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Paris Club Bistro and Bar
Paris Club Bistro and Bar

Paris Club Bistro and Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.parisclubbistroandbar.com
  • Phone: (312) 595-0800
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
    Monday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
    Tuesday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
    Wednesday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
    Thursday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
    Friday: 4:00pm - 1:00am
    Saturday: 4:00pm - 1:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: Doug Psaltis and Christian Eckmann
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Contact parisclubparties@leye.com or call 312.595.0800 for more details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Clark St.
  • Public Transit: Merchandise Mart Brown Line
    Grand Red Line
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Street parking is also available.
A word from Paris Club Bistro and Bar
Paris Club Bistro & Bar is Back! Gone is the industrial dining room, replaced with a warmer and more intimate setting. Plush leather booths, rich wood paneling and antique brass chandeliers create an environment of 1920s Paris. To further celebrate traditional France, Chef Partner Doug Psaltis and Executive Chef Christian Eckmann have focused on assembling a menu of celebrated classics like Hand-Cut Steak Tartare, French Onion Soup, Chateaubriand and Dover Sole Meunière.

Rediscover Paris.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFrench
Diner Reviews
  • "We were fans of Brasserie Jo but didn't like the first Paris Club. Too loud and noisy. The New version of Paris Club is the best of the old with a little Mon Ami Gabi thrown in. The dining room is a comfortable old fashioned room, dark wood, white tablecloths, big banquettes and tables with enough space you aren't sharing a conversation with the next table. Background music is retro but not loud. Service was excellent, attentive and nicely paced. Food is standard bistro fare, nothing experimental or daring, but well prepared and presented. Something old is something new."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The service at Paris Club is just wonderful. We came for dinner to celebrate a birthday. We were seated right away, and were immediately brought a lovely amuse bouche from the kitchen. Our waiter was very knowledgeable, helping us select a lovely wine to accompany our meal. The French Onion soup was spectacular, as was the Moules Frites and the Lobster Risotto with black truffles. They also remembered that it was a birthday dinner, and brought us a dessert compliments of the house. Overall, we enjoyed a fabulous evening and we can't wait to go back again!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Had the steak and frites with béarnaise sauce, to die for. Chef sent over an appetizer little warm bread balls filled with cheese. I could have made a meal out of them. Hopefully they will be added to the menu. Rich, warm and inviting new décor. Go for a great night out."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Our meal was delicious. The onion soup was exceptionally sweet and the frisee salad had huge chunks of lardons that were crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. The lardons, combined with the crunchy frisee and the oozy poached egg, made one great salad. We shared a special- lobster risotto. It was also delicious, but the kitchen made a mistake in the preparation, and we had to wait almost a half hour for our entree. Other than that delay, our meal was delightful."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "We enjoyed our visit to Paris Club! We had some delicious drinks at the bar prepared by the over-the-top bartender, so knowledgeable!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Disappointed in the quality of the food (fish and steak) for the over-inflated prices. We had to wait a long time for our food and then it was dried out. If they offered more generous sides with the meats/fish, it would make the restaurant more generous as it should be. It wasn't particularly French, either. This restaurant should study the workings of Mon Ami Gabi and try to be more like that, quality-wise. Even the bread was not as good as the baguette brought to the table at Mon Ami."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We expected good to great food, good to great service, and a really nice atmosphere, a la Lettuce Entertain You. Instead we got gloppy food, slow service, and a constant thump thump thump from the the club above. Ugh."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "The quality and flavor of the food was excellent. We all enjoyed what we ordered, but were looking to order a few more sides and struggled to find healthier options except for the raw bar. The menu did not have a lot of variety. We were trying to order things on the healthier side. We tried to order a side order of asparagus at 6:15 PM in the evening the had none left. Really in the summer in the early evening? They did not have a lot variety for vegetable selection except the mushrooms which were 12.95 and although delicious a very tiny order.for a French bistro I found it to be just average in terms of selection."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Appropriately enough, the French Onion Soup here is the best we've ever had! The 2008 Nuits St. George offering was superb. Our server was perfect."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "My wife suggested Paris Club for our annual dinner with our dear friend, a teacher of mine in the mid-seventies. Paris Club was a perfect setting for an intimate and festive occasion. Our waiter was engaging and top notch, the food superb from start to finish - the scallops with morel mushrooms was fabulous. Highly recommend it for special evenings, or if people are in the mood to treat themselves to a terrific dinner."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "A great option for gluten free dining - over 90% of the menu was gluten free. Our server was very knowledgeable and helped navigate the menu. I would recommend this option to our celiacs."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Great food, great service, a great experience overall :-)"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We still miss the old Brasserie Jo, but this new version (remodeled once more0 is much improved. The food is better, too. After this new change, we'll be back again."