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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
  • Email: bistronomic@hotmail.com
  • 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
  • "Loved some new items on the menu, but asked for and was served our favorite Caesar Salad. The new Steak Pomme Frites were fabulous. I ate every scrap of decoration and au jus!!! Terrific. We had raspberry sorbet to for a small dessert. Great Great great. You must go to this fabulous restaurant again and again!!!"
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "Sometimes more upscale restaurants are ruined by a snooty staff. Not bistronomic. It was outstanding food served by nice human beings. We went there on 1/21 - one of those freezing cold nights - and our experience there helped turn around our day. So good! I've been meaning to write this for awhile because it stuck with me. We had the country pate, Lyonnaise salad, duck confit a l'orange, steak frites, the duo of pork, and the choc/PB bars for dessert. Yum, yum, yum, yum. I would swap out the pate and the dessert for other dishes next time, but we were delighted."
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "Very interesting menu, excellent food, locally grown, quiet atmosphere, good service. An altogether great meal!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Moderate price. Authentic French bistro food with a twist."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "This was our second visit to Bistronomic, and we were not disappointed. The food was great, the service excellent, and the atmosphere pleasant and relaxing. The specials were interesting without being too "out there" and the usual items all had a nice flair."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "My first time to this place and I had a great time. Great food, service and ambience. The baked alaska was the perfect touch to wrap up the wonderful experience. I definitely recommend and we will be coming back."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "went there during Chef Week and the menu was very well balanced and good each course was interesting and well prepared the overall experience was pleasant and we would definitely go back again"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Bistronomic has become our favorite restaurant. We shared a romantic dinner there during our honeymoon and it was wonderful and delicious. Since then, we have invited friends and have celebrated other special events there. We always enjoy our meal, the staff are friendly and helpful and the atmosphere is warm and inviting. I highly recommend Bistronomic."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "I frequent this restaurant and while the service is hit or miss, the food is always on point. The quiche lorraine and eggs benedict are solid choices for brunch along with the bottomless mimosas. For lunch, the Lyonnaise salad is always fresh and delicious. And, the chicken and filet are favorite go-to meals for dinner."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Restaurant didn't disappoint!! Food was prompt and waiter constantly stopped by to check on my son and I. My only complaint would be our last course took over 15 minutes to prepare so we took it to go. Chef came out personally to apologize."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "What a GEM this place is! I have dined here several times and everytime has been a memorable experience. Recently I went there with several friends and once again it was an amazing experience. I had the Scallops & Seared Ahi Tuna, and it was simply delectable. My wife had the Scottish Salmon and it was by far the most amazing Salmon she ever tasted. Everything I have tried on the menu has been out of this world and I have always had a great time at Bistronomic."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Well the good news first: the wine list was great, the atmosphere and location are great, the noise level was excellent for a group of 6 who wanted to talk without shouting. The limited menu had good options. The strong pluses end here. The pork chop was specifically requested to be med. rare and was told that was the way it was cooked. It came med. well to well, hard and rubbery. The associated pork belly, though, was great along with the beets and broccoli. The chicken was good, not great. The tuna, though told would be cooked rare, was way overcooked! The server acted like he would be real attentive, but knew little about how things were really prepared and never seemed to be there when you needed him, though it wasn't busy."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Well managed bistro with excellent food and service. The chef owner cares and it shows. The chicken liver mousse was like velvet and the seared scallops were spot on. Wait staff was warm and friendly. The follow up phone call by Martial was unexpected and a classy touch. Great go to a spot downtown."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "I made a reservation there for 8 people this past Sunday. We were running late due to a prior appt and I called to say we were late. When we got there we found out that the brunch only went to 2:30 pm and we were totally rushed to order. I wish they had mentioned this to me when I called to tell them we were running late bc we would have went elsewhere. We definitely felt rushed the whole way through our meal, but they were courteous and got us what we ordered. The food was fantastic!. We had the soup, pate, salads, steak and eggs, etc. Everyone like their meal except on person who ordered a grilled cheese/salad combo but that was it. I will definitely be back there- but will be making an earlier reservation as we felt very rushed."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Excellent food and fantastic service. Very accommodating for smaller groups - they're simply offering a great experience and great service, nothing seems to be a problem. Great and carefree evening with seven friends."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "New to Chicago and found Gastronomic on Urban Spoon. Everything about the experience was great. All staff, from the bussers, to the servers to the hosts, made us feel welcome. We plan to make this a regular dinner spot!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Bistronomic is just off the beaten path so it seems to not get the traffic it should. The place is wonderful and a great value for the top quality service and food."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "I had brunch with two companions at Bistronomic on a recent Sunday. I'm hoping our experience was just an anomaly, and not a trend, because my previous visits to this restaurant were all better than this one. The food was very good, as it always is, but the server this time was uninterested in doing his job; in fact, he seemed indignant about being there. He was impolite, he barely spoke, he didn't introduce himself, and he didn't pay attention. Had this been my first time at Bistronomic, I wouldn't return, despite the good food. But because I know that his behavior is atypical of the servers there, I intend to go back. But I'll ask first about who my server is."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Bistronomic consistently serve outstanding French food with excellent service. We go often and we were never disappointed. Very good appetizers, excellent main courses whether it is steak frites or Scottish salmon or a pork chop. Different desserts but the baked Alaska is hard to resist."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Hopeless jet lag and the staff were patient and helpful. Great Amish chicken. Huge portion by British standards; ended up taking half away with us. I would definitely go back to this restaurant."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "We were pleasantly surprised by some of the interesting food options at bistronomic -- certainly referencing French tradition, but with new, urban/American accents. The atmosphere was lively and fun like a perfect French bistro. Just a tad loud at times. Service was terrific!"
