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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
  • "The ambiance is modern, yet European. Great dishes that are innately French, yet with a modern vibe. Although I would consider it upscale, the environment feels approachable. Extremely friendly staff; and the owner/chef and his wife are very interactive with the diners. Drinks are memorable."
    Dined on 8/30/2014
  • "Excellent food. Greeted by the most friendly hostess (wife of the owner/chef). Will definitely return."
    Dined on 8/30/2014
  • "This was our first time at Bistronomic, went with 2 other couples. Everything was lovely from the moment we walked in. One of our group uses a walker & stowing it was so easily accommodated, I never even saw it being removed. Aside from the food (creative without losing the "French-ness"), the ambiance (special & comfortable all at once), & the service (right on point), we were amazed that nearly everyone we interacted with was actually... French! This, of course, just made the evening all the more authentic & the only thing we wished was that there had been room to try dessert! We'll be back!"
    Dined on 8/28/2014
  • "The food at Bistronomic is well prepared, tasty and beautifully presented. The waitstaff is knowledgable and will make recommendations when asked. Our party enjoyed the salmon tartare and the mussels in an herb infused broth."
    Dined on 8/28/2014
  • "Had lunch at Bistronomic with a friend. Overall, a pleasant find that goes onto my 'go back' list. Lovely, very modern décor. Not too many outdoor tables but pleasantly situated. Service was friendly and helpful. Our waiter was there when we wanted him, but didn't hover and interrupt repeatedly to see if everything was OK (some places do that to death). The food really shines. High quality ingredients, beautifully prepared and presented, and everything we had was absolutely delicious. I'd have given it 5 stars if the luncheon menu had been a little more extensive. Nicely representative of French bistro, but not quite enough choice. I'll go back for dinner where the menu is more extensive."
    Dined on 8/27/2014
  • "We made a first time reservation the same day and were most impressed. Having dined at a noisy, lots of rich food restaurant the night before, we very much appreciated a quieter, lighter menu. The cheese plate and pate starters were wonderful. The service was attentive and helpful. The advice on wines was spot on."
    Dined on 8/25/2014
  • "I came early so the room was not full. The food was light, creative, interesting and balanced flavors. The staff were attentive and unobtrusive. It made for a wonderful and relaxing experience. What a meal should be."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "The staff is very nice and accomodating. The food was wonderful and was delivered to our table at a comfortable cadence. The Chef even walked the floor to see how we enjoyed our meal. To be honest the ravioli was wonderful, the mussels were terrific and for our main course we both really enjoyed the salmon and scallops. Highly recommend and would go back for lunch soon."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "We had a wonderful peaceful brunch. The service was great. The food was great. The charcuterie plate was definitely worth the trip"
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Service, food and ambiance were really remarquable."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "A very nice place for dinner with friends. The small, medium or large plates allows you to try a little bit of each but try and keep some room for dessert and try the chocolate profiteroles. Amazing. With a bottle of French wine and you have a perfect French night. Bon appetit"
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "We had a very nice dinner there. Food was excellent and the service was outstanding. We will definitely go back. Lulu the hostess made us feel very special."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Excellent food with great presentation and attentive service. The place seemed a bit dark and slow but perhaps that was the day we went. Still, the place could "liven it up a bit more". The tartare recommendation was sublime. Overall, excellent place . . . They could do a bit more justice to the nomic portion of the name (maybe in one true daily fresh special). nonetheless, this is the genuine deal, the food is indeed very good."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "Went there for brunch with my girlfriend, and we had a very good experience. My only complaint would be the inconsistency in the service provided. There were times where the server came a little too often, and then others where he simply disappeared. However, other than that, the experience was very pleasant. Good food, good mimosas, outdoor seating is pretty nice, and not overly loud."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "We arrived for our reservation & were greeted by the Chef/owner. He said welcome back & when we said we were happy to be back, it had been too long, he actually knew the last time we had been there. A nice warm feeling. Our meals were delicious and the service was impeccable. I am so happy that the quality of this restaurant has remained so good. We will make it out "go to" neighborhood place."