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "The food was great, portions were healthy; but not too much, & the service was impeccable. I was on a second date and this place is a wonderful date spot, romantic, quite. My one major issue was that when I booked I asked in the notes for reservations for Studio Paris (the trendy bar upstairs) for drinks after, something my date really wanted. When I arrived the host and GM explained that the two entities were separate, nothing he could do, and that if it wasn't a Saturday he would be able to walk me over. However no less than a half an hour later he (the GM) made arrangements for an entire birthday party to go upstairs. I am former service industry and know all about elite nightclubs. I was very disappointed to say the least in the GM."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "My wife and I went here for her Birthday and the experience was amazing. Before we had even entered we ran into Chicago Bears linebacker Lance Briggs. Upon entering our table was ready right at 9 so they directed us toward the bar for a cocktail on them. Once we were seated the menu was explained well and the experience began very well. I had the Salmon and my wife "played it safe" with the roasted Chicken. Both dishes were amazing, the salmon was especially tasty. I would not only recommend this to friends and family but will most definitely be back for further enjoyment myself."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Came here for Father's Day with my family. Food was great, especially the duck. I would definitely return to try their other dishes."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "My wife and I heard about the Paris Club Bistro from friends. It's in an area north of the river where you can find other fun and somewhat trendy eateries. We're not young kids but we found the energy level to be fun and not obnoxious. We were seated at a comfortable booth in the bar area. Our server was very knowledgeable and gave us the perfect level of service: always there when we needed her and never there when we didn't. I had the special crab risotto and it was fantastic. Great specialty cocktails, good wine list although it was exclusively French which seemed like an affectation but it was kind of fun to get out of my comfort zone. Other reviewers have found the place pretentious but we did not agree. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "I had not been to Paris Club since they made it smaller and a different feel. I think it will end up being fine, but it is very different and old fashioned."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Great food. Classy surroundings. Onion soup superb! Trufflicious!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Great French food. Seafood/fish dishes were outstanding. Great location. Lively atmosphere. Will be a place we will visit again."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "The new Paris Club retains it's good food and good service. The wine list is way over priced with only about 10 very average wines under the $100 dollar mark. That said, what I loved about the old Paris Club was the energy and the feel of the place, it had a vibrancy that few restaurants achieved while also having outstanding food. They have completely lost that with the new renovation. While the new place is nice, it feels rather blah now, old. The also lost a few of the standouts from their previous menu....the short ribs, the charcuterie, and the mussel starters to name a few."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "This was our first time at The Paris Club and we loved it! Sat at the bar and had some raw oysters and Chamagne to start. They have specialty cocktails and an all-French wine list. Moved into the dining room for dinner. Again, the menu is very bistro authentic. My husband had a wonderful steak frites and my halibut was delicious. We were there for a pre-theater meal and the service was fantastic. Lots of nice touches. We will definitely go back. We were just in Paris last November, and this place is the real deal!"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "We ordered two signatures dishes that have been on the menu for a number of years. Each disappointed. At 6:40pm we were informed that there were no more mussels for the evening. That reflects a lack of proper planning and ordering. The trout dish was served with a preparation that was not on the menu. The server returned it to the kitchen. A manager delivered the proper preparation with his apology. When asked how this could happen, he was at a loss. He said the same person has been at that food station in the kitchen for the past 3 years. My guess is that someone else prepared the dish improperly. Chef Joho would have been appalled that anything like would leave his kitchen. Our compensation? A dessert to share. Not sufficient."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Was looking forward to having my favorite dish of moules & frites. They were out @ 6:30 pm on a Tuesday!!!!! Settled for steak & frites. Steak was flavorful and cooked as ordered. Fries were nice and hot. Onion soup was a little bland. Wouldn't order it again."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "In my second time at this restaurant it only got better. The room was conversation friendly and the atmosphere is subdued and charming. Our fantastic server was attentive but not overbearing. She knew the menu and food selections really well and gave us terrific suggestions. Great wines by the glass. The food was fantastic - succulent roasted chicken with a flavorful sauce. This came with the most delicious mashed potatoes I think I've ever had. My companion enjoyed one of the best looking steak frites I've ever tasted! Three different sauces accompany the dish as well as fries that are out of this world. No room for dessert, but we'll be back! Just a perfect experience all around. The price point is very reasonable as well!"