Paris Club Bistro and Bar
Paris Club Bistro and Bar

Paris Club Bistro and Bar

  • 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.
  • Special Events: Wine director Ryan Arnold will present French Wine Demystified - a quick but comprehensive approach to wine education. In this series, he’ll take a casual approach to why French wine is, and always has been, the gold standard in the wine world. Classes include:

    Follow the Leader
    Aug. 19: Experience the impact of French wine across other regions as we taste and compare French wines to their Italian and Californian counterparts.

    Rosé is the New Black
    Sep. 9: Rosé is gaining more attention and popularity every year, yet many still think of it as sweet and seasonal. We will pour delicious rosés to change your mind and discuss why rosé is great 365 days a year.

    A Toast to Champagne
    Oct. 7: Let's raise a glass (…or six) and take a deeper look at the region that created bubbles for the world to enjoy.

    Price is $40 per class. To reserve a seat, please contact our catering team at 312.595.0800 or email parisclubparties@leye.com

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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFrench
Paris Club Bistro and Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
225 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (114)special occasion (108)romantic (102)hot spot (62)notable wine list (60)good for groups (54)vibrant bar scene (50)neighborhood gem (46)late-night find (21)great for lunch (8)great for brunch (3)great for outdoor dining (2)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • foodieforthoughtVIP
    Dined on 11/24/2014
    Significantly paired down menu, more classic French bistro then the previous menu. I miss the duck fat fries. Second time dining in 6 months and pretty much same menu. Wine list is still great for French offerings. Would like to see specials or something to set it apart.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unintimidating French Food and Wine
    JohnsonVIP
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    You feel like you're dining at French bistro without the price of an airplane ticket. We really enjoyed our evening, the service was wonderful. Our server was very familiar with the menu and gave us some great suggestions. The food is very good and the deserts are excellent. The menu is a little limited but everyone found something to their liking. The music was too repetitive for our taste, (we are eating dinner and not in a French disco, sorry) something a little more melodic would be better or just turn it down a little please. However,the food was so very good that we are looking forward to going again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good for business lunch.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    Cocktails are less then average. Excellent escargot! Entrees very unimpressive and unreasonably expensive . Good deserts. Very good service!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It Was A Good Night!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    We enjoyed a very good experience at The Paris Club. The food was excellent as was the ambiance. The server was ok but she appeared to be too anxious for us to order our food and seemed off-put by the fact that we preferred the slower, more European style of dining. Otherwise it was a perfect evening - we will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    Pallante
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    I ordered the duck. Yummy...really good. Reasonable prices. Great service (a fun place). I will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • re-invented and even better than the original
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    Paris Club is now an authentic french bistro - awesome food, service and atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Like being in a bistro in Paris
    Knitwit
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    This was our second visit to Paris Bistro and we absolutely love it. Having been in Paris last November, it is very authentic. The decor, service and food are all spot on. I had the trout almond and my husband had the short rib, both were excellent! Lovely selection of French wines.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Wonderful
    MDarnell
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    The food quality here is unmatched in Chicago. Careful preparation with excellent ingredients make this my favorite French restaurant in the city. The improved atmosphere adds immeasurably to the experience, as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food, but waited too long to be seated.
    Diner4
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Food was delicious! However, we stood at the entrance and waited for over 15 minutes to be seated while the host dealt with another customer trying to find some sort of name in their rolodex. They need to be better at greeting their guests and seating them at their reserved tables on time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprisingly Great for French Bistro Food
    DonR3655
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Very high quality across the board and great fun! The food was well prepared, served with attention and the ambiance was true to intended form. The menu offerings , while a bit limited for some, were very good and the wine list has terrific French values if one knows French wines. The desserts (try the éclair) were very good and were an excellent way to end the meal. Not inexpensive, especially if the wine flows, but well worth it for both young and mature (experienced) guests. Recommended!!! Final note; while we did not attend the upstairs "club", it was recommended by other bar guests. DRW
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DHB1
    DHB1
