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La Grande Vie
La Grande Vie
  • Address:
    215 E Chestnut St
    Chicago, IL 60611
    Gold Coast / Streeterville
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary French / American
    Price: $30 and under

La Grande Vie Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lgvchicago.com
  • Email: info@lgvchicago.com
  • Phone: (312) 643-1111
  • Hours of Operation: Sundays: Brunch from 11:00am - 3:00pm, Dinner from 3:15pm - 10:30pm
    Monday - Thursday: Dinner from 5:00pm - 10:30pm
    Friday - Saturday: Dinner from 5:00pm - 12:00am
    Saturday: Brunch from 11:00am - 3:00pm

    *Please note that the above times are kitchen hours ONLY.
    The restaurant will be open for drinks and cocktails after hours. Thank you!

  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary French / American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, French
  • Executive Chef: Ryan Brewer
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Special Events & Promotions: special wine pricing Mondays and Tuesdays. half off selected wines Wednesdays. Saturday and Sunday brunch

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Mies van der Rohe Way
  • Public Transit: One block east of Michigan Avenue Chestnut bus stop. A few blocks north east of the Chicago Red Line stop.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There is street parking as well as nearby garage parking. there are also valet services across the street.
A word from La Grande Vie
LA Grande Vie offers fine foods and spirits in a lounge setting. Vintage cues and modern decor make for a space accessible for small groups to parties of eighty. Enjoy a diverse list of innovative cocktails, select wines, and craft beer. A late night menu offers fare otherwise unavailable in the Streeterville neighborhood.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "When I made a reservation, I was not told that they had a New Year's Eve "special" for couples at $75/couple. I came with three friends prior to another party, intending to get an array of small plates and some drinks. They were clearly put off that we didn't want this "special" and told us it was an exception to allow us to not do it. The alleged "special" wasn't advertised anywhere, and they had no written description of it. We ordered six small plates and two rounds of drinks. It took almost two hours to get all six small plates, which is absurd. We were told it was because the chef was "extremely busy" with the orders from the people who had agreed to the NYE "special". The restaurant was maybe 20% full when we arrived."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "La Grande Vie is located in an old art deco apartment building, I enjoyed the lounge feel, is a great spot to get a drink or try one or more of the small plates. A real neighborhood gem, we will for sure be back! I can't wait to try more of the items on the menu!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Near Water Tower Place - was a good place for some small bites and a nice glass of wine. Dessert was nice also. Service was attentive. It was a bit noisy but I think it was due to a group of friends catching up next to us."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "This is a hidden gem. 4 of us at 8:00 on a Saturday night and it was relatively empty. We hope they make it! Great waiter, cocktails, and small plates. Pork Belly Mac & Cheese, Lobster Flatbread and Roasted Brussel Sprouts were standout-items for us. Truly, go here!"
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "When we arrived there were no other people in the dining room. We were seated at a nice table near the window looking out on Chestnut street. Our server was courteous and competent. Eventually the server indicated there was going to be a speed-dating event in the dining room starting a bit later. We didn't think too much of it other than to joke about it a bit. Before too long about 20 people arrived for the event and eventually the noise became very loud and distracting."
    Dined on 11/19/2013
  • "I took a group of 9 to this restaurant on Wednesday night. We were one of 2 tables in the restaurant which made me a little nervous. However, the food, service and ambiance were great. I had the Lamb burger and it was spectacular. Other items ordered were the Lobster flat bread, flat iron steak, french onion soup and hummus appetizer. The hummus was a little dull but everyone was very happy with their dinners. More people try this restaurant."
    Dined on 11/6/2013
  • "I think they are still trying to get some operational details in place. We were there on Sunday evening and it was relatively empty (just another table besides ours). Service painfully slow but food was pretty good. Not sure if I would come back. It is nice to have such place for a neighborhood but would not make a special effort to go back there."
    Dined on 10/13/2013
  • "On one of the last lovely fall evenings my significant other and I ate outside at this extraordinary neighborhood spot, in the midst of hotels and high-end restaurants catering to expense accounts. The food was just superb and the service attentive. The chef is excellent. The mystery is why the place wasn't packed. Alas, a location just a bit off the beaten track may be the answer, but this wonderful bistro deserves to flourish."
    Dined on 9/27/2013
  • "Not discovered yet by many, it is easy to get into to. Signage is getting better. A lovely modern vibe--it's a bar but a restaurant too. Drinks are very well-mixed (try the Sazerac!). The food is excellent. The poutine is fabulous. To me the flatbread is just ok, but others rave about it. The entrees are very well prepared. Outdoor seating available."
    Dined on 5/25/2013