    Dined on 8/24/2013
  • "We were the only patrons at a late lunch. The staff was so nice and never tried to rush our service. My Atlantic Char was excellent as was my husband'beef. He said it was better than most steakhouses. The profiteroles for dessert were outstanding."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "The food is delicious. I had Arctic Char over an intensely flavorful preparation of white beans. My friend had sweet potato gnocchi, and we both started with celery root velouté. Profiteroles, passion fruit sorbet and cappuccino topped off the evening. Wide range of wine choices are also available. The chef roams the dining room, checking in with the diners...delightful."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "I had the tenderloin au poivre and my girlfriend had the tenderloin/shortrib special. Both were good, but not spectacular. The escargot app was excellent, and the lobster bisque very good. The highlight was dessert. Baked Alaska was amazing and the black and white creme brulee was too, except that part of it was overdone with a burnt flavor. Our service was acceptable but perfunctory. We liked the ambience but found the table a bit too small for apps, bread, and water. We had a good experience, but in this price range I have had much more memorable meals. We don't dine like this regularly, and for our next special occasion I'll choose another spot in search of that standout meal."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "In Chicago for the weekend with my spouse. After a great day of taking in the city, we wanted some great food, but not the usual places that out-of-towners go... Open Table let us find this place, walking distance from our hotel and enjoy a fantastic dinner at this restaurant. Polite staff, quick to service the table, nice interaction with us, a nice menu with difficult choices. We'd go again."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "What can I say. Bistronomic, under the innovative mind of Martial Noguier, continues to serve the best food in Chicago. Martial 's dishes offer complex flavors without being overwhelming. He is an extraordinary chef with a creative passion that exceeds all others. To top that, his prices are incredibly reasonable. Finally, he is an excellent host who sincerely wants please his customers. Bravo!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Food was good and many selections for a pre-fix dinner. Our table was near a main serving and walking artery in the side room, perhaps this table was added for the busy night. We both got identical meals, and temps for entrées. The Lobster bisque was very flavorful and not too salty, however could have been a little thicker. It was poured table side and piping hot, nice touch. The Beef Short Ribs & Beef Tenderloin were both slightly over temp. Ordered med. on the advice of our sever in hopes to get med.-med. rare. Still great flavor but a bit dry (med. well). Omelette Norvégienne (think baked Alaska) was a nice finish although a little heavy on the pistachios. Dining companion fared slightly better in the temp department. Left full."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This is a wonderful restaurant. Attentive, knowledgeable staff with great food. The Chef made me a vegan dish that was not on the menu that was delicious."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "We went to three restaurants during Restaurant Week. Bistronomic was the last and, by far, the best. Although the prix fixe menu selections were limited, they were fantastic options! The salad, tuna tartar, arctic char and steaks were all memorable. They will be my first reservation next year during Restaurant Week - but I won't wait until then to return."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "This was a great restaurant. Unassuming but delicious!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We dined here during restaurant week and thoroughly enjoyed it. The char was incredible and the celery soup was very good Service was friendly and efficient. It is small, well appointed and attractive. Great "date night" find."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "We visited during restaurant week on one of the coldest nights of the year and it was quite drafty and cold at our table, even though we were far from the door and restaurant was pretty full. Staff were very considerate and attentive. Ambiance ( other than the cold) was pleasant. However, except for the appetizer salad and velouté, the food was unexceptional. The charcuterie plate was particularly disappointing. If we lived closer, we might try again on another night and make more informed choices."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "I absolutely loved the experience I had at this restaurant. Every small detail made this experience just amazing! The service was incredible and food just delicious. I would recommend any one to go to this place and try it out, you will not regret it."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Cute, cozy little restaurant with delicious food and very good service. I would recommend it to anyone who likes French cuisine."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "Wow, the staff at this restaurant were wonderful! We were greeted promptly, sat promptly, waited on promptly, and had such a wonderful time. We ordered from the special Restaurant Week menu and thoroughly enjoyed the Duck, Atlantic Chard, and Sweet Potato Gnocchi entrees. The Endive salad and Celery Root soup were spectacular. I like it when a restaurant's chef comes out to meet guests and Chef Noguier did just that! I've been to Paris and can say this place had the feel of a French bistro. I will return for more gastronomic delights!"
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "I think restaurant week is a great concept but I don't think Bistronomics cared to impress new patrons. My soup starter was very good and was a great start, I got the sweet potato gnocchi which was drowning in sauce and I could barely find any gnocchi on my plate. The large chunks of garlic was off putting as well. The highlight of my meal was the dessert - it was just the right size with delicious vanilla ice cream. It was my favorite part about the whole meal. If I was in the area, would I go back to Bistronomics? Probably not but I think it's worth trying out once"
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "Absolutely wonderful. Great food perfect portions , service was outstanding. I can't wait to go back this Friday night."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "I went to Bistronomic for Restaurant Week with a group of friends. We all thought it was fantastic. Wonderful food, great wine and friendly, efficient service. We were very pleased to come across this find!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "I've been to Bistronomic for both lunch and dinner, and it's always great. Service is good and food is freshly prepared and nice, manageable portions. Wine list is great."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Went here with a group of 6 for restaurant week. Had an amazing time! Our table was full and we were sat late, they politely picked up our drinks while we waited and arrived at our table with a couple appetizers on the house. Our waitress was great, keep us ordering and focused without being pushy, since it was a group of us who tend to chat and laugh and lose time. Food was fantastic, never had sweet potato gnocchi before. Ambience set a good mood. I would highly recommend this to anyone, worth the money."
    Dined on 1/30/2014