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    The food is so good, but the bar was full of noisy women with little respect for others. It was like being among a bunch of football fans. Next time I go to the restaurant itself.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Different than before, but still great
    Acal
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    It has been a while since I was at the Paris Club and the menu and restaurant changed quite a bit. Still, the food was great (the mussels were AMAZING) and we left very pleased.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ExcellentVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Great food an service. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service Doesn't Match Food
    GalaGal
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Seemed bartender and waitress lacked experience. 2 of 3 drinks mixed wrong. Martini in a hot glass just out of dishwasher (I know because I was told I had to wait. They had only been open 2 hrs). They didn't acknowledge 2 birthdays. Was hoping it would be my new favorite LEYE restaurant. The experience was a huge disappointment.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • MSJSL
    MSJSL
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    A cozy local spot serving French food. The escargot was good but not memorable. Trout was tasty but a bit heavy handed with the butter. Scallops seemed to be a better bet. No mixed vodka drinks unless you ask for one specifically. Many rum specialties. Would try other dishes next time.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food Review
    leye1
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Great steak, probably the best one I've ever eaten. Crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. Risotto was on point as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delightful evening - excellent food
    NorthShoreFoodie
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    We had a delightful evening. The Duck a l'orange for two was awesome. This is a whole duck, so be ready to take some home. Pricy, but comparable to other fine restaurants. Lengthy list of French wines. Be ready for the $80-ish cost for a bottle. We plan to go back for our anniversary.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fav River North spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Everything is excellent here. Food is delicious, service is perfect, cocktails are great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everything was great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Food and service were fantastic. I would absolutely go back. Front desk could be a little more organized though-- we checked in for our reservation and they forgot to seat us until I asked them to 20 minutes later.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining room service better than bar
    caferienne
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    The first time, we ate in the bar and the service was so-so. The second time, we ate in the dining room and the service was much improved. Perhaps it helped that we ordered a bottle of wine.. Lobster scrambled eggs - creamy, light, yummy Dover sole- impressive presentation of whole fish but ended up a bit dry and lacked a flavorful sauce Profiteroles- lovely little bites of sweet French onion soup-classic, good, massive serving Lobster risotto(special)- delicious! Perfectly cooked and lovely flavors to highlight lobster I'm not a fan of the decor of the interior. It's much too dark and overwrought and reminds me more of a gentleman's club/boudoir than a French bistro. But if you can ignore that, it's pretty decent food and good service.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Ambience
    Chrissy777
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Food was really good and the service even better! Rebekah gave some suggestions and they were all great! Profiteroles were to die for!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Puzzled and Disappointed
    OhFoodLover
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    I made a reservation thinking the ambiance and menu were the same as the last couple of times I ate here, but once I arrived I was surprised and disappointed by the changes. I liked the original contemporary vibe and thought the food was interesting and well prepared. I found myself apologizing to out of town guests for taking them to a traditional and boring restaurant with mediocre food when Chicago has so much else to offer!! Service was bland and also just okay. I love Lettuce restaurants, loved the old Brasserie Jo, liked the initial Paris Club... but won't be back here again!! I was surprised to be so disappointed by a Lettuce restaurant.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Unique and cool
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Great bistro, nice vibe. Everything we ordered was great. The staff was friendly and pleasant. Try the Lobster Scrambled Eggs for an appetizer, or the Hasachi Parmentiere for dinner. I also had the pate, which they make in house. Their desserts were also great. I had the profiteroles, my colleague had the mousse (which was enough for 4 people).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    Sedgro
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Everything Lettuce Entertain You touches turns to gold and this place is no exception.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very good but.....
    WinnieVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Our first time at Paris Club. Like the menu, atmosphere and the food was excellent. Criticisms would be too loud background music and the main course being tabled way to quickly, almost before we could finish appetizers.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine French Dining
    DowntownDiane
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Everything a French restaurant should be. Elegant but cozy with great food and attentive service. They easily rearranged tables t o accommodate groups of all sizes. We were seared in a comfy leather booth and enjoyed Dover sole beautifully prepared and presented and a generous portion of lobster risotto. Desserts are big enough for sharing- recommend the salted Carmel projectiles.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love the reconcepted Paris Club
    MeaghanVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Same great food but a cozier/more Parisian vibe. Great for a work dinner, or date.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • prices ever climbing
    JanetteVIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    I really like the decor, ambience and service. I think the entree prices especially three scallops for $28 is over the top. The menu is limited and there needs to be some better salad choices to go with a meal. A similar French Bistro, Margot has a better nenu. The oysters here were delicious as they should be for almost $30 a dozen. The profiterolles were delicious and shareable. I think value for our money is important and a few more choices important
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    John
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    JoHo, the restaurant"s partial owner and chef, is one of Chicago's best, but my dining experience fell short of expectations. Although it had elegant ambiance, a comfortable feeling and a moderate noise level, the menu lacked imagination and the quality of the dishes that I ordered and those of my guests that I tasted was not commensurate with either the prices or JoHo's capability.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This place had it all
    Fuchscalie
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We were charmed by attentive management, impressed by alert, unobtrusive knowledgable service and delighted by intriguing tastes. We read a couple of negative reviews before going (along with lots of positive ones as well) and I have to wonder if those negative people actually ate there! What a great experience we had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still a treat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I am still in love with this restaurant. Everything is perfect from the moment you walk in. Warm woods invite you to sit down, have a glass of wine, and pop a broccoli cheddar biscuit into your mouth while you preuse the (somewhat small) but inventive, yet classic, french menu. Everything on the menu is made with love, and cooked to perfection. C'est parfait. I am still craving every single dish I ate.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A wonderful no-kids evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We love our children dearly. And we dearly love the fleeting moments we can share as a couple away from our children. Paris Club exceeded my lofty expectations. The wine list was not overly complicated or overly priced. We enjoyed a bottle of rose', escargot, shrimp cocktail, chateaubriand, steak frites, pomme frites fried in duck fat, chocolate mousse and the rum sponge cake. WOW! Wonderful meal, wonderful service, wonderful atmosphere. Great place if you want to linger, or, if you are on short leash time-wise due to a show start or a nanny that needs to get home. A few more words about the meat. We ordered both medium rare and both arrived at the table perfectly medium rare. Not bleeding. Not cold. Medium rare. Their kitchen gets it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ES
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I really enjoyed the meal at Paris Club. The ambiance is sophisticated yet cozy. The waiter knew his stuff but was not obnoxious or over the top about anything. The mushroom risotto and lobster eggs were my favorites. We also love the cheese plate, especially the cheese from Indiana. Would definitely go back again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will dine here again.
    Chicagoan
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Excellent food and service. Very nice dinner with my husband.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Look, Same Great Food
    HungryAlways
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    The remodeled version of Paris Club is smaller. more intimate, very nice. But, the attraction here is the cheesy French Onion Soup and the Coq Au Vin. Great flavors, good service, will go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Our waiter was excellent as was all the service. Food was fantastic, as was his drink & wine recommendations. Thanks again
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bad Management
    RichierichVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The bartennter and ous server were excelent the hostes and manager could have cared less if we were there When we arrived the resterant was slow and they treated us like the ugley sister Sat us next to the back of the open bar aera herd every glass drop.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • No Jet Lag
    JohnnyORD
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    For those who love the experience of Paris, the Paris Club is the place. We had an early 5:30 Friday night dinner before the show. The bar was entertaining at this early time. We loved the service and we were impressed with the menu offerings. We will be back to enjoy a longer sit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • overflow music spoiled it
    TrishaVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    The new format adopted by the restaurant split the bistro and nightclub is a clash of experiences. On a Sunday night they had to play standards in an attempt to drown out the upstairs night club...at 7:30 pm, Sunday. Food and service were superb as I would expect from Exec Chef Joho.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Walk don't run
    sandy
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    The former Beasserie Jo space is now a watered down version of a French bistro. It thinks it is better than it is. It is not bad, just not wonderful. Overly attentive service and fair food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic