bistronomic
bistronomic

bistronomic

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://bistronomic.net/
  • Phone: 3129448400x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch:
    Wednesday - Friday 11:00 am-2:30 pm
    Reservations taken until 2:00 pm

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

    Dinner:
    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: French American, Contemporary European, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Martial Noguier
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, 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.
  • Special Events: Host Your Holiday Party at Bistronomic!

    Executive Chef/Owner Martial Noguier along with Chef de Cuisine Jérôme Bacle have just received 2.5 stars from Chicago magazine making Bistronomic one of the best French restaurants in the city and one of the best bistros in the Midwest. Allow these two award-winning chefs to customize a menu that will delight you and your guests.

    Holiday Party Booking Incentive:

    - The Room Charge is waived.
    - Parties with a minimum number of 12 guests for the Petite Salon
    or a minimum of 25 guests for the Grand Salon
    will receive a 15% discount (applies to food only).
    - All parties must be booked before November 15, 2014 in order to receive the 15% discount.
    - Parties must be actualized by March 31st, 2015.

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 French cuisine rooted in the Parisian culture that showcases ingredients from Midwestern farms. The restaurant, whose name is a combination of three words: bistro / gastronomy / economic, is Executive Chef/Owner Martial Noguier’s long-time dream come to fruition; to create a contemporary French 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.