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "First time for dinner - previously had lunch here. Loved it -a quiet place for conversation. The pate is very good, medium plates and large plates. Good wine by the glass - white or red. Crusty bread-yum. I had the scallops and cauliflower au-gratin, so good. My husband had the duck breast w blueberry sauce. He loved it."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Almost like being in France. Classic, cozy decor. Our french waiter did a wonderful job, the chef was out front checking on food service and patrons' meals. Every dish we had was good, but the duck breast was to die for, the sauce sublime!"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "The fine French food was outstanding and the service was impecable. Wines by the glass are a generous serving. The duck breast was terrific."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "We dined Monday night at bistronomic and had a great experience. The service was food and all three of us thoroughly enjoyed our meals. Its was early (6:00pm reservation) so it wasn't crowded when we arrived but filled in as we were leaving. We'd go again."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "During our delicious meal, a lighting fitment fell on one of our diner's plates. No sooner than it had happened the wait staff and owner were at our table to clean up and with something to nibble on while the disrupted diner's plate was being re-cooked. They could not have been more apologetic and provided desserts and champagne for everyone without asking. We value a place that cares about its reputation and this chef certainly does. We'll go back as it is only a few blocks from our daughter's apartment."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "I just moved to the area and saw that this place had bottomless mimosas. I figured this would be my new go to brunch spot on the weekend. I came in with two friends visiting me. We had made reservations but had to wait forever to get them to set up our table (there was one other party in there). The waiter wasn't very friendly. We asked about a few items on the menu and he told us the bare minimum. We had to wave him or the hostess over several times to get a refill on our drink. Had to ask for water three times. It took 20 minutes for him to come over and get our credit card. We were going to a concert and were late because of this. I don't know what he was doing, it wasn't that crowded. Food was delicious though."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "the food, service and ambiance are wonderful. The Chef and his wife are extremely personable and tend to your needs as no other restaurant in tis area and this moderate price level. Highly recommend"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Seven o'clock on a Sunday night and only a few tables are occupied. Very limited menu. Talked to a neighboring table and found out it used to be a popular spot, but for some reason has fallen off the beaten path. Maybe it's the limited menu?"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "went there with a party of 12 this past weekend and I knew we made a mistake when we walked in at 7:30 and the place was almost empty. service was not great, he tried but knew nothing about the menu (ingredients, how its cooked etc.). slow kitchen, over an hour for apps and taste was mediocre and underseasoned. after eating a MK, publican and sable it was a major letdown."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We were out of town visitors to Chicago starting Saturday morning at the Green City Farmer's Market. A stand pairing a sustainable shrimp farmer and a young chef from Bistronomic making shrimp sandwiches led us to dinner at this contemporary French restaurant within walking distance of our hotel. The country pate, the Amazing shrimp salad with luscious watermelon rind, potato gnocchi, mussels in basil sauce, creamy chocolate hazel nut dessert were all memorable. An outstanding service team, a pleasant outdoor table with a bamboo screen that permitted street viewing without feeling on display, gave an environment to match the good food. Wine choices were plentiful without staggering prices. Will return and recommend to others."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "This is our second visit to Bistronomic, and we will certainly return. The service was attentive, well informed but not obtrusive. The wine list has reasonably priced varieties. We ordered the escargot which was cooked well, with just the right amount of garlic and oil. The scallops were excellent as were the steak frites and salmon entrees. The deserts were well executed. The place was surprisingly empty for a Friday evening, so it offered a good quiet place for a business dinner."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "My first dinner at bistronomic with my niece was so incredible that I took my husband for our anniversary. You won't get merely a meal here. The food is prepared with imagination and a wonderful mixing of flavors and textures that don't occur in even the best kitchens. The chef is an artist in both food preparation and presentation. Example: Diver scallop appetizer served with a puree of stone fruit that is amazing and beautiful."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "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
  • "We were visiting Chicago and were told that this is very nice restaurant. When we arrived and it was empty on Saturday night, we should have realized that we need to leave. menu was very sparse, food so so. Disappointing."
    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