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "I really love everything about the Paris Club. The food is always amazing and they have exceptional wait staff. Tuesday night we sat next to a ridiculous couple who sent everything back and nothing was good enough (seriously, she had asparagus on top of her fish, which is a signature dish...she could have pushed it aside but said it "ruined her fish"). Since the tables are so close we heard it all. The waiter and the maitre d were so accommodating and brought them dessert as an apology. We jokingly told our waiter that they really should bring dessert to the people who love their restaurant..the table next to us agreed. The manager brought us a coconut chocolate eclair which we shared with our other dining neighbors. Love this place!"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "After my wife and I were told that we were 'slated' for a table (despite our request to wait for a booth), we were surprised to see that the party of 2 that walked in after us were able to sit at a booth. Our table was in the backroom, away from all the activity and energy in the main dining room - away from the booths that we sought. The hostess had a sour look on her face, and an even worse attitude (snotty would be a nice way to describe her demeanor). Once we did sit down, practically on top of the 2 tables next to us, we waited longer than usual for our waitress - however, once we did have our food, she came by to check on us a few times. The food, however, lacked enough seasoning, and was small portion-wise."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "I had the opportunity to eat at Paris Club on two successive nights and had very different experiences. The first night the hostess tried to seat us at a table in the middle of the room even though there were plenty of booths available. The server was pleasant but seemed intent on rushing us along. The food was just OK: trout almondine swimming in butter and skate wing that was so-so. Specials are priced aggressively. The second night the service was wonderful, the food was very good, even the trout was properly prepared. Final verdict: inconsistent. It really depends on whether you're there on a good night or a bad night."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Always enjoyed Paris Club under the old format - very happening. We were disappointed when it closed in December. All I can say is the re-opening of Paris is a slam-dunk. A wonderfully intimate space - very much like a "real" Paris bistro. Service as before was excellent - terrific staff from top to bottom. Food was deliciious. A quieter place now that the big bar isn't attached - much more intimate and romantic. Will definetly come back and recommend to others."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "A little behind schedule on seating, but service and food was worth it."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "I'm disappointed that the restaurant is half the size and darker/less open, although the food and service were both still very good."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Good food and wine--not cheap but not expensive--good value for the money--with excellent service and atmosphere. The hostess was a bit pretentious when she initially refused to seat us ("Wait in the bar") before our complete party had arrived. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We took a good friend who happens to be 84 to dinner here. We're from Chicago and found the restaurant on Opentable. We were hoping it would be a good, unpretentious place that would kindly welcome a sensitive, elderly man and be a place where he could eat well, converse easily and feel at home. It was a perfect choice! We all ate fish, beautifully prepared after a split pea soup. They gladly accommodated our small special requests and our server was kind and attentive. It was quiet enough (although we ate very early) that we could enjoy a very pleasant conversation. The other diners all looked happy to be enjoying meals at this neighborhood gem. It is what dining out should be and was worth every penny."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "The onion soup and roasted chicken were amazing. My husband loved the steak frites as well. If we lived in chicago this would definitely Be a frequent stop for Us!!"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Food at Paris Club is very good, but also somewhat pricey. I thought my steak, ordered medium, was somewhat overcooked. Pate appetizer and dessert (profiterroles) were great. Wines by the glass were good, although again on the high side. Noise was more than I would have liked, but that was because there was a large group next to us. All in all, a very good place, but not quiet!"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Much better concept than Paris club... Makes you feel like you're in a cozy French restaurant, some of my friends liken it to "Mad Men" in the 50's because they feel special when there and if they could would order a 3 martini lunch. But why do that, when the food is good too. Not the best French food in the city, but that's why it's a Bistro, it's classic and sufficient, and some dishes are original too. Classic to try: escargot. The lobster scrambled eggs are yummy too."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Steak and fish prepared nicely. Interior is similar to a Paris bistro. The only issue was with dessert which needed to be served with spoons not forks."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "I'm disappointed in the remodeling at the Paris Club- it's stuffy now. I was very glad that the menu stayed largely unchanged and the food was delicious. Our server could have been more attentive. The gougeres for bread service were great. The vegetable tart was a very good appetizer, as was the jambon and the Burgundy triple creme cheese. I did miss the poutine, though! I hope they bring that back. The haricot vert salad was delicious and refreshing. The hangar steak was cooked perfectly and the frites were good. I was so happy to see ile flottante on the dessert menu! I haven't had it in years and it was very good. Could've used a little more creme anglaise! Moncontour sparkling rose- very good. Karmeliet beer- excellent. Nice cappuccino."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "The Baba au Rhum was heavenly and better than many I had in France "
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "The service was excellent. Our server's descriptions and recommendations were very good, the entree prices are a bit on the high side, so not an every week location. The ambience is cozy, bistro like. Get the eclair to share for dessert."
    Dined on 6/2/2014