Chicago magazine recently awarded Bistronomic with a 2.5 star review in 2014.
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162 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (108)neighborhood gem (97)special occasion (49)great for brunch (48)romantic (46)great for outdoor dining (43)great for lunch (34)good for groups (32)notable wine list (25)hot spot (14)kid-friendly (9)late-night find (8)vibrant bar scene (3)scenic view (1)Show More
  • I'd Go Again and Again
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    But alas, I live in Portland, Oregon, not a bad city for food, but we have nothing quite like Bistronomic. How about a Western branch? What a great thought to give us a complimentary glass of wine while we waited past our reservation time. Just a small indication of the attention the restaurant pays to every detail.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    Frenchie
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The food was excellent. The presentation of each course was inviting and the portions were the exact size so it made it easy to say yes for dessert and actually enjoy it. Can't wait to go back with friends and for sure with family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding French Bistro
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Everything we ate was amazing. The food at Bistronomic is 10x better than Paris Club.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bistronomic is a find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Bistro food is done with great care in this restaurant. Every morsel is delicious. They encourage sharing of their many offerings. The decor is nicely done, and the staff is attentive, knowledgeable and willing to answer any question about any dish. We look forward to coming back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It has risen to a new level!
    AMBChicagoVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We were there to celebrate my husband's birthday. They have changed the back room behind the bar into tables and it is so quiet and nice, a real pleasure. The food has gone to another level. It is less Bistro and more fine dining. I had the escargot with the mushroom duxelles under each, to die for. The flavors just burst into my mouth and I love the bread they serve to sop up all the sauce. My husband ordered the beet salad and raved about it. Our entrees were the whitefish and the duck breast. The whitefish was served with a celeriac puree that blended perfectly with the lovely piece of fish and vegetables. My duck breast was cooked to my taste, medium rare, and was served with wonderfully flavorful vegetables. High End French.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • upbeat, delicious find
    frandol
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Great food, lively atmosphere, friendly, welcoming spot for an upbeat dinner on the town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Desserts
    Gagd
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Desserts were amazing especially the baked Alaska and chocolate mousse ... Out of the world!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great French food at a value.
    MarkVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Excellent food with French flair. Lots of special dinners as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food
    Pbl432VIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    A romantic charming delicious spot in the heart of the Gold Coast. Good vibe . Chef's wife hostess and so charming - and the Chef too was out stopping by. Felt like we were in France
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A nice surprise
    ch73VIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Total shot in the dark. Took out-of-town friends and kids there on a Saturday night. Nice hostess, pleasant service (a bit slow between courses) and very good food prepared well. Would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First Time Visit
    fastglennVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    What an amazing find....actually had three recomendations in one day! Friendly Staff, friendly owners(were present), and great foos choices!! Very convenoent to anyone staying in the Gold Coast, Chicago.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dining Gem
    Finetraveller
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    A little bit of Paris in Chicago. We walked in after making reservations and were greeted warmly by the owner. The restaurant was full but not crowded. Seated immediately, the owner spent a few minutes with us sharing their style on cuisine. Food terrific, service outstanding and a pricepoint to love. Try it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Owners are awesome, food divine!
    Delectabulle
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Our family of three (all adults) went to Bistronomic on a weeknight this week to check out the new menu and owners. Our gracious host and her chef husband ensured a visit that was savoureux! We started off with a bottle of Chinon (Cab Franc), a family favorite. We shared PEI Mussels had ample broth and plenty of mussels. Fish soup was chock full of goodness from the sea, and a delicious, creamy, tarragon and saffron scented broth. The scallops came with a gorgeous pumpkin cinnamon emulsion. Somehow we had room for dinner. My husband and daughter shared the duck for two and loved the blueberry coulis and duck confit that went with it. I had the Faroe Island salmon. The fennel purée was perfect with it. Get B&W crème brûlée for dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad service
    DaddyO
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    It took over 3 hours to dine here. We had been picking at our cheese plate for almost an hour and I finally told the server we'd really like our meals. He said "ok, I'll put them in". ??? We had ordered almost two hours before. Sad.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Choice before the Theater
    Reviewer34567VIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    We have gone to Bistronomic several times before attending productions at Lookingglass Theatre. We especially enjoy the chicken liver mousse, the soups, and the duck entrees. The cocktails are interesting and delicious. The wine by the glass pours are generous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Don't go on Sunday!
    mkchicago
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Could have shot a cannon through and not hit another patron, so no excuses! Host forgot to give us menus when we seated ourselves outside: 10+ minutes until anyone acknowledged us once we were directed to seating. Service by server indifferent and inattentive; sped up a bit at payment time. Food not worth the money; beets in beet salad pale and overcooked; fish soup Meh; gnocchi ok, but "mid-size plate" was mostly sauce. The busser was attentive - high point of meal! This is the second time I've been here, so I blame lapse of long term memory on revisiting. I'm totally underwhelmed, but at least I qualified for 1000 points. It would take 10X that to get me back.
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  • Delicious food , walkable location
    Travelingirl
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Our dinner was delicious! We were greeted in French by a lovely hostess. The beet salad and house made pate de campagne were very good starters. We then had steak frites- done just right! Could not have had better in Paris! Great location just off Michigan Avenue, within walking distance from our hotel. Highly recommend it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I feel like I'm back in Paris
    foodfinderVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    The food is always wonderful. I have never had a bad meal. It makes me feel like I am back in Paris.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sat night experience
    BeezerVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Slow service to start. Waited 15 min for waiter to take cocktail order...he ended up also being responsible for mixing drinks, which he did very well. Wine list is OK. Duck confit was amazing, duck breast as large plate and cauliflower Augratin were both bland. Would have had better food review had we just stopped with cheese plate, tuna tartar, duck confit, and housemate ravioli. Large window in front is probably nice for brunch, but made the ambiance less bistrot for dinner...music review also needs to be contemplated...duck confit while listening to "Day-oh,.,tally my bananas" was very odd. Over all, good experience. Owners were present and clearly have a passion for their place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible food
    ChitownAlVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Needed a place near Michigan Mile while waiting for kid at event. This place had high Yelp rating. Clearly a tourist trap. The tuna tartar was completely over blended couldn't taste a thing. The soup and beet salad were terrible - as were the mussels. Worst food I've had in a long long while. Really bad. They were very nice and our waiter (who was also the bartender) did his best. But the food just was bad. Will not be returning.
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  • Super brunch
    EvilroyVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We stopped by the night before for a cocktail. The bartender was great, friendly, and mixed nice drinks. We were on our way to dinner elsewhere, but looked at the menu and noticed brunch was available the next day (Saturday). The choices ranging from classics like eggs benedict and quiche Lorraine to some lighter fare like country pate and beet salad made us want to come back. We were glad we did. The food tasted as good as it sounded on the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had a blast!!
    Dottie
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Super fun evening. The food was wonderful and the service was great. We will return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our go-to for Sunday brunch/guests
    HurtzVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Sunday morning brunches at bistronomic - This is pretty much our go-to choice especially with guest from out of town. Great atmosphere and service, and the food is terrific. We are fans of bistronomic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!
    ThefoodguyVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    My girlfriend and I went here for Sunday brunch. The food and service was amazing...bottomless mimosa's!!!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent brunch!
    KarenVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We went to bistronomic for brunch while visiting Chicago for a family wedding. I picked it off Open Table's listing of available brunch spots because the menu sounded good and it was convenient (i.e., within walking distance of our hotel). It was an EXCELLENT choice. We arrived on the early side (10:30 am), so the place was not crowded yet. The waiters and staff were very friendly, and the food was amazing! We had the pate as an appetizer which was delicious. The eggs benedict was equally delicious, and I especially loved the brioche toast on which it was served instead of the usual english muffin. The chef even came out and stopped at everyone's table to check on them/their food. Definitely worth it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time here
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The restaurant is small and cozy which was lovely and the food was good but didn't blow my mind. The waitstaff are very friendly and accommodating and the wine was great! I did enjoy that very much. They weren't pushy or didn't rush us when we ended up being the last table. The foulard duck was good but not great- the pommel frites were pretty good actually but could have used more truffle salt and park in my opinion and the gnocchi wasn't that great to be honest. I was hoping for more of a wow factor but not so much... not sure I would go back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good 1st date French- American
    rubeinthecity
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Very friendly waiter, made a good recommendation for cocktail Campari based - You Don't Know Jacques (French restaurant...). forgot an appetizer but made up for it by bringing another on the house. Small plates were aggressively small, and perfectly prepared and presented artfully ( but not too, artfully). Scallops esp, perfect, tender, sweet. Watermelon- shrimp salad tasty and tiny. Chef attentive. Choc hazelnut bar like a Heath bar on steroids - so good! Service allowed a lot of lingering but the ambiance seemed to encourage that. Restaurant was full but noise well managed by design details.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A good find
    Music1
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This was our first time but it will not be our last.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Keep coming back
    SaraVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Love Bistronomic...French food with a twist. Love the imaginative selections and have never been disappointed. Excellent service and very friendly too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Modern French
    StephSDVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gem
    Nikon
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Excellent food. Greeted by the most friendly hostess (wife of the owner/chef). Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful!
    HappyDinerVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood Bistro
    food4u
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • If you love french food...
    LCCR
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quite Nieborhood Find
    rick
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • light creative food attentive staff
    LAeater
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Dinner on a Saturday Night
    FrenchFoodie
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch was great
    Brdiner
    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
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect french bistro
    PierreJ
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Service, food and ambiance were really remarquable.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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  • Vous avez dit français
    French31000VIP
    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
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.