Cyrano’s Farm Kitchen

Cyrano’s Farm Kitchen

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cyranosfarmkitchen.com/
  • Phone: 3124670546
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: Didier Durand
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Gourmet catering available. Please call for details.
  • Entertainment: We now offer live music along with candlelight dinner on Fridays and Saturdays in our Barrel Room. Enjoy chef's Didier's Comedy Show at the same time. There is a modest $3 fee per person

Getting there

  • Cross Street: La Salle & Ohio
  • Public Transit: La Salle/Ohio bus - close to the Red Line
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: A public lot & street parking are also available.
A word from Cyrano’s Farm Kitchen
Cyrano's Farm Kitchen, owned & operated by acclaimed chef Didier Durand, features a fresh, rustic menu from his childhood days in southwestern France. The food is French Farm Cuisine and will remind you of a simpler, healthier, tastier time. The atmosphere is warm and country and features 125-year-old barn wood. Cyrano's Farm Kitchen is located in the heart of River North.
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Cyrano’s Farm Kitchen reviews from OpenTable diners
38 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food4
    Service3.6
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (21)romantic (17)neighborhood gem (12)special occasion (11)notable wine list (7)great for outdoor dining (6)good for groups (4)late-night find (2)great for lunch (2)hot spot (2)scenic view (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Good food, acoustics awful
    No1syn0isesannoy
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    The food was fine, the wine was excellent, but the acoustics are dreadful. Not a place to have a quiet conversation over good food. A pity.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • YUM
    BB626
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    This place is my favorite for French food in the city. Even though I could go for just a meal of pate and escargot, one MUST taste the divine chocolate mousse. Besides the price, I never run out of good things to say about this place.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very accommodating!
    EASchraft
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    I asked for a quiet table so our group of seven could talk. The chef called earlier in the day to give us a choice of a low or high table. The waitress was also extremely accommodating and patient, and agreed to give us separate checks. The Chef came out to talk and pour wine. We enjoyed our food and conversation.
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  • Good food, Service meltdown
    agkerr3
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I've dined at Cyrano's several times. Food is rock solid. Casual French dining experience, reasonably priced, good service, always a good choice. But... What a service meltdown. The first server was laughably unprepared. He took our drink order; he had never heard of Lillet. No problem, I spelled it for him. No drinks arrive. Bartender arrives, asks what I wanted. Drinks finally come. New server comes, LOL Appetizers arrive, very tasty. We're halfway through when entrees suddenly arrive. The M.Rare salmon is cold in the middle. Server comes to check on us, I tell her the entree timing was terrible. Her response is "Oh." I tell her the salmon is not cooked. She replaces it, but points out that's what M.Rare is. Really? Serious fail.
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    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good french food
    coletteVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    the whole dinner was very good French food. the mushroom soup was nice and creamy. the fish was very moist and with excellent seasonings. THe portions were not large but sufficient.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • good innovative food ande
    Romantic
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Great time. Ask the chef for a vegitarian plate-use your imagination. Chef came out and spoke and created a delicious meal. iendsThe other three friends also had superb food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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  • great food!
    chikat
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Delicious, fresh, carefully prepared. I had steak/frites and my friend had mussels, we both had a mixed green salad. Nothing complicated - we were in the mood for the basics. Perfectly done steak, tender, and so flavorful. Salads were the freshest greens, simply adorned,every bite was perfect balance. The mussels were small, sweet, and tender. The simply prepared meuniere sauce was delicious - perfect to sop up with the crispy frites. The chocolate mousse which was to die for and beautifully presented. The best cappuccino ever. Thrilled to find delicious food, lovely décor, and low noise levels so able to carry on a conversation and weren't rushed. We had an excellent Sancerre Rose and the service was attentive without hovering. Perfect.
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    fit for foodies, late-night find
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Food is great! Each dish is good for pairing with wine. Service is below average.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great groupon dinner
    sandiVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We had a 5 course dinner here with groupon that was very good, and very filling. I also enjoyed their wine selection. The fish of the day was the halibut stuffed with lobster, and I wasn't a big fan of it. Seemed much too bland. We wish we would have ordered the duck instead. The courses were brought out quite slow, but we loved our waitress. She was great and personable.
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  • Always a treat
    jampen
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We all agreed we need to come here more often. We ooh'd and aah'd over every dish, each trying everyone else's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, good service. great wine
    LizzyGirl
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The Halibut was amazing, the lamburger was a little dry. The Bordeaux was amazing. The service was terrific. It was a Thursday night so not busy at all. Nice ambiance.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as expected
    BKBKVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Well, they advertise as "the best French restaurant in Chicago". I would say that only Everest was worse. Appetizers were OK but not creative. Main courses are so-so and not that "French"
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    hot spot
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  • Food a la garbage!
    Maggie
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    My husband and I were very disappointed about quality of food. I had duck with vegetable which was not fresh and not cooked properly. I had stomachache and felt not well rest of Saturday. I would not definitely recommend this place! Waste of money!
