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  • Address:
    840 N Wabash
    Chicago, IL 60610
    Gold Coast / Streeterville
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary French
    Price: $30 and under

bistronomic Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://bistronomic.net
  • Phone: (312) 944-8400
  • Hours of Operation:
    Wednesday - Friday 11:00 am-2:30 pm
    Reservations taken until 2:00 pm

    Saturday - Sunday 10:00 am-2:30 pm
    Reservations taken until 2:00 pm

    Monday - Thursday 5:00 pm-9:30 pm
    Friday and Saturday 5:00 pm-10:00 pm
    Sunday 5:00 pm-9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary French, French American, Contemporary European
  • Executive Chef: Martial Noguier
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Bistronomic is an 82-seat restaurant that can accommodate any party size from an intimate gathering to a lavish cocktail party. Two private spaces can host groups of 6-30. In the warmer months, Bistronomic also has a covered 34-seat patio along Wabash Ave. available.

    Please contact Nicole Quaisser at 312.431.1788 or at nicole@lmrestaurant.com for more private dining details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Chestnut & Pearson
  • Public Transit: Chicago Red Line Stop
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet is available for $12 for up to 3 hours or $18 for up to 5 hours.
A word from bistronomic
At Bistronomic, enjoy modern cuisine rooted in French culture that showcases ingredients from Midwestern farms. The restaurant, whose name is a combination of three words: bistro / gastronomy / economic, is Chef Martial Noguier’s long-time dream come to fruition; to create a contemporary bistro that is both approachable and affordable.

Bistronomic’s delicious menu items – composed from seasonal, local, and sustainable ingredients – include expertly prepared items like Martial's Mother's Homemade Country Pâté, Seared Diver Scallops, and the Filet Mignon au Poivre.

The fully stocked bar features imported spirits and an assortment of cocktails. Many of the French and Californian labels are available by the glass.

A table for up to 14 is available on Friday and Saturday nights in a semi-private room. Guests may order from the a la carte or prix fixe menus.

The restaurant is family owned and operated as part of the LM Restaurant Group.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Wonderful place with innovative Country French menu using fresh ingredients. It was a lovely weekend with lots of outdoor dining. We were inside which was lovely and there were outdoor diners. There were reeds or Rattan sticking up for privacy, I guess but at first glance it looked more like an Asian place. Perhaps some Small shrubbery and flowers boxes more in keeping with a French theme."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "This small gold coast spot delivers wonderful french food with new American sensibilities in a casual and comfortable room. Starting with bread that any restaurant in Paris would be proud to serve, through the velvety chicken liver mousse , the lovely halibut complemented by a surprising yet perfect fennel puree, everything we tasted was perfect. Appetizers such as the duck confit salad or the scallops are large enough to serve as an entree, which has the bonus of leaving room to sample one of the tempting desserts. Informal yet careful service complements a comfortable room and great food."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "After spending $60+ pp, I was just not wowed by this place. We sat outside on a picturesque night so the ambience was perfect. The appetizer portions were very small for the price. I had the mussels frites for my main and it was completely bland. Friends got the lamb and both raved about it. Maybe I just ordered wrong, but there are a lot of places on my list before I'd venture back here."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "The food is very reasonable considering the location and it is consistently excellent. The house-made pate is delicious and the salads are fresh and satisfying. Our guests' steaks were perfectly cooked and my pork tenderloin was tender and surrounded by an interesting medley of vegetables. We were so full none of us had desserts although last time I had the baked Alaska and it was great."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "My husband, 14 yo son and I celebrated Bastille Day at Bistronomic. Everything we ordered was delicious. There was some confusion with the wait staff when we first arrived so we waited longer than anticipated to order. The owner/chef came to our table and gave us a complementary appetizer and the service was impeccable the remainder of the evening. Would highly recommend the steak frites and baked Alaska. The pork tenderloin special with cherries was also excellent. Will definitely return."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "This resturant is French and unlike American resturants the food portions are a bit smaller but adequate so if stuffing yourself is your goal this is not the place for you."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Have been here several times and gets better with each visit."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Nice decor, excellent service, good food but no WOW factor."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "We love eating brunch here. I had the eggs benedict and my husband, can you believe it, a hamburger. He couldn't stop raving about the burger and the duck fat fries. Absolutely yummy, stole a few for myself. The eggs benedict was prepared perfectly, crispy muffin, grilled Canadian bacon and a perfectly poached egg. I love lemon with the hollandaise so they brought my wedges. The service is always good and friendly. Fortunately they don't crank up the music so it can be noise level comfortable instead of blaring like most restaurants."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "I enjoyed dining at Bistronomic, but I wouldn't say it was GREAT. The menu was appealing and I could have ordered a number of items. Because of the holiday weekend, it was a little slower so I expected great service. I thought the service from the "back waiter" was phenomenal and the fact that the chef personally greeted guests was impressive. My server, however, was just sorta "meh." He seemed to lack personality and didn't really try to make a connection. He just took orders, basically. Maybe that's just me, though. I prefer a server who makes recommendations and tries to get to know the guest. The food was good. I wouldn't recommend the pea veloute, but my pork tenderloin was perfectly cooked and dessert was fantastic."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Went with a group for botomless brunch. The food was amazing and the service was wonderful."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We have never liked the atmosphere / decor here but always return for good food and service."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Although the wine and food menu are compact, they are full of value and are well thought out. I have never been disapointed with a meal at Bistronomic and plan on returning again and again for Great French food at a reasonable price."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "We had a birthday surprise and needed to extend our meal to 3.5 hours. They were so accommodating and kind and I was so grateful for that. We had cocktails outside and watched the street traffic and then came inside for dinner. There were families with kids which was nice to see. The lamb was delish! Bread was great. Tartare and scallop appetizers were wonderful. Interesting and fabulous desserts - hazelnut goodies, profiteroles, creme brulee."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We give bistronomic & Executive Chef Martial Noguier our highest recommendation. Every menu item is excellent, which puts us in a quandary at every visit. We can't decide between the tuna tartare, escargot with mushroom duxelles, diver scallops seared with stone fruit puree, foie gras, beet salad or the fish soup with mussels & saffron aioli. Then we toss a coin between the rack of lamb, the amish chicken or the halibut. To close? Again, how do you decide between the cherry financier, the lemon tart or the baked Alaska? Needless to say, we blissfully walk out gorged every time wondering why we didn't try this or that. And to round out our special experience? A visit every time at our table from Martial or his charming wife Laurence. Bravo!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "This was our second time to Bistronomic and I must admit I was little disappointed. Amish Chicken was nicely prepared. Service extremely lacking. Except for back server that kept our water glasses constantly filled."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The food was incredible and delicious. The presentation was wonderful. I can't wait to return and bring friends and family."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "We went with friends for dinner. The escargot with the mushroom duxelle on the bottom are out of the world. I love to soak up the sauce with the lovely French bread they deliver before dinner. Three people had salads, one beet and the others kale, radishes and many other items. They all loved them. The pasta for the night was a French twist on chicken ravioli. Our guest couldn't stop moaning and saying, "Boy this is good." One person had the walleye pike and loved it. I had the half chicken, done perfectly and wondefully flavorful. We love this restaurant. Our server, Ken, is always there when you need him and doesn't bother you when you don't. We like some of the changes to the new menu with the new chef."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "My husband and I went and I had the escargot and steak as before. Just love it. He had the beet salad followed by the scallop appetizer as an entree. He said he could not believe how good it was. The waiter selected a perfect glass of wine for each of us to accompany our dinner. Everything about this restaurant is spot on."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "The service was friendly and efficient. Our waiter was new and he did a faboulous job. I went for the Pate and it did not disappoint. It was excellent. The Mimosas were good. My friends love the ambiance and the food as well we had a wonderful time."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "W have been to this restaurant many times This was the first time that our order was mixed up The server appeared confused as well and when it came time for our check that was also divided incorrectly Management was needed to make the adjustments"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Wonderful creative food in an upscale yet decidedly non-fussy atmosphere. Chic yet welcoming, with the chef always walking the room. It's very difficult to manage those opposing forces, and Bistronomic is the sort of place I'd feel 1000% comfortable entertaining an important client, or slipping away to for a casual dinner alone right down the street from me. I'll be back soon. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We have eaten here many times and the food is always outstanding. It is a bistro but not just steak frites, coq au vin or your ordinary bistro fare. The menu reflects innovation on the part of Chef M. Noguier, who always comes up with a twist to make the food extraordnary. And the prices are quite affordable!! Don't miss this place."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "My wife and I went for lunch. The food was superb...mussels with frittes and a croque monsieur, all cooked oerfectly and served beautifully. Service was top notch. friendly and efficient. the chef was out in the dining room as we'll greeting everyone. A real treat."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Very good food @ reasonable prices. Well woth a try."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "I and two girlfriends all started with a French 75 cocktail. I swear they make the best in the city. Just like drinking lemonade, only more flavorful, they all loved it. I ordered escargot as a starter, it was delicious. I prefer their French bread versus the croutons, just not crazy about the dried croutons to soak up the sauce. Lovely bread and butter came with the meal. My friend order a chevre mousse, absolutely wonderful. We all ordered the steak with frites, I ordered mushrooms instead of fries. Steaks were perfectly done and so flavorful and tender. We had no desserts, we were all full. The service was wonderful. Music was low, so it didn't interfere with the conversation, a miracle in a restaurant these days. Outstanding."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Great place. A must place please go there. Valet parking. Nice menu. Great staff Great location"
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Very nice restaurant off the main track. Very pleasant wait staff."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Amazing brunch with great different options. The steak and eggs was amazing. Also very moderately priced. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Best tasting dishes I've enjoyed in years. Great service. Romantic."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Mussels and escargot were superb! Duck confit was delicious! Charming bistro!"
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "low brow but high brow at the same time. Hit the mark in providing a lively atmosphere for a group dinner. Loved our French waitress."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "The food here is terrific! The Chef/Owner is very interactive with his guests, from running the food to their table to asking how everything is. Love Ken - great waiter and attentive but not annoying. Love the fish specials and the escargot. My favorite French restaurant in Chicago. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "We are frequent diners at Bistronomic and we were never disappointed once. The French innovative dishes are excellent, the service is perfect and the prices moderate to affordable. Chef Jerome who recently started there in collaboration with the founder and long time Chef Martial are a formidable culinary team. The restaurant is welcoming to diners and reservations are recommended. Beside daily dinners, brunches on the weekend they are also open for lunch, Wed to Fri."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "I've been here a couple of times for brunch and have never been disappointed! Great food and the prices are very resonable. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "My husband and I, along with two other couples, dined at bistronomic on a Saturday night. The food was excellent, and the scene was energetic and fun. My gripes: we waited 20+ minutes for our reserved table...a pet peeve. My husband had to push them to get the table ready for us, and then they were quite helpful, but it wasn't great. Next gripe: our server was rude. She was not the least bit friendly. They were out of 2 items, and apparently the first time she told us we didn't hear one of them, to which she replied, "it's a loud restaurant, you musn't have heard me." Um, how about, I am so very sorry we don't have the scallops on a Saturday night...please accept my apologies. I hope she's fired by the next time we go there. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Because of its location, it is easy to overlook Bistronomic but it's too bad if you do. The menu has nice variety of French fare that is not too heavy. While the service can sometimes be a bit slow in peak times and the piped in music has a tendency to be louder that it needs to be, the food is excellent. "
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Everything was fabulous...food was delicious, brought out quickly and still fresh and hot. Service was quick and friendly. We would all definitely go there again."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "On saturday night the tuna tartar and the market salad were delicious and the halibut was very good. There was a noticeable discrepancy in sizing - my piece of halibut was entree size and my friend's about 1/2 size. The restaurant was about half full when we sat down, our wine was served, and we ordered. Only 2 of us had appetizer and salad so we knew that our third person would wait for the entree (bread was served). After clearing the appetizer/salad plates the wait for our entrees was fairly long - over 20 minutes - making the time from being seated to being served entrees nearly an hour. Our waiter came by and let us know the entrees would be ready shortly but by then we were all feeling that it was an overly long wait. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Excellent tuna tartare, delicious halibut. Friendly, attentive service"
    Dined on 5/8/2014