starting with the atmosphere, service, and food.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat find. Waiter extremelyGreat find. Waiter extremely good. Will hopefully meet him in Paris this summer. Parking is a problem--on street with expensive Chicago meters limited to two hours.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMbistro voltaire o.knice little french restaurant , with french speaking waiters, wow, drinks were great , but food was just ok.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMHad an 8p res on a SaturdayHad an 8p res on a Saturday night and expected the restaurant to be hopping but it wasn't. There were several tables of diners but once they finished the tables did not refill. Don't know if it was busier earlier in the evening. The food was delicious. Started out with a large seafood platter for an appetizer (we were 4 people) and that was tasty. We had the lamb, salmon, chicken and duck for our entrees and all were very happy with their choices. For dessert, we had the apple strudel, cheesecake and chocolate cake. Again, all were delighted with their desserts. The decor was french bistro so very pleasing and the service was excellent.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWell worth a visit.The food was very good, service equally good. The decor was so French and the music as well. We had a delightful French waiter. Would definitely go back. It was kind of empty for a Saturday night and would hate to see it close. Prices were also very affordable.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful cooking, with generousWonderful cooking, with generous portions. Service was very attentive. Really captures the "vibe" of France (helped by the French conversation at the bar.) I almost hate to recommend it so it doesn't get too crowded.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMMidnight in ParisThe dinner was great. We did a price fix off a coupon deal site and could not have been happier. The food was great. The drinks were great. The music made us feel like we were in the movie Midnight in Paris.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMBistro Voltaire had excellentBistro Voltaire had excellent food and excellent service. We enjoyed the atmosphere. The restaurant is small and quaint.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMWe loved the food and theWe loved the food and the service. We will come here again. We especially loved the classic french atmosphere.
I had the filet mignon and ordered medium well. It was too well done but the waiter took it back and brought it back second time.
I appreciated the effort and the food was delicious.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous everythingI brought a group of 10 here for my birthday on a Saturday and everything was amazing-- the service, the food-- I would wholeheartedly recommend this place to everyone! Plus the escargot and fois grais was the best I've ever had! Magnifique!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMA delightful restaurantOur party of three had delicious meals at this excellent french restaurant. Our seafood platters and steak frites were superb and the service was outstanding. My only complaint (and it's fairly minor) is with the size of the restaurant. It's quite small and narrow; the tables are right up on each other and are fairly tiny. It makes for a cozy atmosphere but not the greatest if you're trying to have an private or intimate conversation (which, fortunately, we were not). However, the restaurant's excellent food and service definitely overshadow this one complaint.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious food, romantic setting,Delicious food, romantic setting, attentive service. Will definitely return.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMBistro Voltaire is one ofBistro Voltaire is one of my favorites in Chicago! Always keep coming back. The atmosphere is wonderful - only to be outdone by the food. Had the scallops - delicious and very fresh. My friend had the pork tenderloin - flavorful, very tender, and cooked to the perfect level of doneness. As always, we left room for the molten chocolate lava cake - fabulous is the only word to describe it.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMA perfect dining experience!!A perfect dining experience!! Tasty food, great service, good ambience and acessible street parking!!4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious lamb!! I took myDelicious lamb!! I took my mom there for her birthday. We had the escargot, rack of lamb, and creme brulee. The meal was fabulous, the ambience was very good (they had a classy playlist with Edith Piaf, Michael Buble, Toney Bennett, Louis Armstrong, etc.), and the service was very good. An all-around wonderful experience!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMsolid menu, excellent service,solid menu, excellent service, wine list covered a nice but not overwhelming spectrum.Very nice dinner3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMBistro Voltaire was wonderful.Bistro Voltaire was wonderful. The French Risotto was delicious, the escargot the same -- the main dish, red snapper was perfect. The pineapple martini's were chilled to perfection and the last dish - the french cheese cake was s delight :) The service was perfect - the waiter was especially wonderful and attentive.
This place for a cozy romantic dinner for two or to enjoy wonderful food with friends. I would recommend it!!!!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWe visited Bistro VoltaireWe visited Bistro Voltaire during restaurant week, but my wife ordered ala carte and her meal was better than mine. Cozy place on a cold winter evening - french fair was good for the price.2/8/2013 12:00:00 AM