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  • I may give it a second chance
    geo1606VIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    My son and I love tasting menus so when Cyrano's offered a 5 course menu thru Groupon we jumped on it. That being said, the chef created a menu even labeled "Groupon Tasting Menu. It was a nice selection: appetizer, soup, entree, cheese, and dessert. A salad would have been good in place of the pastry appetizer as it was a heavy meal. Our main impression was how the sauces were VERY salty, which overwhelmed the flavors, and the halibut was sadly overcooked. I cannot speak to the menu items as we had a "special" menu. It probably was not the best showcase, although there were 4 tables of diners and the couple next to us were having the Groupon menu too. I think they should have put more effort into what obviously wasn't their best offering
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  • Classic French
    FooddocVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Waling into Cyrano's, you are convinced you have walked into an authentic French farmhouse. The menu is lmited but full of more interesting choices than possibly consumed in one sitting, which makes you want to return. We passed up the many cheese and pates, and had excellent baked onion soup and mini chicken crepes for starters, followed by the best duck entrees we have ever had. Drinks and wines are varied and reasonable. Service was friendly but slower than some people would want, but it allowed a lingering dinner with my wife that was very welcome. It was a wonderful experience and we will definitely go back. Don't be shocked by the deer's head in the men's room!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Table42VIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    The decor was slightly reminiscent of what you might imagine to be a village restaurant. It smelled musty. Service was SLOW. We started with the LAmb Sweetbreads and the grilled foie gras. Incredibly tiny portions but decently prepared. Our entrees: Duo of Duck and Salmon were okay but nothing spectacular. With service as slow as it was we decided to pass on desert as we didn't have another hour. The fastest thing to come to the table was the check... I would not recommend nor will I go back.
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  • Outstanding food except for 1 thing
    Michigander
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We had the 5 course pre-fix meal that I had found on Groupon. I was surprised at how excellent each course was, my wife had the haddock and I had the duck breast. The duck was cooked to a perfect medium, had a great orange sauce but was supposed to have an Au Gratin instead they tried to make a stuffing and it was dried bread in a ball with no seasoning and flavor. I have no idea how the chef could put something like that on the plate. I took a picture of the menu and just looked at it, that's where I noticed the Au Gratin mistake but I had one grilled napa cabbage leaf where I was supposed to have in addition, lentils & artichoke pain perdu. My wife's haddock was great - wish I had my whole Principal part of my meal. Too many stars?
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kathleen
    cookie
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Charming restaurant.. Felt like I was in France. Thanks for the easy trip. Food was amazing and I would recommend trying the cheeses and pates on another tr. the escargot were delicious and the duck was moist with crispy skin..heavenly. Hope this gem stays around for a long time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Casual, outstanding French food
    NYCtoSLCVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Love this place. Went once in January on a Saturday and just recently on a Thursday. I love this place. I've had the Coq au Vin and the Bistrot Steak. Very solid, both of them. Every salad, appetizer, cheese plate, pate... nothing disappointed. The mousse au chocolat is heaven on Earth. My husband and I think about it often. One negative: they seemed to really understaffed this last time. Poor server was running all over the place - doing great at staying upbeat and pleasant - and things were slow. But worth it, nonetheless. Enjoy!
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    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loud Party Ruined the Evening
    Francophone47
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    The food at Cyrano's is always outstanding which is why we have been going there for the past ten years. On 7/24 there was an extremely loud and obnoxious party of six in the room; they were so loud that we could hardly hear ourselves and our evening was unpleasant. Chef Didier was at the other Cyrano's and the very young waiter was not able to cope with waiting on all the tables and with our request to ask the party to be more respectful of the other diners. When they finally left, there was a collective sigh in the room as other patrons had been giving them hard looks also.
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  • Should be packed here
    grtrxVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Don't quite understand why the place isn't busier... great food, solid service, great wine... you owe it to yourself to dig through the reserve list of wines. A 1993 Bordeaux at value price is waiting for you.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Consistently the best!
    Pilgrim
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We love this restaurant and no trip to Chicago is complete nless we dine here. We love Alinea, we love Sixteen but then there is this sweet gem of a restaurant. Dine here. Celebrate here. Fall in love here. You won't regret it. I have used it as a gathering place for folks of all backgrounds. Everyone loves this restaurant. Chef is a master. The french cuisine so fresh and good you'll be transported back to the city of light or a small little provencial town for the duration. The seafood is delectable, the escargot uncomparable, and the service divine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bastille Day
    Heeter
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    We had a terrific 3-course French dinner, for a very reasonable price. This was an excellent value and a fun evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Old friend
    NooneVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Had a great traditional French meal. Duck superb as was escargot
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 14 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.6
    • Food3.6
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service3.6
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 617 reviews are from the Cyrano’s Farm Kitchen reviews archive.
  • What's Wrong Here?
    yummydiner
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Cute, bubbly, sweet waitress. VERY sloooow service but empty restaurant. Crashing dishes constantly - enough so we are STILL joking about it. Rustic French, but no bread and butter with dinner. Many things cold to lukewarm. Water not watched. This was Saturday night! Music great, empty bar. Chef funny, friendly, interested but sitting at the bar as we left at 930....Saturday....could this be the problem? Lamb shanks seemed boiled rather than braised. Mushroom soup was creamed in a blender with no indication it was rustic wild mushroom. Froi Gras sautéed to a crip served with awful toast points. My thought - somebody needs to really care about food quality, training the staff. This place COULD be hot, hot, hot.
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    good for groups
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  • Fabulous Food Great Staff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    There was no bartender on duty and a woman from the kitchen who had no knowledge about drinks was forced to fill our orders. We led her through, and the drinks turned out ok. However, it was not the best situation at $11.oo per drink
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Invited friends and family for my wife's birthday. They had a great time. Food was great and service was exceptional, compared to the negative reviews I read. Had a good time and they had live jazz music. They have 2 floors very nice. I had a steak and was delicious.
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    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cyrano's is a hidden gem
    FoodandThoughts33
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Every time I was in Chicago in the past few years, I would drop by to Cyrano's for a nice relaxing dinner. I took a couple of colleagues there a few days ago for an authentic country French dinner and was not disappointed at all. In fact, I think the food has gotten even better than before. I ordered the halibut and it came out medium done, just the way I liked it. The waiter was very polite and attentive. If a relaxing French dinner is what you crave for, go to Cyrano's. Oh, don't forget their homemade bread and Pâté.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent Food, Slow Service
    TorontoVisitor
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    The food we had (fois gras, duck breast and confit, lamb shank) was reasonably good [although I think I make better duck at home], however it took forever to come. The fois gras arrived 45 minutes after we ordered, and the main courses after another 45 minutes or so - this in a restaurant that was almost empty. The waitress was very apologetic, and she comped us a baguette with butter and mustard and two desserts to compensate, but it was a very long evening.
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  • I want to support this restaurant..
    Yuck23VIP
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    The ambiance is perfect and the chef is delightful. But, the food left a little to be desired and the waiter was woeful. Terrible interpersonal skills which unfortunately, can really affect the dining experience.
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  • Not that good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We had a new waiter who should have been following someone still as he didn't know the menu. I have worked in the service industry for a long time so I am more forgiving of new waitstaff but it seemed as the new waiter was thrown in without any training. The cocktails were also not good at all. Drinks were room temperature and should have been chilled and bubbly. I would just play it safe and recommend the wine. I burnt my arm on the escargot plate. I was never told it was even hot even though I should have known better. The best part was the live jazz music and the halibut special. For a romantic night out I would suggest going elsewhere. I don't think this restaurant is going to be around too long.
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  • Outstanding food
    luv2eatVIP
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    This was our first visit to Cyrano's and we will put this restaurant on our list to return to. We had the chicken pate and the beet salad to start which were both excellent! For the main courses, I had the salmon which was melt in your mouth good, and he had the steak frites which he enjoyed. We did get a side of the potatoes au gratin which were another one of those dishes you hope will be as good as it sounds and it actually was! We will be going back again!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Best French restaurant in Chicago
    frenchieVIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Being French, I know French food. I have tried many French restaurants in the city and Cyrano is the best so far. The cuisine is authentic and cook to perfection. This restaurant has been around for over 15 years and more people need to try it. The steak and frites was the best piece of meat I have had in a long time. The meat had no grizzle or piece of fat or nerve. It was cooked just the way I ask. My friend had the salmon and he agreed that this was the best salmon he ever had. It was poached. To start we had the charcuterie plate and it had some of the best pates. They have live music on Fridays and Saturdays in the lower level. If you have never had French food, try Cyrano's Farm Kitchen, you won't be disappointed.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The cabaret scene downstairs
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    The cabaret scene downstairs was delightful. Our waitress was very nice, but the busboy was in training, and was clumsy, awkward and a bit unfortunate. Too bad. I understand everyone has to train, but I suggest the server warn us, and request our patience, rather than just subject us. The food was excellent, except for the rabbit, which was grisly. Also too bad as the other courses were delicious and expertly prepared.
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    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved It!
    RTChi
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    We had a wonderful meal! The sea bass was fantastic! The service was good. I look forward to our next visit.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quaint !
    touvet
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    Authentic little french bistro tucked into a busy Chicago neighborhood. True dishes to southwest France. Owner / chef was very sweet and attentive, he kept making sure everything wad what we expected and happy with the flavors. Very very delish food, amazing celery root soup and the best sweetbreads I've ever had. The only rhing that made the evening not so great was the servers ability to take care of a patron. Seemed like he was simply filling in for restaurant in a pinch, completely forgot one course and didn't know how to take off bill. I have raved about the food to a few pepple but not the service. Sorry
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what I expected....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    Can't say that I will return as service was sparse and food lacked the flavors I so fondly remembered.
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  • Try the charcuterie
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    The selection of meat and pate was pretty extensive and delicous. With a glass of wine and nice bread, it would make a great lunch!
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  • Charlie Trotter Event
    Smith
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    This was a special event in memory of Charlie Trotter. There were 9 chefs in total that prepared various courses and spoke of their experience working in the Trotter kitchen. Very special.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charming French fare
    CCroVIP
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    We had an exquisite French meal in a charming environment. The escargot, coc au vin, and salmon were all marvelous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet